About The Inn at Herr Ridge
Indulge in a variety of dining experiences in our distinctive Tavern Dining room located in the Inn at Herr Ridge. Savor the finest fresh ingredients - bought locally whenever possible - in each of our menu selections. Our Tavern restaurant has long been renowned, locally and nationally, not only for unique year-round memorable Gettysburg views, but also for a creative and award-winning American/French Classic cuisine creating a unique dining experience.
The Inn at Herr Ridge is a proud member of the Select Registry, in addition to supporting our neighboring family farms which deliver in-season food and help preserve our open landscape. We also take pride in being the recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Contemporary American, French, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Tues-Sat: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Herr's Ridge Rd.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Maybe you are planning your wedding, one of the most important days of your life, or a business meeting-- regardless of the occasion the dedicated staff at the Inn at Herr Ridge remains committed to creating the best experience possible for your special day. Our staff can assist in the organization of the many events surrounding a wedding including the engagement party, bridal shower, ceremony, and reception, as well as corporate events and family gatherings. Our property houses a unique, beautiful historic banquet room, an intimate, one-of-a-kind boutique hotel and spectacular outdoor location for a wide variety of events. Executive Chef Raymond Tappendorf can assist in the planning of a remarkable menu, whether it be a pre-designed, or one unique to your audience. Allow us the honor of being a small, or large part of your special day.
The Inn at Herr Ridge Ratings and Reviews
Great food at a civil war historic building. Best sea scallops I've ever had in my life. They were very accommodating of our 2 infants and our need for a quick meal turnaround. They typically do not rush anyone and did speed things up to meet our request for rush since we had a tour time we had to make.
We were on a trip to see Gettysburg Battlefield and this seemed like good place to eat because of the menu and historic nature of the Inn which dated to the colonial period.
The food was good although not unique. However the service was extremely slow considering how few diners there were. they completely forgot to bring our bread and never refilled our water. The waitress apologized but did nothing to explain.
Dining options are limited in Gettysburg other than fast/casual restaurants. The Inn on Herr Ridge is a very good fine dining option. The service was very friendly and attentive. The food was also very good, and there was an excellent wine list. Ambience is white table cloth but not at all stuffy. I do wish the background music was not Frank Sinatra/Perry Como variety, but that is a personal choice - it was not loud or distracting from conversation. Will certainly dine here on our next Gettysburg visit.
We had a reservation but when we arrived, although the restaurant was very empty, we were seated on the porch. This was extremely disappointing since as we were following the hostess to our seats we passed by the lovely dining rooms with a fireplace and old world charm you would expect. Looking back now, I should have requested to be moved inside. The issue with the porch is its location right next to a busy road at a traffic light. Through our entire meal we had the displeasure of hearing tractor trailers and cars whizzing by the windows. This totally diminished the ambiance of the Inn. However, on a positive note, our meal was excellent. They have an extensive wine list and our service was good. The prices are fair and the timing between courses is spaced appropriately, if only we could have enjoyed that quiet time savoring our wine vs watching/listening to traffic.
This one of the few fine dining opportunities in Gettysburg, PA and it does not disappoint. The food preparation was exceptional and the service timely and attentive -- the wait staff even offered to decant the bottle of wine. Speaking of wine, the list is extensive and pricing is reasonable.
After reading so many great reviews about this restaurant, we booked a reservation almost six weeks in advance of our arrival to Gettysburg. Unfortunately, our much anticipated meal was a disappointment because of extremely slow service. Granted, we expected some delay in getting our steak for two dinner. However, waiting almost 2 hours -- from our 7:30 arrival until the steak was brought to the table at 9:20 is ridiculous!!! On top of that, the steak was overcooked, dry, and had not taste. My husband commented that he is not certain that what was brought to the table was actually ribeye, because we have never had ribeye that was dry and tasteless. The restaurant was far from packed. We counted seven tables (including ours), so I don't think it was a case of the restaurant being too busy to live up to the standards one should expect at a restaurant like this.
