CIRCA at Navy Yard

4.8
522 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 522 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CliffieW
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOlathefoodie
Washington DC
3 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
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DominiqueW
Washington DC
1 review
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

Vacaciones

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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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OpenTable Diner
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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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
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
7 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
9 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Food was delish.

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MJTexas
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is consistently delicious. I would highly recommend CIRCA.

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cyou18
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty food as always.

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vipBrentR
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Best brunch in Navy Yard.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was good. Food was great. Ambience was a vibe!

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vipRoellV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , but what keeps us coming back is the service . Circa really steps it up when it comes to having the best bartenders and servers . I live in the neighborhood , and probably eat there too much, but the staff make it feel like a home away from home .

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you for your continued support! We are so glad the hospitality brings you back each time! We look forward to your next visit.

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Bethesdagirl2020
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Friendly staff and great food.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you for joining us. We are so glad that you enjoy your experience with us! Join us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, restaurant capacity and space felt safe.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thanks for dining with us. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timer - wonderfully impressed

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on February 23, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience.. Food was delicious and Waitress was great

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on February 23, 2021

Hello! Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your feedback and we are glad that you enjoyed your experience! Join us again soon.

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

Great Valentine’s Day spot

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you for joining us for Valentine's day. We are glad that you have had a good time. Join us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was very good! The fish bowl drink not so much. My cousin and I just ended up getting the bottle of champagne independent of the bowl. We were awkwardly sat right be the line for the buffet. I did not like the fact that people were standing too close to our table. Also, we arrived on-time for our reserve it had to wait outside for over 40 minutes in the cold for our table. There were highs and lows but I will patron again.

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CaptainHook
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was excellent and our server was “the best” paying close attention to our needs.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on February 23, 2021

We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience and that service was "the best"! Thanks for joining us and we look forward to your next visit!

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Bethesdagirl2020
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt very safe and our server was very friendly and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food!

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 522 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.