John J Jeffries at the Lancaster Arts Hotel
Delicious Mint Ice Cream!!!!!`- Another wonderful meal at John J Jeffries.
The service, atmosphere, and food were all excellent.
The mint in the chocolate chip ice cream had the freshest tasting flavor I had ever experienced outside of picking a sprig from the garden. It was exceptional!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMa great Mother's Day dinnerReservations honored
Food exceptional and service!
Will be back soon!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal!I've lived in Lancaster for four years but had never been to John J Jeffries. What a mistake! My whole family loved their meals. I had the seasonal salad and the Pork Belly Love—both excellent. Go for two small plates—they're the perfect size! The ambience is excellent. It has good vibes and is quiet and peaceful.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFour Stars!Great service and delicious food, easily one of, if not the best restaurant in Lancaster city.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service, Food, & Ambiance!We greatly enjoyed our dinner here and highly recommend it. Our server was attentive without being intrusive. We were given our choice or two nice tables--both at an appropriate distance from other diners (the restaurant was not terribly full since it was a Monday night). Appetizers and entrees were prepared well; we appreciated the use of seasonal local foods. All around a good experience!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were celebrating my son'sWe were celebrating my son's 21st birthday and everything he had was delicious! It was a winning meal :)4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my third visit toThis was my third visit to John J Jeffries and I would recommend it to anyone as a special occasion place to dine. The menu changes weekly so each visit offers you new selections. The servers are very knowledgeable and can clarify any questions you may have. This time I chose the small plates versus a large plate meal. But don't worry, even the small plates fill you up. If your a coffee lover plan to end your meal with coffee because it is some of the best I've had. We ate in the outdoor enclosed area, great atmosphere!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoyed reading about theI enjoyed reading about the John J. Jeffries restaurant on the website and links and appreciate the conscientious use of local, organic and fair trade food. All of the greeters and waitresses were friendly and professional. We were not made to feel rushed and were free to enjoy our party and the delicious food. The music and art work were upbeat especially the flying pig. The atmosphere was magical.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy third time here. AbsolutelyMy third time here. Absolutely love it- my favorite restaurant around! Service is so friendly and the food is so yummy and filling. Thank you!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second time atThis was our second time at John J Jefferies and again, the food was phenominal and the service was excellent. We will definitely return.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMmy wife and I went for ourmy wife and I went for our 31st anniversery "LOVED IT" Kim our server was awesome got the Filet melt in your mouth. my new Fav. we will be back4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSueBWe celebrated my sister's birthday at John J. Jeffries, and it was EXACTLY what we were looking for : good food , comfy atmosphere, attentive waitress. Couldn't have asked for better! Loved everything about the place! Would highly recommend !4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you want local, farm fresh,If you want local, farm fresh, elegantly prepared food with unmatched service, JJJ is the place to choose! They have a wide selection of well seasoned and expertly matched proteins and accompaniments. Their attention to detail in all aspects of the meal is distinctly noticeable. Highly recommended.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTop spot in LancasterStill the best dining spot in Lancaster. The menu changes often enough that it is not boring and is adventuresome in its selections. The service is attentive without being obsequious.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first trip to this establishmenOur first trip to this establishment and we were not dissappointed. The food was very good, nice preperation and presenation on all of our dishes. My favorite dish was the Crispy pork belly app. Our server was terrific, she was very attentive and knew the menu very well which was helpful for a first time visitor. If you are in the area or have never been here, I would highly recommend.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWaiter was pleasant, foodWaiter was pleasant, food was absolutely delicious.desert was yummy!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional DiningWe had an exceptional dining experience. Excellent service with top-notch food. Great options for small plates too. Much for the food if locally grown, another plus. Only downside that the entrance/parking is not very clear.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second visitThis was our second visit and the food and service were excellent. Love that various menu items are bought locally. Definitely a place to recommend.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulExcellent service, food, and atmosphere. We highly recommend!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall very good dining experienceOverall very good dining experience, the service was very good, the food quality and flavor was very good. All the food is local and organic, with good presentation. This is a must try restaurant in Lancaster City, it won't disappoint3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant. ServiceGreat restaurant. Service is wonderful, from host to bar to servers. Great selection of local craft beer and liquor. Delicious food. I will most certainly return.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMwill keep coming back again & againWere happy to have same server as last time, Bradley, I believe. She seemed more in her element; more confident & relaxed. As we were sat, we looked around for a bit, taking in the new local art in the dining room. Cocktails: The Brow Burner was another hit, as was the Lavender Side Car. And since we were celebrating, we ordered a lot. The amuse bouche was a pleasant way to begin the evening & it made our guests feel extra special. Food: gouda & potato soup, the shrimp bisque (both were delicious & each bowl was almost licked clean), and each main dish (vegetarian dish, pork gordita, steak, & duck) was so flavorful & fresh. Only suggestion would be to have food runner name each cheese when bringing the plate. dessert: crème brulee, etc YUM!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is alwaysThis restaurant is always a treat - I wish they did brunch! The servers are always great. They are knowledgeable and fun. The food is always good. I had the sliced, roasted deer leg - it was an OMG moment. They modify the menu often so it may not always be on it. In the summer the outside dining area is super.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent meal / Great AtmosphereMy wife and I ate here for our 16th anniversary. We had reservations for 6pm and were welcomed warmly by the hostess and wished happy anniversary by our waitress. We were led to a lovely, quiet table and were offered complementary glasses of sparkling wine to toast our special event. The food was excellent. I appreciate that the chef uses locally sourced ingredients and does a wonderful job of creating delectable dishes. We were told that the menu changes 2 - 3 times per week depending on what is is season and what is available from the local suppliers. We were thoroughly impressed with our experience and will return again.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is never less thanThe food is never less than excellent and the staff is GOOD! Very pleasant, always. Important to note that there are vegetarian options and if you ask, some recipes can be tweaked to become vegetarian. Not necessarily vegan, however, which would be helpful.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I shared fourMy wife and I shared four small plates, each of which was excellent. I'd like to return when there is more fresh produce to see how the menu changes. The menu is small, especially the large plates, but we found items we were interested in. Excellent evening.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFarm-fresh and Terrific! WeFarm-fresh and Terrific! We started with an incredible tuna carpaccio and salmon tartar. I had a exceptional quinoa, carrot and beet salad; my husband loved his potato, bacon and smoked gouda soup. The tacos were delicious, as was the chicken with chimichurri. Very helpful and knowledgeable waiter. The artsy hotel setting is perfect. One of Lancaster's very best!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Local Sustainable Menu!The restaurant was quite loud due to the bar next to the siting area. Service was pleasant and up to standards. Food was great and enjoyed their small plate menu items. Martini and margarita drinks needs a little improvement if comparing it to most 4 star restaurants. Best part was that we were enjoying delicious sustainable local produce with a great menu! Kudos!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI love the food....all ofI love the food....all of it.
