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About The Pressroom Restaurant

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.

26-28 West King Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;

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

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

Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 3:00pm

Sunday Supper: 3:00pm-8:00pm


Cross Street:
Central Market

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(717) 399-5400

Website:
http://www.pressroomrestaurant.com/

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

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.

From East or West from US Route 30:
Exit off at the Lititz Pike Exit (501 South). Follow South towards Lancaster. Follow signs to Prince Street.

Executive Chef:
Daniel Quishpe

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Pressroom Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (40)
Special Occasion (30)
Casual (29)
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Bar Seating (26)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Romantic (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Cozy (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Fun (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Great Beer (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Happy Hour (13)
People Watching (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Authentic (10)
Business Meals (10)
Quick Bite (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Healthy (8)
Seasonal (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Scenic View (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Live Music (5)
Tapas (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vegan (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Organic (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Waterfront (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 16 hours ago

Nice alternative to making Thanksgiving dinner at home. Turkey was moist and delicious. Green beans were perfectly cooked. Mashed potatoes and stuffing were average. Festive desserts and Irish coffees completed our experience nicely. Staff very helpful and friendly. Free parking a plus. Will come back again.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Everyone was wonderful and went out of their way to make my special night memorable

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

Passed through Lancaster en route toPhilly and was recommended the Pressroom. Food was really good, my friend got a bad cut of steak but it still tasted amazing nonetheless. The duck two ways was outstanding, very good value for what you get. Would recommend!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

It is just always the best. The food and drinks are wonderful. The staff is so kind and knowledgeable about the menu. It’s a wonderful evening from start to finish!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

I have lived in Lancaster county for most of my life and have always wanted to come here to eat. I finally went last week with my husband for our anniversary and it did not disappoint. Everything was amazing, the bread appetizer, the beer my husband got, our food was phenomenal. I am vegan and was so happy to see a vegan option on the meal and it was to die for. The service was wonderful, everyone was very helpful and friendly. We can not wait to return!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, People Watching, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Fun, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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·Dined 6 days ago

When I booked our reservation on line, I had marked that it was a Birthday celebration. Unfortunately, nobody recognized the Birthday and this was very disappointing to me! I would have said something but, I wanted it as a surprise for my wife. Too bad!
The food was excellent and the service was terrific. Look forward to our next visit!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Friday night experience was very vibrant. Diverse group of people excellent wait staff working as a team watched for us as diners and each other as colleagues with support. Great food, great building awesome ambiance!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food and drinks were good and priced what I thought was reasonable for an upscale restaurant. Was a little disappointed with the steak. At $34 though I one would think they are getting a steak that tastes better than Texas Road House, but I am a picky steak person. The Ahi Tuna and duck were amazing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Expected friendlier, more engaging service

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 (東北(福島・仙台・山形))·Dined on November 11, 2017

Lancaster City has a gem of a restaurant!! Must have fish tacos and pork belly appetizers!!! The cod dish was exceptional. The best part of this experience was free validated parking!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I really enjoy the Pressroom.Good food and service!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food and nice quiet atmosphere. Definitely recommend this for a nice meal on a special occasion!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I've gone to the Pressroom multiple times before and each experience is great. The food is always delicious and they regularly update their menu to reflect the season and available ingredients. I had a delicious dish called Vegan Spaghetti - it was one of the best dishes I've ever eaten.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

the servers are always excellent. The food is always delicious and fast. Prices are very reasonable for the type of atmosphere and service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Atmosphere was lovely with live music in the background, but not so loud you couldn’t talk. The lights above the dining table were soft and not glaring.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Terrific crab bisque and PEI mussels!
Highly recommended.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Pressroom always a nice meal, great atmosphere, service. Highly recommended

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I grew up in Lancaster and The Pressroom has been a staple for decades. However, the experience wasn't the best. It took my wife and me asking a bus boy who our waitress was because we sat at our table for 10 minutes. The food was ok...again, nothing like I remember over the years. I've been to The Pressroom multiple times so I know they're usually pretty good. Maybe just an 'off' night for the staff.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wonderful food and excellent service. Was seated immediately and could not have been more pleased with the food and the service. Delicious fettucine and pork.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food is excellent. I got a burger and it was seasoned really well. The service was fast we didn't have to wait long for anything

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

It is a little pricey...for a glass of wine and a pizza it was $22.00! That did not include the tip...

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We've eaten at Press Room many times. We ate there last Friday, Oct. 27 and were very disappointed with the service and the request for a quiet seating area. The restaurant was not full when we entered and we were seated right in the middle of the restaurant when there were many quieter booths and tables that were available and didn't appear to be reserved.

