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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Please join us with someone you love to enjoy Chef John "JP" Pukanecz's special four course menu. You can view the menu by visiting our website. Please note that our regular a la carte menu will not be available.

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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

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (44)
Good for a Date (40)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
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Fit for Foodies (34)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Business Meals (27)
Bar Seating (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Casual (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Cozy (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Romantic (13)
Fun (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Authentic (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Great Beer (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Seasonal (6)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

We had a very enjoyable experience unfortunately we could not afford this restaurant often, very pricey. Maybe we would go again for a very special occasion but you need some cheaper options on the menu along with the high quality meals.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Grille3501 has beautiful decor and excellent cocktails. The food is very good, however they could stand to change the menu more often. I used to go more often, and find I tire of the options.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food with an incredible menu! Creative and challenging. Highly recommend

Tags: Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Table behind our group of 4 was extremely loud. Didn't appreciate their language either. Food was very good, but value is trending downward due to price hikes on the dinner and bar menus. It's visible the entree portions have been reduced by at least 20%. I'd rather dine in Phila. or NYC for the cost of the meal and beverages.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We will be back. The food was good and the wait staff was attentive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The salads were good. The bread was good. The rare tuna was stringy. Price was reasonable. It was a cold day by the end of lunch it was cold in the dinning room and I was wearing a sweater. We have eaten here several times but this was not our best experience.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Always a great meal at Melt. Good food and good service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Three of our foursome had the muscles appetizer. After every bite one or the other raved as to how delicious they were. I myself love seared scallops which I had for an entree, and they were seared to perfection with an excellent choice sides.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 2, 2018

I was in for dinner with friends right before the holidays it has been years since I've been here. Dinner was absolutely delicious so when I wanted to make lunch plans with my niece I suggested grill 3501 and lunch was just as delicious as dinner was I will be back in the very near future.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Poconos)·Dined on January 2, 2018

My husband and I stopped in for an Anniversary lunch. It was our first visit and we felt very relaxed. Our server was superb. Friendly staff was attentive without being overbearing. The food was surprisingly good for our area. The pricing was totally reasonable. We are looking forward to trying their dinner menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Came here for nye, it was veryyy nice, the restaurant was very clean and had a nice bar, did not have a drink but they appeared very nice. The food was spectacular however when we came it was a 4 course meal and not the typical menu

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This is the second time this month that we have eaten here and had a table in an absolutely horrible spot. Early December, we had a table in the back that had tables on either side VERY close. Last night, we were the first table at the end of the entry hall as soon as you came into the dining room. Both times we had reservations, yet felt as though they were "squeezing us in".

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Meh. Everything was just kind of... meh. The service was lovely, and our server, Gina, was excellent. Ambiance was all over the place— they aren’t quite sure what they want to be. We were between a family with a baby (a crying baby) and elderly folks on a double date and a sorority Secret Santa exchange so I’m not quite sure what occasion I would recommend this for. Everything, perhaps? Way overpriced for the food. The rib eye I ordered was extremely underwhelming for the $40+ charge. There are far better places in the area if you want to have a nice dinner.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We started with the octopus, mussels, and wild boar which were delicious. I had the ostrich steak as my entree and it was absolutely fantastic! Will be dining again soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We have been living here for over 5 years and much to our chagrin had never gotten around to trying Grille 3501 until this week. The menu was inventive, the staff warm (our waitress Ann was outstanding), the cocktail list was unique and the food was truly delicious and creatively flavored. We tried the octopus, tuna tartare and sweet potato/mushroom dumplings as appetizers. All solid. For entrees we had the veal cheeks (incredibly rich and flavorful), the ostrich (tender and flavorful) and the chilean sea bass (light with a great sear and delicious accompaniments)

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Lovely evening. Delicious entrees and good service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Always a favorite for lunch for me, great service and ambiance food is always consistently delicious. Great place to have lunch and dinner with two people or a group of friends. Looking forward to coming back very soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner for my husbands retirement! Everything was perfect.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Christmas dinner with a good friiend

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

This has been my favorite restaurant in the Lehigh Valley since I moved here in 2001. The food is outstanding and so is the service!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Food was tasty, but service mediocre. Mentioned the chicken might be undercooked in one spot and server says “well I’m not going to stand here and determine if it s undercooked or not. It might be a pink spot.” He didn’t offer to put it back on the grille, just took it. In all fairness it was 3/4 done.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Excellent menu diversity which made the dinner selection tough...so many great choices. I had the Chilean sea bass which did not disappoint. Appetizers were great, particularly the tuna tartare. Deserts were also excellent and the service was top notch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

This place is awesome, great service, great food I look forward to eating here again.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fun, Comfort Food, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great bar, excellent food, attentive service. I ordered a filet "Pittsburgh rare", and it was prepared perfectly - blackened outside with a cool center.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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 on December 6, 2017

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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 (Philadelphia)·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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