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“Fantastic fare in the heart of Dupont”
Review of CIRCA at Dupont

CIRCA at Dupont
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Ranked #48 of 3,236 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $60
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Bar
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Reston, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
348 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Fantastic fare in the heart of Dupont”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

When wrap works closed its doors I was quite upset.... until I tried the replacement, Circa! This restaurant isn't going to blow you away with haute cusinie but it does offer consistently great food with generous portions. The one negative is the wait for a table, I've never been able to be seated right on the spot, the average wait was about 30 to 40 minutes. While that sounds like a complaint, it is more of a testament to how good this place is and how other diners share my sentiments.

They also have a quite reasonable wine list which is hard to find in DC, usually every restaurant has a 3 to 3.5 times mark up.

  • Visited July 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great casual place to grab a drink and bite to eat!”
Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

We ordered drinks and appetizers for lunch. The mac n cheese, mushroom flatbread, and calamari were all home made. The prices were very reasonable too!! We'd go back if ever in the DC area again!

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Cleveland
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Dinner meeting”
Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

Our server Jasmine was awesone. I recommend asking for her. The best table in the house is in rhe back corner. It has comfortable club chairs.

Mushroom pizza and bbq chicken pizza amazing. Spinach salad very good. Short ribs OK at best. Great selection of cocktails and wine.

Great place to see and be seen.

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Washington, DC
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Good spot in Dupont for a light bite and drinks”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Literally steps from the Dupont Circle metro, Circa is a good spot for a light meal and drinks. The cocktails are refreshing, the wine list is decent, and the appetizers (get the hummus) are flavorful and filling. The pizzas and salads are also good choices, and are reasonably priced. Service is OK. Overall, I'd give it a 3.5 out of 5.

Circa is a lively, upbeat kind of place. I prefer to go there in summer or when the weather is warm so I can sit outside and people watch. It's kind of cramped inside as the place is small, and you get to know more about your table neighbors than you'd probably like. Circa is not a place for large groups or kids either.

  • Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
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“Cute decor, tasty cakes”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

I love this little boutique bakery. Not the largest selection, but peanut butter blossom and the Samoan cakes were very tasty. Good Illy espresso.

Visited January 2013
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