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The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar

4.3
4.3
1056 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Please call the restaurant for tables of 8 or more for complete table availability.

A welcoming approach to old-world hospitality with an urban vibe and new-
world flair. The Hamilton will take you back to the days of the public house, where both locals and visitors gathered for a heartwarming, good meal, great conversation and flowing libations.

The Hamilton will showcase seasonal American cuisine, featuring takes on regional classics from around the country and the family dinner table.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Low Country

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 433-3535

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Our Private Dining Rooms can accommodate parties from 8 - 70 people. Each room is also AV equipped. Please contact our private event manager for further details.

  • Private party contact

    Kate Galloway: (610) 433-3535

  • Neighborhood

    Allentown

  • Cross street

    7th street

  • Parking details

    Parking is validated to our patrons at the PPL center garage (entrance is on linden). On non-event nights guest will receive a chaser ticket for free parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,056 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RJ

    RonJ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great and the service was excellent. It is a real shame that the restaurant is closing for good in two weeks........
  2. TL

    ThomasL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    So sad to see this Allentown icon closing at the end of November. The space is as nice as you'll find and the food was wonderful. The barbequed pork chop with tempura-dipped sweet potato fries was awesome on our last visit. Waitress was knowledgeable and chatty. Great experience!
  3. W

    robertW

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    great food as always. our waitress, believe her name was andy, was amazing. she’s pregnant and still working twice as hard as most waiters/waitress.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were never greeted by any staff. We stood there for a solid 5 minutes and not one person acknowledged us so we left. We were from out of town and picked this place. We will never go back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice and quiet for late night. The food was for sure good and the service was excellent.
  6. AM

    AnnieM

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We both started with salads which were incredible. I had the beet salad and my hubby had the shaved Brussels sprout salad. The. We had the curry chicken and scallops. These salads and entrees sounded really good and interesting on the menu, and typically places underwhelm with the final product, well the Hamilton did NOT. Everything was outstanding. We would recommend to friends and family and definitely will be back. Excellent restaurant choice!!!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food was average at best. Drinks were terrible.
  8. BG

    BeverleyG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What’s a little concerned with parking down in that area
  9. RA

    RobA

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really nice place - very cool atmosphere. Really difficult to park but in fairness I don't know the area and it was raining and difficult to navigate the one-way streets. The kitchen messed up our burgers - My THK burger was supposed to be medium and was well done. My sister's BYO burger was medium and was supposed to be well done. They were able to correct my sisters. If you're in downtown Allentown or know that area this place is worth checking out.
  10. DS

    DebS

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful restaurant in a wonderful location. Am very very sad it is closing the end of this year. A Hugh loss for center city Allentown!!
  11. AK

    AllisonK

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Onion rings were great. My salmon was in a pool of oil or butter. The brownie trifle had no flavor and the ice cream was too hard to eat.
  12. SA

    SallyAnn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Music was outstanding, food ranged from excellent to good, service was good. I would return
  13. JK

    JudyK

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food and service were excellent but the noise level was prohibitive. We had a hard time hearing the background music as well as each other (married couple of 30+ years) while eating. We only heard the music, which actually was great, when using the restroom. The inside area was not that crowded so we can only imagine what the noise level would be like when most of the tables are filled. Would love to recommend this place to others but not until this noise level problem can be resolved. I am just so glad it wasn’t a first date situation. To leave on a positive note - the outside seating looked delightful. Maybe next time we would choose that option.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, our experience was outstanding. Even though I was on a special diet, chef, with guidance of our server, Eduardo, cooked up a delicious and nutritious meal on the fly. It was accompanied with a beautiful bowl of fresh fruit. Every piece was sweet and wonderful to the taste. So incredible. My friend had a beautiful burger cooked perfectly to her request and fries that were golden perfect.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Nice ambience. Highly recommend
  16. SK

    SueK

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Server Eric was great! Food and drinks were both delicious!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    Food was not very good at all. Drink made incorrectly. Server was the best part of the experience.
  18. TK

    TinaK

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Had dinner here before a show at the PPL Center. Probably one of the best burgers I’ve had locally. Great service, great food, great vibe, however very noisy when the restaurant is full so something to keep in mind if you’re looking to have a conversation. Would definitely recommend it, though!
  19. PB

