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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Excellent cuisine

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Terry T
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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Bethlehem
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112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Reasonable prices... Wonderful atmosphere... Scrumptious dining! The food is exquisitely presented and absolutely delicious!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Consistently good service and food. A favorite spot for those who work downtown center city. Plenty to choose from on the menu. A solid choice for a lunch option. There is free parking in the back along with an additional entrance.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I had lunch here with two colleagues. I asked the server to recommend between the seafood bisque or the mushroom Chablis soup, and he recommended the mushroom soup, which was excellent. Nice, complex mushroom flavor in a rich creamy soup. I ordered the spicy lamb stir fry for my main course. I asked if it came with rice (which I... More 

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The specialty here is seafood. The food was well prepared and the service was very good. Also the wine is good. For the prices they charge the portion sizes should be larger. I had grouper and should have been served a piece twice as large.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A couple of work friends and I got dinner here after our day at the office. It was very early in the evening so the restaurant was empty. The restaurant itself has a very nice feel to it. Very upscale. Our waiter was very kind and upbeat. He knew the menu front to back and had great recommendations. We ordered... More 

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Allentown
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have enjoyed Bay Leaf at least 8 times over the last year. We've never been disappointed. Fine menu selections got both lunch & dinner. Great regular menu. Creative & tasty specials. Service is always first class. My favorite lunch item is the spicy lamb. Just the right amount of heat. Our next visit will be tomorrow. A dinner with friends... More 

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant never disappoints me. The food is always good as is the service. I guess that is why they have survived being downtown all of these rough years! Worth the trip.

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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: Italian, French, American, Thai

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
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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