Grille 3501

4.5
1560 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Grille 3501 literally stands alone with its “sophisticated yet unpretentious” atmosphere and menu. Our unique blend of New American cuisine, combined with our personal and attentive service will make your visit to Grille 3501 an event to remember.

We opened our doors on November 13, 2001 and since that time, our ever-widening circle of loyal customers consistently tell us we are among the most sophisticated and welcoming establishments in the Lehigh Valley.
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J
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

So much noise you can't have a conversation. Food mediocre. Service robotic. Better choices out there.

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

3rd time I’ve been here in a week. I one of my favorite orders is the seared tuna either as dinner or as salad for lunch. I’ve heard the salmon is to die for but I keep forgetting to order it. My office orders take out lunch from here at least twice a month. Always order the burgers. Always ask for ketchup.

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

Very nice experience had the sea bass and it was outstanding.

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JS
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time you walk in with friendly greeting and cocktail from Tom, the bartender, to the excellent food. Our experience was great.
Special congrats to the chef on the lemongrass vegetable soup.

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

I wish I lived closer to Grille 3501, so I could visit more often. Food and service always great.

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KS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Spring rolls and scallops were so over done that night. Such a shame for the cost

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h
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second time here, and we loved it as much as our first time. the duck was AMAZING

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G
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Favorite restaurant! we must grab drinks with friends and or eat there Almost every Friday night!!

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PA
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would absolutely recommend Grille 3501 to a friend. The service is consistently highest in quality, non-obtrusive yet attentive. The food is well portioned, well presented, and consistently well prepared.

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Y
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always a great meal! Staff is very friendly and accommodating!

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CR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

All five of us found our meals to be superb. Had been here before and it is now “My go to” restaurant when I am n the Allentown area.

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SF
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

We were lucky enough to have a very friendly server. She was very good and none of the issues we had were her fault. We ordered several drinks, one was a dirty martini, that came back with blue cheese olives, even though we asked for none and it was actually a cosmo...hhhhmmm someone got confused along the way. The tuna tartar was fantastic, we ordered the duck entree, we asked that the duck be prepared med/rare and it came out very well done. This was the first time that we've been here and it wasn't very good.

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FZ
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food great service we enjoyed our lobster and duck meal as well as the martini sampler

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P
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice! Fancy place! Excellent service! Drinks were very good! Our server was so very good! Food was good, I got Shortribs, they were good but potatoes yuck but greens were good. Husband got duck he said could have been cooked more but it was good.

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JB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding (as usual)

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l
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I gave a 3 for the service - it was not out server's fault - she was very busy but we waited a long time for our dinners between the salad and the entree to come out and then when the dinner did come out only two of us were served and the other 2 in our party did not receive their food for another 10-15 min. we believe they must have taken the other entrees to a different table. The manager came over and apologized and when one of us ordered dessert that was on the house. They were busy but I have been here before when they are very busy not sure if there are new staff or cooks but hopefully they are able to work through the issues it is one of our favorite restaurant and take many friends here

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RF
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well, I don't like to have my reviews having to meet some arbitrary length so I will cut this short. The main course was excellent and very original. I would recommend it to a friend and return myself.

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GW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I was surprised to be able to get a reservation for a Saturday night on late notice, but was lucky and was able to. When we arrived the restaurant was full, but we were seated right away. Our server was very good, and as usual the food was excellent. Overall a very nice evening.

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RR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at Grille 3501 and this experience was just as great as the first. Great food, great service and nice atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!

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n
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food delicious dessert, from appetizer to dessert

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SL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Definitely coming back. Although the elderly bartender at the entrance is such a gossiper.

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JB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious food, and always great service. Love 3501!

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CK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here, amazing cocktails at the bar, tried the spring rolls as an appetizer, delicious! Dinner was just as good, great waitress, I had the cod special and my husband had lobster. Great find for dinner

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r
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome evening celebrating our anniversary

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PG
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

I thought service was slow , and just wanted to get us out, food came , had to wait for ever to get it all when asked for something, honestly my wife and I was disappointed .

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AS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Not up to standards this is our 5th time, and it was a disappointment. Even more so because we were celebrating our anniversary. I had chicken dumplings, which did not taste anything like previous visits. Way too sweet and not even a hint of chicken. Entree was duck breast, which was ruined due to it being drenched with sweet sauce. So, disappointed ruined my appetite for dessert. My husband had veal cheeks which were very good. Our drinks were also make very well. Everything was super slow. Everyone waiting for appetizers, drinks, bread, entrees. Too bad service and food are normally excellent. It was a Saturday 3.23.19 so maybe they were short handed.

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DL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary celebration

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TA
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hosted my daughter and her husband for dinner and had our usual awesome meal. First, our open table reservation was for the wrong date, but they were still able to accommodate us at a table in the bar area. Food was fabulous-starting with the lemongrass and shrimp soup, crab and mango spring rolls and calamari as appetizers. Excellent entrees included: filet, lobster tails, duck breast and Chilean sea bass all served with well-selected sides. Tom, attending the bar, was his usual fun self and deserving of his "best bartender in the Valley" recognition. Service was also outstanding. This is a restaurant that is consistently great, no matter what the food selected. And remember to try the mussels appetizer-with over 40 mussels and mixed with chorizo and crab in an awesome sauce.

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OT
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and drinks!!

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KF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice atmosphere, would have preferred loft are that I originally asked to be seated.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son and girlfriend came home from Chicago and I wanted to treat them to a place that is consistently perfect. Our server made this experience even better than I expected and truly perfect. Thank you, thank you.

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DH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A wonderful place for a nice dinner, but also a great place for lunch! There are plenty of interesting options.

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MS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food very good
Service excellent
Seated immediately
Nice atmosphere

I personally think $150 dinner for 2 is expensive (at any restaurant)
Special occasion, we were splurging.

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E
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have loved Grille 3501 for years and years. It's consistently the best food in the Lehigh Valley (and well beyond!). We end up comparing every other restaurant to this one. This night was no different. It was a Saturday at prime dinner time, so it was very busy. And service was pretty slow, but it mattered not. We had good conversation and great cocktails so we even enjoyed the wait. The food was scrumptious as always. My sister and I split a salad, and they even brought it out on two small plates! Every detail is always perfect. The one complaint was that we were seated at a high top on the porch area that is lovely normally, but the heaters out there were so intensely hot we had to ask to move to the next table over. After that it was ok. Only wish they could regulate the heat out there a bit. Otherwise... PERFECTION! Try the black cherry cosmo! SOOOOO delicious and not too sweet. <3

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s
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service at front bar before we were seated and wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable.
We had a great time. Thanks

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v
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming here when we are in Allentown for over 10 years and Grilled 3501 does not fail to deliver. The food is inovative and excellent. The service is excellent. Really, really.

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z
Hawaii
65 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our “go to” restaurant because it never disappoints. Great food and drink with amazing service.

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GF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Retirement dinner.

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R
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Food was not up to par. We have eaten here many times and typically ordered fish. Which always seemed fresh . This last experience was most disappointing. Fish seemed to have been frozen.

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