Circa 1875

4.6
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was just awesome, I had the Trout and partner had Duck Breast, they were both great, service was very good, table was waiting on us, we were seated in minutes.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food taste and portions... server was a little grumpy but was also amusing at times.

L
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time and it was a wonderful experience! We had a wonderful waitress, Emily! She was very knowledgeable and gave great advice. We just love the atmosphere and the food! Definitely one of our go to’s when visiting Savannah!

FG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic experience in Savannah! The Restaurant and bar transport you to Paris. Authentic and ambient feel to the place. The hostess was welcoming and helpful in organizing a table. If you’re in Savannah... don’t miss it!

G
Birmingham
45 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A delightful surprise! Our first visit was a very good experience. Charming French decor, a cozy vibe, good food and excellent service. My husband especially loved the escargot!

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Having been coming here for several years on our way to Florida. We have always had great food and service. This year we were disappointed in both.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food are excellent.

OT
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was great. Will definitely go again.

K
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

It was average. The menu had very little to offer my spouse

C
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always. My favorite place in to dine in Savannah.

RP
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

My husband and I reserved a table by the window on a Saturday evening, hoping that we could chat during our date, but noise did not allow us to have a full conversation. There was a table of four beside us who interrupted us and tried to chat with us and help us order our meals. Apparently they are regulars and knew everyone who worked there, so it was their night and we were just living in it. The waiter couldn't hear over the noise and wrote down my order wrong and we had to wait until my order went in again, so my husband's food was put back in the oven to keep warm. It was so noisy my husband and I kept leaning over to hear each other and were yelling at each other at one point so we could hear each other. The service was really slow and there was barely any room for the waiter to go between our tables. We ordered steaks and truffle fries and it was fine. I don't think it was worth the noise and the ambience of the place. I just wanted to place this review here so that people would know what to expect. I think that if you are looking for a noisy place with a big party, this would be great, but if it's quiet and romance you are looking for, this is not the time or place.

OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

This was a neat place. Very French Circa 1875, pun intended. The escargot was okay; lacked salt. I’ve had better. The foie gras was good. It was served with a piece of toasted wonder bread and this tangy cherry sauce. The sauce made the dish but it also made the bread soggy af. It didn’t like a toasty or crusty bread. The duck was great; good perfectly. Overall I was expecting more for the value and all the reviews. Our server was great though.

S
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great French atmosphere and signature dishes. A very enjoyable evening.

L
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a fabulous experience at Circa 1875. They were very busy since it was New Year's Eve and they still delivered outstanding service and the food was spectacular. Recommend them highly every time!

LD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. The service was outstanding. Enjoyed the whole experience!!

p
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Wow, what a poor experience. So many recommended this place however this was our worst dinner during our entire 10 day vacation through St Augustine, Charleston and Savannah. First off, we arrived about an hour early for our reservation. I asked if we could sit early while mentioning that we were fine to have a drink in the bar if they could not accommodate us. The hostess was extremely annoyed at our request even though the restaurant was 1/3 full and there was no way they were going to turn the table prior to our reservation time. Second we were told that the torchon was not available that evening as the chef was too busy to make it. I get that it is a long process to make however we were dining at that restaurant specifically for that dish so we were disappointed. Instead of the torchon we decided on the pate for an appetizer. It was tasteless with the exception of the bacon it was wrapped in which was a big miss. I then had the cassoulet for dinner. Another big miss. While the sausage and duck were ok, the beans were hard and inedible and the sauce tasted like curry. My husband had the duck breast. The fat was not rendered and the skin was rubbery rather than crispy. No need to say more about that as those that like duck know the skin should be crispy. We skipped dessert as there was no point continuing the disappointment. On a positive note, the bread and better is quite lovely. Lots of other great restaurants in Savannah to try, skip this one.

TO
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a celebration for my wife's birthday and we brought along our good next door neighbors. The food, wine, service and atmosphere were impeccable. We truly had a great time and a wonderful experience. I'd recommend Circa 1875 to everyone.

DM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We may have returned to Savannah just to eat at Circa! Fabulous everything! Perfectly prepared escargot, trout, and steak frites paired with a reasonably priced Cabernet Franc.

KD
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place - food was outstanding, incredible customer service, loved the ambience. Great meal, and they took care of us on a special occasion. Next special night in Savannah I'll be back.

JS
Tampa
230 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful evening dining in the wine cellar for dinner with a nice bottle of Lemenson pinot noir.
My wife’s salad was crisp fresh greens and my pate was delicious.
The lamb shank special was tasty.
My wife’s steak on the second go was hot and the accompanying sauce was delectable
Look forward to coming back again on next trip to Savannah

N
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food Escargot was amaizing and beet salad with pistachios was creative.

c
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Savannah i always will go back. Mary is an amazing server

MG
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we have eaten here. I had the trout both times. It is too delicious to overlook. The ambience is wonderful. Our server was helpful but not overly solicitous. All in all, a wonderful experience.

AG
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The dish I had was a pan seared trout that was one of the best fish dishes I have had ever. I enjoyed it and was delighted with the many options on the menu - it made a choice difficult but I was extremely satisfied with my selection and its preparation. It was a wonderful dining experience my last evening in Savannah.

A
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the staff, and the service always combine to deliver an excellent evening full of camaraderie.

TC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful as always and the staff made our night out with out town family truly a Early Christmas!

RM
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a "go to" restaurant in Savannah. Food and service are top notch.

ES
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server and food were excellent!
Felt like I was in Paris.

TR
Omaha
32 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We met friends and celebrated my husband birthday here . We enjoyed the ambiance and the food. The dishes were authentic French food . I enjoyed my lamb with couscous. This is a great place to eat especially for couples. Bon Appetit!!!!

D
Savannah
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food

A
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always had a special time at Circa. The service is attentive, the food is delicious, the atmosphere is lively and inviting. Saron is an expert behind the bar who crafts the best cocktails in the city; Mary, Dream, and indeed the entire team serve with precision and professionalism; David, the chef prepares what must now be his signature Lamb shank that I believe is served in heaven, and Monica, the implacable Manager is always gracious yet willing to step in when servers need a hand. Circa was the restaurant that made us move to Savannah. It remains one of the many reasons we stay. I can not recommend the restaurant enough for the joy it offers.

M
Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dream our server was very helpful in suggesting items to try. She was very attentive.

CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent as was the service. Wonderful wine list.
My only criticism was that we were seated near the door despite the fact that we came at 6:30 and there were quieter tables further inside.
Once again, open table treated as a second class citizen in Savannah.
However, because of the food would definitely go back

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, overall. We went for our anniversary, and was very impressed. The atmosphere is phenomenal and the food was very good. I would definitely recommend.

HL
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great evening, it was our anniversary and we were not disappointed with choosing this restaurant. Our wait-person was great, she was busy but gave us attention when we asked but did not hover over us. The ambience of the restaurant reminded us of restaurants in New York and Paris.

NM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was tasty, but the service let’s this place down. Based on the other reviews we were disappointed.

w
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just loved the food the atmosphere and service was beyond excellent.
Don’t miss this place on your visit to Savannah.

P
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Our server was often nowhere to be found we were asking other service staff to assist us. Overall I don’t think I would return but thank you

J
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice setting and good service. Food was subpar. Escargot and chicken liver first corses were good and enjoyed. Double pork chop was flavorful but dry. Fish served was also over done and dry. Chocolate mousse was too sweet. All this and prices were no. bargain.