The Circle

4.8
121 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Contemporary American Restaurant located in Fredon, New Jersey

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 121 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

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CatherineV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was outstanding as always ! I had the Cesar salad as an appetizer and my husband had the veloute. He had the pasta with the clams and the cherry tomatoes and I had the short ribs ! We shared the flourless chocolate cake … Everything was EXCELLENT!

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GaryL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing find. We took a fall foliage trip to NW New Jersey and randomly selected this restaurant for dinner. What a find. The food, the ambiance, and the service were all incredible. If you are a lover of fine dining, you need to check out this restaurant. My only lament is that it is a 90-minute drive from where we live otherwise we would eat there regularly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food continues to impress. Kennedy is an amazing server!!! This is a gem so close to home.

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vipRafaelP
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I have been to in a very long time! Excellent on every level.

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viberration
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Historic setting refined cuisine with soul and excellent service. This is a staple restaurant for me now

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SubhenduG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisitely prepared dishes, excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time and service was outstanding. Food was spectacular!

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MaryI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly Staff very knowledgeable and professional. We’ll be back with friends to share the experience!

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andrewr
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance in a late 18th century farm house. Food was elegant in presentation and excellent and innovative. Oyster appetizer delicious, pasta perfectly cooked. Duck wonderful. Wife loved the halibut too.

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Eater123
New England
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd time visiting the restaurant and it was just as outstanding as the first. Our server, Izzy was very knowledgeable, kind, and made us feel like the only people there. The food was outstanding and essentially perfect in every way. We had 4 courses and 9 dishes between the 2 of us and it’s hard to pick a favorite- though I am still dreaming about the mushroom bisque. Thank you for another outstanding meal- and congratulations on NJ top 30- well deserved! Can’t wait to return.

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CharlieV
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprised and pleased to enjoy such high quality cooking in Fredon, NJ. It turns out the chefs have learned their trade at Jean-Georges, one of the great restaurants in New York City. The place was full on Sunday evening. It is BYOB. It is hard to get a liquor license in NJ. Guests bring in fairly high quality wines, it still costs a bit, but it is worth it. ❤️❤️❤️

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, great food and staff!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Food was delicious. Fantastic use of seasonal and local ingredients. Loved the house as well with wide plank pine flooring, exposed beams and art on the walls. Had a great chat with the chef Brendan after dinner. A real gem for the area

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JenT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service! Food quality and creativity rivals some of the better NYC restaurants.

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MalloryD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third time here but first time eating outside and ordering a la carte. Had perfect weather to eat outside - string lights set the mood nicely and patio heaters for the chillier nights. As always, food and service were both excellent.

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StewL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best meal we have had in Sussex County in many years. Friendly, attentive and knowledeable staff. Every bite of each course fabulous, exploding with unique and creative combinations of flavor. From opening course of oysters, to a plate of gnocchi, to incredible duck and short rib entrees, we loved it all. And the extraordinary pumpkin bread pudding dessert. Highly recommended. Treat yourself and help support this great restaurant!

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Robin
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Absolutely delicious. My husband felt his food could of been a little warmer. Other than that, can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 4th time dining at the Circle and it keeps getting better!

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AllenW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shared the tasting menu. The six courses were each more delicious than the previous. Nicely paced service. The duck breast is amazing.

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Joyce
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Circle is a wonderful restaurant to have a meal with! Food is of high quality, with a creative menu, and realistic portions, served with linen table cloth and napkins! And the staff is outstanding!

Bon appetit!

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vipgrammyp
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Off the beaten track in the farmland of NJ lies a hidden jewel of a restaurant. At first glance menu not large but every dish offered was delicious. Tagliolini with clams and pancetta amazing. Duck awesome. Halibut never so terrific. Desserts fantastic waitstaff helpful and knowledgeable. Small dining rooms cozy. Worth the trip

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Local
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the other reviews were confirmed. We’ll be back when there is sufficient change in the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here and I was very satisfied with everything!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been wanting to try the restaurant but it is always booked. Everything was perfect. The food was delicious and beautiful presented. While not inexpensive, it was worth every dollar. Finer dining in a charming and casual atmosphere.

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JenE
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bread was good , Red Bibb salads were amazing, pasta dishes were also great. The halibut wasn't my favorite but the squash accompanying it was delicious. For dessert we tried the corn tart and the autumn bread pudding and both were just OK. My only complaint would be that I didn't ask how much the still water and cappuccinos were and found them be very pricey.

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SteveJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent food for the most part...duck was not hot when served and acoustics in the room we were in were not good. Appetizers, pasta and dessert were excellent!

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RichardN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very well presented food with great flavor. Top shelf ingredients help to make it taste good. Waitress was very personable. Treated with care by all individuals of the restaurant

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AllenD
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience2

Very noisy, only complaint
Food was Great
We will be back

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Jody
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so creative and full of flavor! The chef uses the local fare and whatever is in season which makes the food they serve that much better. it's a delightful place to dine and the staff is so nice and very attentive. We will see you soon.

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vipNicole
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We were in the area visiting a friend and were recommended to give The Circle a try., they had gone and did the tasting menu. We could not do the tasting menu because my husband has a shellfish allergy and two of the items have shellfish. The meal started out with our server offering us a selection of bread to try. The bread was very good and fresh. We had the gazpacho and the corn risotto for an appetizer. Both were very good but the portions were small. Our server did mention that the servings on the menu were meant to order one app, one pasta and one main dish for each person. We weren't that hungry so we just ordered one app and one dinner each. For dinner, we had the butternut squash gnocchi which was delicious but it was a very small portion. The gnocchi was cooked perfectly and was not too dense. The halibut was bland. Since we were still hungry we tried the pumpkin bread pudding with pumpkin ice cream. The pumpkin ice cream was very good but the bread pudding did not taste like it had any pumpkin flavor and it was very dry. The plating was beautiful. The ambiance is artsy, modern, chic with a rustic vibe. Our server was great. We would eat here again and order other items and more food. There is nothing else in the area like this if you are looking for a date night spot or a special dinner.

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MarkD
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was unique and delicious.
Server was knowledgeable and very helpful.
Wonderful setting in a house built in the 1700’s.

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DanL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The hostess forgot to tell the waitress that we were sitting outdoors, and therefore we had to wait about 20 minutes before she came.

There was an excessive wait between courses.

The food and add the odds were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the food and the service was great. I recommend the oysters amd steak.

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CarolynN
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined on the patio and enjoyed watching the sunset over the corn fields. The food was fresh and excellent, the staff very friendly and knowledgeable. The only drawback with dining outside was the noise from the road but there's not much to be done about that.

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AlexandraS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good it’s always great! Staff is very attentive. Great overall! Wish breads were warm :)

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Chris
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an absolute hidden gem! The amazing ambiance, service, and not to mention 6-course chef’s menu for $100, you can’t beat it! I would highly recommend! It was worth the hour drive from PA for me! Definitely will be back!

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RayM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was excellent; nice portion size; staff very congenial; will certainly return

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vipthemoodforfood
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic-in every sense-from parking lot to paying the check-a scrumptious,joyous festival for the palate and Kennedy rocks!!

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JosephD
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service needs to be a bit more polished. The food is outstanding and as such, the prices charged are not for the faint of heart.

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The Circle is rated 4.8 stars by 121 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.