The service was particularly poor. We ordered soup and a pizza. When the pizza arrived the waitress did not bring any plates for us to eat the pizza. The only plates on the table were for the rolls she brought to us earlier. I had to get up and request plates from another waiter. She never came back to ask us if we wanted drink refills either. Someone came and removed our pizza plates as I sat there eating the crust of the last piece of pizza I had in my hand.

When we said we did not want any dessert, she was, however, very able to quickly get the bill to us and take it for processing.

I have to say both of us were extremely disappointed with our recent experience!! That probably cemented our opinion that Characters Restaurant in the city is actually our favorite downtown dining location.

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Service was slow, and the rather exotic menu offers little choice for someone not interested in seafood, duck fat, or pork bellies. Mom's steak was undercooked and tough.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Everything was great. Food was slow coming out though.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Spaghetti Squash dish was delicious and fresh. Fish tacos were also excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Appetizer and entrees were delicious. Dessert was a little disappointing. We have been to the pressroom for dessert before and had been very impressed but not on Saturday night. We got the Honey Fig Spiced Cake and it was just missing that wow, outstanding factor that everything else had.

Tags: Late-night Find, Seasonal, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Attentive service and suggestions (thanks Barbara).

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Tapas, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Excellent pre-symphony dinner. Excellent service, timely attentive and personable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Everything was ideal. Food and service were perfect!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Live Sports, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Spicy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Comfort Food, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Marissa our serve. She made the experience even more elevated. The food was fantastic - vegan spaghetti...the falafel balls are flavor explosions. Marissa was not only extremely knowledgeable regarding the menu and bar, but her skill of pouring a beer was exceptional. I am not kidding...she brings style, fun, and realness to your experience. BRAVO!

Tags: Cozy, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great place as always food always fresh, pizza is super delicious. Salad fresh told ingredients were local from the morning farmers market

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The chorizo gravy fries are to die for! The cocktails are well-balanced. There is good variety in the dinner portions so that if you want to go lighter or heavier, you can. The wide variety of desserts was appreciated. The ambiance and modern, upscale decor was perfect for a nice date night on First Friday in Lancaster. The only negative experience was that my scallops were a bit sandy, which is a shame, because it detracted a little bit from an otherwise great dish with a wonderful flavor profile that was uniquely bright and a little sweet. I don't get the feeling that this sort of thing would be a common experience given the caliber of everything else we ate, so I'll definitely be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

As always, food excellent, ambience wonderful. Service terrific

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Awesome food. Brought elderly parents so some difficulty dropping them off in the front from a very busy street. Longer walk from the parking deck in the back with steps. Still worth the effort!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We typically try to go to local favorites when my boyfriends uncle comes in from out of down. Pressroom did not disappoint! Our waiter was awesome, his recommendations were on point! We all tried the blush soup; which was the tomato bisque mixed with the crab bisque...it was delicious! His my and I both got the salmon with spinach, sweet potato, and salsa verde. It was so good, I ate my entire meal! I usually only eat half but it was too good to save. The guys got a burger with a huge plate of fries, and the steak with fries! All was very good. Even though we were pretty full, we still got dessert. The waiter recommended the banana cake, I always get whatever type of creme brûlée the have; it tasted like pumpkin pie! It was amazing! And the banana cake was just as good. Overall great food, and wonderful dinner.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Four people in our party and everyone agreed the food was excellent. We sat in a booth, which was quiet and gave us plenty of privacy. Free parking in attached garage is a bonus. Prices are a bit steep, but it's a good special occasion restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great restaurant, grea food and atmosphere......we keep coming back!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We were there because of restaurant week. It was a good value but the salads were way too large, almost unappetizing large. The kale salad was very tasty but serving 1/3 rd would have been more attractive. Salmon special was delicious. The banana cake was a little dry.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, People Watching
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

I love this restaurant but there were a couple of "mishaps" this visit. I had made a reservation and then called to confirm that we could be seated outside. Never got a call back and when we got there we were told there was a 1 1/2 hr wait for outside seating. Kind of a bummer start. Then we ordered a bottle of wine from the menu and were told it was no longer available. Ordered another bottle of wine and that was not available. So then we asked for a Pinot noir. The waitress brought another cab and a merlot. Never got an explanation and got tired of requests so we settle for the cab. We seemed to have to wait awhile for our food as well. But the food was good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Maybe the salad could be served with a flatbread cracker

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Worth the Drive
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