The Circular at The Hotel Hershey

4.7
3707 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.
Please be advised that dining is only available for in-house guests at this time. Thank you for your understanding

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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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Lucylongo1
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was so attentive and special. We were there to celebrate my birthday. Everyone went out of their way to ensure that I totally enjoyed every moment of my night with my amazing hubby!

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vipSteaklover
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is truly a special place- one of the best meals we have ever had!

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vipSqueen
Western NC
68 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for car week. The staff was great and John, our server, was excellent. Mason, assistant server, was great also. Douglas, the manager, was excellent. There was a very loud disco band up stairs and this was annoying and Douglas “helped “ with this.

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SharonT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience from beginning to end. The food was delicious and our server was awesome! Highly recommend.

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vipLaurieB
Western NC
32 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was beyond fantastic! I tried for weeks to get a reservation here finally one opened up. I am so glad we were able to enjoy the dining experience.
We had bread service, a wonderful and very flavorful Caesar salad. My husband had fillet and I had their hamburger which was out of this world delicious! We had the sweet potato pudding and apple bread pudding for dessert they were both fantastic. Our waiters were exceptional customer service was perfect. Thank you for a wonderful dinner.

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CaraC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at the Hotel Hershey for my husband’s birthday, which was wonderful! We had dinner at the Circular, and it more than met our expectations! Specifically, I had duck, which was perfect. My husband’s steak was one of the best! We are used to good steaks (Allen Brother’s), but this steak was exceptional, and we asked, and it was locally sourced. The dessert was a chocolate lovers dream! Exactly what you’d expect at the sweetest place on earth. We had the breakfast buffet at the Circular also, I can’t remember a better one!!! We will be back!!!

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FrancoG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything!!!! A real getaway in such a town! The food was above and beyond.

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WilliamC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

We were seated at 6:30 PM. We had moved or reservtion up at the Hostess station from 6:45 to 6:00. We were seated at 6:30PM

We did not receive our entres until after 8:00PM It wasn't that busy when we sat, two other tables a deuce and a forsome, receicved their dinners 15 -20 minutes before us, we only had three at the table.

No explination, no apolgy. After we complained to the Manager, the Waitress told us desert was on her, not the Circular. We could not penalize her, so we only ordered coffee and 1 order of ice cream.

We know there is staffing issues due to Covid, but why not keep your customers in the loop as to status of dinner, maybe even offer some bread servce due to the delays.

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taxedtoomuch
New England
40 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were meeting friends for our annual dinner. We have been dining here for 19 years during the annual AACA Hershey car show. It was very noticeable at the fewer staff attendants. It was sad not to see the regular staff or guests. The waiter we had had almost 1/3 of the room. The menu was new and not like previous years. We enjoyed our time there but there was something different. The dining room no longer reflects the elegance it once did. I feel sorry for those who had never experienced it.

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yorkiemom
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was not our first time here but it didn't disappoint. Our whole family was there to celebrate a family milestone. The food and service was excellent, as usual. Would highly recommend both the service and food.

A special restaurant, in a special town for special milestones.

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DonnaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The lobster bisque was too salty and not hot enough.

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PamS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambience and service were amazing. Mike and Mason were very attentive

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JonG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was heavy handed on the salt. My wife was not able to eat her main course. If not for that, This would have been an excellent dining experience. The service was top tier, the ambience was great and the food presentation was beautiful. I recommend this place but be sure to ask the cooks to moderate the salt levels.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was very good and the meals concepts were well conceived and executed for the most part. The one exception was the carrot soup which was a great concept but had about 3x too much pesto. The ambience is a classic experience of a historical restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! The food, service, ambiance.

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RichardD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

A fabulous meal in a beautiful setting from a previous era. Staff are friendly and efficient. Good selection of entrees prepared as you requested. Try the Signature Kiss Chocolate Martini.

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BrianG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a world class dining experience at the Circular at the Hotel Hershey. Everything was great, but I thought the prices were just a tad high and only complaint was $6 for 6 very small rolls they call Bread Service. The chocolate martinis were delectable and you should go back to the dark creme de cacao.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Well the food was great but the service was probably the worst i have ever experienced. I know there are staff shortages but management should address the issue by taking less reservations - we had a reservation at 7:15 and could not finish our meal until 9pm - I mean the service was awful - If I was the owner I would be very embarrassed .

