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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 (70)
Good for Anniversaries (67)
Good for a Date (44)
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Good for Birthdays (44)
Scenic View (41)
Romantic (41)
Great for Brunch (33)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Worth the Drive (32)
Notable Wine List (31)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Business Meals (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Local Ingredients (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Cozy (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Seasonal (11)
Healthy (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Casual (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Authentic (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Fun (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Happy Hour (5)
People Watching (5)
Comfort Food (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I dined here for our wedding anniversary. It was a special occasion, and everyone at The Circular made it even more special. The service was impeccable, and the food was absolutely delicious. My filet mignon was cooked to perfection. They even treated us to some scrumptious chocolate covered strawberries on a plate with Happy Anniversary drizzled on it! First class all around. Can't thank them enough for helping to make our anniversary so memorable.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Our server, ‘Jo,’ was very, very attentive, courteous and efficient. The ‘keystone’ (no pun intended) of your operation. It was our good fortune and pleasure to have had her.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined 5 days ago

The View and the food at the hersheyhotel is always good

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 6 days ago

What’s great about this place is that it is consistently delicious and it’s upscale yet your kids are welcome

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·Dined 7 days ago

Overall, the ambiance is a great and our service was perfect. The only disappointing thing was the food was “okay”. We enjoyed a $70 bottle of wine, but our food at the cost of $130 was sub-par for two. Granted, I understand that’s not an expensive dinner for a nice restaurant, I just expected a little better food. Everyone has reminded us it’s “not a steakhouse” but the Circular offered enough steak options that I assumed we were going to get a good steak. Disappointed, but overall really good. We will be back regardless.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

We always try to go here at least once a year for either birthdays or anniversaries. Highly recommended for a very special night out!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wow, what a fabulous dining experience we had. We chose the Circular’s Sunday Brunch for our 34th Anniversary and were treated like royalty. Heather’s service was warm and very thoughtful. The food selections were incredible. Thank you to all those at the Circular at Hotel Hershey for making our dining experience very memorable. Highly recommended!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food and service were excellent. The Hotel Hershey has been a long standing go to for all our families events. I could not have asked for a better experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food at the circular was delicious. Our server was wonderful. He was friendly and very efficient.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Very good , we felt the breakfast buffet the next morning was outstanding !

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent Food and Service. Highly Recommend . My wife and I have dinner here every October as a romantic getaway in conjunction with the Spa and Hotel!!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We grew up in Hershey and remember this as a wonderful fine dining location. No more linen table cloths, etc...a sign of the times since clientele has changed. Excellent food and service. Ask for the Chocolate pie...it's not on the menue, but always available.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Fabulous food and excellent service.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The new menu is out of this world...this resturant is the most wonderful dining experience and never disappoints.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

My husband and I were in the area for our anniversary. I had been there before and was glad to have him experience The Circular. I waited too late to get our reservations and got a time later than I wanted but, still it worked out in the long run. We got there a little early and had to wait which was expected. We had to wait longer and that wasn't expected and one of the two hostesses was not as friendly as I had expected. When we finally got seated it took some time for our waitress to arrive. She did zoom by and apologize and was coming back but another waitress(Jolenea -I think) did come by to see if we were waited on and did a wonderful job elevating our moods as we had somewhere to be later. With the exception of the desserts the food was wonderful. I sure wish I could find that horseradish cheese!!! Yum!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Menu listed for the day included little neck clams but no clams at seafood station. Hard to find bread/rolls only to discover them next to desserts. Really? Organization needs to be improved and find ways to make it easier to obtain food without running into guests and service traffic.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Keeps going down hill. Very sad to see this classic keep declining. For the past year the service has been suffering and the food prep is always off. Medium filet is serve well done. Not sure I can give it another chance.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The Circular at Hotel Hershey is a two-hour vacation in a unique atmosphere with the perfect choice of food. Our experiences have been positive over years of visiting the restaurant. Highly recommend to others.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We recently had our 9th anniversary dinner at the Circular. We loved the decor and our hostess and waitress were great- attentive and friendly. We had the artichoke/potato app which was ok but not exciting. My filet was cooked to a perfect medium rare and the truffle hollandaise sauce was awesome. For dessert we had the chocolate cherry pudding that our waitress recommended and i paired it with the special dark martini. It was incredible! Afterwards they brought us complimentary chocolate covered strawberries and Hershey kisses for our anniversary. Over all we had a great time and will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We made a reservation for the Sunday Brunch. It's a very classy experience with a large selection to choose from. My tip is to sample a small amount of everything. It's all good.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This is part of my Hershey tradition. The food gets better each year. Yvonne, my server, is awesome as always. Ray, sommelier, is excellent. Will be back.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Entirely too loud
Decore does not absorb any sound
Can’t hear servers or guests at the same table

