Circa 1875

4.6
2485 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TonyM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

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FredN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Intimate atmosphere. Excellent service and delicious food.

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local1dnr
Savannah
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! Staff is knowledgeable and accommodating.

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StephenC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, fantastic food and wonderful service!

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RobertI
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Early Friday night dinner. There is a door for the pub another the restaurant. The duck was very good and plenty. The bouillabasse was very salty. Couldn't finish the chocolate cake between the two of us.

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BMH2
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, and wonderful food. Interesting atmosphere and artwork

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LeslieB
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, reasonable prices. Good service!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent beet salad-generous blue cheese. Also very tasty grouper and trout v

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toyman
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding choice to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The wine list is terrific, the food fabulous, the service by Emily was superb. The management was very magnamous in sending over 2 glasses of champagne and the creme Brule was on the house.

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KayleneS
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the food was delicious! We loved everything.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food. Would recommend to anyone for a special occasion.

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Lovethebeach
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Staff was extremely attentive. Food was very good!

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Lucia
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The only thing we’d change is the music selection.

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RoseB
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Dined in for a birthday celebration. The restaurant was warm inside. I’m assuming the air conditioning wasn’t working because there was a machine with large pipe like vents blowing what felt like room temperature air into the restaurant. We were served our appetizers at all separate times. We ordered them together. Our server was nice and knowledgeable. She came by many times and apologized for food delays and once told us that the kitchen was backed up. I do understand that restaurants are short staffed but we were there a total of 3hrs. That’s a long time. Again with our entree courses, they were served staggered. My sister had mussels that were served over cooked and dried out with cold broth like they had been sitting in the window for a while. The server brought them to us with another bowl sitting on top as of to keep them warm under a heat lamp while waiting on other entrees to be ready. We did not eat them. My steak was prepared properly but did not come with the bordelaise as advertised in the menu. I had to ask my server for it. The steak was very good. I ordered a side of asparagus and it was over cooked again from sitting in the window along with the mussels as they were served by themselves before our other entrees arrived. We ordered the lavender creme brûlée and we all tasted it and couldn’t taste lavender at all. Not a hint. We asked the server if it was the lavender as they also serve vanilla. She said it was. It was also served paper thin. 100% not worth the price tag for it. I didn’t eat it. Probably some of the worst I’ve had. The dishes all in all were hot or miss for us. The truffled mash potatoes were dry. The crab cake appetizer was excellent. Truffle fries I liked. would’ve liked more if they were served with an aoli of some sort. This was one of those places with very high ratings but for me I most likely wouldn’t return. have to walk behind the expeditor line/service station to use the restRoom. service and food was too inconsistent.

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ChristopherB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was impeccable. The service and staff were great and the food was unforgettable.

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Staci
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good food and service and charming decor. Husband had good cocktails and we really enjoyed the mussels and the onion soup. Frites and Caesar salad could use a little improvement. It’s a really unique place but we would have really liked to see more people in masks since we know there is no way we were the only people in the restaurant that weren’t fully vaccinated. For us that would have made the experience seem a bit better for such a tight space.

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KImboM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was wonderful but we would have been able to enjoy it more if the building wasn’t so hot! It’s not very enjoyable to eat dinner while your hair is soaked from sweat and you’re dress is sticking to you and your chair also from sweat. We were downstairs, so maybe upstairs was better!?!

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vipAngieC
Savannah
15 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Meh, it won't be a place we hurry back to.

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NorfolkDEB
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very good dinner at Circa 1875. Emily, our waitperson, was outstanding. Although we had a reservation we still had to wait about 25 minutes for our table. We were seated in the cellar, which was fine. There was a rather noisy group of ladies, presumably a bridesmaid group, who were quite boisterous. When our bill came we were comped our dessert because of the noise level, which was a nice gesture. The duck and steak were both delicious as was the berry tart we had for dessert.

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Kaygirl
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

We made reservation for two and arrived 10 minutes early. Hostess rudely pointed for us to to bar where we sat without greeting. Told we had to wait for someone to get us. When we were escorted to our table it was in the cellar, where there was a large table for a group and two small tables. We were very constricted. Our waitress was pleasant and attentive. But the large table was a group of young women out to celebrate an occasion. They were very loud.
I felt that my friend and I were treated rudely by hostess and seated in such an undesirable table because we were two women dining alone. There was a support post that our table was pushed up against and I constantly was banging my arm against.
As much as we had looked forward to eating at this restaurant, we won’t be visiting again. My friend is French and she said it felt like being in Paris where rude behavior is commonplace.

