Plough

4.4
295 reviews
$30 and under
American
A modern-American dining experience in the heart of historic Lancaster City, Plough pays homage to Lancaster’s rich heritage while embracing modernity. Chef Ryan McQuillan’s creatively prepared dishes incorporate local ingredients sourced from the region’s lush farmlands and oldest running Farmers’ Market in the country. With handcrafted cocktails and spirits, wines by the glass selected from an extensive wine wall, and pints with local flair, Plough brings a new-age taste of Lancaster to the table.

Indoor & Outdoor seating available.

IN ORDER TO PURCHASE ALCOHOL TO CONSUME ON SITE, GUEST ARE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE A MEAL IN THE SAME TRANSACTION.

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
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 295 People Are Saying
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4.4
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipErbear
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Marcelo was wonderful. But, his support staff was not trained in what they were serving, how to serve food and drinks, etc. and, the food was tasteless. Literally, no seasoning. We spent the dinner salting our food. I never salt my food at a restaurant.
They did comp us some meals, and gave us dessert. Clearly, a different chef than before the pandemic. Not up to Marriott standards. Again, Marvell, was, as usual, wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was our first time dining at Plough and thought it was a nice, upscale experience. The server we had, Kyle, was absolutely amazing and really made the evening. If it were just based on the food, it would have been only an ‘eh’ experience, but Kyle was energetic, inviting, and fun to interact with. The food…my strawberry and asparagus salad from the Little Fares menu section was delicious! but huge! I was grateful that the mushroom spatzle I had was small. It was however also just a very basic and bland mushroom mac n cheese. My meal was salvaged by the lavender crem brûlée! It was out of this world delicious!!! My husband had the onion and potato soup and he said it was alright. His main course was the market steak which was a New York strip. It came with chopped up broccolini and fried mini yellow potatoes. My husband was not impressed. He said the steak was tender, but he could tell that things must be precooked here because his medium-well steak that was sliced into sections was nearly cold. I tasted the steak and in my opinion, it was tough, completely flavorless, and dry, but I’m a ribeye gal. Oh, I did order one of the bar specials too, the dragonfruit mojito, that was super delicious and refreshing! So, the location was perfect because we were attending a Prima event in the Convention Center, but I don’t think I would go there for the food. With tip, we spend ~$135 and I thought it was way overpriced for the experience. Oh and to top things off, they don’t validate if you park in the Penn Parking garage attached to the convention center (which Plough is attached to as well).

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RandyB
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!
A great place for brunch! Yes

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter gave great recommendations and their specials were amazing. The duck confit and mushroom spaetzle were absolutely delicious. We were surprised that the rock shrimp were saucy. The mayo listed is a sauce they're tossed in, not to dip in. It was a pleasant surprise though. Overall, I would absolutely recommend it.

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JennT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food and drink! Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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HWeber
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely top notch. We came for brunch and we highly recommend the chicken and waffles.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! Nick is the best server! Kind, attentive, professional and courteous. Our Dragonfruit cocktails were delicious and the lavender Creme brûlée was the perfect dessert. Always a top notch experience here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The service was horrible. We waited 30 min to have a waiter come to our table, another 20 min for drinks and silverware. It was truly horrible. The food was good but cold!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was absolutely amazing and the food was delicious.

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Ryan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was outstanding. The service was non-existent.

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MikeM
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Yes, especially with the waiter “Maurice” as he was professional in every way. This would include the food, drink list, managing multiple tables and being all around effective/ efficient with our experience.

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hunterb
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! The focaccia bread is amazing, the Brussels sprouts crispy and delicious, and the burger is so tasty. One of my favorite spots, can’t wait to keep trying more of the menu items! Service was excellent.

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Atmosphere is great. Location is great. On street parking for $1.50/hour and nearby a garage parking available. The food had good presentation when it was served, but relative to what I'm used to in Philadelphia, it was "fair" by my standards.

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LoriA
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious. My husband had the ribs and I had the spatzel. Our waiter Kyle was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Less than impressed. My friend came in from Philadelphia for dinner, both of our suppers were cold, the service was sub-par and it was overpriced for the quality.

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Mikeheather
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Nick, was EXCELLENT! The food was great- we had the burger and the fisherman's stew, as well as the honey butter focaccia and white sangria.

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vipRobertC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a very pleasurable experience. Waitstaff was prompt but non-obtrusive. Appetizers (small plates) were huge…plan on sharing or bring home leftovers….should have appetizer AND small plates portions available. Only annoyance is the new trend of having to order bread for the table…it appears to be the new way to increase revenue. Would definitely return for another meal. Staff was nice to acknowledge anniversary dinner with Champagne.

