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CIRCA at Clarendon

4.8
4.8
1109 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

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 522-3010

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Hugo Rodriguez

  • Private party facilities

    We have the ability to adapt our semi-private dining room to meet your special event needs. It is the perfect space for hosting a bridal shower, a business lunch, or a dinner with friends.

  • Private party contact

    Eddie Lane (elane@eatmhg.com): (703) 522-3010

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Cross street

    N. Garfield Street

  • Parking details

    Metered street parking is easily accessible. There is a parking garage located around the corner from CIRCA, the entrance is on N. Garfield Street.

  • Public transit

    One block from the Clarendon Metro, on the Orange line.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Popular dishes

Menu

Small Plates

  • Fried Calamari$14.00

    fried artichoke hearts + kalamata olives, garlic butter sauce, marinara, lemon wedge, chopped parsley

    • Hummus$12.00

      spicy feta, kalamata olive tapenade, cucumbers, baby carrots, warm pita, toasted cumin oil

      • Tuna Poke Nachos*$15.00

        sesame ginger marinade, wasabi avocado cream, tobiko, pickled ginger aioli, wonton chips, roasted nori + sesame seeds

        • Brussels + Blue$11.50

          flash fried, applewood smoked bacon, balsamic, blue cheese

          • Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps$15.00

            marinated short rib, artisan romaine, sticky rice, kimchi aioli, chopped peanuts, micro cilantro

            • Shotgun Shrimp$13.00

              flash fried, sweet chili sauce, jicama slaw, micro cilantro

              • Four Cheese Macaroni$11.00

                cavatappi pasta, crispy prosciutto, herbed bread crumbs

                • Chicken Wings$15.00

                  spicy apricot chili glaze, carrots, celery, blue cheese dressing

                  • Fall Bruschetta$16.00

                    crispy prosciutto, goat cheese mousse, fig compote, roasted butternut squash, balsamic glaze, baby arugula

                    Soup of the Day

                    $7

                    • Monday + Tuesday - Crab + Corn Chowder

                      • Wednesday + Thursday + Friday - Chicken Tortilla

                        • Saturday + Sunday - Shrimp Bisque

                          Salads

                          • Caesar*$9.00

                            chopped romaine, freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, brioche crumble, caesar dressing

                            • Parmesan Kale$9.00

                              baby kale, toasted sunflower seeds, carrots, tomatoes, crushed crostini, parmesan vinaigrette

                              • Spinach Salad$12.00

                                baby spinach, Fuji apples, bacon, candied walnuts, red onions, dates, fried goat cheese, apple vinaigrette

                                • Blackened Chicken Mango$17.00

                                  mixed greens, red grapes, mangoes, marinated tomatoes, cashews, dried cranberries, pickled ginger vinaigrette

                                  • Fuji Apple Shrimp$18.00

                                    flash fried, mixed greens, Fuji apples, fried wontons, jicama slaw, micro cilantro, chili apricot glazed shotgun shrimp, pickled ginger vinaigrette

                                    • Veg + Quinoa Bowl$15.00

                                      baby kale, house pickled beets, avocado, marinated tomatoes, balsamic onions, sunflower seeds, fried goat cheese, grilled lemon, champagne vinaigrette

                                      • Salmon*$24.00

                                        mixed greens, tomatoes, pee wee potatoes, balsamic onions, goat cheese, champagne vinaigrette

                                        • Circa Cut Strip*$25.00

                                          7oz steak, mixed greens, marinated tomatoes, housemade pickles, avocado, grilled corn, blue cheese, balsamic vinaigrette

                                          • Sesame Crusted Tuna*$25.00

                                            mixed greens, romaine, edamame, red onion, shredded carrots, cucumbers, avocado, grape tomatoes, jicama, herbs, crispy wontons, creamy ginger dressing

                                            Entrées

                                            • Free Range Brick Chicken$24.00

                                              roasted garlic mashed potatoes, brown butter sauce, gremolata, grilled broccolini, grilled lemon

