Cork & Cap Restaurant

4.7
816 reviews
$31 to $50
American
Fresh food & fresh vision come together at Cork & Cap Restaurant. Our guiding tenet is simple yet uncompromising: use local ingredients and made-from-scratch, no-nonsense recipes. Our dishes pay homage to the rural heritage of Lancaster County, all with an extra pinch of creative license. Think Pennsylvania Dutch comfort food with a contemporary, cosmopolitan twist. From dinner to Sunday brunch, we offer Lancaster County-inspired cuisine all in a memorable, casual-hip setting. Dine in plush leather banquettes alongside restored brick and stone walls, lounge in the Cork & Cap’s rustic bar area, or enjoy seasonal outdoor dining (limited dinner menu Thursday-Saturday) on our patio around Urban Place’s signature smokestack.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 816 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KeithL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was not as good as usual. The scallops were smaller than the last couple of times being there. The scallop appetizer used to be terrific last night it was not. Collin our waiter was fantastic. Overall a good safe restaurant to meet new people but the food last night did not live up to prior experiences.

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JeffreyR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top shelf and attentive. The kitchen had our dinners prepared quickly and expertly. The dessert was to die for. An incredible experience all around and the price for quality and service was a bargain. We will be going again

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vipCarlie14
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and ambiance were great, the food came out quickly and restaurant is accommodating to children. All food was delicious, potstickers, hush puppies (the best we have had ever), chicken and the special - lobster cakes. The Chocolate strawberry torte was light and delicious. will be back!

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SarahS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at the Cork & Cap. The food was amazing. Portions were generously sized. Food was cooked as requested. Flavorful and satisfying. No wait time with reservation. Prepared quickly. Sat down at 6:00 pm. Ordered appetizers and meals. Paid and left by 6:50. Wonderful experience with great ambiance. Highly recommend!

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StefanK
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great atmosphere, this is our “go to” for a nice dinner out without kids.

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SteveF
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful tavern style restaurant with exceptional food. My filet was perfect and delicious.

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DonnaM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table of 4. Perfect spring evening. Perfect atmosphere - sat in the courtyard. Perfect company and perfect meal and wine. Our server was attentive yet patient and considerate of our conversation and space.

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lovinbroadway
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an exceptional dinner experience! We were enjoying a tour to potentially host a wedding at the Cork Factory Hotel Ballroom and everything was impressive from Jenny our venue tour guide for event planning to each and every attendant at the restaurant ,where we were excited to sample the quality of the food. An absolutely wonderful meal and we would happily return!!

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vipDeputy
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service amazing, drinks and wine list great. Would recommend it to friends

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AlanM
7 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good meal, excellent service. We will certainly return for more!

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JOANNEJ
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere - excellent service - great food choices and everything tasted great. We had a very lovely family celebration.

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Lass
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great mother's day brunch spot. Plenty of room for our group of six plus the high chair. Server was very attentive and helpful. The scallops were amazing. It might be the best scallops I've ever had.

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TimE
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service for a romantic dinner fir my wife’s birthday.

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TracieF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I were first time diners last week and really enjoyed everything about the restaurant, especially the food. We will definitely be back and bring additional family members with us. We live about 30 minutes away and it was certainly worth the drive

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Samk
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The waiter just seemed very overwhelmed with the amount of tables he had. Everything just seemed very rushed.

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JenniferL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is excellent- their staff is extremely knowledgeable about menu items. The food is unbelievably good.

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JonathanL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I had the ribeye and my girlfriend had the braised beef. Both were very good, although my cut wasn't trimmed at all and had a bit of gristle in it. The server was a bit lackluster, and we often had to struggle to hear him and found ourselves in awkward silences with him. The overall quality was good, and we really liked the decor and atmosphere.

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Alexa
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very timely service, food was great, and the overall atmosphere is fantastic.

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SMCC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for outside. At the last minute, due to weather, they did not open outside. Because we are not yet comfortable eating inside, they accommodated us in a private space. The hostess was eager to make things work for us. The food and service were excellent. Kudos to all at Cork and Cap.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Multiple celebrations

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MARILYNB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great meal but cocktail a bit watered down. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start to finish a great experience! Great decor, clean, and excellent service. The food was spectacular would highly recommend!

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AmberG
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cork cozy and modern at the same time. I was very impressed with their set-up during this tome of COVID and gradual re-opening. The space is still cozy while being amply socially distanced and airy. Cork & Cap is a gem.

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JamesM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and pleasant surroundings. Also not noisy

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening. Very relaxing atmosphere. Also a very cool place

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vipScottF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The veal short ribs were amazing!

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PaulW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Staff was very knowledgeable.

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CherylS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waiter Emmit was terrific. He was prompt, courteous and professional. The food was good. The only concern was we were in the room to the left when you entered and it was a bit chilly for me. I had to put my coat on as it seemed drafty.
Overall I would recommend this place to others

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vipRonaldB
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and drinks but especially the building. Great experience !!

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SamE
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our time here!! Our server was fantastic and we all had the most delicious meal. From the salads, the beef and the scallops, we all have a fantastic meal! And the environment was lovely.

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annap
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a terrific experience. Food was fabulous, service was great. The only negative was that our waiter wore his mask below his nose, otherwise everything was lovely.

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vipAmyP
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where to even begin... simply put, this place is absolutely incredible!! Diver scallop appetizers were cooked to perfection- best scallops I’ve ever had! Brisket meal and Ribeye were delicious too! Jessie greeted us and checked to make sure we were good and our server Dylan was the freaking best!! To the chefs- whoever you may be- you deserve a raise because every single thing we tried was 5 out of 5. We dine at upscale restaurants often and this tops our list of one of the best we have ever been to. The whole experience was amazing!! Can’t wait to come back again.

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DeniseT
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was cooked to perfection, and the service was stellar.

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JeffreyF
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails and crab cakes were fabulous!! Just go!!

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FredS
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found Cork and Cap online. We enjoy seeing historical places reclaimed for new business. The history here runs deep into Lancaster history. Quiet, relaxing dinner with good food, service, pacing and price. A winner.

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EmilyS
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Quiet hole in the wall kind of place. absolutely the best meal I’ve ever had. I would come back to Lancaster just for this restaurant.

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Thomas
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere!! Following COVID protocols to the T, I felt very self and comfortable. Our server was great and did not feel rushed at all. Food was amazing and we left very full, the portions are very large. I had the steak and my wife had the crab cakes yum. Outstanding!!!!!

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ritt
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was fabulous. (filet, carb cake and crake dip) Our server was super nice and attentive. Only downside for me was no orange juice to make the drink I wanted.

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Penguin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Restaurant very hard to find with poor signage. Spent 10-15 minutes walking around in the cold. Called restaurant to get better idea where they were located and no one answered the phone after 10-15 rings.
Food ok, but nothing special. Seemed to be short staffed and bar tender also served as the waiter. Restaurant interior interesting with cozy atmosphere. Wouldn't rush to go back.

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GiannaR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Will be visiting again soon.

FAQs

Cork & Cap Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 735-2025.

Cork & Cap Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 816 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 bookings at the moment.