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Circa 1875

48 Whitaker Street., Savannah, GA 31401 (Yamacraw Village)
912-443-1875
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Ranked #56 of 764 restaurants in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Yamacraw Village
Cross street: Broughton
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We ventured into Circa looking for drinks and appetizers. Our waiter/bartender served our first round (fabulous drinks... I had the Cool Cucumber with Pinot Grigio and lime, he had a Pimms Cup) at which point we never got a chance to speak with him again. Multiple managers waltzed by our table with 0 eye contact, 0 conversation, 0 service. When... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Because the menu was super limited I went with the burger...which was eh ok. Wish I would have checked out the menu online first. I am also doubting how real reviews are on TripAdvisor and OpenTable. Wait staff was friendly

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Savannah, GA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a spectacular time at 1875 last weekend. A little concerned reading some,of the past negative posts. NOT TO WORRY! You have to realize this restaurant has three DISTINCT personalities. We at in the wi e cellar which was small, quiet and fantastic for my wife and me. On the first floor is a wonderful bar and dining room.... More

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savannah, GA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Cozy bistro in Historic Savannah with lovely decor, highly attentive service. Romantic atmosphere, great diversity of foods, excellent fish and meat, and accompaniments. Had a special order of wild mushrooms in a delicate butter , a seared duck with berries, a real Caesar salad, and my husband had fresh trout, made just right. A keeper of a restaurant. One to... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This was recommended to us by a local, for where locals still go around this touristy area. It didn't disappoint, the service was fantastic and the food was a pleasant change from American. My husband had the pate to start , it was coarse more of a terrine but really good flavours, his only criticism was that there was too... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We are locals and have eaten here since it opened. It used to have a sophisticated Parisian ambiance. The background music established the "feel" while the decor made one feel that they were truly in France. The last two dinners there, however, were quite different experiences. There was no music and the atmosphere had turned into a sports bar. The... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

From the minute we walked in the door, we felt we were in France! The service was great and the food even better. I ordered the trout and the portion was so large that I couldn't do dessert. We definitely will be back!

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Had a good meal with several French favorites. I started with escargots and my husband had the pate. For entrees, my husband had the duck and I had a special which was shrimp crepes. We rounded out our meals with chocolate mousse and crepes Suzette. All the food was very good and the service was also good. The restaurant is... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The restaurant is small, so go there on a weeknight or very late. I went late on a weeknight and had no delay in getting a table or service. My trout entree was excellent and my waitress was personable and good. The menu is not extensive but it is very well executed. Note that there is a bar side with... More

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Paris, France
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Looking to have a romantic and relaxing dinner with excellent food and outstanding service? Then go to Circa 1875. Eat downstairs and if possible take a corner table. The ambience is really nice and it significantly adds to the dining experience. We had onion soup and mussels. Both were outstanding. The Steak Frites was also excellent. The steak was cooked... More

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