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Plough, Lancaster, PA

Plough

4.0
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454 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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Booked 5 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

Menu

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What 454 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
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Lancaster County

    Fit for Foodies

  • Lancaster County

    Good for Groups

  • Lancaster County

    Healthy

  • Lancaster County

    Great for Lunch

  • Lancaster County

    Most Booked

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  1. CN

    ChiNo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.

  2. KC

    KevinC

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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...

  5. 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.

  6. J

    Josey

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    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!

  7. K

    Kristin5

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Graduation

  8. DH

    DanielH

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 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.

  9. 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, 2022

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Have a wonderful day!

  10. L

    Loveitalians

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Server was very personable, helpful, and enjoyable

  11. D

    Daisy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Josie excellent server. Ample portion, very tasty food

  12. N

    Nelson

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. DM

    DeeandMike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very delicious food and the waitress, Marilyn, was simply exceptional!

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. CJ

    CJM22

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Creative and delectable. Great date night with the wife.

  24. 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.

  25. 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,

  26. B

    Beth

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 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.

  27. 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.

  28. D

    Dapzilla

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice upscale lunch spot with a trendy vibe. The market cheese plate was delicious, and our meals were top-notch. We both enjoyed our chicken katsu sandwiches - the ingredients came together in a perfectly harmonized way. Yum! Service was good and turnaround was just-right to be quick but not rushed. Highly recommend!

  29. j

    jacoba1

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an excellent dinner and drinks. Nick was a fantastic server who truly knew the menu and the Chefs food was absolutely amazing.

  30. L

    Lancaster

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    Food was excellent as always. Some of the servers were very good. Our trainee server was the most attentive with the correct amount of attention. However one of the entrees arrived 25 mins after others got their food. THEN they offered a free dessert but did it in the most confusing way. We ordered 2 desserts thinking we would not be charged for one for one of them . But instead they brought a third dessert that we didn't order. When I told the server this, she went to remove one that already been nibbled on. Very odd. We'll go back of course because the food and the menu is just perfect. This was not a good night.

  31. JR

    JulieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pictures online made it look like a great atmosphere. It didn’t disappoint. It was one of the best meals I have ever had!

  32. AP

    ApexP

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Overall a nice evening. we were not in a hurry so that helped. Appetizers were tasty but overpriced for the portion. The main course again was okay, but nothing spectacular and overpriced. Service was friendly and professional and seemed to be able to handle the room, even a few upset customers.

  33. SJ

    SarahJ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    They didn’t have our reservation when we arrived until we were able to show confirmation from open table (thanks for sending that!). The drinks were good. The food was better. The service was terrible. Our waitress forgot to put in our order then ordered the wrong food for one of our guests. Then took at least 20 min to take our payment. It was a special evening and the food was good but we won’t return.

  34. OR

    OllyR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Drinks are phenomenal, food was good but not worth the price

  35. SS

    SelenaS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Great food; open kitchen; restaurant was clean! Attentive staff;

  36. LK

    LisaK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service! Gluten free options available.

  37. CB

    CarolB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Plough has a creative menu and good food preparation. Service was helpful and enthusiastic. That said, here's an important learning point for the wait staff: The dessert menu should never be offered before the main course is finished. All things considered, Plough was a fine dining experience with interesting food options, great tastes, and good service. We will dine here again.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very nice restaurant. Ambiance ✅ The service is exactly what it needed to be no complaints whatsoever. The food was really good packed with flavor (lamb shish kabobs, boar shoulder, catch of the day). The dinner was around $150 for two (appetizer, cocktails, entree, desert). I’d definitely come again.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was very nice! Both my friend and I enjoyed the food, and it was a very nice atmosphere.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Putting aside that the place did seem very understaffed the wait staff was just very

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 454 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 5 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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