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Tap Room - Hotel Bethlehem
Tap Room - Hotel Bethlehem

Tap Room - Hotel Bethlehem Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hotelbethlehem.com/
  • Phone: (610) 625-2219
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Sunday: 6:30am - 10:30am
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 1:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: David Troxell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, 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, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Two beautifully appointed private dining rooms with giant arched windows, each seating 30.
  • Private Party Contact: Restaurant Reservations (610) 625-2226
  • Entertainment: The Lehigh Valley's premier live jazz venue. Live performances every Thursday and last Sunday of the month. Exclusive home of the legendary Dave Roper Trio on the first Thursday and last Sunday of every month. Every Thursday is Jazz night with live jazz performances from frequent guests include Lou Czechowski, Dan DeChellis, Jeremy Sweet, Justin DeAngelo, Charles Fambrough, Dan Levinson Fusion Jazz Trio, Emmitt Harris, Sharon Bailey, Eric & Vicky Doney, Brian Bortz, Kato, Truth & Soul, Cover Story, Trophy Husbands. Our Musical Sunday Brunch offered every Sunday features live music from pianist Rory Lipkis, harpist Abigail Gilepsi, and jazz pianist Jeremy Sweet.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Sunday's Musical Brunch combines live music with a splendid buffet array with seatings from 10:30am to 1pm every Sunday. A holiday tradition for some, it has become a weekly habit for many. The robust buffet is complemented by live musicians featuring harpsichord, harp, piano, jazz duos or even bagpipes for our Celtic Brunch. Whether you desire made-to-order omelets or waffles, delicious lunch entrees, seafood appetizer bar with smoked salmon and shrimp cocktail, the carving station of roasted meats, fresh seafood or luscious desserts, there is something for everyone.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Market Street
  • Public Transit: Public transit hub is 4 blocks from restaurant.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Hotel parking is alongside the hotel with a parking deck behind, and is usually available. Parking is validated at city parking lots with complimentary shuttle service to/from these parking decks. Parking can be difficult during downtown festivals and the holidays, but shuttle service is always available. Please call 610-625-2226 to inquire about busy parking times.
A word from Tap Room - Hotel Bethlehem
Casually elegant, the Tap Room offers the most sought after view
of Historic Main Street & its Victorian charm. Lounge by the vintage mahogany bar, in an atmosphere evoking the Jazz Age. The circa 1920’s lobby lounge is the Lehigh Valley’s premier jazz venue. Every Thursday, live jazz performances add to the atmosphere.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner are served with a view overlooking historic downtown Bethlehem in a grand setting. Every Monday – Saturday, breakfast in the bright & airy Terrace Room offers a spectacular vista of of the city viewed through soaring Palladian windows.
Sunday’s Musical Brunch combines live music with a splendid buffet array. A holiday tradition for many has become a weekly habit for others. We are honored to be the recipient of “Best Sunday Brunch” by Lehigh Valley Magazine, Lehigh Valley Style magazine & readers of the Morning Call newspaper 5 years in a row.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Had a nice family get together only thing we were upset about was there was to be Jazz the night we were there and we were there over 2 hours and we didn't enjoy it."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Normally when we attend brunch at Hotel Bethlehem the food and service are excellent. This visit the food was OK, and the choices were mediocre. The service was terrible. We waited fifteen minutes before our server came to our table for drink service. After getting our food, I sat down and noticed my spoon had dried-on food. I flagged the waitress down for a new one. She never brought me one. She cleared our plates and told my husband she'd bring him a new knife. She never brought one. Our water was never refilled. Very surprising of this hotel...not the norm."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We had a great time with Tap Room and I will definitely go back to have another memorable experience with them. Jake gave us an impressive service. The first-rate food we enjoyed so much. I have encouraged my friends to experience Hotel Bethlehem's Tap Room. Thanks to the management because you are doing a good job."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The musical brunch is WAY overpriced. Yes, there was live piano, but that wasn't enough. It's hard for a regular person with a regular appetite to make the most of a buffet anyway, so the food has to be spectacular, but for just about $35.00...?! The food was nothing special. I would have hoped for more seafood selections for that price at least. We were seated right along the high-traffic corridor by the front desk...I know someone has to sit there, but that wasn't great. We had a very similar brunch at a restaurant in the mountains recently (which included cocktails) for about $12.00 less. $35.00 is ridiculous. Never again. Maybe that price was advertised online, but I never saw it, which is why we tried it."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "First, the noise. Three diferent sources of music, a piano player/singer in the lobby, piped in music through speakers, a live band playing loudly at an event on the mezzanine. What a cacophony! Then, they were out of several menu items, including the 2 different entrees that my husband and I ordered. The food that we did get was good but the overall experience was pretty bad. Seems like there is always one or more issues at this place. Too bad; it could be so great."