Cork & Cap Restaurant

4.5
492 reviews
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Fresh food & fresh vision come together at Cork & Cap Restaurant. Our guiding tenet is simple yet uncompromising: use local ingredients and made-from-scratch, no-nonsense recipes. Our dishes pay homage to the rural heritage of Lancaster County, all with an extra pinch of creative license. Think Pennsylvania Dutch comfort food with a contemporary, cosmopolitan twist. From dinner to Sunday brunch, we offer Lancaster County-inspired cuisine all in a memorable, casual-hip setting. Dine in plush leather banquettes alongside restored brick and stone walls, lounge in the Cork & Cap’s rustic bar area, or enjoy seasonal outdoor dining (limited dinner menu Thursday-Saturday) on our patio around Urban Place’s signature smokestack.
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DM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing venue. Service was quick and friendly. Food was excellent. Do yourself a favor and make a reservation to enjoy.

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JA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak was fabulous!!! So was the service. Great evening for a birthday celebration. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to our friends and family.

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DG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner. Doni, our server, was great. She was pleasant, funny, and had a great grasp of the items on the menu. We will eat there again on our next trip.

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CT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place .. great food. Awesome waitress . Wish I remembered her name. Great selections

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JA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. It's a little noisy and a little pricey but worth it. The food was delicious and our waiter was very attentive.

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CS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

-Had a very down-to-earth, pleasant and helpful waitress
-Great intimate moody lighting with a beautiful atmosphere perfectly displaying the historical building's past
-Food was well portioned and DELICIOUS

-Only complaint is that the pop music playing in the background did not tie in well with the vintage elegant atmosphere

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RE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Have been to the restaurant twice for lunch and it’s been good not great food. Maybe I need to try dinner

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Actually here to eat and I am doing a write up for the Lancaster Physician magazine. Food is excellent and this is the place to go for a relaxing dinner with no rush. Ambience is great. Menu is diverse.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a special meal “out on the town”
Wed. night prime rib was a hit for my mom!
My burger was perfectly cooked to my liking and served with mac and cheese; a welcome change to french fries!!

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L
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Slow service today forgot part of our order but the food we did get was excellent.

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AC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent by a very pleasant helpful server. Main courses were slow coming , disappointing and not worth the price. Bread was excellent and deserts very good.

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great lunch with wonderful service

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EW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite brunch places. Always excellent!

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BK
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was Casey. She was an amazing young lady and loved being served by her.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

An evening out with friends

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AL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good and the staff was friendly. Nice atmosphere. I was brought the wrong soup and I didn’t realize it until I had eaten some- it was seafood which I have allergy issues with (didn’t end up being a problem but it could have) Also, it seemed
as though the servers were having too many people to attend to and it was difficult to get their attention. Overall, we enjoyed the evening.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my new favorite restaurant! My Family and I loved and enjoyed every second! I cannot wait to come back for Sunday brunch!

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Waiter was good! Enjoyed my chicken and my boyfriend enjoyed his meatloaf. Was a great night! Drinks were a little over priced...

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TO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible. The side room we were in was like a banquet room the atmosphere not good. Other seating areas are great though, just not where we were told to sit. The waitress... we hardly saw and we had to ask for bread. The food was very good though.

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PC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service. Scallops were great. Cheese board great. Pretzels great. Chicken and waffle soup great. Frank the server great.

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AM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect surprise birthday dinner for my husband. Food was incredible, service fantastic & the setting very relaxing.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the decor! Food vas very good, presentation was very nice and our waiter was great! Very nice place to eat in Lancaster!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Fresh ingredients and great flavor. Their dessert is awesome!

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DG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

My son was in town from Pittsburgh to celebrate his birthday. I asked him to go online and find a restaurant for brunch. Our waiter, Daniel, took our order and we waited and waited and waited for our meal. He brought us coffee but never came back to ask if we wanted a refill. He never brought our food out to our table. Someone else, assuming a manager and she apologized and said she’ll make it right. Daniel brought our bill out and no adjustments were made. As we left the restaurant Daniel wouldn’t bid us a goodbye or look anyone of us in the eye. Such poor service and OH our food was cold when it came out - 60 minutes after we ordered.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I would say our experience was pleasant. The only thing we encountered that we found inappropriate was that one of your male servers was frustrated with the hostess and chose to air that frustration in front of our party as well as others waiting for a table. We found it tactless and awkward for the hostess.
Overall, our experience was nice and we will be back.

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TG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Such a cool restaurant! Excellent food. Easy parking. Will definitely be back.

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KK
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We purposely planned to eat here because we loved the duck last year. We were not disappointed. Once again the food was fantastic, the staff was great and the ambiance was perfect for our belated Valentine’s Day dinner. We will be back again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! I got the swordfish and it melted in my mouth. My wife got the filet and it was cooked to perfection. The deserts were very good also. The service was top notch and the whole experience was perfect for my wife’s birthday.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Atmosphere was unique! Our service was not the best. Food was delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went for Valentine’s Day! Our waitress was the sweetest waitress we have ever had. The food tasted delicious. We will go back for a special occasion again. The prices were higher but worth it for a nice date night!!

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JT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We sat in the bar area and it was extremely noisy. It was 1 pm not happy hour. Would not sit in that area again. Food is always very good and service is excellent but noise level was horrible.

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a
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose this place to celebrate a friend's birthday, as a small group of us met for brunch. The pictures do not do the space justice. The remodel of the old cork factory is breathtaking, interesting and intimate. We all enjoyed our food, and our server was also tending bar that afternoon. She was great, managing everything and making delicious cocktails. Beautiful place for a great meal.

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A
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I always choose Cork & Cap when I want a quiet, comfortable place to meet with friends. The ambiance is the best feature. We were there for brunch this time and the meals were good, but not great. The waffles were a little limp and the scrambled eggs were dry. One guest very much enjoyed the quiche. The service was attentive and the overall experience was good -- we were not rushed at all, and we appreciated that very much.

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A
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent table service. Super enthusiastic server.

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GE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The best part of the experience was the interior design of the restaurant and the service.
Least favorite parts were the noice level and the vey uncomfortable chair heights at the tables along the wall. Felt like I needed a booster seat.
The duck breast was below par and would not order again. It also was the smallest portion I have ever received when ordering duck breast over many years.
The pasta dish was excellent and was a nice size serving.

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KP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food/lovely employees. We were seated on top of everyone else in the restaurant. Made the noise a bit much at times. Turn up the lights.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic!

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G
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is very nice and good for a date night. Waitress was delightful.
My brisket was nothing special, sad to say. Bland and on the dry side. Drink prices were overpriced. Nice, but I feel like we overpaid for what we ordered.

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AC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening at Pour - they never disappoint!

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CF
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very happy to find the Cork & Cap and will return for special occasions in the future. The setting is a historic cork factory and it ties back to the times when Lancaster was more of a manufacturing town. Our food was excellent and the menu was broad enough that everyone in my family was able to find a dish they enjoyed. We ordered a couple of drinks and they were higher quality than drinks we've had at similar restaurants. The Cork & Cap sits at a nice price point where the the food is very good without being extremely expensive. It costs just a little more, be we felt like it was a good value. The waiter was great and we liked his style..friendly and helpful but not overbearing. It's definitely a good place to go for a special occasion.

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