The Pressroom Restaurant

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1459 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Located in the heart of Lancaster city, The Pressroom is nestled inside the historic Steinman Hardware building on West King Street. In the warmer months, we open Park Bar next door in Steinman Park. Our charming atmosphere provides the perfect setting for a night out for drinks with friends, a weeknight business dinner or a Sunday brunch with your family. Whether it’s lunch, brunch or dinner, we focus on the details and aim to make every guest’s experience enjoyable.
Our menu features creative contemporary American fusion cuisine and world-class cocktails. For our signature drinks, our bartenders specialize in the nuanced pairing of unexpected ingredients with high-quality spirits. Our bar also features a wide variety of expertly selected Old World and New World wines as well as a rotating selection of must-try craft beers.

Free parking is available to all guests in the Steinman Park Garage located at 29 W. Vine Street.

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Kimmy
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both my wife and my meal were freshly made and very tasteful. The food was hot, had a nice presentation and the quality was very good. I would recommend going to the Pressroom.

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Lynn
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Prefer the outside patio, but in the winter do visit inside.

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vipDarcytdog
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great meal as usual. Noisy evening but I'm sure quieter areas available.

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3Boys
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Would like to see leaf lettuce not kale for more salads.
More soups on your menu.

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GraceC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is an excellent restaurant with nice ambiance, excellent servers, and very good food. It's been close to a year since I ate here and I did notice some changes in the menu focus. Too much spicy food for my taste, but I was able to find things I could eat. Not everyone likes cilantro, chipotle, chilis!!!!

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ReneeD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We came for our anniversary and it just so happened to be restaurant week... a time I tend to think to stay away from my favorite places. My husband got the special and although the dessert was amazing we thought the entree was just ok. I ordered the steak with truffle fries (a dish I had before and loved) and it too was just ok. I didn’t mention this to our waiter who was excellent..... but the herbed butter on top wasn’t even melting on top of the steak which was odd. The steak was unremarkable too.
I definitely will try again because the memory of my first steak as well as my husbands chicken dish from before is outstanding and I’m hopeful to enjoy it again.

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vipRRJDining
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again the team here created an amazing dining experience!! Great service as always from Barb!! The Chef once again demonstrated his awesome range of skills creating an ahi sushi grade tune appetizer that was incredible. Even my wife who never ever dared to try such an Avant-garde dish was blown away with the explosion of flavor and texture!!

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StevenC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots in Lancaster. Worth the drive from Harrisburg. Definitely need reservations.

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EatOut
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small menu but great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Super staff who accommodated us above and beyond!

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TomW
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Morgan, was excellent. Just enough engagement and very informative. The pacing between the courses was just right. The food was excellent and the crafts on draft are plentiful. The seating is crowded so if you want privacy, request a booth. We were there on a Wednesday and it was impressive how crowded it was. Highly recommend!

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Bonnie
Poconos
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Brunch was excellent. We had the pancakes and the croissant sandwich. Home fries a bit underdone and the Bloody Mary was bland. Beer was nice and cold. Would definitely go back though. Friendly staff but they seemed understaffed.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch Sunday before going to get massages. The waitress was phenomenal and on point. Food was to die for and it was just a steak breakfast sandwich. The build your own mimosas was another splendid feature. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bouillabaisse I’ve had in a long time

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Pre wedding celebration

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KatieB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Everything we ate was delicious including the cocktails. And to top it all off, our waiter, Morgan, did a fantastic job. He was very attentive and had great recommendations. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Server was friendly, attentive and gave great recommendations. The Appetizer, guacamole was delicious. I got the steak. Cooked very well however it was a little fatty and the bread pudding served with it a bit bland. That is the reason for the four. The Creme brûlée style dessert was well done and the Old Forrester Old Fashioned was mixed nicely.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening ambiance. Incredible service by Jason who was attentive and had great attention to detail. My girlfriend and I love the press room, and his professional demeanor and prompt service made us love the restaurant even more. Incredible drinks with the Baked Alaska and Moscow Mule. Can’t wait until my next didint experience at The Press Room!

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LisaT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was excellent and well presented. Friendly service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Amazing brunch and cocktails (as always)!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food - excellent service from every part of the team !

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gaulst
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to celebrate Valentines Day or any other day.

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vipMcHughA
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our visit for Valentine's Day. Our server was very good and our seating area was great. I would love to see a larger menu with more options, in the future. Thank you!

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vipAllisonR
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We usually like the Pressroom, but the menu has been the same for quite some time and would really enjoy more variety with entrees. We did come for Valentine’s Day and surprised to see there was not any special touches besides a couple of cocktails, three entrees and a dessert.

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KrisG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding, had the lamb and pasta dish, both hot and delicious. Our waiter suggested a slight tweak to the pasta and it was great. Our table was in the bar room so a bit noisy.

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EmilyL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Clay was so attentive and friendly. Food and drinks were top notch. We cannot wait to return.

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Kimy
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited The Pressroom while on a girls’ getaway weekend. The food was great and our waitress was very helpful in accommodating all of our dietary needs. It was an all around pleasant experience. Go!

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vipcbajustin
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a solid option & absolutely one of the best restaurants in Lancaster. Their bartender Steve is absolutely incredible too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

This place used to be great. Over the last 3-4 years, it has really gone down hill in quantity and quality of food. We usually go once or twice a month and more and more we leave disappointed with the food. They did a complete overhaul a few years ago and it has not been the same since. Their menu options keep getting smaller and smaller. The ambiance and building are still enjoyable, so I hope they can turn this around. We have continued to go back thinking that “next time it will be similar to the way it used to be,” but it hasn’t. It’s time to try elsewhere.

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vipSaint
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

We usually dine at The Pressroom prior to going to Fulton Theater

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Chris
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Granddaughter tried duck for the fist time and ate every bit of it. They even kept our leftovers in their refrigerator while we went to the Fulton Theater.

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ThomasL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My wife and I feel the menu had changed. It was hard to find something for lunch. The last time here I could not finish my taco. They used to validate your parking ticket. This time they said they validated our parking ticket but we found it was only for 3 hours. The restaurant should have told us of this change. We could not get out of the parking lot. We will not be going back until the menu changes. The menu that shows on Open Table is far from the current menu.

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JanM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We love the very tall booths that are so private and quiet. The food was delicious!

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SheilaF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First off, the duck fries are out of this world. Had the sea bass that was cooked to perfection. Friends had the steak frites, steak cooked perfectly, as ordered. Another friend had the lamb and said it was delicious. We were there late on a Friday night in January so that might be why it was more quiet. I've been to the Pressroom other times and the noise level was more on the moderate side. Definitely recommend this for the food, service and ambiance.

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lindah
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always appreciate the attentiveness of the staff.

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vipakm09
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, accommodating wait staff.

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JeanC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time with a group of seven. Burger Was excellent. We all enjoyed our meals. Nice to receive 10% discount with Fulton theater tickets. Also a break on parking. Very generous.

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IllinoisToPennsylvnia
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here prior to attending a play at the Fulton Theatre (3 min walk). Excellent service & food was delicious!

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SandyC
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful crab bisque soup.

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vipDennisR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cassidy did a great job and the food was excellent.

FAQs

The Pressroom Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 399-5400.

The Pressroom Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1459 OpenTable diners.

The Pressroom Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://pressroom.securetree.com.

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