About The Greenfield Restaurant
Lancaster, PA 17601
Set in a 1780 Pennsylvania Stone Farmhouse with deep windows and a warm pleasant atmosphere this is a family owned and operated restaurant that is recognized as one of the "Best of Lancaster" for dinner, Sunday Brunch, patio dining, wine list, atmosphere and romantic settings. Although our building is over 225 years old we update our menu daily! Change is a good thing at the Greenfield. We specialize in next day delivery of Hawaiian Finfish and seafood while we continue to cut our own steaks. You will enjoy selections from our wine list that has been recognized by the Wine Spectator Magazine for over 9 years. Our patio and balcony over looking the trendy bar is among our customers favorite requests for lunch and dinner seating, while the wine cellar has two of the most romantic tables in the area. If you are traveling, this is one of those restaurants that you wish you had back home....and we are happy that you found us.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday Breakfast & Brunch: 9:00am - 2:00pm
William Penn Way
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Piano Player in the Lounge on Friday & Saturday evenings 6 - 10pm
Lovely Ladies of Jazz Trio - Wednesday 6:30 - 9:30pm
We offer full catering services for any occasion whether it is business, corporate, pharmaceutical, wedding and home food-services. Fully equipped with trucks and professional staff to design, produce maintain your event wherever your location. We are recognized as the Best of Lancaster in Catering as well as the Best of the Knot for wedding services. Call and ask for Ray or Kristen Hottenstein for details.
More than adequate parking in our well lighted parking lot that is adjacent to the building.
Public transit stops in front of the property
Private Party Facilities:
Bridal or baby showers are a specialty here at the Greenfield. Our house is yours if you want to take the whole first floor on a Saturday afternoon or a Sunday evening. The patio is available during the warmer months, although we have on occasion covered it for a special event. Please contact Ray for this venue.
Private Party Contact:
Ray Hottenstein: (717) 393-0668
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Ask about our wine cellar seating. You will be in our actual cellar with only 2 tables in a very romantic and secluded area that is below ground. Ask us about "Wild Wednesday's" and our "Wild" Game offerings.
The Greenfield Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Our dinner was excellent. We thought the timing of each course was perfect. Some may consider the service as "slow" but they are missing the point of enjoying a great dinner with the company you are with. We really enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant, especially the piano player who provided a relaxing atmosphere.
The Greenfield has long been our place to dine for special occasions. We had dinner on Feb 11 for Valentine's. Our server was good, ambiance good, but the food was so disappointingly not up to par.
French onion soup was lukewarm, the crab cakes, scallops were room temp and the grilled lemon slice was cold! We didn't want to complain as it would dampen the evening. Sorry to report this but thought you should know
This meal started out great. We'd told them it was a (very) special occasion, and they gave us a great table, perhaps the best in the house. The service was delightful, and the food started off well enough with a tasty appetizer and salad. When we got to the entree, it was anything but notable. It was under-seasoned and overcooked salmon. And the "lemon-butter sauce" was anything but lemon or butter. We couldn't put our finger on this sauce blandly sitting on the side of the plate like the pour on the dish was missed, but it dawned on us that the braised kale (tasted like it was simply boiled) on the bottom of the dish wasn't properly drained, so the water left in the kale soaked into the sauce, making it water-y and spinach-y. When we explained the disappointment to our server, she was apologetic, but didn't offer to change it out.
Then we got the bill and found that -- by choosing caesar salad over house salad, we were given $5.50 up-charges per plate. For a salad that's supposed to be included!! It was a great salad, but I wouldn't have ordered one separate from my meal. The up-charge (not on menu) took us aback. So ultimately, what started as a fantastic evening ended disappointing.
The service and ambiance were so good we'd be happy to give it another chance, but we'd need to know their kitchen had its act together first.
My friends, myself and my husband had a GREAT time. Our waitress Brittany was exceptional! She was delightful, professional, informative and a delight. Kudos to Greenfield for hiring such great staff and having great food. Also, the restaurant has great ambiance. We will be back!
