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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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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (69)
Good for Anniversaries (61)
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Romantic (39)
Scenic View (36)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Great for Brunch (32)
Notable Wine List (31)
Worth the Drive (31)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Good for Groups (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Business Meals (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Bar Seating (11)
Healthy (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Seasonal (11)
Cozy (10)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Casual (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (3)
People Watching (3)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 16, 2012

We celebrated our thirty eighth wedding anniversary there and it was nothing short of great! The staff was very,very kind and the atmosphere is unparalleled.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 11, 2012

What a great place to celebrate a special occassion!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 11, 2012

One of the loveliest brunch buffets I have ever seen---and everything was delicious

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 10, 2012

Entrees were very good, but desserts were much lower quality. Pie had fake whipped cream on it - definitely not fine dining. Restaurant would have been scored higher if we did not have dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 4, 2012

Everything was very good. All of the food was very delicious. There are a lot of different choices to choose from. The shrimp & scallops in the orange sauce were outstanding.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 4, 2012

It is the only place we go when celebrating a special occasion. It has the ambiance of a high class establishment with an excellent selection of food and a staff that is in a class of their own.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 3, 2012

It has a touch of elegance, class and romance but does not excel in any of the three. They forgot to bring us bread until I asked after the appetizer was served. It was not a huge deal nor did I make it one but they were kind enough to comp us our deserts which i found very nice and was greatly appreciated. I found the staff extremely professional and enjoyed the experience. My steak was undercooked but was edible and deliciuos so maybe the chef knew best. my wifes salmon was not as great as she has had in the past but she loved the lobster bisque and the deserts were heavenly. Overall an excellent experience but not quite 5 stars.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 26, 2012

Wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon with someone you love. The dining area brings you back to a less rushed time complete with views that open up to gardens and soft live music playing in the background. The food is wonderful and variety excellent. Save room for the desert table… it is an experience we will be talking about for years.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 26, 2012

This was an awesome dining event that had to be experienced to be truly appreciated.
The selection of foods was amazing and everything was delicious.
We can't wait to come back again! We will return soon with other friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 25, 2012

Great dining Experience. as always.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 19, 2012

The atmosphere was relaxing for a sunny Sunday brunch. The waiter, Ron was very helpful and attentive to our needs. The food was very healthy and even though it was hidden with in chocolate. The scallops were wonderful.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 18, 2012

Elegant dining room, great wine list, excellent service, friendly staff and the food was good. It is pricey, but worth it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 18, 2012

A terrific find dining experience at a 4 diamond restaurant. The Circular Dining room is well worth the experience. Terrific food and good selection

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2012

This was our second time to the Circular Dining room for dinner. Perhaps we were spoiled fromt the first but this definitely did not live up to the expectation. The service, particularly by our server, Heather, did not approach in any way the type of personal service that we had received the first time. She was very mechanical in her manners and it felt like she was not comfortable in a fining dining atmosphere. The secondary server, William, was much better. Even the Maitre' D did not have the same level of personal approach and warmth as we had 3 years ago. Given the prices and the limited menu, we will not be returning for dinner.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2012

I booked a reservation at the Circular Dining Room as both a Valentine's dinner and a prelude to my engagement for my now fiancee. The staff was friendly but professional and very prompt with taking our order. The wait time on the food was satisfactory and the food was prepared to perfection. My fiancee and I both agreed the experience at the Circular Dining Room rivaled our experience at the elegant Eiffel Tower restaurant overlooking the Las Vegas strip.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2012

We had a great Valentine's Day dinner here but it wouldn't have been so great if it wasn't for our waitress Yvonne. She was really honest and informative. Best waitress I ever had!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2012

Had a great time and the service was outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2012

My wife and I had a wonder meal 2/14/12. Thank you for making this special for us. The food was awesome. Keep up the great work!!!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 12, 2012

The food was excellent as always, but it seemed as though the food was not refilled very often, almost as though they had run out. we were at the last brunch seating, and they had actually cleared an entire table of salads and cold meats very early...some in our party of 5 had actually not even had chance to have any of those items because it was cleared away. the dessert table had run completely empty...i believe another diner had complained about it, because when we were paying our check, the dessert table was being refilled. this was just disappointing. i actually had thought we were going to get a discount on our bill for lack of variety on the buffet.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 12, 2012

LOVE this restaurant! Out server was terrific! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 12, 2012

My husband & I go here every year for the Chocolate Sunday Brunch to celebrate Valentine's Day. We are joined by another couple, dear friends. We look forward to going. The food is superb, ambiance is nice. It is a nice place where you can enjoy conversation, food & piano music.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2012

Great restaurant. Food is at or near the top, however, the selection was not exactly to my personal taste. Love the atmosphere. Not a place for kids and dinner. Prices fit the service and food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2012

We came from Gettysburg. The food was great! The service was a little lacking in that we had to really look around for someone's attention for more water and coffee. Other than that we really thought it was first rate.....We will come again....

