The Greenfield Restaurant

The Greenfield Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thegreenfieldrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7173930668
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday Breakfast & Brunch: 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Jon Weaver
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer full catering services for any occasion whether it is business, corporate, pharmaceutical, wedding and home food-services. Fully equipped with trucks and professional staff to design, produce maintain your event wherever your location. We are recognized as the Best of Lancaster in Catering as well as the Best of the Knot for wedding services. Call and ask for Ray or Kristen Hottenstein for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Bridal or baby showers are a specialty here at the Greenfield. Our house is yours if you want to take the whole first floor on a Saturday afternoon or a Sunday evening. The patio is available during the warmer months, although we have on occasion covered it for a special event. Please contact Ray for this venue.
  • Private Party Contact: Ray Hottenstein 7173930668
  • Entertainment: Live Piano Player in the Lounge on Friday & Saturday evenings 6 - 10pm Lovely Ladies of Jazz Trio - Wednesday 6:30 - 9:30pm
  • Special Events: Ask about our wine cellar seating. You will be in our actual cellar with only 2 tables in a very romantic and secluded area that is below ground. Ask us about "Wild Wednesday's" and our "Wild" Game offerings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: William Penn Way
  • Public Transit: Public transit stops in front of the property
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: More than adequate parking in our well lighted parking lot that is adjacent to the building.
A word from The Greenfield Restaurant
Set in a 1780 Pennsylvania Stone Farmhouse with deep windows and a warm pleasant atmosphere this is a family owned and operated restaurant that is recognized as one of the "Best of Lancaster" for dinner, Sunday Brunch, patio dining, wine list, atmosphere and romantic settings. Although our building is over 225 years old we update our menu daily! Change is a good thing at the Greenfield. We specialize in next day delivery of Hawaiian Finfish and seafood while we continue to cut our own steaks. You will enjoy selections from our wine list that has been recognized by the Wine Spectator Magazine for over 9 years. Our patio and balcony over looking the trendy bar is among our customers favorite requests for lunch and dinner seating, while the wine cellar has two of the most romantic tables in the area. If you are traveling, this is one of those restaurants that you wish you had back home....and we are happy that you found us.
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The Greenfield Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (38)romantic (26)great for outdoor dining (25)great for brunch (21)great for lunch (17)fit for foodies (16)neighborhood gem (16)notable wine list (14)good for groups (13)scenic view (7)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Very thankful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were a group of college friends who had not seen each other for 35 years. The staff was very accommodating and let us stay to chat. Never once did they try to "push" us out of the restaurant even though we had stayed way past the lunch ending time. Thank you for allowing us the time to catch up with each other in a relaxed atmosphere with great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JohnVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Have been to Greenfield many times - probably our favorite eating place
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining in Lancaster
    MealLov
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We wanted a healthy, well presented meal in an establishment with ambience and good service. We enjoyed our meal of Scottish Salmon and Grouper with a nice glass of Pino Noir. Outside dining is lovely. Only suggestion is that the desserts could use maybe a seasonal apple or peach crisp.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Harley's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and wanted a special place to go. The Greenfield fit the bill. The food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    this was very good. we shared a cheese plate appetizer using local cheeses. yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    Cathy
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great restaurant . Always have good food and service!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • frau
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We enjoyed an excellent Sunday brunch seated outdoors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food
    Mongoose
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The crab cakes and scallops were excellent. You could see that care went into preparing them with the careful arrangement of the food on the plate.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in Lancaster!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere and even better food! Well balanced menu, something for everyone. Extensive wine list too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JohnVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We frequent Greenfield Inn. The food is always outstanding. Many of our friends feel the same
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at your restaurant. the selection wfrom which to choose were ample, and we had not one word of complaint or question about how our meal was prepared.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Traditional, fresh-sourced menu
    MbMb
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The piano was playing when we arrived about 7:30 on Sat night and the restaurant was nearly full; by 9:00 only a few tables were occupied. This is a perfect restaurant for dining when you gather for a special occasion or want to enjoy a conversation with friends. The menu, along with the decor, was rather traditional: in good taste, not adventurous or lively bar scene or late night hot spot. Think country club calm. My salmon with a butter/corn sauce was very good; my husband's steak was done just as he requested. The ingredients are largely local sourced so the vegetables are seasonal and very fresh. We thought the dinner, while pricy relative to local restaurants, was a good value.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great at Greenfield!
