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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

Food and ambience

American, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options

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Located inside The Madison Concourse Hotel, CIRC was designed to reflect Wisconsin’s capitol city – an eclectic mix of people, culture, and ideologies. A constant flow of ideas and guests in and out of our space will leave you wondering where downtown Madison ends and your dining experience begins. CIRC’s seasonal dishes are crafted with local and organic ingredients, and served in an elegant farm-to-table restaurant at the city’s center. Perfect for an intimate date for two, or a lively gathering of your closest friends, CIRC lets you find the familiar and experience new.
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food and service. They offer buffets.. Good menu variety. It is handy to have a nice restaurant in the hotel.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank packrat98682
Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

The Beyond Burger is the absolute most delicious plant-based burger I have tasted since going on a vegan diet two years ago! And the fries aren't bad either. Love the atmosphere & the service. Wait staff is phenomenal! Especially Brittany, Sharez & Aubree!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank wstrong904
Reviewed January 29, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I wanted to get a late lunch with our 1 and 2 year old grandchildren. Not wanting to battle the brutal cold we decided to try the hotel's restaurant. It was 1:50pm and the lunch buffet with salad and soup ended at...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Budes65
Reviewed January 29, 2019

This was a great place to meet friends from Madison for lunch for lunch. The service and food options were very good.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lynn B
Reviewed January 6, 2019

First visit, late December 2018. Was staying in the hotel, and ate dinner here on a Saturday night with my mom and brother. Bro and I have a couple of biases - 1) hotel restaurants usually aren't worth it, and 2) if a restaurant isn't...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Muzzlehatch2013
Stephanie L, Guest Relations Manager at CIRC, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2019

Thank you so much for taking a moment to review your experience at CIRC, Muzzlehatch. We're so glad you gave us a try! The whole "hotel restaurant" stigma is definitely something we've been working hard to overcome - and we're thrilled to hear we were...More

Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

As previously noted,the quality and quantity are as expected at this price point.The negative part of this establishment is the physical layout.One is mixed in with hotel guests wandering through as they check in,furniture itself is not pleasing to look at or comfortable.It would not...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Redmen58
Stephanie L, Guest Relations Manager at CIRC, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Thank you so much for reviewing your visit, Redmen, and for choosing CIRC for your Thanksgiving celebration. Although we're happy to hear you enjoyed the special menu offerings, we do apologize for the issues you had with our atmosphere. We are always looking to improve...More

Reviewed November 12, 2018

In town for a meeting and had breakfast and lunch at the CIRC in the Madison Concourse hotel. Service for both meals was excellent, friendly and fast. Breakfast was breakfast, nothing out for the usual. Lunch was very good, great selection , I had the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jim H
Stephanie L, Guest Relations Manager at CIRC, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visits to CIRC, Jim! We're so happy to hear you had such a great lunch-time experience with us. We have to agree - our grilled cheese is one of our favorite items on the...More

Reviewed October 14, 2018

A friend and I went ti CIRC We had a reservation for 5:30 PM and we got right in. On first impression it felt like we were in a cafeteria. dinner before a show at the Overture Center. It is the very exclusive Concourse Hotel...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Michael R
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Really loved the food and great service. Right in the lobby so its convenient. Breakfast buffet had smoked salmon too!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BeardedBizTraveler
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Service is great, but the food is not at the level of the price point. We ordered the corn soup, it was described as creamy and rich but it was like water. They did replace it for the carrot ginger which was much better. Then...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank amezcua67
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