Ambiance sometimes plays just as important of a role in a dining experience as the food itself. Foodies will likely attest that the state is dotted with scrumptious restaurants that also happen to be breathtakingly beautiful. Here are just 10 of the most beautiful restaurants in Pennsylvania.
1. Char’s Restaurant at Tracy Mansion – 1829 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102
Nestled in a sprawling mansion built in 1913, Char's Restaurant at Tracy Mansion is a sight to behold - both inside and out. Enjoy the charming restaurant as you dine on one of the popular entrees, including the risotto du jour, filet mignon, or scallop and shrimp creole. Drink in the beauty of Char's Restaurant at Tracy Mansion Tuesday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
2. Grand Concourse – 100 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Step into a bygone era - the early 20th century - when you enter the Grand Concourse, a former rail station that's been transformed into a jaw dropping restaurant. The riverside seafood restaurant features a popular Sunday brunch. Dine at the Grand Concourse Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
3. Washington Crossing Inn – 1295 General Washington Memorial Blvd, Washington Crossing, PA 18977
Experience the quaint charm of Washington Crossing Inn, which sits in a home built in 1817. Request a cozy seat by the fireplace then peruse the generous menu that features shrimp cocktail, seaside crab cakes, shepherd's meatloaf, and black Angus prime rib. Washington Crossing Inn welcomes diners Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. 10 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
4. Glass Wine Bar Kitchen – 119 Falls Avenue, Hawley, PA 18428
Listen to the rushing water of the jaw dropping Paupack High Falls when you dine at the Glass Wine Bar Kitchen at the Ledges Hotel. Opt for an indoor seat near the large windows or enjoy the spring air by dining outdoors. The charming restaurant offers a wide range of dishes, including fried chicken and steak. Glass Wine Bar Kitchen welcomes guests Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
5. Bridgetown Mill House Restaurant & Inn – 760 Langhorne Newtown Road, Langhorne, PA 19047
Surround yourself by nature's pure beauty when you dine outdoors at the Bridgetown Mill House Restaurant, snuggled in a spectacular inn that dates back to 1791. Or, enjoy the grandeur of sitting in the Great Hall or the Main Dining Room inside. Order the Dinner Buffet or one of the many entrees, such as the filet mignon, chicken breast, or vegetable pasta penne. Visit the Bridgetown Mill House Restaurant Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
6. Shakespeare’s Restaurant – 1495 Mercer Road, Ellwood City, PA 16117
Feel like royalty when you dine at Shakespeare's Restaurant. Designed as a 16th century castle, the enchanting restaurant with a medieval theme sits on more than 200 acres of lush land. Opt for such entrees as prime rib, broiled seafood, and pasta primavera. Reserve your table Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
7. Carmen’s Restaurant – 700 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503
Find yourself surrounded by stunning architectural beauty, including marble walls, at the nearly three-story Carmen's Restaurant. Peruse the generous menu that boasts filet of beef, panzanella chicken, and mushroom risotto. Marvel at the beauty of Carmen's Restaurant, nestled in the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Monday through Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
8. Jubilee Restaurant – 2067 PA-940, Pocono Pines, PA 18350
Embrace the warm, cozy ambiance of Jubilee Restaurant, a quaint restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu features such traditional dishes as meatloaf, herb roasted chicken, and mac and cheese. Dine at Jubilee Restaurant Sunday through Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
9. Jean Bonnet Tavern – 6048 Lincoln Highway, Bedford, PA 15522
Journey back in time - to around 1762 - when you dine at Jean Bonnet Tavern, a rustic restaurant that has also gained quite a reputation for tales of hauntings within its walls. Order from the eclectic menu that includes lemon ricotta chicken, tavern crab cakes, and lobster ravioli. Visit Jean Bonnet Tavern Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
10. Martine’s Riverhouse Restaurant – 14 East Ferry Street, New Hope, Pennsylvania, PA 18938
Indulge in a delicious meal while gazing out over the water as you sit outdoors as Martine's Riverhouse Restaurant. The riverfront restaurant's menu boasts a range of entrees, such as seared diver sea, grilled Atlantic salmon, and sauteed Maine lobster. Martine's Riverhouse Restaurant welcomes diners daily for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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