Cosmopolitan - Allentown
Cosmopolitan - Allentown

Cosmopolitan - Allentown

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://ourcosmopolitan.com/
  • Phone: 6104353540x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday: 4:00pm - midnight (food served until 10:00pm)
    Saturday: 4:00pm - midnight (food served until 10:00pm)

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Justin Cogan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Event Coordinator 610-435-3540x
  • Entertainment: Please check our website and facebook for live music announcements. DJ on the top two floors in Wave Nightclub (wavenightclub.com)
  • Special Events: Accommodations for weddings, business meetings, cocktail parties or any other function. Please contact our Event Coordinator for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hamilton Blvd
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking lunch and dinner daily. Multiple public lots are within a short walking distance.
A word from Cosmopolitan - Allentown
Cosmopolitan is located in heart of the Arts District in Allentown.The Cosmopolitan concept is simple – exceptional food and drinks coupled with outstanding service in a beautiful, classic setting. And with complimentary valet parking, it's the perfect opportunity to join us and be a part of something special!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Cosmopolitan - Allentown reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelQuiet
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (31)romantic (23)fit for foodies (19)notable wine list (18)great for brunch (11)neighborhood gem (11)vibrant bar scene (9)good for groups (9)late-night find (4)great for lunch (3)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • We'll be back !
    Foodluv
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent meal - no complaints! Will definitely be returning !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Foie gras was exceptional, Caesar salad wonderful. Scallops perfect, NY Strip (special menu) just a bit tough. Nonetheless, wonderful setting, food, and ambiance. Best restaurant in Allentown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NeilRobin1
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Definitely will return! Everything was delicious and far surpassed our expectations. The restaurant is beautiful. Thank you, Rebecca, for your helpful suggestions and tour! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Time
    dinnerdate
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This was my first time at the Cosmopolitan and I would definitely return. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. I was surprised that on a Thursday night there were only 5 other patrons but it provided a nice quiet backdrop for a great date night with my wife. I'm figuring that Music Fest was affecting the attendance but as I mentioned the food was amazing and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasant experience
    Jamie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This is our fourth trip to Cosmopolitan - once for drinks, once for brunch, and twice for family birthdays. The staff always works hard to make sure the experience is special, and they are very attentive and take great care in dealing with any issues. The food is also generally quite good. The highlights from our recent dinner there were the grilled Romaine caesar salad and the veal chop.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic late lunch
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We have had dinner several times before which was very good. Lunch was even better. House made corned beef sandwich was perfect as well the fish and chips. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always elegant
    Donna
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We are never disappointed at Cosmopolitan. The atmosphere is sophisticated, service impeccable, and food is superb. Valet parking is a treat and our car was waiting for us when we left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good...But
    yank999VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Good food and service, except they changed the menu and I was happy they took off some of my favorites
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always excellent
    g2eat
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The Cosmopolitan is always excellent. Never a bad meal. Appreciate the valet service. Waitperson attentive and courteous, although set down used knife back on table cloth rather than replace it with clean, or, at least, place it on side plate. No outdoor seating, yet, but informed by host that it is planned. Prices high, which is OK, but to stay competitive in a rapidly evolving restaurant market in downtown the restaurant should offer a broader menu with additional less expensive options. While the new restaurant around the corner (The Hamilton) was hopping with a full patio of patrons, we counted only 8 other seated customers by the time we left at ~ 9:00. It almost seemed a little matronly, rather than elegantly chic.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not their best showing, but ok
    MrsKruseVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We come here fairly often, and this week's visit wasn't their strongest. Food was good but not stupendous...they had changed their specials without updating their website, and our server kind of disappeared after our main courses were checked on (a runner cleared our table, brought us dessert menus, etc).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great as always
    Bikergal50
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We visit here every few weeks and as always the food and service never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    shubz
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Perfect venue for a 20 year anniversary. Our experience was great from the time we exited the car! Our server (Rebecca??) was truly attentive to us. Food was beyond fabulous. Many good wishes to the restaurant and staff with the downtown revitalization!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service for our anniversary
    LeeE
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The restaurant is very nice with beautiful interior. The valet attendants were cheerful and attentive. We had a reservation and were sat immediately. The tables were about 75% full. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary. The wine and beer list was extensive. We ordered the cheese & meat plate appetizer and it came with some great selections (very tasty). We both ordered the filet. She likes hers well-well-done and we made that request (asked for it to be butterflied to be sure). I ordered mine medium. Hers came slightly pink and my was a little too done. We sent hers back and it came back perfect. Our server was great, talkative and interested in us. He was very responsive to our table. Overall good meal, nice place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Date
