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  1. Distance: 2.76mi
  2. Distance: 5.67mi
  3. Distance: 6.90mi
  4. Distance: 10.59mi

About Sidney

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.

101 E King Street
East Berlin, PA 17316
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Routes 234 and 194

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(717) 259-1319

Website:
http://www.restaurantsidney.com/

Executive Chef:
Neil Annis

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

Additional:
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

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Great Beer (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Authentic (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 1, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 31, 2013

Terrific menu and presentation in a quaint country town.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 31, 2013

The food & service was outstanding - 5 star ............A gem hidden in a small town =)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 30, 2013

Our night out was a special occasion. Birthday. Had a lovely dinner and our waitress was exceptional!!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 30, 2013

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 18, 2013

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 17, 2013

Enjoyed the pared down menu which gave you a sense of freshness. My companion had the Hake which was a limited time item allowing for a new tasting experience. The vegetables were out of the ordinary and pared well with the main course.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2013

As always, we had a blast!
Sydney is guaranteed for fabulous food/drink.
The waitstaff were so efficient yet fun.
Love it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2013

We do business in East Berlin only once a year and thats the only negative thing. We can only dine here once a year!! Its just a good place ! Wait! no, great place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 11, 2013

Food was excellent, good wine list

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 4, 2013

Difficult to access the web site. The phone instructions were not helpful. The site took me to restaurants in Sydney Australia. It was easier to google "Resaurant Sydney" and go from there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2013

High-Quality food with great service at a reasonable price! What a gem!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 27, 2013

Just a good place to get excellent food

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 20, 2013

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 20, 2013

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!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 19, 2013

Sydney's has great food and a nice atmosphere. We dine there on special occasions and never leave disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 19, 2013

Enjoyable for lunch. Selections are varied and well prepared. Friendly, good service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 13, 2013

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 12, 2013

My wife and I dine at Sydneys six to twelve time per year. We have never been disappointed and when we have brought guests, they have without exception, been very pleased.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2013

Previously had been to Sidney's and the service was TERRIBLE!!! But glad we persevered, the service was very good and the food wonderful! It certainly made believers of us!!! Would most definitely go again!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 31, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 31, 2013

The food is fantastic! Excellent service. I really appreciate that the tables aren't too close together.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 31, 2013

My favorite restaurant of all time once again did not disappoint!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 30, 2013

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 23, 2013

Have dined at Sidney on many occasions, and I am always 100% satisfied! The atmosphere and cuisine jump out to me, but the entire experience is five star.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 9, 2013

We drove six hours round trip in one day to celebrate our first anniversary at Sidney. A year before, we had a small intimate wedding in East Berlin and dined at Sidney two nights in a row. All three meals have been superior and the staff likewise.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 8, 2013

Christa is the very best wait staff person.
She's fun, attentive, knowledgable.
We had a fab night with our friends thanks to her & the chef.
Best find ever!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 2, 2013

Great time, great food. Service a little slow getting the first drink and menus. Would recommend it highly

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 28, 2013

Usually excellent in past, but mediocre this time. Previously would have recommended them without reservations, but not so sure anymore.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 26, 2013

It was my first visit. I look forward to returning. Great experience.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 23, 2013

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2013

Great place if you like great food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 16, 2013

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 16, 2013

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 16, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 15, 2013

The food was outstanding, the service delightful, and the cocktails first class. It's truly enjoyable to spend an evening at Sidney's.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 15, 2013

My wife and I have an amazing experience. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Very good, as usual. Plus, Devin, the waiter, was fantastic. Drinks could flow a little faster, though. Valentines day was super-busy and they could have benefited from two bartenders working instead of one.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2013

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2013

This was our first time to Sidney's and we were very suprised at the delicious food here. The food was presented very well, and it tasted delicious.We will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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