CIRCA at Foggy Bottom

4.7
1751 reviews
$30 and under
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 Foggy Bottom during COVID-19

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1751 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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brooked
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable and warm for outdoor dining in the cold. Felt very COVID safe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with my girlfriend

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KM2021
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing outdoor dinning set up given the indoor restrictions, heat lamps helped keep us warm as well

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good experience over all. Service was a bit slow but I think the COVID restrictions could be the reason for that due to short staff.

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KristinS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted someplace that wasn’t crowded where we could sit outside. We were pleasantly surprised at the top-notch service and the delicious food. Everything we ate was memorable. It’s a great atmosphere and a wonderful place for dinner. I cannot recommend it enough for a nice Terrace and friendly service.

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vipAngelina
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very accommodating with COVID. It was my parent's first restaurant experience in months. We were in a quiet corner away from other people. The food was amazing. We had 2 brick chickens, ahi tuna, salmon, mac n cheese and pumpkin cheesecake. Nothing was left. Yum!

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom
Responded on 28 December 2020

Thank you for dining with us. We are so glad you enjoyed our food and your experience. We look forward to hosting you again.

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WilliamH
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place Awesome happy hour food and specials

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JenH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with social distancing and heaters outside.

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SaharG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Sat in the heated patio that was very comfortable, especially during COVID. Food was well worth the money and just overall great quality!

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vipSSAC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit to Circa Foggy Bottom wasn't a great experience because the service was subpar. This was my 2nd visit and the service matched the food, both were amazing. I would confidently return to the location now. Special thanks to Tee (and our waitress before that whose name I unfortunately forgot) she was great!

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FrancoT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Terrific outdoor space under awning with ample heaters made this a great experience under the current conditions

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Pjdiner
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed dining at Circa, but be aware that the outdoor dining is actually in a tented outdoor space with heaters. This is fine as the weather gets cold, but not truly with full outdoor health benefits

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JefferyH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Will be back again. Outside seating is great.

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AngelM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Great , HH cocktail are the best in town , service was on point , staff friendly and very professional , Covid policy's are been follow

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YAASS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best outdoor patio experiences right - tables are spaced, the tent walls were halfway down and their ceiling heat lamps provide a great amount of heat to take off the chill of technically being outside.

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Dina
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was professional and pleasant. The service was good.

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HerbTreger
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Had lunch there yesterday. Outdoor dining on a patio. Quiet. Not a lot of street noise despite it being a busy intersection. Excellent hygiene. Tables nicely spaced and one use only paper menus. Definitely will return.

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vipYergz
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in town for work, and met a dc friend at CIRCA-fb. Everything was as you would expect - delicious!

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JayH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were many interesting options on the menu. The appetizer, both entrees, and even the salad were tasty and just the right size (actually, the salad was larger than expected for a side salad). The service was terrific. We sat outside and watched a steady stream of pedestrians parade by but they did not interfere with our dining experience; in fact, several enhanced it.

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vipFallonD
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food and spectacular service. I ordered the three course meal. Each course was spectacular. My waiter gave great wine suggestions. I can't wait to go back!

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lillyi
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was excellent! I wish I could remember her name so I could write it in but she was attentive to our every need. Excellent waitress.

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom
Responded on 6 November 2020

Thank you for dining with us. We are so glad you enjoyed the service on your visit. We look forward to you joining us again.

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AutumnP
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very quick and the food was delicious, was sat earlier than my reservation time.

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom
Responded on 6 November 2020

Thank you for joining us. We are so happy that you enjoyed the food and the service. We look forward to hosting you again.

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SamA
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was quite overpriced considering portion size but service was amazing and the overall flavor of the food was quite nice.

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom
Responded on 6 November 2020

Thank you for dining with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed the service. We appreciate your feedback on the food and we look forward to hosting you again.

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OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food, good service

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom
Responded on 6 November 2020

Thank you for dining with us. We are happy that you enjoyed the food and the service. We look forward to hosting you again.

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SoniaL
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so tasty and affordable. Would definitely go back!

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom
Responded on 6 November 2020

Thank you for dining with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed our food. We look forward to hosting you again.

