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Circa 1875

4.5
4.5
3097 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 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

    Savannah

  • 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

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What 3,097 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Savannah

    Notable Wine List

  • Savannah

    Notable Wine List

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  1. S

    Savannahdiner

    Savannah

    65 reviews

    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a delicious and very enjoyable dinner as we always do at Circa. We started with onion soup and roasted beet salad. Both were excellent. My wife enjoyed a very tasty duck breast and I was very happy with the fish special, a slightly blackened North Atlantic salmon. We ended with two very tasty desserts. Our server, Clint, was very knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive.
  2. BK

    BeateK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Made reservation for four people (1 American, 2 Germans and 1 French) to celebrate an anniversary. First we were told what was no longer available - Bouillabaisse, foie gras and something else. So we ordered from the menu card, poularde with mash potatoes, gravy and green beans, 2x steak with french fries and trout and carrots and mushrooms and a bottle of red wine (from California) and "de ja vu" (a cocktail). The steaks came as ordered medium rare and were good as ordered. The trout with the side dish was also good. The poularde was also all right but the beans where just blanched, no salt and the gravy was completely missing. The mash potatoes where lumpy, not mashed. After the main meal we ordered a cheese plate with three different cheeses three apple slices and strawberry sauce which was all right. And for desert we had one Crème brûlée which I prefer warm but came cold and went back to the kitchen to be warmed up but came still cold back. May complaints have been told to the waiter. For a french restaurant it was disappointing for me and over priced. We spend $ 381,00 (Tip was included on the bill) The waiter was nice.
  3. P

    Paul

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a special birthday dinner for my girlfriend on our Savannah trip and our dinner at Circa 1875 was the crown jewel in our trip. Circa 1875 has three distinct sections and vibes. One is a very cool partitioned bar area, a main dining room and a romantic wine cellar. We chose the wine cellar, and it had to be the most romantic dinner and setting I've ever experienced, and with such a special woman, I really owe Circa 1875. We had a bottle of wine recommended by the waitress, and are still talking about it!!! If you don't make Circa 1875 a priority on your visit to Savannah you are really missing out.
  4. LR

    LeighR

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with excellent menu and service. Marty took care of our table well. Would definitely go back.
  5. AR

    AlbertR

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Excellent service and a menu of French classics, but food preparation was uninspired and served at lukewarm temperature. Small restaurant and very noisy in the main dining room.
  6. AP

    AlanP

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Circa never disappoints!! We eat there as often as we can. We always request the wine cellar. The server, Emily, takes such good care of us!! The food is amazing as is the service. If you haven’t been, GO!!
  7. JR

    JimR

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at underside table, ask to move and hostess resisted until I forced the issue. Hostess made the comment that should have requested a table when made reservation, I said to myself, with all the open tables she should have been able to manage the reservation. Really I don’t know the tables etc when I make a reservation.
  8. BT

    BigTex

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Emily, our server was OUTSTANDING. Definitely recommend eating downstairs as it’s quieter and more intimate. Food is very good and a little less expensive than other fine dining in Savanah
  9. JM

    JeffreyM

    Savannah

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ate here 1 year ago and it was good but not memorable. This time, however, it was fantastic. Great meal and great service (Emily). The decor is over-the-top but overall it's a terrific restaurant. We recommend eating downstairs.
  10. R

    Ruth

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner at Circa 1875 this week. Our waiter was very nice, and helpful. I had the Trout, my husband had duck and both were excellent! He gave us a free dessert for our anniversary. The atmosphere helped me remember our trips to Paris, and I highly recommend!
  11. S

    Suze

    Orange County

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Had so been looking forward to our anniversary dinner here. Couldn’t wait to try the bouillabaisse. Learned they were out of it when we got there. How does a French restaurant not have this dish? Husband’s duck had several gristly slices. My fish was very tasty. Service was great. But, they knew it was our anniversary. We weren’t looking for a handout, but most upscale places have offered a glass of bubbly or dessert as an acknowledgement. Not here. Won’t be back based on overall so-so experience.
  12. CR

