The Circular at The Hotel Hershey

4.7
3701 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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.
Please be advised that dining is only available for in-house guests at this time. Thank you for your understanding

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 3701 people are saying
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vipAngelP
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Louise best server ever!

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vipLRF5
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience at The Circular. The service was attentive and friendly and not rushed at all. The restaurant was beautifully decorated for the holidays and the tables were well spaced apart. We loved the lobster toast appetizer. My husband had the lamb entree and enjoyed it. I had the chicken breast. It was moist and flavorful (sometimes hard to accomplish with chicken breast!). We shared the chocolate tasting for 2 dessert. It was bigger than we expected but very delicious! We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Food was over-the-top delicious and beautifully prepared and presented. Servers very attentive kind excellent recommendations. Beautifully decorated hotel. First time we had ever been. You made a wonderful memory for us.

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TheresaW
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner. Great service, and great food!

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Food4Thought
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, wonderful food, wonderful ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and will go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Veey overpriced for quality of food. Loud and noisy with screaming kids

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Awesome
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What makes a great meal awesome? That would be the service. Heather rocks!

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JeffK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Went the Circular to celebrate a birthday. Service was excellent. Butternut squash soup was delish. My entree was grilled filet with dauphinois potatoes. I only finished half of each, both were so salty I could not continue. I had my husband taste both and he completely agreed with my description. He had the stuffed delicata squash, which we both thought were ok, not fabulous. In the end I was mostly disappointed with the meal, we both expected fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Appetizers were delicious. The pork tenderloin and filet was perfect! Apple bread pudding was delightful. Compliments to the chef! Service was top notch! We will return.

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Lola
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was outstanding. Enough said - you have to eat inthis restaturant!

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PrestonH
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Restaurant remains one of the best in PA. Noise levels are horrible. Don't know why the accoustics can not be improved.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect special occasion restaurant. The hershey kiss martini is great opener.

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ChristineY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The truffle stuffed chicken was wonderful. I would highly recommend it. The recognition of our 50th wedding anniversary was a nice surprise.

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KitD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cod! Attentive staff and wonderful overall experience!

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Disneyhhilover
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time at this restaurant and it was amazing. The service was stellar! Food was excellent, beautifully prepared and delicious. Dessert was impressive and an added touch to recognize out birthday celebrations with chocolate covered strawberries.

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LisaP
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

My tortellini appetizer was way over cooked which I told my server. Food took forever to come. Didn’t like my short ribs. My daughters sweet potato purée was cold. She was never offered another drink. This was not our first visit & it was very disappointing. Also bread should be included in the price. Add it in somewhere, so it doesn’t look like you have to pay for it. It’s not very classy.

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vipDouglasM
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One in our party ordered the filet Medium-Rare. It came out barely pink. Sent it back. 2nd steak came and it was medium. Our guest ate it, but one would think that at the Circular the chef’s would have the timing down to a science.

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Crystal
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! John our server was great and provided an enjoyable experience!

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JenniferA
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - service and atmosphere a real treat!!!

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StefanieO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service which is especially difficult times as they are.

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Nickycole
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely book again!

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TanSil
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. The food delicious and the drinks fantastic. Dessert was pretty yummy too. Everything was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always fantastic with service, food presentation, and food is simply delicious.

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NedT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great dining experience to top off our stay here at the Hershey Hotel...BRAVO!!!

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CHIronside
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was perfect. The food was flavorful and portioned perfectly. The service was exceptional, the ambiance felt special and welcoming. Thank you for a wonderful dinner after a long day!

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vipDave
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a really excellent meal at Circular while we were in Hershey for a weekend getaway. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the lobster bisque and a small plate of scallops for dinner. I had the very delicious steak tartare followed by the sumptuous black cod. In every case the food was delicious, well-seasoned, expertly prepared, and beautifully presented. My wife’s dessert, the blood orange mouse, was a tour de force of technique and design, with spheres inside of spheres, inside of shells, and a variety of molecular gastronomy accompaniments. The cocktail and wine list had a nice variety of options, and we enjoyed our choices. Service was attentive without being pushy and our server was helpful and careful about food allergy issues. We will definitely be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Beautiful restaurant.

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Lovestotravel
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

LOUD. Parents seemed happy but their children weren't. Steak tasty but cut across the grain so definately needed that steak knife. Mushrooms & potatoes great but portion only decorative. Vegetable choices lacking. Wine ok. Worst chocolate martini I ever had which was a big surprise since this is Hershey. Plus it was $17. The waiter was excellent! Hostess not so much. Price as expected for the upscale attempt. Not a romantic or relaxing meal as I expected. Was convenient since am staying in the hotel.

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AAAaa
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Everything was perfect! But!!!! The restaurant receptionist was rude, both of them had an attitude. The waiters were amazing!!!!!! And the food was delicious!!! And the ambiance is a whole different vibe! Loved it.

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Birdie1000
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Atmosphere is not luxurious enough compared to the high prices. It should feel very special to command the cost of dining there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter was fabulous! Very professional and personable at the same time. The food and drinks were delicious!

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loves2dine
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck breast was incredible!

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Amber
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined on October 28, 2021. Service was outstanding (server, Nate, was amazing), timing was impeccable, food was scrumptious (the dauphinois potatoes served with the perfectly cooked filet were the most delicious potatoes I’ve ever had in my entire life, seriously), and cocktails were really good, too. Also brought out an amuse-bouche before dinner, what a fun and tasty surprise. Wine list is very good. Although the service and food are 5 star, the atmosphere is not stuffy at all, it is a very comfortable and relaxed dining experience. Also, if you go while the sun is still out or starting to set, you see a beautiful view from all angles of the surrounding gardens and fountains (there are actually no angles, since the entire dining room is circular 😉 ). We can’t wait to come back and try the desserts, which sounded next level. Next time!!

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StaceyG
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal and service were absolutely incredible! Our server, John, could not have been better. Well done.

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ValerieM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough about how fabulous the service is here. The entire wait staff is courteous, attentive and enjoyable. The food is first class. The dinners are spectacular but the breakfasts in the Circular Dining Room are the absolute best!! They have everything you could ever want for breakfast. Made to order omelettes are a favorite. I love coming to Hershey and staying at the Hershey Hotel and eating at their restaurants. It’s first class all the way!

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MissyG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional dinner! From the appetizer through dessert - everything was top notch.

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viplesliem
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

While we always love visiting the Hotel Hershey and enjoy dining at the Circular, this meal was just plain awful all around. The wait was the worse taking over an hour to receive our meals after waiting just about as long to actually order is really unacceptable. Especially after several attempts to get managements attention to no avail. Two of the five dishes were served cold and still no visit to our table from the manager. Just a comped dessert. Not acceptable for this establishment that is not afraid to charge top dollar for the pleasure of dining there

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my daughter’s belated birthday. Lovely evening

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Lobster toast short ribs and chocolate sampler for 2 were all incredible!!

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The Circular at The Hotel Hershey is rated 4.7 stars by 3701 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.