The Wine Salon is an elegantly appointed dining area that faces the glass-enclosed wine cellar.
The Stage is a raised area, longer than it is wide, facing a full-length wall of beautiful old casement windows.
The Champions Room is a private area that can be part of the restaurant flow or cordoned off for privacy.
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
James Street is the closest public transport bus stop.
This is one of our all-time favorite restaurants and consistently is excellent. However this time we had a server they did way below average. When he came up to the table he did not even say hello or his name he just ask what we wanted. And we had a hard time tracking him down for the rest of the evening. Even at the end of the evening I had leftovers boxed up and he never did bring them to me I had to go back to the prep station and ask for them.This is extremely unusual for Checkers. Their service has always been extremely outstanding
This was our first visit. The food was delicious, we enjoyed everything from appetizers to dessert. We will definitely come back and I will highly recommend to my friends and family. I wish I remembered our servers name because she was AMAZING. She was very helpful with making suggestions and answering our questions. Also our cocktails were excellent.
Its one of our favorite restaurants - and the atmosphere is terrific for talking and enjoying dinner !
Entrees were great, service and atmosphere were great, but the dinner bread was hard as a rock!
We had an excellent dinner and our server, Colin, was great! I had a delicious barbecue salmon and my family had steak dinners which were prepared perfectly. Try the calamari and salads which we all enjoyed. It was a perfect venue to end our wonderful Lancaster weekend. We will be sure to visit this restaurant again when we are in town.
Checkers is one my favorite Lancaster restaurants. The food is delicious and the service impeccable. Plenty of parking back of restaurant.
Food and service were top of the line. Reservations made online were simple and helpful. Only complaint would be for lukewarm water served for hot tea.
Wine selection was not available. Sparkling water was not available. Server did not serve wine properly. Food mediocre at best. Not s good experience.
We have visited this restaurant on many occasions. We were celebrating my mother’s birthday. Our waitress was great. Food was good despite delivery of food was a mix up. We had to wait awhile for food, check and leftovers.
Had a great meal there and it was within walking distance of our hotel. We would go back.
We always feel comfortable and the food never disappoints! Friendly and engaging; one of our favorites.
Food and service where both above 5 stars! Calamari and eggplant roltinni are incredible and must gets. Service was outstanding
Celebrating first night out after having a baby! Service was outstanding and very accommodating!
Consistent service and food. They never disappoint.
Nicole and Sonia are REAL PROS. Our bar and dinner experience was top notch beginning to end. Our guests visiting from out of town were quite impressed!
Absolutely fabulous. From food to service, they exceeded every one of our expectations.
The menu seemed limited compared to what I remember at prior visits. The food we ordered was good, but not exceptional like I remembered from the past. The ambiance and the service were great. Our server was friendly and helpful. It was nice she brought out the dessert with a beautiful birthday inscription for my husband's birthday. The dessert was outstanding.
Service was "OK." I was never offered a 2nd cocktail. Steak was overcooked, and rather bland for a coffee rubbed filet.
I ordered the filet mignon at $30 and the meat was dry and tough. This was definitely not melt in your mouth filet. Not sure if it really was filet mignon or some lesser cut. The sides were ok but for the price and quality I doubt I will return ever.
Always great experience at Checkers. Our "go to" spot for fine dining. Keep up the great work!
Sonja was great and attentive. Entire staff is very good and most polite. Food here is always superb.
Fun spot. Friendly staff, food door very comfortable atmosphere
Great food and service. Quiet enough for good conversation. Chic restaurant for a visit with my son and new bride from San Francisco. A get together enjoyed by all.
Elvis was our waiter and he was attentive and fantastic. He really made our meal that much more special. Would highly recommend.
Liz and Paul,
We can’t thank you enough for the very special dessert that you sent welcoming our family to Lancaster. We were so surprised and humbled by your kindness. Thank you for making our first evening away from our “First-Year” son so memorable and happy. Sending best wishes to you as you make the drive south. We are certain we’ll see you again as we look forward to spending more time over the coming years in your beautiful and welcoming city.
Liz and Chris
Everything was just lovely from start to finish. The staff was attentive yet respectful of our privacy. The food was delicious.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our wedding anniversary at Checkers. We were greeted and seated cheerfully and promptly. The service was timely, but not rushed. The food was excellent. I especially recommend the Seared Divers Scallops. We will return.
Excellent food and service. Dinner was very flavorful and our waitress was top notch. I wish more places hired staff like this.
Great ambiance! Great service and nice menu!! It was our first time there and plan to go again. Thanks!
Food portions okay. But service slow. Food very good
We have been coming here for many many years and this was the first time that we all were just a little bit disappointed with our food. Some of it came out cold. It wasn’t quite as delicious as always and the drinks were definitely not as good. Because we’ve been loyal customers we will come back. Hopefully this night was just a fluke
Lovely setting and great food. Service was excellent
Very consistently good all around! We’ve been there for lunch, dinner, anniversary, drinks at the bar........all great!
We were promptly seated and then had to wait 20 minutes before we were approached to take our drink order and then another twenty minutes between coarses. A little long! That’s not to say that our wait was uneventful. First, a waiter came by to bring me a coffee cup (before I even got my first drink!). Then another waiter tried to give me a glass of wine...unfortunately I had yet to even have the opportunity to order my first drink. Our first course was very nice. Then came our main course. My partners cole slaw that came with the salmon was inedible. The waiter was very obliging and offered to substitute with asparagus (which arrived after our meal was finished and our plates cleared), but the gesture was thoughtful. The mashed potatoes which came with my entree were swimming in a very salty sauce..again inedible. I chose to just stop eating and take my meat only home. The crime brûlée which we shared for dessert was tasty, but soupy. All in all disappointing experience and meal.
CHECKERS BISTRO is one of our "go to: spots in Lancaster. The food is consistently excellent, the service very good and the location, just a few minutes from downtown, is great.
Many time diner at Checkers....always excellent! Highly Recommended!
Checkers menu never disappoints and is my "go to place" whenever entertaining clients or friends.
Excellent service! Sat at a private booth that still gave the ambiance of the restaurant without having to see another table. The waiter was very friendly and attentive and the restaurant gave a special treat for our special occasion.
Not very French cuisine.
The food was average. It was not on par with the pricing and in general had just a bit too much oil. Salad slightly overdressed and gnocchi was dry and crisped yet still in a small puddle of oil.
However, the service made up for any gripes with the food.
Second visit within a month --very disappointing.
Ordered the salad special -- tuna overcooked and potatoes almost raw.
Will not be back