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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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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    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
The Loft for Lunch too?

You betcha! We have dined at this great Lancaster restaurant 10-20 times over the years, but never for lunch. Sooooooooooo, my wife and I and another couple who we share birthday luncheon celebrations tried the Loft for Lunch recently. And, our friend had never even been there. Needless to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
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Lancaster, Pa.
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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Thank Low_Brow_Diner
Lancaster, Pa.
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420 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

You betcha! We have dined at this great Lancaster restaurant 10-20 times over the years, but never for lunch. Sooooooooooo, my wife and I and another couple who we share birthday luncheon celebrations tried the Loft for Lunch recently. And, our friend had never even been there. Needless to say, he was impressed, we were impressed and the rest is... More 

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Thank LancasterTraveler
Reading, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We had read mixed reviews on this restaurant but decided to try it as we were looking for something close to the Fulton theatre. We were so glad we gave it a chance as our experience from beginning to end was fabulous. Our waiter, Ernest was VERY attentive and couldn't have been nicer. We started with the oysters on the... More 

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Thank daisey0423
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We have been dining at the loft for close to 20 years. Usually more often in the winter when we cannot grill outside. For the cost of fine dining,4 can eat and drink here for the cost of some of Lancaster's other fine dining restaurants. The drinks at the Loft are top notch. Perfect. There is a wide variety of... More 

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Thank DonnelleyPCDude
Leola, pa
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Consistently great food in a casual atmosphere. Right downtown, but away from the tourists and the crowds. great choice for dinner before the Fulton theater.

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Thank CDBLeola
Windsor, Pennsylvania, United States
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed ourselves, service was exellent, food was awesome, little pricey. But as a once in a while thing it's well worth it. Casual wear or you can dress up. Soft she'll crabs were very good. Highly recommend.

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Thank Tracey R
Shamokin
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The food was good. The atmosphere was nice. The waiter was curt and made us feel like we were seriously inconveniencing him for asking questions, especially about the price of the specials. The crab and corn soup was very good and the portion was nice. If the service would have been good I would give the restaurant a higher score.

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Thank Cauche
Delray Beach, Florida
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

I had the soft shell crab app and then loin dinner. You don't come here for a fast low priced meal... this is about high quality at the right price. Great wine list, great atmosphere. .. I was talking business with key people but would work great for close friends too... it I had to have a good meal and... More 

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Thank Eric W
Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

So we found this place with a quick web search. We were going to visit our daughter in college...and take dad to dinner. It looks SO sketchy from the outside but it is SO worth the visit! We did need reservations. We had soup (Salmon Dill), frog legs and escargot for appetizers. All were excellent!!! Flavorful!!! They did not have... More 

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Thank BlueGreenEyes76
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Unbelievable prime rib, and many other great dishes. Servers are friendly and professional. Well worth the reasonable prices.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
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