Circa 1875

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$30 and under
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French
Circa 1875 is a historic little gem in downtown Savannah, where the melodic tunes of classic Jazz and standards are always accenting the atmosphere.
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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good ambiance, attentive service, very good food although some options weren’t all that; like I would skip crepe suzette next time. Quality food and presentation but was a bit too sweet. Meals and appetizers were very good though

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Say in the bar area for dinner. Very enjoyable and easy to have a conversation. Potato leek soup with crab was delicious! Cassoulet Masion was another treat. We will definitely return

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Waitress was a bit sour at first but warmed up. Food was excellent.

SG
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great knowledgeable waiter- great atmosphere- fantastic food and drink

m
Orlando
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Circa 1975 for our 44th Anniversary. The minute we entered we loved the ambience! Small, quaint & authentic French charm.
We started off with Champagne & their delicious fresh bread basket! Bread was amazing & brought back very fond memories of France! For staters I had the French Onion soup, & my husband grilled Foir Gras & said it was delicious! Entree I had seared Duck with mashed potatoes, Duck was great although I would of preferred the skin crispier but it was delicious. My husband had Ribeye & was very pleased! We will definitely be back on our next trip to Savannah

d
New England
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

This is a French restaurant for someone who knows nothing about French food or France. It’s a poor imitation of the real thing. The decor consists of an assortment of early 20th century posters which I guess are meant to make you feel like you’re in France but instead only reinforce the fact that you are not. The same can be said of the food. The less said about that the better. The only saving grace was the service. Although it was a little haphazard at times, it was genuinely congenial and helpful.

SN
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our experience, food was amazing very romantic the perfect date night.

E
Tampa
33 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Was not as good as it has been in the past. Have eaten here many times and had excellent food and service. The food was okay but not up to the standards I remember. The service was quite indifferent-in the past I have had wonderful service even though I was a woman dining alone.

AH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine food, good service, lovely French ambiance. Great place for a romantic dinner.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, ambiance service. Food was top notch. Well worth every penny. Food of the highest quality for the most reasonable price!

DD
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, atmosphere, and service were all outstanding. Highly recommend the cassoulet and the tartare!!

JK
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. It’s one of my “go to” restaurants in Savannah. My wife and I usually go there on our anniversary and it’s always a great date night place if you love French food. Santi is a great bartender and we are always treated like family. Definitely recommend Circa 1875

M
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Just a place I got the feeling we I sat at the bar, knew we should have left. Looked over at next persons plate and told it was Coquille Saint Jacques. Knew then my husband said let’s try. Terrible mistake I never knew was chewy but never thought it could be so over cooked you literally could not chew. Such a waste of monet😩

K
Savannah
49 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great cocktails and extensive wine by the glass at fair prices. Classic and delicious French bistro fare. Always get the frisée salad and steak frites and it’s always terrific.

TW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Looked forward to another evening at this restaurant. Service was outstanding but chicken was dry. The desert made up for it and was tasty.
Will be back tho as I ave enjoyed this place in spite of the mediocre meal. Partner was very pleased with the tuna and our wine selection was great.
Another try ahead

MS
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really fantastic food with perfect service. I was going to order the seabass , but ended up getting the trout and it was amazing. Our friends had the scallops and they were yummy as well nightly recommend!

SF
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience is nothing less than amazing! We love the atmosphere, food and service!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

DD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Not being very familiar with french cuisine and not being familiar at all with the french language our server Betty was extremely helpful answering all of our questions in a professional way.

MS
Savannah
67 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday dinner

ML
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My dinner here was outstanding! My waitress, Betty, was absolutely amazing! Great food, great service, and just a wonderful dining experience. Highly recommend!

JD
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant, but I was disappointed when my wife told me her pork chop was too salty. The gravy was over salted and ruined her meal.

C
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love going to a nice restaurant where you are warmly welcomed and the waitstaff is professional, but still friendly. It makes the whole dining experience more enjoyable. The staff at Circa 1875 made it one of my all time favorite restaurants. The ambiance is also perfect both in the bar and the dining room. We were early so sat at the bar for almost an hour enjoying specialty cocktails before our dinner reservation.
Dinner was delicious! We shared an order of escargot, I had the trout, and my boyfriend had the duck breast. We had planned to save room for dessert, but the meal was too good!
Next time I’m in Savannah, Circa 1875 is definitely on my list!

GS
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated at a very cozy table in the cellar. Waitress (Emily I think) was terrific. Food was also excellent.

4
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous cocktails and ambiance! The bar is a must visit before dinner. Exceptional service.

DA
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved this place. Our waitress was amazing, the restaurant was very cool. We sat in the basement which was so romantic. The food was really good for our anniversary. We will return!

k
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happening, exciting place to be. Great wait staff-personable, funny and helpful!

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and experience was absolutely perfect. Waiter was knowledgeable on gluten free options, luckily the night was slow and the chef made a gluten free citrus and cognac sauce for the duck breast that was absolutely wonderful. 10/10 would recommend

HT
Mississippi
42 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I picked Circa 1875 based on reviews in TripAdvisor and in OpenTable. I was not disappointed. I would call the ambience "funky French". I loved it! From the edgy menu cover to the art on the walls - everything was enjoyable. My wife had the cobia and I had duck breast. Both were delicious. Intimate and fun.

J
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food is consistently good as well as the service. Nice Parisian decor.

M
Savannah
19 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect.Food, drink,atmosphere but especially Emily who is absolutely the best.
Thanks for a great evening as I celebrated my 67th birthday

RS
Savannah
35 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing!!!!

LS
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best French restaurant I've been to in the U.S.

e
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great French bistro. Outstanding food, service & ambiance. Very highly recommended.

NE
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

My entree was great. I had the trout and it was cooked perfectly. The wine list had lots of options. The ambiance was beautiful (we sat in the basement). The server was very nice but it took forever for her to come back to take our order. Didn't feel warm and fuzzy about that.

MM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food ambience and service

VV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely delicious frissee & lardons salad followed by entrecote (steak) frites, cooked perfectly to medium, paired with a glass of champagne and a fantastic Chardonnay from CA. Good service. Great selection of wine by the glass and bottle. Dinner was superb and i would eat there again without doubt.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Restaraunt was bustling with activity but our table was in a quiet corner and our waiter and others checked on us continually to make sure we were ok. The food came promptly and we were very happy with everything.

G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

I ordered scallops in a mornay sauce on a casserole. baked with a bread crumb topping. It was so salty o couldn't eat it. Pulled out the two scallops and ate them. Asparagus on side also very salty. I was very disappointed

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner was fantastic! Our service was wonderful and our waitress was so helpful when we asked more questions about the menu. Be sure to go into the bar and have a drink before you are seated of dinner. The bar area is so quaint and the bartenders were very experienced and helped us pick out just the perfect the glass of wine. We loved it!!! We will definitely come back here the next time we’re in Savannah! Don’t miss it when you’re there!

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