Tap Room - Hotel Bethlehem

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Contemporary American
Casually elegant, the Tap Room offers the most sought after view of Historic Main Street & its Victorian charm. Lounge by the vintage mahogany bar, in an atmosphere evoking the Jazz Age. The circa 1920’s lobby lounge is the Lehigh Valley’s premier jazz venue. Every Thursday, live jazz performances add to the atmosphere.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner are served with a view overlooking historic downtown Bethlehem in a grand setting.
Sunday’s Musical Brunch combines live music with a splendid buffet array. A holiday tradition for many has become a weekly habit for others. We are honored to be the recipient of “Best Sunday Brunch” by Lehigh Valley Magazine, Lehigh Valley Style magazine & readers of the Morning Call newspaper 5 years in a row.
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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great setting. Food is of a high quality and plenty of it. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and was gifted with a house plant to take home too. Nice gesture. Would highly recommend.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience dining at the Tap Room. We each had the Filet and it was perfectly prepared. Wonderful live music by the Trio.

EP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was meh. Fish and chips were flavourless- I’ve had better in chain restaurants. Lobster roll was fine but nothing special. It’s good but nothing exciting, tasty nor innovative. It’s a miss.

LV
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We've attended the Musical Sunday Brunch many times before. Today, it was very quiet in comparison to other visits, especially holidays, but our reservation was for later than usual. The food offerings are always good - the omelette station, fresh Belgian waffles, assorted salads and cheeses, entrees and sides, prime rib carvery, and ready-to-eat shrimp with cocktail sauce - all delicious! The wine tasting table offered antipasto selections, and they were delicious, too. The dessert selections seemed a bit reduced - chocolate fondue instead of the chocolate fountain, and the usual assortment of mini cakes and brownie-based items. The macaroons ran out and were replaced with mini dessert cups - tasty, but routine. The peanut butter cookies were a nice change (but were not on the dessert table). The fresh whipped cream served at the waffle/french toast table was over-beaten and resembled something towards butter. Overall, a good visit, but not quite up to the usual standard, so 4 stars instead of 5.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Received a glass of champagne upon my arrival for my birthday . Food was great and so was the service.

SB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband an I dined there for an early Anniversary celebration! We’ve eaten there s couple of times before the food and cocktails are beyond delicious! Love the old charm of the Tap Room! We will definitely be back next time visiting Bethlehem. Also Hotel B has an ice cream shop right across the street the ice cream is the best!

m
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As this is a Thursday night staple, we love it, food great service great, our server, Robin was superior, very attentive. And we love the Thursday night jazz. 2 thumbs up recommendation.

SJ
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Four of us went for a friend’s birthday dinner. The place was nice but the service was slow. We waited about 25 minutes for our waiter to visit our table so we could order another round of drinks. My wife had the Lobster Roll, it was bland and the lobster was overcooked. Attempted to use some melted butter to moisten it and give it some flavor but to no avail. Manager inquired on how dinner was and he had no problems taking that entree off the bill. The other entrees were ok and average. I wouldn’t plan on going back nor recommend. It was our first time there so now we know.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service, lots of food selections.

C
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server, Malik was friendly and professional. The food we ordered was very good. My husband and I are not huge eaters but we left hungry. I ordered the roasted beet with goat cheese salad. There was such a trace amount of cheese that I couldn’t taste it. I ordered an extra protein of shrimp at an extra cost. There was no way that little salad was worth $18. My husband ordered the bison burger which he said was very good. It came with an order of cole slaw for $20. We are in Bethlehem, not NYC!

DD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I would recommend this restaurant only when there is nothing else going on in Bethlehem. This is the second time I've dined here during an "event;" once during the holidays and this time during Musikfest. The restaurant can't seem to handle busier times. Example, we were there for brunch, the place was very busy and they had one person working at the omelet station. We ordered drinks from the bar when we sat down. A half hour later they still hadn't appeared. I had a similar experience when I hosted a lunch party during the holidays.

SS
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed when we eat here. Had lobster pot they do during musikfest....love it!

m
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Return again to our Thursday night favorite, again excellent service with our server Robyn, who is very attentive, slight problem with the cocktails, new bartender, a little inexperienced, but Robyn fixed it. Again the Jazz group was very enjoyable.

K
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, The Tap Room Brunch is a wonderful experience. The Tap Room overlooks the quaint town of Bethlehem, with its historical buildings as the perfect backdrop. While you are dining on a wide variety of choices from breakfast to multi-course lunch specialties, you are enjoying the accompaniment of a piano player. The service and staff are impeccable. All this combined, makes for a memorable experience.

