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Fenz Restaurant

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398 Harrisburg Avenue, Suite 100, Lancaster, PA 17603
717.735.6999
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The restaurant features a contemporary bistro-style menu, formed from the...
The restaurant features a contemporary bistro-style menu, formed from the idea that casual dining can be stylish, and that some of our favorite comfort foods can benefit with the remix of contemporary flair. In addition to revised classics, the menu includes small plate "tastes" to share or enjoy with a cocktail. Daily specials from Chef Daniella Ward complete the culinary scenario by offering inspirations of the moment, influenced by the season.
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Reliable, traditional downtown Lancaster spot

Friendly and tasty, this place serves a lot of traditional Lancaster fare (including the fried pickles - recommended). A good romantic or friendly dinner spot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Dan A
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Friendly and tasty, this place serves a lot of traditional Lancaster fare (including the fried pickles - recommended). A good romantic or friendly dinner spot.

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United Kingdom
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Seafood specials such as scallops were outstanding. The bar serves quality drinks and the service was excellent. The atmosphere is excellent for a business dinner or a special night out.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

I have been to Fenz for cocktails before, but the first time I dined there was on Valentine's Day and I have nothing but great things to say. To start with, the atmosphere was amazing. Dimly lit, nice and quiet, very romantic atmosphere. The service was great, and we never had to wait too long for anything. Our server was... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I have been coming to Fenz since they opened up. IMO, they've only gotten better. I love their bar bite menu as well as their Martinis! Excellent service and great ambiance.

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Lancaster, PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

When this restaurant first opened it quickly became our favorite in Lancaster. Our past two visits were not enjoyable. The service was not great and the food was mediocre. In hearing that the opening sous chef returned as the head chef, we thought we would give it another try. I am sorry to report that we were yet again disappointed... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have dined at Fenz numerous times over the past several years. The first time was fantastic and we named it our new favorite in Lancaster. But this last visit definitely knocked it down a few notches. We had a reservation and were seated right on time, but from then on, the service was out of sync, very slow at... More 

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cape may
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My husband and I travel to Lancaster a few times a year and always try a different restaurant. Last night we had the privilege of dining at Fenz. From the moment I entered the restaurant I was greeted with a very warm reception from the Host. We had reservations which are a must, but we were early...no problem...he showed us... More 

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PA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

our meals at fenz were outstanding. there were 3 of us and we all ordered the same thing (unusual for us!) we started with the fried pickles. they were yummy but we thought $9 was a bit too expensive for pickles. i'd skip that next time. we moved on to a quinoa and farro salad with brussel sprouts and we... More 

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Lititz
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had a small group (6 diners) on a very busy Friday night. Our waiter, Stephan, made us feel like we were the only people in the restaurant. He took his time with us answering our questions, making our drinks to our specific orders, and making sure our dinners were exactly what we wanted. Stephan checked on us often, but... More 

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Albany, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My food was great, everyone's food was great, I wanted some of every thing ordered at the table! I ordered a small plate because it was a business meeting and needed to be talking - I so wish I had gotten the bigger plate.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 398 Harrisburg Avenue, Suite 100, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: 717.735.6999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

The restaurant features a contemporary bistro-style menu, formed from the idea that casual dining can be stylish, and that some of our favorite comfort foods can benefit with the remix of contemporary flair. In addition to revised classics, the menu includes small plate "tastes" to share or enjoy with a cocktail. Daily specials from Chef Daniella Ward complete the culinary scenario by offering inspirations of the moment, influenced by the season.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?