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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Lancaster County

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in Lancaster County? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Josephine's restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1268)
$31 to $50
Modern European
Lancaster
About the restaurant
The Story of Josephine’s
The story of Josephine’s begins during our executive chef Daniel LeBoon’s childhood. At eight years old, working for his father’s catering company, Daniel discovered a passion for food. This love — and undeniable talent — saw him intern at Philadelphia’s prestigious Le Bec-Fin. He went on to work in Paris at the venerable Hotel Vernet working under the renowned chef’s Alain Solvere and Alain Ducasse. In 2004, Daniel purchased Josephine’s in Marietta and developed an extremely loyal following based on the combination of great food, great atmosphere and great hospitality. Although Josephine’s closed in 2011, the name and the experiences are fondly remembered by countless people.


Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Execptional service accompanies even better food. The pastry chef knows his stuff (Paris-trained) and the wait staff are enhancing without being obtrusive. Love this place and its glam vibe!
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4.8
4.8 (3799)
$31 to $50
American
Lancaster
About the restaurant
WELCOME TO THE BELVEDERE INN
The Belvedere Inn is an award-winning restaurant in Lancaster, PA, known for its delicious cuisine ranging from new age American to European styles as well as it’s elegant dining atmosphere. Come in, relax and have a great time. Enjoy our savory appetizers and entrees. Stop by for a cocktail after work or enjoy live jazz in our piano bar upstairs. There's something for everyone at The Belvedere, and our friendly staff will always make you feel welcome. We are committed to using the freshest local produce and organic ingredients from Lancaster County, plus unique foods from around the world. Join us anytime for dinner or drinks, and see what makes The Belvedere Inn such a unique dining experience in Lancaster City.

Please be aware, seating requests will be honored when possible, please call for special requests. For outdoor seating requests, please contact the restaurant directly.

Top review
Mimi
Dined 1 day ago
Went there for the first time with some friends We ordered the crab lobster dip, lobster bisque and Caesar salad to start. We had the salmon swordfish and scallops and everyone raved about their food The food was absolutely delicious that our plates looked liked we licked the plate We ate to the very last drop, Our server Elizabeth was delightful and took very good care of us and the ambiance was beautiful Just wish we could go there more often but we live out of state but we definitely will be back next time we’re in town Do yourself a favor and enjoy this wonderful restaurant
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4.8
4.8 (891)
$31 to $50
Italian
Leola
About the restaurant
Enjoy the casual, rustic Italian cuisine of Osteria Avanti, with indoor & outdoor seating available.

Whether you dine outside on our tree lined seasonal patio or in the warm & cozy atmosphere of our intimate dining room and sophisticated bar, you’re sure to enjoy Osteria Avanti.

Experience Chef ’s carefully selected menu featuring fresh local ingredients, with herbs & produce grown in Chef's garden.
Craft beers, IPAs, specialty cocktails and an impressive wine list are also available.
Osteria is a perfect place for a night out with your significant other or a nice dinner with friends.

Top review
DeannaV
Dined 7 days ago
Service was wonderful! Ambiance was very nice. Food was fair, presentation nice but I definitely have had better.
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4.8
4.8 (1852)
$50 and over
American
Leola
About the restaurant
The Log Cabin is an upscale restaurant specializing in fine farm-to-table cuisine, specialty cocktails and wines. The historic structure dates back more than 100 years and was once used as a Speakeasy before opening officially as a restaurant in 1933, after the Repeal of Prohibition. Since then, the Log Cabin has become a Lancaster County tradition, playing host to countless birthdays, anniversaries, business events and celebrations of all kinds.

For groups of 8 or more people, please contact the restaurant to discuss personalized seating and menu options.

717-626-9999 | info@logcabin1933.com

Top review
DavidGvip
Dined 1 day ago
Perfect celebration of our 47 anniversary. Service, food and ambiance were outstanding. We highly recommend the Log Cabin.
A photo of Gibraltar Lancaster restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2201)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Lancaster
About the restaurant
Serving dinner outside on our beautiful patio, inside in our elegant dining rooms, and also offering curbside take-out. Gibraltar delivers thoughtfully prepared, ever changing and seasonally focused fare, sourcing the world’s finest wild caught fish and shellfish, prime and organic meats and local produce, emphasizing organic, sustainable and ethically cultivated products, all complimented by a well-rounded wine cellar, creative artisan cocktails and fresh local craft beer selection.

