San Francisco, CA
I've only visited Circa once so far, but had a good experience. The service staff were, if anything, trying too hard. Every 5 minutes someone would stop by our table and ask if everything was OK. Yes, it was. The food was excellent. My one issue, but its a big one, is with seating arrangements. We had two other couples seated on either side of us when there was plenty of space elsewhere in a restaurant. I hate it when managers do that -- confine all the guests to one side of the restaurant, making it impossible to have a private conversation. My husband and I spent the last half hour engaged in other people's discussions. Not very intimate and very unnecesary. I am sure they do it for the convenience of the staff, not the patrons. If that happens again, I will not be back.