    foodiefriend
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Took several new foundation board members for lunch and a mini orientation. Greenfield Restaurant is a great venue to do that. Enough privacy yet sufficient activity. Always great food with many options and wonderful seasonal produce from right here in Lancaster County. We did lunch but dinners are also terrific. A wonderful place to dine!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise find and a hidden gem!
    NYCFoodie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were visiting the Lancaster area on a recent stay and had booked our reservations for a Saturday night dinner at the last minute. There weren't that many restaurant choices left for our party of 8 (with young kids). The menu looked appetizing enough that we decided to give it a try. Wow! Are we glad we found this place! Everything we ordered was cooked to perfection! We had the following appetizers: French onion soup, short ribs spring roll, calamari and the following entrees: scallops, salmon and lobster. This was a such quaint restaurant with a beautiful outdoor dining patio. More importantly, it was kid friendly. I would highly recommend coming here if you're in the area!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tutt
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My son and his wife came from Charleston, south Carolina for a short visit. My son is a chef at a high wnd restaurant in Charleston and it is always hard to find a restaurant that he really enjoys. Our meal was amazing and he was so impressed with your chefs preparation of the food. Our server Jonathan was amazing. As a local I was also impressed. The food was far more better than the last time I was there. Thanks for making our evening a memorable one. We definitely will be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful area
    NEKdinesout
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Been here several times. I guess the chef doesn't like to make meat well done. I asked for well done and not fatty, took a long time to make it to the table. Waitress said because I wanted it well done. It finally came rare and fatty. Didn't eat most of it. told the waitress why. She said sorry and offered me a dessert. No thanks Had good meals in the past. Not sure we will go again
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • visit whenever in lancaster!
    HerbiejackVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    we love this place. fresh food. excellent service. perfection!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always dependable
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We have been to the Greenfield many times. The food and service is always great
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely
    katerina
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    A perfect afternoon entertaining friends without lifting a finger. The outdoor patio was divine complimenting perfect fresh salads and libations. Everyone had a good time young and old.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Attentive Waiter
    cndirector1
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I took my 7 year old granddaughter to Greenfield after a Saturday performance at The Fulton. What a great experience for her. Jonathan treated her like a grown- up which she loved. We had a wonderful dining experience, great meal Shells & Cheese for her and the Chicken Cashew salad for me. Chocolate Decadence for dessert and she pronounced it correctly!! Thanks for a memorable day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aceofaplace4us
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We enjoyed our dining experience at The Greenfield. The menu was innovative. It was expensive but worth every dollar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful anniversary dinner
    mrhol
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My wife and I had our 12th wedding anniversary at the Greenfield and this is also our third time and they have yet to disappoint. The service is top notch and attentive. The food is well prepared, flavorful and unique. The drinks are also one-of-a-kind. Our previous two dinners there were in the secluded wine cellar, which is very romantic and full of ambience. This time, however, we wanted some place different, so we chose the balcony, which is also inside, but on the second floor overlooking the lounge. It was also out of the way of other groups of people and we could still hear the piano player that night. We have definitely made this our go-to place for romantic dinners in Lancaster.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious lunch
    lanctrans
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I had lunch on the patio and everything was lovely. The service is attentive and the foos was delicious. My friend and I both had strawberry chicken salad. Large portions and the chicken is perfectly prepared
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 411 reviews are from the The Greenfield Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Nice spot for dinner
    smillard0630
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We had a late reservation for 10 of us. We had the place mostly to ourselves and enjoyed the restaurant very much. Food was very good. The piano player, who we were right next to, was fabulous. Not loud but added just the right touch to our evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    sandieo
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Waiter was a little cocky. But the food was well prepared and well presented. A little pricy but a nice place to have dinner
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Outside Lancaster spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Nice setting in Greenfield deco omens. Across street nice walking trails around lakes with swans. Food is great. Early American ambiance in dining room. Modern eaton bar with outside ding. Just a great spot for a nice leisurely dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • an uncomforatble dinner
    highexpectations
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I was disappointed in the restaurant. Service was slow, food took almost an hour after ordering to serve main course. Pacing was totally off, and despite requests to ensure vegetarian diners meals, it seemed the vegetables were cooked with bacon. The final straw was despite multiple requests to turn down A/C (it was rainy day, hence it was actually freezing inside) we had to leave before the desert course. They did bring the check quickly though, but didn't pick it up and the other diners had to leave the table due to the cold while I sat for 5-10 minutes waiting and finally hunted down a waitress to run the bill while I stood there in the hallway. Totally unprofessional.
