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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 most special 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 B & B 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 Grilled Thick Cut Bacon, 5pm – 10pm. Live Acoustic Acts, 9pm – 12am. No cover.


Happy Hour Specials, 7pm – 9pm. Live DJ, 10pm – 1am.


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

Mother's Day Menu
May 8, 5-close. May 9, 5-close. May 10, 11am-7pm.

Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato-Pepper Soup, Blue Cheese Croutons – $7

Sweet Corn Bisque

With house salsa and spicy tortilla crisps – $7

Tips on Toast

Tenderloin Tips on Toast Flatbread, Horseradish Marinated, Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms, Goat Cheese Spread, Baby Arugula – $11

Sweet Pea & Lobster Risotto

With mushrooms, pea shoots, ivoire sauce – $13

Shrimp Cocktail

With long’s horseradish cocktail sauce

Jumbo Wings

With buffalo ranch or honey purple mustard – $11

Asparagus Frites

With whole grain mustard sauce – $6

Cheesesteak Croquettes

Philly Cheesesteak Risotto Croquettes, Braised Short Ribs, Caramelized Onions, Cheddar, Horseradish Aioli – $7

Fresh Field Greens

Fig-Balsamic Vinaigrette, Toasted Almonds, Strawberries, Blue Cheese – $8 large, $4 small


Hearts of Romaine, Grana Padono Cheese, Garlic Croutons – $8 large, $4 small

Warm Beet & Goat Cheese

Honey-Ginger Dressing, Baby Arugula, Julienne Apple, Candied Walnuts – $9

Farmer’s Burger

House Smoked Bacon, Oak Shade Cheddar – $14

Chicken Sandwich

Horseradish Aioli, Caramelized Onions, Cheddar Cheese – $12

Crab Cake Sandwich

Napa Cabbage Slaw, Whole Grain Mustard Sauce – $14

Flat Iron Steak

Thyme & Garlic Marinated Flat Iron Steak, Penn Square Steak Sauce, Fingerling Frites, Warm Baby Spinach Tossed with Red Onion & Blue Cheese – $28

Oven Roasted Salmon

Sweet Corn Beurre Blanc, Quinoa, Pan Roasted Royal Trumpet Mushrooms & Leeks – $24

Grilled Filet Mignon

Bordelaise Sauce, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus – $36

Pan Seared Bronzino

Mediterranean Salsa Verde, Warm Salad of Greek Olives, Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Roasted Potatoes, Haricot Vert – $26

Roasted Chicken Breast

Roasted Murray Farms Chicken Breast, Roasted Spring Vegetable & Mozzarella, Warm Fingerling Potato Salad, Arugula Oil, Balsamic Reduction – $23

Pan Seared Crab Cakes

Mustard Sauce, Spring Slaw, Grilled Asparagus – $26

F&M Graduation Weekend
Lunch menu, Friday & Saturday 11am-3pm.

Menu Options
Soup & half Sandwich

Roasted Tomato Pepper Soup & Hickory Ham, B&B Pickles, Cheddar Cheese, and Whole Grain Mustard Sauce on Rustic Bread

Open Faced Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Naan Bread, Shaved Parmesan

Grilled Turkey Panini

Crispy Prosciutto, Pear, Baby Spinach, Cranberry Aioli with Fries or House Salad

Steak Sandwich

Caramelized Onion, Provolone, Arugula, Fries, Salted Pretzel Roll, Horseradish Aioli

Modern Nicoise Salad

Lemon-Pepper Salmon, Kalamata Olives, Fingerling Potatoes, Haricot Vert, Roasted Peppers, Mixed Greens, Fig-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Farmer’s Burger

House Smoked Bacon, Oak Shade Cheddar, Fries or House Salad

Chicken Sandwich

Caramelized Onions, Cheddar, Horseradish Aioli, Fries or House Salad

Crab Cake Sandwich

Whole Grain Mustard Sauce, Napa Cabbage Slaw, Fries or House Salad

Vegetarian Pasta

Mixed Mushrooms, Asparagus, and Peas Sauteed with Penne Pasta, Tossed with Truffle Oil and Parmesan – $12

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.

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