A HIDDEN GEM IN LANCASTER PA!
Don’t you love it when you discover a hidden gem that has been in plain sight all the time? That’s what happened the other night when I joined two girlfriends for a long overdue girl’s night out for supper. Having lived in Lancaster PA for a long time, I have known about this restaurant for many years, and I pass by it whenever I go downtown Lancaster. I always admire how beautifully the exterior is kept and seasonally decorated, and as I drive by, I make a mental note to try and remember to have a meal there next time we are wracking our brains for a “good place to eat”. Can anyone relate? Well, everything came together last week, and we ended up at the beautiful Belvedere Inn at 402 N Queen St in Lancaster PA.
From the moment we walked in the door, the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. The décor is what can be called “fancy” but not in an intimidating way. Our server was very knowledgeable and rattled off the extensive specials list, with remarkable accuracy. We were all stunned by the variety of the extensive menu and when our food came, the presentation was just beautiful. We each ordered something different and in true “girls night out” style we each sampled everything! Every dish was just spectacular! From my choice of 4 hour braised short rib “comfort food”, to my friends Pan fried salmon over a succotash of corn, sweet potato, celeriac and lima beans, to the Bison Osso Bucco special, we each devoured every morsel. And then after declaring that we just could not eat another bite, we ordered dessert! Triple Chocolate Pot de Crème, need I say more!
On our way out to the easily accessed parking garage on Queen Street, we vowed to come back with our spouses and spread the word to friends, and our guests at http://www.swisswoods.com/ , that the Belvedere Inn is well worth a visit. Whether celebrating that special occasion while you visit Lancaster PA Dutch country or just spending a lovely night out with friends, it will not disappoint.
Check out the website where you can also view their menu.