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Loft Restaurant

201 W Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3747
717-299-0661
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Ranked #46 of 510 Restaurants in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Any
English first
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Went for first time with two girlfriends after having in the back of my mind for 8(!) years. With a reputation for being top notch, we were left disappointed in service. We sat at least 10 minutes before anyone greeted us at our table. Server barely spoke at all and was hard to catch if we needed something. We were... More 

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Hilton Head, SC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My wife and I had another great meal at the Loft Restaurant over the weekend before going to the Fulton Theater. As usual, the service was wonderful (very helpful in getting us to the show on time) and the drinks and meal (especially the scollops) were great. The beginning salad was almost too much but so good! This restaurant always... More 

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New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

From anyone that remembers the charm of the Americana era as seen in the movie Swingers or the series Mad men this is an experience that need to be cherished. Walk up the stairs to a throwback of dark wooden paneling with leather booths accented with ivy from the ceiling rafters. The menu is a classic fare of American cuisine... More 

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Drums, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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253 reviews 253 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Additional Information about Loft Restaurant

Address: 201 W Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3747
Phone Number: 717-299-0661
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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