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Sun, 11/28
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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.
PRICE RANGE
$50 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Couldn't get a reservation for the Hotel Hershey but feel like we stayed with our wonderful dinner at The Circular. The setting was beautiful and the best part was our waiter Tyler. He was attentive and did a great job describing our choices and answering...any questions. Our Fillet and New York Strip loin were cook perfectly and delicious. Our chocolate dessert sampler for two was decadent . How soon can we come back ?More

Date of visit: November 2021
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HersheyResorts, Other at The Circular, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent visit and very kind review. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dinner and I am excited to share your kind review with Tyler and the rest of the team. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed September 18, 2021 via mobile

We had breakfast at this restaurant. The waitress (Rose) was very friendly and sweet. You have the option to choose between a breakfast buffet or you can order from a menu. You have your regular options From bagels and toast, yogurt, fruit, cereal, and hot...savory food as well as sweets such as pancakes, French toast and waffles. They also have an omelette station. The only thing that was missing is a selection of cheese, honey, peanut butter, and vegetables. It’s a good place to have breakfast with a nice view.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 12, 2021 via mobile

Food and drink was great. Waiter was excellent. Went during restaurant week and had a perfect night with dessert and drinks by the fireplace.

Date of visit: May 2021
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HersheyResorts, General Manager at The Circular, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share this kind review. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at The Circular. We look forward to you joining us again soon.

Reviewed August 26, 2021

Beautiful room. Food was so so but price was so high. Waiter was not wearing his mask over his nose. Disappointing to say the least.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 10, 2021 via mobile

Breakfast buffet was very good, service was fast, but there is usually a 20 min wait around 8:30. Dinner required reservations. Entrees were good but very pricey. Rib-eye steak with chimicurra sauce was delicious.

Date of visit: July 2021
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HersheyResorts, General Manager at The Circular, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2021

Thank you for your recent visit and very kind review. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at The Circular. We look forward to you joining us again soon.

Reviewed July 3, 2021

This is the first time we visited Hotel Hershey for our wedding anniversary and we had breakfast at The Circular one morning. There are steps to get into the restaurant so keep that in mind if you are challenged. The atmosphere is grand, stained glass...windows, circular dining. The decor is a bit tired as is the property in general with chipped paint and scratches and dents in furniture and the windowsills could have another cleaning. The breakfast buffet was in full force, around $27 per person, there was something for everyone, however, we decided to order off the menu, which was a little bit more price-conscience, if that is what you are looking for. I had the Quiche Lorraine which came to the table cold, but maybe that was how they served it. Along side it was a large amount of field greens. The Quiche Lorraine was proliferated with a mass amount of onions - way too much for my taste. The Swiss cheese and bacon was minimal and those are to be the stars of the the dish. I found myself eating the field greens which I wasn't sure if it was considered a garnish for this dish, but in any event, I enjoyed that more than the Quiche. Of course, that left me hungry later. My husband order an omelet and he found it tasty. It was like the one at the buffet. But it was cold. We asked for water and the server brought water in a tall glass champagne bottle that was sealed. The bottle was dirty and we had the most terrible time trying to unseal the bottle, it was not intuitive. We waited for the server who never came back for a very long period of time, so we tried various ways to open it, until we figured it out. A tutorial would have been needed had the server stayed long enough to help. Unfortunately, we will not be returning to the Hotel Hershey when we stay in the area again.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed June 27, 2021

We had the breakfast buffet one day and breakfast off the menu the next. As we were there during the week, it was not opened for dinner. The breakfast buffet has not changed much since we were there 2 years ago. The made to order...omelettes were terrific as was the fresh fruit and bacon. I still find their coffee somewhat bitter and it is never hot enough for me! The menu items offered up a better meal, The sweet morning bun (flaky, sugared with a slight orange taste) and chocolate croissant were delicious! I had eggs benedict (which they made wrong but corrected promptly) which was delicious and hubby had the French toast, which was coated with a crunchy sweet cereal. He did not like it at all. The dining room itself is gorgeous, with beautiful views and excellent service. The price point is very high but is typical for a higher end hotel.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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HersheyResorts, General Manager at The Circular, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2021

Thank you for your recent visit to The Circular and for sharing your review. I appreciate your feedback, both positive and constructive. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again.

Reviewed May 8, 2021

First time at the circular was over twenty years ago, I felt like I was somewhere special. Over the years it’s been okay, food always very nice, service very good, But so disappointed, just had a meal there tonight, I had scallops with peas, the...peas were like cannonballs, they used to do scallops with cocoa powder and done to perfection, well not anymore! We had salads to start with, nice enough but they didn’t fill a tablespoon.I didn’t bother with a dessert or another glass of wine I just wanted to leave. Oh and to see two young ladies come into the dining room one wearing nothing more than a bikini and the other young lady wearing a beach towel. I cannot believe how this restaurant has gone down hill. I am so disappointed as this is the restaurant we always go to for special occasions, well not anymore. They used to do beautiful vegetables you could order as an extra, but not anymore, no Vegatables at all! They used to serve wonderful warm bread with butter, not anymore!when we questioned it, they said it was because of covid can you believe, and yet at the end of the horrible meal they gave us caramels, I don’t like being lied to, the lack of bread has nothing to do with covid, I think it’s all about saving money! Why can they serve and prepare food and caramels but they can’t serve bread because of covid. it was a special occasion, I wore a beautiful dress, why did I bother, I didn’t expect women to be in there wearing bikinis and nothing more. Terrible experience. Oh and Olive Garden serve bread Mmmmm makes you think....More

Date of visit: May 2021
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HersheyResorts, General Manager at The Circular, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I sincerely apologize for the disappointing experience you had at The Circular. I hope that you can recognize that your recent experience does not reflect our traditionally high standards. We welcome the opportunity to speak...More

Reviewed April 29, 2021 via mobile

Took the opportunity to try it out during restaurant week and glad we did. From drinks to dessert, everything was perfect. Service was exceptional.

Date of visit: April 2021
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HersheyResorts, General Manager at The Circular, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2021

Thank you for your recent visit and very kind review. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at The Circular. We look forward to you joining us again soon.

Reviewed April 7, 2021 via mobile

My husband and I have eaten at The Circular many times and this visit was very disappointing. The reason we choose this restaurant during our visits to the Hotel is for the sophisticated, fine-dining experience. Our recent experience was anything but the typical fine-dining experience....There were groups of children sitting at tables while the groups of adults they were with sat at their own tables. The children at both tables were loud, a few of them were running around the dining room, and towards the end of our meal a child started to bounce a basketball in the dining room. We spent a lot of money for our dinner and left aggravated. Needless to say if the old vibe doesn’t return, neither will we.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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HersheyResorts, General Manager at The Circular, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I sincerely apologize for the disappointing experience you had at The Circular. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you further regarding your visit. Please reach out to our Circular Restaurant Manager at 717-533-2171 at...More

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I’m not sure but after last time in the circular, we will never go again!
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The Circular is open on Christmas Day. Brunch is sold out. Dinner reservations are available for hotel guests only. If you will be staying at the hotel and would like to make a dining reservation, please call... More
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I'm sorry I don't know what the answer to your question. I haven't been to Hershey Park for several years. I recommend restaurants in downtown Hershey.
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The Circular is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5