Despite its relatively small size, the city of Lancaster is rich in history, with a thriving contemporary arts hub, and a vibrant dining scene to boot. From Australian-American fare and award-winning brews to contemporary Pennsylvania Dutch comfort food, our guide will direct you to the best local food in Lancaster.
Located in the heart of downtown Lancaster, The Belvedere Inn resides in a beautiful Victorian mansion and is known throughout the city for its modern American menu and elegant atmosphere. Executive chef Corinna Killian, a Le Cordon Bleu graduate, puts a contemporary spin on classic recipes, using seasonal and local ingredients to craft dishes such as the pumpkin mac ‘n’ cheese appetizer with butternut squash, braised brisket and maple-walnut panko and the pork rib-eye entrée with balsamic braised cabbage, apple and potato hash and Brussels sprouts while The Belvedere Inn’s second-floor terrace is great for cocktails on warmer evenings.
The Belvedere Inn, 402 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA, USA, +1 717 394 2422
Consistently raved-about seafood and an outstanding wine list of over 350 selections recognized by the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence place Gibraltar firmly within Lancaster’s community of fine-dining establishments. Chef Carl Vitale, who cut his teeth working in some of New York City’s top restaurants, expertly blends contemporary American fare and locally sourced ingredients with Mediterranean flavors and techniques to craft exquisite dishes such as the tuna tartare and guacamole appetizer or the Maine lobster fettuccine entrée with sweetcorn, cherry tomatoes, crème fraiche, herbs and parmigiano, while Gibraltar’s interior, full of warm colors reminiscent of the Mediterranean, perfectly complements its menu.
Gibraltar, 931 Harrisburg Avenue, Lancaster, PA, USA, +1 717 397 2790