Nice Re-opening for Hershey
My husband and I were happy to learn that the restaurant had re-opened. Although it resembles the "old" look, it has been upgraded and refurbished. We appreciated the expert service and the outstanding food preparation. The bread and butters were stellar. With a newly designed Circular restaurant at The Hotel Hershey nearby, Union Canal House will need to consider re-pricing entrees or providing greater food quantitites for diners. We support local restaurants in the Central PA area, but the Union Canal House is charging Circular prices with a lesser ambience and demeanor. The UCH has VERY high level food (and clearly an excellent chef!) but I would not choose it over The Circular, next time, for a seafood meal.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great range of great tasting food
I am so glad The Union Canal House were able to repair and reopen after the 2011 flood. The refurbished facilities held mostly true to the original atmosphere. I was also glad to find that the food was what I remembered. I recommend the onion soup, crab cakes and blackened delmonico. It's a quick drive from many local Hershey attractions. Great for an early meal, then a show.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Improved in its reopening form. A little brighter in décor, the food was excellent. Service basic, but acceptable. Will come again when I am in the area.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful romantic meal with my wife here. We loved it! The food was very good, and the service was more than excellent!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was an absolute delight to dine at. The food was delicious and beautifully served. The maitre d' was friendly and welcoming. We loved the ambience. We look forward to returning to this restaurant the next time we visit Hershey.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
So nice to have the Canal House back. Visited several times since the reopening and the new chef is amazing. All of the dishes I've enjoyed so far with family and friends are carefully designed and delicious. Bringing my rating up one star is the improvement on the size of the cocktail glasses!! Well done. One note to bring perfection - expand the wine list.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't Miss When In Hershey!
Great food and service in this quiet restaurant recently reopened after the flood. Be sure to order the Tuscan Stew appetizer!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
a hidden gem near Hershey Park
We were looking for a nice dinner after so much fast food in Hershey park for adults, kids and grandparents. Union Canal House didn't blink at a party of 9 and everyone's dinner came out timely and hot! High quality meal with broad selection of apps, meats and fish.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Deliciously prepared food, Had Calamari for appetizer, dinner I had rainbow trout and my spouse had shrimp and scallops. Outstanding. Desserts good also. Overall very good. Server could have been a little more attentive and noise level in room a bit loud.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Even though we arrived almost 20 minutes early we were seated right away. The hot bread was very good and the server was very courteous and served everything promtly and properly. We both had a dinner special which was outstanding! The portion size was generous and was served with everything still hot. This is a place we will definately visit again!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four of us enjoyed a Monday dinner of Twin Lobster tails, Bouillabaise, and Flounder. Everything was prepared perfectly. Our waitress, Alison, was attentive, pleasant, and spoke well.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a hidden gem? Food and
What a hidden gem? Food and service was excellent and the history on it was very entertaining.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Off the beaten trail in Hershey
Great experience at the Union Canal House. It is back from the devastating flooding of Hurricane Irene in 2011, and better than ever. Filet Mignon entree was quite flavorful and perfectly cooked, and my Companion's special Red Snapper and Scallops were delicious. Great for a near-Hershey getaway from the tourists.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
High quality with some quirks
Food was overall outstanding. The duck was the best my companion said he had ever had in his life(!) I was pleased with the crab cakes. But the butter lemon chive sauce was sour and detracted from the crab, tasted better with the mashed potatoes. The chocolate souffle was not a traditional souffle but was still the best chocolate dessert I've had in memory. No sparkling wine/champagne by the glass or split listed on the menu, but a split of Korbel is available if you ask. But no champagne flute. It was a pricey but scrumptious meal.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our table of eleven had a great dining experience. Everyone was delighted with our appetizers and entrees. I highly recommend the Union Canal House Filet Mignon.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food and Good People
We were greeted at the door by a very friendly lady and seated right away. Our server was friendly, we told her we were going to a show and she had our food out in a timely manner and the food was very good.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Family and friends
There was 9 in our group. Everyone was served in a timely manner, the food was hot and delicious. The owner was generous with his time and shared some of the history with our group. We will be back as a group and individually.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, professional service, and a warm, relaxing atmosphere. It was a great way to end a very hectic work week.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The calamari appetizer was
The calamari appetizer was exceptional! The remaining food was delicious and our waitress was very helpful and friendly.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice place with good food
First time at Union Canal House for a birthday celebration. Staff was very accommodating with reservation when we had to run a few minutes late. Server explained items well and was very efficient in bringing out each course. Restaurant worked well with my wife, who has many food allergies and sensitivities. Food is very good and attractively plated. Prices are reasonable.
Restaurant was rebuilt following hurricane damage a couple of years ago. Good it's still in business.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM