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Peter Herdic House Restaurant

) #6 of 137 Restaurants in Williamsport ₹₹₹₹ American, International,
407 W 4th St, Williamsport, PA 17701-6001
+1 570-322-0165
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  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
407 W 4th St, Williamsport, PA 17701-6001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was second visit to this restaurant - very relaxing atomosphere outside on terrace - appetizer was good - entree was very good - desserts very good - waitress complaining about heat did not seem like she was very interested in waiting on tables I...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old home is beautifully restored and is now a 3-story restaurant with gourmet, fine dining and superb service. I am a vegetarian nd asked for a vegetable plate of whatever the chef was doing that night. A beautiful and delicious plate arrived - sautéed...More

1  Thank nbh20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I recently had a dinner to celebrate our 49th wedding anniversary and it was a special evening. From the minute we walked into the restaurant and were greeted by Halley, who turned out to be the waitstaff person helping us, the evening...More

Thank Larry096
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We were in Williamsport for our BPW State Convention. We had one free evening to eat "on our own" so we chose the Peter Herdic House Restaurant. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. There were 6 of us in our party. We all chose...More

Thank Denice304
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Always great food and wonderful service. Really different types of entree, always have a good meal here. A little pricey, but worth it.

Thank milljl37
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We had our first date here over 30 years ago and still love it! For a special occasion, the Wednesday night blue plate special or a nice night out on the patio in the summer the Herdic House is the best. We have never had...More

Thank S705ZRtimothys
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We met friends to celebrate a birthday. Food was delicious. Staff was very attentive. High end place for Williamsport. Delicious ganache torte for dessert.

Thank Nancy5960
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We really enjoyed the welcoming staff (Gloria specially). It was our first time discovering this place. I had booked another restaurant for a back up plan which we did not even think of it. For us ( we are architects), the architecture and the well-done...More

Thank aidaahrar
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We began with drinks at the bar and were very sad they did not have their fresh made caramel corn that we love but the meal more than made up for it. We began with appetizers: charbroiled oysters, shad, and escargot. All were fabulous. Their...More

Thank Kimberly A
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a true dining experience and, as such, encompasses not only the food (which is excellent) but the ambiance of a tastefully refurbished 1850's millionaire's home. The staff is friendly and efficient which only adds to the experience. I highly recommend this restaurant. I...More

Thank Timothy B
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JoAnn C
22 January 2016|
Response from pghprof | Reviewed this property |
They take reservations. Have no idea if they are open on Tgiving.
Diane R
11 April 2015|
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Response from Christine E | Reviewed this property |
I've been here many times and would say the dress is "casual dressy" or "dressy." I would not feel comfortable going here in jeans because it is such a beautiful setting. A suit and tie is not required though if that's... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 W 4th St, Williamsport, PA 17701-6001
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Williamsport
  • Phone Number: +1 570-322-0165
  • E-mail
Peter Herdic House is an elegant gourmet restaurant in a beautifully restored Victorian mansion situated on Williamsport, Pennsylvania's Millionaires Row.

This fine dining restaurant specializes in serving sustainable, locally-grown produce and meats, in the picturesque environs of a beautifully restored Victorian mansion.

Built in 1854 as a residence for Peter Herdic, a Williamsport lumber baron, the house was restored in the early 1980's. Sisters Marcia and Gloria Miele opened the restaurant doors in 1984. From the beginning, they combined a respect and love for Williamsport's historic heritage with a passion for fine food. Now in their 27th year in business, "the Miele girls" (as they're known locally) have built a strong family connection to the restaurant, incorporating their mother Daisy, as the pastry chef, and Gloria's daughter Liz, as the executive chef, into the business. The Miele family feels lucky to be able to combine their hospitality with historic preservation.
The Herdic House is among the finest examples of Italian Villa architecture in the state, and guests are welcome to tour the restaurant. Its distinctive features include ornate plaster moldings and arches, and a mahogany stairway that curves three floors to a cupola. The ornate first floor moldings and the acanthus-leafed fluted columns on the porches are original to the building, and the intriguing three-story chandelier has captivated many visitors. The bar, in the rear of the building, was created from the witness stand of the demolished county courthouse, and the fan was taken from the same building.

The property includes a beautiful wisteria-covered patio lit by Venetian lanterns for outdoor dining and cocktails, a lounge with a fireplace, and an intimate bar with an excellent selection of wines and spirits. The Mieles have a love of fine wine, and have traveled to Burgundy, Tuscany, and California tasting wines. The 75-bottle wine list offers a wide range of American wines, as well as wines from France and Italy.

After appreciating the beautiful surroundings, diners can also tour Pennsylvania gastronomy. The restaurant kitchen strives to use the best and freshest ingredients available-which usually means buying from the central Pennsylvania community.

Liz and the kitchen staff use sustainable produce and meats whenever possible. They start with the freshest, locally grown ingredients and present each item artfully. To stay in keeping with the seasons, the menu changes monthly, but one classic appetizers which can always be found on the menu is shad, locally smoked by Helmrich's Seafood and served with capers, onions and a horseradish dill sauce. Shad once ran in the Susquehanna River and was featured at the original Herdic House, Peter Herdic's restaurant at the Park Hotel, in the 1870s.

In the pastry kitchen, Daisy makes perfect creme brulee and chocolate mousse cake, as well as her signature apple cinnamon bread pudding. The restaurant also offers housemade ice creams and rotating dessert features. And Daisy and Liz are happy to collaborate on specialty cakes for larger parties or special occasions.
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