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hyacinthgirl Jun 3, 2013 09:48 AM

I'm a brunch fanatic, so I thought I'd start a thread where people can review any good/amazing/avoid brunch spots that they've tried.

So far in Harrisburg, I've tried Federal Taphouse, Mangia Qui and Home 231. Home 231 is my favorite thus far. The ingredients are seasonal and fresh, the dishes have been perfectly seasoned, beautifully prepared. And they have specialty mimosas (as well as a full bar)- always a plus in my book.

Where have you gone?

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    cleobeach Jun 4, 2013 09:53 AM

    Have you tried the Circular at the Hotel Hershey yet? It is buffet, which I normally avoid as I don't like that style of dining, but I loved the selections in the past. The sommelier always had interesting suggestions for us.

    In my experience, you need to make reservations far in advance unless you don't mind eating at 1:30pm.

    It has been closed for renovations for a couple of months and we haven't been since it opened back up. I will report back when we do.

    I an anxious to try Home 231.

    I am not familiar with the Federal Taphouse. Is it new(-ish?) We don't get to Harrisburg as often as we used to.

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      cleobeach Jun 11, 2013 08:36 AM

      Reporting back on our brunch at the Circular. We really enjoyed it and are looking forward to our next visit. Very nice selection of both breakfast and lunch items. I like the renovations.

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        Bacchus101 Nov 1, 2013 10:25 AM

        A bit of a drive for us to Hershey but whenever we can find a reason/activity to be in Hershey (James Taylor, Falconry Experience, Hockey) we dine at the Hotel Hershey we love the Circular dining room and the remodeling was a interesting surprise. Last lunch was on the patio at the Trevi 5 which as nice food, good service and a view to die for. We had visited Harvest once and found it casual with an interesting menu, good food and service. The Circular with its new configuration, a center bar tables around and under the windows, reminds one of some great old hotels including the Frontenac in Quebec City.

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          cleobeach Nov 1, 2013 12:39 PM

          Since I last posted about the Hershey hotel, we had lunch on the patio at Trevi 5. It was excellent. I had a pizza and my husband had a pasta. The pizza was the super thin crust like I cannot make at home. I thought the wine list had interesting selections.

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        llkm00 Nov 1, 2013 09:31 AM

        Hershey pantry has great food

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