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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GD
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent for a business luncheon. Food and service was great.

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

I can''t say enough wonderful things about our waiter Dave. He was knowledgeable, passionate, witty, and took great care of us. The food was also good, but , Dave's service is what made out night fantastic.

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PB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Circe and absolutely loved it. Great menu choices and generous portions of truly excellent food. Dave, our waiter, was friendly and helpful. Will definitely return.

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was spectacular. We had drinks, two appetizers, and two entrees. All of them were very good.

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TR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from Taylor and the duck was sublime.

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R
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The vibe was fun with great music - perfect spot for “Friday night at the bar” kind of groove. My wife and I went for our anniversary dinner and the food and drinks were delicious and the service was excellent. Highly recommend!

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DE
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had dinner out, just the ladies before our PPAC show! It was fun to sit upstairs and people watch on Weybosset. The food was delicious!

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CG
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were staying at the Hampton Inn in Providence for the night and looking for a some good food
before attending a show at the PPAC. Everything was delicious from the cheese appetizers to the monkfish and chicken dish. We would go back again

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MC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Visited for a pre-show dinner at 5 and overall had a great experience. The restaurant and bar were pretty full given the time, so it felt like the place to be. Food was great, had the calamari appetizer, perfectly tender. For the main course, I had the beef tenderloin and my husband had scallops with lobster mashed potatoes, both were delicious with very generous portion size. Only down comment was we waited a very long time for our entrees, waitress blamed the size of the crowd.

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NM
Denver
51 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Just to start, we're repeat customers. Food is always very good to excellent but they always seem to be out of at least one menu item (sometimes many mains) which the wait staff never seem to want to tell us about until we order it. This evening, it was very busy (7:45 reservations) and service was definitely off. Wait staff were polite and very apologetic but it was a long hour + before served our mains. Food: Caprese good (tomatoes a bit hard but it's not quite the season so probably should take it off the menu), roasted veggie ravioli (excellent), the evening's special salmon (excellent), duck 3 ways (always a favorite and always excellent), and braised boneless short rib (also a fav. and also always reliably excellent). I have to give an overall "Good" experience given the service issues (kept filling our bottle water glasses with tap, long waits for drinks, apps, and dinner, and the final issue - shards of glass in our order of Diet Coke!).

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
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 on May 18, 2019
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 on May 17, 2019
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
32 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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OT
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
6 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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