Hampton Winds

4.6
21 reviews
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$30 and under
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Hampton Winds Restaurant is the training ground for Northampton's highly-regarded Culinary Arts program. Students in the second half of their studies run the facility under the guidance of skilled executive chefs. The outcome is creative fine dining, including a la carte lunch service and a prix fixe dinner menu. Menu offerings change periodically to reflect the seasons. You are welcome to bring your own wine or beer, however, we do not allow hard liquors or pre made drinks using hard liquors.
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LB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Its definitely a place to try for those of you that never been there you get a three course meal for $40 used to be $35 seems like the price increases every year, you can BYOB which saves you money they used to bring out a dessert cart but they longer do that the is prepared by the students they are supervised by a Chef the food is very good like a high end restaurant no complaints just the service takes a little longer

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HD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hampton Winds is a hidden gem in the Lehigh Valley. Outstanding food, beautiful presentation and exceptional service.

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BR
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating 2 birthdays and wanted a special meal. We were not disappointed. Rachael, our main wait staff, was so helpful and pleasant. We had the brussel sprouts, wonderful,grilled vegetable salad, cold but very interesting, spicy crab soup, yummy, and shrimp. By this time we were very full but still ordered the peanut butter brownie pie. Couldn't have been better. Next time I'd probably do alacarte since servings were large.

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F
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We have eaten at Hampton Winds many times over the last several years and always had exceptional experiences. This time they had just changed the menu which included less choices, and we felt the price of the meals were high for what we got. With the menu change you are now able to get ala carte selections, but once again it is very high price when eating at a student restaurant.

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LA
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 1

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There was a table of ten 30-40 year old women whom I think had a relationship with the college.
A man proudly wearing blue jeans initially was inciting them. They scream-laughed at everything he said.
This loud screaming in a room with very poor stochistics lasted for an hour a half and directly ruined our
dinner.
We will never return!

LARRY DOTTOR

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J
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

My wife and I use to dine frequently at Hampton Winds. It was a wonderful culinary program. We enjoyed the friendliness of the students and staff. The selection of food and presentation was wonderful. The desert cart was fabulous! Unfortunately, too many changes have been made in the past several years. The restaurant was always full. The Friday night that we dined there, there were four of us, the restaurant was not even half full. We were surprised. However after dining there, we now understand. The staff did the bare minimum to provide us service; they were not very friendly. There was only one soup item and two salad items. In the past, there were three soup choices and three salad choices. All four of our entrees were only warm. The plates were hot, but the food was not. Gone is the fabulous desert cart and the many desert choices that went with it. Also, there are too many items on the menu that include an up-charge. We also miss the table side student entree selections. This was our first visit in one and one-half years. We will not be returning any time soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

My husband and I had dinner with two other couples on a weeknight. Reservations were for 6:15, and there were about 3 tables taken when we arrived. Somebody offered to open our wine bottles right away. We were not in a big hurry, but we waited at least half hour for bread to come out, and another 15 minutes for the waitress to takeout order. We were there an hour and a half before the appetizers came out, (they were delicious.) I realize that students prepare the food to order, but I feel that they could do a better job getting soup and salad out as they should be pre made. I would definitely recommend trying this place as the food was very good.but you should be prepared for a long night. It was 9:35 before we were done eating.

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JC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE had an outstanding luncheon with our close friends. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Best kept secret in the Lehigh Valley.

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EO
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

My most recent visit to Hampton Winds did not live up to the expectations I had from dining there in the past. The waitress was very friendly, and my party of three was promptly seated. The dining room was very chilly all evening even though we were adjacent to the fireplace. From start to finish our meal took 2.5 hours, though there were only two other parties in the restaurant that evening. We were informed there was no beef special (or any beef entrée) available. Bread selection did not seem fresh and was served cool. The appetizers were excellent. Soup was only lukewarm, though the taste was good. Salads had frozen/partially thawed cubed vegetables and one was missing nuts listed on the menu. Dinner was just "ok"... nothing to rave about here. Overcooked pork schnitzel, under-buttered spaetzle and unseasoned cabbage. Meh. Hands down our favorite part of past visits, the rolling out of dessert cart, is no longer offered here. Instead you receive a menu with pretty common choices. While our desserts were edible, all three in our party felt they were overwhelmingly sweet and lacking balance but mostly nothing special. In my years of visiting here, it seems the price has increased while quality and selection has decreased. The waitress was a gem and incredibly patient (we had a spill early in the meal which she handled with grace) but all three in my party agree that the food did not live up to previous expectations.

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

Our dinner was fantastic. It had been sever years since my last visit, and it was even better than I remembered. The service was great, and the food was all delicious. Everything was the perfect temperature and looked so appetizing. We took home half of our entrees and our dessert, because it was so much food. Love the BYOB option as well. I recommend this restaurant to many people. A very nice night out.

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

The food was excellent, the servers were eager to please, and the quiet ambience was perfect and conducive for conversation.

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TS
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time at HW. It was fantastic. I will say the lobster bisque although wonderful flavor was very salty. Other than that we were very very happy.

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SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We have been dining at Hampton Winds for years, and unfortunately this last visit was not one of the better visits. The service was great...but the food was just okay and we truly missed having the students share the varied desserts that they prepared by showcasing them on the dessert cart!

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l
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. The food and the service was outstanding. We will be back soon!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated a birthday and they made it special for my sister. The only thing was I ask for a table near the fireplace when I booked over a week ago and they mixed the table request. Over all we were still satisfied

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing and the entire evening was well priced.

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MG
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Ambiance, quality of food and service all excellent. Will definitely be back.

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I
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a lovely time. Food choice were abundant and delicious! Service was great. We will definately be back.

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RW
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've wanted to try Hampton Winds for awhile after always hearing about how good it was and we were not disappointed. The menu is developed by the chef with certain student creations. All food is prepared by the students. To me, it's like fine dining at casual dining prices. A five-course meal costs $40. You will not go away hungry.

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LM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I love to celebrate our husbands mutual birthday here. Been many times and always have wonderful food and a fantastic time.

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

So you need to check on this. We made reservations which was as surprise as we know you usually need to call weeks in advance.. so to see it in OT was a surprise. The bigger surprise was that we arrived with friends, wine and expectations of another great meal. Surprise.... they aren’t open.
UPDATE - app when live while students were on break. Ate there last week. Awesome as always.

Hampton Winds
Responded on January 8, 2019

Many heartfelt apologies! We are new to Open Table. The college is closed. The restaurant will re-open on 1/17. Please forgive us as we educate ourselves regarding the use of Open Table. Overall, we do expect this to be an enhancement to our customers AND our students! We hope that you will give us another chance and reschedule - keeping in mind that booking at LEAST 24 hours ahead is best in this academic setting. Please do not hesitate to call (610) 861-4549 with any questions or concerns.

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