Sidney

4.7
1137 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
If you treasure Fine Dining, Restaurant Sidney is fast becoming considered the most unique restaurant experience in the area. Featuring Modern American cuisine, an historic tavern, fresh seafood, top quality steaks, homemade desserts, outdoor seating and a full bar.
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4.7
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4.5
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JuWo
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Loved it. Highly recommend it. Have been there 3 times now and the food and service have been perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent a great place to dine. Service was great.

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TomG
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our request for special seating needs were immediately and considerately provided. The meal, as always, was excellently presented. The special flavors in the curry char dish and the free range chicken were awesome. The wait staff provided excellent care and attention.

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JEH123
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was up to usual Sidney standards. Great service, great food, great ambience.

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vipJohnS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

First experience at this restaurant. Awesome appetizers. Prime rib was cooked properly at medium rare but “chewy”. Desert was great. Will look forward to going back to try another main course. Waitress attentive and helpful. Should have gone with her seafood suggestion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends outing

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Craines
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sydney Tavern is a gift! You simply can't find food like this elsewhere in the Gettysburg area. My husband and I dined at Sydney for our anniversary, so it was a bit of a splurge. Superb food, tremendous wine selection, extremely attentive service, and lovely historic setting. My favorites were the pate and the creme brulee.

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vipsnowboarder2010
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the service and food were outstanding! Unique flavors. Can’t wait to return and sit outside on patio

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Pcnerd
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good. We celebrated a birthday

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CedricD
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a very good dinner experience, service and food were excellent. I will recommend this place to others.

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RobertH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best meals we ever had. Fantastic! Highly recommended.

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BillM
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem. Staff and food were wonderful and the attention to detail, from a culinary perspective, was both unexpected and surprisingly thorough. We started with the potato crisps. I wasn't expecting much (I mean they are potatoes chips) but i was surprised at how well they were done. Fried to a golden brown and then the perfect amount of toppings were added to balance the flavors with out any single ingredient over powering another. For entrees, my wife's steak (I believe it was a strip steak but i honestly am not 100% sure) was overcooked (ordered Med rare but arrived med well), the staff was very apologetic and accommodating and she had another very quickly. I ordered rare prime rib and it was superb. The vegetables were perfectly cooked, al dente, and the whipped mashed potatoes were amazing. For dessert we hesitantly ordered the creme brulee. (A lot of places struggle to make this correctly) No problems here. It was wonderful. Overall it was a wonderful experience and we will definitely be back. Thank you for taking the time to do things the right way. Your dedication to your business and its guests is a breath of fresh air in this industry. Keep up the great work.

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Brian
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good and over all a very nice place to spend a special occasion with someone. A no rush atmosphere made it even better.

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EricT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely people in a great atmosphere. Always a treat to dine at Sidney.

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RichP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for the step above the rest this is the place! Unique dishes with great flavors.

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JAKEM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is my wife and I's favorite place to eat and celebrate special moments of our life. We have many memories of romantic dinners, laughs and excellent cocktails and wine... But I need to address something we have notice over the the past year or so that the menu has become repetitive and safe. We fell in love with chef's bold and amazing ability to make extraordinary and exciting dishes that both challenged me and made me appreciate food and someone's talent at bringing such different flavors together. Chef makes a truly memorable and delicious meals. We would be so excited to go and see what new dishes he would create. It was almost an obsession lol! Please take this not as a bad review but as encouragement to be BOLD AGAIN because we will be back in hopes that it returns back to the place we fell in love with so many years ago.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food great!
Wonderful place to dine.
Would highly recommend.

