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About Grille 3501

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.

3501 Broadway
Allentown, PA 18104
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Dinner
Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

Cross Street:
From Cedar Crest Blvd, turn onto Broadway (going West).

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 706-0100

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

Parking Details:
Valet is often offered on peak nights. If the lot is full, please call or come inside the restaurant to inquire about valet parking.

Executive Chef:
Chef Owner John Pukanecz

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (55)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Good for a Date (42)
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Creative Cuisine (41)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Business Meals (33)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Worth the Drive (26)
Great for Lunch (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Bar Seating (22)
Romantic (22)
Good for Groups (20)
Casual (18)
Cozy (15)
Fun (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Happy Hour (12)
Authentic (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Great Beer (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Seasonal (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

It was great, my girlfriend loved it and it was very nice to have the quiet to talk and enjoy each other's company.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Another great experience. This place is a gem. I hope their 2nd restaurant will be just as good. Our meals were excellent (steak and mahi) and the service was good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

3501 Is one of our favorite restaurants! We consistently get excellent food and good service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent, it did not disappoint! Our server was less than attentive, almost thought she forgot about us. Would have liked more of a selection on the "by the glass" wine list as I would not consume an entire bottle at a meal.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

Just wish they were open on Sunday!!! Terrific martinis 🍸.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

We came here for Valentine's day, even though it was actually the day after. We were seated promptly and it only took a couple of minutes for our server to come and take our drink order. The food was exceptional. I had the lobster ravioli with grits appetizer. My entree was the sea scallops. My partner had the spring roll appetizer and her entree was the short ribs. Everything we had had incredible flavors and, I would say that this was the best meal I've had in quite some time. I definitely plan to come back to try some of the other menu options.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Very good food and wine offer. Excellent service and ambience!
I have been there for my wife's birthday and Valentine's day, sitting on different ambient.
Loved the place!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

We were there for Valentines Day. They had a 3-course menu with several options for each course. Both of our meals were excellent and the service was very good (slightly off Outstanding as they were very busy, and service felt rushed). We took a reservation that is in their heated outdoor/bar space and it was fine, but not as nice as their regular dining room. We would eat here again.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food but for the price i was not impressed with the ambiance. I also do not like when when they add the gratuity thenselves, that is my decision.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine's dinner with my wife, I requested seating in the loft, but was given a high table in the bar. They have an upper loft level, but it was full. I don't understand why they thought it was a substitute location for a romantic dinner. Lobster appetiser tasted like hushpuppies from LJS, no lobster meat flavor. Salmon tasted very fishy. Filet mignon was mushy, low quality beef. Will not return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Went for Valentine's day. Set menu , with a lot of variety. We had scallops with bacon and the lobster appetizers. They were generous and excellent. The main courses of duck and filet mignon were well presented and cooked perfectly. The rice pudding balls and creme brulee were a fine finish. Our cocktails we had, were well crafted and smooth. I feel this is a good value that never disappoints, for a holiday that can be over priced and mediocre.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and service

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Very good, consistent. Would like them to vary the menu more. We will go there again. Restaurant was busy so service was only so-so.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great menu and food quality was excellent. Decor could be updated slightly. Service was good but not exceptional, ie. bread didn't come to the table until entrees served, water only upon asking, and did not offer fresh pepper. However, for the food, I think the prices are very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and service. Will definitely return!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great drinks, food and service!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Friendly staff. Food was presented well. If you’re thinking lobster bisque you’re mistaken. Nice serving sizes Very clean Will go again to try more. Def need reservations

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was delicious. The only downside was the restaurant apparently informed the couple sitting beside us that they needed the table for another reservation and hastened the couple’s departure from the restaurant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Early Valentine Day Dinner

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Grille never disappoints. The food, drinks, service is the best. This restaurant is truly one of the best in Allentown. Definitely a must for anyone who wants a a great night out,

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This was the first time we were here. The service, our waitress and food was fantastic. Our waitress made it very special we were there celebrating 4 birthdays all of us turned 50. When they brought out the desserts we each had a candle. We have been childhood friends since we were 5.

We will definitely be back. The filet mignon melted in your mouth.

Thank you for making our girls night birthday dinner so very special.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Absolutely loved it staff was amazing places beautiful food is incredible

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 5, 2018

I only rate the noise level as “high” because we were probably the problem! Our server was FANTASTIC. Knowing that it was a business dinner, she gave us PLENTY of time to chit chat without interrupting us to order food. The speed of the dinner was on point and made for a great experience for our first time guest.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I usually get the appetizers & one of their seasonal salads. The Spring rolls were terrific. We sat in the Loft area. It reminds me of a ski lodge. Gracious staff & lively crowd. Glad they expanded the parking area.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Had a lovely time. Our waitress was the BEST! Would recommend to others.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were disappointed to be seated next to the bar area which was extremely noisy. It was only 5:30 and we had a reservation. My husband did not want to switch tables so I did not ask. I overheard another dinner, also being seated next to the bar, ask for another quieter table the hostess refused. The overall dinning experience was not what we had wanted and even though my husband and I enjoyed our lobster dinners my daughter did not enjoy her bland Caesar salad. Not sure if we will return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Our sever Alison was Awesome. She was friendly, accommodating and professional. The food was good - appetizers were great, the ostrich was delicious, the short ribs weren’t quite to my liking- I didn’t care for the pomegranate jus with the beef and mushrooms. It just didn’t taste like the flavors blended well to me. The spinach and as good, the Brussels sprouts and the sweet potato bread pudding were excellent. The crispy garlic potato cake was bland, I didn’t taste much of the garlic and it actually needed salt which I never have to say at most restaurants. I have to say the lack of a heavy salt hand is my preference over the majority of restaurants that use salt as a major flavor component instead of just enhancement of flavor. We likely won’t return but it was a good experience overall.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Awesome food that rivals all of the upscale chains. ( Sullivan’s,capital grill, Morton’s) We were very surprised and delighted by this restaurant. I would definitely go back if I was in the area again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Outstanding food, wine & service!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful as always

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was delicious. Service was great!! Everything came out in a timely manner. We didn’t feel rushed at all

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was excellent. The service was a little bit slow but it was very crowded. I've been here many times before and the service was never slow. So I would blame it on the crowd more so than the server

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2018

You do it right. Don't change a thing. Thanks for caring.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Had salads and they were big and a bit tasteless. Chicken was well cooked on the side. Service was excellent and friendly.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was excellent. The mussels appetizer was the size of a meal!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We requested the loft, but we were disappointed to find that this included the downstairs (loud) area behind the bar. When we questioned it, the person who seated us was rather abrupt. Our server was very pleasant and the food/drinks exceptional. If you’re looking for a fun, but not so loud dinner, request the upstairs area of the loft!! We will definitely return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful restaurant. The food was delicious! Will definitely return to celebrate another special occasion.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Very nice vibe in the Loft. Can be a bit noisy but very tastefully detailed. Interesting selection of cocktails and entrees.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

My best girl friends and I get together at least once a month and Grille 3501 has become our chosen favorite place. Everything from the drink, entrees, dessert never fail to meet our expectations.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Atmosphere non descript, but given choice of dining inside or on the enclosed deck/bar area. Mussels appetizer was unique, and outstanding with fresh fish, chorizo, peppers, tomatos; could have been a meal unto itself and highly recommended. Veal cheeks also prepared well, exceptionally tender and slow cooked. Ribeye special well prepared, but cheap cut of steak limits how well it will be. Wine list not bad, and includes world wide bottles. Overall very good dining experience - food preparation was the strongest element.

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