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Checkers Bistro

398 Harrisburg Avenue, Champion Center - Suite 700, Lancaster, PA 17603
+1 717-509-1069
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Ranked #2 of 492 restaurants in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Checkers Bistro has an eclectic menu, with American, French and Asian infuenced dishes. We are passionate about Food, Wine, Craft Beers and Liquor. We purchase as many ingredients locally that are in season. Are goal is to deliver a fine dining experiance in a friendly and consistent setting. We welcome your feedback through TripAdvisor and will respond to your comments.Live, Love, Eat at Checkers Bistro.
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English first
PA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I dined here last evening. The reservation we made through open table meant our table was ready and waiting on our arrival. We enjoyed having a variety of dishes to choose from and our meals were delicious and well-priced. The atmosphere was well-suited to a romantic dinner for two, though a group of friends or family with... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My new "go to" dining spot. The food, service and whole dining experience is great! I have been to the new Checker's several times and have enjoyed each visit. The quality of the food, the ambience, the service and the restaurant décor are wonderful. This is one of Lancaster's new gems.

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David P, Owner at Checkers Bistro, responded to this review

We are very grateful that you have taken the time to comment on Tripadvisor. We hope to welcome you back to Checkers Bistro in the near future. Once again thank you very much for you kind comments. More

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Our party of four arrived a little early for our 5 pm reservation at the 'new' Checkers, so we went to the vary attractive bar and enjoyed two stouts from a very nice selection of craft beers, which were all very reasonably priced. Wine by the glass seemed to be very highly priced, but we are happy to have wine... More

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David P, Owner at Checkers Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments on Tripadvisor. I aplogize for the Tuna quality, we only buy # 1 grade tuna. We would have welcomed the comments at the time you dined with us in order to address the quality. As for the service I cannot excuse any in attention, for which we apologize. Thank you for taking the... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Walked in and greeted immediately. Quickly seated despite reservation. Atmosphere very warm and elegant. The duck tacos were defiantly the best! Great first time at the new location, same great menu, same great staff, and an even better location. The meal was great, I strongly recommend this restaurant.

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David P, Owner at Checkers Bistro, responded to this review

We appreciate you reviewing us on Tripadvisor. Glad you enjoyed the food, service and our new location. We hope to welcome you back to Checkers Bistro in the near future. Thank you very much for your comments. More

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have been to Checkers a number of times. The food is always consistent and so delicious. During the week it is very easy to have lunch there but if it is evening or a weekend you need reservations. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that enjoys food. It is always prepared to order and delightful.

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David P, Owner at Checkers Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing us on Tripadvisor. Feed back is very important for all of us at Checkers Bistro. We appreciate your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you back to our new location. We also recommend reservations for lunch and dinner. More

PA
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We visited from out of town last weekend with friends who had never been to Checkers, but were eager to dine there. I'll start with the good: filet was cooked perfectly and pronounced "the best one I've ever eaten". The tuna was requested "seared rare" and was also perfectly done. The lamb chops (special) was cooked medium-well as requested. My... More

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David P, Owner at Checkers Bistro, responded to this review

Dear love2travel082, I agree with everything that you mention and you are correct. We do have some housekeeping issues which we are addressing. I apologize for you inconvenience and we will get all the items corrected. We hope to welcome you back to Checkers Bistro in the future, and you will see that everything has been addressed. More

Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The owners and staff of our favorite, local restaurant Checkers Bistro have moved to a newly renovated location. The result is in a word: "stunning". The ambience and decor are finally in full synchronization with the renown food presentation, the wine list, the taste of the offerings and the exemplary service. The new Checkers Bistro's decor is handsome with touches... More

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David P, Owner at Checkers Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your detailed comments. We appreciate our loyal guests and strive to provide a great dining experience. Our philosophy is to continually improve our product. Thank you very much for using Tripadvisor, we look forward to welcoming you back to Checkers Bistro. More

Orchard Park, NY
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My husband and I eat here on February 21st and enjoyed our meal. He had a Caesar salad that was good and I had their French Onion soup, which was a bit disappointing. I like a rich, dark broth and this was light in color and a bit on the creamy side. It was OK, but I'm not sure I... More

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David P, Owner at Checkers Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review in Tripadvisor. We are sorry you did not enjoy our French onion soup, we use Vidallia Sweet Onions for our soup. I realize we all have different tastes in food and normally we receive very positive comments for our French onion soup. Thank you again for taking the time to review us it... More

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

I've been waiting to go to the 'new' Checkers and took some friends there last weekend. I was a regular at the previous Checkers Restaurant, so I was quite interested to see how the new, larger restaurant would compare. I wasn't disappointed. First of all, David (owner) has done an amazing job with the decor. It really is very inviting.... More

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David P, Owner at Checkers Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much Jeremy, but I cannot take credit for the decor. We had an amazing local interior decorator A K Interiors. We appreciate you taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. Look forward to welcoming you back to Checkers Bistro More

Mays Landing, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The dinner, service and atmosphere were fantastic. I took my wife to Checkers Bistro while staying in Lancaster and it was worth every bit of the money. The workers were very polite and the new restaurant looked great. Would recommend!

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David P, Owner at Checkers Bistro, responded to this review

We thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. I hope you enjoyed your stay in Lancaster County and Amish Country. More

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