CIRCA at Navy Yard

4.7
607 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

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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 607 people are saying
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Penny
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. We eat there before going to baseball games. Close to the ballpark, great food, great service, etc. I highly recommend.

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YoAdrian
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We had poor service.. couldn’t hear anything the server was saying because our table was right under a ceiling speaker. She never checked on us for beverage refills.. they were not busy, so we weren’t really sure why she didn’t check on us. The lobster ravioli is not a great portion for the price. I think this place is simply way overrated. Oh.. and there were multiple bugs flying around too.

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vipBTracey
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great healthy options before Nationals game. ahi tuna salad was great. And flatbread pizzas are awesome. Good Entrees choices ; salmon, ahi Tuna , crab cakes and veggie burger. Go and enjoy ! You will be happy you did.

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MarandaE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food. Nice atmosphere and drinks. Service could have been a little better as far as making sure the table had straws, napkins, condiments, checking on how the food was etc.

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vipAmym
Raleigh
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food and great service from Al.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and excellent service. Circa is a little pricy, but it’s worth it. It’s a favorite of mine.

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DavidP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife has special dietary needs and our server was attentive, knowledgeable and conscientious about her order. Always appreciated, will definitely be back!

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OlgaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great spot, delicious food and cocktails. Near the stadiums,

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viptonyC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Circa is always good.......servers and all personnel aer vry personable and upbeat.....the food is really good all of t he time. Have been dining there since you opened at the Navy Hard.......since you arrived there......previously use to go to GalleryPlace......

Already have recommended friends who do eat at CIRCA......and the two men w/us last night do also.

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MargaretW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious! While the service was a bit slow, it is understandable giving staffing shortages. Overall, it was a very enjoyable meal!

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BobV
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

food was great. server was very friendly & helpful. good time.

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vipchocgrl
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my honey here for his birthday. The food was delicious. The ambiance was nice. The service was great. We were greeted and serviced but not only our waiter but other staff members as well. The shotgun shrimp was really tasty but we wished it came with a couple more shrimp. The free range brick chicken with brown butter sauce and broccolini was our fave. They not only brought him a birthday dessert as requested (cheesecake which was yummy) but a personalized card with staff signatures and our waiter took a Polaroid picture as a keepsake. A very nice and personal touch that made his birthday even more special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good. Had the lobster ravioli. It was amazing. The waitress did an amazing job. Definitely will come back again

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vipPJH2016
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is an unpretentious place to eat and drink after work or before a ballgame. The food is decidedly good and the portions are good—what was once normal size. It’s not inexpensive but it’s not stuffy.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you for your rating and review! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you before your next visit to Nat's Park!

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Penny
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Circa is one of the best restaurants in the DC area. We love going there because the food is always great, the service is top and we love the ambiance. Lively without being too noisy. I highly recommend it.

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CathyN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

would like the menu to change more often or the restaurant to offer specials. Menu always the same.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations same day for brunch. Our food was delicious!

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wolverine
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pre-game experience! Awesome service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service. Amazing quality food. Peach Bellinis are a must have!

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Sondraf
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Henry and Bre are great, drinks were great, appetizers were great! Will be back soon for sure!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m always at Circa but this dining experience was 100x better and that’s because of our server. I also like the changes made to the menu. 10/10!!!

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BobV
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good, but a bit pricey.
nice location, good ambience, friendly crowd.

highlight was the great staff and particularly our server was excellent. attentive, but not too much, friendly, answered questions, and on the ball. regularly filled water glasses and brought food and requested items promptly. didn't catch her name, but she was great. sounded like an Eastern European accent, but not sure. Kudos to her.

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Faith
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food tastes delicious, portions were sizable, and staff were great.

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RobW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always very good. Usually take new employees and clients.

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ShirleyM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only good things about my visit to Circa….the food, ambiance, service, and an awesome playlist!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I had a reservation at Circa at Navy Yard for 9:00pm 6/23/21 for dinner and drinks. I arrived on time and asked for seating outside. I had to wait about 10 more minutes. While waiting, I sat at the bar. Once I was seated my server brought me water and picked up my drink that I had order at the bar and brought to my table as well. This was around 9:12pm. My server didn’t come back until 9:40pm - he said he overheard me speaking to the couple next to me about the items they had and what I wanted to order for food and wanted to inform me that the kitchen was already closed. I actually choose this place for food because it was recommended. I was a bit frustrated because I felt as if though he and the 3 other people I encountered could have informed me that I need to place and order before the kitchen closed or even came back to my table in time for me to discuss menu items. I felt that the server (I believe he said His name was Josh) purposely waited to come back to my table after the kitchen was closed and I felt this is why I received poor service. I was offended that he and the manger found it to be an appropriate response that they are sorry we wasn’t informed.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was excellent. Staff was awful. Told the staff about a birthday surprise and they never came around with anything they had promised. Nothing at all. We had an awkward wait even though we had a reservation a week in advance and we did not even get our silverware until our entrees had been sitting in front of us for around 5 minutes. Again, the food was great but everything else was slow and poor.

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Chindy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very clean and much care taken to keep everyone safe
First time inside a restaurant
Salads were very good
My friend loved the tuna and I had grilled shrimp

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vipJackN
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food—the draft IPA (wow), tuna poke nachos (great sauces), avocado toast w/poached egg (who would have thought) and the bread pudding desert (to die for)—was excellent! The service and ambience was top notch. Definitely coming back!

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Lizzie14
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Upscale great food, good service. We got seated quickly and the waiter was very attentive. Food came out quickly and was tasty.

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toadie622
Washington DC
100 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outdoor seating area. Great selection of good. Salads or burgers. Nice wine and beer selections.
Server was very accommodating and friendly.
We went before a Nats game. Great location.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was delicious. Never let down coming to this CIRCA.

JJ
vipJacquelineJ
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually have a great time dining here! One of our faves. Happy Hour prices are great. Service was good and the two hour restriction has been lifted so we were able to enjoy our meal and time together without the rush! Of course we’ll be back.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thank you for your rating and review, Jacqueline! We appreciate your support and look forward to hosting you for happy hour again, soon!

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vipBruceE
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ate in the outside patio before a Nationals game. Really enjoyed it.

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Penny
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Circa is always great!! I highly recommend to everyone I know!

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Fsugirl85
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Loved the food and service. My friends and I will return soon.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on June 16, 2021

Thank you for your rating and review! We look forward to hosting you again, soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

I’ve been to Circa several times and they never disappoint.

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kdillon1956
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good burger and great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Met with friends for lunch on a Friday. Waitress was attentive, food was good, and service was more than adequate.

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 4.7 stars by 607 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.