Posted: 03/22/2023

15 Top Fine Dining Restaurants in Lancaster, PA

Memorable meals at Lancaster's fine dining hot spots.

A gourmet meal on a plate garnished with a pink flower at Belvedere Inn in Lancaster, PA.

Many know Lancaster for the hearty, home-cooked Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine that warms your belly and sticks to your ribs. While there’s a time and place for chicken pot pie and mashed potatoes, Lancaster also has a blossoming fine dining scene worth writing home about, like Thrillist and Main Line Today already have.

Passionate chefs are embracing the abundance of fresh produce and locally-sourced meats, grown and raised by the generations of Lancaster County farmers. They’re putting their own unique twist on global cuisine, classic dishes, and even PA Dutch recipes. While you’re in Lancaster, be sure to add one of these fine dining hot spots to your list, savor the flavors, and take home memories of an unbelievable meal here in Lancaster, PA.

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Here is a list of 15 top fine dining restaurants in Lancaster!

Belvedere Inn Restaurant and Bar | American

402 North Queen Street, Downtown Lancaster
For those seeking a warm and elegant atmosphere paired with award-winning American dishes, a reservation at the Belvedere Inn is in order. May we suggest starting off with their signature grilled Caesar salad, followed by an expertly prepared, seasonal entrée and of course – dessert!

Citronnelle | French

110 West Orange Street, Lancaster
When date night rolls around, this intimate BYOB restaurant will both surprise and delight. At Citronelle, they’re creating modern French dishes inspired by global flavors and made from local ingredients. On Wednesdays, they take diners around the world, designing a special menu centered on a far-off city or region.

The Log Cabin | American

11 Lehoy Forest Drive, Leola
Recently rejuvenated by new owners, the Log Cabin provides diners with flavorful food and tasty cocktails, all served in the warmth of a cabin that dates back to the 1920s. With a variety of steak and seafood options, there’s something for everyone.

401 Prime | American

401 North Prince Street, Lancaster

An Experience Unlike Any OtherA luxury modern city steakhouse, located in Downtown Lancaster, PA.

Lititz Springs Inn & Spa Restaurant | English

14 East Main Street, Lititz
If you find yourself in the mood for fine food while in Lititz, make the Lititz Springs Inn & Spa Restaurant your spot for dinner. Their menu features both casual and fine eats, inspired by English cuisine. It’s right next door to it’s sister restaurant, Bulls Head Public House, making for a great after-dinner drink stop.

LUCA | Italian

436 West James Street, Lancaster
Want to try Alton Brown’s favorite salad and dig into rustic Italian cuisine? Be sure to make your reservations at LUCA, celebrating the “Old Country” with pizza, handmade pastas and simple roasted meats made in their wood-burning hearth and Neapolitan oven.

Shot & Bottle | American

2 North Queen Street, Lancaster
New to the Lancaster’s dining scene, Shot and Bottle brought a large selection of PA’s finest spirits and market-fresh food to its central location in Penn Square. Both the food and cocktails are inspired by classic Lancaster cuisine with an upscale twist.

The Greenfield Restaurant | American

595 Greenfield Road, Lancaster
Since 1979, The Greenfield Restaurant has been pleasing diners with their fine dining menu, inspired by rich, classic American flavors. If you’re in the mood for jazz to pair with dinner, stop by on a Wednesday evening to catch live music.

Cork & Cap Restaurant | American

480 New Holland Ave, Lancaster
Located in the Cork Factory Hotel, Cork & Cap Restaurant is serving up classic and contemporary dishes inspired by fresh, local ingredients. With something for everyone, it’s a must-try in Lancaster for a date night, girl’s night out, or special occasion.

Lombardo's Restaurant | Italian

216 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster
The Lombardo family has been serving authentic home-cooked Italian dishes since 1946. They continue to uphold traditions of mouth-watering Italian red sauce and warm-hearted Italian hospitality. A new generation of Lombardos has added some delicious new additions to the menu inspired by trips back to Italy, bringing contemporary Italian cuisine to the table. Lombardo's shares their authentic flavors with their guests as a gift.

Bistro Barberet & Bakery | French

26 East King Street, Lancaster
Renowned Pastry Chef Cedric Barberet crafted the menu at Bistro Barberet to highlight classical French flavors with a modern twist. After a casually elegant meal, treat yourself to one of Chef Barberet’s almost-too-gorgeous-to-eat desserts.

Osteria Avanti | Italian

38 Deborah Drive, Leola
The essence of the Italian Countryside is brought to life at Osteria Avanti in Leola. Rustic Italian dishes can be paired a glass of wine from their award-winning wine list.

John J. Jeffries | Contemporary American

300 Harrisburg Avenue, Lancaster
Serving up seasonal, sustainable, and farm fresh dishes, this restaurant, located inside the Lancaster Arts Hotel, is a fine dining staple in Downtown Lancaster. Ingredients are responsibly sourced and beautifully prepared for a memorable meal.

Gibraltar Lancaster | Seafood

488 Royer Drive, Lancaster
If seafood is what you seek, consider making a reservation at Gibraltar. Their thoughtfully put together menu features sustainable seafood, raw bar, pasta, and a well-rounded wine selection.

Hunger n Thirst | American Gastropub

920 Landis Ave, Lancaster
Exceptional craft beer and fine food are a match made in heaven, especially at Hunger n Thirst. The relaxed, urban atmosphere allows guests to focus on the flavors of both the beverages and the upscale gastropub bites.

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Shot and Bottle

Griest Building, 2 N. Queen St.
Lancaster, PA 17603


436 W. Jame Street
Lancaster, PA 17603



The name Citronnelle (Lemongrass in French) is synonymous...


488 Royer Drive, Suite 101
Lancaster, PA 17601