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Tap Room - Hotel Bethlehem

4.4
876 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Comfort Food
Perfect For:
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Sat 6:30 am–11:00 am
Sun 6:30 am–10:00 am
Brunch
Sun 10:30 am–1:30 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:30 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(610) 625-2219
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Adams
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Market Street
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Parking details
Hotel parking is alongside the hotel with a parking deck behind, and is usually available. Parking can be difficult during downtown festivals and the holidays, but shuttle service is always available. Please call 610-625-2226 to inquire about busy parking times.
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Public transit
Public transit hub is 4 blocks from restaurant.
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Entertainment
The Lehigh Valley's premier live jazz venue. Live performances every Thursday and last Sunday of the month. Exclusive home of the legendary Dave Roper Trio on the first Thursday and last Sunday of every month. Every Thursday is Jazz night with live jazz performances from frequent guests include Lou Czechowski, Dan DeChellis, Jeremy Sweet, Justin DeAngelo, Charles Fambrough, Dan Levinson Fusion Jazz Trio, Emmitt Harris, Sharon Bailey, Eric & Vicky Doney, Brian Bortz, Kato, Truth & Soul, Cover Story, Trophy Husbands. Our Musical Sunday Brunch offered every Sunday features live music from pianist Rory Lipkis, harpist Abigail Gilepsi, and jazz pianist Jeremy Sweet.
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Sunday's Musical Brunch combines live music with a splendid buffet array with seatings from 10:30am to 1pm every Sunday. A holiday tradition for some, it has become a weekly habit for many. The robust buffet is complemented by live musicians featuring harpsichord, harp, piano, jazz duos or even bagpipes for our Celtic Brunch. Whether you desire made-to-order omelets or waffles, delicious lunch entrees, seafood appetizer bar with smoked salmon and shrimp cocktail, the carving station of roasted meats, fresh seafood or luscious desserts, there is something for everyone.
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 876 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
service
4.6
ambience
3.9
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had an amazing brunch experience after spending the night at the Hotel. The reservation was made through the Tap Room, but when they heard we were celebrating our anniversary, the hostess moved us to a table in the Terrance near the window, so that we could look out on Main Street and at the mountain. Both she and our server wished us a happy anniversary. And the brunch was absolutely incredible. We started with breakfast food: omelets from the omelette station, made right in front of us, and then on to french toast (cooked perfectly), bacon, and home fries. Later we sampled the bagel bar (complete with cream cheese, smokes salmon, and capers), shrimp cocktail, the carving bar (that prime rib!! ham also offered), and the goat cheese ravioli. There were other pastas and side dishes to go with the carving bar, as well as piles of fresh fruit and pastries. I sampled a tiny raspberry tart and a two-bite-sized piece of carrot cake. There's truly something for everyone. Oh, and drinks are included: soft drinks, water, tea, coffee, mimosas! We toasted our anniversary with full glasses of champagne. An absolutely perfect experience.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We drove an hour and a half to try the restaurant since we’ve heard great things about it from friends. We were celebrating our Anniversary. The food was delicious and our server was the best! We loved the atmosphere and charm of the historic hotel. We’ll definitely be back soon!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The Sunday Brunch is always enjoyable. The food is excellent and the variety is amazing. It is a bit pricey but I would recommend it for a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went there for an Easter dinner reservations at 6:30. Because the service was so slow we did not leave until 930. Please be mindful of how slow the service is when making reservations. I loved most of the food although the chicken could’ve had more sauce on it. The vegetables were done well. However my son waited two hours for a grill cheese. When you’re paying for the level of service and food you expect it to be prompt.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch buffet was as good as it usually is. The arrangement of the hot food offerings was confusing and not logistically sound. Price for the buffet has risen to $59+...the food had better be good. The crowd was severely diminished.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

First time trying the Easter Brunch. A little bit more expensive than the regular Sunday Brunch, but still a relatively good value. Great selection of foods. The ambiance alone is well worth the trip.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

