CORKED Wine Bar & Steak House
CORKED Wine Bar & Steak House

CORKED Wine Bar & Steak House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.corkedwinebar.com/
  • Phone: 6106259463x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Seating Times : Monday - Thursday: 11:30am to 10pm
    Friday & Saturday: 11:30 am - 2am ,Sunday: 11:30am to 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Wine Bar, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Joe Grisafi | Owner
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events:

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Market Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Bethlehem City offer Valet parking in front of CORKED Monday thru Saturday 5pm-10pm. Also free parking in garage and streets every Sunday. There are many parking garages within a block of CORKED.
A word from CORKED Wine Bar & Steak House
Upbeat / High Energy Wine Bar and Steak House located in historic downtown Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Offering 32 special wines by glass available in a 1oz, 2.5oz or 5oz pour with an extensive 100 bottle wine list. We also feature 24 specialty beers on draft. Classic American Steak House Menu. Steaks, Seafood, Duck, Lamb, Wild Boar & more.. All entrees include crisp wedge salad, chef vegetable & starch. Our meats arrive daily from "Pat LaFrieda Meats", fresh Crab Cakes prepared in house along with 100% of our menu. CORKED is the restaurant for wine lovers, beer connoisseurs, meat lovers & foodies. Book your reservation today!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
CORKED Wine Bar & Steak House reviews from OpenTable diners
243 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (157)special occasion (152)fit for foodies (118)vibrant bar scene (109)hot spot (88)romantic (81)neighborhood gem (78)good for groups (73)great for outdoor dining (37)late-night find (36)great for lunch (31)great for brunch (15)scenic view (8)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Incredible Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My wife and I went to Corked to celebrate our anniversary. Having noted that in the reservation, the staff all wished us happy anniversary from the time we arrived until we left. The overall experience for the night was out of this world. We received fantastic service and food that was out of this world; maybe even one of the best meals that we have had. To top the evening off, when dessert was served, it was on a frozen slab of marble with "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate and raspberry sauce with a sparkler in the middle. It was a great surprise and made the entire night that much more enjoyable. We cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We recently celebrated my sisters birthday at corked, party of 9. service was very good and we never felt rushed. Cool atmosphere and really good service. I will be going back. 😊
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was a little lacking
    Alan
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was good but our waitress was a little lacking. We were not told of the specials, soup of the day, or offered water as were the other tables around us. We heard other waiters telling diners of the salad options offered with the meal as well. This being our first visit, we thought we only had the choice of the wedge.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • travel4me
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had guest from New Jersey and they loved it. Enjoyed the food, etc. Good time and great food. Wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My husband is a very picky eater, and once a year, we try something new. He's usually not a fan of the places we pick, but he actually said he would go back, which is a high rating from him. The only thing that was disappointing is that they ran out of the special of the night after we ordered. The food and the service are both wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing
    dave
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Had the best service. Had the best food that was truly fresh. The service was 2nd to none. Truly a great dining spot to the bethlehem area. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Stopper!
