blue grillhouse
blue grillhouse

blue grillhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bluegrillhouse.com/
  • Phone: (610) 691-8400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm



    For Holidays: Hours may vary
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: blue grillhouse offers 3 private areas that accommodate 12 guests, 30 guests and 40 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Events Coordinator 6106918400x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 33
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking for 250 cars.
A word from blue grillhouse
blue is redefining the steakhouse. You’ll find stunning decor, two high-energy indoor and outdoor bars, and seven unique private dining spaces, which can accommodate up to 420 guests. Add in a redesigned menu with much more to offer and you have a cooler, hipper kind of steakhouse.

blue is convenient to major highways leading from the Lehigh Valley, metro New Jersey, Philadelphia and the Poconos.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
blue grillhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
145 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (105)great for outdoor dining (75)romantic (75)notable wine list (57)good for groups (56)fit for foodies (53)hot spot (37)vibrant bar scene (34)neighborhood gem (34)great for lunch (28)great for brunch (21)late-night find (11)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • It's a great place for a business lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The food is consistently good and the service is great, they don't rush you to leave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expected Better
    DickeyVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Overall Blue was ok. I expected better service and quality of food for the price. When my steak came out it was luke warm and the carmelized onions were cold like they had been sitting out. It was a Saturday night and they were busy. Our server kept spologizing for taking so long. I'm not sure what the deal was there, but sll he needed to do was explain why and I would have been understanding. I would go back and give them a try again, but it definitely won't be my first choice. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent All Around
    ClaraandJimVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We ordered the bone-in sirloin and the short ribs. Both were excellent. We had a wonderful Italian wine to compliment our entrees. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Family Evening Made Special
    JEEJazz
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Very enjoyable evening in a great restaurant that we frequented in the past but hadn't been to for a couple of years. Service was excellent, all meals done as requested - restaurant side quiet enough to have family conversation and catch up with what has been going on - highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Dinners that impress
    CustomerDelight
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    When we travel to Emmaus on business we always bring the customer to this restaurant. Every one of our customers love the oysters and the steak. I love the special lobster tails that are not on the menu but seem to be available.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valley girl
    Bookclubber
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    With so little places to go for brunch in the valley, Blu stands out. What a lovely brunch. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Restaurant was beautiful. Service was excellent. We liked the bar atmosphere. The music was too loud so we felt like we were shouting to be heard. Main course amount was very small considering the price. Two in our party ordered the filet and did not think it was as tender nor did it have alot of flavor.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great date place
    OCRaw
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The food is amazing and the outdoor bar is the best. Even though it was cold out they had enough fires going that you couldn't feel it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience each time!
    BethlehemFoodie
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Living in Historic Bethlehem, it is easy to frequent the many restaurants within walking distance but everytime I make the trek to Blue, I am glad we did. The wine list is extensive -- something for all tastes and price ranges. And the food is a bit heavy but good. I always walk away with leftovers but is that such a bad thing?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great food
    Alice
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Blue is fast becoming my favorite restaurant. The top notch wait staff delivers excellent food. Onion soup best in the Lehigh Valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    satisfied
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    While the food was great, don't go if you have limited time. Or at least notify the staff with your time frame. Food was outstanding, all 4 of us had steaks, but 2 of 4 were not the correct type. They were excellent though, and after the rather lengthy time we already spent there, nothing was said to the wait staff. Wine, appetizer, entrees and dessert were exceptional. A superior dining experience though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great parents weekend dinner!
    Roxygrl041
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great find in Bethlehem. Feels comparable to a restaurant that you would find in New York City. Delicious steaks and sides with great service. It is pricey but worth it considering the quality of the food and service. Excellent dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I enjoyed Blue Grillhouse it was a wonderful pleasant experience. I will definitely go back, the service was impeccable. The meal was okay, shrimp a little over cooked (personal preference) but the meal overall was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem
    kks16
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I found blue grillhouse last year when I was looking for restaurants to eat in for Lehigh's Parent's weekend. We loved it and now have made it part of our Bethlehem visits. Food, service, atmosphere are great for our family. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants great food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Both food and Service were outstanding. Have never been disappointed with blue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Blue was excellent as usual. Can always depend on a fantastic meal when you go there. The service is great!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Uncle Bill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Had our wedding reception at the Candle light Inn here 25 years ago, I have stopped in there a few times, but our experience the other night was outstanding-Everyone chipped in with great service- anxious to return-What a difference!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue always delivers
    Bluefan
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    You can never go wrong here for lunch, dinner, drinks and appetizers, etc. Menu selection is wonderful, plentiful and creative specialty drinks all of which are always complemented by superb, friendly, courteous service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meh
    MatthewD
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My wife and I went for dinner this past Saturday night. We found the menu to be very overpriced considering everything is a la carte (and not located in NYC), and we don't mind spending good money on an amazing meal. We shared an appetizer, I had the seafood pasta which consisted of 2 shrimp cut in halves, 1-2 scallops cut up into small pieces, and about 6 clams. Not a lot of seafood or pasta for $29, and even with bread and sharing an app I left not full. My wife had the frenched chicken, which she said was dry. Service was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional steaks and service
    SamH
