About Sidney

101 E King Street
East Berlin, PA 17316
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If you treasure Fine Dining, Restaurant Sidney is fast becoming considered the most unique restaurant experience in the area. Featuring Modern American cuisine, an historic tavern, fresh seafood, top quality steaks, homemade desserts, outdoor seating and a full bar.

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Routes 234 and 194

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(717) 259-1319

Website:
http://www.restaurantsidney.com/

Executive Chef:
Neil Annis

Private Party Facilities:
Three separate dining rooms with working fireplaces are available for private parties.

We work with you to customize the menu for your celebration and budget.

Private Party Contact:
Ruth: 7172591319x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sidney Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience5
service5

Delicious innovative food. Love the ambi ...

vip
Dined 3 days ago

Delicious innovative food. Love the ambience of the tavern. Service is always attentive and informative. One of our favorite places to eat! Worth the drive and the cost.

food5
ambience4
service5

Excellent food and service What a great ...

vip
Dined on April 19, 2016

Excellent food and service What a great place

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Love dining at Sidney!

Dined on April 15, 2016

This restaurant never disappoints us. The food is beautifully created with unusual twists that make it no run of the mill place. The service is warm and friendly and you never feel rushed. We feel like it is a hidden gem in East Berlin that anyone can enjoy!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Delightful evening!

Dined on April 2, 2016

I was apprehensive. There was a conflict of favorable comment referral by relatives versus unhappy customers beginning of 2016! I was relieved to have an evening exhibit great wait staff, wine, FOOD--compliments to the chef!, timely delivery of meals, answering our questions, with the delectable dessert! My party of four had happy bellies and happy hearts. Thank you Sidney's! We will return!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Recommend this to all of your friends

Dined on March 23, 2016

Some friends recommended Sidney's to me. I would recommend this to anyone; higher priced, but very good value!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

Central PA gem

Dined on March 19, 2016

Our party of 4 had a great dinner her on Saturday evening. Everyone raved about their food. The service was leisurely which did not really bother me until it took 20 minutes to pay the check. But otherwise a great place.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food3
ambience5
service4
value3

A little disappointed

Dined on March 12, 2016

My husband and I went to Sydney's for our Anniversary. We were a disappointed with the taste of our entree. Not seasoned at all.We ordered the prime rib and the monkfish. It was bland. The service was wonderful, however

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Our Special Visit

Dined on March 4, 2016

We had a wonderful experience at Sidney's. Our meals were excellent. Our service was very professional. Our waitress was very kind and helpful. We were there because it was a special occasion and it made the night very special. Thank you

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service3
value5

"Lick your plate" good

Dined on February 19, 2016

Delicious food priced right! Similar high quality meals in the city are much higher. Worth the scenic drive to this beautiful location - a destination!!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Love Love Love

Dined on February 15, 2016

The love of my life took me here for Valentine's day. I am a foodie and I can say without hesitation the food was amazing! It was perfectly seasoned, cooked and visibly beautiful. It made our Valentine's day one not to forget! It was a romantic experience that made me fall even more in love with food and my man. Thank you!!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service1
value2

A Regional Best???

Dined on February 15, 2016

My wife and I and another couple visited Sidney on Valentine's Day. Although I made our reservation weeks in advance, we were seated at the table closest to the door. Each time customers entered, we were greeted with a blast of cold air. We asked to be seated at a different table and after 20 minutes, were able to move. However, it took nearly 15 minutes to have our water glasses filled and our drink orders taken. After attempting to order a $40.00 bottle of wine (one of the less expensive wines), we were told it had sold out. Two additional attempts to order $40 bottles were met with the same results. The wait staff brought a bottle as a suggestion, but it was priced at $135.00! (Bait & Switch?). Two of us settled instead on a bourbon flight, which arrived well after our appetizers and entrees. In addition, when our orders were taken (at 8:00, 45 minutes after arriving) we were told that 2 of the 8 entrees had sold out as well as one of the 5 appetizers. Although the fod was good, it was not fitting of the reviews this restaurant has received. None of our party seemed anxious to return to Sidney in the future. Perhaps on a warm summer day when few people are in the restaurant, the service and meals may be better.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service1
value3

Very poor service this visit

Dined on February 14, 2016

Seated immediately, but Waited 10+ minutes before anyone greeted us at our table. Service was very poor, drink order took too long, portion of the entree was cold. Would not recommend based on this visit.

