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The Circular at The Hotel Hershey

4.6
4.6
3664 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 17 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 3,664 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Best Service

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Best Ambiance

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Innovative

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Romantic

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Good for special occasions

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    My food, sweet potato gnocchi, was inedible.. SO SWEET but I didn’t complain because they already comped my dads meal. The cheese plate is minuscule. You struggle to cut the cheeses cause they’re so small.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! It’s a great place for a date night. The staff is always so friendly!
  3. JS

    JohnS

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Mixed emotions. We love the Hotel Hershey Circular. We did not have the same quality experience we have had in the past. Our waiter seemed to be pushing us to order. The iPad to order wine was dirty and sticky. The cheese plate is a joke. So very small and at $16. We had to order a second. No one explained the cheese on the plate. We ordered a Caesar salad to share. Two small salads were brought. Thinking they split it. No, the second was a “mistake” and taken from the table. The bread service is a joke. Six dollars for some crisps and regular dinner rolls (only 4!). The entrees were delicious. The service did settle down. Dessert and coffee was outstanding. Our waiter did pay excellent attention to our water and wine needs. The menu is very limited without any specials. A good experience in a magical setting with room for improvement.
  4. JH

    JayH

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic choice of you are in Hershey. Unique entrees, great wine sekection, and of course exquisite desserts.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal as always. I wish Al a carte sides were still available in addition to the entrees!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect and absolutely delicious. John Morey and Mason were exceptional servers..... Made us feel like family. Highly recommend!
  7. IH

    IraH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent filet mignon and lamb. Great service from Mike and Zach.
  8. DI

    DancingInTheRain

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was worried about getting one of the last seatings on a busy holiday night, but we did not feel rushed at all. The host was a bit brusque, but everyone inside was absolutely delightful. The food was amazing and beautifully plated, the drinks were creative, and the service was prompt without being overly present. We usually spend Thanksgiving at home, but this was a delightful break from tradition!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful way to spend Thanksgiving!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our meal and service was outstanding!! We highly recommend dining here based on those two aspects. However, we had a family of 5(2 adults and 3 small children) seated next to us, and their one child was running around the restaurant the entire time, screaming because he was excited. We saw him almost trip the staff trying to walk by and carrying many plates of food, a few times. It definitely put a damper in our evening, it was not exactly a relaxing environment once that family was seated. We do not recommend coming to this restaurant if you have children who don't know how to or are unable to behave in this type of environment. But besides that, we highly recommend dining at the The Circular!
  11. l

    larrya

    Atlanta

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Didn’t live up to previous elegance, !
  12. SF

    SuzanneF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    great service but food just ok. Steak was good flavor but not even warm, after having it taken back the 2nd time. VERY small portions on the sides
  13. C

    Cliffy

    Pittsburgh

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We go to the Circular 2-3 times a year. Recently we've been going for the ambiance more so than the food. This year our server, Patrick, was excellent. He was courteous, attentive, and chatty. The chicken was excellent. The halibut, cold. Wine and Chocolate Martini enjoyable. We'll go again early next year for our anniversary. I just hope the food will be HOT and delicious.
  14. D

    Delco

    Philadelphia

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My family and I enjoyed a lovely meal in this beautiful restaurant within The Hotel Hershey. The emphasis here is on service and quality. The highlights of our meal were the cheese plate which was artistically presented, the filet mignon, and the Tasting of Chocolate for two. If you want the Chocolate Souffle, I suggest a reservation earlier than ours (8:00 pm), as they ran out when we ordered our desserts. There are interesting cocktails and decent wine selections by the glass. Heather, our server, made the night extra enjoyable by bringing us chocolate covered strawberries for our birthday and engagement celebration. The overall service was old-world wonderful. If you stay at the hotel, they have dining packages that include dinner and breakfast. Free parking onsite is available.
  15. PH

    PrestonH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Been a big fan of the Circular for years as my profession has a major conference in Hershey annually in November. This year, this favorite restaurant failed to meet expectations. We were greeted by three high school aged teenagers or young adults at the host/hostess station. These employees failed to grasp that they made the first impression on the customer. 2 young men, one young women. They were enjoying each others companies, and despite the restaurant being nearly empty, it was a science project watching these 3 choose one from probably 100 available tables. We were finally seated. Our server was excellent. Food was average to above average. The Circular is a beautiful restaurant, but noise levels due to the architecture and interior design are excessive. Overall -- I would be generous if I gave the experience a "B". Went to the Devon the following night, and was treated to 5-star service. We may now have a favorite restaurant in Hershey.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!!! Service was awesome and food was excellent!!
  17. SW

