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Circa 1875

4.5
4.5
3147 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 35 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 3,147 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

    Romantic

  • Savannah

    Notable Wine List

  • Savannah

    Romantic

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  1. RG

    RachaelG

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fantastic service from OShean. My duck was over cooked and he apologized profusely, brought me a new perfectly cooked duck. However my husband had finished his fish entree so the manager came over without us saying anything to comp both our entrees which was completely unexpected. The meal was great, the service totally outstanding and the ambiance wonderful. Five stars. Would definitely go back.
  2. AB

    ArtB

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Service and setting was fine. There were 5 of us each having two courses. The chicken livers were ok but several dishes simple were terrible, for example the scallops and the onion soup.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Food was marginal and the service was quite slow. Understand it was a busy night but we were stuck in the basement corner table. Chairs were old and uncomfortable. Duck confit was incredibly tough and the pate had a tough and chunky consistency, some parts quite chewy—not acceptable for pate. The pork dish was borderline inedible (with a prominent smoky flavor) the French Onion soup was not flavorful at all. Steak Frites just OK, but the steak was quite tough. The trout was edible but forgettable. Will not return.
  4. CE

    CarmenE

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and service was outstanding! We ate in the cellar and it was quaint and adorable! They brought us dessert, on the house, for our 25th anniversary! Truly delightful!
  5. JA

    JamieA

    Savannah

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Incredible mussels and green brûlée. Circa 1875 always delivers a great meal and experience!
  6. ZK

    ZipporahK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is great. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. I recommend!!
  7. DR

    DavidR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    Many items were not available due to a refrigerator problem. I ordered the pork chop and was very disappointed. It had no taste and was overly cooked. I couldn’t eat it. My coquilles saint jacques was good.
  8. CM

    ColleenM

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! Lovely staff, wonderful for an exceptional night out.
  9. S

    Scrwdrvr56

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Emily, our server, was phenomenal and the food was outstanding!
  10. CS

    CarolynS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner at Circa 1875 was the highlight of a four-day vacation weekend. I frequently order duck, and the duck entree was among the best I've ever had, perfectly cooked with a delicious cherry sauce. Likewise, m0.2y husband declared his steak frites the best steak frites he has ever had. My 90 year old mother with a small appetite, completely finished her trout entree and then ate a large profiterole all by herself because it was so delicious. Our server was fabulous, provided excellent recommendations and small jokes to keep us happy. Overall, I recommend this restaurant without hesitation.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this restaurant!!!
  12. JC

    JosephC

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambience, duck was excellent; sommelier’s suggestion really was a great complement to the food
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food, great service, love the place!
  14. MK

    MaureenK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was ok but nothing special. Restaurant was out of foie gras and trout. Waitress was very good.
  15. R

    Rashawn

    Savannah

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food the scallops appetizer was outstanding with the breadcrumbs to top it off with. I had the duck breast and it was amazing cook just right with the mash potatoes. My wife had chicken breast and she said it was delicious than we had the biscuit ice cream sandwich and boy can I tell you it was delicious. Great service excellent food 5 stars.
  16. AR

    AmyR

    Savannah

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    By far the most disappointing of our many visits to this restaurant over the years. Brought an out of town guest to our “go to” local spot and had to apologize for the lackluster food and long wait between courses. Realize it was a Friday night and the restaurant was packed, but hope the owners figure out a way to restore order and excellence, unless they wish to lose their loyal local following.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal and excellent service. A fabulous gem in historic Savannah.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In Savannah for a wedding
  19. EL

    ELIZABETHU

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was aa bit slow because the restaurant was very busy......on a Monday night! Our server did a super job and was wonderful with her rendition of reciting the specials!
  20. C

    Cody

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was great, as was the service, however, the food was quite expensive for rather average taste and quality. We enjoyed the experience as a whole, but we wouldn’t recommend returning.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The place was lovely service was great. Waitress was new but took care of us impeccably. Entrees we’re delicious will definitely return
  22. SB

    StaceyB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    It seems many others enjoyed their experience dining here; however, we decided to leave after they served us completely uncooked raw mussels. My partner almost ate a piece since she is not that familiar with how they should be prepared. How a complete bowl of unopened mussels was served is beyond me. It made us nervous about overall food preparation and temperatures. What made it worse was the reaction of the staff including one gentleman who must have been the expeditor who cracked a joke about how wonderful their turnaround time was on our mussels but perhaps they should have microwaved them a little while longer. They all laughed heartily. We did not. How could I hear all of this, you may ask? The expeditor was literally yelling the orders and asking how much time as each order was placed and even sent back an order of crab cakes for being overdone. Our table was right next to the kitchen window. Not a great setup if you’re going to make wise cracks after almost serving a diner raw mussels. The other odd thing was how many dishes they were out of on the menu and how many wines by the glass were not available. The Manager came over to help us pick different wines which was good and she stopped over later and offered to comp our meals after the mussel debacle but we were too uneasy about the food prep at that point so we let them know we were leaving. She also assured us there were no microwaves on the premises. I could also offer advice on greeting your customers at the dining room outside door. When we arrived for our reservation, I tried to open the door and the host immediately barked at me and aggressively asked if we had a reservation. I’ve never been to a place where they try to turn away business before even stepping foot through the door. How about a “Welcome to Circa! How can we help you tonight?” There were many open tables so it wasn’t a capacity issue. And even if you are booked up, being more welcoming is just a better approach.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! Felt like being in Paris. Food was delicious. Service was great! Everyone very friendly. A great evening.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Our server Chris was AMAZING!!! He made the night. Food was good and cocktails excellent. Everyone loved celebrating my husband's birthday last night.
  25. KR

