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Circa 1875, Savannah, GA
Circa 1875, Savannah, GA
Circa 1875, Savannah, GA
Circa 1875, Savannah, GA
Circa 1875, Savannah, GA

Circa 1875

4.5
4.5
3709 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Contemporary French
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (912) 443-1875
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Historic District - North
  • Cross street
    Broughton
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,709 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal Georgia

    Great for fine wines

  • Savannah

    Great for fine wines

3,709 Reviews
  1. PatsyC

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a wonderful restaurant. We stayed in Savannah a few years ago and loved the restaurant then and have talked about it many times since, especially the truffle fries. When we returned to Savannah, we made our reservations ahead. Sometimes your memories exceed your experience the next time. That was not the case, if anything it was even better. This is a place you must try when you’re in Savannah!

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  2. TerryH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our anniversary and we had a very special time @1875. Loved the decor and the food was delicious. Reminded us of our favourite Brasserie Lipp on The Left Bank. Exceptional service from our server. Highly recommend.

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  3. K8Stev

    Baltimore

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for interesting and delicious menu. Enjoyed a light dinner starting with the mussels followed by a beet salad. I was dining alone and sat at the bar. Very friendly staff and atmosphere. Highly recommended

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  4. artrouseLKN

    Charlotte

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Disappointed. On our last trip to Savannah, we enjoyed Circa 1875 so much we wanted to come back. On this trip, her ratatouille was great but my pan seared trout was not up to par. There was too much oil on the bottom of the plate and there was too much char everywhere. Everything carried a burnt taste, even the carrots. The lavender creme brulee was excellent.

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  5. bobbybrat

    San Francisco

    125 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    125 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, very good food. Noise was low. Good wine list

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  6. MaryR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful, especially our excellent server Emily.

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  7. Interested

    Coastal Georgia

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and a good variety of items on the menu. They always meet our expectations.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Server seems preoccupied and not interested in being there. Old fashioned was less than stellar. Duck was very good Steak was cooked to temperature but no seasoning.

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  9. Birdie

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an absolutely wonderful time at Circa 1875 last night. The atmosphere was refined yet inviting, setting the perfect tone for a lovely date night. Our server was warm, attentive and very knowledgeable of the menu. The food was delicious! I highly recommend the escargot. Overall, this place is a total gem. We will be back!

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  10. Kevin

    Phoenix

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a party of 10, a tight squeeze, but it worked. Servers were great and the food was the same. Would recommend!

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  11. DarioReview

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was delicious. Great service. Beautiful space.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered was underwhelming. The bread was very dry and crunchy, charcuterie board was uninspired. All the food came out a little cold. My daughter’s Cornish game hen was very dry, not enough sauce. The sauce that was on it was congealed and the brioche stuffing was not very flavorful. Everything needed a bit more salt. My husband seemed to enjoy his steak. My crab cakes had a lot more mayo than I’m used to and the sauce needed a lot more Dijon mustard. We ordered the lavender crème brûlée and it’s supposed to have a thin crunchy sugar topping but it didn’t have that, it was not crunchy. The filling was coagulated, not smooth and I didn’t see or taste any real vanilla bean. I had one bite and that was it. Overall it was a disappointing meal for the $280 we spent.

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  13. RobertM

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great. Some food was good, some disappointing.

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  14. Iyoung

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered the escargot, duck and scallops! All were amazing!! Marty, our server, was excellent!! We sat downstairs, in the wine cellar, very fun experience, but cold! Next time, I would request to sit upstairs. Don’t miss this restaurant!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing time with fabulous food. I especially loved the salad maison. Perfectly dressed with fresh Roquefort cheese, cranberries and pickles onions. Can’t wait to go back

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  16. Richfromboston

    Greater Boston

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal. All three of us loved our entrees/appetizers: pork tenderloin, coquilles St. Jacqoes; and escargots were among the selections. Our waiter Marty was wonderful.

