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CIRCA at Foggy Bottom

2221 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2241
+1 202-506-5589
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (40 reviews)
“jambalaya” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
2221 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2241
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1 - 10 of 560 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Had a good working lunch out on the patio. The food was good, high quality and flavorful, but I felt the menu was boring, uninspired and overall just "meh". I settled on a burger because nothing else caught my eye.

Thank JCW703
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is our go-to restaurant when going to show at the Kennedy Center since it's only about a 10-15 walk from the Center and right next to the Foggy Bottom metro station. We've always been pleased with the food there and we find that we...More

Thank DP79DC
Genevieve G, Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed your entree and dessert! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Decent (but not very imaginative) international fare including seafood dishes in this central restaurant in downtown DC. OK wines.

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

Alexander, thank you so much for joining us and for your feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago

I only give this restaurant a 2 out of 5! The food was very good, BUT, the portions were small, & the prices were very high. My husband and I had 2 entrees, NO appetizer, 1 dessert that we split, 1 NON-alcoholic beverage & water....More

Thank DMEReh
Genevieve G, Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed the food but are so sorry for the service you experienced. I will be following up over message to learn more. All the best, Genevieve

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a prosecco and a salmon topped Caesar salad. Salmon was excellent. My friend had minestrone and a kale salad which she enjoyed. Seated right away, attentive server. Only complaint, crowded and REAlLY noisy. Hard to converse. Would go back!

Thank BAA1949
Genevieve G, Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for joining us and for your feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed the Parmesan Kale Salad, Minestrone Soup, and Caesar Salad with Salmon! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this evening. Friendly welcome - good attentive wait staff. Wide choice on menu to suit all tastes. Shared a tuna poke nachos starter - nicely presented and very tasty. For main course we chose Veg + Quinoa salad with salmon and Free Range Brick...More

Thank EgbertHerts
Genevieve G, Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for joining us and for your feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed the Tuna Poke Nachos, Veg + Quinoa Bowl, and Free Range Brick Chicken! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped by here not knowing what to expect. We were seated right away. The tables are kinda close together, but not a big deal. The drinks were good and not all watered down. I got a burger and it was cooked...More

Thank 06BB
Genevieve G, Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the burger, drinks, and the Tuna Poke Nachos! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for a quick snack and refreshment after visiting the Lincoln Memorial and the Einstein sculpture. CIRCA is conveniently across the street from the Foggy Bottom Metro station which makes it prime for a pause before you dive back into the city.

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

Rich, thank you so much for joining us and for your feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped in after our daughter had twin girls at GW University Hospital across the street. Hostess was most cordial/friendly; servers were perfect. Shared a brussels sprouts starter- delicious. I had the blackened salmon over spinach and my wife had the organic chicken cooked with a...More

Thank allerton21
Genevieve G, Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining us and for taking the time to leave your feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed the Brussels + Blue, Blackened Atlantic Salmon, and Free Range Brick Chicken! We look forward to having you join us again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the shrimp salad. Good a lot of different textures and flavors. Not bad but not a fan of noodles in bottom of bowl. Had fresh mandarin oranges. Shrimp a little spicy but not overwhelmingly hot. Hummus appetizer wonderful. All good. Wait staff very professional...More

Thank Sara C
Genevieve G, Manager at CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sara, thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed the Mandarin Shrimp Salad and Hummus! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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23 April 2016|
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Parking's really tight in that neighborhood but on a Sunday you might find a spot on the street, best to put your car in the public lot at George Washington Hospital or other place nearby if you don't want to walk blocks... More
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Yes they do take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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