CIRCA at Foggy Bottom
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!
great location, attentive service, got to sit outside on the first nice day of spring - music too loud, even outside, to talk in normal conversational tones.
Located right out front of the metro station makes this a quick and easy choice. High-top tables only (winter time) with more of a (nice) bar/sports bar atmosphere. Menu is more upscale than bar food but didn’t quite deliver. Food was just okay, making this place a choice of convenience rather than a go-to destination.
Great food, great wait staff, great drinks!
Our food was well prepared and nicely presented. Service was swift and courteous. Overall, a very pleasant experience!
Food was amazing, will be visiting again!
Great food and the service was excellent. Our table was comfortable. Noise level was intense with large bar crowd. This detracted from our experience
Wonderful food and superior service. Came here to have a business meal and turned out the food was wonderful!
We were seated in the dining room and it was so loud we asked to be moved to the covered patio. There were heaters out there and the space was comfortable enough. The main thing, though, is we could hear each other. That was important because we were dining with a friend from California whom we had not seen in quite some time.
The staff were very pleasant. The move from one place to the other was not treated as a problem at all. We were a party of 6 and half of our folks arrived late but we received no push back from the wait staff.
I had the market salad with chicken, another person had the pumpkin ravioli, another the tuna. Everyone was happy with their meals.
I go somewhat frequently for business lunches. It's always great to see familiar faces in the staff and have them recognize me as a return customer in turn. A great vibe, w/ friendly, helpful staff.
This is a good restaurant near the Foggy Bottom metro with a really great staff and good food!
Everything was delicious and the service was phenomenal as well. Great atmosphere for date night!
Started off a little shaky with being told “their are still people at your table” for 15 minutes after our reservation time. Many other open tables. Hmmmm... first server seemed a little distracted. Shifted to a 2nd server who was clearly not interested in waiting on us. Food was delicious. Different take on some common fate. Avocado toast was excellent as was roasted cauliflower. Just not thrilled with the feeling we were a burden to the server...
Pleasant atmosphere, friendly service and good food. Thnaks.
My go-to restaurant for pre-Kennedy Center events right across from the shuttle!
Food was great. Hostess super friendly.
I was with my two year old and my husband had to go to a meeting so I asked our server if they could do things quick cos we were on a clock! She overdelivered and we were done by 30mins. Exceptional service. Food was great too
The hostess was so cheery, kind and accommodating. Excellent staff, very good food, great experience.
The waitress was lovely and efficient as was the staff. However, I was a program chair at GW with a guest, and found it incredible that no inside table was available. It was mighty chilly in that outside area even though it is quieter. A few additional heaters would not have gone amiss. Pity you do not offer more grilled fish/meat on the menu. Your prices are fair. I always take visitors to CIRCA which is a short walking distance.
Food was awesome!! Service was really good! Noise from many ambulances coming and going to hospital across the street was noticeable.
Very happy that the free range brick chicken is back on the menu!
Celebrated my daughter birthday. Waiter was excellent and did a great job of checking on us regularly. Food was great.
Food at Circa is amazing! My new favorite go to restaurant in DC
Great waiter! Loved the mushroom truffle flatbread!
For a DC luncheon, they were efficient, quiet, and got it done, attentive, low key, practical. The food was the same. Good, solid, clean, and sufficiently broad mainstream menu. I had a jambalaya. It was sufficiently spicy that I didn’t ask for more hot pepper, but not overpowering. They know what they are doing.
Food was amazing! We both had the blackened salmon. It was incredible. Perfectly cooked, and the veggies and tomatoes complemented it wonderfully. The lights are dimmed, and candles are on the tables. But still enough light to see your food. Perfect and well thought out. The waitress hovered just enough and even made my husband sweet tea since they only have unsweetened. The reason I didn't give them 5 stars - hubby had to ask for bread. I agree that you shouldn't just put it on tables anymore to go to waste, but at least offer it. We went during happy hour, and had made reservations and put "date night, quiet corner table please". We were in a corner, next to the doorway to the kitchen and close to the bartender. It was anything but quiet. We were not allowed to order Happy hour drinks unless we moved to the bar side. I don't know if this is a DC thing, and I get not wanting people just drinking to take up your tables, but we were ordering food too. Finally , there was a very loud and irate customer arguing with management about what she says was a duplicate charge. I don't know if she was right or wrong, but it was 23.80 and it consumed the entire restaurant for at least 10 minutes. Management needed to handle that better and calm down the situation.
Shrimp salad was fantastic! Will be back to order it again.
Great food but awful ambiance/aesthetic. If you're looking for a cool spot, I would not recommend CIRCA although the food is priced at a great value and they have delicious cocktails.
Love this place. Every time we come to visit my son at GW we try to come here for a meal. This time we enjoyed dinner on the patio during an unseasonably warm winter day. Love the filet mignon sliders. Wish the calamari portions were a bit larger. Next time we will have to order two!
Our server was fantastic and the food and wine was amazing !
Circa is SESATIONAL! Circa is SESATIONAL! Circa is SESATIONAL!
Food is excellent and staff super attentive, I will definitely refer my friends to this gem.
Great food, good location for a post-dinner stroll to the Lincoln Memorial.
Loved the baby kale parmesan salad topped with shrimp! Tons of flavor!
Really enjoyed offer of free glass of Prosecco for my birthday.
I was disappointed that I was not served bread with my salad. I noticed the gentleman next to me received bread after he asked.
I thought the ambiance was nice. The salmon was a little tasty, nothing to write home about. The Nutella trifle dessert left much to desire, the cake crumbs were dry. The waitress was nice and provided good service. I enjoyed the courtesy of the staff. Maybe I need to try a different option on the menu.
Circa is so convenient and I always have a good meal with great service. But the noise level is just so high, conversation is a challenge. And when you add the music on top of the dull roar of conversation, it is very difficult to relax and enjoy whomever you are with.
Very consistent food, good value. Great venue before the Kennedy Center. Nice vibe and staff very professional and friendly.
Very good! Perfect lunch spot - good value and tasty meals!