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About The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar

Please call the restaurant for tables of 8 or more for complete tables 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.

645 West Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Low Country

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm (Closed for brunch on Saturdays for winter)
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Dinner: Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm

Dinner hours may be extended for events at the PPL Center

Cross Street:
7th street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 433-3535

Website:
http://www.thehamiltonkitchen.com/

Parking Details:
Valet is located across the street in front of the Renaissance Hotel on 7th street.

Parking is validated to our patrons at the PPL center garage (entrance is on linden) On non event or game nights guest will receive a chaser ticket for free parking. On event nights guest will bring their receipt of payment in from the garage and it will be removed from their check.

Executive Chef:
Chef Ryan Lukow

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Weddings, corporate functions, receptions, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, bridal and baby showers...we do it al!!!

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The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Special Occasion (14)
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Pre/post Theatre (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Casual (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Romantic (10)
Business Meals (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Cozy (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Great Beer (5)
Live Music (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Authentic (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Live Sports (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Fun (2)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 18 hours ago

Joey and Leah are the best servers in the Lehigh Valley. Great food!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Went there for anniversary dinner. The bar was busy with a small crowd and a single musician singing and playing guitar. There was a busy private party going on behind closed doors. A few other tables in different areas also had guests. We had the main dining room to ourselves and it was fantastic!

With all that going on, service and food quality was as if we were the only folks there. We had salmon and a ny strip, both were the best we had in a long time. The strip is now at the top of my list for local fare. Same with the salmon for my wife. I had ice cream with crumbled choc xhip cookies mixed in (memories of Hedgehog's Ginnie's Christmas Cookie ice cream!) And my life partner had the chocolate tort. We were in a good place with amount of food and mix of flavors peaking right at desert.

Atmosphere was what we liked: kinda dark and romantic. Our waitress had everything perfectly timed and was great at checking on us even as she helped with the party in the other room. She even worked with the manager to perfect and polish the vacant table place settings. It appeared the entire staff was meticulous and happy. I love restaurants that work like a well oiled machine AND the folks have fun at the same time.

Kudos THK!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We enjoyed the atmosphere more than the food. Our food was good, but pricy for the quality/quantity. The duck confit popover was good, but not exquisite. It was over cooked. Menu selection is nice, but limited. I enjoyed our dinner, but my expectations were definitely higher.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Good food, ok drinks (bartender wouldn’t remake my drink), beautiful ambiance, lousy service from a stupid waitress and with a noise level which is out of control. I had to shout at the dinner table. WTF

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This is my 5th or 6th time visiting Hamilton and I have always loved this place, but tonight was awful. Let’s start with the waitress, Gabrielle. No personality whatsoever. Hardly ever checked on us. She was lucky she got the tip she got because I would have left her nothing, but my husband wasn’t going to do that. My 2 favorite things at this restaurant are the drinks and the popovers. My drink the blueberry smash was not as good as the blackberry smash that I have had in the past. The popovers were cold. The meat flatbread was horrible. Got the wedge salad and was way too salty. The only thing that was good was the entree which was the fried chicken. Normally a manager comes and asks how was everything, but she skipped us otherwise I would have given her an ear full. We left and went to the Bayou in Bethlehem for dessert and got better service and food there. FYI the Bayou is even farther from where we leave, but service and food was worth the extra drive. Hamilton is off my list for awhile.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was great. Our server Joey was polite, checked in often, and seemed to know what we needed before we did. While we can't afford going here often, we will be back again. Thank you for a great evening out.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food and service was very good. The restaurant design allow you to hear conversations from other tables. The price was a little high. The cost for unlimited minosas was not worth it if one was not having only two or less.

Tags: Live Sports, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We ate our Thanksgiving meal at the Hamilton Kitchen. It was our first time there and our expectations were greatly exceeded. The food was incredible and our server was delightful and attentive. We will definitely be returning to check out the regular menu!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving meal! Would recommend to anyone looking for a great downtown meal!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Live Sports, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Cozy
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great place and awesome food and service. Staff is very courteous.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very busy but attentive. Food was good and staff were friendly and helpful

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Busy night but restaurant was well staffed. Food excellent

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very close tables in the bar area. Ordered a ribeye for $40 (most expensive on menu). It was small, dry, and lacked seasoning. Came with a very small side of veggies. My date and I laughed about how it came out on such a huge plate and the food covered a quarter of it. My friend's pasta was good, which is why I'm giving 3 stars.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Service was professional, pleasant and very efficient. The food was very good. We will certainly return.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Our food & service was very good. Any interaction I had with any of the staff including the desk at the door was excellent.
Very attractive venue, including the ladies room!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very impressed with restaurant decor. Comfortable and elegant at same time. Service prompt and friendly. Could have waited between appetizer and main course a little bit. Overall will go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food but this last visit on a Saturday evening before a show, the noise levels were simply ridiculous and the service was spotty. It felt like they were understaffed and we spent a considerable amount of time waiting for our server at various points through the mea.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great time at the Hamilton! Food and service was great!

