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CIRCA at Navy Yard, Washington, DC

CIRCA at Navy Yard

4.7
4.7
818 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 23 times today

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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 818 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    American

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  1. K

    Kdawg

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lettuce wraps, wings, Flatbread were all very good. Margarita Black Raspberry Drinks were really good
  2. P

    Paul

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Delicious food! We would go back as it is a go to place after or before a ballgame!
  3. T

    Tina

    Richmond

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Went here for the first time for an office lunch to celebrate birthday. Didn't even know about their super nice tradition of coming out with ice cream and a card signed by the staff. Nice touches like that make a difference! Spinach salad was excellent and all of flatbreads we tried were very good!
  4. C

    carenC

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food. great selection of vegetarian and meats . Navy Yard convenient. Well priced.
  5. R

    Rebecca

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you only have one night, go to CIRCA! Everything was absolutely amazing. From the service to the appetizers to the meal, we were all around impressed. CIRCA was a relaxed setting but still gave us the comfort for more business oriented conversations. Next time I’m in town, I’ll definitely be back!
  6. c

    christinan

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff made our experience super special. My boyfriend really appreciated the birthday card and loved his food!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Father’s Day Dinner
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Waitresses and Service. Delicious food. I will be back.
  9. r

    robinm

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A game day MUST for us. Food and drinks and location always perfect.
  10. TH

    TeeferaH

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very nice restaurant in a great area, would definitely return
  11. MM

    MoonbeamMcSwine

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We dined there before a baseball game, and am glad that we did. Service was friendly, and the dinner was quite good. We sat by a window and enjoyed watching the people on M Street as well. I wish I could give it a "4 plus" because I was waffling between 4 and 5 stars. We would definitely return before another game, or simply when in the area.
  12. LK

    LynnK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was simple but well prepared and delicious. The service was quick and efficient and our server let us linger at the table longer than we had planned.
  13. ML

    MykholL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was good but our server was not too friendly. She just wasn’t engaged at all. But other than that everything was good. I would go back.
  14. CB

    CocoBrown27

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    2 words...CHICKEN PAILLARD!! I decided to try pasta, which is rare. It was delicious! Ill be back!!
  15. WB

    WendyB

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistently good food with consistently good service! Thanks for being attentive and providing delicious food at a reasonable price point :) My out of town guests loved the cocktails, service and food!

    CIRCA at Navy YardResponded on June 7, 2022Thanks for your review, Wendy! We appreciate your kind words and are looking forward to your next visit. Kindest regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

  16. EM

    ErinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I appreciate the attentiveness of the servers and the hostess and her willingness to accommodate my party and I.
  17. a

    atqb

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good location, food was very good. I had the jambalaya and my friend the salmon, we were both pleased.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails! Would love if the outdoor dining could fit larger parties.
  19. b

    betarace

    Washington DC

    77 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    It was just OK nothing special. I would imagine it’s good for happy hour
  20. LD

    LauraD

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The service and food were excellent. The loud dance music was an atmosphere killer.
  21. M

    Mark

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Poor service. Staff needs to be better trained. Took quite a while to even place our order.
  22. H

    Homer

    Columbus

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant was nicely appointed. The tables and booths were spaced well. Server Breana was efficient and friendly. We shared a Calamari appetizer than was lightly breaded. Wife enjoyed grilled Mahi Mahi and I found the Short Rib very tender. Spinach with mashed potatoes completed my meal. We shared a 2015 Napa Cabernet that was reasonably priced. Menu is diverse so we have plenty of items to try on expected future visits.

    CIRCA at Navy YardResponded on May 31, 2022Hi Homer, Thank you for dining with us and providing your feedback! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We are looking forward to your next visit. Kindest regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

  23. M

    Mallory

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for my birthday brunch!! Loved the food, and our server was amazing. We had the breakfast sandwiches, breakfast omelette, and mimosas :)

    CIRCA at Navy YardResponded on May 31, 2022Hi Mallory, Happy Belated Birthday! I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. We are looking forward to your next visit. Kindest regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

  24. S

    Susan

    Atlanta

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alex and Craig gave us excellent service. We love this well located restaurant. My salmon was cooked perfectly. Cocktails we’re great!!

    CIRCA at Navy YardResponded on May 31, 2022Thank you for your review! We are looking forward to your next visit.

  25. C

    Chindy

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed calamari and salmon salad with a glass of Sauvignon bland Very nice meal and service
  26. DJ

    DebJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our service was very good! We enjoyed the small plates we ordered. We received a card from the team in honor of our Anniversary which was a pleasant surprise. The desert we ordered was just ok. The service was great overall! We enjoyed our experience!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great experience and value in Navy yard. It's a chill brunch spot without all of the pretentiousness that sometimes comes with brunch.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Everything we ordered was sooo good!

    CIRCA at Navy YardResponded on May 24, 2022Thank you so much for your review!

  29. E

    Eric

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good dinner. Nice service. In and out within an hour. Could make it longer if you want but was nice being in and out.

    CIRCA at Navy YardResponded on May 24, 2022Hi Eric! Thanks so much for your review! We are looking forward to your next visit :) Kindest regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

  30. BD

    BritniDanielle

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was in DC for work and Circa was a short walk from my hotel. The soundtrack (90s/2000s) r&b was cool, the drinks were delicious, and my steak was perfectly cooked. I'll definitely return when I'm in DC again.

    CIRCA at Navy YardResponded on May 24, 2022Hi Britni! We are so happy that you found us! We are looking forward to your next visit when you are in DC again :) Kindest regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

  31. TB

    ThomasB

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Circa located in the Navy yard was an enjoyable dining experience.

    CIRCA at Navy YardResponded on May 24, 2022Thanks for your review, Thomas!

  32. I

    Ingram

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I made a reservation for 5, changed it to 6 and showed up with 7, and the staff was very accommodating. Our server was attentive through the evening, and the restaurant was quiet enough for us to have able to have a good conversation around the table. We went longer than our 2-hour maximum, but the staff didn't chase us out (but there were also empty tables, so we weren't imposing on waiting guests). The food was very good with a variety of choices. It's the second time that I've held a small business get-together here and I would certainly return in the future.

    CIRCA at Navy YardResponded on May 24, 2022Hi Ingram, Thank you so much for dining with us again and providing your review! I am happy to hear that our staff was able to accommodate you and that you enjoyed your experience. We are looking forward to your next visit! Kindest regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

  33. EA

    ErikaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is very pretty, clean and very well located. The service was very good and fast. The food was very tasty and well presented. I love the place.

    CIRCA at Navy YardResponded on May 24, 2022Hi Erika! Thanks so much for dining with us and providing your review! We are looking forward to your next visit! Kindest regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff, phenomenal waiter (Henry), and delicious food. It was an overall great experience.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing The service was spectacular
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    I had higher expectations. Food was good, service and atmosphere were meh.
  37. A

    Ascension08

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to go out for lunch today and CIRCA did not disappoint. The service, food, drinks, and ambiance were wonderful. We will be back.
  38. l

    lisa

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice restaurant with friendly staff. We had a delicious lunch, the rustic italian flatbread was excellent, the burgers where cooked to our specifications and the spinach salad was fresh and delicious. Very good value for the cost!
  39. BE

    BruceE

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had dinner before a Nationals game sitting outside. The food was great and a very good value.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    breana our staff member was excellent really friendly and nice

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 818 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 23 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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