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Tavern at the Sun Inn, Bethlehem, PA

Tavern at the Sun Inn

4.5
4.5
305 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.



Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 419-8600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    William "BIlly" Greunewald

  • Catering

    Catering is available. Please e-mail info@tavernatthesuninn.com

  • Private party facilities

    We host all types of private events and parties. Two dining rooms, a bar, and large outdoor patio can service almost anything you can come up with.

  • Neighborhood

    Bethlehem

  • Cross street

    Broad St.

  • Parking details

    Street or Public Garage (Two within 1 block)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 305 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseQuiet

Loved For

  • Lehigh Valley

    Healthy

  • Lehigh Valley

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. AF

    AdamF

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner here last night with my girlfriend before proposing to her later in the evening. A wonderful dinner at a quiet restuarant rich with history set the tone for a special night. The Tavern at the Sun Inn will now always be a significant part of our story.
  2. FG

    FrankG

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed our dinner here on Friday night, the waitress was knowledgable and attentive to our needs, the food was great@
  3. GS

    GailS

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We love it here! The food and drinks are fantastic. The atmosphere is "so historic Bethlehem". Who does want to hang out at the same place signers of the declaration hung out? Who does want to be in a place where John Adams wrote a letter to his wife Abigail about the Bethlehem Water Works. Locals: Come out and enjoy the history in your own back yard - along with a great meal. Tourists & Visitors: This is a must stop.
  4. MG

    MercedesG

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best place ever!!! The food is always delicious and Scottie is the best server around! Cannot recommend enough!
  5. R

    Reggie

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in a beautiful outdoor setting with live music. Doesn’t get better than that on a Wednesday evening!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I have eaten here before in March and this time was more crowded, which didn’t surprise me. My brother said that it was the Best soft pretzel that he ever had. I would recommend it to anyone who is going to be visiting Bethlehem.
  7. DJ

    DJMG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Food had very little flavor, and was too expensive.
  8. L

    Love2eat

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was wonderful, service great. Love the museum and the Christmas City Spirits are a bonus!
  9. JG

    JohnG

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice quiet dinner in a historic place. Food offerings were great.
  10. J

    Jennie

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food and wait staff. Will most definitely return.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The service staff was top notch. Very quick, friendly and attentive. Couldn’t ask for more. The food was…pub food. I guess I expected more of a gourmet menu. I also expected more choices. There are a dozen places up and down the street with much better food and way more variety. They only had one premium beer on tap. I chose house Pinot Grigio which came out in a small plastic tumbler cup. Had a Rocket Salad. Arugula, fried onions, parmesan, and sliced button mushrooms. Nothing special. Sparse vinaigrette. The mushrooms weren’t separately seasoned or anything, just sliced. Said “shaved” so I expected them to be specially prepared. Also, the fried onions just dropped and settled at the bottom of the dish. Maybe a salad dressing that has some viscosity that will keep things more evenly distributed. Then I had a “Franklin burger.” Which was a bean burger with some onions, arugula, and some zucchini or something on a chiabatta roll. It was ok. Side options were a side salad or pretzels. I figured something special for the pretzels so I ordered that. They came in a paper French fry dish. Just some Snyder’s honey mustard hard pretzel pieces. I always thought of the place as more of a brunch venue. Perhaps I was right.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful gathering with family honoring our son’s college graduation! All the food was delicious (especially the lobster roll), the outdoor setting was lovely and the service was exceptional! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
  13. JS

    JS3rd

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wood floors make for a very loud environment. Very distracting to not be able to hold a conversation 2 feet from someone else. Food was ok. Service was excellent.
  14. M

    Matt

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time at The Tavern at the Sun Inn! Great staff!
  15. NB

    NipB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived a few minutes early and immediately seated by a friendly host. Our waiter was just as cordial and the food was excellent. I highly recommend.
  16. RE

    REEVESV

    Atlantic City

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Greta Experience. I highly Recommend !!! service food atmosphere all great !!
  17. BM

    BruceM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Lovely step back into 18th century with good food and memorable drinks!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was great. There were a couple of large parties and the room was small so it was fairly loud but not so that you couldn’t talk and hear at our table. The service was great and the food came quick. We tried the flight of vodka rum and whiskey. They too were good. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating and the location couldn’t be better.
  19. PM

