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.
My wife and I chose the restaurant for our anniversary. The food was great but the service was not. For example, our drinks went unfulfilled for about 10 mins., our waitress seemed annoyed to be working, and didn't know common aspects of the menu. When it came time to order and after listening to other waiters and ours give a full list of the specials, our menu suddenly became abbreviated even though the waiter beside us literally a minute before offered another table the full version. For the money, the food is worth it, the service is not.
Outstanding wine list; Excellent food. Oyster and Crab cake small plates were great. Beef Tenderloin, Mahi Mahi, Scallops and Shrimp large plates - all superb high quality and prepared to perfection. Desserts were a real treat too. Will be back, highly recommend.
Our server, Debbie, was great and the food was excellent. Relaxing and romantic atmosphere. 5/5
The food and service was VERY good. It would’ve been nice to have a choice between the Valentine’s Day menu, and the regular menu. It was a bit overpriced, but I’d go back.
We had a cozy table for two in one of the front rooms of the Inn. The menu was Prix Fie which we picked from a la carte. We really enjoyed the wine pairings provided by the wine sommelier and would recommend trying it to get out of your comfort zone. It’s one of our favorite places.
Although the food was pretty good. The price per person for the Valentines Day special was not worth it. I have eaten at 4 and 5 star restaurants for less.
Our waitress at times was absent for an extremely long time between courses. The restaurant was not packed.
Food was excellent and very well prepared. Presentation was very attractive. Building and rooms are very charming.
The Inn at Herr Ridge was a great pick for a nice relaxing dinner with my husband after a particularly rough week. There are many options on the menu with both small and big plates, soups and salads, but I would have to say the best thing on the menu may be the crab and corn chowder! I live over two hours away and that soup alone may be worth ride next time!
Haunted old Civil War inn & tavern. Cozy fireplace, wonderful service, great food. We were given a tour of the rooms upstairs where a makeshift Civil War hospital operated. Wonderful ambience. Worth the trip.
Food was just okay. Service was cheerful and prompt. Trying hard but not really up to fine dining standards enjoyed elsewhere...
Seriously delicious. We visited the Inn at Herr Ridge for our anniversary. I got the duck entree & my husband got the filet mignon. Everything was delicious & flavorful. The portions sizes were generous as well!
We ordered the forgot where crab stew I think. It tasted like a can soup. It was terrible !!! Everything else was okay
Great food, great ambiance and great service. We ordered from the Prix Fixe menu which I highly recommend. For the main course my wife had monkfish and I had the filet. Both were outstanding as were all the other choices we made. We also both chose the Sommelier's wine pairing which was a great choice. Our Sommelier was engaging and attentive. We highly recommend Herr Ridge.
We waited close to an hour for our salad and soup. Food presentation was very nice however it was average. Server seemed a bit overwhelmed with her tables. Had to ask for water when glass was empty. Wine selection was excellent!
The Inn at Herr Ridge is a beautiful old building with plenty of charm. They have a very limited menu and sommelier available to make wine recommendations. My husband ordered a filet which was fine but was served with a small baked potato and 3 pieces of asparagus. My lamb shank was to be served with a wine glace over root vegetables with fresh tomatoes (according to the menu that day which has since changed on their website). The photo provided is what I received where the lamb shank had enough fat to choke a horse. Additionally, we selected a bottle of wine from a local winery which had a 100% markup ($14.99 in shop, $30 at restaurant) - shameful. Perhaps we picked a wrong night or the chef had a bad day, but the prices on the menu did not match the quality of what we were served. I appreciate that they took my meal off the check but I was expecting much more from the Inn at Herr Ridge.
I have been to Gettysburg a number of times but this was the first time i tried this restaurant. To be honest, i chose it because of the extensive wine list. Little did i know, the food was going to be so exceptional.
The menu offer a limited number of options, but also offers a 4 course prix fixe menu, which I chose. I started with the brie, which was warm with raisins and apples. While I did not care for the cracker that was served with it, i used the bread that was brought to the table earlier.
The next course was the clam corn chowder, and it was heaven. If I could lick the bowl, i would have.
Third course was a monkfish served over risotto. I could not believe the amount of monkfish I had on my plate. It was cooked perfectly, and melted in my mouth.
The last course was dessert, and i had the Pot de creme. I received 2 of them, but was only able to eat one. It was a delicious cloud of chocolate.
