CIRCA at Clarendon
Whether dropping in for brunch, lunch, dinner — every meal is accompanied by an extensive wine list, including over 20 wine offerings by the glass and a seasonal cocktail list. Our patios are located on the best city corners for a vibrant dining experience. Join us and dine well!
**Our patio and dining room are now open at 50% capacity! **
For more information on how we are keeping our guests and team safe, visit circabistros.com/keeping-you-safe
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
mixed greens, tomatoes, pee wee potatoes, balsamic onions, goat cheese, champagne vinaigrette
butternut squash puree, shaved brussels sprouts, mushrooms, charred lemon emulsion, warm bacon vinaigrette
Blackened Atlantic Salmon*
mashed cauliflower, baby kale, whole grain mustard sauce
Our servers were very nice. We stayed a long time for lunch as we had not seen each other in over a year, but the servers were very attentive and friendly.
Convenient location. A bit noisy outside due to metro. Food ok.
Mother's day brunch with the family. Reservations made via OpenTable. Parking in the garage is a must or you will be towed. Street parking during weekend is scarce. Restricted to Sunday Brunch menu from 11-3pm.
Place - Very nice; decor and layout is good; garage is just across the street on N. Garfield; outdoor seating layout is well done.
Service - Promptly seated and our server was good; gave a recap of all the orders from her notepad. She checked on us from time to time.
Food - A few areas to improve. Calamari - too skimpy in serving size for $13.50 - hard pass if ever I come back.
Southern Chicken Benedict $14.50 - Chicken was a tad bigger than McDo nuggets on two very dry "homemade biscuits". This came with 2 eggs and breakfast fries. Definitely something the Chef should review for this price point. I don't mind paying for quality but this one should be avoided.
Chicken Bulgogi Fried Rice - It was ok from two of my family members. Nothing special. The same with the breakfast sandwhich and market salad with grilled shrimp.
Hope this gives some insight to management and to future patrons.
Just too noisy to be enjoyed.
It was Cinco de Mayo so it was crowded. After an hour we finally had our order taken. It was very loud with a drunk group sitting by us. Not an enjoyable space.
Our go to place. Always good. Very consistent throughout the years. Great atmosphere too!
Food was good, service wasn't great and they didn't pay attention to my birthday note which is disappointing
We went there for brunch. Everything was delicious, the service was spot-on, will definitely be back.
It was okay— not fantastic.
Staff was friendly. They took good precautions to be safe during Covid. Food came out very fast. I mentioned to the waitress that my friend and I were going to split the entree and they automatically split it and brought it out in two different plates. I also appreciated that they didn’t push us out. They let my friend and I stay and catch up for a bit.
The food was delicious and the restaurant was nicely decorated.
Great food for a great price. Nice service as well. Will be back
This restaurant in consistent with solid food! They also have an amazing outdoor space in Clarendon
Fui dos veces. Entre semana y fue bueno. Pero el weekend con dos invitados fue una pesadilla. Sólo está la carta brunch pero nos tomaron la orden de la carta general. Luego hubo de corregir y adaptarse a nuevos platos. Las interrupciones de la salida con amigos por razones de mismanagement. Falta de tacto en toda la atención. Siempre confundieron parte de la orden, sea de bebidas o comida. En fin, fue una experiencia que no recomiendo si quieren pasar un weekend tranquilo. Hay muchas otras opciones. Lyon Hall es una que no falla en ninguno de estos aspectos nunca. Saludos.
Aside from a server miscommunication and delay w/ one of three brunch entries, this was another good visit to one of my favorite local restaurants. Fresh, tasty and consistent.
Nice place. Good service. The grill was not working the full menu was not available, but we are happy to come back and give it another try.
Food was amazing. I got the steak frites and it was mouthwatering.
Terrific food, great caring service, nice spot outside under the tent -- as always, a pleasure to be at Circa Clarendon.
Great place to eat! Only thing was hostess gave up our reservation. But besides that it was awesome.
Terrible unattentive service. Disappointing considering the lack of crowd
The wine was half off, the food was great and plentiful and the service delightful.
If I could give this 6 Stars for service I would. I gathered family for brunch. Our waiter noticed my niece squinting with the sun. He came over with a pair of sunglasses and told her that he noticed her having trouble with the sun. He gave her a pair of sterilized sunglasses to make her more comfortable.
As always, an exceptional meal - the medium rare salmon was cooked to perfection!
the only real distraction was the subway station beneath the front outside area. the food was amazi g and service was great.
Usually love Circa but they were off their game tonight. Always count on them for being reliable. Order was messed up for both salads (came with dressing) and the mushroom flatbread was soggy and flavorless. Service was spotty
Everything we ordered was fabulous . It was my first time there and I definitely will be back. Service was great... everything about it was fantastic.
The food and service was excellent. Wehad a nice outside table in the sun.
We celebrated our 4th anniversary. Easy reservations, though plan in advance as they get booked up quickly. Great service and amazing food. They have never let us down.
The best prepared salmon in any Clarendon restaurant! Always excellent.
The service was great. The $35 three coarse options was wonderful.
Great food and perfect service. Menu is extensive with so many options if you are gluten free
Great service and wonderful food in one of Arlington best food hubs.
Food was great, service was top notch. Can't wait to go back!
The Bruschetta was the best I’ve ever had. Good God
Beautiful location, great environment!! Took my wife on our first date in this area and she loved it.
Sat for 30 plus minutes before anyone greeted us, granted the server seemed to have inside and the entire patio for service.
Manager came over and took care of drinks and food orders, very nice lady and the food runner!
“Our Server” and I say in quotes because though she may have been busy , but she never told us her name or greeted us as our server... we didn’t know who was our POC.
Food was GREAT.
French toast A1
Avocado toast 8/10 the bread was too thick but flavors WOW
Poke Nachos FIRE AF
Eggs add cheese GREAT!
Drinks were great too! Can’t remember the names but they were very tasty. Great balance of spirit & ingredients
Would be back for brunch !
Unfortunately I didn’t have the best service experience at circa this time around. We were waiting for about 20 minutes before our server came over to take our drink order. I think they were understaffed because our server was not as attentive as she could have been to our table.
CIRCA at Clarendon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 522-3010.
CIRCA at Clarendon is rated 4.8 stars by 897 OpenTable diners.
CIRCA at Clarendon does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.circabistros.com/gift-cards/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.