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Loft Restaurant

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201 W Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3747
717-299-0661
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Loft while in Lancaster to celebrate our anniversary. Our server was great and the food was superb. A great place to celebrate any special occasion. Chef uses locally grown veggies, etc. Highly recommend.

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Thank Rick H
Carlisle, PA
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner was for six on a Saturday evening. We had a reservation, made by friends (we had not previously eaten at the Loft). Service was friendly enough as we were directed to our table, and generally competent throughout the meal with the exception of drink refills, which were hard to get. The pace of the meal was good for us,... More 

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Thank Dominic D
Neptune, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was excellent we spent our Anniversary dinner here, the food is out of the world, I recommend the soft shell crab..

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Thank lmoore6566
Edgewood, Maryland
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Loft Restaurant before attending a performance at the Fulton Theatre. The menu was so extensive we had great difficulty deciding what to eat. I wanted it all! Escargot, clams casino, frog legs, veal oscar, sea bass, salmon, duck, steaks...so many wonderful choices. My husband and I shared an order of escargot and they were by far the... More 

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Thank mustangsandy3
Bel Air, Maryland
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139 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

It's fine dining in a simple, inviting atmosphere, small but well laid out. The paintings are classics, but there are other down-home decorations that add to the "wooded", warmly lit atmosphere. Mature wait service is experienced and adds to the evening, and prices are pretty good for fine dining. This is still a Lancaster classic. Thanks for noting if this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

only the 2nd best place in lacaster!ive found other places but this establisement is well werth the time and money.

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Thank Wesley V
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Had dinner here a few weeks back and was very disappointed. The owner and the sole server were both surly and inhospitable. They had an air of people who did not want customers. As for the customers, it was like an evening at the retirement home. That said, the food was either bland or overly salty, was overpriced, and quite... More 

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Thank brfitzgenyc
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I have been coming to the Loft for many years and find that the service, the cocktails,and the food are always consistently good. The atmosphere is cozy and charming. This is a particularly convenient place to dine before attending a performance either at the The Fulton Theater or The Ware Center which are less than a city block away. With... More 

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Thank Paul L L
Lancaster County
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

We ate this past weekend at The Loft. When writing a review many people talk about a specific entree they had to eat but... I want to talk about our overall experience. In a word OUTSTANDING! From wonderful food and great cocktails to fantastic service, from a great wine selection to very nice stemware, and most important a sense that... More 

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Thank The-Connector
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

One of my treasured Lancaster dining moments was the evening that four of us were dropping an absurd amount of money on some nearly-deserving farm-to-table fare at John J. Jeffries, and the waiter was going on about how their red velvet cake is colored the authentic way—with beet juice—and after he left the couple beside us turned to our table... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 W Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3747
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: 717-299-0661

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?