Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Philadelphia County
  4. Hershey / Harrisburg
  5. Hershey
The Circular Alcove - The Circular at The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA
The Circular Wine Room - The Circular at The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA
The Circular - The Circular at The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA
The Circular at The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA
The Circular at The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA

The Circular at The Hotel Hershey

4.6
4.6
4006 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Our flagship restaurant features the fresh, new flavors of an iconic American dining experience, reimagined. The menu and ambiance provide a versatility of dining experiences, from small plates and drinks at the bar with friends to an intimate meal for two overlooking the beautiful formal gardens. Make your time in Chocolate Town® U.S.A. even more memorable with a visit to The Circular® restaurant.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (717) 534-8800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Bart Umidi
  • 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 12Wine Room - Seats 10
  • Private party contact
    Dining Reservations: (717) 534-8800
  • Neighborhood
    Hershey
  • Cross street
    HersheyPark Drive
  • Parking details
    Hotel parking and complimentary valet parking in a lighted parking lot with walkways and steps. <br />
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,006 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Best Ambiance

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Great for fine wines

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Romantic

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Good for special occasions

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Most Booked

4,006 Reviews
  1. JennyPenny

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We were disappointed with our overall experience. The wait time between courses was too long and when our main courses arrived they were barely warm and not appropriately prepared. The appetizer and dessert were both delicious. We were underwhelmed.

    Is this helpful?

  2. leewa

    Pittsburgh

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was tasty and prepared well . Service with Mark was good, well paced. One would think however an upscale restaurant like this would have tablecloths on the tables instead of placemats and having to pay $7 for bread is bushleague.

    Is this helpful?

  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall very good. The only slight critique was the lobster bisque was too tomato based and very little lobster. Always enjoy the atmosphere. Gil

    Is this helpful?

  4. MaryC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal experience! Top notch food and service. The Halibut was the best fish I have ever had also!

    Is this helpful?

  5. steve

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined for both breakfast and dinner while staying at the Hotel Hershey. The food, service and ambience were outstanding. I must especially praise the breakfast service we had from Rose. She was like a ray of sunshine to start our day! Highly recommend The Circular and Ask for Rose if she’s working!

    Is this helpful?

  6. TerryO

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible service and food. Main dish and dessert was excellent.

    Is this helpful?

  7. RonW

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food atmosphere and service were all very good. It had snowed recently when we were there so the grounds were covered with snow. We want to come back in the spring when everything is blooming.

    Is this helpful?

  8. AnnieB

    Philadelphia

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated Valentine's at Hotel Hershey on the 15th, when it's less crowded in both the hotel and The Circular. Started with cocktails at the round bar in the center, which were very well made. We appreciated the section with ADA-height seats and counter. Then on to our table. Absolutely outstanding dining experience! Our servers were always there when we needed something but otherwise completely unobtrusive. I was offered a small taste of the wine I was considering, always a welcome gesture. Both our entrees, lamb and halibut, were cooked to perfection, and the side dishes complemented the meal very well.

    Is this helpful?

  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Always so much fun to dine here!!! If we could go back to white table cloths and repaint the ceiling with clouds the experience would be grand!! Milton Hersheys Circular Dining Room is especially beautiful during daylight when you can appreciate the gardens while dining.

    Is this helpful?

  10. MikeS

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Circular is a delightful experience with wonderful food, drink and ambiance. Be prepared to spend money. It is the Hotel Hershey.

    Is this helpful?

  11. BarryL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was what I hoped my dining experience would be. Great food...great service.

    Is this helpful?

  12. jackwhitesideparsons

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I went here for a delicious breakfast and Valentine's Day dinner. The Halibut and Cocoa-Espresso Braised Beef Short Rib were excellent. Our waiter, John, was attentive and friendly. Highly recommend when staying at The Hotel Hershey.

    Is this helpful?

  13. RobertT

    New York City

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A romantic atmosphere to celebrate Valentine’s Day …. well achieved!!

    Is this helpful?

  14. SteveK

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We don't go to the circular often, but when we do it's always a fantastic experience. Perfect for a special occasion. Great selections across the board from apps to entrees, to drinks and desserts.

    Is this helpful?

  15. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely Valentine's Day evening with my wife. The food was excellent. The service was excellent. Just a great evening. 

    Is this helpful?

  16. George

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had another great experience at The Circular Dining Room. Our server John and his helper’s did an awesome job in taking care of us. The food was delicious and the desert was fabulous even though we could not get our favorite The Chocolate Kiss which they normally have this time of year.

    Is this helpful?

  17. DustinD

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Patrick was very pleasant and attentive - the food was excellent, and portions perfect so as to enjoy the various flavors and textures without feeling overly full. The ambiance is always fantastic.

    Is this helpful?

  18. Patty

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food choices! Exquisite atmosphere!

    Is this helpful?

