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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 good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (34 reviews)
“jambalaya” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2221 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2241
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1 - 10 of 545 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It has been quite a while since my last visit and I was pleased to see a wider variety of choices for lunch. My guests and I really enjoyed our different choices ranging from a turkey burger to a chicken salad with extra tasty sides...More

Thank DCSVPE
Genevieve G, Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed the variety of our menu, the service, and the atmosphere! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago

I had lunch here with two of my friends. It is well located for a business lunch. We had salads and chicken sandwich. All of the food was well made, tasty and efficiently served. I would strongly recommend this restaurant

Thank Wilson V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the indoor bar one evening and the outdoor patio for brunch over Labor Day weekend. The Bison Blue Burger with Blue Point Toasted Ale for the evening meal and the Southern Chicken Benedict with a Mimosa for brunch were all good. Great people watching...More

Thank westerntrailrider
Reviewed 1 week ago

had the most stunning afternoon on the terrace with my U.S girlfriend and our beautiful son and their friends from Aus, beautiful food, yummy wine, lovely staff, amazing atmosphere

Thank suzannefree1
Genevieve G, Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking time to leave your feedback! We are so glad everything was wonderful! We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

First, we were very warmly created at the door. The place is nice as such and the terrace is great. Waitresses were nice and efficient and the food was great. We had the mushroom flat bread and the quinoa salad, which were both very tasty...More

Thank Nicolas G
Genevieve G, Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking time to leave your feedback, Nicolas! We are so glad you enjoyed everything especially the Wild Mushroom Flatbread and the Veg + Quinoa Salad! We hope to have you join us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was great. Wish they had more kid friendly options available. It gets pretty busy after work...so make a reservation.

Thank love2vacations
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a drink with colleagues in the evening. The place was crowded and noisy, that is not unusual for that kind of place. But trying to get a beer from the arrogant and unhelpful waiters proved an unpleasant challenge. Left to find a better...More

Thank Skuatakin
Genevieve G, Director of Brand Development at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so sorry to hear about the service that you experienced, and we will be addressing this with our team immediately. We would value the opportunity to make it up to you - if you're open to joining us again, please don't hesitate to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly and welcoming staff, even at the busiest of times. Food portions were small but well formed. Tasty blackberry margarita!

Thank Marieka86
Genevieve G, Director of Brand Development at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us and for your feedback - we appreciate it! All the best, Genevieve

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lovely dinner -- food was excellent as was service. Very friendly and lively place -- yet wasn't hard to have dinner conversation despite the energy. Food is one or two levels up above pub food -- burgers great and bruschetta was unbelievable.

Thank Robert W
Genevieve G, Brand Marketing Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Robert, thank you for joining us and for your feedback on the food and service! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location may be the nicest thing about CIRCA at Foggy Bottom. Right next to the Metro stop, with a prime outdoor corner for people watching. The rest of the experience was fine, but not memorable. The service was rather spotty. Friendly at first, then...More

Thank DMLehman6
Genevieve G, Brand Marketing Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for joining us and for taking the time to leave your thoughtful feedback! We will follow-up with our Chef regarding the Jambalaya. We are sorry to hear that you would not like to join us again, and would love to hear any...More

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Lauren P
9 September 2016|
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Anthony T
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
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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
Description
This is a sister to the flagship store at Dupont Circle.
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