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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Lehigh Valley

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining in Lehigh Valley? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.8
4.8 (2495)
$30 and under
American
Allentown
About the restaurant
Union & Finch is an American style bistro located at 1528 West Union Street in Allentown offering lunch, dinner and brunch on weekends. The menu consists of casual fare that will include "comfort" foods along with familiar favorites with a twist. We have a seasonal rotation of select items on the menu while keeping our concept simple. Our goal is to offer quality food and drinks at reasonable prices on a daily basis with a mature sense of hospitality and playful vibe. We combine the nostalgia of a long-lost neighborhood joint with a modern bistro setting to create the area’s newest destination for relaxed, casual dining.
Top review
OliviaH
Dined 5 days ago
Food was delicious and Nikki took fabulous care of us! Love the Mediterranean touch to the dishes. Great local spot.
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4.7
4.7 (4754)
$31 to $50
Steak
Bethlehem
About the restaurant
blue is redefining the steakhouse. You’ll find stunning decor, two high-energy indoor and outdoor bars, and seven unique private dining spaces, which can accommodate up to 420 guests. Add in a redesigned menu with much more to offer and you have a cooler, hipper kind of steakhouse.

blue is convenient to major highways leading from the Lehigh Valley, metro New Jersey, Philadelphia and the Poconos.

Top review
KarenP
Dined 1 day ago
Always great atmosphere, servers are so personable, and the food is delicious!
A photo of Zest bar+grille restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2657)
$31 to $50
American
Bethlehem
About the restaurant
ZEST is the second venture for the owners of Grille 3501, an upscale casual restaurant which has sustained continued growth and success for over 20 years. Located on the 6th floor of the Gateway Building on the South Side of Bethlehem, ZEST has had the honor of being awarded the Lehigh Valley's favorite rooftop of 2021, favorite atmosphere of 2020, and favorite new restaurant of 2019. Chef Justin Cogan brings New American cuisine to life with signature dishes including braised beef short ribs and crab & mango spring rolls. The views whether you choose to sit indoors or outdoors are unparalleled. The 130 seat balcony lets you take in the sights of the southside like the steel stacks, Fahy and Hill to Hill bridges, and Bethlehem city hall in the distance. ZEST also features a partially open kitchen design, large 20 seat bar, and an indoor space with panoramic accordion sliding windows that let you experience the best of both worlds.
Top review
MikeP
Dined 4 days ago
About the 4th or 5th time we have been to zest and it’s always a pleasant experience. Food was great, food was hot, drinks were great! Always a chill vibe at zest, the friends we brought loved it !!
A photo of The Grille at Bear Creek restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1251)
$31 to $50
Continental
Macungie
About the restaurant
Enjoy delicious food and incredible mountainside views at The Grille at Bear Creek Mountain Resort.

Featuring continental cuisine with a Pennsylvania twist, our spacious restaurant & bar is warm & inviting with three stone fireplaces & five plasma televisions. During the spring & summer months, enjoy al fresco dining on our outdoor deck.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
It was a wonderful experience. We were celebrating our oldest being home on leave from the military.
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4.6
4.6 (3084)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Easton
About the restaurant
Located in revitalized downtown Easton, 3rd & Ferry Fish Market is a full service restaurant & bar featuring 16 taps with craft beer, an oyster bar and a large, seafood-focused menu. The talented kitchen staff, led by Chef/Owner Mike Pichetto, are a major component of the dining experience, with the open kitchen located in the front of the restaurant.
Top review
Idaluciavip
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent cocktails! The freshest oysters anywhere! The best Paella and trout ever made! We travel 1 hour to come here because it’s the best!
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4.6
4.6 (963)
$31 to $50
American
Fogelsville
About the restaurant
Conveniently located near Allentown off I78, Madeline's delivers casual, fine dining with a creative, gourmet flair! Enjoy a fantastic wine selection designed to please every palate, or perhaps a perfectly crafted cocktail. Madeline's is equipped with a unique private dining space that can accommodate up to 150 guests. With their attentive staff and state of the art equipment, they have everything to cater to the needs of your event!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
The prices are steep but the food was really good.
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4.5
4.5 (974)
$31 to $50
American
Easton
About the restaurant
Located in its original stone structure the Riegelsville Inn is the epitome of exemplary dining in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The menu at the Riegelsville showcases superior American cuisine featuring uniquely paired ingredients always prepared from scratch. Join us by the fire for an unforgettable, historic experience!

Top review
JohnM
Dined on Jul 8, 2024
Food was excellent as well as the services. Definitely will be making this place a regular visit!!
A photo of Thyme Rooftop Grille restaurant
4.5
4.5 (484)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Easton
About the restaurant
**Valet service is now available! Valet begins at 5pm Tuesday-Friday and 4pm Saturday-Sunday!**

A new rooftop restaurant in downtown Easton. Now open on the seventh floor of The Commodore building. Thyme Rooftop Grille offers a progressive New American menu thoughtfully designed by executive chef Brad Shive. The restaurant offers a extensive cocktail list and wine program for guests to enjoy as they dine overlooking the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers, College Hill and downtown Easton. Thyme is open for dinner Tuesday-Sunday & brunch Saturday-Sunday.

Top review
BevW
Dined 7 days ago
We had dinner outside on the rooftop. It was a beautiful summer evening enjoyed with friends over lovely wine and delectable food. We could not have asked for a better evening.
A photo of Tapas On Main restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1456)
$30 and under
Spanish
Bethlehem
About the restaurant
We are an authentic Spanish tapas restaurant & bar in the heart of Historic Downtown Bethlehem. The warm colors and candlelight create a wonderfully rustic, yet cozy feel. Come enjoy our many tapas, salads and entrees, as well as charcuterie & cheeses. We offer many specialty cocktails and feature 7 seasonal Sangrias.
Top review
TibisayV
Dined 3 days ago
We love to eat at Tapas on Main. Food is always excellent and the best sangria. One observation: serving plates were too big for the square table and had trouble fitting everything at the same time and sharing the tapas plus paella at the same time. But it is always worth it when you try the food..
A photo of Wild Turkey Grill restaurant
4.4
4.4 (138)
$30 and under
American
Whitehall
About the restaurant
Welcome to Wild Turkey Grill, located at The Club at Twin Lakes. Our exquisite grill is a haven for food lovers seeking a memorable dining experience. Nestled within the scenic landscape of Twin Lakes, our restaurant combines breathtaking views, and lake-view patio dining, with exceptional cuisine. Whether you're a local or an out-of-towner, a golfer or a culinary enthusiast, we invite you to savor our tantalizing menu, which showcases a harmonious blend of classic and innovative dishes. From Grandma Jaindl's Paprikash to our famous Turkey Philly Cheesesteak, our culinary offerings cater to every palate. With attentive service, a welcoming ambiance, and a commitment to culinary excellence, Wild Turkey Grill is the perfect destination for all diners. Explore our website at wildturkeygrill.com to discover more and make a reservation for an unforgettable dining experience at The Club at Twin Lakes.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Super service Very friendly Food was great … Will definitely return again 
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