My family has always loved the Taproom at Hotel Bethlehem. Whenever my daughter comes in from California for a visit we make it a point to make a reservation. We never fail to spend an afternoon during Christmas. Just love the atmosphere and the food is perfect.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Pleasant atmosphere good food variety, attentive staff, nice carving and omelette stations. Not ostentatious but tasty well prepared. Soft music on the background perfect for comfortable conversations. Very attentive bellman service My wife was on a wheelchair and was assisted from parking to the brunch by nice caring staff. In the Lehigh valley. there is no better brunch

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The brunch is always awesome. Food, service, and ambience is great there . Always a pleasant experience.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Everyone in my party of 6 was delighted with the overall experience. Dan Mies recognized some of us from Lehigh University and stopped by our table to meet & greet the newbees.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Went there at the conclusion on St Pattys Day weekend to catch some live music. Just a light meal, a couple of beers and sandwiches. The sandwiches were bad, did not finish.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

As usual awesome for what is wonderful

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Favourite for the Tavern food, casual, and the Jazz on Thursday is very pleasant

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This was an exceptional experience. Food variety, taste and environment exceeded our expectations. Service was impeccable. Will definitely go there on occasions for the experience.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We visited the Hotel Bethlehem for the first time to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed the soft background jazz music and the elegant ambiance of the room. The food was exquisite, although our biggest disappointment was with food temperature. The potato leek soup especially. It was like drinking delicious silk, but such a disappointment that it wasn't hot. Most of the buffet foods were a luke-warm temperature. If this can be solved, we would come back often. All in all, a wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Very good Tavern food, and on Thursday the jazz is very nice

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Ambiance was great and the food was good.
It was a little bit of a draw back to have our server forget that my lady friend requested a raspberry mojito,
we made mention again only to receive after appetizers and dinner arrived.

Overall, I would in fact visit again because a setting of elegance and class embraces the hotel’ history.
As a long time user of Open Table, I found comfort in reserving dinner plans here. However, when settling up, the server informed me that I could not utilize a redeemable rewards card in the amount of $10.00
that I had selected to make applicable on this particular evening.

Although Tap Room at Hotel Bethlehem was a clear choice of restaurants on OT where point dinner rewards are applicable, server had never seen such a card worth value and returned momentarily only to advise that the restaurant did not participate in such a program.

CN

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We love the Hotel Bethlehem. We had our wedding reception there. Unfortunately, our Valentine’s Day dinner was thoroughly disappointing. The food wasn’t great...especially for the price. Service was wonderful, though.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Great Valentine’s Day buffett. They made everyone feel special by giving the women corsages . Food selection was awesome and they even included a glass of champagne. An overall excellent experience.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Great Sunday Brunch for Valentine's day. From shrimp, to smoked salmon to Prime Rib. Everything is delicious, and was groaning with delight from my first bite to the last.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent buffet brunch. The number and variety of options is well above average and there is attention paid to small details. At $40 per adult it's not cheap but it is worth the price.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

We enjoyed our entire stay at Hotel Bethlehem (3 days). The staff were all so nice and accommodation to our needs. Everyone was friendly and the hotel rooms are beautiful. The Sunday Brunch was out of this world. Our only complaint was that we couldn't fit more in our stomachs! It was an amazing experience
and we cannot wait to return.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Thursday night Jazz is the best! The menu is excellent. Good beer and wine

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

The entertainment was quite nice, Thursday night, service very good as usual, Pub fare, we enjoyed.

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Atmosphere , food (meatloaf absolutely will order again) and great service . Beautiful, unique hotel surroundings. A favorite place to bring friends for lunch or dinner.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The service was very good, the ambiance is lovely, but the food is overpriced and mediocre.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The service was above average, the Pub style food was excellent, overall enjoy very much.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

The Hotel Bethlehem has a delightful atmosphere with a great menu. Presentation a 5 star. I highly recommend this place.

