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
Excellent service on the outside covered patio. Would return.
Went for lunch. Got basic items- chicken sandwich, burger, salad, etc but it was all excellent. Great service too. Requested a table in the back to mitigate noise and they accommodated us. I would go back!
Excellent meal, great service in a beautiful environment. The outdoor patio is huge.
I enjoyed the food. Service on drinks could have been better.
Food was incredible and service was great! Would definitely come back to Circa!
Great service...drinks were marginal
The atmosphere was very welcoming and friendly. Our waitress was amazing! She answered all of my questions and kept a smile on her face. My steak was not cooked how I like it, however they quickly had it fixed. Would definitely eat here again.
We chose to sit outside in the heat because the noise inside was too loud. But the fans helped and the excellent bartender and service more than compensated for the heat! My new favorite spot.
The staff was not nice and didn’t pay attention to us at all. Order food and it came out wrong and they insisted it was right.
Just breakfast with my brother
Awesome meal, friendly staff definitely going back next time we are in town.
Tasty food, and I didn't have to wait too long for it. Great service, friendly
My family (2 teens) were in town for 1 night and needed a good dinner but not too expensive. We were blown away by the service and food!!! Tuna poke - YUM, Wings- YUM, jumbalaya - Amazing, Circa burger - FANTASTIC, fried chicken sandwich - delicious, turkey burger - fabulous.
Last minute booking. Everything was great
Highly recommend the filet sliders and the short ribs!!!
An enjoyable return visit and repeat of a nice greeting, great service, and good food.
Great food and atmosphere. They have a nice variety of drinks and great menu, everyone in our group was very satisfied and would definitely go back!
Had dinner here just before heading out to see the July4th fireworks! Great patio seating to have an enjoyable dinner, drinks and people watching. Will go back soon.
The food was amazing! A very eclectic menu with something for everyone. I want to come back soon!
The covered patio was nice and the food was delicious! Portions weren’t very big but food was very good. Wonderful service too. I highly recommend!
Great food and service!
Really lousy service. In a party of 6, they messed up 2 orders, Took Forever to get waitperson’s attention. Look wait to place the order. Long wait to get the food. Long wait to get the bill, etc, It will be a Long time before I return.
One of my favorite spots to grab a bite with friends.
Food was fantastic!
I had just gotten into DC to visit my Mom in a facility- I hadn't seen her since pre COVID. Circa came up as a local suggestion in walking distance from where I stayed and after looking at the menu, my brother and I decided the burger looked like a perfect dinner option. I reserved patio seats and we were so thrilled we decided on this restaurant. The greeting at the door was warm and genuine, our table had a perfect view of the street action and Leigh(sp?) was just the most attentive server. The burger was cooked to perfection for both of us, the scallion aioli gave it such a nice punch. Our cocktails were indeed, Proper as the menu described. It was so lovely to be out in a bustling room again. I will be back when I visit again. You won't regret choosing this spot. Perfect!
We are so happy you found us, Jennifer! It means the world to us when guests feel at home, even when they are far from their own. We look forward to hosting you the next time you’re in town. Cheers!
Great food and service as always.
Excellent in all ways. Love the fish dishes and salads.
Great food. Decent service.
Excellent father's day meal
The brunch was great! Highly recommend the French toast! You will not be disappointed.
Also, Mrs. T our server, provided exceptional customer service!
Great reservation process. Super friendly staff. Drinks were amazing. Great place for date night or just the girls.
Thank you for trusting us to provide you with an outstanding dining experience! We look forward to hosting you in the future!
great bar and bartenders, wife loved "Purple Rain" infused Vodka drink....
Outdoors was good less noise from GW Hospital ER...location location. Will retrn next trip
We had all small plates. Brussel sprouts, lettuce wraps and shrimp. All three were excellent. The Manhattan was good, but the Old Fashioned cocktail was my favorite.
Circa in Foggy Bottom is a regular go to place for me and as usual, it delivered!
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!
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 1873 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.