    SandersW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Wedding upstairs in a banquet hall made the noise level almost intolerable for dining (fine dining or otherwise)
  18. W

    Wendell

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was very good and the atmosphere was nice as well.
  19. EE

    EEN3

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We've been coming to the Circular on an occasional basis for over 35 years. While it's still a pleasant experience, it's just not what it used to be. The atmosphere has definitely gone more causal, I think I was the only guy there in a coat. But maybe that's just our society. The wait staff is very good and attentive but the entrees lack the quality and creativity that we were used to in the early days. As most fine dining places have seemed to go towards farm to table so the side selections follow the season. If it's fall, it will be root vegetables. Again, not bad but just not what we expected. Would still recommend. The breakfast made up for it a bit!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We came here for our anniversary. We have come here for many years for anniversaries. We’ve always loved the hotel. However the atmosphere in THE CIRCULAR DINING ROOM has changed as it is no longer as fancy and formal. Now that people can dress however they want to it doesn’t feel quite as special. The portion sizes are so small. I was told the salad was a bigger salad and literally it would’ve barely filled a small bread plate. For a person that is plant-based there is definitely need for improvement. There also were vegetable sides that I asked for from the ENTREE descriptions But I had to LOOK for them. They were of a nice size. Thanks for that!! My husband’s sweet potato gnocchi -he absolutely loved it!! The presentation could be improved as it filled maybe 1/4 of this big plate with nothing else with it. Overall I think portion sizes could greatly be improved especially based on the price!!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and excellent food! Went to the Circular to celebrate our engagement! We had a wonderful time!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Server was the most valuable part of this experience - shout out to Nate. Portions were soooooo small - steak was over cooked - bread was bleh. Not impressed which sucks because we used to love it here. Also took a good amount of time to get seated which with a reservation was terrible. Wish we had tried harvest instead
  23. SH

    ScottH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience4
    I went there years ago and was really looking forward to it. It was just okay. Not the experience I remembered. The food was good, but it just wasn’t the dining experience I expected.
  24. B

    Barb

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heather is wonderful!
  25. CP

    CynthiaP

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Food was very good. Didn't like that bread was not included with the meal. Also, cheese plate was very small and missing some of the cheeses. Filet was delicious and so was the sweet potato gnocchi.
  26. B

    Barbie

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding restaurant! Food, Service, all exceptional and I would highly recommend.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing meal to celebrate my honeymoon
  28. J

    John

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service. Couldn't ask for a better experience.
  29. j

    jkl22

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everybody loved the ambiance. The food was amazing. Compliments to the chef.
  30. L

    Lisa

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Meals were ok. Sweet potato gnocchi was $34 and literally was 12 pieces on a huge plate. Duck was tough. Server forgot our appetizers. Next time we will try other restaurants.
  31. JK

    JeanneK

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails were excellent. I had the peach martini, my husband had the rose old fashion. The caramelized tart appetizer was excellent. Our waiter very knowledgeable of the Entrees. Recommended the Duck and Halibut dishes. Both were superb. We did the chocolate dessert for two which was amazing.
  32. BK

    BarbaraK

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was exceptional—attentive and friendly. Food was delicious and served hot. Missed rolls and the chocolate butter from before Covid. Prior to dinner had cocktails in Iberian. Mark our server was excellent. Offered suggestions as well as checked/researched all of our questions—which were many. Great way to start an evening and end a long week.
  33. JG

    JamesG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Flagship for Hotel Hershey, we enjoyed their higher end offerings while still being casual
  34. MT

    MartinT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    For many years we have eaten once or twice a year at the Circular and looked forward to those experiences. Obviously with Covid we missed the last year or so. We were looking forward to resume this tradition. Unfortunately, we found the quality of the food had dropped and the price appeared to rise. Each of us had a different soup and the spicing was very severe. Our entrees were good, but overall we were disappointed in the overall meal
  35. JW

    JeffW

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Circular was a wonderful dining experience. The food was outstanding and the service even better.
  36. m

    mbgep

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing. Everything in our meal experience was five star. I wish I could remember the name of our waiter and the bartender while we waited for our table made the experience over the top a dining experience. We will be back!
  37. CH

    CarlH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was probably one of the best meals that I've had a restaurant post CoVID. Great service. Full menu and the food was delicious!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was outstanding
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great food. Love the circular! Our go to restaurant in Hershey!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal with family! No complaints.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings

FAQs

The Circular at The Hotel Hershey is rated 4.6 stars by 3664 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

    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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