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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

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Special Occasion (36)
Bar Seating (32)
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Fit for Foodies (28)
Romantic (28)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Business Meals (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Cozy (15)
Fun (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Late-night Find (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Authentic (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Casual (6)
Healthy (5)
People Watching (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (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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