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CIRCA at Foggy Bottom

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American, Bar, Pub
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2221 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2241
+1 202-506-5589
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11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 22:30
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:30
Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Easy walk to Circa from The River Inn. Went on a Thursday night in early Nov. to visit our daughter at GWU. Pleasant to eat on outside patio. Everything was terrific except for the very loud happy hour crowd on the patio which made it impossible to talk during dinner. Extremely loud and not enjoyable. We will eat there again... More 

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Port Elgin, Ontario
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow! What an awesome place to spend time with friends or family! Atmosphere is so relaxed. Food was wonderful and the staff so much fun! Wish this place was located in our town, I would go there all the time! Thanks to everyone that made our visit to you restaurant unforgettable !

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Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My sister and I travelled to DC just before Thanksgiving and stayed at a hotel not far from Circa. It quickly became our local, and we went there 3 out of the 6 nights we were in town. The food was fantastic - the butternut squash ravioli was, seriously, one of the best meals I've had and it tasted absolutely... More 

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

Hi Jen, thank you and your sister for joining us and for your feedback! We hope to see you next time you're in DC. All the best, Genevieve More 

Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for a bite just before show at Kennedy center. As my friend and I entered the restaurant the hostess said there was only seating on the outside or at the bar. We chose the bar. As we sat there none of the servers acknowledge us, for over nine moments Finally a bus guy came over and asked had... More 

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

Hi Russo, we're so sorry to hear about your experience, and I want to ensure you that our team members would never intentionally ignore any guest. I'm going to reach out to you over message to learn a bit more about your visit. All the best, Genevieve ggralton@eatmhg.com More 

California
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

At 3:45PM we wanted to stop in for a drink. We had to change seats three times. The places we wanted to sit (away from the bar in a quiet area) we either reserved, directly under a heater, or in the restaurant area where apparently only diners sit. There was one other person in the area and 100 open chairs.... More 

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

Hi, thank you for joining us and for the feedback! We are so sorry for the service that you experienced and we will address this with our team. If you have any additional feedback about your visit please reach out to me at ggralton@eatmhg.com. All the best, Genevieve More 

Dayton, Ohio
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First this was Friday after Thanksgiving, not a lot of business @ 3:00. Service very slow!! Not a lot to offer on menu for kids. Everything was a little too uptown for the family, tho I had a great burger and fries. Flatbread not a lot for your money,

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

Hello, Thank you and your family for joining us. We're sorry to hear about the service you experienced. If you have any additional comments or feedback, please reach out to me at ggralton@eatmhg.com. We value your feedback. All the best, Genevieve More 

South Carolina
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is too small to host both a bar and restaurant. We couldn't hear ourselves talking, and the overall atmosphere was a pickup bar, which we did not want. Food was not bad, not good. So you are looking for a happening bar crown this is your place, hit if you were interested in a restaurant, try somewhere else.... More 

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

Hello, thank you for your feedback! Best, Genevieve More 

long island, NY
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115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came out of the Metro at Foggy Bottom and it was right there and looked like our type of place. It was about 2:30 and we were looking for a small lunch so not to spoil our dinner. I had the appetizer of the Cobb lettuce wraps. They were excellent and my wife had Beets & Kale, she could not... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for joining us and for your feedback! We are happy to hear that your wife enjoyed the Beets & Kale salad, and that you both enjoyed your flatbreads. We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Genevieve More 

Jersey City, New Jersey
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375 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

George Washington Univ. students have driven almost all the dining options around 22nd and H streets: food trucks abound, as do salad- and veggie-in-a-plastic bowl joints, and while the Starbucks next to the library has lines of 20-30 kids waiting for plastic-wrapped sandwiches to go with their lattes, the Starbucks a block away on the ground floor of the hospital... More 

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

Hi Andrew, thank you and your wife for joining us and for your feedback! Best, Genevieve More 

Illinois
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211 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was visiting DC for 6 days and dined here 3 times. Lovely outside bar with heaters that makes outdoor dining in autumn tolerable. The food and service were consistently good. Nice selection of small plates, as well as entrees. Wine, cocktails and beer also. Good happy hour values at the bar. It's right across the street from the Foggy... More 

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

Hello, thank you for joining us during your trip to DC and for taking the time to leave your feedback! We hope to see you again on your next visit. All the best, Genevieve More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2221 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2241
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-506-5589
Description
This is a sister to the flagship store at Dupont Circle.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?