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Bay Leaf Restaurant

935 W Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101
(610) 433-4211
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Ranked #3 of 365 restaurants in Allentown
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, French, Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Allentown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Always excellent food freshly prepared. Good service but can be slow if crowded. Decor could be updated .

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of our favorites! Parking usually easy on Hamilton St near by. Not sure about when the new hockey rink is open, however. Reliably good Thai food.

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Allentown
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Bay Leaf has been open for many years and owned by the same family.The food quality is excellent as well as the service.It is located in downtown Allentown but does have a well lit parking lot in the back of the resraurant with a rear entrance. I've been eating there for many tears and am never disappointed.Ironically many locals... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Excellent food!! Great service! Definitely a must go to restaurant! I would not hesitate recommending this restaurant to anyone. We will definitely be back!!

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We had some high expectations for this restaurant based on the rave reviews. While it was very good, I wouldn't say it is one of my favorite restaurants in the Valley. Service was good, but nothing extraordinary. The food was good and the seafood was fresh; my wife had the scallops and shrimp in cream sauce, and I had steak... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a great restaurant in downtown Allentown. I have never had a bad meal there. It is remarkable that they have been at the same location serving great food for such a long time. The food is excellent, excellently presented by a friendly helpful staff.

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Whitehall PA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Bay Leaf is always the go-to place when celebrating special times or treating out of town guests to a great meal. Service is spectacular and the food is sublime. One of the true gems in the City of Allentown. Very eclectic menu with generous portions so beautifully presented.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Dining at the Bay Leaf is ALWAYS wonderful - the food and the service are consistently excellent! This is definitely a gem of the Lehigh Valley.

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Allentown, PA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It's hard to go wrong with the Bay Leaf. It's a classic Allentown fine-dining experience, with an very nice menu. There is limited street parking in front, but there is a parking lot in the back. The food is delicious and beautifully presented, and the wait staff treats you well, even if I am there by myself.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Have eaten in this restaurant on several occasions and have always had great meals - it is so "unassuming" that we forget how wonderful it is! We went there for New Year's Eve this year with a large group and it was absolutely wonderful! Great food, great service! It was the first time I had dessert (usually too full but... More

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