    KarliR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my dads birthday there, it was everyone’s first time going. The food there was top notch, we tried a little bit of everything and loved it all! The staff was very helpful with suggestions and the service was incredible! We had such a wonderful night and will definitely be returning!!
  26. K

    Kipper

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    We ate at Circa last night. Never again. Greatly disappointed. Ambience ok. Our waiter was attentive and very nice. Appetizers great. Entrees major fail. We ordered Escargot and Beef Carpaccio for appetizers. This is the only part of the meal worth a dime. They weren’t serving Bouillabaisse so my husband ordered the Duck and a side order of mushrooms. I ordered the Pork Milanese. The side order came out of kitchen before main dish and was cold. The Duck was grisly and raw in middle. Duck was ordered medium rare and this could not even be termed rare. It was raw. Sent back in the kitchen and came back to table too late to be enjoyed. The Pork Milanese was burnt and dry. It was served over cold undercooked Brussels sprouts. To say the kitchen had issues last night was an understatement. Our waiter had who I assume was the manager, come over and she apologized for the quality of the Duck and explained that the kitchen was facing many challenges and it was going to be a long night. She also took the meal off the bill which was greatly appreciated since it wasn’t edible. To our waiter and the manager Thank you. To the kitchen - good luck
  27. BT

    BobT

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun evening Our server Clint was fantastic We'll be back
  28. h

    hojo

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck and steak we ordered were cooked to perfection. Our waiter had a killer sense of humor. Good wine list. The atmosphere was fun, but that was mostly due to our waiter and the couple at the table next to us. Only problem was they were out of Grand Manier. It was a great time.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    This once was our favorite restaurant. Very slow now to get your order and the menu online at Open Table is larger than the current menu. My duck had a lot of gristle and it was cut in big chunks. The cherry sauce was good—the saving Grace for this dish. The presentation, however, wasn’t great; the mashed potatoes were lumpy and not that warm. So pretty disappointing overall. Kudos to the pastry chef for the crème brûlée and chocolate mousse. Dessert was the highlight of the meal. This restaurant has a lovely decor. I just miss what had been a great experience. Perhaps the chef had left? Or they were short on kitchen staff? We won’t be back.
  30. EW

    EdieW

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was fabulous! Ordered escargot, salad and filet. All cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. Marty, our server, was attentive and caring. Dirty martinis were excellent too! Really enjoyed the atmosphere and highly recommend!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    My steak was delicious, however my friend’s dinner was not so great.. vegetables were barely cooked
  32. AS

    AllenS

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, James was amazing. He was efficient, helpful with food and drink choices, great personality…we will ask for him again. Traditional French food choices, and prepared with creativity. The escargot were perfect. The Salmon special was tasty and the Cotelette de porc Milanese ( Berkshire breaded pork) was prepared exquisitely! Truthfully, I wanted the duck, but sadly none left (very popular entree choice). Bottle of Bordeaux wine was very good, and reasonably priced. Desserts are not to be missed. Enjoy a dining experience in the heart of Savannah.
  33. DB

    DarrenB

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was awesome! Very attentive and funny. Our steaks were cooked absolutely perfect. An overall great experience.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My only negative comment was the guy yelling the orders constantly, whatever the order “fired”.
  35. RV

    ReneV

    Naples

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Service was good but my salmon was overcooked and the kitchen was loud.
  36. d

    dann

    Northern MI

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food cooked perfectly and served hot. Waiter knew his stuff but was not stuffy. Drinks were reasonably priced and flavorable. We loved the meal so much that we made another reservation for our last dinner before flying home.
  37. MH

    MicheleH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience! The food was amazing as was the professional service! Beautiful restaurant!
  38. D

    Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Not the most extensive menu, and they were out of a few offerings when we dined at 8:00. We were happy with our chicken and fish entrees. Fun decor inside, featuring large posters and offbeat antiques. It was a trifle cold near the door. We didn't check out the bar area, but it looked convivial and not noisy.
  39. PC

    PaulaC

    Oklahoma City

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Enjoyed the food. Service was painfully slow.
  40. C

    Chalkcard

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent. The waiter was a hoot and very attentive, though the mains came out - and went back - before the appetizer was served. The room is very attractive, and very 1875. Overall, an excellent evening.

FAQs

Circa 1875 is rated 4.5 stars by 3147 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 35 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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