Sidney at Willoughby Run

4.4
665 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Chef Annis brings his culinary skill to an ever-changing menu with a focus on fresh, local products. Only two miles west of the square along route 30, Sidney Willoughby Run serves elegant fare with an expansive view and outdoor seating directly on the grounds of the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. An elegant ballroom awaits your next function with on- staff event planners catering to your every need.
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L
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Such a pretty place. Sitting outside is the best. Presentation of the food was wonderful.

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MK
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I would definitely go back again. The food was good and they were very accommodating to my daughter whos is vegan. The Chef sent out a beautifully presented plate of veggies and black beans that were delicious. It was definitely appreciated and much better than just a salad option. We all enjoyed our food from the salsify entree, to the salmon dish and the wonderful pork chop. Our server Christian was very helpful and friendly and professional. Thank you for a wonderful time and one of our highlights of our Gettysburg visit!

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LT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always a pleasure to eat here -- great food, service, and ambience. This note may say I live in Philadelphia, but that's wrong. I'm in Gettysburg, and residents here enjoy Sidney for special occasions or just a casual evening out -- its the "go to" place for everyone I know!

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DC
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Took a little while to get served, but once underway we had great attentive servers. Most food was excellent, especially pita bread / hummus appetizer. Brazed beef had a bit of a burnt taste, but very tender. I recommend dining here.

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R
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Located in a former country club, the meal at Sidney’s was one of the best I’ve had in Gettysburg. The service was also among the best in Gettysburg. The setting is beautiful. The reason I took off a point or two was the bizarre manner in which you enter the dining room. After entering through the main door, guests have to trek through a banquet hall to be seated in the dining room. Bizarre. I would recommend this restaurant however. Great food and great service

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DC
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good chef prepared food, waiter was extremely nice and knowledgeable, will be back

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Still probably the best dinner restaurant in Gettysburg if you want interesting and tasty entrée choices, well prepared, friendly service, looking out over the former golf course. I had the Barramundi (Australian sea bass) and it was excellent. The small dining room we were in, however, also houses the bar and that detracts from the ambience. But there is dining on the porch.

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JH
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would definitely recommend Sidney at Willoughby Run to friends and family. We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary and Sidney at Willoughby Run made it even more special. My husband and I will dine there again. Awesome restaurant.

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O
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a delicious coniglio con pappardelle, with a sauce that only Chef Anise could have come up with.

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CL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Single waiter was competent but seemed harried, with the result that the atmosphere was needlessly cold. Having dined at Sydney’s several times, this experience was disappointing.

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JT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a delightful surprise. I debated about rating it outstanding and decided to hold back simply because, while this was a wonderful experience, I have been to a restaurant or two in my life that I would rank outstanding..and they are totally unique and in exotic locales. We were so pleased wth the quality of the food, the service and our waiter, and loved the ambience which is an interesting cross between a bit of upscale decor yet still friendly and casual feeling. I would not hesitate to recommend this place. We loved it.

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O
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The chef should come out of the kitchen and smooze with the patrons. A little show business goes well with the fine dining experience.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adult daughter home for the weekend and a dinner out to start the weekend out nicely

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LT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This lovely spot is always our go-to place for special celebrations -- there's never a question about where else to eat. Our recent dinner did not disappoint and left us with the question, "When shall we come back?" Our servers were outstanding as was our meal -- we're lucky to have Sidney right in our back yard!

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B
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the best dinner in the area. Service is fantastic. Pricey, but worth every penny!

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LT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. Bartender (sorry didn't see her name) was really fun and helpful. Our server, Drew, did a terrific job. We enjoyed sitting in the bar area - very pretty views.

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PT
Mobile
36 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When we moved from Philly three years ago, our search for great restaurants led us to Sidney in East Berlin. Recently, our favorite server there was transferred to Sidney at Willoughby Run. It's an extra 30 minute drive, but we finally made the trip, and it was everything we expected. If anything, some of the presentation was even more impressive. Specifically the Ahi Tuna! But don't pass up the incredible brisket. Getting to the point, Dianne has already made a name for herself at her new restaurant home. Literally...
Try the vodka-based Dianne's New Fashioned, a new twist on an old standard cocktail. Each Sidneys in unique. Take advantage of both.

