Tap Room / 1741

4.5
1407 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Pick your view and be sure to tell the host your request!
“Tap Room” with Main Street view
“1741 on the Terrace” with Historic view

OUTDOOR DINING IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

No more than 10 guests to a table indoors

Credit Card Only at this time - Automatic 20% Gratuity - 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 1407 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PatrickS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special occasions, breakfast with a close friend, holiday lunches...all end up having Hotel B as one of the choices!

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chrisp
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch. I enjoyed a ceasar salad, probably the best I ever had. It was such a simple dish, infused with so much flavor. The decor is very elegant but cozy. We will absolutely return.

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EileenA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful hotel, great atmosphere, great service and delicious food. I highly recommend the history Bethlehem Hotel.

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TraceyB
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We could not love this restaurant more! The staff is always so courteous and attentive, the food is excellent and the hotel is just beautiful.

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KarenH
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great. Our waitress was very nice and helpful. We asked a couple questions and received prompt replies. Everything was COVID compliant - no concerns having dinner here.

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WendyK
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful hotel, great food! We enjoyed our stay and appreciate you making meals available to hotel guests during state closures.

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PrincessBlue
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always! Food was great!

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vipWendyc
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Christmas decorations and all of the staff were truly lovely. We enjoyed the afternoon and would surely come again.

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JohnP
Adelaide
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas luncheon date with my wife.

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vipElizabeth
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We requested a table at the window which was perfect during the holidays. The Christmas decorations in the restaurant and hotel are outstanding and festive. My husband had the burger which was excellent and perfectly prepared, not overdone. My lobster roll was good but the roll was very soggy; not quite up to the Maine standards. I wish the menu had a few more selections, but I realize it is condensed due to the pandemic. Our server, Donna, was excellent; very professional and knowledgeable. Overall, everyone did a great job considering the difficult situation. We appreciate the measure the hotel is taking to provide a safe environment. Don't hesitate to dine here when the restrictions are lifted again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was very friendly, knowledgeable & attentive
The decorations were beautiful

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vipbforone
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Donna was delightful. A wonderful experience.

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Bethany
Poconos
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a yearly tradition for us. And as usual the hotel is perfect. Tables spread apart, felt very safe. Food excellent. I enjoyed the mussels, and the beet salad. Delicious. Husband had the cheese steak and said it was great. Decorations always wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sisters Birthday - always enjoy Bethlehem at Christmas

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vipChristineC
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal with great service. We were limited to 90 minutes and did not feel rushed. Bonus was being able to see the Christmas decorations!

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MCreviews
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great drinks, good appetizers! I had a great time

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DeeDee
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

So I have dined at Hotel Bethlehem before. It is a lovely hotel and very pretty and festive at Christmas. I thought the tables were a bit close together for covid guidelines. There was a large family with 4 young children and the kids were literally rolling on the floor and under the table. Not exactly what you want to be around when going to a nice restaurant. Of course this is not the restaurant's fault but it did detract from out experience. The waiter appeared a little perturbed because we only order two appetizers and one entree. My daughter was not that hungry. So service was just okay. Overall we enjoyed it but it could have been better for sure.

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Geeglemire
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

You're paying for the atmosphere and service. My salad and soup were mediocre and expensive for the small portion.

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HoneyBee
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The dining room was decorated so beautifully and the the room itself is very elegant and cozy. The food was hot and delicious.

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MeganS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The hotel is amazing and the food was decent, but the food and presentation are definitely not up to par with the pricing. My cheese steak was good, but it was $22 and came with McDonald’s style fries. My mom’s fish was $32 and just okay. The service and drinks were very good, but just know that the food is overpriced for the quality.

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Hartswoodgirl
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful luncheon. Decorations were beautiful. The facility was impressively cautious with distancing precautions and felt very safe to be there. Food was excellent and I'd go back in a minute!

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Mike
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were at the Tap Room for dinner on 12/3, 12/4 and breakfast on 12/5. Food and drinks were excellent. We stayed at the hotel for our 10th anniversary. They gave us complimentary desserts on 12/3. Over the two nights we had the arugula salad, beet salad, filet mignon, sweet potato fries, butternut squash soup, macaroni and cheese with lobster, creme brulee. Lost in Paris and Rose Bud martinis. My husband just had a beer. BORING! Breakfast is always good too. The food and employees are great. Very professional and friendly.

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JimO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender was very welcoming. He gave us brochures of what was going on in town. Hotel decorations were exquisite as usual. It’s our tradition to spend the day in Bethlehem during the holiday season.

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Cant wait to come back again in December for dinner.

