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About Grille 3501
Grille 3501 literally stands alone with its “sophisticated yet unpretentious” atmosphere and menu. Our unique blend of Asian, French and Mediterranean 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.
Allentown, PA 18104
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday: CLOSED,
Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Grille 3501 Ratings and Reviews
Think I’m done with this place. This is the third meal I’ve had there that’s been sub par. Maybe the chef is trying too hard to be *creative*, but yuck. The meals are far from how they’re described, and pretty unpalatable (sun dried tomatoes with smoked salmon?!) The service is lousy (entree served before salad?) and its a little too pricey for what you get. All desserts $9.? Not worth it.
Great tasting food clearly carefully prepared with top notch and fresh ingredients. Shared the Foie gras appetizer with my wife and we both agreed that the presentation and pairing of fruit and greens flavor with the duck was not like anything we had before. Outstanding. For entree's we had duck breast and veal cheeks. Both perfectly prepared. The seating in the loft area was a bit noisy with the bar below. It was tolerable and became quieter later as the bar cleared out some. Service was attentive and appropriate. We have dined at 3501 several times and have never been disappointed. It is truly a guarantee for a satisfyingly good dinner.
Celebrating our anniversary, so wanted something special. Our server was wonderful but I got the wrong salad and then we had to wait a longer than justified time for the entree , which detracted from the experience. Over all, though, it is still one of our favorite dining spots.
Went with a group of 6 before a concert at PPL Arena. Food was Fantastic. I had the Seared Tuna and my wife had the Duck. Both the food and Service were A+++. Great Find and we will return soon! It is only 3.5 miles away from the Arena and like most other places closer do not change to a tasteless, "Event Menu" when a concert is in town. I would recommend Grille 3501 for Dinner and Dessert!
First of all the food was amazing. I had the filet and my husband had the lobster. He also really enjoyed the appetizer (octopus). I was a little disappointed with the appetizer selection. I didn’t really care for the bread (a strong herb/rosemary flavor). Excellent beer and wine selection but the beer is pretty expensive, even for common brands (Miller Lite was $5 or $6). Service wasn’t super fast so I wouldn’t go if you’re in a time crunch. Overall the food was worth the price and I would go again. If you’re looking for something for a date night or special occasion I would suggest requesting the main dining room as the other areas are a little loud.
All around excellent experience. The tables are a bit cramped, but the restaurant is in what appears to be an old inn so they did the best they could with the spaces available. Wide variety of menu items. The apps were so good we said the next time we go back we may just order all the apps on the menu. Great Staff. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.
Everyone was very courteous and attentive. Our waitress was very good at her job and provided a great service. The food was good however it was only lukewarm and very costly for the amount of food you got. We had a nice time for our anniversary but by the time we were finished with our dinner the restaurant was full and very noisy.
We made a reservation 1 week in advance. We had the worst table in the restaurant, it was a table for 2 against the wall near a servers station/kitchen entrance. There was never ending foot traffic from wait staff, bus boys and customers being seated. Someone walked by us with a dirty mop to clean up a spill. There was a group of 5 gentlemen seated next to us that had finished dinner and coffee and stayed at the table for at least 45 minutes. They ordered nothing else. They were extremely loud and were clearly having a business dinner. Service was slow, but it was a busy Friday evening. This was not our first time dining here, but I’m in no hurry to return.
We were seated in the loft and it was extremely noisy. This is not a good location for an intimate dinner. The food portions were small for the price. The meal itself was tasty but not excellent. I would recommend this restaurant but would suggest a table in the original dining area for a more quiet dinner experience.
Appetizers are delicious. My husband and I used to be regulars at Grille 3501 but in the past 6-12 months we have noticed a change in their dinner offerings. We often struggle to find entrees that are appealing. We have taken to ordering a few appetizers and no entree.
The Good: our food was superb as usual--the best Filet in the Lehigh Valley--service was excellent as usual--the martini sampler never disappoints!!
The Bad: I had made a reservation for my birthday dinner, expecting to be seated in the dining room. Upon arrival, the hostess told us we would be seated in the loft area. Never having sat in that area before we thought nothing of it. All I can say is NEVER AGAIN!! The noise level was almost unbearable. We could barely hold a conversation. The noise was filtering up from the bar area below and there was a table of 8 girls in their 20's (who were very loud )cramped into a space behind us. Because of the cramped seating, they were constantly bumping our chair backs . For the price and the quality of the food, the atmosphere was not at all what we had in mind for my birthday celebration. We were all very disappointed and due to our negative experience will not be returning for awhile.
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