The Barn At Allenberry

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$31 to $50
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American
Allenberry Resort’s flagship restaurant serves a wide range of delicious fare using seasonal farm-to-table ingredients and innovative flavors in a rustic chic setting. The Barn at Allenberry features a robust lunch menu perfect for business meetings or dining with friends. Sunday brunch is a highlight for all diners and The Barn's dinner menu is known to be the best in the area.
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TB
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ththe food was very tasty, but not hot enough. My filet and mashed cauliflower were barely lukewarm. We mentioned it to the waitress. We really like coming there and want to continue if things get better. We’ve had cold vegetables before at the Barn.
We wish you the best......

TS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Barn is one of our favorite restaurants. I love the atmosphere, the views are beautiful. We've been there many times for personal family outings and business. They are so accommodating. I wish more people knew about it.

c
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food was not very good and very expensive. I think you should at least get a salad with your meal when you spend $32 for one crabcake.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kennedys have brought life back to Allenberry in the most exceptional and aesthetically pleasing way possible. From the exceptional guest service and dining ambience, to the farmhouse decor that is welcoming and fresh; from the exquisite food and drink (seasonal cocktails and dishes are on point) and wait staff who go out of their way to accommodate, to the clean grounds and fantastic playhouse, you cannot go wrong. Whether staying for a weekend or longer, having a meal at The Barn, or taking in a show and hot chocolate by the outdoor fire afterward, you just cannot go wrong by spending some time at this restored gem.

CK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Food was superb - the best we have had on the west shore. Wine choices were very good. Definitely will go back.

P
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wagyu burgers full of flavor

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere.

EK
Louisville
35 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We like driving to Allenberry when visiting our son in Gettysburg. And I would love to give this place 5 stars. However, the past two visits a group of young servers/hostess' were talking and giggling at the hostess stand. We stood there a couple of minutes and finally one looked at us over her shoulder and said "yes?" We told her we had a reservation but she didn't hear us because of the laughter behind her. The she TURNED BACK AROUND to find out what she missed. Eventually someone remembered their job and seated us. After that our actual server was very good. They need a professional or experienced hostess instead of the cast of Clueless.

GH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The most accommodating staff for a 40 birthday party - we were likely a little much to handle but the server and kitchen staff and manager (and even owner!!) were amazing, attentive and patient with us! A++

DW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We so enjoyed an anniversary dinner with Alyssa as our server! Great ambiance, great recommendations from Alyssa for beer, wine, and food, and food was delicious. We split the truffle fries as a starter - yum! Ordered two entrees - short ribs and the beef fillet - both so good! Topped off with desserts - chocolate torte and chocolate lava cake, both delicious. Thanks to The Barn and Alyssa for a vey enjoyable evening!

BL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. !!

SP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We love Allenberry and it is usually our go to place for special occasions. That being said this past experience was anything but what we have experienced in the past. Our server was very un attentive. Our water bottle was never replaced and it took forever to get drinks from the bar as well as to settle up on our check. I don’t think it was 100% her fault... I think she was assigned to many large tables and just couldn’t keep up. Secondly, I ordered the lobster mac & cheese appetizer for my dinner entrée. I have never had a more boring and bland tasting mac & cheese with very little lobster meat in it. What disappointed me because the server boasted 6-8oz of lobster meat in the dish... not even close. There were no seasonings in the dish and for the price, I would have rather gone to Brick in downtown Carlisle for their full entree lobster Mac & cheese for $5 more and would have been more satisfied. I think we might take a break from Allenberry unfortunately due to this last experience.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good short ribs and servixe

D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Debbie is the best bartender at Allenberry. Always quick and quality service !

NC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love The Barn!!
Thank you for a fabulous and delicious family dinner.

RZ
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff friendly, great food and libations. Could expand parking areas if possible.

RS
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been there several times-for dinner and brunch. I love it so much I’m moving to the Porches at Allenberry!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the service staff was very nice and attentive. The decor suits the atmosphere.

JM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great! Lovely food and fun

DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fantastic quality of food. Absolutely the best I’ve had in Central Pa.

