About The Greenfield Restaurant
Set in a 1780 Pennsylvania Stone Farmhouse with deep windows and a warm pleasant atmosphere this is a family owned and operated restaurant that is recognized as one of the "Best of Lancaster" for dinner, Sunday Brunch, patio dining, wine list, atmosphere and romantic settings. Although our building is over 225 years old we update our menu daily! Change is a good thing at the Greenfield. We specialize in next day delivery of Hawaiian Finfish and seafood while we continue to cut our own steaks. You will enjoy selections from our wine list that has been recognized by the Wine Spectator Magazine for over 9 years. Our patio and balcony over looking the trendy bar is among our customers favorite requests for lunch and dinner seating, while the wine cellar has two of the most romantic tables in the area. If you are traveling, this is one of those restaurants that you wish you had back home....and we are happy that you found us.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday Breakfast & Brunch: 9:00am - 2:00pm
William Penn Way
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Piano Player in the Lounge on Friday & Saturday evenings 6 - 10pm Lovely Ladies of Jazz Trio - Wednesday 6:30 - 9:30pm
We offer full catering services for any occasion whether it is business, corporate, pharmaceutical, wedding and home food-services. Fully equipped with trucks and professional staff to design, produce maintain your event wherever your location. We are recognized as the Best of Lancaster in Catering as well as the Best of the Knot for wedding services. Call and ask for Ray or Kristen Hottenstein for details.
More than adequate parking in our well lighted parking lot that is adjacent to the building.
Public transit stops in front of the property
Private Party Facilities:
Bridal or baby showers are a specialty here at the Greenfield. Our house is yours if you want to take the whole first floor on a Saturday afternoon or a Sunday evening. The patio is available during the warmer months, although we have on occasion covered it for a special event. Please contact Ray for this venue.
Private Party Contact:
Ray Hottenstein: 7173930668
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Ask about our wine cellar seating. You will be in our actual cellar with only 2 tables in a very romantic and secluded area that is below ground. Ask us about "Wild Wednesday's" and our "Wild" Game offerings.
The Greenfield Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Good, Not Great
Our dinner at Greenfield was ok, but nothing special. I thought the prices were a bit high for the quality of the food. The bread was amazing, easily the best part of the meal! I had the prime rib special, which came with potato wedges and mixed vegetables. The prime rib looked great but was a little tough and dry. I had asked for medium rare but I think it was closer to medium. The potatoes were also dry and the veggies were bland. My husband had the pork chop and he said it was salty. The sides were piled on top of the chop and were more of a topping than actual sides. He left hungry.
Where's the bread?
I had a nice chicken and cashew nut salad for lunch and some ice tea. I was disappointed that they didn't see fit to include some bread or a roll. The waiter said there was date nut bread for purchase, but I was not interested in dessert bread -- just wanted a crust of French bread or a small roll.
Usually the food at dinner is excellent with great service. First time for Brunch and salads were average the breads chewy and cold. Service was spotty. Off day for a usually above average restaurant.
Memorable Dining Experience
Outstanding dining experience from all aspects. The staff is always courteous, professional yet eager to provide a truly remarkable dining experience. The food and beverages never disappoint. Thank you!
Such a pleasant surprise to find a great ...
Such a pleasant surprise to find a great place to eat and relax. The live music, great service ( I asked to have us moved away from the kitchen) and very good meal is a guarantee that we will come back next time we are in Lancaster PA. The hostess and waited could not be more personable and the owner stopped by to say hello. Very nicely done
Every time we visit Lancaster, we have to go to The Greenfield Inn, the atmosphere is awesome, and the service and food is wonderful.
A very nice restaurant.
The food was excellent and the ambiance was great. A piano was being played softly in the background. Service was very good. A nice place to have a relaxing meal.
We had dinner last weekend with our fingers crossed that it would be as wonderful as it was when we last dined, which was over ten years ago...and it was. Actually it was better than we remembered. The portions were very generous and the wine list was impressive. Our entrees were rack of lamb and prime ribs. Both were done exactly as ordered and were extremely tender. We would most definitely return when in the area
Everything came together perfectly on our most recent visit. We started at the bar and enjoyed a drink and some nice conversation and then we were seated in the wine cellar which has the best ambience in Lancaster. My wife and our friends very much enjoyed our visit together and the food and service were on point. We enjoyed ourselves so much we didn't realized we had stayed 30 minutes past closing time. Great experience!
Go to Greenfield!
Our group of four LOVED our dining experience at Greenfield! The atmosphere was great, service was great and food was EXCEPTIONAL! Truly a gem here in Lancaster. We cannot wait to go again soon!
Brunch was amazing. Our party had the Eg ...
