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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Lancaster County

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes 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
Coolinarianvip
Dined 6 days ago
Another delightful evening! Josephine’s sets the standard for hospitality today, from the personal phone call as soon as you make the reservation “will you be celebrating anything special” to greeting you by name when you arrive, recognizing the birthday person by name, to printing a personalized menu insert with a greeting to the birthday person, to the personalized thank you email the next morning! Was the ambiance with the live pianist and bassist as beautiful as ever -yes. Was the service perfect - yes. Was each dish of each course beautifully presented and delicious- absolutely, and you must save room for the truly amazing dessert menu - which during our visit was a collaboration with the local theatre production of Willy Wonka! Josephine’s is our go to place for special celebrations and anytime we want to have a great meal with friends!
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4.8
4.8 (3800)
$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
KennethE
Dined 2 days ago
Our server Lindsey was over the top and very helpful in every way.
A photo of The Log Cabin restaurant
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
peterh
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent food. Excellent service. Looking forward to our August 8 visit.
A photo of Altana Rooftop Lounge restaurant
4.8
4.8 (655)
$31 to $50
American
Lancaster
About the restaurant
An evening at Altana is a night of comfortable conversation and refreshing libation in the ultimate urban escape. Indulge in the beautiful view of Lancaster City on our rooftop lounge while enjoying our refined selection of drinks and refreshments. Experience Altana, a relaxed and modern lounge.
Elevate your evening at Altana, our downtown destination for the luxury nightlife experience.

Inclement weather: We have indoor seating located on our 3rd floor. As the seasons change, if you prefer to sit indoors, Please let us know.

We look forward to serving you! Thank you!

Top review
KristinRvip
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
One of our favorites in Lancaster. A menu with good variety and seasonal choices. Great cocktails and wine. A charming staff!
A photo of 401 Prime restaurant
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 on Jul 10, 2024
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 Funck's Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (205)
$30 and under
American
Leola
About the restaurant
Our staff at Funck's prepares every dish with care to ensure our customers enjoy the best dining experience possible. Casual, everyday style food made from fresh, natural ingredients from local farms makes our menu reminiscent of Mom's home cooking.
Top review
DebraM
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
We arrived 15 minutes early and were seated right away. Waitress was great and so was the food!
A photo of McCleary's Public House restaurant
4.5
4.5 (556)
$30 and under
Pub
Columbia
About the restaurant
An authentic Irish pub experience in Marietta, Pennsylvania, McCleary's Public House offers historical and exciting menu items served with passion to all visiting guests. On the menu at McCleary's Public House, you'll find such items as fish and chips, bangers and mash, crab cakes, and pan-seared salmon.

At the bar at McCleary's Public House, enjoy a delectable array of beer, wine, and spirits to be shared with friends. Over 70 varieties of beer are available, including bottled and imported brews to pair with any meal. For a sweeter taste, choose from a humble list of red and white wines, indulge in a handcrafted cocktail, or sample something new with a whiskey flight.

Top review
LewesBeach
Dined 2 days ago
Shepherd’s pie and prime rib sandwich were awesome!! Good service, great ambiance.
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4.5
4.5 (891)
$30 and under
American
Lancaster
About the restaurant
A high-energy cocktail lounge amidst the Lancaster sky, The Exchange redefines your view of this historic yet Hip City. We are a 21+ establishment after 4pm. You must present a valid physical ID at the door.

Sip from an extensive craft cocktail menu complemented by thoughtful wine & local beer selection; savor a menu of inventive small plates by Chef Ryan McQuillan; and socialize at the The Exchange: Your favorite gathering place.

RESERVATIONS: Reservations are encouraged during peak times and weekends. Walk-ins are welcomed on a first come, first serve basis. If you're looking to make a reservation, please find us on OpenTable, or call during business hours.

INCLEMENT WEATHER: Please be aware that outdoor seating is not guaranteed; your reservation is subject to cancellation in any case of severe weather or unsafe wind conditions on the roof. If we are unable to move your reservation inside, we will contact you.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 4, 2024
Great place to dine. The ambiance was perfect! Great location! The waiter was very attentive, polite and provided great service!
A photo of P.F. Chang's - Lancaster restaurant
4.3
4.3 (168)
$30 and under
Chinese
Lancaster
About the restaurant
We are an Asian & Chinese restaurant offering dine-in, takeout, to-go, delivery, and catering. Make a reservation online to dine in. Order Asian and Chinese food delivery, takeout, and catering online or through the P.F. Chang's mobile app. Let us cater the perfect feast for you - corporate office catering menus are also available. P.F. Chang's offers a variety of signature Asian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Mongolian, and Chinese food dishes including Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Chicken Pad Thai, Signature Lo Mein, Fried Rice, Mongolian Beef, Chang's Spicy Chicken, and Pork and Shrimp Dumplings. Order online for sushi delivery and takeout. Many gluten-free and vegetarian menu items are available. Try our seasonal cocktails and seasonal menu items.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Steamed dumplings were not hot. Not as good as the last time.
A photo of Iron Hill Brewery - Lancaster restaurant
4.2
4.2 (3274)
$30 and under
American
Lancaster
About the restaurant
Welcome to Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, where you'll find fine handcrafted beers, creative yet informal cuisine, and friendly, attentive service in a casual, upscale atmosphere. We're passionate about producing distinctive, full-flavored handcrafted beers, accompanied by fresh–from–scratch New American cuisine in a comfortable, casual atmosphere. Our goal has always been to provide food and beer that is inspired, consistently crafted and presented by a knowledgeable and courteous service staff.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Our server Libby was terrific. Two tries at croissant basket did not yield a good product…. Libby did comp us on that Good entrees
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