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Bay Leaf Restaurant

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935 W Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101
(610) 433-4211
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Something different, delicious!

This place is really great! With all the Italian places in this area, it's a delightful change of pace. I haven't had anything here I didn't like. They have a nice cocktail list, I only wish they had a good beer list too. I recommend trying one of the specials. All of their flavor combinations work... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Kristen L
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is really great! With all the Italian places in this area, it's a delightful change of pace. I haven't had anything here I didn't like. They have a nice cocktail list, I only wish they had a good beer list too. I recommend trying one of the specials. All of their flavor combinations work so well.

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Thank Kristen L
Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The meals are good, only average portions though. Too American for a Thai restaurant. The staff is friendly but not as swift as I would prefer.

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Thank Michael H
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I love the Bay Leaf, both atmosphere and food. Pistachio encrusted salmon lunch special is my all time favorite salmon dish! I've never had a bad meal there.

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Thank Susan D
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Had a great time!!! Service was fast and friendly. The apps were good as well as the main course. Oh yeah the deserts were great also! Had a wonderful dining experience!!

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Thank deephi
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

It is surprising to see that some reviews are critical of the Bay Leaf. We have dined there many times over many years and have never been disappointed. We have always had great food and prompt friendly service. The menu is loaded with wonderful items, many of which you will not find anywhere else.

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1 Thank Bill B
Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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127 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Visited The Bay Leaf Restaurant earlier this evening. Everything, and I do mean everything was top notch. Our server, Brian, knew the menu and the specials, inside and out. He was a great help, and did his job well. For dinner, I started with the Portabella Mushroom Soup, and my entre' was the Steak au Poirve. All I can say... More 

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Thank Mike H
Orefield, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

With all the new restaurants popping up downtown in Allentown don't forget about The Bay Leaf, a Thai fusion restaurant that never disappoints. I've been going to the Bay Leaf for more than 15 years and always have a great meal. Everything we have is very good to excellent, Try it you'll like it.

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Thank BooBoo18069
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were very impressed with our meals. Very creative menu, lots of choices. Our compliments to the chef, our meals were a culinary delight. Service was good and the restaurant was comfortable.

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Thank Terry T
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

With the explosion of restaurants in downtown Allentown, the Bay Leaf remains a staple! Elegant yet casual with superior service and outstanding food choices. Great for business lunches or dinner before a show at the new arena. But always call for reservations!

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Thank beach_bum_3733
Bethlehem
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Downtown Allentown has many fine restaurants but the Bay Leaf continues to shine amidst the other numerous restaurants in the area. Service is among the best in restaurants we have experienced. The food and overall pricing makes dinning there an affordable night ou while being served fine dinning food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 935 W Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: (610) 433-4211

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, French, American, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?