Tap Room / 1741

4.4
1510 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Pick your view and be sure to tell the host your request! We will do our best to accommodate all seating requests, but unfortunately due to space constraints we sometimes maybe not be able to for every single reservation.

“Tap Room” with Main Street view
“1741 on the Terrace” with Historic view

No more than 10 guests to a table indoors

90 minute table turn time

FREE PARKING

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1510 people are saying
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4.5
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EdwardC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Too noizy. There was a wedding reception going on and the people at the bar were too loud.

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MikeC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak sandwich ever! Large amount of perfect fries. Very friendly atmosphere. We're locals, but felt like we were on vacation in another city, everything was so welcoming.

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Jaffe
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food/drinks, great live music and wonderful hospitality.

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KathyN
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

While we understand that the menu is limited due to the rebound from covid, our food was good (except for the apple desert that we could not finish), the surprisingly young wait staff ranged on a continuum from poor and seemingly unhappy with being at work to excellent. With a dinner for 4 costing $250 plus tip, there are other excellent establishments with more positive results. We love the Sunday Brunch and would probably return for that, however.

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Jasper
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dessert. We love their ice cream. It is the ice cream from the Penn State creamery. We enjoy sitting at a table in the Hotel Bethlehem and eating with real silverware. The hotel does have a location across the street that has more flavors, toppings, etc, but we prefer to come here. The cost is about the same as the takeout store, but the dining experience is so much better.

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SpecialK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Had a very nice birthday celebration! Server surprised us with a lovely ice cream and candle dessert. Perfect atmosphere for a quiet get together. Kitchen is still experiencing some transition issue. Food reflects this.

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JessicaM
London
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was extremely slow but I know a lot of restaurants are struggling so not sure if it's the norm,

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vipRALas
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

While we stay frequently at the hotel and love it. I've eaten 4 times at TAP ROOM only 1 was good.

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LindseyB
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Went here for our 8th wedding anniversary. Paid $41 a piece for Filet Mignon that wasn’t cooked as ordered. Rare came out medium/medium-well — Medium Rare came out medium well. They also did not get our order correct and gave us the incorrect sides. Also, the service was terrible. They were severely understaffed and no one checked on us the entire meal. It’s a shame we had a terrible experience on our anniversary. We did not even stick around for the complimentary anniversary dessert (that’s how displeased we were with our experience).

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ELLENM
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We ate in the 1741 room which is beautiful. Service was lovely. Food was good but too much sauce or gravey. If I had known I would of requested on the side. Overall a good experience and worth a try

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the choice of our 2021 graduate. We all had a terrific meal

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vipEricN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Chose Hotel Bethlehem for a celebratory brunch after my daughters graduation. We were seated in a largely empty unattractive ballroom rather than a stately restaurant we were expecting. The brunch was a buffet which was largely unimaginative and unattractive. Our waitress was friendly and helpful and brought our beverages promptly. To add insult to injury upon presentation of the check we were informed that a mandatory 20% gratuity was added to our check. Normally this doesn’t bother me as I generally tip 20%, however, this was a buffet. There was literally no service required.

All in all this was a disappointing experience.

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KerryH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, drinks and service in a beautiful historic setting. Very special.

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SpecialK
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience4

Always a lovely experience at the Hotel Bethlehem. Staffing transitions resulted in lack of communication with Open Table reservation information. Overall terrific hoping the issues are resolved and improve.

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JosephB
Poconos
18 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Our server Josh was great as well as our food and drink. Dine outside on a beautiful night and listen to nice live music. Can’t wait for the next time.

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Stephen
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Staff was pleasant but food took over 70 minutes to come out of the kitchen. Wife ordered the Arugula salad with ranch dressing. She didn't realize that the salad came dressed already and the waitress didn't tell her so she ended up with a salad with no Ranch. This wouldn't have been her preference. Salad was mostly Arugula with very little apple and cranberries. Disappointing.

My house salad with chicken was ok.

Kids had burgers which they said were good.

Overall we were disappointed by the experience and probably won't return again. Certainly not worth the $.

