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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

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (68)
Good for Anniversaries (61)
Good for a Date (45)
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Romantic (38)
Scenic View (37)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Great for Brunch (31)
Worth the Drive (31)
Notable Wine List (30)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Good for Groups (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Business Meals (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Bar Seating (11)
Cozy (11)
Healthy (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Seasonal (11)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Fun (6)
Casual (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (3)
People Watching (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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Organic (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was terrible. My husband had a steak that was average to poor in taste I had shrimp that were tasteless. Service was excellent the atmosphere was wonderful. We were looking forward to going for a special Christmas evening and we sorely disappointed.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 5, 2017

First experience in Hershey. Great spot. Will return on a future trip. Thanks to all the staff, especially Becca at the Bar in the Circular.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We went for our wedding anniversary. The food was amazing (cocoa and coffee rubbed cowboy steak was outstanding). The waiter (Nate) was extremely helpful in recommendations and attentive. Chocolate souffle was a great way to finish the meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very nice, Nate our waiter was very good and the Hotel is very unique

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food was very tasteful. Cocktails were sensational.

Tags: Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We went for my mother's 86th birthday and everyone made a point of wishing her a Happy Birthday and even gave her a special personalized dessert to take home.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful ending to a great couple of days with our family...

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We celebrated my wife's birthday. We go every year around this time. The free birthday entre makes it that much more enticing. Exceptional food and ambiance.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Over priced for quality, fillets not cooked to order, service was just ok. Had to ask for water and coffee refills.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Love this place. Always have a superior experience.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was delicious! Make sure to save room for the excellent desserts. Servers were friendly and attentive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent Service. Staff very attentive. Food very good and excellent wine and drink list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Beautiful dining room in Hotel Hershey. Very attentive, friendly staff. Good menu,
food wonderfully prepared. Would recommend for special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

The View and the food at the hersheyhotel is always good

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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 on November 10, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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