Grille 3501
Grille 3501

Grille 3501

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.grille3501.com/
  • Phone: 6107060100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday: CLOSED,
    Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Grille 3501
Grille 3501 literally stands alone with its “sophisticated yet unpretentious” atmosphere and menu. Our unique blend of Asian, French and Mediterranean cuisine, combined with our personal and attentive service will make your visit to Grille 3501 an event to remember. We opened our doors on November 13, 2001 and since that time, our ever-widening circle of loyal customers consistently tell us we are among the most sophisticated and welcoming establishments in the Lehigh Valley.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Grille 3501 reviews from OpenTable diners
123 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (82)fit for foodies (61)neighborhood gem (57)romantic (42)great for lunch (30)good for groups (29)notable wine list (26)vibrant bar scene (23)hot spot (21)great for brunch (7)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Outstanding Like always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    In my opinion the best restaurant in the Lehigh Valley. I had the mussels as my appetizer, and they were the best I ever had. The food and service are always outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Atmosphere was very nice and so was our waiter (Nate) ... It's nice to go to a restaurant that not only has outstanding food but also outstanding service. I also like the convenience of making reservations online. Thank you... We will come again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites!
    Kimberly
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Always loved this place, but the new outside bar and seating area make it even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I cannot imagine another
    GrobeVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This must be best around Allentown yet. Great food, service and bar scene. Staff is great in every area of customer comfort X infinity!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I had two business lunches there this past week and the food and service were excellent. We were in a quiet area so we could focus on having a good discussion. The corn / crab chowder was fantastic as was all of the entrees we ordered. Service was exceptional. The outdoor / indoor bar area is now open after several months of renovations. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • recent dinner
    localfoodie
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    As always, the food and service at Grille 3501 were outstanding! The new decor is very attractive and while it looks like (with the use of fabric backing on the walls) an attempt was made to lessen the noise level, I do find it a very noisy environment which in my opinion, prevents it from being really fine dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 3501
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    One of my favorite places! Starting with a great martini menu - the 3501 is my goto drink. Atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed. Calamari was the app - the table was split, everyone agreed the sauces were great! Service was slow (unusual), dinner was amazing - my table had the scallops, salmon and the ribeye.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic from start to finish
    jazziesmomVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Finally after three years of restaurants near Muhlenberg College have found a gem. We were seated promptly, server was wonderful, and food was one of best meals ever had. Everything was so professional and friendly. Questions were answered expertly. Cannot wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    tootty
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I had dinner here for my birthday everything was just wonderful from the drinks to the food to the service and the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FAVORITE PLACE!
    Phoodie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    By far the best place in the Valley!! This place can compete with big city restaurants and still be among the best around!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good to Great
    diningshaman
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Grille 3501 has consistently been one of the really good and dependable fine restaurants in the Lehigh Valley. With our last meal, it's moved to GREAT! The variety on the menu has expanded and every item has added that little something to heighten the already exquisite flavor and texture and appearance to heavenly status. Don't miss the Thai lobster soup or anything else on the menu and I haven't even mentioned the perfectly nuanced mixed drink selections. Simply awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, Definitely returning!
    tablefortwo816
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great food and atmosphere! I will definitely be returning to Grille 3501. I am looking forward to seeing how the expansion turns out once it is finished. My fiancé and I enjoyed the intimate and romantic ambiance of the restaurant as we were there to celebrate our anniversary. I will be recommending Grille 3501 to family and friends! The boneless short ribs were amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent seafood selections
    Mikestar
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a party of 4 and had seared tuna, grilled cobia and branzino, all were excellent, cooked perfectly with interesting vegetables. Wine, martini and beer list were very extensive also. Only disappointment was there was no outdoor dining option because they are expanding. Should have more indoor and outdoor seating in winter 2014. Not cheap but prices were reasonable, expect $50 each with drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Firsttimer
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Took my parents out for my Mom's 60th birthday. The food was very good and so was the service. The restaurant itself was kind of plain and not very fancy looking inside. I stated it was my Mom's 60th bday and we did not receive any special treatment. I thought maybe a small dessert for her at the end would of been nice as a little surprise. It was a little pricey but overall very good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VisplayUSA
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great location, highly noted for a perfect gathering for my business gathering. My International colleagues truly love the environment, food, presentation, and cultural round table seating option. We truly enjoyed our number one choice; being the Grille 3501 for our occasion. Thank you and we will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A jewel in Bethlehem
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were traveling through - had never been to Bethlehem before - and looked for a place to eat using Open Table. This place is great! The entire experience was very enjoyable from the moment we entered to the moment we left. Their cucumber-mint martini is to die for - so refreshing - great for a warm summer evening. The food was great and our server was delightful. We will definitely go back the next time we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday Evening at Grille 3501
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a lovely evening of fine dining at Grille 3501 on Saturday, August 9. Our reservations were at 6:30 p.m. and we were seated immediately upon arrival. We each enjoyed a delicious appetizer, salad, entree and dessert along with their house wine. Our only complaint was that the wine pouring was a bit on the stingy side. Less than what we have received at most other fine restaurants. Our waitress was personable and efficient. We had a very leisurely evening and enjoyed every morsel without feeling rushed! Grille 3501 is our favorite restaurant in the Allentown and Bethlehem area. We have never been disappointed at dinner or lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delightful dinner
    Cookies
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were meeting friends that we haven't seen in quite a while. We picked this restaurant because it was just about half way between for both couples. It did not disappoint! It was a little bit pricey but we enjoyed the great service and wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Scallops and lamb spareribs were delicious. The Veal chop was so tender and tasty and the lobster tails were wonderful. Service was great. We will be back soon.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grille 3501
    eatsemallup
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This is a good restaurant, the food is good and so was the service. Very enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience, service, cuisine: superb.