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  17. Cassie

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was only mediocre, nothing special. My husband ordered steak (medium rare) and fries. The fries were overly done and the steak was not medium rare. I ordered scallops and pork belly. The scallops were decent, but the pork belly was hard. We most likely will not return tot his restaurant.

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  18. RobertJ

    New York State

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent dining choice. The food, ambience and service were great.

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  19. TodL

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I visit Savannah multiple times a year. This restaurant is where I go almost every trip. It’s a casual bistro with amazing food. My children love it as well. The bar is not that deep, but they make great drinks with what they have. I have never had a bad meal.

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  20. ForkInThepickles

    Kansas City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall the food is delicious- though the escargots were very earthy and lacked a flavourful sauce. The steak frites (spelled incorrectly in the menu) was absolutely delicious. The portion was gigantic and the meat well seasoned and flavorful. The truffle fries were delicious as well. The profiterole was also absolutely delicious In the past I was always disappointed with dessert here, but this time they made up for all of those times. The server was nice - though she didn't seem to know the menu or la cuisine française too well. I think she made up the name of le poisson du jour.

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  21. BillM

    Coastal Georgia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had our dinner in the wine cellar. Very nice. Marty our server was great as was the food. Recommend the duck.

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  22. AugustB

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I have enjoyed and continue to enjoy our experiences at Circa, consistency for many years running!

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  23. DaisyDot

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went on the recommendation of some friends and the food was just not good. Our server was great, the wine cellar was perfect. The food was average at best. Crab cakes were fine, escargot were not good. Very dirty tasting and butter hadn’t been infused with the garlic taste. Steak tartare was good but the side of plate was pickles from a hamburger. A far cry from a French presentation with cornichons on the side. Lastly the foie gras was awful, I’m not sure how they cooked it but it was charred on both sides. It tasted like ash and nothing else. It was not good, cocktails were fine but again not on par with a French brasserie which I assume they are aiming for.

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  24. Jrz2jax

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in Savannah however, the food experience last night was disappointing The bartenders Tim, Andrew & another young man were delightful and entertaining while we had Prosecco prior to being seated. Karolina, our server, is fantastic I had the best salad as an appetizer and it was delicious my friend had the Foie Gras which he said was one of the best he’s had in a long time I ordered the Cornish hen, which I had before & it was really good. Last evening it was dry & overcooked, set on a huge platform of some type of baked potato dish. Esthetically the plate was unattractive. It should have had some green vegetable or parsley etc. My friend ordered the Duck Confit. His was also overcooked and dry. We should have sent both meals back but the restaurant was getting very busy and we really didn’t want to wait for another order to be filled The dessert menu was limited and not very interesting The service and people were great. . Food a huge disappointment. I had a similar experience with their sister restaurant LaScala in January and spoke to Donald, one of the owners about it He was apologetic … I used to enjoy going to both of these restaurants on my frequent trips to Savannah but they are not on the top of my list now unfortunately

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  25. MaryLou

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you visit Savannah book dinner here. The restaurant is charming. We had a large party so we got seated downstairs. It was eclectic and fabulous! The food and drinks were so good. The service was excellent!

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  26. Frenchie

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    As someone who highly enjoys eating at French restaurants, this one was very disappointing. First, the online menu did not match the one in person which was a bummer. Then, the steak came out raw/pink when asked for well-done, the fries soggy, and the crème brûlée a weird consistency. None of the items/dishes tried were up to par.