M
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truest enjoyed our luncheon...excellent service...great food!

HD
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

Felt rushed to eat my meal. The Brunch doesn't appear to be as good as in the past.

M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful, as always!

PS
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Three of us had lunch to celebrate a birthday the other day. Our server was Nina and she was excellent. She gave us plenty of time to look over the menu while she got our drink orders. We were able to talk and enjoy our food but she checked on us periodically to see if all was well. Food was very good...we all ordered something different and everything came out just right. The Tap Room is a favorite spot for lunch; always good, great service and lovely ambiance. We will definitely be back.

v
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Brunch Buffet with plenty of options! Absolutely delicious and would definitely return!

DD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Taproom visit disappointing. As locals, we’ve been to Hotel Bethlehem many times over the years and have always enjoyed going there. Several factors contributed to our disappointment. For starters, a bottle of wine ordered that came to the table bore a different year than the one specified on the menu. Server seemed surprised when we pointed that out to her. Food took an inordinately long time in arriving. After we requested, the server agreed to bring the child’s food earlier, saying that the adults’ would be along in a few minutes. That “few” minutes was closer to 15 minutes. Our food was lackluster. My mac & cheese with lobster, priced over $30, was only lukewarm, bland and uninspiring. It will likely be a long time before I consider coming back to the Hotel Bethlehem Taproom.

m
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again food was excellent, service was superior with our server Robyn, the Jazz band was very enjoyable, and excellent Thursday night out.

PS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food selection, beautiful surroundings, nice piano music, food quality/taste was excellent, easy parking - we will come back again

RD
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service by our table server (Olivia) who always was very attentive to our needs. It was nice for all the concerned to sit us at our requested table as we were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary.
All the prepared foods for example (short ribs/prime rib) were excellent and very tasty. We can't recall all the other dishes which were quite fantastic too. The atmosphere was great with piano pieces being played as diners were being served. Hotel Bethlehem remains one of the shinning stars forever in our minds. Keep up the great work . We trully appreciated our visit there.

O
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had dinner for four on a Thursday night and the food was fantastic. We have prime NY strip, salmon, pasta and a cheesesteak. The cheesesteak was the best our guest ever had and the rest of the meals were very good. They had a good band in the corner. Our only complaint is lack of privacy since it's an open room with the bar being right next to the tables.

DI
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Hotel Bethlehem! The food was delicious! Our server was wonderful and took a picture of me and my girlfriends. Thank you so much!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful Father’s Day brunch!

PS
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I have dined in the Tap Room many times . It is a very relaxing environment, the waiter was very friendly. The only complaint is that there was way too much dressing on my salad. The other two people in our party enjoyed their meals.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Overpriced brunch - although there were many options, many of them were executed poorly.

m
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A regular on a Thursday night, service top notch, food very good, drinks excellent. Casual environment in an upscale hotel. Local Jazz group on Thursday night always enjoyable. A after work favorite.

G
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch is excellent all the way around. Food is excellent with many options to satisfy all. Sat in the tap room which was bright and able to look outside.

NW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful variety. Would definitely go again.

DC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Tap Room for an anniversary dinner. Great service and the food was excellent. Would definitely go back. Atmosphere is very nice

T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We waited for 25 minutes without any service. This took place when there were only 2 other tables of people in the restaurant. We eventually left. We were VERY disappointed.

SF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had breakfast at the tap room on mothers day, we were sat promptly and our server (Sara) was awesome! Time from order placed to food arriving to the table was also wonderful! Breakfast was cooked perfectly and was delicious!! Definitely going to be going back again!! Also the price was fantastic for what we got (in my opinion)

K
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I have been at the Tap room several times this past year and I’m surprised that the menu hardly has any changes .

MH
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We arrived on time, seated and then waited about 20 mins for water. Then another 20 to
Take drink orders. Bread was not delivered until
About hour after we were seated. We only ordered entrees, which were only salads. One had salmon. because appetizers we wanted were sold out due to earlier graduation. Waitress wasn’t on point. Just disappointing.

JG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Just don’t go here. It’s not worth it. Limited options, incredibly disorganized and slow, and it’s way over priced. Our waitress was nice enough, but we waited so long, and paid so much, that it just didn’t matter.

F
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It happened to be really noisy due to a prom. Food and drinks were great.

J
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The music was so loud in the Tap Room that it was impossible to have a conversation with my date. Fortunately the 1741 Terrace had availability so we left the Tap Room before we ordered food. The 1741 Terrace was wonderful.

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