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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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4.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.9

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (50)
Good for a Date (48)
Fit for Foodies (48)
Romantic (37)
Cozy (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Worth the Drive (27)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Authentic (26)
Seasonal (24)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Healthy (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Organic (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Fun (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

We had visited Bolete before and were looking forward to dining with friends who had just returned from vacation. There was a party of 7 people seated in the center of the dining area and they were so loud that we couldn't hear each other speak. When I spoke with someone from the staff about the noise, the response was "you should be here on a Friday night". Loved the food but not the atmosphere. I'm sure that in a fine dining restaurant there must be a way to either move our party to a quieter area or somehow nicely ask the large party to hold down their voices. There were three other tables of diners and they were also staring at this table hoping they would quiet their voices. We didn't care to hear about your weekend of drinking and partying !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Dinner for four at five PM and the experience was wonderful. Great service, great food and wine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had great service and amazing food. So glad I got to bring my friends who came to visit from Spain. They both loved it and I never have a bad experience. Will be back to try other things on the menu. One of my favorites is the cauliflower soup

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Everything was absolutely Delicious. Ambiance was nice.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Just amazing, when I️ travel from New York to see my son at school we always try and eat here and the food literally gets more incredible every time..... what a gem right in Pennsylvania! I️ would drive the 2 hours just to eat there ..... Bravo!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We have visited Bolete on a number of occasions and always enjoy our meal and experience. The food was fabulous, but we felt it was missing something. In addition, generally, the service is top notch and I felt that there was a lack of attention to details on this visit. The staff were not as friendly and engaging as in past visits and we waited several minutes with empty glasses or cups before anyone approached us about other beverages. On a separate note, when the restaurant called to confirm the reservation, they asked if we were celebrating a special occasion and I said a birthday. Our server never acknowledged the birthday or brought something to the table as I witnessed occur at several other tables. Slightly disappointed with the food and somewhat disappointed with the service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Spectacular experience!! Took my foodie friend for her 40th birthday. All the hype is true! Bolete does not disappoint! Such attention to detail, outstanding food and presentation. Service was phenomenal. Five stars!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Order the cocktails! Server was phenomenal. Food was first rate. Maybe the best meal ever.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent establishment in every sense. Job well done

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent food served in creative dishes. (Shame on Open Table for not including excellent food in their long list above.)

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The server was extremely polite and gracious. She was also very knowledgeable about the food and specials. I had the Seared Foie Gras, the Bay Scallops and the butterscotch pudding. I have never had a meal so exquisitely prepared. The plate pairings were perfectly balanced for the protein. Nothing was out of place on the plate. The Foie Gras melted in my mouth. It was so tender and succulent. I don’t like butterscotch, but it was a freebie for our anniversary and changed my mind about the flavor. I would go back for this pudding any day of the week. I give this restaurant 5 stars!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Aside from the rowdy table of people who, as we were leaving, were loudly singling the Addams Family theme song, we had a wonderful dinner at the most popular restaurant in Pennsylvania! Ordered from the tavern menu but the daily regular menu looked phenomenal as well. Best burger I’ve ever had in my life, and that’s no exaggeration. Bolete style with the mushroom remolade and the house seasoned greens were amazing. You will enjoy your experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

This restaurant is one of our favorites...everything was delicious- food, wine, and beer! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

One of the best meals I have had and I often travel and experience a good number of different restaurants. The halibut was cooked perfectly, beautiful sear! The cauliflower soup danced on my taste buds. I had to remind myself to slow down and savor. I am looking forward to my next visit! I would highly recommend this culinary treat!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 24, 2017

