The Circular at The Hotel Hershey
The Circular at The Hotel Hershey

The Circular at The Hotel Hershey

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecircular.com/
  • Phone: 7175348800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily, 7 - 10:30 AM

    Lunch: Friday & Saturday, 12 - 2 PM

    Dinner:
    • Monday - Wednesday, 5 - 9:30 PM
    • Thursday - Saturday, 5 - 10 PM
    • Sunday, 6 - 9:30 PM

    Sunday Brunch Seatings: 12 - 2:30 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ken Gladysz / Chef de Cuisine: Aaron Fowler
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact The Hotel Hershey Catering and Convention Department at (717) 533-2171.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Circular at The Hotel Hershey offers two private rooms available for up to 10 or 12 guests. $250 rental fee per room.

    Alcove - Seats 12
    Wine Room - Seats 10
  • Private Party Contact: Dining Reservations 7175348800

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hotel Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Hotel parking and complimentary valet parking in a lighted parking lot with walkways and steps.
A word from The Circular at The Hotel Hershey
The atmosphere, menu, and service of The Circular provide a versatility of dining experiences from small plates and drinks at the bar with friends, to an intimate meal for two overlooking our magnificent gardens.

Here, you’ll enjoy history with a twist of innovation. Try our signature cocktails, taste the new flavors of our menu, and enjoy the bustle of activity in our chocolate pastry gallery, where decadent desserts are created to order while you dine.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Circular at The Hotel Hershey reviews from OpenTable diners
219 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (161)scenic view (149)romantic (95)great for brunch (83)fit for foodies (83)notable wine list (72)good for groups (40)great for lunch (23)neighborhood gem (22)kid-friendly (21)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (4)hot spot (3)Show More
  • Our waitress was terrible.
    JAEM
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    Our waitress was terrible. Two couples were seated and finished their meals before we were able to eat our dinners.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service and ambiance were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    The service and ambiance were outstanding and the food was excellent. My husband said that the Rhubarb Crostata was possibly the best dessert that he ever had in his life! We went to celebrate my birthday and the entire staff could not have been more welcoming or accomodating. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We really enjoyed our dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    We really enjoyed our dining experience. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We treat ourselves to your
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    We treat ourselves to your lunch every year when we come to a conference at the Hershey Convention Center. Excellent atmosphere with great service and food!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were seated right next
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/1/2008
    We were seated right next to a large table, which was not overly noisy, but normally loud for a group their size. I thought it was an odd place to seat four people when there was ample seating farther away around couples and other tables of four.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was exceptional.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    The service was exceptional. The lighting was perfect and created a wonderful atmosphere...not too bright and not too dark.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Servers John and Sol were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    Servers John and Sol were especially good. Appetizer and dinner were very good. dessert was a little lacking.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was lovely. My only complaint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    It was lovely. My only complaint was that our reservation was for noon and we weren't seated until sometime there after. Apparently the dining room was ready for us at noon. Other than that, the food was spectactular. The service was excellent. The desserts were simply to die for. I highly recommend having brunch in the Circular Dining room for a special occassion or with a small group of close friends. I do not recommend it for children. Some things are just better enjoyed by adults only, and I don't think your average child would appreciate the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our experience at the Circular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Our experience at the Circular Dining Room was fantastic. The service was impeccable - they used my name several times throughout the evening and were fantastic about remembering my friend's birthday (the reason we were there). The bread was delicious, particularly the chocolate bread, and the beef tenderloin was melt in your mouth good. We also particularly enjoyed the dessert (of course!). The wait staff could not have been friendlier or more competent. We are now looking for another reason to celebrate a special occasion in Hershey because our experience at this restaurant was so wonderful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was top notch as was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Food was top notch as was the service and the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was an enjoyable dinner,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    It was an enjoyable dinner, but we probably wouldn't come back anytime soon. The food was good, not great and for the price (reviews, etc.) we expected great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The dining ambience was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    The dining ambience was very good from service to the pianist. We were very pleased with the preliminaries to our meal and dessert was outstanding. Our entree was very disappointing. We asked for medium well beef and it was very well, tough and dry. It may have been the waiter misunderstood our order. We were also very disappointed with the potatoes. They lacked flavor. I felt that the chef found an unusual receipe that looked good on the plate but certainly was not very appetizing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Hotel Hershey is spotless
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    The Hotel Hershey is spotless - first class in every respect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always thought maui was the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    always thought maui was the best for dining on vacation. we were wrong! next time(september) i want to meet the chef(s). there wasn't one thing about the food we didn't like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent service! Year after
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    Excellent service! Year after year I return and find the same wait staff. That has to say something.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had thought there was no
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/22/2008
