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All 375 Allentown Restaurants

Bay Leaf Restaurant

935 W Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101
(610) 433-4211
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Ranked #3 of 375 Restaurants in Allentown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French, Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My wife and I have been dining at the Bay Leaf since it opened in the mid 80's and we have never had a bad meal. Everyone pays extreme attention to detail and that is why they have such a loyal following.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

The good: the fillet tips with oyster sauce were cooked to a perfect medium rare with tasty sauce and oysters; the crab cake appetizer was the best ever. The not so good: the steak au poivre was medium well rather than medium rare and very tough; Overall the the food was overpriced based on its inconsistency and portion size.

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Center Valley, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Bay Leaf is one of the first Thai food restaurants I was introduced to in the Lehigh Valley. I was hooked! Lunch has been consistently delicious each time; good presentation and excellent service. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for lunch; however, not my first choice for dinner if you're looking for Thai food; more of a Thai-fusion.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants in downtown Allentown. This restaurant has been in downtown Allentown long before "downtown Allentown" was cool. The food is fabulous, wait staff is attentive; never had a bad meal here!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

We've eaten here at least 100 times over the years and the food is always fresh and delicious. The staff and kitchen go out of their way to honor requests.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Allentown is abuzz with the renaissance that the new hockey arena is supposed to bring to downtown. Yet The Bay Leaf has been surviving in this location next to the bodega and up the street from a check cashing store since I moved to the valley in the 90's. The reason is the consistently excellent food, with an impressive menu... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is our "go-to" restaurant on our once a year visit to Allentown. We go there for the wonderful salads and appetizers, the inventive cocktails, but most of all....the lamb. A tricky meat to prepare well and they do so every time. It is a do-not-miss meal. The fusion concept of asian and american works here. We always try something... More 

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This place from the appetizers to the entrees was an incredible treat for the taste buds. Wonderful combinations of food - fresh chopped mango with crab meat in a special sauce, for example. Just a real delight.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

I've given this place two attempts to impress me because people say they like it. Needless to say, it confirms that people in the Lehigh Valley do not know food. This restaurant doesn't know what it is. Thai? ItalIan? French? It fails equally at all of them. Nothing about this meal was good. I will not return.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

One thing you can count on is the way the BayLeaf stays the same,either good or bad.The food is always good and thats a testament to the chef/owners that bring a Thai flavor that is unmatched in the area. Consistent every time. Also consistent is the crap waiters that think that it is cool or needed to try to give... More 

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Additional Information about Bay Leaf Restaurant

Address: 935 W Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101
Phone Number: (610) 433-4211
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, French, Italian

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