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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%
Travellers talk about
“steak tartare” (21 reviews)
“pork” (47 reviews)
“gorditas” (17 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2938
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to John Jeffries four times; the first two in a group meal for a financial presentation and the food was quite good. But the last two times, recently at the end of 2018, I found the menu too limited and the food...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Abderrahim K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jeffries has been a go-to restaurant since it first opened as our first farm to table experience in Lancaster. There are very few places to find tartar as good as here, both for quality and confidence in its preparation. Menu changes with seasonal availability, tends...More

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

I stayed at the Lancaster Arts hotel and went for dinner during my stay, this restaurant offers some excellent dishes with spot on flavouring! This is a must visit when in Lancaster!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KennethPman
Reviewed 12 December 2018

I was with a party of 8 for dinner on a Saturday night. I made reservations a week before and we had were able to get a 8 pm reservation. The setting and the table placement was perfect. To serve a table of 8 is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bskibones
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Had dinner there with family. Not many tables but still felt private. Had many small Plates. Everything was good but not my kind of dining. You will not get full here. All in all a nice experience

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank weluvocmd
Reviewed 11 December 2018

I was given a gift card to the restaurant and took a friend to share the experience. Located in the Lancaster Arts Hotel the lobby was delightful and beautifully decorated by local artists. The dining room is minimalistic, tasteful and has a beautiful ambience. Now...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 28 November 2018

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 12 November 2018

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 11 November 2018 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 6 November 2018

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
2  Thank Alan B
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Questions & Answers
30 December 2018|
Response from IrishFan-80 | Reviewed this property |
Yes in parking garage & lot.
2 November 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
17 July 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, 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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