    We had thought there was no place like Maui for dining. we now stand corrected. we loved it so much, before we left today, we booked another stay at hotel hershey for 6 more nights in mid-september.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and wonderful ambience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    Great food and wonderful ambience. The only flaw in the experience was a problem with our seating. We had requested a window table with a view of the gardens when we reserved, and were told this would be no problem. However, the maitre di seated us elsewhere---twice, and upon our seeing & requesting an empty window table, he was clearly put out, although eventually did seat us there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Regarding the food--mine was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    Regarding the food--mine was very good, beef tenderloin, but my wife's chichen was dry. Otherwis evrything was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our visit to the Circular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    Our visit to the Circular Dining Room was outstanding. The food was phenomenal, the wait staff was friendly and timely, and the atmosphere was lovely. As a musician, I found the live piano added to the experience. The Circular Dining Room is a place I will certainly recommend to friend as well as visit again myself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wonderful, leisurely dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    A wonderful, leisurely dining experience! Highly recommended for that special occasion. Excellent food; Great service. We had a memorable anniversary dinner!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely classical music on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/17/2008
    Lovely classical music on the loudspeakers. Nice background, although I had expected to hear an actual pianist. I learned later that's only on sundays. Also, would you consider a discounted ticket to the Gardens for , lunch/brunch customers?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Treated with great respect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/16/2008
    Treated with great respect and kindness. Enjoyed the experience very much. Would definately return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional service, food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/15/2008
    Exceptional service, food and atmosphere. A memorable place to take my wife for her birthday.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The dinning room is breath
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/13/2008
    The dinning room is breath taking with the stain glass windows and overhead mural. The staff was delightful and very accommadating. I liked the variety of food that was available. However, it seemed as though a lot of the meats were cooked with the same spices making them taste the same. The seafood etoufee, the capon, and the cold duck breast (on appetizer station) all had a very cumin taste to them. Although, the duck breast was cooked perfectly and has a tasty blueberry sauce with it. Also, on the cold seafood appetizer station the crab claws were not so good. The meat tasted and came out of the shell as if it had been frozen instead of fresh. The dessert station was fabulous and made up for all the little imperfections.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we enjoyed our experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/13/2008
    we enjoyed our experience. It is a beautiful setting and we enjoyed being near the window to look out. I wouldn't have enjoyed being in the center. As people came in it became congested in the center area and food began to be depleted but was eventually replenished. The servers were busy and at times you waited but at other times they were hovering around you which was good when you were finished with something , but not when you had to keep them from taking your plate and esp your silverware near the end of our stay where it appeared they were slowly trying to get you out of there by dwindling your supply of tableware.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Circular dining room canceled
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/8/2008
    The Circular dining room canceled the reservation due to renovations.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The food was wonderful, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/6/2008
    The food was wonderful, the service impeccable and very impressive. I would dine there, again, in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Remembered that I was celebrating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Remembered that I was celebrating a milestone birthday for my sister and made it special for her.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was great. We really
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Everything was great. We really enjoyed our dining experience. It was great for us to be called by name if we needed anything. My only two thoughts for improvement were that it was a lot more noisy than I would have expected. We enjoyed the live paino player though. I also was expecting more over the top chocolate items for dessert such as a "Hershey Death by Chocloate" or Chocolate Lava cake. The chocolate desserts that we had were good just not quite what I was expecting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was amazing! I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    The service was amazing! I put comments in when I made the reservation that my husband and I were celebrating his last classes in med school and he was graduating in May, and the servers took note of everything! They brought champagne and a congratulations dessert. The dinner was delicious, and the atmosphere was wonderful. It was an incredibly romantic and perfect night. Thank you to everyone at the Circular Dining Room for making this evening perfect for us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not kid-friendly, food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Not kid-friendly, food was so-so and some was terrible and consisted of mostly only a variety of specialty meats (shark, lamb, turkey). The view was good, it overlooks a reflecting pool and a gazebos, researuant had a nice ambiance to it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful personalized experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/1/2008
    A wonderful personalized experience. Will definately come back
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Hotel Hershey is one of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    The Hotel Hershey is one of our favorite places! It's our little escape when we need a break from the everyday. The Circular Dining Room and the entire staff always make our stay special - acting as though making us comfortable is their singular goal of the day!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was great and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    The service was great and my wife and I had a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They treated us exceptionally
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    They treated us exceptionally for our anniversary. They made sure we had a window seat, and gave us complimentary choclate covered strawberries on a plate with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate. Great special occaision restaraunt, would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My family and I thoroughly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the Circular Dining Room. It was a memorable time that we'll talk about for a long time. The service was outstanding. The atmosphere was great. When we're back in the area, we'll definitely visit the Circular Dining Room again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The experience was fair.
    Jass
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    The experience was fair. To tell you the truth I am disappointed. The dinner was fair and the dessert was bad. I do not think I will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a fantastic Easter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    We had a fantastic Easter Sunday Brunch at the Circular Dining Room. Food, service and ambiance all excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The experience was FANTASTIC!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    The experience was FANTASTIC!!!! We ALWAYS enjoy going to the Circular Dining Room
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent service with amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    Excellent service with amazing food. Very classy restaurant provides an environment to celebrate a "serious" occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet