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About Permanently Closed - Hook Seafood & Grille

This restaurant is permanently closed. FRESHNESS FROM WATER TO WAITER - The Lehigh Valley's Premiere Destination for the Freshest Seafood, Mouth-Watering Cocktails, Great Service and the Friendliest Shore-Style Atmosphere

22 North 6th Street
Allentown, PA 18101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:

WEDNESDAY 4:00-9:00
THURSDAY 4:00-9:00
FRIDAY 11:30-10:00
SATURDAY 4:00-10:00

Cross Street:
Hamilton Blvd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 435-3540

Website:
http://hookseafood.com/

Parking Details:
Numerous public lots and garages are within a short walking distance. We validate parking for the public garage located at 6th & Linden. Validation is not available during events at the PPL Center.

Executive Chef:
Bradley Blocker

Private Party Facilities:
Customized menus are available for any kind of life event. We specialize in Weddings, Sweet 16s, Sorority & Fraternity Formals, Baby & Bridal Showers, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Bereavement, Birthdays and Anniversaries. Our private ballroom accommodates up to 175 people for a seated meal. The night club is available for rental and accommodates up to 350 people on two floors.

Private Party Contact:
Event Coordinator: (610) 435-3540

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Accommodations for weddings, business meetings, cocktail parties or any other function. Please contact our Event Coordinator for more information.

Hook Seafood & Grille - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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3.6

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

3.7

service

3.7

ambience

4.0

value

3.3

Noise

Quiet

72% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (111)
Romantic (75)
Fit for Foodies (62)
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Good for Groups (47)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
Great for Lunch (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Hot Spot (16)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Cozy (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Authentic (4)
Business Meals (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The old Cosmopolitan with nautical highlights is nice for a special night out. Although the bacon wrapped scallops were large and delicious, the rest of the meal was small and uneventful. This especially since it was served on plastic plates. Service was very good and attentive.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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food3
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service4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2017

For being a seafood specific restaurant, there weren't as many seafood selections as I expected. For the price that was being charged for certain dinners, the quality did not match. For the few amount of diners that were in the restaurant, the service was incredibly slow.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 17, 2017

The service was great but the food was cold and the Salmon was dry.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Service was good but the food was terrible. The waiter did do all he could to make it better but when all of the dinners had to made twice and thenot the complimentary desert was foul it kind of made it a very forgettable night

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The restaurant ambiance is nice; but, the food was HORRIBLE and way too pricey for what you got. I had the seafood platter - very small - best part was the baked potato. Pathetic! The wait staff was short-handed and kept forgetting to bring some of our food (i.e., sour cream for the potato, drawn butter, salt & pepper). Never again!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Server Nino was very attentive to ensure our meal was satisfactory and kept us supplied with cocktails. He kept checking in to be certain all was perfect.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2017

A lot of items on the menu were sold out for a 7pm time on a Saturday. Made us wonder if they will be closed shortly.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Menu was nice. I had the catch of the day. Sea Bass,aliitle fishy..wife had the duck,she liked it. 1/2 price bottle of wine was nice. Service was very good

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Good service, great atmosphere, but where were all the people? It was quiet because we were one of 3 tables on Saturday night at dinner time. The only noise was from the basketball game at the bar. Food was OK. My meal was good, however my husband did not like his, stating the scallops were not done properly, the shrimp was overcooked and the fish was bland. Sorry, wish we could give more stars, but we weren't very impressed. Service was great though!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Very poor dining experience. We waited ten minutes at the entrance to be greeted. Service was poor, food was terrible and very over priced. Dining room was filthy. We will not be going back. Extremely disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Great atmosphere. Good service. Expensive for mediocre food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Very disappointed!!! The food was horrible! Will never go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Next New Years, I suggest the ability to choose from a limited menu rather than a buffet. Food has a tendency to be cold and not as hot as should be. Service was great. Live music also would be more appreciated on such occasions

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Lovely ambiance, very elegant. We enjoyed the New Year's eve seafood buffet, with raw oysters, shrimp, salmon, ahi w/mango salsa, prime rib, leg of lamb, pork tenderloin, salad bar, & chocolate cake for dessert. There was a wide variety of choices, all of them very good. Hook is a hidden gem amidst the Strata construction activity - worth the trip.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2016

The chocolate mousse dessert was yum! The servers were very attentive and the overall ambiance was relaxing and comfortable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Saturday night at 7 PM in downtown Allentown, 7 days from Christmas. We were the ONLY couple in the room. No Christmas ambience, no lights, no decorations and no one else. What a sorry place. The seafood was good but overpriced and there had been no attempt to liven the place up. Second time there but have never in these conditions. Will never go back, and obviously I'm not the only one. PATHETIC.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2016

A great experience, great food and lovely ambiance.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2016

We will definitely be back!! My mother and I ate here before seeing a performance at the PPL Center. We were pleasantly surprised. The staff was very attentive. The ambience was very nice and even though there was a table directly next to ours, we never heard their conversation. The food was very good and the portions were very nice. We will definitely come here again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Went to Hook before a show at PPL Center, easy to make reservations on line, service was great, had enough time to do some shopping before the show started. We had seafood and it was excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Service was great and food was good as well. Drinks are a bit pricey but they at least made them strong. The perfect place for a nice dinner with your better half!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Food and service were fantastic! Wine list was ok. The plastic plates were disappointing considering the upscale atmosphere and prices, but tolerable for me. Thet would have been absolutely unacceptable to some of my friends.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Overall an expensive underwhelming experience. There's a lot of wasted potential. I went for restaurant week with my wife. She got a seafood plate. The crab cakes were good she said. Not a fan of the scallops or the shrimp (over cooked). The seasonal vegetable (green beans) were fine but the baked potato had literally no seasoning. I order the ribeye with the same sides. The steak wasn't the best cut in the world and could have had some more distinct taste. However the server was outstanding and recommended an excellent win choice which made things better for sure. He was actually very good and attentive.

