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CIRCA at Navy Yard, Washington, DC

CIRCA at Navy Yard

4.7
4.7
876 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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

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 876 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service!
  2. DS

    DavidS

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the lettuce wraps and mushroom ravioli. The lettuce wraps from first bite were a taste out of this world. Wife had quino salad and was incredible. I really thought the food when we made reservation would be good but in no way did I think it would be mind blowing. It was!! And we know good food. Definitely a must. Server was also incredible. Great great service
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 1 year anniversary at Circa! The Food was absolutely amazing!! One of the best meals we have ever had! The staff made the experience even better! Everyone was so kind!
  4. MF

    MichelleF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my mom and daughter for their bday. Awesome experience!
  5. C

    Capsfan

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, especially chicken benedict on brunch menu.
  6. WT

    WorldTravelBug

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Super busy with the Elton John concert crowd, so not as much attention as would normally expect from a service perspective but the food was good and presentation lovely.
  7. GI

    GreatItalianinMEM0914

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We were going on to the Elton John concert and early dinner at CIRCA was an ideal restaurant to start the night.
  8. LG

    LisaG

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food. We were at Navy Yard for Elton John concert. Had lunch on Saturday. Went back for happy hour and then brunch the next day. That says it all.
  9. LS

    LaSaundraT

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Absolutely delicious. We ate here on a DC girls trip and highly recommend. Everyone loved their meals and cocktails! Look forward to returning.
  10. TA

    TatianaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service! We went for our anniversary and not only did we get a complimentary dessert, but also a hand written card signed from the staff!
  11. DC

    DCfoodfan

    Washington DC

    169 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    169 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    A reliably good place for a neighborhood casual dinner. Service is always good and it is nice to have the option to sit outside

    CIRCA at Navy YardResponded 1 day agoHi DCfoodfan! Thank you for dining with us and providing your feedback. I'm happy to see that you find us to be a reliably good spot with good service. However, may I ask why you deducted stars from our food and ambiance? We are continually looking for ways to improve, so your detailed feedback is helpful. Kindest regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

  12. b

    barbaram

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quick, courteous, accurate service. Noise level pretty high despite not being at full capacity. Price for a glass of wine pretty high, food is reasonably priced for the city.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service, food, and drinks.
  14. JA

    JaneA

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    My main course was not good. The prices really went up and the value is not there. They didn’t have the wine I ordered so had to replace it with another less expensive one but tried to charge me for the more expensive one. The service was not great and just an over all underwhelming experience. Always used to eat here when in DC but probably won’t be going back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved EVERYTHING about Circa! My new favorite place to eat before the ⚾️ games!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great quality food.
  17. CC

    CarolinaC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was great. Seated on time. Server was attentive and friendly and food was excellent.
  18. CF

    ChrisF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is superb. Have never been disappointed. Love all the salads.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and attentive. Water glass was always full. All the meals were tasty and priced appropriately. Will definately be back.
  20. JW

    JohnW

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Good dinner before attending a Nationals baseball game. Food is better than your typical sports bar with some fairly healthy options. I had blackended Salmon and it was served on a bed of riced cauliflower and some steamed kale. It was good, but portion size was a little smaller than I would have liked. Others at the table had the Mahi-Mahi, the lettuce wraps, and a sliced beef dish. I think prices were acceptable given the location and atmosphere. Overall, a good experience and I would eat here again.
  21. C

    Crystal

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I first ordered from Circa on the Uber Eats app. The food was so delicious I had to try it. The sit in experience did not disappoint. The mac & cheese and southern chicken and biscuits were amazing.
  22. PW

    PeterW

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Four of us for brunch before baseball. Wings and Calamari apps were great. Every entree a winner: the American breakfast, Buloggi rice, mango chicken salad and the fried chicken sandwich all were delicious.
  23. N

    Notafoodie

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Before Nats game ate outside really enjoyed
  24. DS

    DannyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The person who sat me at my table had to come back a couple of times because my server was unavailable.
  25. M

    Megan

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, good food, quick and attentive service!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Justina our server was great! He was very patient with my friends. Blackberry margaritas were amazing so was the calamari and the blackened chicken salad. Would go back again.
  27. JB

    JackB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant Week
  28. H

    Hope

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food, and atmosphere were all incredible! We had a party of five and nobody was disappointed with their drink, appetizer, entree, or dessert. Everything came out quickly, hot, and tasty.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    There was a mix up
  30. PW

    PatrickW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice meal with a really great mac and cheese app and short ribs for dinner!
  31. LA

    LeeAnnW

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal!
  32. s

    sunny

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had fabulous dinner before going to a Nats game. My husband had blackened salmon and I had the sesame crusted tuna salad; we shared a brussel sprout with blue cheese and bacon appetizer and shared a bread pudding with ice cream dessert. Everything was very good!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best salads in Navy Yard!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    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!
  35. MB

    MichelleB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. AR

    AlysonR

    Washington DC

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful
  39. 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!
  40. 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.

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 876 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

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

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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