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CIRCA at Navy Yard

4.7
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384 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Casual
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 Navy Yard 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
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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 384 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Fletch
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating is perfect. Filet sliders were phenomenal. Brick chicken and steak and frites were amazing. Great value and atmosphere.

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vipKelleyJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Circa has great value, quality food and friendly staff. I’ve never had a problem since they opened.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded 3 days ago

Kelley, thank you so much for joining us and for your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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berniciah
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a nice quiet brunch afternoon. We sat outside with cool air blowing.It was a chill vibe.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded 3 days ago

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

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JMB346
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great seating outside, nice menu and a really enjoyable brunch.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 3 August 2020

Thank you so much for dining with us on the patio! We hope to see you again soon!

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DavidF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the inside dining area was properly spaced for social distancing.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded 3 days ago

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

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DanielleN
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The waitress i had at my table was amazing and always gave em eye contact and never left until she had everything i ordered exactly how i liked.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 3 August 2020

Danielle, thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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MustangGal
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to be back in a restaurant again. The food and drinks were very good and the service was excellent.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 3 August 2020

Thank you so much for joining us! We hope you felt safe and are glad you enjoyed the food, drinks, and service.

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JMB346
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed our brunch. The food and Bloody Marys were very good.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 27 July 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Salmon salad and best wings!

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 27 July 2020

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

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Princess
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. The servers and the host were courteous and kind. I will recommend Circa to anyone looking for a good meal at a reasonable price.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 3 August 2020

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 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

French Toast is to die for (Literally)

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 27 July 2020

Alyson, thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the french toast and we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and our server was amazing too. Will definitely be back

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 3 August 2020

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

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vipOMGitsDavidE
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First brunch in 5 months due to COVID. Was a double birthday. Service was outstanding. Food was incredible. The entire restaurant staff even signed a birthday card and brought us a ice cream dessert with a candle. Love this place so much and will return soon.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 27 July 2020

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

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vipLee822
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food, great drinks, socially distanced and server friendly.
What more can you as for????

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 27 July 2020

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

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MarieP
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Clean environment and very safe social distancing followed!

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 27 July 2020

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

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vipSoho6102
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at any of the Circa locations. This time I decided to start with the perfectly fried and tasty calamari and blackberry margaritas. I tried the fried chicken sandwich entree which came with a good portion of fries but the chicken itself was a bit dry...other items I ate made up for it. Looking forward to my next visit!

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Responded on 27 July 2020

Thank you so much for joining us and for your feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed the fried calamari and Blackberry Margarita. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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LuccaP
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, great service, good cocktails. Prices are about what you would expect. I will certainly be coming back here

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always a consistent neighborhood dining choice. Service is friendly and the space is clean. They are doing great job with social distancing etc. Would ask that they adjust their open table hours to fit their actual business hours. If you open at 11 but reservations are 10:45, this can be confusing to be told to wait outside in heat because they are not open. When we (two parties) told hostess we had reservations for earlier than stated opening, she did not have any way of addressing this, so hoping the management can fix this glitch for future.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 20 July 2020

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so sorry about the inconvenience caused with the error OpenTable. We have addressed this problem and have updated our hours. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great ‼️‼️‼️

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

This was a good spot post Covid. Servers and everyone wore mask and seating was set up for social distancing precautions.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 3 August 2020

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you felt safe dining with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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Triecy
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My food was great!!! Delicious. Service was excellent!!!

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Responded on 20 July 2020

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

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sajayjaz
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had easy check-in. Service was great and food delicious.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 20 July 2020

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

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vipMichaelM
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Handling COVID well. I felt safe. Food was very good. Service was wonderful. The cocktails were superb.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 20 July 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I enjoyed my happy hour experience on the outdoor patio.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 27 July 2020

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

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vipDaniB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was fantastic. The food was excellent. They did a great job making sure everything was safe and clean, with an online menu and every other table closed to diners. They also have an outdoor seating area for those that prefer this option. I highly recommend them!

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 20 July 2020

Dani, thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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lulabelle
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meal was good as was the service. Circa was "as advertised". We sat outside, which is a bit unimpressive, but during the pandemic outside was the best place to be!

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 20 July 2020

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

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GiovanniB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the Circa Burger and a couple of beers during my visit. The burger was a 7/10. Tasty, but the bun was a little soggy and it was not medium...more like medium rare.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 13 July 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 13 July 2020

Thank you for joining us!

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ArnoldM
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always Great Service! Food is always consistent and great quality!

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 13 July 2020

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

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gabrielles
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect I appreciate everyone for being polite food was excellent I’ll definitely visit again

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 6 July 2020

Thank you so much for joining us on the 4th of July! We are so glad you enjoyed everything and we hope to see you again soon!

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ZacharyC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, very clean, great food! Best brunch in the Navy Yard.

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Responded on 6 July 2020

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

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MarzennaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love grilled chicken sandwich. Please bring original asian dip for fried calamari.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 6 July 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location in the naval yard! There was a “hour and half limit” but they weren’t pushy, food came out fast and tasted excellent. Will go again!

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 6 July 2020

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

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EricaP
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very impressed as this was my first time going to this restaurant. Excellent food excellent service!! Will return and recommend to others.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 6 July 2020

Erica, thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to seeing you again!

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

Service on 💯💯

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TakiaS
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AWESOME the staff was very friendly. Server was PLEASANT

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 6 July 2020

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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vipPeterW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good to visit a favorite ballpark hangout. The food and service were fine. Always enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent drinks and food. Will definitely be back!

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 30 June 2020

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

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JeffD
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and the service were excellent. I will be back once the unlimited drink package is back.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 30 June 2020

Jeff, thank you for joining us! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipShan
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I ate at one of the outdoor tables and it was relatively quiet since the tables were distanced appropriately. The desserts (chocolate tart, bread pudding, key lime pie) were all amazing! I'm not even a huge chocolate fan but the chocolate tart is to die for. The bread pudding is one of the best I've ever tried. I, personally, had the key lime pie which was good, but not the best I've had. The blackened chicken mango salad was my entree and I really loved it. Especially with this heat, a cold, tasty salad is a must-have. The chicken was flavorful and the dressing was perfect. Ask for extra mango. Overall, everyone loved their food. I think the only thing that wasn't good was the fruit salad, which just consisted of cantaloupe and honeydew. Not really a fruit salad and was pretty boring.

CIRCA at Navy Yard
Responded on 30 June 2020

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed enjoyed the Blackened Chicken Mango Salad and desserts. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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FAQs

CIRCA at Navy Yard does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. CIRCA at Navy Yard also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 863-9900.

CIRCA at Navy Yard is rated 4.7 stars by 384 OpenTable diners.

CIRCA at Navy Yard 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.