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John J. Jeffries

300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2938
+1 717-431-3307
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak tartare” (19 reviews)
“pork” (44 reviews)
“gorditas” (15 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2938
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We decided to give this a try as a substitute for the tasting at "Te" because we wanted a change of pace. The menu is fresh and they are certainly proud of their local sourcing and organic ingredients (and will rhapsodize poetically about them for...More

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant happens to be in a hotel, but it is not your typical hotel restaurant. The food is locally sourced and mostly organic. We shared a greek salad that was wonderful. My pork was amazing. The menu changes based on what is available and...More

Thank Cape_Girl61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very nice restaurant and we enjoyed our meal. Service was great, too. I would love more choices of vegan dishes.

Thank Jamie V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice portions from an eclectic food menu, large selection of wines, and nice selection of PA beers. Also many options for small plates. Great atmosphere in the Lancaster Arts Hotel. Good food, however not great for the price.

Thank Shawn P
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

JJJ is a high end farm to table restaurant. We dined there for our anniversary. It is located inside a beautiful hotel which we have stayed at as well. The atmosphere is great and it has beautiful architecture. The menu offered many unique and tasty...More

Thank jbauman7
Reviewed 9 November 2017

My husband & I dined here for the first time Saturday night with great expectation of a 5 star meal. We both had the Farm Pork with salsa and red sauce. They were tasty however; the sauce covered the chop so heavily that you couldn't...More

Thank 19QueenBee88
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Ben and Mrs Too stopped for dinner at this restaurant located in our hotel after a concert at the Fulton, and were frankly disappointed over our dinner. Unlike the first time we dined here, we found ourselves assailed by far too much sermonizing about “green”,...More

Thank Ben_Theretoo406
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went to John J. Jeffries on a whim liking the description of Farm to Table. Wow were we pleased and impressed. To start with, Sergio our server was attentive, friendly and seemed delighted with our choices. I’m not a fan of...More

Thank Karl R
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Staff were a little slow and almost disinterested. Scallops, soup, lamb and pork - not convinced that the description in the menu was actually borne out by what arrived on the plate and I found the menu a little restricted.

Thank hayman2
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We were delighted with the varied and excellent menu. Everyone at the table loved their choices, from lamb to scallops, to clam chowder. Excellent!

Thank Terry Z
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2 November 2017|
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Response from mariasmomonkent | Reviewed this property |
Sorry that I don’t know that, though it felt like a place of integrity....
David F
17 July 2017|
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Response from Misty B |
There is no children's menu. This is, as the previous response noted, an adult restaurant. I don't recall seeing children there.
John G
20 February 2017|
Response from Ben_Theretoo406 | Reviewed this property |
I can't honestly answer that, as we ended up dining at the bar, rather taken with the supremely gracious and entertaining bartender. The actual dining room is deeper within the restaurant. I do recall points of light among... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2938
    (Mullberry St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-431-3307
During renovations, workers found in the floor beams a signed inspection stamp--November 5, 1890--with the name of tobacco inspector John J. Jeffries. We named the restaurant after him.

We’ve designed our menu based on local, seasonal, sustainable and organic agriculture and delicious recipes. Please join us and taste the difference of local farm-to-table sustainable cuisine in one of Lancaster's best fine dining restaurants.
As the Chefs and Owners of John J Jeffries, we believe you will find our passion for supporting local businesses and preserving the land we live on, to be contagiously obvious in how we run our restaurant.
All of our meats are raised locally, confinement-free on fresh green grass pastures. No hormones, antibiotics, steroids or forced-fertilization occurs.

Our produce is local organic or chemical free. We use local grass fed cream, butter and eggs.

We also provide sustainable seafood and support sustainable fisheries.
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