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My date and I enjoyed our evening at Blue. Our steaks were excellent and the service was top notch. After dinner, we lingered to talk and enjoy some Cognac. You can be sure we'll return for another visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful and fantastic food
    Ricka1
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is a favorite in the Lehigh Valley, and one that is known for fantastic food, outstanding service and a place that we go to for our "special occasion favorite". The steaks are spectacular and the restaurant so much prettier than all the other steakhouses you will ever go to!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Blue!
    Phillylover
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We went with friends to celebrate a birthday and Blue did not disappoint. The wine was great. The menu was extensive and our food was excellent. Our server was knowledgeable and very nice. Dessert was yummy. We will definitely go again - soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    JoeMac
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Our server Tammy was incredible! She really made a our night. It was my girlfirend's birthday and she really made the night special for us. She was attentive yet not invasive. The food was amazing and we can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The food was delicious. The service was excellent. Very attentive and professional. Pricing was a bit high, but that's the part of the 'dining out' market that Blue caters to. It was a special occasion and we decided to splurge. If cost is not an issue and you want to treat yourself to a very nice dining experience, then Blue is a good place to consider.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • True Blue
    SandraD
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Have not been to Blue in a while. I had almost forgotten just absolutely phenomenal the food is! Great ambience fabulous out door bar. Truly perfect. Will be there more often in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Kitkat
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We love this place! They offered us a complimentary cocktail and amazing dessert! Also appreciate the Price Fix menu offered Sun. Thru Thursday.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • continued attendance
    great
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I have gone there a number of times and will continue
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly recommend
    DanaVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had an incredible meal and incredible service. We couldn't had a more enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday58VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Our visit to Blue was lovely, from start to finish...The outside bar was bustling, and looked very inviting, but there were no tables available at the time we checked in... They offer a great selection of...everything! The filet mignon was perfect -- loved the horseradish sauce -- and the pumpkin martini was fabulous! The service was attentive and friendly. The complimentary birthday ice cream cake was a very nice surprise. Only thing I wouldn't rave about was the spinach-artichoke dip, which was fine, but not as good as we've had at other places. I would definitely go again...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dining experience
    elyobekim
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Lovely meal in a nice setting with great service made this an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvnightife
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The service was very good. You all won us over. We will most definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks!
    GrilledCheeseMamaVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Visited Blue on Saturday night. We wanted to try something a little different-- we frequent Shula's(center valley) and Sullivan's(KoP). The outside bar/dining area seems lovely. (We poked our heads in before we entered the restaurant.) In retrospect, wish we would have eaten outside. It was a gorgeous evening. The restaurant was quite busy but we were greeted and seated right away. Enjoyed a Spiced Apple Mojito cocktail special. I had the 6oz filet and was very pleased. Cooked & seasoned perfectly. Hubs had 10oz bone-in filet special and enjoyed as well. I found the inside a bit noisy but not overwhelmingly so. Service was attentive without being annoying as it can sometimes be at Shula's. Will go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a nice experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I've never left Blue feeling dissatisfied in any way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great sea bass, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Our server steered me toward the sea bass, which was terrific, and was that perfect combination of attentive without being fawning. My dining partner's pork chop was very good, though not unusually stellar. On the whole, though, a really nice experience. This was my first visit, and I'll definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Nice But Not Exceptional
    Paul
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We ate there for our 30th wedding anniversary. The service was outstanding and the ambiance is very nice. The food was very good but not particularly better than other nice restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rude people suck :,(
    CUTIEFOODIE
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It was my bday weekenf and bring from out of town we had no clue where this place was located . I was so excited and had been wanting to try it out but that all changed when I called the restaurant and asked for simple directions . The young lady who answered the phone was not only ride she made it clear that I could just go on their website to get the directions . Yes I am Well aware of that but I was simply asking her and to recieve such a close ended answer I knew she wasn't willing to help so unfortunately we had to go elsewhere . It's not about the directions because that could have been resolved easily .The annoyed tone of her voice and rude manner she displayed was enough to make us go elsewhere . Not welcoming at all !!!!!!.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We held a business lunch for 10 guests. From the time we walked in to the time we left the staff was professional, friendly and efficient. Our server was prompt but sensitive to the importance of the conversations at the table. Food was delicious and room was perfect for our function. We will be back again. I can always count on Blue for my business gatherings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Have been going here for years. They changed their menu and NOT for the better. Appetizers very lacking especially for people allergic to seafood as we are. Chicken quesadillas, really?! sides were limited. Service was not good for high ed, rushing us to order drinks, apps, the dinner all on top of each other. Just very disappointed with this visit.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for our Anniversary
    WarEagleinJersey
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My wife and I went to Blue Grillhouse for our 16th Wedding Anniversary. The Hostess greeted us with a warm Congratulations for our anniversary and acknowledged that my wife was on a Gluten-Free diet. She seated us at a secluded table and informed us who our server would be. Jeremy came over and provided us with some Champagne for the occasion. He also provided my wife with the selections that were Gluten-Free and then told us of the specials and from there it was a great evening. My wife had the Grilled Salmon and I had the Dry Aged Prime Rib. Both dinners were cooked and seasoned perfectly. The grilled asparagus was delicious. The restaurant went above and beyond in setting the mood for our anniversary and making it a great night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Lori
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Awesome love it. Absolutely fantastic place food was gorgeous
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.