Pennsylvania restaurant owners and employees let out a small sigh of relief after some targeted restrictions on restaurants were lifted on April 4 (Restaurants can now resume bar service, allow alcohol service without the purchase of food and raise their indoor dining capacity to 75%).
But even as restrictions begin to lift and we can see an end in sight, our local restaurants still need our help to recover from this past year. This spring’s Lancaster City Restaurant Week, which will be held from April 12-18, is the perfect opportunity to show your support and treat yourself to some of your favorite downtown restaurants.
Twice a year, in the spring and fall, Lancaster City Restaurant Week showcases and promotes Lancaster City’s diverse community of restaurants, cafés, coffee shops and other eateries that have gained nationwide acclaim and with it, a reputation as being a foodie destination. Fortunately, last spring’s week-long celebration concluded just before the state’s shutdown was put into effect. The fall version was held over an 11-day period in September, which allowed for restaurants to contend with limited seating and reduced hours. Take-out and purchasing gift cards were also emphasized as ways in which people could support Lancaster’s hard-hit restaurant scene.
Of course, this spring’s Restaurant Week will continue to look different than pre-pandemic Restaurant Weeks, but there are plenty of ways to participate, including indoor and outdoor dining, ordering take-out or purchasing gift cards and merchandise. As always, restaurants will be offering special dishes, prix fixe menus and drink specials.
Note: Be sure to make reservations where necessary and don’t forget to tip your servers generously!
551 West, 551 West King Street.
Alley Kat, 30 West Lemon Street.
Altana Rooftop Lounge, 26 East King Street.
Annie Bailey’s Irish Public House, 28-30 East King Street.
Belvedere Inn, 402 North Queen Street.
Bistro Barberet & Bakery, 26 East King Street.
Blazin’ J’s, 15 East King Street.
Brendee’s Irish Pub, 449 West Lemon Street.
Cabalar Meat Company, 325 North Queen Street.
Café One Eight, 18 West Orange Street.
C’est La Vie, 18 North Market Street.
Chellas Arepa Kitchen, 1830 Hempstead Road.
Citronnelle, 110 West Orange Street.
Cocina Mexicana, 112 North Water Street.
Commonwealth Kitchen & Café, 420 Pearl Street.
Cork & Cap, 480 New Holland Avenue, Suite #3000.
Decades, 438 North Queen Street.
Frisco’s Chicken, 454 New Holland Avenue.
Good Life Organic Kitchen, 301 North Queen Street.
Harvest Moon Bagel Co., 47 North Queen Street.
Himalayan Curry and Grill, 22 East Orange Street.
Home Skillet, 24 East King Street.
Iron Hill Brewery, 781 Harrisburg Pike.
Isaac’s Brewhouse, 25 North Queen Street.
Issei Noodle, 44 North Queen Street.
La Petite Patisserie, 621 Harrisburg Avenue.
Lancaster Brewing Company, 302 North Plum Street.
Lombardo’s, 216 Harrisburg Avenue.
Marion Court Room, 7 East Marion Street.
Max’s Eatery, 38 West King Street.
On Orange, 108 West Orange Street.
Plough, 25 South Queen Street.
Prince Street Café, 15 North Prince Street.
Quips Pub, 457 New Holland Avenue.
Rachel’s Café & Creperie, 201 West Walnut Street.
Shot & Bottle, 2 North Queen Street.
Souvlaki Boys, 1 West James Street.
Splits and Giggles, 500 West Lemon Street.
Sprout of Rice & Noodles, 58 North Prince Street.
The Exchange, 25 South Queen Street.
The Fridge, 534 North Mulberry Street.
The Imperial, 26 East Chestnut Street.
Yorgos, 66 North Queen Street.
Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse, 112 North Water Street.
For more details on participating restaurants, click here.