The Circular at The Hotel Hershey

4.7
3815 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.
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ClaudiaB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate a birthday or special day.

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Templel79
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive and great serving staff. Great atmosphere.

JD
JustinD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was really good. The food was a bit pricey considering portions etc. I guess that’s what you’d expect at a really nice restaurant

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viplovemytravels11
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic drinks, fabulous creative food, lovely ambiance. Great bartender. Thoroughly enjoyed the Duck Fat Chips, the Lobster Bisque , and the Short Rib. Been here many times, and will be back again. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Our server, Nate- and all of his support service staff,
were fantastic; classy, knowledgeable & professional- all that you would expect from Hershey and for the price tag
at The Circular. However, a table was seated next to our family (we had our 3 children dining with us, as well) who set their kids up with 3 iPads and allowed them to watch 3 competing programs at top-volume while the parents dined. We couldn’t even enjoy conversation and noticed several other diners offering annoyed glances as well. Not a single employee did a thing about it. This was a long-awaited, special weekend for us and we couldn’t even talk to one another over our $400. meal. It should have been handled.

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vipGreatMeal
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary dinner and as usual, the Circular did not disappoint! Everything was delicious and prepared to perfection! Thank you!

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lkhumm
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing.

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RichardD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience. Food was delicious and service impeccable. A little noisy but does not distract from the overall ambiance.

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JonathanA
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, the dining room is elegant and the food was delicious! A perfect place for a special occasion or if you want to impress a first date.

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RichardD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great upscale restaurant, pleasant ambiance, attentive and friendly staff. Food is awesome. We had lamb chops and a filet. These were cooked exactly as we ordered and came out hot, tender, and tasty. Average dinner with drinks runs about $150. If you are having a special occasion in Hershey, this is the place to go.

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KandC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Innovative menu (a mozzarella balloon with beet foam! - wild).


Start to finish - a great experience. We’ll be back!

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipLoveacat
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. The price point is high for this area.

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vipGeorgeC
Philadelphia
81 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences of our lives- up there with Disneyworld’s Victoria and Alberts!

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TheresaG
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The employees at the Circular are all pleasant, attentive, and helpful. Our server Louise was wonderful. She had great recommendations. Every interaction with a new employee was very positive from the hostess to the bussers, and those that filled our water. It is evident the Circular is a great place to work and chooses great employees as everyone was cheerful and genuine.

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JOJO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and the sphered old fashioned was one of the best I’ve ever had. Awesome

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CarlislePa
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary at The Circular. It was our first time there although we have lived in the area (Carlisle) for 40 years. The food , service and atmosphere were impeccable. The chocolate covered strawberries and caramels offered at the end of the meal topped off the evening.

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BHLIII
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I were celebrating a special occasion and the Circular Dining Room at Hotel Hershey was the perfect place to have that intimate celebration. The food was incredible, the service was outstanding, and the desserts (of course they were chocolate) were out of this world !! We live in the Hershey area, and we always find that the Circular Dining Room is the best place to go for special occasions.

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ReneeB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I were celebrating his birthday and our 40th wedding anniversary. The food, atmosphere and service were all excellent. The food tasted as delicious as it was presented. Our waiter made us feel very special and at the end of our meal we were surprised with chocolate dipped strawberries for our special events. We would highly recommend The Circular to others to enjoy!

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StevePA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a very nice experience but not as good as we have experienced in the past. Our food was very tasty but served luke warm. Service was fine. Just not up to the standards you had in the past, especially given how pricey it was.

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RetiredNJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Stop being cheap. Two years ago you didn’t charge for bread. $6 for bread is outrageous especially when people are dropping $30-50 for dinner not including appetizers and drinks.

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PhylBo
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants! Everything about it is outstanding. The food is delicious!

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FareTALK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, the service and the food were all excellent with a lot of nice touches to acknowledge a wedding anniversary.

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vipnickname
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!

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rebeccaroberts
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been going to the circular since 2005. The food, ambience, and experience or will keep bringing us back. We are sorry to hear that Raymond, your Sommelier is retiring but wish him well. He was a key addition to the service, class, and quality of dining at the Circular.

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AlisonD
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, excellent service. All around very impressed

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meganw
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Was given a small food item complementary of the chef. Also given a small caramel after dinner. Everything was so phenomenal it is too hard to explain. Go here!

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Barb
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ray and Heather made our 30th Anniversary so very special! We will miss Ray!!!!



P.S. Open Table shows that you have valet parking…

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Patsy
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to say that Post COVID-19 dinner at my favorite restaurant was absolutely divine. We had a very attentive server, the food was cooked perfectly and we were not rushed. I do enjoy dressing a bit more upscale when dining in such a great establishment; but the pleasure of seeing familiar wait-staff that I knew would take top notch care outweighed any disappointment with the relaxed dress code.

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JudyW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It's definitely not like it used to be. The service was slow, the food overly priced for what you get and the atmosphere isn't as nice as in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a relaxing and enjoyable dinner to celebrate our 8th anniversary. The service was exceptional and the food and drinks were absolutely delicious. Thank you for a wonderful evening!!

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reubenW
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for our anniversary dinner. We both got the mozzarella balloon salad, which was delicious and unique. My wife got the chicken dish and I got the pork. Highly recommended, best meal we’ve had in years

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Food was excellent

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momofboyz
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was incredibly attentive, gave some great menu recommendations, and never rushed us or seemed anxious to turn over the table. We enjoyed appetizers, bread service, salad, entrees, and dessert while polishing off a bottle of wine. Everything was perfect.

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NT125
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Celebrating no masks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with unparalleled views and service.

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DAVEM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great food great place would highly recommend great service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. A little on the expensive side but worth it. Highly recommend

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jayb
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Expensive!

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The Circular at The Hotel Hershey is rated 4.7 stars by 3815 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.