CIRCA at Foggy Bottom
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
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Very comfortable and warm for outdoor dining in the cold. Felt very COVID safe.
Great time with my girlfriend
Amazing outdoor dinning set up given the indoor restrictions, heat lamps helped keep us warm as well
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.
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.
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!
Thank you for dining with us. We are so glad you enjoyed our food and your experience. We look forward to hosting you again.
Love this place Awesome happy hour food and specials
Great food with social distancing and heaters outside.
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!
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!
Terrific outdoor space under awning with ample heaters made this a great experience under the current conditions
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
Great meal. Will be back again. Outside seating is great.
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
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.
The waitress was professional and pleasant. The service was good.
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.
I was in town for work, and met a dc friend at CIRCA-fb. Everything was as you would expect - delicious!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Service was very quick and the food was delicious, was sat earlier than my reservation time.
Thank you for joining us. We are so happy that you enjoyed the food and the service. We look forward to hosting you again.
Food was quite overpriced considering portion size but service was amazing and the overall flavor of the food was quite nice.
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.
Nice food, good service
Thank you for dining with us. We are happy that you enjoyed the food and the service. We look forward to hosting you again.
The food was so tasty and affordable. Would definitely go back!
Thank you for dining with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed our food. We look forward to hosting you again.
Amazing service, ended up buying the signature cocktail in a 30oz glass. Very enjoyable drinks and apps. Service was superb!
Good food, kind and attentive wait staff. Nice time.
Thanks for joining us. We are happy that you enjoyed the food and the service. We look forward to your next visit.
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
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!
Ate outside, excellent service from bartender.
Loved the scallops over butternut squash and shaved Brussels sprouts.
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.
My daughter went for her 21st bday. Her and her friends enjoyed themselves. I cant wait to try it.
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!
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.
Thank you for dining with us. We are so glad you enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. We look forward to hosting you again.
Covid19 safety protocols in place. Great food and great service. Highly recommend.
Filet sliders were tasty. Had chicken and biscuits for the brunch. Both the chicken and biscuit were dry.
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.
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.
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.
Though we were late, they held our table. The service was prompt, but not not overbearing. Food was great!
Thank you for joining us. We are so glad that you enjoyed the service on your visit. We look forward to hosting you again.
Good food; good ambience; good service; good price.
Thank you for joining us. We are so glad that you enjoyed our food, service, and ambiance. We look forward to hosting you again.
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
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!
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.
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.
This seared scallops were fantastic
Thank you for joining us, We are so glad you enjoyed the Seared Scallops entree. We look forward to hosting you again!
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
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.
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.