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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a nice lunch at this place with notably better food than expected for a place close to a major university. Very nice. Service could have been better ... but it was at the end of their lunch shift.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had just gotten done with our tour and needed food. We happened upon this restaurant right outside the metro stop. Great find on our trip! The macaroni and cheese was the best I had on our trip! Both of the flatbreads were also delicious!...Everything came out quickly and hot, definitely would go back again.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 26, 2022 via mobile

Brioche bread pudding. Brioche bread pudding! The service was great. Did I mention the brioche bread pudding? Worth the trip just for that. The food was also quite good.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 19, 2022 via mobile

Went for a late lunch. We had to beg for a waiter to come take our order and the check. Waiters weren’t around or available. They even charged us for a kid’s drink that was included.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 18, 2022 via mobile

Tasty food. Enjoyed a shared bruschetta to start. Mushroom ravioli was delicious and husband had trout with garlic potatoes. Very tasty. Finished with flourless chocolate cake, very delicious. Service was good but courses were a little rushed. Suited us.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 31, 2022

Family of 4 visited for pre-Opera at the Kennedy Center -- 2 drinks (the Blackberry Margarita is goooood!), 1 appetizer to share (Calamari + Artichoke Hearts), 2 Salmon Burgers (real salmon, not a salmon patty!), 1 Circa Burger, and 1 Shrimp Caesar Salad -- No...Dessert: $117.15 + Tip. Pleasant but indifferent service, a bit noisy in our corner table.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 26, 2022 via mobile

I was invited to an informal business lunch at the Circa. Was surprised to find out that the restaurant existed especially as I passed through there a number of times when my son attended GWU. Service was good, they obliged us when we asked to...change from indoor to outdoor dining. The staff were courteous and the food was good. I had seared salmon with some interesting pasta mix and my friends had salads. Overall good food.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 22, 2022

The food is amazing. I am allergic to shrimp, but I had to try it... and I didn't get sick. The entire organization went for dinner, and you would have thought they would have skimped on the place they chose, they did not...If you want...to take someone in your life out and you are in the area, this will make an impression on them.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 28, 2022 via mobile

Nice spot in Foggy Bottom GWU. The menu isn't large but it does have some variety. The food (we had multiple small plates, salad, and a flatbread) was well prepared and tasty. The service is friendly but mildly uneven (not bad) that I mark up...to the likely inexperience (and turnover) of the waitstaff during post pandemic times. The facility is nice - we sat on patio.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 3, 2022

My family descended on DC to visit our son who is a student at GW. This was our third visit to Circa and it once again didn't disappoint! We love this restaurant - our server Chandler was lovely. The food was delicious and the atmosphere...is lively and fun. We will be back!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 3, 2022

This is a lively spot with great food and service. My husband and I opted to share some dishes and were particularly wild about the calamari and chicken wings. Great flavors. Delicious, well-crafted bar drinks, and I also loved the non-alcoholic concoctions. Our waiter Kastriot..."Kas" was exceptional and we requested his table on our return visit a few nights later. We will return!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed April 2, 2022

There is a little bit of everything on this menu, prices are good, and the atmosphere is nice. There is both covered outdoor seating as well as indoor seating. Make a reservation in advance!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 26, 2022 via mobile

We were lucky to get in on a Saturday night, as the place was packed and all tables reserved. (And the other 2 restaurants at the Kennedy Center shuttle stop are both permanently closed) We managed to get seats at the bar. The shrimp bisque...snd turkey burger were delicious, way beyond average. The blackened chicken snd mango salad was delectable. We celebrated my bf's birthday with the dark chocolate torte. It was rich and creamy and also surpassed our expectations! The service was great and my bf also really liked the pineapple jalapeno faux-rita. We'd love to go back, with a reservation next time.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 27, 2022 via mobile

Circa was outstanding today. Excellent service, quality drinks, and great food. Especially loved the firecracker shrimp. My steak frites was perfectly cooked medium and the fries were flavorful and crispy. My daughter’s roast was also excellent. Desserts were delicious and our server was great. Circa...is a consistent, steady winMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 21, 2022

Nice staff but ordinary food. Nothing especial. The pizza tasted like any ordinary frozen pizza you can buy at the supermarket and the wraps’ meat wasn’t really good. The restaurant is okay but nothing especial at all.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Maybe in the daytime but I would not at night.
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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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Yes, CIRCA at Foggy Bottom offers takeout services.

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