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Circa by John Bragg - CLOSED

6150 Poplar Ave. Suite 122, Memphis, TN 38119 (Downtown)
901-746-9130
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Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Remember the first time you tasted an extraordinary dish, or a unique, exciting new wine or cocktail? Circa by Chef/Owner John Bragg recaptures those special culinary moments with contemporary regional American cuisine executed with classic French techniques and sauces. Circa’s “Wall of Wine” consists of strictly the most innovative, cutting-edge, food-worthy wines made today, including over 50 wines by the glass listed with fun, friendly descriptions. The dining room is sleek and sexy; and in Circa’s bar and tree shaded patio areas, you can also enjoy a small-plate “Cravings” menu, along with handcrafted beers, original cocktails and virtually every adult beverage known to man.

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English first
Bartlett, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

My girlfriends and I went to celebrate our birthdays. They had the best mimosa - perfect balance. Service was great and food was great

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TN
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I made reservations for Saturday 1-5-2013 to take my wife to Circa for our wedding anniversary. We've enjoyed Circa before. In the course of the week leading up to the Friday before the Saturday reservations, I was sent 3 different "reminders" for the reservation. Then, Friday morning I received a call from Circa that my reservations were canceled because they... More

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Memphis, TN
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Everything is wonderful. Make it a destination for a truly special event and you won't be disappointed. The service is great.

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Memphis, Tennessee
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

First, to find out that Chef appreciates single barrel scotch as much as I do is a big plus. What an inventory. And the wine. Did I mention the wine? Holy jeepers...the wine! Then the salivation begins upon opening the menu. What do I choose? We sat at Chef's Table and shared everything. Did Tinker Bell sprinkle pixie dust in... More

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Memphis
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132 reviews 132 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The food is great, no complaints about any of the appetizers, main courses or desserts. It is pricey, but worth it for a special occasion restaurant. The service was sloppy and the restaurant was not crowded. Our server forgot a drink from the bar and didn't bring until after the meal arrived. She had to be reminded of requests at... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

The food was excellent when I went. This was at the Downtown location and it has since moved to a new location. But I would not miss a chance to try it.

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Tupelo, Mississippi, USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

If you are looking for a nice meal out in east Memphis, Circa is a great choice. My husband and I were impressed by the illuminated menus, excellent service, and wine list, though somewhat limited still had great choices. Our server was prompt but did not rush us through our meal. The asparagus prosciutto appetizer was delicious and enough to... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

My hubby and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Circa tonight. We loved it! We started with the Seared Foie Gras which was incredibly tender and succulent. We followed that up with a bowl of the Chef’s Lobster and Crab Bisque. It was yummy. My husband had the Sorghum Cured Rack of Lamb with the sweet potato shiitake flan. The... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

I decided to take my girlfriend here to celebrate her birthday. I remembered how good the food was when it was located downtown and thought that it would be the same at this location. Boy was I wrong. We started with the crawfish beignets. The presentation was impressive, but the dish lacked taste. No seasoning what so ever. For the... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

On a return pass-through visit through Memphis earlier this week (5-6 August), I recently made the acqauintance of Circa, a restaurant in the Germantown area. I thoroughly enjoyed myself at dinner on an uncrowded Sunday night and then decided to go back the next morning for an early lunch. Both times I received great serviced and enjoyed good-value food: fois... More

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