The Circular at The Hotel Hershey
Fine Dining at it's bestBeautiful restaurant, delicious food, and great service.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a little noisier andIt was a little noisier and casual than I was expecting, but great food and excellent service.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHome runWonderful from start to finish...relaxed , but attentive atmosphere with beautiful crafted cocktails. An innovative menu with excellent wine pairings followed by spectacular desserts. Gorgeous bar to mingle at with a delightful view of the grounds. Bravo!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe new Circular is differentThe new Circular is different from the old Circular Dining Room. Each provides a good eating out experiences, but each in a different way. The new bar in the center of the room is nifty. on the down side, It appeared that the restaurant was being lax in enforcing its dress code; that's a real shame. Diners shouldn't wear pants or dresses that require dry cleaning because the heavy flatware keeps falling off the artsy plates ... we entertained ourselves by experimenting with the balance point of the flatware; nevertheless, this problem needs to be fixed right away.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMYummoDelicious food. Very friendly servers and staff however we felt it took a little long to get our order taken when it wasn't that busy. Fondue desert was fantastic.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMhip hop?Rid yourselves of the hip hop tracks to provide air of sophistication. We are not going to a club but to a fine dining establishment in pastoral Hershey PA. At least broaden your horizons with a few more selections. I must have heard the same music thirty times.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointedI was skeptical that things may have changed with the redesign of the Circular. Our meal was as usual outstanding! Service was attentive and added to the overall pleasant nature of the meal. Yvonne our main server and Raymond the Sommelier were terrific . The food was outstanding.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentWe had a fabulous experience at The Circular. The old dining room was lovely but we like this update as well.....it was timely and very nicely done. The decorators managed to take away the stodginess and replace it with old time romance. The service was outstanding, the food was expertly presented and prepared and the deserts and drinks were top notch. Most importantly, we were not rushed. We were made to feel like we were the only ones in the room. We highly recommend and will definitely return.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experience!We truly enjoyed our dining experience. The food was very good. I had the wild bass (the chickpea broth/base was ok) and my husband had the king salmon. The broccoli and truffle mac and cheese as a side was fantastic! The chocolate and peanut dessert was fantastic as well. The "new look" of The Circular is a bit more contemporary ... not stodgy anymore. The view of the outside is as beautiful as ever and when the daylight fades, the inside lighting enhances the ambience. As expected, it is a bit pricey, however, if you are looking to treat yourself every once in awhile, The Circular is a great place to accomplish this! The dining staff go out of their way to make your visit enjoyable!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMImproved CircularThe new Circular has the feel of an urban hotspot that you would find in NYC/Philly/DC. The drink list was different to what one would expect in Central PA, yet it continued to temp us to order more drinks..the steaks were perfect, I would recommend the dry aged burger as well. The only thing lacking was the dessert selection, everything was heavy on the chocolate (as one would expect at Hotel Hershey) however there were no lighter choices or fruit/sorbet options.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat update from what wasGreat update from what was the Circular Dining Room. Those that may have been turned off by the dated and somewhat uptight feel of it before should certainly give it a try. The specialty cocktails are excellent, the service is solid and the food shows a lot of potential. I look forward to seeing how it progresses over timer.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our anniversaryWe celebrated our anniversary at the Circular. Both of the appetizers we ordered were outstanding especially the cocoa dusted scallops. The arugula and roasted beet salad was also perfect with just enough dressing to not wilt the greens. We each ordered a fish entree, one the special and the other was the fish on the menu. The sea trout was a little over cooked but the sauce and sides were a great complement to this meaty fish. The striped was was cooked perfectly but the chickpeas just seemed to be thrown on top as a garnish. We ordered one dessert to share and were also surprised with 2 chocolate covered strawberries for our anniversary, a very nice touch! We will definitely dine here again!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI had dinner at The CircularI had dinner at The Circular with the love of my life and we both enjoyed it very much. The food was fantastic and the staff was very courteous. We are looking forward to coming again soon. Thank you.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous New Dining in Hershey!We were very excited to check out the remodeled Circular Dining Room. The dress code has been relaxed which is nice and makes it much more approachable. The new bar is beautiful and we're excited to go back just to hang out there to enjoy the new drink menu as well! The fresh bacon cheddar biscuits and salted butter was delicious! I ordered the Ocean Cocktail (smoked shrimp, crab meat and lobster meat over a mango salsa), Shrimp and Scallop skewer as my entrée and a side of the mushrooms. I can't say enough how delicious it all was! My husband got the spare rib appetizer and the Prime Rib entrée with the double baked potato and creamed spinach; it was all fabulous too although the potato was not the best. Our desserts were also fabulous!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I wanted to haveMy wife and I wanted to have an away night before I took off for a 20 day mission trip to Uganda. Our experience was terrific and outstanding! Everyone treated us like we were special guests!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was good but overpricedFood was good but overpriced for the quality. I expected food to be exceptional and found it to be on par with my neighborhood restaurant for quite alot of money.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and and ambienceThe food and and ambience was excellent. The help was very nice and polite. We ate lunch and next time we will do breakfast. My wife and I enjoyed our tenth anniversary. Three things we suggest: We didn't see a name for the place. Maybe put the register at the bottom of the steps when one enters. Make the dessert smaller bite size so one can try all of them without sugar shock. We give you outstanding marks for everything. Thank you for a great experience.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExeptional EveningWe had a wonderful dinner and got to overlook the gardens by sitting at the Hershey table. What a nice surprise when the server brought over a plate wishing my parents a happy birthday in chocolate complete with chocolate covered strawberries. I always knew it was a special place and really enjoyed the upgrade in decor. We will be back. Thank you for a memorable evening with my family.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Circular Dining Room isThe Circular Dining Room is a very special place to dine. The room and expansive scenic views to the grounds of the Hershey Hotel is a joy to be in. They have installed a circular bar to the middle of the room. They have a terrific wine list. We ordered the Rack of Lamb with Fava beans with an Eggplant- Pomegranate reduction sauce and the Wild Mushroom Wellington. It was suburb. The staff are very friendly and attentive.
Well worth the trip.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Sunday brunch! We haveGreat Sunday brunch! We have always liked going to Hotel Hershey and the new dining accommodations in the Circular are very nicely done! The brunch menu variety is always a real treat. We love trying all of the different items their creative chefs come up with!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent andThe food was excellent and the service was warm and hospitable. Thank you to the staff for a fine dining experience.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlthough this newly renovatedAlthough this newly renovated local landmark had not officially re-opened, our reservation was accepted, and we were treated to a most gracious, dining experience. The entire waitstaff was attentive and responsive; when the specially fresh-baked rolls were revealed to have bacon in them, the chef baked a new meat-free batch for us. The dining room is beautiful, with wonderful views of the hotel grounds, especially if you have a window table. The delicious entrees were well prepared, with wonderful fresh ingredients. Save room for dessert!
There was a noisy event overflowing the hotel lobby and balconies. Yet, none of that noise reached the dining room, and the ambience in The Citcular remained serene and inviting.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLast visit before the change...Great last evening in the Grand Old Lady! Looking forward to the coming renovations, hoping they keep some of the old time charm!12/22/2012 12:00:00 AMMy wife's fish was excellent,My wife's fish was excellent, I also had fish but my portion was a little small and a little overcooked. Service was great, very attentive! Wine list was great!12/7/2012 12:00:00 AM