1741 Terrace - Hotel Bethlehem

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$31 to $50
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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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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere. The food was great! All of the servers were professional and friendly.

T
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food outstanding hotel was beautiful and service is on point

AJ
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous, refined, amazing attentive service, delicious food. Great drink menu!

m
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This remains one of favorites of the many Bethlehem restaurants, certainly the nicest space and ambiance, which sets it apart from others. The food is creative, and always outstanding, though the menu limited compared to others. Wines include several worldly selections, but the markup is excessive - exceeding the 100% threshold. Very good, professional service. This is a place for a well constructed meal in a quiet, sophisticated and beautiful space.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service. Nice atmosphere

H
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

A very busy Saturday.... multiple events and weddings stretched the staff beyond capabilities resulting in a less than memorable dining experience .

BB
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was our wedding anniversary dinner and we enjoyed it very much. The ambiance is simply beautiful. The dining-room is something special with tall Palladium windows on two sides of the dining-room, antique floor tiles, and large floral bouquets throughout the room. The table setting is lovely, and the menu is interesting. Our server, Bob, was quite congenial and attentive. Our meals were delicious with fresh food, interestingly prepared. We will definitely return when we're in Bethlehem again.

DP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is exquisite with wonderful atmosphere, quiet surroundings and magnificent views of historic Bethlehem. The service was impeccable. The food was fabulous with only one issue, the steaks were warm but not hot. Although safety may be an issue, the use of heated platters would make a large difference. The Apple crisp dessert was not what was expected with sliced apples in the base and sprinkled oats over top. It was not baked enough to soften the apples as they were still crispy and the oat topping was not a “crisp” as one might expect. It was tasty nonetheless topped with superb vanilla ice cream. The beef barley vegetable soup was extremely hearty with plenty of beef, vegetables and a rich broth. The only issue was the addition of mushrooms which I am unable to eat. However my wife enjoyed it very much.

CP
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The restaurant has beautiful floor to ceiling windows in a great historic setting.

SA
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

First of all there was no parking g st the hotel, it was full.
It was very cold in the restaurant
My food was tasty but not hot
The silver cutlery was very cold
Making food less warm
It was very uncomfortable

RR
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and great service! Lots of Gluten Free options as well!

MF
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent!! The service was impeccable!! We will definitely return!

PJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love our waiter Bob- he’s always there to celebrate our anniversary at the hotel we had our reception at 11 years ago- and we will spend everyone moving forward as long as we are able to there!

L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It was over air-conditioned and rather noisy when we arrived. Large party with 5 kids under age 6 nearby.
Server Bill was robotic and slow. Other server seemed stressed. Bill Messed up a drink order (he never wrote down the order). When we got coffee he shoved arm and carafe across my face!
Wish there were more entrees to choose from. Food good but too expensive in my opinion.

O
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Steak was over cook, the waitress didn’t even come to the table and asked how we are doing. Side dish was so small, it’s embarrassing! There was family next to our table with the baby that was screaming all the time and little girl was actually with the baby outside the table taking care of her. No one at least once approached them and asked to calmed the baby down. We both I and my husband had birthday that day. Our evening was ruined! For the price, it’s unacceptable!

S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were greeted and seated immediately (had reservations for 5:30) Rolls and beverages were served quickly. Our waiter and busboy were friendly. I felt there could be more entrees offered on the menu but I ordered the 8-ounce filet mignon which was done to perfection and delicious. My husband went with the Bay of Fundy salmon; he also ordered Manhattan clam chowder. He enjoyed both of those selections. The side portions were pretty small (I could count the green beans) No one offered to refill our iced tea. Our waiter found out we were celebrating our anniversary and offered complimentary champagne-we are non drinkers so declined but there was no other complimentary offer such as dessert on the house. In our experience other restaurants normally will substitute. We had to wait for our bill for probably 20 minutes until the hostess came over and took care of us. We weren't in a hurry but felt a bit ignored as our waiter was busy with a larger group. Overall, a nice experience and a beautiful place.

MB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere and the fantastic staff and outstanding food was well worth the experience. We will go again!

m
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I know it was music fest weekend but they were unprepared, I went for music but I also did not want to eat speaker, so we left and went to the corked 50 yards north of 1741. will never consider 1741 again during music fest. after this experience might not ever consider again

ES
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure eating at the 1741 Terrace. Bob the server is the best!!!

KP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous place to enjoy your company, fine wine and outstanding food. The ambience is throwback in time. You can feel the history of this uniquely kept room. We look forward to celebrating special events in the life of our family here.

JB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, very romantic, caring servers and incredible views! Had the Mahi Mahi - would get it again.

JB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant - from beginning to end! Food is presented wonderfully.

AL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very classy, friendly and professional wait staff. Scallops prepared to perfection. Quiet and elegant ambiance. Good for special occasions.

