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Loft Restaurant

201 W Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3747
717-299-0661
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Ranked #42 of 501 Restaurants in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 13, 2014
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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  • Norwegian first
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English first
Drums, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We were not from around the lancaster area. Just visiting. Asked locals were to get a fine meal."the loft" was the recondition. Oh boy so good. Classic fine food. Not trendy. ( but the trendy people would learn to love it.) A big house salad comes with the meal. and it's not just iceberg lettuce. My wife had the Wiener... More

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Walking up the stairs to reach the loft is like going back in time. A quaint restaurant that has been in Lancaster for many years has retained the look of thirty or forty years ago which is its charm. Dark wood paneling and high leather booths are something you don't see much anymore, at least not authentic decor like this.... More

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went to the Loft again this past Saturday for my birthday dinner. Took along a friend who is not really fond of American foods yet. That changed on Saturday. We started with soups, and this is where you can't go wrong. I'm hung up on the French Onion soup because it's just perfect. My foreign friend, who doesn't really like... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Food is good but pricy. Location is not the best. The decor is not what one would expect at this price point. Service was ok. Probably will not return. Mostly because our server was horrible.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Lancaster City is a bustling, happening place to be. The restaurant and art gallery scene is incredible. New restaurants are popping up all the time, French, Vietnamese, Indian, fusion, every thing is here. And in that flurry of foodie activity, when most all restaurants are jammed every weekend, many with brilliant but inconsistent food, there is a steady hold out.... More

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Lancaster, PA
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250 reviews 250 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This use to be one of our favorite places but we have not been there for a long while. The good parts were the Escargot appetizer and the free Chocolate Dipped Strawberries for dessert. We ordered a Caesar salad as the waiter did not tell us a salad came with the meal and we didn't like the dressing on the... More

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Akron, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews 102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Fine dining in a booth doesn't seem right. Prices on high side for what we received. We were never informed Salad came with our meals. Food was average. Parking is very hard to find.

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Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Gunter, the owner and chef could not do a better job of quality and presentation....the food was more than outstanding

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Lancaster, Pa.
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263 reviews 263 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

My wife and I and 2 other couples ate at the Loft recently on a Saturday night. They are known for their fine Prime Rib so to be sure I could enjoy this I called ahead to reserve my piece. Gunther the owner pleasantly agreed to save me a piece. And, oh my was it superb. I love Prime Rib... More

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Mountville, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Had a fabulous dinner on Friday 07 Feb '14. My girlfriend planned a date night, the first stop was The Loft. Great fine dining, cozy atmosphere, and Lisa was put through her paces. We had tickets for the Fulton, and before we knew it, our time was up. Lisa saw at first we were in no hurry, and we were... More

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