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Plough, Lancaster, PA

Plough

4.0
4
467 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A modern-American dining experience in the heart of historic Lancaster City, Plough pays homage to Lancaster’s rich heritage while embracing modernity. Chef Ryan McQuillan’s creatively prepared dishes incorporate local ingredients sourced from the region’s lush farmlands and oldest running Farmers’ Market in the country. With handcrafted cocktails and spirits, wines by the glass selected from an extensive wine wall, and pints with local flair, Plough brings a new-age taste of Lancaster to the table.





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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (717) 207-4095

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Mcquillan

  • Neighborhood

    Lancaster

  • Cross street

    King and Queen Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking, public parking garage and hotel valet.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 467 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Lancaster County

    Fit for Foodies

  • Lancaster County

    Good for Groups

  • Lancaster County

    Healthy

  • Lancaster County

    Great for Lunch

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  1. JI

    JIMB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Good menu lacks enough variety and quality can be improved. Also two drinks on menu are no longer available. Menu should be changed. This location does not meet the quality of the other Marriott’s I have stayed at across the US.
  2. DA

    DAVIDC

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We had a wonderful meal. Cavatelli with lobster sauce. Recommended by our server Marilyn it was fantastic!! Plenty of lobster! Marilyn was great as well —warm but efficient. Ambiance was so so. Not warm and welcoming as I thought it would be. Maybe if it wasn’t our Anniversary it would not have mattered. One annoyance - small flying constantly trying to have sips of our wine. Would go again to try other dishes
  3. U

    theUnexceptional

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    The food was fantastic. Everything was well-seasoned and balanced. Would come back, 100%.
  4. LR

    LancasteR

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Service: Our waitress was filing her nails at the register behind us. Some wait staff were on their phones and not paying attention to the tables. Food: The chicken came under cooked(red and bloody near the bone) . We sent it back and when the server brought it back she proceeded to tell my wife that it was cooked, but they "recooked it to her liking". Huh? In our opinion, Plough could be better. It feels like a typical, pricey hotel restaurant.
  5. DE

    DamonEfremLancaster

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wine list could use some attention and they were out of my first choice by the glass. We went for lunch. Shrimp cocktail was good with a homemade mignonette! Sandwich’s and greens were solid. Dinner menu looks good and has changed since last time we were there. Service was good, but not great! Maybe dinner is better? We’ll definitely go back to try! They also do have a cool function room with a private outdoor space.
  6. a

    architect

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had an anniversary dinner here and we were truly impressed. The attention to detail is obvious, but it's exciting to invest in a meal and an experience. They delivered on value, taste, and experience.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my wife’s birthday. Service was wonderful. Food was good but a couple drinks we wanted to try were not available. We still had good drinks anyway. We had a good time.
  8. L

    Lisa

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The lunch menu is sparse. I had the asparagus and smoked turkey salad. The asparagus was served as thin crunchy tasteless slices and the turkey was cut into cubes-an unfortunate choice for meat. It was small for the price. The mushroom soup however was excellent. The service was fine and friendly. The atmosphere is open and airy.
  9. LI

    LifeIsGood

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I chose to have dinner here before the show at the Fulton. It was a wonderful experience. The server helped us with questions as we chose the perfect meal. My friend had the Good Boy specialty drink while I chose wines. The short ribs were melt in your mouth delicious. We topped it off by sharing the Olive Oil Cake for dessert because we had no idea what it could be. What a delightful surprise of berries, ice cream and cake like no other. Finished perfectly in time to walk to the theatre. Great evening.

    PloughResponded on June 12, 2022Thank you so much for leaving us a review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meals and overall experience with us at Plough, and hope that you'll join us again soon!

  10. LB

    LainieB

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Menu divided into small plates and large plates. Menu items have farm fresh produce, local cheese, and several vegetarian choices. The first night I had a small plate of grilled shrimp with a chimichurri type sauce and my husband had a large plate of short ribs, mashed potato and lots of veggies. The second night I chose the cheese plate and he had the lamb kabobs - both small plates. All excellent and Jack our server was the best!

    PloughResponded on June 12, 2022We have passed along your kind words to Jack and hope you'll be back soon! Have a fantastic day!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great first experience. Expensive but very good quality and unique offerings. Drinks were delicious and unique, as well.

    PloughResponded on June 12, 2022Thank you for your kind words and we are glad you had a good first experience. We hope to see you back again soon!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Steak was not mid rare.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Overall happy with experience
  14. CN

    ChiNo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had such an amazing experience for my birthday at plough. Thank you to Krystle who wasy server. She was so kind and helpful. The bartender made my drink exactly how I wanted it. The food was so good. The lamb kabobs were amazing. I will definitely be going back soon.
  15. KC

    KevinC

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Service was sporadic. I ordered the seafood special which was good but it would have been nice not to have to dog out the lobster tail. The amount of liquid in the bowl made it tricky not to splash my shirt and pants.
  16. CA

    ColorAddict

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    $15 soup not served with any accompaniments. No crackers, no toast. Nothing. The soup itself ( mushroom) was nothing special. Crispy tofu bowl another disappointment. Lacking in volume and presentation. Overpriced to be sure. We’ve dined here before and always had good experiences. Today was different. Probably will not return again as there’s been an obvious change is procedures, possibly staff.
  17. MT

