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Sidney Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.restaurantsidney.com
  • Phone: (717) 259-1319
  • 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 (717) 259-1319

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
Diner Reviews
  • "Our most recent visit to Sidney was very good. They were not busy, however, which is of concern to us."
    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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Beautiful seasonal restaurant menu with great combination of ingredients Always save room for dessert"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Very enjoyable. Service was attentive. Would of preferred seating in dinning area. Food was well prepared. We will return"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Excellent food, service, and cocktail. Perfect restaurant for fine dining or special occasion."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Far and away best restaurant experience in memory for this area that we frequently visit due to family ties."
    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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • " Sidney never disappoints. We recommend it to everyone. We always order whatever fish is on the menu as it is always perfectly prepared with excellent sauces. The grilled tequila marinated shrimp was a favorite this time. There is always something new and surprising to try. Be bold and try something new to you on the menu... You'll be glad you did. And.... Don't ever skip dessert..."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We always have high expectations when choosing to dine at Sidney. We have never been let down. Food is always great with great presentation. Outdoor dining is challenged by road noise but it is what it is. We had another great evening at Sidney. Thank you."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Delicious food, great service, always consistent and a pleasure to dine at Sidney's"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Our first time out to celebrate our anniv. and we cannot wait to return. We are so glad we took the drive out to East Berlin. Although it has a somewhat casual atmosphere, it was romantic. The waitress was an absolute doll, service was impeccable. From the unique bread, to the incredible mix of flavors in the appetizers and the beautiful presentation of the main course, I must say, Sidney is a hidden gem! This had to be hands down the best cut of duck I have ever eaten. The sides were just mouth watering as well. And finally a restaurant who gets a little creative with desserts too. Perfect from beginning to end and a must try for anyone who hasn't been there yet. It's off the beaten path, but well worth it! We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food excellent and wait staff was charming and efficient. Would highly recommend to anyone"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Locally sourced produce, fresh seafood, great staff, and lovely atmosphere. What else does one need except to be with loved ones."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "It was a wonderful way to celebrate 40- with great friends, great food, great drinks outside on a summer evening. The meal and service were excellent up until dessert. Desserts were just so-so and I've always been disappointed by what appears to be low-fat milk served with the coffee. Wine selection and cocktails were fabulous. Fish is always a start at Sidney."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have gone to Sidney for special occasions in the past. The food has always been high end and delicious. However, received an email from Sidney stating that Wednesdays are Burger nights in their tavern. Everything was very reasonable. Had planned to eat out on the patio but there were tornado warnings so ate in Tavern itself. Went with friends and they loved it as much as we did. the highlight was the potato crisps with Blue Cheese. This was an appetizer but there was more than enough for four to share. I would go back for that alone. Plan to return in the near future."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Excellent food and its presentation made it a wonderful special occasion dinner."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Everyone in our family loves Sidney. We appreciate that they have a regular menu and a pub menu, both of which are available no matter where you sit in the restaurant. This is the kind of place where you can wear jeans and sit in the pub or dress up and enjoy dinner in the dining room. And make no mistake: The food and service are top-notch. The burger, hands down, is the best I've ever had -- homemade roll, homemade pickles, homemade fries, and a well-seasoned patty. Add some goat cheese and bacon and you'll be in heaven. The entrees, too, are exceptional. The menu changes but some recent favorites include an incredible pork chop, a potato-crusted salmon, and a wonderful haddock in a dill cream sauce. Go soon. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We were surprised, to find such a nice restaurant in East Berlin, PA. Located in a historic building, we enjoyed lunch on a quiet Friday afternoon. We each had a bowl of pureed corn soup drizzled with olive oil. I could have just had another bowl and stopped there but I continue on with a savory rueben sandwich while my wife had a BBQ sandwich. Both sandwiches were great though I'd have enjoyed seeing a bit more creativity in the lunch menu. We are looking forward to trying Sidney for dinner and also checking out their Gettysburg location."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Went here to celebrate my son's graduation from Gettysburg. Food was excellent. We were seated in the bar area -which was noisier than the main dining room"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great food, fine service as always. Amazing ability to create new dishes and the presentation makes each dish a special pleasure. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "South Central PA is fortunate to have Sidney. A true dining experience. Well worth the drive for delectable dishes and exquisite presentation. Service hit just the right balance of attention despite every table filled."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was our second recent visit to Sidney - went with my in laws, brother in law and his SO. They all enjoyed the food and the overall ambience of the restaurant and my MIL was given a special treat since it was her birthday. Great time!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Each visit is always an exceptional experience! They have a way of making eating out a memorable and enjoyable one! THe food is always exceptional and the service is tremendous! We come from Lake Meade and often spread the word about Sidney and how great it is! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Sidney is one of our fav. spots for either a quick, light meal or a full gourmet dinner. The wine list and menu are extensive and the service is always great."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We have gone to Sidney in East Berlin for a number of times and reasons. The food here is excellent and the service is very nice. If you'd like to take a friend or another couple out, this is the place to show off. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Food and service was outstanding. Food was perfectly prepared, delicious and beautiful. Service was quick, but not rushed. Excellent experience. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "A rare find in a rural setting. Limited menu leads to perfection. Quality service with a private ambiance."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Excellent food, drinks and service. I recommend the prime rib myself. They get it right. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great, great food. Excellent in everyway, service without fault, great meals cooked to order with beautiful presentation, you just want to look at it until your first bite. A full 3 course meal is somewhat expensive, but you shall not soon forget it.ENJOY!!!! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Being a little older and having traveled quite a bit, we have food and ambiance standards higher than most. We found Sidney to be a rare find with high end food & service in a most warm and comfortable surrounding. Their staff is excellent, with the added delight of being obviously happy with what they bring to your dining experience. I recommend Sidney whole-heartedly to everyone looking for an extraordinary dining experience."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Sidney is our go-to place.....especially for special occasions. Food is always delicious, unique, and adventurous . Be sure to try something that you would never try before....you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "My husband and I came here for the first time for our anniversary dinner. It was spectacular . The for was great. The service was the best. I would recommend this place to anyone. It's pricy but worth it"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Sidney, the stalwart standout. The East Berlin original remains an exceptional treat. We make the hour-long drive for lunch every month or two. The bar handles cocktails, craft beer and wine with equal aplomb. My wife's martini was outstanding and I was thrilled with the Victory Hop Devil on tap. Webster's does not provide enough adjectives for their world-class blue cheese chips. The burger is an amazing balance of flavor and texture. The staff continues to provide that perfect balance of knowledge, attention and style. East Berlin, you don't have any idea how lucky you are. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Everything is so good ! Great selection of fresh fish and seafood! Just make sure you save room for dessert!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My husband and I love this place, it's our main go to for special dinners. We feel like we are far far away from home and reality during our visit. Food is fantastic"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The meals were beautifully prepared and were very delicious. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014