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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


$30 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Spring Salad
Asparagus, Carrots, Cucumbers, Radish and Spring Lettuce Mix with Sherry Herb Vinaigrette
Large $9
Add Smoked Trout $6
Add 1/4 Pound Wild Shrimp $6
Caesar Salad
Local Lettuce, Parmesan Cheese, Croutons
Lil Ponderosa Grass-Fed Dry-Aged Steak Tartare
Duck Liver Pate
Berry Puree and Crostini
Grilled Asparagus & Linden Dale Chevre
Herb​ Vinaigrette and Olive Tapenade
Asparagus and Spinach Bisque
Pint $9
Quart $16
Shrimp & Sherry Bisque
Tarragon Creme Fraiche
Pint $9
Quart $16
Wild Caught Shrimp & Grits
Seasonal Vegetables, Tasso Ham, Shrimp Cream
Pork Belly Love Mac & Cheese
Tomato Buerre Blanc
Keiser Farm Young Turkey
Cave Aged Cheddar and Chorizo Spoon Bread, Grilled Asparagus and Reduction Sauce
Lil'Ponderosa Grass Fed Dry Aged Meatballs
Mac & Cheese, Tomato Sauce, Parmesan Cheese, Fresh Herbs
Lil Ponderosa Farm Grass-Fed Dry-Aged Beef Stroganoff
Grilled Asparagus, Gourmet Mushrooms, Mashed Potatoes, Reduction Sauce
Vegetarian Jim Bim Bop
Spicy Mix Mix Rice, Kimchi, Vegetables, Chili Paste, Sesame Ginger Soy Sauce, Fried Egg
Add Ground Pork $3
Add Wild Shrimp $6
Tonight's Responsibly Sourced Seafood with Asparagus Saffron Risotto and Sauce Americain
Barnegat Light Day Boat U10 Scallops $26
Burton's Best Half Pint Ice Creams
Singing Dog Vanilla, Goat Cheese Cranberry or Strawberry Cream....Pick Your Half Pint!
Sparking Strawberry Sorbet
Half Pint
Chocolate and Violets Pate
72%​ Dark Santa Barbara Fair Trade Organic Chocolate and Violet Liquor with Whipped Cream
Strawberry Cheesecake
Keswick Creamery Quark and Berry Sauce
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Reviewed March 10, 2020

Our theatre group (Wednesday matinee's at the fabulous Fulton Theatre) has dinner at a restaurant in Lancaster after each show. By FAR, our favorite is John J. Jeffries. The food is every bit as good as our favorite restaurants in NYC, Philadelphia and Baltimore. In...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 25, 2020

Everything about this restaurant was top notch. They knew we were celebrating an anniversary and made the couple very welcome (with a free dessert). The food was excellent--all locally sourced, with several vegetarian options (a rarity). A good choice of wines and after-dinner drinks. The...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 18, 2020

We recently ate at JJJ's and the experience left me wishing I went elsewhere on my one night in Lancaster. Anything and everything we ordered was not good. Except a maple cheesecake that was a special. The flavors and tastes in the dishes we tried...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 2, 2020 via mobile

Fantastic, loved the atmosphere and our dinner was wonderful . Agree with other reviews, steak tartare was excellent!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 27, 2020 via mobile

My wife and I were lucky to get a table with no reservation. We could have sat and had dinner at their lovely bar . The hostess and wait staff were extremely friendly, and attentive to all the details to make our dinner special. The...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 24, 2020

I always worry 9usually for no good reasons...) when I travel outside of NYC that my only dinner options will resume to fast food chains (Olive bloody Garden, Taco Bell anyone?) and yet I am constantly reminded that you will find good, thoughtful food almost...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 23, 2019 via mobile

Our server, Kimberly was terrific! Knowledgeable about beverages and menu and advised us on what to select, so our expectations were more than met. Steered us to ensure we enjoyed our dining experience. Crafted drinks (Double Agent) and her wine recommendations enhanced the meal. Beet...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 23, 2019 via mobile

We celebrated my birthday at J.J. Jeffries the weekend after Thanksgiving. My sister and I both got the lamb and my husband got the steak special. The lamb was delicious and could be cut with a fork. The gravy that was served with it was...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 14, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant was a perfect choice for our overnight getaway to Lancaster. The restaurant is simple and beautiful-Brick walls, white tablecloths, muted sounds. The farm to table offerings were simply prepared and delicious. We will return!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 13, 2019

We loved our happy hour at the bar and the creative, delicious meal. The dinner entrees included plenty of locally sourced fruits and vegetables, well seasoned and nicely presented.The wait staff was accommodating and pleasant. Would look forward to a return visit.

Date of visit: November 2019
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December 30, 2018|
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Response from IrishFan-80 | Reviewed this property |
Yes in parking garage & lot.
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....
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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.
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