CIRCA at Navy Yard

4.8
474 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 Navy Yard 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 474 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MsHamilton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, easy to book a table online, and food was very appealing in display and taste.

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MelissaB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed out visit. Great food. Great service.

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JonathanC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, especially with outdoor seating and spread out tables. Great service.

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BBridges
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was delicious and the service was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stay open on the downlow! Bowser is out of ideas and has an uninterrupted salary.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service

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vipAlysonR
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

French Toast is too dye for...

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DreanaA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the Brussels & Blue! Overall great meal and excellent service. Highly recommend it for a special occasion or a casual outing with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I came here for our college graduation and we had an amazing time. Everyone there was fantastic, the food was great and the service was absolutely amazing! Our server Justin went above and beyond and he made our day even more special. The staff even took out an Polaroid camera to document the day and I will definitely be coming back. Thank you guys so much!

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MelDC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was absolutely amazing. Very attentive and accommodating. Great ambience. Food was delicious. Love their sweet potatoes fries and Blackened Salmon entree!

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thanks for dining with us! We are happy that you enjoyed our Blackened Atlantic Salmon Entree, our sweet potato fries, and the service. We look forward to hosting you again.

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TyMcB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I requested that my wings be cooked hard, but they were still a little under cooked. Aside from that, all else was great as usual.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you for joining us. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for your feedback on our glazed wings, we have shared this with our team. We look forward to hosting you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a pleasant surprise and omg the food, the food, was just amazing. The server was very attentive. The entire ambiance was just wonderful.

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vipwkwjmu
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spacing indoors. Felt safe. Short ribs were yummy as usual.

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LaurenC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great insulated outdoor seating option. Food was delicious and generous portions and the service was really wonderful. Highly recommend!

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to have a good meal my only knock was the fact that the waiter didnt come & check on us as he should've during our time here but he was still professional.

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vipAndrea
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. The prix fixe menu was a good deal with an app, meal, and dessert. Brussel sprouts were excellent!! Someone at my table enjoyed the bread pudding and said it was fantastic.

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vipKayGee
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arguably the best Sunday Brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service and food was good. I was pleased.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Food and service was good. No complaints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp n grits was the best

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JulianG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at this Circa location. First, seating was socially distant and there were several sanitizing stations throughout the restaurant. Service was phenomenal, our waiter was attentive to all our needs and provided great drink recommendations. You have to order the "Purple Rain" absolutely delicious!

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Catherine
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, would highly recommend!!! The service was stellar, it was a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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CarlaM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have Sunday Bruch in DC. The food is amazing! I tried the Bulgogi Rice off the brunch menu. It’s a must try if you like spicy food. I also ordered a tasty mimosa.

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vipcameo1970
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. The maple old fashioned was superb. The sauce with the seared tuna was a bit salty, but the dish overall was tasty. The pumpkin cheesecake was yummy.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food . Will be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service

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Nicole
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I made an reservation for my family and i to celebrate my sister's birthday. she chose this restaurant because my daughter said the have the best kids meal and desert and i have bought some of my staff in for lunch and meetings from time to time. now she is a teenager so she didn't care to much about the kids meal. so we decided to go. when entering the restaurant the atmosphere is very nice, we were greeted by staff with a happy birthday at the front and manager who seated us to our table. things were going great food was very delicious. kitchen staff works great together as a team when delivering the food. the restaurant wasn't very busy there were only two other table in our section. toward the end we had to get our sever for desert. she never brought out a birthday dessert for my sister, we just ended up ordering her a dessert and saying happy birthday. we waited for her to come back. at this point i found the manager and asked for my check. the manager took off the desert. i just wanted a nice smooth birthday dinner. she was ok with her experience and so was i. just ok. we drove a long way to come to this restaurant for just ok.

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vipAlysonR
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very goodness

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vipIndia
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious with great flavors and portions. The service was very good and great social distancing.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on November 6, 2020

Thank you for dining with us! We are happy that you enjoyed the food and the service. We look forward to hosting you again.

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Angel
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved dining here. The service was impeccable and the bartender did a phenomenal job making a whiskey sour with a twist. I think that the drink he made should be featured on the menu especially during this season. I will be back again. It was worth traveling from Baltimore to celebrate my anniversary and surprise proposal.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on November 6, 2020

Thank you for joining us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and our bar team's creativity. We look forward to your next visit.

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vipwhitjohnw
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. Felt clean and safe. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice atmosphere and great service

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carlosj
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch at Circa was great, from the service to the music playlist. Drank the "purple rain" and it is a great, heavy hitting, spicy cocktail.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on November 6, 2020

Thank you for dining with us! We are so glad that you enjoyed our Purple Rain specialty cocktail and the atmosphere. We look forward to hosting you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining there and I absolutely love how covid friendly and compliant the place is. Especially the menu situation. They have a QR code where you scan via your camera and the menu pops up. I love how warm and attentive the waiter was. Place seems very clean, bathroom was also clean. The food was really amazing. I got the blackened salmon with cauliflower and it was just so scrumptious and very healthy. Will absolutely recommend going here during and post covid. And will definitely visit again.

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VetaR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a terrific lunch with a friend on their covered patio. The food and alcoholic drink selections were great. We enjoyed the blackberry margheritas, hummus, Jumbalaya pasta and blackened salmon. Plus a slice of pumpkin cheesecake to go. All very good. Prices are a bit high but the food and service was excellent. Myles, our waiter, was very friendly and helpful. Checked on us but did not hover.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on November 6, 2020

Thank you for dining with us! We are happy that you enjoyed the drinks, the food, and Myles' service. We appreciate your feedback. We look forward to hosting you again.

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Cassie
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, they have the best servers I’ve witnessed! Service means a lot to me. You may find a few good servers or a top notch manager at a restaurant but everyone I’ve come across here has been excellent. I enjoy the food and drinks as well. Get the Brussels sprouts and the steak sliders. To top it off, parking isn’t as much a hassle as it is in other parts of the city...IF there’s nothing going on at the National’s stadium. I also love the music they stream. I know I’m late, since a few friends have been coming here for a while, but this is one of my new favorite go-tos.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thank you for joining us, Cassie! We are so glad that you enjoyed our Brussels and Blue and the service. We look forward to seeing you more often!

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Brunch
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, but great servers! Very good brunch experience. Highly recommend Circa at Navy Yard.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed our brunch and the service. Certainly, join us again soon!

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vipNearNortheastResident
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal – I highly recommend the tuna salad! Excellent service and very safe set up

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed our sesame-crusted tuna salad. We look forward to hosting you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried Circa on a whim. Best decision. Conveniently located, amazing food, exceptional service, and overall chill vibe. Perfect for a romantic date night. Good luck with finding parking though.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to hosting you again!

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FAQs

CIRCA at Navy Yard offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 863-9900.

CIRCA at Navy Yard is rated 4.8 stars by 474 OpenTable diners.

CIRCA at Navy Yard 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.