                                              • Steak Frites*$27.00

                                                7oz circa cut strip, chimichurri, blistered cherry tomatoes, roasted garlic, Parmigiano-Reggiano + fresh herb french fries

                                                • Jambalaya$24.00

                                                  penne pasta, shrimp, chicken, andouille sausage, scallions, diced tomatoes, chipotle cream sauce, Parmigiano-Reggiano

                                                  • Blackened Atlantic Salmon*$24.00

                                                    mashed cauliflower, baby kale, whole grain mustard sauce

                                                    • Seared Ahi Tuna*$28.00

                                                      sherry soy broth, sticky rice, beech mushrooms, radish, scallion, peas, edamame

                                                      • Braised Short Rib$32.00

                                                        roasted garlic mashed potatoes, sautéed baby spinach, red wine jus, crispy onions

                                                        • Almond Crusted Rainbow Trout$26.00

                                                          pan-seared, butternut squash puree, broccolini, grilled lemon, brown butter

                                                          • Pumpkin Ravioli$21.00

                                                            brown butter sauce, parmesan breadcrumbs, crispy sage

                                                            Sandwiches

                                                            • Circa Burger*$15.50

                                                              Certified Angus Beef, aged cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, scallion aioli, brioche bun, fries

                                                              • Turkey Burger$14.50

                                                                MD Maple Lawn Farms turkey, provolone, lettuce, tomato, pickled onions, habanero aioli, brioche bun, sweet potato fries

                                                                • Grilled Chicken Sandwich$16.00

                                                                  provolone, arugula, roasted peppers, basil aioli, ciabatta, fries

                                                                  • Fried Chicken Sandwich$15.00

                                                                    shredded lettuce, dill pickles, dill pickle aioli, brioche roll, sweet potato fries

                                                                    • Veggie Burger$14.00

                                                                      housemade patty, hummus, tomato, red onion, cucumber, pickled beets, sliced avocado, sweet potato fries

                                                                      Flatbreads

                                                                      • Crushed Tomato Margherita$13.00

                                                                        hand crushed tomato sauce, basil, fresh mozzarella

                                                                        • Rustic Italian$14.00

                                                                          sopressata, local Italian sausage, roasted red peppers, mozzarella

                                                                          • Barbecue Chicken$14.00

                                                                            barbecue sauce, slow roasted chicken, red onion, bacon, mozzarella

                                                                            • Wild Mushroom$16.00

                                                                              cremini, shiitake, portabello, oyster, arugula, pesto, truffle oil, mozzarella

                                                                              • Four Cheese Spinach$14.00

                                                                                mozzarella, provolone, ricotta, goat cheese, garlic spinach

                                                                                Sides

                                                                                • Fries$4.00

                                                                                  • Sweet Potato Fries$4.00

                                                                                    • Garlic Mashed Potatoes$4.00

                                                                                      • Seasonal Veg$5.00

                                                                                        • Crispy Brussels + Blue$5.00

                                                                                          Craft Cocktails

                                                                                            Proper Cocktails

                                                                                            • The Mule$12.00

                                                                                              Three Olives vodka, Q Mixers ginger beer, lime, ginger

                                                                                              • Foggy Bottom$12.50

                                                                                                Absolut Citron vodka, lemon, rosemary, cucumber

                                                                                                • Tito & Lilly$12.00

                                                                                                  Tito's vodka, Lillet, orange curaçao, cranberry, lemon

                                                                                                  • Purple Rain$14.00

                                                                                                    Hanson of Sonoma Habanero vodka, blueberry-habanero shrub, pineapple, lemon

                                                                                                    • The Vodka Mojito$13.00

                                                                                                      strawberry infused Absolut vodka, strawberries, mint, lime

                                                                                                      • Blackberry Margarita$13.50

                                                                                                        Corazon Blanco tequila, Torres orange curaçao, blackberry, lime

                                                                                                        • Black Manhattan$14.00

                                                                                                          Smooth Ambler Contradiction bourbon, Averna amaro, Angostura bitters, flamed orange

