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About The Forebay at Hershey Lodge
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.
Hershey, PA 17033
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner served daily beginning at 5:00 PM.
Reservations are not available from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Large party reservations are not available online.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary on-site parking. Valet is available.
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining
The Forebay at Hershey Lodge Ratings and Reviews
New Years Eve 2018 Delightful Dining experience, Waiter Jim exceptional with menu and specials for the evening, service was the best, additional servers for water bread and anything else one might need. Cocktails Choc Sig Martini's ridiculously scrumptious as always, Appetizers tasty and fresh, salads just as good, main courses could've been HOT rather then not coming direct from the kitchen to the table, noticed that with several other diners however the quality of the product was very tasty. Low noise even though at the lodge overnighters with small children were quiet. Waiting line out the door for seating, reservations recommended!Repeat dining experience sure to return and hopefully get JIM! Excellent Waiter!
The food and drinks here were very good but the service was not great at all!! It took a little while before the waitress finally came over to greet herself and by that time we already knew what we wanted and ordered our drinks, appetizers and meals all at once. It felt like we were being rushed the entire time but at the same time the service took a really long time as well. Our drinks took what seemed like forever to come out and we were never asked for refills. The waitress may have came over once to ask us how we were doing. When she finally did we were able to order another drink and by then we were also finishing up with our meals. We waited and waited for our drinks and no site of the waitress. She finally came over to start clearing some of our plates and when I asked her if she put the drink order in she said no and that it wasn’t a problem and we can take them to go! (Take them to go?!?! We weren’t all even done with dinner yet AND we weren’t even asked if we wanted dessert!!) So we said we would like the another drink anyway and when WE asked for the dessert menu the waitress said “oh yeah!” (Felt like they wanted us out so bad that we weren’t allowed to have dessert) The manager finally came over and said to us that our drinks would be out shortly along with the dessert and then said “I’ll let the other party know you’ll be like another 15 minutes?” Excuse me? You took forever to take our orders, you took forever to get our drinks, expected us to take the drink out the door when we weren’t even asked if we wanted dessert. We should not have been rushed because the restaurant couldn’t have it all together. The only thing that came when asked for was the bill which was already set in their pocket. I understand you have other reservations to attend to but I can certainly tell you that this was not our fault! You should time your reservations better and serve the food/drinks in a timely matter so that the party can enjoy a complete meal from start to finish.
We met friends in Hershey and planned dinner. It was a very busy weekend due to holidays festivities. We managed to snag a reservation. I had filet mignon. Excellent. Cooked to perfection and mashed potatoes great. Chocolate speciality sauce was a treat. Guys had snapper which was special of day. They enjoyed. My girlfriend had scallops and she said they were quite tasty. Our server Kim was fabulous and we all had a different chocolate martini that was so wonderful. We can’t wait to go again. It was a little noisy with kids going to see Santa but heck we were once in their place.
Overall it was a typical steakhouse. Food was average . My husband ordered the ribeye medium. It was definitely undercooked more in the rare side when cut. My steak was undercooked as well as my friends steak. The sauce that we chose was the chocolate stout. It had a barbecue flavor which did not enhance my steak at all. I felt for the price the food would have been better. The service was excellent and our server was very nice. I would try again and maybe choose a different sauce and maybe order my steak well to have it medium.
What I liked most about this restaurant was that they offered salmon and NY strip on the kids menu!!! My boys range from 10-16 and the youngest gets tired of chicken tenders and burgers all the time but an adult meal is usually too much food. Kudos for giving kids adult choices in smaller portions!! All the other food was delicious too!
The Forbay menu is my favorite of all of the Hershey dining experiences. Always a creative approach. This time I had the scallops - always well prepared. I did splurge on dessert this time but the chocolate pomerganate creme brulee was more like chocolate pudding and not creme brulee - and TOO sweet (had my heart set on flourless chocolate cake but not on the menu). All in all, I like this place and the food. I don't go there for dessert anyway.
Located in the Hershey Lodge, this was the pick for a nicer dinner out after a day of touring. Restaurant was pretty and romantic in a sense; greeted warmly and drinks were pretty tasty. However, I ordered a ribeye steak medium rare; it came out completely well done and very charred. The butter on top of it was all melted down and pooling around it, another "slice" had been then added on top. I asked for it to be remade, came back out medium rare in spots but medium well to well in others and again very charred. It looked like it had been smashed down and burnt on the grill.
I did get an apology and a new steak that was better, but was still not great. No offer of free dessert, soup, etc; my companion finished his meal before my remake came out.
Overall was just OK, on a note I know this is in a family friendly hotel but the amount of obnoxious/rambunctious children and their inattentive parents at 8:30pm didn't add to the upscale nature of the venue.
The service was very good from beginning to end. The staff was was very nice . The waiter was great and checked on us to make sure our meal was fine. He was even a bit funny. All in all we had a great time. The food was very good,and we all enjoyed it. I would recommend the Forebay to anyone. The resturant also had a very nice decor.
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