CK
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Beautiful location. Food was fine but nothing spectacular (in part because entrees came out a bit cool) especially for the price.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. The lunch menu is limited, but very good and filling portions. The service was also very good.

NM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable food, great ambiance. Service is amazing and everyone treats you as if you are royalty.

KB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Small amounts for the cost, but very tasty and well-made. Beautiful setting

DW
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This being our first time there since renovations we were totally surprised and impressed. Food was excellent. Staff was very impressive with attention to all details. A "suggested" tour around the property with Omar after the meal was a wonderful way to end a very pleasant evening. We will be back for sure!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere with friendly staff. A great experience!

BA
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was great! It was a beautiful evening and we we seated outside. The only complaint was that the service was very slow.

GM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience for a special evening with friends

PL
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Warm Atmosphere, Excellent Service, and an overall pleasant experience

DD
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The good parts, server was cheerful and fairly knowledgeable. Food, some of it, was very good.
The setting is really pretty, lots of attractive buildings, the creek, or whatever that body of water is, the landscaping.
The down sides.
Husband ordered a hamburger, no cheese. It was brought to table with cheese, took server a while to get back, offered to "scrape" off the cheese and then re-warm burger. We all vetoed that idea.
My friend and I were sharing 2 dishes. The vegetarian entree, which was really delicious and a salad with chicken. The salad came out with no chicken. When they brought it back, we had asked if they would split it up, which they did but there was a long hair on my friend's plate. They took it back.
we ordered the panna cotta for dessert, I was not overwhelmed.
When we got our check, there was no compensation for the mishaps. That surprised me. Would I recommend to a friend ? not sure. By far the best stuff was the vegetarian entree and the cocktails.

PM
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Could be great, but food was served tepid. Server was friendly, but not very effective.

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food2service3ambience5

This was my second visit to The Barn and I was very disappointed with my meal. The kale caesar salad was nothing special. My special scallop dish was awful. Although the scallops were cooked well the risotto was terrible and there were some burnt lettuce leaves on top. However my 2 guests were satisfied (although not super excited) but the ambiance and music under the stars made up for it. I will definitely give it another try and hope to have a better experience.

T
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

LOVED the atmosphere and LOVED the food! A bit pricy, but perfect for a special occasion. We had made a reservation well in advance, so were disappointed to be stuck at a tiny booth in the bar area where it was loud. Our server was also tending bar... she was as attentive as she could be under the circumstances. Overall still thoroughly enjoyed the experience... just ask for a reservation in the dining room😊

AS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience with The Barn was wonderful from the moment my husband and I walked in we felt like we were waited on hand and foot. The hostesses were very pleasant and our server, Sarah, was very knowledgeable and helpful.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate out on the patio and it was lovely

JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were visiting my daughter at college and came here for dinner. There were a wide variety of choices on the menu and it was all delicious. A great meal for all of us! Our server was wonderful.

K
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

This was my first visit to The Barn at Allenberry. My daughter and I had tickets to see Mamma Mia at the Playhouse that evening. The grounds and buildings were beautiful as we walked around before our dinner. We were seated outside on the porch so we could enjoy the beautiful weather and views. And our dinners were delicious and prepared to our liking. The only downside to our dining experience was that service was very slow with Jason our server. Other tables that were seated after us were served much more quickly. In fact, we wanted to try a dessert but had to ask for our check because the service was so slow and we had to get to the Playhouse.
Overall, a great experience. The slow service was the only thing that prevented me from giving a five star review.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed overnight and saw Mama Mia at the playhouse. Katie, the owner, gave us a ride to dinner on a golf cart and also back to our room after the show. The food was phenomenal and the atmosphere is classy, upbeat and fun! Our room was perfect and the show was fantastic! We will definitely be back soon!!

R
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We meet here with family from Chambersburg because it is about half way between us. We love the food and attentive service. Theo was especially great as our waiter. We will return.

G
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service and accommodations for food allergies as requested. Excellent meal!!!