Sidney at Willoughby Run
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Valet parking option available for private events.
While the Country Club dining room lacked charm, the restaurant was very neat and uncluttered. Each table was spaced perfectly, so conversation with your dining party does not get drowned out by noise from other tables. The courtesy and friendliness of the staff is top notch. Finally, the primary reason for going out to dinner is the food. For the choices and preparation, Sidney at Willoughby Run gets high marks. I strongly recommend the meatballs in a polenta sauce. Another dish which was exquisite was the Carpaccio Perfectly prepared, and a beautiful presentation.
I would strongly recommend Sidney at Willoughby Run for a high class dining experience.
The wine list is exceptional with carefully curated selections from up and coming wine countries as well as selections from well-established producers. The food was expertly prepared. The menu was well balanced between meat and fish with many creative preparations. We look forward to returning on our next visit to Gettysburg.
Very good food. Creative and unique dishes. The atmosphere is, well, strange. The feeling of eating in an otherwise empty country club is just strange. People are very nice and the food was very good.
Out of towners, don’t let the strangely converted country club dining room scare you off. The food at Sidney is excellent. The room(s) on Saturday night were clearly filled with locals who know how delicious the food is-being from Texas, we weren’t sure if the food would hold up based on the ambience. So glad we waited it out. Drinks were well crafted and the food was excellent. Wish I had room for dessert because it looked amazing.
We tried a variety of dishes: meatballs with polenta (app), brussels sprouts with mushrooms (app), seared tuna with roasted baby eggplant and cured lemon and capers, beef brisket dinner, and the halibut dinner. THe tables were set impeccably, beautiful glassware, etc. Service was very good and the server was knowledgeable.
I tasted everything, except the halibut. THe meatballs were nice, homemade, but the dish could have used a little more flavor. The brussels sprouts were excellent. THe brisket with potato puree and gravy was good. The seared tuna was good, and the cured lemon a nice touch, but I found the baby eggplant to be excessively mushy. Because there was so much hype around Sidney being an FTB restaurant with a famous chef, I was expecting to really be wowed, and I wasn't.
Caesar salad was bland and served without the requested anchovies. Swordfish was inedible- tough and dry, and the accompanying beans were only warm. Service was slow. The whole feeling here was weird. Terribly overpriced wines and food. Absolutely disappointing!
Another wonderful dinner. We were able to sit out on the patio, certainly wasn't a summer to do so and were glad it was a good night to do so. Also it was very quiet out on the patio. Enjoyed new items on the fall menu.
The food was excellent: seasoned just right and a nice portion. The service person was very friendly and cordial. If he didn't know the answer to a food question he checked with the kitchen. That was very helpful to someone who has dietary restrictions.
The ambiance is superb.
You cannot go wrong at Sydney's. This place is hands-down the best Gettysburg has to offer. Creative, tasty, perfectly prepared plates, drinks, and desserts. It's not cheap, but reasonable for that class of culinary establishments. You will not be disappointed!!
Good food but overpriced. Wait staff seemed confused at first and wait for menus and wait service was long.
We are longtime diners at Chef Neil Annis' central PA Sidney restaurants, his original restaurant in East Berlin and now Willoughby Run in Gettysburg. We love the ambiance of the former country clubhouse-turned-fine dining restaurant with its broad patio overlooking the old golf course, now part of Gettysburg National Military Park. The menu is always creative and seasonal, with options for small plates and out-of-this-world burgers. The soups are divine, the wine list is varied and service excellent. Highly recommended for a special night out.
Food was great as always, but they must have had a staff change behind the bar. They always have extraordinary cocktails. Not that night.
My business partner and I received a gift certificate for Christmas, and we finally were able to visit the restaurant. We were very pleased with the attentiveness of the staff, the quality of the food, and the ambiance. I would definitely return.
Highly recommend this fantastic restaurant. The beverages and food were amazing. The views are gorgeous. But what really set it apart was the friendly staff that went above and beyond to accommodate us.
Made the reservations through their website on OpenTable showed up and restaurant was closed major inconvenience
We booked and confirmed our reservation on Open Table on a busy weekend and after a 5 hour drive from New York. We arrived to find the restaurant closed. We received no notification. We had a very difficult time finding another decent spot with availability. This is highly unprofessional.
Anytime we are in Gettysburg Pennsylvania we eat at Sydney. This is the first time I was disappointed that they no longer are serving what I would call Spicy flatbread at the bar Even if they were to charge for them they were always a hit Also I was disappointed that their wine list had so many expensive bottles of wine. They were out of Pinot noir by the glass and didn’t offer any other substitute This time we both had the duck breast which was delicious It was a Thursday night which was relatively slow but the service was great. I will be disappointed if they do not bring back the spicy flatbreads
Made a reservation but it really wasnt necessary. Dining room we were in was small & simple. The food & service was great. Not a lot of choices but well done & good portion sizes for what we ordered.
Dinner was outstanding
Sidney at Willoughby Run is a true local gem. Where else in Gettysburg can you be served great and creative dishes while overlooking a rolling lawn with wildlife.
