The Greenfield Restaurant

4.5
1421 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Set in a 1780 Pennsylvania Stone Farmhouse with deep windows and a warm pleasant atmosphere this is a family owned and operated restaurant that is recognized as one of the Best of Lancaster for dinner, Sunday Brunch, patio dining, wine list, atmosphere and romantic settings. Although our building is over 225 years old we update our menu daily! Change is a good thing at the Greenfield. We specialize in next day delivery of seafood while we continue to cut our own steaks. You will enjoy selections from our wine list that has been recognized by the Wine Spectator Magazine for over 9 years. Our patio and balcony over looking the bar is among our customers favorite requests for lunch and dinner seating, while the wine cellar has two of the most romantic tables in the area. If you are traveling, this is one of those restaurants that you wish you had back home....and we are happy that you found us.

Experiences

  • Historic Wine Cellar

    Multiple dates available

    *Rustic, Romantic and Historic appeal *Located at the lower level - accessible by a flight of stairs only
  • Romantic Balcony

    Multiple dates available

    -Romantic and picturesque -Overlooks the restaurant lounge area and the scenic space through the lounge windows -Located on the second level, accessible only through a flight of stairs
  • Standard Reservations

    Multiple dates available

    Come enjoy a memorable dining experience at : - our iconic Main Dining Room, featuring our beloved hearth fire place that warms your heart and feeds your soul; - our picturesque Lounge featuring Victorian windows, the grand piano and our innovatively incandescent and refined bar!!
  • Gold Room

    Multiple dates available

    *Picturesque room features an abundance of tall windows that allow ample natural light and overlooks the beautiful fountain *Located on the upper level of our restaurant, accessible through stairs only. *Contact the Events Director at the Restaurant at 717-393-0668 directly to book the entire space (for 38 guests).
  • Rose Room

    Multiple dates available

    *Our Rose Room is a beautiful space on the second level of our restaurant, accessible through stairs only. *Access to the balcony flows through Rose Room. *Perfect for parties, gatherings, and celebrations of up to 16 guests. Please call our Events Director at the restaurant on 717-393-0668 to reserve the entire Rose room and Balcony space.
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Nottoreturn
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The atmosphere was nice, but we were seated by a door to the outside patio positioned in the bar area. The service was slow, the door was mediocre as the scallop dish I ordered was watery when served. The dessert also was subpar and disappointing. My wife felt the same in regards to her filet mignon.

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PaulH
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice atmosphere. Food was just "okay". Salmon on the salad was very good. Calamari was average at best. The grilled chicken on the salad lacked seasoning/flavor. The crab cakes were crisp and good on the outside but the inside was soggy and "mayonaisey". Selections for Chardonnay by the glass are very cheap varieties. I would have expected better by-the-glass selections.

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ToniP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I wanted to give this restaurant 5 stars, but the service and the kitchen made two considerable errors that affected the score. This was our first time at Greenfield Restaurant. The food is outstanding, and it is evident that the chef is top-notch. However, I ordered the scallops and *crunched* my way through shells. When I brought this to the attention of our server, I was told "I will let the kitchen know." When nothing happened, I told another server, who said the same. No one came out of the kitchen to inquire, nor did the manager come over to the table. I hope this review brings this to the attention of the owner and the chef so they can ensure the experience is not repeated with another customer.

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vipBeverleyD
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed a special night out with friends. The ambience was wonderful - great service, loved the pianist and very good food and wine. Thank youi!

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Ryan
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I consider The Greenfield "our" restaurant, and have eaten there regularly for over 13 years since before we were married. We even held our wedding rehearsal dinner there. Our experience at a wine cellar table on 2/26/21 was one of the best we've had to date. My wife's HUGE lobster tails were the best either of us ever saw or tasted. My scallops were also enormous, and cooked to perfection. The food and atmosphere are easily the best in Lancaster County. The variety in their wine cellar seems to have suffered a bit under oppressive COVID regulations, but we still found a good bottle. Please keep up the amazing work Chef Mueller, we have yet to find your equal.

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LisaA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch in every way whether for a casual get-together with friends, business meeting, or special occasion.

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vipAaronS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we ate here and I am sure we will go again. The chef is a former White House Chef and has cooked for multiple US Presidents. My wife and I both chose a different fish option and both were great. Cooked perfect, outstanding sauce and veggie mix with it too.

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lucy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

While the restaurant ambience was very nice , the food was only so-so. We were expecting much higher quality from a former White House chef, and for the prices charged. We may return to give the place one more try -- they did have excellent drinks, a wonderful soup-of-the-day, and a killer braised short rib eggrolls appetizer.

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vipDH1234
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, and the live piano music made this a memorable meal. We will be back!