Had dined years ago at The Inn at Herr Ridge and looked forward to celebrating my birthday there. It is a lovely, historic setting with a wonderful menu. Our server was outstanding but, sad to say, the meal was not. We were informed that the chef had taken the center cut filet off the menu because the meat delivered did not meet his standards. A New York Strip was being served in its place. I opted for the steak and my daughter chose the scallops. When the food arrived, my daughter was served a different meal. Once brought to the server's attention, the meal was corrected and by admission, delicious. Unfortunately, the steak was very hard to cut and chew. I ended up having to spit out a couple of bites because I could not chew it. The lovely waitress took it back and told us, as a result, that the chef was also removing the steak from the menu that night as well. She apologized and I was not charged. We ordered dessert, which was wonderful. Even though my meal turned out to be disappointing, I was very impressed with how everything was handled. Excellent service in every other way. I would still, without hesitation, return again to this lovely place.
All was great even tough a couple from New York tried to listen to us talking and the couple tried to start a fight after listening to our conversation which had nothing to do with them. We have been coming to the Herr House for sometime now and this was the first time that we were verbally assaulted by a couple over our conversation.
We celebrated our 25th anniversary at Herr Ridge B&B and dined with them that evening. The area where we were seated was quite nice and would have been perfect for the occasion but for some rather loud and obnoxious diners sitting nearby that were insufferable to say the least. Our waitress was excellent and while the pacing between courses was leisurely, it was fine given the occasion. The food was all very good and a an extensive wine list that overall represented more types and regions of the wine world than is usually seen on most. And kudos to the waitress for having ears that work! We ordered decaf black after dinner and she brought us exactly what we ordered! No cream, no sweetener, just black, decaf coffee! Simple you say? Apparently not! First time in 25 years and hundreds if not thousands of restaurant meals that we have been served exactly what we ordered for coffees!
The Inn at Herr Ridge is a beautiful setting for a romantic, gourmet meal when visiting or living in the Gettysburg, PA area. I had the garlic shrimp on hominy and corn...EXCELLENT! I could not have asked for a more tasty entree. My husband had pork loin on risotto. He stated that the pork was a bit tough and he didn't care much for the risotto (not one of his favorites) but the sauce that rimmed the plate was quite pleasing when blended with the taste and seasoning of the pork loin. For dessert, we shared an apple cobbler with ice cream that was fine but not outstanding. The most annoying part of our dinner didn't have anything to do with the food or the atmosphere...it was the Sirius music tuned to Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra singing Italian songs. The atmosphere and the Inn scream for more classical or "of the era" music...NOT Italian crooners. And before the room (this is a Civil War era house divided into separate rooms for eating) filled with more diners, the music was terribly loud. Overall, the eating experience was good...the ambiance needs a bit of tweeking to be more of the Civil War era. Service was excellent.
It's a little pricey! It was very very good but it was a little more than I was expecting! I was a little disappointed with our view (or lack there of). We were there on Friday night and it was absolutely gorgeous out. I was taking my fiance out to dinner for his birthday and was really hanging on my hat on sitting outside especially because it was absolutely gorgeous out and they advertise "panoramic views of the battlefield." The upstairs roof top wasn't open! The hostess told us it was because they were subject to rain, humidity, etc.... it was the nicest night of summer so far! I was really bummed. We sat inside, in this quiet room against the wall. To add insult to injury, as we were leaving we saw the sun going down and it was a beautiful sunset. Overall, I would recommend it. I would just say it's expensive and don't get your hopes up for having a romantic evening outside!
Not really ready for prime time! This restaurant has very good food but very uneven service and my cocktail was terrible. Wine by the glass could use some additional selections. Need a real bartender! If it was not for good food and the trying very hard waitstaff it would be difficult to recommend. Wish them well .....
We ate at 7:30 PM. Several items on the menu were not available but we only learned about that after our order was placed. The food was pretty heavily seasoned. The desert we ordered we could not have because the oven had been turned off. Service was friendly but unremarkable
This was our 4th trip to Herr Ridge and didn't disappoint. Food and ambiance are excellent. Wine service, as we experienced before , amateurish . White wine couldn't be served initially as wasn't chilled. Wine list is not a bargain, unlike the food. Both the quality of the food and the presentation were excellent. One quibble, appetizers didn't have enough accompanying sauce. We heard another table besides ours request addional sauce for thei dish. Not a problem with main course. Despite these few problems, would return and recommend.
