CIRCA at Foggy Bottom

4.7
1778 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 1778 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AngelM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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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Karina
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Just decent. Not worth going a second time.

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vipGregF
New England
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

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

Consistently delicious!

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vipRickster
Washington DC
16 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MartinM
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

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

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTableUserDC
Washington DC
29 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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dope dope dope spot sitting outside.

Straight heat!!!

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing!!

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vipTameraL
Washington DC
149 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
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipAlexis
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our date night very much! We ordered an off-the-menu sangria that wasn’t that great, but the wine we followed it with was delicious. The food at Circa never disappoints and we ate every bite! My boyfriend had the salmon and I had the Fuji apple shrimp salad. No dessert on this visit, but next time we’ll certainly save room for the bread pudding!

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vipsongyimei
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch menu. Everything was really good and the service was fast and attentive!

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AllisonP
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a big Circa fan and tonight did not disappoint! The outdoor tent was very warm and they rolled up the sides by our table so we could have more air flow during covid.
Drinks were flavorful, but the food was a standout. We enjoy both of the fish specials (mahi mahi) and the different flavors on the sauce to the blackened fish to even the spices on the asparagus and truffled risotto were delicious. Always a win when you go to Circa!

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vipSarah
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

They have the perfect outdoor dining option!! This is by far the best covid dining experience I’ve had. I felt incredibly safe the entire time. We also went on a chilly February day and the patio was perfectly warm while maintaining good ventilation. The food was ok (honestly felt like I could have cooked the same meal myself), but the service was wonderful. Well worth it to enjoy eating out in what felt like a relatively normal environment.

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vipSusan
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

An appetizer was forgotten though we were not charged and received it upon departure to take home. We were rushed out to turn the table which was an unpleasant way to end a good dining experience.

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KristinS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and location at Foggy Bottom are great. Interesting menu and we are always surprised at how good the food is. The Braised Short Rib is amazing if you like meat; the vegeburger is great if you are a vegetarian; the salads are fabulous and the brussles sprouts are delicious.

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Great
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reliable, good food. It remains one of my 'go to' places in DC

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CarolineS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the service was great, and the prices were fair. We also loved the patio seating. It was such a nice environment and warm but still had an open space for good circulation. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Bread pudding was amazing!

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vipRichardB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, respectful service, good atmosphere!

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HilaryN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

BBQ Chicken and Margarita flatbreads were delicious

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OpenTableUserDC
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with a few friends and it was outstanding. Every time we’ve ever come the service is super prompt and friendly. The cocktails are fantastic (we love the Purple Rain!) Definitely try the tuna poke nachos and the Brussels and blue. This place is our favorite in the Foggy Bottom area.

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Lisa
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent experience!
The food and service was spectacular...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came for a birthday brunch and it was such a good experience! Out waiter came a little late to our table but they made up for it later in the service. And even though they don’t have bottomless the mimosas are 🥴 youre drunk by glass #3! Great time!

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Dinnerfor4
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The 4 of us sat in the heated outdoor patio area and were comfortable despite g the he cold draft at our feet. The short rib dinner, grilled salmon, and the margarita flatbread were well seasoned and tasty. Cheesecake and chocolate tort desserts were wonderful as were the wine selections.

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Anita
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Delicious food, excellent staff and great for outdoor dinning in DC during cold weather.

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom
Responded on January 26, 2021

Thank you so much for joining us, Anita, We are so glad you enjoyed the food, the service and the ambiance outside. We look forward to hosting you again.

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brooked
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable and warm for outdoor dining in the cold. Felt very COVID safe.

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 1778 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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