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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.


3501 Broadway
Allentown, PA 18104
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm;

Dinner: Sunday: CLOSED,

Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,

Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 706-0100

Website:
http://www.grille3501.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Come celebrate with us! Ring in the new year with Chef John Pukanecz's ultimate four course menu. $89 per person plus tax and 20% gratuity. Enjoy signature and seasonal cocktails and sparkling wine specials. Reservations are required. Here's to 2018!

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Grille 3501 Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (37)
Special Occasion (37)
Creative Cuisine (31)
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Good for Anniversaries (30)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Business Meals (21)
Bar Seating (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Hot Spot (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Casual (12)
Cozy (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Romantic (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Fun (9)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Seasonal (7)
Great Beer (7)
Authentic (5)
Healthy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was amazing. Service very good. Presentation on plate was top notch as well. We will definitely be back soon.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was great ! I loved the presentation ! Our group was not rushed since we were celebrating a birthday and wanted to spend time together.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Western NC)·Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food, delightful restaurant in every way.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food & service was excellent. The area we sat was very stark and loud. Would ask for a different area next time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food as always and awesome service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2017

My friends and I always enjoy meeting for lunch at the Grille. We always enjoy a wonderful, different cocktail and love the selections of dishes on the menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Healthy dinning in a great atmosphere in the Lehigh Valley! Awesome.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Terri was great and very nice.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Birthday celebration

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

One of my favorite places to eat in the Lehigh Valley always FANTASTIC food.
Unfortunately I was extremely disappointed on my last visit with the sitting agreement, dining table was way to small for a party of six.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was excellent as always but chairs in the upstairs sitting are very uncomfortable. We will not sit there again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

OMG ant say enough. Great food, great service and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great little place that we happened to find. Would recommend reservations as it gets busy. I'd for sure go back and the dumplings were awesome.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Totally enjoyed our meal. Drinks seemed to be pricey. The meals are too but no complaints as the food was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Adequate! Recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The table was uncomfortable in the center of the room. It was very loud and hard to hear each other. The food was sub-par. The calamari was overly fried, like bar food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food is great, price is alittle high but knew that going in. Overall great experience. Service was alittle slow. And we just got stuck next to two old ladies who were yelling to hold their conversation

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Nice atmosphere, excellent food. Specialty dishes, multitude of flavors. Service very attentive and friendly. Even dining area can get noisy.

Parking can be difficult at times.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Our favorite local restaurant. The staff are welcoming, attentive, and professional.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

As always, an excellent menu incl good wines. Great for all occasions.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was a great atmosphere for a first date or any dat after! The food was amazing...an eclectic mix of cultures but vey well done. The wine selection was good for my taste. The desserts are so decadent and so worth it for the price.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great dining experience. Food was delicious and prepared nicely. Our server was very good, knew the menu well. It’s pricey, but worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Enjoyed a very nice dinner here. Creative food with very nice blend of flavors. Pleasant staff was accommodating and courses were well timed. Never felt rushed. Signature cocktails were terrific! Will go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything was delicious...Service was outstanding! We are new to Allentown eateries...this was definitely our new favorite spot!

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Incredible food, beautiful decor, and amazing drinks - this place is my new favorite restaurant!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

3501 is wonderful in the summer. The loft is beautiful. The noise level though is outrageous. It is a gem with the outside seating.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Grill 3501. The food, as always, was delicious. Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive. We were seated in the Loft. My only criticism was the noise level. We could barely have a conversation. When I made my reservations, I selected standard seating. I assumed that that meant seating down stairs. Next time I will make that request.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Delightful lunch. Was inside for the first time in years, and very pleased that the noise level allowed good discussion (and hearing:). Entrees were creative and quite flavorful. Will be back very soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everything was great just as usual and as we hoped, except the hostess forgot about us and we had to go back over to remind her we hadn't been seated yet-after our reservation time. The food was excellent and perfectly prepared! Our server was prompt, professional, and friendly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We sat in the upper loft, which was very noisy. If you want to be able to converse without yelling, stick to the dining room.

Cocktails and food were very good; service was a bit slow, but friendly.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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