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Gypsy Kitchen at the Refectory

Lancaster Theological Seminary, 555 W James St, Lancaster, PA
+1 717-824-2714
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“braised beef” (4 reviews)
“blt” (2 reviews)
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Lancaster Theological Seminary, 555 W James St, Lancaster, PA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first trip to the Gypsy Kitchen, on the Franklin and Marshall campus, will definitely not be my last. Five stars from start to finish! Warm welcome, efficient service, excellent entrees, and melt in your mouth desserts! Open for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays, BYOB....More

Thank Sue1740
Reviewed 29 April 2018

So many new restaurants are more innovative than we care for. We're not big fans of sushi, Korean or Trinidadian food, though there are excellent restaurants in Lancaster that cater to these tastes. The Gypsy Kitchen is a beautiful classical refectory setting, with big wooden...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 9 April 2018

I have some "annoying" food issues . I called Gypsy Kitchen ahead they were more than happy to meet my needs with delicious well prepared food.

Thank Ribbonlady
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Amazing food and surroundings in a building on lancaster theological seminar. (Founded 1825). The beet salad was spectacular. The rest of the meal was great also. I almost ordered the beet salad for dessert though. Open limited hours so check their website.

Thank dougriley
Reviewed 4 February 2018

if you tend to be cold on a cold night, ask for a table by the radiators! Food is very good, sometimes a little heavy but very satisfying. Menu doesn't change especially often. It's BYOB which we really appreciate. Service is pleasant and the seminary...More

Thank grand-girard
Reviewed 24 January 2018

It's a little tricky to find. I parked on the street south of the Refectory. Walked north. past some dorms, the book shop and found at the end of the walk. Beautiful building. Inside looks like a King Arthur dining hall with two fireplaces. Great...More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I LOVE their BLT. I know, a BLT, not that exciting, well let me tell you they do it right. Excellent multigrain bread, wonderful thick cut bacon [I suspect it's from Central Market but never asked], tomato & lettuce are good quality. The ingredients combine...More

2  Thank dan l
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We have gone to Gypsy Kitchen quite a few times. What do we like about it? Homey atmosphere, you aren't hurried at all, fireplace lit in the winter, BYOB which is always a plus, GREAT homemade food, and delicious dessert to end the evening. Truely...More

Thank Martin0228
Reviewed 11 June 2017

A gorgeous setting for a unique dinning experience on Friday and Saturday evenings.. Restaurant is BYO with no corkage fee...a nice touch. Signage to the restaurant is along College Ave on Franklin and Marshall Campus. Street parking available on surrounding streets, and a short 1-2...More

2  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Friends introduced us to this unusual restaurant, and we've gone back time and again .Lunch time you walk up and place your order, everything is casual Dinner is a more formal affair,and it's full service.They only serve dinner on these 2 nites .Note, because the...More

1  Thank Donna H
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 37
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lancaster Theological Seminary, 555 W James St, Lancaster, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-824-2714
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Casual fine dining. Delicious, affordable and colorful cuisine. Many locally sourced items. BYOB . Available for catered events.
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