I'm a big fan of "The Truth" beef tartare.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat farm to table w/ craft beerGreat farm to table style restaurant. The menu is updated weekly at least, and the food is always amazing! A nice craft beer and wine selection add to the full bar's able staff. We love to take friends and family there whenever we can or go for a quiet romantic dinner. Reserve on weekends. I just wish York had something that compared so I could enjoy the great experience a little more often.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen I'm 64!An overall great experience from Hunter, our server, the food he brought through the whole evening spent at the restaurant. Thank you John J Jeffries.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMDerrick was our waiter. HeDerrick was our waiter. He was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We had a wonderful meal.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat makes John J JeffriesWhat makes John J Jeffries so unique is that it is both a neighborhood gem (very cozy and friendly bar scene) and a great restaurant for special occasions. It is moderately expensive but well worth the price. I had the lobster bisque, which is to die for, and the duck, which was perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. I've taken a local friend and an out of town friend to John J Jeffries and we all agree it was a lovely experience we would all repeat.3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMRestaurant offers small plates,Restaurant offers small plates, like Tapas, that served us well. The food and wine we ordered were excellent choices.3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food, prepared likeAwesome food, prepared like no place else in the area. By far, our favorite restaurant in Lancaster.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the food. We had multipleLoved the food. We had multiple small plates which was plenty. Only downside were the tables to the left of the bar. Curtains are not enough to cut the noise from the bar. Plus the door was right there and cold draft each time it opened.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent gift card ideaNice atmosphere, leisurely experience. Great flavor combinations. Menu has a variety of protein choices.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AM2nd time we've been there.2nd time we've been there. The food was appropriately priced, and the service unobtrusive. The artworks in the restaurant and hotel lobby are interesting for those who are there for the first time.
This is a good place for a casual or special dinner.2/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service.Great food, great service. Just need a better noise blocker from the bar to the dining room. We had trouble hearing each other at our table due to the noise from the bar area for the first half of dinner.
Beautiful flavors and aromas. The meal was fantastic and the service exemplary. We will be going back again. The place was very busy for a Monday night, so word is getting out about the great food here.2/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was excellentThe service was excellent as well as the rib eye steaks!! Very good wine selection as well. It was our 45th wedding anniversary and we were delighted with the experience.2/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a good experience, goodHad a good experience, good ambiance, food was a nice portion, drinks were good.
Would definitely go back again.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeAs always we enjoyed our dinner and will be back every time we are in the area.2/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOrganic, many Gluten FreeOrganic, many Gluten Free options, very good food, good selection, nice ambiance for a date, friendly helpful staff... The Lamb was great and so was the beef. I recc. this restaurant, you won't be sorry.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a romantic Valentine'sWe had a romantic Valentine's dinner. The special menue was awesome! This one of our favorite places for a romantic evening.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my boyfriend's favoriteThis is my boyfriend's favorite restaurant. Neither of us has been disappointed. The service has always been exceptional, and the food has been memorable. I would recommend this restaurant for intimate dining- romance or small friend group; or there is a separate
meeting room. The hotel itself is beautiful to see.2/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the trip!Excellent service. Food came quickly. Wait staff was impecable. Online reservation was easy. In fact I had to change the day of the reservation and making the change was simple. Thanks for the great experience.2/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful Meal Start to FinishWe started the evening at the bar, where the Brow Burner became my favorite cocktail of all time, and not just becuase it involves actual burning. Kimberly, our server, was thoughtful and knowledgeable, noting at the beginning that there were only a few orders of braised beef left. The Pork Belly small plate was like eating a Northern Michigan winter morning, smoky, sweet and just a little bit fatty. The braised beef, which I was lucky enough to snap up, was done perfectly, and the greens, slightly spicy balanced out the deep warm flavors of the beef, potatoes and jus. At Kimberly's suggestion we had the lemon curd for dessert, and we were not disappointed. An experience that will be long remembered.2/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful first experience!Great first impression, excellent service, beautiful ambience, and fabulous food. My husband and I will definitely dine there again. From the meat lover to the vegetarian, there were delicious options for both of us. Hands down, John J Jeffries is our new favorite restaurant! :)2/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA low key but happy birthday dinnerFood is always lovely, delicious and nicely presented. A Tuesday night and it was quiet with a few occupied tables.The service was just right, attentive but not intrusive.2/5/2013 12:00:00 AM