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CIRCA at Navy Yard, Washington, DC

CIRCA at Navy Yard

4.7
4.7
910 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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 863-9900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Cristobal Guevara

  • Private party facilities

    Visit our website, eatmhg.com, for private event inquiries.

  • Neighborhood

    Navy Yard

  • Cross street

    First Street SE

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 910 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Great atmosphere and friendly service!
  2. UM

    UnikaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This was my first time and it didn’t disappoint! The food and vibe were just right for date night!!! We enjoyed the appetizer entree and dessert. The food was flavorful and hit the spot!
  3. LH

    LindaH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met family from out of town there. We enjoyed the food, the atmosphere, and the service was excellent. We definitely will come back again.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jambalaya was incredibly good, hamburger was excellent.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    The food was not impressive at all & I feel like atomosphere was very much business because the music was so low. I obviously selected the wrong restaurant for a date!
  6. K

    Kb01998

    Atlanta

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I enjoyed the grilled chicken sandwich and one of their delicious vodka mojito drinks. Both were wonderful. My server was attentive and polite.
  7. K

    Kb01998

    Atlanta

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I ate here with colleagues. The service was good and timely. The drink recommendations were spot on. I will be dining here again next time I’m in town.
  8. SW

    SamW

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very tasty apps + seafood. I had the blackened salmon on top of the mashed cauliflower. Kids had flatbread, Mac & cheese, slider, and calamari. My wife had the almond encrusted trout - I had a few bites and it was superb! Place was busy on Saturday night, we were seated about 8pm. Waiter was inattentive but food was good.
  9. E

    Ekfrancis

    New England

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    I was grateful for the flexibility of our reservation time. However, after we were seated there was some confusion with our server and we were forgotten. We only saw our server a couple times throughout the night, which was a let down for our celebration.
  10. LF

    LaurieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the almond crusted trout, which was delicious! Would definitely go back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative menu items, nice plating, cooked perfectly and tasty. We had two versions of salmon and the lettuce wraps and shrimp small plates. We'd definitely come back.
  12. C

    Catherine

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It was really nice to have good service at a restaurant for a change and our burgers were first rate.
  13. CW

    CarrieW

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is always delicious when I visit Circa. I will definitely be back!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The salmon burger special was nasty
  15. d

    dinner

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    the excellence of the food at this place is hard to overstate. this place should be white linen tablecloth with a three month waiting list to get in. every dish was superb. they have perfected the dishes in terms of quality of ingredients, preparation, presentation. really good food.
  16. SB

    SuBaRoo

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a party of 7 at Circa Navy Yard. They couldn't have been nicer to us. The staff was professional and efficient. The food was delicious. We really enjoyed our time at Circa and I heard several in attendance say they would definitely return to Circa. Bravo!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Thanks
  18. AR

    AlysonR

    Washington DC

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Waitress was awesome and nice
  19. LB

    LesB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome! The food was superb. My family and I will definitely come back to try more items on the menu.
  20. RJ

    RobertJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was my first time here and I thoroughly enjoyed. The food, the service, the view, the music, literally everything was spectacular. I would definitely return, possibly a date night especially since the price was reasonable.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual!!
  22. JA

    JaneA

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Revisited after a prior poor experience and so glad I did! This visit was outstanding!
  23. RW

    RuthW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We were extremely pleased with the service, the food, the atmosphere, and the servers were above par. 👍 We are looking forward to dining with Circa again. 💗
  24. M

    Michelle

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for brunch. Vegetarian options available which is a plus. Cucumber French 75, highly recommend.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was terrific, looking forward to going back!
  26. DC

    DCluncher

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter, Robert, was fabulous. The salads were good and the chocolate cake amazing.
  27. OR

    Ovr50Review

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Circa rarely disappoints. Opted for a few appetizers instead of dinner entres. Brussel sprouts, flat bread, macaroni and cheese, and shrimp. All were delicious, great portions and at a great price.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was wonderful.
  29. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Went with a friend for my birthday and will definitely go back. Menu looks amazing! I would pretty much have anything on there.
  30. HS

    HSAjNALT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my wife’s birthday and York the GM always does an exceptional job of providing the best services and surprises. The food is always of high quality. His staff is always polite and professional. Him and his team needs a raise. The location is always clean and well maintained.
  31. DG

    DanaG

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting with daughter and everything was perfect!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Service was good. Food was good.
  33. AE

    AshleyE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the birthday card given to my bf from staff! Nice touch to a good dinner :)
  34. MD

    MiltonD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It would help it the waitress would remove her mask. We could not understand the special being offered for lunch. However, she was very courteous and polite!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service!
  36. DS

    DavidS

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the lettuce wraps and mushroom ravioli. The lettuce wraps from first bite were a taste out of this world. Wife had quino salad and was incredible. I really thought the food when we made reservation would be good but in no way did I think it would be mind blowing. It was!! And we know good food. Definitely a must. Server was also incredible. Great great service
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 1 year anniversary at Circa! The Food was absolutely amazing!! One of the best meals we have ever had! The staff made the experience even better! Everyone was so kind!
  38. MF

    MichelleF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my mom and daughter for their bday. Awesome experience!
  39. C

    Capsfan

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, especially chicken benedict on brunch menu.
  40. WT

    WorldTravelBug

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Super busy with the Elton John concert crowd, so not as much attention as would normally expect from a service perspective but the food was good and presentation lovely.

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from CIRCA at Navy Yard using the Order Online button. CIRCA at Navy Yard also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 863-9900.

CIRCA at Navy Yard is rated 4.7 stars by 910 OpenTable diners.

CIRCA at Navy Yard 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for CIRCA at Navy Yard

99 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    First Street SE

  • Neighborhood

    Navy Yard

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cristobal Guevara

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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