A heavenly new place to dine at Eden Resort

Rochelle A. Shenk//May 17, 2023

A view of the patio at the newly opened Bistro 2two2 at Lancaster’s Eden Resort & Suites. PHOTO/ROCHELLE A. SHENK

A heavenly new place to dine at Eden Resort

Rochelle A. Shenk//May 17, 2023

The Eden Resort & Suites launched Bistro 2two2 with a private opening May 4. The hotel’s new restaurant opened to the public May 8. It takes its name from the Manheim Township hotel’s address at 222 Eden Road, Lancaster.  

Bistro 2two2 is in the space formerly occupied by Garfield’s, which opened in 1984 and closed in March 2020 during the pandemic.  

“We used the space for some private functions, but it never re-opened to the public.” explained Stephen Sikking, managing partner of Eden Inn & Suites. “After about six or eight months, our team of managers started talking about redoing the restaurant’s concept. We discussed who our customers for the restaurant are and what they’re looking for in a restaurant,”   

Like Garfield’s, Bistro 2two2 is expected to be utilized by both hotel guests and the general public.  

“We are really proud and excited to introduce a fresh, new dining experience to Lancaster County,” Sikking said, “Being able to rebound from the setback of the pandemic that led to the closure of Garfield’s is impactful and a testament to the talented staff that has worked hard to make this possible.   

“Bistro 2two2 will be a great gathering place for locals while also providing a memorable dining experience for our out-of-town guests.”   

The space has been completely renovated. The interior boasts a modern feel that’s highlighted by strategically placed live greenery, which also highlights the main entrance.   

There’s an expanded bar and an open-flame pizza oven. There’s a modern feel to the space and it’s highlighted by live greenery.  

“We found there was a desire for more of a bar area, so we expanded the bar,” said Sikking. “It’s also somewhat separated from the other dining space, so families can feel comfortable here as well. The pizza oven is an open area, so it allows us to offer freshly made pizzas, and people can watch pizzas being made.”  

An outdoor patio has been added. Strings of overhead party lights enhance the patio’s vibe.   

Sikking said executive chef Gabriel Montalvo and chef Michael Durham, Bistro 2two2 head chef, worked with the hotel’s team to create the restaurant’s menu, which also includes a kid’s menu. Menu offerings include pizza, small plates and appetizers, salads, burgers and handhelds, entrées and drink specials.    

Bistro 2two2 seats 120 indoors and 60 on the patio. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.   

Sikking said CGA served as both the architect and designer for the project. While he declined to disclose the exact cost for the project to transform the former Garfield’s space into Bistro 2two2 and add the patio area, he indicated that it was about $1 million. Eden Resort & Suites opened 51 years ago as the Treadway Inn.  

Rochelle A. Shenk is a freelance writer.