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If you treasure Fine Dining, Restaurant Sidney is fast becoming considered the most unique restaurant experience in the area. Featuring Modern American cuisine, an historic tavern, fresh seafood, top quality steaks, homemade desserts, outdoor seating and a full bar.
East Berlin, PA 17316
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Routes 234 and 194
$30 and under
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
Three separate dining rooms with working fireplaces are available for private parties.
We work with you to customize the menu for your celebration and budget.
Private Party Contact:
Ruth: (717) 259-1319
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Sidney Ratings and Reviews
The food was very good, creative flair and lovely presentation. The setting was aesthetically pleasing, the chairs comfortable. There was no music playing which in a way was good as everyone's taste in music is different. On the other hand, it seemed On the staid side. We were early diners so the room was fairly empty. As more people came, a pleasant buzz of conversation made up for it a bit. I would recommend giving yourself the experience of dining at Sidneys.
Going to Restaurant Sidney is always a treat that we look forward too. Everyone at East Berlin Smiles has their favorites, but when we do try something new, we are never disappointed. The staff is always very attentive and friendly, and Sidney always delivers fresh, delicious food that's artfully presented to the table. What more can I say? We love it!
Have dined at Sidney many times and never hesitated to entertain friends and family there. Our experience Saturday night, however, was very disappointing. My prime rib was basically inedible due to gristle and poor quality of meat. The pork chop special was lacking in taste, as was the salmon. Spinach salad was dull and tasteless. Wine list continues to shine, but that won't be enough to entice us back. There aren't many fine dining options in this area of the state, so we hope these deficiencies can be corrected. Hope the chef isn't concentrating too much on other restaurant, and allowing quality at this one to slide. It would be a shame.
Food was outstanding. Sat in dining area close to kitchen and was quite noisy. Service was slow. Staff was exceptional. They must have been short on staff as someone from kitchen staff was apologetic as we left. Overall, highly recommended. One of the better places to dine in Central PA. Food presentation outstanding.
Scrumptious and met every expectation. A fabulous menu of selections to choose from, great service and wonderful leisurly dining pace - much appreciated in this fast paced world of "turn the table". This was more of a "we want you to come back" - which of course we will.
The highlight of the beautiful evening was the chef had prepared a special diabetic dessert - which frankly I had forgotten that I had asked for and didn't really hold any hope that it would happen. Everything on the menu that we tried - was superb! Four people, four appetizers, four main courses and four desserts! All top rate!
Having dined here in the past and with the price of the meals, I was disappointed this time. Since there were four of us in the party, I did not send my meal back, but it was COLD! This should never happen at Sidney's! The waitress did take an appetizer back for my son since it was not served the way it had been requested ... no sauce, please.
This Easter was our first time at Sidney's, and we enjoyed every minute of it. The bread,served to munch on while perusing the menu, was outstanding - and I am a bread "snob!" Our cocktails were wonderful, too - creative, and there was no stinting on the alcohol. Appetizers were divine, and the entree was absolutely delicious. I would have enjoyed the dessert more had I not been so full from all the delicious food that came before! My one and only complaint is that we had to ask for water, which was promised to us when we were presented with the menus. But...if that is the only thing I have to complain about, well, you get the idea! I can't wait to go back.
Because of timing we had our 7:15 reservation moved to 6:15. We were assigned a young, somewhat inexperienced server, who did well, considering, but not at the level we had seen before. The server told us menu substitutions were not recommended, something that was not an issue previously. We know the service can be better, that this was just a glitch. The dessert selections mostly comprised chocolate, so my spouse had little to choose from. In fact, one of them mentioned only white chocolate, and not that it contained dark.
Sidney was a treasure in the middle of nowhere. The Two fish dinners (Monkfish & Hake) we had were more favorable than anything I've had at high-end restaurants. The appetizers (beef carpaccio, scallops, and escargot) were as excellent as I've had in Paris France. The Madonna Montepulciano was a wonderful Italian red (and yes, a fine red can be successfully paired with fish!)Furthermore, the presentation of each plate made you want to photograph it as each one resembled artwork as seen on the Food Channel. Dine there!
Our meals were excellent. The prime rib was arguably the best ever, perfectly cooked and full of flavor. The hake dish was tender and flaky, and the mashed potatos were the smoothest we have ever tasted. A phenomonal restaraunt tucked away in a delightful small central Pennsylvania town.
We are frequent dinners at Sidney's and we absolutely love the food that Chef Neil creates. I love being able to try new food! The ambiance is great for a romantic night. This is certainly the place to go if you want to enjoy your dining partners, experience amazing food, and have a overall enjoyable evening.
We went to celebrate Valentine's Day over the weekend and were extremely disappointed by our service. When spending $100 or more on a dinner for two, one would expect to have great service. Our server never checked in on us, we went without refills, and never received the chef special or saw a wine list. With that being said, the other servers in our dining room seemed to be exceptional. We appeared to have an off-night with a server.
We as usual had a wonderful experience at Sidney. Califlower soup was fabulous as well as the beef carpaccio. Both my husband and myself had the Hake. Presentation was elegant but I felt the fish was a little underdone although my husband felt it was fine. I definitely go back, but would avoid that dish next time.
I had made reservations for 7:00 pm. When we arived at the restaurant we were asked to wait at the bar for over 30 minutes. Once we were shown to our table it was directly beside the bar in an area with alot of foot traffic. There were other patrons standing in the bar area that did not seem to care that there were people sitting at a table directly beside them trying to enjoy a meal. The wait staff was promt in taking our order but slow in bring the food. The food was very good. We had ordered dessert after our meal. After waiting for more than 30 minutes and not recieving our dessert we asked the waitress to cancel the order and just bring the check. The slow service appeared to be more of a kitchen problem and not a wait staff problem.
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