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John J. Jeffries

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300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA (Mullberry St.)
717.431.3307
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: During renovations, workers found in the floor beams a signed inspection...
During renovations, workers found in the floor beams a signed inspection stamp--November 5, 1890--with the name of tobacco inspector John J. Jeffries. We named the restaurant after him. We’ve designed our menu based on local, seasonal, sustainable and organic agriculture and delicious recipes. Please join us and taste the difference of local farm-to-table sustainable cuisine in one of Lancaster's best fine dining restaurants. As the Chefs and Owners of John J Jeffries, we believe you will find our passion for supporting local businesses and preserving the land we live on, to be contagiously obvious in how we run our restaurant. All of our meats are raised locally, confinement-free on fresh green grass pastures. No hormones, antibiotics, steroids or forced-fertilization occurs. Our produce is local organic or chemical free. We use local grass fed cream, butter and eggs. We also provide sustainable seafood and support sustainable fisheries.
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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
Delicious food

The food is very fresh and the flavour combinations are original and delicious. The service was excellent: fast and very polite, we especially liked the complimentary tasters brought to the table. Both the small plates and large plates are lovely but be warned the portions are very large so if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The food is very fresh and the flavour combinations are original and delicious. The service was excellent: fast and very polite, we especially liked the complimentary tasters brought to the table. Both the small plates and large plates are lovely but be warned the portions are very large so if you have a small plate for starter, like we did,... More 

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Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Booked a dinner here with my wife. We ordered the Cheese Plate as an appetizer. I got the Cape May Point Trap Caught Porgie Jim Bim Bop with Shrimp, my wife got the strip steak. It was tough to decide, so many things sounded good. Everything we got was excellent. My entree was an explosion of flavor, a true experience.... More 

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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Original, healthy, locally grown and wonderful flavors. Most likely the best wait staff ever. Fabulous bar. Can't say enough good!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Phenomenal service and creative food! We tried two cocktails, two small plates, and two mains, and they were as tasty as you would hope from the descriptions in the menu. However, what makes this restaurant truly stand out above other restaurants with menus like this (and with well-executed, delicious food) was the service. Our waiter was courteous and unobtrusive, ensuring... More 

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Lancaster, Pa.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary at this fine restaurant recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. Here is why: Pleasant ambience. They have a dining room, patio and/or bar dining. Friendly, efficient and knowledgeable waiter. Convenient location on Harrisburg Pike just 3 blocks from F&M and College Ave. Healthy, fresh food entres: My wife had a gazpacho salad,... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Nice menu with plenty of choices. Food was delicious and presented beautifully. Efficient & friendly staff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Went to JJJ for dinner on our weekend getaway to Lancaster. Just felt like getting all dressed up and we fit right in. Really nice restaurant. Romantic. The food was excellent!! Tastes fresh- like they have a farm out back. Will definitely eat at JJJ again!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

You will over pay for a limited menu. Staff is ok, not top shelf. Parking can be a pain. Another restaurant that wants to prepare and offer food they think you should have. Food needs a lot of salt and pepper.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We were not very hungry but wanted some lite bites while traveling North from Florida. Checked out reviews on Tripadvisor and gave this place a try. It was perfect for us. We sat at the bar and I enjoyed the Strawberry Salad and Beef Liver small plates. My wife had an excellent dinner salad and the Mussells (she could eat... More 

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Oakton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great atmosphere, farm to table food, great wine, great coffee and interesting menu selection. We had the small plates- tacos, pizza for the kids, salad for me and fish special for the husband. I recommend for special occasion but not kid friendly. The wait staff was really nice too.

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Additional Information about John J. Jeffries

Address: 300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA
Phone Number: 717.431.3307
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA
    (Mullberry St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: 717.431.3307

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

During renovations, workers found in the floor beams a signed inspection stamp--November 5, 1890--with the name of tobacco inspector John J. Jeffries. We named the restaurant after him. We’ve designed our menu based on local, seasonal, sustainable and organic agriculture and delicious recipes. Please join us and taste the difference of local farm-to-table sustainable cuisine in one of Lancaster's best fine dining restaurants. As the Chefs and Owners of John J Jeffries, we believe you will find our passion for supporting local businesses and preserving the land we live on, to be contagiously obvious in how we run our restaurant. All of our meats are raised locally, confinement-free on fresh green grass pastures. No hormones, antibiotics, steroids or forced-fertilization occurs. Our produce is local organic or chemical free. We use local grass fed cream, butter and eggs. We also provide sustainable seafood and support sustainable fisheries.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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