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About Circa 1875

Circa 1875 is a historic little gem in downtown Savannah, where the melodic tunes of classic Jazz and standards are always accenting the atmosphere.

48 Whitaker Street.
Savannah, GA 31401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner nightly: 6:00pm - 10:00pm Monday - Thursday
6:00 - 11:00 Friday - Saturday

Cross Street:
Broughton

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(912) 443-1875

Website:
http://www.circa1875.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Circa 1875 Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (44)
Romantic (44)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
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Special Occasion (38)
Cozy (31)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Notable Wine List (27)
Authentic (26)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Worth the Drive (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Business Meals (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Casual (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Fun (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Healthy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined 2 days ago

The atmosphere was great and the service was amazing. We loved our food the lamb chops were perfectly cooked and the escargot was delicious. Melt in your mouth good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Very nice
French Quisine a bit on the
Pricy side , for bales
Too close
Together
Great food and service

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Left little to be desired
Quaint little French style restaurant with friendly adequate service but the food was unimpressive.
My tuna was over cooked and extremely salty
My girlfriends dinner was bland and dull
The French onion soup was hearty and enjoyable

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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 17, 2017

One of the best meals we’ve had in years. From start to finish the food was absolutely delicious. Our server was awesome and cocktails at the bar before dinner were delicious. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and will definitely be back again

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Cozy
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Third visit to Circa 1875. We live in Florida but remembered our last two visits. We sat in the wine cellar and it was cozy and quiet. Lovely dinner and delicious dessert. Service staff was very attentive. Will return again.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 15, 2017

If you like dining at a Parisian bistro in the Left Bank you will really enjoy Circa 1875.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great as always. Our favorite restaurant in Savannah

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

This is the best restaurant in Savannah...(my experience)
The food is great, the service is just enough, the wine list is adequate, the ambience is comfortable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a wonderful meal at Circa 1875. We started with the Coquilles St. Jacques were outstanding, and the filet mignon with bernaise was perfectly prepared. The service was outstanding as well. We will be back!!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

I love this place, we were visiting Savannah and decided to make reservations for last Friday 11/10/17.
We are very happy we choose Circa, great service, awesome prices, the ambiance is priceless and I had the best Duck's breast ever.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Service was a little slow, but everything was excellent!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent French bistro food and attentive servers. Historic atmosphere was made the dining experience even better.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Circa is always dependable. Great menu and service. Favorite go-to place in town. Love sitting downstairs, in particular.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Dining from out of town

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I can always count on the excellent food and service. Never lets me down. We had two couples visiting from Geneva, Switzerland and they both raved about the food at Circa 1875. We all ordered different meals and everyone said their dinner was delicious.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

excellent meal in this lovely unpretentious bistro.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Circa 1875 consistently delivers high quality service, with delicious food and great wines with the backdrop of a cozy, comfortable ambiance. Their frisee aux lardons topped with a poached egg, is a favorite of ours as it the cassoulet which is delicious and authentic and trout with roasted carrots, scrumptious. In our opinion, it is the best restaurant in downtown Savannah.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

This was our first meal at Circa 1875. We had my husband's birthday to celebrate while we were on the way to Florida and stopped in Savannah overnight. I studied the various restaurants in downtown Savannah and decided on Circa 1875. We had a drink at the bar before going to our table. My husband told me his Manhattan was one of the best he had ever had. My wine was nice too. We were escorted to our table and my husband was wished "Happy Birthday" for the third time since we entered the restaurant. Everyone was aware that it was his birthday - a nice touch. Our dinners were excellent. I had the steak frites, a nice cut of filet mignon and some crispy french fries. My husband had the cassoulet which had large pieces of duck and sausage. We both ate every bit of our meals. Too full for dessert but we hope to return on our next trip north and have their most decadent desserts! The staff is welcoming, knowledgeable and attentive

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great date venue, excellent French style

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

It was very enjoyable . We were so i mood for French cuisine and it was spot on! Service was very good as well .