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  27. JamesF

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nestled in the heart of downtown Savannah, Cira 1875 exudes an aura of timeless elegance, inviting patrons to indulge in an authentic French dining experience. From the moment you step through its charming doors, you are transported to a realm where culinary mastery intertwines with warm hospitality. Upon entering, we were greeted by James, the epitome of suave professionalism with a dry sense of humor that added a delightful charm to our dining experience. His witty banter and insightful recommendations instantly put us at ease, guiding us through the menu with expertise and finesse. We began our gastronomic journey with the quintessential French delicacy, escargot. Served in a savory garlic herb butter, each bite of the plump snails was a symphony of flavors, perfectly complemented by crusty baguette slices provided by the attentive staff. Next, we indulged in the foie gras, a culinary masterpiece that melted in our mouths with decadent richness. The juxtaposition of creamy foie gras with a tangy fruit compote danced harmoniously on our palates, leaving us craving for more. For those seeking a taste of variety, the charcuterie board offered an exquisite selection of cured meats, artisanal cheeses, and homemade preserves. Each component showcased the finest ingredients of the region, meticulously curated to tantalize the senses. As our culinary journey progressed, we savored the pièce de résistance: the succulent short ribs. Slow-cooked to perfection, the meat fell off the bone with a mere touch of the fork, revealing layers of tender goodness bathed in a velvety red wine reduction. It was a symphony of flavors that left an indelible mark on our taste buds. Throughout the evening, James' impeccable service elevated our dining experience to new heights. His attention to detail and genuine passion for gastronomy shone through, making us feel like honored guests in his culinary domain. In conclusion, Circa 1875 is a treasure trove of French culinary delights, where im

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  28. TodL

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and the service was top notch. I’ll be returning.

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  29. Stretch

    Indiana

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, beverages to include the wine list, service, and overall experience was excellent. It is an intimate restaurant but did not feel crowded. The background noise level increased as the tables filled however never to the level we could not enjoy the meal and have our own private conversation. Circa made a great place to have an Anniversary celebration. Definitely would return.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    This was one of our favorite Savannah restaurants but we were very disappointed with this visit. Despite that we booked the reservation over a month ago and that there were many empty tables, we were not seated in the main dining room but in a dark, cold and unappealing basement room. When we asked to be seated in the main dining room, we were told that we should have requested that on the Open Table booking. The service was good but the food was just “meh” and the prices have gone way up (the menu on Open Table is NOT current). We understand that prices have increased everywhere but, beware, the prices are NYC level (we live in NY metropolitan area).

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Belgium

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Go! Wonderful meal! Great wine! Would go again. Lots to choose from in town but this is a must

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  32. DOCDAVE

    Houston

    97 reviews

    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful menu and wine list. Service was excellent and the French flair was evident. My only concern is that the bouillabaisse was too salty.

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  33. StuartG

    Raleigh

    148 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    148 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we had a very good meal. waiter was superb. always a nice environment to enjoy friends.

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  34. Gifford

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came back because Circa 1875 food, ambiance and service were so good. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere and French bistro menu, very well prepared.

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  35. Jimbo

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Flavors in roasted butternut squash soup, table bread, and the sea bass and scallops entrees were all excellent. Cocktails were unremarkable. Not busy on a Monday night so service was perhaps overly solicitous and the meal went too quickly. This was our first visit to Savannah so I don't know how price compares locally, but it seemed a bit high compared to our expensive hometown comparable restaurant. There is a street sign over their same-named pub next door, but not over the restaurant entrance. The pub staff seemed to think I shouldn't have made such a mistake. Even if he wasn't, French he acted it!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress lovely, food was nice but portions needed vegetables with steak. Restaurant was great!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good. Our waitress, Betty was great! A definite highlight in our trip to Savannah

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  38. Foodie01

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and drinks, but we felt it was overpriced.

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  39. RickyR

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I went here for a date night for the first time and we enjoyed ourselves. Both our entrees and drinks were good and the service did not dissapoint.

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  40. JulieG

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lucky find! James, our waiter, truly made the experience special. Lovely wine selection, tasty escargot, and nice meal.

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FAQs

Circa 1875 is rated 4.5 stars by 3709 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Circa 1875

48 Whitaker Street., Savannah, GA 31401

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Broughton
  • Neighborhood
    Historic District - North
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Contemporary French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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