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CIRCA at Clarendon

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769 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
All of our CIRCA restaurants are neighborhood bistros serving delicious food and drinks. Each CIRCA is warm, inviting and offers an energized social scene.

Whether dropping in for brunch, lunch, dinner — every meal is accompanied by an extensive wine list, including over 20 wine offerings by the glass and a seasonal cocktail list. Our patios are located on the best city corners for a vibrant dining experience. Join us and dine well!

**Our patio and dining room are now open at 50% capacity! **
For more information on how we are keeping our guests and team safe, visit circabistros.com/keeping-you-safe

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 769 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipleigh
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was our first time at CIRCA! The food was FABULOUS!! We go out to eat quite a bit and I have to say this restaurant is now on the top of my list. Service was great. The staff was so friendly and helpful. They even gave us a discount on a more expensive bottle of wine when the less expensive bottle was not available. Will definitely return!! Wish they had one in Western PWC!!!!

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded 4 days ago

Leigh, We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to hosting you again when you are back in the area!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food!!!

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JCdiningreviews
Austin
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and food. Sit outside, but be sure to make reservations.

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Whitney
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Circa. Fantastic food, drinks, atmosphere, service.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 15 September 2020

Thank you for joining us Whitney. We are so glad you enjoyed the food, the drinks, the service, and the atmosphere. We look forward to hosting you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Table seating to accommodating our cake and candles they were amazing!!

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 15 September 2020

Thank you for joining us on your special occasion! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Come back and see us soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great - European sized - portions (so you can actually enjoy ànd an appetizer, ànd a main dish ànd a dessert.) and great service!

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 15 September 2020

Thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and the service. We look forward to hosting you soon!

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MikeD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Get away from quarantine for a night out.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 4 September 2020

Mike, Thank you for joining us for your getaway night. We look forward to hosting you again.

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CBBB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the patio! And especially the Brussels sprouts!

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 4 September 2020

Thank you for joining us! We are glad you enjoyed our Brussels and Blue appetizer and the patio. We'll see you soon!

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MikeT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The roasted Brussels sprouts are a must have appetizer. The combination of bleu cheese, bacon and balsamic vinegar turns boring sprouts into delicious treat.

The service was attentive and professional. My companion and I sat outside, so the noise level was moderate. It would have been a lot quieter inside, but we would have missed the great people watching on a beautiful afternoon.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 4 September 2020

Mike, thanks for joining us. We are happy to know that you enjoyed our Brussels and Blue appetizer, the service, and the ambiance on the patio. Come back and see us soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great overall dining experience.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 31 August 2020

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Sensational
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my sister's accomplishments by receiving her Phd. The service, food, and outdoor atmosphere was amazing and really fun. We are grateful we chose Circa to dine.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 31 August 2020

Thank you so much for celebrating such a special occasion with us! We are so glad you enjoyed the service, food, and outdoor atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipBarb
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful as usual, especially the bread pudding, which was AWESOME.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 31 August 2020

Barb, thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Brioche Bread Pudding and we hope to see you again soon!

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CindyA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We all ordered Restaurant Week meals, and were very satisfied with them. Brussels & Blue was outstanding. CIRCA did not have one of our party's preferred main course, so they offered him any of the mains available in RW meals.

Our waiter must have been new. He was slow to bring requested items, especially beverages.

The outdoor patio ambiance was nice. Because it was a Sunday evening, traffic noise was not an issue.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 31 August 2020

Cindy, thank you so much for joining us for Summer Restaurant Week! We are so sorry about the service you experienced. We will be following up with our team to address your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Vicky
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great area to enjoy people watching while enjoying a great meal. Will definitely be back.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 31 August 2020

Vicky, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and service. We hope to see you again soon!

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FlowerNise
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was glad to know that outdoor seating is available for social distancing and there are umbrellas. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 24 August 2020

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the service, food, and patio. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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KristinA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice outdoor dining experience on the plaza outside the restaurant. The menu is American bistro fare with a bit of an eclectic twist. It felt almost like normal times to be there with my colleagues.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 24 August 2020

Kristin, thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the patio and food! We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues back soon.