Tags: special occasion
food1
ambience1
service2
value1

Dining disappointment

Dined on February 13, 2016

Recently dined at Sidney's for a Valentine's dinner. We had read good reviews in the newspaper but should have read more. The stark atmosphere matched the starkness of our mediocre dinner...mediocre at best. We shared a miniature plate of calamari and moved on to prime rib. This was so fatty that I left half behind. It was accompanied by a few overlooked bland vegetables and a small terrine of mashed potatoes. Pretty humble fare for a hefty price. We went home hungry for dessert there. I was not willing to spend another dime and risk another overpriced bite. Thumbs down all around. We could have enjoyed a meal for half as much at any local chain.

food3
ambience5
service5
value4

Good, not great

Dined on February 13, 2016

I've been a fan of Sidney for several years and was always blown away by the experience. This latest visit was not up to their usual standard. The service was outstanding as always and the atmosphere still a cozy, quaint setting perfect for a romantic night out. I was a little let down with the menu. We had one great dish and one so so. I'd still go back for another try but I don't think Sidney is my #1 go to.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great service

Dined on February 13, 2016

I ordered flowers for the table and they were beautiful. This place is a GEM in the country side.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service4
value5

Enjoyed the experience

Dined on February 6, 2016

I didn't find the choices to tick off relevant. We were a group of four, enjoyed the food and the portions. The room - fireplace - was a bit noisy but tolerable. The menu is limited but varied something that I value in a restaurant; the chef can concentrate his and his crew's attention on quality. You are about an hour's drive from our home so Sidney's will not be a frequent visit. That is why I ticked the 'special occasion' box. But we will return, definitely.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Worth a longer trip

Dined on February 2, 2016

We decided to try Sidney Tavern to celebrate a birthday at lunch time after reading a newspaper article about it. It was a 40-minute drive for us, but it was well worth the travel distance. All of the food was delicious. The potato crisps appetizer was especially excellent as was the cappuccino dessert. The pasta special was great, and the eggplant parmesan sandwich was delicate yet hearty. Thanks for a great birthday celebration!

Tags: special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent!!!

Dined on January 31, 2016

Took my wife there for our 27th wedding anniversary, service was great and the food was fantastic!!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great staff

Dined on January 30, 2016

The staff at Sidney is great, especially Kelly and Amanda!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Wonderful experience

Dined on January 30, 2016

Great food and very, very nice service. We've eaten there twice over past frew years and it has been wonderful each time. Worth calling to make the reservation in person to try to get a table in the tavern room. More ambience.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Great Evening Out

Dined on January 28, 2016

Always an excellent time - good food, good service and lovely atmosphere. This is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. We've been here numerous times and our only regret is that it is a distance from our home - or we'd go more often.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food2
ambience4
service4
value3

Food was suboar

Dined on January 16, 2016

We've eaten at Sidney many times, and never once have I had a complaint, but this past weekend our food was bland (and overcooked). I ordered pork and lentils. It was so flavorless! And while our server was nice, our food came out on top of itself. At one point we had bread, oysters, soup and amuse on our table. We were also looking for a quiet evening away from our kids- aka time- and were finished in less than an hour. Just not your best night, Sidney.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Finally had a chance to visit Sidney!

Dined on January 14, 2016

I have looked forward to visiting here for a long time, and finally had the opportunity when I brought my sister here for a birthday lunch. The food was wonderful, as was the service! Dessert was a bit pricy, but amazing. Will definitely be coming back with my husband.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Menu

Dined on January 8, 2016

After reading your review in the Patriot News where the writer gave glowing comments on your open face Haddock with Crab I was hooked. Very disappointed it was not available at 5 PM.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

One word: Delicious

Dined on January 8, 2016

Excellent restaurant, the food, drinks and service are top notch!

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Loved the casual Tavern ambiance, boutiq ...

Dined on January 3, 2016

Loved the casual Tavern ambiance, boutique oysters & a great birthday celebration!

food5
ambience4
service4

Outstanding dinner, the food was well pr ...

Dined on January 1, 2016

Outstanding dinner, the food was well prepared and the server was very pleasant. The menu is diverse and the wine list, while small, has the right pairings for the menu.

food5
ambience3
service1
value2

Excellent food. Service was awful.

