Belvedere Inn Restaurant and Bar

4.8
1355 reviews
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WELCOME TO THE BELVEDERE INN
The Belvedere Inn is an award-winning restaurant in Lancaster, PA, known for its delicious cuisine ranging from new age American to European styles created by Executive Chef Daniel LeBoon as well as it’s elegant dining atmosphere. Come in, relax and have a great time. Enjoy our savory appetizers, lunch specials and entrees. Stop by for a cocktail after work or enjoy live jazz in our piano bar upstairs. There's something for everyone at The Belvedere, and our friendly staff will always make you feel welcome. We are committed to using the freshest local produce and organic ingredients from Lancaster County, plus unique foods from around the world. Join us anytime for lunch, dinner or drinks, and see what makes The Belvedere Inn such a unique dining experience in Lancaster City.

Please be aware, seating requests will be honored when possible, please call for special requests.
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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very romantic restaurant downtown Lancaster. We sat up stairs. The food was excellent and the service was great. Perfect for special occasions.

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MW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is top notch. Don't ever change.

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SK
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husband’s birthday and he wanted to go back to the Belvidere. Everything was perfect. The waiter was very attentive and the food was amazing.
We are so happy that we celebrated there. We will be back soon!

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Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable birthday dinner. Entire staff was cordial and happy to have us. Food is always great.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday there. Good service. Food was so delicious! I recommend the sea bass. The salted caramel ice cream was also very good!

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MC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best meals and dining experiences we've had I a long time. We can't wait to go back.

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PC
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a celebratory birthday dinner on Saturday evening. The restaurant seated us right away. We had a corner table for five. The food was very mostly very good -- I didn't love my stuffed oysters, but I think that was just the wrong choice for me. Everyone else was very happy with their meal. The service was attentive without being cloying. The most important part was that our 84-year-old father enjoyed himself, and I'm sure he'll be going back.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday dinner! Excellent food & service!!

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LM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere. Attentive knowledgeable staff. Excellent food. Would definitely go again.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect!!
Acknowledgement, service, drinks, food.....all, just perfect!!!

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C
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. We Loved the fried avocado for an appetizer.

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service.

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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

$19 lunch entree: 3 scallops on a schmear of thin mashed potatoes + 1 embryo (sub baby) bok Choi the size of a large gumdrop. And it took 30 minutes to arrive. Thank god our waiter - who was great - got me a plate of auxiliary asparagus PDQ.
This negative experience is an anomaly at the Belvedere, which is consistently excellent, I had a FABULOUS harvest salad there the week before.

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Poconos
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for special occasion!

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Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We we’re celebrating 2 birthdays and had a great evening. It was noisy because we were seated right by the pianist, but we enjoyed the music so it was OK.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent!! Loved it! We had the best waiter!

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JF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

With the weather very cold, single digits, I think this had an effect on the food. The tomato crab bisque was excellent. When I got my entree, sea bass, the plating was very nice but the bass was not cooked properly. A large mistake and disappointment, didn't really want to send the meal back to the kitchen although I really should have. My one companion had scallops and had sand in them. Desert was good. Noise level was not to bad but prevalent. The best part of the experience was our wonderful server. She did an outstanding job of serving our table.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere. Food was delicious, a little pricey but well worth it.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great new menu!

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SG
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience with amazing food! Will definitely return again.

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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good. Harvest salad w chicken 👍

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CS
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had the best stay! The rooms are gorgeous and the food is so fresh and delicious! The spa is a great place to really unwind with a massage.

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JV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at the Belvedere, but it certainly will not be our last. Very, very nice!

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EL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will was absolutely wonderful. From beginning to end. He was kind, funny, knowledgable on all of our questions. Thank you very much

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T
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best in town! We enjoyed ourselves very much and it always our pleasure to have Josh as a server.

