The Inn at Herr Ridge
The Inn at Herr Ridge is a proud member of the Select Registry, in addition to supporting our neighboring family farms which deliver in-season food and help preserve our open landscape. We also take pride in being the recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
Tues-Sat: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Since we could not get a reservation between 6:15 PM and 7:45 PM we expected a full house upon arrival and were surprised to find it less than half full. Their policy is to leave that gap for online reservations. Our wait person was excellent and she found the wine I ordered from an extensive list despite the sommelier's not being there. The wine list is not only extensive but very expensive some bottles marked close to 4x.
We chose filets of beef and they were outstanding, cooked exactly as we asked and so tender a knife really wasn't needed. The accompanying asparagus and potato were also near perfect.
The wait to get this excellent food was well over an hour for no obvious reason. We were not in a hurry mind you but it seemed like a very long wait. Our wine was excellent by the way.
This place is in the countryside west of Gettysburg but easy to find. I would return for that wonderful filet!!!
SIMPLY PATHETIC on a Friday night
I rarely write reviews, but this was one of the worst dining experiences of my life so I felt compelled to comment. The food itself was of reasonably good quality, although nothing special from a preparation or presentation standpoint. But one doesn't expect cutting edge or even the highest quality food in a historical inn setting that relies on atmosphere and setting to fill the dining room. Although in this case, the ambiance was mediocre as well. The place looks rather run down. However, The main problem this evening was that they were overbooked/ understaffed and food, drinks, and even water appeared infrequently. In the end we had the bartender splitting time between making drinks and waiting on our table. The only high point was a surprisingly interesting wine list. So we at least had nice wines to sip during the long periods without food. The whole evening was such a train wreck from a service standpoint that it was humorous. If there had been an apology or explanation of what happened then I wouldn't be writing the review. But there was no comment and no charges removed from the check to compensate us. Just an evening of incompetence at a high price. They deserve to go out of business. Certainly they will never again have me as a customer.
Great Service -Great Food
While I had great expectations for fine dining at the inn's price point, I was somewhat disappointed in my main course, so that highly influences the overall impression.
After drinks, we started with two great appetizers. The oysters were the freshest and tastiest I've had recently even if they were my spouse's choice and my crab cakes were a close second. Both our salads, beet and romaine, were average. My wife's filet was excellent, but should have been for a prie fix up charge. But my lamb shank with risotto was much too heavy a dish and not terribly tasty. The lamb was beer marinated and served directly over an enormous pile of the risotto making it all taste the same. No contrasting texture and best described as mushy. If this was meant to be a Civil War era reenactment, it succeeded. For both entrees, we needed to add pepper, but had to request it, since the server indicated the chef thinks he should be the one to season his dishes. Wrong, it needed something more than what came out of the kitchen. The deserts, creme brûlée and cheesecake were again average.
So the highlights were definitely at the beginning and the balance was not exceptional. Service was friendly and competent. We had a nice table on the enclosed porch, but the highway view is not pretty, partially due to some ongoing construction. The hostess gave us a nice history of the Inn, much of it is original pre-civil war. If you are thinking of staying overnight, there's many stories of ghosts residing there too, so beware!
POOR SERVICE!!! Our reservations were for 6PM on a Saturday evening and we didn't leave the restaurant until 8:30PM. There were only 12 people in the entire dining area when we arrived and about 20 when we finally left. The food was warm but not hot but had good presentation.
When I confronted the hostess about the poor service...………...it didn't seem to make a difference.
The food was very good, and the service was very good. The ambience was fair in that it was very comfortable, but very dated décor. Seemed like a good restaurant for seniors. The cost was on the high side but the food was quality enough to make the cost seem appropriate. I would recommend it for older parties, but not for young people.
We have been trying for years to fit in a visit on our annual trek to Gettysburg and finally made it! Fantastic food and attentive service, we will definitely make it back sooner rather than later!
Fabulous food, wonderful service, excellent staff will return sever time in the future
I have been to Herr's Ridge Inn several times. The service was horrific this time. I felt likeI was at a hash house. The food was so under seasoned, I didn't even bother eating. I have had good meals there, but it is so hit or miss, I doubt I will go back.
Great place to eat in historic site. Food is excellent. The inside is so warm and cozy. We loved this place!!!
Delicious dinner, all around enjoyable evening. Word of advice; KEEP the chef you have! Best dining in Gettysburg hands down.
Very nice atmosphere! The service was a little slow and the deserts were not great, but the main dishes were delicious and the soup was fantastic. There was an event during the time which may have caused some delay. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Plan 2 hours.
Wonderful staff..outstanding chef..Had a special table...10 plus restaurant
Great time, amazing food, and great service! The Brie served with crostini was my favorite part, but everything from start to finish was amazing. The Wine, I got a Bordeaux from France was rich and smooth and an affordable price for a fine dining restaurant. We will definetly be visiting again!
Very nice place. Staff was very friendly. I had yelped the restaurant and all the positive ratings were spot on. Would recommend the place without hesitation. Next time in the area i would like to try their bar called the livery.
