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John J. Jeffries

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300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA (Mullberry St.)
+1 717-431-3307
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Omaha, Nebraska
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere for a date, couples or a business meeting. Elegant casual dining. Fairly selective menu and a little pricey. Had the lamb which was prepared well and meat literally fell off the bone. Could have used a little more spice. Mashed sweet potatoes a. Ice accompaniment. Great place to go on a special occasion or to close a business... More 

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Rochester, New York
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

From a casual Wednesday drink at the bar, to a nice dinner with friends, to NYE dinner JJJ never disappoints. The drinks are top notch and the service is even better. Explore your palate and try something new, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Jasklo
Bridgeton, New Jersey
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382 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So its rated #1???? cannot see why - the food was not as good as other places' at a much lower price - service excellent but that is about it. Weird menu items that lacked good flavors - went here based on ratings but not returning

Thank Greg P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to get fresh food with different combinations! Oyster soup was fresh and delicious. Pork belly was good also. Menu is limited with not alot of options, but your getting quality in every dish!

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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food and drinks! Not real happy that we had to wait almost an hour for a table though. I did make a reservation weeks ago and still waited at the bar for what felt like forever. By the time we got to the table I was starving and had too much to drink already so that didn't make for... More 

Thank Marissa K
Great Neck, New York
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The Farm to Table philosophy had such tremendous appeal - I regretfully overlooked the sophisticated food combinations detailed on the on-line dinner menu. Whenever I travel, I've always been able to ask the chef to simplify an entree so that it was appealing to me with my dietary concerns. For the first time, my attempt to order a simplified dinner... More 

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Daphne, Alabama
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

From an expert mixologist for drinks before dinner at the bar to an outstanding meal and great service, this has been the absolute highlight of this weeks travel. The attractive venue and great service support this being a place for a locavorian's ecstasy. I had the tartare as an appetizer and the venison main course paired with a fine local... More 

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Northern California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

There are many good restaurants in Lancaster - this is one of them. If you like upscale, creative food you'll love it. I would not recommend it for kids.

Thank vacjak
Greensboro, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I enjoyed my meal here and had the filet. Presentation, taste and enjoyment were all present. The service was excellent. For dessert try the ice cream sampler.

Thank John W
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

JJJ satisfies urban palates with farm-to-table offerings. The menu provides farm details about local food sources. Glutards can become gluttons under this roof; I've had gluten-free fried chicken that merited a postcard. Interesting sips and small plates make the bar a favorite spot for Friday cocktails, but the temptation to enter the cozy dining room doth overwhelm. The flawless service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA
    (Mullberry St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-431-3307
During renovations, workers found in the floor beams a signed inspection stamp--November 5, 1890--with the name of tobacco inspector John J. Jeffries. We named the restaurant after him.

We’ve designed our menu based on local, seasonal, sustainable and organic agriculture and delicious recipes. Please join us and taste the difference of local farm-to-table sustainable cuisine in one of Lancaster's best fine dining restaurants.
As the Chefs and Owners of John J Jeffries, we believe you will find our passion for supporting local businesses and preserving the land we live on, to be contagiously obvious in how we run our restaurant.
All of our meats are raised locally, confinement-free on fresh green grass pastures. No hormones, antibiotics, steroids or forced-fertilization occurs.

Our produce is local organic or chemical free. We use local grass fed cream, butter and eggs.

We also provide sustainable seafood and support sustainable fisheries.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?