The dessert was okay but the pound cake was dry and hard (probably because of being refrigerated.) the atmosphere of the restaurant was for lack of a better word pretty dead. Barely a third of capacity was filled. The employees were mostly at the bar but I can't blame them, there was nothing going on...

In summary I expect more from a 100+ meal.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2016

The waitress was amazing. The bar staff was awful. For a higher end place, you'd expect a bartender that knows how to make drinks. The food was decent. I'm on the fence if we'd return. The salmon had a sauce basically poured over. No flare but an overpowering sauce that tasted like it came from a bottle. The crab cakes were not jumbo lump. It was loaded with fillers

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 9, 2016

Disappointing. Booked 9 friends for a birthday dinner. Waiter was good and attentive. Food quality was low and had very little taste. Scallops and crab cakes were over cooked and dry. Dinner was served with overcooked grey asparagus and a dry baked potato. Food temp was tepid. Cheesecake was tasteless and served with a frozen Strawberry. I am sorry I wasted my time and almost $600 on this place for a special occasion. In the end not even a candle on the birthday girls dessert. I remained upbeat for the sake of the occasion but hosting my friends there was an embarrassment. Thank god I brought favors so my guests had a decent sweet ending to a lackluster evening. None of us will return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Beautiful, yummy and welcoming.
Definitely, a hidden treasure.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Hook is directly across the street from Miller Hall. Friends requested we eat there due to convenience of the location. Very early seating due to concert start time. The room was very empty and quiet. Appetizers were bland. Seems like bar has fewer selections. Main courses were well prepared. Lamb was very good. Limited dessert menu, no ice cream or gelato. Good server and wait staff. Just seemed a bit cold.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2016

For only having four patrons in the entire building for a 2-hour period, the service was extremely slow. Drinks took a while to arrive. Ordered fried calamari; I'm convinced only 10 pieces had squid in them while the rest were the fried outside. The calamari was also over-fried. The main courses (seafood combo and twin crab cakes) were good, not great for a seafood restaurant. I'be had better crab cakes at a conference in a hotel. I would not recommend this restaurant and I will not be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2016

The layout was very nice. Having multiple floors for dining and a club on the roof, there is a lot of potential. The service was excellent. The food was very good and the atmosphere was very nice. Being relatively new the place was pretty empty. I would like to see how they operate when they have a crowd. Overall definitely worth the trip.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2016

It took over an hour to get our food. The pan-seared scallops where swimming in butter. It's a shame. I would really like to see every restaurant succeed, but we won't be going back any time soon.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2016

My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and were extremely disappointed in the food and overall experience. Our waitress was great but that was about it. My husband got a lobster tail that came out undercook and basically raw had to be sent back. I was completely done my meal when his lobster tail came out but the rest of his dinner did not. At this point we wanted to leave. My husband never ate. They comped the wine but I would never go there again.
it took 25 min for his lobster to come back out.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2016

Food was very bland and undercooked. Definitely not worth the money. I would not recommend it.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2016

We had Frenchie as our wait staff and she was MARVELOUS!
I am from an area where seafood is abundant which makes me a seafood snob of sorts. the lobster tail was fantastic! Didn't even need butter

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Great server great food and great service. Personally recommend this place anytime a restaurant subject arrives 👌

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2016

Terrible! Seriously no idea how this place was highly rated, or even still open. Must have been relatives posting. Food was undercooked on some over cooked on others. No sauces and bland. Spent a ton and got rubbery cold lobster tail for our trouble. Food was really so bad and only outdone by the service which was the worst I've ever experienced. Honestly it is obvious there is not training program. Avoid this trap at all cost

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2016

I was looking forward to trying Hooks. The experience was just average . The food was good, but no standouts and our service was poor. Atmosphere was very nice. I think our waiter was new so we did cut him some slack. Went to a show afterwards and heard many people complaining about the service. Will try again.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Great service. Clean & friendly atmosphere. Good ambiance. Outstanding crab cakes. Could use a good sauce accompaniment. We will return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Drinks were Great - Neil made excellent Drinks and he was very personable.
Oysters as an appetizer were very good... So we go the Broiled seafood sampler... Very dull... 2 shrimp-no sauces, 2 scallops just thrown on the plate - no sauces, a dried pc of fish - no sauce... Crab cake was good - lots of crab.... sides were very good Mushroom Roosotto was outstanding... Tried to get desert but they were all out... Sat night @ 7:00 - all out of desserts? So in the end - appetizers very good... sides great - Entrée subpar... very dry very bland... It was our 35th wedding anniversary and this was not special at all.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Beautiful interior, not crowded, quiet. That's about it. Food was undercooked. Fish was not fresh. Waitress had not been trained - poor table service. No manager visible. No one asked how our dinner was. Only saw waitress twice. Very expensive for a notch above a chain restaurant. Skip this one.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2016

We were attending a concert at nearby PPL Center and told our waitress of our time line. The service was very prompt, the food was excellent, and the restaurant was very elegant. I will certainly go back to this restaurant again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2016

I'm not one to write negative reviews of businesses so I'll just say that Hook was disappointing......

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