1741 Terrace - Hotel Bethlehem

4.5
763 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
It is the desire of 1741 on the Terrace to engage and invite you.
Relax in the ambiance of the room – the beautiful Moravian tile floor with views from the soaring palladium windows. You will overlook charming downtown Bethlehem with buildings and history dating back to 1741 when the town was founded.
Open seven days, any evening you are seeking a beautiful view, elegant menu and exceptional service is the perfect night for 1741. In addition to the ala carte menu featuring the classics you have come to expect, executive chef Michael Adams is bringing his personal creative influence to the table featuring fresh local ingredients.
A Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner, the wine list is developed to inspire. The list is populated with wines from around the world; selections are varied and the list has been crafted to appeal to the distinctive palate or novice.
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, very friendly staff and beautiful historic restaurant.

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VeroniqueG
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Loved our dinner although the vegan options were just ok. Probably a top place for meat.

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Matt
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and the ambiance was terrific! Bob, our waiter, was superb! Highly recommend this restaurant!

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JohnR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food is really good. Awesome service. Only thing I found to dissatisfaction were the apps. Over priced for what they give you.

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vipcgmohen
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely dining room with huge windows. Bob, there waiter, was excellent. Enjoyed the parsnips with the steak.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the hotel and this restaurant. Service and food were excellent!!

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vipEllenB
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a Tuesday and almost had the place to ourselves. The dining room is very pretty and the view was lovely. Our server Donna was awesome! The haddock was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful table overlooking the downtown area, waitress (Donna) was outstanding, food was delicious. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone, looking forward to our next dinner at the Terrace.

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Mykroft
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

1741 is a fantastic dining experience. The room itself looks out over Main St in an almost atrium like setting. The service was attentive without being overwhelming and everyone was friendly and helpful. The food was good and well prepared and the dessert was fantastic.

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vipBayle
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service.

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vipLovefood
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Limited menu offered for Valentine’s Day weekend. While good, it wasn’t communicated prior to arrival

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Our waitress was wonderful, our food and drinks were delicious. Considering it was a holiday weekend and we were celebrating Valentine’s Day, the Hotel Bethlehem was perfect! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

We had made reservation a month in advance and also called in to confirm reservation. When we arrived and on time, we had to wait for an additional 30 minutes! The food was okay but slow to serve.

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Thomas
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful in every respect from the food to the service and finally the Hotel it self. Truly an enjoyable experience

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KimW
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Beautiful atmosphere for dinner for our Anniversary!

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MonicaR
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lovely experience , wonderful food and service.

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CHRIS
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a friend to the restaurant who had never been there before. She was so impressed that she wants to come back in the summer and for Christmas. It's always a wonderful experience, great ambience, service and food.

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ErikG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and attentive wait staff. The beautiful setting is also a plus.

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MaryK
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Beautiful setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a perfect New Year's Eve afternoon dinner. We loved our window table, which we requested. There were fireworks, horse & carriage rides, street decorations for us to watch during dinner. My husband's Caesar salad was refreshingly chilled & fresh. I adored the creamy cauliflower & brie soup which was garnished with shitakes. We both loved the lobster ravioli with butter poached lobster meat & baby shrimp. Creme brulee was a sweet treat to end our meal.

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DRFRANK
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a nice time. The Bn eed for side dish veggies would help.

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PatriciaF
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner to celebrate the holidays with a fantastic view of the Moravian Star and Downtown Bethlehem. The service was superb and the food and cocktails were top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Beautiful location. Food was good but not great for the price.

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TedS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to 1741 several times and are never disappointed. We even had a recommendation from Chef Adams this time for Bronzino, which was excellent. We will be back!

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PatriciaH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Christmas Eve in Bethlehem!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Third time here. Was not as busy as past visits. Service was beyond awful. Cocktails were tasteless with no alcohol. Portion sizes were a joke for the price. After 20 minutes and 2 cups of coffee we told the waiter to forget dessert and bring the check.

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vipSirBennett
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many thanks to Grace for helping us fix our open table reservation. Donna, our server, was knowledgeable, attentive and very sweet. The terrace never fails to please.

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Satisfaction
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully decorated for Christmas. Food and service was lovely.

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DianaF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Donna exceptional...
Always impeccable visit....
Hotel Bethlehem makes you feel like a Queen...
Thank you!!!

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LPFP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good. We had an 8 o’clock reservation, which we made almost a month before, didn’t get seated till 8:20. Chairs were horrible and table was uneven. Felt like we were shoved in a corner but there were empty tables. Waiter didn’t get to us for another 10 mins. Waiter was very nice. He came poured the wine and left for what felt like another 10 minutes. We didn’t get rolls and butter till at least 8:45 and only one per person. Waiter dropped a drink and it took at least 15 minutes to get a new one which tasted horrible. When food finally came it was good but not a lot of it. It was very noisy, couldn’t hear waiter when he talked.

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Billyc55
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. We both enjoyed the Christmas decorations. We had a wonderful time.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Christmas dinner with co-workers

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Je24ok
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall very enjoyable. However, did not appreciate bus boy clearing individual plates before others at table were not finished. Also, steak was served without a steak knife and one serving without a fork. Minor issues, but makes the difference between 4 and 5 stars!

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RandallL
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always enjoy our visit to the Hotel Bethlehem especially at Christmas. The food was terrific.

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JerryL
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hotel Bethlehem is so beautiful at Christmas time and dining in 1741 was so relaxing and the dinning room is decorated so nice . The service was excellent and the food was very well prepared. Very enjoyable!

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vipTirreniaMike
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we've visited Bethlehem before, this was our first time as hotel guests. And as the main purpose of this trip was to show my 95 year-old mother-in-law some of the town's Christmas happenings, we decided to take our dinners close to home, meaning in the hotel. We tried 1741 Terrace first. In a word, excellent! Started with cocktails, including the hotel's version of the Sazerac, said to the country's oldest mixed drink. Here, it's made with Bulleit rye whiskey, served neat, and was very good! We were deciding on appetizers, and ordered the cheese plate, which was actually enough to serve the three of us. Several local cheeses come with pear butter, almonds, a mostarda and some crostini (toasts). While I don't usually order chicken, as most preparations are ordinary, this one was out of the ordinary. An organic bone-in breast was cooked perfectly, served over swiss chard and accompanied by five butternut squash ravioli and hazelnuts. My wife was happy with her branzino, served over kale, with roasted pears, and my mother-in-law polished off the daily special, consisting of two very meaty crabcakes. We skipped dessert. Can't wait to return and try some other dishes.

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Barbara
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were Visiting Bethlehem for the weekend and dined at 1741 on Sunday evening. There was only one waiter taking care of many tables, but despite that he was very attentive and we served in a timely manner. The food was excellent, atmosphere was so pleasant and an all around nice holiday experience. We would highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best great food great place

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Crazymomma5
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was very good. Food was good. It's so beautiful at Christmas time. We had a gorgeous by the window.

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1741 Terrace - Hotel Bethlehem is rated 4.5 stars by 763 OpenTable diners.

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