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food and atmosphere, servers were on point! I’ll recommend this place to anyone!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The room is large and beautiful. I was sure we were in for a great meal. However the service was very slow, our server didn't seem to know the menu.
I had seafood my husband had a fillet. The presentation was zero. My seafood was dry and plopped on a plate with no garnish. My husbands steak was plopped on his plate also with no garnish. Our side dishes came about 5 minutes later and were cold, we had to flag our waiter down and ask for the bearnaise sauce that was supposed to come with the steak.
The entire experience was not worth the time or the money.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Everything we had expected!
A bit pricey, but we knew that when we made our reservations.
Learning the history behind the Circular Dining Room and why Milton Hershey wanted it circular added to the uniqueness of the experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Our server was Patrick. He did an exceptional job of explaining the Fall menu to us. We both ordered chicken pot pie for an entree. It was served nice and hot. Chicken was very tender. For dessert we shared the chocolate cherry bread pudding. It was wonderful! Then we were served a plate with chocolate covered strawberries that had “happy birthday “ written in chocolate. When our check arrived we were treated with two sea salt caramels ( I look forward to them every visit). Our dinner was wonderful! It was a great way to celebrate my 71st birthday. Thank you Patrick....job well done!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I am here for the car week and this is just my regular part of my tradition is to eat at the circular. I was not disappointed.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 5, 2017

My friend and I went to the Circular Dining room around 10 years ago to celebrate his birthday. At that time, it was a totally different experience, with table cloths, great seating and a wonderful meal that we talked about for some time. However, this occasion was a gift to my friend's son and his wife. (As an aside, he is a well-known chef and former restaurant owner). Although the dining room has been "upgraded" and changed since we were there, it now had interesting (plastic) placemats instead of table cloths, and although there were tables available in front of the windows, the hostess refused to seat us there, despite our request. Many of the window tables remained empty throughout and after our meal. This was unsettling.
The appetizers were quite good, the salads ok, the wine list abundant, but the main courses for all of us were lacking in taste and presentation (the duck was almost floating in "sauce"). The deserts were fairly good, especially the bread pudding.
Our server, Joseph, was wonderful with attentive service and a great personality.
All-in-all, after planning this evening for quite awhile, the total experience was disappointing and not up to our expectations. Not sure if we would return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We went to the Circular for an anniversary dinner, our first at the Hotel Hershey. We will be checking out the other restaurants at the hotel as the ambiance and overall atmosphere at the hotel was very nice.

The service was very good, the servers and staff were all very friendly. The soups were average, but the main courses (chicken and dumplings; salmon and gnocci) were excellent. Their cocktails were very good as well; I would recommend anyone to give this restaurant a try for a special occasion.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Once again a great brunch at The Circular at the Hershey Hotel. Great and attentive wait staff.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very romantic with wonderful wait staff, however the food was terrible. Steaks were dry and lacked flavor, other seasonings were not complimentary to the dish. Quality Not on par with the ambiance.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I suggest when presenting a birthday desert a candle shoul be included.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was delicious and service was exceptional! Loved it.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Definitely will return!! We have been there three times in the last 6 months!!

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We drive up from Maryland to dine at the Circular. We have also taken visiting guests there as well as recommended the restaurant to friends. Have always received top notch food, service and pleasure when dining there!

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 21, 2017

This was our second visit this trip. The first visit was great. The second visit we were seated promptly told our server would be Mike. We were glad because he was our server the previous occasion. My wife and I sat there for over 20 minutes with no one even coming near us. I then got up went to the front to inquire if there was a problem. They looked at me like I had two heads . Another server came, John very nice person. We also waited an additional 20 minutes for bread to be brought to us. Mike was intentionally ignoring us. For what reason I do not know. This whole time we waited no manager or anyone else approached to apologize for the wait or rude treatment. John was the only one to say anything. If there was a problem with us I would have appreciated that they could have said something instead of being ignored.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I left this place with mixed feelings. On the one hand, the food was nicely done. Beautifully presented and an eclectic combination of flavors. My issue was the overall vibe from the staff. Never have I seen such an overall unhappy group of serving staff. I'm not talking about one or two folks, but the staff as a whole collectively looked like they wanted to be anywhere in the world but at work that day. I'm not sure if they all just received bad news or whatever, but the negativity in the air was palpable. Circular's crew could really use some training on projecting positivity and a smile. It would change the entire energy of the place.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 16, 2017

It had been a number of years since eating at the Circular, a lovely dining room. Our waiter Patrick was great and my husband had a wonderful meal of veal medallions. However, my main course was very disappointing. I ordered the swordfish which came in a small, maybe 2 inch round portion as though it had been put in a blender and then shaped into a tiny loaf! It was mealy and tasteless. No nice swordfish steak here. The only saving grace was that I had ordered the horseradish sauce on the side. Thinking back I have no idea why I didn't send it back. Bottom line, stick with meat tor pasta and don't be afraid to speak up if you're unhappy!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

The evening was just delightful with the panoramic view of the outside of the Hershey Hotel. Dinner was served at a very nice pace and the wait staff was attentive but not intrusive.
All members of our party enjoyed their meals. The selection had something for every taste.
A place one wants to come back to again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent service, ambiance, and food. Food and wine pairings were also excellent. This was our second time dining at The Circular, and we can't wait to return!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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