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Peter Herdic House Restaurant

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407 W 4th St, Williamsport, PA 17701-6001
+1 570-322-0165
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Peter Herdic House is an elegant gourmet restaurant in a beautifully...
Peter Herdic House is an elegant gourmet restaurant in a beautifully restored Victorian mansion situated on Williamsport, Pennsylvania's Millionaires Row. This fine dining restaurant specializes in serving sustainable, locally-grown produce and meats, in the picturesque environs of a beautifully restored Victorian mansion. Built in 1854 as a residence for Peter Herdic, a Williamsport lumber baron, the house was restored in the early 1980's. Sisters Marcia and Gloria Miele opened the restaurant doors in 1984. From the beginning, they combined a respect and love for Williamsport's historic heritage with a passion for fine food. Now in their 27th year in business, "the Miele girls" (as they're known locally) have built a strong family connection to the restaurant, incorporating their mother Daisy, as the pastry chef, and Gloria's daughter Liz, as the executive chef, into the business. The Miele family feels lucky to be able to combine their hospitality with historic preservation. The Herdic House is among the finest examples of Italian Villa architecture in the state, and guests are welcome to tour the restaurant. Its distinctive features include ornate plaster moldings and arches, and a mahogany stairway that curves three floors to a cupola. The ornate first floor moldings and the acanthus-leafed fluted columns on the porches are original to the building, and the intriguing three-story chandelier has captivated many visitors. The bar, in the rear of the building, was created from the witness stand of the demolished county courthouse, and the fan was taken from the same building. The property includes a beautiful wisteria-covered patio lit by Venetian lanterns for outdoor dining and cocktails, a lounge with a fireplace, and an intimate bar with an excellent selection of wines and spirits. The Mieles have a love of fine wine, and have traveled to Burgundy, Tuscany, and California tasting wines. The 75-bottle wine list offers a wide range of American wines, as well as wines from France and Italy. After appreciating the beautiful surroundings, diners can also tour Pennsylvania gastronomy. The restaurant kitchen strives to use the best and freshest ingredients available-which usually means buying from the central Pennsylvania community. Liz and the kitchen staff use sustainable produce and meats whenever possible. They start with the freshest, locally grown ingredients and present each item artfully. To stay in keeping with the seasons, the menu changes monthly, but one classic appetizers which can always be found on the menu is shad, locally smoked by Helmrich's Seafood and served with capers, onions and a horseradish dill sauce. Shad once ran in the Susquehanna River and was featured at the original Herdic House, Peter Herdic's restaurant at the Park Hotel, in the 1870s. In the pastry kitchen, Daisy makes perfect creme brulee and chocolate mousse cake, as well as her signature apple cinnamon bread pudding. The restaurant also offers housemade ice creams and rotating dessert features. And Daisy and Liz are happy to collaborate on specialty cakes for larger parties or special occasions.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Birthday Dinner

This was my first visit to the Herdic House. My husband and I chose to spend a beautiful summer night on the patio. The food was excellent and the service was top notch. In fact it was so good I just scheduled a corporate event inside. Definitely worth the visit!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was my first visit to the Herdic House. My husband and I chose to spend a beautiful summer night on the patio. The food was excellent and the service was top notch. In fact it was so good I just scheduled a corporate event inside. Definitely worth the visit!!!

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My husband enjoys taking me to the Peter Herdic Restaurant for anniversary dinners because it's the most divine, most elegant spot in Northcentral PA.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We stayed next door at the lodge and had dinner here on our first night in Williamsport. The dinning room is elegant and the pace is just right. We had a great dinner that started with shad roe (a local specialty) and the tomato stack. Both were very good. My main course was hen, which was a tad bit dry,... More 

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Warren, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

What an amazing restaurant! While stopping for the night in Williamsport we had the fortunate experience to choose this place. Beginning with the hostess and ending with the bartender for our after dinner drink everything was perfect. Our server, Nick was truly accommodating. His explanations for various choices were detailed and spot on. His gracious manner only added to the... More 

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Winchester, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Had dinner here on Saturday evening, what a meal ! Service was great and the food was out of this world, and for a foodie, well I can not say more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Beautiful, historic building with multiple dining rooms. I have been here a few times in the past year. Wonderful salmon, crab cakes & scallops-- I would suggest all of them! It is also a beautiful venue for a smaller wedding or party. A great place for a romantic dinner!

