The Belvedere Inn is one of Lancaster County’s most beloved and elegant dining destinations. The restaurant is housed in a historic building dating back to 1876, when it was built by John S. Rohrer, a tobacco dealer from Strasburg who used the house for entertaining purposes. The Belvedere Inn continues that tradition today. “When we opened The Belvedere in 1998, our vision was to provide a fun place that served great food and drinks in a warm, friendly, elegant and lively atmosphere,” owner Dean Oberholtzer recalls. In addition to delicious food, The Belvedere offers a knowledgeable staff, frequent live music in Crazy Shirley’s Lounge, outdoor dining on the second-floor garden terrace and stunning Victorian décor. During the holiday season, The Belvedere is a must-see.
The seasonally inspired menu offers something for everyone, with an array of appetizers, salads, entrées and desserts, including accommodations for gluten-free and vegetarian diets. Menu items include their signature grilled Caesar salad, filet mignon, braised short ribs and pan-roasted duck breast. For dessert, indulge in chocolate peanut butter bread pudding, vanilla bean crème brûlée or one of their other rich creations. The Belvedere also offers an extensive bar menu that features creative cocktails, wine and a changing array of draft beer.
402 North Queen Street, Lancaster. Belvederelancaster.com or 717-394-2422. Reservations can be made online or over the phone.