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About Circe Restaurant & Bar

Carlo Carlozzi, the popular bartender from Ten Prime Steak and Sushi for the past decade opened Circe, his first restaurant.
The menu consists of American-infused, Mediterranean dishes and drinks that are "exotic and special."

50 Weybosset St
Providence, RI 02903
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 1:00am, Friday: 11:00am - 2:00am, Saturday: 3:00pm - 2:00am, Sunday: 10:00am - 1:00am

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 437-8991

Website:
http://circerestaurantbar.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking
Wednesday through Saturday
5:00 pm to close.

Executive Chef:
Simon Keating

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Circe Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (46)
Special Occasion (41)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
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Pre/post Theatre (31)
Bar Seating (30)
Romantic (27)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Fun (17)
Cozy (16)
Business Meals (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Late-night Find (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Great for Brunch (8)
Casual (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Authentic (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Healthy (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Quick Bite (4)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

It was much noisier than expected but the steak is definitely one of the best in the area, would go again even if it's crowded.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Loved our table upstairs at the window! Great value for great food, as it was restaurant week. Service was perfect!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Always excellent! Love Circe and Dave is an excellent server!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

I first came to Circe for Restaurant Week and now go as often as my budget allows me to. The food is some of the best I have ever had and the staff are super friendly. If you are celebrating something special or just looking to try out a new place, definitely go to Circe!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Decided to try Circe after seeing the menu offered on restaurant week. The rest itself was nice, laid back, felt like a great place to unwind after a long week. The food was average, I had the stuffed artichoke which was very blah, the breading was caked on the top with not much flavor. The sea scallops were cooked very good, the meatloaf and mashed potatoes hat my girlfriend got had what we were told was quail egg shells in them, the manager kind of brushed it off rather than apologizing for the egg shells. The desert, chocolate mousse, had hair on it which was replaced, the manager offered to take that portion off the bill. When my friend let the waitress know she told the manager she said the whole meal would be comped, the manager came over and said “I didn’t say I would take the meal off” my girlfriend said I said that portion being the desert, he said oh oh yes I can do that. Anyhow they took $6 off the bill and no worry’s or trying to go out of his way to please the guest on the managers part. 3 of us went and 3 of us will not be returning to this place!

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Dined on a Friday evening during Restaurant Week and the specials for 34.95 were numerous. All of the food was excellent and the staff were friendly while at the same time attentive and professional. Wine list while somewhat limited had a good selection at quite reasonable prices.

I will definitely return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

I was there with two friends to take advantage of Circes great restaurant week menu. The food was excellent but the kitchen apparently could not handle the busy night. We were there for 3 hours with up to 45 minutes between courses. The waiter was apologetic and said it was the kitchens fault. We were glad we didn't have to rush to a show or concert after dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Circe's food was excellent and so was the service. The desserts were not nearly as good as the appetizers and entrees. It gets VERY noisy in here...go early or be prepared to shout at your dinner partner...a shame as the food is so good.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

We had an excellent meal with terrific service in a lovely atmosphere. When we are in Providence, this is our go-to spot. The wild boar ragu over homemade pasta was wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Once again, Carlo and his staff delivered a fantastic meal to our table. The service was excellent, as it always seems to be, no matter how busy they are. As with our previous visits, all three courses that we each ordered were delicious, expertly prepared, artfully presented, and reasonably priced. My Manhattan was a perfect cocktail to start the evening off, and I was delighted that we were able to sit at our favorite table in the front window. Can't wait to dine again at Circe, my favorite down-city restaurant!!!

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Tapas, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food - really attentive service - had a wonderful time. Look forward to going again.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

It was our first time at Circe. We came for brunch before a matinee at PPAC. We arrived early for our reservation, coming from MA, and we told them we were in no hurry. Our waiter accommodated us and we had a leisurely, delicious brunch. Hope to go back at some point.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

We love the food, atmosphere and staff at Circe. When we go to Providence, theatre, or special times like birthdays, it is our go-to restaurant! We love Carlo and Kyle and their dedication to the restaurant and its customers!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

4 dinners all were meh!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Circe was absolutely amazing! The food was delicious and the service fantastic. Will definitely be back!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food, service and ambience. Our waiter Giovanni was attentive, and the buffalo mozzarella was the best we've had at a restaurant.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We frequent Circe often and have always had a wonderful time. This time we asked if we could sit upstairs as it was the only spot in the place we had never sat. The restaurant accommodated and we were thrilled. We sat by the front window and loved the view and the snow. We ordered our usual drinks..the best mojitos! We ordered a charcuterie board and it was amazing, everything on it was fresh and delicious. We had the bacon wrapped tenderloin, and short ribs, both were tender and delicious. I always get the creme brûlée for dessert and this one did not disappoint. Our server, Taylor, was attentive, friendly And we appreciate she was coming upstairs just for our table.

We love coming to Circe each time. Thank you so much for our upstairs table. We look forward to our next visit.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We absolutely loved this restaurant. We have season tickets to PPAC and have been looking for a place to go after the matinee. I think we found it😃

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We love coming here before shows at PPAC. It's in a cool section of town, the food is always wonderful, and you can walk to the theatre. Tell the wait staff that you're going to a show and they'll be sure to move things along for you.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Seasonal, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Visiting Providence Performing Arts Center. found this restaurant to be reasonably priced, close to the performing arts center and very good food and service. The bar is also great for having a cocktail.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

4 of 5 meals were great. Seafood dish was surprisingly bland, lacked seasoning and serving bass is fine if the skin is crispy. It wasn't.

Timing was poor; 2 of the 5 of us got their meals 15 min before the other 3. Not a good thing.