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4.0Dined on January 7, 2018

The wait staff was awesome, always there with a new drink or to clear your plates. The food was hot which is not always easy for a buffet.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Not worth the money. New years eve brunch buffet. There was no music or champagne toast as promised. When we asked about the champagne toast we got an inadequate response and no champagne. Food looked promising but many dishes were cold. Enjoyed the French toast but otherwise not nearly worth $60 a head plus tip plus wine. Would not recommend.

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2.0Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a reservation for 7:15pm and were seated at 750pm. Food is overpriced for what you get. Service was very slow, food was lukewarm, coffee was not hot. We were very disappointed..for a night out with a tip it was over 130.00..we had mac and cheese w/ lobster (barely any lobster) my husband had fish and chips..just okay..

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2017

I grew up in Bethlehem and love the city during the holidays. So we traditionally have a family meal at the Tap Room during a visit. We generally enjoy both the atmosphere and the food, but this year something was different. First of all, it was cold inside with the front door so close (and I was dressed very warmly and am normally not cold). Secondly, there was a wedding going on and the music/feedback from the sound system was so loud that we could not hear each other. And lastly, the food portions were smaller and the plates very plain. A restaurant this nice should have some unusual breads in the bread basket, some unique garnishes, etc. My salmon was overcooked and really small, and they did not abide my request for salad dressing on the side. All in all, the Tap Room is slipping. People will only come for the Hotel Bethlehem name so often before they try one of the other places popping up on Main St. Tap Room you need to step things up.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Arrived twenty minutes early & table not ready, yet. Time managed perfectly -hostess found & seated us exactly at reservation time.
In front of band (a surprise)...great music but too loud for conversation. Even waitress missed requests for tartar sauc & ketchup.
Frigid night made room drafty each time door opened. Enjoyed my food but fries could have been hotter. Fish & Chips with coleslaw enjoyed by others. Fellow diner felt food salty. Rest of us thought seasoning ok. Fun but cold evening.

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1.0Dined on December 28, 2017

We came to this restaurant as a holiday treat. It was anything but. Beautiful holiday decor was offset by the freezing cold breeze that went across the room everytime the front door ger ale. We found this out after we sent back to bar upon drinking it. Replacement took long time due we guess to ginger ale refill.

While our waitress tried to be attentive, however, we repeatedly had to ask for the promised dinner bread. Bread finally arrive once we finished our meal. Staff seemed short, possibly due to jazz night? It seemed to take forever to get anything requested.

The experience was not what we had experienced in the past. We were surprised that no member of management asked how our meal was as we would have relayed this information. Overall a disappointing evening.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Beautiful setting at Christmas. Nice to have live music however it was too loud for conversation. Delicious soup and great menu in the Tap Room.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

I was staying at the Hotel Bethlehem and wanted to go to the restaurant at the hotel. We made a reservation and we were seated right away. There was live music, which I enjoyed very much. The waitress was very friendly. However, it took over 20 minutes to get a cocktail and we waited over 20 minutes for the waitress to tell me they did not have the dessert I ordered. The food was good but not great. However, the Bloody Mary was really good and I loved the fact that drink was a really good size and they put two stalks of celery in the drink. Overall, if I lived near this restaurant, I would go to listen to the band and enjoy a casual meal.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

the Tap Room was a very good restaurant. The service was very good and the location, within the Hotel Bethlehem, made it very convenient. They had live music, which added to the experience, and the food was enjoyed, by all four of us.

I would highly recommend this restaurant, especially if you're staying at this historic hotel.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

This ambiance was just spectecular. Great for a holiday lunch

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

The decor was spectacular!! The menu and food were excellent. Service was also excellent. A must see at Christmas!!!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

It is a beautiful place to dine and at holiday time exceptionally so. I enjoy the building, Tap Room, view from the window and the great food. Like to go at Christmas.

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