Sidney
Sidney

Sidney

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.restaurantsidney.com/
  • Phone: 7172591319x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Neil Annis
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Three separate dining rooms with working fireplaces are available for private parties.

    We work with you to customize the menu for your celebration and budget.
  • Private Party Contact: Ruth 7172591319x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Routes 234 and 194
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Sidney
If you treasure Fine Dining, Restaurant Sidney is fast becoming considered the most unique restaurant experience in the area. Featuring Modern American cuisine, an historic tavern, fresh seafood, top quality steaks, homemade desserts, outdoor seating and a full bar.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Sidney reviews from OpenTable diners
77 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (56)fit for foodies (53)neighborhood gem (42)romantic (39)notable wine list (28)great for outdoor dining (26)great for lunch (16)good for groups (11)late-night find (5)great for brunch (5)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Just OK!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I wouldn't return, was OK. Not my cup of tea! Nothing wrong, I had a wonderful time with my wife, 29th Anniversary. Food just was not our cup of tea.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but....
    Bard
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The restaurant is plagued with loud and seemingly heavy drinking rude diners. The noise level can really ruin the otherwise terrific food and service. Maybe the volume is lower on week nights, but it is terrible on Friday and Saturday evenings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful dining experience
    Cecelia
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We dine at Sydney several times a month. It's always the same wonderful wait staff, bartender, hostess and lets not forget the food. It never disappoints. We generate the most noise!! It's a lively, fun place to have great food & feel comfortable while dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Busy working Mom
    BusyWorkingMom
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Sydney is an excellent restaurant. The service is excellent and you wouldn't expect to find this kind of menu in East Berlin, Adams County, Pennsylvania. The atmosphere is very nice: the tavern dates back to the 1700s. The proprietors capitalize upon the age of the property to provide a unique ambience for lunch, dinner and pub food. This is definitely worth checking out if you haven't been there before. The prices are higher than other restaurants around this area but there are VERY few if any comparable spots. Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise Level (above)
    treehugger
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I had to laugh. I hope it was moderate but I suspect my sister, her good friend and I were well above moderate at times. But "energetic" to me implies that everyone was a tad loud. They were quite sedate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great.
    Sabrina
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Always a great experience with food and dining quality and consistency. This place is worth the 30 minute drive through the country.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply Wonderful!
    SatisfiedCustomer
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This place did not disappoint! Beautiful old house-turned quaint restaurant, impeccable service and amazing food. We hear the menu changes from time-to-time which is also fun. We ordered 2 appetizers, (prawns and patte), monkfish and T-bone steak as the main course and an amazing desserts. Everything was delicious and cooked perfectly!! And we were surprised to be welcomed with champagne and a happy anniversary greeting when we arrived. (A friend had called to give them the heads up, but the champagne was on the house). I will recommend this place to anyone looking for a special occasion spot! For our whole meal plus drinks it was $125 before tip, so pricy but not outrageous for what you get! Give it a try!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Intriguing Menu
    Private
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I have eaten at Sidney's several times over the last couple of years and found the menus to have seasonal and interesting offerings to choose from. Presentation is always exceptional and pleasing to the eye. The entrées are very palatable and the decision can be difficult to make a choice. The pate is a winner every time. Service is good and friendly. Cocktails are on the small side. The setting is comfortable but with a full house the noise level can be difficult to converse with anyone at the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just OK
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We waited for are drinks and then waited to order. We ordered the house salad, $8 for a plate of greens only. The main course was good but small. We won't be going back anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Notch!
    Foodie13
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This has to be one of the BEST restaurants in a 50 mile radius. The service here is fantastic, very prompt and friendly. The chef is beyond creative. Incredible goat cheese salad, hands down the best cut of duck EVER! Who knew how amazing a bacon wrapped date could be. Not a single complaint here. LOVE this place and cannot wait to be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food
    shorthair
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Once again the food was outstanding. The only hiccup was our server seemed a little "new". The pace of food from the kitchen was also off pace. To be honest the restaurant was packed. Again, we will be back SOON! !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    HistoryBuff
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My wife and I both had prime rib. It was very good. The Chef does an excellent job working with herbs. The waitress was very accommodating and helped us share a very rich desert (that was quite good). Dining at Sidney is always memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, as usual
    Dzach175
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food and service were both wonderful, as usual....only negative this evening was that there was a large group there, 12 people, and it was loud enough that our table of there was unable to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Syndey has been one of our favorite places to eat. We had a bad experience about a year ago and stayed away for awhile and had several great meals until this last one. There were few patrons in the restaurant but the service was very slow! We waited long periods of time for each phase of the dining. The food was okay, not outwtanding as usual. I had a NY strip steak and it was good but the greens were almost impossible to eat as they were dry and tough. My wife had a good prime rib but the side dishes were just so. She waited a half hour for her salad. It seems we have a bad experience when they are short on help, which they shared with us, and we suspect it was indeed the chef??
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another wonderful experience
    localbuzz
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Once again, Sidney proves they are the best restaurant in the Greater Harrisburg, York PA area. The food is always exquestite and they make you feel warm and welcome. Don't mis out on the best kept secret in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasing to the Max
    TBoneGrillman
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Quaint old home setting creates a proper mood for vigilant servers to bring the finest cuisine to your table. The recommended wine selection paired nicely with the meal. Many return, all send friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious and creative
    megcellu
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Although a pricey restaurant, there are few like it in our area! Even my teenagers found things to like. Cocktails with fresh ingredients, meals with in season veggies and creative sauces. Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the drive
