Cork & Cap Restaurant

4.5
503 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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MS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals were wonderful and ambience was great. Crab cakes, shrimp fettuccine, meatloaf and filet mignon were our choices. I had the filet with demi-glace and I'm still bragging about it! You won't be disappointed. Definitely coming back.

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PF
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great, everything from the food to service

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R
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Our waitress didn’t order our soup or our second drink admitted it and did t offer to make up the mostakes.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great intimate atmosphere, the lighting made it feel like it was only you and your guest. The food was cooked to perfection and the entire staff is friendly and personable.

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PS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband & I were there to celebrate our 49th wedding anniversary. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by several staff members with a “Happy Anniversary....Congratulations, etc” and were given complimentary glasses of champagne once we were seated. It was a much-appreciated, delightful surprise. I enjoy the restaurant’s subdued lighting and the food was delicious, as always. Discovered they have a patio area for outdoor dining. Will have to try that sometime. We used a gift certificate from our son for the celebration dinner so that too was wonderful and much-appreciated.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and excellent service!

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MJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cork and Cap never disappoints. Beautiful, historic atmosphere. Food and service are always worth the little bit of an extra drive. This was our first time for the brunch, and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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KF
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took my mother there for her birthday dinner and had a great experience! The service was great and the food was perfect. We all had nothing but good things to say about it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first trip to Cork & Cap. My wife & I live in York, we met friends from Reading. Everything was great! Food, service, atmosphere, good beer selection. I eat A Lot

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DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We already have recommended this restaurant to family and friends. Our waitress, Doni, was such a delight!

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EH
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a very quaint place to dine. The wait staff is excellent. The cocktail and wine menu well represented. I had their asparagus soup with cheese delicious. I had for a main dinner- the duck breast -it was outstanding. I finished the meal with apple cobbler-yummy
Definitely will be back

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DM
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
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 on March 20, 2019
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 on March 20, 2019
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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Washington DC
3 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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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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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
4 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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