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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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Today
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, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Well prepared food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
rdm1025
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Lehighton, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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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Center Valley, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We were a group of 8 people and everyone enjoyed each of their meals. I ordered the Massaman Curry Chicken and I truly enjoyed every bit of my meal.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Needed a nice place for dinner before seeing Neil Diamond at the PPL Center. Places book quick on days like this but I was lucky enough to score a reservation a few weeks before the show. Only a few blocks away from the center the location was very good. We made 5:30 reservations for an 8:00 show, I knew it... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

With all the comings and goings in downtown Allentown, I'm so glad the Bay Leaf has endured. I've been going there for 30 years, and still love their food. Their mushroom chablis soup is fantastic!

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Have been to the Bay Leaf many times since it first opened. The service was never great, but kept going back because the food was very good. Hadn't been for a while and our last visit may be just that, the last time we go. The venue is old and dated, but the food remains very good. The service though... More 

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Macungie,PA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Went with another couple on a weeknight. We were handed our menus, and a quite a few minutes after that, drink orders were taken. We were not in a hurry, but it was at least 30 minutes before my friend caught a server's attention and asked if we could order. The response was not very apologetic, just that he "did... More 

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Food was excellent -- far better than most of the Thai we've had in NYC. A real gem in downtown Allentown.

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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, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?