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About The Circular at The Hotel Hershey

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.

100 Hotel Road
Hershey, PA 17033
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily, 7 - 10:30 AM ( walk-in only)

Lunch: Friday & Saturday, 12 - 2 PM

Dinner:
• Monday - Saturday 5 - 9:30 PM
• Sunday, 6 - 9:30 PM

Sunday Brunch Seatings: 12 - 2:30 PM

Cross Street:
HersheyPark Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(717) 534-8800

Website:
http://www.thecircular.com/

Catering:
Please contact The Hotel Hershey Catering and Convention Department at (717) 533-2171.

Parking Details:
Hotel parking and complimentary valet parking in a lighted parking lot with walkways and steps.

Executive Chef:
Ken Gladysz / Chef de Cuisine: Aaron Fowler

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 12
Wine Room - Seats 10

Private Party Contact:
Dining Reservations: (717) 534-8800

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Circular at The Hotel Hershey Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.2

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Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (91)
Good for Anniversaries (75)
Good for a Date (66)
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Romantic (56)
Scenic View (47)
Great for Brunch (43)
Worth the Drive (42)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Notable Wine List (35)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Good for Groups (20)
Business Meals (19)
Local Ingredients (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Healthy (17)
Seasonal (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Cozy (13)
Authentic (12)
Fun (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
People Watching (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined a day ago

Very disappointing. Sat for almost 10 minutes before the waiter finally approached the table. Ordered cocoa scallops for appetizer- very tasty but there were only two of them! Not worth the $13.00. Wife had the endive salad. Throughout dinner the food runners had to ask which of us ordered what! That aspect was sloppy. Entree was the ribeye. Undercooked, not very flavorful and tough. Again, disappointing for $40. I have had much better steaks and Longhorn or Hoss’s. Wife had the pork chop and was very good. Did I say I was disappointed? Well, I was. Waiter was slow, bus staff was very efficient. I don’t mind spending money on meals but will not be doing so at this place again (at least for dinner). For fine dining I will go elsewhere. A big letdown.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined a day ago

Fantastic buffet meal. Wait staff was very attentive and went out of their way to be helpful.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Always great time. Now has different food and preparations available. Great food.

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·Dined 4 days ago

It was my girlfriend and I’s first Valentines Day together so I wanted to do something real special. The circular did not disappoint. The food was amazing, the service was incredible, and the atmosphere was spectacular. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable, and quick. I will be recommending this establishment to friends and family for their date nights as well. It was well worth the price and drive!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I celebrated Valentine’s Day at The Circular and had a wonderful experience. My husband’s filet mignon was perfect and so was my cauliflower steak. From the salads through the desserts, our meal was outstanding.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Service and food was AMAZING! We will definitely return!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Llives up to its reputation. Expected everything to be great, and it was.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

We come to the circular dining room frequently and really enjoy the meals, especially paired with the wonderful wines! Last night they had a special dark chocolate dessert paired with a sparkling Italian wine. Delicious!
The sommelier, Ray, makes every meal memorable with his selections.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2018

My sea bass special was excellent and the “Thai” Brussels sprouts were the BEST I’ve ever had - such an interesting, creative spin on an otherwise “blah” veggie! My friend really loved her apple walnut salad and the presentation was very nice as well (and a nice portion). Even though The Circular is more casual now than in the past, the service is still tops and a great place for a special dinner!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Impeccable service and the Sunday Brunch was a real treat!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Awesome selection of food! Everything tasted yummy. Very enjoyable experience. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Brunch at The Hotel Hershey is always a special treat. The newly redecorated Circular Dining Room is beautiful, the service outstanding, and the food varied and delicious. There's something to suit everyone--freshly shucked oysters and beautifully steamed shrimp with accompanying sauces, a delectable assortment of appetizers, cheeses, salads, made-to-order omelets, poached egg creations, meat and seafood main dishes as well as carved to order prime rib--it's a wonderful spread. And, of course, the desserts are divine! Milk chocolate creme brûlée, many-flavored macarons, assorted cookies, crepes suzette, chocolate cream pie, truffles, blintzes, and other treats are offered in sizes allowing diners to sample several. Even the coffee is delicious.

Perhaps a few minor suggestions for the Hotel would be to offer freshly baked breads to accompany the meal, and to pay closer attention to vegetable preparation. Salads were uninspired and beginning to wilt. Brussels sprouts, broccoli rabe, and green beans were all overcooked, but that may simply be due to having sat too long in warming trays on the buffet. The lamb entree was also well done, as was the main dish fish, which was very dry and flavorless.

Considering everything, though, the Sunday brunch at Hershey is a delightful way to spend an afternoon. With the myriad offerings, everyone can come away happy!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

My husband and I went for an early Valentine’s Day brunch. We enjoyed everything about our experience and will certainly be visiting again! Our server Yvonne was delightful and extremely friendly and attentive. Thank you for a wonderful start to our Sunday!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Disappointed it went from a white table cloth restaurant to everyday restaurant. I have dined at this restaurant many times in the past. Did not like the wicker place mats. Did not feel the quality of the food was worth the cost for dinner. The breakfast was much better and I would return for breakfast. Also, what happened to the famous chocolate pie?