    entmac
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our favorite restaurant. Old colonial charm and amazing chef. We have been here three times and each time is better than the amazing last time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional
    visitor
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I had trout which was deboned and very good; but the thinly sliced potatoes and the herb sauce were exceptional. My wife had the steak which was also very good. This was one of the best fish meals I have had in years. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pagigi
    Pagigi
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Have always enjoyed this restaurant, the food, the wine list, the friendly service. Now that we are moving into the area, we expect to become regulars at this lovely place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sidney Special Night Dining
    Craig
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    If you are looking for a place to celebrate a special event in your life, Sidney in East Berlin is the place to make reservation. The food up upper class with just the right portions and the wine list is excellent. I would recommend Sidney for special events, meetings, or even a casual get together.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little gem
    mnkyboyVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This restaurant was great!! I wasn't sure what to expect but the food was really good! We would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal. A+ atmosphere
    CALOVE
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We enjoyed Sidney completely! Certainly worth checking out. Will visit again! Will try to reserve beautiful outdoor patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tillie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Always have a great meal at Sidney's. No matter what we pick from. Tavern fare or regular menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I go here regularly and will continue to. The food is consistently wonderful, creative and fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding service
    localgal
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our party of 5 had two small children. Our waiter did everything he could to make their food experience a good one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    TD02
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our anniversary dinner was a special occasion and Sidney's made sure that it was, including a complimentary glass of champagne. The food and ambience were outstanding and our server Sarah was one of the best servers we have ever had. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our Oasis
    Sabrina
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This place is amazing! My finicky folks loved it and made me promise we'll come back for their anniversary dinner. Fine dining with great prices in the middle of farm country. What more could you ask for? It's worth the drive! And the oysters are incredible too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous for Foodies
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I would highly recommend Sidney, especially if you are a 'foodie' - you will LOVE the creativity of the preparation of the food (as it is said, you eat with your eyes first) =) ....... they treat the food with love ~ you can tell with each delicious bite you take!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still very good
    Jasper
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Our most recent visit to Sidney was very good. They were not busy, however, which is of concern to us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • luv2eatout
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    we were greeted and seated with a friendly welcome. the menu while small, had enough variety. It was excellent. One of the best meals I've had. I got the salmon with Maryland blue crab, my husband got the trout. Dessert is on the expensive side for the portion but it was delicious. The waitress was friendly and explained the menu substitutions and answered our questions. The only downside was the noise from the occasional truck that would fly by since it does sit along the street. They weren't numerous so it wasn't hard to deal with. We will definitely visit Sidney again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, servers should be equal
    emknisely
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This is one place where the food is exceptional just needs to have well trained servers. Our server was a nice young man but lacked every skill of a good server you would expect in a restaurant serving this quality of food. Nothis fault, rather the manager or owners. He not only did not know much of the food served, he couldn't even fake it. And he couldn't make any recommendations on drinks because he was not of legal age. The enjoyable experience was strictly the wonderful food and our guests. We only saw him once more to ask if we wanted dessert and then waited for quite sometime again for the check after we had dessert. Nice young man but should have never been serving at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leisurely Lunch
    FoodofileFrankVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I'd been wanting to visit Sydney for some time, but its location in East Berlin means we have to travel through York to get there (always a disincentive). Nonetheless we went, we saw, we tasted and we enjoyed our Sydney experience. My lunch started with the celeriac soup which was cream based, had a mushroom garnish and just a hint of Tabasco sauce to warm the back of the throat...delicious! I also ordered the pasta special with chicken, more mushrooms and a cream based sauce, also extremely tasty. Mil and I split the carrot cake for dessert. Note: this restaurant has its own pasty chef. The carrot cake was created in layers. The filling was almost like eating a creamy cheesecake. Presentation with a sweet carrot purée...great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful night
    jadfood
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We had a great experience with our group. We have come often. There was a chicken half (deboned) not on the menu as a substitution for a pork dish. We thought we would give it a try and it was unbelievable. I can honestly say it was the best piece of chicken I have ever tasted. Wine selections were great. Server was just great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fantastic!!
    Hanoverdiner
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Beautiful seasonal restaurant menu with great combination of ingredients Always save room for dessert
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sidney experience
    RedPolly
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Very enjoyable. Service was attentive. Would of preferred seating in dinning area. Food was well prepared. We will return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2eat
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Excellent food, service, and cocktail. Perfect restaurant for fine dining or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 464 reviews are from the Sidney reviews archive.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Jasper
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Sidney is a great place for a last-minute treat or a special occasion with friends. Who would think that tiny East Berlin would house this fine dining experience? We visit Sidney regularly and appreciate the menu selections, ambiance, and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trendsetter for central PA
    Edw123VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Far and away best restaurant experience in memory for this area that we frequently visit due to family ties.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Summer Dinner
    salud79
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We enjoyed a friend's birthday dinner at Sidney. The food was amazing and unique as expected. Fish and meat entrees were delicious, but all of us really enjoyed fresh salads as part of a first course. Eating out on the terrace was a bonus further complimenting our experience. All staff were very friendly and helpful. We look forward to a return and a chance to see the tavern.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet