The gnocci was very blandThe gnocci was very bland with no flavor to speak of. Excellent job on the butternut squash dumplings.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial OccasionHave been to this restaurant for lunch on 4 other occasions and always enjoyed the meal. This time we celebrated our friend's retirement and had dinner. Great meal! The veal medallions were tender enough to cut with a fork; beautiful presentation and great combination of veggies, balsamic sauce and meat. Soup of the day was an Andouille with Bean, which was excellent. Compliments to the chef!!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodInventive menu, creative dishes. The mussels were excellent with large pieces of crabmeat, I can't wait to order them again.
I would definitely go back.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!Great menu. Beautiful presentation of each dish from apps to salads to entrees!! And everything was delicious! We went with friends and took out time. We never felt rushed. A very nice experience.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place!This was my second time there a d definitely did not disappoint. Very loud though. All in all I would go back again.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness dinnerDinner at Grille 3501 was a hit with two business colleagues from out-of-town. Scallops, steaks, and crab cakes were all good, with the presentation adding a special touch. Noise level was moderate. Have eaten there at lunch when all the tables were full, and it can get a bit loud for my taste. Waitress was professional and helpful.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMNice night outVery happy with meal and overall atmosphere. Didn't get best table but maybe due to late reservation, overheard the staff's private chatter.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBest food in the lehigh valley!This was my first time here and I have to say I was very impressed! Food was Excellent! We moved here to the Lehigh Valley from Philly and never quite found a great place to eat until now. Portions were big, price was reasonable, and drinks were wonderful. Our waitress was great too. I will absolutely come back, again and again!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSales Team get together...Our small team of sales guys met to just share what was happening across the country and have some fun.
The atmosphere worked well and the food contributed to the good spirits of the evening.
The staff allowed for our boisterousness and still were able to provide excellent service.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, the food was wonderfulAs always, the food was wonderful and the service was fine. Our table, however, was located against a wall that was in the middle of a path , so I got bumped by people and servers a few times, and it was a little odd to see the waitstaff carrying trays and buckets to the bar or wherever. We will go back for the food and the selection and this time, I will check on where the table is located.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best in AllentownReally friendly small restaurant. Good wine and beer selection and a well diversified "American food" menu. The tempura asparagus appetizer deserves special mention, but all the entrees have been very well prepared. I needed to be in town for 2 weeks, and I ended up eating here 4 times!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat anniversary dinner!My husband and I went here for our anniversary. We were very pleased with our whole experience. We have been to many nice restaurants in the city and Grille 3501 fits right in with the food and service. Our waiter was excellent and attentive. My husband had the lamb chops and loved them. I had a halibut special which was perfect in many ways. The sauce on this dish was so good. We left extremely happy and satisfied.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA fine night outEvery thing was as good if not beetter than expected .. My best overall dining experience in years.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Restaurant!I was looking for a restaurant that was not a franchise and had great food. I am not from the Allentown area so I looked up their website and menu. My decision was made as soon as I read the menu and viewed pictures of the food.The food was excellent and the dining experience was good too. I recommend and have told a few of my friends to consider this restaurant, if they are in the surrounding area.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness LunchI've had several business lunches at Grille 3501 and each time have not been disappointed. The food is excellent and the service is outstanding.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant experience all aroundThe staff were very friendly. The service was good & the presentation of the food was devine! I'd definitely recommend it to others.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMeverything was great but aeverything was great but a bit too noisy and the table very close together. food outstanding5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA great find in Allentown.A great find in Allentown. Quality food and presentation. Would like a more extensive wine list.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place. The serviceLove this place. The service wasn't as good as usual but still one of my favorite restaurants in the lehigh valley5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSpeedy yet sophisticatedBeing from the Philadelphia area, my wife are always looking for a high quality restaurant when traveling out of our immediate area. We were in town for a 7:00pm show, had 5:30pm reservations, but didnt arrive until 6pm. Regardless of our traffic issues, we were seated right away and let our server know that we had a 7pm show preceeded by a 20 minute drive. He communicated our situation to the Kitchen so we were able to have an exquisit meal complete with fresh bread, appetizers, a delicious homemade mushroom soup, salad, and very appealing & fresh entrees. Although we wanted to stay longer, we knew we had to hit the road to see the show. All-in-all, we were there for 40 minutes and have nothing but positive feedback for Grille 3501!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMChic yet comfortableGreat from start to finish except no opentable points for dining.. : (5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAn awsome experienceThe service was phenomenal and the food was even better. Celebrating my daughter's birthday at Grille 3501 was perfect.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile 80% of our food wasWhile 80% of our food was excellent we did have a few things that weren't so great. I would not recommend getting the ceasar salad. It really didn't have any flavor. It tasted like it was mayonnaise tossed with lettuce. And one person ordered the lamb entre and it was mostly fat with very little meat. He did not eat it. The atmosphere was great and the rest of our meals were great.