Dined on December 31, 2015

This was my second time at Sidney's at East Berlin. Once again, the menu was unique, food was prepared excellently. Service however was horrible, making me question whether we'll ever go back. The restaurant was not full, yet we were pretty much "forgotten" by our server, Brittany. It took over two hours for dinner (no special orders or requests either) yet every course took extremely long to arrive. Upon the two hour mark, I requested the check because dessert hadn't arrived and my husband & I had another engagement. Just then, dessert was delivered, mine melted, my husband's cold, along with the check. No apologies were given by waitstaff.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The Eshbachs always enjoy Chef Will's expertise!

Dined on December 31, 2015

Our favorite charred calamari appetizer is back! Always enjoy the fish entree options and wine selections!🍷 Sidneys continues to be a special treat for us! The servers make great efforts in creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Kudos to Chef Neil and Chef Will! Happy New Year!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Sandwiches like no other

Dined on December 30, 2015

We had lunch at Sidney's. Using the term sandwich really does not do them justice. Haddock with crab was sumptuous. Eggplant parmesan was like nothing I ever tasted before, with the best focaccia bread I've ever had.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Sydney offers creative food, well prepar ...

Dined on December 30, 2015

Sydney offers creative food, well prepared and presented. Neil Annis, the chef and owner, learned his craft, and his restaurant management skills in NYC, and this restaurant would thrive there. Best for seafood -- always something intriguing in the monkfish/cofiish/halibut sector, but don't overlook the pork tenderloin. A solid wine list. Pleasant setting, well trained staff. Expect to pay $150 or so per couple for three courses and a bottle of wine. Easily the best place in Adams County and environs. Been coming for years; never a bad experience.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Inspired.

Dined on December 26, 2015

This was the nicest, most inspired dinner experience we've had in an awfully long time. I mean there's good, there's memorable, then there's a tier or two above that where this restaurant belongs. It's well over an hour away from my home and we WILL be making that drive again soon.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Wonderful dining experience.

Dined on December 26, 2015

Very interesting entrée choices which my family loves. The wilted spinach served with the monk fish was amazing. If you are a meat and potato type of diner...would recommend the tavern instead of the fine dining restaurant. We visited the tavern for a drink after dinner..and plan to return to try that side of the restaurant for dinner some day...very courteous and attentive staff.

Tags: special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Find!

Dined on December 23, 2015

What a wonderful experience my sisters, our daughters, and I had at Sidney's! The setup was comfortable, the food was delicious, and the server deserves high praise. She accommodated everybody equally (11 of us) without being intrusive, noticed when someone needed something, and responded promptly--always with a smile. A local friend of mine recommended Sidney's, and I will forever be grateful to her for doing so. We all had a very pleasant experience.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Wonderful Evening

Dined on December 20, 2015

Kitchen ran out of prime rib but tenderloin was very good. Monkfish was excellent.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Enjoyable Experience

Dined on December 20, 2015

Sidney's may be a bit hard to find and in the middle of nowhere, but it's worth the effort. The food is excellent, and the service outstanding. Located in an old building in East Berlin,it boasts a colonial atmosphere, simple but elegant. Try Sidney's for a special occasion.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A lovely lunch!

Dined on December 18, 2015

We met with friends for lunch at Sydney's, the second time we have done so. It was again an excellent experience! The food is first class and beautifully presented, the service attentive and skillful, and the dining room is calm and charming. We will certainly be returning... one of our favorite places to dine in the area

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service1

Yikes .....

Dined on December 6, 2015

As always, the food was spectacular ! BUT, the service was awful...I don't know if they were short staffed or just not interested....waited 20 minutes for a drink, and it went down from there. So disappointed in Sidney's......but, the food was PERFECT!!! Worth the wait???????? Time will tell.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service1

Great food but the service was very lacking...

Dined on December 6, 2015

We have dined here on several occasions and the food has always been excellent, including this night. What was a problem for us was our server didn't have her act together. The bartender was also not efficient. It should never take 30 minutes to get a drink. While dinner was slow to arrive, our drinks were as well so there wasn't time for a second cocktail which was disappointing.

Tags: fit for foodies, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service4

Fun at Sidney

Dined on December 5, 2015

We were seated quickly. The service was a tad slow at times, but the restaurant was busy so that's understandable. The food was wonderful, wine list not huge but with many good selections. It was a very nice evening!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list

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