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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

5
4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (39)
Romantic (39)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
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Special Occasion (33)
Cozy (29)
Notable Wine List (27)
Authentic (26)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Business Meals (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Casual (8)
Fun (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

My husband's risotto was undercooked. My plate was like a shrimp crepe smothered with the sauce which I didn't like at all. Crème brulee was good.

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 (Savannah)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a great night at Circa. Everything was fantastic. My wife and I had a lamb stew as main course and it was delicious. The ambiance was very parisian. Dessert was chocolate mousse that was just perfect. Will definitely recommend Circa to others.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Overall, the experience was very good. The food was great, prepared quickly and substantial. Service was impeccable.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I really like this place! This was our 2nd time here, and both times we sat in the gastropub side. Food is really good, great wine list, and it is lively but not too loud where you can’t talk. Service is excellent! The beer list is just ok although they might have more beers not on the menu. Great spot for a long dinner!

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 4 days ago

The New York strip was very bland, but everything else was very good and the overall ambiance was delightful.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Sitting downstairs offers a quieter experience, while upstairs is a little livelier. The French menu was superb. Our waiter was outstanding. Will try to get to this place every time I am in town.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This was our second visit to this small, but comfortable bistro. As before, the cuisine was outstanding! The Mrs. ordered the pate de fois gras appetizer -- the best ever -- and the trout -- fabulous. I started with the escargot -- with garlic bits included. And had the rack for my entree ... perfectly 'pink'. The wine list is extensive, but we ordered 'by the glass' and the house selections were more than adequate.

The wait staff is very friendly and attentive. At one point, our primary server was attending to other customers, but her 'second' noticed that I was in want of more wine and addressed my needs most expeditiously.

We will visit Circa 1875 again very soon.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Charming authentically French decor—both in the dining room as well as the bar—lovely ambiance, friendly and attentive service. The food is well-prepared and represents Classic French cuisine (old style) with many rich dishes on the menu such as steak frites, cassoulet, and onion soup dripping with melted gruyere. We took fellow Francophile friends (who do not live in Savannah) there to celebrate a 70th birthday, and they were very pleased with the furnishings and their meals. One feels like you are in a genuine French bistro.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Was seated in basement after making reservations a week before. Only one waiter in basement for 6 tables. He was nice but frazzled. Food was just ok.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Really enjoyed Circa1875! The food was great, service great, atmosphere very Parisian.
Very authentic French restaurant experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent for small portions. Great crab soup and interesting salads.
Reasonable wine prices

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Certain items were excellent (cocktails, lentil soup, escargot, bread) while others (chicken liver, pate de compagne, Mediterranean Sea Bass) were very disappointing/unedible.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

If you want a quiet relaxed romantic dinner definitely reserve a room in The Wine Cellar. The food we had was excellent and the service was excellent as well

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Attentive service, picture perfect French bistro setting, simple and properly prepared French food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great date venue, excellent French style

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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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