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About 1741 Terrace - Hotel Bethlehem
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, inspired food 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 products and 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.
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Contemporary American, Continental
Hours of Operation:
Dinner is served daily from 5pm to 9pm. 1741 on the Terrace is open on major holidays (Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas).
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Sophisticated piano, piano & bass or strings played by a range of artists on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Hotel parking is alongside the hotel with a parking deck behind, and is usually available. Complimentary valet is offered on Friday and Saturday evenings when available. Parking can be difficult during downtown festivals and the holidays, but shuttle service is always available. Please call 610-625-5000 to inquire about busy parking times.
Public transit hub is 4 blocks from restaurant, LANTA 207 passes in front of the hotel.
Private Party Facilities:
Two beautifully appointed private dining rooms with giant arched windows, each seating 30. Entire restaurant available for larger parties.
Private Party Contact:
Restaurant Reservations: (610) 625-2220
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Each fall, 1741 on the Terrace features wine dinners on the first Wednesday of each month, featuring four to seven courses. Each course, presented by Chef Troxell, is paired with wines presented by our guest sommeliers & speakers with discussion on wine and culture.
In January 1741 on the Terrace features wine seminars presented by guest sommeliers with discussion on wine pairing, describing wines, and wine-producing regions around the world.
1741 Terrace - Hotel Bethlehem Ratings and Reviews
We recently dined here for my wife's birthday during our stay at the hotel. I have to be honest, it didn't start off great. We had a reservation, but stood in the doorway for almost 15 minutes past our scheduled time without being approached by anyone (multiple wait staff ignored us, and the host completely ignored us, then was nowhere to be found). We finally went over to one of the waiters, and got her attention (she was very friendly, and fortunately ended up being our waiter) to take our reservation and seat us. From that point on, everything was excellent. The food, drinks, ambiance - especially at Christmastime - and service was wonderful. The menu is limited, but everything on it caters to a true food and drink lover's palette. They also are very accommodating to your young one(s). I do not believe this restaurant is meant for children under 12, but they did not make our 7-year old feel that way. This was especially nice since we were traveling/staying with our daughter, but still able to enjoy a beautiful setting and meal without snooty looks, comments, or treatment (those came from the other diners, but not the restaurant staff).
My wife and I were in Bethlehem for the new year celebration. The 1741 is on the indoor terrace of the hotel. Nice room with high ceiling and tables not jammed together. When we got there we were offered a table overlooking Main Street which was decorated for the season. The horse drawn carriages that passed by added to the beautiful view out of the window. I had the filet and my wife had the sea bass. Both done as they should be.
My wife and I went on a date to the 1741 Terrace. We had a terrific meal. The food was excellent. I asked for a window seat when I made the reservation. The view of Main Street with all of the Christmas lights and the snow was just wonderful and delighted my wife. It's a beautiful restaurant, great service and delicious food... such a special place to have a date.
The table was not ready at our reservation time. The food was good but a few things were unavailable that were on the menu. Service was mediocre. One person got coffe and dessert. The other coffee came 5 minutes later and we saw the waiter standing there talking to another waiter with the coffee in his hand. When everyone was just about finished and the Sambuca still hadn’t come we called the waiter. He said “I know it’s not here. The bar will let me know when it is ready.” Really? They never offered to put the bill on our room even though we were staying at the hotel.
On the positive side the room is beautiful and the view is lovely. The food is good.
The Terrace was beautiful - decorated in Christmas finery. The food selection was just enough. The food was prepared timely, the presentation was appealing, and food was great. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We also enjoyed just being in The Hotel Bethlehem. It is a wonderfully festive place to be at Christmas time.
Our stay at the Hotel Bethlehem was an unforgettable experience for the both of us as the Christmas get-a-way was a gift from our Daughters and my Sister. The dinner at the " 1741 "
magnificent. The food excellent and the evening unforgettable. Max, our Server, a fine young man with a terrific personality, articulate, great smile, made our experience even better.
Thank your entire staff for the excellent stay, to coin a business phrase, I subscribed to for many years, " In Search Of Excellence " a business Goal, certainly is The Bethlehem Hotel's
daily goal with all their guests.
This is not worth the money. Food was very average and very expensive. Entree came with no vegetable:for that you had to pay $20 more. The restaurant is inside a hotel. The hotel would not let us sit in the lobby before our after the meal. When I made the reservation , it was for a prie fixe meal with a flight of wine. When I got there, I was told it was not available
Going to this restaurant the week before Christmas is wonderful but you have to be able to deal with crowds if you can’t don’t choose this time of year to go. If you can, it’s a fun day culminating in a great dinner! Make your reservations months in advance and don’t expect a quick service meal! Relax and enjoy! Beautiful and good menu!
The service was impeccable and the food was very good. We try to make a date every December for a girls' night out because we love the Christmas ambiance. The view from a window table is spectacular. We also love the gift shop that is filled with original and unique items. Penn State creamery ice cream is also a plus.
Have had lunch at the bar dining which was great. The terrace on the 10th of December was fair at best. Service was slow and food so so especially for the price. Hate to think the Christmas rush was part of problem. Food should be consistent. Love the hotel,probably will try again.
Well worth the visit, extremely accommodating....we had 5:45 reservations and some of our party had a hard time getting there since we went the night it snowed and it was no problem with the restaurant. Food was very good and the place looked very festive for the holidays. I will return for a special occasion...maybe my birthday :)
Had to wait 20 minutes after our 7:45 reservation. There were empty tables when we entered. Shrimp appetizer was over cooked. Chicken dinner was dry and tastleless. The Lamb Oscobucco was just, OK. Very disappointing experience. The food was probably 50% overpriced for the quality. Beautiful room. Scarce waitstaff.
Overall experience was well below average. Service was slow; it took over 30 minutes after being seated to even get menus let alone drinks or food. Food is overpriced for the quality and the ambience/service certainly don’t make up for it as a reason for the high prices. There are dozens of other better places in the Lehigh Valley and at least four in downtown Bethlehem that I would choose over 1741 on the terrace. Look elsewhere.
We had a wonderful evening with friends. The restaurant is noted for its elegance and well prepared food. We were unaware that it is not handicapped accessible. My friend has MS and must ride her scooter for mobility. We arrived to find a large staircase preventing her from entering the 1741 dining room. The hotel was decorated throughout with lovely glittering Christmas decorations. Our next option was to go into the tavern but all of those tables were reserved with a sizable wait for us. The manager was extremely accommodating and offered to set up a table in the lobby. There was a large round table in an area out of the traffic. Quickly they put a linen table cloth on with table settings and we were seated. It was wonderful to enjoy the festive decorations, the good food and the conversation while dining with our good friends. The dinner was pricey but worth the experience. We'll have a nice memory of a pleasant occasion. We highly recommend this restaurant.
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