CIRCA at Navy Yard

4.8
545 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 545 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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4.6
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vipcbolcik
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have to say, our waitress was one of the best I've ever had anywhere. When asked for her opinion on best good to order (this was our first time at Circa), not only did she give a clear and comprehensive list, her suggestions were spot on! Thank you for making this a wonderful meal!

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TenikaCherese
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Took my father here for dinner for his birthday and we really enjoyed ourselves. Will return again.

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HelenX
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was quick and simply!

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AnthonyL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a nice environment for lunch and the food and drinks were excellent

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RobinT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The brussels sprouts were delicious - rich and decadent. The fried rice was very flavorful and they served a generous portion. The cocktails were lovely and the servers were attentive and friendly.

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Mau244
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food. Nice staff, great setting, and good experience.

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vipJRS6
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burger!

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ReginaM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit. Awesome. Food, service, atmosphere and prices - AMAZING!!!

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FatimaD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not a pleasant experience compared the Dupont Circle location which is phenomenal.

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vipFletch
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic, never a disappointment!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Circa!!! The service was great, food and cocktails great - we will definitely go back!!!

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foodiesforlife
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were looking for a nice restaurant close to Audi Field to have dinner. We ate the Circa burger and fried chicken sandwich. Both were excellent and the fries were perfect. The black manhattan was also a nice twist on the original manhattan recipe. We'll be back for sure .

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time and our meal and service was great.

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Titia
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the crab cakes with a fries and tomatillo corn salsa, but quite honestly you won't be disappointed by anything there....oh and the brioche bread pudding is BANGING!!!!!

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Larry
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food was amazing love the Manhattan and Justin (waiter) was awesome!

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CliffieW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. Food was great as well. I enjoyed everything.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was sat right on time for my reservation and service was attentive. Food was fantastic!

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vipOlathefoodie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Circa @ Navy Yard was really good! I enjoyed the Crabcake benedict! I'd definitely go back.

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CambraiK
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hamburger was excellent. Service was phenomenal. I will be back.

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DominiqueW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice place for a evening dinner with friends. The Brussel sprouts are to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously enjoyed my experience. The table I sat at was a little close to other guests but there was a very nice vibe in the restaurant and made it comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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SARAP
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Out of town guest and loved the selections, although somewhat limited. The short rib was delicious. I had an attentive server who got tipped a little extra for the good job he did. And for not trying to take away my plate too soon. Good social distancing inside abd I watched staff sanitize between customers. Good job!

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vipNickname
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekend trip to Washington DC, made reservations for brunch. Crab Cake Bennie was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great local chain with consistent food and service across their line-up. Great social distancing and very professional waitstaff. I will go again.

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jlse
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, kind staff, health and safety conscious! Will definitely be back!

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Kelsey
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu selection was perfect - not too many options but EVERYTHING looked good. We ordered the Tuna Poke Nachos as an appetizer and they were very generous with the amount of tuna! I was hungry, so I got the Granola French Toast and it was also very delicious. But their White Peach Bellini was definitely the reason I will be coming back. The food was great, but the price and taste of their brunch cocktails was the cherry on top.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had some lovely food! Got to have a nice time with my friends. Looked like they had GF options from afar but it turns out most of those weren’t really options. I’m also deathly allergic to nuts & that was a point of contention between the gluten free and nut free... I would appreciate some work on their end with that! There’s lots of GF flowers and bread substitutes... thanks for having us! Loved the Brussels.

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

Had a great birthday dinner here. The food was wonderful and the service was excellent.

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Dianne
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! I was having my me-time and the ambiance worked well for me. I loved the three-course meal. It was so good! I was very full and had a very happy tummy after. :)

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BrittanyC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks for decent prices! Make sure you stop here!

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TonyD
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My entire group loved the food and service. We will return

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service as always

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice. Safety precautions in place

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing! Our waiter Mike was the ABSOLUTE BEST! He was very accommodating! I will definitely go back! 💜

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!! Thanks to the entire staff!!

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Sharid
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely time at CIRCA! The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the cocktails were wonderful. We will definitely dine there again.

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vipKayGee
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service at Circa.

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Tesia
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful
.. excellent service. My waiter was a native of Florida just like me. He was amazing, knowledge and attentive. The shotgun shrimp was sooooo good and so was the calamari. My son has the BBQ chicken pizza and said it was amazing.

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 545 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.