CIRCA at Clarendon

4.8
881 Reviews
$30 and under
American
All of our CIRCA restaurants are neighborhood bistros serving delicious food and drinks. Each CIRCA is warm, inviting and offers an energized social scene.

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

Support CIRCA at Clarendon during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 881 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLeoDC
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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.

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IVP7
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent food!

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Sahark
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. I got the steak frites and it was mouthwatering.

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CeeVee
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food, great caring service, nice spot outside under the tent -- as always, a pleasure to be at Circa Clarendon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place to eat! Only thing was hostess gave up our reservation. But besides that it was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Terrible unattentive service. Disappointing considering the lack of crowd

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KarenR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine was half off, the food was great and plentiful and the service delightful.

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CatherineP
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMarkF
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an exceptional meal - the medium rare salmon was cooked to perfection!

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WilliamJ
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

the only real distraction was the subway station beneath the front outside area. the food was amazi g and service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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

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Chris
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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roseh
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. Wehad a nice outside table in the sun.

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Padrino
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday Thanks!

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vipMarkF
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best prepared salmon in any Clarendon restaurant! Always excellent.

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MaryC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. The $35 three coarse options was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and perfect service. Menu is extensive with so many options if you are gluten free

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful food in one of Arlington best food hubs.

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ReesF
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was top notch. Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bruschetta was the best I’ve ever had. Good God

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DamienA
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location, great environment!! Took my wife on our first date in this area and she loved it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice environment. Every bite delicious. I got the shrimp n grits without the sausage. Not enough grits though. Next time I will order a side order of grits if I could.

Reasonably priced!

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Rich
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner here with an old friend. The service was great and appetizers and the entrees were excellent.

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vipStephanieB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Enjoyed the calamari and lettuce wraps. Friend enjoyed sliders. Ate outside very nice. Good food and service highly recommend!

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LISA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent! Service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing for a date night/special occasion.

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vipMarkF
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Clarendon - always an excellent meal!

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BrandonR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food as usual. not usually a fan of pre-fix menu., but Circa’s has a great selection for all three courses for a great price. Circa (all of their locations!) continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in the DMV area, and will never stop recommending to friends/co-workers/family!

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DouglasS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Brunch was very stale. The eggs were flavorless and bacon was way too fatty. There was a hair in our water. Circa has really declined.

Our server was very nice and attentive, but Circa’s brunch isn’t worth it.

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JackG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We appreciated the complimentary anniversary dessert and champagne. We ate outdoors and the noise from the subway vent was louder than we had anticipated.

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AlecY
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service and food were great! It was a little loud on the left side of the restaurant near the bar area but not much you can do about that. Would come back here again!

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vipWhitney
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, friendly staff, great ambiance, safe and clean. The Purple Rain cocktail is the best drink in the area. Whole menu is tasty. Top spot in Clarendon.

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Frank
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, service and food! I can't believe I had not returned earlier.

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craigb
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the mushroom flatbread. It had a good helping of mushrooms and arugula. Hot and delicious! My son declared the steak frites to be the best he’s had in a while. It was a good cut of hanger steak, cooked just right with no gristle or waste. The beef and vegetable soup was very good too. Service was lovely. We will visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Did not have anymore
Peach Bellini

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NemoB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good place for a first date

FAQs

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 881 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.

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