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CIRCA at Foggy Bottom

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Wed, 1/23
8:00 PM
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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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About
This is a sister to the flagship store at Dupont Circle.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

Decent menu for brunch. Loved the Brussels sprouts appetizer and the huevos rancheros. The food was very tasty and reasonably priced.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DCalexandre
Renee R, Guest Relations Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining us. We are so glad you enjoyed the Brussels + Blue as well as the Huevos Rancheros! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed December 17, 2018

I've reviewed CIRCA before so will be brief. Somewhat noisy and crowded but that's part of the fun here. Good lively atmosphere excellent food and quality wines, all served quickly. One minjute from Foggy Bottom metro. About $90 for two (main plate, share desert, glass...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Simon M
Renee R, Guest Relations Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon, Simon!

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I spent the weekend in Foggy Bottom for a quick little getaway. We tried to get reservations at two other restaurants but they were booked solid. We were able to get a table at Circa knowing nothing about it. We were seated...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Heather C
Renee R, Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

Heather, thank you so much for taking a chance and joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Lobster Ravioli and Sauteed Shrimp, Brussels + Blue, and Brioche Bread Pudding! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Omg! Where to start? The food is amazing. I highly recommend the butternut fig bruchetta. The chicken wings are delicious and don't get me started on Brussel sprouts. Devine!!! Our entrees were also tasty and beautifully presented. The service was spot on. My friends and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank louannec513
Renee R, Guest Relations Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Fall Vegetable Bruschetta, Brussels + Blue, and Chicken Wings! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

The crab cakes were quite tasty; nice fresh cole slaw; and hot, fresh fries. The beer selection is OK, but the draft selection is pretty small and doesn’t have very many local options. It can be very noisy to converse about business issues. I liked...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MinnTex
Renee R, Guest Relations Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes and we appreciate your feedback regarding the beer selection. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Dunno about their very extensive drinks list and their menu isn't exhaustive either but the food we had was very good. Scallops and risotto was done very nicely, halibut also cooked just right and hangar steak salad was excellent. Service was quick and attentive.Good location...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Wrx8
Renee R, Guest Relations Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2018

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the drinks list as well as the Seared Scallops, Halibut, and Hanger Steak Salad! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed November 20, 2018

This restaurant was close to our hotel so we went there twice - once for a drink and appetizers and once for drinks and dinner. The bar is one of the best organized I've ever been to with a huge selection; the appetizers were wonderful....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rzoe
Renee R, Guest Relations Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Free Range Brick Chicken and Bison Burger! We look forward to seeing you again when you are in the area!

Reviewed November 16, 2018

On a rainly night we finally thought we'd found a reasonable place to eat. We ordered two steak frites and explained we wanted one med-rare and one more rare - but they arrived and were billed as the same. I was not too pleased to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Christine C
Renee R, Guest Relations Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

Christine, thank you so much for joining us. We are so sorry about how your Steak Frites came out. We will be following up with our team to address your feebdack. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

I found CIRCA by searching for gluten free friendly lunch places near Foggy Bottom — close to the metro and close to GW. This place hit the nail on the head in terms of location and even moreso in terms of food. There was something...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BrettL255
Renee R, Guest Relations Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

Brett, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Free Range Brick Chicken, Tuna Poke Nachos, Veg + Quinoa Bowl, Egg White Omlette, Avocado Toast, and Potstickers. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

My sister and I wanted to go to a lively friendly place. This was it! We ordered 3 appetizers and a few drinks. This was the best hummus plate I ever ate and the calamari was perfect. We weren't allowed to have the happy hour...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Susan C
Renee R, Guest Relations Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

Susan, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Hummus and Fried Calamari as well as the service. We hope to see you again soon!

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Parking's really tight in that neighborhood but on a Sunday you might find a spot on the street, best to put your car in the public lot at George Washington Hospital or other place nearby if you don't want to walk blocks... More
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