Enjoy the culinary creations of chef Daniel LeBoon at The Belvedere Inn, one of Lancaster County’s most beloved and elegant dining destinations. Open since 1998, The Belvedere Inn has focused on locally grown and raised ingredients since day one. The restaurant offers great food, creative cocktails, stunning décor, outdoor dining on the second-floor terrace, a knowledgeable staff and a touch of history.
The seasonally inspired menus offer something for everyone, with an array of appetizers, salads, entrées and desserts, including accommodations for gluten-free and vegetarian diets. Favorites include their signature grilled Caesar salad, dry-aged steak and jumbo lump crab cake. For dessert, indulge in chocolate butterscotch bread pudding, vanilla bean crème brulee, pots de crème or one of their other rich desserts. The Belvedere also offers an extensive bar menu that features cocktails, wine and a changing array of draft beer.
Staying in Lancaster or visiting during the holidays? The Belvedere’s Christmas décor is a must see!
402 North Queen Street, Lancaster. 717-394-2422 or belvederelancaster.com. Reservations can be made online or over
Lombardo’s has been a fixture in Lancaster for 75 years and has evolved from both a culinary and aesthetic perspective along the way. After a renovation project that took more than 10 months to complete, the family-owned, classic Italian restaurant is revamped and ready to impress.
Since 1946, the Lombardo family has been sharing their Italian cooking with guests looking for warm hospitality, a nice bottle of wine and a meal made with love. Today, a new generation of Lombardos continues these traditions along with some delicious new additions to the menu inspired by trips back to the old country.
The culinary team at Lombardo’s stresses the importance of incorporating fresh produce, meats and other ingredients in their signature dishes and sauces. All pasta is also made in-house. The menu includes updated classics like lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken and veal parmesan and calamari, as well as new additions like arancini and scamorza. Also new to the menu is pizza, which is made with fresh tomatoes and a unique blend of cheeses and then cooked in their new pizza oven.
216 Harrisburg Avenue, Lancaster. 717-394-3749 or lombardosrestaurant.com. Reservations are required and can be made over the phone or on their website.
At Amorette, the emphasis is on extraordinary food, luxurious décor and expert staff to create an experience that is meant to be savored by all senses.
Their wine list takes center stage, which accounts for 500 different labels, representing 10 nations. Amorette was recognized by Wine Spectator in the magazine’s 2019 Restaurant Awards. Their Michelin-trained and Parisian Level 3 Sommelier, Thierry Lesparre, helps to create a wine experience that will educate diners and open their palates.
As for food, Amorette offers an array of dining experiences. Choose from a four-course or seven-course prix fixe menu, an à la carte menu or a bar & lounge menu. Delicacies sourced from around the world are featured on each of the eclectic menus, including truffles, caviar and Kobe beef, as well as exotic meats such as antelope and wild boar. Private dining rooms and intimate Chef’s Table experiences are also available upon request.
401 North Prince Street. 717-947-7710 or amorette.com. Amorette was closed over the past year due to Covid. Check their website and social media for information on their reopening. Reservations can be made over the phone or on their website.
Located in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch farmland, The Log Cabin has been a dining destination since it opened as a speakeasy in 1929. Almost 95 years later, The Log Cabin continues to be a great place to gather for upscale fare in a charming and historic setting. The Log Cabin specializes in farm-to-table cuisine and is the perfect location to celebrate special occasions or host private parties.
Each of their 12 dining rooms offers a different experience. The Piano Room is perfect for after-dinner drinks, while their private rooms offer an intimate setting for special occasions. The Log Cabin also offers a lovely outdoor patio for dining alfresco from April to October.
Their menu features polished casual offerings, with an emphasis on steaks and seafood. Entrées include seared jumbo sea scallops, Prince Edward Island mussels, crab cakes and the Cabin Burger. Their drink menu offers craft beer on tap, a wide selection of wines and signature and seasonal cocktails.
And don’t forget the restaurant’s Sunday brunch, featuring anything from lobster tacos to creamed chipped dry beef with buttermilk biscuits.
11 Lehoy Forest Drive, Leola. 717-626-9999 or logcabin1933.com. Reservations can be made over the phone or on their website.