Washington, D.C. Journals

A few hot days in Washington DC

A July 2005 trip to Washington, D.C. by Everywhere

Quote: DC is not my favorite place to visit, but I did have fun.

Circle Bistro


Circle Bistro in the Washington Circle Hotel screamed hip and pretension. Everything and everyone at this restaurant seemed to want attention- the chic contemporary deco, the dazzling orange panels, the many good-looking and well-dressed young folks at the bar. On a Friday night at around 7pm, the dining room was pretty empty, whereas the bar was packed with "want-to-be-seen" people. When we saw the empty dining room, we immediately lowered our expectations. Our waiter had an attitude, and the sevice was below average. The menu was small but consisted of some novel items such as deep-fried ricotta-filled squash blossom. The cheese was creamy, and the batter was light. The highligh...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 26, 2005

Circle Bistro
1 Washington Cir NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20037
(202) 293-5390

We took the metro to DuPont Circle and then headed northwest on Massachusetts Avenue, where the famous Embassy Row was. A parade of grand embassy mansions lined the shaded Massachusetts Avenue and its side streets. Many old buildings were also turned into residential apartments. This area was quaint and definitely a far cry from the Mall, which was packed with tourists. The monuments and museums in D.C. are worth seeing, but if you are tired of the commotion, take a refuge at DuPont Circle. We made a quick stop at Hotel Helix, a retro-looking boutique hotel that reminded me of the movie "Austin Powers." The tiny reception area was decorated with light panels in glittering colors a...Read More