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Checkers Bistro

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French, American, Contemporary, Eclectic
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398 Harrisburg Avenue, Champion Center - Suite 700, Lancaster, PA 17603
+1 717-509-1069
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Checkers Bistro has an eclectic menu, with American, French and Asian...
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. Our goal is to deliver a fine dining experience 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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  • 208
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Place

The service was excellent, we ate at the bar and tried a Sea Bass special which was grilled sea bass over spinach...delicious...can't wait to go back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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n.j.
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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284 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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n.j.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The service was excellent, we ate at the bar and tried a Sea Bass special which was grilled sea bass over spinach...delicious...can't wait to go back!

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The food, ambiance, and service are without parallel . This restaurant has it all. The most courteous and professional staff I have ever interacted with. Great wine list. Bartender's can make any drink, and make it well! Chef Daniel is a genious who makes every dish perfectly. Don't miss this opportunity.

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cville
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Seating is an eclectic mix - modern banquettes surround a two story, three sided glass walled wine cellar. On other side of room divide, seemed to be traditional tables, windows along exposed brick. We had unimaginative choices - strip steak/frites and chicken Ceaser, both very good. Other choices looked more interesting. Wait staff/reception was professional. I am sure time for... More 

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Lancaster
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Upscale comfortable atmosphere that makes you feel like you're someplace special. Good food that is interesting and different but within your comfort zone. And service that makes you feel like a good friend.

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Melbourne
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

There are a number of very good bistros in Lancaster - all pretty much close to one another on Harrisburg Pike. Checkers is the jewel in the crown: inventive, creative menu, fine service, and the feel of a great supper club. Dining Room is nicely laid out on two levels with cozy nooks here and there; the bar is great... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the county! Service, ambience, and food are all spectacular. The diver scallops and duck tacos are phenomenal!

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Freehold, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were going to Lancaster for the weekend and had numerous recommendations from friends and family about what restaurant to choose. Checkers Bistro wasn't one of them. Boy have they missed a gem hidden in this town. After doing some research online, I made reservations for 5:45 at Checker's Bistro. Quirky name for an upscale restaurant but... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Best restaurant I ever ate in Lancaster in forty years!! These people got it down perfect in every respect from beginning to end. Emily our server as usual a perfect job every time!!! I never had a bad meal here and will be back again and again!! Try checkers once and you will be hooked. Expect to spend money, but... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

So there I was sitting in the Lancaster Convention Center wanting to take clients for a nice dinner and checking TripAdvisor when this Checkers Bistro came up. The rating and ranking was good, but the name had me concerned. I wanted something to make an impression - a good one. Not finding much else, I got the address, plugged in... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Checkers came recommended from a number of people so we decided to give it a try. Lounge, hostess station, and entire feel of Checkers is something more akin to NYC or Philadelphia than the typical Lancaster restaurant. I ate of their Cinco De Mayo 3 for $36 menu and had a Pork Belly Tamale in Tomatillo Sauce, Grouper Mole, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 398 Harrisburg Avenue, Champion Center - Suite 700, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-509-1069

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, American, Contemporary, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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. Our goal is to deliver a fine dining experience in a friendly and consistent setting. We welcome your feedback through TripAdvisor and will respond to your comments.Live, Love, Eat at Checkers Bistro.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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