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 Dining Room and Patio are Open!
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
Brussels + Blue
flash fried, applewood smoked bacon, balsamic, blue cheese
butternut squash puree, shaved brussels sprouts, mushrooms, charred lemon emulsion, warm bacon vinaigrette
Waitstaff was lovely and didn’t impose too much. Had a very nice evening.
Went to this restaurant to celebrate my boyfriends birthday. Made reservations and notified them I would be bringing a cake. The restaurant was very accommodating. Service was great, food was amazing. I had the jambalaya and he had the braised short rib, both were excellent. They stored the cake in the fridge until we were ready. They put candles on it and brought it out and even sliced it for us as well. I was very pleased with our experience here. We will definitely come back.
I had a very successful meeting and I’m very grateful that I am able to sit at the specific table I require when I go to circa. It is my Preferred place for business meetings. Service was excellent food was delicious wine was super good and the waitress was extremely patient with us because my meetings usually go longer then just lunch
Excellent food, excellent service!
To be honest, the service was not bad, it was fair. Our reservation was for 9:30pm so maybe our server was just tired. Not a smile, not the standard check in and follow up. We sat outdoors and there was only 1 set of silverware on the table. We were not offered another one and when asked I got a fork nice and no napkin - I assume they were cleaning up from earlier and setting up for the next day so that's why the silverware was not in the standard napkin wrapping.
Regardless, food came in slower than usual for the time of our reservation and the restaurant was at half capacity so you know the kitchen wasn't busy. However, the food was great, tasty and presentation was on point.
Birthday celebration for hubby!!
I've eaten here a number of times and the food is very good and the service is friendly. One note is that the last few times the food has come out all at once, which isn't ideal when one has ordered an appetizer, salad and entree. Be prepared when ordering to ask the server NOT to bring (fire) your entree until you have finished your first or second course if that's how you'd like to dine.
Our server was great! She was so cheery and accommodating. The hosts were also great - they seated us outside, as a late request, so that my dog could join as well.
The Salmon w/ garlic potatoes was absolutely scrumptious. Sis ordered the Jambalaya and she was very pleased with her entree.
Service was quick and attentive. Entrees were very good and delivered quickly.
Waiter was great and food was amazing
We sat outside under the awning. It was nice but being next to the door kind of noisy. Watress was pretty good and food was tasty.
Great experience, as always!
The foods are delicious with nice service. Hopefully I will go again.
Our server Val did a terrific job; as always, our food was delicious. CIRCA consistently has delicious food and service.
10/10 as always. Circa remains a go-to on our dining list. You always get top notch service, ambiance and food.
Great food and great staff
Circa Clarendon is our ‘go to’ when we want to mark an occasion.
The food is excellent and Service amazing.
The food is wonderful. This was my second visit and I am a fan!
Great place --- centrally located in fun Clarendon. The hostess Natalie was top-notch, friendly and knowledgeable. Our water Mladen (sp?) was attentive and fun and knew what we needed before we asked. Some unusual food items which this foodie loves to see. All delicious. I would return in a heartbeat.
Great food, great service!
Dined here for the first time during restaurant week. Such a delicious meal and a great value! Would certainly come back here again.
A favorite place in Clarendon. Good menu; and the food is usually excellent. Service today was less than expected; still the best restaurant in Clarendon. Not every visit can be a home run.
Excellent seating provided
All 3 participants enjoyed their entrees
Wait staff courteous and efficient
The service was average, at best.
Great food and service
Circa does not distinguish itself from the many other restaurants in Arlington. It is overpriced, in my opinion. The menu choices are limited. The food was good but did not stand out in any way.
I dropped in for lunch -- the food and service were both great. I had the blackened chicken mango salad -- it was excellent!
The food was delicious. We enjoyed it and will return.
Overall the experience was good, but their cocktails are way overpriced. Very tasty but pricey. The hummus was nice, but my salad required a lot of doctoring to make tasty.
The occasion was our anniversary dinner. This our usual place to dine if we want a great meal and great service. This time we dined with friends and the night was special. The manager and the team or servers were phenomenal. I highly recommend this place if you wanted to be treated like royalty.
Good solid food, ambiance and service. Some plates similar to Salt, which we like as well. We will go back
We had a great dinner here. Great service and literally everyone at the table thought their main course was fabulous. I would definitely go again.
Enjoy the patio on summer evenings. Great location in Clarendon.
As someone who has food allergies, I was especially impressed with how accommodating CIRCA is to provide delicious food and not having cross contamination with food allergies. Food recommendations were excellent and so was the service.
We had an outstanding Friday late lunch. Food was very good - each dish. The mushroom flatbread was a major hit.
I love going to Circa - it's my favorite neighborhood restaurant and the servers are awesome. I always look forward to eating there with friends.
The food at CIRCA is only surpassed by the friendliness and positive attitude of their staff. BB has been our server several times, and she is simply outstanding in the way she takes care of her customers. Thank you!
Circa is our 'go to' restaurant. The service is attentive and pleasant and the food is always reliably very good.
Circa never disappoints. Food and service is always on point. I will definitely be visiting again.
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 980 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.