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RobertC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience3

A very unwelcoming place to which I will never return. Our party of four (relatives and a friend) arrived at the hotel 15 minutes before the 5:30 PM reservation and were informed by a rather unfriendly young man that we needed to wait outside until 5 minutes before the reservation due to crowd restrictions. Our party included an 83-year-old gentleman who is very sensitive to the cold; when we we finally let---as if they were doing us a favor when in fact at a time when restaurants are hurting for clients---the hotel lobby was totally empty---not one person there---where we could have waited more comfortably and with a modicum of dignity. The Tap Room itself was not full, so the crowd control bit was nothing but hysteria and a bit of lust for control. We were four and were offered a large round table which made conversation and conviviality difficult; we asked for one of the empty four-chair tables but were told that since they had reservations for two or three people the smaller tables were reserved for them. After the 90-minute limit imposed for the dinner there was not one person in any of the four-chair tables. Another imposition is the 20% gratuity automatically added to the bill---a gratuity we probably would have left anyway, but the taking away of the discretion of how much to tip is insulting and arrogant. The service was OK and only OK---not very friendly. The food was good but not exceptional. So, why support an establishment that treats its clients, who make for their livelihood, with such lack of respect and dignity? A very unpleasant restaurant which deserves to fail for its poor treatment of their patrons. My advice is: go elsewhere for dinner or lunch and refuse to support such arrogance and mediocre service.

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AllisonH
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Christmas decorations up, we sat by the window overlooking Main Street. The food was incredible, the drinks delicious. Once a larger group that was loud left, the noise level was perfect. Service was outstanding as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our 1st visit to Hotel Bethlehem & The 1741 Tap Room. We had a great table by the window, Christmas decorations were beautiful, our waiter, Bob, was very friendly. An added bonus was that the restrooms were spotless. We will be back again!

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vipkim1204
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Breakfast with my husband daughter and granddaughter.


Enjoyed as always. The Hotel look Beautiful

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal, decorated beautifully for Christmas, servers were attentive and friendly.

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Katia
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable Christmas decor and great food. Took quite a long time to be served yet only had 90 minutes total. Felt rushed eating the food.

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MaryD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This quaint old elegant dining room is a pleasure to visit. The staff was very nice and the service was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

We waited for 45 minutes to get our meal after being seated and told we only an hour and a half at our seats. At the 45 min mark I got up and spoke to the hostess who said she would get our waitress. When she came to our table there was no apology just that she would get the manager. The manager came with a weak explanation of which I asked her if this is normal to wait 45 plus minutes for food. Mind you all the other tables around us had already finished there meals. Some of them were seated after us. The table beside us finished there meal and left and someone new came and they were almost done with their meal before we were finished. Anyway the manager offered to pay for our first drinks. Ok that was fine but when we got the check they added on the gratuity bard in those drinks. Wait...,I didn’t say that it’s an automatic 20% no matter how bad the service. So I took the bill to that manager to ask why the tip was based on 2 free drinks. I mean come on people. So snobby this business. I’m never going back there again. Based on this I would never recommend.

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Lm5454
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice experience we stayed at the hotel everyone was eager to serve us and the staff were all very pleasant we had a wonderful time thanks to all

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vipGreg
Naples
24 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good entertainment. Good food, just a tiny bit bland, but very well prepared. Great bar selection. Overall impressed.

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DebH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I were taken aback but the lovely Christmas decorations, especially the nativity scene above the door as you leave. This mae th atmosphere so nice.
It was really great to have live music, too.
The food was excellent. We shared a Caesar salad and mushroom Flatbread.
The service at the bar was great. The staff was friendly, too.
I will be back, and hopefully stay overnight at the hotel!
Deb Cone Halsey

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Sisbistris
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a word, magical!

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SusanP
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family dinner to celebrate a birthday and were so happy with our evening at the Tap Room. The service was amazing thanks to Donna and the Hotel was decorated beautifully for the holidays. We were still talking about it the next day. Thank you!

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margel
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francoise greeted us promptly and courteously. Nina was our server and very personable. A totally fantastic experience.

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GwennK
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Service was good, but slow, considering due to Covid we are only slotted 90 minutes. The food was just ok compared to previous visits. I go for the ambiance mostly on my annual day trip with my daughter to Bethlehem.

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Zelda
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat at the bar (in a pod?) and enjoyed a lovely cocktail and a delicious salad. The bartender took care of us. Very attentive. The Christmas decorations in the lobby were fabulous and really set the mood.

FAQs

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

Tap Room / 1741 is rated 4.5 stars by 1407 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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