Bolete Restaurant

4.9
1058 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Closed Mondays
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Phone number
(610) 868-6505
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Lee Chizmar
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
E Emmaus Ave
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JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If the chef of this restaurant doesn’t have any Michelin stars then he should!! Everything was amazing: food, drinks, service. Be prepared to have great food in a cozy restaurant, noise level may be a little louder than other fine dining experiences but well worth it!

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PP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure. Food was outstanding. Service was attentive without being intrusive.

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KD
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If this place isn't Michelin starred now, it probably will be before long.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

My boyfriend and I went for brunch. It was amazing from start to finish. The only challenge I had was with our server who was rude to me but sweet as pie to my boyfriend. The service was something that I am able to look beyond due to how amazing our food was.

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BT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional, as always. So accommodating AND, not it's the place for kids, Our child was very made to be very comfortable there. Great!

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KA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal from start to finish. I will be back.

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HK
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Bolete is unmatched! Everything is freshly prepared and so flavorful. They were even able to accommodate two separate vegetarian dishes for my fiance and I. The staff makes you feel so welcome and at home while we were dining. I highly recommend Bolete to anyone wanting to try delicious, fresh food!

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time eating at this restaurant and ready for a third. Despite being busy (on a Wednesday night, speaks well to the quality of the restaurant), they were able to accommodate my tardiness! Had to refrain from licking the plate clean and asking for a third serving of the dinner rolls.

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e
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent dinner here with outstanding service.

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SF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The great dining pleasure for 50 mile. The chef is a very talented young man who respects artisan grown foods. We are so lucky to have him in Bethlehem PA. You must go here for dinner!

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PM
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Foodgasm. The finest meal of my life. Trust me on this. Bolete is where we celebrate special occasions.

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T
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bolete is always a phenomenal experience. Their food is consistently amazing, and the service is always great. My favorite restaurant in the Lehigh valley.

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Salad, soup and entrees were delicious!

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LK
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Chef Lee and his awesome staff delivered a delectable meal and outstanding service. We especially enjoyed the smoked salmon app and pork chop; and the scallops were outstanding, all paired with the perfect red, after a long week the freshly made meal was a true reward.

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SH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good combination of food, atmosphere, and service. While I think prices could be a little cheaper, the service was great. Helpful, attentive, and polite.

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JS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every detail: arrival, service, presentation, and of course, the food. One could easily see and taste a harmonious blend of both texture and flavor that complimented the main entrees. While expensive, the prices were well within expectation considering both portion size and when compared to other local fine dining establishments.

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SY
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dinner for a perfect night. Thanks Lee. As a chef I more than appreciate what you’re doing.

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n
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I received a gift certificate for our wedding. We wanted to use it for our first anniversary which fell on a sunday. Because they only serve brunch on Sunday that's what we used it for.
The dining room was very noisy even though they did try to honor my request of a quiet table. They also brought us a (free) surprise dessert which was lovely-a delicious butterscotch pudding.
I had the eggs benedict that were really delicious. My husband had the pancakes after reading a rave review of them. They weren't like regular pancakes-they were much thicker. They were good but not fabulous like we expected.
We are looking forward to going back for dinner with a fuller menu.
I don't think we'll be disappointed.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend the chefs tasting paired with wine! It's worth the money. Everything is so fresh and amazing!

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have had the very fortunate ability to eat in some of the finest restaurants in the world during my 45 year working career. My experience with the food quality and taste at BOLETE puts them right at the TOP of my list of favorites.

The Lehigh Valley has one of the best kept secrets in culinary cuisine in our very back yard.

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CK
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

My Bellini was excellent. My soup as well. My husband enjoyed his oysters and I my burger. The disappointment was the surf and turf eggs Benedict. The meat was dried and tough and He didn’t find any signs of the “surf”. Butterscotch pudding was wonderful.

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JB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing as always, every bite of food was just the most indulgent experience. I love spending my special occasions here with the ambience, service and just exquisite food.

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CF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service. Always enjoy the details on the preparation of our appetizers and entrees.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch and enjoyed the entire experience as always. The service was great and everyone was attentive. Food is amazingly delicious. I enjoyed the entire meal however my husband said the bloody Mary was a bit too spicy for his liking. They quickly took it away and removed it from the total bill no questions asked. Again, always impressed with the service and have no complaints.

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CB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything here is amazing. We shared the beef bone marrow for an appetizer. I had the bone in porkchop. Amazing presentation, quaint farmhouse does give a ghostly vibe. They actually have a ghost book they were featured in if you ask your server. Menu changes frequently so we are excited for our next trip.

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GG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is ridiculously good. The service is wonderful. They dont rush you out. The only complaint is it gets a little loud. We love it there.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Each bite with full of flavor with a surprising twist. I would definitely recommend Bolete to anyone who enjoys good quality food

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CV
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have made a point to come to this restaurant for all of our special occasions. The service and food is always on point. We especially like the changing menu which gives us an opportunity to try new things.

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal meal and service. The only issue is that the room is very noisy, making it hard to hear a companion sitting two feet away.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the girl that I am dating’s birthday and Bolete did not disappoint!! We split the Tuna Tartare appetizer and it had amazing flavor profiles...she got the scallops as the entree and I had the Halibut, both were excellent!! The staff was incredible and so friendly to us!! I had brought a cake from a bakery earlier in the day as a surprise and they did awesome presenting it and bringing it out!! I would go back here in a heartbeat!!

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C
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had Brunch on Sunday, 1/27 with my wife and another couple. The menu offered so many choices that sounded delicious, it was difficult to decide. I chose the pancakes, which sounds pedestrian, BUT I've never had pancakes that were so flavorful with the sauces and syrup that was provided. This followed a Bloody Mary that was prepared just right. Everyone in the party was very happy with their choices, as well, but I'll only comment on mine. It will be difficult to pass up the pancakes if they're on the menu the next time we go, but the lobster roll was hard to pass up.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, food and ambiance. Server knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating! Food beautiful and delicious. Recommend to anyone! Will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Our waitress was amazing.

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JU
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place great food. We eat here all the time. Never had a bad meal and the service is spot on. We got engaged that night and the staff was awesome with a comp Champaign toast and dessert

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KF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. We were there for almost 3 hours but were taken care of the whole time. Would definitely recommend.

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KM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Requesting the fireplace table they accommodated and had the wood fire burning. Atmosphere was amazing food was outstanding. Highly recommend to anyone on any occasion.

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was one of the nicest meals I have had ever in a restaurant. Every morsel was delicious. We started with two cocktails which were creative and tasty. Dinner rolls were warm, tender and delicious. Pumpkin soup (which we shared and they offered to put into separate bowls) was completely rich, creamy and flavorful. Crab salad (also shared and they plated separately) was a wonderful flavor combination with a touch of caviar and avacado. I went for a Turbot dish that had such a flavorful combination of vegetables I couldn't stop eating it even when I was full. He had a special that featured 5 different meats including short ribs, ox tail and lamb. I tasted the short ribs as they are a favorite of mine and they were moist, tender and flavorful. We were way too full for dessert, but it was his birthday celebration and they brought out a sample of their butterscotch pudding. Everything was completely delicious and I'm so glad the experience was special for my sweetheart!

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c
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual the food was superb, and the service was great. We have never left Bolete hungry! Continue to recommend this place to friends.

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d
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Food was excellent and presented beautifully.
N all round outstanding experience. Cocktails and wine equally special.

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