We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Reserve a table
2
Sat, 5/25
8:00 PM
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
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
Reviews (907)
Filter reviews
839 results
Traveler rating
370
336
101
22
10
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
370
336
101
22
10
Show reviews that mention
All reviews bbq chicken flatbread lettuce wraps fries kennedy center metro stop outside seating gwu neighborhood
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed April 8, 2024

Circa was very busy for a Sunday afternoon. Full disclosure: I didn't know what to expect. I was a little distressed to find the brunch menu was still in effect (it was 2 pm) because I was really looking forward to the braised short ribs....But again, I didn't know what to expect. So I ordered the steak salad and a side of fries. Claire (I think)( was my waitress and she was exceptional. Not over the top always checking on me, but just enough. Food was excellent and came out fairly quickly. Glad I got the fries because the salad wouldn't have been enough (I like to eat). Ambiance was ok, it was super busy, lots of bustling and noise. Would I do it again? Maybe. But, if I find myself back in DC, probably not....because there's so many other choices.More

Date of visit: April 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed April 7, 2024

Excellent food! 10/10 for all three in our party. We had appetizers, meal and desserts. The outdoor tent area was a bit cool (we were near a corner) but the food was delicious!

Date of visit: April 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed April 4, 2024

We visited DC over Easter weekend and went to Circa for the first dinner. The food was excellent - and so was the service. We had the wings and tuna poke nachos. Dinner was the Sesame Tuna, Burgers and pumpkin ravioli. It was so good...we went back 3 day later for our last lunch in town - it was that good. Lunch was the grilled chicken sandwich and a salad.More

Date of visit: March 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed March 30, 2024

A group of us went after work for Happy Hour and it was quite busy, but they were accommodating. Good food and great drinks. They have different cocktail specials and the ones we tried were different and good. Servers know how to handle large numbers...in a group and getting the separate checks was easy and efficient. Great place.More

Date of visit: February 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed March 29, 2024

We were looking for a light meal and drinks and the Happy Hour at Circa was just what we needed. $5 draft beers and a wide selection of appetizers on discount. We enjoyed both of our flatbreads, but must say the mushroom one was outstanding!...We also tried the pretzel loaf and splurged with a cherry blossom cheesecake for dessert. Service was attentive and the atmosphere was lively. Would definitely visit again!More

Date of visit: March 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed March 23, 2024

This location was great. It was within walking distance to the hotel and the food was tasty. The service was superb and it is right across from the farmers market.

Date of visit: March 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed March 15, 2024

It's busy evening spot but we did not have trouble getting a table and good service. Has excellent ambiance ... lots of University folks in here so it can get loud at happy hour. The burgers are excellent but suggest you ask it be well...done ... I asked medium , the inside was just a little too pink .... my wife had hers well done and it was fine.... the burgers come with good fries . On a nother evening I tried the Tuna and asked it rare ... again it didn't stay on the griddle quite long enough .... it was good and might've been better ? Happy hour runs 5 till 7 and try the Elliot Ness lager for $5 ... its a good deal. Two beers, some wine, burgers ... will run you about $75More

Date of visit: March 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed February 18, 2024

I hosted my brother's rehearsal dinner at Circa and cannot say enough good things about the experience. Tee, Circa's incredible event coordinator, worked closely with me leading up to the event to ensure the perfect evening, entertaining every whim from requests for signature drinks to...decorating the venue with photos I provided, adjusting the room layout to make my seating needs work and going above and beyond with extra efforts to add special touches like beautiful flowers as centerpieces, a personalized food and cocktail menu and more. Circa's manager, Akeem, was charming, supportive and outstanding from start to finish. He was so attentive throughout the night, checking in on me, congratulating the families and ensuring everyone was happy and having a great time. For anyone who has hosted a big milestone event for someone else, you know it can be stressful - but Tee and Akeem instilled confidence and reassured me at every turn. My brother and his bride had the best time calling the evening "a ten out of ten" and I can't tell you how many of the attendees gave glowing compliments and made statements like, "this could have been the wedding party!" Our bridal party can drink, and the bar staff kept up with them and were friendly, engaging, and on top of all orders. The food was EXCEPTIONAL. For the event, we took over the entire outdoor patio. I was nervous that in the winter time people might be too cold, but with heat lamps, the space was perfect and easily accommodated our party of 50. The first hour of the evening was a mixer style event with guests mingling, drinks flowing and platters of sliders and hummus and veggies which were delicious. This was followed by a two hour sit-down dinner with a prix fixe three course meal. A lot of guests had dietary needs and gluten intolerances, but Circa was so accommodating and ensured that every plate that came out looked immaculate, tasted delicious and was generously portioned. As the organizer of the event that would kick off my brother's wedding weekend and set the tone for everything to follow, I had some anxiety leading up to the event - but thanks to Tee, Akeem and the wonderful staff at Circa, things could not have gone better. Thank you to everyone on the Circa team for a fun, memorable and delicious evening. For anyone considering a venue for a special event, Circa is OUTSTANDING and you won't regret choosing them as your venue.More