    gustatorydelights
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Mmm. Delicious, succulent duck; delicate, imaginatively prepared grouper. Desserts to die for. Energetic, friendly, professional service by top notch staff. Always a pleasure to dine here. Every time is special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still one of the areas finest
    In4mation
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We've been to Grille 3501 a few times and have enjoyed each visit. Unfortunately I can't offer five stars for our most recent visit. I suspect they were short staffed that night because service was not up to the usual standard. My wife's meal and dessert was delish!! Mine on the other hand..mehh.. Regardless, we had a very nice evening and plan to return at some point. TIP: I overheard a gentleman at the bar express his dissatisfaction that we were seated immediately upon our arrival..while he was forced to wait for a table. Use the OpenTable app on your phone to make a reservation!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Phoodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Not much needs to be said- OUTSTANDING. The veal special that night was one of the best meals I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience
    Paul
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Food, drinks and service were all excellent. I wouldn't change a thing. Some may say pricey, but well worth it. The martinis were superb!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fabulous
    Tonaisabelle
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    From the welcoming hello from my favorite bartender Tom, to the great and charming waitress to the fabulous food. This place is one of my very favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slightly disappointed
    JidroomsVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    They have changed the shrimp BLT flatbread for a smoked salmon BLT flatbread. Unfortunately, the new version is nowhere near the original. The onion miso soup, however, was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Experience
    DETEME
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Friendly and Knowledgeable Bartender in Their Lounge, Terry was our Fabulous Waiter, Seafood Special Delectable, Filets Prepared to Requested Temp Perfectly, Unique Sides and Seasonings
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, good service!
    Molly
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    went twice in one week...the food was fantastic. great martinis! our server, both times, was good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening
    FJCCEC
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It was our 29th wedding anniversary. Service was Outstanding. Food was Outstanding. It was a perfect place to spend our special occasion. We will be returning again in the future. Thank you everyone at 3501 for making our night just as special as our 1st.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Little disappointing.
    Edge
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Very accommodating and knowledgeable service. Ambiance needs more light. Food inconsistent. Interesting appetizers. My entree, was below average and was served lukewarm. Three stars for the service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    Nance
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was my first time at this hidden gem in Allentown. I was expecting a totally different environment based on their advertisements they run in all the local mailings. The food was delicious and served hot which told me it wasn't sitting in the kitchen prepared ahead of time. The presentation was beautiful. The only downfall is the ambiance. There simply is none. The rooms are to bright and there is no warmth to the room. I would return b/c I love good food, but the place needs a face lift.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DancingChef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food is always excellent. Dessert menu has a couple of the most unique items I've ever seen anywhere in the world. Not your usual boring, overdone desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good.
    lucyv
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I have eaten here for lunch once and thought I'd try it for dinner. We were seated in a secluded area where the lights were just a little too bright. The waitress didn't come to the table for about 15 minutes to take our drink order. Once the food came everything was "good." I'll probably give it another try and request to be seated in the main room of the restaurant or off of the bar.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Once again The Grille 3501 was great. We sat down right away. The service was excellent. Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and the specials. She was attentive but you did not feel as if someone were watching your every move. The food was terrific. My steamed mussels were delicious, a little spicy with the chorizo sausage. The abundance of fresh crab meat on top was an added bonus. My Filet Mignon was to die for. It was like butter. I could have cut it with my fork. My husbands pork belly appetizer was amazing and his entrée of short ribs was delicious. The portions are big but we ate every bite. Grille 3501 is consistently wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    auntiem
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The Grill always come through with great food and drinks. Good choices of meat or fish. Drink menu super.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal
    ghostess
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Wonderful experience. They never disappoint. Fun place either a group.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dinner with colleagues
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We took colleagues from out of town and enjoyed the experience very much. The staff was friendly and accomodating, the atmosphere was relaxing, and everyone cleaned their plates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The food was very good and the service was great. There was a large party (20 people??) that came in and was rather loud making it somewhat difficult for us to have a private conversation. I would recommend large parties be located in a separate dining section if one is available. Otherwise, we very much enjoyed the meal. Plan to return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    Birthdaygirl
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We went to Grille 3501 on a recommendation of a friend for a special occasion. We were very impressed at the food and service we recieved. I had crab cakes that were filled with crab. I am still wondering how they held together for frying because there was little else but crab. My date had the filet mignon and it was prepared to perfection. The atmosphere was cozy and very clean. Looking forward to visiting again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesomeness!
    Mouthwatering
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We were seated before our reservation. The Waitress was amazing. Food was well timed and we were never rushed into the next course. Food was hot, beautifully plated and was absolutely amazing. Just one of the best restaurants we have been to in Northeast PA.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.