    CamillaR

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The service of this restaurant was amazing! The food was not as good as we were hoping it to be. Both my husband and my daughters food was very salty I had undercooked duck that we had to send in ones because it was cold the first time the second time it was a little bit warmer but I undercooked but I didn’t want to send it back again because we had been sitting not eating together for a while. But saying that the ambience and the service was a five star! If the food had been amazing it would have gotten an overall five star review as well.
  13. LD

    LauraD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were skeptical at first, but had an amazing experience all around. The food was amazing, the service was on point, the wine list was extensive and varied, and the desserts were delicious. We will definitely return.
  14. SM

    SaraM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a great place for dinner. The staff is wonderful and all the food was delicious.
  15. B

    Bernie

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    This place is over rated. Food was ok but not up to an excellent rating. I had the trout and it was swimming in olive oil and capers. My wife had the salmon with a ragu sauce which was just ok. This is not French cooking.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! My husband had the special salmon, I had the special scallops. Wonderful server in Marty, and altogether wonderful staff.
  17. PS

    PhilipS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Classic French cuisine, soundly constructed but lacking that extra sparkle of balanced and interwoven flavour and texture combinations.
  18. DC

    DianeC

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Betty was outstanding. She was very helpful with the menu and wine selection.
  19. m

    momof3

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Delicious dinner, as usual. We have been eating here several times a year for the past 6 years. We also enjoy bringing our visitors here because of the ambiance and wonderful meals. The service is usually excellent as well but this time we felt slighted by our waiter. After ordering cocktails, we ordered French onion soup and steak frites to share. It was then we noticed our waiter “disappear”. He didn’t bring steak knives, didn’t return to ask about more cocktails, and brought our check immediately after our plates were cleared. We felt as though he couldn’t wait to flip our table in favor of customers who would order more. I have to say, that had never happened to us there before this. This is usually a great place for dinner so we are hoping we misread the waiter’s intentions.
  20. JS

    JasmineS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time! Emily was our server and was extremely friendly with amazing recommendations. We'll be returning for sure!
  21. PM

    PeterM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable. Food beyond amazing.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We were there last week. Ok overall but somewhat uneven food. We had a lovely table downstairs our waiter Marty was did a good job. Enjoyed the frittes but would love to see them served with something like an herbed mayo instead of ketchup. The frisée salad was good with a perfectly poached egg but overdressed. One of us had the filet mignon special which was very good, and perfectly cooked it was served with béarnaise sauce instead of the promised blue cheese leek fondue. Had the Berkshire pork chop which was grilled instead of fried which was preferable it was cooked well but was over sauced. Disappointed they were out of the bouillabaisse. Dessert crème brûlée was excellent the biggest disappointment was the Mille feuille which was not a Mille feuille and shouldn’t be listed as one. It was basically some tasteless puff pastry with a little custard and berries. We will try again as there was enough positives but would like to see it be more of what it is - a French restaurant.
  23. MG

    MitchellG

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you like classic French cuisine, this is the place. Authentic dishes in a great atmosphere with outstanding service.
  24. JS

    JennyS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful, waiter was terrific, helpful and accommodating. The atmosphere was lovely and we were able to relax and enjoy our entire visit.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The serving staff were very friendly but there were a lot of things on the menu not available. There was a problem in the kitchen and they were running behind. They communicated this but when my food arrived it was cold. The cheese board was massively overpriced.
  26. DV

    DeanV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff and menu selection. Wine was recommended and perfect pairing for dinner. Must get the escargots!
  27. SF

