Altana Rooftop Lounge

3.5
32 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for a Date
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A night at Altana is a night of comfortable conversation and refreshing libation in the ultimate urban escape. Indulge in the beautiful view of Lancaster City on our rooftop lounge while enjoying our refined selection of drinks and refreshments. Experience Altana, a relaxed and modern lounge, the perfect place to elevate your evening.

Elevate your evening at Altana, our downtown destination for the luxury nightlife experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Lounge, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Bar
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am
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Phone number
(717) 690-2347
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N Christian St
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
32 reviews
3.5 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
41%
Very Good
11%
Good
16%
Fair
23%
Poor
9%
3.6
food
3.3
service
4.0
ambience
3.5
value
Noise · Moderate
44% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The view of so many church steeples was gorgeous. Our waiter was good. He got rather busy and it took a while to get our food.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Last Friday was my first time there and I would definitely go back. The atmosphere was awesome and the live band was amazing! Service was a little slow but the food was delicious! I got to see the sunset from the rooftop of the restaurent and the view was breathtaking!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Went in for brunch with my girlfriend. Was too hot to be outside but the inside dining room was available. Very cozy inside and much appreciated A/C. Service was attentive and the food was simple yet delicious. I had the classic breakfast and she had the eggs benedict, loved both dishes. Our second time there to dine and would recommend to friends for a nice date night or even a quick brunch spot.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Food out in less than 15 minutes(salmon eggs Benedict), fresh mint and basil plants for drinks, a DJ, and a rooftop view. Best brunch spot in Lancaster hands down. PS try the Belgium waffles, they're to die for. If you're going to pride today be sure to check out the after party!

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Enjoyed taco Tuesday

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1.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Service was HORRIBLE! We had to wait 20 minutes before asking the host ourselves if they had servers! When we got our drinks they were terrible anyway....not impressed. The place is beautiful but arrives killed it! The downstairs bar was much better, however.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Beautiful Saturday evening on rooftop. Food, service, drinks all good.

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

This restaurant would have been fine were it not for another rooftop bar right nextdoor that had much better ambiance and furniture. Unfortunately that rooftop was visible from Altana. I strongly suggest that the owners should upgrade the ambiance/furniture, if they want to stay relevant

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2.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Music was.loud for dining. Server was good and the food was also very good. Unfortunately we have been there twice this summer and the food was very slow to come out both times.

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2.0Dined on May 31, 2018

We went for my husbands birthday. Never been there before. Heard the rooftoop was a great view. However the experience was very disappointing. We were the only people there on a Thursday at 6pm. We were disappointed with service. Waitress came over asked my husband what he wanted to drink and left. Didn't ask me or my daughter what we wanted. She then came back and tooj my daughters and my food order and left with out asking what he wanted. The only redeeming thing about the visit was the food. We had the buffallo chicken dip, procutto and peach pizza, short rib, and tuna nachos. Each was very good.

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great location and atmosphere but received very poor service. Appetizers came out with all the meals. Didn’t receive my food, waiter checked realized he forgot to order it (a cheesesteak) and didn’t return or apologize to say what was going on. Spoke to someone no apologies and food still hadn’t come by time everyone was done eating. I was told my meal would be taken off the bill but since I had a coupon they couldn’t do that, yet no one came over to explain that to me and I had to speak to someone again about the service. The waiter never asked if we needed drink refills and felt management didn’t care poor service was received. I was pleasant about it and they finally did offer a free round of drinks but that was after I said whether I had a coupon or not it doesn’t make up for poor service. It’s slmost like the waiter didn’t want to comeback since he messed up but he could have kept me up to date on what was going on. A cheesesteak doesn’t take over 30 minutes to make and it was not busy at all. I just felt management should have been more receptive to the situation and I shouldn’t have to ask to speak to someone twice about what was going on.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Without a doubt Altana has some of the best cooks in Lancaster. Nice variety at the bar and very personable bartenders. The ambiance is definitely worth noting as well as the views from the rooftop bar.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

This was our second time there and we brought friends. Everyone enjoyed it! Enjoyed the rooftop experience as the last time was in the winter.