A place surrounded by history that serves good, but high dollar food. I would suggest the steak, and the dessert was good too. The service was very slow and dinner was a bit over 2.5 hours with our party being one of the only ones there. Quality A, Speed D, Price C. Worth a try if you have lots of time.
This Inn is a regular stop for us when traveling north/south even when not visiting the Gettysburg battlefield or other attractions. We make it a point to go through Gettysburg. The Inn is historic and charming. Dining in the old building is excellent. This stay coincided with a Bordeaux food and wine pairing dinner served in the wine cellar. Very nice. If visiting the battlefield, this location is unique as Herr Ridge is just west of and in sight of the ridge where the battle began on the first day, July 1, 1863. The Inn was there and, like all structures, served as a hospital during the three day engagement. This one being behind Confederate lines.
In hindsight we think the server may have been purposely deceptive. She told us soup of the day with lobster/squash bisque with no dairy. I told her I couldn't taste the lobster and the bisque was red. She said that it was the way the chef cooked it. We ate it and it was okay but when leaving the restaurant the sign said the soup of the day was "tomato bisque". Duh Could have been her confusion until we questioned it at which time she should have checked. I ordered a $50 bottle of wine by bin number. She said there could be several wines in the same bin so she checked the wine list. I said this bin number listed only one wine and she confirmed the wine name with us. She brought the wine which appeared to be what we ordered (same winery and name). My husband paid the bill and was not aware of the $50 cost. Later that evening , after leaving the restaurant I looked at the charge slip to see the cost of the bisque and saw we were charged $115 for a bottle of wine...the cost of a more expensive wine from the same winery but different bin. Of course we had tipped on the higher amount. Since we were from out of town we couldn't return although in hindsight we should have found a way. We now speculate and are somewhat convinced that it was all intentional to maximize the tip. Food was exceptional so if you go there just beware and double check everything.
Had high expectations of great food, but it was only OK. Lovely setting and great service. Fantastic greeter. Lots of wonderful history here. Disappointed in entrees of tuna and of chicken. Don't let that stop you from going because of the history, but don't expect incredible food.
Good meal, nice place. Only hiccup, dinner takes a long time, and they don't tell you that initially. We arrived early for a 7pm reservation, were seated right away, but we still had to ask them to rush to get out of there by 8:30 so we could make an 8:45 event in town. Worth it, just plan ahead.
Everything was superb during our visit. The weather was cold and foggy and our seat next to a roaring fireplace therefore seemed perfect. We were fortunate to have a dining room almost all to ourselves (we did arrive right after they opened) and could not have been more pleased with our seating.
The food was excellent (albeit the duck was a touch fatty) but otherwise the meal was memorable.
Exceptional service...and attention!
We plan to return quite often.
We were shocked to walk into an almost empty dining room during one of the busiest weekends in Gettysburg. We were looking forward to a fine dining experience and it just wasn't all that we had hoped.
First, the prosecco we had ordered wasn't already cold, so we waited while the sommelier chilled it in the back. (It was confusing as it was featured on their seasonal beverage menu, as well as the wine list, so why not have one or two ready to go in the cooler?) I tried the crab and corn chowder, which was decent, and ordered the short rib for the entree. The meat itself was good, but it was slathered in a quart container of sodium saturated pan sauce.
My brother ordered the filet, at medium temperature. It was so unbelievably dry, there was no moisture whatsoever. And the 'infused twice baked potato' beware... It was very much like biting into an old novel full of dusty pages. It was flavorless and had clearly spent too many days in the fridge.
Service was decent, food not so great.
Had seen some negative reviews about service. Had no problem our server was very good and checked on us at fairly regular intervals. Also saw some reviews about slow kitchen time. Don't understand that issue as it is a fine dining establishment not a drive through. We were there for just under 2 hours and the space between appetizers, main and desert course was nicely spread out, it gave you a chance to enjoy the company of the person you were with without feeling rushed to open up the table.