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GG
Columbus
53 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I rarely give 5 star reviews. Taste is so individual that not everyone can agree that a venue deserves such a high evaluation. Flawless food is impossible for that reason. But combine excellent service, presentation, ambience, and value with very good food, and you hit it for me. I will enjoy a local diner at local diner prices. I cannot enjoy very good food at extremely high prices. But very good food, service, etc., and you don't gasp when the bill comes? That defines 5 star to me.

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T
Atlantic City
21 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to celebrate retirement! Great service in spite of impending snow storm. Excellent cocktails- recommend the Sydney Manhattan. Tender and delicious beef brisket. Will definitely return.

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H
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great people at Sidney at Willoughby Run. The food is excellent, the speciality drinks are outstanding, and the desserts are quite good. Unfortunately, the prices are slightly out of alignment with the quality of the dishes. I appreciate the professionalism of Sidney's but it doesn't warrant NYC prices.

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OT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb cuisine, excellent service and a relaxing environment. Highly recommend.

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GF
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is outstanding, probably the best available in the Gettysburg area. Service staff is eclectic, but very caring and attentive. Host was a little gruff, but hey once you get seated he is out of your life. All in all a very good to excellent experience. Will be back again soon.

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SW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was good, but I cannot look past the slow speed of the kitchen and bar. Our waiter was friendly and constantly checked in on us. The food was very good. However, our first round of drinks took over 10 minutes to arrive and the pace only got slower from there. I was not in a rush, it did not ruin our evening, and I still give the restaurant 4 stars because we had a good time, but if the pace of drinks and food had been quicker we would have stayed for dessert and an after dinner drink.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding whenever we’ve decided to live life to the fullest and enjoy the taste and artistry of each plate. You can’t worry about cost, because in many ways, this place is priceless. We (locals) are fortunate, in my opinion, to have such a great option. Thank you, Chef!

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h
Kansas City
38 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Fine lunch, relaxed setting.

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JP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The service isn't great; didn't get the dessert that my wife ordered. They brought something else. By this time we were ready to leave, and there was a very long time between courses. So just ate what they brought. The main server was curt and businesslike. There are a lot of servers, so it is hard to keep in contact when one person brings drinks, another takes your order, another clears dishes, and another brings dessert. The noise level was quite loud, but there were a lot of people there as it was Valentine's Day. The table had a yellow rose and a candle in a salt lamp holder. Chairs aren't terribly comfortable in the fireplace room. But the food is absolutely amazing. Had to retrieve our coats in another room at the end of the evening. I wouldn't wear a valuable coat here, as there is no one checking coats or giving them out. Just an empty room with every guest's coat on a hanger. Sidney's is absolutely amazing for the food. The service and ambience isn't what you'd expect.

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m
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We eat at sidney’s regularly and it is almost always very good. Unfortunately, valentine’s day evening was a bad choice. It was very busy with not enough servers. Our waiter had way too many tables to cover and gave us little attention. Our meal took a very long time to appear and my steak, ordered medium rare, was well beyond medium. The potatoes were also overcooked and the brocolini underdone. It was a not very good expensive meal.

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JG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Usually the service is remarkably good, but this visit we waited quite awhile after we ordered drinks.

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MP
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and cocktails were excellent. It is worth the price and the staff was nice.

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G
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My go-to place for an outstanding meal and a great atmosphere.

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S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

it was good but expensive for this town. feels more like a country club than a restaurant. over $200 for 3 people (including a bottle of wine)

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KF
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service from staff. Wide selection of drinks. Knowledgeable waiter and wonderful bartender.

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J
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks!! Quiet setting. Prciey but well worth it.

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J
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good!!

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LC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a wonderful time at Sidney Willoughby Run! The food is delicious, the artwork and decor is so unique and beautiful, and in the summer, we love to sit outside with the beautiful view for great drinks.

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JH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Went there for a date night ad really enjoyed it, service was excellent.

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BS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Servers were very good and pleasant but understaffed. Caesar salad tasteless for $11, Filet slightly overcooked and little taste. Wife's salmon strong tasting and the dough dry. Creme Brulee very small portion. Very expensive for what was served.

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EJ
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great family dinner just before Xmas. Quiet night. Excellent service.

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m
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

there were two parties going on the day we were there for lunch and there were not enough servers. service was way too slow and things kept being forgotten. we had to ask for silverware, for sugar and creamer for the coffee and tea. they had to be reminded about our drinks. food was good as always. but it was not a positive experience.

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G
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service impeccable. Food outstanding. Couldn't ask for more....

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