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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (37)
Special Occasion (35)
Fit for Foodies (28)
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Bar Seating (27)
Romantic (27)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Business Meals (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Fun (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Cozy (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Late-night Find (8)
Authentic (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Healthy (6)
People Watching (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Casual (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

My friends and myself had brunch before seeing a show. I’d been before but a few friends had not. We all had a great time. Brunch and bottomless mimosas were amazing!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

A couple of the dishes my party ordered were very bland and hard to finish eating. We sent back one dish and the waiter was very understanding and took it off the bill. The small plates were better than the larger plates.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

So nice, got dinner before PPAC - service (by Giovanni) was excellent, attentive. Flexible about substituting menu items and dealing with an allergy. Great night-we'll be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

wonderful atmosphere, good food and nice staff. Loved the sushi pizza app and the scallops for the main course was delicious
Other table favorites were the steak tartar, truffle fries, the salmon special along with the burger.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great dinner. Food and service were excellent. great cocktail menu. only downside was that it was very chilly in the restaurant and the fans were running

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was our first visit to Circe but we look forward to returning.
Very convenient to PPAC and the 10% discount was greatly appreciated.
Wonderful food and service!

Tags: Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Circe, much like we have the three other times we have dined there!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Loved it, the whole experience. Go find out why for yoursef: you won’t regret it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service at Circe is outstanding. The food is fantastic too. Highly recommended.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great cuisine and a modern design. It was our first visit to Circe, but will not be our last. Great bartenders while waiting for our table, and Ahmed, our waiter, was excellent. Portions are nicely sized and everything was fantastic.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service spotty
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

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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. :)

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was great. The service was excellent and friendly. We went before PPAC and had a very nice dinner. The bacon wrapped beef tenderloin was outstanding.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always a great meal! The food never disappoints and the staff is wonderful.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing meal and service! Only wasn’t Thrilled to be so close to the next tables, it’s hard to have conversations that way. Overall excellent evening out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was excellent. Definitely a hot spot. It was pricey, but so worth it.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Awesome food and fantastic service.
My #1 “go to” place in Providence for any occasion.
Great bar, reasonably priced wine selection, creative cuisine and fantastic service - perfect dining experience every single time!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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!

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We loved our brunch. The food was great and the portions very huge. Our service was excellent as well. Would highly recommend this place for brunch.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent experience, great food and very attentive service

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had great fun at Circe celebrating our husbands’ October birthdays. The food was yummy and in generous portions. It has a steep stairway with safe railings to a loft where it is pretty quiet, but the downstairs has a bar on one side, dining on the other side which seemed a bit noisier. We would recommend going upstairs if you prefer a quiet spot. The swordfish and meatloaf were huge hits at our table as well as the Charcuterie board. David was an excellent waiter.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had the tuna special: sushi grade ahi tuna pepper crusted and seared on the outside, raw inside; amazing but a little expensive at $40. Everything else on the menu is around $30 a plate. Very interesting appetizers: we had the lobster risotto which was served nice and hot with a dollop of cold avacado ice cream in the center.. very good and unique. Would certainly go back. It was a great spot for an anniversary dinner with my wife.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fun, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was great. We ordered off the regular menu (we did not choose any of the specials) and everything was very good. One person got the Bibb Salad and reported that it was a bit too vinegary, but Lobster Risotto, Mussels, and Tuna Pizza were all fantastic. There was a new, inventive cocktail menu as well.

The only problem was that it took a very long time for our food to come out. It was a Friday night at about 8pm, but it was well over an hour (about 75 minutes) between our cheese plate and our dinners (all small plates). We all had to be up early Saturday morning and did not intend to be out quite so late Friday night.

No bread was served - which was a bit odd. I often can tell the quality of a restaurant based on their bread.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was good, probably not worth the cost. The waitress was over extended and not engaged. Not sure we will be back...

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Excellent salads, large, shareable portions. Entrees are also large, but probably not shareable. They serve a “cone” of bread slices, different varieties, fresh and tasty. Will provide a dish of olive oil (add pepper if desired). Bar drinks are likewise well prepared and not overly priced.

Service was very good, very attentive, but we never felt rushed.

All around fine experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

My guests and I were very interested in trying this restaurant and it did not disappoint. The menu has a very tempting selection, the wait staff was excellent as were the drinks. The food was incredible. The lobster risotto with Avocado ice cream, is excellent as well.
All of us would definitely come back and highly recommend.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had reservations. The hostess greeted us right away and seated us promptly. She was very pleasant.

We were greeted quickly by the server. She was pleasant as well. Not overly, but very efficient.

We had the lobster risotto with avocado ice cream. This was amazing. I almost wanted to order another one for my dinner.

I had the lobster and crab caramella. It was basically a lobster & crab ravioli. The pasta was fabulous but you could not detect any sign of crab or lobster inside. Unfortunately, all you could taste was the cheese. It was very tasty, just no sign of crab or lobster.

My husband had the special which was swordfish with scallops. His was divine. Although it was a little steep at $45.

The wine was great.

All in all it was a great experience. Next time I'd like to sample some of their handcrafted cocktails.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great place for a date. Met my date at the bar for a drink before being seated in a nice table in the back of the restaurant. The waitress was amazing and provided great suggestions for dinner and wine combinations. The scallops and salmon were fantastic. Overall a great experience we will definitely be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Circe is a lovely place to catch up with a friend over good food. The menu has a good number of options to select from satisfying almost all appetites.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Been here four times, Great food great service. will go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Fun, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent!! Definitely a repeat event!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Everyone in my group was really very impressed - I gave it 4 stars only because I reserve 5 for something truly exceptional - but Circe was really very good. I am usually very suspicious of anyplace that mentions "comfort food" anywhere in its description - but Circe was far out on the creative end of comfort. I had an excellent piece of swordfish - which I think is very unusual these days. The service was friendly, efficient, knowledgeable, and unobtrusive. Only negative is that it is a little noisy - much more so near the bar. And it has a long narrow layout, so there is a bit of traffic going past the tables most of the time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Our 1st time and thoroughly enjoyed our meal and evening. Food was great but the dessert sampler was outstanding.

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