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CIRCA at Navy Yard

4.7
445 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

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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 445 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Nicole
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I made an reservation for my family and i to celebrate my sister's birthday. she chose this restaurant because my daughter said the have the best kids meal and desert and i have bought some of my staff in for lunch and meetings from time to time. now she is a teenager so she didn't care to much about the kids meal. so we decided to go. when entering the restaurant the atmosphere is very nice, we were greeted by staff with a happy birthday at the front and manager who seated us to our table. things were going great food was very delicious. kitchen staff works great together as a team when delivering the food. the restaurant wasn't very busy there were only two other table in our section. toward the end we had to get our sever for desert. she never brought out a birthday dessert for my sister, we just ended up ordering her a dessert and saying happy birthday. we waited for her to come back. at this point i found the manager and asked for my check. the manager took off the desert. i just wanted a nice smooth birthday dinner. she was ok with her experience and so was i. just ok. we drove a long way to come to this restaurant for just ok.

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vipAlysonR
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very goodness

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vipIndia
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious with great flavors and portions. The service was very good and great social distancing.

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Angel
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved dining here. The service was impeccable and the bartender did a phenomenal job making a whiskey sour with a twist. I think that the drink he made should be featured on the menu especially during this season. I will be back again. It was worth traveling from Baltimore to celebrate my anniversary and surprise proposal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice atmosphere and great service

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carlosj
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch at Circa was great, from the service to the music playlist. Drank the "purple rain" and it is a great, heavy hitting, spicy cocktail.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining there and I absolutely love how covid friendly and compliant the place is. Especially the menu situation. They have a QR code where you scan via your camera and the menu pops up. I love how warm and attentive the waiter was. Place seems very clean, bathroom was also clean. The food was really amazing. I got the blackened salmon with cauliflower and it was just so scrumptious and very healthy. Will absolutely recommend going here during and post covid. And will definitely visit again.

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VetaR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a terrific lunch with a friend on their covered patio. The food and alcoholic drink selections were great. We enjoyed the blackberry margheritas, hummus, Jumbalaya pasta and blackened salmon. Plus a slice of pumpkin cheesecake to go. All very good. Prices are a bit high but the food and service was excellent. Myles, our waiter, was very friendly and helpful. Checked on us but did not hover.

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Cassie
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, they have the best servers I’ve witnessed! Service means a lot to me. You may find a few good servers or a top notch manager at a restaurant but everyone I’ve come across here has been excellent. I enjoy the food and drinks as well. Get the Brussels sprouts and the steak sliders. To top it off, parking isn’t as much a hassle as it is in other parts of the city...IF there’s nothing going on at the National’s stadium. I also love the music they stream. I know I’m late, since a few friends have been coming here for a while, but this is one of my new favorite go-tos.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for joining us, Cassie! We are so glad that you enjoyed our Brussels and Blue and the service. We look forward to seeing you more often!

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Brunch
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, but great servers! Very good brunch experience. Highly recommend Circa at Navy Yard.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed our brunch and the service. Certainly, join us again soon!

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vipNearNortheastResident
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal – I highly recommend the tuna salad! Excellent service and very safe set up

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed our sesame-crusted tuna salad. We look forward to hosting you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried Circa on a whim. Best decision. Conveniently located, amazing food, exceptional service, and overall chill vibe. Perfect for a romantic date night. Good luck with finding parking though.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on October 19, 2020

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

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vipTanjalaH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My food was just warm and I ordered the braised short rib. It was good so I didn’t complain and it was also the last one I was told, but i expected a hot meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go-to place!! I live right down the road and, if I could, I’d come here multiple times a week. Lee always takes phenomenal care of us and the consistent quality of food can’t be beat. I bring anyone who is visiting to this place! Coming from the industry myself, I appreciate how prompt and adaptable the staff is. I always look forward to visiting, and I can’t recommend them enough! 😊

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on October 12, 2020

Thank you for joining us. We are so glad that you enjoy your experience with us and Lee's service. We look forward to your next visit.

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DanielleR
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was amazing. The background music was the best. Will visit again and again.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you for dining with us, Danielle. We are so glad that you enjoyed the food and the service. We look forward to hosting you again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good was really good. Service was very on point

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CarlyAlice
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came into Circa with a few girlfriends for their fabulous Monday night half priced wine bottles special! We had a wonderful time sitting at one the high tops. Service from Isaac was exceptional and all of the small plates we sampled were out of this world. Highly recommend a bottle of the Machete and an order (or two) of filet sliders. Can’t wait to return!

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on October 12, 2020

Thank you for joining us wine night! We are so glad that you enjoyed the food and Isaac's service. We look forward to hosting you again.

