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Pistachio Bar & Grille

$$$
French, Californian, Pizza, Mediterranean
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341 South Ceder Crest Blvd., Allentown, PA 18103-3600
(610) 435-7007
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am

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Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Horrendous acoustics

Decent food and service but unless you are half deaf, this place is unbearably loud when it has even a small crowd. Tried it three times because it is close to home but have given up

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Jim W
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Allentown
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Worst service I think I have ever had. The waitress was upset we showed up an hour before breakfast ended (we were the only people there). Then we felt rushed through the meal. The food was not good. Needless to say, we will not return.

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Allentown PA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I come here often for dinner, and I have also been here with friends for dinner, and with family for brunch. It has a large menu. An advantage of the brunch is that you can get typical breakfast/brunch foods, like omelets, but also regular dinner food.The service used to be slow but has been getting better. It... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I had lunch here with my mom. It was about eight months ago and all I can tell you is that the food was quite unsatisfactory. I can't remember what we ordered but unfortunately for Pistachios I do remember that not one of us appreciated the food. We were all in agreement that it is unlikely that... More 

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Allentown
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Decent food and service but unless you are half deaf, this place is unbearably loud when it has even a small crowd. Tried it three times because it is close to home but have given up

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place reminds me of the lunch line in the school cafeteria. The menu is ok, it's just the atmosphere. It's so loud in there you can't hear yourself think. I'll never be back, too many other places to go.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I don't know how this place stays in business. The food can be very good sometimes. I've had great meals here, but it's hit or miss mostly and ridiculously overpriced for the quality/quantity that you get. Service is poor, in fact the wait staff are downright rude. I was once told they were "out of bread" when other servers were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My husband and I went to Pistachio's for Valentines day and my birthday last night and we will never return...First, our appetizer was $13.00 for 4 tiny scallops that were raw, how could that be when they were the size of a quarter and nickel! I had to send it back, and the stuffed portabella mushroom was tiny too for... More 

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Was there for a political party. The owner tried to shame me then said I couldn't sit in a particular part of the restaurant because his silverware was coming up missing!!! I will Never step foot in his establishment Ever again!!!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

What is so hard about rare? The waitress must have known, when she asked me twice if it was "rare enough" for me. No, it wasn't rare. My wife's meal was beautiful...and tasteless. At 8:00 on a Saturday night, the place should have been busy. Nope. I guess I should have guessed.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

A cup of soup, a small beet salad and an iced tea for a tab of $20. The beet salad was truly an appetizer. The French artichoke soup tasted like chicken broth with some pieces of artichoke and a few bits of tomato. I recommended this place to a business associated and suggested we meet here. This used to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 341 South Ceder Crest Blvd., Allentown, PA 18103-3600
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: (610) 435-7007

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
  • Cuisine: French, Californian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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