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1741 Terrace - Hotel Bethlehem
1741 Terrace - Hotel Bethlehem

1741 Terrace - Hotel Bethlehem Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.1741ontheterrace.com/
  • Phone: (610) 625-2219
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner is served daily from 5pm to 10pm. 1741 on the Terrace is closed for major holidays (Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas).
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Continental
  • Executive Chef: David Troxell
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Two beautifully appointed private dining rooms with giant arched windows, each seating 30. Entire restaurant available for larger parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Restaurant Reservations (610) 625-2220
  • Entertainment: Sophisticated piano, piano & bass or strings played by a range of artists on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Each fall, 1741 on the Terrace features wine dinners on the first Wednesday of each month, featuring four to seven courses. Each course, presented by Chef Troxell, is paired with wines presented by our guest sommeliers & speakers with discussion on wine and culture.

    In January 1741 on the Terrace features wine seminars presented by guest sommeliers with discussion on wine pairing, describing wines, and wine-producing regions around the world.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Church Street
  • Public Transit: Public transit hub is 4 blocks from restaurant, LANTA 207 passes in front of the hotel.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Hotel parking is alongside the hotel with a parking deck behind, and is usually available. Parking is validated at city parking lots with complimentary shuttle service to/from these parking decks. Parking can be difficult during downtown festivals and the holidays, but shuttle service is always available. Please call 610-625-5000 to inquire about busy parking times.
A word from 1741 Terrace - Hotel Bethlehem
It is the desire of 1741 on the Terrace to engage & invite you. The New American menu showcases farm-to-table ingredients.
Relax in the ambiance of the room – the beautiful Moravian tile floor & soaring Palladian windows. You will overlook charming downtown Bethlehem with buildings & history dating back to 1741 when the town was founded.
This restaurant is not just for special occasions. In addition to the ala carte menu, a fixed-price Tasting Menu features smaller portions of a three course dinner, allowing you to try a variety of dishes.
A Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner, the wine list is developed to inspire. The list is populated with wines from around the world, but with a focus on American. The selections are varied & the list has been crafted to make the choices easy for a novice.
Our certified sommeliers are available to aid wine selection or pairings, including our exclusive Wineflight - a tasting of 3 wines priced as a single glass.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "There's a difference between historic and outdated. The building is historic. The menu is hopelessly outdated. On a Saturday night, the Terrace looked like the dining hall at a nursing home... what few people were there. The menu? Zzz...zzz....zzz... Drinks were small and VERY overpriced. $12 for a pint of stout? This isn't Times Square. Both our meals were way overlooked. Well done steak and duck breast when we asked for medium rare. How do you mess that up? Roasted fingerling potatoes were bland and not very "roasted". The lobster bisque and French onion were actually very good, but for $12 French Onion should be mind blowing. Shame... I'm a lifelong local, so I want my local restaurants to succeed... Nice view, at least."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This is the finnest dinning experience in town. The food is always amazing, and the atmosphere is wonderful."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The Hotel has hired a new James Beard chef who is now providing seasonal menus along with restaurant classics. He has demonstrated a desire to not lure new patrons at cost of loyal patrons. The duck was the best I have had in sometime and the Halibut cooked perfectly. Each of the menu items as explained by Chef Michael is cooked simply to perfection without the desire for bold flavors at the expense of technique as so many "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" do. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Took my father here for Father's Day. What a great meal! Food was great and the service was just as good. Would definitely recommend for a special evening!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Granted, it was a Monday night, but the place was dead. There was one other couple there. Our server was great and very attentive, but she didn't have anything else to do. The menu selection was limited. I got the filet and my wife got the duck. I have had better filets at Shula's and the Stone Bar. It tasted a bit gamey. My wife's duck was dry and there was not much there. We got the carrot cake for dessert and it was good. I doubt if I would return."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Made reservations for our first anniversary. Our Server was polite and attentive, room is very attractively laid out in the hotel in historic Bethlehem. Offers a lovely view.and fantastic ambience as the sun sets in the evening. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Service, food, selection and libations were five star and made it a most memorable evening!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "My husband and I decided to spend our 35th wedding anniversary at the Hotel Bethlehem. Once we had arrived we made reservations to eat in the 1741 Terrace. We were seated promptly and a nice table overlooking the street and the views of the hills. Our waiter, Zack, provided exceptional service throughout the evening. He made every attempt to make sure we were will served. Our dinners were delicious, lamb chops and salmon. I asked for a wine recommendation and the red was just perfect! We were even visited by the manager and all in all we had a lovely experience. We would certainly recommend the 1741 Terrace to anyone for a lovely dinner. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The waiter Bob was very attentive. The Manager Katherine came too see how our meal was. It was a very expensive dinner. But worth every dollar we spent. We would highly recommend the Bethlehem hotel 1741 for anybody who wanted to celebrate a special occasion. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I was so excited to find out that my boyfriend reserved a tale at Hotel Bethlehem for our anniversary. The restaurant itself is beautiful and offers a spectacular view but the menu could use some improving. There are a lot of fish selections but not much of anything else. One chicken and one steak offering, no pasta. The appetizer choices were also awful. We were so disappointed we walked out."