This is one of the best of the best places to dine. Best seats are in the bar. Main dining area way too noisy. Food was creative and taste was exquisite. Wine selection pretty good. Only serious imperfect was dessert which were skimpy and sad. All that being said this restaurant remains among the top of my list.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Outstanding seasonal food creatively prepared and presented. The staff is over the top knowledgeable, attentive and courteous!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Cauliflower soup sounded good, but it was amazing! I could eat it everyday of my life and not find all the subtle flavors within the savory and plentiful bowl. I enjoyed the goose appetizer and duck entree. The salad the duck was presented on was very good. The butternut scotch pudding was to die for. I never thought it would be anything special, but it was rich and delicious...every single bite...even the bites that didn't have the sugared nuts and whipped cream on them. My fiance enjoyed the scallops very much!
The service at Bolete was impeccable. The drinks were super and creative, but they are priced more like something you'd buy in NYC than Allentown. All in all, we will definitely head back for another special occasion in the future. We want to do the tasting menu next time!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Bolete is as good as it gets. They went above and beyond to make my birthday brunch special. The service was great and the food was outstanding. Highly recommend for foodies and casual diners alike. If you enjoy supporting local and farm to table cuisine at an affordable price, this is your place. Definitely a gem and worth all the hype.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Seasonal, Organic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Celebrated my wife's Birthday! This is the best restaurant in the Lehigh Valley on my favorite place for a special occasion. Menu was different from the 1st time I ate, but just as phenomenal!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Everything about the night was impeccable, drinks, food, and service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service and food were excellent. Servers were knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. Some entrees are high priced but worth it for a special occasion. We would like to come back and try a casual meal at the bar.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fair beer selection but significantly overpriced (beer). Fantastic service. Food was great overall but entree was just good (Ribeye a bit dry at medium) and significantly overpriced. At $52 for entree I expected a bit more.

Don’t misunderstand, overall outstanding and I would go again but I did feel like the value was a bit wanting.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Seasonal, Organic
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Thoughtfully prepared great tasting food and knowledgeable service. A wonderful experience all around!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Organic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Food was off the charts good and service was great. One minor complaint was that I made the reservation a week in advance on Open Table, because of that, I would have expected that a table for two would have been sat in the dining room and not the bar/tavern section. Additionally, it was my birthday (though we didnt disclose that) so being seated in the bar was a bit of a letdown. That being said, we still enjoyed our experience and would return, just a word to the wise that you might want to request the dining room for your meal.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Exquisitely crafted food, fantastic tastes flawlessly meshed together.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food, beautiful ambiance and superb service. Appropriate for any occasion.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Chef Lee has never failed to impress. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented - 3 HUGE scallops, so large that I had to take 1-1/2 home! My husband had the short ribs, and he couldn't stop raving about them.
We can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, People Watching, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We received excellent service and the food was absolutely amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was good but not great or at least not up to our expectations based on reviews. The service was outstanding. The ambiance was ok, not as comfortable and cozy as we prefer. It was disappointing that a restaurant at this level and price point doesn't offer espresso or capuccino!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Fabulous! Best food in Lehigh valley hands down! Best drinks as well-being Stephen never disappoints!

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food was excellent! Best scallops I ever had! Service was also excellent. A perfect night with friends.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Got the potato soup, rabbit, and butterscotch pudding. Would recommend skipping the first course if getting dessert. The rabbit (2nd course) was exceptional and was a large portion.

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Awesome food and people! Never disappointed always impressed

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 5, 2017

A gem in Fountain Hill, Bethlehem. Who'd have known? I grew up there and never experienced anything like "fine dining" ... but Bolete fits that moniker. I don't like mushrooms (the translation of the French word "bolete" into English) but the chef prepares everything to order, so you can ask for substitutions or just absentees to the menu.
Wonderful place for romantic dinner for two, or fun for a larger group who truly enjoy fine dining at a reasonable price.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was good but the noise level was deafening. They should have told us that there were several large parties when we made our reservation. We could not enjoy our evening because of the noise

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Last weekend we tried a new place for my boyfriend’s birthday dinner. We were so disappointed we decided to do a birthday do-over...and made reservations for birthday brunch at Bolete. This place never lets us down!We went for brunch and I loved the seasonal Bellini. My boyfriend had a burger which was complex in flavor—I stole his pickles :). I had Eggs Chizmar which was poached eggs (my favorite) with fried oysters over a biscuit with a side of potatoes. It was delicious, but my favorite bunch dish is their Duck Hash. We had some butterscotch pudding for dessert...another favorite :)

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Always Hits the mark. From the moment you're seated until you're out the door, Bolete lets you know, you're #1. We shared soup, salad, entrees and desserts. Beautiful and tasty cocktails. Attentive staff. And above all ... the flavors and quality of the food as well as the picture perfect presentation has us returning again and again!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Nothing short of amazing!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Best of all the rest - Great Food and Service - What fine dining is all about

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Poconos)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Execution on every plate was perfect.

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