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The Circular at The Hotel Hershey

4.6
4.6
3604 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    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

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What 3,604 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!!!
  2. HS

    HeatherS

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upscale family friendly.
  3. RD

    RetiredDinner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, and ambiance. All the wait staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Menus were somewhat limited with only about 8 entrees to pick from. Also the dessert menu was very limited and did not include any of the traditional Hershey favorites like chocolate cake, chocolate cheesecake, cream pie etc. That was the only disappointment of the evening. Still a great restaurant to go to when you're looking for something special.
  4. CG

    CrystalG

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice ambiance, however, the menu is not extensive. No boned-in steaks, limited vegetables, and dessert menu. Overall okay
  5. j

    jask

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food and service , we would definitely recommend.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and experience was 5/5. Our server Patrick was great.
  7. NN

    NickName

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easy to put 5 stars on most of the parameters ... had to think about Value but still gave it 5 stars. "Expensive" does not mean poor value, you usually get what you pay for in life and The Circular is a fine dining experience in every way. By far the best restaurant in the area, and has been even before revamping as the "Circular".
  8. FX

    FabulousXmasEve2018

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fabulous!! Food was outstanding!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food and Service !!!!
  10. BH

    BenjaminH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best salmon I have had in my life, and Louise was an absolute pleasure as your server.
  11. SP

    SpecialPlace

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday dinner!
  12. KK

    KKWarner

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent and the toasted marshmallow pop dessert was incredible.
  13. JH

    JohnH

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife out for a special dinner for her birthday. As usual, the Circular did not disappoint. Perhaps the finest dining in the Harrisburg area. Strongly recommended
  14. g

    ggkimmiegal

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our anniversary, and the staff went above and beyond to make the evening special for us
  15. TS

    TeresaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a special evening! From the valet to the host to the pastry chef to our server and staff we felt welcomed and comfortable. Our food was beyond delicious. It was a work of art! Every appetizer, drink, entree and dessert was presented beautifully. Impeccable service with outstanding food, relaxing ambience and friendly, professional staff made The Circular a five star experience for this family!
  16. GH

    GregoryH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff was excellent and very friendly Food was very tasty only complaint was that the pasta portion was a little too small, even for fine dining (literally 4-5 bites) Overall would definitely recommend and will be returning in the future
  17. SJ

    SJH10

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food are always exceptional. Great way to celebrate special occasions.
  18. PS

    PutthearaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing the food was really good always love Hotel Hershey!
  19. JB

    JamesB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The best thing about the Circular Dinning Room was the waiter. He was a great guy. Very professional very friendly. I was glad he took care of my family. I think the Hotel needs to give better info about the dress cods. We were under the impression that we had to ware a sport coat. We felt out of place. We were all dressed up and everyone else was in casual attire. Short sleeve shirts , definitely no one in sport coats. If you have a dress code , enforce it or do away with it.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was amazing and service was good. A long wait for food but I enjoyed the ambience and our appetizer
  21. r

    racetrack

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat here a couple of times a year. Valet parking is back. We requested a window table when making reservations and receiving it. I had lamb shanks. Very tender, didn't need a knife, fell apart with a fork. Fiancé had the filet mignon which was outstanding. The downgraded value by one star because a breadbasket was not free but $6. Highly recommend!!!!
  22. TP

    ThePrimetimeKid

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Not a huge menu selection, very expensive; but quiet atmosphere with beautiful views!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great! Nice French portions. Tasty food. The caramels!
  24. LB

    LarryB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Variety and quality of foods did not match the high cost.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    I called to speak with the manger three different times. I also sent an email since I am Deaf and the relay system I used, the manger hung up on me and was discriminatory. The meal was July 3rd. It’s now July 18 and no email response since then. The truffle stuffed chicken breast is a rip off. No stuffing at all and no truffle flavor at all. $46 for this dish by the way.
  26. TG

    TyGiesemann

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Britney and Will were our servers and were friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. Our food was fantastic! Ahi tuna was delicious, Caesar salad was the best ever, and the lamb perfectly prepared. We tried several wines by the glass and they were very good and reasonably priced. Ambiance was unexcelled. Hotel Hershey is a magnificent operation!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Excellent food. Excellent service, as always. Terrible noise from rude customers. If I am going to pay $300 for our check, I would want to be able to hear my guests talk.
  28. NS

    NicholasS

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I love the atmosphere of Thr Circular., the service could be improved. We ordered lobster bisque. The server delivered the soup, however we were not given spoons. We had to ask for spoons and by the time they were delivered the soup was getting cold. The food was not bad but it was mediocre. For the price point I expected superb food and service.
  29. C

    Cdags

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    It was not our favorite at Hershey. Actually prefer Harvest. Food was just so-so.
  30. MS

    MustangSally

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We've been dining at the circular for our birthdays for many years & always very happy until this year. They had an outdoor event & dining room was full. Very loud and food was not great. A well done filet turned out to be burnt/charred and we waited forever for our food. Waitress offered to have it redone but we waited so long, I didn't want to send it back & wait even longer. Very disappointed.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Trip to York
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lobster toast was one of the best apps I’ve ever had. Raspberry fizz drink was perfect.
  33. p

    pghgal

    Pittsburgh

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very enjoyable evening- delicious food, attractively presented and attentive but not intrusive service from Mike, our server;
  34. e

    emptynesters

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My wife and I have gone to the Circular several times for special occasions but always during the “off” season. While the food was fantastic there were a lot of small children that made it impossible to to fully enjoy what should have been fine dining.
  35. k

    karenf

    Salt Lake City

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    While the food presentation and combinations were good, the portions sizes were very small. The cheese board was a joke. The lobster bisque soup was extremely salty with one bite of lobster. The highlights were the service and setting.
  36. MM

    MM70

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Bartender is fantastic. All of the staff is really great. Very professional.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Of 8 guests two had to send back protein. One Buck breast overcooked one steak overcooked. The other 6 meals were very good. Desserts were very good.
  38. F

    Frank

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were at The Circular to celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary of close friends, & requested a window table & a bottle of chilled champagne at the table - both were provided. Our server, Heather, and her team were very polite and attentive. We definitely recommend dining at The Circular for any occasion!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best possible anniversary dinner.
  40. CP

    CindyP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great and attentive staff. Lovely setting. Great for couples, families or groups of friends.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings

FAQs

The Circular at The Hotel Hershey is rated 4.6 stars by 3604 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 27 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

    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

  • 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

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