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About Tap Room - Hotel Bethlehem
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.
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Comfort Food, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Sunday: 6:30am - 10:30am
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 1:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Public transit hub is 4 blocks from restaurant.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, 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
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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.
Tap Room - Hotel Bethlehem Ratings and Reviews
Order was incorrect on 3 out of 5 people who attended. Not sure if Asian waitress really understood our order & she didnt check on us that much. She was friendly & courteous. No discount was offered for the incorrect orders. Place is very nice but the value of the food does not reflect the price at all.
I made a reservation for my birthday for Hotel Bethlehem. I love the architecture of the building and the atmosphere. It is somewhere I have been going for a long time, but I have never had an experience like this one. I had assumed that something would be done for my birthday, but they didn't offer anything. I did like sitting by the window, but I don't think that had anything to do with the fact that it was my birthday. The food was good, but my husband got a bowl of soup that was $32. While it was good tasting, it was not a $32 bowl of soup by any stretch of the imagination. Our drinks were not very good, but we just wanted to leave so we didn't send them back for new ones. This is the perfect place for one drink or a coffee, but I would not recommend paying for a whole meal. The building is gorgeous, but the restaurant leaves some to be desired. Every time I have gone with my parents it has been a good experience, so I feel as though since my husband and I look so young, we did not get as good of service or respect.
I took my mother to lunch there before we went over to the Sands Casino.
We each had a cup of the white bean soup which was excellent. She had the BLT which she said was very good and I had the vegetarian cheese steak which was excellent I even asked for some red sauce to put on it
They gave me the red sauce end it made my vegetarian cheesesteak hoagie even better!
I also ordered a side salad instead of fries and although it was an up charge the waitress did not charge me for it
We just had Diet Coke to drink The waitress was excellent and the food was excellent the atmosphere was excellent !!!!! Well done I will definitely be back here again
Server wore latex gloves- while serving customers and cleaning up without changing them, wiped her nose constantly on her sleeve, disappeared when it was time to pay the check... not happy.
l Expect a hotel/ restaurant of this caliber to train its staff much better than what was displayed this past Sunday.
Doubtful we will return
We happened on the Sunday Brunch on Columbus Day Weekend so the brunch theme was Italian. Not a big fan of the hot selections since most were overcooked or dried out, especially the fish. And the asparagus which looked beautiful, were almost raw which was disappointing. The shrimp cocktail looked so rubbery that I didn't want to try them but the lox were good. I thought it was very expensive for the few options that tasted good or even looked appetizing to me...and I'm a real food lover. If you are just interested in the breakfast selections and want to pay $45 for it, this is the place for you. If you enjoy all the other selections of seafood, meats and sides, then maybe not your place since, although the selection was plentiful, few were edible.
We had a great Sunday Brunch! Online reservations were easy and accurate. The live piano was great, staff offered 2 different tables to make sure we were comfortable. Food was incredible, found plenty as a vegetarian, but my meat-eating spouse was also raving about the choices and quality. Everybody was super friendly and helpful, (but not that annoying ask about every bite you take friendly). For such a beautiful place, I was blown away by how accommodating they were to our toddler's needs as well. Thanks so much for a great morning out!
Brunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were told in advance that it was a Grandparents Day event but that we would be placed at a quiet table and we were. The table was near the window which normally would have been great but the shades were broken so the sun blared down on us throughout the meal. We saw the waiter only once in the beginning and so there was little plate removal and beverage refreshing during the buffet.
Overall very nice venue, good food, but very poor service for a "buffet" offering
The service was very poor. Our table was cleared while we were up getting food. We sat ourselves at a nearby table bcause the waitress didn't seem to know what to do. She then sat dirty glasses from another table on our new setting and left them there. And then she brought us the wrong bill! We love the ambience but I don't think we will be back.
The only discouraging part of our experience was the difficult time the hostess gave us at the desk. She initially said we did not have a reservstion. Asked me numerous times how to spell my name. I finally said to her that if she did not have a table should we leave. That is when she seated us in the near empty area behind her.
There for brunch on a Saturday for the second time in two months - just as outstanding this time as the last. There is limited outdoor seating, but inside was quite comfortable with excellent food, coffee and service. Everyone on the staff was very, very friendly.
We were celebrating a birthday which I wrote in the instructions at the time of my reservation. It was not even recognized by any Hotel B staff. The hostess was yawning when we arrived. Some of our party arrived a few minutes after us. The hostess did not even look at them when they came to the desk. They saw us sitting at our table and sat themselves. She was not focused on guests standing right in front of her. Our waiter was very polite, but not attentive. One of our cocktails was not even drinkable so we left the full drink on the table. We had to ask for a 2nd round of drinks and we did receive them. The full drink was still on the table and not recognized by the server. We almost never complain and never send anything back, but this drink was definitely lacking ingredients. We finally broke down and told the server and he smiled and said that it was the bartender and he would get someone else to make a new drink.
The new drink was delicious. I had to get out of my chair to tell the server (even though I included it in the instructions at the time of my reservation) that we were celebrating a birthday and could he brink a dessert with a candle in it. (which we were never offered). For a special occasion this experience was disappointing. We would have spent more money but did not feel appreciated or even welcomed. We will think twice about where to go for special occasions in the future. I realize that it was Musikfest, but that should not be an excuse for poor service.
I brought my sister and her husband here fir her fiftieth birthday. The food was wonderful with lots of diversity. If I would have had all the meats it would have been fully within the price but the combination of breakfast and lunch the price was a little high but it was a special occasion. The piano music was beautiful.
As always, the brunch is outstanding. A large selection of food items to choose from; there's something for every taste, from made-to-order omelets to carving stations, to salads and desserts. The service was top-notch. The piano adds just the right ambiance, although there was a little too much Disney music for my taste.
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