This was my first time at Mount Hill Tavern. The setting is absolutely lovely. I wish that it wouldn't have been so hot and I would have sat outside. Food was yummy. Will definitely return and recommend to others.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is amazing here. Everything taste very fresh!
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
good food; service slow
A group of 6 of us recently had lunch at Mount Hill Tavern, on a Thursday at 11:30. We were among the 1st group of diners to arrive and be seated. However, we did not receive our food as quickly as others who came in after us. When the waiter fiinally brought food to our table, only 2 in our party were served. The rest of us waited at least 5 more minutes for our food. By the way, we all ordered 1/2 sandwiches and soup or salad except for one person who ordered the crab cake entree. A simliar situation happened with our beverages. Those who ordered iced tea were brought their drinks about 5 minutes after those in our party who ordered a soda. The food was delicious, but the service could have been better.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have eaten outside for lunch twice now and it is wonderful. The gardens are peaceful and lovely. We were under an awning so we were shaded. Our food was excellent and and our server was good. I have been inside for special occasions and regular meals. I enjoy it all but especially outside.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
First-timers who will be back!
Out of our group of 8, 6 of us were first-timers. We arrived to find our table ready for us. The food was delicious, the service was prompt, knowledgeable and cordial, and the atmosphere was comfortable. Our group rarely indulges in dessert at lunch, but with the dessert menu and our server's recommendations, most of us decided to have dessert and after-lunch espressos, coffees, and teas. It was a delightful lunch from start to finish. We WILL be return diners again soon!
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charm and great food
Lovely historic building. The new chef's menu had just come out. Our meals were exceptional. We sampled the desserts which are unique and delicious. Highly recommend this gem.
7/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have been going to this
I have been going to this restaurant for a while and have been mostly disappointed by the menu choices and the quality of the food. However it is a beautiful space. They have upped their game with a new chef and menu and I believe they have a winner!! I had the Calamari Steak for an appetizer and it was nothing short of awesome. For my main I had the Lobster Pot Pie and while it isn't as good as Michael Minas it was very good. I can't wait to go back and try the Prime Ribeye!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mount Hill Tavern
The food at the Mount Hill Tavern was always good. With the addition of Chef Jason Clark the offerings have been amped up a level or two. Jason has introduced a more gourmet taste selection with his new menu. The food now rivals the offerings we could only get at restaurants in larger cities. This higher quality has been provided without the additional high costs I would had expected. Plus Jason kept the Kobe Burger on the menu. This is an excellent patio or bar item for when you don't want a complete meal, and don't want a 'fast food' option.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mount Hill Tavern has very nice selections of starters, main courses, & desserts. I highly recommend this place. The salmon was wonderful, & the tofu pad Thai was flavorful. Relaxed, yet formal dining area. Excellent wait staff.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent. I ordered
Food was excellent. I ordered the steak and it was done perfectly. My only issue was being charged $2.00 for the house steak sauce.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The new chef and his new menu are great. We dined outside with a nice band playing for an overall great time. Great food, cocktails and dessert! YUM!!
7/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and ambience
The food was wonderful. A little pricey, but well worth it.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for business mtg
Quiet. Staff is attentive yet not constantly interrupting during conversation. Foods great.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have had a few perfect dining experiences in my life. This was one. We had beautiful weather on the outside terrace which was breezy and shaded. Attentive, friendly waitstaff and serving after serving of thoughtful food prepared with care. We had salads, cheese plate, steak and seafood and dessert and some wine and drinks for my wife's birthday. Can't say enough about how well it was all done. For what you receive here, I think it is value priced. We'll be back. Soon.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We chose Mount Hill Tavern as the location for a large group to celebrate, and were accomodated perfectly. The food was incredible, service was wonderful and the scenery was amazing. We would definitely return again!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful from start to finish!