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Mareena
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was excellent. Menu limited and offered few lighter options. Expensive for quantity served without salad or side options. House wines sad. Service sporadic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent just a very busy Saturday night at peak dining time. Server was great

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MarvinC
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Poor management. Forgot doggie bags snd came back for them they threw them away when they cleared table. Asked to speak to manager and they said the manager was too busy and did not ask for contact info.

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LH2170
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The entree (brisket) was confusing. The polenta tasted burnt, the salsa on the brisket did nothing to complement the meat - the vegetables tasted like they were cooked in sesame oil. It was plated beautifully but did not taste very good. Dessert was AMAZING! The spiced apple cake and the campfire chocolate cake were delicious - I would go back just for dessert. Our server Jacob was also top-notch - attentive, friendly, kind, and knowledgeable.

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StephenieS
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at the Plough. The food was great, extensive wine list. Our server was very professional and took great care of us. The apple cake and ice cream dessert was terrific. Would definitely go back.

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Emily
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had friends visiting from out of town I knew I had to take them here. From sitting down until the end of our meal we felt so relaxed and well taken care of. The food was immaculate and very fresh. I will definitely be going back again!

Plough
Responded on 19 May 2021

We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us at Plough! Please join us again soon!

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CandyP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

We loved the food. Fresh farm to table goodness.
We were about 10 mins early for our reservation.
It seem like all the employees we interacted with, was their 1st day. (it was not)
The bar tender was (I believe) unintentionally rude.
Our expectations was an atmosphere of farm to table, it is not that, needs a little bit of that charm to match their delicious menu.
The music was night club music and louder than it needed to be, again our expectations were of that of a farm to table feel. It was like fine dining in a cheap "Diner", if we decide to dine her again it will be takeout.

Plough
Responded on 19 May 2021

Hi, Candy! Thank you so much for your feedback. We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave a review, good or bad, as it will only help us to improve as a restaurant. Your experience was not in line with the service we strive to provide to our guests and we apologize that the overall attitude from the staff was anything less than hospitable and inviting. We hope after a bit of time to improve on these areas, that you will chose to give us another try and learn what we are truly all about.

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LisaJC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for a mother’s day brunch and had a very pleasant time. Service was a little slow but since we weren’t in a hurry it was fine.

Plough
Responded on 18 May 2021

Thank you for your feedback Lisa! We hope you'll join us again soon and are able to notice an improvement in our service. Have a great day!

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NatashaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

They did not acknowledge we were there, 20min later I got up to remind them. Then they brought us water. Ordered our food- came out RAW food was sent back and STILL RAW CHICKEN, never refilled our drinks. Waiter was nice but he CLEARLY saw us sitting there just didn’t bother to ask if we were taken care of.
Would never go back.

Plough
Responded on 18 May 2021

Natasha, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Unfortunately, your experience is not in line with the service we strive to provide each one of our guests and we apologize that your overall experience was less than stellar. We would love for you to join us again and enjoy dinner on us.

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LizzD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavors and excellent atmosphere. Waiter was friendly too.

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vipWilliamK
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Maurice was a great server even though it was a very busy day!

Plough
Responded on 18 May 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We will be sure to pass along the kind words to Maurice. Have a great day!

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PT222
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. We ordered the flat iron steak with potatoes and the balsamic molasses with polenta.

Plough
Responded on 18 May 2021

Thank you for the five star rating! We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback and hope you'll join us again soon!

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NinaP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

*seriously* great food and cocktails. nice, dim, and cozy yet upscale vibe

Plough
Responded on 18 May 2021

Thank you, Nina! We hope you'll join us again for a night out soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice variety on the menu and well executed.

Plough
Responded on 18 May 2021

Thank you for the feedback! Please join us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was just ok. Food was great!

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vipScottM
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We have eaten lunch at Plough before, but this is the first time we had dinner at Plough, it was a great experience. The atmosphere if warm and fun, cocktails were well crafted, the food was delicious and the service was good. The menu selections have something for everyone, we even had a vegetarian and he had many options to choose from on the menu. I would highly recommend Plough, it's not a hotel restaurant, it's a restaurant that just happens to be in a hotel.

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vipKelly
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice place inside the Penn Sq Marriott. Food was creative and looked great. Taste was ok. Service also good not great. Ok value.

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DebbieI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, Food and atmosphere! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food

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GeorgeM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 1st experience at the Plough was very accommodating. The innovative menu was a refreshing alternative to typical local offerings. The food was prepared, plated and served exceptionally. The bar service was excellent and the Bloody Mary’s were 2nd to none we have had over the last 45 years. Our family has had the good fortune to have renowned Chefs for 85 years.

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vipBobbie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible. Third time there. Every time I go there I say I won’t go back. This Is the last. Food, service all need work

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vipCarsonK
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and gracious service !

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was great- service was very bad. Waiter was inattentive and pompous- a bad combination.

FAQs

Plough offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 207-4095.

Plough is rated 4.4 stars by 295 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.