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“A Lancaster Favorite” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Belvedere Inn

The Belvedere Inn
402 N Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 394-2422
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Ranked #19 of 510 Restaurants in Lancaster
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: E Lemon St.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“A Lancaster Favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Absolutely one of our favorite places to dine in Lancaster. Great wine list, great food, great service. The grilled caesar salad has earned its fame, it is delicious. I love mine with the shrimp and scallop combination. It is one of those dishes you just look forward to. We often dine at the bar, and there is always a comfortable, eclectic mix of clientele. A Lancaster must!

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I didn't expect this place to be as good as it was. We sat on the deck and had a great time. The food was great and they had amazing coffee. Definitely would go back!

Visited June 2013
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East Coast
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107 reviews 107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Good, not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

First timers. Dressed up, arrived and got drink at the downstairs bar. Asked about the bubbles promotion, bartender just served up 2 glasses of champagne. Didn't ask which one we wanted.
People around us dressed very casually, tshirts and jeans. Bartender himself had ripped jeans. Not what I expected.

Went upstairs to check out the other bar, much more to our liking. More modern, more sophisticated clientele. Bartender very nice, talked about bubbles promo and she said she wasn't too familiar with the promo. She asked someone else (Supervisor) for clarification, then came back and told us $1 off any champagne we choose. When we got the bill... nothing was taken off our drinks. Kind of irritating.

Outside dining on nice but small, quaint deck. Pork belly app good. Told waiter 1 Caesar and wife would just have a couple bites of mine. He brought two! Short ribs good (but rich), wife's meal was good too. Dessert just ok. Asked waiter about the Caesars, he says yes, sorry, I brought out two. I'll just take one off the check. Cool. Waiter kind of neglected us for a while, and we wanted to leave, so I flagged him and just gave him my CC to run our tab. When I get the CC receipt and itemized bill.... you guessed it, charged for 2 Caesar salads. Didn't feel like confronting as they already ran the card.

Overall a nice experience that was tainted by staff not applying promo correctly and staff not doing what they said they'd do. I mean, if you're going to run a promo, how about educating the staff? I'll gladly pay for a memorable experience, but this one was excessive for what we received in return.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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eastern pa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Just okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Took a friend to dinner, decided two app,s each vs a entree

Had the pork belly on top of polenta cake, pork outstanding. , polenta cake cold

Kobe sliders very good

Hot crab dip, fair

Thought it would be better based on the reviews but it is rare that they r not spot on

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Yonkers, New York
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Good, but not all great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We made reservations online for Easter weekend. When we arrived we had to wait about 20 minutes and we became a bit restless. Finally, one of the waiters came to assist us and told us that since we made reservations online, seating was limited to the first floor. So although seats were available on the top floor, they did not usually offer these to online reservations because they weren't sure if people would have an issue going up the stairs. I assured him I didn't mind going up the stairs and so he allowed us to one of the several empty tables upstairs. The food is good (not great) and it was a bit noisy. The restaurant was very nice and our server was very gracious. Just a side note: Maybe it was just me--but the neighborhood seemed a bit shaky.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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