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Tap Room / 1741, Bethlehem, PA

Tap Room / 1741

4.6
4.6
1677 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Dine in our Tap Room(with a view of Main Street and our downtown shopping district) or our 1741 on the Terrace (with a view of the Historical District and Bethlehem Star)! Reservations for 1741 on the Terrace are based on room availability, by request. Two views, one menu, 100 years of history! We do our best to accommodate all seating requests. Tables available for parties of up to 10 guests.

90 minute table turn time

Free on site parking based on availability

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 32 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Sun 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 625-2226

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Rodney Rivera

  • Private party contact

    Restaurant Reservations: (610) 625-2226

  • Neighborhood

    Bethlehem

  • Cross street

    Market Street

  • Parking details

    Parking can be difficult during downtown festivals and the holidays, but shuttle service is always available. Please call 610-625-2226 to inquire about busy parking times. Valet service is usually available Thursday to Sunday for a fee.

  • Public transit

    Public transit hub is 4 blocks from restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    The Lehigh Valley's premier live jazz venue. Live performances every Thursday and last Sunday of the month. Exclusive home of the legendary Dave Roper Trio on the first Thursday and last Sunday of every month. Every Thursday is Jazz night with live jazz performances from frequent guests include Lou Czechowski, Dan DeChellis, Jeremy Sweet, Justin DeAngelo, Charles Fambrough, Dan Levinson Fusion Jazz Trio, Emmitt Harris, Sharon Bailey, Eric & Vicky Doney, Brian Bortz, Kato, Truth & Soul, Cover Story, Trophy Husbands. Our Musical Sunday Brunch offered every Sunday features live music from pianist Rory Lipkis, harpist Abigail Gilepsi, and jazz pianist Jeremy Sweet.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,677 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Contemporary American

  • Lehigh Valley

    Best Overall

  • Lehigh Valley

    Best Food

  • Lehigh Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • Lehigh Valley

    Best Value

  • Lehigh Valley

    Great for Brunch

  • Lehigh Valley

    Great for Lunch

  • Lehigh Valley

    Special Occasion

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  1. B

    Binger

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Beautiful setting. Love all the Christmas decorations. Food was just OK.
  2. C

    Courtney

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect spot to grab a cozy, delicious dinner in Bethlehem after seeing some holiday lights! Everything we had was AMAZING, and the ambiance can’t be beat!
  3. F

    Feetch

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the Best of the Best!! We enjoyed our stay!! Amazing Staff!!! See you soon!!! Thomas M
  4. NS

    NickS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    The waitress was terrible, top 3 worst we’ve ever had. Food wasn’t bad but wasn’t good enough to inspire a return visit. Strip steak was cooked well but the crust was burnt that overpowered any other flavor. Potstickers were ok but nothing special. Chicken breast was salty. Atmosphere was excellent, decorated the terrace room extremely nice for the holidays, just a shame the food and service were not at the same level.
  5. a

    amlc

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visit every year and the service and atmosphere is absolutely wonderful! It is a great start to the holiday season!
  6. KF

    KimF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, beautiful atmosphere, great way to start the holiday season.
  7. B

    Bobby

    New York Area

    194 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    194 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    On a very busy Saturday evening at the Hotel Bethlehem, we tip-toed into the Tap Room / 1741 from the mezzanine stairs. Joshua brightly greeted and seated us. Chelsea was our cheerful and attentive waitress. Kitchen-runners Fernando and Kevin delivered dishes with a smile. The dining room is lovely and the menu outstanding. We enjoyed the Bay of Fundy Royal Tide Salmon and the Cavatelli Duck Confit, each with a side salad. In fact, we were inclined to have dessert, but decided instead to walk across the street to the Hotel B Ice Cream Parlor, just for fun.
  8. KC

    KenC

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Appetizer and salad were outstanding! Lemongrass chicken pot stickers and baby arugula salad. Entrees were underwhelming and overpriced. Ordered NY strip medium rare, came out tepid and nearly raw, Spouse’s short rib was tasty but too dry. Biggest issue was seating. We made the reservation 4 weeks earlier, we were right on time, AND we were hotel guests. Despite this we were seated at a table right next to the extremely crowded (3 deep) bar, packed with loud party-ers, who I thought were going to fall on our table. The wait staff were excellent, doing the best they good, working around obnoxious drunks. Some of the seating issues may be because there were two weddings at the hotel which limited seating. Bottom line is if you want a lively, active room it’s good, if you want quiet intimacy, not the place.
  9. DC

    DawnC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Even though it was a Friday night, it seemed to take an enormous amount of time to get our food. thirty minutes or more. The food was average.
  10. BK

    BethK

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    The place is beautiful but the food was bland and it took forever to get your food. Will not be returning.
  11. KI

    KIMBERLYS

    Poconos

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very relaxing. Great food and drinks. One of my favorite places in Bethlehem.
  12. LP

    LPPS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our lunch was delicious, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was lovely. This made for a very enjoyable experience.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    A little slow between courses, and you could tell there were some new and inexperienced employees, but it was good
  14. GA

    GaryA

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice place for a lunch with friends & family. Comfortable dining room, attentive service, good selection of dishes. Parking was easy. If you are looking for a festive Christmas lunch, this is the place.
  15. C

    Chemogrl

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious, reasonably priced meal which included wine and desert . Service was excellent.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal service and location.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Gerber was a great server and our meal was very good!
  18. W

    Wags

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We are not buffet people, so we were disappointed when we showed up Sunday and that was the only option. It was very unclear and misleading on the website. It makes it seem like lunch and brunch are both options on Sunday (especially when it's called the Tap Room), but even the mention of brunch doesn't say "buffet". We are from out of town...maybe all of the locals already know this. While covid is still rampant, it was a bit too crowded with sharing of serving utensils for my preference.
  19. K

