The Pressroom Restaurant

4.6
1128 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing and the food followed up to the same level. While it is slightly pricey, the quality and quantity of the food makes up for it.

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

We had a lovely dinner at The Pressroom on Saturday night! The food was delicious (especially the Bouillabaisse) and our server, Barb, was extraordinary.

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GM
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is our constant before heading for a fantastic performance at the Fulton Theatre! It just sets the tone for a wonderful evening...strong service, CONSISTENTLY excellent food, validated parking, and perfect location! HUGE fan!

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J
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought out of town guests here for dinner and it was the perfect choice. Service was outstanding. Barb offered excellent dinner suggestions and intuitively knew what we needed without being asked. Food was delicious! An added perk is free parking in the garage adjacent to the restaurant for patrons. Plus season ticket holders to the Fulton get a discount.

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c
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great location. First time dining in downtown Lancaster. Choose this location based on open table reviews. Reservation definitely necessary. Bummed that I missed brunch which is only on Sundays but loved the Japanese barbecue salmon sandwich which came with an option for different sides, I choose the kale Caesar salad. It was so filling. My father chose wings and fries and got so full he didn’t even finish his fries. Wonderful portion size, great service. Thank you Clayton. Really great ambience with unique lighting fixtures and booth style seating.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there a f was very pleased with everything. Jason, our waiter, was outstanding and professional. Will be back!

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DN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been here several times and it's always an amazing experience. We normally only go for special occasions, considering that the price is a bit high overall! But it's definitely worth it - the food is amazing, service is great, and the overall place is just spectacular.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Valentine’s Day

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SR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Excellent service! Not too pricey.

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k
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We love the Pressroom. It is our go to restaurant for excellent food and ambiance. Only negative is the wine pour was extremely small. One of our favorite restaurants!

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RN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food , then went to Fulton Theatre to see Chicago.

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SK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Deliciously wonderful experience, first time in! Will be back!

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F
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was awesome, especially the Gravy Fries - a real surprise!! I had the Bouillabasse and was great. But best of all was the service. Great waiter who created a very nice atmosphere and tempo for the meal. Will definitely go again.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Steak came out over done. So they remade it, and it took awhile. My wife was already done with her meal. Also they didnt offer anything to offset the inconvenience.

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F
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Food, Good Service, Quality met expectations.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We capped a trip to the Fulton Theatre with a very nice meal at the Pressroom. We enjoyed our meal and the experience. The wait staff was good and the ambiance was nice. We often go to the Pressroom after a show and have had many enjoyable experiences at the restaurant.

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SD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I love this restaurant. The food and service are lovely. Though I must say that this trip was quite loud and above warm— it was hot; uncomfortably hot.

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PA
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can't go to the Fulton without starting out with dinner at The Pressroom.

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SN
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Table of four for dinner before the theater. The waiter reminded us that we were entitled to a 10% discount because of theater tickets. The drinks and first course came out in a timely manner, but the main entrée seemed to take awhile. My husband's chicken dish was a bit greasy, but the rest of us enjoyed our meals very much. The squash-noodle spaghetti with falafel meatballs was very good. We ended up with plenty of time to make the show and felt this is a venue we would definitely visit again.

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JP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Come here frequently and get accustomed to a menu and then, it changes again. Not as happy with this change.

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B
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Professional wait staff. Delicious food. Surprisingly, the Rigatoni Bolognese was better than Luca's Tagliatelle Bolognese!

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BK
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Pressroom has been great. Food, cocktails, atmosphere always seem to work. Waitstaff knows the product and are helpful but not intrusive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

We made reservations for 3 for a quick bite to eat before a show at the Fulton. We allowed ourselves 90 minutes for appetizers and a drink. We were seated immediately upon arrival and there were no issues with our reservation, however, after 15 minutes of waiting, we had to flag down an employee to order our drinks and food. The drinks sat at the bar for another 5 minutes before being served and we waited an additional 30 minutes for appetizers to arrive. Several tables around us that were seated after us were well into their drinks and 1st course before we even ordered our drinks and food. The food was very good, but after ordering a second drink when the food arrived, we did not see our waitress again until we again flagged her down to get our check 5 minutes before the show began. Thankfully we were only a 2 minute walk from the Fulton and were in our seats by curtain time. The food will bring us back again. Hopefully the staffing issues will be resolved.

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GH
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table for 6 - dinner before the Fulton. Good food, good service! Will repeat!

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WJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening at the Pressroom! Our server, Barb, was just amazing and very fun to chat with. Our meals were delicious with my son's steak probably being one of the best NY strip steaks we have ever tasted. The drinks were fun and tasty! The dessert was interesting and we enjoyed every bit! The Pressroom always pleases and makes us really want to come back over and over!

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TL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love going to the Pressroom prior to going to the Fulton for a show. People are so friendly.

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W
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and the live band was fabulous!

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CR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We have a very good experience each time we dine at the Pressroom! Consistently good!

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c
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the 4 of us each had something different and each of us thoroughly enjoined our meals. As I rated all service s were outstanding.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, and a wonderful server.

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GB
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Most meals prepared as requested, one burger was requested medium rare, came well done. Removed from bill, but not replaced.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We so enjoyed our afternoon at The Pressroom on a Saturday afternoon with Cassidy as our server. Our cocktails and drinks were excellent and the food was delicious. One of individuals in our group is vegan and she really enjoyed the vegan chili!

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DS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Nice portions for the price. Good service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere and greatly enjoyed our meals and cocktails!

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IP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great. Waiter was satisfactory, but did not explain special menu items to us, did not ask if whiskey was to be neat or on ice.

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LM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, food very good & hot. Waiter pleasant without being oboxious

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KH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to the press room for my 4 year anniversary. The service was unmatched and food was out standing in every aspect from appetizer to entre to desert. Every bite was delectable and fulfilling. I am estatic about the environment and live jazz they usually have there some nights. I would 10/10 recommended it.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner. The duck two ways was absolutely delicious. Finished off the meal with a chocolate orange pomegranate cake... need I say more!

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RB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful evening at the Pressroom for dinner. Our server was very helpful and provided information about the choices. I'm sorry I can't remember her name, but she was a gem! Thank you for a great evening!

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m
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ended up in Lancaster by chance, and found this on Open Table. Easy access from the parking garage, the building used to be a newspaper office. Nice decor, and a fun vibe. Our waiter was really great: personable and attentive without being overbearing. The food was all wonderful. Delicious crab bisque, and a perfectly prepared pizza, as well as delicious chocolate cake. We didn't have brunch, but the bloody mary and mimosa bar looked terrific. I would definitely recommend, and would return if ever back in Lancaster.

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