Tavern at the Sun Inn

4.4
175 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Reservations only guaranteed for indoor dining. Outdoor dining will be open weather/temperature depending.

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.



Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 175 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Seated immediately after arriving 15 minutes early. Our server was at our table immediately and we did not wait for anything the entire evening.

The experience was excellent as this is a historic inn frequented by Washington, Franklin and others when passing though this area. The old time charm is still there.

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vipDEMA
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. friendly and helpful staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was good and the Service was Excellent.

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JimW
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful setting with amazing food and excellent service.

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vipKayMerideth9
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scottie was amazing! Food was incredible and the drinks was delicious

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KarenH
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. I had the duck which was juicy without being greasy and the sweet potatoes on the side were very tasty. The service is excellent. Prompt and efficient. COVID standards were being adhered to. I just love this place.

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LynnS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a more upscale restaurant with a unique menu dining experience you want to give the Sun Inn a try. You do not have to be dressed to the nines so please do not let the word upscale scare you. Even their mixed drinks have a twist to them, but they also have a large wine and beer list. The building itself has such character and historic value that it adds to the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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JacquelineL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Historic, atmospheric, excellent service and menu!

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GARYN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner! Great for date night. Definitely will return soon.

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vipErik19
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food at Sun Inn was excellent. Service was good too. The atmosphere was disappointing in that this is a very historic restaurant, yet they were playing normal rock music on their system and at a level higher than should be for dining. I love rock, however, it totally ruined the ambiance of a 1700s historic inn. Overall, a nice place though.

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AmyA
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful night. Food was amazing and Scottie was a amazing!

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Will
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for a relaxing and delicious dinner.

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JANET
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent! I will be dining here again

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Mick
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Disappointed with the food my side was described as spicy pretzels it was literally Snyder’s pretzels in a bowl. Zero value I’m thinking with the extremely limited menu they must have a kitchen issue -won’t be back sadly

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vipOpenTable Diner
Poconos
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Unique setting.

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LM18018
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it there!

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suzyq
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night at Tavern @ The Sun Inn! Scotty, our server, was fantastic. He made great suggestions & the food did not disappoint! We can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took advantage of eating outside and enjoying the music. Fantastic service from Scotty! Efficient outdoor dining operation.

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vipwineguy8
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful feel .... great outdoor environment. Staff amazing ... from greeting to serving. Highest quality at very reasonable prices. Wine very good for great prices. And I am a former winemaker and wine lover.
Overall: Wonderful!!

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vipSpecialK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

If you want to dine outside without the passersby crowd, try this location.

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WinnaM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

They only serve pre-batched liquor drinks on the patios with a very modified dinner menu I was not impressed....

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viphawrlty
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
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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vipMehmaybelater
New York Area
16 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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vipShabaron
New York Area
26 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
4 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
2 reviews
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
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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 175 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.