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“Never disappoints”
Review of Checkers Bistro

Checkers Bistro
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Ranked #10 of 622 Restaurants in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$50
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Checkers Bistro has an eclectic menu, with American, French and Asian influenced dishes. We are passionate about Food, Wine, Craft Beers and Liquor. We purchase as many ingredients locally that are in season. Our goal is to deliver a fine dining experience in a friendly and consistent setting. We welcome your feedback through TripAdvisor and will respond to your comments. Live, Love, Eat at Checkers Bistro.
Reviewed 11 April 2016

One of my favorite restaurants in Lancaster city. Staff is friendly, well trained, attentive without being intrusive and pacing of courses is just right. If you're looking for a romantic dinner I'd suggest requesting the "stage" area of the dining room - more intimate with a wall of windows. I've also eaten at the bar numerous times and it makes for a more casual (still chic) setting.

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David P, Owner at Checkers Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2016

It is always inspiring for us to receive reviews from our guests. We appreciate you taking the time to write review of your experience at Checkers. I sincerely hope that we never disappoint and meet you expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our restaurant and thank you for your patronage….
Best.
David

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Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Whether for a business dinner with clients and co-workers, a night out with friends, or a romantic dinner with your spouse, this is the place to go. Great food. And very good service.

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David P, Owner at Checkers Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2016

It is good to know that we cater to different occasions for our guests. I appreciate you have detailed a number of reasons for dining with us. Thank you very much for taking the time to review us.
Regards,
David

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Reviewed 2 April 2016

A friend and I like to try new restaurants, and our experience at Checkers Bistro was top notch. The restaurant is sleek and elegant, with a rustic touch since it's in an old building. My eye kept going to the pretty glass chandeliers, which you don't see too often anymore. I ordered the chef's special of rockfish over spinach and roasted fingerling potatoes with a sofrito. It was outstanding. My friend raved about her french onion soup and apple salad. Service was attentive, and we had a very nice, relaxing lunch.

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Thank Jodi M
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David P, Owner at Checkers Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2016

From your comments it appears that this was your first time at Checkers Bistro. Well we hope to welcome you back. We are delighted that you had a a "fantastic lunch experience". We always appreciate feedback and reviews from our guests.
Thank you,
David

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Reviewed 28 March 2016

Great service, even for gluten & dairy free member of our party with lots of allergies. Beautiful presentation, outstanding food, good service, don't miss it!

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Thank Susan L
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David P, Owner at Checkers Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2016

Meeting our guests dietary, dairy and allergy needs is important for us. We stock gluten free bread, and we are more than happy to modify our dishes. No Prima-Donna Chefs in our kitchen… WE all strive to meet our guests needs so that you have a great diningexperience. Thank you very much for your review.
Regards,
David

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Reviewed 26 March 2016

Pass on the calamari; it was tender enough but tasteless. The breading was dry and totally uninteresting! Crabcake and roasted chicken were both good. The runners seemed very efficient at delivering the food but the server who took our order was very difficult to find when we needed something - like the check! We won't recommend or return.

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