Ad Lib Craft Kitchen and Bar
Craft Kitchen and Bar
A comfortable gathering place where people come together to celebrate, debate politics or simply spend time with friends and family, Ad Lib is a “new take” on a traditional American Tavern.
Food and Drink offerings are old favorites “turned on their side” and full of surprises. Our food and beverage chefs combine classic preparations with contemporary creativity. Ad lib specials, the “Ad Lib Lunch” and Ad lib social hours celebrate spontaneity. This is a place to share food and share stories. There’s no script, just a stage set for you to wing it!
This is food that is fun to cook, fun to eat, fun to share. And, you can try many dishes in one visit with the large offering of small plate options. Guests can choose from over 40 small plates, over 30 wines by the glass, over 60 selections of beer and an ever changing list of craft, barrel aged and edible cocktails.
Smoked Cheddar, Golden Raisins, Marcona Almonds, Aleppo Pepper
Ad Lib Mac and Cheese
Cavatappi, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Middleswarth BBQ Chips
Lamb Shepherd's Pie
Braised Leg, English Peas, Root Vegetables, Whipped Potatoes
Terrific gem in a hotel. Food fantastic. Interesting menu. Perfect service. Loved this experience. Singer was amazing.
I reserved a table last minute for a girls reunion. Our waitress was so energetic and friendly and made wonderful food and drink recommendations (Fauci's Stimulus is as delicious as described). Our party of three each ordered something different and all three dishes were EXCELLENT. My flatbread was the size of a medium pizza, and we devoured it down to the last bite. The plating was thought out and beautiful down to the last details. The outdoor seating space was nice and they even had heaters (though we didn't need them just yet). If you're ever in the downtown Harrisburg area, this restaurant is a must.
The food is phenomenal, from start to finish. And if Parker is your server you’ll have an amazing dining experience. She’s top notch.
This is a hotel restaurant in the Hilton. We ended up leaving after 50mins with no food. We had a couple of average drinks. I had 4 small oysters @ $2 each. Server ghosted us for the most part. But the manager cover what we did get before giving up on eating brunch.
One of the people in our party did not receive their food and it took forever to arrive.
Very nice ambiance and food! Dessert was also stunning
Enjoyed lunch here. The server was great.
Tony, Najib, and their team always do a terrific job making our meals and experience great! It is always special to have Parker serve us, she is tremendous!!
Decadent appetizers...Brussel Sprouts and Cauliflower...robust salad for me and a tasty pork loin dish for my partner brought an extremely satisfying evening! Service by Andrew was fun and on point!
Great service and food, ate outside in comfortably-distanced seating. A bit too much road noise from downtown traffic but can't fault the restaurant team for that.
Took my father for his birthday, he said it was the best meal he has had in years and was so happy. I agree!
Najib, Tony, and their team, always do a fantastic job! I am always pleased when we get Parker as well!!
The service was great and the good was very good. The waitress made recommendations on the soup which i ordered and it was delicious
We had an excellent night at Ad Lib. Service was amazing and food was exceptional! Highly recommended!
Had such a great time spending Valentine's Day with my girlfriend. We were supposed to go somewhere else but due to everything being booked we found this place. After that night, I am glad we found this place.
It would be nice if restaurants
This was our 3rd time dining at Ad Lib and it certainly won't be our last! The service from the waitress to the managers was superb. The food is always delicious. And the prices are exceptionally reasonable for the upscale food!
100% the best resteraunt in Harrisburg! Along with 1700 being our absolute first choice Ad Lib has the. Eat food and people staffed ever
Great restaurant. Not your typical restaurant in a hotel. Definitely going back.
Fantastic food and service!
Outstanding as always! Happy to be back! Looking forward to the next time.
What a wonderful night of tremendous service and excellent food. Can’t wait to go back.
Due to COVID we were able to have 1700 menu items which included steaks that were fantastic. A very good meal for a very reasonable price. Desert was also good. Highly recommend.
The food was phenomenal and the wait areas were such a fun bunch
We always have a wonderful time! We will go even more often now that we have discovered TYLER!!! There is also another awesome gentleman, still have to figure out his name but he is always so welcoming! Food is top notch!
Always a wonderful experience at Ad Lib!
Great Food! Great Drinks! Great Service! Great Atmosphere!
Overall a great experience given the conditions in 2020. One of the few restaurants in Harrisburg to successfully adapt to the current dining restrictions.
Excellent food. Our waitress Parker was phenomenal. She was very attentive. Will be back!
Excellent service great food
My birthday dinner
It was a wonderful way to spend a very strange Thanksgiving. Spectacular service!!
Server was very nice and knowledgeable. She ensures that my date night went perfectly.
The lamb was outstanding. It should be on the menu all the time.
Our table was next to there breakfast buffet or something, we ask
them to turn it off but they couldn't. It was very noisy!
Everyone there was super nice and attentive. It was my parents anniversary and the made them feel special
The menu in real life is completely different from the one on line and is uninspired and depressing. It was clear they were in maximum covid panic mode and the food they were offering looked depressing both on the menu and came out to other clients . We just drank our drinks and left— it seemed so sad, and we didn’t want it to dampen our day by eating their offerings.
Ad Lib never disappoints!! The atmosphere is energetic yet homey, and the cuisine is fun and delicious. Always a date night to look forward. We particularly enjoyed Chef Anthony’s balls mixed with the Ad Lib mac and cheese.
The manager took care of us. On their website the boubon paring was a cheaper price than in the actual restaurant. Our server Parker did the correct thing and she got the manager. He did honor the price on their website. We were excited to go out after many, many months of dinning indoors. Turned out to be a lovely evening with my husband. Thank you for taking care of us.
Ad Lib Craft Kitchen and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 237-6419.
Ad Lib Craft Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 223 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 reservations at the moment.