We were asked if we wanted water before we were given menus...we were charged $6 for a bottle of imported Italian water. My fiance's meal had no vegetables so he felt it was not a complete meal. A server for another table spoke very loudly every time she served them, and we were outside. The food, service, and ambiance just don't live up to the high meal prices.
Our party of four very much enjoyed our evening at Sydney. We were greeted nicely, had our pick of tables and our server was outstanding. The tzatziki flatbread app was tasty, as was the white pizza, pork medallion and halibut entrees. The wine list has interesting options. Oh, and the restroom was spotless. Very good attention to detail here.
We had our anniversary dinner there and absolutely loved it!!! We sat outside and the ambiance was great. Only drawback was the couple sitting across from us where the man was loud. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. I would highly recommend for dinner, drink or any occasion
My wife & I were celebrating our 28th anniversary. We've been coming to Sidney's for years, almost since the day they opened, as it's been one of the few consistently great restaurants in the midstate-- but we've been saddened to see it decline in recent years. This night was possibly the worst. The oblivious host placed us at a table between 2 loud, large parties and right in front of the door to the patio in their bar, even though there was a much nicer and quieter table in the corner. After having the hot air blowing on us when servers rushed in & out of the door, I finally asked to be moved. The food was not up to Sidney's standards. The amuse-bouche gougeres were the size of small grapes, cold and dry--like they'd just come out of the freezer. My wife's salmon was so overcooked she couldn't finish it. The swordfish was also overcooked, although not as badly--but it had very little flavor. It was served with bacon, just 2 strips tossed across the dish--it was the most flavorful item on the plate. Service was haphazard and incompetent--before we'd had a chance to eat our appetizer, the server rushed out our 2nd courses. We felt rushed the whole night. I ordered a bottle of white wine, which the server wanted to pour before we'd even had a chance to drink our cocktails. We asked her to wait, but then she never came around again to pour the wine. Not once during the whole experience did anyone ever acknowledge our anniversary. Considering how often we've dined here, how many times we've brought friends here, how much money we've spent over the years, I would've thought we might get a little more personal service. Sidney's is not cheap--we spent close to $200 this night. So the lack of attention to quality service and food is especially galling.
Our waitress was attentive and made a significant birthday milestone a memorable experience. The food was creative and delicious!
Outdoor seating and service is fantastic! Apps are great. Price is high for the area.
We made a reservation, but after seeing how unappealing the setting was we decided to take the bar, which is a step up from the rest of the place which, clearly, had been part of a golf course, minimally remodeled. The bar is fine; the bartender was very good; the food was not at all worth it. Very disappointing, after having been at the original Sidney.
When we pulled in the parking lot there were only 5 cars... this should have been red flag number one. The food was ok, but the prices did not match the quantity or quality. My wife sat outside which was great, but the service was slow because they only had two servers working. If you are looking for a place to have drinks and sit outside with a nice view this is the place; however not the place for dining.
Visiting Gettysburg for our Anniversary. Lovely restaurant with great service.
Food and service was outstanding as always. Friends we took to dinner were duly impressed with the restaurant.
We have been coming here in the summer for a couple of years. A real foodie restaurant. Consistently excellent food and service. Highly highly recommend. As well as their sister restaurant in East Berlin.
Visiting Gettysburg on The Anniversary of the Battle and this restaurant really fit the theme. Located on the former Gettysburg Golf Club that is the First Day’s Battleground just before Willoughby Run topped off our day of history. Mimi’s Service was excellent!! Menu is just right and the food was excellent!! Dessert was awesome with their own ice cream!! We will be back! A must for all Civil War Battle trampers and their rookie friends!!
We got stuck next to a table full of teachers who where being pretty loud and drinking a goid bit. We were sitting outside and the outside area isn't really that big so we didn't have too many choices if we wanted to get away from them. My husband and I could barely hear each other talking across the table at times. We made the best of it though. It was his birthday.
Sidney's is one of our favorite restaurants. It never disappoints.
Service and facility were great. Food selection very limited. We normally dine at the East Berlin location and understand the menu is not vast, however, not everything on website was offered, no additional special entry were offered this Saturday. We would not travel from York to dine here again.
Our dinner was excellent at Sidneys and I would recommend it to anyone who like great food and does not mind the price.
Lunch menu is somewhat limited but enough choices. I think the "fit for foodies"
choices are more on the dinner menu. Looks like a beautiful spot to hold a catered
We ended up at the Sidney at Willoughby Run somewhat inadvertently, as lightning knocked out the power to the restaurant my wife had selected for my birthday getaway to a B&B and dinner. A quick search on Yelp uncovered the Sidney and the 4 1/2 stars it received convinced us to give it a try. We were a little surprised to find it was essentially the equivalent of a country club restaurant. The food was okay, but nothing memorable. I had the Cesar salad and a steak, while my wife had a cheese plate and the seared ahi tuna. It may well be the best in the area, particularly if you're looking for a step up from the national chain restaurants, but it seemed to be trying too hard and just didn't hit the mark. The service, however, was very good.
Best restaurant in Gettysburg. Well worth the short drive outside of downtown. Fine dining, elegant setting. We sat outside on the covered porch right as a summer rain shower hit and it was beautiful. Food was delicious. Would definitely return if back in the area.