We offer three private dining rooms, perfect for dinner parties, private chef's dinners and special events. Easily accessible from the east, 2 miles off US 222, and from the west, 1 mile off US 30 and located just minutes from downtown Lancaster.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Excellent meal, top-notch service, always enjoy Gibraltar!
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4.8
4.8 (576)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Lancaster
About the restaurant
A luxury modern city steakhouse, located in Downtown Lancaster, PA
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Amazing food and quality service! All items are a la carte, so the price of your steak does not include anything with it- just an FYI!
A photo of The Greenfield Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2338)
$31 to $50
American
Lancaster
About the restaurant
Set in a 1780 Pennsylvania Stone Farmhouse with deep windows and a warm pleasant atmosphere this is a family owned and operated restaurant that is recognized as one of the Best of Lancaster for dinner, Sunday Brunch, patio dining, wine list, atmosphere and romantic settings. Although our building is over 225 years old we update our menu daily! Change is a good thing at the Greenfield. We specialize in next day delivery of seafood while we continue to cut our own steaks. You will enjoy selections from our wine list that has been recognized by the Wine Spectator Magazine for over 9 years. Our patio and balcony over looking the bar is among our customers favorite requests for lunch and dinner seating, while the wine cellar has two of the most romantic tables in the area. If you are traveling, this is one of those restaurants that you wish you had back home....and we are happy that you found us.
Top review
GailSvip
Dined 6 days ago
For me energetic can sometimes mean noisy. As was the case yesterday. A group of 6 loud men sat in the bar room with many hard surfaces making it very difficult for me to hear my table mates. Please consider seating such groups in a quiet corner or not putting other groups next to them. The restaurant was not that crowded that we couldnt have been seated elsewhere. Plus I made the reservation 2 weeks ago.
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4.7
4.7 (271)
$30 and under
Greek
Lancaster
About the restaurant
KEFI at Yorgos • YORGOS RESTAURANT & LOUNGE • LITTLE MYKONOS at Yorgos.

Call 717-394-6977 for reservations on the outdoor rooftop terrace (OPEN weather permitting/availability.)

KEFI, meaning “good humor,” our 2nd floor dining room features Greek and American cuisine. YORGOS RESTAURANT & LOUNGE (1st floor)—Casual pub fare, craft beer, cocktails. LITTLE MYKONOS (3rd floor)—Entertainment and rooftop terrace dining overlooking Lancaster city.

Yorgos Lancaster is located at the corner of Orange & Queen Street in Lancaster, Pa. Established in 1989 at the historic former site of Zimmerman’s. Yorgos serves lunch, dinner, and late-night fare 7 days a week, and breakfast on the weekends. They offer an extensive array of craft beers, cocktails, liquors, and a large wine and champagne selection for dinner.

Two exquisite venue options are available to accommodate large parties and events. Call to inquire about event and large dinner party availability, and rooftop terrace dining.

Top review
KateB
Dined on Jun 29, 2024
Really enjoyed our experience at Yorgo’s . Ate on the rooftop which was pretty and quiet. Knowledgeable and helpful wait staff. Excellent food.
A photo of El Serrano - Lancaster restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1624)
$31 to $50
Latin American
Lancaster
About the restaurant
The El Serrano Family of Restaurants has come a long way since its humble beginnings in the 1980s as a food trailer at the York Fair--and while it is thousands of miles from Owner Manuel Torres' native Peru, stepping though its hand-carved mahogany doors is like entering a Latin-American hacienda.
Come and discover why we have been in Lancaster since 1993...enjoy Tex-Mex favorites like chicken fajitas or Peruvian specialties such as Lomo Saltado.
Explore our new tapas menu with dishes like Chicken Empanadas and if you are over 21, ask for a sample of our own Finca de Torres selection of wines from our vineyard and winery in Spain.

Top review
LarryA
Dined 4 days ago
My wife and I enjoy this restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is fantastic. We always have the chicken fajita along with a beverage of our choice. The Peruvian light lager is excellent.
A photo of Champagne Sunday Brunch at Eden Resort restaurant
4.0
4 (131)
$31 to $50
Breakfast
Lancaster
About the restaurant
Our non-holiday Champagne Sunday Brunch is currently open on the first Sunday of every month. If you are unable to reserve on OpenTable, call 717.560.8439. For information on how to reserve our Holiday Brunch/Feast, visit EdenResort.com/brunch.


Top review
Shell
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
This was an amazing brunch! Everyone was so nice and helpful and the food was out of this world. This will be only place where we will have Sunday brunch.
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