Circe Restaurant & Bar

4.6
813 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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."
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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AC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and specials. The food was outstanding, and the ambiance was perfect for a date night. It was an all around great experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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JO
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Circe for the past 2 years and we are always happy with our food and aymosphere and staff. Love it !!!

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L
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was disappointing.

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FG
New England
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere! Food and vibe made the night. Highly recommend for a great evening out. The sound and tracks created by DJ Jay Free were on fleek.

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CS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Mediocre food and service. Recommendation for wine selection was: "this bottle is very popular and this one isn't as much". Received brie cheese when I ordered goat cheese. Was told that brie was made out of goat milk. Very disappointed. especially since I had dined there son a couple of occasions and had a different recollection of the food and the service. Maybe a fluke?

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MM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful New Year's Eve dinner at Circe. Our first time there and are already planning on going back. Food delicious and beautifully presented. Duck three ways was mouth watering, and the scallops with crab and lobster ravioli on spinach was amazing. Taylor, our server, was friendly, attentive, and gave good suggestions. We sat upstairs in the romantic balcony tables by the windows. Thank you to the chef and owner for creating a special dining experience atmosphere with excellent food and service.

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K
New England
21 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and exceptional service as always. Taylor was the bomb!

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HM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Jess was our waitress. Very warm and personable. Great pre show experience

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C
New England
32 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Another fine dining experience at Circe! Thank you!

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MA
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service

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AB
New England
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone in our party love their meals!

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ML
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience. I asked my girlfriend to marry me here and they gave me the perfect positioned table to do so. We could see the city lights while enjoying amazing food. The staff were incredible from start to end. Highly recommend.

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MC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 1service 1ambience 1

A very loud environment. There was a holiday party but upstairs was also very loud. Left before ordering. Tried to talk to hostess before leaving, but she was too busy to pay attention to customers leaving. Not sure we'll go back.

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Valet parking. Attractive space. Highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

No maitre’d greeting guests as they come into the door. She left her station and nobody had any idea what was going on. Not great first impression, nor a warm message to send to your guests when you are in the -hospitality- industry...

Avoid chicken salad at all costs unless you are looking for for very chewy insipid proteins and lack of acidity.

Ok plus side, meatloaf is good. Service vastly improved despite lack of anyone greeting you at the door, and total disorder.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great dinner with my wife for her birthday I would definitely recommend this to friends

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J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great and awesome Napa cabs offered by the bottle for a fair price

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely time. Thank you.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

This was my second time at the restaurant and the food was exceptional. We had gone on a saturday evening at 7pm and our wait for food was over an hour. The waitress and manager were extremely polite and responsive so we enjoyed our experience just seems like a off night for service. Will definitely be back!

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JS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One day of our favorite restaurants. It’s a great value. The ambiance is great and the food is always interesting. Love it.

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k
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visited Circe for the first time this past weekend prior to going to PPAC. We were seated promptly and asked if we were going to the show prior to ordering. Our server, Taylor was terrific! She was courteous, knowledgable and just a delight. The food was also excellent. We had the grilled oysters to start and they added one more to the dish so we could both have two. I had the scallops on a bed of squash puree with lentils that was superb. My husband had the pork shops with the cherry sauce, which was also very good. Would highly recommend to all friends and family.

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LT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are many great restaurants in Providence and Circe always makes my top list. There is always a fun inviting celebratory atmosphere. One of my top choices during the holidays as well. Food is superior and wait staff are very knowledgeable on every item on the menu. The duck entree was superb and cooked to perfection. Someone in our party ordered the meatloaf and it was phenomenal which is not something typically said of Meatloaf. But how can you go wrong with the bone marrow demi glaze. They also make excellent cocktails. Highly recommended and I will go back time and time again.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and professional waitstaff and of course the food was awesome!

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DJ
New England
34 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The duck is quite wonderful, especially with the confit part being so delectably tender. My dining companions got the swordfish special and we were surprised at the $40 price tag. Seemed a bit high considering the normal swordfish dish on menu was $32. Great that the restaurant has complimentary valet and you can go to the theatre and come back for your car. Nice benefit. Liked that the restaurant was accommodating to my being gluten free.

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k
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Each year my husband and I try a new restaurant before heading to the Christmas Carol at Trinity. This year we chose Circe, as I had read great things about it. We split a beet salad prior to our main meals. As the waitress came to check on us, we all looked down at my salad plate and noticed a decent sized bug, legs up, in my salad. The waitress took it away immediately and about 10 minutes later the manager came to apologize... or so we thought. His words were "Well I have to come by because there was a bug in your salad but let's be honest, these things happen." Really? These things happen? At a restaurant where we are paying $55 for a steak? He finished with "Obviously I won't make you pay for it, and at least you know the lettuce is fresh if there was a bug in it." Um... yeah... How about "I'm so sorry there was a bug in you food." Maybe a free drink? Maybe a free dessert? Something??? We were a bit upset at the way it was handled. The waitress was very nice about it though (Angie). If we didn't have a show to catch and weren't in a time crunch we would have left and gone elsewhere. We definitely won't be back. The only upside to the place was that we were able to leave our car with the valet and take an Uber to the show so we didn't have to worry about parking at the theater. Oh, wait, that's right, my car got hit while in the possession of the valet. So I guess overall it wasn't worth it.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We turned down the first table offered to us which was at the top of the stairs. The second table was at the back of the second floor, quiet but not a great seat either. Service was fine. We both had the short ribs which is our go-to dish to order. They were moist but not that flavorful.

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T
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have season tickets at PPAC. Circe is our go to after the matinee. The food, the cocktails and the service are always exceptional.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Everyone we interacted with was fantastic. Definitely would return.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taylor is the best!!! She ensures you have a wonderful dining experience

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P
New England
70 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service excellent!!

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k
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent, but the noise level is so high you can't have a conversation over dinner. Unfortunate since it's a nice atmosphere and great food...just go with people you don't want to talk to!

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PD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Got the mussels for an app. I couldn’t believe how much they give you and they were delish! Entrees were yummy as well. Martini was nice and big and topped off. I don’t know how the waitress carried it up all those stairs without spilling it. Would definitely return!

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PG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from food to the service was spot out. Helpful stuff great looking place to be in

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FS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food; excellent service; very friendly staff. A bit noisy; tables rather close together. This was our 2nd visit. Very consistent quality and service—wouldn’t hesitate to eat at CIRCE again. Definitely recommend.

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G
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This is our second time having dinner here. The service was excellent, and I love the space! It is pretty loud on a Saturday eve, which doesn’t bother me, but I could see some people wanting a quiet conversation. Our only real disappointment this time was the appetizer we ordered. It was roasted beets with chunks of cheese, and balsamic pearls..... it missed the mark. The beets were super bland, and over-cooked. Then the cheese was very strong, and just didn’t seem to go well. It was Also def lacking any seasoning as well. Both of our dinners were excellent, I love the Scottish Salmon with pesto and salsa under it! I was wishing we had ordered the tuna tartare again, as we know that one was excellent too!

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SR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, attentive service, cool ambience. Great cocktails. A little loud but not annoyingly so. Will definitely go back.

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M
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The waitstaff was pleasant and attentive. And all four of us thought our food was very delicious. My salmon was perfectly cook, moist and tasty. The only thing we didn't like is that although we asked for a table as far as possible from the bar area, it was still pretty loud.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food drinks and ambiance.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration, food was wonderful

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