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
avocados, marinated tomatoes, poached eggs, sauted onions, chili oil, feta, micro cilantro, Italian rustico
Cedar River Farms hanger steak, chimichurri, cherry tomatoes, garlic, Parmigiano-Reggiano + fresh herb french fries
Great service provided, very COVID conscientious, and good food. Only thing that may make me consider not returning to this restaurant in the future is that their drinks are not so good, yet they are expensive. This is my second time ordering drinks at this location. In both occasions, I am not impressed at all by their drinks.
It was a beautiful birthday luncheon for 5. We sat outside, under the tent with warming heaters overhead. The food was superb! We were all happy & impressed. Service was great. We all plan to go back!!!
Fantastic service and food. We absolutely love everything about circa. We feel like roality when we go there. Everything is outstanding. Tuna nachos are to die for!
Wonderful time celebrating friend’s birthday in our own space. No noisy, distracting TVs. Thank you.
My wife and I dine here every year for our anniversary. Each year is better than the last! Circa is the perfect date spot for first dates, 50th anniversaries and everything in between.
Great good and friendly service. The hummus and calamari appetizers were particularly tasty.
Circa never disappoints! Terrific meal. The best tasting food in Clarendon!
Great outdoor dining, attentive service, good food
We love Circa! The food is great and the service outstanding.
My friends took me here for a birthday brunch. We prefer outdoor dining although conditions were less than ideal. However Circa had a great outdoor set up, and we were able to enjoy it. I had the All American breakfast and it was fantastic, with the portions just about right. The staff was incredible and I really appreciated how they served us. This was my third time here, and I will certainly be back!
Thank you for joining us on such a special occasion. We are so glad that you enjoyed our All American breakfast brunch entree and the service. We look forward to hosting you again.
It was a great overall experience. We walked by a very beautiful outdoorseating area to get greeted by some nice hosteses. We ordered the fall brusheta and was amazing, very good twist on a classic appitizer. The bulgolgi lettuce wraps were a little disappointing, seems like they needed a sauce. The steak frietes was a small portion of steak but very good quality. We ended with the pumpkin cheesecake, a great choice by our waitress!
Thank you for dining with us Tommy. We are happy that you have enjoyed our Fall Brushetta and Bulgogi lettuce wraps. We appreciate your feedback on the Steak Frites and we will be sure to pass this note to our culinary team. We look forward to hosting you again.
Anniversary dinner, 0 acknowledgment, waitress never did table touches, just order taker, 0 concern. Food wasn’t bad, cocktails were ok at best
Very COVID friendly - liked all their precautions. Food was terrific as was service. Will be back!
Thank you for dining with us Mike. We are so glad that you enjoyed our food and service. We look forward to your next visit.
Clarendon Circa always pleases. Great ambiance, music variety and food.
Thank you for dining with us. We are so glad that you enjoy the food and the ambiance. We look forward to hosting you again.
Not happy. Food was fine as is always the case...but truthfully I made a reservation here (again) bc you can eat safely outside. However, with out of town company in tow we arrived and were told we’d have to wait 45 minutes for our reserved table. Not cool. No one apologized or attempted to make it up to us. I won’t be going back. Too bad.
We sat outside and enjoyed a wonderful lunch. Service was great and food was very good too.
Thank you for dining with us. We are very glad that you enjoyed the food and service on the patio. We look forward to hosting you again soon.
The outdoor dining was very enjoyable with very good service. Having an outdoor table at the end of the side of the restaurant, we never felt abandoned by wait staff. The food was outstanding. The Scallops, the Brick Chicken and the two salads that our group ordered were all as tasty as they were beautifully presented. Everyone was happy and anxious to return.
Diane, thank you for dining with us. We are happy that your group enjoyed the food and the service. We look forward to seeing you all again soon!
We both had entree salads which were delicious, especially the salmon. Loved the white tablecloths and candles. Fun to be outside with sun setting - and watching activity on the street.
Thank you for joining us, Lori. We are so glad that you enjoyed our Grilled Salmon salad and the ambiance on the patio. We look forward to hosting you again!
The Circa was a fantastic experience . I’m an executive Chef in Charlottesville, Va , my girlfriend and I went here for a dinner date. The cocktails were fairly priced and delicious. Our server was very kind and knowledgeable. Our food was flavorful and cooked to perfection. We both got the salmon , I ordered mine medium and it was on point. The cauliflower mash was perfect. Highly recommend and will go back again :)
Excellent as always!