    Kara

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch offers so many choices ... everything was delicious.
  20. JS

    JudiS

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We arrived early. The restaurant manager greeted us abruptly and was aloof. Telling us we were early which we knew and told him at begining of conversation. The rest of the staff was wonderful. The manager remained aloof and didn’t speak to us during out 2 hours. He did approach most other tables. Chelsea our waitress was very busy but was competent and responsive. She was awesome.
  21. SN

    ScottN

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Ambience in 1741 room was excellent. However, server was inattentive to the point that we had to ask for bread. Service was slow as we waited for drinks when others who were seated after us had drinks and ordered appetizers. Food was average. Overall, our experience was not up to our expectations.
  22. CM

    CathyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went for lunch and drinks with my sister and went too early for the Christmas decorations, unfortunately. Lunch was good, we shared the cheese and fruit plate and then had a turkey club snd crab cake sandwich, all of which were good. My drink was a cocktail of apple cider and fireball, outstanding! Service is always top notch every time! We will definitely come back in a couple of weeks for the holiday experience!
  23. JD

    JoseD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dinner and ambience were really, really good. It's hard to beat the 1741 on the Terrace location, and we were presently surprised to be seated there rather than in the Taproom, though I must say the jazz band playing in the Taproom sounded very good from the Terrace. Everyone was really happy with the whole evening, and the salmon I had was exceptionally good. Thanks for a nice time!
  24. BN

    BikeNFun

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Enjoyed jazz night. Hope to return next year for more jazz. We ordered the salmon which was fine but nothing special about the preparation.
  25. MC

    MarkC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and very accommodating. Was able to adjust reservation with no issues at all
  26. M

    Minions

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always very good.
  27. LS

    LouisS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a very enjoyable brunch. A great assortment of foods to choose.
  28. IS

    IndyS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was noisy and there wasn’t much choice on the menu. The food was uneventful: salmon, meatloaf….for a meal costing $30 plus, I would have expected something more than I can make on a weeknight at home. I love historic buildings, so I am sad to say I was disappointed.
  29. IK

    IKnowWhatImTalkingAbout

    Naples

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food !!
  30. BZ

    BrandonZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic. Everything was fresh and delicious. Our server Fernando was outstanding. So attentive, extremely knowledgeable about the menu when we asked questions and made amazing suggestions. We will definitely be back!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our49 th anniversary everything was first class. Definitely be back
  32. DE

    DENISEB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Tap Room was wonderful, but what made it the best was Bob. He treated us as if we were the only ones in the restaurant and he was an absolute delight. We highly recommend it and certainly recommend Bob!
  33. m

    marge

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great breakfast and Nina, our server, was a pleasure. Francoise, the hostess, was very pleasant and friendly.
  34. LM

    LenM

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a nice lunch with another couple and it was relaxed, delicious and the wait staff was phenomenal!!!
  35. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There's a reason it ranks No.# 1 historic Hotel in the country
  36. 7

    70birthday

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Francesa (hostess) could not find out reservation, when found it took awhile to get seated, then we were seated at a table that had to be set so we sat while she set our table (we feel she gave our table to another party), she never informed us that our waiter would be with us so we had to ask the other hostess for our drinks and then our waiter came. When clearing plates, Francesa dropped my husband's fork on the floor and never came back to bring a clean one. I had to ask for another fork for him. Very disappointed in this hostess. Food was very good, however. Our waiter was very good also. However, for all the hype about this place cannot rate excellent.
  37. p

    pleasedtobehere

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We found our breakfast to be delightful. The eggs, hash browns, multi-grain toast and sausage were delicious. Orange juice was very tasty as well as the coffee. Servers were very busy but remained attentive and helpful. Always a great place to enjoy a meal in the Christmas City.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd Year Wedding Anniversary - married at the Hotel Bethlehem
  39. TN

    TomN

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always delicious and service is top notch. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys good food a good selection and pleasant piano music. My choice for brunch in the Lehigh Valley.
  40. l

    lvfoodguy

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were fantastic, great service and well attended to all night. Can get a bit noisy being right off of the entry way and having an event with music plus live dining room music competing made it a little challenging to have a conversation at times. Will definitely be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Tap Room / 1741 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 625-2226.

Tap Room / 1741 is rated 4.6 stars by 1677 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Tap Room / 1741

437 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Market Street

  • Neighborhood

    Bethlehem

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Sun 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking can be difficult during downtown festivals and the holidays, but shuttle service is always available. Please call 610-625-2226 to inquire about busy parking times. Valet service is usually available Thursday to Sunday for a fee.

  • Public transit

    Public transit hub is 4 blocks from restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Rodney Rivera

  • Entertainment

    The Lehigh Valley's premier live jazz venue. Live performances every Thursday and last Sunday of the month. Exclusive home of the legendary Dave Roper Trio on the first Thursday and last Sunday of every month. Every Thursday is Jazz night with live jazz performances from frequent guests include Lou Czechowski, Dan DeChellis, Jeremy Sweet, Justin DeAngelo, Charles Fambrough, Dan Levinson Fusion Jazz Trio, Emmitt Harris, Sharon Bailey, Eric & Vicky Doney, Brian Bortz, Kato, Truth & Soul, Cover Story, Trophy Husbands. Our Musical Sunday Brunch offered every Sunday features live music from pianist Rory Lipkis, harpist Abigail Gilepsi, and jazz pianist Jeremy Sweet.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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