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The food was great and they were very accommodating."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great experience! Great food! Great atmosphere! Great Service! But drop the Lafayette room! (I'm a Lehigh graduate)"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My wife and I spent a weekend at the hotel and decided to have dinner and Sunday brunch at the hotel. All the reviews I read set the bar high for this grand old establishment. The food was perfect and well prepared but the service ruined our evening. It took more than 30 minutes after clearing the table of the first course disches before our entrees came out with our waiter no where to be found. When he reappeared we asked about our food and he said he was sorry it was taking so long (so were we). When he finally arrived with our main course he said the delay was due to the fact that there was a new executive chef, then a new process in the kitchen. He sounded like a schoolboy caught in a lie. No service recovery was offered."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "2013 Christmas-Service is so bad-staff left us constantly waiting for drinks/forks/food came after 1 hour. No one apologized and we were ignored totally. Once the food came mine was cold and it was so mediocre. The only redeeming quality is the pretty atmosphere. Skip the restaurant and just get drinks in the bar-go out to the main street for much better restaurants."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "We are from Harrisburg Area and needed dinner before Jim Gaffigan show at The Sands. Dinner was top-notch. Even though it was a rainy night, we enjoyed our window seat overlooking the gorgeous downtown Bethlehem area. So beautiful with all of its 17th century buildings. The food would please any Foodie. And service was excellent, with brief history of town from Manager. Will definitely go back. Perfect beginning to our night."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We knew we only had an hour before a show - our group had either a salad or soup and we all ordered the scallop appetizers. My Quinoa salad was delicious, as were the others and the lobster bisque. The scallops were cooked perfectly - 3 large with asparagus puree. Scallops were seasoned with something salty - otherwise excellent. Service was superb - waiter kept things moving and informed us of time so we could leave in time for the show. Will definitely return to relax for a longer dinner. Also, we reserved a window table near Main Street and that was nice to have them comply."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great view of bethlehm.beautiful old building."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "A very classy place, I like to take my wife some where special occasionally, 1741 was a great choice, good is great, service is great."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Although the menu was very limited, the food was very good."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Minimalist describes our meal. The appetizers were tiny, especially for the price. My husband's entrée from the specials was protein on top of a small amount of sweet potatoes - no other accompaniment. Poor presentation. The deconstructed bananas foster was the highlight of the meal. We aren't looking for piles of food on our plates, but this missed the mark."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I had dinner at 1741 Restaurant some months ago and it was expensive but excellent. I returned with some business associates and was embarrassed to have recommended 1741. They took over 30 minutes to come back to us to advise that the wine we had ordered was not available and on back order and then a further 15 before serving our second choice. The food was cold. It seemed that the food had to be brought in from elsewhere, even the plates were not warm. Every time the door was opened to bring in food or drinks we had to pause our conversation because the noise level from the foyer was so loud that we could not be heard at our table. This was a very poor experience and I would certainly never recommend this restaurant again."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "It has now been five years that my wife and I have dined at the Terrace on Valentine's Day, the first three while dating. We have made it our Valentine's tradition because we love the atmosphere and the food. A major reason my wife and I like dining at the 1741 Terrace is the convenience of the hotel's parking deck. For our last two reserved dinner dates we were told we could not park in the deck unless we were registered guests. Valet service was offered the first time but we had to drive a block away and pay for the valet. This last time I had to drive to the Walnut St garage and walk back to the hotel through slushy roads and snow covered walks. The shuttle was nowhere to be seen. A return trip was required to get the car. cont'd below"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "my boyfriend and I went out for valentine's day dinner. it was amazing. the wine was great and the food was even better. the scenery was amazing and it was set for a very romantic evening. not to mention the live piano music and the view. a great night for the both of us."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I booked our dinner here and requested a window seat. When my reservation was confirmed thy said they may not be able to accommodate this. I was annoyed because I made the reservation over a month in advance. We did get a window seat though so I was happy and it was very romantic. They had someone playing piano during dinner and the ambiance was great. I was disappointed they did not know how to make my chocolate covered cherry martini when they could just google it but I got a different martini and it was good. Our food and dessert was great and we had a nice evening. I will definitely come here again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The filet mignon my husband had was the best he ever had and my lamb chops were superb Excellent, romantic ambience and the wait staff was observant but not obtrusive. Wll come again."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Our evening at the Hotel Bethlehem celebrated 29 years of a wonderful life together. We savored a fabulous malbec with our delicious meal. From our table we enjoyed the charm of Bethlehem's Main Street which glistened under a blanket of snow. Our server was pleasant and attentive, but allowed us privacy. Transplanted New Yorkers, I'm sorry it took my wife and I too many years to visit. However, the Hotel Bethlehem impressed us so much, we plan to visit and enjoy again and again. Thank you for a lovely evening!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "No complaints at all. We were one of only several guests dinning that night. Had plenty of time with the waiter without being rushed. The waiter had the food expedited since we were attending a show right after and the hotel arranged travel accomadations while we were eating. Highly reccomended!"
