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Circle Bistro

1 Washington Cir. NW (Pennsylvania Ave.) Send to Phone
202-293-5390 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Polished American cuisine with French overtones.

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
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Circle Bistro, Washington, DC

Circle Bistro Restaurant Review

: Quiet, somewhat off the beaten path and oddly soothing, Circle Bistro plus the bar take up the pool level of One Washington Circle Hotel. In the evening, you can opt to sit in the darkened bar and order from its menu while you chat up friends, but you may want to just head straight to dinner. Best bets for starters include the Wagyu beef tartare. If you like the kick from chorizo, carry on with its spiciness with the roasted monkfish entrée, or switch to something milder: the pan-seared scallops are a good option. Breakfast and lunch menus are also available. If you are headed to the nearby Kennedy Center, ask about the pre-theater menu at $35, served between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.



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