    wine2dine
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We were celebrating a 50th birthday, having never been to Corked before. I was hoping it would not disappoint. Quite the contrary, it far exceeded my expectations. It was fine dining in a lovely, comfortable setting. The hostess and wait staff couldn't make us feel more at home -- friendly and attentive to every detail. The wine list was extensive; the sangria, wonderful! For appetizers we selected shrimp cocktail and the meat and cheese board, both delicious and shareable. Dinner included a lettuce wedge, seasonal vegetables and choice of a starch. All but one of our party had steak which was cooked to perfection. One had the duck and said it was the best ever! The sampler dessert tray was to die for. In all, it was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fancy but fun
    Wino
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Worried we were undressed but we were not. We were surprised at the age groups were so young. I hated the red tops the servers wear.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak and wine supreme
    Bleth
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Corked is a big city steak house in a small city setting. The downtown location leads you right in the front and the food and drinks are inventive, but very satisfying. The staff is very familiar with the extensive wine selection. All in all, a special night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food and pleasant service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Overall, i had a wonderful experience at corked. The steaks were outstanding, our server was very consistent and helpful in making meal decisions, and the setting was very classy. My only complaint is the noisiness with having the bar area so close to the dining area; it made for a little extra noise than i expected. Otherwise, i enjoyed it very much.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for special occasions
    cephalapoda
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We went for my husband's birthday. We had made reservations and were seated right away. The bar was full and loud! But the atmosphere was very positive and we had a great waiter. He made suggestions for each of our meals and they were dead on. The food was tasty and well prepared (HUGE scallops) and they brought a wonderful marker for the celebration without singing (my husband was relieved). It is expensive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud
    Je24ok
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Not a place to enjoy your food or/and conversation. Noise level such that could not taste the food. Steak was ok, but not exceptional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Gordon
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary at Corked. The martinis where awesome and the food was excellent! We will be back to enjoy again soon.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The service, quality of food, atmosphere and bartenders are out of this world! Was only my 2nd time here and I will be a diner for life! Everything from the wine to the food was out of this world! Highly recommend this for all occasions and you will NOT be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday & Anniversary Celebration
    Thefabfour
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our reservation was for 8pm - we arrived about 730 and was taken right away. We were seated in a booth (next time I will request a table). We were seated near the kitchen and it was difficult to hear what our waitress was telling us about the specials, etc. The drinks were very good. One person had the Veal Chop special which he said was very tender. The other diners had the crab cakes, beef tips with riosotto, pasta with shrimp. The portions are not extremely large however the presentation was very nice. I did not finish my meal as I wanted to save room for dessert. We were celebrating two birthday's and an anniversary. The waitress was excellent!! We would go back again to celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing service+kitchen prep
    JoeC
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was good, but no veal specials available after being told the specials for the evening (our reservation was for 8pm; certainly not late for Saturday), had to ask for water quite a few times before getting any, long wait after ordering, only whole-grain bread left after being told the 3 or 4 other options, silverware was taken after salad course but not replaced until pointed out after next course was delivered, dance floor was being setup around us as we ate. I found the atmosphere to be interesting, but confusing -- it looked like two different interior decorators were enlisted for those guests facing north vs south.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We found the wait staff to be very accommodating and the food good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bored waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Waitress was VERY bored. Her service made our meal uncomfortable. Love the by-the-bottle wine list. Service needs to be better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Quality
    Roger1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was very good and presentation excellent. Waiter messed up on one of the orders so that was little disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best steak!
    EVOO
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The only place in LV that knows how to grill "Pittsburgh rare" perfectly! Always a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food amazing Service not
    AwesomeScottVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    As usual, Corked has some amazing food and a great selection of wines. But again as usual, the service is so slow and not attentive. they are losing money on us every time we come in because my wine glass sits empty more than it is full. We keep going back for the food but are tempted to are several glasses of wine upfront to be sure we have enough to cover the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Memorable
    Elaine
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This place is a great new addition to downtown Bethlehems restaurant row. Service and food was outstanding. Wonderful wine list with different ways to order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome
    pwodz
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I was very impressed with Corked. This was a first time visit and I was not sure what to expect. I was very pleased with the entire dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shar
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The menu has an outstanding selection. The appetizers were great and the main courses were all rated as very good by our guest. The dining room was dark, it was difficult to see the menu . Highly recommend that candles be added to the table. Also found that the table to seat four was small. Highly recommend Corked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal OK service
    allieleigh
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was fantastic, even better was the wine list. Only downside was the service was slow, it was a busy night however.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow Start, Great Finish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was great. There wasn't anything brought to the table that we didn't enjoy. But, when will restaurants learn that it's the first 2 minutes of the experience that matter. It was 5 minutes before a server touched our table and another 5 minutes before she came back with water and took a drink order. After that, everything was excellent, including the rest of the service. Our server was friendly and knew the menu, just don't like to wait that long to get started. This was at 5pm on a Sunday and it wasn't busy. Music could have been turned down a little.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • luvtoeatgoodfood
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was excellent, the location notable in downtown Bethlehem. I hope that the noise level decreases in the future. It is hard to have a conversation in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not worth the money
    badsteak
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My steak was terrible not worth the money very hard to chew {new York strip}
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    wineanddine
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Our server was extremely friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. He definitely made our experience there better and memorable. All the other staff were very friendly and attentive, anyone who walked by acknowledged us in some capacity that made us feel like valued customers. Let alone the food and drinks were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Gus226
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We took our children for a celebration dinner...new baby...and the food was outstanding..service impeccable...when my daughter in law got her dessert the chef had written congratulations on the slb of marble....just a wonderful experience ......