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abbeyn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely impeccable service, food and atmosphere!!! This was our first date night in a long while and we decided to try some place new!! We are so happy we did! This is our new go to restaurant for time to relax together and reconnect! Thank you Greenfield for exceeding our expectations! See you again soon!! :)

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PattyR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience as always! Food is always terrific and the service is impeccable!

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statbiz1
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an unexpected surprise... We were looking for a light lunch before our show at Sight and Sound... We were thrilled. Great service and atmosphere. Food was delicious and we had a great time.
Wife had the salad with cashews and chicken as well as the sandwich on a croissant. I had the quiche and fruit with the shrimp as my app. Great deserts too. We will be going back for dinner in the very near future.

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vipOpinionatedJerk
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My wife and I had a lovely Valentine’s Day dinner together. Great service, great food, not the most romantic table, but hey it was Valentine’s Day.

The Greenfield Restaurant
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to leave a kind review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your Valentine's Day experience here at The Greenfield Restaurant, and we look forward to serving you again in the future! Maybe in our romantic wine cellar next time! :)

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JoyL
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Came for Valentines Day and enjoyed the food. The portions felt small and the vegetables were undercooked and bland. The atmosphere was amazing though and our server was excellent.

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vipBeverleyD
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed our Valentine's Dinner in lovely surroundings with great service. The menu was a little more limited than usual due to the special nature of the evening but it was carefully and thoughtfully planned out. The pianist was very talented and this created a lovely atmosphere. Thank you!

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vipLarryS
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Good menu for Valentine's day.

The Greenfield Restaurant
Responded on February 16, 2021

LarryS, We are so glad that you enjoyed your Valentine's Day experience! We are so grateful to have you as one of our loyal patrons. :) Looking forward to the pleasure of serving you once again!

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DanM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Have not been their in years and the overall food quality, preparation and taste was extremely disappointing! For the price is was really sad. It really made me think that they do not understand that people in Lancaster know food quality, prep, etc, It was a Valentine's Day Dinner with a reduced menu and the sides were mostly the same and not creative or natural (shaved carrots, one cauliflower and green beans unseasoned - Come on!. Both soups were average, but the presentation was (one star). The Onions and Mushrooms on the Prime Rib (up charge) were done really well, but the Prime Rib had no flavor on the char. So, without paying for the mushroom and onions, that would have been bland. The crab cakes were overly moist due to filler (crackers, etc.) not worth the $32 price tag.
The bloodymary had zero spice/seasoning and the butter was cold along with the bread that was not made in house.

Was so excited to finally book this and bring my wife there and for the $170 dinner for 2 people I felt absolutely robbed. Please take down the White House accolades if you are going to draw naive Lancaster Patrons into a meal who's quality you can get at a portion of the price at Outback.

Really disappointed because we were so looking forward to this dinner and celebrating this time together.

Would certainly appreciate a call from management and possible compensation - it was that disappointing for the price!!

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day. Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and food. We will be back!

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Robbie
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Thank you for everything it was a memorable night for my wife.

The Greenfield Restaurant
Responded on February 16, 2021

Robbie, We are so glad to hear that your experience was a memorable one! This is always our goal here at The Greenfield Restaurant. :) Looking forward to serving you again!

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samz
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere, food was excellent, waiter was attentive, our first time there but will definitely be going back in the future.

The Greenfield Restaurant
Responded on February 16, 2021

This is wonderful to hear! We are so grateful for your patronage and for your kind review. Looking forward to serving you again!

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DavidsonJack
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Greenfield Restaurant- crushing disappointment for worst $100 meal
For over ten (10) years, we have patronized this fine dining restaurant. We have written glowing reviews so it is with a heavy heart that tonight’s meal to celebrate our 29th anniversary was the worst $100 meal ever! The Prime Rib was fatty and lukewarm. The vegetables were undercooked and cold. The artistic potato form had a big wholesale club feel to it and finally the double crabcake was mostly claw (not lump) with rich seasoning for $32. Lesson learned on avoiding Valentines Special Menu as it pressures owners/staff to cut corners and allow expediency and volume to compromise quality. Let me end with a platitude of defense for you: Even Babe Ruth didnt homer EVERY TIME he was at-bat!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic Food, Atmosphere and service!! Definitely recommend!

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HungryOne
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and value. Piano player nice touch. Would definitely go again if in area. Was staying in Leola

The Greenfield Restaurant
Responded on February 16, 2021

It is so wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Greenfield Restaurant! Thank you for visiting and we hope to have the pleasure of serving you once again in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was good. Very beautiful place. Service was poor and ruined experience for me.