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SBee
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fav spots! Quality food and experience.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on October 12, 2020

Thank you for joining us. We are so glad that you enjoyed our food and experience. We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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JoanaW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great. Service was very slow. I understand that there is a pandemic and certain precautions need to be taken but two servers forgot to bring the coffee I ordered 3 different times. Also, we waited quite a while for our check, which we found out that the servers had been in a service meeting. That’s fine, but it would have been helpful if there was some communication so we knew who to ask for our check. Maybe it was just an off day for our server.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on October 5, 2020

Joana, thank you for joining us! We are so glad that you enjoyed the food. We are very sorry to hear about the service. We appreciate your feedback and we will be sure to follow up with our team. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you for dining with us. We are so glad you enjoyed the food and the service. Come back and see us again soon!

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vipMrLightBright06
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat. I come here at least once a week for either dinner, HH or brunch.

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KC4Lunch
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good time. Just wish we were able to get outdoor seating. They accommodated our updated group and made Shirley Temples for the kids.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you for dining with us! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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Angie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great from the hostesses to the server! Myles was wonderful and I hope he’s there when I return!

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you for joining us, Angie! We are so happy that you enjoyed Myles's service. We look forward to hosting you again!

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vipKimberlyW
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service and good food, always know what to expect at Circa.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food, outside seating was comfortable...

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AndreaE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I prefer the foggy bottom location. Eveything was great overall. However there was no outside seating for a table of 6. Inside it was cramped where we were seated. The new menu changes were not a favorite. Still love circa

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Reunion and a birthday and Myles was the bomb! From suggestions, to attentiveness, and when I had to send back one item his original entree suggestion was what I should’ve chosen from start! Also the whole staff signed a birthday card for my friend I hadn’t seen in a year and I didn’t even have a card for her!!! So that dessert and card was totally amazing and unexpected! Definitely will be back!!! All the apps we ordered (it was like 5 before entree) were so TASTY AND FULFILLING!!!!! Very impressed by the chefs summer menu! I just made it bc today there’s a new seasonal menu so it was meant to be!

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us on such a special occasion! We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience with Myles and as well as the food. We look forward to your next visit.

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PeterK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was wonderful. the construction noise and trucks were not...

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William
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Catching up with a friend from out of town.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on September 21, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us, William. We look forward to hosting you again.

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MarquiseJ
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Always a hood choice in Navy Yard, food flies out of the kitchen

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on September 21, 2020

Thank you for joining us, Marquise! We are so glad you enjoy your experience when you visit us. Come back and see us again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I decided to take my friend for dinner after hearing from another friend that the food was great. I will agree the ambience was nice the music was great and the food was awesome too!!! I particularly loved that the blacken salmon was served with cauliflower which is delicious and keto friendly. I will definitely be back.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thank you for joining us for dinner! We are so glad that you enjoyed the food and the ambiance! We look forward to seeing you back!

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JasmynH
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation for my brother and I. It would be the 1st time we met and it was wonderful thanks to Circa. They surprised my brother with a cake (He just graduated from Princeton) and we had a good time. They were so accommodating!

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on September 15, 2020

Jasmyn, thank you so much for joining us on such a special occasion! We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely late dinner. Empty place , salads came out quick and the service was lovely. Love this neighborhood staple.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thank you for joining us for dinner! We are glad you enjoyed your food and experience. We look forward to hosting you again.

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GiovanniB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent America bistro cuisine. Recommend the scallops and bulgolgi wraps. Great place for a date night. Prices on par with other Navy yard restaurants.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on September 11, 2020

Giovanni, Thank you so much for dining with us! We are so glad that you enjoyed our Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps appetizer and the Pan Seared Scallops entree. We look forward to hosting you again!

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kingmyno
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had an outdoor lunch with my parents here and it felt very safe and very spaced out. They took a ton of precautions and we all felt very comfortable. Plus, the food and drinks were great. Highly recommend, for the COVID era and beyond.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you for joining us for lunch! We are happy to read that you enjoyed our Food and Drinks. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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vipShoeGirlz
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch

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vipLeoDC
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Another great visit for me and my guests. The biggest differentiator for Circa is consistency. Taste, service and presentation are consistently on-point. Keep doing what you’re doing.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you for joining us again! We are glad to read that you had a great experience. We look forward to hosting you again.

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CraigH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our dinner in DC at Circa very much. Excellent food & service

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on September 8, 2020

Craig, Thank you for joining us for dinner! We are happy that you enjoyed the food and the service. Join us again soon!

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Nicole
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently visited circa in navy yard on a Monday afternoon to celebrate my daughters birthday both of my daughters birthday are on the same day, but on a different year. They loved there kids meal with the fried shrimp witch were perfectly fried. The customer service was excellent and the meal was amazing. My must have was the warm bread budding with vanilla ice cream, my favorite. Thank you to all the staff for a wonderful time and working great as a team. See you soon.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on September 4, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us for your daughters' birthdays. We are glad that they enjoyed their Kid's meal and that you liked our Brioche Bread Pudding. We look forward to hosting you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriends 34th Birthday

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on September 4, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us for your boyfriend's 34th birthday celebration. We hope to see you again soon.

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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 4.7 stars by 445 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.