                                                                                                          • Maple Old Fashioned$15.00

                                                                                                            Knob Creek rye, maple syrup, Fee Brothers bitters; aged in white oak barrels in house for 3 weeks

                                                                                                            Low Proof Cocktails

                                                                                                            • Tropic Like It's Hot$11.00

                                                                                                              Lustau sherry, Aperol, Velvet Falernum, pineapple, jalapeño, lime

                                                                                                              • One Trick Pony$12.00

                                                                                                                Italicus bergamot liqueur, elderflower, grapefruit, Q Mixers grapefruit soda, Angostura bitters

                                                                                                                Zero Proof Cocktail

                                                                                                                • Grapefruit Rose Fizz$7.50

                                                                                                                  grapefruit, lime, lemon, simple syrup, rosemary, lemon-lime soda; if you choose, add gin

                                                                                                                  • Pineapple-Jalapeno Faux-Rita$8.00

                                                                                                                    pineapple, jalapeno, lime, agave, lemon-lime soda; if you choose, add tequila

                                                                                                                    Wine + Bubbles

                                                                                                                      Whites

                                                                                                                      enjoy 50% off takeout wine

                                                                                                                      • Gruner Veltliner, Skeleton, Austria$12.00

                                                                                                                        • Sauvignon Blanc, Nobilo, New Zealand$11.50

                                                                                                                          • Sauvignon Blanc, Kim Crawford, New Zealand$12.50

                                                                                                                            • Pinot Grigio, Bella Sera, Italy$10.50

                                                                                                                              • Chenin Blanc, Remhoogte, South Africa$10.50

                                                                                                                                • Albarino, Abadia de San Campio, Spain$11.50

                                                                                                                                  • Riesling, Firestone Vineyards, California$11.00

                                                                                                                                    • Chardonnay Lincourt 'Steel' California$11.00

                                                                                                                                      • Chardonnay, Josh Cellars, California$12.00

                                                                                                                                        • Rosé, Band of Roses, Washington$11.50

                                                                                                                                          • Rosé, Bieler Pere et Fils, France$12.00

                                                                                                                                            Bubbles

                                                                                                                                            • Cava Brut, Poema, Spain$10.50

                                                                                                                                              • Brut Rosé, Domaine Ste. Michelle, Washington$12.00

                                                                                                                                                • Prosecco, Ruffino, Italy$11.50

                                                                                                                                                  Reds

                                                                                                                                                  • Pinot Noir Erath 'Resplendent', Oregon$14.50

                                                                                                                                                    • Pinot Noir, Old Soul, California$12.50

                                                                                                                                                      • Tempranillo, Abadia de Acon, Spain$11.00

                                                                                                                                                        • Côtes du Rhône, Les Abeilles, France$11.00

                                                                                                                                                          • Malbec, Tilia, Argentina$10.50

                                                                                                                                                            • Merlot, Seven Falls, Washington$11.00

                                                                                                                                                              • Grenache Blend, Locations, France$13.50

                                                                                                                                                                • Cabernet, Rickshaw, California$11.50

                                                                                                                                                                  • Cabernet, J Lohr Estates, California$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                    • Red Blend, Complicated, California$12.50

                                                                                                                                                                      • Zinfandel, The Specialyst, California$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                        Beer

                                                                                                                                                                        • Exclusive Brew, Atlas Brew Works, Tropic Thunder IPA$7.50

                                                                                                                                                                          Drafts

                                                                                                                                                                          • Seasonal Rotators

                                                                                                                                                                            • MKT
                                                                                                                                                                          • Allagash White Ale$7.50

                                                                                                                                                                            • Blue Point Toasted Lager$7.25

                                                                                                                                                                              • Guinness

                                                                                                                                                                                • 20 oz Glass$8.00
                                                                                                                                                                              • Eggenberg Pilsner$7.25

                                                                                                                                                                                • Miller Lite$6.75

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dogfish Head Seasonal$7.50

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Firestone Mind Haze IPA$7.50