DK
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, from knowledgeable staff. Great ambiance, food was well presented and tasted great

SF
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

The ambiance is great! The location and overall experience is great!! the food itself is very mediocre. I would recommend it for special occasions just to see and appreciate the history, the high ceilings, the details, the carpet and overall atmosphere, when food flavor is not the priority. that being said, their scallop dish is not bad. steak does not have much flavor. Mussels are in barbecue sauce( really? worst ever). we do not go there often, the intervals are like once in 5 to 10 years. the place and service is always nice and the food is always edible. not spectacular just edible.

M
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was stellar, the extras like champagne toast for our sons birthday was a great touch!
Steaks slightly overdone, sides were delicious
Would absolutely go back!

MH
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place to celebrate an 80th birthday! Our waitress Donna was absolutely lovely. The meal was delicious. The terrace is very quaint and romantic.

l
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at 1741 Terrace. It is difficult to find quiet, elegant dining in the Lehigh Valley, and 1741 Terrace provides that ambience. The food is creative and delicious, and the service is very good.

TS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect table on Main Street on the 4th. Excellent food and drink. Waitress was lovely. Ambience of 1741 is magnificent.

TS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our anniversary and booked the Romantic Getaway through the hotel and had an absolutely fabulous time. Our waiter was wonderful as were the food and drinks.

E
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have enjoyed 1741 Terrace several times now. The food is excellent, and the setting inside the hotel is beautiful. We feel like the interior is a little strange and could use an update. But we are willing to overlook that because everything else always surpasses our expectations. This most recent meal was during Bethlehem's restaurant week and was an outstanding deal.

AL
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Let me start by saying that 1741 Terrace can't be beat as far as charm and atmosphere. However, the service leaves a lot to be desired. I made a reservation on OpenTable and in the notes put that it was my mother's birthday. Not expecting a production, but thought I would note it. When the restaurant called to confirm the reservation, the woman said "And we see it's someone's birthday!" So, I think - nice, maybe they'll write on her dessert plate or something, or at least even welcome us with a Happy Birthday greeting.

Upon arrival, there was no hostess to check in with for about 5 minutes. Once seated, our waitress made a point to tell us how incredible it was that Hotel B was offering a restaurant week menu of $35 - incredible they'd do something that affordable. It was a little tacky to put it that way. Overall, the service was very slow - especially given that it wasn't busy and it was a pre-fixe menu.

Appetizers were very good. My companions' entrees were good (beef & salmon) and beautifully plated. I ordered the mahi mahi for mine, and it visually was all one color and the fish was overcooked. Desserts took too long to come out - so long that I had to ask if they had been put in for us. When it arrived, and with coffee, the waitress made a point to note that the coffee cups weren't dirty, but just very old porcelain. It was an odd thing to point out since we had not even noticed.

And while not egregious, there was no acknowledgement of the birthday we were celebrating. Attention to detail is the difference between average service to exemplary service. 1741 Terrace missed an opportunity to make us feel special and convert a one time guest into a recurring customer. I'd recommend going to 1741 terrace for the atmosphere, but would warn guests to not expect good service.

PZ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming to the Hotel Bethlehem's 1741 Terrace restaurant. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, the food superb and the service was excellent! It is pricey so we don't come as often as we would like. We do tell our friends all about the Hotel and its restaurant and recommend they go there! It is a real treat!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious romantic dinner for my girlfriend’s birthday at the 1741. Everything about it was fantastic! Our server Sarah was friendly and very attentive and Courtney who assisted her was so helpful and friendly too. The scenery was beautiful, the food delicious, and overall it was a great experience.

o
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, maybe the best, place for dinner in or near Bethlehem, PA. Sara, our server, was a professional, efficient, and extremely personable. The ambiance was truly special as was the food. Highly recommended.

AW
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Welcomed, organized. Sarah was very engaged, astute and responsive. All were on the top of their game.

w
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating a co-workers retirement with a small group of close six friends. We had a great table next to the huge windows looking out on old downtown Bethlehem. Wait staff was prompt and service was great. App and main courses were tasty and well prepared. The ambience of the old hotel and the marble stairways are very nostalgic and quaint. Overall good time and reasonable price!

M
New England
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a son and daughter in law’s 20th wedding anniversary. From the surprise complimentary champagne toast to a special order of Penn State Creamery ice cream delivered from across the street, service was outstanding. Food was delicious, view of downtown Bethlehem from our table was spectacular. Definitely a repeater!!!

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place and i really like the food a lot. You feel like you went back in time to 1920.. also the drink it's a top class

BW
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

! Dinner was lovely!! Waiting staff friendly and professional The Dining Room is gorgeous!! I would highly recommend for any occasion!!! 5*s all the way!!!!

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