Brunch was amazing. Our party had the Eggs Benedict, the salmon quiche, the breakfast burrito and the waffle with ice cream. All were incredibly delicious. Drinks were also very good.
Good food, great service but don't get a Martini
Our only complaints were with the cocktails. I had the Lemon Drop Martini, which was the worst I have ever had - no lemon taste. I sent it back once and the second one was no better. My husband and friend ordered the Manhattans. They sent it back once as it was way too much Vermouth. The second time was not much better either but my husband decided to keep it and our friend sent it back again. Either the bartenders don't have the right equipment to make a drink or they don't have the knowledge. I would got back again but only drink wine. Kelli, our waitress was great and had to carry everything upstairs.
Classy upscale Lancaster spot. Good for a special meal.
Ate there the Saturday before Valentine's Day. Just a great restaurant! Can't say enough about the service, food, and ambience. Ate in the lounge with quiet piano background music. Highly recommended!
Excellent Experience on a busy Valentines Day
First time eating at the Greenfield. Had an awesome table on the 2nd floor overlooking the bar. Loved the list of high end cocktails. Salad dressing was homemade. The food was exceptional and wait staff very attentive and experienced. I was pleasantly surprised simply because on a huge weekend like Valentines Day typically the service and the food quality are diminished because of the volume. Not the case here!
Why 3* & Not 4*
Everything but the prime ribs were excellent. The prime ribs were so-so at best, not the best cut of meat. The appetizers (crab cocktail & onion soup) were great. The entree that my spouse had (filet mignon) was great. The desert (creme puff with ice cream) was yummy. We have been going to the Greenfield for some time and will go again, but couldn't give it more than 3* this time.
Great special occation restaurant
We will enjoy The Greenfield for special occasions! It's a little high-priced for everyday dining, but the food, service, and ambience are all outstanding! There is a full bar and a very long and full wine list - however high in cost. We will enjoy going back 2-3 times a year!
I'm always here
This place is amazing for many reasons. I was here 4 times this week.
We had a nice, large table in a bit of a ...
We had a nice, large table in a bit of an alcove, which was great. Service was professional as always. The food was the usual high quality Greenfield food we've come to expect; however, diners in our party found the mashed potatoes too horseradishy to eat and the spätzle almost too strong with the herbs. Not a big deal. Staff was very accommodating to a member of our party who experienced a minor medical issue while we were there.
Wonderful service and great food
I took my parents here for their 69th wedding anniversary and the staff could not have been nicer, from the hostess welcoming them with "Happy Anniversary!", seating us at the best table, the waitress being so nice to them, and putting a candle in their dessert. And we all loved the food very much. The peanut butter pie is fantastic! Thanks for making it a very special anniversary, Greenfield!
Noisy - Disappointed
We have been to Greenfield's Restaurant many times but this time were very disappointed, both in the ambience and service. There was a jazz singer in the lounge (it was jazz night) who was so excruciatingly loud that we had to ask to be moved - we could not even carry on a conversation with one another. (Other diners expressed their dismay as well as to the noise level). We were moved to another room and we were the only diners in the room - the room was chilly but did warm up. I don't know why a quality restaurant would have a jazz night during the holiday season when most diners were there to have a nice meal and visit with friends and family they haven't seen for a while. Our waitress was very indifferent and basically just delivered our food and that was it. Not personable at all. Our entrees were just ok - nothing to rave about. The crab cocktail appetizer was outstanding though. Will probably not return, which is too bad, as we have been going there with the same group of friends for many years. As an aside to Open Table - we had tried to make a reservation at Greenfield's for New Year's Eve through Open Table about a month and a half ago. We were old that our selected time was not available. As a result, we went the previous night. After dinner while waiting to leave, I was chatting with the hostess and told her we had tried to get a reservation for New Year's Eve through Open Table for their restaurant but were told nothing was available. She seemed surprised and checked the reservation book - they did have a table available for New Year's Eve at the time we selected. Obviously, we did not take that table and go back New Year's Eve after having just eaten there.
The Eggs Benedict with lump crab for Sun ...
The Eggs Benedict with lump crab for Sunday brunch is out of this world!!!
Good food , especially rack of lamb; warm food ,not hot; service hit and run ,too rushed;watered down Coke;little pricey; was nicer 10 years ago; was noted that it was an anniversary dinner on reservation , but no one else noted it ; will visit again in future, probably for the lamb if it is hot ;
Good but a little pricey
We ere a party of 8 and the food and service were good. The wine cellar was quiet and enjoyable. We did thin they should quote the prices of the non mere specials ahead of time. My wife ordered one,the Snapper, and it was very pricey to our standards.