The Greenfield Restaurant
Responded on February 16, 2021

Anonymous, We are deeply sorry that your experience was not up to The Greenfield Restaurant standards! This is disheartening to hear, and we want to make this right. If you are willing, please give us a call at 717-341-3642 and ask to speak to General Manager, Zach Moeller, regarding your dining experience. We do hope that you will give us the opportunity to rectify this situation. All the best, -The Greenfield Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We arrived at 6:25 for a 6:30 reservation. And we were told that they gave our table to someone else.
They then set us up stairs in a nice room but right next to the waiters back stair case and they were running up and down the whole time.
Sat for a while water took our drink order and brought us bread (that’s was real good and warm).
Drinks came and the waiter took our order for apps. We got the shrimp they were so so not thawed correctly seemed rubbery.
Took order for dinner I ordered the rib eye (which was on the menu ) and was told they were not serving that. So I got the prime rib with a Caesar salad. My wife ordered the crab cakes.
At 7:55 we got our salads.....almost 90 minutes later....
Then a server came up and asked if we needed anything and said she would bring us more bread. (The bread never showed up)
The meal finally show up and was barely Luke
Warm....my wife had crab shells in her crab cakes that got stuck in her teeth. We told and showed the waiter and he got the manager. The manager apologized and took the crab cakes off our bill.
All in all it was not worth the time and money. My wife was very excited about going to this restaurant because she had heard nothing but great things about it...
Maybe we just caught them on a bad night. Thanks

The Greenfield Restaurant
Responded on February 16, 2021

It is extremely disheartening to hear of your experience. We sincerely apologize that our usual high standards were not met during your visit. Thank you very much for your candidness and honesty; we greatly appreciate your feedback and these matters will be brought to the attention of our ownership immediately. Although it's no excuse, every establishment has a rough night every now and then - we hope you will give The Greenfield a second chance to sweep you off your feet.

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vipMarty1224
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We struggle with Greenfield. In the past it seemed to be a more higher quality experience. Presently the menu is fairly middle-of-the-road: good, but not great. There are quite a few much better quality restaurants in the Lancaster area for the same money. The service was okay at best. Water and bread were delivered within a few moments of being seated, but the server seemed overwhelmed with the number of tables she was dealing with, and consequently wasn’t able to give great service to any of the tables around us. Once again, it will be awhile until we return.
On a positive note, it was nice to hear a very fine pianist in the bar!

The Greenfield Restaurant
Responded on February 16, 2021

Marty1224, Thank you very much for sharing your candid thoughts. We greatly value your feedback and sincerely apologize that your experience did not meet your expectations. Your concerns are not taken lightly. In regards to our menu, we have been greatly limited in what we are able to offer due to COVID-19. I hope this brings some helpful perspective, but we also understand that our menu is not for everyone. We are grateful for your patronage and hope that you will return in the future!

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vipValiant1000
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reliable good food and nice atmosphere. This was our second time and because it was Valentine’s Day it was busy and service was hurried a bit but still a great experience.

The Greenfield Restaurant
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you so much for spending Valentine's with us! We are so grateful for your patronage. :) Valentine's is one of the most popular days to dine out, so we deeply appreciate your understanding and are thrilled to hear that you still enjoyed your experience! We look forward to the pleasure of serving you again.

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JennyS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Our experience was not a good one. We waited awhile to order. From the time we sat down until we received our salads was 2 hours. The food was not all that great and wasn’t very hot when we receive it. Way over priced for the quality of food. Way too long to be there overall!

The Greenfield Restaurant
Responded on February 16, 2021

JennyS, We are sincerely sorry to hear of your less-than-desirable visit to our restaurant. This is on us completely. We always do our very best to create exceptional experiences for our guests, so it is genuinely heartbreaking when this standard is not met. Thank you for your candidness and honesty. This is not a typical showing of the Greenfield Experience and we do hope that you will give us another chance to sweep you off your feet. All the best, -The Greenfield Team

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CindyG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, Saturday evening with friends and their was a piano player. Very relaxing atmosphere even though we were in the bar area. The halibut was outstanding, as was the scallops with risotto. Blue cheese dressing was delicious.

The Greenfield Restaurant
Responded on February 10, 2021

CindyG, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a 5-star review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience here at The Greenfield Restaurant. Looking forward to serving you again in the future!

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vipLarryS
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kate our server is as always excellent.

The Greenfield Restaurant
Responded on February 10, 2021

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit and having Caitt as your server! She does a wonderful job at representing the values of The Greenfield Restaurant & Bar. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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Cynthia
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time diner... outstanding! John has chosen an amazing menu! Will be returning and sending any family &friends if they are in the area!

The Greenfield Restaurant
Responded on February 2, 2021

Cynthia, We are blown away by your kind words! Thank you so much for visiting - we look forward to the pleasure of serving you (and your family/friends!) once again. See you soon!

