CIRCA at Foggy Bottom

4.7
1811 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 Foggy Bottom 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1811 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.7
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4.6
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Andre
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was amazing! She was also the bartender and had an extensive knowledge about the menu. Great food, great drinks, couldn’t ask for a better Saturday brunch spot.

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AndrewZ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great outdoor patio with a solid roof and heaters, perfect for the rain. Delicious food, especially the brussels sprouts and tuna.

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MTA63
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Circa is always great!! No surprises!!! Food is excellent! We love the tuna poke, the calamari. The Moscow mule is fabulous!!! Service is profesional and friendly. They keep good control over reduced occupancy!!! Well done!

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DaveJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would 1000% recommend patio area for spring and summer

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GWFoggyBottom
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, location, service and setting. Good menu items and wine selection.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sauce with the brick chicken dish was divine!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Place is just fantastic. The people that work there are always so nice and really can never do enough for you.

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vipLianaO
Tampa
33 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved this place in a great location great food and the weather when i was there was perfect so we sat outside.

LA
vipLisaA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleased to find a brunch spot last minute. The service was excellent and the food was delicious! It was lovely sitting outside on a spring day enjoying good food and good service!

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AroundTheTablefrom
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My King wanted something different, we had to extra time to spare and with last minute brunch reservations during COVID was challenging. However, CIRCA, had space, yes 👍. We sat outside, cover patio with heaters. It was nice.

The service was easy, the drinks was really NICE [PURPLE RAIN] easy on the eyes and pallet. The food was hot, seasoned nicely check was on time.

Everyone had good COVID practice, to include the quest. King and I would return.

AY
AlecY
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food and service were great but not quite the ambiance we expected. It’s right next to the metro station exit at a busy intersection in the GW area.

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SahajaD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Ate lunch at Circa after taking a tour of GW. Tee and the other restaurant staff were gracious, attentive and accommodating. I don’t eat any sugar or flour and Tee helped me navigate the menu to make choices that fit my plan (blackened salmon with cauliflower mash and kale). My husband and son do not have any food restrictions and they also enjoyed the food. My son had the the bread pudding for dessert and said it was decadent and delicious!!! Tee gave us recommendations of things to do while we were in DC (I asked). I appreciated the hospitality and warm environment.

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vipgoodmoodfoodie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from Connecticut. Enjoyed lunch so much that we went back the next day. Great service and great food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated immediately, given paper menu, very efficient n courteous server...... food excellent!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there many times and always love the outdoors seating especially during pandemic and covid. Services is great and staff is lovely. Will always come back, thanks for been in business during a difficult years and covid!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside area covered with great heaters! Plenty of space between tables, quick friendly service for lunch and the food was very fresh tasting.

TL
vipTameraL
Washington DC
151 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time for having dinner there. Great service as always and very good food. Found the music or noise in their outer patio bothersome.

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AngelM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I came to try The New Crab cakes Entree was amazing we have some cocktails there's new one Tropic like it's Hot, Pineapple Jalapeño Faux Rita with Tequila is spicy very tasty our server was Great

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vipAngelG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place. Well distanced.

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Karina
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben and Molly were the best servers! Great food and drinks

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Just decent. Not worth going a second time.

GF
vipGregF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious!

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vipRickster
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Easter Brunch and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff was professional and friendly. We were able to eat outside under a tent and enjoyed safe distancing from other diners.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was AMAZING! The food, the service, the atmosphere and the price. Would definitely recommend.

MM
MartinM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good place to go. Get the fried chicken sandwich or the turkey burger...delicious. Cocktails are great and the staff is always super friendly. I love CIRCA

KD
KristinD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Great service and Great food in a convenient location.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I ordered a few different things to try. Everything was great but we really enjoyed the flatbread and the filet sliders. We also had cocktails, my husband really liked the blackberry margarita. Service was great too, our server was attentive without being clingy and the bruschetta she suggested was delicious. Will definitely visit again the next time we visit DC.

OT
vipOpenTableUserDC
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to spot when I want reliable good food and great cocktails. The service is always attentive and friendly.

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Dtd5
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The staff is amazing, kind, and quick. The outdoor seating area is perfect for covid distanced eating. The drinks and desserts are wonderful. Some of the entrees have smaller portions than I would expect for the amount I’m paying but everything tastes excellent.

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Payton
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going to Circa is always a treat! Service was amazing, before and during our meal. Will continue going back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dope dope dope spot sitting outside.

Straight heat!!!

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vipGina
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in for dinner at CIRCA and had a great meal. Service was excellent and their patio dinning was a nice option in warm weather.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was quick and tasty, our server was beyond polite and friendly. Highly recommend our experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Went for date night with my fiancée. Ordered jambalaya pasta and steak frites with Brussels. Steak and Brussels were tasty, pasta was okay- would not order again. Great service great ambiance. Would re

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KingKe
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great drinks in a prime location! If you want to have a nice Saturday or Sunday brunch consider Circa.

KK
KalandraK
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is near my job and I have been several times. This time was no different. The food was out in just a short time, fresh and hot. Service was good as well. I will definitely be returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing!!

TL
vipTameraL
Washington DC
151 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Circa continues to be an oasis for good food and service in a safe way vis a vis the virus.

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Mark
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to sit outside but the "music " from the Metro made it unpleasant. Food was great!

FAQs

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 506-5589.

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom is rated 4.7 stars by 1811 OpenTable diners.

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom 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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