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Terrific service, well-represented menu, very (too) large portions, nice ambience. great location. I will return and will recommend it to others.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I was surprised how poor the service was. Perhaps it was just our waitress but it took almost 30 minutes to get our drinks - they came out just before dinner - and we were told the bar was just slammed. Keep in mind there were 3 bartenders and MAYBE 30 people in the bar area with another 15-20 through the dining area. The food was blah all around and then it took our waitress over 20 minutes to bring our check back with my CC - plenty of time for my wife and daughters to use the facilities, return, put their jackets on, and proceed to ask when she would finally come back. We weren’t in a hurry (thankfully) but dinner without apps or dessert typically shouldn’t take an hour and a half.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

My husband and I had dinner with and out of town friend and everything was great. Dinner, drinks and atmosphere.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went with our family for the Disney Dine and Brunch...great food, great service, amazing drinks! We will be back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had brunch on a Saturday late morning. The restaurant was pretty busy. The staff was very friendly, quick & efficient. The food was very good and came out quickly. It is not cheap yet certainly not the most expensive place I’ve been either but the food is well worth it. I can’t wait to go back again!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went here for Disney Character event for 4-year-old grandson and 40th birthday for daughter. The staff was extremely accommodating to everyone's needs - old and young. Recommendations by server were wonderful; and the rest of the staff was very accommodating to needs. Even though there were a lot of young children there, the staff was on top of it. Overall, it was a wonderful Saturday brunch experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We went to a late dinner (about 10:30pm) and there were very few people in the restaurant. The bar was fairly busy but the music was really loud - too loud to carry on a conversation within the dining area. We had appetizers and a main entree. The appetizers were very tasty and the portions were quite large. My family ordered the burger and felt that they lacked flavor. I had a pasta dish and it was extremely heavy, literally swimming in butter. The service was decent, not exceptional. The timing of the meals was good. Overall, I think the appetizers could be smaller and more attention to smart flavoring.

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Music
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

While I left a comment in my reservation that we would like to be seated near the singer, we were seated all the way back in the corner of the view of the singer. On the bright side, the food is excellent; and the restaurant is very upscale. Amazing that this type of restaurant is in Allentown and at 7th and Hamilton Streets. The waitress was very nice. I would definitely go back to this restaurant. Erin Kelly, who sang there, has a great voice; and it was so nice to hear live music.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Good for a Date, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was a great restaurant to visit. The food was awesome . I had a crispy skin salmon with leeks and mushroom which was tasty , my fiancé had grits with spicy shrimp , that was delicious as well. We both had a glass of rosé which was delicious and acceptably priced. I think the most exciting part of my visit was the unexpected CPR I was able to use on a guest that was in the restaurant bathroom on the floor. Apparently, passed out from some type of issue. But, the staff was supportive and I had the opportunity to spring into action .

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great place for pre event specials!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Always a great time. Great food and drinks!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We have driven from the Pocono's several times to dine at Hamilton kitchen and we have always had a great experience!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Organic, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Our first visit to The Hamilton Kitchen and Bar certainly will not be our last. We were a little early for our reservation and were seated very quickly at a corner booth/table which was perfect for carrying in a conversation. The charcuterie and cheese selections were wonderful and the Carrot were delicious. We had a very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was our first visit to The Hamilton. All staff and service were friendly and welcoming. We decided to enjoy cocktails at the large bar before being seated at our table. Cocktails were good but be sure to request your brand of choice. We moved into the dining room and enjoyed a large table in the center. The booths looked quite cozy which may have been nice. Service was paced well. Our dinners were delicious. My wife had the gnocchi and I had the scallops. Wish there had been one more scallop on the entrée. We concluded with a very tasty apple tart. Definitely will be back again, maybe for some casual fare next time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our go to spot before the Phantoms game. Good food and nice people who work there! Had a couple of beers outside after the game and had a great bartender!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great place for a pregame bite. Ask for Leah as a server. Great service and great food and drink recommendations from her.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Had a reservation and was seated immediately when we arrived. Nice atmosphere, good food, server's very polite, patient and quick. It was an enjoyable evening.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 10, 2017

All-around great meal and great atmosphere. Very impressive whiskey and bourbon selection that our group didn’t know about, but was pleasantly surprised. Nice wine list and an creative dinner menu with something for everyone. Spread out in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Scranton, our group tries to go to dinner somewhere in the Allentown/ Bethlehem area every few months to catch up and The Hamilton has moved to the top of our lists!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Had date night with my husband. We both ordered steak and fries. After a couple bites of the steak it just kept getting saltier! Our waitress noticed we only took a couple bites of our steak and asked if anything was wrong. I told her the steak was extremely salty and we just couldn't eat it. She apologized and said we wouldn't be charged for our meals since we only took a couple bites. Then the manager came over and spoke to us and apologized to us and offered us dessert on her which we ordered and was great! The check comes and we were charged for our meals which we never ate! I will not be back and I would never recommend this place to anyone!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We tried the Hamilton before a Phantoms hockey game. We were pleasantly surprised with the Pre Game menu which featured some nice lunch type sandwiches. Awesome tasting, great service and great place for people watching!

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Our frst time -before PPL concert. Although packed inside & out, numerous staff assisted  tables which were bustling with laughter & conversation.
We were seated promptly & served drinks with rolls. Our waitress, Leah, was exceptionally friendly, organized, & attentive. She explained the rolls were made with duck fat. We applaud an attempt for something different although we weren't  fans of them.
My husband loved  entire  meal of caesar salad, papperdelle w/ bolognaise. .. ordered garlic bread  for dipping. There were ample portions of all with plenty to take home.
I had dark fried chicken (which appeared overcooked & greasy), kohlrabi slaw with an odd flavor I couldn't quite place & yet another bisquit. My dinner did not impress me.
THK did a fine job of getting our dinners completed, giving us plenty of time to get to the concert. We plan on coming back to Allentown's modern, beautiful restaurant in the near future to give some other menu items a try.

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