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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 - 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


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

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (49)
Special Occasion (40)
Casual (28)
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Good for Anniversaries (28)
Fun (27)
Pre/post Theatre (27)
Bar Seating (27)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Business Meals (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Romantic (22)
Good for Groups (21)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Cozy (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Great Beer (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Authentic (13)
People Watching (13)
Seasonal (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Live Music (12)
Healthy (11)
Hot Spot (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tapas (5)
Vegan (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Spicy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Organic (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 10 hours ago

Great burger and the duck fat fries were amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

This is the worst restaurant I have been to in my entire life. The food is average and overpriced. My salad was soggy, chicken was dry. Burgers were strange too, they put marmalade on the burger.
But the service is the worst. We had 4 reservations for lunch and called the restaurant two hours ahead (before they opened) and asked to sit us close together, as we had group of kids and parents and wanted to celebrate a birthday. They did the exact opposite. They sat us in 3 different corners of the restaurant while there were plenty of empty seats. When we asked for an extra table (which was empty next to us) they refused to give it to us even though the restaurant was half empty. We asked for an extra chair, and they said absolutely not, while there was plenty of extra chairs standing by the wall and all over the restaurant. The host/waiter (Skyler) and his manager were extremely rude. They were making a big scene, make Ng inappropriate remarks. People like them should not be working in service. We had the most unpleasant experience and will never be back there. I would not recomend this place if you come with a big group, expect good service or decent food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Staff was attentive and food came quickly! Great scones to help us wait for brunch. Love the Bloody Mary bar!

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Monkfish special very good. Wait staff was very accomodating

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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·Dined 5 days ago

We had a wonderful time! Food and drinks were great, service was wonderful. However, we were at dinner with our friends and we were seated close to the bar and it got really loud. So loud we couldn't quite hear each other by the end of our dinner. In the future for a dinner reservation, we will ask to sit in the back of the restaurant. Just a suggestion for anyone looking to dine with friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was amazing. Best meal I’ve had in a long time.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We dine here occasionally. Normally we have excellent service. This evening our service was poor. The server seemed like she would rather be somewhere else. Entrees took longer than normal. When I ordered my ceasar salad I specifically asked for pepper since there was none at the table. Salad arrived but I had to get her attention for pepper than had eaten half the salad before it arrived. The skirt steak and duck entrees were excellent. The shrimp on my salad was lukewarm. Hopefully by our next visit issues are resolved.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Met friends here for lunch. Our waiter was amazingly patient with our very long stay. He was sure to not rush us but appear promptly when needed. It was perfect.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Press room is always good for almost any occasion, New Year's Eve included. Service was fair and seemed as if they didn't have their regular staff in, kind've disjointed. Overall food was pretty great.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Live Music, Hot Spot, Tapas, Good for Groups, People Watching, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was unimpressive, the service was fine. Too much of an attempt at gourmet dinner for pedestrian tastes such as I.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

There are many great dishes to choose from. Duck two ways was delicious and the steak topped with melted butter was perfectly tender and flavorful. They have a great beer and hard cider selection too!

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great Beer
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We are from out-of-state. A friend suggested the Press Room for dinner and we were glad she did. It was a great experience and we would go back again but in the warmer weather when we could sit outside in the great courtyard.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Healthy
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Everything was absolutely wonderful - service, food quality, menu options, and drinks...We were so happy with our visit!

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Overall experience was enjoyable. Food was prepared how described and was good. However, I was disappointed in the Christmas Eve menu as in there was none - no specials. Just the plain old, normal menu and I was hoping for something extra being a special occasion. Honestly, I would not come to Press Room for the normal dinner menu. I have traveled all over the world eating different cuisines. The options did not really peak my interest.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I enjoy the press room for the special occasions in life. The food has always been prepared impeccablely, and the menu is small but well mastered by the kitchen.

Front of the house staff are efficient and kind and they can keep pace with a busy evening. Best of all they manage to do it without making a diner feel rushed.

I had the porterhouse pork chop with sweet potato and brussel sprouts followed by a campfire cake. Both were delightful.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always a great experience and great food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a great Christmas Eve Day brunch!
Clayton is a terrific server!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food and drinks were amazing. Definitely would recommend this restaurant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food in upbeat but talkable atmosphere.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We had a wonderful evening at The Pressroom. Our waiter, Jason, was very attentive and our dinners were delicious. We were seeing a show at the Fulton and were assured that we would be there in time AND that we would be getting 10 percent off our meal...Fulton discount. Great free parking in the Central Garage. All in all...a perfect evening!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Table was too close and we could hear the entire conversation of the group next to us.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

It started out fine but then it seems our waiter forgot about us. Eventually the manager came over and asked if we’d gotten our food. No, we hadn’t. He went to the kitchen and cleared up the mishap and even popped open a bottle of champagne, on the house, which was fabulous! Then our food arrived and all was forgiven, although due to the lengthy wait, we had no time for desert. Our waiter brought the check at the end and I was disappointed because he did not even apologize!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

My husband and I took his mother there last Sunday , before taking her to the Fulton Theatre.
Our waitress was very nice and efficient, the drinks were excellent, unfortunately the food was
not very good. Very disappointed !!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Lovely restaurant
Great location after theater.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Kid friendly. Good food. Great server. Great location. Great prices. Will definitely return, but for dinner this time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Love the Pressroom will be back soon
Great guacamole

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Healthy
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Had brunch two Sundays in a row and enjoyed both very much.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed a great evening on Saturday. Really enjoyed Cavern Club band.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fun, Romantic, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Good food and children enjoyed the historic value

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Crab Bisque had great reviews but description on menu not accurate. It's more like New England Crab Chowder. Thick and white consistency but Bisque would be blush tomato and thinner. The pizza with sausage was very good. the burger was amazing too. The tuna melt was tasty but muffin could have been toasted first and bacon should have been omitted. It detracted from the chipotle flavor of the dish. The duck fat fries were good but must be served hot. Our first order was hardly warm but the waitress quickly noticed and brought us another order. Great ambience. warm and cozy, The noise reducing tiles on ceiling helped as we were able to sit and talk with ease. The entire staff were smiling and friendly. Exceptional customer service reason enough to come back!

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

entree was good but dessert seemed like pastry shell taken from freezer and fruit put on top.disappointed with presentation and difficulty eating it.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Nice location in center city Lancaster. Modern sleek decor inviting patrons attendance. Service was quite good. Food however , was only mediocre. Not bad, but the ribeye was of the quality flavoror tenderness that one should expect. Nice stop for a light meal and drinks.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I just wanted to say that the food was amazing. The waitress could’ve been a little bit more friendly. Also I put on my reservations that it was somebody’s birthday and I wanted you guys to bring in a cake and that never happened and it was never mentioned. And we did mention to the waitress that we were there for a birthday several times Thinking she would get the
hint but she didn’t. So that was a little disappointing I’m not sure I would go there again to celebrate her birthday however the food was excellent
Reds

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent drink and interesting light fare menu. Quick bite before a concert. Would definitely return.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great crab bisque. Steak was cooked perfectly but over seasoned. The other entrees were just okay.

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 (Key West)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The tuna carpaccio was excellent.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We ordered a variety of food. Pizza was the best. I would go back for the crab pizza!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

We had a very nice meal.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great food and service! It was perfect for a casual business dinner.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Nice atmosphere for friends and special occasions. Pasta dish was excellent.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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