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About Bolete Restaurant

At Bolete we believe the integrity of our ingredients defines the food. Everything is handcrafted in house. Chef Chizmar changes both the dining room and tavern menus daily to bring you the best of what is available.

1740 Seidersville Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Closed Mondays

Cross Street:
E Emmaus Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 868-6505

Website:
http://www.boleterestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Chef Lee Chizmar

Bolete Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (71)
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Fit for Foodies (52)
Good for a Date (50)
Worth the Drive (45)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Romantic (41)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Handcrafted Cocktails (33)
Cozy (30)
Authentic (28)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Seasonal (24)
Notable Wine List (21)
Bar Seating (17)
Organic (17)
Healthy (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Tasting Menu (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Business Meals (6)
Casual (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Good for Groups (5)
People Watching (5)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

a return visit for brunch, just as good as last time; duck egg hash and three egg scramble were great, along with the complimentary mini-scones and muffins. Professional service and a rustic room completed the perfect meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Very quaint historic building with a cozy atmosphere, large fireplace. Service was excellent, and menu was fresh and eclectic! Very delicious

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was excellent. A large table of 6 came in , very loud , could not make conversation at my table. In center of dining room , couldn't get away from. May ask to sit in bar next time. Had the tasting menu . It was excellent and the cocktails were as good as any I have had. This was our 5th visit and we always enjoy the creative offerings.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food was very good to excellent, kitchen was so slow with our entrees that they gave us a card for $50 off our next visit. We were also pleasantly surprised that all wines under $100 a bottle were half price before 6 PM. We will go back

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food is amazing, service is top notch, drinks are too die for. Never disappointed leaving Bolete.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2018

As always, some of the most creative combinations of ingredients to compliment the protein in the construction of the main dishes. A unique dining experience. Wine list is a worldly selection of bottles largely unknown without any typical California Chards or cabs - this is both favorable and unfavorable. Would like them to offer espresso. Overall, however, this restaurant retains its number one rating for a reason against exceptionally fine restaurants that are plentiful in the Bethlehem/Lehigh Valley area. This is primarily because of the commitment to quality, local ingredients and the creative way the ingredients are combined to create some exceptional dishes.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Excellent 7 courses tasting menu. The rare tuna, the potato leek soup and the duck breast we're outstanding. Wonderful evening, as always.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Went to Bolete with our favorite "foodie" friends for my husband's birthday. We had an 8:30pm reservation and did not get seated until 9:30-- no one's fault...people just lingered at the table before us. The staff was very apologetic...again, no one's fault. The food was FANTASTIC! The "birds nest" appetizer was quite memorable as was the halibut bouillabaisse entree, short rib pho, and lamb. Our friends THANKED us for including them on this wonderful, amazing food outing! We will be back 💯%

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

IT took a long time trying to get a Saturday night reservation at a time we wanted but the wait was worth it. Other than asking to be reseated due to a seriously strong cold draft by a window in the taproom, everything else went smoothly. Service was professional, friendly, and attentive (but not overly so).

Food was the feature. Every dish/bowl each of us had consisted of multiple ingredients which together resulted in truly enjoyable flavors and textures. Only downside was that we were too full to order a dessert. Next time!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Meal was amazing and a very nice size portion and the sides were a nice complement. However, the Martini's were great but they din't inform you that they charge extra if it's "up" and a second fee for blue cheese stuffed olives. Overall the drink cost twice as much.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

continues to be the best restaurant in the Lehigh Valley, creative yet approachable menu with something for everyone; while a bit pricey, it is definitely worth it; friendly and efficient service complete the meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Only problem was there was a mix-up with the wine ordered. Apparently the waiter misunderstood our order and we weren’t really aware until the check arrived, but issue was graciously resolved. Meal was great, if a tad pricy.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My wife and I found this gem of a restaurant while on a road trip in PA. Looking for a great meal and that is exactly what we got. The food and service were both amazing. The decor is an old world with the fireplace in this historic carriage house. We would love to come back the next time we are in the area.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Mixologist was impressive. Food was delicious. Service was great.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Bolete was everything it was promised to be: Outstanding flavors of food and beverage, very attentive staff, and a charming interior.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very good food but didn’t have experience commensurate with the ratings this restaurant has received.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Service was exceptional our waitress was so knowledgeable about not only the menu but also the wine selections

