Opened in 1998, The Belvedere Inn has always been a fun and relaxed place to enjoy life, food family and friends, old and new.


This Victorian Italianate style city mansion was built in 1869 by the late John S Rohrer, a tobacco dealer from Strasburg to entertain his guests while visiting the city.


He incorporated a belvedere, meaning "beautiful view"

on top of the mansion for his guests to view downtown Lancaster.

Today, the legacy of Mr. Rohrer lives on and the hospitality continues with The Belvedere and its staff.


The Belvedere Inn is an award-winning restaurant in Lancaster, PA, known for its delicious contemporary American cuisine and elegant dining atmosphere.  Come in, relax and have a great time. Enjoy our savory appetizers and entrées or stop by for a cocktail after work and enjoy live jazz in our piano bar upstairs.


There's something for everyone at The Belvedere, and our friendly staff will always make you feel welcome. We are committed to using the freshest local produce and ingredients from Lancaster County, plus unique foods from around the world.


Join us anytime for dinner or drinks, and see what makes

The Belvedere Inn such a unique dining experience in Lancaster City.


Do you take reservations?


Reservations are strongly suggested during peak dining hours of 6pm-8pm on weekdays and especially on weekends. Make reservations online, or call 717.394.2422 to reach our friendly, professional staff.


What is your dress code?


We consider our restaurant to be upscale casual. We welcome guests in casual attire as well as more formal dress. Whether you’re wearing jeans or a suit, we only require that you have a great time.


Where can we park?


During restaurant hours street parking is available as well as in the Queen St. Parking garage. Please refrain from parking in the CVS parking lot. Your vehicle may be towed if you park there.


Is smoking permitted?


The Belvedere Inn is proud to offer both dining rooms and both bars as smoke-free. Smoking is allowed outside only.


I am interested in performing Jazz at the Belvedere Inn. How do I get a booking?


We are always looking for unique and upbeat musicians. To submit a sample recording, please call 717.394.2422 or email us at info@belvederelancaster.com


Who does your decorating?


The Belvedere Inn has always enjoyed a stylish and attractive appearance. The ideas and concepts of our ever-changing rooms are credited to Dean Oberholtzer, the owner. He and the dedicated staff are also responsible for the amazing and gorgeous holiday decorations, during Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Saint Patrick’s Day, Halloween, etc.


When did the Belvedere open?


We opened our doors July 1st of 1998. Crazy Shirley's opened in December of 1998.


When was this building constructed?


The mansion was built by James Rohrer, a tobacco plantation owner, in approximately 1876.


Do you have banquet facilities?


It is our pleasure to accommodate your banquet needs. Please contact our event coordinator John Costanzo at John@thebelv.com or  717.394.2422 for more information.


Do you have rooms available?


There used to be boarding rooms on the third floor. At present, these rooms are not available.


Are you currently hiring?


We are always looking for excellent applicants to join our talented staff. Please feel free to come in and request an application.