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We've been to the hotel Bethlehem many times and it seems like it is on the downswing. This time was the worst. The tap room was really cold and we had to move our seats out of the cold air conditioning. Another couple we ended up seated by mentioned they did this too. The staff was unfriendly and there seemed to be tension. The food was just ok. Probably will be on the lookout for another Main Street hangout at this point."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Wonderful Lunch in a totally beautiful setting. Wait staff was courteous and quick. Will do this again many times."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Really great ,beautiful restaurant in wonderful downtown Bethlehem.Great service,food top rate and how can you go wrong with Penn state ice cream for dessert."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The hostesses and waitress were very pleasant. Outdoor dining was enjoyable--very comfortable seat cushions. Interesting and very tasty menu items"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great setting for an old historic hotel. Food and service was good at the Sunday Brunch, there were times when we had to wait for things that had emptied, but the staff was courteous and helpful. If you have never been, I would recommend this as an experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went for Sunday brunch on Father's Day. It was good but not worth the price. Since it was a special occasion we thought we'd treat ourselves. We will not go again on a holiday as it was not worth the $39.95 cost at all. The breakfast items were great but the lunch/dinner items were a disappointment. Not a great variety. Desserts were a disappoint too."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The Sunday brunch is excellent! So much food to taste and enjoy! We greatly appreciate the "kid food table" that includes kid favorites and crayons, coloring book packs, cars, etc for the little ones to keep busy with while mom and dad really do get to enjoy the food and each other. Our kids are 4 and 6 and we always ask to be seated by the window for their entertainment and the gorgeous view. The hotel is beautiful, the staff friendly, food is great, and the location is lovely."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "A bit disappointed with the choices for breakfast for the price. Only omlettes and french toast. Would have liked regular eggs or eggs benadict. Thought choices for lunch were better but was there at 10:30 for breakfast. Set up too was very congested. Very small area for when alot of people were in line. Went thru the omlette line then the syrup was next then the waffles. Had to butt in front of someone for the waffle first. Lines could have been on both sides for some of the items."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It wasn't busy for a Friday and we had a great seat by the windows which was great for people watching on Main St. The food was surprisingly Fantastic. I expected great food but it was the best meal I've had in a very long time. My mom and I both ordered the scallops and it was AMAZING. I will have to go back again just for the scallops. Nice wine choices by the glass and the service was perfect. There was a wedding that night and it was fun to hear the festivities going. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dining experience for our anniversary brunch with another couple who shared our anniversary date. The food was scrumptious and ample, the atmosphere overlooking historic downtown Bethlehem was breathtaking and the service was there when required. We wholehardly recommend the restaurant for a unique dining experience!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My son and I have gone before on Thursday Night Jazz, knowing food was at best average, but for the music. This week the food was more fair than normal, and the music was loud and overbearing for teh size of teh room - overall a very disappointing experience and we both said we would probably not go back."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Food was pretty good. Wine list wasn't bad either. Server was not that knowledgeable about wine offerings but she was attentive. Outdoor dining was nice."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "My sister and I had drinks by the street view window and pleasantly passed the time enjoying the drinks and the view. Our meals were perfectly prepared and paced to maximize enjoyment. The fillet was tender and the scallops were sweet and delicious. Classy sophisticated dining. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Being gluten intolerant, I checked their on-line menu, which included risotto. I was very disappointed to find they had removed it from their menu and did not update the online information"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The Hotel Bethlehem is an historic landmark. It should be preserved and cherished by all forever!!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This is probably sixth or so visit to Tap Room. Good food, very good service and a very nice and historic ambience. Took three elderly parents and it is an easy place to get in and out of, and has good menu selections for all. We asked to be moved to a different table due to a/c, and it was immediately accommodated."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We had brunch at the Hotel Bethlehem for our son's college graduation. The food was outstanding. The service was excellent and we had a lovely afternoon before heading off to the graduation activities. The place was packed but it never felt crowded and the staff were very attentive."