    PatriciaM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal in a fabulous historic setting. Food was excellent.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service. One of the best tasting burgers I’ve ever had. I’ll be back again soon
  21. JB

    JBL29

    Jackson Hole

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought together 6 women before a conference. Wait staff was fantastic, food exceptional—we were all surprised how great it was!
  22. CB

    ChristineB

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time last night at dinner. The staff were extremely attentive and the food was excellent.
  23. JF

    JuFa

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Super cool building and vibe but food was just bad. The food had no flavor, broccoli and salmon were very overcooked, and curry butternut squash soup and chicken pot pie was very very watered down. Food came quickly and service was good at the beginning but after finishing our food it took 30 minutes for our check to be brought to the table and our plates were not cleared, despite the manager walking past the table at least a dozen times.
  24. KM

    KeeganM

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Its a very nice place. Cool building, nice staff. Drinks are good but the food is average in my opinion. I would go again maybe, but would only go to sit outside and have a few drinks.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Orderd burger which was fairly good but could have options for chips or fries or pickles instead of hard preTzels Not really I great value for the $$ and size of portion This place has potential but maybe needs to have live music inside to draw more patrons
  26. A

    Angela

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was me and boyfriend's first time eating here. We had a lovely dining experience. It's a cozy, intimate setting. Our server was fantastic! She was friendly and enthusiastic. The food was also very tasty and well prepared. My boyfriend also mentioned how nice it was to dine somewhere, where there wasn't a bunch of tv's surrounding us.
  27. AK

    AngelaK

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The small plates were very good. I enjoyed trying so many new items and the wait staff was great at recommending.
  28. CL

    ChristineL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    We were disappointed with the food and service. We had great dinners here in the past. Our waitress disappeared after our dinners were served. We had to ask other waitstaff for assistance. Disappointing.
  29. K

    Kaitlyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really incredible night. Service and food were fantastic, the ambiance was so nice too. We had a really wonderful Valentine’s Day.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Valentine’s Day choice! Friendly service with good food.
  31. NB

    NicoleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service from the moment you enter the building all the way up till you pay for your diner was a very polite and the overall experience was great.
  32. FT

    Food4Thought

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Environment is rustic, must climb stairs to use rest rooms, tables are very close to one another and not good for COVID avoidance. Service and food were very good.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Good and service was awesome!
  34. A

    Ariana

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and drinks, in such a great historical setting, in such a fun downtown. We couldnt ask for better.
  35. SL

    SamicaLegRub

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around awesome in every aspect. People are so kind and accommodating.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fav restaurant in Bethlehem. Great ambiance, service, and the food is amazing. I also love the history there!!
  37. KG

    KarenG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was excellent!! The historical setting was charming but the high noise level made normal conversation difficult. Ask for a private museum room if u want a romantic dinner. The service was pleasant but lacking. Table not set, left alone for extended period of time.
  38. F

    3rdFerry20210124

    Philadelphia

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and fantastic food. A great first experience during restaurant week - looking forward to returning again soon.
  39. JK

    JudyK

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The last time we ate here was over 30 years ago when we lived right down the street. We decided to try again since it was Restaurant Week; we are sure glad we did. We appreciate the historical colonial atmosphere. The hostess and greeter were friendly and welcoming. Our server, Scott did an overall fantastic job starting with our drink order and ending with promptly getting our bill to the table. The timing for each course went well. My husband ordered the filet medallions which came out the perfect temperature. I chose the salmon which was a generous portion, more than I expected. The accompanying sides definitely enhanced our meals. I finished with a slice of delicious cheesecake drizzled with a caramel sauce - the perfect size, not too big. We will certainly go back in warmer weather when we can sit outside in their attractive courtyard - and it won’t be in 30 years!
  40. DC

    DougC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first Restaurant Week experience at the Sun Inn. It was great. Scotty, our server was very helpful. The chocolate no-bake for dessert was out of this world. We'll be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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

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 4.5 stars by 305 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Tavern at the Sun Inn

564 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broad St.

  • Neighborhood

    Bethlehem

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street or Public Garage (Two within 1 block)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    William "BIlly" Greunewald

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (610) 419-8600

  • Catering

    Catering is available. Please e-mail info@tavernatthesuninn.com

  • Private party facilities

    We host all types of private events and parties. Two dining rooms, a bar, and large outdoor patio can service almost anything you can come up with.

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