The Pressroom Restaurant

4.7
1193 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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Houston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our party of 4 had brunch on Easter Sunday. The food was wonderful.

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DT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good ambiance. I had bouillabaisse and I was afraid it might be too heavy. But, it was not. Just right amount of seafood and the soup. Liked it a lot.

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SM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and an upbeat atmosphere in beautiful downtown Lancaster!!

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TG
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The dry aged steak was fantastic. The service was perfect and our server knew about the food and the drinks, could not have been better.

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MK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a slightly elegant, fairly quiet place to celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary. We were seated in one of the booths with the amazingly high backs which gave us some cover from the band at the front of the room. It was very nice. The food was wonderful and the service couldn't have been better. We look forward to our next visit to The Pressroom.

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MS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was very good. Our party had a salad, omelette, pizza, southern breakfast...all very good

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CD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch at the Pressroom is a winner. Food is wonderful and the "make you own" Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar is awesome.

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l
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We needed a place to eat to celebrate my husband's birthday before attending a show at the Fulton Theatre. The Pressroom was chosen for location and for the option of a reservation. It was the perfect choice. We love seafood and had several choices. Everything was delicious. We had a booth near the brick oven and the high cushioned seat backs provided a sound buffer that allowed us to have a rather quiet meal in a very busy place. The server had great recommendations and new the menu well along with good pairings with drinks. We will return.

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GA
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was top notch!!! We were seated within 3 minutes, our server was so polite and personable, she never missed a beat. When the food came out it was hot as well as mouthwatering, we didn't have too long of a wait between ordering and the food arriving. We look forward to returning once it warms up for the outdoor patio. Great ambiance, service, food and pretty reasonable prices!!! A+++

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Both minestrone and crab radiatori had too much red pepper which overpowered the flavors. The noise level made it difficult to hear across the table.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue. Food and service were both top notch.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful!!!

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MD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Pressroom! Wonderful atmosphere and the food is consistently good. Like their creative drink list too. I had the local Roasted Chicken with sweet potatoes and spinach. Loved it!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, ambience and service were excellent.

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RS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My party and I were very pleased with our entire experience at the Pressroom! Great service, ambiance, drinks, appetizers and dinner! Definitely coming back again...,

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C
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable lunch with a friend. Server very attentive and accommodating for friend's food restrictions. Pleasant local downtown location to visit. Casual and food perfectly prepared. Try the shrimp tacos!

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DB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good dinner before the theater!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SA
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went with friends and the food was outstanding! Highly recommend the Gravy Fries with the duck ! Can’t wait to go back. Everyone loved their meals and desserts.

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GM
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is all about consistency...service, food, atmosphere...I always feel like I am a regular...I will say it again...vegan spaghetti! Wonderful prelude to an evening of adventures...one jinx I thoroughly enjoy!

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s
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were passing through the Lancaster area and whenever I check opentable the Pressroom always comes up. I wasn't sure if I needed a reservation but I got one and I'm glad I did.
What a wonderful experience. interesting decor and a moderate size menu which allows for enough variation for any taste. For lunch I had the chili with reuben sandwich, wife had a spinich salad with a toasted cheese sandwich. We both had an adult beverage and the bill was $60. A little pricey for lunch but hey we work hard and this ain't McDonald's.
We had a great lunch and we will be back for dinner for sure. I know there are a lot of great places in Lancaster but if you haven't hit Pressroom before it should be on your list.

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C
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great ambiance! Wonderful service especially when we told server we had a show at the Fulton to make. She made sure our food came out in a timely matter. The food wasn't amazing but overall, good experience.

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m
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had great service and great food on a busy Friday night. Thank you for seating us in the back where it was nice and quiet They do a great happy hour business but we wanted to have dinner and visit and it worked well for us The chicken entree the waiter suggested was very good

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V
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fabulous and our server Vetsey was very attentive! We had the home made pasta entrees which were very flavorful and tasty!

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OT
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food. Best place to dine apres theater!

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PM
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The restaurant was very busy, and thus very noisy and the service was slow. I allowed 90 minutes for a quick lunch before the theater, and had to request both a server and the bill or I would never have made it. I had the shrimp tacos. The ingredients were innovative and very good, but the overall dish was far too salty for my taste.

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KE
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely LOVE this place. The servers are always friendly and helpful. The food is AMAZING and they make a delicious Moscow Mule! I've tried quite a few of the menu items now, and have never been disappointed. It's quite comfortable and quiet enough that you can hold a conversation, but there is enough background sound that you don't feel like you need to whisper. I'm not local, but every time I get close, I need to visit.

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DA
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our first time there and we greatly enjoyed it. Food was perfect and the service outstanding. We will be back!

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KZ
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeffrey was excellent and the food was even better if that’s possible. We will be back soon. Loved the variety of food and everything was nice and hot when it was served

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C
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Olivia was a gem of a server! The cocktails were deliciously dangerous and the food was yummy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for making it a perfect evening!! Red carpet service, incredible food, great atmosphere!!
Best!!

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H
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner at the Pressroom. The food and service were both good. Having been to the Pressroom multiple times I have to comment on the menu. There very few choices and the variety was limited.

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RS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a fun place for dinner. We had a window seat which was especially nice. The service is always good and it is great to use the Vine Street parking.

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PT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the modern vibe. Very relaxed dining experience. Impeccable service!

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SS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Many choices that will satisfy any appetite and price point. Salads, Pizzas, steaks - they have something for everyone. Loved that they have Prosecco on tap!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Great Service, Loved it!! Perfect for pre-Fulton Theatre.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The tuna carpaccio is to die for 😋

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific atmosphere, great food, and attentive, friendly service. Fries with duck gravy are amazing!

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SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was first rate. I don't really like squash but the squash in my meal was to be commended it was not mushy and tasted great. The mustard sauce on the pork was not overpowering and just right. The potato leak soup both my wife and I found wonderful. The room was right for conversation and not loud we will return. The choice of a window seat was nice to watch the people go back and forth on a wonderful day. The service was top notch. The dinner was all we could of asked for quantity, quality and service. I told the waitress who was excellent that the food was very good and the chef was to be commended. The selection of beers was also very much to my liking. This is a place not to be missed.

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L
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous salad

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch date with the husband. I had a beermosa and the southern breakfast. Ahhmazing! My husband had the Salmon Benedict and he said that was very good as well. Service was great! We will definitely be back.

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