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The Loft Restaurant

201 W Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3747
+1 717-925-7829
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“escargot” (10 reviews)
“mushroom soup” (10 reviews)
“prime rib” (14 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:00 Hours
201 W Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3747
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Loft was a wonderful Lancaster Resturant 40 years ago and is STILL a wonderful dining experiance. The menu selection is great, our server was fantastic and we love the art and decor. Old Lancaster at its best!

Thank Frankie L
Reviewed 30 May 2018

This is our go to spot on First Fridays when Lancaster restaurants are mobbed and you can’t grab dinner anywhere! The scallops we had here are the best ever! Our server was attentive and well versed on the menu.

Thank doreenjemisonj
Reviewed 25 February 2018

I went for lunch an the food was the best steak an fries I have had in a long time. Staff was nice an place was clean also

Thank Larry P
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I came up from Atlanta to take my mom there last night for her 88th birthday for a very special birthday dinner. There is no parking so I drove around for 20 minutes and then called to ask where to park and she told me...More

2  Thank Brenda P
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Classic Lancaster Restaurant. Great Prime Rib on weekends as well as a nice selection of other things. They always have oysters when in season both raw and Rockefeller. I've had fish selections and their lamb chops. Great soups too! Great staff! Many greet us by...More

1  Thank TDNotreDame
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The hostess dismissed my request for a Manhattan, telling me my server would take my order. Sine the Hostess is also the bartender, I was mystified. The food was not memorable. Cross this off our list. Plenty of other great places in Lancaster now.

Thank realdesertfox
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

As a Lancaster county native who comes back to visit family, I am kicking myself for not having eaten here before. This evening I ate there for the first time with my aunt and son. We had all had a wonderful meal! My son and...More

Thank Rebecca K
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Chose to eat here before a performance at the Fulton Theater because of the very good reviews. The atmosphere was nice and our waitress was very good. I was a little annoyed with the hostess when our reservations from 3 days earlier could not get...More

Thank EllisAndersen
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Don't forget the Loft for lunch! Just might be the best bargain in town! You can choose from so many things burgers, soft shell crabs, soups, salmon, sandwiches and my favorite, the scallops. The lunch was light and perfect with lovely sides such as veggie...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Beats our favorite DC restaurants. Waitress, Kirsten, made great recommendations and was the BEST waitress we've ever had. She was friendly, attentive, informative and every recommendation she made was spot on. Will definitely return next time we stay in Lancaster. Thanks, Kirsten.

1  Thank Mary B
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20 January 2017|
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Response from cap561 | Reviewed this property |
Here are the current hours posted on their website: LUNCH – Mon-Fri 11:30a - 2:00p DINNER – Mon-Sat 5:30 - 9:00
14 December 2016|
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Response from mustangsandy3 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware of. You might call the restaurant and ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 W Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3747
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-925-7829
  • E-mail
The Loft, a dream realized by a gifted chef. With owner Gunter, at the helm, culinary destination is poised to be a contender for one of the country's top restaurants. Its eclectic menu is executed with panache, while the space itself has been warmed considerably from its previous incarnations. Call us today for more information.
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