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LoriC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This is my first time visiting Sidney and I thought that the ambience of the place was wonderful. Our server was attentive but not overly so. The menu seemed very limited and for lack of a better word kind of catering to the masculine patrons. The night that we came there were no chicken dishes no seafood dishes other than monkfish the rest was pretty much red meat. And while my dish that I had, the monkfish, was very well done,I would have preferred several more choices then were made available. Also I was underwhelmed by the choices for drinks on the menu again they all seem to cater to the more masculine patrons, and the drink that I ordered a French martini seemed to be foreign to the waitstaff as if they had never heard of it before. I think I took two sips of it and didn’t drink any more of it. The waitress remarked about how I didn’t drink it, and when I told her it wasn’t a French martini all she could say was well we’ll have to work on that. It would have been nice had they taken the drink off the bill since it wasn’t what I askedAnd I didn’t drink it. Would I return again? Possibly but I don’t think I would make a special trip there

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Korie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not as good as our previous experience though that was many years ago. Dinner was good but not exceptional, especially considering the price. My husband’s steak was tough and his pound cake was dry. Flourless chocolate cake was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely visit to Sidney—great service, good drinks, excellent wine list and fantastic food! We will definitely be back for future special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great with respect to the service and the food. Unfortunately, I did find it to be very loud. This is not really something the restaurant can control - it’s just disrespectful patrons thinking they were in an Irish pub. I suppose we could have asked a waiter to ask that this table try to be more subdued (I mean really- this is supposedly fine dining so you should be able to converse with others at your table without feeling like you were talking loudly to be heard over another table). But again -we should have probably said something. Overall I would highly recommend this establishment.

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Rick
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The menu is superlative. Every item is gourmet and every bite delicious. The interior decor is unremarkable, but the food makes the trip worthwhile.

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BHLMD
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding and our waitress did a superb job. Everything served was hot and delicious!

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Nona
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal. So nice to eat a delicious meal that was plated and served. Not takeout due to COVID.
Had char for the first time. Exquisite. Never would have expected fish topped with red grapefruit. Must try.
Highly recommend.
Returning next month for their wine pairing dinner.

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RobertG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

What an awesome time we had celebrating my Wife’s 50th BD. The staff was so accommodating setting a table up for us inside and outside on the terrace so we could choose where we wanted to sit when we arrived. Service was great and the food was exceptional. What a great night!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was okay, I will not be going back again though, I was somewhat disappointed

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Sabrina
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. The tavern burger is delicious and the oysters on the half shell are out of this world.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal.

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Sknaub
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Notable food— never had anything that wasn’t good to outstanding. The ambiance is a little lackluster for the price point of the food maybe, but generally I don’t consider it a huge deal. Sometimes the service has been a bit slow or seeming a bit confused but generally the servers are professional and knowledgeable about the menu. Definitely do recommend, especially if you can make it at a non-peak time.

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celie
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband’s birthday. Good to be back. Looks really nice. Love the special touches.
My husbands burger was medium well & his frys weren’t crispy. Medium rare & likes them crispy.
He loves this entree. He missed having it. My special gnocchi was fabulous. Our son had the burger also. He said his was good. We will also be back. One of our favorites ❤️🍀🌻🍸🍺

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Willis
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food and environment were wonderful. Our waitress was very kind but was absent for long periods of time and service was rather slow throughout our dinner experience.

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ElaineM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and wine! We really enjoyed the atmosphere - so nostalgic. great friends and great food. Best martinis ever! Thank you to all!

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SteveS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were looking for a new quaint place to eat dinner and we stumbled upon Sidney. I have to say that the overall experience was great. The service was on point, and our food was delicious. I will be going back really soon. What a pleasant surprise to find this place.

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Garry
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Sidney's is our favorite place to eat. We go there at least once a month. We always sat in the back dining room. This week we were seated in the bar area which was the first time wee had ever sat there. The music was too loud and traffic to and from restroom was annoying. I will ask to be seated in the back dining room from now on.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome. All our meals were prepared perfectly. Service was excellent. Wine selection was good. Desserts were unique and delicious.

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LyndeeK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with excellent service!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience as always.

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Chickadee
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great experience but my visits will be very limited secondary to the cost. I would recommend Sidney's ONLY to somebody who could afford this restaurant and would enjoy it, paying the price. I can afford this BUT is a 2 hour period worth $380? Each has to answer that question but for me, I can have as much "fun" at a lower cost very nice and excellent restaurant.

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Jody
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior service, beautiful ambiance and flavorful food! Was a phenomenal dinning experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loire Valley wine dinner. Really great experience.

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Sidney is rated 4.7 stars by 1137 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.