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Grille 3501

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3501 Broadway, Allentown, PA 18104-5930
610-706-0100
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Needs some improvement to join LV's top tier.

Grille 3501 flourished in an unlikely location after completely remodeling the old Trinkle's Cetronia Hotel. Others have remade some of the old PA Dutch "hotels" in the Lehigh Valley, Grill 3501 is the finest remake of them all. The food, the food, the food with an innovative menu that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
LVWanderer
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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175 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Grille 3501 has proved to be a consistently excellent local restaurant. It has a varied menu with lots of options. Dining room is a little loud but this is more than made up by the quality of the food. Even with the expansion of the downtown, this restaurant remains a favorite.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Grille 3501 flourished in an unlikely location after completely remodeling the old Trinkle's Cetronia Hotel. Others have remade some of the old PA Dutch "hotels" in the Lehigh Valley, Grill 3501 is the finest remake of them all. The food, the food, the food with an innovative menu that includes some old favorites (mussels appetizer) is the reason for 3501's... More 

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Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Based on other recommendations here, we decided to try out Grille 3501 during a trip to Allentown, and we're very glad we did. Everything on the menu sounded delightful, so we opted to have a couple of appetizers each instead of ordering an entree. We were hoping to save room for dessert, but that wound up being wishful thinking on... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

If you have the misfortune to be seated in "the tunnel area" , as did we, (located upon entrance to the right of a small bar and high tops, consisting of seven or eight tables along the wall), you may have to endure extremely loud patrons whose conversation and thunderous laughter resonate off the walls. We asked to be moved;... More 

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

lunch on a weekday. excellent service, nice atmosphere, and very good food. Shrimp bisque was excellent, and crab cake sandwich good. definitely would return.

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Hampton, Tennessee
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A couple of friends and hotel staff recommended this wonderful restaurant. I had the scallops which were amazing. Sweet and buttery with a perfectly seared exterior and a soft and supple interior. A perfect texture combination for scallops. I was very pleased. Others in my team had the duck, filet, ribs, and grouper. All reported the food was delectable. Will... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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201 reviews 201 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This place has been revamped from an 'old school' local restaurant to a new trendy bar restaurant. The patio space will be great in warm weather (we went in the cold unfortunately!). The interior looks amazing and the drink menu was fantastic!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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122 reviews 122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

With the addition of "The Loft" you now have two great venues to select. The Loft is an indoor/outdoor space with a happening bar. The original restaurant remains elegant and a bit more quiet. Same great appetizers, food & wine in each. Enjoy

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great food -- and great atmosphere both in the original restaurant bar and the new loft area -- Food is fabulous. My favorite place to dine!!

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Nazareth, PA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It had been years since I visited Grille 3501. Their new loft area is beautiful and feels like it should be located on a mountain top at a ski resort! The drinks were delicious and the bartender was incredibly friendly. We ate in the older part of the restaurant that feels dated compared to the loft dining area. Food was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3501 Broadway, Allentown, PA 18104-5930
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: 610-706-0100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Barbecue, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?