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Gourmand
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Circa is the only restaurant I go to because the patio is so big.. and The menu has a wide offering. It’s very good! I also go to the one in Foggy Bottom which has a large patio and is covered. Besides, I’m addicted to the mushroom flatbread!

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 24 August 2020

Thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the patio and we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always love eating at circa. Desserts were delicious this time around, but bummed the lobster ravioli is not on the menu for this time around

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 8 September 2020

Thank you so much for dining with us. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the desserts. Thanks for the feedback on the Lobster Ravioli, we'll be sure to let our Chefs know you'd like to see it back on the menu. See you next time!

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Surabaya
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

eat out side and weather was great. Noise from subway air vents some what load. Food was good.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 24 August 2020

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the patio and food. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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LK44
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Waiters were helpful, but the food service was pretty slow.

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Tammy
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, great ambiance, nice outdoor seating but limited menu options

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 17 August 2020

Tammy, thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food, service, and ambiance. We hope to see you again soon!

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NinaS
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We wanted an outdoor seating. Couldn’t make that request online so called in and gave the name on the reservation. We got our outdoor seating when we got there!

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 17 August 2020

Nina, thank you so much for joining us on the patio! We hope you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was super friendly and food was delicious! Will definitely come back.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 17 August 2020

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the service and food. We hope to see you again soon!

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Kiki
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cora is great for brunch! Awesome food and great service. Highly recommend.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 10 August 2020

Kiki, thank you so much for joining us for brunch! We hope to see you again soon!

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GeorgiaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Clean /covid safe precautions.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 10 August 2020

Georgia, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you felt safe joining us and enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipFoodie64
Baltimore
47 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outdoors and it was very nice and safe
Server was great

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 10 August 2020

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the service and felt safe joining us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Sunny
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time as usual. Always look forward to a night out at Circa.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 10 August 2020

Sunny, thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and the service outstanding!

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 10 August 2020

Thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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CarolynC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat outside and the service was friendly and efficient.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 10 August 2020

Carolyn, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the service and we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Overall the experience was extremely disappointing. First time dining at CIRCA at Clarendon and with my family since the start of COVID-19 and we're seated at a table with food on the floor and a dirty plate placed on the table. The manager cleaned the mess on the floor, but didn't apologize, offer us a discount or even free desserts. The waitress was nice and attentive but that's about it. I won't be returning.

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vipDanielleH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great menu with lots of choices for lunch, social distancing and mask wearing taken seriously and makes you feel comfortable entering and eating

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 3 August 2020

Danielle, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the menu and felt safe dining with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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Lizk
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. We could all hear each other and the food was excellent.

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Whitney
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service. Fantastic job making customers feel safe and clean. Menu available electronically, all staff in masks and gloves, gave out hand wipes, plenty of hand sanitizer stations. Highly recommend for brunch, lunch, dinner and happy hour.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 3 August 2020

Whitney, thank you for joining us! We are so glad you felt safe joining us and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very good. Server was ok. Ambience was great! Will definitely be back!

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 3 August 2020

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and we hope to see you again soon,

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice table outside. Food was outstanding

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 27 July 2020

Thank you so much for joining us for a meal on the patio. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Maggie
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a great place in a great location. Food and service is excellent.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 27 July 2020

Maggie, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and service. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipAlysonR
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops were the best...

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 20 July 2020

Alyson, thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the scallops. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic! Service was great - very safe. Our meals were delicious - cannot wait to go back!

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 27 July 2020

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the service and food. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipJulieW
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a girl’s night out here and thoroughly loved the experience! Our waitress was excellent; food was delicious and they did social distancing perfectly. Highly recommend!

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 20 July 2020

Julie, thank you for joining us for a girl's night out. We are so glad you felt safe and enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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CIRCAJuly2020
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CIRCA is a wonderful place for a date-night/get-out-of-the-house meal -- great food with attentive, but not obsequious, service.

The cocktails and appetizers are fantastic (try the Mule!) and the entrees are simply delicious.

Recommended without hesitation!

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 20 July 2020

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

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FAQs

CIRCA at Clarendon does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. CIRCA at Clarendon also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 522-3010.

CIRCA at Clarendon is rated 4.7 stars by 769 OpenTable diners.

CIRCA at Clarendon does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.circabistros.com/gift-cards/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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