When we arrived at the Inn we were imediately impressed by the elegance of the place. We were seated immediately but from that moment on our experience was a disaster. Shortly after we sat down the busboy placed a water glass on our table. The glass sat empty for 20 minutes before our waitress finally arrived and introduced herself. She seemed a bit harried and overwhelmed. We asked about a couple of items on the menu and she said that she'd have to ask the kitchen about them. She arrived back at our table 10 minutes later with a basket of cold bread and a dish of olive oil. We placed our orders with her and it was another 30 minutes before our appetizers arrived. My wife ordered the oysters and when they arrived they were warm. Instead of being served on a bed of ice they were served on a plate of shallow water. Needless to say they had been sitting in the kitchen long enough for the ice to have melted. At that point we had had enough and I politely told the hostess that "things" weren't going well and that we were going to leave. She apologized and we left.
We were delighted with this restaurant. We dined on a Saturday night, the food was exceptional. The service friendly. This is also a bed and breakfast so the staff there have other duties but we had good service. Be prepared for a slower pace than urban restaurants but it's well worth it. We ate on the closed in porch and it was romantic. They have an large wine list and are helpful with selections. If you want to experience the history of Gettysburg as well as good food, this is the place. The first shots of the battle were fired on this ridge.
We arrived on time for a 7:30pm reservation and they sat us 15 minutes late. I knew we were in trouble when every seated table seemed to be in the same state of "doing nothing." The meal took 3+ hours and it was price fixed. Was actually hoping for something nicer but the Gettysburg factor won out. Decent enough food but took way too long to serve.
I went to Gettysburg with my elderly parents for a weekend of history and tracing some family stories. I knew nothing about this place but it looks out over part of the Gettysburg battlefields and appeared from the website to have decent food and a nice atmosphere, so I picked it. We were seated in the enclosed porch area of the old house, with a perfect view of the fields as the sun went down. It was also very quiet there, even with several other tables being occupied, so that was good for conversation. All three of us thought the pork with apple glaze sounded good, so we all had that. I thought the pork was perfectly cooked, my parents thought it was a little overdone; the apple glaze was delicious, not too sweet or too thick; I highly doubt that in September the asparagus was locally-sourced, as our waitress had assured us was true of everything but the seafood, but it was fine nonetheless; but the standout on the plate was the potatoes Dauphinoise - how can you go wrong with potatoes, cream, and cheese? It could have been heavy and over the top, but was (fairly) light and absolutely delicious. For dessert we had chocolate mousse and a coffee creme brulee. Dad liked his mousse just fine, and the flavor of the brulee was good, but there was next to no crackly torched-sugar shell on the top - a major faux pas in my book. My parents enjoyed the sauvignon blanc they both had; I tried the recommended prosecco but sent it back for being far too sweet - with prosecco, if you don't know the brand you won't know until you try it, so I guess I was just unlucky. The only really poor aspect of the evening was the service - Deb knew her stuff, but was SLOW all evening. We weren't in a hurry, so it didn't really matter, but a nearly three-hour dinner of just entrees and desserts isn't something to aim for. I would recommend this place strongly except for the pace of the service - if you're not in a hurry, definitely give this place a try!
This is a lovely old building and the food and wine list were great, but it was so slow we couldn't believe it. It wasn't the servers fault, it was the kitchen. They said everything is locally sourced, but we weren't expecting them not to source things util after they were ordered - that's what it seemed like.
We chose to go to the Inn at Herr Ridge to celebrate our 1-year anniversary, and it was a perfect, quiet spot! The service was delightful - I had said that it was our anniversary when we made the reservation, and they treated us to complimentary glasses of prosecco, and all the staff wished us well. The food was very good (I ordered shrimp and scallops and they were perhaps a little tough/overcooked, but otherwise everything was great). The ambiance was cozy - fit with the historic feel of Gettysburg, while offering nice views of the surrounding rolling hills. Overall, we had a wonderful evening!
First time I've eaten here for a decade. Took my wife for 43rd anniversary. Had to wait nearly an hour for the food. Despite appearing to be the only diners, a banquet that arrived in a large bus required the chef's attention. The food was good, but not as good as I had hoped, given the tab.
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