Thiss is the second time I was there for lunch with a party of eight. Our table was ready and waiting for us both times. I will definitely be back and will continue to recommend Mount Hill Tavern to others.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Turned the Corner/Back to Good
We live nearby and loved this place when it opened about 5 years ago. The place is beautiful, as always and over the years they expanded the outdoor deck, so its a great overall location. But changes in owners also brought a decrease in food quality and variety and an increase in price. Now with a new chef, the quality and food variety is back. The small bar is a nice "mature" scene and while the formerly expansive beer selection is pared down--if you haven't yet tried it, you should and if you were turned off, go back and try it again.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful dining experience, food was great and the restaurant was beautiful! This was our 2nd time there and we are sure to return. Thanks Mt. Hill.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have eaten here many times and usually love it. This time our meal was fair. My friend complained that his steak and sides with it were too salty. I had a small plate with pork and a side. The BBQ pork was fatty but good. I think there is a new chef.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
EVERYTHING WAS VERY NICE.
EVERYTHING WAS VERY NICE. PRICING MAKE'S IT A SPECIAL OCCASION ONLY TYPE OF PLACE.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The new chef is fantastic!
The new chef is fantastic! We've never been disappointed!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had one if the best meals we've had in a long time here! So glad we found this gem through open table.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Nice Experience
This was our first time, it was great! The calamari steak was outstanding! Main course was great as well. We just moved into the area and this will be one of our favorite spots!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really nice experience!!
Just great all around. This is our second time and we find the food to be delicious. The atmosphere inside and out is beautiful, the original part of the building is from 1790 but the restaurant is modern and comfortable. Probably the nicest outdoor patio dining in the are. Be sure to try the desserts, many are served 'deconstructed' and amazing.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just what I needed
I took my mother for lunch, her 75th Birthday and my 1 yr old grandson in tow.
It was quite nice. And the audience seemed to tolerate my grandson very well. He was very good.
The food was excellent. Service just great.
I will go there again and again. Perhaps sitting outside next time!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great experience!
I will continue to go back to Mt. Hill because they do it right. From food to service, it's always a great expericene. We had a business meeting here recently, I requested a private area (if possible) an hour before dinner. Mt. Hill placed us in our own private area. The new menu is great as well!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Hidden Gem
So glad this was advertised as we would never have "stumbled" upon it. The location is lovely, the food delicious, and the service excellent. This is a good place for a special occasion.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite Restaurant in the Area
Mount Hill Tavern is "fine dining" at its best. We took a party of 12 there for dinner and all were pleased with their meal. We had a room to ourselves which made conversation easier. Staff were friendly and eager to assist with any requests. I would recommend Mount Hill to anyone looking for a great dining experience.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were celebrating my mothers 85th birthday. The wait staff and ambience were excellent. The food was the topnotch/suburb. Excellent choice.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always try to have dinner at the Mount Hill Tavern when we travel to the Harrisburg, PA area. Referred by a local friend, we discovered a real gem! The restaurant and staff are welcoming, and the menu and wine list enhance the experience! Always a good meal!! We dined on the patio this time -- lovely!! . . . and imagine our delight those attending a wedding reception let go a raft of floating lanterns!!!!!!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best food you'll eat
This food is to be savored! Loved the Arancini. Definitely a great spot to take your date for a nice slow meal. We didn't feel rushed at all. Be sure to save room for dessert!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Passing through town and found this gem. A truly charming tavern/restaurant. Food was delicious!
Will go back when in the area!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great experience for our anniversary dinner.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have dined here in the past and it was just ok. They changed chefs and the food is much better. Had calamari steak, which is a unique twist on calamari..only issue was a tasteless lemon basil pesto...calamari cooked best I have ever had. My partner had lamb and it was terrific. I had the chef steak ($45) and it was imaginative..truffled bread pudding, carrot purée and some delicious short ribs on the plate. Steak was not great however, had a tasteless marrow crust, undercooked and a little tough. I am a good cook, a little critical, but will go back. Liked the imaginative approaches.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mount Hill Tavern is a real find--quiet, contemporary and relaxing. The chefs are interested in modern cuisine, and there are lots of interesting and innovative dishes on the menu. There seems to be a lot of effort to prepare food with fresh, local ingredients. If you are interested in molecular gastronomy, this is the place to enjoy yourself! If you simply want expertly-prepared traditional food, you will be very happy with the menu. My guest is Italian and grew up eating calamari, and he raved that this was the best calamari he had ever eaten. The clams, fish, and steak were extraordinary. Most memorable was the dessert--a touch of liquid nitrogen to produce plumes of mist over the hand crafted ice cream. Terrific service.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to meet friends for lunch, did not feel rushed. Service was good and food very good great corn & crab chowder. Friendly staff.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Three Words: Carrot Ice Cream!
