1741 Terrace - Hotel Bethlehem
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.
Outstanding food and great service! Lots of Gluten Free options as well!
The food was excellent!! The service was impeccable!! We will definitely return!
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!
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.
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!
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.
The atmosphere and the fantastic staff and outstanding food was well worth the experience. We will go again!
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
Always a pleasure eating at the 1741 Terrace. Bob the server is the best!!!
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.
Amazing food, very romantic, caring servers and incredible views! Had the Mahi Mahi - would get it again.
Amazing restaurant - from beginning to end! Food is presented wonderfully.
Very classy, friendly and professional wait staff. Scallops prepared to perfection. Quiet and elegant ambiance. Good for special occasions.
Excellent service, from knowledgeable staff. Great ambiance, food was well presented and tasted great
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.
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!
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.
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.
Perfect table on Main Street on the 4th. Excellent food and drink. Waitress was lovely. Ambience of 1741 is magnificent.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Welcomed, organized. Sarah was very engaged, astute and responsive. All were on the top of their game.
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!
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!!!
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
! 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!!!!
Special occasion, lovely room and view.great food presentation and service.
Mistakes on order
Bus boy spilled water all over my son
I had 2 lambchops and wife had filet mignon. both were delicious and cooked perfectly. rolls were great-crunchy and vey good just like good dinner rolls should be. this meal was to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary and it was perfect for the occasion. our server-bob sweeny was courteous and helpful and even took our pictures at our request. Bob was the perfect server . we really enjoyed ourselves at the hotel Bethlehem-1741 dining room and we thank them for a perfect dining experience.
I had business associates in for some meetings and on a rainy night in Bethlehem we wanted something nice but didn't want to go far. The 1741 Terrace was a great choice as they were staying at the hotel. The service was great,they didn't have the wine we wanted in stock but had a better selection for the same price. Good move.
The dinners were very good - my lamb chops were on the rare side as I ordered them medium rare - but still good. Overall a great experience and will return.
The service was pretty bad, but the food and atmosphere were great. They need to be more adequately staffed and communicate better when things are going to be slow. There were a lot of people walking around and doing water refills and bread service but only a couple seemed to be waiting on the tables otherwise. It took a very long time to be greeted and to order food. This is all understandable if you stop by the table and explain and get a round of drinks and bread out while people wait. As the evening wore on, the service became more attentive and orders came faster. If it weren’t a special occasion, we would have left before we were greeted though.
The waitress was very nice. We had an 8:00 concert and thought we had plenty of time having arrived at 6:25, but having waited an hour we had to rush to eat. Scallops and salmon were both very good.
Background piano was great dinner music; but the fellow at the next table proposing to the girl there drew a round of applause from everyone, a fitting event for such an occasion.
It was a beautiful dining room, filled with flowers & outstanding service & delicious food. I was celebrating my retirement & the desert was taken off the bill. Highly recommend.
I wasn't impressed. Very nice atmosphere, but the food wasn't great. The menu was very limited, my mashed potatoes were cold, and my steak (which I asked medium-rare) was more like medium-well.
Dessert was good though, and service was good as well.