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John J. Jeffries

300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2938
+1 717-431-3307
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak tartare” (17 reviews)
“pork” (41 reviews)
“gorditas” (14 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2938
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We happened to find ourselves in Lancaster for a soccer tournament and were fortunate to eat at this restaurant. It was a bit hard to find as we didn't know that it was in a hotel but people walking by pointed it out to us....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is definitely on the fancier side but it is nothing special. The steak I got was on the chewy side. Had a few small plates that were pretty good. However, for the prices its not worth it.

Thank 2Spigs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I got the salmon and it was a beautiful piece of seafood! The flavors were to die for, or so to speak. My husband got the sirloin cooked medium and it was the most delicious piece of meat he's had all year...and it's July! Please...More

1  Thank kristalbentley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Lancaster to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. As I need gluten free food, I found this restaurant listed on a gluten free restaurant website. We made a reservation and went June 23, 2017. Everything was fabulous. I had the roasted tomato soup,...More

1  Thank Marian5071
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place in the ten best dinner places. Outstanding. Farm to table but so much more! Basil lemon martini is the best. Had a combo of small plates. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Cocktails_at_Seven
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Food is excellent! Staff was very friendly and accommodated our food allergies easily. Handy parking garage.

1  Thank ljdp5
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The owner of the B&B we were staying at recommended the John Jeffries when we inquired about a farm to table restaurant for dinner. What a fabulous find! Located in the Lancaster Arts Hotel, it is a gorgeous restoration and use of an old building...More

1  Thank nyackgirl47
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Being organic and locally sourced food enthusiasts, we had been wanting to visit John J Jeffries for a while now. It did not disappoint! We were delighted to get a table outside on the lovely patio, though our reservation did not specify outdoor dining. We...More

1  Thank PhillygirlNZ
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Always perfect, what more can I say? This is a special occasion restaurant, birthday, graduation, anniversary. The food is wonderful.

1  Thank Marci X
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Went to dinner here. Food was fantastic. Local, fresh, outstanding. Waiters/waitress know their job from wine to dinner. Going here for rehearsal dinner

1  Thank tjm514
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David F
16 July 2017|
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Response from humbertob53 | Reviewed this property |
No there is not a children's menu.
John G
20 February 2017|
Response from Ben_Theretoo406 | Reviewed this property |
I can't honestly answer that, as we ended up dining at the bar, rather taken with the supremely gracious and entertaining bartender. The actual dining room is deeper within the restaurant. I do recall points of light among... More
10 February 2017|
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Response from R L | Reviewed this property |
I found them to be very accommodating: one of my dining companions was lactose intolerant and the chef prepared a special meal for her that the rest of us envied. We did call a day in advance to let them know and our... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
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 17603-2938
    (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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