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Tavern at the Sun Inn

4.4
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152 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Taverns were a center of daily life in colonial times. They were the local, social and political hubs that spawned the thinking that led to the American Revolution. Tavern at the Sun Inn continues in this tradition offering a Colonial-inspired Seasonal food and beverage menu in a truly unique gathering spot.
Tavern’s culinary team is led by Billy Gruenewald. He offers a casual tavern-style menu that changes to match what is seasonally available and features some ingredients that would have been available to Bethlehem’s founders. Dinner is served on the Sun Inn’s second floor and light fare and drinks outdoors on the beautiful North Green when the weather permits. Outdoor seating is first come first serve. The Rathskeller Colonial Cellar is open in the late fall and winter for a truly unique experience.

Currently we are operating outside only, but in case of inclement weather we may open inside.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 152 people are saying
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viphawrlty
Philadelphia
86 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor seating is in the adjoining courtyard. The weather was perfect when we were there. Nice casual menu choices. Very accommodating waitstaff.

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Mehmaybelater
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Had to wait outside, some people left the line to go elsewhere. Menu was tiny, had to ask for silverware, had to ask for a napkin, and the prices were high

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Shabaron
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We were only allowed to sit outside which was disappointing because we had come for the history of the place. There were so many arbitrary rules by the Pennsylvania Governor that were strictly enforced that it did not make for a relaxing evening. The lobster roll was very good.

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momo
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

food was okay - had lobster roll - drinks were all ice - server was anxious to leave -

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vipsleeshark
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tavern has done a great job accommodating for the Pandemic. We have always enjoyed our dinners at the Tavern before and during Covid-19

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful experience. Lovely courtyard to dine in . Tables were placed perfectly

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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JimL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat in Bethlehem. Fine outdoor seating with shade. Enjoyable

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vipTimO
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during the Corona restrictions, so obviously it was not crowded. The staff did a great job caring for us despite the masks and the need to be aware of distancing, etc. The menu is not expansive, but there was still plenty of good choices. Everything we ordered was fresh and tasty. We were not rushed but were still served in a timely and friendly manner. We sat outside on the patio, which is right on Main St., yet it was quiet and very relaxing.

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vipWalter
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor experience. For and service excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Great atmosphere, good service, food not very good, not at the standards of other restaurants in the area. Price was good.

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vipsleeshark
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very special to done I such a historic location.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner

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PEDROF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience. Shrimp cocktail Appetizer was a bit light but the main course was delicious.

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was a little worried after I made the reservations because I was not sure what to expect. Well that was silly. The place is historical and you get that feel throughout. The service was as good as it gets. We eat out a lot and this was top 3 service. Our waitress could not have done better. The food was delicious. I highly recommend a visit here. We had the Schnitzel, The Filet, The Goundie soup among other things. All very good with good portion size and we left stuffed.

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vipJillL
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines dinner. Prefix prices were incredibly fair. Food was delicious and the atmosphere was warm and traditional

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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vipDEVO
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Great atmosphere. Good apps. New menu was introduced when we were there so maybe the kitchen was having trouble with the new menu items. Our entrees, pork schnitzel ( not even close to what schnitzel should be) and chicken Madeira ( flavorless mushroom sauce) were glorified diner food. We’ll try it again for lunch or flatbreads, but no more dinner entrees. Many better options for the $$$.

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MarieP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came for restaurant week. I like their menu choices for the value. I went with the Pork Schnitzel which was excellent. I felt for the price we had decent size portions. I would recommend this restaurant to family and friends.

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DianeB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always just the best. We come all the time. My favorite is the French onion soup.

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vipsfjim
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great item from the restaurant week menu. The usual friendly and welcoming service is always a bonus to the dining experience at the Tavern at Sun Inn.

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lscarreg
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Food was underwhelming.
Historical house. Bathrooms are in basement. They do have an elevator.