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • liketoeatout
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    First visit to Corked and overall was very good except for the lobster tails. The Kobe sliders and steaks were excellent and the steaks. But, when you pay a premium for surf and turf, you expect better quality and both lobster tails were overcooked and "tough".
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy, noisy but Great food
    BikeNFun
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our third visit this year, but the first time seated in the bar area. The place was packed. Our dinner was excellent. We like to get the small filet mignon and add shrimp or crab cake. It was prepared perfectly. But while we enjoyed our dinner it was almost impossible to have a nice conversation. The noise level was over-the-top. We had to shout at each other and by the end it was getting annoying. The waiter even got a few things wrong with our order which made me wonder if he couldn't hear either. Don't know whether it's the decor that just bounces the sound all over the room or just that it was packed with people. We'll come back but request the dining area next time.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Corked Restaurant
    LeeAnn
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our server, David, was superb! Started with a wedge salad and the bottom layer was brown. I have a food allergy. I notified David, who then checked my entree choice with the chef. When my entree arrived, it contained the allergen. The explanation was that the chef thought it was a different entree. When the entree was returned, the meat had been moved from the plate with the allergen to the new plate. Unfortunately, the allergen oil can be as bad as the allergen. So, David returned my meal - yet again! By this time, the rest of the table had finished eating so I had it packed to go. David had the cost of my entree removed from the bill and apologized profusely. The manager did not come to the table or show any interest.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and service were awesome!
    keysguy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The service and the food was great. My venison was done perfectly and my wife's beef ribs were also great. Ended it with a nice small dessert sampler that was just enough. We will definetly be coming back and trying out some other items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first impressions!
    Dervish
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We went to Corked for a Date Night and came away thoroughly impressed and satisfied. The ambience is wonderful with plenty of seating both in the bar and the main dining rooms. We opted to sit at the bar for a pre-meal drink and ended up having martini's (perfect) which we paired with a scallop serviche (packed with flavor) as a light appetizer. We were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time, so props to the host(ess) for keeping things on schedule. We each opted for the filet mignon (hey, it's a steakhouse afterall and if they can't do a filet, then why bother going) paired with a crabcake, both of which were done as requested. The toffee/peanut butter cheescake was the exclamation point on what turned out to be super meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pleased again
    steakloverVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Have dined at Corked several times over this summer and have been pleased each time. Wonderful selection of beers on tap at a fair price. Food consistently outstanding. Had the best pork chop of my life here. Wait staff is attentive and engaging. Will continue to return here on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful place. food was terrific
    Bentley
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Jeremy, our server was very cute and did a very good job of taking care of us. Congrats you did a great job of renovating the building. Wishing you lots of success.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The noise level is pretty high but the food is outstanding. The wine list is also very extensive - lots of options! Definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This was such a wonderful atmosphere. We were celebrating out anniversary it was the perfect amount of romantic without being over the top and the staff was great and the food was absolutely perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • travel4me
    travel4me
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Pleasantly surprised when I took my goddaughter out for her birthday. We both enjoyed excellent ambience and food. My only criticism is staff too attentive Can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.