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Circle Bistro

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American, International, European, Contemporary
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1 Washington Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2347 (23rd, New Hampshire & L)
+1 202-293-5390
17:00 - 19:00
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Mon 17:00 - 19:00
Tue - Fri 17:00 - 17:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got in late and tired after a long journey and I wasn't expecting miracles from our hotel's restaurant but it was such a welcome meal. We sat up at the bar and ordered a blackberry margarita which turned out to be one of the best cocktails of our vacation. Steak and fries were perfectly cooked. The atmosphere was quiet... More 

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We were there mid-morning on a Friday and were the only diners in the restaurant. The breakfast menu was on the simple side, pancakes, french toast, eggs, etc... Service was fine, nothing extraordinary about the place, but decent enough for a meal in the neighborhood.

Thank PhillyKen999
Pitman, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

The Circle Bistro is located within the One Washington Circle Hotel. During our stay there we visited the Bistro for a quick bite before attending a show. The menu is small with mostly sandwiches and salads. My husband had a chicken club that he said was very good and I enjoyed their bruschetta appetizer. The prices were very reasonable and... More 

Thank Nancy D
Houston, Texas
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77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

The restaurant has a limited menu, but the room was very nice. Dessert was delicious and there are several coffee drinks.

Thank Robert G
Iowa City, Iowa
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99 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Came for solo dinner while on business trip. Walked from my nearby hotel. Great, attentive service. I had swordfish which was excellently prepared and with nice presentation. Menu and wine list both somewhat limited but nice choices. As a solo diner I was not at all rushed. Minimum of ambient noise even with a function going on in the lounge/bar... More 

Thank bluestocking78
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Food is excellent and service was wonderful. The burger was outstanding as well as the salmon, fries were yummy.

Thank Kim D
Henderson, Nevada
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661 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 435 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Part of the Modus chain of hotel restaurants. Recommended because I was staying at a sister hotel in Foggy Bottom. I had the salmon dinner. It was O.K. But not one of the top 10 in D.C. if you're staying here or nearby maybe stop by. The roasted chicken dinner looked appetizing. Sort of a French flair. I understand there... More 

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Lafayette louisiana
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Good food , a little expensive, but good and the workers where very nice and helpful, great location and the atmosphere was very nice

Thank Andy F
Bellingham, Washington
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203 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Our breakfast was very good, and our server (Eugenio) was very attentive. I particularly recommend the Omelette with Wild Mushrooms! The atmosphere is very relaxing and comfortable. It is, however, a tad pricey we thought: a Greek Yogurt for $7 and an English Muffin for $3. Still, the quality was there, and the location is convenient to the hospital.

Thank HeadingOut98229
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

The Circle Bistro does not pretend to be anything but a solid foundation to the One Washington Circle Hotel. The menu is fairly typical and caters to most tastes. Quality of food was fine and overall we had a nice meal. Service was a bit slow and thin on the night but not a big deal and our expectations were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
American, International, European, Contemporary
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 19:00
17:00 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Washington Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2347
    (23rd, New Hampshire & L)
  • Public Transportation: Foggy Bottom Metro Station
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-293-5390

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