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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

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (60)
Special Occasion (60)
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Good for Anniversaries (51)
Good for a Date (51)
Fit for Foodies (49)
Romantic (38)
Cozy (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Worth the Drive (28)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Authentic (27)
Seasonal (25)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Healthy (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Organic (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Tasting Menu (11)
Good for Groups (8)
Business Meals (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Casual (2)
Great Beer (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Unlike previous visits the noise level in the restaurant was very high. Food and service were fine but the noise hurt the experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Food and drinks were good but ambiance was very disappointing. Waitresses looked like maids in a smock. The general atmosphere of room was bland. Extremely noisy. Not at all reflective of an upscale atmosphere that is expected for the prices paid.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Best on Earth.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Bolete redeemed itself for me. I had been there before on a date with my fiancé and the food was not very flavorful. I decided to give the restaurant another shot and this time it was outstanding. I had the ahi tuna and watermelon tower which was really creative and flavorful. For a main course I had a pork chop that also we very good. My colleague had a nice salad to start and halibut for the main course. He was very pleased with his food.

Service is very attentive and friendly. I'll be back again with my fiancé to see if our original time there was just a bad day.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food and service were amazing!

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Loverly. Delicious dinner and drinks. Balances the palate and provides enough ingenuity. Execution was perfect.

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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Outstanding! Perfect for a special occasion!
Never disappointed! Wonderful wait staff!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Phenomenal as always never disappoints. Highly recommended!!!!

Tags: Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

It's always a pleasure to dine here. The food and service are marvelous!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

As always, the food and service was beyond compare. I'd recommend Bolette to anyone.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Better than ever. Consistent. Excellent food, great service. The burger is stellar. There was a fried calamari appetizer with microgreens and sriracha aioli that was stellar (sweet, sour, spicy, salty). We immediately booked another table after our dinner.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Went to celebrate a special occasion. Food, Drinks, People always amazing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This wasour fifth visit to Bolete. We used to live in the Lehigh Valley during our poor college days and found this restaurant later in our life, returning to the Valley for various events. Never disappointed and always delicious. French-Continental cuisine always focusing on seasonal locally sourced ingredients before it became a fad. The service is impeccable with a family-staff atmosphere. This has to be the best restaurant in the Allentown-Bethlehem area. Erin and Lee have hit the mark.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

We were delighted at the delicious meal we had at our recent brunch. No joke, the corn chowder soup and the chicken and biscuits main course were possibly among the most memorable dishes we've eaten ... ever. We'll be back for more.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Wonderful anniversary dinner. It's great for a special date. The food was unique and delicious. The service was superior.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We go out a lot. This was the best overall meal I can remember. Truly memorable. Can't wait to return. All 4 of our party loved our meals and the drinks were fantastic. A must go restaurant!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Great food, great beverages, great service. Overall, amazing. Something weird going on with the lights in there, though, flickering bright, and then dim. Distracting, but minor!

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Another amazing meal!!!! The heirloom tomato salad was amazing!!! The scallops with the ravioli was delicious. I loved the peach flavor with it and only Bolete could make kale delicious LOL!!! My hubby won ordering tonight. He had the calamari and fried chicken. We loved the flavors in the calamari the spicy and the lime pieces with the cool crunchy veggies and crispy calamari was spectacular. But the fried chicken. It's the way chicken wants to be cooked. The potatoes were heaven in my mouth and that mustard gravy was amazing!!! Definitely the best fried chicken we have ever had and we just ate our way through the south this summer. Now all I can think about is mustard gravy! We topped it off with butterscotch pudding. Bolete will always be our favorite place to celebrate something special. Service was top notch as always.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We had a wonderful time, and the food was excellent, my wife and I will definitely return

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Will come back for many more meals!!! Enjoyed every aspect of our dinner.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

The food was fantastic, you can tell each plate gets special attention. The wait staff was very attentive and the butterscotch pudding was the perfect cap for an outstanding meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Loved the chef's tastings experience again. Never fails to wow.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Very talented Chef! We are so looking forward returning.
Compares to any restaurant in NYC

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Excellent chef, menu & staff for our Sunday Brunch. We will return!👍😃

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Absolutely incredible food and cocktails! A very unique place that is definitely worth checking out.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Our party of four spent about 500 with tip but we did have drinks and a 60 bottle of wine with our three course meal. We were seated in the bar area so it was a little louder than I would have liked it to be but thats nobody's fault. If you want it softer ask for the dining room. I didn't think to do that. I won't go into the specifics but the food was perfectly prepared. I have not had better service outside of NYC or Paris. Wonderful night out. We will go back with the kids at some point for another wonderful meal.

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 16, 2017

My favorite place.... always delicious, and i always leave happy and excited for next time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We are so incredibly lucky to have Bolete in the Lehigh Valley. I've travelled all over the world and eaten at Michelin star restaurants in Nice, San Francisco and NY. Bolete ranks in my top five for sure. The service is friendly and comfortable, not stuffy. The restaurant is in an old carriage house and the décor and ambience are wonderful - warm and welcoming. And then there's the food - fresh, inventive, seasonal, changing on a daily basis and they make their own mozzarella and serve it warm on sandwiches, in salads, etc. And their table bread is the best I've ever had! We go there for dinner several times a year and brunch as well. A superb experience, all around.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Excellent food and drinks. Very knowlegable edit staff

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Great spot for special occasions! Amazing seasonal menu and cocktails...a favorite spot of mine for all special occasions!

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Dinner was awesome and coupled with good drinks and great service made our Anniversary special.

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

This was our first time at Bolete. It was recommended to us by a friend . We made the reservation easily online. The Inn accommodated our special request for a quiet table since we were celebrating our anniversary. The menu was creative and we got to try things that took us to a new dining "outstanding chef" experience unique to Bolete. The service staff attended to detail and was professional yet friendly. We asked the bar tender to select a bottle of wine to go with our meal selection which complemented it perfectly. The entrees we selected were amazing. Our delicious desserts came with lit candles and the staff congratulating us for our anniversary celebration. 👏At Bolete we had a perfect dining experience. Walk back in time to this little Inn and find a dining experience like no other!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Business Meals, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Wonderful anniversary dinner. The 1st course of foie gras was fantastic and my scallops were fabulous. Very nice wine list.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We enjoyed our experience at Bolete. The service was spot on, the food was really good, and ambiance/decor was nice. We went for Sunday brunch and are now anxious to come back for dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The servers were very accommodating. The food was out of this world and cocktails were delicious!! We plan on visiting again soon!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Hard to find with GPS; very pricey; food is gourmet but have had as good for less; ambience is excellent; quaint; tavern menu disappointing; could hardly locate any crab on the crab rap done in a hard English muffin that could not be cut with knife. Rolls & salad high quality and taste very good.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Absolutely amazing restaurant, I loved everything about this place! The food is fantastic, service and ambience is top notch but cozy too. My favorite, I will be back!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Fantastic! That's it.... Fantastic!

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