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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."
Providence, RI 02903
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
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet parking
Wednesday through Saturday
5:00 pm to close.
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
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???
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
I picked Circe based on positive Open Table reviews. The ambiance and service were good but unfortunately the food was not very good. Specifically, the salmon was bland and overcooked, the filet was overcooked on the edges and still too raw inside for medium, the pasta for the lobster/crab caramelle was too thick and the fries were soggy. Overall, very disappointing.
We’ve eaten at Circe numerous times and it’s always fantastic. Sean is an incredible waiter and we always have a memorable experience. Great choice of cocktails, nice wine list, reasonably priced and creative cuisine. Always willing to accommodate picky eaters. Can’t wait to eat here again!!
Started with salad - I had the beets and my wife the Boston Bibb. Both were fresh and flavorful. We both had fish for the entree - both were specials. I had the salmon on a bed of decadent lobster mash potato and several spears of asparagus. She had the seared ahi tuna on a bed of roasted vegetables. Both were marvelous. We ordered the chocolate brownie with gelato - a simple but gluttonous standout. Michaela was our attentive server - graciously accommodating. We were seated near the door - a little too busy between the foot traffic at the hostess station and a boisterous party of 4 who were a little too close for comfort. Next time we'll ask for a table upstairs to keep the madding crowd at bay. Overall, a great dining experience.
Had the best dinner ever! Our server, Ahmed was outstanding and very personable. Wanted to try something new and I came across this hidden gem on a Thursday night. Pretty busy at the bar but got sat right away. Service was fantastic and I highly recommend requesting Ahmed and the duck entree. Definitely will be back for an after work cocktail.
First time visit to Circe. Over all very good rating in general. The only reason we gave this restaurant a 4 was because we felt the sides accompanying my wife’s main dish was more of a garnish than a side, otherwise the flavors were excellent and our waitress was friendly and quick to answer any questions we had about menu.
We almost paid $100/person and for that price you would expect excellent top to bottom which this was not. The girl at the door does not belong in the service industry. We had a reservation and she told us our table would be ready in 10 minutes although we were on time. She never checked back with us and avoided eye contact and we were eventually seated by a nice waiter half an hour later. Appetizers took for ever and we got our food more than an hour after we sat down. food was good but overall for the price they charge you would expect top level service which clearly they did not come close to and frankly I don't think they care to.
Asked re ingredients in certain appetizer but server hadn’t found out and wanted order - came back to tell us after order went in.... seemed to late by then
Too loud - parties near us , while only four people, were obnoxiously loud - literally had to raise voice to talk to friends
Food fair but prices expensive and not worth value
Our first time.
Over all we were happy with our evening At Circe. Especially the first courses were great and tasty.
They don't do nuts at the bar I was told ...... a first for me. Would have been nice to have a few nuts with our drink while waiting for our table. Just good practice I find.
We'll go back and hopefully find nice peanuts at bar this time. :)
Food was good, not great considering the entree tuna special was $40.
Living in NYC we don't mind paying for great food and terrific ambience. But when a special of the night is about $10 above the regular entree prices, the waiter should probably mention that.
Other than that, it was a bustling bar scene, lots of birthday singing and a late nite club scene upstairs
We are from Boston and we meet dear friends from CT. Circe is our go-to for Sunday brunch. We can sit and talk for hours with drinks and a yummy brunch never feeling rushed. You can chat comfortably without shouting. Chic atmosphere and waiters are always friendly and efficient . Would love to try for dinner!
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