The Forebay at Hershey Lodge

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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The Forebay serves up creative comfort food, including a variety of steaks, chops, and fresh seafood, in a friendly and inviting atmosphere. Enjoy our house-created favorites with a twist and our premium top-shelf bar featuring small-batch spirits and an extensive wine-by-the-glass list, in a relaxed, rustic setting. All of our steaks and chops are char-grilled to your liking, and look for our daily seafood chalkboard specials.
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at the Forebay and we were pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent and even though it was slightly pricey it was right in line with other fine Hershey restaurants. Worth every penny! The service was outstanding as well. Our waitress went above and beyond to satisfy our requests.

s
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Ryan was very attentive and friendly we enjoyed our visit

TW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A lovely dining experience and our server was helpful and accommodating.

S
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere, wonderful staff & service. Food was absolutely amazing. This was my first time visiting the Forebay and it won’t be my last. So hard to find a restaurant that stands out as well as the Forebay. I highly recommend dining here

HB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My wife and I chose this restaurant for a date night. After arriving here, it was apparent that the Hershey Lodge was super busy with tourists and families visiting Hershey Park. An evening rainstorm had pushed people out of the park and apparently many of them had found their way here. It was very loud in the restaurant. Food was good and service was good too. Atmosphere was not conducive to a date night.

OT
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was very nice and the food was excellent. The service was slow, and the noise level was high. I was surprised that there were so many children in this restaurant as the atmosphere is dark and cozy like a date night restaurant with a beautiful bar. I’d love to go back, but I’m afraid that it might feel like Disneyland again! BTW , I love kids, but not in that type of setting.

OT
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

David provided excellent service AND the food was delicious.

MG
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, waiter on top of things, very informative, bussers polite, efficient.

KM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

My husband and I went to Forebay for what we thought would be a quiet Anniversary dinner. Our major complaint was that, with a reservation, we were seated at a table immediately next to the door leading to the outside patio. The patio immediately began to fill with patrons, which meant the door next to us was continually opening and closing, patrons coming and going, bustling servers discussing their serving plans, platters of drinks, platters of food... The activity was endless. It was difficult to enjoy our dinner when it felt more like we were visiting Grand Central Station. Meanwhile, there were numerous empty tables throughout the restaurant. Sure, we could have picked up everything and relocated to another table. But the situation should have been prevented, simply by removing that particular table during the months when the patio is in use. The finishing touch was finding a hair baked into one of the pretzel sticks. By then, we had decided we would not be returning to this restaurant.

RG
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

This was our third time here over the past few years. We love this place, our favorite at Hershey. It's usually outstanding, but the last time, the service was off. Our waitress seemed flustered, not very helpful. Service was also quite slow, as the restaurant may have been short staffed. Food was still great, however. We would still highly recommend it, just a rare off night I guess for us last time.

GD
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a fabulous meal at Forebay. Food was delicious! Everything was outstanding!

g
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shrimp bisque was a good starter to the neal.
The pork shank was delicious. Fell of the bone. Melt in mouth.

NY
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Clubby atmosphere. Nice drinks. Filet Mignon is always delicious. Jim is a terrific waiter. It is my go to restaurant in Hershey.

GL
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the staff was friendly and attentive.

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is the perfect place to end a long day at the park. It is the perfect place to get away from the noise and the typical park and resort food. The menu is meant for a nice relaxing dinner with or without kids. This is my second trip to Hershey and the second visit to The Forebay and we were celebrating my daughter's birthday. We recommend it to people who enjoy good service and food. Good wine list.

JB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

This restaurant was overpriced as one might expect from a theme-park-hotel restaurant. The service was not good. They seemed to be making an effort though, and it may just be that our server was new or having an off night. I usually like to give people the benefit of the doubt. This is not a bad restaurant, but could have been better if more moderately priced items were included on the menu and orders were taken correctly.

C
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The Forebay at the Hershey Lodge has really improved! Food was excellent! So glad to have this option close to home.

AR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Service was fantastic as well. I just love the atmosphere!! People are so warm and friendly and go above and beyond to accommodate you!

