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“Very Disappointed”

White Swan Restaurant
Ranked #34 of 80 Restaurants in Lititz
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Richland, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very Disappointed”
Reviewed 12 May 2013

My husband took me to this restaurant for a combination Mother's Day-birthday dinner. The prime rib was tough, and the au jus was tasteless. The scallops were over-broiled, making them hard and dry. The tiny salad consisted of a little lettuce, one slice of cucumber, and a single unripe grape tomato.

  • Visited May 2013
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3 Thank tlzocco01
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English first
Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Impressed”
Reviewed 10 April 2013

First time back since it was remodeled. And was very impressed how nice it was. The food was also very good, had a burger and veggies, veggies were fresh. Burger was good homemade style and cooked perfect. If you want a good tavern style setting with good food, stop in and sample a burger, I am going back.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank rogp3
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Lancaster PA
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115 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“White Swan”
Reviewed 28 February 2013

This was 3rd time in the last year i tried to support this local lititz restaurant. The poor service and food have been the common problem. This time I showed my food to the owner/ manager and he said the cook made a mistake. My wings and celery were floating in the bowl like a soup.My wifes food was served cold.The atmosphere is fine but parking can be tricky along 2 busy roads.Many better places to eat around Lititz.This was during the week and the place was empty.

  • Visited February 2013
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6 Thank FamilyTime23
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Lititz
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130 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“White Swan”
Reviewed 6 January 2013

There were four of us at the meal ... average food and service ... nothing bad, but nothing outstanding. Average food, service and price. Nice old, historic building. We sat in the dining area, but the bar area was loud.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Teddy1081
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New York
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Nice place to stop and eat on a trip to Lancaster County”
Reviewed 24 November 2012

We went for dinner here because we'd been driving around Lancaster County, visiting, touring, and shopping. We found it pleasantly surprising and enjoyed our dinner and the overall experience.

I was going to give it 3 stars, but in looking over some of my previous reviews, it really wasn't on the same level as other 3-star ratings I've given - it was somewhat better. The atmosphere feels like the restaurant itself is confused - nice, dimly light decor, but the overall sense is like it's a diner, only nicer. The uniforms of the wait staff resemble something you'd see at Friendly's or the like. The individual ingredients in the food were average, but were very well prepared. Tableware was a confused mix of regular ceramic plates, glassware, and metal utensils with inexpensive paper napkins. Butter was served in those little individual plastic pats with the foil cover, and other condiments came to the table in little plastic tubs. The salad was well made but based on iceberg lettuce, just like you'd find in the average diner, but it was fresh, was just the right portion to have before the entree, and tossed well with a standard variety of other ingredients.

We each had the steak combo platter with green beans - one with fried shrimp, the other with grilled chicken. Everything was fresh, well seasoned, and prepared correctly. The green beans were prepared with garlic and were delicious. Rolls came out warm with a crusty bottom. The steak was a pedestrian cut and was somewhat fatty with a little gristle but not unappealing, and the shrimp and chicken were both pleasing.

The scotch-and-soda and the merlot were fine, and the waitress paid close attention to my glass of seltzer and refilled it as it emptied. Service was friendly and somewhat attentive.

We left happy and satisfied, and would go back if ever in the same area.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank ciocio1
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