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  • Another fine lunch experience
    lunchbunch
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Group of 10 from Eastern PA and MD returned for yet another great dining experience. Food and service were excellent and ambiance allowed for conversation. We will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    The perfect spot to celebrate a birthday, particularly an elderly relative's who has difficulty hearing and communicating. The staff was most accommodating. They permitted me to bring a birthday cake, which our waitress served along with ice cream for the very modest charge of $2.50 per person. And she could not have been more patient with or kind to the birthday "girl." Greenfield's is a short distance and welcome respite from the mediocre food and crowded chaos of the chain restaurants along Route 30. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • date night
    katerina
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I've eaten here many times and it is always consistently good. Suggested it for a date night and was not disappointed. Super food, great drinks and good service. There just enough to keep things rolling but, away enough to give us alone time to catch up on life and romance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I had the Buffalo. I didn't care for it. Too red and too tough. My wife had the Walleye. She didn't care for it
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful brunch
    MEBL
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Lovely place with a terrific porch in warmer weather. Food cannot be beat. Imaginative drinks. Courteous seating for those with limited mobility. Best brunch around.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perfect place for a special date!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    My husband and I loved our evening at Greenfield! The food was excellent and dinner in the wine cellar was super romantic!!! Our service was fabulous!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We really liked the atmosphere
    gr8food
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We really liked the atmosphere mainly because the tables are not too close to each other so it was fairly quiet. The food was outstanding! We had the rock fish/salmon chowder and it was excellent! Our filets were done exactly as we ordered them. The service was excellent too. We will definitely eat there again!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • greenfield
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    ok the cellar is great for a nice romantic dinner. now with that said the service we had was awful. the calamari was bland. the rack of lamb is awesome. the barrel cut of prime rib was horrible. the spatzele was just as bad very doughie. the mash potatoes cold. then the expresso martinis we ordered for dessert was even worst. would I go back NO,No,No
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the best in Lancaster, Pa.
    FRIEND
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    This is really a great place to dine, Food, Wine and Service is finest we have experienced in Lancaster County. Recommend.10 out of 10. Don't tell to many about it. Owners could let it go to their head or it could become overrun. LOL.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic all around!
    Janice
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This was the first time my husband and I ate at Greenfield, and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent with many choices for our diverse palates. Our server was knowledgable and made fantastic recommendations. I absolutely recommend the Greenfield Inn if you are looking for romantic ambience and superb food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    Gardyloo
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    All in all, nice atmosphere, good food for a fast food restaurant, but way overpriced for what you are getting. I suspect the management got a good reputation and then started raising prices and lowering quality. So sad. Would never recommend to a friend. Prime rib below average and tasteless, even with the $3 onions. Grilled veggies were far from fresh. Desserts seemed mass produced but tasty.
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  • A special restaurant that
    Franky
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    A special restaurant that has a good mix of semi-casual dining with fine dining food. The service is always friendly, personable, and attentive. My wife and I recommend the seafood. It is very fresh and cooked perfectly. Live music on the weekends, special events, and gracious hosts make it a memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    DiningduoVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Our first time at the wonderful Greenfield Restaurant and we were very impressed. The food was superb and the service delightful. It was a fifty minute drive from our home, but it was very with it! We round most definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.