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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
My husband and I found the menu inviting, so we took a chance on this Inn while visiting Gettysburg. We were impressed with the food and plating. The amuse bouche was a very fresh roasted red pepper on cucumber with balsamic reduction. YUM. We both enjoyed the Charcuterie platter and the crab and corn bisque. The cheese and meats on the platter were all delicious, it was quite a large portion even sharing it. The bisque was rich with a cheese slice added on top, which made it almost too heavy as a pre-dinner course. I enjoyed shrimp and scallops with vegetable risotto. The scallops still had a hint of sand, but not too bad. The overall taste and temperature were terrific. My husband had the filet, which was slightly overdone, but not terribly so. His meal was overall very good, if not noteworthy. The choices for dessert sounded DIVINE - a sweet corn ice cream and maple bacon ice cream ... however, we were stuffed from the charcuterie platter and soup, so did not indulge. We noticed some other diners that had, and seemed to enjoy it. We did order the wine pairing for $30. What we didn't know was that the 3 glasses of wine given over 3 courses were actually SMALLER than had we ordered a regular glass of wine. In hindsight, we wish we'd spent that $60 towards a whole bottle. Service was extremely average. With such an elegant menu and artfully prepared foods, we had expected perhaps an explanation of each course: your charcuterie platter includes 'x,y,z cheese' and 'x, y, z meats'... this is your crab and corn bisque, topped with a bit of muenster cheese, which we recommend stirring throughout the soup before enjoying... your first wine is a Sauvignon Blanc from the French region of 'blah' ... just NONE of the elaborations you'd expect from the lovely menu, plate presentations and ordering a wine pairing. We both felt that took away from our overall experience a bit. We actually laughed and felt maybe we were keeping our server from a date!
We ate at the Inn at Herr Ridge when we were in Gettysburg for the weekend. The Inn is historic, well maintained and has nice ambiance. The food, while good, is nothing special compared to restaurants in the Philadelphia metro area where we usually dine. We thought it was kind of pricey for what we got.
Biggest complaint about Herr Ridge was that it was too slow. It took 2 hours for salad, main course, and desert -and the restaurant was not crowded. Our waitress even commented that the kitchen was being too slow and she had to ask multiple times for our meal.
Historic building and tavern/inn. Be aware that the service is in the old style with longer intervals between courses that many current diners will judge as "slow". Elegant times past is the style with time allowed for conversations. Pre-fixe four course was a great value and the foods/presentations very good. Crab cake starter surprised me as it was soft baked, but very tasty. Chowder excellent. The Arctic Char main was cooked to perfection; crispy skin and cooked just to set, keeping the flesh moist and succulent. My wife's shrimp and scallop was also done right, seared and moist. Desserts were basic and very good.
First time at Herr Ridge. Took our granddaughter and a friend to dinner there to celebrate their high school graduation. It was a couple of steps up for them for what they were used to. They loved it all. My wife and I had a lesser experience – expectations? First, we ordered a 20 year old bottle of very good Italian wine. The cork was not cooperative and some of the bottom broke off. The server excused herself quickly and went back somewhere to...I guess, filter the wine into a carafe; she emerged 7-10 minutes later with a carafe full of...wine. In my experience once I OK the wine bottle as what I ordered, it never leaves the table until we drink it. If there's a problem, they solve it at the table, or get another bottle....
My wife's braised short ribs over risotto were drowning in a red sauce that overwhelmed all other flavors. I had a filet which was good. The desserts were good and imaginative. We might go back again just to see what else they have that we might like to try. Our ratings are higher being influenced by the young ladies with us - they had a very good time.
We had a great dinner for six with delicious cocktails. Heather was our server and made the evening just so much more enjoyable with her interaction, with humor, with all of us. The food was just plain wonderful. We were not rushed so we enjoyed a relaxing time over dinner. Chef Mike came and visited us at the conclusion of the dinner at our request. He was charming and appreciative of our "compliments to the chef!" We would certainly recommend this restaurant to our friends and would not hesitate to have dinner there again as we visit Gettysburg.
The staff was second to none. We celebrated our 35th anniversary and they went out of their way to please us. The waitress was one of the best I have ever experienced. The rest of the staff was also excellent. The food was creative and the presentation was proffessional.
My wife and I will long remember our visit and look forward to coming again.
Wayne & Patty Schenker
They were very accommodating when we wanted to move our table we had a nice private room but the chairs were banquet chairs. The $89 prime rib meal for two was unremarkable for the amount of meat and the amount of mashed potatoes and 5 stalks of asparagus. They were real nice but needs some updating
This was our first visit to Inn at Herr Ridge, but it certainly will not be our last!! This place is fantastic! From the moment we enter the building, everyone we met was professional, friendly and engaging. The wine list is outstanding and Brad patiently worked with us to find the perfect wine for appetizers, our main course and dessert. Their Prix Fixe was a great value and their food was impeccable. Procured from local sources, the crab cakes and the brie were delicious. We had salmon and rock fish for the main course and both were absolute winners!! This is our new "go to" place. Be it a quiet drink in the bar or by the fireplace, or a night out with friends, this is perfect!
First visit. Excellent fine dining choice. Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was well prepared and portion sizes very suitable. Quiet atmosphere and pleasurable experience. Overall a very relaxing evening out with my wife. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a pleasurable evening.
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.
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