    PatB

    Hawaii

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    We were celebrating our moms 85th birthday with dinner and the Michael Buble’ concert at the PPL Center across from The Hamilton… perfect location we thought but it turned out to be extremely disappointing. First off, on entering the restaurant the noise level was deafening. My mom wears hearing aids so the noise level to her was amped up even more… she ended up taking them out as the noise was unbearable… the rest of our group could barely carry on a conversation. We all ordered drinks except mom. They did arrive pretty promptly and everyone was satisfied except for my THK Old Fashion… the worst I’ve ever had and I’ve been drinking them for years. Next up, salad… which were fine, Caesar was delicious. For the main course 3 ordered the petite filet and 1 salmon. We waited an extremely long period of time between salad and entree. The waitress seemed to avoid our table so as not to be questioned on the delay. After about 45 minutes of waiting the food finally came out… no apology for the wait. The filet was a huge disappointment… The presentation was horrible… everything was put on one side of the plate as if done on an incline, not at all attractive. The steak was disappointing as well; Tough and dry isn’t how a steak should be. The salmon was acceptable but not exceptional. Because of the delay we had no time for dessert as we needed to get to the concert. All and all my moms birthday dinner was very disappointing and returning to The Hamilton Kitchen will be a no go.
  20. RH

    RobertH

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Active, fun, and enjoyable along with excellent food and very good service.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    The menu has changed and we were not impressed by the food.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was creative and a fun spin on some traditional items. Onion rings were massive with great season, the sour cream & chive smashed tots tasted great, and the bacon Brussels were well…they had bacon so they were wonderful! The filet was cooked perfectly and tender. All in all the food was something definitely worth trying. As for the service, our waitress (and I wish I remembered her name as I’d give her a shout out) was politely, up beat, and very friendly. Everything you’d want in a server and what the hospitality industry needs more of! Well done and I’d highly recommend a visit to Hamilton’s as I know ill stop by again next time I’m in town!
  23. B

    Business

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was very good and our server was very attentive. I was there on a business meeting so it was a balance of attentiveness and being able to have our meeting.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Margherita pizza. Wings are so good and falafel is super tasty.
  25. I

    Izzy

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding brunch, lovely outdoor seating. There was live music that was a little loud so something to be aware if you're sitting outside for brunch. The chilaquiles was amazing!
  26. J

    Joey

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very good addition to downtown Allentown. My wife and I will go back! Food was very good with limited menu. Seems like they want fewer choices but do them all very well. Only drawback was the size. The place is cavernous! Waitress was great! Enjoy!
  27. WN

    WilliamN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating at The Hamilton. Very, very clean, professional, elegant. Good food with good service. What else could you ask for?
  28. A

    Anonymous

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Menu is not for picky eaters. Server was very friendly and nice but not very knowledgeable or experienced. Menu said 2oz pours, made order was asked single or double we said regular thinking a regular was 2oz as stated on menu, and we got 1oz. He just seemed very unsure and we had to wait awhile for water refill and also had to wait for drinks since he got our drinks and a table of 4's drinks and then told us he got them all at the same time as if that justified why we had to wait. $3.00 for a diet soda is outrageous.
  29. B

    Bobby

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was pleased with the server and the quality of the food being served. The ambience was good.
  30. p

    podcastdope

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We were looking for a brunch spot when driving through town, and I impulse picked The Hamilton (a few menu items looked interesting). We sat in their beautiful outdoor space, where a live band played during our meal. The staff was friendly, and the food was delicious! We had a baby with us, and they had no problem accommodating.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a great evening at Hamilton Kitchen. Our waitress Ashely was attentive and provided us with good service. Old Fashioned order from the bar was on point and my wife and I both felt our dinners were delicious. We highly recommend this restaurant.
  32. GI

    GIGISHOPPER

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful and happy to be there again. Our server was amazing - fun, attentive,everything you want
  33. NK

    NoelleK

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greeted and seated immediately, very friendly and attentive staff with great teamwork. Server was able to help me customize a cocktail to my liking and it was perfect. Appetizers and entrees were so good we didn’t have room for dessert which was sad because they all sounded amazing. Will definitely be back, hopefully on a night when it’s not 90 degrees and we can enjoying their outdoor dining.
  34. M

    Martinl

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Great venue, but middling quality food. Some of the apps were good - wings, deviled eggs
  35. RS

    RickS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food & service. Very upscale restaurant, however where we were seated and able to look in to non dining areas peeling paint was observed in one side room area and in another side room area stacks of plastic rack observed which should have been secured in another area and with walls repainted in the other side room.
  36. T

    Treefrog

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Meals were quite good, menu was diverse, but a touch boring. Strawberry shortcake was strange.
  37. MB

    MattyB

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    That porkchop was fantastic! Wife ended up stealing about a fourth of it. I'll try to recreate it at home.
  38. M

    Mason

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good drink, good music. GOOD NIGHT!! Thank you.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We were there for a Blues night that happens every first Friday. The music was great and the food outstanding.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Awesome food!

FAQs

The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 433-3535.

The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 1056 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    7th street

  • Neighborhood

    Allentown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Low Country

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is validated to our patrons at the PPL center garage (entrance is on linden). On non-event nights guest will receive a chaser ticket for free parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (610) 433-3535

  • Private party facilities

    Our Private Dining Rooms can accommodate parties from 8 - 70 people. Each room is also AV equipped. Please contact our private event manager for further details.

  • Private party contact

    Kate Galloway: (610) 433-3535

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