    MarkT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    Absolutely the WORST food EVER for Mother's Day.... AND was not told it was a buffet until we were seated......serving utensils looked like they had not been replaced or cleaned the entire day..... reservations were at 8 p.m. and when arrived perhaps 2 people in the entire place.. when complained about the food was told there have been several complaints through-out the day at which time I was handed a $246.00 for a party of 4!!!! It was truly a embarrassing/worst experience I have had...
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Believe all the recent negative reviews! Drove down 35 min from Hershey for reservation on Mother’s Day. Walk in the door and are told it’s a buffet. Website said “Dinner features along with our standard dinner menu.” Wanted to leave, but shockingly no other reservations available on Mothers Day. Was pretty much a hotel banquet buffet with all of 3 options. Drinks were good, but come on you’re in Lancaster…$19 for a cocktail? Bartender was our “waiter” and never once cleared the used plates and yet he got an automatic 23% gratuity (on a 4 top)?? Will not be back.
  19. J

    Josey

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Disappointing. Mother’s Day dinner with 93 year old mother. Checkied the menu online prior to making reservations only to find when we arrived it was a buffet. While quality of the food was pretty good nothing on the buffet was hot. We had to request them to refill the fruit. After we were done eating our dessert they brought out a beautiful display of crab and shrimp that was missing the entire hour we were dining. Five servers standing around but we had to ask them to clear our plates from the table. Definitely not worth $250 for 4 people!
  20. K

    Kristin5

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Graduation
  21. DH

    DanielH

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and the food was excellent. My wife had the mushroom soup which she loved and for dinner I had the short ribs with cheesy mash potatoes and it was excellent. Our server was also excellent and very friendly and talked to us about the surrounding area and the attractions. I would definitely go back again.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was excellent!! Loud environment. Overall a good experience.

    PloughResponded on May 5, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Have a wonderful day!

  23. W

    Wally

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was very personable, helpful, and enjoyable
  24. D

    Daisy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Josie excellent server. Ample portion, very tasty food
  25. N

    Nelson

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The server was efficient but it took an excessively long time for the food to arrive. At least 45 min! Then my grilled cheese was cold and soggy and the tomato bisque was cold and bitter tasting! Won’t be back! Oh and did I mention we were seated right next to the open kitchen which was very annoying!
  26. g

    garlanda

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    We were very disappointed. Our food was not hot when delivered and both of our dishes had little taste and certainly not what we expected. It was a special occasion for my wife which I indicated when I made the reservation. Needless to say there was not recognition of that on the part of the staff. A very disappointing experience.
  27. W

    Washingtonian

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    The potential for this restaurant is high but it fails on so many levels with food, and staff. Ingredients were switched out without our being told. Food was served without utensils; food came out at different times, forcing us to wait. We had to ask for our drinks 3 times. Small details such as having to ask for creamer and sugar with coffee, which the creamer came in a water glass too, requires better mgmt. & training of staff. For being a prime restaurant in a prime location in a prime hotel in Lancaster we expected more.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent, as were the cocktails, the dessert left something to be desired, but overall a great experience.
  29. TO

    TOMM

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    My husband and I had dinner last night before going to the Fulton Theater. I ordered Prosecco - they were out. I then ordered Pinot Grigio - also out! What restaurant with a full bar doesn't have either of those??? I ordered the salmon - it was very good. It also came with asparagus and lentils. Asparagus was very tough - it should have been peeled. There was enough lentils on my plate to feed 4 people. Overkill big time. We shared the Citrus Tart for dessert. The filling was light and delicious. I needed a chain saw to cut the crust. Not sure we'll be back any time soon.
  30. TG

    TimG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Servor did not bring me my order for iced tea. Limited selection of food and desserts
  31. DM

    DeeandMike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very delicious food and the waitress, Marilyn, was simply exceptional!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jack was an excellent waiter . He provided exceptional service . The food was delicious.
  33. DA

    DAVIDH

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    The service was very good but the hostess was not friendly and tried to put us in bar area When asked to change to the dining area was told all tables were reserved. Pointed out we had a reservation and asked about a booth that appeared open and was told it had to be cleaned but reluctantly said we could have it. In the next hour and a half, at least three tables in the same area were unused although we were initially told all were reserved. Upon our departure, this was pointed out to the lady and her response was ungraceful. It will be some time before we return!
  34. SL

    ScottL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We've been to Plough a number of times and have always been impressed with the quality of the food and the service. We're local and include it in our list of local restaurants that we enjoy. Yesterday, the small plates, large plates, wine and service were all excellent.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I will never come here again. Horrible service where the hostess was downright rude. They were busy, but still no reason to treat people disrespectfully.
  36. CJ

    CJM22

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative and delectable. Great date night with the wife.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great braised venison dish. And one of the rare restaurants in Lancaster opened on Mondays too.
  38. M

    Mark

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice restaurant, server was friendly and appropriately attentive. All items we ordered from the lunch menu were good, and reasonably priced. The lunch menu is quite a bit smaller than the dinner menu,
  39. B

    Beth

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    The service was so so. The hostess was bossy. The food manager was noisy and we could hear the kitchen conversations at our table. The waitress meant to do her best but clearly had not been trained in the art of handling a table service.
  40. LD

    LaurenD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    potato salad was horrible, food was super underwhelming and kind of bad. would not come again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Plough offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 207-4095.

Plough is rated 4 stars by 467 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Plough

25 S Queen St Lancaster, PA 17603-3918

Additional information

  • Cross street

    King and Queen Street

  • Neighborhood

    Lancaster

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking, public parking garage and hotel valet.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Mcquillan

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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