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Virks
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast food. Server was pleasant. Would definitely eat there again.

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vipLEHG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice dining room and friendly staff. Food was very good - menu choices a bit limited but we all found something we liked. Good drink offerings - overall quite good.

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RickP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We love Hotel B but this last experience was to our best.

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JosephL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The filet was very good, I only received four scallops for $35. The creme broilet ?? was under expectations and the chocolate walnut torte tasted like a brownie with walnuts on it

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CMKSJ1
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been there several times and will probably return. This visit, though, my omelette and sides, toast, had too too much butter/oil. Literally squeezed the butter out of the toast. I don’t understand why restaurants don’t cook healthier meals. There is no need for food to be swimming in oil, butter etc.

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MaryF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in Tap Room, beautiful, excellent service, delicious food.
Wonderful brunch for Mothers Day and our daughters birthday.
My 12 year old grandson was so excited about the photo wall and the famous guests, especially former presidents.

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tigerconnie71
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to come for Mother's Day breakfast! It was a perfect morning with my daughter. Our table was available immediately and we were seated at a window with a wonderful view. Our waitress arrived promptly and our food came shortly thereafter. Our waffles and french toast were scrumptious! Will definitely visit again!

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vipDanH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food3service5ambience1

Very disappointed - we have been going to the hotel for over 10 years and this will likely be our last time. We made reservations for the terrace room, and a week or so later we were told it wasn’t going to be open due to some renovations. So they put us in the tap room. We arrived for my wife’s 50th bday celebration to find out the terrace was in fact open and they would not sit us there even though our original reservation was for the terrace.

Insult to injury the staff and more importantly the management was not overly interested in correcting the problem. So we had to stay in the tap room with a loud, bad musician in our ears having a silent dinner.

Terrible! Never again

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JohnW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great diner. Donna did a wonderful job as the server.

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vipNancyI
Malta
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The dinner we had on 5/8 was fine. But we had breakfast reservations the next morning at 7:45. Emily the hostess told us we needed to wait until 745 when we showed up at the hostess stand at 7:42 in order to be seated. We waited three minutes and then she seated us. Other tables were seated after us and after 15 minutes of waiting no one came to our table even though all the other tables who came after us were being served. When we told them we would leave since we didn’t have a server the server who was supposed to take care of us chuckled and said happy Mother’s Day sarcastically. Would not go back there.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Perhaps too busy today.. I had to ask for individual essentials like straw, fruit jelly, sugar and each item needed to asked for twice and waited for. Usually it is not the case.

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vipDIANAM
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Hotel Bethlehem! It was so nice to see live music again even if it made it difficult to hear our conversation, lol! It felt almost “normal” 💕

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SeafoodDiner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Taproom is a most civilized venue in a historic hotel.

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MonicaR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around!! Will go back great feed abs service

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vipbethsreview
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tap Room is a step back into what feels like a golden age. Lovely.

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LindaS
Poconos
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very pleasant. Nice atmosphere next to the window. Staff was attentive and polite. Food was good.

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vipCherylK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, services, ambiance excellent!

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JimM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always stop for lunch at Hotel Bs Tap Room when we're in Bethlehem for any reason. Love the atmosphere, the food and the service. Thanks to our server Donna for making yesterday's lunch all the more enjoyable! She even had a candle put in my dessert for my birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Food was not great- eggs were burned- bacon undercooked and coffee was not good. Service was very slow. We had a reservation and had to wait- took a while before a server came to our table once seated

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30thanniversary
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

excellent food, exceptional service, nice atmosphere - would highly recommend

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Patty0278
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

COVID precautions were excellent! I felt extremely safe. Restaurant was beautiful, server excellent, food amazing!

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Local
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Not alot of choices but prepared to pergectiom

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KimG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner here and the service was the best! All of our food was delicious, and the signature cocktails were awesome. We would highly recommend!

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JAFWynnwd
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!
Staff very friendly, helpful, professional.
Food was delicious.

FAQs

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

Tap Room / 1741 is rated 4.4 stars by 1510 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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