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John J. Jeffries

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 5 days ago via mobile

We were so looking forward to having a special dinner at John Jeffries... we were so disappointed. The smell coming from the restaurant was awesome. They had us sit at the bar and wait, even though it appeared that their were several tables ready. I...More

Thank Shari W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Lancaster for my daughters soccer tournament this past weekend. My wife went and researched some restaurants for Saturday night. After some deliberation, we decided to try this restaurant. We couldn't be happier! We were seated right away in their main dining room which isn't...More

Thank depersio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With my husband being Vegan, it is sometimes hard to find a place that "one size fits all." They were very accommodating, even to the point of having a Vegan amuse bouche for him. Our waiter, Henry, was a gem. He had a good knowledge...More

1  Thank NJLady561
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located inside the Lancaster Arts Hotel, this restaurant is cozy, dark and intimate, and the cuisine is very good as well. The restaurant serves local fares - food from local farmers or merchants, I assume. Each night it served a seafood and a beef of...More

Thank DHER1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Lancaster, Pa. restaurant says it is the leading consumer of local organic meats and vegetables in Central PA, showing a true commitment to the local economy and healthful food. Sounds good. I am sorry to say I did not find it that great. It...More

Thank BRADY772
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of “weird” things on the menu. Water buffalo?? Scottish Salmon (why)? Crayfish grits (my choice and it was good). My wife and sister had a hard time finding anything they liked the sound of. Ended up with meatballs. Not exactly an exotic choice. They...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here. Our server was excellent - attentive without being intrusive. The food was also very good. I had an appetizer for my dinner. It was three beef tacos that were very generous. I couldn't finish them. My husband loved the duck which...More

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Oh my, such a great meal. The menu was so interesting-my trout was perfect, as was the duck. French Onion Soup superb. I thought the prices were reasonable, too. Service unobtrusive but thoughtful. Would very highly recommend.

1  Thank LaCostaHills
Reviewed 16 April 2018

This was the best food we´ve had in a restaurant since we moved to the States over 10 years ago. A restaurant can be judged on how the Chef can cook liver, or the state of the Cremé Brulee, but here I got to experience...More

2  Thank Hilman60811
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went here for his birthday on a Friday night. We made reservations which I highly recommend. The dining room is elegant and fairly quiet. Table room was adequate. I didn't feel like we were squished in like sardines and can hear...More

Thank Kim E
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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.
John G
20 February 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
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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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