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We have been to Bolete several times. I would characterize the food as impeccable, absolutely delicious from the amazing oysters on a half shell, salad which was fresh and delightful and the wonderful entree. However the service was not....my husband and I feel that they were short staffed the evening we were there. Everyone was polite and apologetic so we will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food, extremely accomodating, outgoing, and worth it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful food, great choices; service was exceptional with special attention to details, modification in menu, and unobstruviness. The room was a bit noisy but it was pre-Christmas holiday season. I would definitely go back for special occasions.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Bolete and Chef Lee never fail to impress. We've been going there for 6 years and have never had the same meal twice. It is always our pleasure to spend a special evening there.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was excellent and used a lot of seasonal
foods in their dishes . Service was excellent . The people were very attentive and very well
Trained at the jobs. Definitely a must to try and will become one of your regular places to eat

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Worthy of a Michelin star, in our opinion. There were three in our party: we each chose a different appetizer and entree, and each of us was wildly impressed. Very high quality ingredients, consummately combined and prepared; nice service; delightfully warm surroundings.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

I used to think this was the best in LV, but this is now the 4th time I have been disappointed.
For a chef that wants to be nominated for James Beard award he should be able to serve your entree at the right temperature. The only thing hot on my 52 dollar rib eye were the greens. And if you put a burger on your menu it should be perfect.
My first burger there was perfect, next time horrible over done dry awful roll. Unable to eat it even when they took it back to fix. So third time I tried after letting them know my previous disappointment, still not up to what I would expect.
Will not return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Dined at Bolete multiple time, but this last dinner was by far the best. Food was above and beyond, seasonal drinks are fantastic, and the service is warm and friendly. Can't recommend this restaurant enough!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Organic
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Went for my life's birthday- her description was "magical"!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Bolete has had so many rave reviews, I was a little worried the experience would be disappointing, but it highly met our expectations! My husband was excited about the 1/2 price bottle of wine if under $100 (Wednesday special). We enjoyed a great Cabernet with our meals. He enjoyed the cauliflower soup and salmon, while I had to try the scallop appetizer, and the best lobster roll ever. The food presentation was quite creative. The service was exceptional, yet the atmosphere was quite relaxed and not stuffy at all. A little pricy, but appropriate for our meals. Will definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Went for a special occasion on a Tuesday night. Quite busy as it seemed that every table in the restaurant was celebrating a birthday or anniversary. With a small place, our table was ready closer to the reservation time. Food was good as both our duck and the pork chop was cooked to perfection. The desert was also excellent. Only qualm was our server seemed to ignore us throughout the service. That was a surprise, perhaps on a different night a different outcome.

Tags: Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Enjoyed this most recent dining experience and had great food, service, and wine. Ambience was very nice and noise level was moderate vs. last visit which was very loud due to a noisy party at large table. I was somewhat disappointed with my scallop appetizer but my wife enjoyed her oyster appetizer and the rest of our meal was excellent. My wife was celebrating her birthday and she thought the dinner, wine, ambience, and overall evening were all excellent--so I was happy too.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had such an amazing brunch at bolete! Will will definitely be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Bolete is perfect for celebration dinners like birthdays and on a cold winter night comfort foods like mushroom soup, braised shorts, and a steak were a perfect match along with their Old Fashions to start the evening and french wines for the long dinner conversations with family..Thanks Bolete for a great birthday
celebration night

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Amarillo)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Was very noisy and we had to wait an extra 20 minutes to be seated.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The service was terrific. Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. The ambiance is excellent. It's a beautiful building and environment. The food, as always, was delicious and well presented.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We were treated to a perfect evening from start to finish. Our cocktails were perfect. The fresh rolls were delicious. Our salad and entrees were fresh, flavorful, and perfectly cooked. It was all topped off with a very nice desert. And, the service was friendly and excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Took a little bit to get the first round but it was well worth the wait. Food was amazing cocktails were amazing. Best meal I’ve ever had.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee, Gluten Free Options, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Fun, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Disabled Access
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Awesome expierence...wonderful food..service great..will be returning

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Casual, Healthy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

A wonderful experience! A lovely restaurant, warm and cozy, with extraordinary food and service. Highly recommended

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We chose Bolete to celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary. It had been a few years and Bolete was just as good (or better) than I remembered. Thank you for a great night!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Service was slow, food was good but so salty it was difficult to eat

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Delicious food, and the portions were sized so that we could enjoy the desert. The staff was very attentive but not at all intrusive. We went with the before 6 pm specials - both of us had the soup; for entree, one of us had salmon and the other duck. We were there on a Wednesday, and the place was full, so make your reservations early!

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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