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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

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (78)
Good for Anniversaries (68)
Good for a Date (48)
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Romantic (47)
Scenic View (40)
Great for Brunch (39)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Worth the Drive (34)
Notable Wine List (28)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Seasonal (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Great for Lunch (15)
Cozy (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Business Meals (13)
Healthy (11)
Authentic (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Fun (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Casual (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Vegan (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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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·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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

My family had a wonderful afternoon at brunch on Sunday! Service was excellent! Food was excellent! Atmosphere was excellent! The “Happy Birthday”plate was awesome!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Healthy
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was my second time eating here. Love the ambiance and food. Glad this place is nearby!

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Very nice for a special lunch that you have time to enjoy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Healthy, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My husband & I go every year for New Year’s and love to go to The Circular. Patrick took care of us this time and he was wonderful. Genuinely kind and attentive. The food was excellent as always. Raymond the sommelier, who we see every time we have dinner there, is so nice and remembers us. It’s great to see a lot of the same people each time. The Hotel Hershey has a truly top notch staff, in addition to the high quality food & drinks.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Every New Years Eve we get together with a few friends and have dinner in the Circular. This year we did the same. For appetizers we ordered the rock shrimp and bacon wrapped steak. There was plenty to go around and we all enjoyed. Two people in our party ordered the soups which were lobster bisque and sweet potato. Both said it was delicious. The entrees arrived at our table hot and we were all pleased with our selections. Red snapper, salmon and filets were cooked to perfection. Patrick was our server and he was very knowledgeable about the entrees and specials. He did an excellent job and was very attentive. It was the perfect way to celebrate the end of 2017 and welcome in the new year. It would be nice if there were some new entrees added to the menu as we have been dining here for several years. A change would be nice but please don't ever take away our Caramel!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A very enjoyable New Year’s Eve dinner, quiet, romantic and good food and service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had New Year's Eve brunch and it was perfect. Great food and service in a beautiful historic hotel.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Montana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Sunday brunch at The Circular has been an annual tradition for our family during the holidays for the past ten years. The quality and variety of food continues to be outstanding. We have had dinner here as well, and while it is good, the Sunday brunch is a better overall experience. Recommended.

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Delicious food and excellent service, but we wish there was a basic dress code. There were a number of people in super casual clothes--ratty jeans, sweat pants, and shorts. We were disappointed there were no crab claws on the seafood table (claws are usually on the table). And there were no Christmas cookies for dessert--quite a surprise for a holiday reservation.
In spite of these criticisms, we will likely return to Hotel Hershey.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Absolutely Awesome!! Well worth the hour we drove to get there!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The selection of food was incredible, the quality of the food was outstanding, and the attention paid by servers was remarkable for a buffet.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Circular is great place period. The Circular is great. The circular is great. The circular is great. The circular is great. The circular is great. The circular is great. The circular is great. The circular is great. The circular is great. The circular is great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food and service were both awesome. Definitely worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My wife and I had made a lunch reservation at The Circular on a day when we were visiting another Hershey attraction. We arrived about 30 minutes early, but were seated immediately after a friendly greeting. The lunch is a buffet. Our server took a while to get to us for a drink order. Not her fault, she was hustling, but she had too many tables for one person to handle.
The buffet offered a good mix of appetizers, salads and good hot and cold entrees. The room is very attractive, though since the remodel it has lost all of the old elegance. It's more urban chic, than historic hotel.
Most of the people were dressed pretty nicely, except for one family near us where Dad and his two sons were decked out in their favorite over-sized and well-worn sports team sweatshirts. The two sons each sported a ball cap worn backwards and baggy workout pants. Like I said, the old elegance is gone.
Its still a pretty nice place in a great hotel, with a very good staff, but if you come here for a special occasion be warned that the ambiance just isn't is used to be. Don't be surprised if you're in a suit and the person at the next table is in jeans and sweatshirt.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My family has made it a tradition for more years then I can count. To eat at the Circular for the lunch buffet. We have never been disappointed. The food is amazing. The deserts.......oh my.......where do I begin. The staff goes out of their way to make it a wonderful relaxing dining experience. Keep up the good work. We will be back soon.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food, great service and a very good selection of delicious food. Go every year during the Christmas holidays.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food and service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We love coming to the circular while at Hershey . We feel the menu has been elevated with really delicious food and exceptional service. The only downfall was they were out of some of their famous cocktails due to the "holiday" but it's still Christmas week. This was true at several bars in the resort . I also miss the hand painted ceiling which made this place extra special . It's still beautiful but that added touch was unique .

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The place was decorated nicely it had great service food was fine a perfect Christmas to New Year getaway while spending time at Hershey Park

Tags: Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

My wife and I ate here when we were dating 53 years ago and wanted to do a trip down memory lane for our 53 wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful meal and the service was superb. Milton Hershey had a great idea and it is well preserved.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Day after Christmas girls night out. Very nice staff and bartenders. We had fun and will consider it again next year.

Tags: Great Beer, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Loved the setting and service, food was good but portions for the price were a little disappointing and the seafood wasn't as cooked as we would like.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great dining experience with family to celebrate an early Christmas dinner together! Food was delicious and our server, Nate, was wonderful!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food is consistently bad. We always book when staying at the hotel, but this will be our last time.

It is not with the pretty high prices. The bad thing is there are really not other options in Hershey.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We celebrated our 50th anniversary at the Saturday lunch buffet. The whole experience was perfection!

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Just a little disappointed in service...we've been to Hershey Hotel several times and the service was always impeccable. This visit, most of the buffet items were almost empty, we waited a bit, but they didn't get replaced for 20 min., so we went ahead and ate. Most of the hot bar was at best, warm. Our server didn't clear plates until we stacked them, never were offered more water, etc. Just really makes us wonder what changed...never had service (or lack of service) like this at Hershey Hotel. Kind of ruined a special occasion for us.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

A great place to meet with friends, enjoy fabulous food, in a setting with service that is top of the line. We will be back again and again and again.......

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We have the best time here, and the wait staff was marvelous

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

The Circular is a delightful experience. My wife and I have celebrated our anniversary here previously and I wanted our 25th to be very special - it was! The ambience, the food, the service - all exceptional. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was far too rich. We did not feel well after eating. The food was simply not very good. On the upside, the service was excellent.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We had a lovely dinner at Circular while staying at the Hershey Hotel. The room is stunning, service was professional and the food was very good. We particularly enjoyed the availability of a gluten free menu.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Services was great and on top of everything! Food was excellent along with the atmosphere. Had a great time!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Enjoyable experience for Sunday Brunch. Value and Service are good.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Service was excellent - food was mediocre. If you go for Sunday brunch, make sure your reservation is for the first seating or just skip it.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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