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Peter Herdic House Restaurant

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407 W 4th St, Williamsport, PA 17701-6001
+1 570-322-0165
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 a meal there that wasn't just perfect. It's a must for people in Williamsport or... More 

Thank S705ZRtimothys
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
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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
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
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 restoration of the old building is so amazing and attractive, something you don't experience very... More 

Thank aidaahrar
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30 restaurant reviews
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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 homemade bread was fresh and warm. Salads included a beet salad, a Caesar salad, and... More 

Thank Kimberly A
State College, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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 know that we will be returning to it - soon.

Thank Timothy B
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful place to go as a couple or family dinner. This place has a Victorian look and feel, the food is beyond excellent and I challenge anyone to find fault with this food. One of the best places to eat in town.

Thank Mary D
Cambridge Springs, United States
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our dinner onNovember 17. The shad appetizer was especially good. My scallops were great...a bit too much starch on the ravioli (personally would've preferred no ravioli) but scallops were tasty. Atmosphere was lovely...service was a bit slow, but the place was busy. We have been to this restaurant several times before and planned another of... More 

Thank Salene C
1 review
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Our experience at the Peter Herdic House Restuarant was lovely. It is a rare pleasure to have an informed and attentive server who recommended appropriate wine pairings and served courses in a timely manner. The chef chose the best individual ingredients to create beautifully-presented, balanced, fine dishes. The shad Herdic was outstanding as was the goat cheese to start. Highly... More 

Thank jessica s
Columbia, Maryland
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

My wife and I visit the Herdic house twice a year while in the area visiting family. It is both the best and most consistent high-end restaurant we've been to. Let me preface this review by giving some background on us. As a dual-income couple with no kids, and 0 hobbies, exploring where to eat (including trying to top our... More 

Thank Adam B
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here last night to celebrate my wife's birthday. Kayleigh (sorry if that's spelled wrong) was our waitress. She's a young lady well suited for her job. She was friendly and talkative. Both my wife and I found her very charming. Onto the food! Things started with some bread while we waited for the appetizers.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 50
American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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