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John J. Jeffries

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300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2938
+1 717-431-3307
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak tartare” (20 reviews)
“pork” (45 reviews)
“gorditas” (15 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2938
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are looking for a fancy date night, this is it! Very upscale but amazing dishes! Service is great! Such a beautiful place!

Thank Heather F
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was with a group at a conference lately and one person had heard of this place. What an unexpectedly great surprise. Service was top-notch and the food was local, fresh and creative. I'd go back again in a heartbeat.

Thank Joyce C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing dinner: water buffalo! Who knew water buffalo could be an amazingly delicous meal. Bravo to the chef!! Food was amazing. Service was perfection.

Thank keitha b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are not looking for the "local" or "organic" foods--we just want great taste, quality and service when we dine out. This was our first time back in a few years and our dinner was good--nothing special but just fine. The patio was closed for...More

Thank IrishFan-80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu is a bit eclectic, but not to the point where you think they are trying too hard. Everything is farm-to-table. Our group ordered wildly differing entrees, and each was prepared perfectly. Didn't expect a water buffalo steak in central PA, but it was...More

Thank TeamRoadKill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our very good friends in Lititz made reservations for John J Jeffries and promised us an outstanding meal. Our server, Henry, really gave us hope that this would be one heck of a night, his knowledge of the wine list, description of dishes was excellent....More

1  Thank jmorth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the eclectic choices! This is a wonderful place to try different combinations, especially since many items are also on the small plates. Our server Henry was knowledgeable and had a great personality. The atmosphere is sparse, but comfortable.

Thank gwenrich8
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While it's a bit pricey, the food (and service!) made it worth it. Definitely a great place to go for a special occasion.

Thank horsta415
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

The food is some of the best in Lancaster. Changes with the seasons, lots of locally sourced everything. Just a good, solid experience. Good for a nice quiet dinner for two in the dining room, but we just love to sit at the bar and...More

1  Thank Damon M
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Hmm!! I will start with the parking which could be confusing for people not around, there is plenty of parking for the ‘Art hotel’. So please feel free to park there, I like the ambience, old structure kept and maintained very nice. Loved some of...More

1  Thank jay M
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November 2, 2017|
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Response from mariasmomonkent | Reviewed this property |
Sorry that I don’t know that, though it felt like a place of integrity....
David F
July 16, 2017|
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Response from Misty B |
There is no children's menu. This is, as the previous response noted, an adult restaurant. I don't recall seeing children there.
John G
February 19, 2017|
Response from Ben_Theretoo406 | Reviewed this property |
I can't honestly answer that, as we ended up dining at the bar, rather taken with the supremely gracious and entertaining bartender. The actual dining room is deeper within the restaurant. I do recall points of light among... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2938
    (Mullberry St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-431-3307
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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