CIRCA at Navy Yard

4.8
697 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Effective January 15th, in compliance with the District of Columbia mandate, ALL individuals age 12 or older will be required to show proof of at least one dose (two doses required starting 2/15/2022) of the COVID-19 vaccination upon arrival. Photo ID is required for all patrons over 18. Please visit coronavirus.dc.gov/vaxdc for more information.

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 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

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
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 697 people are saying
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DonD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch on a Sunday. Wasn't very crowded (it was a Holiday weekend). Waiter was great (Stetson). Food was really good. Don't miss the Bulgogi, either in the small plates or the Entree. Also Biscuits with Chicken Benedict.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was phenomenal. It was the perfect spot for dinner after attending a nearby concert. We had appetizers, entrees, and drinks while there. Everything was very delicious and the service was quick and efficient!

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ChristinaT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and the excellent service!

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vipAlexis
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best part was our waiter, Henry - he delivered awesome customer service and was very attentive. Wish everyone had great customer service like him. Ordered the poké tuna nachos which were so delicious, the wings that my hubs and son enjoyed, the calamari was alright, could do without the olives and artichoke, would have tasted better with batter and fried pepperoncini's! Ordered the cesar salad which was drowned with Parmesean cheese and too much dressing so much so that my lettuce was wilted. My daughter ordered the pumpkin ravioli and she said was pretty good, sweet and savory- her words. My son ordered the blackened salmon w/ a side of fries and he said it wasnt as good as mine but he loved the salmon and my husband ordered the steak frites which he said was cooked perfectly at medium temperature and the chimichurri and dash of sea salt complimented it perfectly! Overall, we loved our dining experience and would come back for the spring or summer menu... as long as Henry is our waiter! 😊

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DennisM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A cozy place to eat with great service. We enjoyed being there.

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KathyS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal here. The food was well prepared and fresh. The service was great

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vipEbonyS
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & drinks were delicious. Customer service was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our waitress was great! And the ambiance was great!
The food was very average.

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MaddieS
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Terrible service and well overpriced. Would not recommend!

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vipmsw014
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and the food and service were amazing! We went for a birthday dinner, and they put lit candles in the desserts we ordered and even brought a birthday card signed by all the staff. The brick chicken, shrimp salad, turkey burger, chocolate tort, and pumpkin cheesecake were all delicious. Definitely would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Greatfindslover
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Circa to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Wait staff was very attentive and our friend even received a birthday card for the re and a photo to memorialize the event. The food was good and service was excellent.

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Punkypoo
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful experience overall. The waiter could have been a little more attentive.

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KaraC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good and the wait staff were great!

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MollyU
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed! My boyfriend, his aunt, and I went and it was a great choice given the location (which is great), expansive menu, and reasonable price (it wasn’t cheap but given everything else it was good value). Will be going back and recommending it to others!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Will definitely go again when I’m back in the area.

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BrianP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good place to do happy hour at and go on a date as well. Very nice ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, service, and food were all fantastic. I’ll definitely be coming back.

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vipLynneS
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I met here for a late lunch one Saturday afternoon. We absolutely loved the ambiance, service and food. Stetson was our server and he was very attentive.

We started with the Brussels sprouts and ordered the veggie quinoa bowls. Delish!!

Overall great food and value. One of the managers came by the table to ensure our experience was great. Thank you Myles! We will definitely come back.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on December 8, 2021

Hi Lynne, We are so glad you enjoyed Stetson's service and your veggie quinoa bowls! Thank you for joining us and we are looking forward to hosting you again soon! Kindest regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

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vipoldiebutgoodie
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was a fine place for a brunch. Sure the noise level gets worse in the evening.

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PATRICIAH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great place to dine out.....love the chicken ceasar salad.

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KatieH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service! Really great for people with allergies. They were very accommodating.

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SusanR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was very friendly and attentive. Restaurant was very clean and they had good Covid protocols in place. Food was very good. My only complaint was the music. But that won’t stop us from coming back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I went for my first birthday dinner! The four cheese flatbread, calamari, and salad that I tasted from my friend’s plates were all great! I liked the blackberry margarita and lemon drop cocktails too!

The staff was thoughtful enough to all sign a card for me which meant a lot to me, so I would definitely recommend going for a bday dinner!

The only thing that I think is annoying is that happy hour is only honored if you sit at the bar which, due to covid made me and my friends feel like we wouldn’t be distanced enough, so I hope they change that rule!

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on November 29, 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us! We are so happy you chose us to be a part of your special occasion and we value your feedback. Kindest Regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

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vipAlysonR
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shotgun Shrimp was outstanding. The bartender was very sweet

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Candace
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipRenee
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great solid options for a casual brunch. Portions are great and lively atmosphere with many options for everyone. Great price point

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vipdjm021000
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. The food and drinks were exceptional, and the portions were more than enough without overdoing it. The staff went above and beyond to make our dinner experience memorable.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on November 29, 2021

Hello! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience! Thank you for joining us and we hope to host you again soon! Kindest regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

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Kt16
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and location, would recommend. Many brunch options too

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best turkey burger I've ever had! The service was great and quick.

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food & great drinks. Perfect spot for a fancier than average but still well-priced dinner!

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WarrenJ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everyone was friendly and helpful. The food was excellent, however the music should be more diverse for all age ranges.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on November 22, 2021

Hi Warren! Thanks so much for your feedback. I will certainly pass this on to our team. I am happy that you enjoyed your meal :)

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vipc3po
Birmingham
42 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we tried was awesome. The service is lovely and the crowd was upbeat and fun. Will definitely be back.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on November 8, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience! This is what we strive for – showing our guests 5 star experiences. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the service and ambiance. Thank you for joining us and we hope to host you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Food was pretty good but service was awful. Had 3 different waiters and then totally neglected. Waiter had no idea about the menu, including drinks. Also, a completely different item was brought to table and waiter asked if it was okay. We had to tell him that we wanted what we ordered.

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vipCarrieW
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere was fabulous! I will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was great. The staff was friendly and courteous. The waitress was exceptional with my toddler. The food and drinks were perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. The brunch was filling, but not to the point of being uncomfortable which I love especially at 39 weeks pregnant.

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CrystalM
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and exceptional service.

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vipHonoluluLocal
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good food (shrimp, calamari, trout); nice to sit outside; waitstaff were also nice but lost track of orders;

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vipDCDeb
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Reserved a table for 4 at 645pm. We arrived pretty early (6:20pm) and we're given the option to wait for the rest of our party or be seated, which was nice. We chose to be seated. The other couple arrived at 6:35pm. We had two servers - one seemed to be in training maybe but it was never mentioned who was who. It didn't matter because the service was excellent. We all ordered different dishes - kale Caesar, Ali tuna, salmon, pasta. All were delicious. The fish came out exactly at the requested temperature. No room for dessert but when someone mentioned it was my birthday, the server came back with a birthday card signed by the staff. It was a sweet gesture!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from CIRCA at Navy Yard using the Order Online button. CIRCA at Navy Yard also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 863-9900.

CIRCA at Navy Yard is rated 4.8 stars by 697 OpenTable diners.

CIRCA at Navy Yard does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.eatmhg.com/product/gift-card/.

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.