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LarryK
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

On the higher side for price, but quality, service, and ambiance all commensurate with the price structure. I would recommend and likely visit again

The Greenfield Restaurant
Responded on February 2, 2021

LarryK, What a kind review! It is our pleasure to provide only the highest levels of quality, service and atmosphere for our customers to dine. We look forward to the pleasure of serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

The Greenfield Restaurant
Responded on February 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your patronage!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food wasn’t great

The Greenfield Restaurant
Responded on February 2, 2021

Anonymous, I am so sorry to hear that you did not feel our cuisine met your expectations. We make it our priority to serve the highest quality dishes crafted from the finest ingredients. If there was something wrong with your meal (i.e. undercooked, served at the wrong temperature, etc), we want to rectify this immediately. Please let us know if there is anything we can do - we would love to serve you once again if you are willing to give The Greenfield another chance.

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CodyA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is a favorite place to eat locally. Old historic inn. Service was very good and food was good quality and quantity. I think they are a bit pricey for lunch. I had the fish and chips. It was quite good.

The Greenfield Restaurant
Responded on February 2, 2021

We are so glad to hear that you count The Greenfield Restaurant as one of your favorites! We are honored. As I'm sure you know, we only use the highest tier ingredients and never sacrifice quality, which is why our prices can seem high. But we are proud to serve our customers only the best! Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect dinner! The food, the service and the ombiance were all excellent. Chez was an outstanding server.. Tonight was our first time dining at The Greenfield and it will certainly not be the last. We typically visit Lancaster at least once a year to enjoy the local Amish foods, but this year we wanted to enjoy some fine dining. My husband and I both had the Ribeye, medium rare, which was delicious. Our children had the chicken fingers with broccoli and chicken Parm from the kids menu and cleaned their plates. They even put a little flower on my daughter's plate, which she loved!

The Greenfield Restaurant
Responded on January 27, 2021

How encouraging to read such a kind review! We are so glad that you chose to visit our restaurant on your annual trip to Lancaster and hope that perhaps this will become tradition! We would love to serve you again. Thank you for taking the time to share your excellent experience!

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TerryB
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great evening. It was my husband’s birthday and it was perfect from drinks to dessert and the pianist! Bravo

The Greenfield Restaurant
Responded on January 27, 2021

Happy birthday to your husband! We are so grateful that you chose to celebrate with us and we look forward to serving you again.

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Enjoynit
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Dinner with my husband. Just needed a night out. We both ordered a Caesar salad with Halibut (fish of the day). Also shared an order of Calamari - pretty good. Hubby had shrimp bisque - just ok, tasted more like tomato soup than shrimp. Caesars with halibut were very good although the halibut did not have much taste as there was no seasoning on it - could have used a little salt and pepper when it was grilled - but at least it was moist and was cooked perfectly. My biggest gripe is that the tables are just too close together. Perhaps they are 6’ apart if you go center to center but the back of the persons chair behind me was within 3 feet. Not very safe for Covid rules. In the room next to us and the other rooms we walked through on our way upstairs, the rooms seemed pretty densely packed and I was very concerned about Covid transmission in that kind of environment. We were seated on the balcony upstairs so at least the airflow and density of people was a bit less there. But frankly I thought the rooms seemed very crowded, there is no restaurant I’ve been in for the last 6 months that was as densely packed as this one. So for that reason I will wait to go back until after we are vaccinated. I also just wanted to comment that the musician/entertainer they chose was a bit of an odd choice. He played and sang at first and that was ok but later on he started playing some goofy organ music. Felt like I was on some game show or watching Bill Murry in one of those old SNL cabaret skits. Overall we still had a good meal and good experience but I will wait a couple months to go back.

The Greenfield Restaurant
Responded on January 27, 2021

Enjoynit, Thank you for taking the time to share your observations & concerns with us. I apologize that you did not feel as comfortable as normal. We are doing our best to maintain a safe environment and we've had many positive reviews regarding our spacing, so this comes at a bit of a surprise! However, we are grateful for your input and will certainly reevaluate. Again, thank you for your candidness. We look forward to warmer weather and having the pleasure of serving you once again!

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MelissaM
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible, warm service, the host actually waited on us because our waitress was so busy. He could not have done a better job. The food was delicious - I can’t remember the last time I had such perfect calamari. Oh and the warm olives! Crab cakes! It’s a bit pricey here- but the quality was impeccable. We will be back.

The Greenfield Restaurant
Responded on January 27, 2021

MelissaM, We are absolutely thrilled that you had such a wonderful experience here at The Greenfield Restaurant! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review; we look forward to serving you again soon!

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