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Circle Bistro

1 Washington Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2347
+1 202-293-5390
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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American, International, European, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
1 Washington Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2347
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Stayed in the adjacent hotel and came here for breakfast. The menu and setup are typical for the next-to-the-hotel-restaurants... but still very enjoyable. I ordered a classic benny and it was executed perfectly. The service was professional and attentive. Overall very good experience. Have heard...More

Thank edge46
Eric D, Manager at Circle Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Dear edge46, I'm glad that you were able to stop down for breakfast while staying in the hotel and for taking the time to leave your review. I will share your praise with the kitchen and servers for the food execution and the service quality....More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

Only had drinks at the bar, but they ran out of Stella draft. There appeared to be a very nice atmosphere.

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We had dinner here our first eveing as it was across the street from the hotel. We ordered fish and were very pleased with the food we recived. The service was quick, efficient and very pleasant.

Thank Shelly8242
Reviewed 12 September 2017

It was a treat to have our delicious meal (steak frites for me, panini for my husband) accompanied by a young woman presenting the good old tunes from the American song book along with the soft sounds of an acoustic guitar. Gentle music, perfect in...More

Thank happytraveller914
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The staff was fantastic, service was prompt, the food came out quickly and was delicious. Reasonably priced.

Thank Lissette R
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Good Food and service. I have eaten at this hotel several times. They remembered myself and my family as repeat guest.

Thank allemaj
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I find the Circle Bistro to have good food; a small, but acceptable, wine list; friendly wait staff and bartenders; good atmosphere for personal visits with friends or colleagues.

Thank jennyfreeman371
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This restaurant is in a hotel and changes to new management every few years. We have been coming here for more than 30 years through many iterations. Each iteration was different – but until now all had interesting menus and excellent food quality and preparation....More

Thank Barbara Y
Reviewed 3 February 2017

After a long drive to the One Washington Circle hotel, my husband and I opted to have a drink and get something small to eat at the hotel. Michael was our server and he was very friendly. We ordered the half-sandwich and soup to split...More

Thank ceilidhsmith
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

When we stayed at the One Washington Circle Hotel, we didn't rent a car, and opted to eat downstairs at the hotels restaurant. It was not only amazing food in there, but the staff was amazing, warm and funny! They were so inviting, that we...More

Thank ChristyAnderson
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26 June 2015|
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Response from portdebrasaucambre | Reviewed this property |
I do not know where to park there. Contact the hotel at One Washington Circle. The hotel houses the restaurant and the hotel will have accurate parking information for restaurant patrons.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, International, European, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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
A warm, inviting restaurant and bar, perfect for romantic interludes, family dinners, or a quick bite before the theater. Famous as a platform for the creative talents of younger chefs, enjoy an exciting menu reflecting today's seasonal selections and fresh food stocks in our French Bistro style restaurant. Modern, yet modest, Circle Bistro manages to feel cozy, sleek, and vibrant – thanks to crisp service, a wondrous wine list, and brilliant, hearth-like décor. Outdoor seating available.
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