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John J. Jeffries

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300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA (Mullberry St.)
+1 717-431-3307
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I eat here whenever we can. How many of you have been to a restaurant and looked at the menu and made a decision based on what you are willing to eat? John J. Jefferies is one of the few restaurants where choosing a dinner entrée is truly a hard decision of desire. One of the best... More 

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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There was so many wonderful dishes to choose from so we decided to stick with their small dishes menu and we were not disappointed. The thought and the details to the presentation and the flavors was really extraordinary. Also the bar and cocktails were delicious.

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Thank gacloud13
Landisville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was excellent and the service was great. The overall atmosphere was not quite like I had hoped for since it was our anniversary but we would certainly still recommend this place. I was hoping for a quiet dinner and a little less travel by the table by others.

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Thank lanierrandy
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went with another couple. the food was excellent. the prices are higher but we thought the food is worth it for a special occasion.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I enjoy this restaurant for special occasions because the quality of the food is really good. I love farm-to-table dining. The locally sourced ingredients taste fresh, and I enjoy the idea of dining in season. I'm always impressed with the food, often eating things I wouldn't have otherwise tried. I do wish the atmosphere was a bit more interesting, and... More 

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Thank MelissaHoneybee68
Ephrata, Pennsylvania, United States
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are so many things to like about this place. Interesting decor, fairly quiet, exceptional service, visits to the table by the owner, and great "organic" food. I had the meatballs, my wife had the pulled pork. $22 each. Took home lunch. Free parking in the Arts Hotel garage. A real gem.

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1 Thank HTalisker
Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here last weekend with my husband. I had 2 small plates and they were decent sized portions and my husband had one large plate. We both loved all the food (it's local and seasonal and tasted very fresh). The customer service was excellent too! Would go back again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The experience staying overnight in this special spot is one you can not wait for another special event so you can return!! The bartenders are very attentive to making your most favorite cocktail and have a few of their own specialties! Close walk to the downtown so you can truly enjoy the sites and shops

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Trenton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This intimate restaurant may have a small menu, but the food is exceptional! Everything is full of flavor from soup to dessert! I recommend the pheasant dish for dinner and the chocolate pate. My boyfriend and I loved our meal and service and were both in shock at how fast the food was delivered!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walking into the restaurant made me smile as it brought back memories of several special dinners with our family in recent months. The food is delicious and always fresh. The menu changes frequently to bring seasonal meats and vegetables to the wonderful chef for fantastic preparation. Whether we are eating inside or outside on the spacious private patio every dinner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA
    (Mullberry St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-431-3307
Description
During renovations, workers found in the floor beams a signed inspection stamp--November 5, 1890--with the name of tobacco inspector John J. Jeffries. We named the restaurant after him.

We’ve designed our menu based on local, seasonal, sustainable and organic agriculture and delicious recipes. Please join us and taste the difference of local farm-to-table sustainable cuisine in one of Lancaster's best fine dining restaurants.
As the Chefs and Owners of John J Jeffries, we believe you will find our passion for supporting local businesses and preserving the land we live on, to be contagiously obvious in how we run our restaurant.
All of our meats are raised locally, confinement-free on fresh green grass pastures. No hormones, antibiotics, steroids or forced-fertilization occurs.

Our produce is local organic or chemical free. We use local grass fed cream, butter and eggs.

We also provide sustainable seafood and support sustainable fisheries.

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