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John J. Jeffries

300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2938
+1 717-431-3307
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak tartare” (21 reviews)
“pork” (47 reviews)
“gorditas” (17 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 1 week ago

The best place we went during our week in the US. We arrived late and it was not an issue for them to serve us. The food was amazing and the waitress really friendly. Don't hesitate to go there!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jrobaye
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing food and great and friendly service. Had the cheese plate ... WOW! Great atmosphere and great time chatting with others at the bar and the servers.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jwmetcalf1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took a trip to Lancaster County Pennsylvania the other day and had the good fortune to eat at this restaurant. The restaurant is located in an old converted tobacco wearhouse so there is a lot of exposed brick (which helps keep...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you like to know the name of the pig your chop came from and be told everything is GMO free and organic even when it could not be - and you want to pay New York City prices for it - then this is...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank Alan B
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited John J. Jeffries for the second time and it is a first class farm to table classic. The bartender was a gem, making and recommending the perfect wines and drinks...our server, Adam was laid back and efficient, can’t ask for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pureechef
Reviewed October 18, 2018

First time there, we were really unsure what to expect. I was actually surprised at the number of children there, especially with the expense of the food. It wasn't super noisy or anything, but there were at least 4 tables with young children seated. I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank golfnpix
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Our son and his family who live in Elizabethtown Pa invited my wife and i for her birthday to a farm to table experience. What an experience it was, small plates are appetizers and we had liver and onions, chefs tacos of the day, steak...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dmiller1446
Reviewed October 13, 2018

"John Jeffries" is an upscale restaurant in the Lancaster Arts Hotel - located in downtown Lancaster. The focus is on “local, sustainable and organic”. They have a nice selection of small plates and entrees. We had a large group and everything we tried was very...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank riny
Reviewed October 4, 2018

I had a hamburger, it was done just the way I liked it, the service was very good...our server was very helpful.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank red492013
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Because we don't eat meat (fish is OK), it can be a challenge to find fine dining with a good selection of meals. John Jeffries is one of those restaurants that fulfills our needs. My wife and I both chose the special: octopus and lobster....More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Leonard L
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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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
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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