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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

4.9

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (63)
Creative Cuisine (57)
Local Ingredients (57)
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Good for a Date (49)
Fit for Foodies (49)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Romantic (38)
Worth the Drive (33)
Cozy (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Seasonal (26)
Authentic (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Notable Wine List (19)
Bar Seating (16)
Healthy (16)
Organic (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Good for Groups (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Business Meals (5)
Casual (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Fun (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Spicy (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Amarillo)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in the Lehigh valley - quality food in a historic building. It is fantastic for any occassion

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Organic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very relaxed and very tasteful experience. Wish they had not run out of the tartar.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

There was a large group that was very loud which impacted on our enjoyment.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We go to Bolete a few times per year. I tell everyone about it. Never fails to impress!

Tags: Organic, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Just phenomenal! The best restaurant in the Lehigh Valley.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

My wife and I were in town and read about this special place. We were lucky enough to get a reservation on short notice. Everything about this restaurant was unbelieveable! The food is absolutely amazing, my wife started with the day boat scallops appetizer and for her main had the pork chop. I started with the smoked trout appetizer and for my main had the duck. All of of choices were incredible, so so tasty and fresh!! I had my duck prepared "RARE" and it was unbilievably tender and juicy. The best I've ever had for shore!! The cocktails were also very special and unique. Everyone was so friendly and worked like a team, very impressive, not to stuffy. If you enjoy going out to dinner for really incredibally special and fresh food. This is definitely a must!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Awesome brunch. A great menu, including drinks. Never disappointed

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Amazing menu, always with fresh, in season ingredients. Creative and delicious dishes and cocktails. Very nice wine list as well. Quite loud, not great for quiet conversation. Great service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Absolutely one of the best restaurants . Will definitely become a favorite of mine!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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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