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our meal was excellent, and the service was outstanding!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a lovely Valentines Day dinner. Thank you for your attention to details. The service was excellent and the food was delicious!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Saturday night date night went well. Excellent service. Valentine's dinner specials. Ordered porterhouse steak for two and it was appropriately cooked medium rare as asked. Creamed spinach was very, very creamy so not really to my liking but perhaps others would like that. Potatoes were good. Complimentary Prosecco due to a table mixup was appreciated and really not even necessary as it wasn't a big deal. We were happy with our window table. Loved our salted caramel treats!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

The service was great and food was as well. We go to dinner here at least once a year while we stay at the hotel and is always a nice treat. I look forward to going back again. Last year it was much busier, and I still remember service staff bumping into me, while I was sitting and dining. I did have breakfast here once as well and was also just as good (service and food).

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was not cooked to order. Server was very slow in being attentive to our table. Bus helps was outstanding and they should be serving tables. Dining manager attempted to be helpful but damage was already done.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

This is the third time dining at The Circular. It has not disappointed us in any fashion. Great food, great atmosphere and excellent service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

The meal was a Christmas present from my sister and we took my mother for her first time at hotel. Fun time was had by all. Everyone is talking about our next visit. Food was wonderful and desserts were delicious

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fun
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great place for a special date and nice evening out!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

The Circular Dining Room never disappoints. The service is impeccable, the food is perfect, and the atmosphere only adds to the experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Went to Hotel Hershey and spa for my birthday and had dinner with friends and my daughter. Everything from service to food was fabulous. So enjoyed my stay. Thank you.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Our welcome and the service staff were excellent, as were our complete meals. The anniversary recognition in the form chocolate-covered strawberries and a congratulations message in chocolate were a much appreciated surprise. The window views (specifically at breakfast) and the ambiance were pleasing. This meal was the highlight of our stay.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Just love the brunch at the Circular Dining Room at the Hotel Hershey! So much food, all of it delicious. Great selection at Sunday brunch, it's even a little overwhelming.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Only negative was a lack of kid friendly food for grandchildren.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great brunch while vacationing with the family in Hershey. I would return to the hotel and eat there again.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very nice - great waiter - Patrick - would def recommend.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a wonderful meal, steaks were great and the setting was special. Server seemed a little overwhelmed. Nice young man but we had to wait a long time when we first sat down.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent says it all in everything, service wad better then excellent

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We spent the night of our wedding anniversary at Hotel Hershey and enjoyed our stay very much. The spa was 1st rate and we were treated well by all staff. However, we made a reservation for dinner at the Circular restaurant and were disappointed by our experience. The menu is underwhelming and the steak a huge disappointment. I ordered the 1855 rib eye and assumed it would be a small cut as it was the lower priced rib eye. It was 3/4 of an inch thick and slightly over done. That wasn’t a bad thing for me as I can’t eat that much anyway. My husband ordered the cowboy rib eye and it was the exact same steak as mine but with a huge bone attached. No kidding, 3/4 of an inch thick if that! No upscale restaurant would serve that. I was also surprised by the fact that they didn’t have linens on the tables etc. just not what I consider an upscale establishment. Won’t eat here again. Disappointing. The host/manager was a nice young man who wanted to make things right but there wasn’t really anything he could do. We ate the meal and its only right to pay for it. The restaurant was empty with only a few tables. Was the kitchen staff perhaps a skeleton crew? Anyway, we enjoyed the hotel and spa and will definitely stay again, and eat elsewhere.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was very good. Grilled Scallops and Shrimp a bit pricy at $33, but well executed and tasty. Side of spicy (harissa, raisins, capers) cauliflower served in a cast-iron pot was remarkably tasty. Server Patrick was exceptionally attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and wine options. Another server came by and folded my wife’s napkin when she stepped away from the table. The staff clearly pays attention to details of hospitality.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The Circular, despite their changes over the recent years, is always on their game. It is so very expensive, and we have found that the Saturday brunch is the best value during the week, and also is the least crowded and pleasant. I think it is now $29.00 per person. There is always a great variety of both fancy cuisine, and something basic, a carving station, and never miss the soups--they're outstanding, and of course the dessert buffet. You will always get a window seat, a lovely view, and easy access to the buffet. My favorite this time was various styles of fish sauteed in a lovely sauce, with delectable fennel. Of course it's always a great place for a special occasion--there was a large table next to us, celebrating a 98th birthday! Always a delightful experience!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Very disappointed with both the appetizer and entree. Extremely salty duck that I barely touched. Noise level was ridiculous as there was a boisterous party being held. Even wait staff was rolling their eyes at the situation. Would not recommend and will not be going back. Very disappointed overall.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We loved it. Those who served us we so kind. Zach was outstanding. He is perfect for his position. Karen and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary. All in all - a memorable evening. J Angell

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was delicious! It’s a lot of money but it’s nice to splurge once in awhile. I was impressed that the waitress knew we were celebrating our birthday and it was because I mentioned it when making a reservation on open table. Nothing was said to her directly. She brought over a dish with two cupcakes,
Hershey kisses and a plate that said happy birthday!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Once again a great brunch. Old favorites with some great new items. Special thanks to the staff’s willingness to move us to a quieter location so we could celebrate our 45 th first date anniversary.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great buffet with flavor of Hershey!! Servers were incredibly attentive and helpful

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2018

A great place. Always love going back!

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