Great food, drinks, service and atmosphere.
Very clean and follows all guidelines perfectly.
Thank you for a fabulous Sunday dinner with my parents!
Thank you for joining us, Whitney. We are so glad that you have enjoyed your experience. We look forward to hosting you again.
A great place for a weekend brunch; good food, good service, and a lovely ambiance.
Thank you for joining us. We are so glad you enjoyed our food, service, and ambiance. We look forward to hosting you again.
CIRCA at Clarendon is great, I’ve only been for brunch on weekends several times and it’s always excellent! Great friends staff and service, good food, and reasonable prices!
Tammy, thank you for joining us. We are so glad that you enjoy our service and food. We look forward to your next visit.
Great food and drinks. Service was a bit slow, but the management seemed to notice and fixed it initially.
Thank you for dining with us Jason. We are so glad that you enjoyed the food and the drinks. Thank you for your feedback on service and we are very glad to read that our management was able to assist you in real-time. We look forward to your next visit.
We ate lunch seated at the spacious outdoor patio on a lovely fall day. Food and service were outstanding. Definitely a good spot anytime.
Thank you for dining with us, Oscar. We are so glad that you enjoyed our food and service. Certainly, join us again soon.
I ordered the Blackened Chicken Salad. It was superb.
Gigi, thank you for dining with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed our Blackened chicken and mango salad. We look forward to your next visit.
Circa in Clarendon (Arlington) was a very good restaurant. It is a little loud with the Metro just a block away. Also; they need to order heaters for the patio. It was 65 degrees and windy the night we were there. The manager said she was working on that.
Thank you for joining us, Kevin. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience. We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to hosting you soon!
The food was delicious but the service was incredibly poor. We were celebrating our engagement and mentioned it to the waitress - it was not even recognized. She came to our table maybe once to check in and we never received waters etc. until asking for them from a busboy. It was a very disappointing experience.
We had a great dinner here for anniversary. Sat outside and it was nice with the lights and fountain. Although on the streetside, they have it blocked well so that passersby are not close. Calamari, steak frites, salmon salad all were good, as was pumpkin cheesecake! Service was great, place was clean and staff were masked.
Thank you for joining us on such a special occasion! We are so happy that you enjoyed the service, our Calamari, our steak frites, our salmon salad, and the pumpkin cheesecake! We look forward to you next visit.
Awesome food and service. We went for brunch. O recommended the fall bruschetta. There is also a QR code on the tables to access the menu. So smart!
Thank you for dining with us, Katie! We are so glad you enjoyed our Fall Bruschetta. We look forward to hosting you again!
This was my second time at this location but my 100th time at Circa. I just love the food and this location is one of the best ones.
Thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoy our food and your experience. We look forward to you next visit!
Food is always amazing at brunch! Get the avocado toast!
Thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed our Avocado Toast. Come back and see us again soon.
I was in town for an interview. Great food and great service.
Thank you for joining us, Andrew! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and the service. We look forward to hosting you again the next time you are in town!
This was our first time at CIRCA! The food was FABULOUS!! We go out to eat quite a bit and I have to say this restaurant is now on the top of my list. Service was great. The staff was so friendly and helpful. They even gave us a discount on a more expensive bottle of wine when the less expensive bottle was not available. Will definitely return!! Wish they had one in Western PWC!!!!
Leigh, We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to hosting you again when you are back in the area!
Great atmosphere, service and food. Sit outside, but be sure to make reservations.
Thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to hosting you again.
Always a great experience at Circa. Fantastic food, drinks, atmosphere, service.
Thank you for joining us Whitney. We are so glad you enjoyed the food, the drinks, the service, and the atmosphere. We look forward to hosting you soon.
It was amazing! Table seating to accommodating our cake and candles they were amazing!!
Thank you for joining us on your special occasion! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Come back and see us soon!
Great food, great - European sized - portions (so you can actually enjoy ànd an appetizer, ànd a main dish ànd a dessert.) and great service!
Thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and the service. We look forward to hosting you soon!
Get away from quarantine for a night out.
Mike, Thank you for joining us for your getaway night. We look forward to hosting you again.
Love the patio! And especially the Brussels sprouts!
Thank you for joining us! We are glad you enjoyed our Brussels and Blue appetizer and the patio. We'll see you soon!
You can order delivery directly from CIRCA at Clarendon using the Order Online button. CIRCA at Clarendon also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 522-3010.
CIRCA at Clarendon is rated 4.8 stars by 801 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.