Circe Restaurant & Bar

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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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CS
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time eating here and it was a great experience again! The food is amazingly tasty and beautiful, the cocktails were on point and the wait staff can't be beat! Cannot wait to go back!

S
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed Circe Soirée for a Birthday Celebration. Food and service could not be better.

D
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal with excellent service and fairly priced wines.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went in before a show. The service was outstanding! She made great recommendations and was very attentive. We got the scallop special with lobster mash potatoes. It was unbelievable!!!!!!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place , beautiful bar , diverse menu good food and service

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

You spend a lot of money for very little food. I would only really go back for the drinks.

B
New England
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent
Thanks Dave
Food was good but looked better than it tasted
Tuna high quality but spiced like a steak au poivre overpowering the taste
Muscles in white wine with too much cream
Dessert plate of chocolate tasting perfect

b
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

not impressed at all. too loud. very pricy specials

SL
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We knew nothing about Circe. I was looking for a restaurant for dinner after a Trinity Rep matinee. It was excellent. All of us had fish or seafood. Presentation, quantity and quality all excellent. That chocolate dessert sampler - 9 options - was amazing.

My only quibble was noise level - a large table next to us, kind of noisy but not terrible.

CD
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Great food, attentive service, very clean. A bit pricey.

RR
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had my 31st Birthday here and it was quite possibly one of, if not, the best meal I've ever had! The seafood was perfectly cooked and very fresh, our server was very attentive to our needs and at the end they brought out this huge and delicious dessert just for me! I don't live in Providence, but if I did I'd probably try to find a way to eat here once a week. Great for special occasions or whenever you are in need of good food!

UG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent seafood and friendly service

NB
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding.

The food was good, but lacked a "wow" factor. For an entree I had the crab and lobster "caramelle", and found the pasta tough and the filling mediocre. Two of my friends enjoyed the ahi tuna entree; the other two found the wild mushroom bolognese to be mostly pasta and not enough mushrooms.

The cocktails and desserts were great!

Wine list was adequate. They were out of the wine I wanted and the substitution they suggested was not really similar to the wine I had wanted. I was able to find a good substitution, but I felt they were trying to upsell me on the wine.

L
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were good but the restaurant was very noisy. We could not carry on a conversation and had difficulty hearing the waitress explain the specials.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have never been disappointed at Circe. Excellent service at the bar and our table.

M
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

We sat upstairs and it was so dark we could not read the menu and so loud we could not carry on a conversation. The food was good and the waitress was great.

L
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time at Circe. A narrow space, but nicely decorated with whimsical touches like fruit as art. Our waitress was enthusiastic, accommodating and attentive. The ceiling fan was chilling us, and she got it turned off in no time. Service was pleasantly brisk, but not rushed. My swordfish in tomato sauce was excellent. My companions enjoyed their salmon and wild boar ragu dishes. Excellent sauvignon blanc by the glass. I had an inventive dessert with polenta, hazelnuts, strawberries and rhubarb. Could use a little refinement, like more hazelnut and less polenta. Major props for inventiveness. Will definitely be going back.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Circe for Sunday brunch. Loved everything from the perfectly seasoned meal to the bottomless Mimosa's.

Waitress, Jess was attentive and super sweet.

TM
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited Providence and found this restaurant. It was so good, went back final night. Our server David remembered us, what we had and our cocktails. He made our visit memorable and showed great hospitality.

c
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved it, good energy and good food.

t
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great as always. Had the scallop salad special, it was tasty!!! The service was as good, the bartender Rachel was awesome. Would recommend Circe to anyone who want's a great meal. Great job Carlo.

JH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We come to Circe every year about this time to celebrate our birthdays, taking the ferry from Newport. It’s always perfectly lovely and and important part of our summer ritual.

LF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Circe did not disappoint. The food was amazing and we will definitely go again.

ER
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and everyone was superb. Had a great time.
Like most times I go out to dinner the only disappointment is the public. Learn how to dress people!
You should look like you put more thought into your outfit than the staff.

SS
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, great food and service! First time for brunch and worth it.