People need to be prepared to wait in between courses. This is a dining experience, and should be treated as one. If you are looking for a quick in and out, this is not the place for you.
Outstanding service and awesome food! Would highly recommend to anyone who is in Gettysburg. Great friendly, staff, who took the time to explain wine and the food we had!
The food was wonderful. The presentation was lovely. The server was very nice and helpful. For 6:15 reservation , it took us over 3 hours to complete our experience . Many tables came and left before we were done. I did not appreciate multiple phone calls to keep our reservation with a credit card . Overall, the dinner and atmosphere was great but 3 hours is a very long time to dine with very long waits in between servings.
Fabulous chowder, shrimp & scallops over couscous, creme brule
Unorganized at front to seat us, server was too busy to give attentive let alone good service, menu is limited.
We had a 6:30 reservation but the kitchen was out of two items we went for. An appetizer and one main dish.
Maybe they had an off night, Maybe the big bus in the parking lot should have warned us about what to expect that night.
Excellent service combined with great food preparation and presentation. Our waitress noticed my friend pulling out a small bug out of her wine and immediately (without being asked or us knowing she had seen it) replaced the wine glass with a whole new drink.
The duck was spectacular and the crab with avocado was superb.
My boyfriend and I made reservation at this restaurant for my 35th birthday. We were going for a delicious, quiet and cozy place, but this wasn't it. I kind of wish we went somewhere else. We showed up about five to ten minutes before our reservation time, and our table "wasn't ready" - but that portion of the restaurant we were in was empty. However, the hostess was very warm and inviting. After a while sitting in the easy chairs, we were taken to our table - a mere ten feet from where we were sitting, that had been prepared the entire time.
Okay, dinner will be better, I thought.
We both ordered the crab and corn chowder. It was very good. My boyfriend got the steak and scallops, and I got the lamb shank. During the time we waited, the chef sent out an amuse bouche that was good and appreciated. My boyfriend's food was hot, mine wasn't. The lamb shank was at best, warm, and the mashed potatoes on which it rested were cold in parts. Presumably, this was from sitting in the kitchen too long. To make matters worse, I was not given a steak knife to eat the lamb shank, and had to hack at it with a table knife until I could flag down someone to bring me one. Our server was MIA. Presumably, our server was attending to the group in the banquet room down the short hall from where we were sitting.
About the banquet. It was very large and loud. The restaurant propped the door open to said banquet, so the quiet, romantic ambiance that I read about online was ruined with boisterous laughing, speeches over what sounded like a small sound system, and people socializing on their way back and forth to the bathroom. In hindsight, I should have asked the server to close the door to the banquet room.
So what I expected to be a quiet, romantic, birthday celebration - turned out to taste like "meh."
It was our first time and it won't be our last time, what a wonderful restaurant. I found Herr Ridge by accident when looking for a place to eat before going to a friends house for a home concert of Celtic music. The food was simply outstanding starting with the lump crab, roasted corn chowder which was superb. I had the Filet Mignon which was cooked perfectly and my wife had the Halibut. I definitely will be going back again. What a find.
Fantastic food. Nice setting. The pri fix menu is the better bargain.
Good place for dinner. Was not as good of experience as we would have liked due to fruit flies tormenting is all through dinner. Did not expect to be pestered in the dining room.
A very, very disappointing meal. We ordered the prix fixe menu which stated would include a wine pairing from the sommelier. We waited nearly 30 minutes for first course with wine. Wine was served by waiter without any description of the wine. I asked the waiter what wine was selected by the sommelier. It was then I was told there is no sommelier. I then attempted to select my own wine from the wine menu. I would make a selection, wait, then the waiter would return to say they do not have the wine. This happened three times. After the third try, the waiter brought a bottle to me that he said the restaurant would give to me at a special price. When I later checked the retail price, I came to find the "special price" was a mark up of nearly 300%. The chicken and lamb we ordered were both over cooked. We received little apology from waiter and hostess for this extremely disappointing experience. Total price for our meal was nearly $200. I usually do not write a review, but I have to say, this was one of the most disappointing restaurant experiences in many years. I do not understand how this restaurant receives high ratings from others. Has there been a recent change in management? Or perhaps there was no management the night we visited?
Average food at best with terrible service. Decanted wine was never poured by our server.
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