Sunday, March 6, 2011

Brunch at CIRCA in Clarendon

3010 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 522-3010

Brunch Served:  Saturday and Sundays from 10:30am - 4:00pm
Regular Hours: Monday- Thursday 11:00am-12:00am (midnight); Friday 11:30am - 2:00am Saturday 10:30am- 2:00am Sunday 10:30am -11:00pm

Neighborhood: Clarendon
Nearest Metro Station: Clarendon Station
Brunch Price: Varies
Featured Cocktails:Bloody Mary $9.00
                               Mimosa  $5.00
                         Rise and Shine Martini $9.00

                         The Grandest Mimosa $12.00

Restaurant Website:CIRCA at Clarendon

For the past few months I have passed the building site of CIRCA and wondered what was going to go there. Well, now that it is complete I decided I had to investigate whether or not CIRCA at Clarendon had brunch just like the other two locations.  To my liking I found out that they  do! 

When the brunch club got there  we were pleased to see a very trendy looking restaurant, it was easy to get a seat ( but then again it was 2:00 in the afternoon on a miserably rainy day) 

Very trendy!!
Once we got there we immediately noticed that they did not have a brunch buffet.  Not going to lie I was looking forward to a custom made omelet, but alas they did not have it. Maybe next week the brunch club will find it.  The menu was a combination of breakfast and lunch time selection of food.  It was a little disappointing looking for a more traditional breakfast dish, but we found a few. So note if you would like a traditional breakfast CIRCA at Clarendon may not be the best choice for you. 

The food was very good we all got the Circa American Bistro Breakfast which was 12.00.  The food ranged from $5.50  for a Roasted Butternut Squash soup to $20.00 for Bistro Stake and Eggs.  We thought this was a good range for the food, but the drinks were a little expensive, especially if you want to have more than one.  One of the brunch clubbers got the same dish as me, but with chicken sausage.  I have to say that sausage made the dish really pop! So please if you go for brunch to Circa get the chicken sausage. I promise you will not be disappointed!
Yummy food!
Over all we were impressed with the brunch, but I am not sure if I would go back there anytime soon for brunch. So on a scale from 1 to 10 I would give CIRCA at Clarendon a 6.5. 

For those of you who go to brunch looking for a hangover cure depending on what you order this place may cure it. The food is very good and not greasy, but the ingredients are not overly complicated. 

Stay turned for next week as I continue my search for bottomless mimosa and another buffet brunch!