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CIRCA at Navy Yard, Washington, DC

CIRCA at Navy Yard

4.7
4.7
841 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!

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 863-9900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Cristobal Guevara

  • Private party facilities

    Visit our website, eatmhg.com, for private event inquiries.

  • Neighborhood

    Navy Yard

  • Cross street

    First Street SE

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 841 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best salads in Navy Yard!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time. Food was great and staff was very accommodating. We were late due to trying to find parking and they still sat us. We dined outdoors. There was a Lady Gaga concert at Nats stadium and line was wrapped around the restaurant but it still didn’t interrupt our experience at all. We both got the Steak Frites plate and it was delicious. Also got blackberry margarita and a chocolate cake slice for my bday. Loved everything. Will be back!
  3. MB

    MichelleB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was a great place to grab American cuisine. Conveniently located on the corner. It was bright and well lite. We ordered several appetizer such as the brussels, fire shrimp, wings and tuna nachos. All were great and the wings were a good size. All main dishes were good but the Trout was really good. Overall it is a great spot to get an upgrade to some of your favs.
  4. KM

    KenM

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting DC for concert and read reviews to try it out. All the food was very good and a good local IPA on tap.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pedro was excellent. Tee is a wonderful manager. See you soon.
  6. AR

    AlysonR

    Washington DC

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful
  7. HH

    HollandH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was delicious! And the service was superb! I will definitely be dining here again!
  8. MD

    MikeinDC

    Washington DC

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always enjoy going to CIRCA with friends and family before a Nats game! Food is really good with a wide range of options and service is fantastic. Good wine list too.
  9. E

    Edithl

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a great restaurant for before the Nationals game. Great service and the food is always top notch. I l like the range of choices and we enjoyed the beer on tap. Thanks!
  10. A

    Ashley

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and drinks were delicious. We had the bruschetta, Brussels and shrimp as apps. Our main courses were the jambalaya and steak frites and we all enjoyed our dishes. I definitely would go back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sesame crusted tuna was excellent, service was terrific.
  12. JA

    JAmesD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    My wife and I waited 20 minutes and no one came up to ask if we even wanted a glass of water. After 20 minutes sitting there, I went up to the Matre De' and asked if she could send a server over to see if we wanted anything. A server was standing in the vicinity and offered to help. I ordered the Rainbow Trout encrusted with almonds and had to send it back because the fish was not fresh. My wife ordered the Thai Shrimp and also sent it back because the salad was wilted. We ordered the Humus which we also sent back because it did not taste good. I spoke to a Manager (heavy set guy with a pony tail" and advised him why the food was returned. I offered to pay anyway because I knew I was going to write this bad review and didn't want to confuse anybody. My experience was very poor at CACI M Street and I will never go back again. I am a long time Navy Yard employee and I will not recommend that anyone go to this restaurant ever.
  13. WC

    WilliamC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last minute adjustments to the reservation were accommodated, and had a nice overall time.
  14. DH

    DoreenH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The service was spot on, and the cocktails were amazing. I loved the Bloody Mary. We have the Salmon Salad.. cooked perfectly, and key lime pie which was really good.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    We went for lunch. The ambiance was mediocre at best. There was no real “vibe.” Our service was ok, but not great. Also, they were out of the first 2 wines (by the glass ) that we selected. The food was fine, but nothing special.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner before the DC united game. Good service and good food.
  17. r

    rperry3146

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding. Service was good. Very nice restaurant. We will be back!!!
  18. JL

    JimL

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Number one, our food was delicious. Service from from of house staff and wait staff was spot on. Prices were reasonable. Vibe was awesome.
  19. JB

    JasonB

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. The food and service were excellent! The only issue was that there was a piece of shrimp in the calamari!
  20. JA

    JoyceA

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and lovely casual dinner had with my family. Would recommend.
  21. MD

    MaryD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went for dinner with my husband. We made reservations and our table was ready when we arrived. Had cocktails and the beef bulgogi wraps for an appetizer (all delicious!). I got the trout and he got the short ribs - again, everything delicious! We did get dessert to go, but they gave me the wrong dessert and we didn’t realize until we returned to our hotel room. The bread pudding is excellent, though, as it was what our server recommended. (But I really wanted the key lime pie!) We had a lovely experience and would definitely go back when we vacation here again.
  22. EM

    EMDC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a birthday dinner there, awesome staff.
  23. A

    Adria

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. The hostess was friendly and sat me immediately. The server was very attentive and offered information on the specials and menu recommendations. The food was delicious and had great portion sizes.
  24. K

    Kdawg

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lettuce wraps, wings, Flatbread were all very good. Margarita Black Raspberry Drinks were really good
  25. P

    Paul

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Delicious food! We would go back as it is a go to place after or before a ballgame!
  26. T

    Tina

    Richmond

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Went here for the first time for an office lunch to celebrate birthday. Didn't even know about their super nice tradition of coming out with ice cream and a card signed by the staff. Nice touches like that make a difference! Spinach salad was excellent and all of flatbreads we tried were very good!
  27. C

    carenC

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food. great selection of vegetarian and meats . Navy Yard convenient. Well priced.
  28. R

    Rebecca

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you only have one night, go to CIRCA! Everything was absolutely amazing. From the service to the appetizers to the meal, we were all around impressed. CIRCA was a relaxed setting but still gave us the comfort for more business oriented conversations. Next time I’m in town, I’ll definitely be back!
  29. c

    christinan

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff made our experience super special. My boyfriend really appreciated the birthday card and loved his food!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Father’s Day Dinner
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Waitresses and Service. Delicious food. I will be back.
  32. r

    robinm

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A game day MUST for us. Food and drinks and location always perfect.
  33. TH

    TeeferaH

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very nice restaurant in a great area, would definitely return
  34. MM

    MoonbeamMcSwine

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We dined there before a baseball game, and am glad that we did. Service was friendly, and the dinner was quite good. We sat by a window and enjoyed watching the people on M Street as well. I wish I could give it a "4 plus" because I was waffling between 4 and 5 stars. We would definitely return before another game, or simply when in the area.
  35. LK

    LynnK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was simple but well prepared and delicious. The service was quick and efficient and our server let us linger at the table longer than we had planned.
  36. ML

    MykholL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was good but our server was not too friendly. She just wasn’t engaged at all. But other than that everything was good. I would go back.
  37. CB

    CocoBrown27

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    2 words...CHICKEN PAILLARD!! I decided to try pasta, which is rare. It was delicious! Ill be back!!
  38. WB

    WendyB

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistently good food with consistently good service! Thanks for being attentive and providing delicious food at a reasonable price point :) My out of town guests loved the cocktails, service and food!

    CIRCA at Navy YardResponded on June 7, 2022Thanks for your review, Wendy! We appreciate your kind words and are looking forward to your next visit. Kindest regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

  39. EM

    ErinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I appreciate the attentiveness of the servers and the hostess and her willingness to accommodate my party and I.
  40. a

    atqb

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good location, food was very good. I had the jambalaya and my friend the salmon, we were both pleased.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 841 OpenTable diners.

CIRCA at Navy Yard does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for CIRCA at Navy Yard

99 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    First Street SE

  • Neighborhood

    Navy Yard

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cristobal Guevara

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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