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“Great Experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Peter Herdic House Restaurant

Peter Herdic House Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 173 Restaurants in Williamsport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 50
Cuisines: American, International, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Hummelstown, pa
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105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2009

We had the chance to eat at the Herdic House Saturday 4-4. A group of 8 people.
The service was excellent. We had a lead server and several others and every thing was perfect. Great wine list and the entres were as ordered and delicious, Unfortunately the restaurant was not busy. Economy I am sure. But this is a oasis in the mountains. A must stop.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Amazing experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2008

We held a family dinner at the Peter Herdic House in August. Everything was perfect ... the food was incredible, the atmosphere elegant and the service top-notch.

3 Thank Cait A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“My favorite place in Williamsport.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2007

Once or twice a year I go to Williamsport, PA to maintain contact with my roots. I always make a point of eating at the Peter Herdic House while my wife and I are there. The menu offerings are top notch and beautifully prepared. The atmosphere is quiet, romantic, and elegant. The cost is competitive for the quality of the meal and the setting. I recommend it very highly. I don't know of a nicer place in the Williamsport area.

6 Thank nativeson7
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New York City
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The best restaurant in Williamsport, MD”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2007

February 18, 2007

I had the pleasure of dining twice last week at the beautiful Peter Herdic House restaurant in Williamsport PA. The elegantly restored 19th century home provides a magical, spacious and romantic setting in which to enjoy outstanding cuisine. Even the background music is perfectly chosen and a complement to the meal. Family owned and operated by three generations (including the grandmother who makes desserts to die for!), the atmosphere is warm, friendly and welcoming. And for an added pleasure, I stayed next door at the elegant Peter Herdic Inn, which I also recommend highly. Having lived in New York City for 25 years and travelled the world to 40 countries, I can honestly say, don't miss this wonderful opportunity if you're anywhere near this historic town!

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