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Pistachio Bar & Grille

341 South Ceder Crest Blvd., Allentown, PA 18103-3600
(610) 435-7007
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Ranked #94 of 370 Restaurants in Allentown
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Pizza, Californian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
washington dc
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have been going to Allentown for the Drum Corp event for 24 years and always struggle to find a decent non chain restaurant. We discovered Pistachio's about 10 years ago and we keep coming back. Their happy hour is a great deal--granted you have to sit at the bar to get the discounted prices--and the menu has tons of... More

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Fogelsville, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I have enjoyed cocktails and apps. here in the past but have never been overwhelmed with the dinner selection.........until now! A last minute, late night decision brought my wife and I here at 9:30 on a Sat. eve. Not only was the outdoor service extremely cordial, my entrée was exceptional! A half of chicken served over pasta with shrimp, Andouille... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Really don't understand the complaints here, this place is easily one of the better eateries in this food forgotten Valley we call home. Very well prepared, imaginative dishes, presented well. Yes, I'm sure to the Buffalo wing crowd it's over priced, but for those looking for something not TGI Fridays, it's actually a little gem. I guess we've been lucky... More

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Allentown PA
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is still one of the only unique place w/in Five miles of suburbia, but if that's the case, Why such lousy service? Why small bread servings? Why huge prices for salads? The drinks are good, and the salad offerings are unique, I'll admit, but I have to blow my budget to eat there. Try the half salads. Introduce yourself... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I honestly have only one good thing to say about this overpriced, bad attitude server, abomination of wait time and overall BAD experience of an Anniversary dinner, was that the food itself was very good. If you could take the food out of these surroundings, I think it would have been a real winner. Oh, and by the way, why... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our go to place for business lunches - the high backed booths make conversations more private and the noise levels helps too. They really need some sound absorbing materials throughout the restaurant. Love their signature salad! Salad greens always fresh and clean. Specials are always interesting and presented beautifully.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nice place. Good service. Interesting, tasty menu. 'Hands on' owner watching and insuring things go smoothly. Close to my home. Would eat there again.

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New York, NY
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I feel like occassionally I see reviews that pan this restaurant, and I honestly have no idea why. The food is consistently excellent, fresh, and always tasty. Their salad, pizzas, appetizers are truly delectable, and the choices are fantastic. My children LOVE it here, b/c of the fresh greens, mediterranean choices (aka HUMMUS, Tzatziki, etc.), and it's just plan good.... More

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Rude manager. Don't bother. Very arrogant. Their fried food is always covered in oil and service is awful and inconsistent.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Pistachio's is one of the few independent restaurants in the West End of Allentown. We enjoy the hubbub on a Friday night. LOTS of selections on the menu, and we're never disappointed with the food. We especially like their pasta entrees.

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