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CIRCA at Foggy Bottom

2221 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2241
+1 202-506-5589
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (42 reviews)
“jambalaya” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2221 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2241
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1 - 10 of 623 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks to Tripadvisor we found this place close to where we were staying in Washington. Luckily we booked on line as they were turning people away on a Monday night. We shared a bruschetta starter and the I had steak and frites whilst my husband...More

Thank lancslass64
Renee R, Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Bruschetta and Steak Frites! We will be addressing you feedback regarding the service with our team. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OMG we ate dinner here and it was outstanding! The lobster ravioli was one of the best meals I have ever eaten! My husband got the scallops and they were also amazing! Excellent place!

1  Thank Shannon K
Renee R, Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Shannon, thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Lobster and Shrimp Ravioli and the Seared Scallops! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just before heading to the Airport, i took a quick break for lunch time. It was a good choice. The waiter advised about some specials and my interest fell on the crab cake Sandwich. Perfectly done, with a lovely texture and an interesting Background taste...More

3  Thank Sandro S
Renee R, Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sandro, thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Crab Cake Sandwich and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Circa twice during our stay in Foggy Bottom, once just for a drink and then went back for dinner on our final night in Washington. We really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere as Circa is a bit of a hot spot with...More

Thank ElaineHolbrook
Renee R, Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Elaine, thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really nice place with reasonable prices given its location and tasty food. With the menu, you can choose to go for casual or to treat yourself a little.... Their flatbreads are awesome (I recommend the mushroom!!)

Thank hcwdobbs
Renee R, Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Wild Mushroom flatbread and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here twice over this past weekend. Once for brunch and once for late night desert. Both times the service was nice, the food was good. We tried a few different things on the menu and they were quite tasty. They even have outdoor...More

Thank Chillaxin71
Renee R, Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Circa at Foggy Bottom is well located, immediately across the street from the Foggy Bottom metro station. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating, and both indoor and outdoor bars (I usually sit outside of the weather is decent). The food is Italian, and...More

Thank Graemeauton
Renee R, 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!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The menu was varied but simple in the best sense. We found the portions to be ample. Jambalaya not authentic (penne pasta with assorted veggies, shrimp, chicken and sausage) but tasty. It is a bit noisy after work hours but quieted down when we stayed...More

Thank John B
Renee R, Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

John, thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Jambalaya and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed May 4, 2018

We were staying in Foggy Bottom so it was a quick walk to the restaurant. They had our table of 7 ready when we arrived. It was a Friday night so the bar was full from the earlier happy hour crowd but it was not...More

Thank Stacy C
Renee R, Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

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

Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

The beer was good, service was OK but the salad with apple & shrimps,short rib hash both very tasty. We like it very much. Beside the metro station/ GWU hospital, location also good.

Thank Sandy C
Renee R, Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Fuji Apple Shrimp Salad and the Short Rib Hash! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Anthony T
April 23, 2016|
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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
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Yes they do take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2221 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2241
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-506-5589
Description
This is a sister to the flagship store at Dupont Circle.
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