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CIRCA at Foggy Bottom

2221 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2241
+1 202-506-5589
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“jambalaya” (26 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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2221 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2241
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Reviewed yesterday

On a rainly night we finally thought we'd found a reasonable place to eat. We ordered two steak frites and explained we wanted one med-rare and one more rare - but they arrived and were billed as the same. I was not too pleased to...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I found CIRCA by searching for gluten free friendly lunch places near Foggy Bottom — close to the metro and close to GW. This place hit the nail on the head in terms of location and even moreso in terms of food. There was something...More

Thank BrettL255
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I wanted to go to a lively friendly place. This was it! We ordered 3 appetizers and a few drinks. This was the best hummus plate I ever ate and the calamari was perfect. We weren't allowed to have the happy hour...More

Thank Susan C
Renee R, Guest Relations Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Susan, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Hummus and Fried Calamari as well as the service. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there with a group of old friends. This is the typical fancy american restaurant in which you can try a whole range of dishes from the typical salmon to the classic steak. The menu, as expected, also includes a pasta dish, salads, etc....More

Thank Raul B
Renee R, Guest Relations Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for joining us and for your feedback, Raul. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just happened to find Circa as a last minute dinner choice while visiting my daughter at G.W. University this past weekend. The food was very good, and the service was also awesome. They were polite and very pleasant when we had questions. We would...More

Thank Happiness644605
Renee R, Guest Relations Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Circa is a good choice in Foggy Bottom GWU area. I had the blackened salmon, which was quite good. It tends to be a bit crowded and noisy, but good service and very good food.

Thank Jeffcornwall
Renee R, Guest Relations Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Blackened Salmon and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was good - wasn't too obtrusive. The managers were very hands on - which is always good to see. I had the seasonal bruschetta which was awesome and my husband had the bison burger which he said was very good as well.

Thank nrp_18
Renee R, Guest Relations Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Fall Bruschetta and Bison Burger! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch at Circa at their outdoor seating area. We shared the hummus appetizer with pita bread, and Brussels sprouts with goat cheese. I had the salmon salad as main course. Everything was fresh and delicious. The salmon was done perfectly and a...More

Thank bodhigan
Renee R, Guest Relations Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Hummus, Brussels + Blue, and Salmon Salad. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner there and enjoyed the dessert so much. Went back the next day because the WEBSITE SAID IT CLOSED AT 10:30. Reached at 9:58 pm and guy there said closed. I said the website said 10:30 pm he says WELL I DON’T KNOW WHAT...More

Thank Judy Z
Renee R, Guest Relations Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Judy, I am so sorry to hear about your experience. I will be following up over private message to learn more.

Reviewed 11 October 2018

We were here four years ago (see my previous review), and had such great memories of the service and staff, we had to go back during our recent return to DC, even though our hotel this time was not nearly as close by. To our...More

1  Thank ToastingCora
Renee R, Guest Relations Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining us again! We are delighted to hear you had such a great experience and enjoyed the Blackened Chicken Mango Salad and the Fall Vegetable Bruschetta as well as Tee's service. We hope to see you again soon!

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Lauren P
9 September 2016|
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23 April 2016|
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Parking's really tight in that neighborhood but on a Sunday you might find a spot on the street, best to put your car in the public lot at George Washington Hospital or other place nearby if you don't want to walk blocks... More
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JoAnn B
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Yes they do take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2221 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2241
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-506-5589
Description
This is a sister to the flagship store at Dupont Circle.
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