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Circe Restaurant & Bar

4.6
662 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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."
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 1:00am, Friday: 11:00am - 2:00am, Saturday: 3:00pm - 2:00am, Sunday: 10:00am - 1:00am
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Phone number
(401) 437-8991
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Simon Keating
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking
Wednesday through Saturday
5:00 pm to close.
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Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 662 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our food was absolutely amazing and we are never disappointed when we come to Circe. The drinks are delicious as well. We love it here and will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The dinner we had was fabulous. We started with the stuffed artichoke and the cheese board which was amazing. We also ordered the lamb chops and I had the scallop special with spinach and lobster mash potatoes. The service was terrific. They could have been nicer. The only problem was that we were downstairs by the door and it was extremely noisy. I don't know if upstairs is better.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I had been wanted to get to Circe...not sure why we waited so long. It won’t be long before we return!! Started with cocktails and Calamari....so good. Seared scallops were delish as was my husbands boar pepperdelle! Finished with dessert...yum!! We will be going back again and again!! Thank you Carlo for introducing yourself..we enjoyed meeting you and will see you soon!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Awesome visit to one of our Providence favorites!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

A very enjoyable evening! The waitstaff were very friendly and service was impeccable. The food was very good. Loved the atmosphere!
We'll definitely be back!
Thank you!

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Very disappointing. The cheese plate was good. Two bacon wrapped angus tenderloins ordered MED RARE were overcooked to slightly past MED and had a texture similar to roast beef rather than filet. They came with a black truffle ravioli which were unevenly cooked and way under done (hard and stiff), the green beans were cooked to near mush, and the plate was drowned in a heavy poivre sauce that overwhelmed everything. A third dish, 10oz angus filet mignon ordered RARE was served MED RARE. A side of asparagus was good. A side a mashed potatoes had an odd flavor component that no one at the table could identify and no one liked. Raspberry sorbet had an intense raspberry flavor that would have been very good but it had a sticky consistency on the bottom and ice crystals throughout. The gelato, chocolate and vanilla had the same problem with the ice crystals. The brownie with cappuccino gelato did not fare better. The brownie was cakey and dry. The total bill for 3 people with two glasses of Pinot Noir was $230.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Amazing food. Love the ambience. Spot on service.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent restaurant, service, and amazing food and crafted drinks! We loved everything we had and the experience was exceptional.

I had the seared scallops for dinner, they were perfect, and the portion was very reasonable, 5 scallops instead of 3 (that's the amount you get in NYC). My boyfriend had the burger and it was delicious...a remarkable gourmet burger! We will definitely be back to Circe when in Providence.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food was excellent and our Waiter was very good at luting us know what he thought when we asked him questions about choices !

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our server David was an excellent server and gave 5 star service throughout our meal.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Perfect in every way. Can’t wait to go back. A great place to dine before or after the theatre. Valet parking and a short walk to PPAC

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Amed is AMAZING!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Circe is wonderful for dinner pre theater to PPAC, which is just a short walk away. They valet the car which is perfect! The apps and dinner were delicious and beautifully presented. Sean, our waiter, was knowledgeable and attentive. Overall, a nice evening.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Excellent. The ahi tuna special is divine!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Sean provided excellent service. He was very attentive; food was great.

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The chicken was bland & dry. The scallops where good. The service was okay. Our servers stood there & watched us eat our appetizers the entire time. They where nice but made us feel a little uncomfortable.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Our waitress was amazing but the hostess was rude. Food was on point and probably the best espresso martini I’ve ever had!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Absolutely perfect night at Circe from the moment we walked in till the moment we left.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Very nice. We had the pleasure of sitting on the 2nd floor by the window which provided ample opportunity for people watching both in the bar and on the street. VERY lively (read: loud) bar patrons tonight but that helped the festive mood of the evening. The food was wonderful. Impossible to find fault with a bacon-wrapped tenderloin, cooked as ordered (often chefs are afraid to cook to medium-well, for fear of overcooking). Just fine. The evening special was veal chop which was a hefty piece of tender meat, served with a toothsome risotto which split the balance between the soupy risotto so often served and Rice-a-Roni (but in a GOOD way)! Good, friendly service, good wine list as well

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Wonderful service and the food was to die for. Live in MA, but will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great experience! Creative and excellently executed foods. Started with the lobster risotto with avocado ice cream which sounds weird but totally works. Although the rice was cooked perfectly, the overall texture should be creamier. Salmon and scallops were delicious tho the scallops were just slightly overcooked. Very good wine list and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great romantic spot! Plus valet parking. Delicious drinks and housemade cheeses. Yum!

