The Pressroom Restaurant

4.6
1056 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Whether it’s warming yourself up with a hand-crafted cocktail or enjoying one of our locally sourced entrees while dining with friends, The Pressroom Restaurant and Bar is your perfect meeting place. For reservations, call 717-399-5400, use this website or visit OpenTable.com. Recently renovated, The Pressroom – featuring a new banquet room known as The Printer’s Plate and a seasonal outdoor space called Park Bar – is located at 26-28 W. King St., Lancaster. Free and nearby parking is available at the Central Parking Garage, 29-31 W. Vine St., Lancaster. Ask your server for a free parking pass.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Continental
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm,

Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm

Sunday Supper: 5:00pm-8:00pm

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Phone number
(717) 399-5400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Daniel Quishpe
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Central Market
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Parking details
Free Parking for all guests is located in the Central Parking Garage, just behind The Pressroom at 29-31 West Vine Street.In Lancaster, take Prince Street South to Vine Street. Turn left onto Vine Street and look to your left for the the parking garage (1/4 block). The garage is located across from St. Mary"s Church.
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Entertainment
Live jazz trios in the restaurant/bar each Wednesday 7:00 PM till 10:00 PM.
Live local folk, blues and more each Friday and Saturday 9:00 PM till 12:00 AM
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1056 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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RG
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had some wonderful crab bisque and then the Bronzino for my entree. Very good! Our service was very good as well. Menu was little limited, but overall it is a great spot in Lancaster to have a meal.

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D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Office holiday lunch

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b
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent.. loved the atmosphere and decor!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Meeting friends from out of town

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CG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The Pressroom has changed over the years; it used to be a fancy restaurant; you would dress up and go before or after a show. It has changed its decor to attract a different crowd with big screen televisions and long wooden tables to share with strangers. This would be fine if the prizes were more competitive. This is a pricey venue and the food is not up to par.

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LK
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

What I ordered (duck) was very good. I was very disappointed that 2 of the 4 desserts were not available at 5 pm. Also 2 of the entrees were not available. It was my friends b-day and we couldn't enjoy a dessert. I will return. Service & atmosphere pleasant.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love love the press room!! Super busy downtown event... our food and service was perfect!

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LR
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Our server made sure children’s orders arrived quickly. Never felt rushed.

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S
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate there, as usual, prior to the Fulton theater performance. Our friends arrived a bit late and the kitchen was able to turn around appetizers and entrees with no issues and without us feeling rushed.

Our waiter, Clayton, was great.

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C
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Kids meals portion size were great!

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SM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Took customers out for dinner at the Press Room. Food was great. Service was exceptional. Price was a bit high but I knew what I was getting in to. I would take customers there again.

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D
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a classy restaurant without any feel of pretentiousness. Small plates, cocktails,and desserts are wonderful. There's something for everyone (gluten free, vegetarian. etc.). This is a consistently great place to eat drink and be merry.

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J
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

New brunch items include a towering plate of pumpkin pancakes! Great for a pre-theater meal if you're attending the Fulton, just let the server know.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had a lot of fun!! Great hemisphere!

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S
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I had a very tasty dinner for his birthday celebration! Our waitress was especially helpful!!

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will return!

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DJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Food was nothing to rave about. The quiche was not really good. The service was excellent however. Nice to come before the Theater but otherwise?? Dwight Jasmann

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S
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Loved the Victorian caroling done by the Fulton Theatre!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal before show at Fulton. Very nice!

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D
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is our favorite downtown spot. The staff is wonderful and quality of food and cocktails is always enjoyable. An oversight -- the kale salad was in need of additional washing.

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TL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Will come back. Love it at the Pressroom. Great that they validate parking at the Central Garage and offer 10% discount to Fulton Theatre patrons.

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s
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant for before the show at Fulton.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere with delicious food and great service!

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Jeff, was great!!

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JL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service, and value...one of the best moderately priced restaurants downtown...

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K
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Tree lighting equals busy. VERY busy and slow as molasses. Pleasant server but the wait was worthy of acknowledgement and a peace offering... which wasn’t offered. The Pressroom knew that it was going to be hopping, they should have been better prepared. Food is acceptable when you finally get it. Not the first time we waited too long.

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BC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We hadn't gone to the Press Room for awhile but we had a gift card so went back on theater night. We were a bit late due to trouble getting parked, but there was no problem, and our waitress was very attentive. They gave us a free parking voucher for Central Garage. We ordered the oven roasted fish and the steak which were both delicious. The butternut squash soup was delicious, but the side salad was a bit tough. I prefer tender greens. One suggestion is maybe add a few more options to the menu. There was only the one fish and one steak. Overall, it was a pleasant experience and I would recommend it.

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ME
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! The service is excellent and the food is delicious.

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PL
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner for the 2nd year! Great atmosphere, service and food!

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c
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A very good Thanksgiving dinner experience. We plan on doing it again next year.

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SV
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We both had the special Thanksgiving turkey. The meat was a bit dry in spite of being confit, the dressing was overdone and there was insufficient gravy. The frizze salad was outstanding and the cocktails were excellent (although I still prefer my Moscow mules with ginger beer).

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AH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service

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f
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed it we got a gift card from my husband’s boss and we went in we really enjoyed it

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GM
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we were seated, the outstanding service began. Barbara, our server, was so on point - it was fascinating...she was bringing things to our attention before we could ask (parking validation, new exits, hold/take-away option). She was menu knowledgeable, gave confident reviews from a personal perspective, and warmly welcoming. Can't say enough! Then there were small conversations with staff clearing plates (Kaitlyn), and conversations with the hostess (Brianna) - way to make customers feel familiar and comfortable. Perhaps some do not care how service is, but the food at The Pressroom is so consistently fantastic (Vegan Spaghetti - Bravo), that it would be service to break the experience. Very much look forward to my next Pressroom experience to start an adventure evening!

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AW
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I went there for a quite evening without the kids. We enjoyed the menu, the wings, burger and steak frites were all excellent. However, we were seated in an area where we were no more than 2-3 feet from neighbors on both sides of us. If we wanted to hear their conversations, all we had to do was stop talking.
So that was a bit disappointing, but we thoroughly enjoyed everything else about it.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great before a show!

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PA
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Downtown Lancaster place to hang out, go before the Fulton, "do" First Fridays, etc., etc. Summers are special favorites for outdoor eating in the nearest urban park around.

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T
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were here for my mothers birthday

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B
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was loud (although we went on a Saturday evening) the service was great and the food was delicious. Very nice first experience

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J
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. The atmosphere is very neat. A little rustic. The burger is phenomenal.

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