The Lehigh Valley is rich in culture, natural beauty, and charm, but it is also bursting at the seams with phenomenal restaurants to try. One of the area’s best features is its dining and you’ll find dozens of great Lehigh Valley restaurants to enjoy. But, with so many great options, how do you choose where to go for dinner? If you’re struggling with that decision, we’re here to help! Indulge in a delicious culinary experience at any of the restaurants we recommend and you won’t leave disappointed!
After you quench your appetite at one of these Lehigh Valley restaurants, you’ll be ready to explore everything else our wonderful area has to offer. Learn more about things to do in our area by requesting a copy of our FREE Vacation Guide today!
12 Amazing Lehigh Valley Restaurants You Need to Try
No matter what you’re craving for dinner tonight, you’ll find it at one of these amazing Lehigh Valley restaurants in Bethlehem, Allentown, or Easton. Each offers it’s own unique atmosphere, tempting menu, and exceptional service that we love to recommend to our guests!
1. 3rd & Ferry Fish Market | Easton
If you’re looking for one of the best seafood restaurants in the Lehigh Valley, head to 3rd & Ferry Fish Market. You’ll find a fresh catch of the day, plus a raw bar, ceviches, hearty house entrees, and more. But, don’t leave without sampling their famous crab and chorizo mac and cheese!
2. Mesa Modern Mexican | Easton
Craving queso and a margarita? If so, try Mesa Modern Mexican. You’ll find your traditional Mexican dishes with a modern twist, plus a wide selection of tacos, enchiladas, salads, and sandwiches, as well as small-plate items to share.
3. Ocean 235 | Easton
Ocean 235 is an excellent choice for your next romantic date night in the Lehigh Valley. The award-winning, candlelit restaurant has a variety of indulgent menu options with everything from caramelized diver scallops to juicy filet mignon. But, the best part of the restaurant is the quiet, intimate atmosphere you and your loved one will enjoy.
4. Sette Luna | Easton
For rustic Italian eats at a locally owned Lehigh Valley restaurant, try Sette Luna. They offer antipasti, pizza, pasta, and paninis. But, you’ll also find a variety of specialty plates like shrimp risotto and chicken Milanese. And, on Sunday mornings, they host a Sunday jazz brunch you don’t want to miss!
5. Apollo Grill | Bethlehem
One of the most popular restaurants on Broad Street in Bethlehem, PA, Apollo Grill offers a casual yet upscale bistro setting and award-winning culinary creations. Some of the best signature dishes on the menu include Panko-crusted sea scallops, Szechwan duck breast, and pork mignon. Yum!
6. Bolete Restaurant | Bethlehem
Since bursting on the Bethlehem dining scene, Bolete Restaurant and Inn has delighted visitors and Lehigh Valley locals with its ever-changing seasonal menu that features local and sustainable ingredients. In fact, the restaurant is so go, that it has made the OpenTable list of the “Top 100 Best Restaurants in America!”
7. Molinari’s Restaurant | Bethlehem
Looking for Italian fare within walking distance of the Sayre Mansion? If so, Molinari’s Restaurant fits the bill. Just a short 15-minute walk from our front door, Molinari’s serves up delicious antipasti, pizza, and pasta in a warm and inviting atmosphere.
8. The Mint Gastropub | Bethlehem
Another popular restaurant in Bethlehem, PA, The Mint Gastropub is a fun place to go for a hearty lunch or dinner. The menu features a variety of contemporary comfort foods like a Pork Belly BLT and Chipotle Bacon Mac and Cheese. In addition, The Mint offers fun cocktails and a unique craft beer selection.
9. Bell Hall | Allentown
Craving burgers and beer? Bell Hall has you covered. Describing themselves as “a quintessential American burger joint, reimagined for the discerning diner,” Bell Hall serves gourmet and delicious burgers, plus an extensive craft beer list that is guaranteed to satisfy every craving.
10. Grain | Allentown
No restaurant guide to Allentown, PA, would be complete without mentioning Grain. Located on historic Hamilton Street, this multi-floor restaurant offers the perfect space to enjoy happy hour with friends or an intimate date night. The menu is a modern take on American comfort food and includes delicious sandwich, soups, salads, and more.
11. Grille 3501 | Allentown
One of the best Lehigh Valley restaurants for fine dining has to be Grille 3501 in Allentown, PA. This “sophisticated yet unpretentious” eatery offers a lengthy martini and cocktail menu, plus savory dishes that range from seared diver sea scallops and lobster ravioli to filet mignon and Australian lamb chops.
12. The Hamilton Kitchen | Allentown
Offering a cool and casual atmosphere, The Hamilton Kitchen and Bar, has quickly become a favorite among Lehigh Valley foodies. Dining in a modern restaurant with large outdoor patio, you’ll sample from comfort food classics, hearty salads, delicious flatbreads, and more.
Indulge at the Best Lehigh Valley Restaurants, Then Return Home to the Sayre Mansion!
There’s nothing better than returning to a blissful place to rest after indulging in an extraordinary dining experience. After you’ve dined at these great Lehigh Valley restaurants, the Sayre Mansion is the perfect place to go to relax and unwind. Our elegantly decorated rooms and suites have a unique combination of old world charm and modern amenities that are perfect for any visit to our area. Plus, when you stay at our Bethlehem bed and breakfast, you’ll also enjoy the attention and expertise of our staff, a convenient location to downtown Bethlehem, and a delicious breakfast each day. Learn more about our spectacular accommodations today. Then, book your next stay with us!
Photo courtesy Geoff Peters.