The Mount Hill Tavern was a wonderful find! Who knew that such a nice place was just down the street?! It is definitely a special occasion restaurant. Dinner for two with drinks and desserts was well over $100, but honestly worth it. There is a variety of drinks, entrees, and desserts, and our server was attentive but did not hover. The deconstructed carrot cake was our favorite part of the meal. So inventive and delicious! We will definitely be back!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another meal at Mount Hill Tavern
Another visit to this popular spot yielded very good results. Wines by the glass reflected thought when selected. Salad and soup were very good. My partner had lobster pot pie which had the significant parts of a whole lobster in it - can't say about the body meat. The liquid portion of the pie was 'very' rich. One needs to be ready for it. I had sirloin steak which was cooked rare as I ordered and was very good as well. It came with fingerling potatoes (too many for me) and arugula. Turned out to be an enjoyable combination.
We did have to wait for 25 min after our reservation to be seated, but we were told that on arrival - we waited easily in the bar. Better than being seated and not see a server for 25 min.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dining in Linglestown
Good food and service. Great seafood. Would recommend.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific as usual
We had another wonderful dinner with our family of 6. I am giving 4 stars for service for the length of time it took our main course to arrive, which was nearly an hour after we placed the order.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Every time I go there it is enjoyable. Menu is varied enough that you can try different items and they are always well prepared.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, good service, though
Good food, good service, though dessert came out a bit slowly. Beautiful 1798 brownstone! If you love old houses this one, hasn't been seriously messed up.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed our evening
We really enjoyed our evening here. The service was friendly and everything came out in a timely manner. We had the oyster special app. , the cheese plate and the pork chops which were cooked to perfection.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
One Time Only
Food was very good, and so was service. Alcoholic beverages are way over priced. So is a cup of coffee.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Out of town
I took a friend from out of town here and she was impressed! The food was good and the service good. The only thing I didn't like, and I should have spoken up, is the table for two was quite small. There were open tables for four - should have asked to move. The menu choices were good.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We brought our kids and in laws to Mt. Hill. I say it's kid friendly, but only if you have well behaved children.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Take an out of town guest
We took guests to the restaurant on the first night with the new chef. Wow! The food was great and the presentation was lovely. We especially liked the small plate selections. What a great idea. Our server, Ashley, was amazing. She was able to explain how each special dish was prepared. She was very friendly and helpful. It was nice that the chef took time to greet us and ask us about our meals.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
New chef, new favorite restaurant
I was really surprised how much the food has changed thanks to a new chef in July 2013. It's now my favorite restaurant locally. Food was perfectly prepared, and everything from the roasted tomato soup and gruyere crostini to the dinner "rolls" (a light and flaky popover and a potato pancake) to the "milk and cookies" dessert (salted caramel ice cream with crushed cookie and a chocolate cookie) felt fresh and tasted incredible. Delicious and in a beautiful setting. I was pleasantly surprised and plan to return soon.
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
The building and grounds are beautiful, the atmosphere is inviting, the staff is friendly and welcoming, and the food is excellent. The prices are slightly higher than what I would typically pay but the food quality and overall experience are well worth the splurge. Great for special occasions!
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Mount Hill Experience
My first expeinces with Jason Clark were at his previous employer. Candidly, I would have never went to Mount Hill Tavern, if it wasn't for his arrival and I have not been back to his previous employer since his departure. I have had dinner several times and my wife's 40th birthday party at Mount Hill. All of those experiences were memorable. Jason exhibits unparalelled knowledge of his craft. His food pairings are unbelievable and I would rank Jason among the best chefs if the world. I have travelled extensively and Jason is, by far, my favorite chef in the world. I have NEVER had a bad meal in his restaurant!!! The new menu is absolutely wonderful and a much needed change from that which he stepped into upon his arrival.
10/29/2013 5:00:00 PM