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About John J Jeffries at the Lancaster Arts Hotel





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.






300 Harrisburg Ave
Lancaster, PA 17603
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Organic, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm -10:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Bar opens daily at 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Mullberry St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(717) 431-3307

Website:
http://www.johnjjeffries.com/

Parking Details:
Free parking in the Lancaster Arts Hotel garage.

Executive Chef:
Michael Carson and Sean Cavanaugh

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.

Private Party Contact:
Ladan Golposhan: (844) 417-9551

Additional:
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

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.

John J Jeffries at the Lancaster Arts Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.7

service

4.8

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4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Organic (43)
Fit for Foodies (41)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Romantic (37)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Worth the Drive (33)
Healthy (24)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Cozy (23)
Authentic (21)
Business Meals (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Seasonal (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Bar Seating (14)
Notable Wine List (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Casual (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Vegan (9)
Fun (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Tapas (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 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!

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·Dined 5 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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Organic
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·Dined 5 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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 5 days ago

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

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·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Grant was our bartender....very knowledgable and mixed very nice drinks. April was our server and she was very attentive while allowing us to have space. Service and atmosphere were excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was unique but enough variety that I recognized many of the items. The food was fantastic and the service was great too.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a nice evening at John J Jeffries. Both our meals were prepared very well. Our waiter was fantastic. We weren’t in the main dining room, so atmosphere suffered a little. The pace was a little quick, so it didn’t feel like we had much time to sip our wine and enjoy the evening out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had an excellent meal. The steak tartar was very good.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

We chose this restaurant for our Valentine's Day dinner. I liked the healthier options of grass-fed meats from local farms. The menu had a good variety of dishes with a vegetarian option. Everything I had from the beet & lentil salad to the French press coffee and flourless chocolate cake was absolutely delicious. The only thing I would change is an option for more private seating. The tables were very close together, so noise and privacy of conversation were a slight issue.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a wonderful date night! Thanks for the great food & service!

Tags: Romantic, Organic, Healthy, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Absolutely outstanding, They area's best farm to table restaurant. Well worth the drive from anywhere. Been there 3 times in a year and half the menu was different every time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We are regulars at JJJ and feel like family when we visit. The food, drink and service is always top shelf.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Organic, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Vegan, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on February 5, 2018

I am always skeptical of new places, but was blown away by this place! Food was excellent and so fresh! Waiter was very informative and helpful. I would highly recommend this place for lunch or dinner. Will make this one of my regular stops for sure! Well done!!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Happy Hour, Vegan, Healthy, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food was fabulous. Everything was prepared amazingly and tasted delicious. The service was wonderful as well. We will definitely be back again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Almost no place in Lancaster county has the culinary depth as jjj. I have been often and have never had 1 bad part of any meal.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

My husband and I have dined at John J. Jeffries twice, once for our 50th anniversary, and once for my birthday the next year. The food was delicious and beautifully laid out. Portions are not large, but are certainly adequate. And 'delicious' does not do it justice. The service was exceptional, and the ambiance was quiet, comfortable and relaxing. Especially (but certainly not only) for 'special occasions', we highly recommend JJJ. The staff goes out of their way to congratulate and make you feel special and welcome, and they do so in a sincere way, not at all perfunctory. Highly recommended!

Tags: Vegan, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Very nice except the two men on the speaker phone. Great atmosphere, menu ok. Not much on thew menu for a Lancaster county guy, (need some more guy food).
My wife loved the food and choices though.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Wonderful find 5 minutes from downtown Lancaster! Food, service, and atmosphere are perfect for a special night out. Impressive knowledge of wait staff, explained the local concept and various crafted beverages!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was amazing! We are going to have our rehearsal dinner at jjj in May and can’t wait!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 26, 2018

From start to finish, a phenomenal experience. My husband and I shared an array of small plates: the cheese plate (best we’ve ever had), the tartare, the fried potatoes, meatballs, and jim bim bop. Furthermore, they went out of their way to make our anniversary exceptional. This is the place to go in Lancaster.

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 (Poconos)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Incredible place. Waiter was awesome. Delicious food.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Nice dinner with husband.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We did keep our reservation, although we arrived late and it was quiet so there had been noneed for a reservation so I don’t think she checked us into their system.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Enjoyed this restaurant . The food and service were great . Overall Excellent!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Organic, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Delicious meal in a beautiful room. Love that the food is local and custom preparations are accomidated. Service was excellent. We will be back!!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Top notch attentive service by our waiter and secondary helpers. Food was adequate , tasty and mouth watering. Cocktails were authentic and lavish. Recommend the beef which is home grown.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Healthy, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The overall experience was below average. Food was not good. Service was fine. Ambience was not very good. Tough to believe this was a top rated restaurant in Lancaster. My recommendation is skip John Jeffries.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My husband and I were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary. Dinner was nice (our server, Henry was excellent)! After dinner we went to the bar for an after dinner drink, and was very disappointed. It was only around 9:30 p.m. and the atmosphere was almost depressing. The music was awful for a bar environment. When we asked the bar tender to change it, he said he couldn't because the owner wants his music played (even though the owner was not on the premises); very disappointed!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

John J Jeffries is a great restaurant that uses seasonal local foods to create their menu. They provide a small tasing of soup once you place your order; fantastic breads, amazing drinks and phenomenal food. The service is always superb! The servers are knowledgeable with amazing recommendations.

Tags: Organic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Wonderful staff, waiter. Great dining experience. Highly recommended for a quiet romantic meal with your loved ones.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Fantastic as always. We had family visiting from out of town and the first thing they wanted to do was to go to John J Jeffries.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Tried tartare for the first time and thought it was excellent. Would definitely recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Gorgeous hotel and restaurant, great service, delectable food, perfect for a date night or special occasion... would highly recommend!

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Authentic, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food and service were excellent. Would definitely go there again.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our first time at John J. Jeffries and we were beyond happy with our experience. It was a 4 course tasting menu and each dish was fabulous. The attention to detail and service was phenomenal! Great cocktail menu as well!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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