CIRCA at Navy Yard

4.8
677 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 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

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 677 people are saying
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PATRICIAH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

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KatieH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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SusanR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 2 days ago

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
79 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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Renee
Washington DC
6 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 2 days ago

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
9 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
41 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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CarrieW
Dallas
2 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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HonoluluLocal
Washington DC
5 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!

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MonicaL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I have visited the CIRCA and both times the food was awesome and so was the service! I had the short ribs over spinach and mashed potatoes and the ribs were tender and cooked to perfection. To top it off, we shared the pumpkin cheesecake and it was lite and delicious as well. I would recommend this establishment for a great meal and stress-free ambience.

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viphmastro7
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food, friendly professional staff, timely service.

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tonyC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reason we dine inside and will continue to do so is because of you "SERVERS" and the FOOD QUALITY.......whichis always excellent and satisfying.....

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VAdude
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservations were perfect, service was quick, food was delicious.

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MJGandMLG
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was decent, but dinner portion quite small. My husband’s sandwich was better. Will stick to casual food next time.

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JohnL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine before Nats game. Service was superb and food was fantastic as usual. Steak Frites was an excellent vhoice.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary the Circa crew created a fun and inviting experience. Food was great and prepared quickly. The drinks were good and we were given dessert and a thoughtful card signed by staff!

Will definitely be back for future visits!

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SARAP
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Oh those Brussels sprouts with Gorgonzola and bacon. Just delicious! The short rib with potatoes and spinach was excellent. Loved the server, who was present, but not hovering. It was a little loud for sustained conversation. Turn down the sound and it was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was very nice!

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vipBrittanyD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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PatrickD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Overall, a pleasant evening. The free range brick chicken was good, but needed less salt.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at Circa NY was amazing! Our server Justin was attentive, kind and an absolutely amazing listener. For my app I had the bruschetta which was to dieeee for but very filling so it’s a great shareable plate. For my entree I ordered the salmon medium well and it was perfect. And lastly , if ever you’re in doubt about getting a dessert get the bread pudding. It’s like nothing I ever had before. Absolutely the best thing in the entire restaurant! Thank you so much Justin! You made ladies night or our post bday celebration perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am in love with the tuna poke’ bowl! Can eat it daily!

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vipSkywinch
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for brunch a few weeks ago and tried the mushroom flatbread and we had to come back for more. The sliders were to die for and the Brussel sprouts were tasty. Nancy our server was the best and so professional. We love it here!

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vipVondie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at the restaurant and I was impressed. The food was delicious, great ambience and location. Our server Justin N. was AWESOME!

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vipMtnMama
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bul ko ki wraps are to die for, and brussels with bacon and blue were top notch. The scallops were excellent, too. Both my husband and I noticed how nice the bathrooms are, and how much that little thing adds to the experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go around the DMV to size up the food and atmosphere. This was a very good spot. Definitely thumbs up!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent

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LeslieG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was prepared very well. I had the Tuna Seared salad and the small plate calamari. Great flavors. I would definitely go again.

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 677 OpenTable diners.

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.