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Dining in York, PA

An October 2004 trip to York by noone

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Quote: Just an overview of some fun and interesting things to do and see in York, PA, as well as some great dining tips!

Left Bank Restaurant & Bar

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Restaurant | "The Left Bank"

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What a great experience! This restaurant is French-inspired, but with some great flair. Somthing you'd never expect to find in a small town. Beautifully decorated, with great ambiance. I loved the tin ceilings and French-inspired decorations. No rushing to finish your meal...very attentive staff and a truly amazing list of martinis (I recommend the Metropolitan). The menu changes every day, but everything we had was just superb. A great variety of seafood, fish, lamb, poultry, and vegetarian cuisine. The salads and desserts were also just fantastic. We ordered a mushroom and mandarin orange salad, as well as the chef's special calamari with banana peppers as appetizers. For entrees, we shared su...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 1, 2004

Left Bank Restaurant & Bar
120 N George Street
York, Pennsylvania 17401
(717) 843-8010

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This is a combination of Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. A great family-owned restaurant. The decor isn't much, and the place is small, so be prepared for a little bit of a wait, but it's very worth it. We loved the roast pork with spring rolls, the chicken satay, and the house noodle soup. Also had a great bananas flambe with ginger ice cream for dessert.

A little off the beaten path, but a true favorite of the locals!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 1, 2004

The Market Street Cafe
917 East Market Street
York, Pennsylvania
(717) 846-9302

Blue Moon Cafe

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Blue Moon Cafe Photo, York, Pennsylvania
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A really funky little place -- great outside dining in the courtyard behind the restaurant, which is vine-covered and peppered with white lights. The staff use the herbs from the gardens in back of the restaurant for cooking. It's kind of a "crunchy-granola" place, if you know what I mean. Lots of great veggie options and free-range chicken, but also more traditional fare such as lasagna, pasta, and even some French-inspired dishes. Staff is very attentive, and the dinner menu changes frequently. One other highlight is the ever-changing art. The restaurant also hosts local artists and sells their works on consignment, so the decor is constantly changing, as is the assortment of mismatched dishe...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 1, 2004

Blue Moon Cafe
361 West Market Street
York, Pennsylvania 17401
(717) 854-6664

Yorktowne Hotel a Historic Hotel of America The

Restaurant | "The Commonwealth Room-- Yorktowne Hotel"

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This is York's only four-diamond-rated restaurant, and it is truly excellent. An outstanding menu features Ahi tuna carpaccio, jumbo lump crab and Maine lobster roll, and duck strudel as appetizers, a wide variety of soups and salads, including a baked five-onion soup, and entrees such as Australian lamb, bison, rabbit, beef tenderloin, and braised pheasant. Obviously, this is NOT your standard restaurant menu. I encourage you to be a little adventurous -- I tried the rabbit (for the first time ever), and it was amazing! For dessert, we shared a York peppermint pattie (of course!), which is homemade peppermint ice cream served with chocolate, vanilla, and rasberry sauces. Th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 1, 2004

Yorktowne Hotel a Historic Hotel of America The
48 E Market Street
York, Pennsylvania 17401
(717) 848-1111