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1201 Kitchen

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1201 State St, Erie, PA 16501-1919
814-464-8989
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best eat-In Dinner Restaurant in Erie

Have always enjoyed the chef's creativity. One night I came in for the happy hour appetizer specials and all contained meat. Dang I'm a pescatarian.....no problem, the chef whipped up some fab sushi. Always looking to please.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
DonnaEllis
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Pennsylvania, USA
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Pennsylvania, USA
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Have always enjoyed the chef's creativity. One night I came in for the happy hour appetizer specials and all contained meat. Dang I'm a pescatarian.....no problem, the chef whipped up some fab sushi. Always looking to please.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend are not from this area, and are in town for the weekend as a quick getaway. We were looking for someplace for dinner and came across this establishment. We happened to follow another couple going to the same place. As we were waiting we heard that they had placed a reservation and we're promptly seated. The establishment had... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My husband and I popped in to 1201 for lunch a month ago and I have to say it was really nice and refreshing as a change of pace. I had the short rib ramen dish as a half portion and it was just the right amount. I loved the flavors and was so impressed. My husband had a lunch... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Some friends and I stopped in for lunch the other day and overall I would say it was pretty good. The atmosphere is a bit confusing because of their fusion vibe but basically pleasant. We went on a Tuesday which meant that because we sat in the bar area, we were each given two free tacos. Which were great. For... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

After finding out that1201 started serving lunch I decided to go on a very rainy day. I got a salmon appetizer and some pork ramen ...it was delicious. Just what I needed on a cold, rainy day.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The food here has always been good and innovative. The atmosphere is low lights and moderately noisy, depending upon how crowded it is, nice little bar. A great place to go.

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Palatine, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Have eaten here a few times with my friends who are regulars. A big surprise for Erie PA- creative inventive food. Small plates thing- which I really enjoy.

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My Fiancé and I came here with some friends that raved about this place. We had reservations and were seated immediately. Our server was friendly and attentive. Their special that night was a Vietnamese dish. Lucky us because we are Vietnamese. We ordered 3 appetizers, 4 entress and 2 desserts. I had the trout, which I highly do not recommend... More 

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PA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Pork belly dumplings to die for - and the fennel bisque was amazing. Best part of the night might have been a tie between the mango pepper martini and the fantastic service courtesy Dennis! We had a great time at Gaffigan, Dennis - and were not too late even with the desserts! :)

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Every meal, every appetizer and every experience I've had with 1201 has been amazing. They always have a great beer on tap, and the food exceeds expectations. If you have the ability to plan ahead and reserve seats in the kitchen - it's a must! Best experience ever, watching every dish cooked and plated. Top notch!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1201 State St, Erie, PA 16501-1919
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
  • Phone Number: 814-464-8989

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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