    Bdon
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This is a good place to take a girl on a date. Service is excellent, food's not bad, maybe a little overpriced, but overall good place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impeccable service
    StoliElite
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Felt we experienced top shelf service and food to match. A bit pricey but the service and food is par with pricing so from standpoint it's a wash. Absolutely we will become frequent fliers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    MS22
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The service and food don't really match the atmosphere that I imagine the restaurant is going for. I've been here twice for brunch. The food is just alright, but at the same time I don't necessarily think they overcharge either (you can get away for about $10-12 for a brunch entree) so I guess that works out. The service is pretty below average. The second time I went to Cosmopolitan, I tried to order the bottomless mimosa deal. The server informed the table that they wouldn't be offering the deal because "they were busy" that day. Seriously?? The decor is very nice and gives off an upscale feel but I've honestly had better service at McDonald's.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unbelievable find for this town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Went here to celebrate my daughters college Graduation. It was amazing to find a place Of this caliber in Allentown Pa. Or in this Part. They have free valet parking Which was nice as well. Too bad I found this restaurant her last year and not her First. We had brunch. Which was excellent But the lunch and dinner menu looks spectacular I'm sorry I don't live near by
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but overpriced
    scotchontherocksVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    For the quality and service level. Especially the wine list
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Dining
    johnf
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Cosmopolitan offers the diner an outstanding experience from the time you get there until you leave. The friendly and helpful car valets welcome you and escort you to the entrance. The service staff is attentive, professional and not the least bit overbearing. The quality of the food will not disappoint anyone and the menu ensures tasty choices for any palate. As a "special event" destination you'd be hard pressed to find a better place. Our experience on Mother's Day was most enjoyable and we will return again soon. As a special note, Cosmopolitan offers Hess's famous strawberry pie on original Hess plates. I was in heaven with that dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for Food and Drinks
    Smyley328VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Service was bad, Food and Drinks were great. I'd come back for appetizers and drinks at the bar but not for an overall dining experience. Too many upper scale restaurants in the Lehigh Valley that have great service, for me to walk away from here feeling unsatisfied!!
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  • Mother's Day
    TrainerGal
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took my mom there for Mother's Day. The food was very good; would have been excellent had it been hot and not just warm (brioche french toast and Chesapeake Benedict)! I really enjoyed the Blood Orange Mimosa. Our waiter was not very attentive. Always had to flag him down to get coffee refills. As to the ambiance - kind of blah. Not much decoration and not very colorful. We were on the ground floor and didn't see any of the other types of rooms so my comments are strictly for the area to the right of the entry. Still, we would return there and give it another chance as the food was quite good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice time at brunch
    everyonesgot2eat
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took my parents here for brunch on Mother's Day. The service was slow but the bloody marys were fantastic and the food very flavorful and hot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service ruined it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went for Sunday brunch and the food was fair not great (they used deli meat ham instead of Canadian bacon on my eggs benedict). The service however is what really made it an unenjoyable experience. Our server was inattentive, didn't refill water, clear plates, ask us if we wanted another drink, or remember who ordered what. She also mixed up a virgin and regular bloody mary so I ended up with booze that I didn't want. The restaraunt wasn't that busy so unless it was her first day I'm not sure what the issue was. I tipped only 15% and I usually never tip less the20%.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mother's day
    bigdaddy76
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our French toast was burned. The hostess did not speak with us as we were leaving. The strawberry pie was amazing, but the chocolate tower seemed stale. Great atmosphere but too many inconsistencies.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    evbuckspaVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Was looking forward to coming here, we had a FABULOUS SERVER - BUT - the waitstaff was horrible. We never got our table cleared before Dessert - the other tables got cleared and were severed bread (as there were men at our table THAT was a big deal). I was disappointed by this, so will not be eating here again. The Bar yes as the Tenders there are GREAT!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great family dinner
    DiningFam
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The food and service was top notch. I would definitely recommend the Cosmopolitan!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another disappointment
    MCDORN
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    This is the second time my wife and I tried Cosmopolitan and again we were disappointed. The restaurant is beautiful but overall food quality was poor. My wife order duck and it was overcooked. We had to wait on water - the waiter cleaned up our salad and took our forks but did not replace so when the food arrived he dropped it off and was gone - had to ask for forks. The desert was absolutely unacceptable - chocolate tower that was stale. Would not recommend nor will we ever go back. We were the only ones in the restaurant - now we know why.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 444 reviews are from the Cosmopolitan - Allentown reviews archive.
