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Circle Bistro

3.8
3.8
797 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Circle Bistro, located in the heart of the Foggy Bottom Neighborhood, offers a casual yet chic bar and restaurant atmosphere serving American comfort fare including a wide selection of sandwiches, salads and sharing plates. The extensive beverage program showcases over 12 wines by the glass, domestic and imported beer, and a seasonal cocktail list. Our pet-friendly outdoor patio is the perfect oasis to escape the hustle and bustle of the Nation’s Capital. Circle Bistro is the ideal place for breakfast meetings, business lunches, and happy hour gatherings.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 293-5390
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Ashley Olexa
  • Catering
    Ask us about Bistro To Go our newest to-go style catering option to fit your office meeting needs! <br /><br />We are the number one venue for your social and corporate events. Customize your event with one of several options tailored to fit your needs. We’ve got all ends covered from the moment you arrive. <br /><br />Contact our Catering Manager, Annie Schmidt at 202.730.1246 or avschmidt@modushotelsdc.com for more information and to receive your custom proposal.<br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    In partnership with One Washington Circle Hotel, Circle Bistro has the ability to cater a multitude of events. Our Catering Manager and Executive Chef are happy to work with you on a tailored menu to fit your event needs in one of our state of the art banquet rooms, lounge or private dining room.
  • Private party contact
    Annie Schmidt: (202) 730-1246
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    23rd, New Hampshire &amp; L
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Foggy Bottom Metro Station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 797 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 0.2Value

NoiseModerate

797 Reviews
  1. jbac

    Washington DC

    72 reviews

    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived at Circle Bistro on a freezing night and were met at the door by a gracious gentleman who showed us to a table by the fire. From then on the dinner proceeded faultlessly. My only caveat is that the menu is very limited.

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  2. Benjy

    Washington DC

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Circle Bistro was much quainter than I expected and much more low key than you typically see on Open Table. Was ok though. Service was great.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    66 reviews

    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Much enjoy lunches especially salads topped with salmon.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    66 reviews

    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Go-to place for lunch meetings. Staff always helpful. Menu items always appealing and well prepared. Great choice of salads. Top one with salmon...great start and the sweet potato fries have graduated to top of class!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very quiet side room — perfect for our business meeting! John

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  6. DanielaD

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great quiet space in the center of tow. Easy access. Good food.

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  7. stephaniep

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    It’s not a stand alone restraunt, it’s in the basement of a hotel. Not a great meal.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    66 reviews

    3.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Reliable, enjoyable though limited selections. Perfect for quiet meetings and get togethers. Definitely a top choice for convenience and easy dining.

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  9. JosephP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our muffin was moldy! It was disgusting, so we left. It also smelt like old hotels that used to allow smoking. Not pleasant to smell that while eating. The waitresses were friendly.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    66 reviews

    3.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is better than average although very limited choices. My go to place for quiet meetings. Very accommodating staff.

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FAQs

Circle Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 293-5390.

Circle Bistro is rated 3.8 stars by 797 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Circle Bistro

One Washington Circle, Washington, DC 20037

Additional information

  • Cross street
    23rd, New Hampshire &amp; L
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Foggy Bottom Metro Station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ashley Olexa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 293-5390
  • Catering
    Ask us about Bistro To Go our newest to-go style catering option to fit your office meeting needs! <br /><br />We are the number one venue for your social and corporate events. Customize your event with one of several options tailored to fit your needs. We’ve got all ends covered from the moment you arrive. <br /><br />Contact our Catering Manager, Annie Schmidt at 202.730.1246 or avschmidt@modushotelsdc.com for more information and to receive your custom proposal.<br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    In partnership with One Washington Circle Hotel, Circle Bistro has the ability to cater a multitude of events. Our Catering Manager and Executive Chef are happy to work with you on a tailored menu to fit your event needs in one of our state of the art banquet rooms, lounge or private dining room.
  • Private party contact
    Annie Schmidt: (202) 730-1246
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