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Pacifico Clara$7.00

                                                                                                                                                                                        Bottles

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bud Light$5.50

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Budweiser$5.50

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Coors Light$5.50

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Miller Lite$5.50

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Yuengling$5.50

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Corona$6.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Heineken$7.25

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Peroni$7.25

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bold Rock Hard Cider$6.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Corona Hard Setlzer$6.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ask about flavor options

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • High Noon Grapefruit$6.50

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Truly Wild Berry$6.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • White Claw Mango$6.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Heineken 0.0$5.50

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Takeout Cocktails

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Each bottle contains 4 cocktails

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Maple Old Fashioned$35.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Mule$30.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Blackberry Margarita$30.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Purple Rain$30.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Black Manhattan$35.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Foggy Bottom$30.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Happy Hour

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Monday -Friday 3pm - 6pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Draft Beers$5.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • House Wines$7.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Featured Cocktail$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • $2 Off Small Plates + Flatbreads

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Last updated: February 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        What 1,109 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4.7Food
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4.7Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4.5Value

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          As always, service & food are excellent!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Circa burger is great!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Great meal! Clarendon CIRCA always provides a great meal!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Everything was awesome! I will definitely go back again when visiting.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 19, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          need to be able to split checks subway noise

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 19, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Great place for a business lunch. Nice outdoor and interior space. Food was tasty, and service was friendly.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Good food, very slippery floor though

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Food and service was great!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Was a Saturday brunch and not super crowded which was a plus for us. I always love their food - and everyone was happy with their meals. $5 mimosas are a plus! Wait staff was great!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Servers were attentive and helpful. Food was delicious! Will be returning!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lovely place, wonderful employees, great food. But I was hoarse from trying to talk over the noise.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          First visit to Circa but it won’t be the last! Good quality food, we went for a late lunch so restaurant was quiet. It was really nice since we are old colleagues and wanted to visit. Great overall experience ! I took the advice of our server and all of the food was delicious!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Great meal + ambiance. I ordered the Salmon entree and loved it. Would go back!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 11, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Very nice dinner! We really enjoyed our time there.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JulieW

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 10, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Love the small plates and the cocktails too!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Food was very good, as was the service. Noise level was relatively high, but not disturbingly so.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          WilliamJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Very good experience at Circa. Great food, service, and atmosphere.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JudyJ

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 3, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Service was excellent and food was great! Would recommend here!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CIRCA at ClarendonResponded on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Judy, Thank you so much for dining with us and providing feedback about your experience! I am so happy to see that you enjoyed our service and food! We are looking forward to your next visit. Kindest regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Had a wonderful evening and sat at the high top tables. The bartender was attentive, and checked in over 4 hours of us chatting away. Thanks so much to everyone there for the great evening!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          BETTY

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Poor music choice and too loud. This was around 1:30-2:15 pm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CIRCA at ClarendonResponded on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Betty, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! You’ve provided some valuable information and shown us where we need to improve. We hope you will visit us again in the future. Kindest regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        21. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My appetizer, main course, and dessert was excellent. Chef did a great job preparing my main course, as cooked to order. The service was outstanding, particularly my server who was already extremely busy with tables.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CIRCA at ClarendonResponded on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hello! Thank you so much for your kind words! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the Chef's preparation of your main course along with our service. We are looking forward to your next visit! Kindest regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        22. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          As usual the experience at Circa at Clarendon was exceptional. The staff are great and the food is just delicious. I recommend any Circa but I highly recommend Circa at Clarendon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        23. BR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          BethR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Good ambiance, good food, noisy for conversation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        24. DJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DeweyJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Richmond

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Service was quite slow to get us started but it was a lovely business lunch location with a solid menu.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CIRCA at ClarendonResponded on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hello! Thank you for your review! I apologize that the service was slow to start. I will certainly share your feedback with the team. I'm glad that you enjoyed your time with us. Kindest regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        25. CD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CynDelicious

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Charlotte

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          26 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          26 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My family would like to thank the team for accommodating our need for gluten free items not listed on the Brunch menu the salmon and cauliflower mash were great !

