dining & events
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.
specials change with the seasons
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.
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.
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.
Appetizer, $10. Potato gnocchi, wild musrooms, prosciutto, sage, aged balsamic.
Appetizer, $8. House bacon, salt cod brandade crostini.
new year's tasting menu
Roasted Apple & Red Onion, Crème Fraiche
Baby Arugula, Candied Walnuts, Julienne Apple, Honey-Ginger Vinaigrette
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)
Braised Belgian Endive, Celery Root Puree, Toasted Pine Nut Gremolata
Aged Romano Risotto, Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms, Pea Shoots
Pear Strudel, Toasted Almonds, Baby Greens
Wrapped In Speck, Truffle Spaetzle, Brussel Sprouts Glazed With Bacon-Honey Butter
Bordelaise, Lobster Mashed Potatoes, Pan Roasted Asparagus
Over Potato Gnocchi, Peas & Wild Mushrooms, Crispy Leeks, Meyer Lemon Beurre Blanc
Crab, Fennel, Fingerling Potatoes, Shellfish Broth Boulli Butter
Port Soaked Bing Cherries, Almond Biscotti
Fresh Berries, Chantilly Cream
Caramelized Banana, Toasted Almond Ice Cream
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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