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "A delicious lunch was served in charming, historic Hotel Bethlehem."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "My wife had been wanting to celebrate Mother's Day at the Hotel B's brunch and this year it happened and also included my Mother and our daughter. A good time was had by all. The food and service was very good as in past times at the brunch. Not sure when we will be back but we will be back sometime in the future with the same expectations."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I dined at the Tap Room for the very first time on Mother's Day. The menu was limited because (understandably) there was to be a full house expected. It was a wonderful experience. Our waiter was very polite and the food was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was both classy and historical and made for a memorable day for my mom and me."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "People were nice, service with a smile. Food looked great and tasted better. Can't wait to have the Lobster, Spinich and Artichoke Dip again. Made to feel comfortable. Added bonus was the gentleman playing the piano. Just touched it off"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • " My 3 friends and I had a very enjoyable evening. No rushing. We took our time, had appetizers and salads with our wine. The atmosphere and friendly waiters are always the best. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Disappointing food choices, way over-priced I have been coming to the Sunday buffet since the day of my baptism, the day after our wedding and continuing until this past Easter, almost 62 years. It has gotten progressively more disappointing. Three salmon dishes at once? No beautiful desserts to admire viewing and enjoy eating? This has been our experience several times and we won't be returning."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I can't have gluten and there were a lot of GF options for me! Plus there was a lot of different choices; fish, meat, eggs, salads, etc. A little pricey for Easter, but the best brunch buffet I have come across in the Lehigh Valley. Went with 6 other people, all thought the food was fantastic! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This was our second easter brunch at the hotel bethlehem and we plan to make this a tradition. The food is excellent and the selection is wonderful. very kid friendly my daughter loves the interaction with the easter bunny. i love being able to enjoy the day with no cooking or clean up. The staff is great always very nice. thanks for the lovely day."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My husband loved the food and ambiance at this beautiful hotel. Thanks for helping to make this day special for him."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great brunch with a wide array of food choices including made to order eggs and waffles. Good seafood choices and staff were always replenishing the buffet line. Only downside is that they charge for each drink but do not make this known. Thought it was unlimited champagne but found out it is pay y the glass!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "WE love the ambience of the hotel and especially the openness of the lobby area."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We arrived on time and were promptly seated and served. There was a rather large selection of breakfast food items."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Brunch at the Hotel Bethlehem has become a tradition. My family loves it. The food is great and the piano music is a nice touch. Kids under six are free but they have an entire station dedicated to foods they will eat. They also have coloring books to keep them from becoming bored. I highly recommend it for a special occasion as it can be a bit pricey but worth every cent."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We were entertained with wonderful Irish music for St. Patrick's Day. The harp was a great background. FIrst time we had corned beef and cabbage. I love that we can sample a wide variety of food. The desserts were such individual masterpieces that my daughter took a picture of her plate. And the hand-cut smoked ham was to die for. Loved the custom omelets and Belgian waffles with fruit. And definitely recommend the orange juice and pineapple juice. I'd love to find out if either can be purchased."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "little too loud for me. may have been because it was St. Patty's day weekend. average food for the price."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This was our 1st time dining at the Tap Room in the Hotel Bethlehem. I decided to take advantage of the filet mignon lighter fare dining option. The dinner was very tasty and nicely presented. My spouse tried the corned beef and cabbage menu item and thoroughly enjoyed the entree. Overall we were pleasantly surprised with the atmosphere and dining experience."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I was in the neighborhood, not solely for St. Patty's Day, but it happened coincidentally that I was dining at The Tap Room during the Bethlehem St. Patty's Day celebration. The staff allowed patrons to enjoy themselves lively with out being too bothersome to dinner-diners. The food was delicious and I will definitely go back next time in the vicinity."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Another great meal at the tap room. Jazz duo playing in the background made for nice ambiance late in a Sunday evening. Meals varied from fish to meatloaf and all were excellent."
    Dined on 3/15/2014