    Dined on 3/21/2013
  • "My title sums up my experience at 1741 Terrace. Good not great but certainly not worth the higher end bill."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I thought the food was a little lacking and it wasn't really my style, I believe that was only because what I had ordered didn't appeal to me and I went outside the box. I think their overall menu had a lot of options I would've preferred. There's a great view of the city and I think it's a good venue it just wasn't a stellar time that night."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "We stayed at the Hotel that this is in. I've had Brunch here a few times as it is superb. This is the first time I've dined for Dinner in the Restaurant and it has Fabulous Food and Service! Definitely recommend it. Wait staff is wonderful!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The chilean sea bass with mushroom risotto was outstanding! My husband enjoyed his steak. We will definitely be repeat customers."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "OK - not a dashing title, but this establishment is a real gem. We booked for what turned out to be the coldest night of the year, so caveat emptor there - it was about 60* throughout dinner, such that t hose warmed plates were MOST welcome! THe huge panoramic windows surely make for challenging temp. control. The menu choices we ordered were delightful prepared and presented - leasing, balanced bouquets of flavor and texture, with eye appeal to match. No run-of-the-mill here. HIghly recommended. Decent wine list too."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "1741 on the Terrace is beautiful anytime of the year, but the Historic Bethlehem Hotel and the main restaurant are spectacular at Christmas. The items on the menu were creative and delicious and drew on local produce and history. Very friendly service. We enjoyed the piano in the background. We look forward to another stay and hope to snag a reservation for the musical Sunday brunch next time."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We had a great meal in a beautiful dining room in a great location. The food was all delicious, the service started off slow but got better as the crowd thinned. Overall it was a enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Food was great. Beautiful space. However, the service was very poor. We are locals and the Hotel Bethlehem is known for high quality and service. We had high expectations because of its reputation and we were disappointed. 3 times servers came to our table with food that wasn't ours, our glasses were empty most of our meal and a server was reprimanded by another staff member in front of our table for not bringing a crab cake with the persons steak. You could tell the staff was stressed and frantic. It will be a long time before we will return."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "The food was delicious. I have eaten here before, enjoyed it, but was surprised, upset by how close the tables were and how many large parties. I almost wanted to leave, we were a party of four seated between three very large tables of 6 or more people. The wait staff could not get around the tables and kept brushing us in our seats! It is not fun to be bumped repeatedly.Seeing the constant motion of the wait staff rushing by made it very difficult to relax and enjoy our dinner. I was disappointed by the noise (very noisey) and running around and did not enjoy my experience as much as I usually do. The restaurant is expensive and we usually go there for a special treat, to be treated elegantly and that was definitely not our experience."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Traveling the country I have been to many fine restaurants and never thought I'd find a fine dining experience in the Lehigh Valley. The Terrace at the Hotel Bethlehem is not the Williamsburg Inn but it is quite nice. A very pretty setting, excellent service and fine food at what I would consider modest prices. With a recent snow, downtown old Bethlehem was a wonderful atmosphere to be gazing outside our window view at the historic buildings. I'm looking forward to their Sunday brunch!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Pretty much the perfect pre-Christmas evening; a stroll through Bethlehem all done up in its winter finest and then a fantastic meal at the 1741 Terrace. The view is simply exceptional. I had the NY strip and my wife had the fillet; the entrees were excellent."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "A total of 5 people enjoyed the evening. We treated my brother, former pastor of Sts. Cyril & Methodius at 6th & Pierce St. Beth. for his birthday and two friends from Lansdale, who were blown away by the total experience."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "The Bethlehem Hotel is gorgeous and especially lovely at Christmas. The restaurant is decorated beautifully, and we enjoyed a delicious dinner while looking out onto the festive Main Street. Everything was wonderful and it has become our holiday tradition.."
    Dined on 12/11/2013