The food was outstanding and the combina ...
The food was outstanding and the combination of that and Christmas decorations was perfect.
Love it here
This is our second visit and we had a great experience both time. Great atmosphere, service and good. We will be back on our next visit to Lancaster and we visit often.
Amazing food and wine in a wonderful setting
Every year for over 20 years we head to Lancaster for our annual Black Friday shopping spree. We stay "next door" at the Hampton Inn and ALWAYS dine at The Greenfield Restaurant. We are never disappointed with the quality of the food, service and wine selection. You can't go wrong with their crab cakes or petite filet mignon. The rack of lamb was delightful, as was the peanut butter pie.
love the food! Had family get together.
Family dinner. Waiter was very nice and patient with our group. Fun place!
Great meal, nice ambiance, but waiter was just ok.
I consider the Greenfield Inn a great reliable standby in terms of quality food and a great atmosphere. My brother was visiting from out of town, and my husband and I took him out to dinner, along with my 94 year old mom. I appreciate that the restaurant accommodated my request for first floor dining, since my mom cannot go up stairs. Our food was very good, and my brother commented that the crab cakes were the best he's ever had. I didn't try them but they looked wonderful, lots of big chunks of crab and no filler. I had the Scottish Salmon and it too was delicious! My only disappointment is that our waiter was not very accommodating. My mom, who is 94, is missing a lot of teeth so she can't eat salad. That's what her entree comes with, so I asked if we could substitute a soup or soft vegetable. The answer was no, the only substitution permitted was apple sauce. That is kind of disappointing in a restaurant that is otherwise so stellar. My brother also asked about getting a different vegetable than the one that came with his entree. Again, he was told the only other thing they could give him was applesauce. Really, that seems kind of bush league in a place like this. Just wish the waiter could have been a little more accommodating, especially for an old lady who can't chew a salad. I actually ran into the chef at an event later that night and asked him about this. He told me that the restaurant's policy IS to accommodate such requests and they do so all the time. So I am not sure why our waiter was so inflexible about it. Also, he spent way too much time chatting with people he knew at the bar while we were trying to get his attention for quite a while to get coffee for my mom, and later, to bring us the bill. He was also completely unknowledgeable when my brother asked a question on the beer list. So, I would say the food and ambiance was excellent, our waiter, just ok. In general I have usually had great service here before, so I would still return again.
Brunch! Very fair price for very good f ...
Brunch! Very fair price for very good food!
Very Good but Very Pricey
We went to the "Greenfield Restaurant" for our 45th Anniversary.It was highly recommended by friends.We were expecting an expensive meal and but it was a special occaision.The food was outstanding and the service was great (ask for Wendy).We thought $12.00 was a little much for a side order of fingerling potatoes.Other than that the experience was very nice!
We have eaten at Greenfield many, many times and have never been disappointed. This time was as good as ever. Food, service and overall experience is exceptional. Connie, our server, did a great job for us and was extra attentive to my wife's seafood allergy. If you want good ambiance, ask for the wine cellar or the balcony. Overall, if you want a pleasant evening and great food, go to Greenfield. The crabcakes are excellent as is the filet.
The food was delicious. A little more at ...
The food was delicious. A little more atmosphere would have been nice. We had reservations for four at and were placed at a table for four in a room with a large bus tour. It was pretty noisy.
The Greenfield Restaurant was recommended to us by staff at the nearby Hampton Inn. We were so pleased to find this lovely gem for our anniversary dinner! The atmosphere, the food, the wine and the service were all just perfect! The short walk to the front door from the Hampton was another plus. We will certainly eat there again if we are in Lancaster.
Had a great meal there with my wife. She ...
Had a great meal there with my wife. She had the shrimp cocktail and petite filet. I had the lump crabmeat and the frenched porkchop. Both were excellent!
Beautiful location, creative menu, gener ...
Beautiful location, creative menu, generous portions, well trained staff, and quiet piano to set the mood!
Outstandng Lancaster Dining Experience
My wife and I enjoyed the wonderful experience of dining at the Greenfield Restaurant and Bar last Friday evening. Every aspect of the experience was remarkable. The staff was curteous and helpful and the food was quite enjoyable. We definately would revisit this restaurant during future travels to the area.
The soups could have been much hotter. Both soups served at our table were only luke warm. The crab cakes were excellent and the prime rib was good however the parmasean wedge potatoes were cold. Also the vegetables were not served very warm either
It was a wonderful meal with great servi ...
It was a wonderful meal with great service and romantic atmosphere. Very fresh menue.
Food was excellent. Service was solid. ...
Food was excellent. Service was solid. We were seated in a back room that was very antiseptic
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