    SusanF

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    EDIT: The Manager Mary called us to apologize for the service received last night, so in light of her sincere apology and her professionalism to address a poor service, I have changed my rating from 1 to 3 stars I will edit when we try it again and can review the food. We will go back, every restaurant has bad nights occasionally we just happen to come in on one. Would love to review the food but, never received anything other than a steak tartare appetizer (which was very good) First, the restaurant opens at 6 and we arrived for our reservation at 6:05 (parking issues) so we were the second customer seated. We took sometime to decide on wine (husband choice) a table of 3 arrived and sat next to us and I decided on a drink at 6:20 from the bar, went with the house cocktail. The cocktail arrived at 6:45 3 times the waiter came to the table to apologize. We placed our order for appetizer and entrees at 6:30-6:40 and the table table of 3 next to us did the same. At 7:15 the table of 3 received their food and finished but, ours was still MIA. Finally at 7:35 we told the waiter we were leaving and I asked to speak to the manager at the hostess stand to not make a "scene" , waiter came back and said everything was comped and the manager was too busy to speak with us. So we tip the waiter (not his fault) and left. If our food was minutes away why did they not say so, my thought is it was still far from arriving and that is inexcusable. If we arrived in the middle of a rush I would be much more understanding of slow service but, we were one of the first customers of the evening. So sad and changes in management need to be made if they want to continue to be an upscale eatery. So Saturday night downtown Savannah with no reservations anywhere else they robbed of us a romantic anniversary dinner.
  28. GM

    GerryM

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner on our anniversary. It was our first time at Circa 1875 and we were delighted with the food- steak frites and duck entrees. The service was excellent- our server Marty was wonderful and made sure our experience was excellent. We loved the French Bistro atmosphere, too! We will be back!
  29. M

    Midtown

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great time! The food from the appetizers, escargot, to the desert, the best crema brûlée I have had to the excellent wine selection everything was excellent. I had the Duck very tender and flavorful my husband had the Filet And he said it was tender but it could have use a little bit more seasoning. The ambiance was very nice and the staff extremely attentive!!! The only complaint I have is that It was our anniversary and even though we added in our reservations it was not acknowledged, it would had been nice … but we were treated so kindly by our waiter we will definitely be back…
  30. JB

    JenniferB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So yummy In my tummy
  31. l

    lafemmesav

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    James was divine. Thank you for a lovely evening, Circa 1875.
  32. TS

    TimS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderfully experience. Staff was extremely friendly and efficient. The food was terrific.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Bachelorette weekend and this was the first stop. The atmosphere was fantastic and the food was phenomenal. The drinks were okay, but not anything to write home about and the group kept having to add olive juice. Our waiter was not great. Service was slow and he made several mistakes including bringing a food that we had specifically stated was an allergy. It would have been a great experience without that.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!
  35. F

    Friar

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    60th wedding anniversary
  36. B

    Bunny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The inside decor was amazing. We have never had duck and that was the reason I picked it for my husbands 50th birthday. He got the steak and fries in truffle oil and I got the duck. Both were cooked perfectly, and the duck was amazing. After he tried my duck he said he wished he had gotten it . Service was ok, it was busy that night. Our scallop appetizer was delicious! Exceeded our expectations and we were full when we left, unlike many places downtown.
  37. A

    Andy

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The restaurant is beautiful, the servers and staff are all very friendly, unfortunately the food is barely subpar. I had the crab cakes for an appetizer and it was bland and boring. I ordered the duck for my main dish, and it was overcooked ( I asked for medium - it was WELL done!), the mash potatoes had a crust from sitting under the heat lamp too long, and the sauce tasted like runny jam. Just not good. What is more unfortunate is that all two appetizers and three main dishes on the table that night were lukewarm and bland or overcooked. And at over $300 for the meal, I seriously expected more.
  38. TA

    ThomasA

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marty was our outstanding servicer, St Jacque was absolutely great and the desserts heavenly!
  39. C

    Cynthia

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service, food, and, fascinating environment.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!! Fantastic ambiance!!

FAQs

Circa 1875 is rated 4.5 stars by 3097 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 22 times today
Google Map for Circa 1875

48 Whitaker Street., Savannah, GA 31401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broughton

  • Neighborhood

    Savannah

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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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