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Suffern, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Beautiful restored Victorian, excellent service and delicious food! Couldn't ask for nicer place to have a romantic dinner or celebrate a special occasion. Food was absolutely delicious !

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Indiana, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

While traveling into Williamsport, we decided to find a place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. What an excellent choice!! The ambiance is quaint & Victorian, perfect for a special occasion. The food is locally sourced and prepared to perfection. Excellent menu, very friendly service, free parking....I could go on and on. Suffice it to say it's easy to see why... More 

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Excellent dining in historic setting. Menu is varied for fine dining with nice choices. Meal portions are not large & everything is ala cart. Great place for a special night out to celebrate special events.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The people are extremely friendly; the food is delicious; many neighbors are at the restaurant; and it is a beautiful house.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 407 W 4th St, Williamsport, PA 17701-6001
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Williamsport
  • Phone Number: +1 570-322-0165

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, International, Contemporary

Description

Peter Herdic House is an elegant gourmet restaurant in a beautifully restored Victorian mansion situated on Williamsport, Pennsylvania's Millionaires Row. This fine dining restaurant specializes in serving sustainable, locally-grown produce and meats, in the picturesque environs of a beautifully restored Victorian mansion. Built in 1854 as a residence for Peter Herdic, a Williamsport lumber baron, the house was restored in the early 1980's. Sisters Marcia and Gloria Miele opened the restaurant doors in 1984. From the beginning, they combined a respect and love for Williamsport's historic heritage with a passion for fine food. Now in their 27th year in business, "the Miele girls" (as they're known locally) have built a strong family connection to the restaurant, incorporating their mother Daisy, as the pastry chef, and Gloria's daughter Liz, as the executive chef, into the business. The Miele family feels lucky to be able to combine their hospitality with historic preservation. The Herdic House is among the finest examples of Italian Villa architecture in the state, and guests are welcome to tour the restaurant. Its distinctive features include ornate plaster moldings and arches, and a mahogany stairway that curves three floors to a cupola. The ornate first floor moldings and the acanthus-leafed fluted columns on the porches are original to the building, and the intriguing three-story chandelier has captivated many visitors. The bar, in the rear of the building, was created from the witness stand of the demolished county courthouse, and the fan was taken from the same building. The property includes a beautiful wisteria-covered patio lit by Venetian lanterns for outdoor dining and cocktails, a lounge with a fireplace, and an intimate bar with an excellent selection of wines and spirits. The Mieles have a love of fine wine, and have traveled to Burgundy, Tuscany, and California tasting wines. The 75-bottle wine list offers a wide range of American wines, as well as wines from France and Italy. After appreciating the beautiful surroundings, diners can also tour Pennsylvania gastronomy. The restaurant kitchen strives to use the best and freshest ingredients available-which usually means buying from the central Pennsylvania community. Liz and the kitchen staff use sustainable produce and meats whenever possible. They start with the freshest, locally grown ingredients and present each item artfully. To stay in keeping with the seasons, the menu changes monthly, but one classic appetizers which can always be found on the menu is shad, locally smoked by Helmrich's Seafood and served with capers, onions and a horseradish dill sauce. Shad once ran in the Susquehanna River and was featured at the original Herdic House, Peter Herdic's restaurant at the Park Hotel, in the 1870s. In the pastry kitchen, Daisy makes perfect creme brulee and chocolate mousse cake, as well as her signature apple cinnamon bread pudding. The restaurant also offers housemade ice creams and rotating dessert features. And Daisy and Liz are happy to collaborate on specialty cakes for larger parties or special occasions.
Open Hours
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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