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DN
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant. I had the Belvie bread for an appetizer and it was mouth watering goodness! Also had the braised short ribs and I must say that it was some of the best beef that I have ever had. Took half of my meal home and it was just as good the 2nd day warmed up!

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CB
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We invited clients to dinner and everyone enjoyed their dinner tremendously. The server couldn't have been more attentive, the food was fantastic and we will definitely be back if we are in the area in the future.

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TS
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem!!

I consider myself a restaurant snob and I can honestly say that my experience here was absolutely outstanding. From the old world charm of the wainscoting and ambient lighting to the selection of wines and cocktails to the main course, I enjoyed my dinner immensely. Great place to bring a friend or a larger party, everyone can have a pleasant conversation with out feeling like you are yelling.

5 stars aren't enough!

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places. Henry was our waiter and was phenomenal. The surf and turf was incredible. Great way to celebrate my birthday!

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NT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

My girlfriend and I really love The Belvedere Inn. We travel from Harrisburg to celebrate special occasions here or when we are in the Lancaster area and simply need/want a great meal. This most recent time we dined here was to have a fun and delicious date night. Do you like good wine/beer/liquor? Do you like a fun and cozy atmosphere? More importantly, do you value a delicious and unique meal? If you said yes to 2 out of those 3 questions, this place is for you. We always look forward to the next time we can come.

Only reason service lost two stars was because I asked for my bourbon neat with a side glass of ice. Server acknowledged that request. But came back with a glass filled with a fist full of ice in my pretty pricey bourbon (blanton's). The food is always worth the price, but I found some of the drinks, cocktails and whiskey (scotch especially) to be a tad overpriced.

Food to try: 4 hr short rib (melts in your mouth, no knife needed), caesar salad (like julius caesar, this salads just rules all other salads on their menu), scallop/shrimp dishes, chicken dish(es), chilean sea bass

Food(s) to maybe avoid/better to get elsewhere: not much, they do it all extremely well -- but we found that their asian inspired dishes aren't as great as their other dishes

Will we go back: 100% yes -- no question about it

Score: 78.5/100
Ambiance: 8.5/10
Service: 22/30 (normally would give them a higher score, probably closer to 24/25 but this most recent time the server was a tad slow and messed up the drink order, the table runner was fantastic though)
Drinks: 22/30 (wine was superb, bourbon was fantastic just a little overpriced and messed up the order, or else probably a 24/30, not as big of a wine list as we would've liked, but get bonus points for having rose listed)
Food: 26/30

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Everything was satisfactory although I noticed portion size is less than it used to be

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing! We truly enjoyed our experience.

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DR
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Belvedere is a reminder that fine dining still exists. Really fine dining. They way I remember fine dining to be decades ago. No sports bar, no screaming, no three flavors of wings. Just a lovely meal, lovely setting, lovely service.

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1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

number 1 restaurant in lancaster there is always someone at the front door to welcome you. the dining area is cozy and we love the decor. the service is outstanding starting at the front door, ordering our food till the end of the meal. the menu allows you to find many choices and all choices are perfectly prepared. my husband and i eat often at the restaurant and never had anything we did not love. we also bring our family there for special occasions and they love it there. we were there for thanksgiving last year and were seated upstairs my grown up children loved it. the atmosphere was lively and the meal was great. we also bring them for birthdays. they have also become patrons of the restaurant. this has become our favorite place for guests and friends. if you have not been there yet you are missing on excellent service and fine food. our favorite item on the menu is the filet. it has always been prepared the way you like it. this will always be our number 1 restaurant in lancaster. try it you wil love it.

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JH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Beautiful restaurant inside. Both had the filet and loved it

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great ambiance. Great live music. Awesome service. Our servers were very attentive to our needs.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been wanting to check this place out since we moved to Lancaster in June and finally made a reservation. Love the atmosphere here and the food is even better! We will definitely be back soon

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DW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first tme, but won't be our last. Great experience.

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SD
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server for lunch was the utmost professional and service was Impeccable.

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M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere and delicious food.

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