CIRCA at Foggy Bottom

4.7
1918 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 Dining Room and Patio are Open!

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 1918 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Not any stand alone vegan options, only “ well, we can remove this or that.” This is disappointing in today’s day and age.

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ThamarK
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The service was very good; our waitress was patient and knew the menu very well. We started with the house salad, which was delicious, I loved the dressing!
I had the scallops, my husband had the lobster ravioli, and they were both excellent. Also, the food came very quickly, which was great, since we were going to see a show at the Kennedy Center.
Great food, great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Absolutely awful experience - waiter forgot about our table, we had to move inside because we were seated next to a table of 12 who were drunk and shouting at each other, and the food (we both got salads) was absolutely mediocre. The mixed drinks were heavy on the alcohol. The only decent thing we ate were the bulgogi appetizers.

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LJD1
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great covered outdoor patio and it looks like they have heaters for potential extension of the season for those of us still not interested in sitting inside. Delicious kale salad (more people would eat kale if they had it like this) and everything else was good too. I'll be back!

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BizLunch
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a big win for a business lunch for my boss!

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XueXing
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. We were there in the afternoon and service was good. Had a mixup with my order but our server immediately fixed it and was super great about everything.

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ABee
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

It was definitely a nice setting both inside and outside. The Cesar salad with salmon was delicious. I had the seared scallops on a bed of risotto with pesto. I was not wowed. The scallops were fresh but felt dish could have been seasoned a bit more. My friend had the Brick chicken with mashed potatoes and broccolini. Again, I felt the dish could have been seasoned a bit more. Chicken was tender but overall food was not especially memorable. Waitstaff and hostesses were all very accommodating and attentive. Might try again.

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viphenryh
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was good and lots of choices. Service was a little slow but that seems normal these days

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K202
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always have excellent experience at Circa locations. The chicken sandwich is my favorite menu item. It was delicious per usual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipjerseygirl
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food never disappoints!

KR
KerryR
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The service wasn't as smooth as it could've been, but this was because we had 3 waitresses in the 3 hours we were there.

The staff are excellent and the food and drinks are fantastic.

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vipOpenTableRegular
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I love this restaurant and have missed going there. You can't go wrong with the Brussels & blue appetizer!

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MichaelL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and value! Would definitely recommend the Foggy Bottom location

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

From the looks of it, we had the same idea that many others in the restaurant did. That is, dropping our child off to university and sharing a last meal together before leaving.
Making a reservation was easy with open table, and they were quick to accommodate our change from outdoor to indoor dining as it was quite hot.
Food was great and the kids really enjoyed the cheesecake!

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Rome
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Circa has a little something for everyone. Great place for brunch, date night, or a catch up.

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2sisters
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The salads were fantastic especially with the ginger vinaigrette.

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TishC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our 2nd visit to Circa. We really enjoyed both visits and the staff was super friendly. Looking forward to going back when we are in D.C. again.

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WendyT
New England
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Circa was recommended to us and it was amazing. Great food, service was outstanding and location was super convenient.

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Alquimista
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We moved our reservation to an earlier time (5pm) and restaurant was nice and quiet. Food was as spectacular as last time! Excellent service, tables nicely spaced apart. I love this place.

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ShermanL
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visiting from out of town and couldn’t decide where to have dinner. Circa was a great choice! Food was delicious and moderately priced for DC. Drinks were great as well. We sat outside and there was great music being played,lots of hip hop. Got us prepped for our Friday night outing!

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AndrewD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Dinner 8/20 - Many Thanks to the manager and staff who made our evening great offering to move us to a less busy area of the restaurant when they had two large groups arriving. Great problem solving and made our evening. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and service. Good experience overall.

CK
CatherineK
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious chicken and steak salads. Excellent service.

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No2salmonBurger
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It our go to restaurant in the area for good food, service an ambiance. Definitely order the sliders.

DA
DaliaA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great tasting food served with care. Service is good too!

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DeniseV
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Love that that have covered outside dining area and diverse menu.

Interesting cocktail menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Some of the best food in the country!!

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Withatwistoflime
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed this place. Service was great, food great. Good value. Nice place.

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KristaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Beautiful atmosphere, clean and COVID conscious, kind and attentive staff. I wish I remembered our servers name, because she was so friendly and outgoing. We were on our way back from our honey moon and her and her manager sent us a round of cava which was so sweet of them! We are not from the area, but next DC trip we will definitely be back !

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amg8891
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great. Our server was excellent. The drinks were great as well.

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Laura
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vacation dinner

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vipStevenson
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

Service was excellent. Food was very good. But the noise level inside de the restaurant was so high we could hardly hear each other speak. The restaurant needs some fabric to baffle the sound.

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NirmalG
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Friendly, pleasant and efficient service. And good food.

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vipWashDCMom
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Terrific service. Noisy but that was due to construction. A bit warm (we were tucked away near the restaurant on the porch); directly under a fan would be smart. Great food - sesame tuna and jumbalaya.

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DanL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was just a great dinner. Patio was perfect, service was great and both really enjoyed our dinners. My wife had the brick chicken and I had a perfectly cooked steak frites. If we were here longer would definitely go back.

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vipjsinner
Omaha
89 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fabulous and it was wine night!

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BrameM
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Circa never disappoints.

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CameronW
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was delicious. We had a birthday bread pudding for dessert. It was one of the best desserts I’ve had.

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vipFabulousFoodie
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was good. Service okay had to send back food three times. But the manager made up for it.

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 1918 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 reservations at the moment.

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