Circe Restaurant & Bar

4.6
918 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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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Angie was great. Food was delicious with unique offerings. Bartender made me a custom drink which was right on. Would def recommend.

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CA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife & I love this restaurant! Always great food & atmosphere, and the portions are great for the price! I would recommend for a date night, special occasions or just for a few cocktails & apps.

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DO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

I had food fights coupons for free burgers. The coupons do not state any restrictions on days or times you could use them. we made the reservation, went to out table and luckily showed the waitress the coupons. She said we do not honor those coupons on Friday or Saturday. I pointed out it does not say it on coupon. So I said I guess we will be leaving. The host that seated us asked why we were leaving and I told him. He said that the owner had recently called and said he did not want them honored on Fridays or Saturdays. He signed up to be a part of this promotion and I don't feel basically changing your mind is
a great way to do the business. The restaurant was not even that crowded.

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JH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent! We tried the steak and cheese wrap, which was a little heavy on the onions but otherwise delicious, the grilled chicken sandwich, and the mussels (Huge portion!) after starting with butternut squash soup which was delicious and came with grilled bread. The desserts were amazing, as well. We had pumpkin creme brûlée, polenta apple crisp, and expresso gelato. The only negative we experienced was our server being a bit pushy for us to get our orders in quickly. We were there to celebrate a special occasion and wanted to take our time, there was only one other table occupied while we were there, and no reason for her to stand at the table waiting for us to decide. She was also a bit snide when we said we wanted to finish our soup before ordering our meals as we were not sure what we would be in the mood for afterwards. Other than that, we had a wonderful experience and will definitely go back!

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W
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always! Loved everything and so did my boys♡

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D
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, as always. Will definitely return.

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HW
New England
30 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Wonderful service from Jesse. Excellent food. My first time here and I will be back.

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W
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and friendly wait staff. Best burger I have had so far.

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BC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Played my dream song upon entering establishment, would highly recommend to any citizen with the providence metro area

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PB
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Great location near the PPAC. it was noisy due to a bridal shower upstairs. Very open. Great drinks.

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JS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in Providence. Love the ambiance and the food is consistently good.

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

- extremely loud music bar area frowns out conversation at the dining tables throughout the restaurant.
- the food was ok, not special at all.
- we spent $30 / person for a single entree and no drinks (just water).
- we would not recommend this restaurant.

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CS
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was outstanding. The atmosphere was classy yet held a urban modern vibe. Definitely returning soon!

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent--I stuck with seafood and can highly recommend both the raw bar and crab and lobster ravioli. Service was very friendly and prompt but the waitress not that knowledgeable. I overheard that should could not explain what a polenta crust was--she didn't know it was corn-based! I will definitely return next time I am in Providence. There is a lot to explore on the menu!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We came at the tail end of Sunday Brunch. The menu offered a number of interesting twists on standard brunch fare. I would definitely go back.

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SG
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, Great service.....drinks were on point. Mussels were out of this world!!

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RK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Highly recommend for a pre-theater dinner!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect service, excellent food. And interesting cocktails. Definitely recommended

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J
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place great atmosphere, great food a little on the costly side something for special occasions not every night.

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AC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was Dave and his service was outstanding. He catered to us with detail, expressed his selections and was so nice to us. He even gave us a little extra olive bread to take with us. I had the Filet Mignon which was so amazing. It was much like Chateaux Brilliant. It was so tender and juicy. My girlfriend had the scallops and she loved them. Would definitely return.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

we have always had excellent dinners @ circe and we usually take our desserts to go including gelato bec we live <5 min walk away. on friday 4/26 we did the same thing. when we got home our "desserts" were stuffed in those little plastic sauce to-go cups.having ordered the same things to go multiple times before, we were very disappointed especially since we ordered 4 scoops of gelato and were given the equivalent of 4 teaspoons. i took fotos to show the manager should we ever decide to come back but i dont think we will for a while. there are too many great restos in providence that provide consistent great experiences and this kind of ruined it for us.