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CIRCA at ClarendonResponded on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Of course! Our team is more than happy to accommodate always :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        26. MG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MrGee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Enjoyed the experience. No frills but none needed. I’ll def be back.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        27. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The place was good. Food and service is as great. Ambiance wasn’t as great as I expected. Overall I would give it a 4 out of 5.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        28. R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Rondella

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The calamari were cooked just right (and olives were a nice added flavor in the mix), and the bulgogi fried rice was delicious! I will definitely get that again. Service was really good too - Our server who was also working behind the bar was friendly and attentive. We will return for brunch again!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CIRCA at ClarendonResponded on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Rondella, Thank you so much for dining with us and providing your feedback! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed our calamari, bulgogi fried rice, and service! We are looking forward to your next visit! Kindest regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        29. JD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JayniD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Seattle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I only have one complaint, no one mentioned my birthday! Other than that, everything was wonderful.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        30. RL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ReillyL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          As always, they faithfully gave me the table I requested. It was a very productive meeting and a delicious evening.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CIRCA at ClarendonResponded on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Reilly! I am happy to hear that we were able to accommodate your request! We are looking forward to your next visit. Kindest regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        31. DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DCTraveler

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          68 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          68 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          great service. way too pricy for drinks and food. cocktails so so. food mediocre for the price

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        32. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Outdoor dining with a larger party. Service was very attentive and food was outstanding. Had the seared tuna plate and would definitely recommend it!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        33. D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dinnerout

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          29 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          29 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Excellent service and food is great

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        34. G

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gootie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The apps, the entrée and drinks were great! Our waitress was so nice and attentive.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        35. RG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          RobG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          After hitting all the local favorites in Clarendon, I have to say Circa stands out as good value, good menu, good drinks, and good service. At most restuarants, I usually find only one or two items I'd like to order, but Circa had four fish entrees and several sandwhiches I'd be happy with. A strong modern American fare restaurant with good craft cocktails that taste better than many more expensively priced drinks elsewhere.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CIRCA at ClarendonResponded on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Rob! Thanks so much for dining with us and leaving your review. I am so happy to see that you enjoy our menu, value, and service! Your compliments mean so much to our team. We are looking forward to your next visit! Kindest regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        36. TD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TracyD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The service was outstanding, and the food was delicious. My sister and I wanted to surprise a good friend who was visiting from Atlanta with a nice dinner after having a challenging week. Thank you CIRCA you knocked it out the park for our friend and us.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CIRCA at ClarendonResponded on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Tracy! Thank you for choosing us as your choice to reunite with your friend. I am so happy to hear that everyone was pleased with the experience. We are looking forward to your next visit. Kindest regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        37. TP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TraciP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Food was great. Service was good. Staff was friendly

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CIRCA at ClarendonResponded on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thanks so much for your review Traci! We are looking forward to your next visit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        38. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service2ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Waiter was a little standoffish and would take others order

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        39. L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lynn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We had brunch and it was delicious, I would recommend CIRCA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        40. H

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hagallah

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The food was great. Their calamari with artichokes and olives never disappoints. Circa has incredibly consistent dishes but what I especially noticed tonight was incredible service.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CIRCA at ClarendonResponded on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Hagallah! Thanks so much for dining with us and providing your feedback. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed our calamari and especially our service! We look forward to your next visit. Kindest regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sanitizer 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Screening

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CIRCA at Clarendon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 522-3010.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CIRCA at Clarendon is rated 4.8 stars by 1109 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CIRCA at Clarendon does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Google Map for CIRCA at Clarendon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3010 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          N. Garfield Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Arlington

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mon–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          American

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Metered street parking is easily accessible. There is a parking garage located around the corner from CIRCA, the entrance is on N. Garfield Street.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Public transit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          One block from the Clarendon Metro, on the Orange line.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hugo Rodriguez

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (703) 522-3010

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We have the ability to adapt our semi-private dining room to meet your special event needs. It is the perfect space for hosting a bridal shower, a business lunch, or a dinner with friends.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Eddie Lane (elane@eatmhg.com): (703) 522-3010

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