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Circe never disappoints with their food. Went with friends from out of town (Boston) before Waterfire and they loved it. Our server was wonderful! I don't remember her name but I'm sure and I hope you do look her up to tell her how happy we were with her service! The only reason I gave a 4 star instead of a 5 was because where we were seated, it was extremely hot! (We were seated in booth- when you walk in to the left near the window) I know it had to do with the lowered ceiling in that area causing the ac not to reach us because when I walked to the back to go to the ladies room, it was comfortable. When we brought this to our servers's attention, she immediately came over with a portable fan to remedy the situation. I love Circe; wonderful experience and the food is always consistently delicious. I look forward to returning!

V
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

When we arrived, they had no record of our reservation, even though I had had confirmation only that day. But they were very gracious and seated us almost immediately at a wonderful table. The server was very friendly and knowledgeable and recommended some dishes. The food was really good, except it was too salty in parts, otherwise it was fine.

c
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous!!!
Highly recommend! Our waiter David was so accommodating to our table. I brought my bf, and two sons 9 and 12. The kids ordered items off the menu (not too crazy, plain pasta and vanilla ice cream for dessert.) But they made it happen! My kids are picky eaters and they loved the calamari, fresh pasta and brownie with vanilla ice cream. ( my kids creation). So wonderful! David our waiter was fabulous in making my kids laugh. Will go again!

JW
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food overall and amazing service. Only negatives for me was first: the wagyu burger I ordered medium came well done. I have made burgers far better at home that were not $22. Second: the ambiance didn't really know what it was. It seemed upscale fancy but they were playing club-house music at the bar. It was kind of stuck between elegant and contemporary. Wish they would commit to one or the other!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the pleasure of dining here with my husband and daughters recently. I have a significant hearing disability, and the staff could not have been more accommodating!!!!! My husband ordered a Caesar Salad, and it literally served all 4 of us! We also shared the lobster risotto with Avocado ice cream, which was amazing!!!!Our dinners were fantastic! Our dinners were so good! Wine list was good, and staff were very attentive without being intrusive.... I’m looking forward to another visit very soon!

DC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Circe is consistent. The cuisine is always on point. Cheese board is outstanding. Love the honeycomb. Jess is a server we've had before and she is a pleasure to interact with. The new River Walk is right behind Circe and that area is really coming along.

f
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Overall, seems like a great place to enjoy a nice meal. Ambiance is very cool, and upstairs offers some creative seating areas. We did have two issues with the food that we ordered, which the restaurant did their best to resolve. Filet ordered medium arrived at the table very rare, and the side of mashed potatoes was luke-warm. This is very surprising, as we were one of only 5 or 6 parties being served in the entire restaurant at that time. Sent back the filet and when it returned 10 minutes later it was still not properly cooked to medium. At that point we just wanted to finish our meal, and we also had to point out that they had taken away my wife's serving of mashed potatoes with her filet, so we asked them to replace that side so we could enjoy the rest of the meal. My pork chop was good but not exceptional. The restaurant did not offer any type of compensation for the poorly served entrees. Not sure if we will go back based on this experience, but would certainly encourage others to give it a try.

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful venue. Great food and service.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed a great brunch at Circe. My wife and I look forward to going back.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good place. I’d go back.

JM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food
Service top notch with Michaela
Comfortable seating
Valet parking wonderful
Didn't know thee was 10 percent discount if going to show. Not informed and did tell wait staff
Noise level loud bass not pleasant
Open table reservation did not show on Circe reservations even though I received a confirmation

R
New England
34 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent with large portions. Good selection

C
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Circe met a single one of my groups' expectations - we were given a single round of drinks. Our waters were never refilled. We were never offered additional drinks. We were never checked on. In fact, once our order was taken, we never saw our server again. After an hour, with no check-in, and no food, I sought out the manager. I told him that we hadn't been served and hadn't seen our server. I told him (as I told the server upon our arrival), that we were due at a show in 20 minutes. He told me our food would be out "soon." I asked what would happen then, when we were left with no time to eat and an expensive bill? He told me "It's no problem if you need to leave." ...As if his picking up our two seltzer waters and two Shirley Temples was a favor. So, choose Circe if you don't expect to be served food or generally receive service of any kind.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious. Service friendly. Pre theater dinner before Hamilton at PPAC. One hour plenty of time for one course dinner. We both had the seafood special - seared scallops over spinach and lobster mashed potatoes. Only negative was the bill - little bit pricey but worth it

MM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and drinks! Inviting atmosphere and great service. A win all-around.

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