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ME
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

We had to wait 10 minutes for a server to even bring us water and acknowledge us even though we were one of three tables in her section. She had walked by multiple times and had not acknowledged us at all. Where we were sitting the lights were so dim I could barely read the menu. Our food was good, small portions for a big bill but that’s to be expected at a fancier restaurant. The icing on the cake was the new table that sat down next to us and hadn’t even taken their jackets off before they were offered drinks.

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ZZ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent. Server was a little standoffish.

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JG
New England
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, will be back again!

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o
New England
16 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful experience! We loved the food; the server was delightful; the ambiance was great. We're glad that they are open for lunch because we'll probably go back!

One of my friends had the vegetarian ravioli; she said it was one of the best things she's ever eaten. I had the smoked salmon appetizer - there was enough salmon (and other things) to serve as a meal rather than an entree.

All of us were full and didn't have room for dessert, but the people at the next table had the profiteroles, which looked outstanding.

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AG
New England
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and excellent service. Great combination of very high-quality dishes but in a modern, business casual atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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C
New England
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant. Our server,Taylor, was AMAZING. Great for date night

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BC
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Although the food was good, it wasn't anything innovative or really delicious. It was just fine, but uninspired. Our waitress wasn't friendly or particularly helpful. I wouldn't go back. On the plus side, the valet was kind and courteous.

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D
New England
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch

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L
New England
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal from start to finish.

Dennis Bossian, Esq.

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MC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is beautifully appointed and the staff was lovely and well informed about all the menu items & specials. We have a wonderful evening.

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LS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there and will continue to go ! Great place for a high end meal before a show at the PPAC with free valet parking as a bonus. The apps, mains, service and of course the drinks were excellent. It's not cheap but you get what you pay for and well worth it !

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f
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant. The decor and atmosphere is very nice. We had a cozy table and the food was very good! All three of our meals were excellent and the service was very good. I would definitely go back.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bartender was so friendly! She was awesome and gave a great dining experience!

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j
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

I went to Circe for brunch for a 'champagne sourie.' While the food was EXCELLENT we had several issues. FIrst of all, the event was promoted with drink specials including bottomless mimosas. When our party arrived, we all ordered a round just to find out that 'they weren't doing that today because they wouldn't be able to turn tables.' We very nicely pointed out that it was in the advertisement for the event, at which the manager appeared to be shocked by. We did order a bottle of prosecco and they brought champagne TWICE. One person in our party of six was served 25 minutes before everyone else. The food was excellent, so I would go back, just never again for brunch.

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PO
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my husband’s birthday.
The service was outstanding and the food delicious as always!

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JC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

My son lives in Boston and when he comes home he looks forward to going to Circe. It is one of his favorite restaurants in RI. Went there Saturday evening had a reservation for four. The owner was not there and this was obvious as there is a big change. We were brought to the very back of the restaurant to a table near the rest rooms, service station and entrance to kitchen. We did not want to spend our evening in this location. We were shown to a table upstairs which was the last table on the end of the row. This turns into a nightclub after 10:00 and this is obviously in the atmosphere. The speaker on the wall was at ear level and we could not hear a thing. The waitress came over to the table and immediately said "this will not work, I will find you another table or turn off the music". It did take about 10 minutes for the staff to figure out how to turn off the music. The food has always been excellent but very disappointing on this visit. The pasta was tasteless and stuck together. My son said his filet was fine. Although, the appetizers were good. I know they opened a second restaurant in East Greenwich and I am assuming this is the reason for the downward quality and service. No owner on premises and maybe a change in chefs. We will not be going back anytime soon and I will not be recommending this to anyone. Farewell to a once excellent establishment.

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KS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second visit and it was just as cozy and yummy as my first!

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MD
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Truly enjoyed Circe, the atmosphere, food and service were wonderful

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C
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent everything! Server was awesome. Tried food based on servers recommendations, and it did not disappoint! Can’t wait to go again!

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