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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: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, 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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  • 214
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Incredible Dining Experience

I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience here. The service was fantastic! Our server was very attentive and helpful with suggestions. The wine list was great and the food phenomenal. The salmon tartare and the cheese plate were delicious!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Stephanie C
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Woodstock, Virginia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Woodstock, Virginia
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience here. The service was fantastic! Our server was very attentive and helpful with suggestions. The wine list was great and the food phenomenal. The salmon tartare and the cheese plate were delicious!

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Los Cabos, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I loved the farm to table fresh food options and the bartender was great! I had a chicken dish that was to die for and my drinks were not overpriced. The server was knowledgeable about the food and the bartender knew his stuff (great moustache, too!)

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Ate there on Monday night. Quite good food, pricy. Won't leave hungry or with a full wallet. Would be nice place for a romantic dinner date.

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Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Fresh, great food. Awesome service. Great cocktails. Love it here. The menu changes all the time and I've never had something I don't like. I look forward to eating here every time I am in Lancaster.

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Leola, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

From the call for a specific reservation ...... until in the parking garage leaving, everything was superb. Hot or Cold Small Plates are tremendous to share, equally so were the Large Plates as entrees. No room for dessert, this time .........

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
226 reviews 226 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

very nice farm to table white table cloth restaurant in refurbished factory and part of the Lancaster Arts Hotel. Great service. waiter very well versed on menu that changes daily. had the pheasant. nice bird. sides were good. decent bar. would go back

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Upscale restaurant with very good but pricey food. Would have liked option of a "sandwich" menu in addition to the sophisticated appetizer small plates and high priced entrees. Service was good. Busy Wednesday evening!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My son and I had dinner here to celebrate a personal achievement. The reservation was for the earliest possible seating time for dinner and on a day when there had been snow & ice so the restaurant was very quiet. The decor is modern and elegant. Although there does not seem to be a dress requirement it felt like the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

we had 8 pm reservations, got here a few minutes before 8 and they said they take first come, first serve. Made us wait an hour to be seated! Hostess wad rude

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We visited this restaurant 2/27/2015 for my birthday dinner. The atmosphere was really nice. They sat us at a dark table but were quick to bring more light for us to see the menu. We had the lobster bisque and pork belly as apps and cornmeal coated fried chicken for dinner and parsnip carrot cake for dessert. Everything was delicious.... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, 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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