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Elegant dining meets Lancaster Tradition

With 92 seats in the dining room, 12 seats in private dining, and 54 seats in the Rendezvous Lounge, you will find the space and the vibe for every occasion. Valet parking is available. So join us for your most memorable dining occasions, whether a business meal, a lovely breakfast downtown, a romantic dinner for two, or a special time with family and friends.

With seating for up to 14 people, our private, glass-enclosed dining room is most perfect for business meals, holiday parties, and the specialist of occasions. While enjoying this intimate and elegant space, you’ll also have the expert attention of our sommelier Bill Gaines for some very smart suggestions on wine pairings.

With its remarkable presence on Penn Square and its name evoking fond memories of the restaurant that was part of the former Watt & Shand Department Store, this contemporary gathering spot offers a unique connection to a treasured past. The approachably elegant Rendezvous Lounge, with its marble bar and fine appointments, provides a hip ambiance and the very finest in beverages and light fare for a memorable experience.

our specials

specials change with the seasons

daily specials

Happy Hour

Every Monday – Friday. 5pm – 7pm. Half Price draft beers. $4 Well Drinks.


Half Price bottled beer, 5pm – 7pm. $9 Big City Burger, 5pm – 10pm.


$4 off glasses of wine, 5pm – 7pm. $6 Shrimp Cocktail, 5pm – 10pm.


$4 Jose Cuervo Margaritas, 5pm – 7pm. $9 Chicken Sandwich, 5pm – 10pm.


Half Price Specialty Cocktails, 5pm – 7pm. $5 Crispy Wings, 5pm – 10pm.


$5 Signature Grilled Thick Cut Bacon, 5pm – 10pm. Live Acoustic Acts, 9pm – 12am. No cover.


$24 – 14 oz. Black Angus Delmonco. Live DJ, 10pm – 1am. Happy Hour Specials, 7pm – 9pm.


SIN Night, Live DJ from 10pm – 1am. Happy Hour Specials, 9pm – 11pm.

christmas menu

Citrus Marinated Roasted Turkey

Entree, $25. Merguez Sausage Stuffing, Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce, Honey Glazed Carrots, Sweet Potato Puree Topped With Candied Walnuts, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes And A Country Giblet Gravy.

Cider Glazed Ham

Entree, $25. Merguez Sausage Stuffing, Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce, Honey Glazed Carrots, Sweet Potato Puree Topped With Candied Walnuts, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes And A Cider Jus.

Fricasse of Duck Confit

Appetizer, $10. Potato gnocchi, wild musrooms, prosciutto, sage, aged balsamic.

Feast of the Seven Fishes Chowder

Appetizer, $8. House bacon, salt cod brandade crostini.

new year's tasting menu

First Course - Choice of The Following
Lobster Bisque

Roasted Apple & Red Onion, Crème Fraiche

Warm Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

Baby Arugula, Candied Walnuts, Julienne Apple, Honey-Ginger Vinaigrette

Second Course - Choice of The Following
Chilled Spiced Seafood Plate

Mustard Seed Crusted Seared Rare Tuna, House Cured Salmon Pastrami, Citrus Poached Shrimp (Tuna In Spoon With Mango Salsa, Salmon With Rye Crostini And Fennel Marmalade, Shrimp With Cocktail And Piece Of Fried Horseradish)

Grilled Scallop

Braised Belgian Endive, Celery Root Puree, Toasted Pine Nut Gremolata

Duck Confit

Aged Romano Risotto, Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms, Pea Shoots

Cheese Course
Linden Dale Goat Cheese

Pear Strudel, Toasted Almonds, Baby Greens

Main Course - Choice of The Following
Winter Spice Brined Pork Tenderloin

Wrapped In Speck, Truffle Spaetzle, Brussel Sprouts Glazed With Bacon-Honey Butter

Burgundy Braised Beef Short Rib

Bordelaise, Lobster Mashed Potatoes, Pan Roasted Asparagus

Butter Poached Lobster

Over Potato Gnocchi, Peas & Wild Mushrooms, Crispy Leeks, Meyer Lemon Beurre Blanc

Lightly Seared Halibut

Crab, Fennel, Fingerling Potatoes, Shellfish Broth Boulli Butter

Dessert - Choice of The Following
White Chocolate Risotto Pudding

Port Soaked Bing Cherries, Almond Biscotti

Lemon Brulee Tartlet

Fresh Berries, Chantilly Cream

Wilbur Chocolate Cake

Caramelized Banana, Toasted Almond Ice Cream

about us

Historically Inspired with Modern Advancments

The Grille offers approachably elegant dining in an incomparable setting amidst the energy of historic Penn Square in Downtown Lancaster. Glorious floor-to-ceiling windows of the boldly reused Beaux-Arts façade provide remarkable street presence at this landmark setting of the former Watt & Shand Department Store.

Taking its position among a growing roster of fresh and refined dining options in Lancaster, the Penn Square Grille and Rendezvous Lounge by design is a place and an experience that affords the celebration of connections –– to a region through its offering of fresh local bounty, to a city via remarkable presence on Penn Square, and to a treasured past with the reemergence of this landmark gathering place.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of our team! To apply for positions, visit the Interstate Hotel Job Portal. Read through and select the desired position and click "Apply Now"!

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