Ad Lib Craft Kitchen and Bar
Craft Kitchen and Bar
A comfortable gathering place where people come together to celebrate, debate politics or simply spend time with friends and family, Ad Lib is a “new take” on a traditional American Tavern.
Food and Drink offerings are old favorites “turned on their side” and full of surprises. Our food and beverage chefs combine classic preparations with contemporary creativity. Ad lib specials, the “Ad Lib Lunch” and Ad lib social hours celebrate spontaneity. This is a place to share food and share stories. There’s no script, just a stage set for you to wing it!
This is food that is fun to cook, fun to eat, fun to share. And, you can try many dishes in one visit with the large offering of small plate options. Guests can choose from over 40 small plates, over 30 wines by the glass, over 60 selections of beer and an ever changing list of craft, barrel aged and edible cocktails.
Smoked Cheddar, Golden Raisins, Marcona Almonds, Aleppo Pepper
Baby Iceberg, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Point Reyes, Six Minute Egg
Buttermilk Powder, Roasted Chili Sauce
Worked out nicely for our large group. Greeter/ host and our server were wonderful, attentive, knowledgeable.
Pretty restaurant, prices very reasonable, our food varied: apps great (basil ricotta was a super pleasant surprise, Brussel sprouts yummy, and the recommended short ribs a hit), and all dinner entrees thumbs up, except for my flatbread. It was a pretty generic pizza. Expected dollop of ricotta and discernible sausage pieces, but both were elusive. It was basically white cheese pizza. But all in all, nice experience and would recommend!
I had the absolute best experience for brunch this past Sunday (11am-2pm). Complimentary drinks, apps, and amazing entrees. They did have a kids menu as well, which wasn't displayed online, so do not decide based on that. Their was a gentleman playing guitar and singing throughout brunch. It was not loud at all and extremely pleasant, setting a great atmosphere. Our server was just the best. He was so engaging and personal without overstepping or holding us up from enjoying our meals. The food itself was exceptional. Everything was fresh with wonderful flavor. I cannot wait to go back.
The best restaurant experience I have ever had. Food was heavenly, server was amazing, prices were great and all around experience was perfect.
Service was horrible took over 45 to get our meal ordered appetizers which never came even though waitress assured us they were cooking. Dinner menu is very limited.
Inedible food. Whoever thought short rib mac n cheese should be topped with salt and vinegar potato chips, clearly thought it up during a late night... Most of the food looked like grey matter, but the drinks were spot on and the service was good
Good food and service!
Fish is fresh
Excellent restaurant with the best filet mignonette I’ve had in years! Friendly staff and excellent service!
We plan Harrisburg as our rest stop between Atlanta and NYC specifically because of Ad Lib. It’s a bistro- like venue with good food and exceptional craft cocktails. Service is friendly and welcoming.
We enjoyed our visit to Ad Lib. We had excellent food and the service was friendly, prompt and considerate. We will definitely visit this restaurant again.
My husband and I had a date night here and we were so impressed by everything! They had incredible cocktails and the dinner was outstanding. We look forward to going back soon!!
The food was impeccable and the service was great.
The staff was clearly stressed by the number of diners. Appetizers and main courses arrived at the same time, we were time-limited by need to get to a concert. Food was ok, but overpriced and undergood. We went there in the before times and had a great time with the small plates menu, which seems to have mostly gone away.
The food was delicious! Service was good. We loved the monkey bread as an appetizer! Will come back again!
Excellent service! Simple, tasty appetizers. Entrees were excellent. The variety of choices on the menu made it easy for a foodie and a finicky teen to find a great meal
Excellent decor, food was amazing and Parker our server was exceptional…well done. A great jewel in downtown Harrisburg.
Great Music! Waited a LONG time till anyone came over. Food excellent, but would appreciate more gluten free brunch choices.
Celebrated my parent’s anniversary… food and service was outstanding! They really enjoyed it.
The noise was distracting. We were in the corner by the road. Not a good place
Very good food and drink selection. The Bourbon selection is very well tailored and menu items are diverse and well prepared. Parking is free on the street after 6pm...so don't get tricked into paying the City's high garage rates.
Prices too high for quality of food. Everything is ala carte. Had the smoked salmon pizza. Some type of pumpkin spice on the pizza was off putting.
Everything was amazing
The seafood pot I got was delicious with a scrumptious broth I wanted to drink every last drop of
Ad lib was amazing! We sat out doors in Strawberry Square and sipped cocktails, great dirty martini and a great cosmopolitan. For dinner we had basil ricotta cheese, roasted cauliflowers, wedge salad, wings. The food was delicious and the service was great. We will definitely be back to Ad lib!
Had brunch. My chicken fried duck bacon was awesome, but my partner didn’t care for his bacon cheeseburger. It was kind of loud due to the piano player so we couldn’t hear each other speak. Service was slow, but it was also busy and I think the bartender was also serving. There was plenty of staff it seemed, but not many of the staff were waiters, which was weird.
Great food and service
Superb service and accommodated us (vegetarians) very well! Highly recommend!
Terrific gem in a hotel. Food fantastic. Interesting menu. Perfect service. Loved this experience. Singer was amazing.
I reserved a table last minute for a girls reunion. Our waitress was so energetic and friendly and made wonderful food and drink recommendations (Fauci's Stimulus is as delicious as described). Our party of three each ordered something different and all three dishes were EXCELLENT. My flatbread was the size of a medium pizza, and we devoured it down to the last bite. The plating was thought out and beautiful down to the last details. The outdoor seating space was nice and they even had heaters (though we didn't need them just yet). If you're ever in the downtown Harrisburg area, this restaurant is a must.
The food is phenomenal, from start to finish. And if Parker is your server you’ll have an amazing dining experience. She’s top notch.
This is a hotel restaurant in the Hilton. We ended up leaving after 50mins with no food. We had a couple of average drinks. I had 4 small oysters @ $2 each. Server ghosted us for the most part. But the manager cover what we did get before giving up on eating brunch.
One of the people in our party did not receive their food and it took forever to arrive.
Very nice ambiance and food! Dessert was also stunning
Enjoyed lunch here. The server was great.
Tony, Najib, and their team always do a terrific job making our meals and experience great! It is always special to have Parker serve us, she is tremendous!!
Decadent appetizers...Brussel Sprouts and Cauliflower...robust salad for me and a tasty pork loin dish for my partner brought an extremely satisfying evening! Service by Andrew was fun and on point!
Great service and food, ate outside in comfortably-distanced seating. A bit too much road noise from downtown traffic but can't fault the restaurant team for that.
Took my father for his birthday, he said it was the best meal he has had in years and was so happy. I agree!
Najib, Tony, and their team, always do a fantastic job! I am always pleased when we get Parker as well!!
The service was great and the good was very good. The waitress made recommendations on the soup which i ordered and it was delicious
We had an excellent night at Ad Lib. Service was amazing and food was exceptional! Highly recommended!
Ad Lib Craft Kitchen and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 237-6419.
Ad Lib Craft Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 250 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.