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For 2
7:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at John J Jeffries at the Lancaster Arts Hotel.
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John J Jeffries at the Lancaster Arts Hotel

1988 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

We’ve designed our menu based on local, seasonal, sustainable and organic agriculture and delicious recipes. Please join us and taste the difference of local farm-to-table sustainable cuisine in one of Lancaster's best fine dining restaurants.

As the Chefs and Owners of John J Jeffries, we believe you will find our passion for supporting local businesses and preserving the land we live on, to be contagiously obvious in how we run our restaurant.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Organic, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm -10:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Bar opens daily at 4:00pm
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Phone number
(717) 431-3307
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Carson and Sean Cavanaugh
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Private party facilities
Celebrate in sustainable style at John J Jeffries at the Lancaster Arts Hotel. Allow our chefs to help you plan a special menu for your private event. The charm of our restaurant, and architecture of the Lancaster Arts Hotel, provides a special and unique private dining experience.
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Private party contact
Ladan Golposhan: (844) 417-9551
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Cross street
Mullberry St.
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Parking details
Free parking in the Lancaster Arts Hotel garage.
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Special events & promotions
Prix Fix $89 per person, or $109 per person with optional wine pairings. This will be the only menu available during the evening, please call if you have any questions or concerns. New Years Eve Menu... First Course: Local Trumpet Mushroom Bisque Butter Poached Lobster & Saffron Risotto Crispy Pork Belly Love Tacos Poached Beet Carpaccio Second Course: Pan Roasted Black Cod Black Winter Truffle Mac-N-Cheese Lil' Ponderosa Ranch Grass-Fed Dry Aged Steak Tartare Winter Salad Third Course: Burke's Garden Farm Lamb Barnegat Light Dry Packed Sea Scallops Highbourne Farm Red Deer Java Steak Lil Ponderosa Ranch Grass-Fed Dry-Aged Beef Tenderloin Keiser's Farm Free-Range Pheasant Breast Vegetarian Lasagna Des! sert Course: Cranberry-Orange Sorbet Macadamia & Chocolate Tart Keswick Creamery Quark Cheesecake Flourless 72% Dark Chocolate Cake Local Artisan Cheese Plate *Menu subject to changes.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1988 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The Shanker was unbelievable...I will be coming back for that!

vipFortheBirds (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Interesting menu selection. All items were described in great detail by our waiter. Salads, soup and small plates were delicious. Lamb entree had great flavor, but a little tough. Still very good. Will definitely return. The service was outstanding.

AnthonyC (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Loved everything about our experience. It would have been nice to be informed prior to the evening that it was a price fix menu and what the price would be. We loved it nevertheless!

ShayleenW (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

For our first time at the restaurant we were so happy with everything. The server Henry was by far the best server we've had anywhere in Lancaster county. The food also was amazing. I tried things I didn't ever think I would and to my surprise I really enjoyed it. I would recommend the restaurant to everyone. The price is worth it. We will he going back!

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Food was great - but would have preferred to know it was a set menu with a set price. Was worth it, just surprised.

Nash (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We love John J. Jeffries------always a great atmosphere, great service, and great food!!!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Awesome food, service and atmosphere. I highly recommend this restaurant. We'll definitely be back.

Lauren (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The service was great, both at the bar and at our table. The food was fine. I’m from out of town and read so many great reviews, so maybe there was too much hype for the food to live up to. I would come back and give them another try as their menus are interesting.

Largemammal (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

My wife and I love the food and atmosphere alike. The menu evolves to utilize fresh, locally sourced ingredients so there is often something new to try.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

The food was delicious and service was great. We had a very nice time.