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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 good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (28 reviews)
“burger” (44 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
2221 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2241
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had stopped in here a few years back for a drink, and decided to try a meal. Nothing special. My server was attentive but didn't smile or seem to be enjoying her job. Lots of better choices near GWU.

Thank likeeat
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very attentive wait staff. Sat on patio so I could watch the human traffic go by. Wine range by the glass was a bit limited but nice. I only had a salad of beetroot and Kale but it was delicious and met my needs. Other...More

Thank AstonMum
Reviewed 3 days ago

I recently had a mini-reunion with several colleagues from 30 years ago and this was the perfect place to dine and catch up! It was a warm evening and we ate on the outside patio. The canopy covering it was so large and well constructed...More

Thank kmk415
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After a day of sightseeing, we had worked up quite an appetite and was looking for something quick and tasty before heading back to hotel. Circa definitely hit the spot. We had calamari as a starter and it was served quickly and was delicious. The...More

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visiting on a night when the NHL was on (TV) so good buzz in the bar area but nice touch that they turn the TVs off in the restaurant area and there is a divide if you wanted a little more peace. We chose to...More

Thank Pequenamujer
Genevieve G, Brand Marketing Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for joining us and for taking the time to leave your feedback on the Calamari, Veg + Quinoa Bowl, Pasta Primavera, Brioche Bread Pudding, and White Chocolate Cheesecake. We will pass your feedback along to our Chef. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying at Foggy Bottom for our son's graduation and this became our "go to" place throughout our trip. Very affordable yet with good quality food & service. Ideal for parents visiting their college going kids.

Thank Sufix
Genevieve G, Brand Marketing Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for joining us and for your feedback! Congratulations to your son on his graduation, and we're thrilled that we could become your go to spot. We hope to see you again soon! All the best, Genevieve

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on vacation and we were at the Foggy Bottom Metro station and looked at TA for a place to eat. Circa had a good review and was across the street. We were seated quickly and the service was great. I had the Bison...More

Thank Ron B
Genevieve G, Brand Marketing Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this review

Hi Ron, thank you for joining us and for your feedback on the Bison Burger and Blackened Chicken Mango Salad. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Genevieve

Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the location, the atmosphere, the bar and happy hour. This has become the family's first stop for happy hour every trip.

Thank CindyinSC
Genevieve G, Brand Marketing Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this review

Cindy, thank you so much for joining us with your family and for your feedback! We look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Genevieve

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting the Foggy Bottom area of DC, I recommend a meal at CIRCA. We enjoyed the local beers on tap, and our meals were excellent. Our server did a great job helping us with menu selection, and he provided overall excellent service.

Thank Tim090313
Genevieve G, Brand Marketing Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this review

Tim, thank you for joining us and for your feedback on your visit! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Genevieve

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting GU so stopped for a quick lunch. Veg quinoa bowl was beyond yummy! Had a vegetarian with us who enjoyed his huevos rangero very much. Staff was very friendly. Nice atmosphere. Will go back.

Thank kimberly s
Genevieve G, Brand Marketing Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this review

Kim, thank you for joining us and for the feedback on the Veg + Quinoa Bowl and Huevos Rancheros - we're so happy to hear that you enjoyed! We look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Genevieve

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Lauren P
Are dogs allowed on the patio?
9 September 2016|
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Response from Ddunk58 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure
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Anthony T
Do you have valet parking? Otherwise, what are parking options for Sunday brunch?
24 April 2016|
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Response from LisandroVoyager | Reviewed this property |
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
Do you take reservations?
14 July 2015|
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Response from Karen V | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
Description
This is a sister to the flagship store at Dupont Circle.