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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

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (20)
Good for a Date (18)
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Pre/post Theatre (15)
Romantic (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Casual (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Business Meals (10)
Cozy (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Live Music (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Seasonal (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Great Beer (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fun (3)
Live Sports (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines

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 (Poconos)·Dined 7 days ago

We had a wonderful brunch. My grandson has to have gluten free; and they had no trouble fixing a meal for him. Very accommodating.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was incredible as always from the deviled eggs to the peanut butter pie everything was great! Our waitress kind of forgot about us a few times though and we were in a time crunch so it was a little frustrating and we told her that at the beginning. The time from our meal to dessert was reeeeally long worth the wait but we got to our show late because of it.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great for a last minute meet-up, happy hour, surprise your husband with a date kind of place!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

The occasion for our dinner was my wife's birthday. At my request we were seated with some privacy and waited upon by Joey who was helpful, attentive without being too intrusive and very pleasant.

We both had scallops which were perfectly seared and tastefully garnished. Cocktails were well prepared.

We had a very satisfying experience at The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar and will likely return there for another delicious meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent food and service as always. One of my favorites for a reason.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food was disappointing.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We dined for brunch on February 3rd. This was our second visit and brunch with this restaurant. I asked our server if they could make me plain pancakes or french toast, since they only offer different versions of these. She said she was not sure, that the food was “premade” and asked the kitchen. The kitchen said no. I am fairly certain other restaurants would accommodate this request. Also, my daughter had the Nutella pancakes and no syrup was brought out, nor butter for our toast. We had to hunt down our server just to get these. My egg scramble was good and I love the cheese grits.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Just took a chance on the Hamilton and so glad we did! Sabrina our waitress was very in tune to our pre-theater dinner in which we greeted warmly and not rushed. Had an opportunity to have a very nice meal with a dear family member in a local gem of a bar/restaurant. Would highly recommend!

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a very good experience.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We really enjoy the Hamilton. However our service when we have larger tables continues to be meh. We were 6 tonight and service was meh. Not what we expect for the Hamilton. Food was great. Drinks good. Service just wasn’t attentive.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent service and the food was delicious. My date was pleased and happy with everything.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My wife and I had a date lunch there, on Saturday's it's actually brunch! Had the best French toast of my life there. Server was courteous and attentive. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Located across the street from the sports arena, the restaurant obviously depends on, and caters to, that sports crowd. Strong on "comfort foods", but at the expense of high-end sophisticated dining (no veal, lamb, or duck and most entrees pretty simple in preparation). I thought prices were OK, except for $22 for six smallish oysters on the half shell. There are 5 cheap white wines and 5 cheap red wines by the glass, carafe or "bottle"; but these are all poured from the wine tap - none are actually bottled. There is a separate, and complete wine list, though the mark up makes it cost prohibitive for many people. Generally, wines aren't a big deal with the sports crowd - they're into beers, and the Hamilton has an exceptional beer list. Vegetables are a la carte, but there is only one choice - carrots - which were great, but it wouldn't hurt to at least offer a green vegetable. Nice modern atmosphere, can be vibrant. Overall would be a great place for dinner after the game, but not so much for a romantic, quiet, high end experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

My waitress was just as amazing as the scallops! Yum!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Young guy can’t remember his name but he was my waiter very nice helped me pick out my meal since ive never been before. Kept coming back to check on my son and I and overall service was awesome.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 18, 2018

From start to finish....simply wonderful. I will return when back in Allentown.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Stopped at The Hamilton for dinner before a weekday evening show at the PPL Center. The Hamilton exceeded our expectations. The cheese curds were truly amazing! Steak was cooked well and very reasonably priced. The chicken pot pie was uniquely seasoned and was an enormous portion which came home with me. Carrot ravioli was unique and very delicious. The staff was super friendly and attentive. We ate early in the evening on a Wednesday so there were very few other patrons, which means the food came out quickly and the server wasn't overloaded with other customers. The ladies restroom was way to dark and would benefit from better and more suitable lighting. I would highly recommend The Hamilton. Impressed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Amazing food! Amazing service!! And amazing whiskey!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Nice place very high end to be in Allentown was very surprised

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I don't really know where to begin. It was frightfully cold on NYE and we could not find the valet parking attendant to drop off our car. We asked the hostess who told us that we needed to go to the Renaissance Hotel to valet the car. So, we sat down and ordered our food and my husband quickly went to drop off the car. However, the Renaissance hotel would not valet park the car and told my husband to "go park the car" in a lot several blocks away from the restaurant. When my husband informed the Hamilton's hostess that they would not valet the car - she replied "yes they will." My husband, frustrated by this, returned to the table where the first course had been served and had gotten cold. There was an $85 prixe fix dinner for NYE and the waitress asked for all of our menu choices at the beginning of the meal. Well - this meant that all three courses were served to us in about 30 minutes. Our reservation was at 6:45 and all the courses were served by 7:23. I found this odd because the majority of the restaurant was empty. When we did not pay the bill in the first ten minutes of her bringing the check, she kept checking up on us and looking for the credit card. The food was too salty and the entrees were hit or miss. I was so disappointed by the whole experience and I desperately wished we had dined anywhere else on NYE. I will not be returning to the Hamilton.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Came to Hamilton for New Year's Eve with my daughters age 12 & 14. As there was a Price Fixe menu in place, my girls were allowed to split a dinner which was great. The dinner was very good and we really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, my wife and I were expecting a little 'more', especially in regards to the taste and presentation of the dinner. Although the dinner was very good, it didn't knock our socks off, and with a Price Fixe price of over $80 per person, and a final bill over $400 with tax and gratuity, we weren't blown away like we have at other upscale restaurants in the area. We'll be back to enjoy the regular menu, but not sure we'd return for another Price Fixe dinner like this.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great fried chicken. Service was outstanding!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Awesome service and food. Great place for a bite before an event or a nice romantic meal with that special someone!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We’ve been here twice this month. Both for special occasions. Enjoyed it so much the first time we went back for Christmas Eve. We will be regulars at The Hamilton. Great atmosphere, lively but not too loud, and great food and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food and great service!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Always go to Hamilton before hockey games at the PPL center.. always consistently good food always get u out in time to walk across street before start of game

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 (Poconos)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The food was great as always but the service was exceptionally bad this time around. We had to ask for bread twice and everything was taking too long. The waitress seemed new at this. I’d only go back for food again but not anytime soon.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 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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 (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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 (Philadelphia)·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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