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“Decent bar”

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom
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Ranked #56 of 3,215 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: This is a sister to the flagship store at Dupont Circle.
Portland OR
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Decent bar”
Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

This place looks like a sports bar, but it doesn't have an NFL pack on cable, so if your game is not on major network, you are Out of luck. Atmosphere is pretentious casual, food and service generic. I did like mushroom flatbread with pesto. It's an average place overall. Across from metro station, there are nice seats and tv outside if you want to enjoy beer outside.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Breakfast, lunch, dinner or just drinks/appetizers...perfect!”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

We had more than a few meals here and enjoyed each and every one of them...no dislikes whatsoever! The cheese board with our dark ale and red wine outside were perfect after a long walking day. The crab cakes were super and so was the short ribs dinner. Wonderful Sunday morning breakfast with Mimosas before heading to the National Zoo was delightful. Atmosphere and decor impressive.

Visited April 2012
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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Stopped in for drinks”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Looks great, super trendy, matches everything else on the block. We stopped here for drinks after some jazz and comedy at the Kennedy Center. It was just ok. They were out of a lot of the beers on the menu and the Dark and Stormy the bartender made me was really hard to drink...too much lime I think. I didn't do any of the drink ordering, but the bartender confused a couple of the tabs, had a hard time keeping everything straight, and there was always a line. It wasn't super busy, so I'm not sure what was going on. Hopefully just a bad night.

  • Visited November 2012
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Evanston, Illinois
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Love Circa”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

We love this place and go almost every time we are visiting DC. A great lunch place, great sliders, shrimp etc...

Visited November 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Surprising!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Had lunch at Circa in Foggy Bottom before a play at the Kennedy Center and was surprised as how delicious it was. We ate at the bar as there was a wait to be seated. There drink menu as well as food menu were both plentiful! Their new fall menu is delicious. We had the corn chowder, lobster ravioli, pulled chicken BBQ sandwhich with fries, wine and beer. It could not have been better and the service was outstanding. Highly recommend it!

Visited November 2012
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