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went there for Valentine's day. The Maitre d and valet were super nice. The waiter was bordline rude and the food was sub par for the price. Wouldn't go again given the other options in Providence in that price range.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was exceptional from start to dessert. Well actually to the end of the entree. After waiting for over 30 minutes for dessert, we left. Nice people but extremely slow. This is not a place you go to spend 2:45 hours on a weeknight.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We went to Circe for the first time as a pre-show dinner spot. The decor and Ambience are just lovely. There is a beautiful bar towards the front of the restaurant. We were seated in the back of the first floor. Our waiter was phenomenal and very well informed. He even mentioned that the salads were very large and that we would probably want to share which we did. Our entrees were delicious as were the creative cocktails. Only complaint on that particular night was that our entrees took too long to come out and we were concerned about missing the show. The waiter was very apologetic and said they just had a huge last minute pre-theater rush. He also said we should come back after the show because they have a DJ starting at 10. We opted out of this because of our long ride home, but if we were staying locally we would definitely have tried it out. We have already recommended service to friends and look forward to another visit on our next trip to Providence.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Circe is perfect for pre theater dining. Had a leisurely 2 hour dinner. Starters and small plates were scrumptious. Main courses were delicious. No rushing, great cocktails and just a short walk to theater. Circe will valet your car for dinner and the show!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food and service overall, my burger was a bit over cooked, but still tasty! Service was prompt and friendly-really nice people!

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2.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Waited a long time to be seated. Good food. Weird atmosphere. Slow impersonal service. Minimal interaction. Seemed like the server had too much going on. Might go back but not on a Friday. Not my new fav but might try again sometime for a different occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

We were a party of 4 for brunch just prior to PPAC theater performance. Interesting menu, good service and good food. We will be back.
P.S. They honor reservations.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

I ordered a gnocchi pasta dinner and it was AMAZING!!! The sauce and flavor combinations were delicious! My boyfriend got a salmon dish with corn salsa and also really liked it! Definitely a great choice for our anniversary!!

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We came on a Friday night and ordered a couple of plates: bruschetta, oysters, beef tartare and brussel sprouts. The bruschetta was good and the tartare was very tasty. After the tiny size of the oysters and soft, wet brussel sprouts (typically I like them a little crunchy), the tartare saved the meal. Drinks were very good (I’ve been told Circe is known to have good drinks). The noise was loud of dance music and we luckily just finished our dinner before they turned it up to the point of not being able to hear each other when speaking at a normal tone. Overall we had a good experience but you get what you pay for. Not really anything too amazing. If you’re looking for some energy, good drinks and a small bite to eat (as long as it’s not brussel sprouts) I’d say check it out.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Small space, but clean and fresh appearance. Food was delicious. Drinks were a bit overpriced, but on par with the rest of the food prices. Definitely not a bargain dining experience, but good and worth a special occasion meal.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Awesome experience as usual. Great food, great atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Tried for the first time on”Restaurant Week”
Amazing Value! Food was delicious, cooked perfectly and presented beautifully! Wait staff was very attentive and pleasant. Loved sitting upstairs. Beautiful Restaurant. Great valet parking as well!!!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Loved the food and atmosphere. Would definitely go back

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

This is clearly one of the best restaurants in Providence! The service is truly outstanding and there are a variety of good choices on the menu. It has a feel of casual elegance. Lingering at the table did not seem to be a problem, and the four of us certainly did that. The noise level is a bit higher than one might like, but not so much so that it impeded conversation. We have now been twice and intend to be there again soon.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Had a great Restaurant Week meal here!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Everything is incredible. Highly highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

My BF who only comes to Rhode Island a couple of weeks out of a school year, came for the week. It was Restaurant Week and after some thought we chose CIRCE as our Date Spot. CIRCE DID NOT DISAPPOINT! We both had The Restaurant Week Menu - The Crab-Cake and Lamb Meatballs as our 1ST Course, The Lobster & Scallop Caramelle and Bacon Wrapped Angus Beef as our 2ND Course, and The Espresso Mousse and Sorbet as our 3RD. My BF cannot shut up about that crab-cake, so kudos! Plus, we were sat at a 2-Top on the top level that overlooked Prov, so WIN WIN!

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

We met friends at Circe for Restaurant Week. I loved the ambiance of the space and we were pleased at the extensive Restaurant Week menu. My favorite dish was the Burrata Mozzarella appetizer - so creamy with delicious fresh basil. The cocktail menu is quite interesting and had a lot of bourbon and whisky based choices. The server (Dave) was extremely friendly and helpful and made for a very enjoyable evening. We will definitely return!

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