Lovely historic property, beautiful dining rooms. Very generous portion sizes for the 4 course dinner. The wine pairings were well thought out and the sommelier is more than happy to discuss the selections and wine in general if you have an interest. Crab cakes were held together with minimal binder and served over a delicate but flavorful red pepper coulis. But the star of the evening was the corn crab chowder. A thin slice of Gouda was dropped on the top of the hot soup so that it melted sweetly into the soup. The soup alone is reason to return.
Overall the experience was lovely. Our server was delightful. The food, once it came, was very good. Our reservations were for 6:00 and we didn’t really start eating until well after 7. That seemed like a very long time. My sons noticed a book about Joe Paterno in the lobby which seems out of place considering his history. Other than that, it was a very good evening
Great restaurant ! Food was excellent and served by a efficient and friendly staff. Will definitely visit again !
Great food-great atmosphere - great service
Delicious, best food in the area.
This is a classic, almost throwback historic fine dining restaurant with mature, excellent wait staff, an extensive wine list, some creative cuisine, and room to move around or relax. The house is nicely done to mix comfy renovation with the feel of historic Gettysburg. While my wife could have stood a few more beets in her special salad, the food was quite good and I was offered free dessert when the inn was out of one meal ingredient. The English-bred hostess was a warm conversationalist as well.
The food was abolutely delicious; some of the best my wife and I have ever had. Just beware that it is a bit pricey. We were there for our 45th wedding anniversary so it was a special occasion and we did not mine the price.
Nice setting, pleasant staff and pretty good food...
We were the only patrons on a snowy night, but this location is very worth the drive. Food and plating were excellent. We both chose the prix fixe dining with four lovely courses. I had beautifully prepared lamb chops and my friend had perfectly cooked filet mignon. Everything was worth the price. Derek was a great server and the hostess, Diane, even showed us the Inn rooms. We would consider staying there next time.
The table (with white coverings and colored napkins) was elegant. Frankly, I can't think of a single thing about which to complain. Go there and enjoy!
We really enjoyed the whole experience. We chose the wine pairings to go along with our meal course. Food presentation and taste exceeded our expectation. It was a wonderful way to spend our last night in a historic area. We will definitely go again.
This was a true fine dining experience, from beginning to end and everything in between was perfect. The wine list was extent, the service was great and the food was as good as it gets.
We went for our 3 year wedding anniversary. The food was outstanding I had the filet and my wife had the shrimp and scallops. So far this was our best meal in Gettysburg pa by far. And we do eat out often and try different places to go to. Tracey our sever was exceptional and so was Derrick the bar tender who suggested a few drinks for us to try. We had a wonderful time there and will definitely go back again.
What a fabulous place! From the greeting to dessert, this restaurant was top notch. We had a glass of wine at the bar and were so impressed that we all decided to go with the pre-fixe with wine pairings. We were not disappointed. Although it is an hour drive, it was well worth the travel for a wonderful birthday dinner.
Very fine dining. Excellent service. Great menu. Filet mignon was the best I've had in many years.
Average food and service. Staff was friendly . Good was decent but not impressive.
Great food, great service, not rushed through our dinner
The food was amazing. We enjoyed a private table in the corner which provided us with the intimacy we desired for our dinner date. Our only regret was not partaking in the 37 page wine book. We certainly will next time.
Very slow service and cold food on a night that wasn't busy. Very disappointed.
Phenomenal restaurant. Great and original dishes that don't disappoint. Romantic spot right on the battlefield. Excellent service, portions are appropriate for the price which is unusual for a fancy restaurant such as the inn at herr ridge. Definitely check it out next time you're in town!
Saturday Night Dinner Family Weekend at Gettysburg College
Our host was enthusiast, professional and very knowledgeable about the wine offerings. We had a lovely evening.
Superb dinner and wonderful service!
This was for Gettysburg College Family weekend - we took our daughter out to a nice meal. It was a prix fixe menu that weekend. The menu had nice options for all of us including one vegetarian. All the food was great
Only downside was the portion size on the vegetarian option. It was a wonderful beet and goat cheese ravioli dish, but was only 2 or 3 ravioli.
Everything was delicious and the service attentive! Would definitely recommend.
Wonderful place to entertain and to stay. Stayed at the Inn multiple times with late wife, and had wonderful experience. Entertained relatives from Kansas City last week and when they returned home, called to say this was one of the finest restaurants they had ever visited. Love the ambience and history of the place, as well as the courteous, friendly (and not overbearing) service. Food was presented and tasted wonderfully. All in all a wonderful meal and evening spent at the Inn at Herr Ridge. Looking forward to entertaining more friends here in the future. Definitely a favorite of mine.
A quaint bed and breakfast the Inn at Herr Ridge is a wonderful place to relax in the midst of American history. The dining experience is one of the best we have ever had!
The food was very good when it finally came. Unfortunately the service was awful. We waited an hour for the appetizer, our drinks were made incorrectly, and when we asked about our food the waitress became passive aggressive. Even though the food was good, we would not go back or recommend this restaurant to anyone