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AngieT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was cold
had to order off restaurant week menu
Shrimp were small and rubbery
Soup was good but not hot
Dessert was good
Service was good courses came out too quick
Wanted to add 2 people on reservation 3 days before was told no but there was plenty of empty tables

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vipJoevanney
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

You can’t beat the ambiance of an 18th-century inn where you can eat in the same rooms where George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and other Founding Fathers once sat. The dining rooms are a bit crowded and the noise level is a bit above what I expected. Cocktails were just so-so. Food was good, although the courses seemed rushed. An enjoyable, if not memorable dining experience.

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vipsfjim
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant week menu looks great. I will have to go back again this week to try another dish. Service is always warm and friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Poconos
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year's Eve dinner. Good value.

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vipWalter
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy New Year - see you soon again.
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JLFReviewer
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

We ate at Tavern at the Sun Inn for New Year's Eve. They had a prix-fixe menu with four different courses. For $40.00, the value was excellent especially compared to other restaurants nearby. Our service was a little slow in the beginning and end of the meal, but in between, it was excellent with each course coming out perfectly timed. For food, we each had French Onion soup which was delicious. For our next course, my husband had the shrimp cocktail and I had the butternut squash bruschetta. The portions were small, but was to be expected and both very very tasty. Our main meal we both had the NY Strip steak which we asked for medium. The steak was delicious and cooked to our liking (which we were both pleasantly surprised at because mass cooking in a prix-fixe situation usually doesn't go well). We got our last course, dessert, to go and when we ate it later that night, it was divine. The flourless chocolate cake was so delicious. Overall, the food and service were top-notch especially for New Year's Eve. We've already looked at the regular menu and will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Went for my husband’s birthday dinner on New Year’s Eve. Everything about the place is nice and everything was plated very nicely, however two of the four Entrées were strip steaks. Unfortunately they were very tough and full of gristle. My husband ate very little of it and did not bother to have it wrapped. Shortly before, some type of manager came around and asked how our meals were, and I said that they were fine, but then right afterwards I noticed my husband not eating his meal - I guess he didn’t want to make a fuss. My son also ordered the strip steak and did the best he could to eat the parts that were chewable.My daughter and I had the fillet medallions which were good except instead of medium they were more of the medium rare temperature, so I took the rest home so that I could reheat it and cook it a little more.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The maple chipotle wings (6 in an order) and the homemade bread (4 pieces for $2) are excellent. The rest of the meal was okay - dry, charred pork chops, decent steak. They serve large portions. Servers were nice, especially the bartender (Grace?) in the downstairs bar. The dining area was very loud - I think this is an acoustics issue that can't be helped, so be prepared to miss half your conversation. The Inn is a charming place, so worth stopping by there if you're visiting from out of town.

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KimB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Food and drinks were great and the staff was fantastic. Can’t wait to go back on our next visit

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and nice ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant was very accommodating of the two young children in our party. Service was excellent and food was very good. The historical vibes make for a unique ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place - service and food were great!

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JodiS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family went here after a carriage ride on a very cold night. It was wonderful to come into a very warm and welcoming inn. My 3 year old granddaughter was with us and although they don’t post a children’s menu online they accommodated her with a personal pizza. Service was great and the food was great! The wings were delicious and so was the Brewmasters soup!!! We will definitely be back.

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BarbaraK
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our meal was delicious and the whole experience was very enjoyable. I look forward to dining there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance, exceptional service!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lunch before Vespers. I ordered the shrimp cocktail and it tasted thawed frozen and were small. My friend and I split the lobster roll which was delicious as well as the house salad. We also shared the bread pudding which was not that great.

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viplocalfoodie
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Our first time here and thoroughly enjoyable! The tavern reminded us very much of the historic buildings in the historic area around Independence Hall in Philadelphia. A great place to take out of towners.

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Renee
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The atmosphere was nice and relaxing. The food choices were ok. I think the quality of the food can improve a bit for the price. But overall the experience was enjoyable.

FAQs

Tavern at the Sun Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 419-8600.

Tavern at the Sun Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 152 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.