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2012

The food and ambiance was impeccable. We celebrated valentines day here and had a great experience. Because of our visit we are now considering the hotel Hershey for our wedding and reception. The service was very friendly and helpful, the only problem was the wait for the food and drinks. After dinner I noticed the kitchen was a little far from the circular dining room so this was understandable. Everything else was immaculate and would recommend to anyone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2012

My wife and I invited two couples to join us, and we had a wonderful evening from beginning to end. Service, food and atmosphere were exceptional!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2012

We had the Saturday buffet lunch...very lovely...seated by the window, beautifully served buffet with many courses at a reasonable price. I think that dinner and the Sunday buffet are much more expensive, but this was a very good option for our group. The service and surroundings were especially great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2012

No matter where I travel, the Circular Dining Room is always my favorite for an exceptional dining experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2012

It was a special occasion and the staff at the Circular Dining Room made it even more special. It was twenty-five years ago, when my husband proposed to me there. The staff even tried to get us as close to the area where it happen. We, both love the staff and the food was great. There was such large selection of food, we did not know where to start. They allowed us to dine at our leisure and we truly appreciated it. My husband even love that he did not have to wear suit jacket to brunch.
We left the dining room, fill, relaxed and satified with dreams of a future dinner/brunch in the Circular Dining Room at The Hotel Hershey.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2012

As always, a delightful evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2012

Excellent meal and service for dinner on the weekend. We were celebrating a 99th birthday and the staff couldn't have been more attentive!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2012

I'm not usually the person who writes reviews, but this needs one. 1st we were seated right away. Good no wait. Only to see there only a few people in there. so we sit .15 minutes later the water girl comes. Them we r aprroachrd by another girl saying I'm One of you waitresses. Ok. The other will be over to take your order..10 minutes goes by. The bread girl comes. She the comes back with more water. I said have u sen our waitress. She the brings out our wines. She doesn't have enough for a full glass. She apologies and leaves. The other girl brings out a complimentry from the chef. A cold piece of sausage..No thanks. The plates sit in front of us for at least 10 minutes. So here comes the asst. Waitress. I said have u seen our waitress

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 21, 2012

Great Staff and Great Ambience. The food was below average. The duck was extremely tough.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 15, 2012

This restaurant is a throwback to when it was required to dress for dinner. The food was superb and artfully presented. The service was impeccable. If you want a restaurant that truly caters to their guests.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2012

We had a bad service experience when we went to the Hotel Hershey for Thanksgiving. This past Sunday was exceptional. It was a great time, wonderful food, and an awesome staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2012

A great place for a specvial occassion brunch. Food is excellent and deserts are a highlight. Ask for a table by the window.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2012

This place is absolutely one of our favorite places to go-the scenic view out the large bay windows is so beautiful and relaxing. The attention you get makes you feel very special and they always do or say something nice, like last night for instance. It was out 35th anniversary-we went out as teenagers together when we were 13 & 14 years old and we still use the ask out date as our anniversary- 1/13/77. They made a special plate for us that read Happy 35th Anniversary in chocolate with it was included two chocolate covered strawberries which were so delicious and some Hersheys kisses!We took a picture of it on my cell phone it was so pretty!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2012

The Circular Dining Room at the Hotel Hershey has a deserved reputation for exceptional food, service and surroundings. I highly recommend this venue for any special occasion.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2012

We went here for our 10th anniversary and everything was wonderful. Food was great and all the staff were so friendly and amazing! Would definately go again for a special occasion!

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 6, 2012

Service was great. I had some comments on my plate and they willingly exchanged plate. They took care of the time changes of ourvdinner party. Great place for special occasions.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2011

Absolutely love the Circular Dining Room

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