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
134 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (83)fit for foodies (74)neighborhood gem (61)romantic (43)vibrant bar scene (33)notable wine list (29)good for groups (29)hot spot (26)great for lunch (25)great for outdoor dining (19)late-night find (5)great for brunch (5)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Perfect Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was good. The service was great. Little $$$$.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fanulous
    Dezyne
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This restaurant is a must if you are in the area. Wonderful food service is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • all around great
    Diningoutmom
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    New Yorkers and Philadelphians gathered here for Muhlenberg family weekend. Of course the price was wonderful. The food delicious. Salt and pepper shrimp, lobster, cesaer salad, asparagus and so much more were all outstanding dishes. Attentive enough service and fast delivery of food. Great glass of wine and nice atmostphere. There looked to be a busy outdoor bar scene too! We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food and Service
    Luvthisplace
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Have dined at Grill 3501 several times and all experiences have been outstanding. The food is 5 star.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Place--inspired chef
    CMGram
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Really enjoy the daily offerings--our grouper special was amazing. The soup du jour was roasted duck--too sweet for us. Servers/kitchen are accommodating to food restriction issues.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, 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
  • Great Dining Experience
    JimM
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We ate dinner in the main dining room and the atmosphere was quiet and conducive to conversation. I ordered a Rib eye steak that was served at a perfect medium rare. The portion size was also a pleasant surprise. Unlike other fine dining establishments that serve toy food portions, both my steak and Caesar Salad were substantial and satisfying. I will make it a point to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still one of our favorite places
    satisfied
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food and service were once again very good. Love all the renovations and the new addition. The addition's noise level is much greater than within the restaurant, so for a special dinner experience I would always request the dining room. Otherwise the new addition is awesome; very lively and great atmosphere. Would be a great place to meet up with a group of friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NeilRobin1
    NeilRobin1VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I'll start off by saying that the restaurant is beautiful. Our reservations were for 7:30, which was when we were seated. Didn't get bread until 8. My dinner was sent back once because it was ice cold, and was still cold when I received it the second time. Drinks took a while to get served. However, after all is said, we will go back because everything was delicious. They do need to work on their timing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't know if we liked it...
    MillmanFamily
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We don't know if we liked our entress at Grille 3501, because we haven't eaten them yet. We were very excited to have a night out on Saturday and arrived early for our 8:15 reservation. We were told we couldn't be seated until our reservation time, which was fine. We had a wonderful wine at the bar. We were seated at 8:20 and ordered by 8:30. Our appetizers came around 9:20. It was long, but we were still doing okay. By 9:50 with no entress in site we were done and just asked for a doggie bag. The food was really good. The addition looks great. The server was very professional, but she can't make the food. I'm sad, because my husband will never go back and I think it has potential.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining
    eddiem
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Grille 3501 has delicious, well prepared and presented food in a comfortable and stylish atmosphere. Best of all the service is perfect. It's always a joy to dine there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BIRTHDAY DINNER
    winethirty
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    For the most part the dining was ok the seared Ahi tuna was fantastic. Not too pleased with receiving cold sides with our steak and when we were done eating we sat almost 25 minutes until our waitress came back to our table which is totally unacceptable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still Great!
    Brian
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    My wife and I went here to celebrate our anniversary and love it there. Overall, great food, our server was on top of things and just a good experience. It can get a little loud in there at times, but overall it is pretty quiet most of the time. We stayed in the main dining area to stay in a more quiet spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the hype - poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Came early for our res to have a drink first, just before being served at the inside bar a manager asked if we'd like to go to the patio bar, sure. The problem is they had 1 bartender running a service well and the entire bar, and they were directing all traffic outside; we sat for 15 mins without service. The hostess came when our table was ready, I politely let her know we hadn't been served - no acknowledgement. We sat for another 10 minutes before being greeted. We both spent 10+ years in the industry so we tend to be forgiving, but if we hadn't had a gift card, we would've walked out. Food was sub-par for the price- Bolete, Sette Luna etc provide much better service and food for the same $, your dollars are better spent elsewhere.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • robslate
    robslate
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was our first time eating at Grille 3501 and all I can say is Wow! I was impressed, and I'm not easily impressed. The atmosphere, the service, and the food are all top notch. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to all my friends and my wife and I will returning again in the near future.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is a great place to go, especially since they added the beautiful outside bar! Love the martinis and the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner for Mom's 95th
    SchnecksvilleAdmirer
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I remember eating 8 dozen of steamed clams almost every Friday night for years when it was Trinkle's Hotel. The food was excellent then, and I must commend the chef, owner and staff of 3501 Grille that your restaurant is in my opinion the best in the area for a nice relaxing meal in a quiet neighborhood. We celebrated my mothers 95th birthday at your restaurant and loved every minute of our visit, the food was superb... See you again soon, thanks, and keep up the great work.....David Juchnik, Schnecksville, PA We'll recommend your restaurant to any of our friends, relatives, etc.. Thanks so much.... djfornal@ptd.net
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time dining here
    Kranberry
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    My boyfriend and I came here to celebrate our six year anniversary. We chose to sit on the outside patio, and thought it was very unique. The food was excellent and and presented beautifully! We will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, 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.
  • Great appetizers and martinis
    CWCW
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Food was very good with nice presentation . Good selection . Best appetizers ever .
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and food!
    CynD7
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had 7 people in our party. The staff was professional, polite and prompt with every request. The food was a piece of art on each plate. Very well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    Uenjoy
    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.
  • Outside area
    Popsie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We dined in their new outside area. It was quite noisy and our table was right next to a server station. So all during the meal several servers were behind me getting supplies which was a bit annoying. It also seemed the kitchen could not keep up with the orders as dinner was slow to arrive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.