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The food was good. The space is WEIRD! So cut off from the bar. Staff was pleasant but we had our reservation at 530, we didn’t leave until 9! I do t think we have ever had such slow food service.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Our server was cheery and personable. Taco Tuesday was a great deal and the fire grilled shell made it the best taco I have had in Lancaster! We will definitely be back.

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Do not recommend. We had a reservation, sat down on time, the waitress stood at the table behind us for 15 minutes talking to her friends. We had menus, were ready to order drinks at least, we started looking around for another server, made eye contact with her a few times and no one ever came. Finally after over 15 minutes of no one coming to the table we got up to leave. At this point, and only this point, did the waitress run over and ask if we would like to order or "can I at least get you some drinks??" We said no, we've been here for over 15 minutes and you were talking to your friends the entire time.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

There was no one in the main restaurant, and no one to greet us. I walked up a few flights to the roof. There I saw a waitress, and got a table. The service was ridiculously slow, even though the place was more than half empty. At least two tables that arrived after we did, with larger parties, got their food before us. And we only ordered sandwiches. It was an okay view. But not much of a food or drink selection.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was cold and tasteless. We were very disappointed.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The first time I went I thought the short Ribs were amazing. I planned a birthday dinner for my boyfriend with some family members. We were expecting a fabulous meal. When we ordered the Short Ribs we were told it was not available. There was a St Patricks day special menu. I was very upset that we had to settle for stew on this special occasion. I was not made aware of this when making the reservation. It ruined my special plans for a special birthday dinner for my boyfriend. The portions were small and our whole party was left feeling hungry and disappointed. VERY DISAPOINTED.

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Service was good but had to send my food back because it was cold. Even when the food was hot it wasn’t very flavorful.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Went for Lancaster City Restaurant Week but ate off the regular menu. Delicious food at a reasonable price. Service was wonderful. Everyone was very friendly and informative! We will be back and will bring others with us.!

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Service was very attentive. Menu was simple but we took advantage of the food week specials. Chocolate bomb cake was crazy good!

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2.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Myself and a few co-workers decided to come here for restaurant week. There were only three other tables seated in the dining area throughout the time we spend there. We all ordered multiple tacos but that seemed to be a strain on their kitchen (there were 5 of us and we each ordered a handful of tacos). Only half of our group received their tacos when the server brought them out. By the time they finished eating the rest of the group was still waiting on their first order. When the bill came they over charged a member of our group (They we $2 or all you could eat for $10, they were charged $10 but only had 3 tacos, when brought to the servers attention she said the manager wouldn't change the check total!). The tacos were barely warm but they still tasted pretty good.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My husband and I came here for valentines day. We ate from their special valentine menu which was a great deal and also very tasty! Service and atmosphere is great.

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

Enjoyed our meal. We were pleasantly surprised at the delicious menu and relaxed atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

The service and food were both outstanding . I was there on a busy night and the staff had no problems keeping pace.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

The staff is so friendly and makes you feel like a friend rather than a customer

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1.0Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a 645 dinner reservation on a Friday in the dinning room. A very loud live band was playing and we could not hear each other, there was not even one other person dinning, and only one person watching the band. We finished our drinks in the bar area away somewhat away from the band, which we would return to for drinks only. The band was good, but not for dinner!!!!! We went somewhere else to eat. I would urge management to allow such loud music to only be played only after 930pm. No one wants to scream during a romantic dinner date.

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2017

Elegant atmosphere and delicious metropolitan cuisine. Manager gave us a tour of the third floor dining room and the private event room which we plan on utilizing both of them this coming December!

I’ve been to every restaurant in Lancaster multiple times and I promise this is unlike anything you’ve experienced in this city!

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2017

It was our 2nd time on the roof and it was outstanding! First time, it was clear they were a new restaurant but 2nd time around it was flawless!

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

The ambience was nice, view was great. The drinks are a bit overpriced and not very strong.

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1.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Went for dinner before the theatre. Service was so bad we only were able to have wine. Watched food be delivered to two separate tables without silverware. Both groups, literary, waited 10 minutes watching their food chill over in front of them. Rude service. Disorganized. Go spend your money anywhere else at any of the many "good" restaurants in town.

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