Sidney at Willoughby Run

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644 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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GF
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
37 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
1 review
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
11 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 9, 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 2, 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 19, 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
2 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
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went there for their Thanksgiving buffet. The food was fantastic, lots of great options. the staff was friendly and professional. Pretty basic setup for a large group, The art on the walls was very nice. But overall nothing beyond your standard buffet configuration. Planning to go back for their Christmas event. Definitely a place to try if you're in the Gettysburg area. They also have one in East Berlin which is fairly close as well.

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place, delicious food, friendly staff. Highly recommend.

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MC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The food was tasty and timely. My wife's dinner was amazing; my swordfish was nothing special. The ambiance left something to be desired.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I took my girlfriend to Sidney at Willoughby Run for her birthday on 11/3/18. We were seated promptly and our server was friendly and relatively attentive. We ordered the cabbage soup to start, which was good. I had the chicken and she had the steak as our entrees. The chicken was delicious and my girlfriend really enjoyed her steak. She had the apple streudal and I had the ricotta cake for dessert. We both enjoyed our choices. Overall a good dining experience and delicious food. The only downfall not at the fault of the restaurant was the patron dining across from us who chewed so loudly it was nauseating. But obviously the restaurant can't be faulted for poor manners. We would likely return.

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c
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed this restaurant, the food and the service.
The dining room is rather cavernous and could use some warmth to it. Maybe some tall floor plants or something. Also, the piped in music was a bit lame.

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k
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. Service was slow to start, but once we received our menus everything was excellent and tasty.

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SW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Meatballs were amazing, my friend loved his pork chop, my salmon dish was incredible, bottle of burgundy perfectly complimented everything (and was very reasonably priced), and dessert (warm apple strudel) was truly delightful— job exceptionally well done!

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JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

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.

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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LD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

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.

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OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

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.

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ED
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

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.

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JL
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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!

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J
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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NS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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SG
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good food but overpriced. Wait staff seemed confused at first and wait for menus and wait service was long.

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AW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SB
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great as always, but they must have had a staff change behind the bar. They always have extraordinary cocktails. Not that night.

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H
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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