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TYRY
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service, ended up buying the signature cocktail in a 30oz glass. Very enjoyable drinks and apps. Service was superb!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, kind and attentive wait staff. Nice time.

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom
Responded on 26 October 2020

Thanks for joining us. We are happy that you enjoyed the food and the service. We look forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early and were graciously seated at our request. Friendly attentive wait staff. We ate outside and enjoyed the downtown off of the GWU campus

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom
Responded on 26 October 2020

Thank you for dining with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed the service on your last visit. We look forward to hosting you again!

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vipKenneth
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate outside, excellent service from bartender.

Loved the scallops over butternut squash and shaved Brussels sprouts.

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom
Responded on 26 October 2020

Thank you for joining us, Kenneth. We are so glad that you loved our Pan Seared Scallops entree and the service. We look forward to hosting you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter went for her 21st bday. Her and her friends enjoyed themselves. I cant wait to try it.

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom
Responded on 19 October 2020

Thank you for your feedback! We are so glad that your daughter could join us on such a special occasion. We look forward to your visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and very nice social distanced setup. I enjoyed the well prepared food. Everything was fresh and delicious. Excellent service and the drinks were really good too.

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom
Responded on 26 October 2020

Thank you for dining with us. We are so glad you enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. We look forward to hosting you again.

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cuppy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid19 safety protocols in place. Great food and great service. Highly recommend.

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MemeE
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Filet sliders were tasty. Had chicken and biscuits for the brunch. Both the chicken and biscuit were dry.

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom
Responded on 19 October 2020

Thank you for joining us for brunch. We are so glad you enjoyed our Petite Filet Sliders. Thank you for the feedback on the Chicken and Biscuit. We will be passing the note along to our chefs. We look forward to hosting you again.

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vipBarclay
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Circa is always good -- excellent food, good service. This time we arrived at the time of our reservation and were told buy the hostess that because of another, later, reservation she would need our table in an hour and a half. To meet her requirement we cancelled a dessert order and left the table on time. Half an hour later while walking past I noticed no one at our table. Not a good way to end an otherwise enjoyable meal.

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom
Responded on 12 October 2020

Thank you so much for joining us for dinner. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal. We are so sorry to hear about the service and we will be reaching out over private message to learn more about your experience. We look forward to hosting you again.

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Tomuchew
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Though we were late, they held our table. The service was prompt, but not not overbearing. Food was great!

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom
Responded on 12 October 2020

Thank you for joining us. We are so glad that you enjoyed the service on your visit. We look forward to hosting you again.

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Ojg123
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food; good ambience; good service; good price.

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom
Responded on 12 October 2020

Thank you for joining us. We are so glad that you enjoyed our food, service, and ambiance. We look forward to hosting you again.

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vipJAYE
Washington DC
143 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was variably slow. Calamari was good. The chocolate cake was a very rich dark chocolate, more like candy.
The hangar steak was rather tough. Bread was not served.
Fries were nice and crisp. Could have done without the music overhead. Happy for the overhead heat lamps

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom
Responded on 5 October 2020

Thank you so much for dining with us, Jaye! We are so glad that you enjoyed the calamari and our dark chocolate torte. We appreciate your feedback on the hangar steak and the music levels and we'll be sure to share with our teams. We look forward to hosting you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I enjoyed my visit! The calamari was to die for. Our hostess was very pleasant and attentive. Will definitely be back soon for another date night.

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom
Responded on 12 October 2020

Thank you for dining with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed our Calamari and the service. We look forward to seeing you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This seared scallops were fantastic

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom
Responded on 5 October 2020

Thank you for joining us, We are so glad you enjoyed the Seared Scallops entree. We look forward to hosting you again!

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EhiO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday dinner was WONDERFUL. The staff was great, JB not only bartended but was also our server. He was GREAT! Fully recommend this establishment

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom
Responded on 28 September 2020

Thank you for joining us on such a special occasion! We are so glad that you enjoyed JBs service. We look forward to hosting you again.

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FAQs

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 506-5589.

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom is rated 4.7 stars by 1751 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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