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!
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
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Tuna Poke Nachos*
sesame ginger marinade, wasabi avocado cream, tobiko pickled ginger aioli, wonton chips, roasted nori + sesame seeds
penne pasta, shrimp, chicken, andouille sausage, scallions, diced tomatoes, chipotle cream sauce, Parmigiano-Reggiano
mixed greens, tomatoes, pee wee potatoes, balsamic onions, goat cheese, champagne vinaigrette
Nice outdoor seating, attentive service, delicious food.
Wanted to celebrate myself and a recent promotion. I was seated outside which was nice. Started with a delicious cocktail and several apps. Definitely recommend the bruschetta and Brussels. For dinner chose the short rib. Oh my goodness it was to die for! The meat was incredibly tender. Finally for dessert I had the bread pudding. I didn’t think I would finish it after such a large meal but it was so good I couldn’t help it. Delicious meal all for just over $100 !
Thank you for celebrating with us, Rachel! We are so happy you chose us to be a part of your special occasion. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Cheers!
The guys were amazing tonight. We arrived with 5 instead of 4 and becuase they were aware we are regulars moved us to a larger table. Excellent service.
We appreciate your support, Jason! Thank you for your rating and review. See you again, soon!
It is our favorite restaurant in the neighborhood and we find the food and service reliably good.
We will continue eating there as it is within walking distance.
My favorites are the hamburgers and the sliders and they make a mean Sea Breeze.
Always a pleasant experience and we highly recommend Circa
I visit the navy yard location often and this experience was very different the mood the service the staff the food wasn’t great at all. This is not what I have loved from circa . I will never visit this location again.
Pretty good. Salad portions are a bit on the small side for the price, but tasted great.
Thank you for your rating and review! We look forward to hosting you again, soon!
Highly recommend the steak salad at Circa. The spacious patio is very comfortable if you're not ready to eat indoors at restaurants.
We appreciate your support, and are glad you enjoyed your time dining with us!
This restaurant is my "local" I eat there often. I have never had an unsatisfactory meal or dining experience. I will continue to visit it.
Thank you for trusting us to provide you with an outstanding dining experience, Richard. We look forward to hosting you in the future.
Great wait staff and outstanding food.
The Brussels are a must!
Thank you for your rating, David! We look forward to your next visit.
Very disappointed, we arrived to take part in the happy hour only to be told that because we were sitting down we couldn’t have it. There was signage outside advertising it but no seating available so we had to sit at a table. Why advertise it if you don’t provide in for everyone. Very disappointed and will be making sure that if we can’t get the ‘Correct’ table we will go elsewhere.
Went to check out circa because it’s always packed when I walked by. Honestly I didn’t get the hype, and the ambiance was just okay for the prices. The spicy marg was delicious, calamari was above average but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it, crab cakes were meh, and I would avoid the fried chicken sandwhich. However, the service was fantastic which made it worth it just to try Circa once.
Amazing food! Will certainly be back! Great for lunch, happy hour, and dinner.
Great welcome, great service, great food & cocktails!! Thoroughly enjoyed CIRCA @ Foggy Bottom!
The blackberry margarita is my favorite, its always consistent in flavor. The braised beef as well as the mango chicken salad are delicious. Service is always on point with kind and attentive staff.
Great food. Waiter was excellent, recommended the perfect way to get the fried chicken sandwich (with buffalo sauce, avocado and tomato).
The music was a little loud but it seemed like it was prom night for the local high school, and there were a few prom groups eating there. So it's hard to fault them too much for that.
short ribs were room temperature.
Another excellent experience, with great food (salads) with a friend. BUT in sitting inside the covered patio, wish the music had been at a lower volume. The staff, as always, are beyond helpful. Another repeat problems was using the camera to get the link to the menu led us to an Infinity site -- most confusing.
Server was abrupt and training another server, hopefully the trainee won't pick up her habits!
We just got engaged about an hour earlier and it was fantastic!
Seated earlier than reservation. Given how few other diners, it took quite awhile to get our food. Something was going on in the kitchen. My almond-granola-crusted French toast was alright - not as good as in the Before Times. They may have cut the almonds/flavoring for the expense. I won't rush back. Outdoor seating is plentiful; music a tad loud. Pricing comparable to Ted's Bulletin. Bacon was plentiful and the thick cut.
Brunch was very affordable and the $4 mimosas were great! The patio was covered and a little dark which was the only thing that was unexpected.
Overall great lunch experience. Food price point very good. Staff very accommodating.
A little attitude when I asked the waiter to repeat himself.
My first time at Circa, I really enjoyed the food, and I will definitely be back!
Booked based on google map search. Pictures oversell the ambience. Dark furnishings and glaring overhead lights could have been overlooked if our server had been more attentive. On a positive, the hostess and barman were quite nice.
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.
Great outdoor patio with a solid roof and heaters, perfect for the rain. Delicious food, especially the brussels sprouts and tuna.
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!
Would 1000% recommend patio area for spring and summer
Incredible food, location, service and setting. Good menu items and wine selection.
The sauce with the brick chicken dish was divine!
My wife and I enjoyed the food and ambiance of Circa at Foggybottom. The service was great!
This Place is just fantastic. The people that work there are always so nice and really can never do enough for you.
loved this place in a great location great food and the weather when i was there was perfect so we sat outside.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 1840 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.