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The Pressroom Restaurant

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26-28 W King St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3809 (Central Market)
+1 717-399-5400
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 10:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Marlboro, New Jersey
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314 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmospheric look, live music on weekends, excellent menu, friendly service - our late-night dinner at Pressroom deserves a lot of superlatives. Small plates are not exactly small, so pace yourself accordingly. A great choice in Lancaster!

Thank IlyaBurlak
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for Sunday brunch with out of town friends. What a great first impression of Lancaster. The atmosphere was upscale and trendy. Love the new look. The menu was diverse and we all ordered something different. The eggs Benedict was very good. Friends had Fish tacos and a kimchi corned beef quesadella. Everything was delicious and we were able... More 

Thank Q5581TBdeb
New York City, New York
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109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

We've always enjoyed a lunch or dinner at the Pressroom as part of our President's Weekend visits to Lancaster. This year, we booked a table for pre-theatre dinner before a show at the Fulton and were surprised to find that both the interior and the menu have recently received a major overhaul. Gone are most of the newspaper-themed decor items... More 

Thank Kurt W
Reading, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Visited family in the area and needed good eats without a reservation. We were greeted like old friends and seated in the bar area at a high top table. Three TVs at the noisy bar allowed us to watch basketball. Nice choices of menu items (including Vegan and Gluten Free). My seared scallops on butternut squash was perfectly cooked. Our... More 

Thank 30yearRN
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Hard to judge. Menu is definitely either one you're going to love or hate. Went with my wife, 22 year old son and 13 year old daughter. We shared the alatkes with gravlax appetizer. Absolutely terrible. I had the salmon and was one of the best things I have eaten and because of my work I have eaten at some... More 

Thank LancasterDutchman
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We showed up at the Pressroom without a reservation on a Saturday night because we actually intended on going to another local restaurant, but did not plan ahead and could not get seating. At the Pressroom we were offered 1st come, 1st serve community tables set up in the middle of the dining room. We had the same seating during... More 

Thank moffam938
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, United States
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Sat at bar for a quick lunch. Promptly greeted by the bartender and very attentive throughout lunch. Good food great service. Overall good experience!

Thank Cheryl P
Newark, Delaware
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I thought the quality of the food would match the sharp decor of the restaurant. The menu was pretentious, different just to be different. We had a lot of trouble finding something that we wanted to order.

Thank drr540
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

On a suggestion of a friend we tried the Pressroom had a wonder dinner my wife and kids also loved it. We had Jessica as our server and she was wonderful and friendly

Thank Jim H
Delray Beach, Florida
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We got lucky and walked in for a table for two on a Friday night. Great service... fresh specials. We were so surprised to find a table because the bar area was packed with regular after work professionals. We will return for dinner on our next trip to Lancaster.

Thank Eric W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$30
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26-28 W King St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3809
    (Central Market)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-399-5400
Beautifully decorated restaurant in the heart of downtown Lancaster. Dine outdoors in our waterfall park in nice weather.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?