Whenever we attend this conference, I always make sure I make a reservation at this restaurant.

CB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

It seemed our server had too many tables. We had to ask for water a couple times. It took a long time to get cocktail orders and order dinner. She was very knowledgeable of the menu and super nice.

LB
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Open table did not forward my request to have a window seat.

m
Charleston
116 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Went for restaurant week and ordered from special menu. Have been here before but restaurant week menu food was okay. But my husband always loves the pretzel bread.

j
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Forebay continues to rank in the top 3 for our Hershey Area dining experiences. Food is always good. Service matches. Ambiance small and unique. Only complaint (this is a local speaking), can't get reservations from end of May through Labor Day. Does not deter us! We still visit and sit at the bar. Keep up the good work!

D
Philadelphia
161 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Forebay has a great menu on any occasion. However, during Hershey Restaurant Week, the special menu is especially creative and an exceptional value. For $35, you get an appetizer, entree, dessert, and delicious pretzel rolls. A wonderful treat for dinner!

RB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised, not knowing what to expect. Old school restaurant environment with plush leather seating. Service was excellent as was the food. We'll be back.

MA
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Brussel Sprout appetizer and the Stuffed Calamari appetizer were two of the best we’ve ever had. My mother, from Italy, was not too happy to hear that her stuffed calamari were no longer my favorite. I will make a trip back just for her to try this dish.

Not to be outdone our filets and strip steak were cooked to perfection, the sides were great (mashed potatoes, cippolini onions, mushrooms) and the sauces were the perfect compliment.

The molten chocolate cake with peanut butter inside was delicious.

Our waitress Brie really completes the perfect experience.

We were expecting a nice meal, but we were extremely happy to have an exquisite meal. This will 100% be our dinner spot when we are in Hershey.

s
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A birthday celebration. Very nice

BM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cozy restaurant with attentive service. Loved that the food was all made in-house.

MW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious and great portions! Loved the winter white cosmopolitan ❤️

d
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our food was outstanding and our service even better! Ryan, our server, was fun and personable, he added to our experience. Such a fun night!! ** the brussel sprouts appetizer (can't believe I'm raving about brussel sprouts!?!) was so great. We couldn't stop talking about it!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! Will definitely be back.

A
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

An OK upscale choice when dining in at Hersey Lodge. A few minor rough spots

YZ
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The Chocolate Martini was delicious. The food was not great, it was just fine and what worsened this was what the food was cold, including the soup. The service was great! - the only thing missed was that in the notes of the reservations, I put it was the birthday of my son - and nobody congratulates him.

FT
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Extremely loud venue with only half of the seating full. Service was slow but food was good. We expected more from a Hershey property.

MH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes yes yes. I enjoyed this place. I am typically very hard on restaurants and reviews in general. The seafood bisque was amazing. The cauliflower soup was totally great. My wife also had the bourbon glazed pork chop. I tried it. Omg. So good. Im getting turned on juat thinking about it. I had the halebet . great fish dish. I rnjoyed it so much. We had all this and 2 drinks for 100$. Not bad. The wait staff is great and the ambiance is so neat. Its small and you will deffinately want to make a reservation. We went at 9pm on a saturday night. Great time to go, by the way. Oh, and my wife a corn bread was amazing. I recommend giving this place a try. I plan to come back if i visit hershey soon.

MG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a wonderful meal at the Forebay and our server Jim was excellent. We took his suggestions and weren’t disappointed with any of them. You can go wrong with any of the deserts or signature martinis. We were at Hershey Lodge for the annual Weekend to Remember couples retreat and the Forebay was the perfect place for our “date night.”

LG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our wait was the guy who is Australian and he was amazing!

k
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is good, and it has some interesting dishes. The price is just a little high.

S
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, waiter was excellent an very kind an informative about each dish. The atmosphere was great, mellow music so u can relax an have conversation while enjoying your food.

R
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff was very friendly and helpful. My steak was excellent but my girlfriend's crab cakes came out cold.

JB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!!

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