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Susquehanna Life's Fall 2021 Dining Guide

Best Places to Dine with a View, 
as Chosen by Our Readers 

The Settlers Inn (4 Main Ave., Hawley) is a B&B featuring a farm-to-table restaurant—but you don’t have to stay overnight to enjoy the outdoor dining ambience. The garden terrace overlooks decades old gardens which sport over 100,000 perennials, native plants and flowers. The inn is set against the backdrop of Bingham Park, rolling woodlands and the Lackawaxen River. The natural view is especially captivating in the fall, when the tree leaves change color. Chef Kate Woehrle’s menus are shaped by the seasons, farms, pastures and producers of the region. An award-winning wine list and craft brews from local, regional and international breweries.  

Glass Wine Bar & Kitchen in Ledges Hotel (119 Falls Ave., Hawley) features outdoor dining on multi-tiered decks and the dining room provide stunning views of the Wallenpaupack Creek River Gorge adjacent to the property. The hotel and restaurant are integrated into the natural stone ledges of the falls and the woodland surroundings. Elevated pub fare, including steak tacos, panko crusted mac-and-cheese and stuffed clams. 

The Exchange in downtown Lancaster (25 E. Queen St.) is an indoor/outdoor 3,500-square-foot space 12 stories above Penn Square that’s open all year. There are intimate little nooks for meetings or dates, a floating bar for mixing and mingling and gorgeous panoramic views of Lancaster City all around. Outdoor firepits help keep everyone warm, and handcrafted cocktails keep spirits high. Wine and beer are available, and the food menu from executive chef Ryan McQuillan brings big flavors to small plates, plus wood-fired pizzas with local cheese and toppings, and many vegetarian offerings, including grilled broccolini, spicy tofu bao buns and creamy hummus. 

Altana, the rooftop lounge in the 26 East building (26 East King St.), combines vibrant nightlife with impressive views of downtown Lancaster. An outdoor bar, comfortable seating and great food and drink menus all contribute to a fun rooftop experience. The small plates-focused menu combines bistro favorites, like shrimp cocktail and truffle fries, and heartier options include crab cakes, flatbreads and tacos. Cocktails include frozen drinks for warmer days and cider-spiked mimosas for autumn.  



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