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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
Closed now
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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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Wayne PA
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Pressroom has aspirations it has yet to completely attain. Remade as a contemporary American with farm-to-table ambitions, a range of small plates, a varied wine list, and a menu that reflect the touchstones of this cuisine, it will now be of interest to those (like myself) who had overlooked it in the past. However, execution remains inconsistent. Highlights of... More 

Thank Katherine M
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great environment minus the salty bartender in the back. Extremely dramatic and embarrassing, especially for an event where a significant amount of money has been dropped.. if you don't like your job, get a new one..

Thank Alicia K
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bar seating very uncomfortable, certainly does not keep people sitting long and buying beverages. Booths OK, but very hard to get a reservation or table. Outside seating area around the "waterfall" smells like the chemicals they put in the water to keep it clean, at night anyone can get in there off the street.

Thank H20wench
Holtwood, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped in for dinner after a show at the Fulton Theater. Morgan, our waiter, was excellent! He was very knowledgeable about the food and was willing to give recommendations when asked. The Bouillabaisse was delicious, ranking as one of the best we have ever had. It was the perfect date with the added bonus of free... More 

Thank HoltwoodTraveler
Montvale, New Jersey
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86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose this restaurant for its proximity to the Ware Center (and good reviews). We were not disappointed. Drinks were excellent. Dinner was delicious - especially the crab bisque, scallops and steak frittes. Free parking with validation is a plus in this busy downtown area. One word of caution - we dined early but as the restaurant filled up so... More 

Thank JoAnne P
Burlington, VT
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family was in the area looking at nearby colleges, and we had the most excellent experience all around the Pressroom. The food was fresh, inspired and crafted with intention. The ambiance is fantastic and we enjoyed a great selection of beer, wine and cocktails. There was even live jazz the night we visited! Our server, Morgan, was full of... More 

Thank KRW1970
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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153 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the fun atmosphere of the Pressroom. We ordered from the bistro menu since we are not big eaters. The fish tacos were good. We also indulged in the Pistachio/Raspberry dessert which was unique.

Thank Walkinlove
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner and it was wonderful! Bee was our waitress and she was helpful attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The guacamole was sub par but the homemade cumin chips saved the dish. We also had tuna carpaccio and I put it on the chips.... delectable to say the least. We had drinks and bar service was excellent as... More 

Thank Beth H
Sterling, Virginia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a last minute reservation via OpenTable while walking down the street. We arrived a little early, but were seated quickly at a terrific table near the window. There was a good beer selection and they made a terrific Mule. We shared the duck fat fries with confit and I had a cup of crab soup. This was enough... More 

Thank julieuno
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When going for brunch, there's always a certain feel and atmosphere I imagine and anticipate in the place I will be going. Often times, that expectation is met in a different way than I anticipate however when I visited the Pressroom, the experience matched my expectations. I walked in and the place was bright with natural light and smelled fresh.... More 

Thank JamesLynbrook

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 30
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?