Foodies everywhere, get your forks ready! Our picturesque region of Lehigh Valley is an incredible destination for your next culinary adventure. Our favorite restaurants in Bethlehem, PA offer something to please every palate. From family-owned joints serving up comfort food classics to high-end eateries turning out inventive, modern dishes, these restaurants can’t be missed. The next time you stay with us, check out these 14 places for memorable meals, delicious drinks, and, of course, a good time!

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1. The Bookstore Speakeasy

The name says it all – this 1920s style speakeasy offers Prohibition-era cocktails and beautifully crafted American cuisine. At The Bookstore Speakeasy, you’ll find delicious small plates including local artisan cheeses, smoked meats, and homemade desserts. And, of course, a long list of specialty cocktails, beer, and wine.

2. Bolete

Named one of the “Top 100 Best Restaurants in America” by OpenTable, Bolete uses local and sustainable ingredients to craft incredible dishes. The restaurant offers an ever-changing seasonal menu that never disappoints. However, for something extra special, make a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evening reservation and try the six-course Chef’s tasting menu.

3. Bethlehem Brew Works Enjoy a great meal and delicious beer at Allentown Brew Works the next time you visit us!

We like Bethlehem Brew Works so much that we’ve devoted an entire blog post to telling you the reasons you need to visit. Honoring Bethlehem’s history as a steel town, this brewpub serves a variety of yummy sandwiches, burgers, wings, salads, and soups. Some recipes are “beer enhanced” and incorporate beers straight from the on-site brewery!

4. Chop House at Wind Creek

Chop House is one of several amazing restaurants at the Wind Creek Bethlehem, PA. The upscale restaurant offers classic steakhouse recipes with a modern twist. Indulge in a variety of irresistible dishes including tender steak and mouth-watering prime rib.

5. Edge Restaurant and Lounge

Featuring a perfect fusion of French and Asian cuisine, the menu at Edge Restaurant and Lounge offers a wide selection of modern dishes. You’ll find pan-seared foie gras, mushroom risotto, and Thai chicken curry, among other options. In addition, they also have an impressive wine list filled with perfect vintage options to complement your meal.

6. Molinari’s

Molinari’s fits the bill if you’re looking for delicious Italian fare in a warm and inviting atmosphere. The Italian restaurant uses fresh, local ingredients and simple flavors to create scrumptious dishes. Choose from classic favorites like antipasti, pizza, and pasta that will leave you feeling full and satisfied.

Pasta dish at one of the best restaurants in Bethlehem, PA7. Tapas on Main

Located on Main Street in downtown Bethlehem, Tapas on Main is a wonderful place to go for dinner with friends. The Spanish-style tapas restaurant offers small plates of assorted meats and cheeses, flatbreads, and other tapas. Their plates are great for sharing and you’ll be able to easily have a taste of everything!

8. Apollo Grill

For over 15 years, Apollo Grill has been voted one of the best restaurants in the area time and time again. Apollo Grill is a casual yet upscale bistro with a comfortable, friendly, and sophisticated atmosphere. When you visit, try their signature dishes like Panko-crusted sea scallops, Szechaun duck breast, and pork mignon. You won’t be disappointed!

9. Mama Nina Foccacheria

Mama Nina Foccacheria is a family-owned restaurant that has served authentic Italian cuisine to area residents and visitors for over 30 years. One of the best Italian restaurants in Bethlehem, you will enjoy fresh salads, hearty pasta dishes, and cheesy gourmet pizza slices. In addition, the restaurant is BYOB. You are free to bring a bottle of vino with you! This is a great option for visitors fresh off a day on the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail.

10. Olive Branch Lehigh Valley Restaurants

One of several Bethlehem, PA, restaurants located downtown, Olive Branch is a cozy Levantine (Middle Eastern) establishment.  Diners like the warmness of the staff and the authentic Middle Eastern flavors.  Favorites among patrons include the stuffed grape leaves and the kabobs.

11. Melt

Located in nearby Center Valley, Melt offers diners wonderful pasta dishes with fresh sauces.  Modern twists on old favorites are available at Melt, and the menu also includes appetizers and pizza.

12. Bethlehem Dairy Store

If you are looking for a local landmark to visit, you need to stop at the Bethlehem Dairy Store. It has a wide variety of homemade ice cream that keeps patrons coming back time after time.  Called “The Cup” by locals and visitors, a range of choices including ice cream sandwiches, frozen yogurt and milkshakes is sure to satisfy all ice cream cravings.

13. Zest

Diners at this rooftop restaurant have a spectacular view of all of Bethlehem. The progressive menu at Zest highlights the best of New American cuisine. Reserve the Bridge View Room for an intimate dinner party. The space can accommodate 12 to 24 guests and boasts views of SteelStacks, Hill-to-Hill and Fahy Bridges, Bethlehem Library, City Hall and Martin Tower.

14. The Mint Gastropub

Perfect for a hearty lunch or dinner The Mint Gastropub offers a tempting menu filled with contemporary comfort foods. In addition, the restaurant also offers distinctive cocktails and unique craft beer selections.

Stay and Discover the Best Restaurants in Bethlehem, PA!

There is no better way to explore the best restaurants in Bethlehem, PA than with a stay at the Sayre Mansion. Our Bethlehem bed and breakfast is located in the heart of town and is within walking distance of many of the eateries mentioned above. After an indulgent meal, our elegant and comfortable guest rooms are the perfect place to unwind. Then, the next morning, you’ll start the day’s adventures with a delicious complimentary breakfast! Browse our guest rooms and special packages today. Then, give us a call to help you plan a Lehigh Valley getaway you’ll never forget!

For even more recommendations see below:


Flying V
Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub
The Social Still
Lehigh Pizza
Corked 2.0
Mister Lee’s Noodles
Deja Brew


Sette Luna
Mesa Modern Mexican
Maxim’s 22
3rd and Ferry Fish Market
Two Rivers Brewing Co


Bell Hall
Grille 3501

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