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Our singular goal is to create 5-Star experience for our guests and our team members.

We are a locally owned and operated restaurant group formed in 2005. Our first concept, CIRCA at Dupont, opened in 2007, and we have grown to include CIRCA at Chinatown, CIRCA at Clarendon, CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, Open Road, and TRIO Grill. This Winter 2018, we look forward to opening CIRCA at Navy Yard and Open Road at Rosslyn.

We’re proud of the genuine relationships that we’ve built with our guests over the years. We value every guest and are passionate about providing them with the best experience by exceeding their expectations every step of the way. At each of our concepts, we strongly believe in sourcing the freshest ingredients, building seasonal dishes, mixing delicious craft cocktails, and providing great hospitality to our guests.

Quality

Quality, consistency, and WOW flavors
Our focus is on fresh and flavorful dishes

Our Team is committed to a uniquely high standard of quality in every ingredient in every dish, every time.  Attention to detail ensures a consistently delicious meal for our guests! We’ve been operating that way since 2005!

Since 2005

"Cooking with the seasons"

I enjoy cooking with the seasons and using what mother nature has to offer. Challenging our team to step out of their comfort zone and try new things, while staying true to our guests’ expectations and our core values is what we strive for. Working side by side, we learn and grow from each other.

Michael Huff

"Chefs are the heart of our restaurants"

Our chef team is at the heart of our restaurants. Their passion to create great experiences for our guests fuels our passion to create great, consistent dishes for our guests. My goal is to help our teams grow daily and empower them to run their kitchens and achieve our mission.

Jim Drost

"Collective Input"

Our Beverage Program is unique since we are not based on one mind but collective input from all our staff. By valuing our people and gathering their input, it provides ownership throughout our program which lends to the passion and drive behind it. We never want to force anything on our guests but give natural education by providing a warm and welcoming environment that encourages them to try new things.

Paul Williams

good food. great experiences.

cheers!

Our Team

  • Matthew Carlin
    Matthew Carlin President

    Loves his family, hoops, golf and his shichons “Blitzy” and “Tuddles”

  • Vincent Spinoso
    Vincent Spinoso Chief Operating Officer

    Loves his family, NY pizza, entertaining and cooking for others

  • Nichole Barta
    Nichole Barta Chief Administrative Officer

    Loves concerts, hiking, birds, and her space heater

  • Sonal Shah
    Sonal Shah Controller

    Loves chocolate, yoga and beating her hubby in fantasy football

  • KEVIN NALLY
    KEVIN NALLY Director of Operations

    Loves golf with a side of golf and losing to his coworkers in blackjack

  • PAUL WILLAIMS
    PAUL WILLAIMS Beverage Program Director

    Loves wrecking pavement, steak, whiskey and “Slow Dance” by John Legend

  • DAVID SCHOEN
    DAVID SCHOEN Director of Operations

    Loves camping, DIY projects, and his Rhodesian Ridgeback

  • AARON RENTFREW
    AARON RENTFREW Director of Operations

    Loves solo backpacking, writing, and doing handstands in random places

  • COREY NEAMO
    COREY NEAMO Director of Operations

    I love to run, explore hidden restaurant gems in DC, and visit our national museums

  • MICHAEL HUFF
    MICHAEL HUFF Culinary Director

    Loves his two daughters more than anything, hanging with family and friends, and a nice boozy cocktail

  • NELSON RODRIGUEZ
    NELSON RODRIGUEZ Senior Executive Chef

    Loves cooking, soccer, “Hotel California” and practicing his dance moves at staff parties

  • JIM DROST
    JIM DROST Director of Kitchen Operations

    Loves his wife and son, cooking too much food for the party, the pack, the pens

  • RENEE ROJURAL
    RENEE ROJURAL Assistant Brand and Community Manager

    Loves the JMU Dukes, barre, and freshly baked chocolate chip cookies

  • JESSIE MILLER
    JESSIE MILLER Events Manager

    Loves dogs, sports and the VT Hokies

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