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came to meet family fromWe came to meet family from out of town. We have been to the Grille one time before. My brother-in-law owned a restaurant on 3rd Ave on the upper East side of NYC named Jim McMullen's. It was very popular with excellent food. He has retired and was impressed with both your food as well as the service. Our Server (a young woman) was attentive and very pleasant. He thought that the food was as good as many of the NYC Restaurants. Jim lives in Far Hills, NJ now, and told me the the Grille was better than anything in his area. He knows food, so his compliment does say that the Grille is keeping up with it's reputation. Thanks for a very nice evening.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMApetizer and main course wereApetizer and main course were definately a notch above most area restaurants.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGrille 3501 is a gem! AlthoughGrille 3501 is a gem! Although a bit pricey, the food quality and overall experience was completely worth this dinner for a special occasion! My mother, boyfriend and I made reservations on 4/13 for dinner at 615(highly recommended--others coming in at the same time without reservations were being turned away). The drink menu was fabulous, and all of our drinks were unique and delicious. We started our meal with the mussels (perfect to share among 3), which were bursting with flavors--churrasco, crab, peppers. For our main course, I enjoyed a fish special (popcorn encrusted halibut), others at the table had the duck (cooked to perfection) and the Chilian Sea Bass. My mom and I expressed how long it has been since having such a meal!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were celebrating my bf'sWe were celebrating my bf's birthday. The food was awesome. only complaint we had four people at our table and the noise in the rest. was so loud you could not hear each other talking.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was very good .Everything was very good . The service was ok , took a little. Longer then it should to get our Drinks the first time and. It was quit noisy. The meal was excellant with the exception. That they brought the wrong plate out to one of us . But was quikly taken care of4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur group of four came onOur group of four came on a Monday, so it was quiet. We had very attentive service, and three of us had martinis, which were excellent. We began with 2 shared appetizers, which were chicken dumplings and a duck confit, both creative and delicious. My own rockfish was firm and perfectly cooked; my husband raved over his lobster tail, and our friends, who eat out regularly in New York and are fastidious, said that their meals were excellent as well. Our server was fast, responsive and friendly, but not intrusive.
All of us were very impressed, and will be back.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was wonderful. TheThe food was wonderful. The only complaint is that it is very loud.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousWe arrived early, but were accommodate quickly by attentive staff. Our server was friendly and helpful, as were other servers, too, from a couple of snippets of overheard conversations with tables nearby.
The food was excellent. Perfectly prepared and presented and very, very tasty.
I have only one criticism of the place...they do not use tablecloths.. Other than that, which could really just be my own bug-a-boo, it was terrific.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMgoodspotintheleighhighvalleyI'm only in the Allentown area a few times a year, and this restaurant is a find. The food and presentation were great. The experience was good, the service was great. With the farm house closed for renovations, this is really the only other good dining option around Allentown.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went here to celebrateWe went here to celebrate my dad's 70th birthday. Although I had called them prior to our arrival to ask if they could put a candle in something-they didn't acknowledge it at all. Most places, even if you don't order desert , will do something. Nonetheless, besides that -the meal was fantastic, service was good, and we had a wonderful time. Some of the best food I've had in the Valley lately.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and atmosphere--can'Excellent food and atmosphere--can't wait to go back.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall a very nice diningOverall a very nice dining experience. Service was very good. First had a drink in the bar prior to being seated for dinner. Bartender was very friendly and the bar comfortable. The dining room where we were seated was nice but nothing special. I would recommend to friends.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always great! It I'd oneAs always great! It I'd one of the best restaurants in the Lehigh Valley!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the first time IThis was the first time I came to this restaurant but I had high expectations from what friends had told me. I was NOT disappointed! The food was delicious, the drinks awesome, and the service was fantastic! I would say that this is definitely a restaurant for people who are adventurous in their taste. I had the lobster tail with baby bok choy and edamame mashed potatoes. This was definitely a new taste for me, but was delicious none the less. This will definitely be a "special occasion" restaurant for my husband and I as we had a fairly expensive bill between a drink each, appetizer, two entrees, and a dessert.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time there. WonderfullFirst time there. Wonderfull food from the appetizers through dessert. Great martini's and mixed drinks. Nice selection of bottle and draft beers as well. Not an inexpensive dining experience, but well worth it for the variety and portions.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great, service wasFood was great, service was friendly, knowledgeable, and timely. It was a bit loud, the dining area styling was bland compared to the bar, but who care, the food was great! We'll be back!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI would definitely recommendI would definitely recommend dining at Grille 3501 not only for a special occasion but a girls night out with special appetizers. The wine list is extensive and the specialties drinks are great!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place!This wasn't our first time at Grille 3501 nor will it be our last! Great food and great overall experience.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMthoroughly impressedI took my best friend here for her birthday. She and I were both delighted by both the food and service. I am now planning my anniversary dinner and this may br the place my husband and I go. To top off a perfect meal the waitstaff was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu. During my reservation process I put in it that it was a birthday celebration and to my surprise I didn't eve n have to remind them or tell them who was the birthday by girl. Our waitress brought out a small dish with ice cream and a candle and set it in frong of the right person. She wished her a happy birthday and said to have a good night.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food. sophisticatedDelicious food. sophisticated cuisine in a relaxed comfortable atmosphere. The service is impeccable. Among the best Lehigh Valley has to offer. On par with NYC restaurant quality. Highly recommended.12/29/2012 12:00:00 AM