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Peter Herdic House Restaurant

407 W 4th St, Williamsport, PA 17701-6001
+1 570-322-0165
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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11 - 20 of 118 reviews

Reviewed 13 October 2016

"Fine Dining" describes the meals - excellent flavors with gorgeous presentation - without any pretentiousness or stuffiness. For even more relaxed comfort, enjoy the gourmet food on the back deck.

Thank Anne O
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We were a group of 42 seniors that had been touring Williamsport and the tour guide set up dinner at Peter Herdic House. We had a fixed menu staring with a salad which had a great dressing on it, then came champagne chicken over rice...More

Thank Arnie J
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This history of this building is what makes it so cool. The food was good (it didn't blow me away, but it was certainly tasty). But the ambiance was worth going for.

Thank cheshiree
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is a beautiful Victorian - style home. The service was excellent and the food amazing. They use locally grown food. Everything was fresh, tasty and plentiful. After you eat, make sure to explore the second and third floors.. There is a massive chandelier that...More

Thank Mic5853
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing, it can be romantic or just family time. It takes you back in time with the decor, I loved it! The food is outstanding , top of the line! I felt like we were eating at a top chef restaurant ....More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 20 July 2016

had dinner outside the terrace is lovely - the service excellent - food was great - definitely recommend this restaurant as a stopping point if visiting or passing thru williamsport pa

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Did not think the meal was worth the price. Appeared to be the type of place for special occasions and not for just a quick meal for someone at a local hotel.

Thank godofthearmadillos
Reviewed 4 July 2016

The restaurant is gorgeous and elegant! The atmosphere was romantic and made you feel as if you were back in the Victorian Era. The servers were very friendly and attentive. The food however, I was not impressed with. My husband enjoyed his meal, the pasta...More

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Fabulous dining experience!! You are surrounded by an atmosphere of a bygone era! It's like you are back in the 1800's. the chandliers are spectacular and the cozy fireplace is is so welcoming! they offer a nice selection of upper and mid price wines. the...More

Thank STEPHEN K
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Well we are here again, and everything is wonderful. Dee are Fav server is terrific as she always. Got all the specials, crab bisque, strawberry spinach salad with toasted macadamia nuts. Grilled halibut with local kale and salsa verde. Dessert raspberry cassis. Wow!

Thank Thomas E
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JoAnn C
Is the restaurant open for Thanksgiving and do they take reservations?
22 January 2016|
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Response from pghprof | Reviewed this property |
They take reservations. Have no idea if they are open on Tgiving.
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Diane R
Is there a dress code. Do you have a vegetarian selection.
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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Description
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.