The Circle

4.9
44 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 44 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NanBecker
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary in all ways possible, didn't think I'd ever experience such dining in Sussex County.

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DeniseG
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner! Highly recommend this restaurant!

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AlfiaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding and very attentive without being over bearing. We will definitely be back.

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audiorazor
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The food was very good but its incredibly overpriced. 2 appetizers, 1 pasta, 2 entrees plus two bottles of water was $220. Was worth $150 at most. Its incredibly expensive for this area but also just in general.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Terrific to have a restaurant serving this quality food in this corner of the map.

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BenDC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent addition to the Sussex County NJ dining scene, progressive new American menu featuring local products. Food is definitely prepared by skilled chefs and it shows. Service was warm and impeccable.

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StephanieP
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food awesome small portions service was great very attentive

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around. We had zero complaints and just so tasteful.

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vipMichelD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an outstanding and unique venue in this part of NJ

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eric38
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful gourmet cuisine. Somewhat pricey but well worth it.

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AnnaB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very talented chef and the team that tried very hard to put out the best dishes. They have succeeded overall - a few small edits could be made (e.g. the butter does not need chunky salt or pepper and the blueberry tart did not benefit from the green tea ice cream) but for most part, every dish was very successful and we will definitely be back soon.

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CarrieGK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service. We will definitely be back! The acoustics are a little rough upstairs. A rug or some wall tapestries would really help absorb sound. Other than that everything was wonderful. I hope this restaurant has a long future in our county!

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JulieG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, awesome servers and ambience. Definitely will be a regular place for us for special occasions.

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Dashin2Dine
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had oysters (the best appetizer I’ve EVER had), the cavatelli, and we shared the ribeye. My friend had the burrata (outstanding) and the spring pea agnolotti (“it’s like if pasta was also a dessert.”) I cannot use enough exemplary language to state how amazing everything was.

There was unfortunately a very loud child near us for a bit of our meal and the family did not do much to appease him. A little disappointing but not the fault of the establishment.

The only negatives, if I can even call them that: our appetizers did not hit the table at the same time and the bus people/runners can use a bit of polish, but for just opening recently that’s absolutely not a reason not to go back.

I’m so thrilled to see a restaurant of this caliber opened and doing well in the area. It’s such a breath of fresh air.

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PatriciaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Best dining in Sussex County!

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MaryD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Certainly a bright new star of a restaurant in the County and well worth a visit. Everything our party tried was described as at least excellent. Service is good (minor confusion over who ordered what) and it's BYOB. A tad pricy but so worth it, our party averaged $65 per person before tip and my only suggestion is improve the acoustics - sound bounces off those plaster walls.

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vipEileensdining
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second visit as wonderful as the first! The service was attentive but not intrusive. The food was delicious with our server’s descriptions “spot on”. Lovely evening

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Cookie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service. Just keep in mind if you sit outside you're right on 94!

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HeatherJeanAdel
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so perfect. Great menu. Awesome staff. For sure get the flourless chocolate cake. They make their own espresso ice cream
ITS PHENOMENAL

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KristinaE
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch food, very attentive service, excellent meal
Lovely view

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ArtA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Enjoyed our night out!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance! Looking forward to going back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing amazing amazing. This place is truly a gem. Food was absolutely fantastic and service was exceptional.

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Niki
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed The Circle for my mom's birthday dinner. Love that it is BYOB as it keeps the bill down. The entrees both were spectacular. My mom cleared her entire plate of the duck and the scallops were melt-in-your-mouth good. We also nearly licked the plate of the flourless chocolate cake. Delicious!

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vipallen
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New place and so excited to have more options! The food was excellent. I had the short rib and my wife had the scallops after we split the oysters and a pasta dish before for starters. It was all excellent! The service was great! Can't wait to go back!

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CorinneH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food we have had in a while. We will definitely be back!

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Hector
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a special occasion. A menu with locally sourced ingredients, where possible.

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Eater123
New England
33 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Incredible! It is so wonderful to see a restaurant of this caliber in Sussex County. We had just about everything on the menu and I was still drooling when I left. The service was also incredibly gracious and well appointed. I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. I wish them well and I am excited to return over and over.

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vipBally
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Who would think you would find two Jean-Georges alumni in the bucolic countryside? Had a great meal! Love supporting young talent returning home from the big city.

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kimbayah
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like a fine dining experience and are willing to pay a little bit bit more for your meal, then The Circle is for you. The chef is a Michelin star chef and his food bears evidence of that rating. I had the watercress salad as a starter which was just amazing and the scallops as my entrée and it was just so flavorful it made my mouth water. My husband had duck which was also extremely tasty. They start the meal off with an amuse Bouche which was a crispy little fingerling potato and it was just so amazing. At the moment it’s BYOB so bring your favorite libation and it’s a little chilly in there as well so if you tend to be on the cold side bring a sweater.

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vipMichelD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the 5 course dinner, faboulous!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our second visit and the food was so spectacular again! What an important addition to the Sussex county area and we plan to make this a regular spot. The service is warm and attentive and the lovely rooms are simple but elegant. Now for the real reason to visit - the duck breast on the menu is absolutely my new favorite dish and my husband and I devoured it quickly. The menu is spare and seasonal and changing - we’ve loved the pastas, pea soup (omg), and of course that duck so interesting seasoned and accompanied by pomegranate sauce, farro, etc- the combination is sublime and exquisite! Our thanks to the creative chefs for blessing us with their talents- look forward to the patio!

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BethJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding. Just the right attention to the table. We were upstairs and noise level was a bit loud, however everyone was so excited to be out to such a nice restaurant.

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DeborahD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing. I will be going back very soon.

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daveB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

High quality restaurant with superior chef’s in the kitchen. The duck was a top 5 entree. Wonderful

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vipJeffB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First and foremost, excellent food by top notch chef (s). The menu needs to expand. Service needs to gain experience and start thinking like a customer, instead of worrying about thinking like a restaurant owner, or worse yet, the State of NJ.

Have to offer a salad course. A regular foie gras course would really be terrific.

Again, want to stress that this is a very good restaurant that is just figuring things out. When they relax and improve the service, and expand the menu, it will go from good to great. The $114 ribeye is a step in the right direction, but this is not the correct steak. Need a prime porterhouse at that level.

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Carol
Poconos
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The experience was excellent. The staff was very friendly and efficient. It is in an old home so is very charming. My only issue with the food was the scallops were a touch sandy although very fresh and it did not stop me from eating it. We each had three courses, was a touch too much for us. We would probably share next time. Overall very nice although pricey but everything is very special and you get what you pay for. Be adventurous. Also I was told that they change the menu every few weeks. I am a fish lover can’t wait till next time.

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eric38
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Probably the best gourmet cuisine you'll find in these parts. Pricey, and worth it. Best duck I ever had. Do remember to BYOB.

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LindaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner! Had the chef’s tasting menu which was expensive but worth every penny. Service was excellent. Will definitely go back!

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CaseyF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It's an amazing place for a meal, they made our special event great!

FAQs

The Circle is rated 4.9 stars by 44 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.