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JayneD
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of my FAVORITES in Savannah! Feels like a mini-trip back to Paris. Trout serving was LARGE and cooked perfectly, the Short Ribs were so tender they melted in your mouth. Our server was wonderful. A perfect evening!

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vipcctsourakis
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our very favorite restaurant in all of Savannah! Delicious food and outstanding service.

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vipkenron113
Savannah
74 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went for our kids 18th anniversary. We were in the lower level underground. Matt was are server and he was attentive and some what charming. The cheese plate was rather plain with little accompaniments. The onion soup was not overly salty and nice cheese bread on top. Mussels were nice. The salad frisee was nice with egg on top. The beet salad was tasty. The duck breast was excellent and the scallops were very rich and creamy. The desserts were great. Creame brûlée was done right with a wonderful crust. The chocolate mousse was rich and smooth and not jelly like. The chocolate layer cake was perfection.
Place is pricey but we were treated well and not rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic

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MaryS
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perfect restaurant to celebrate a wedding anniversary.

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RichBHM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea bass was absolutely amazing & and NY strip was delicious as well. Our waiter Alajandro (sp?) was delightful, informative and personable.

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Gloriah
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Great atmosphere! DELICIOUS food!!! Great value!!
The mussels are to die for, the steak frite was TASTY, super well prepared(perfect medium), VERY satisfying!! Service was great all around! Will definitely recommend it! Will definitely be back!!!!!

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JohnB
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent meal and some outstanding drinks. A great experience that we hope to repeat!

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vipKandK
New England
21 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, efficient, and knowledgeable waitstaff. Food was delicious and presented elegantly. An upscale French style decor with southern charm!

Can’t wait to return ...

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We were in Savannah for the weekend and had made reservations for weeks. We showed up at 8:30 and it was 9:15 and we still didn’t have a table! While we waited, we were sitting at the bar area that only had one seat and sat using chairs at a table nearby as we were tired. We were yelled at for using a chair from the table. We kept asking for the table and they decided to put a ban on serving us anything to drink besides water. The food was just average and lots of French fries and nothing special! Service was so poor! Not worth making a reservation!

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vipGregS
Baltimore
47 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food prepared perfectly and great service. A tough combination to beat.

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RickL
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best french onion soup in the world (I have been to France). The Duck was fantastic also

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vipseas
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A romantic setting for dinner transports you back in time with elegance and delicious food . Pseudo Caesar salad was superb, four gras and crab cakes sublime. Fantastic meal to celebrate our 37th anniversary!

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Kyishome
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

The food was horrible. The steak was chewy, the chicken was very dry and smelt like it had been boiled. The mashed potatoes and green beans were good. My overall experience is I expected better food from this type of restaurant.

SJ
vipSirJohn
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service & spectacular food!

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sergio
Mexico City
39 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We added this restaurant to our visit to Savannah for graduation weekend.
Disappointed that they could not take us at the time we made the reservation. We had to wait over 20 minutes for our table (why do you take reservations if you are not going to honor them?).
Our waiter (Andrew) had more service attitude than knowledge about serving wine... he insisted on filling all 4 wine glasses in the first serving so that we could take the empty bottle.
Food was good but a bit pricey for the money

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vipKarenW
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Coming from a culinary town, this was overall average. Not great, but not bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

French onion soup was very good. The rest of the food we ordered was not the best. Entrees came out 1 hour late and not warm

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate, elegant but not pretentious. Waiter very knowledgeable about the food and wine and seemed to enjoy his job. The decor is busy but fun. The restaurant bar is next door with separate entrance so the noise from patrons waiting there for tables was not heard. The only complaint is that the chairs are awful, extremely uncomfortable. We are small people, and I cannot imagine how tall or large folks could enjoy sitting in the inadequate seats for more than a few minutes.

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Bonzia
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The Circa was a wonderful experience with really good food and ambiance. The place is small so you must get a reso before going but you will surely miss one of the best wonders in Savannah.

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Circa 1875 is rated 4.6 stars by 2485 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.