Tap Room / 1741

4.5
1525 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 1525 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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ScottH
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience last evening. New chef. We tried to the two fish specials and they were delicious. Very busy on a warm night and the staff was coping well with the rush. Every place is short staffed so extra patience goes a long way. The new chef has not changed the menu as of this writing but we’re looking forward to what is coming.

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Tony
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Donna was informative and very professional. She explained the menu and specials. The food was very good and came out exactly as it should.

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AlisonG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion

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PamS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting for lunch and brunch. Food and service were great! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Pleasant and attentive staff. Very nice environment with old world charm and big windows. Food was excellent. A very nice experience

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IvanM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our recent birthday dinner at the 1741 Room was lovely. The menu has something for everyone & it’s all delicious. Shoutout to our waitress Donna for her expert & cheery service. The 1741 is a spacious room with a high ceiling & dramatic huge windows. Looking forward to our next meal here.

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CCBethlehem
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good dining experience at Hotel Bethlehem. Food was excellent and they have a surprisingly good beer selection as well. Highly recommended.

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vipLM18018
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Friday night spot! Great food, great music, great ambiance!

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PamelaS
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Our server, MJ, was very friendly (
I have been eating at the Hotel B for many years and I am very disappointed lately with the food quality. They need to step it up .

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JAYW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time experience to the 1741 terrace . It was a beautiful setting especially the tables near the windows. Our waitress, Donna, was outstanding. The food and drink were first class and my wife and I enjoyed the meal immensely. Keep up the high standards!

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luvwine
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrace 1471 is one of the very few classic dining experiences left in the Lehigh Valley. The food is delicious, the service is excellent, and the ambience is lovely with soft jazz playing the the background.

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pense
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy coming to this beautiful hotel.. The food and ambiance is wonderful and we always have a great experience here.

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WilliamM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I stayed at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem one night before a morning flight. We were amazingly surprised. The Tap Room offered attentive, and personable wait staff in a comfortable setting. We enjoyed afternoon drinks, a delicious dinner and breakfast. Every item was excellently prepared and presented. We chose a table in 1741 on the Terrace for dinner; a room with high ceilings and tall windows with Moravian tile on the floor. The room offered excellent views. Eating a light meal, we chose Prince Edward Island mussels, shrimp cocktail, and cheese plate for dinner. The shrimp were the most succulent and sweet large shrimp that we ever tasted. For breakfast we ate in the Tap Room and ordered eggs benedict, again enjoying a wonderful meal before departing.

The Tap Room was particularly interesting because of photographs of famous people who stayed at this truly historic hotel. Famous guests include politicians, industrialists, actors, musicians, and sports champions. It reminded me of Sardi's.

I highly recommend the Historic Bethlehem Hotel for its excellent service, food, and ambience.

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Baseballkidbarry
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hotel Bethlehem never disappoints!!!! Food was great, server was a sweet attentive and very knowledgeable. Always a great time at Hotel B

Tap Room / 1741
Responded on June 29, 2021

Dear Baseballkidbarry: Wow! Thank you so much for your very kind review! we are so happy that you always have a great time when you visit us! We look forward to warmly welcoming you back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

It was okay just the hotel itself was
Something to look upon and embrace the historic part of it but the breakfast was basic wish they had more to offer

Tap Room / 1741
Responded on June 29, 2021

Dear Anonymous: Thank you for choosing to dine with us - we truly value the voice of all of our guests. We appreciate your comments regarding the breakfast menu. We have not yet been able to bring our full menu back. We hope that you will dine with us again!

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PeterZ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to the Tap Room/1741 to have a special meal! Donna is just the most wonderful waitress - very caring and friendly. She takes care of us every time we come.

Tap Room / 1741
Responded on June 29, 2021

Dear PeterZ: Thank you for sharing your most recent dining experience. We agree - Donna is truly special and we are grateful to have her on our team! We are so happy that you had such a wonderful experience! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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TeriB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an enjoyable lunch with my sister. I am visiting from Arizona and didn't realize my sister had never eaten at the Hotel Bethlehem before.

Tap Room / 1741
Responded on June 29, 2021

Dear TeriB: We are so happy that you an Arizonan got her local sister to enjoy lunch with us!! We are so happy that you all had some quality family time with us. We hope that you will come and visit us on your next trip to Bethlehem - and maybe ...just maybe your sister will suggest lunch with us. :)

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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.

Tap Room / 1741
Responded on June 22, 2021

Dear EdwardC: Thank you for sharing your recent experience while dining with us. I am very sorry that you found the Tap Room was too loud. We did have a wedding it can get loud when they are entering the ballroom. Perhaps for a quieter dining experience, I can recommend our 1741 on the Terrace. This restaurant is on the other end of our lobby and has doors that close - unlike the Tap Room which is open. We do hope that you will visit us again and possibly try 1741 on the Terrace!

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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.

Tap Room / 1741
Responded on June 22, 2021

Dear Mike C: Wow! Thank you so much! That you felt like you were on a vacation and had the best cheeseteak ever...that makes our day! Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Jaffe
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Tap Room / 1741
Responded on June 22, 2021

Dear Jaffe: Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so glad that you enjoyed your dining experience! We were very excited to bring back music every Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. It certainly makes dining very enjoyable! We look forward to your next visit!

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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
31 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.

Tap Room / 1741
Responded on June 22, 2021

Dear Jasper: Thank you so much for sharing your recent experience in the Tap Room. Penn State Creamery Ice Cream - it is the best! We appreciate that you enjoy the ambiance here in the hotel Tap Room for your dessert! We hope that we can welcome you back again soon!

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SpecialK
New York Area
17 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.

Tap Room / 1741
Responded on June 22, 2021

Dear Special K: Thank you so much for choosing to have your birthday celebration with us! We truly appreciate it! We have been experiencing bumps as we have been struggling to meet the demands of the business. We ill do our best not to disappoint you again!

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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
Naples
17 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
17 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
20 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!

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 1525 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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