Date of visit: February 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed February 4, 2024 via mobile

We loved the food and the service was great! We got the hummus, a flatbread, and the avocado toast and it was so delicious. We will definitely come back!!

Date of visit: February 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed February 2, 2024 via mobile

We had a party of 6 people and everyone really enjoyed their meals. The rainbow trout, steak frites and short ribs were all wonderful. Service was great too

Date of visit: February 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed January 6, 2024

We enjoyed our well cooked meals. Great burgers and fish cooked to perfection! The service was perfect!

Date of visit: December 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed January 4, 2024 via mobile

Great meal at the bar durkng happy hour! We liked it; a great white beer and some small choices from the menu. Untill nxt time!!

Date of visit: January 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed January 2, 2024 via mobile

Food was good. Service was good. We were worried as it was pretty dead on the Saturday night before NYE but all went well and we’d definitely go back. Surprised at some reviews saying they raised prices as it was pretty inexpensive by big city...standards. Decor is our only complaint - needs a refresh as it kind of looks and feels like an airport restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed December 10, 2023

I have to tell that all our dishes: Cesar Salad, Ribs, Steak, Pumpkin cheesecake were of high quality! Our compliments to chef! Due to a very loud noise in the restaurant and, perhaps, lack of training, our waitress not even tried to appear to be...attentive. I caught myself on the thought that robot service could have been much better then human. Communication was minimal with varieties misunderstandings. For example: when assistant of waitress brought us our entrees, due to lack of English he just landed two plates without words and left. I was trying to figure out what plate has my ribs, because it was hidden under the pile of fried potatoes, so there was no one around to ask and we waited and waited just to ask what actually has been served to us. We felt that we were "mis served" instead of served. I came to conclusion that even food was excellent (and I am quite picky eater), there is no reason in the future to visit places like Circa at Foggy Bottom in the future.More

Date of visit: December 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed November 5, 2023

Busy place with good food. The blackened chicken mango salad did't have much mango, but it was great.

Date of visit: November 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Residence Inn Washington, D.C. Foggy Bottom
837 reviews
.14 miles away
ARC HOTEL Washington DC, Georgetown
712 reviews
.15 miles away
Melrose Georgetown Hotel
2,006 reviews
.21 miles away
Hotel Lombardy
2,594 reviews
.22 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
711 reviews
.22 miles away
RIS
488 reviews
.21 miles away
Whole Foods Market
380 reviews
.05 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Lafayette Square
255 reviews
.15 miles away
The George Washington University Museum - The Textile Museum
64 reviews
.24 miles away
Watergate Complex
85 reviews
.30 miles away
George Washington University
27 reviews
.26 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
3rde951
July 17, 2019|
AnswerShow all 15 answers
Response from MateoMateoMateo | Reviewed this property |
Maybe in the daytime but I would not at night.
2
Votes
Lauren P
September 8, 2016|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from Ddunk58 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure
0
Votes
Anthony T
April 23, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from LisandroVoyager | Reviewed this property |
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
2
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

CIRCA AT FOGGY BOTTOM, Washington DC - National Mall - Menu, Prices, Restaurant Reviews & Reservations - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about CIRCA at Foggy Bottom

Yes, CIRCA at Foggy Bottom offers takeout services.

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4