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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2938
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Reviewed February 16, 2016

My friends and I went for drinks and dessert after eating at another local restaurant. My friends greatly enjoyed their drinks, especially my husband who ordered a Lavender Sidecar and The Other Wilson, and our friend who ordered their version of the Moscow Mule. I...More

Thank Realitybites96
Reviewed February 16, 2016

My husband and I got reservations for the Valentines prix fixe menu at $89 for him and $129 for me (the wine paring which we intended to share). We were seated immediately adjacent to the kitchen doors and my chair stuck out into the walk...More

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Reviewed February 12, 2016

The ambiance is quite lovely with brick walls and clean lines. The service was gracious and the food was farm to table. Delicious beet salad and risotto was my meal.

Thank PWS1117
Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

Very good tasty. It is nice place for to go with couple. Small but very confortable. Everything we have eaten was very good. 9 points for price-quality.

Thank Riolsa
Reviewed February 2, 2016

Upscale food at upscale pricing. Great presentation but the same taste you could get at a more reasonable price. Great atmosphere and ambiance.

Thank michaelcQ7362UX
Reviewed January 28, 2016

Second time for dinner here in the past few months. Every aspect is really quite excellent: service, attitude, food, presentation, interiors. Definitely liked the bibimpap. It seems a little peculiar that two high end restaurants are right next to each other. As far as we...More

Thank IT-Expert
Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

They have a good wine selection, though not great. Good wine pricing. Salad was good, NY strip steak was quite good bit overpriced. Deserts were very good. It's also a nice atmosphere in an old tobacco warehouse. Overall, a really good restaurant but overpriced for...More

Thank Petethekid
Reviewed January 20, 2016

What a surprise to find such an exquisite dining experience for a party of gluten-free vegetarians and a pescatarian. First, the atmosphere was splendid with intimate seating and lovely low lighting. The wine list was extensive and we loved our choices of a local Riesling...More

Thank Fanofsrilanka
Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

Amazing seasonal farm to table dishes! I cannot say enough about our meal at this fabulous restaurant! The shrimp and grits, the pork belly love and the lamb shank were all to die for...and their prices were reasonable. Take my word since I live in...More

Thank 128CarpeDiem
Reviewed January 13, 2016

We had the pleasure of eating here for the first time and realy enjoyed it. The ambiance is really nice and the food even better. I love shrimp & grits but haven't had really good ones in this area...I have to go to South Carolina...More

Thank AmishLou
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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
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
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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