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1 W Dayton St, Inside Madison Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI 53703-2519
+1 608-294-3031
06:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 22:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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185 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I LOVE a good salad bar and I had heard good things about CIRC. The salad bar at CIRC did not disappoint. It's not the largest buffet you will see, but for a Salad Bar buffet it is phenomenal. All quality ingredients, the staff kept everything clean, the price was reasonable, AND there were some tasty prepared items, yummy desserts,... More 

Thank rickleed
Madison, Wisconsin
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a quick and delicious stop for soup and salad at a very reasonable price, you can also order off the menu but why would you with such a great selection of soups, salads, and of course....the yummy dessert bar!

Thank zeusy33
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Had lunch at the salad bar. Nice variety and great food. Service was very good. Appreciated not to have to walk far for a great meal.

Thank mikeallen2017
Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The service was outstanding and food excellent. I had the buffet each morning and a salad and soup for lunch.

Thank gbkent2016
falmouth, maine
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657 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

circ; i tend to avoid hotel restaurants. just a bias. and a stupid one. Ate here as part of a professional 2 day training session. it was a monday night so that says something about why it was quiet....only a half dozen patrons excluding the 9 of us... food was remarkable. mostly "small plates" but not as small as tapas.... More 

Thank chimayred
StephanieLaBella, Guest Relations Manager at CIRC, responded to this review

What an awesome review, Chimayred! We are so happy you took a chance and dined in our restaurant. The small plates concept is a new concept we've been trying in our restaurant, and we are so pleased to hear you loved it so much! (Those Thai Curry meatballs are amazing...) We'll be sure to pass along your comments to our... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Fresh and delicious breakfast, with great coffee, fresh fruits, and made to order eggs. Service was terrific: when I was about to leave a tip, the waitress so nicely asked me not to because the voucher I had for the breakfast included the tip! How honest and nice is that!

Thank mumbaimaven
StephanieLaBella, Guest Relations Manager at CIRC, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Mumbaimaven! We are so glad you loved your breakfast and had such wonderful service. Hearing such nice comments from our guests makes what we do so worthwhile. Thanks for sharing! Best, Stephanie More 

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108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is one of my favorite places for lunch. They have an incredible salad bar and the soups and desserts are a tremendous bonus! The staff is always friendly, especially the lady that supervises the salad bar.

Thank BnRadventures
StephanieLaBella, Guest Relations Manager at CIRC, responded to this review

We're so glad you love our salad bar, BdRadventures! Thanks for taking the time to review your visit to CIRC. Claire is our salad bar expert and does such a great job making sure our guests are happy - she'll be so excited you mentioned her in a review! Hope to see you again soon. Best, Stephanie More 

Orangeburg, South Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I enjoyed eating at The Old Fashioned. Good food at a good price. I recommend the burgers, mac and cheese and the sundae.

Thank dcurlee
StephanieLaBella, Guest Relations Manager at CIRC, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, DCurlee! Although we'd love to take credit for this, we have a feeling you meant your review to be for The Old Fashioned. It's a great review, so we hope they get a chance to see it! More 

Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Had daily breakfast during my stay at the hotel. The food was satisfactory. The breakfast buffet had an ample but not abundant food choices. It however is incomparable to buffet for example at a Cancun Westin hotel. Circ breakfast hotel is limited but one has an ala carte menu as an alternative. Good but not great.

Thank Walalang_LA
StephanieLaBella, Executive Administrative Assistant at CIRC, responded to this review

Hi, Walalang! Thank you so much for reviewing your visit to CIRC. Although we are happy that you had a nice visit overall, we wish we would have impressed you more! Although our continental buffet is great for on-the-go items and a quick breakfast, we certainly understand if you were looking for something a little more hearty. During your next... More 

madison, wi
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I went for the lunch buffet, having heard that it was good. What a letdown! Soup was ok, but ordinary. Items on the green salad part of the buffet were also ordinary. They were nice and fresh; no brown lettuce. Dressings seemed fine. However, there were only a few other items. Dessert was a few tiny pre made containers of... More 

Thank giginightingale
StephanieLaBella, Executive Administrative Assistant at CIRC, responded to this review

Thank you so much for reviewing your visit to CIRC, giginightingale! We very much appreciate your feedback, as it not only helps us improve our offerings to you but to all our guests in the future. We are truly sorry for the experience you had with our salad bar. We typically always have a vast array of salad mix-ins and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 W Dayton St, Inside Madison Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI 53703-2519
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-294-3031
At CIRC we are dedicated to providing you first-class service in our contemporary and relaxing dining area. Our menu features dishes that exemplify the cuisine of Wisconsin with the flavors of America. Chef Charles Lazzareschi and his team pride themselves in using fresh, seasonal ingredients, which come together to create unique and flavorful pairings you are sure to love.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?