  19. MailoanT

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The temperature was too cold. Both my husband and I are sick now after sitting there for 2 hours. The lighting is also too dark. The waiting for the foods was horrendous. Almost 45 minutes waiting!!!!

    Is this helpful?

  20. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner, great steak, waiter very good -

    Is this helpful?

  21. TomL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was John and he made the dinner just that much more special. We were there for our 39th anniversary and he was enjoyable to talk with and made sure our visit was nice. Thank you. Keep John around, he does you a good service.

    Is this helpful?

  22. GreggB

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service as always, never a bad experience!

    Is this helpful?

  23. lsunday

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server wasn’t the most attentive. It took a long time to get our drinks and then even longer to get our door. That said, the food was fantastic and of course the hotel and Circular dining room were beautiful.

    Is this helpful?

  24. fFoodr

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    one of the best meals we have had in a long time. Service was also excellent

    Is this helpful?

  25. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a phenomenal evening, from the first drink to appetizers to entrées to dessert. The staff (Scott & Peter) were pleasant, knowledgeable, friendly and made us feel welcome. We can’t wait to come back. 

    Is this helpful?

  26. CindyJ

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our 1st time at The Circular at the Hotel Hershey. We were seated right on time according to our reservation and when the table was ready the restaurant sent a text while we waited in the lounge. This was very helpful. Our waiter, Manny was outstanding and was so efficient and professional, we definitely ask for him the next time we are at the Hotel Hershey ....yes the next time, as our first time was so enjoyable.

    Is this helpful?

  27. MichaelK

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the perfect spot for milestone birthdays. The staff actually asks if you are celebrating anything. The drinks and the food are superb. They even put their own twists on some traditional entrees. The desserts are also terrific.

    Is this helpful?

  28. Ellen

    Philadelphia

    211 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    211 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy dining at The Circular and this time was no exception. The menu was varied making it very easy to choose our meals. The service was excellent as was the food. We look forward to our next visit.

    Is this helpful?

  29. RA45

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding and our server, John, made us feel very welcome. Overall an outstanding evening!

    Is this helpful?

  30. Dawn

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food & drinks. Great service and worth the cost.

    Is this helpful?

  31. StaceyC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server John was amazing! The food was delicious especially the filet and short ribs. Presentation of meals was excellent. The chocolate martini was the best I have had at Hershey!

    Is this helpful?

  32. JanelS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food presentation is nice but the taste is bland and needed flavor. Not worth the extremely high prices.

    Is this helpful?

  33. GeoffD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was welcoming; Mike, the server, was world-class; the food and presentation were immaculate; the evening was memorable.

    Is this helpful?

  34. AliciaP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous birthday at The Circular. Warm greeting, prompt seating with an enchanting view, knowledgeable wait staff, sublime beverages, gourmet tastes and presentation, capped with a thoughtful happy birthday dessert. Wonderful evening.

    Is this helpful?

  35. BryanB

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Great service. Beautiful decor. Expensive but not above what was expected.

    Is this helpful?

  36. Samson

    Columbus

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Patrick , was attentive during our dinner and helpful in selecting a bottle of wine. The Lobster Toast and Five Onion soup are must haves. Our Wagyu steaks were expertly prepared and plated. My wife really enjoyed the Souffle that was warm and fluffy. The meal was enjoyed while looking across a grassy area covered with new fallen snow. A very fine experience at The Circular

    Is this helpful?

  37. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, food & ambience! Thank you for making my husband’s birthday extra special!

    Is this helpful?

  38. RoseL

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A perfect place to celebrate special occasions. Nice menu selection to meet any dietary needs. Only disappointment was the length of time it took to receive our drinks; they arrived after our appetizers were served.

    Is this helpful?

  39. Essq

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent. Our server was knowledgeable and answered our questions about the menu. The bartender came over with a question about my drink order as to which alcohol I preferred, rather than quesing and made me a perfect very dry Rob Roy. My lobster bisque was nicely balanced and you could actually see (and taste) the lobster meat. My lamb was perfectly prepared - the chef understood medium rare. We split our dessert soufle which came out hot, beautiful, rich, and very tasty. My friend and I spent a lot of time catching up and were never rushed. We have dined there before and we will definitely dine there again.

    Is this helpful?

  40. HersheyFamilyTravel

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Scott and the entire wait staff made for an amazing evening at The Circular! Thank you to all the chefs for an amazing New Years eve / birthday dinner

    Is this helpful?

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings

FAQs

The Circular at The Hotel Hershey is rated 4.6 stars by 4006 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for The Circular at The Hotel Hershey

100 Hotel Road, Hershey, PA 17033

Additional information

  • Cross street
    HersheyPark Drive
  • Neighborhood
    Hershey
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Hotel parking and complimentary valet parking in a lighted parking lot with walkways and steps. <br />
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Bart Umidi
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (717) 534-8800
  • 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 12Wine Room - Seats 10
  • Private party contact
    Dining Reservations: (717) 534-8800
Discover
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
Rentalcars Logo
OpenTable Logo