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Cozy place, friendly staff. We ate in the gastopub, not the bistro. Old time tavern feel. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Will come again.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Ambience and decor is a relaxed French bistro. It has an authentic, but uncomplicated and unpretentious, French menu. The prices are reasonable for the quality of the food. It is a good value. The trout I had was simply prepared and delicious. My wife's shrimp crepe was superior. The wine list has a good selection of domestic and foreign wines by the glass and bottle. The wines are reasonably priced - not over-the-top!

This is a winner!

Tags: Authentic
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Would love to have a few vegetarian options on the menu!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

My only complaints are these the tables are a bit to small to seat 4 people and have room to dine,chairs are uncomfortable,and our waiter was a bit slow at the start but he pulled it together part way through the food is awesome ,,,just get some larger tables and comfortable chairs

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Bar Seating, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was cold when it finally arrived and one dinner came out way after everyone else’s.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wonderful food, great atmosphere, excellent service. I felt like I was in Paris for the evening!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent food and ambiance. Will definitely add to our frequent listing.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Very nice restaurant with excellent food! The atmosphere is wonderful in this small, quaint restaurant. We will put Circa 1875 on our list for return visits and recommend to family and friends.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We went to Circa 1875 on a whim to celebrate our 5th anniversary. Upon our arrival, our separate staff members congratulated us independently of one another and the restaurant had complimentary champagne waiting at our table. We were given a prime, cozy spot.

The service continued to be absolutely top-notch throughout the evening. Our server recommended a fabulous Côtes du Rhône when I asked for a suggestion to go with my entrée. It was delicious and complimented my dinner perfectly. We were also pleasantly surprised to get the check and realize it was not astronomically expensive, as often happens with wine recommendations at other places. Every aspect of service was exactly what you would hope for on a romantic evening together. I applaud the staff for their customer service.

The food was also delicious. We were disappointed that they were out of foie gras that night, but we enjoyed escargot as an appetizer. My husband ordered trout for his main course. Both his fish and my duck were superb. We skipped dessert because we were too full.

All in all, I left very satisfied with our experience and wishing we lived in Savannah so we could return on a regular basis.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Both the food and service were excellent! We've been here a few times and the noise level sometimes makes it hard to hold a conversation. If you'd like more quiet, the downstairs is better as is the bar area (believe it or not!). One of our favorite restaurants in Savannah!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent, traditional French food with a bit of flair. The service was very accommodating and engaging--and the noise level made conversation easy and pleasant, which is increasingly rare these days.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always an excellent dining experience - the food (lamb chops and beef rib special) and wine were delicious!

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

everyone in the restaurant was very pleasant. the scallops in our dinner appeared to be frozen and not completely thawed although the dish was piping hot. my trout was very good but the crepe dough for the coquilles st.joque was very dense and doughy.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Everyone in our party of 4 loved this restaurant ! Delicious French food with some southern touches such as Carolina brook trout. My fois gras appetizer was decadent and generous and sooo good. We finished off the meal with chocolate mousse of course. We will return the next time we are in town.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food and service. The ambiance was perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very French style decorations. Lost in the beauty of the room. Food was great as well. Such a joy to dine here.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The fish had many bones. The foie gras was poached and unfortunately lacked the bigness of many pate's I have had. The coquilles St Jacques was delicious yet scalding hot. The frisee salad was delicious and the fish was cooked perfect minus the bones.

Maybe we will return.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Best Savannah restaurant!

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

The entire evening was memorable! Excellent food (tuna was to die for) and our waiter was superb! Would highly recommend it!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We had the champagne pate and pork rillettes as appetizers and they were very good. I had the rack of lamb which was good but my girlfriend had one of the specials, a pork
Loin that was over cooked and dry. Our server did try to make amends by discounting the dessert which is why service is scored higher.

Also restaurant did not have a record of our reservation nut luckily they did have space available.

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