CIRCA at Navy Yard

4.8
571 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

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 571 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBruceE
Tahoe
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipPenny
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Fsugirl85
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

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

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded 4 days ago

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 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.

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HarrisF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I went there for lunch and it was very good. The food was excellent. I would definitely suggest this for lunch on a week day. Great service.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your rating and review, Harris! We look forward to seeing you for lunch again, soon!

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neilr
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food; spectacular service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit family in DC

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food, more than you expect so order light.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Had to move our big group to a table that was handicap accessible and they were super nice about the whole situation. Great service

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on June 3, 2021

Kate, we are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience! Thank you for joining us and we hope to host you again soon!

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JeremeA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server was fantastic! Very attentive and even intercepted regular coffee that should have been decaf before my table had a chance to drink it. Incredible service and good food! Wanted more of the brunch menu, but not a big deal.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on June 3, 2021

Thank you for trusting us to provide you with an outstanding dining experience, Jereme. We look forward to hosting you in the future.

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vipFoodtraveler
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was excellent! The chicken eggs Benedict were so tasty. Eggs cooked just right!

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on June 3, 2021

Thank you for your rating!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service and amazing food!

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on June 3, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience! Thank you for joining us and we hope to host you again soon!

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vipShoeGirlz
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the pleasure of being seated and served by Justin. My party sat outside near the front door which had plenty of shade and breeze on this hot day. Justin gave us some recommendations for food, after telling him this was our first time, which all were very good. My overall experience was great. I would definitely come back and recommend. Thank you so much for the great service ☺️.

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vipShawnH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved this place! Will definitely be back

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vipAlysonR
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Our waiter Kelly was awesome and the other staff was very accommodating as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience with good food brunch and great drinks. The atmosphere is very fun with moderate noise. Would recommend!

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JacquelineJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were there for happy hour. Food was delish. We sat outside to enjoy the weather. Our server, “K” was friendly and attentive. One of two places we typically hit for our monthly ladies night out.

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vipPeterW
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always worth a visit. Food was fine once the correct fries were added to my order. They were hot and plentiful. Enjoyable.

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CatherineG
New England
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wait staff was friendly and attentive. All 3 dinners were excellent

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LawrenceB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE THIS PLACE. Thanks to my daughter. I was able to take my wife/her mother out for mother day.

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FitFoodie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely Mother’s Day brunch here. Highly recommend.

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vipcbolcik
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
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
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
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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Penny
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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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
2 reviews
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!!!!!

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 571 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.