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“Great atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Circular

The Circular
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Ranked #6 of 81 Restaurants in Hershey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Hotel Road
Description: 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.
Taylors, South Carolina, United States
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64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

The Circular Room was recently renovated as was their menu and dress code. The white tablecloths have been replaced with placements, and men no longer need jackets. The service was great. The appetizer menu is extensive. We had the charcuterie plate which was more than enough for two. The Hershey's Kiss martini is delicious. My husband had the special which was blackened red snapper. It wasn't as spicy as the blackened fish he usually has. My salmon was moist and flaky. The ala carte mushrooms were outstanding and enough for two. We enjoyed the sugar and spike dessert, especially the rum raisin ice cream. A surprise delicious bite is the sea salt carmel boxed as a take home gift.

The room has large windows which provide a great view. The edges of the windows are painted with various birds and branches. There is a large bar in the center of the room. The pastry chef prepares his creations in the front of the bar area. It was a quiet relaxing atmosphere where we could talk without having to shout at each other. It's a bit expensive for family dining.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Southwest Florida
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Amatierish attempt at elegance. Fails at every level”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

Whoever is running this place has no idea what he's doing. Staff have no clue what the dress code is, what the operating hours are, and forget about wine. They mangle the wine experience.

Steak was dry and tasteless. Faux elegance for atmosphere. Staff don't know how or when to seat customers.

No one here has been trained. Hershey needs a new food & beverage manager.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank BKEpicure
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Boston
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Lovely view for a special event”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We celebrated my mother's birthday here. We had a table in the center of the room where Mr. Hershey apparently used to sit and eat. The view was wonderful, and the food was delicious. Presentation was well done, service was outstanding. We had three children in our group (well behaved children used to dining in nice restaurants) and I was pleased to see the waitstaff was very accommodating and gracious with the them (not always the case in some nice establishments who assume that children will not behave). Tip--ask your server what he/she recommends. We did so and we were pleased with all of our meals.

Visited July 2012
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Thank KatieinBoston
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A fine dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

This newly renovated and just re-opened beautiful dining-room exceeded expectations. Gracious and attentive servers, excellent food and a warm, elegant ambience all contributed to a memorable evening.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Caryl K
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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Dessert”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

When we ate there is was very fancy and the food was delicious especially the dessert and the rolls (a choice of regular or chocolate and same with the butter!)

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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