Host your Next Event at Circa
We make it easy to plan and execute your large party or private dining event.
Our goal is to exceed expectations for you and your guests.
Circa has been in the Metro DC & Northern Virginia markets for over a decade and we have built our trust organically with consistent quality. Below you will find information about our locations and availability for large parties and private dining services. We look forward to hosting your event.
Your Preferred Location
CIRCA at Navy Yard is conveniently located on the corner of First St. and M St. right around the corner from Nationals Park in the heart of Navy Yard. We are just one block from either of the two Navy Yard Metro exits (Nats Park/Soccer Stadium or Department of Transportation)!
CIRCA at Navy Yard is a beautiful, lively corner space with many excellent options for large party and happy hour events.
Toward the back of our main dining room is our stunning private dining room with the capacity to hold up to 20 guests for a seated lunch/dinner. This room offers a television with A/V capability
CIRCA at Foggy Bottom is conveniently located across the street from the Foggy Bottom Metro entry at the corner of 23rd NW and I St. We are on the George Washington University’s historical campus and directly across the street from the GW Hospital.
We are also your ideal location for a pre or post Kennedy Center dining experience. Kennedy Center’s free shuttle departs directly across the street from CIRCA every 15 minutes from 9:45 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. – midnight Fridays and Saturdays, noon-11 p.m. Sundays, and 4-11 p.m. on Federal Holidays.
We’re a few blocks away from both the IMF, the IFC, and the Department of State making CIRCA the ideal spot to host a business lunch or a gathering for dinner.
CIRCA at Foggy Bottom offers an expansive patio and bar area to serve a variety of large party and happy hour event purposes. Each event space has possible floorplan options and customizations.
Our patio is ideal for an after-work happy hour or large celebration. With a maximum capacity of 150 people, it can be sectioned off to provide a more intimate space for smaller parties. The patio also features its own 15 seat bar that allows for a convenient, full service experience.
The patio is covered by an awning. We also have gas heaters and side panels that fully come down to winterize the patio during the fall and winter seasons.
CIRCA at Clarendon is conveniently located on the corner of Clarendon Blvd and Garfield St in the heart of Clarendon. We are one block off of the Clarendon metro station entrance.
CIRCA at Clarendon is a beautiful, lively corner space with many excellent options for a large party and happy hour events.
Off of our main dining room, is our stunning semi-private Wine Room with the capacity to hold up to 14 guests for a seated lunch/dinner.
The Food & Beverage
- At its heart, CIRCA is an American Bistro. Our menu is indicative of our commitment to the classics as well as new fare that speaks to our locations specific flavors and desires.
- We offer pre-selected menus at different price points for lunch, brunch and dinner. Each menu is crafted to include a fantastic variety of dishes at a price point within your budget. Also available are a variety of wines to choose from and pre-select for your party to keep the good times rolling from the moment you walk in the door.
- Not interested in a sit down dinner? No problem, we also offer delicious appetizer platters for sharing and passable hors d’oeuvres for cocktail parties and happy hour type events.
- Every dish, every cocktail and every guest that comes to CIRCA deserve nothing but the best in quality and we are always focused on delivering that experience to our guests.
Fill out the Reservation Request Form with your event details and we will get back to you to help you plan your event!
Given the fluid nature of the restaurant business we try to keep accurate and flexible minimums. Our minimums will reflect anticipated business on the day or night of your event and the space that you are choosing to utilize. Therefore, if you’re looking for main dining area on a Saturday during peak hours your minimum would be very high. On the other hand if your party is able to book off peak hours or dates we can be far more flexible with our minimum spend requirements. We always try our best to work with each and every guest and party that walks in the door. We will work to find a solution to any budget and any timeslot we have available to guarantee the best experiences for all. The agreement contains a credit card authorization form to hold the space, but no charges will be made upfront unless a deposit is required.
We do not usually have any room fees, rather we have a minimum spend policy. With this arrangement you’re only paying for items you receive as long as you reach the minimum quoted for your party. The only time a room fee would be applied is in the event your party fell short of the minimum spend and chose not to order anything more.
Yes! We offer a gluten sensitive menu. We understand that sensitivity to gluten can vary and feel it’s important to note CIRCA is not a gluten free environment. Please let us know any dietary restrictions prior to menu selection and we will do our best to accommodate.
We do not structure open bars in an all you can drink format (Per person/hour), rather we charge based on consumption and will give alerts to the host upon request if they are nearing their budget. To the guests it appears as open bar but for accounting for the host and restaurant it works better.
Unfortunately, we do not have audio or video capabilities in our spaces.
Depending on the nature of the event guests often inquire about decorations. We are open to outside decorations within reason and just ask that it not interfere with other guests that may be dining in our establishment. We typically try to avoid flashing lights, noise makers or massive balloon arrangements. But, never hesitate to ask and as always we will try to make it work!
All quoted minimums do NOT include tax and gratuity. Suggested gratuity is 20%
Of course you can! We are more than happy to store it in our fridge while you dine and cut it for you once it’s ready. We do have a cake fee of $25 each.
Yes, we can absolutely accommodate your tax exemption! As long as you provide your valid tax exemption form/card, you will not be charged tax. If you are not Tax Exempt, you will be charged 10% DC tax.
A guaranteed guest count is due by noon two business days prior to the event date. If the guaranteed guest count is not met, the party will still be charged the minimum spend based on the guaranteed guest count.
We are more than happy to try our best to accommodate your group in the restaurant, but we cannot guarantee the same space for your group beyond the event’s time slot. The space is subject to the needs of the restaurant after this time.
You may allow your guests to open individual tabs for the event. Although, these tabs will not be factored into the minimum spend. If you plan on splitting the payment over a couple of cards, please let us know ahead of time. However, in order to track the minimum we require everything to be on one check.