However, I would go again. Management was very good at addressing problems.

Good cocktails and the mushroom pasta was great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

took over an hour for brunch food, friend had bottomless mimosas, and, with that delay, remembers not-so-much.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Circe is a beautiful restaurant with appropriately priced and delicious dishes. The bacon wrapped angus tenderloin was cooked to perfection. The burrata was wonderfully creamy and fresh. The only down note was the lobster mashed potatoes which were expensive and a bit dry and bland. But it couldn't diminish the wonderful meal in a stunning environment. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Good solid restaurant. Something on the menu to please everyone, food was very good. Our waiter was excellent. The bread pudding we split for dessert was the best we'd ever had (on waiters recommendation) - not normally bread pudding people. The portions were big, yet delicious.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great menu options and specials, fun drink options, responsive service (valet,coach check, host,bus, host, manager check in), classy ambiance. Recommended for a date or upscale dinner & drinks.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner . . . We had a very nice young waiter who was so informative and descriptive about the evening's entrees. The location was perfect for us as we were going to PPAC to see a play. I also loved the décor -- very white . . . so uplifting and modern. I had the lamb lollipops -- GREAT! then I had the wild mushroom Bolognese -- GREAT!! my friends had the swordfish special and the salmon special -- also GREAT! We shared a crème brulee special to share -- which our waiter said was very very small -- we each had about a bite and a half, which was fine by us, we just needed something sweet at the end. Everything was perfect . . . it was a bit pricey, but hey, we're worth it, right???

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

As is our preference, we ate at seated at the bar. The server was cordial, friendly, and efficient. To my very great surprise they had my absolute favorite Chardonnay available by the glass, namely, Mer Soleil ! I have never seen that wonderfully "oaked" Chardonnay available where we dine out the most, Boston, Newport & Providence, RI, New York City and surrounding venues. I had a wonderful braised short rib over a wonderful risotto and asparagus bed while my wife had a salad and what we were told was their most widely requested appetizer, lamb "lolly pops"(called something else on their menu). The bread was served in specialty cone with olive oil for dipping. All in all, the meal was exceptional.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Service is always fantastic, treat you like a family (in a good way, lol). Food was excellent! We had a couple small plates and an entree, perfect amount of food. We happened to be going to PPAC for a show and the Valet told us that they would hold our car until after the show. And since PPAC is a short block away, it was perfect, we didn't have to worry or pay for parking.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Yummy. Fun. Music was a little quiet. Was a little cold near the door. Food and service were excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Loved this new find. You can walk to PPAC just a couple of blocks down. We kept the car at the complimentary valet until after the show. Food was good, ambiance was great. Will go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Reserved a table for me and my kids for a birthday dinner. We were seated right away at a table that looked like it was sitting in the middle of a walkway to the back of the restaurant.
It was in the area of the bar which was also troublesome being with two young children.
Also please keep in mind that we passed empty tables at the front of the restaurant and away from the bar as we walked in.
After asking the hostess for another table we were seated right next to a busy service area near the restrooms which at any other time I would have declined and left the restaurant if another table was not available.
Service was good but food was mediocre at best. No half portions allowed for children either.
Even though I had a good conversation with the owner it was already too late. No free dessert could improve the experience.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

This was our first visit to Circe, and after reading many positive reviews I was excited to try the restaurant! However, the food was hit or miss. We had several delicious dishes and a few that were underwhelming. The roasted beet salad was very tasty, scallops were delicious, and the mushroom bolognese was quite good. Unfortunately the stuffed artichoke was very disappointing, and the meatloaf seemed to be more breaded filling than meat. The service was excellent, although being a Thursday night it was quite empty in the restaurant.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had an excellent time and a wonderful meal. The service was excellent, also.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great service at Circe! Food was excellent. Place was busy. Loved it.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

After trying to get into the local "no reservations" restaurant and facing a 2 1/2 hr wait at 5:45 p.m. (no thanks), our party of 4 made a last minute reservation through Open Table at Circe. None of us had ever eaten here, but we liked the menu and thought we'd try it out. Once we checked in with the host (we later learned he was the owner), we were able to get a couple of seats at the very busy bar. We were quickly greeted by the friendly bartender and gave her our order. The bar was large and roomy. Decor was updated and fresh with white painted wood, granite & stone. The restaurant has tables upstairs as well as downstairs. Much warmer than what the picture shows. We were seated just a few minutes after our reservation time at a nice banquet table at the front of the restaurant. Our personable server, Dave, came over shortly after we were seated to offer drink refills and go over the specials. Our group ordered the lamb, scallops, and fruitti di mare and a side of lobster mashed potatoes. All were delicious and fresh. We shared a creme brule for dessert, which was a bit on the small side, but yummy. All in all, a very good experience. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Theater night

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

we continue going to Circe every time we go to a play in Providence. Must be something wrong with us. The food is great, we have the same waiter each evening and the service continue to get better. It's like being away from home and you're welcomed back. It's like you never left.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Everything was perfect. We had a very good waiter (John) who paid special attention to us and all his tables. His food suggestions were perfect. We had a great experience. Went back the next day just for cocktails at the bar and again it was a very rewarding experience. A must place to go when we are in Providence

Tags: Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very nice and quaint .Owner and staffs are very nice.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was good/great. Appetizer of prosciutto was delicious. Calamari was sranard. Steak was a decent size, cooked & seasoned well. Bread pudding was yummy. Ate with 3 other guests, 2/4 LOVED their food. Ambience was great. Loved the lightning & upstairs dining. I would return, especially later at night. Bar was nice.

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