Bolete Restaurant

4.8
1002 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was great. The noise level greater than 110 decibels. Hearing starts at95 DB.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Best in the valley.

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z
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

2nd time here and just as fantastic. The service is outstanding and the pleasurably unique food options are beyond words.
It is,worth the drive

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L
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

While the food was excellent, service was below par and room was definitely too dark!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants ever! Love going here for an outstanding meal and comfortable time with good company.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely incredible experience from the time you walk in to the time you leave. And the uniqueness and quality of the food is truly amazing!

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L
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for dinner on my wife’s birthday. Bolete is in an old early 19th century stone house and oozes ambiance. We were seated in the cozy tavern area and it was special. Nice wine list and ok beer selection. Foodies will love the creative menu here- everything is created from scratch with a variety of interesting and unique. Probably not where you’d go for a steak and baked potato dinner. Desert menus is all home made - even the ice cream.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience

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P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual. Already booked for next weekend.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous, as always.

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PB
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We have always had a pleasant experience at Bolete. It was a great experience for our anniversary dinner.

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DB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Great for special occasions. The dishes are very creative and always different.

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A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Menu should offer some vegetarian and non dairy options.

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a
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took my mother for her birthday. We'd been once before years ago, but it had been a while. The beet and gin cocktail was enough for me to return. Balanced, rich beet flavors, a little tart. Truffle chips while we waited at the bar (we got there early and they were running a little behind) were addictive and the brioche for the table was memorable. The sashimi was complex and light and my foie gras (PB&J style) was insane and more like dessert than a starter. My folks were not as blown away by their dishes, but everything was solid--fresh and well-composed.

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LT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been many times and have been very impressed each time. They are very and helpful with dietary needs or questions and drink selections. Our go to place to celebrate!

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BB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bolete lives up to its considerable reputation. The food and service is excellent. My wife had the green salad to start and said it was one of the best salads she has ever had. I had the smoked mussel and calamari salad. It had a great mix of ingredients and textures, but the black sesame vinaigrette was a bit overpowering. As a main course my wife has the sea scallops and I had the duck. Both were excellent. The desserts were also very good. The selection of wine by the glass was good, if a bit esoteric. I liked that they poured it out of the bottle, which is a good way to serve wine by the glass, but is rarely seen. Go out of your way to go to Bolete.

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LS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go sometimes for special occasions. Pricey, but worth it to us. Both ordered smoked mussel and calamari salad to start. Excellent! Scallops and salmon for entrees, delicious and thoughtful ingredients and presentation. Forgot I even stated birthday celebration on reservation and enjoyed the small serving of butterscotch pudding with candle even though we were quite full.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love going for brunch and look forward to the soup and seasonal bellini.

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CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here twice for dinner and it was extraordinary so we decided to return for brunch. I always go with the recommendations and Erin recommended the fluke sashimi. Beside the presentation this dish had so much intricate flavors going on. I wish it was something offered all the time on their appetizer menu. We are sorry we didn't order two. She also recommended the eggs chizmar and the eggs were cooked perfect, the mushrooms so fresh and the homemade biscuit was delightful.The dish was not overpowered with a heavy sauce. Very impressed. The others in my party had the eggs benedict with the salmon, was hoping for the crab but this was delicious too. The duck hash, what an amazing preparation, duck eggs so creamy and the duck confit so crispy. This place is worth every penny, from the work of art cuisines that is offered, presentation and taste, to the staff, to the owner and her husband for making such memorable meals with farm fresh ingredients. You truly deserve the success you have achieved as being the "Best restaurant in Lehigh Valley."

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b
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The drinks were delicious and the bartender preparation was an experience that we highly enjoyed. Our food was spectacular even though there was a mess up of the order. It was made right by giving us an additional meal as compensation. Great evening, great ambience, and great service. Keep it up! I will be back in December for a birthday.

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JM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful anniversary dinner! Interesting flavor combinations, seasonal dishes made with care and attention to detail. Service was helpful and attentive. We’re lucky to have this gem nearby!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parents weekend

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SF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! So thoughtful! Perfection!

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JB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Bolete for our wedding anniversary dinner. We had a table in the bar, which is a little noisier than the restaurant, but still a good table. We started with tuna tartare, which was fabulous. My wife’s was without the broth because she has celiac disease, but she still raved about it. They are very conscious of dietary needs. For entrees she had halibut and I had sea bass. Both were excellent. For dessert she had butterscotch pudding and I had a pumpkin dessert in a glass. Both desserts to die for. You won’t find a better restaurant in NYC or Philly. They use local ingredients and chef concocts dishes with layers of complexity and artful plating. Highly recommended.

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A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal and service from start to finish!

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PG
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is very good. Presentation very nice. Service was good. Scallops and Halibut very good. Cauliflower soup was a little borderline salty, but tasty. Calamari antipasto was just fried calamari with a few frills. For the food it's a good special occasion place.
One minor disappointment: It was our anniversary ( we informed them in advance) and they gave us a little candle on the dessert we ordered and said "Happy Birthday."We went to a cheap Mexican restaurant the next day for brunch and they gave us champagne and a dessert on the house and the manager went out of his way to wish us well. Who is the cheap one here?

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!!!

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G
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch with a special friend was outstanding. The food, cocktail, service and ambiance were super. Bolete never disappoints. So consistent.

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PW
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My mother and I visited the restaurant recently for Sunday brunch. The food and service was amazing. I will certainly be going back there when I am in the area again.

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Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. Food was delicious. Service was impeccable! Ambience was perfect!! My favorite restaurant in the Lehigh Valley!!

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Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal! Delicate greens salad, flavorful seared sea bass and delicious salted caramel ice cream. Can't wait to return!

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JM
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Expensive small portions. Expected more of a rural farm venue.

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KM
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is top notch! I would not recommend taking kids there. It’s more for adults, especially the food selection.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Waste of time and money.
They do some things well, but fall down in key areas. It began with the inedible dinner rolls. My first course was "The Egg." The poached egg was crisped on the outside, but the sourdough toast portion was more like sourdough goo. The toast had been sitting in what was essentially soup so long that it developed an awful texture. The dish was small and partially inedible. This particular course was absolutely not worth $15. For the second course, I ordered the Roasted Duck Breast. I was served 4 slices of admittedly quite well prepared duck breast atop beet juice and mixed vegetables. The vegetables were bland and poorly prepared. The potatoes were served with what I was told was wasabi creme fraiche. It tasted of mold. Overall a dismal experience and absolutely not worth the exorbitant price tag.

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BG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great dinner spot! We went to Bolete to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday, and everything was exquisite. Even the bread! Will definitely be coming back next time we're in the area.

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MS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed a well prepared brunch for our 1st anniversary. All the waitstaff were very helpful and friendly. The food was out of this world. Very creative, well presented and worth every penny. We will be back for dinner! They ran out of one dessert after we ordered it and served us the other at no charge(even with a single candle for our anniversary).

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JG
Acapulco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a memorable dining experience. Have been going there for a number of years now and plan to continue to do so.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate our fourth wedding anniversary. Service is always excellent, very knowledgeable, and helpful with questions regarding menu. Never feel rushed and the food is absolutely amazing. Our waitress surprised us with a dessert to celebrate. Always a wonderful experience.

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EP
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was incredible, a little dressy so don't go in jeans and t shirt. Really good food but pricey. Fresh veggies and meats. Will be trying brunch soon.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always

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