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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Sidney reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (50)fit for foodies (40)romantic (35)neighborhood gem (35)great for outdoor dining (28)notable wine list (22)great for lunch (15)good for groups (8)great for brunch (7)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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.
  • 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
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent as always
    Dzach175
    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...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • predictable
    great
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner42
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Delicious food, great service, always consistent and a pleasure to dine at Sidney's
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprising gem!
    Foodie13
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sandy
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Food excellent and wait staff was charming and efficient. Would highly recommend to anyone
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best food in the area
    Bard
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Locally sourced produce, fresh seafood, great staff, and lovely atmosphere. What else does one need except to be with loved ones.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outdoor Delight
    loveroflocalseasonal
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FABULOUS TAVERN CUISINE
    sherbear
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner at Sidney
    Luvgoodrestaurants
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Excellent food and its presentation made it a wonderful special occasion dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our go-to place
    jme90VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem
    CraigVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 449 reviews are from the Sidney reviews archive.
  • good food
    ZaLuMa
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent Best Food and Service
    Finediner
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great food, fine service as always. Amazing ability to create new dishes and the presentation makes each dish a special pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • top of the line cuisine
    truthmania
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was a hit with my in laws!
    Mrshawk
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • An Experience
    Pcnerd
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate