The Greenfield Restaurant

4.4
1107 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Set in a 1780 Pennsylvania Stone Farmhouse with deep windows and a warm pleasant atmosphere this is a family owned and operated restaurant that is recognized as one of the Best of Lancaster for dinner, Sunday Brunch, patio dining, wine list, atmosphere and romantic settings. Although our building is over 225 years old we update our menu daily! Change is a good thing at the Greenfield. We specialize in next day delivery of seafood while we continue to cut our own steaks. You will enjoy selections from our wine list that has been recognized by the Wine Spectator Magazine for over 9 years. Our patio and balcony over looking the bar is among our customers favorite requests for lunch and dinner seating, while the wine cellar has two of the most romantic tables in the area. If you are traveling, this is one of those restaurants that you wish you had back home....and we are happy that you found us.
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Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

When we were married 40 years ago, we spend a few weeks at different locations. On our second night of the honeymoon, we found this nice little restaurant that was a convert house. We found Greefield as we searched the area and thought it would be perfect for our 4 decade celebration together. Overall, it is a very nice restaurant. We asked for a intimate table or location (we'd read they have some). After being seated in this very secluded spot, we waited 15 - 20 minutes for a server. None showed. We asked to be moved and was placed in a very loud area (not so intimate) and had to ask again to be moved. Final location was OK but not what we had planned. The food was average to above average but not outstanding (French Onion soup was bland). The waitress and hostess were very pleasant and responsive. Not sure if we'll return.

M
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Not the Greenfield of the older days. Turning into a local Hot Spot. Great menu and wine list.

PS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and another couple were there on Friday evening at 5:30 (waiter's name - we were seated in the room on the left and left of center?) and it was absolutely delightful in every way from seating to dessert! I have been to Greenfield many times for lunch and a few times for dinner - it never disappoints.

CK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was not that good for the price would not be coming back

a
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet up with good friends.

C
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful respite from the chain tourist restaurants that dominate the area.

JD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband travels all over the world on business and he stated that this was one of the best restaurants he has ever been at. We agreed that we would travel back to Lancaster just to come to Greenfield's again. Everything was delightful - service, food, ambiance. It was a perfect evening.

JH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For quite a few years we have traveled from Rockville MD to the Lancaster PA area and have had dinner at the Old Greenfield Inn Restaurant (now just Greenfield Restaurant) because we've always had a wonderful experience. Today was the same. We were greeted promptly, seated in a quiet room with soothing background music. The server was most cordial and informative. The meal (Sea Bass, Short Rib Pie, seafood chowder and to top it off, Cream Puff filled with Salted Caramel Ice Cream. Superb, 10's all around.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, lovely setting and great food.

SB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful! The food was yummy and the service was great too.

h
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great drinks, wonderful food & service! We make it a point to have dinner here whenever we come to Lancaster!

C
Philadelphia
86 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not going to lie, was a little nervous returning to a favorite restaurant of ours. It is under new ownership and we were concerned everything would be different. We are locals and have an abundance of amazing restaurants to dine at.
We were so happy to have our favorite Server, Amy, be our server. She’s the best. We asked to dine in the wine cellar. It’s amazing and so intimate. There are only 2 tables and they are on opposite sides. I had the crab cakes. They are by far, the best I’ve ever had. They are all meat. My hubby had the barrel cut ribeye. It looks more like a filet but is so delicious and flavorful. Everything about the night was perfect. The wine, salads, French Onion Soup ( so flavorful), and our amazing meals. We had no room for dessert but it sounded fabulous.
We will be back.

RR
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful family brunch and enjoyed the venue.

FK
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE the patio area for dining in the summer! Very relaxing, never felt rushed by servers. Food also excellent.

OT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Now under new management, Chef Moeller is bringing White House cuisine to Lancaster! Not fussy or formal but exquisite flavors and presentation!

M
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and always consistent.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Will come back.

GF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Very good food and quiet setting. waitress not that attentive. will be going back

JC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 1

Hot, humid room. Filet was well done when medium requested. No clean spoons. Young inattentive staff and front desk.

DJ
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

GREENFIELD INN - fine dining at its best, professional service, one flaw
In our many overnight trips to Lancaster for retail, we always dine at Greenfield Inn. This time, we made our reservation via Open Table and requested the table in the balcony overlooking the piano in the bar area. Upon arrival, the hostess informed us that no seating was being done in the balcony area due to the extreme heat. We did not like the alternate choices and insisted on the balcony which was accommodated. I ordered the sea bass and it was excellent in taste, preparation and presentation. My partner ordered the scallops and they were divine, but she did not care for the andouille sausage in the vegetable bed. Don, our server, got high ratings for braving the heat to serve us and for his attentive check-back efforts. Prices are on the high end for entrees but the chef quality justifies them. Finally, we should have been called to advise of the balcony closing so an alternate choice could have been made before arrival.

SJ
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The chef makes decent food. The service was blah. They made my parents ages 82 and 85 walk up a flight of stairs and my father needs knee replacements. Pretty obvious they should be seated downstairs. When I mentioned something to the hostess her answer was they said it was fine. It wasn’t. Hottest day of year but upstairs was toasty compared to downstairs. Our steaks were very good however the vegetables were cold and hard.

k
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice restaurant in an old and well cared for building. Menu has many interesting options. The Short Rib cottage pie was quite savory although a little fatty. The filet was perfectly cooked and nicely seasoned. They have a good beet salad although the pancetta wasn’t ideal in it. Many good drink options available too.

LO
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Soup/appetizers were good. Entrees disappointing. Service good. Eaten there in the past, excellent.
New ownership shows a step down.

DH
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The only problem we had was an overworked waitress serving too many tables because a coworker didn’t show that day.

CW
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was good. The table was awful. It was located right in front of the door to the kitchen and we could see and hear everything in the kitchen when each server came through the door (which was very, very frequently). This distracted from our conversation and lowered our enjoyment of a nice dining experience. Additionally, although a few of my friends had finished their meals, I was still eating and the bus boy started taking plates away, including one of mine when I had food on it. That was annoying.

F
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a slight mix up with respect to the table we had reserved.
The Maitre D handled this quickly and to our complete satisfaction.
He and the staff were very professional in every way
I would recommend this restaurant in a heartbeat.

DO
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at The Greenfield Restaurant. The food was excellent! I enjoyed the crab cakes so much. My only disappointment was my glass of pino grigio! It tasted watered down to me; a weak flavor. Will I go back to the Greenfield at some point? Yes. Will I order a glass of wine? No! My husband thinks you are charging too much for a small glass of wine. Donna Kleinsmith

JD
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Only a few tables in each of the rooms which made for a comfortable atmosphere.
Waiter was helpful and attentive.
For appetizer we had the cheese platter which was well designed and prepared
Entrée selection was just enough choices without being overwhelming
Portions were a good size

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the perfect restaurant for a special occasion. The food is superb. I had the salmon special which melted in my mouth. The creme brûlée is silky smooth and delicious; the best I’ve ever had. Attention has been paid to every detail from the decor to the flowers to the table settings and the food. I wish I lived closer so I could eat here once a month!

DD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been to this restaurant in many years but wanted to try again as it is under new ownership. It was a delightful evening in every aspect and we plan to continue to visit this restaurant. It is worth a visit.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed celebrating our anniversary

VS
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great evening with wonderful friends. Brittany our server was wonderful

VE
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were seated immediately. Service was excellent. Food was prepared timely and was very delicious.

d
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic I did not know what to expect and was much better than I would have guessed.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

However my girlfriend was more critical of her tomato soup and salad, I enjoyed my lunch, can't please her anymore!!

JB
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening was around a business dinner. Our food was outstanding. A few of us had the fish specials which were great. We also had the opportunity to meet Chef Moeller who gave us a tour of the kitchen and wine cellar. Chef Moeller also made a very special dessert for a family dinner party and had a few left over which we were able to enjoy. The chocolate dessert was perfectly balanced. We had a very nice dining experience and would encourage everyone from the Lancaster area to enjoy this gem. We received a restaurant referral from Chef Tim Harris at YTI Career Institute. Overall, I would highly recommend Greenfield's and when I am back in Lancaster this restaurant is on the top of my dining list.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The blue cheese salad dressing was very strong and the salad was tiny. The scallop entree was just four scallops and the forbidden rice was tasteless. Was disappointed in the entree and was pricey. Will not be going back. Way better fine dining in Lancaster elsewhere.

LD
Richmond
42 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was busy but not overly crowded when we arrived. We had to wait about 10 minutes for our cocktails to arrive. We ordered shortly after that, explaining that we were not in a hurry. However, the appetizers came out fairly quickly, before we were finished with drinks. Additionally, one appetizer didn't come out with the others, so one of our four guests was sitting without food.

Two of the appetizers were nondescript. The warm olive plate lacked personality with three pieces of rather dusky-tasting cheese on one side, a tray of olives in the center, and three slices of foccacia bread that was overloaded with rosemary. Another appetizer, the crab cocktail, served up nice-looking pieces of crab but the crab was rather tasteless. The shrimp cocktail met expectations.

Our salads arrived quickly. The house salad was fine but the Caesar salad was disappointing -- bitter with no real taste of Caesar dressing and what appeared to be packaged cheese shreds.

Dinner arrived very quickly as well and the waiter put them on the table next to the salads, which we hadn't finished. That crowded the table a bit. Each meal was OK but lacked something special. The crab cakes were tasty but very mildly seasoned. The salmon was cooked well and tasted fine. The scallops were cooked perfectly and had an interesting tang with local turkey sausage. However, two at the table who had mashed potatoes said they tasted almost as if they'd been prepared far in advance or were reconstituted.

Overall, the meal was OK. The waiter appeared rushed at every visit to the table. He did offer an apology for the dinners arriving early.

If you are looking for a place to go where you'll get food that will be OK, you'll do fine here. However, there are many other choices in Lancaster County where I would go for a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary.

j
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed Swing Street and viewing the beautiful outside dining terrace. Portions were large and well done. Will return. Would appreciate more summertime options.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had four different entrees. They were presented very nicely and the taste was excellent!!

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