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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.
Allentown, PA 18101
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Chef Ryan Lukow
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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