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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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4.5

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 (43)
Pre/post Theatre (35)
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Casual (32)
Bar Seating (31)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Fun (27)
Romantic (26)
Business Meals (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Good for Groups (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Cozy (23)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Great Beer (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Great for Lunch (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Happy Hour (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Healthy (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Live Music (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Comfort Food (13)
People Watching (12)
Authentic (11)
Seasonal (11)
Hot Spot (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Quick Bite (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vegan (5)
Tapas (4)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful!

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food5
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·Dined 4 days ago

We were seated very very close to other diners - absolutely no privacy
I think if I had requested a booth I would be writing a different review

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent. The round table with high seat backs created an ideal environment for conversation. Right around the corner from Fulton Theater where we walked to a play afterwards. Convenient!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

great server. nice menu selections. would have ordered the seafood special but bought out

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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food5
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our usual stop before attending a play at the Fulton Theatre. Nice variety of food to fit all tastes and moods. I had the Duck 2-Ways this time which was cooked perfectly and the cherry glaze was excellent. Always a nice, energetic mood in the place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great server named Barbara. We’re going to theater , so no delay. She made the experience so nice. Food was great.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great restaurant, quiet during the week for a date night.
Very busy and rowdy on friday and saturday nights with live music etc

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Vegan
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We meet some friends for dinner. Food was tasty. The place has an energy to it; especially the bar area. Service was excellent

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food and great atmosphere!

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food5
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

We use The Press Box every time we go to Lancaster to the Fulton Theater. Love the place and always have excellent food and friendly, knowledgeable service

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful food, great waiter!

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food & wait staff outstanding. Wait staff was very aware of our time crunch and was accomodating. Very loud, hard to hear even a a four person table.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Anniversary

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2018

My daughter and I have made this part of our "Fulton" night. Dining at The Pressroom makes this evening a more special time for us. We know we will enjoy a great meal and a fabulous show.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 28, 2018

WOW ! We enjoyed Sunday Brunch at the Pressroom before the show at the Fulton Theatre. Everything exceeded our expectations ! We were greeted by the hostess and shown to a very comfortable booth. Our server introduced herself and took our drink orders after sharing the daily specials. Even though it was very busy, the noise level was medium. The food arrived after a medium wait-time and was delicious. It had been awhile since we'd been at the Pressroom but we will definitely return more frequently after this nice experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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food4
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great meal and fabulous service. Morgan was a very attentive waiter.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were going to the Fulton Matinee & were able to enjoy a great lunch in a timely manner w/o feeling rushed. It must have been awhile since I had been there since one of my favorite desserts was no longer available.... but that did not stop us from having desert. Thanks!

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Service was slow....pizza was average. Drinks were good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We went there for Jazz night. It was wonderful. Please keep it going!
I ordered the burger and asked for medium. It was cooked well done. The waiter was wonderful. Very attentive!
I wish there was a way to be able to watch the musicians. They are kind of hidden up front. Otherwise great night was had by all.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Our food was cold and extra salty. Service was very slow and it was very loud. I have been to the restaurant before and enjoyed it but this time it was lacking.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The occasion for this Sunday lunch was to celebrate my mom and my grandmother's birthdays. We were seated on time and promptly had our drink orders taken. We ordered food shortly after and it came within 20 minutes of the order being placed. The downfall of the meal was when a large group of around 10, with 3 young children was sat directly next to us. There wasn't enough space to accommodate their group and they were crowding us out of our space for the remainder of the meal. Conversation became strained because of their loud talking. Some of their group showed up after the initial wave of people because it was a surprise but instead of going to greet them at the door they began shouting as they walked in which was of course disruptive.
Most of the restaurant was unoccupied as we were there within the first open hour on Sunday between 10:30 and 11:30. It seemed unnecessary to seat them in such close proximity to us. The rest of our meal was loud and rushed because it seemed like our sever wanted us to leave to move another table over to be able to seat everyone in their party. We were not even offered a dessert menu or after meal coffee or tea. The food was good but this wasn't quite the experience I was hoping for to celebrate.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was pretty good. The service was lacking. Zero smiles, zero warmth, zero enthusiasm. And that’s a big deal.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Always thought it was like an “old” restaurant. Not at all. High backed booths that felt private for sharing good conversation for a group of four. Drinks were great - bar compares with John Jeffries. Entrees and appetizers equally delicious. Will definitely recommend and return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Six of us met there before a play. Menu was inresesting and a little different from the norm. Our waitress was very helpful with our menu selections. My cod with clams and b and was different and exceptional. Dinner progressed at a nice pace. All liked their entrees and we made it to the theater on time. An enjoyable experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Our party of 6 dined at the Pressroom before opening night at the Fulton Theatre. Our experience was great from the hostess who took our coats and seated us, to our wonderful server. Our dinners were prepared in a reasonable time, and were very good. We loved our table and felt we could have good conversation and not be overheard.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Exceptional culinary selections; outstanding service;

Highly recommended lunch dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great burger and the duck fat fries were amazing!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Perfect pre-theater dinner date! The menu is diverse and the quality is excellent! Ambiance is just right....lively but you can talk! The Pressroom validates your parking garage ticket, so parking is free for the night! They also offer a theatre discount which was a complete surprise. Dessert was amazing! Highly recommend the Pressroom! You’ll love it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

Monkfish special very good. Wait staff was very accomodating

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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 December 31, 2017

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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 (Philadelphia)·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 30, 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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 (Phoenix)·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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 (Philadelphia)·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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