The Circular at The Hotel Hershey

4.7
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3695 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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.
What 3695 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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sile
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience5

This was horrible. The food was flavorless. It was tasteless. The seafood was fine.
The cooked dishes were horrible. The deserts were flavorless. WHAT???yes.


What the hell is going on at the circular? My niece had her reception there. I ate there Sunday after Sunday with my father for 30 years!

This was horrible.
Our server Julia was as always exceptional!

Wake up Hershey! Taste matters chef!

It was a horrible brunch! Gross! Thanks for waisting our 300.00$ for nothing! Taste everything! PLEASE?


Argie, Shelia, Haley, Zoe Tidmore and Guest Amanda C.
26 Wood Road
Pottsville, PA
17901
570.617.4433 anytime.

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vipNickC
Poconos
123 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The finest restaurant in Central Pennsylvania in the opinion of our family. The service is always friendly and professional, the new menu is very unique, the Chef's preparation and presentation are impeccable and include something for every taste.

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KristinaT
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excited to go back! Service was great and Lobster bisque was on point!

SL
vipSandraL
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Overall a fine meal. Food was good but on a particularly slow night it took quite a while for the food to be served

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AllysonM
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything from start to finish was excellent! Our server, Matt, was fantastic! I can’t say enough great things about our whole evening.

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GregL
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful return to our favorite eating spot. Great staff, our waitress was there 20 years! So peaceful and restful.

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TomS
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Awesome setting - decorated beautifully. We felt the good was good - not the high level we were expecting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an awesome dinner last night! I ordered the hangar steak, and my husband had the rack of lamb. Both were delicious. Service is always great there!

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Sweet
Poconos
6 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful- John was a true professional server

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wait staff was amazing and extremely professional. Knew the menu well and described the dishes very well.

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KristinaO
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I have been to Circular quit a few times and the service is typically always good but my server tonight was AMAZING! He was just an overall great server I could tell he enjoyed his job and was not just doing it just because! The food was good but my favorite is the bread pudding. The best bread pudding I have ever had!

KO
KristinaO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

I was extremely disappointed with my visit on this particular day. I was visiting for a conference for work and decided to treat myself for my birthday. I have visited the Circular before and had a great experience. This most recent experience was not that great. I had my heart set on certain menu items and I was told the menu has changed. Which was really disappointing. The item I had choose for an entree was ok it did not blow my mind like my past experiences have. When it was time for dessert they did not make any bread pudding since it had sold out the night before. So to my surprise on my birthday I could not enjoy one of the best bread puddings I have ever had. I decided to get a deconstructed Tiramisu and it was horrible. I had a few bites and told the waiter I did not like it and take it away. I was not offered anything else and just decided to pay my bill and leave because I was an extremely disappointed birthday girl.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service spectacular!

JC
vipJosephC
Caribbean
26 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorite brunches in the world. Great way to cap off our anniversary celebration with friends. Thank you!

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BarbaraK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a beautiful evening. The noise level was lower as there was a screaming.child not controlled by parents. Guess I am getting old.

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SarahH
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

The food was outstanding and the place has good ambience. The problem was, we had a 5:30 reservation and our dinner came to us a few minutes before 7:00. We made an early reservation because we had concert tickets for a 7:30 show. We ended up paying $38 for entrees that we had to gobble down quickly to get to the show. The restaurant was by no means busy, so I am not sure what the issue was, but the service was VERY slow.

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vipMelinDel
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mike was a wonderful server and all the Starr were delightful. Food was absolutely amazing!!! We will be back!

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vipMaggsivrn
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our annual visit for the chocolate in February Brunch

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TracyS
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have dined there several times. Jolene is a FABULOUS server!

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BrianG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the brunch. We were there to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch was outstanding

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and service

KH
vipKarenaH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun night out

CG
CityGal
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful surroundings -- loved the atmosphere. Very friendly staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

30th birthday

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Jodi
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nate was excellent...we felt the same level of care, professionalism, and attentiveness as was shown when we went to the Michelin-rated Victoria and Albert's restaurant in Disney World. My husband was laughing, because he likes to track his water intake, meanwhile they refill your glass so frequently that you can't tell how much you've had! This was just a small example of the sort of matchless skill, thoughtfulness, and courtesy shown by everyone on staff. You really feel like they all genuinely want you to enjoy yourself, and have the best time. Highly recommend, but as a guest please do yourself a favor and get done up in your best attire (to whatever extent that may be, of course). This is an evening to really live it up as best you can. I know in today's day and age we all keep it casual, but if you're going to The Circular, you should put in that extra little bit of effort. God knows every one of these people put in a whole lot more!

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Tweety
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service.

LB
LeeBee
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very attentive service. Not very up to date on allergy sensitive, vegan or healthy alternatives though.

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GregoryA
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They always have the finest foods, and most amazing recipes. We usually sit and look at our plates for a few minutes before we even start eating. It's a very special restaurant.

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vipAHogen
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed the prefix menu of oyster, foie gras, scallops, and cheesecake. The drinks and service were also fantastic.

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ScottG
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Always a beautiful place to have dinner and the service is always outstanding. The Signature Martinis are always worth a return trip.

Just wish there were one or two more choices for sides and a Merlot by the glass.

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vipcindyc
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely AMAZING food & service

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TinaL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and staff was very attentive. My only suggestion would be to have more selections for the salad bar and to have two selections of soup instead of one.

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OFOF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All four of us were very pleased with the food, the service, and the dining room.
The Saturday buffet is our favorite for special occasions.

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FrankP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice, excellent service but a little loud

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious.....our server Heather was fantastic...pleasant and attentive. We will definitely go back

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vipJLewis
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent. The only true fine dining restaurant I've found in the area.

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TimC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere & food for Valentine' Day dinner. At little pricey, but worth it for a special night out.

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RandyM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It is unfortunate that this Icon of a location has acquiesced to what would appear to be millennial tasteless attire. White table cloths were the norm in this restaurant's hay day. Clearly the Hershey Hotel has lowered it's guard.

Why not return this location if not permanently, then occasionally' to the "Gold Standard" and have a white table cloth Coat and Tie night monthly or quarterly. Announce it and see what happens.

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NancyM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great, the servers all paid close attention to details, water glass needed filling, wine poured etc. The food was outstanding, both in appearance and in taste. It was one of the most pleasant evenings in a long time. What was reviewed as a 5 star restaurant was truly a 5 star restaurant.

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