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201 W Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3747
717-299-0661
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Quaint place with good food

I was visiting The Loft for a large business dinner for 21 people. Prior our group leader called to make reservations and they accomodated a special menu for our group. Each table tried 3 entrees which included shrimp cocktail, lamb, and clams. Everyone highly enjoyed. Dinner options included... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Cara M
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Iowa
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I was visiting The Loft for a large business dinner for 21 people. Prior our group leader called to make reservations and they accomodated a special menu for our group. Each table tried 3 entrees which included shrimp cocktail, lamb, and clams. Everyone highly enjoyed. Dinner options included Filet with Crab, Scallops, Salmon and pasta dish. The Filet was the... More 

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Seven valleys
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Well , the ambience is lacking! Service was so bad! We were ignored except for actually taking our order. Some of the food was good- fried oyster appetizer was delish! Scallops were good . But seriously! Ask us if we want a second cocktail- they weren't even busy ! No wonder ! Won't go back.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My friend and I had lunch at the Loft after doing some Christmas shopping in downtown Lancaster. I remembered the Loft from years ago when I ate dinner there. They have very good food (and the wine was excellent); however, I didn't find the portions to be very big. If you are hungry, you might want to consider getting an... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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25 reviews 25 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
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60 reviews 60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 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
Senior Reviewer
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
94 reviews 94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 W Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3747
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: 717-299-0661

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?