This restaurant has the potential for 5 stars...but it falls short on several things...#1. The apps were ok...calamari were bland and the beef eggrolls were, well, beefy...not very creative....#2 dinner menu....waitress recommended the crabcakes which were made with substandard crab, tasted strong...we also had steak which was good, but came with nothing....scallops were very good, fish was good, beet salad was good and large enough for 2... desserts were pretty standard...creme brulee, peanut butter pie.....the total bill was 600 for 6 people...which is ok if the atmosphere and food were over the top...but i really couldnt rave about either...wasnt really bad, but wasnt really great either
We have been there in the past, but this visit did not match up to our previous experiences. The table where we were seated was near the kitchen door. Each time a staff member exited the kitchen, we would hear a thump sound of the door banging.
The food was ok, but on the dry side.
The wait staff was efficient and professional
I had the special which was pan seared striped bass and it was exceptional. My daughter had the filet mignon and she said it was done perfectly and was tender and delicious. The warm olive plate appetizer was interesting with a variety of warm olives and the kalamata olives were a pleasant taste treat since I have only had them cold in the past.
The first time I've been here in years (maybe more than a decade). We were warmly greeted and immediately shown to our table. Ordered French onion soup for an appetizer. Time span between when our appetizers were finished and when salads were served (and then between salads and entrees) was substantial. An ordered glass of wine took a long time to arrive as well. My entree was the crab cakes, which were excellent with tons of crab and very little breading. At the end of the meal I was too full to order desert but many of the options were tempting.
Overall, I would go here again but only if I had plenty of time.
This was our first visit to the Greenfield restaurant. Ambiance and decor was really nice with an impressive wine list and a fun drink menu. When asking about unique gins, the bartender was energetic enough to bring over several bottles to tell me about.
A jazz piano player provided excellent background music.
Food was good, although not very hot on delivery. Menu was varied with great options and fun, seasonal entrees.
Our server was busy, catering to many tables. For this reason, there were long strings without anyone checking up on us.
On Oct 2 I made the reservation for two at 7;pm. we arrived there at 6;50 the hostess asked if we would like a high top table or we could eat outside,well I am a few weeks over a total knee replacement so a high top was out of the question and I didn't want to sit out in the dark . I was told that they had no tables and because they take walkins. It was not even 7:pm so I felt they should have had my table. We never got seated till7:45. I have eaten at this several times before however I will not go there again, We were very unhappy with the whole experience.Will not go back
We arrived early but ended up waiting 20 minutes past our reservation to be seated.
Once seated the loud noise from a nearby table encouraged me to request another table, not available. Night manager personally was engaged.After her encouragement and another 7-8 minutes the loud table exited. The meals were all good and the waiter was exceptional, and apologetic.
I would try another fine dining venue before I returned to the Greenfield.
We love the Greenfield Inn. Our 1st time there was to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary, and this year we wanted to again enjoy our Wedding Anniversary there. This year was our 36th. We love the privacy of the "Wine Cellar" and the wonderful meal, and service. Be assured as long as you are there we will come back.
I took my wife to Greenfield for our 25th anniversary. In the reservation, I had asked for special seating, and they truly delivered! We were led to a private room in the wine cellar, where we were served a delicious meal. The atmosphere was great and so was the service. They were up and down the stairs for us several times. This was a great choice for our special date!
Greenfield Inn has good, dependable lunch and dinner options. Servers are polite, attentive, always checking back to make sure all diners are satisfied. Newly redecorated, the Greenfield Inn is sure to please the most discriminating.
I would not hesitate to bring a group in, everyone is always pleased and impressed by the quality of food. I brought two dear friends for lunch last week; we all had the soup and salad combo. The soups were delicious and salads fresh with fresh greens. In particular I had the soup special of the day which was creamy vegetable and the strawberry chicken salad, both outstanding.
My review may not take 50 characters, so---here goes: excellent in all categories.
Alex, the server is an asset to your company-people oriented,friendly and has a wonderful smile. He truly made our dining experience something we will remember. My out of town guest(TN) were totally impressed with your menu selection, the presentation and the quality of the food. Thank you.
We were looking for a place to eat in Lancaster that was somewhere between casual and fine dining. This was a decent choice. It wasn't outstanding, but the food was good and the place was friendly. We got there at 815 on a Friday and it was almost empty. The service was very good, and the chicken liver mousse was excellent, though there was just too much of it. We split a prime rib, and still took some home. OK if you aren't familiar with Lancaster and need a place to eat...
The food was amazing! We would eat there all the time if we could afford too. It's a bit pricey but worth it. It did get loud as the evening went on, but it was not that bad. There was a piano and there was a gentleman playing that was very good. It was an enjoying experience.
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