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CIRCA at Clarendon

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746 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

Support CIRCA at Clarendon during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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 746 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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Kiki
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Responded a day ago

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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded a day ago

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
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded a day ago

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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Responded a day ago

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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded a day ago

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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat outside and the service was friendly and efficient.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded a day ago

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
2 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
11 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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
32 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
21 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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Cassie
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We waited to be seated at the patio and that was well worth it.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 13 July 2020

Cassie, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience on the patio and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance!

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 13 July 2020

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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vipJason
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great time! Outdoor table. Safely socially distanced. Excellent food! Awesome drinkks!

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 13 July 2020

Jason, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and drinks on the patio. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipTimO
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great drink and apps for a quick night out. Staff was incredibly kind, friendly, and socially distant.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 13 July 2020

Tim, thank you for joining us on your night out. We are so glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon!

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Poppymo5872
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful. We had Rosa as our waitress and she barely checked in with us. Also, we found a strand of hair in the risotto. Disgusting.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 6 July 2020

Thank you so much for joining us and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are so sorry to hear about your experience and will be following up to learn more.

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Paolo
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Food was ok , scallops undercooked and risotto over cooked mushy

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 6 July 2020

Paolo, thank you so much for joining us and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We will be following up with our Chef to address your feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

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Geranium
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Circa has really mastered outdoor dining with social distancing. It was the same great menu, and the service was outstanding. Although our party lingered over our dinner, the server could not have been more gracious or attentive. She noted that it was an anniversary for both couples and surprised us with a delicious cake. I highly recommend the Arlington Circa.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 6 July 2020

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

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Yuuuum
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! Outside seating is lovely. Get the Brussels Sprouts!

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 30 June 2020

Thank you so much for joining us for a meal on the patio! We are so glad you enjoyed the Brussels and Blue and hope to see you again soon!

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vipLeslieL
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Circa is not only good but it is consistent. We ordered take out during the Stay at Home orders and we were never disappointed. We recently went back to dine in person. The outdoor space is large and quiet. The servers are well trained and friendly. This is one of our go to places where we know we will not be disappointed.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 30 June 2020

Leslie, thank you for joining and supporting us during the stay at home order! We are so glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon!

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HeatherB
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Circa Clarendon is a favorite, particularly when the weather permits sitting outside. Very satisfied with Covid-related precautions being taken and will return again!

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 30 June 2020

Heather, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you felt safe and hope to see you again soon!

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SusanM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't say enough great things about this restaurant. It was a great place to celebrate Father's Day. Food was excellent...the Brussel Sprouts wow! Five of us had different meals and all agreed it was excellent. Ambiance was fun, and service was without a doubt the best we've experienced in recent memory.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 30 June 2020

Susan, thank you for joining us for Father's Day! We are so glad everyone enjoyed their meals and service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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vipRene
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great cocktail selection, great customer service all around.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 30 June 2020

Rene, thank you for joining us! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the food, drinks, and service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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vipEHM5
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a great Father's day meal at circa. Food was tasty, as were drinks. Server Marcus was friendly and efficient. Big thanks to hostess and manager who worked to seat us outside even though they had set up a table for us inside. All staff were taking covid-19 precautions (wearing masks, etc.) Would definitely go back.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 30 June 2020

Thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed Father's Day with us as well as the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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ReginaldS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CIRCA at Clarendon was outstanding. We started out in an outside table until the rain came. We were moved indoors and still maintained the appropriate distance between tables. Thank you for the wonderful experience.

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vipgolflgcc
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 23 June 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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vipsascha
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great restaurant and atmosphere, friendly staff and good food and drink options :)

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 23 June 2020

Sascha, thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! Food was amazing! Our server didn’t tell us his name but his level of service was awesome! He provided great recommendations me and my guest both enjoyed our experience very much!

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 23 June 2020

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

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GeoffC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The steak and frites were good but I thought the portion was small. Servers were very attentive and took care of us. We will definitely eat there again.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 23 June 2020

Geoff, thank you so much for joining us and for your feedback! We will be sure to share your feedback with our Chef and hope to see you again soon!

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vipTommas
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First-time indoor dining since COVID, and we had Maya as our server and everything was great!

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Responded on 23 June 2020

Tommas, thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed Maya's service and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Raeb
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great good as always. The music was a little loud outside

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Responded on 23 June 2020

Raeb, thank you for joining us and for your feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

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BoldFoodie
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our first outing after the lock-down and we extremely pleased. The food is delicious and creative and CIRCA has done a good job of keeping the outdoor tables far apart and all staff masked. much appreciated.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 23 June 2020

Thank you so much for your support and for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything including the food! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Graham
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was our first dinner out after lockdown. Well worth the wait. The ambience was a little flat but then Social Distancing makes it hard to improve on that count. However, in all other regards the meal was spectacular. The food is always excellent and the staff even told us when they were smiling behind the masks. It was lovely.

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 30 June 2020

Graham, thank you so much for joining us for your first dinner out! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and service and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressive Covid 19 cleaning constantly happening! Fantastic food and drinks. The Tito & Lilly cocktail was delicious!

CIRCA at Clarendon
Responded on 15 June 2020

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and drinks. We look forward to seeing 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 746 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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