  • Slow service
    gleedah18VIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    On a Wednesday night we were seated at 6:15 pm and then waited 20 minutes for a waiter to come to our table. She greeted us with, "Sorry for the confusion", and gave no explanation. The rest of our meal was served by several waiters, sometimes in pairs (training?). The food was very good, with the exception of too much garlic in our Caeser salads. The setting is lovely.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Remarkable Service
    Debbie
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Service was particularly good. They commented that they received our special request through Open Table. Food was great--prepared as requested. Substitutions were allowed. All around an enjoyable dinner
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful night out
    DVreese
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    We had a wonderful night out at Cosmopolitan. There was a nice selection of appetizers to choose from. We shared the meat and cheese selection. It was awesome. Next, our salads were great too. Dinner was so good, like an explosion of flavor in your mouth. I had the chicken entrée and my husband had the salmon. I could not get enough of the delish flavor. We would have stayed for dessert too, but we were out of time. I can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blast from the past
    LaLa
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Loved the fountain, chandelier, and Hess's Patio Strawberry pie. Nice to see these items from the old Hess's. We grew up with that store- great brunch for our dsughter's birthday!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good food and good service
    Shorti3844
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I've been there a few times and they change their menu pretty frequently to keep things fresh. Food is great, service is great, and it's definitely a trendy place to go.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    Kevin
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    We've had the pleasure of having Nino as our server there multiple times and he never fails to bring 100% excellent service, which compliments the great food and experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Old Allentown
    MsJane
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    The location and ambiance are enough to bring me to Cosmopolitan over and over again, but the food and service seal the deal. Lovely place, great atmosphere, and I've never been disappointed by a meal. Nothing exotic, but straightforward American fare, very nicely prepared and presented.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Experience Easter Brunch 2014
    luv2din
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My experience and that of my guests was superb meal and service. We would most definetly return..I have already planned to return with other friends for our birthday in the month of May.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    It was a very positive experience...very classy from start to finish... Service & food was very good. Menu was diversified & the pricing very reasonable. The men's room first class also. It has been my experience that first class establishments usually have first class restrooms.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we went - No regrets
    none
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This was our first time at the Cosmopolitan. My husband, who always has something to complain about when dining out, had no complaints here!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good for birthday dinner
    LVSocialite
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    My friends and I had a delicious time at Cosmopolitan for dinner. Quick derive and polite staff. We went upstairs to Wave Night Club afterwards and it was not busy, but a nice time.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and everything else
    Bill
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    My wife and I went to Cosmopolitan for dinner the other night and had a great time. The restaurant itself was impressive looking. It was a slower weeknight and everyone from the valet to our waitress was friendly an not rushed. The food was amazing. My wife had the shortribs and I ordered the filet. It was so tender I could cut it with my fork. Overall this is a great place for a special night out.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    Bikergal50
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    As always the Cosmopolitan does not disappoint, the food is fabulous. We've tried many of the entrees and all of them have been great. The only reason I gave service a 4 star is because of the long wait after being seated to get your first drink. This has happened on more than one occasion, so perhaps they need to consider more bar help during peak hours, otherwise our actual server, Nino, was superb as always. Even with the wait for drinks, we will definitely return here again, we just wish they would solve the slow bar service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.