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EstelaQ
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food that we ordered- great taste and well done. Our servers Michael and Mason were very pleasant and accommodating. The place is amazing.

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MandyG
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Surprisingly sophisticated! Great wine list and innovative dishes.

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JessC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

How devastating to spend $200 on your anniversary dinner for the food to be so unenjoyable. The $14 dip with the duck fat chips was fairly bland. The $6 bread was flavorless. The $16 lobster bisque had maybe 4 small pieces of lobster in it. My husband’s $40 lamb was edible but not delicious. And my $40 duck was absolutely inedible. We both tried it and it was gross. I still have an upset stomach from it the next morning. Our waitress didn’t ask how our food was and I think it’s because she knew it wasn’t great. How disappointing.

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JamesD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as well as the service. The view of the gardens was beautiful.

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gottabeglutenfree
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views, delicious food and well-designed floor plan of tables for a comfortable dining experience. Excellent service.

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Lost4words
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John was our server. He was awesome we celebrated our 41 st wedding anniversary there every year we return for dinner. The sea bass was excellent meal along with the lobster bisque. My husband had the short ribs that were delicious. John recommended an excellent Cab. The meal was well worth the price. Will be back next year.
Linda

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Jeff
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive, but absolutely 5-star. Both the Chilean Sea Bass and the Filet Mignon were out of this world. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a dear friend in visiting us from VA and this was the perfect place to catch up over a wonderful dinner. Thanks! The table location was perfect by the window. Thanks Douglas… and Heather our server was such a pleasure.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got dinner here during a work trip. Service was outstanding. The food was delicious. The Sphered Fashioned cocktail was very good, however, the angels share manhattan was disappointing. Despite that, everything else from the atmosphere to the appetizers blew me away. Will definitely eat there again.

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Lilward
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service we have had in a long long time!!

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GeorgeF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and cuisine!

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vipDonnaH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful anniversary dinner! Food and presentation are excellent. Really enjoyed the Hershey Kiss martini, too!

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vipJamesH
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING!!!

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JoanneZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Circular is a beautiful, elegant yet comfortable restaurant. The food is outstanding - the Tuna tatare was delicious and beautifully presented. My filet mignon was perfectly cooked and one of the best I've ever had. For dessert, the Chocolate Palette was incredible. Along with the excellent service, the Circular is worth the trip and the money

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding entrees, desserts, salads, service, bar and wine menu. Rack of lamb was perfectly cooked, with a nice hearty sauce and selection of vegetables. Both the circular and Trevi 5 have a beautiful setting and view, unparalleled elsewhere in Hershey. The only weakness was the starters- the crust on the rhubarb tart was soggy and tasteless.

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sbfoodie22
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server Nate was excellent. My mom has a gluten allergy and he was very accommodating to help her navigate the menu. All the food was very good. The steaks were done perfectly. Desserts were excellent. We loved the dip with the duck fat chips. Overall great dining experience.

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KathyL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegance and a wonderful experience. The food was amazing and the chocolate martini is a must try! Service was subtle and attentive at all times. A very wonderful place to celebrate a special evening.

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BryanM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best short ribs I have ever had. Thank you for yhr chocolate covered strawberrys on the house for my girls bday. On of the best places. Worth every penny.

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MattP
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The finest meal I've ever had, excellent service and staff.

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RichardB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dinner was super: food, service, atmosphere. It was a great end to a spa day.

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful! Thank you Mike for your friendly attentiveness!
The dinner was absolutely delicious!
Best birthday ever!

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RichaadK
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Beautiful facility with excellent service. Food was mediocre and greatly overpriced. When registering and checking in, were told to wear coat and good dress, leaving us to expect a somewhat more refined experience. In the event, very few people were not wearing t-shirts and shorts. Overall a rather disappointing experience.

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The Circular at The Hotel Hershey is rated 4.7 stars by 3707 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.