Belvedere Inn Restaurant and Bar

4.8
2018 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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. For outdoor seating requests, please contact the restaurant directly.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2018 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.8
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Drinks were good. Appetizer of lobster and crab dip didn’t have discernible lobster or crab in it. The special (lobster tail topped with crab cake) was over cooked and dry. Disappointing for the reputation this establishment has.

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MatthewS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was amazing as always. Thank you

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ChristineM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent, staff and service are top notch. If there is a better fine dining restaurant in Lancaster County I don't know about it.

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LesleyA
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My husband and I were in on Friday night and sat on the outside terrace which was absolutely wonderful.our server was Jimmy and he was AMAZING! There was an issue with my salad and he went above and beyond to resolve the issue and to make sure we were happy with our experience. My husband’s dinner was amazing as well as our appetizers and drinks. Overall a very pleasant experience and really enjoyed have Jimmy for a server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Loved the outdoor villa! Jimmy did a great job making sure we had a great evening!

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TomVilla
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambience. Wonderful service and the food was exquisite.

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vipPegKay
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, awesome service and excellent food. We are never disappointed! Thank you, we will back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining at the Belvedere! One of our absolute favorites. With the pandemic we haven’t been going many places but thought we would try it because we trust their service and staff- and because it was my husbands birthday. They did not disappoint!!! We felt very safe and had a wonderful evening. I am also pregnant and all staff were super knowledgeable about their ingredients and preparations so I could eat everything I wanted! We will always go back! Cannot recommend this establishment enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here and absolutely loved it ! Will definitely be back! Shoutout to our awesome waiter Jimmy !

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AshleyJ
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back after the COVID shutdown. COVID precautions in place- Staff wore their masks correctly & barriers were in place between the tables. I felt incredibly safe while dining.

The service provided by Jimmy was excellent! The food was just as delicious prior to the shut down.

So glad one of our favorites has reopened for business.

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DaveS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed at the Belvedere. The staff, the food, the ambiance and everything about this venue is fantastic. You will always be satisfied. It is a top 3 places to eat in my book

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The ambiance is beautiful but the food overall didn’t match the setting. We didn’t care for the Escargot with hazelnuts (while the sauce was decent the escargot themselves were flavorless) and even though we only ate three of them and told our server we didn’t like them it was still left on our check. We also ordered fried mozzarella triangles for appetizers which were essentially just super size mozzarella sticks (despite the server saying how good and fresh the mutz was). The avocado and crab tower appetizer was really underseasoned. For entree my partner had the salmon was she said was very good- I ordered the venison chop and rabbit sausage entree. I did confirm that the chop would be cooked medium rare but then when it came out it was almost medium well. They refired me another entree but then I had to sit without food for another 15 minutes while they cooked it. All this being said- we were celebrating our engagement and it just was a disappointing experience. Though the manager did come by to wish us a happy engagement the servers who took care of us didn’t make it feel special for us at all, and I don’t think they did enough to mitigate the missteps that were made with the food. Again, ambiance is gorgeous- drinks were delicious but food and service was kinda ho hum.

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HERMANP
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AS ALWAYS A TREAT AND THE BEST,HAPPY TO SEE IT BACK.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was great and food was great. So experience was well great

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James
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

I love this place. My partner got the salmon, over mushroom rice. I got the special, Lobster Tail stuffed with crab cake, potatoes, and broccolini.

It hurts to give this review. Sadly it also hurt my wallet to spend $150 dollars on an anniversary meal with undercooked rice, overcooked lobster, undercooked potatoes, and broccolini that tasted absolutely appalling. I was offended by that broccolini. I was so caught off guard we just paid and left. The whole meal was such a mess we would have been waiting for an two entirely newly cooked entrees if we complained.

The salmon on my partners was plate was cooked very well and the dessert was great. We muddled through the rest of our meals as best as we could leaving behind the rice and broccolini, potatoes, etc.

I am unsure if I will want to return and would suggest others spend their money elsewhere if this is the amount of quality control it dropped to.

I considered this place to be some of the best food this side of PA. Sad if this is what has come of it.

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Karinp
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Henry is an awesome server - great help narrowing our choices because there are always so many!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never misses a beat!! Everything was fantastic! We were happy to be back. Looking forward to dining weekly.

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Nightout
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Disappointed. I always loved this place. Since they had hired a new chef a few years ago my steak is always dry. The previous chef put a butter in his steaks which made it delicious. No choice of vegetable. Broccoli was the only vegetable available. I think you should be able to chose between two vegetables. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Belvedere it's our favorite restaurant in Lancaster!

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AdamF
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, especially the veal Oscar. Outstanding drinks and ambiance. Henry, our server, was amazing. Perfect date night!

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Kurt
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Belvedere is in a great building with excellent service and food.

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Annie
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food, great service. Tables are placed nice and far apart to allow for comfortable dining during a pandemic, as well as a quiet ambiance that allows for private conversation. Table was ready at reservation time, and we did not feel rushed within the 90 minute reservation time frame. Loved that we got to support a fantastic local restaurant!

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DebS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pricey. Good food but cost outweighs the quality of food. I ate there 2 years ago and remember the food being better.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had drinks with an old friend

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vipJulieB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait to go back again. The food was good, especially the lobster bisque. Great service!

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racetrack
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Valentine Day Dinner. Veal Oscar was great. Most notable from past times dinning, was how quiet it was. Covid-19 restrictions have 50% capacity rules, that with clear plastic petitions around tables made it easy to hold a conversation. Jamie, a long time waiter there, did an excellent job.

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DaveW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Our server was great. Atmosphere was great. Food was much less than expected. Steak was dry. Definitely overpriced for the value.

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vipJordan
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Henry was excellent! Attentive and knowledgeable. Food was delicious. Got the Belvedere Bread (tasty!!), Veal Oscar, and the Filet and Scallops special. Cooked perfectly. Thank you for such a wonderful Valentine's Day dining experience.

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vipPaulS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got seated right away the waiter was great and the food was outstanding we enjoyed it very much

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RCGGG
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food has suffered during COVID- Hope it makes a comeback

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Nell
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The experience was pleasant but the aged strip was disappointing. It was very expensive $51 just for the entree which was very mediocre and the steak was overdone. The Belvie bread, soup and creme brule were very good. My advice is to stick with a menu item and not the more expensive specials. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The menu was a bit limited but certainly understand with just reopening. My veal was ok but I have had better meals at Belvedere. Our waiter, Tate, was absolutely fantastic.

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PepperB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as always. Food excellent and drinks on the spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went out to an early Valentine’s Dinner, Henry was an amazing server! He helped guide us through our experience and it was an amazing time. The service we had was unlike any other we had previously. We can’t wait to go back again and hope to have Henry again in the future.

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Theodore
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Belvedere is always an outstanding experience and that remains true even with COVID regulations in place. The service was incredible, the food even better, but most of all my wife and I felt safe. We'll be back soon!

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vipThe3rdgiraffe
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food, as always. Don’t miss dining in one of the villas this winter - highly recommend!

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TerryH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Braised Short Ribs which was excellent. Service was beyond excellent

FAQs

Belvedere Inn Restaurant and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 394-2422.

Belvedere Inn Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 2018 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.