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Ad Lib Craft Kitchen and Bar, Harrisburg, PA

Ad Lib Craft Kitchen and Bar

4.7
4.7
393 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
  • Great for creative cocktails
  • Good for special occasions
  • Good for business meals
Ad Lib
Craft Kitchen and Bar
A comfortable gathering place where people come together to celebrate, debate politics or simply spend time with friends and family, Ad Lib is a “new take” on a traditional American Tavern.
Food and Drink offerings are old favorites “turned on their side” and full of surprises. Our food and beverage chefs combine classic preparations with contemporary creativity. Ad lib specials, the “Ad Lib Lunch” and Ad lib social hours celebrate spontaneity. This is a place to share food and share stories. There’s no script, just a stage set for you to wing it!
This is food that is fun to cook, fun to eat, fun to share. And, you can try many dishes in one visit with the large offering of small plate options. Guests can choose from over 40 small plates, over 30 wines by the glass, over 60 selections of beer and an ever changing list of craft, barrel aged and edible cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (717) 237-6419
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Anthony Bianco
  • Private party facilities
    Looking for a fun, exciting private breakfast, lunch or dinner party for your corporate event or special family occasion in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania? Contact Ad Lib! Having a private event at Ad Lib is a unique experience customized to your needs.
  • Neighborhood
    Harrisburg
  • Cross street
    Market Street
  • Parking details
    Street parking along with public garage connected to the hotel.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 393 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia County

    Innovative

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Best Service

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Good for business meals

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Kid-friendly

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Innovative

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Healthy

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Hot spot

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Great for fine wines

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Good for special occasions

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Lively

393 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    So, we went for the “over 30 item Bloody Mary bar”, which was quite disappointing. It had about 10 things, 5 of which were different peppers and old bay seasoning. It didn’t have either celery or horseradish (essentials) much less any nice add ins like bacon or cocktail onions. Bartender was downright rude when asked. The upside was our server was fabulous and perfectly happy to bring anything we asked for. We ended up sharing our horseradish and celery with the table next to us, who were also disappointed with “Harrisburg’s best Bloody Mary bar”. The food was good. Nothing super great, but certainly tasty. They also had live entertainment, and the guy was pretty good. So as a brunch, worth the trip. But not if you want a Bloody Mary bar. You could do just was well rummaging through your kitchen.
    Ad Lib Craft Kitchen and BarResponded on June 24, 2024
    I'm very sorry for your disappointing and substandard experience. I'd like to invite you back to give us another opportunity. Please give me a call at 717-237-6419 (ask for Tony). Thank you.

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  2. Kevin

    Philadelphia

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Express Lunch & the Cuban Grilled Cheese were both excellent. The service was terrific.

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  3. travvllr

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We picked this restaurant for convenience. What a lovely surprise to find the service exceptional as well as the food. Our waitperson, Mike, was able to give us wine recommendations as well as being attentive despite every table being occupied. Can’t wait to go back for no reason except an exceptional dining experience.

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  4. PleasedLAJ

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The server was nice, but not super attentive so we had to correct drink orders and entrees. The ambiance is a vibe though.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good. I was a tiny bit disappointed that the menu was a bit different than the one that shows on line. As I am a gluten free guest and am limited and a few of the gf things were not on the menu. Everything else was great though. April was our server And she was wonderful. Very knowledgeable about the menu and pleasant and accommodating She should have a 6 star rating

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  6. knees

    Pittsburgh

    123 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Glad to be seated in a booth in a relatively area as requested! Most food options tasty, oysters, garlic fries and yummy passion fruit dessert. Wished we had ordered the black cod over the street tacos that were bland and minimal. Great service, fun ambience! Worth checking out, better than most hotel restaurants.

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  7. DianeC

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I thought it was great that we were asked by the chef & the server how we liked the new additions to the menu that we tried. Service was excellent and attentive.

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  8. Shabaron

    New York City

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. Especially the Brussels sprouts and the duck. The decor is beautiful. The cocktails were good also.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was tasty and we had great service. Caleb even offered some suggestions as we explored the area. Thanks Ad Lib team.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My boyfriend and I went in to enjoy their Sunday Brunch, the overall atmosphere was an experience with the live music provided and the quick service. The food and drinks were good. I definitely recommend the Short Rib Omelet, probably consumed it as soon as it got to me haha.

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FAQs

Ad Lib Craft Kitchen and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 237-6419.

Ad Lib Craft Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 393 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ad Lib Craft Kitchen and Bar

1 N Second St, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Market Street
  • Neighborhood
    Harrisburg
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking along with public garage connected to the hotel.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Anthony Bianco
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (717) 237-6419
  • Private party facilities
    Looking for a fun, exciting private breakfast, lunch or dinner party for your corporate event or special family occasion in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania? Contact Ad Lib! Having a private event at Ad Lib is a unique experience customized to your needs.
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