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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (43)
Special Occasion (34)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
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Casual (26)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Bar Seating (22)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Fun (20)
Romantic (19)
Cozy (18)
Great for Lunch (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Authentic (13)
Great for Brunch (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
People Watching (13)
Business Meals (12)
Great Beer (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Healthy (11)
Hot Spot (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Seasonal (7)
Live Music (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Tapas (4)
Vegan (4)
Organic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 15 hours ago

Lovely restaurant
Great location after theater.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Limited menu options , server did not acknowledge guest’ s birthday despite noting on open table reservation, did not take off theater discount despite mentioning x 2, had to leave table to locate server , finally corrected , gave discount... food ok, not nearly as good as I recalled last time I dined there, booth lighting dim , needed to use phone light to read menu. Overall , a mediocre dining experience.
Positive note- delicious crab bisque.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Wonderful dinner with my girlfriend! Service was great, not always asking how the food is but always refilling drinks and making sure we had what we needed in a respectful manner. Very delicious food, great atmosphere. All around wonderful!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We tried out the brunch menu on this occasion and found it to be very delicious with a shared creamy crab bisque, a confit duck hash for me, and for my wife, an eggs Benedict. Our server, Marisa, provided such excellent, efficient, and friendly service that we would definitely request her by name on our return. And we really did enjoy the bloody Mary self-serve bar!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was my 2nd visit to the Pressroom and they did not disappoint. The ambiance was great, service was good, and food was spot on. I will definitely promote the Pressroom word of mouth to anyone seeking a nice food experience/night out in the downtown Lancaster area. Impecable job guys!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Cocktail specials are pricey but unusual and tasty. The crab soup was the best I’ve ever had.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great service and table with a view by the window. Love the vegan options! Please add more! Great location for a meal while shopping downtown Lancaster, Pa.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. Beautiful menu and options. Wait staff was friendly and cordial. Great holiday experience!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Organic, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Amazing food and and amazing staff. The atmosphere and people are incredible and everything was perfect as it always was.

Tags: Live Music, Healthy, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Have been here for lunch many times. This time went for dinner on Thanksgiving. In addition to standard turkey/stuffing/mashed potatoes/green beans/cranberry sauce meal (which one of our party had and said was delicious), there were other interesting choices. Everything was delicious!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went to the Press Room for Thanksgiving. The food was great and the service was friendly. We made reservations and did not have to wait for our table. I had the traditional Thanksgiving dinner plate but our daughter had the vegan spaghetti. She keeps saying how great it was and wants to go back again.

We sat up front by the window and had a great holiday view of the city street.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Vegan
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

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 on November 23, 2017

We ate at The Pressroom on Thanksgiving Day. The food was wonderful, our server was sweet and prompt, but we were seated extremely close to another diner in a mostly empty restaurant. It was awkward for both parties.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 22, 2017

It's been many years since we dined at the Pressroom. It was different and improved including the layout of the dining area. The menu was more limited but covered the basics and appears to change seasonally. Bea, our server was excellent. The PR wine list is limited. Bea recommended the featured red wine. It was enjoyed by all. I regret not writing the name of this wine down because I can't find it now. Our party ordered Delmonico, Pork Porterhouse, and Rigatoni. All were satisfied but the Rigatoni received the highest review. PR's salads are very good and can easily be shared. The pork is a large bone-in chop. The Delmonico, a cut we don't usually see, is thinner than many steak servings but the size was good. You can park in the adjacent Central garage and your fee will be handled by PR. This is a gathering place with a lively bar scene. Our table was in the bar area because our party was large. As a result, the noise was level was loud but lessened as the evening progressed. Be sure to request a table away from the bar if you wish to converse.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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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