The Circular at The Hotel Hershey

4.6
3783 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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Expensive!

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vipMaryR
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great ambiance. Tables were well spaced. Overall, fantastic evening.

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vipMarianneB
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Cons: the spring dumpling appetizer was VERY disappointing - $18 for 2 small dumplings that were mushy inside and had very little taste. The halibut was good, but nothing to rave over. The beef was tasty but both orders were over cooked. Our food was also not hot.

Pros: our service was EXCELLENT - the waiter was very friendly. The Red Lady cocktail was amazing! Service and ambiance are what bring us back for special occasions.

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vipmichellem
Orlando
128 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have dined at the Circular many times, mostly pre-Covid. It is still a beautiful room, Michael our server was great and the food delicious. Since tablecloths and nice placemats are nonexistent, no salt/pepper on the tables, etc, it lacks the elegance that we have experienced in prior times. That being said, we will return since we live in the area and hopefully, once things are back to semi-normal, it will return to the elegant dining we were once accustomed.

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RobertG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic as always. A great experience for Mother’s Day weekend!

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topper
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and beautiful setting. One of a kind experience. What a treat!

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RobynS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great experience 👍 I would encourage everyone to come here first!

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KatieS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was quite the experience, unforgettable food and beautiful ambiance. I can’t wait to go back.

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johnyek
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were a little late getting seated even though we had reservations but overall, it was a great experience. The wait staff was excellent in every way. Food was of great quality and taste, and drinks were on par.
Would definitely recommend.

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Jessie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Restaurant Week. Our food and cocktails were delicious and service was excellent!!

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vipLBMOM
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed celebrating my MIL's 91st Birthday! Service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The Restaurant Week menu was absolutely lovely, but, given that we ordered from this price fixe special menu and it wasn’t crowded, the service should not have been so excruciatingly slow. I appreciate not being rushed during a fine dining experience, but just the delay on getting our cocktails was ridiculous, much less the loooooonnnnngggg wait between courses.

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BruceC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful venue! Took advantage of Restaurant Week. Good value.

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HersheyEater
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic experience! We went for "restaurant week," with a party of four, and we all ordered from the special menu. The food was almost unbelievably good, and was beautifully presented. Cocktails and wine were also excellent. The ambience in the circular dining room was wonderful, spacious and quiet. The service was impeccable - our waiter, John, and his team were truly outstanding. The desserts were fabulous. This was a truly wonderful evening, outstanding in every respect.

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JenniferC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Circular Dining Room was a great place to celebrate our anniversary. Our meal was delicious, service excellent and the anniversary chocolate covered strawberries a nice surprise!

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Jodee
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the Circular met my expectations. We have been waiting for the dining room to open since my last birthday. We tend to go to the circular 2-3 times a year when there is no pandemic!!

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JonathanT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

pleasantly surprised, great food, great service. decor was a bit dated but it didn’t matter. would go back

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RobV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Truly exceptional. Been meaning to eat here, and check out The Hotel Hershey for quite a while, and it did not disappoint! Ultra-1930s in every way. As a history buff it was a real treat, and I felt like I'd stepped back to 1933. Staff was attentive, especially the bar-tender, and the food/drinks were superb. Hope to return soon.

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JOan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have always enjoyed dining at The Circular. This was our first inside dining experience since Covid, and we were happy with the amount of space between the tables.
The food was very good!

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DawnR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my very first "fine dining" experience and it was just wonderful! The presentation of the food was beautiful. The food itself was delicious! They did a great job with social distancing as well. I had 3 of The Circular Punches which were made perfectly by the bartender. I would highly recommend The Circular to all of my friends and family!

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vipLongBranch
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thought the menu was very interesting with the new chef. Appetizers and Main course were very aesthetically pleasing. Pavlova was A+. Our favorite New Zealand dessert with a different twist. And our server Nate was fabulous.

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vipAwesome
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brittany and Mason were awesome. Great service truly enhances great food.

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NickZ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must for everyone. I ate dinner and breakfast here and it was remarkable, the staff was charming and beyond polite. The food was excellent from the duck fat chips to the Pan roasted Scallops to the chocolate pallete. Beautiful venue with gorgeous views. Will be coming back again for certain!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We were staying at the hotel for one night. We had spa services during the day and booked a reservation for dinner at Circular. We were extremely disappointed!
Menu was limited for our taste. My husband had a hamburger as his main course. It was goid, but way overpriced for a burger.
I settled for the onion soup and the mozzarella appetizer as my dinner because nothing excited me on the menu. We both agreed the soup was outstanding, but that’s where it ended.
We were sure the dessert menu would make up for the dinner, but we were wrong again.
We have been to Hershey before and had dinner at The Harvest. We remember it being much better there with more choices to our liking, and a dessert menu to die for.
Dinner cost 100.00 for a burger, 2 soups, 1 appetizer, rolls and 3 drinks.
Definitely not worth it!

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candy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best dining Experience of my life. They really get what fine dining means.

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LaurenceP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for special occasion dinner!

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vipkathy
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Our experience in past years was Excellent! We dinned there Sunday evening. Service was ok. Our main entree was cold. Meat were cooked to perfection but vegetables were cool to cold.

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MdB12
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and food. Prices are not cheap, but you get great service and the food is good.

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vipMrsT
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Truely high end dining experience. You it when the chef brings out a selection for you to taste. Look forward to eating there again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! We had a lovely evening!! Make a reservation, times were limited most likely due to Covid restrictions.

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BruceM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The temperature of the soup and the main course was not as warm as it should have been.

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vipdocs
Jacksonville
34 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection, Hershey is a class act. Food prepared to the highest quality, excellent service. You will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foood was great, ambience was appropriate. Server was friendly and attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my girlfriend for our first Valentine’s Day dinner and very much enjoyed the experience.

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HollyJ
Poconos
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. From the overall atmosphere to the food presentation to the impeccable service! 5 stars!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely wonderful time. I felt they had appropriate precautions in place given the pandemic. The service and food was excellent.

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vipNickC
Poconos
128 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply one of the best Pennsylvania has to offer! The best and most attentive staff, a top notch creative chef, a menu that will make you want to return again soon to try something different from the various choices! Great food, great wine, great atmosphere!

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CindyP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience in a classy hotel and restaurant! Great for special occasions.

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DouglasR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Quantity of food was less than generous, and since the taste experience was only fair, that made the whole thing a bit disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sphered Fashioned is the best cocktail!

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The Circular at The Hotel Hershey is rated 4.6 stars by 3783 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.