Circa at Dupont

Circa at Dupont

Circa at Dupont is a relatively new establishment located right in the heart of Dupont Circle. With a good menu, an indoor bar area, and outdoor seating it figures to be a solid addition to the Dupont Circle nightlife. Dean and I hit Circa on a whim after running a few games at Balance Gym.  It was a beautiful night (a shade over 80 degrees) and instead of heading home we decided to grab a quick bit to eat outside.  It turned out to be the perfect venue for the evening.

Cost – $$

Service – B+
The service was extremely good and didn’t seem to mind that I was wearing flip-flops and basketball shorts.  Not that I can think of that many restaurants in DC that actually would make a big fuss about it but it was definitely nice to receive good service straight out of the gym.

Food – B
The food was solid but not spectacular.  In all honesty I can’t speak to the quality of the main entrées – just this pizzas.  The white pizza was good but not the best in DC (that award belongs to the white pizza at Pines of Rome in Bethesda).

Decor – B+
I like the location of Circa and from the patio, you have a great vantage point to people-watch in Dupont.  Inside, Circa creates a comfortable yet slightly upscale atmosphere with its general decor.  It is a place you can dress down to (which is important in DC) but also a place you could grab a pre-evening drink on a Friday or Saturday.

Feel – A-
For an informal dinner on a beautiful Wednesday evening, Circa was the perfect choice.  I also would certainly go back to pre-game on a weekend evening.

Circa is located at 601 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009.

What’s the Buzz:

September 20, 2007 – Circa at Dupont (The 42) – On a whim we decided to pay a visit to one of Dupont’s newest restaurants, Circa. Its on the 42 bus route on Connecticut Ave at Q Street; right across the street from the northern Metro entrance. Wrap Works was there previously. This place is a liiiiiiiittle bit more swank.  Full article…

April 18, 2007 – Circa du Soso (Washington, DC Metblogs) – Located at Connecticut and Q, directly opposite the Dupont Circle Metro station, Circa is one of the best new neighborhood restaurants I’ve been to in quite some time. Some of my favorite restaurants in the area are Bistro du Coin, Hank’s Oyster Bar, and Urbana, but Circa may soon be added to that list. It has every quality that I look for in a restaurant: tasty food, a nice selection of wine (and other drinks), a beautiful decor, and a great location.  Full Article…

October 30, 2006 – What’s New on the Circa (Going out Gurus) – “We really want to make ourselves part of the community.” Those are the high aspirations Matthew Carlin has for Circa at Dupont, the new restaurant moving into the WrapWorks space as early as next March. Carlin is the chief financial officer and chief operations officer for the MHG Group, which manages the Greenberry’s coffee shops in the Virginia suburbs. With Circa, the group is trying something a little different.  Full Article…

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