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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…
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The service & food was excellent. Started with small plates - the smoked trout caesar salad & then the shrimp & grits - delicious. They were large enough to share. We had as our main course the rib eye steak with a delicious sauce, crispy...More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!