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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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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
Fantastic food experience!

My wife and I ate at this gem last night, 4 APR, 2015 and had one our finest meals ever. We began with the Chevre Crostino and an appetizer special of Foie gras which were amazingly perfectly prepared. The next course was a shared Blood Orange Salad, again perfect- not overwhelming, but subtlely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Exeter, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Wonderful atmosphere. That's the good part. Ordered the crab cake special. This included 2 crab cakes that were 1/2 the size of a can of tuna. it also included 3 small red potatoes and 4 or 5 stalks of asparagus. Special price tag was $39.00. Additionally the crab cakes weren't that good. Also ordered the French onion soup for my... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My wife and I ate at this gem last night, 4 APR, 2015 and had one our finest meals ever. We began with the Chevre Crostino and an appetizer special of Foie gras which were amazingly perfectly prepared. The next course was a shared Blood Orange Salad, again perfect- not overwhelming, but subtlely pleasant. A shared entree was the filet... More 

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Hudson, Ohio
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

We read so many positive reviews of the Peter Herdic House restaurant we had to try it for ourselves. We were not disappointed. Although it is pricey, the food is good quality and creative. The atmosphere is nice and has quiet music playing. Service was great. We hope to return.

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Muncy, Pennsylvania
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I was lucky enough to go to a fundraiser at the Herdic House and had the best filet mignon I have ever had. The blood orange salad was also a hit. The most fun part of the evening was exploring the old Victorian house. The stain glass windows and old photographs made it feel like you were eating in a... More 

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Peter Herdic house has the best steak in Williamsport. This is the go-to special occasion place for us. Or sometimes we just go because we really crave some awesome steaks. Read other reviews about the Victorian architecture. This place is a must-see, must-try restaurant in town.

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Herdic House never disappoints. This is a "special occassion" place for us. Beautiful Victorian home so the ambiance is wonderful. The staff is attentive and the chef is always crafting something brilliant in the kitchen. They try to use local meats, produce, cheeses, etc and note on the menu where the food comes from. I love that! The food is... More 

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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We enjoyed walking the neighborhood and admiring the other grand houses before coming in for dinner. Dinner was lovely--local food and interesting combinations. We had a table in a corner to ourselves and everything was cozy and very gracious. We walked upstairs to admire the widow's watch. You can dress up or dress down and feel comfortable in this unique... More 

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williamsport, pa
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's the home of the man who designed most of the homes of the 1800's lumber barons. The food is good, but the price is all about dining in the 1800 décor. That's not worth the higher prices.

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the best (if not the best) in Williamsport! Beautiful restored mansion, incredible food, drinks, wine list! A wonderful experience. Expensive but worth it! In business for at least 30 years!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Excellent early dinner with friends. Decorations and food were awesome. We will be back for special occasions

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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, Contemporary, Continental

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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