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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.
Hershey, PA 17033
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily, 7 - 10:30 AM ( walk-in only)
Lunch: Friday & Saturday, 12 - 2 PM
• Monday - Saturday 5 - 9:30 PM
• Sunday, 6 - 9:30 PM
Sunday Brunch Seatings: 12 - 2:30 PM
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please contact The Hotel Hershey Catering and Convention Department at (717) 533-2171.
Hotel parking and complimentary valet parking in a lighted parking lot with walkways and steps.
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
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
We have made this reservation for approximately 6-7 years to start off the Christmas season! We all enjoyed the Holiday Buffet when it was a dressed up Holiday Event (with piano music, no jeans, etc.). That being said - since the change in attire/ambiance we all agreed this year (2017) the food was very much improved over the past 2-3 years. It was a very enjoyable and delicious meal.
Even though we are in our 70s, we decided we needed a date night. We decided on dinner and Scrooge at the Hershey Area Playhouse The trip to Hershey from Quarryville in Lancaster County was easy and the restaurant choice the 'Circular' at the Hershey Hotel was perfect. From Cindy who served us, the Old Fashiond cocktails, the wine choice of Pinot Noir from Washington State, we found everything just great. The main courses, encrusted Tuna and a small Filet were done correctly and were served together at the perfect time. We shared a dessert. That was excellent. Overall, a great night. I'm surprised that they don't have a stronger dress code. I would welcome it. We'll choose that restaurant again.
As always The Circular was terrific. My cowboy steak with coffee and cocoa rub was cooked perfectly. It was so juicy and flavorful that I’m glad I asked for the BBQ sauce on the side. It would have masked the flavor instead of enhancing it. Similarly well seasoned was my wife’s cauliflower steak. Lastly, the cocktails were very creative. My old fashioned came in an ice ball which was cracked table-side to fill the glass.
Stupendous all around! Fine food, attentive service, knowledgeable staff, elegant setting, and inventive and delicious menu. The menu highlights seasonal foods and local choices, but in a classic series of dishes (nothing here is trendy or full of hype). "Worth the drive" is an understatement -- it is a worthy destination.
Excellent waitress. Very attentive. Even the young man pouring the water was attentive. Excellent variety of food. Was celebrating my mom’s 85th birthday and waitress brought out chocolate covered strawberries and candy on a plate with Happy Birthday written in chocolate. Very special.
Having a late celebration for my wife's birthday by going to the Circular at the Hotel Hershey. The ambulance was great for a nice dinner for two. The meal portion and quality was outstanding, and made all the better by our great server, Yvonne, who graciously and pleasantly met all of our needs with great food and drink suggestions throughout the evening, and who was very thoughtful in recognizing the birthday which brought us there. Always a special experience dining at the Circular dining room!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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