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Grille 3501

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3501 Broadway, Allentown, PA 18104-5930
16107060100
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Grille 3501 literally stands alone with its "sophisticated yet...
Grille 3501 literally stands alone with its "sophisticated yet unpretentious" atmosphere and menu. Our unique blend of Asian, French and Mediterranean cuisine, combined with our warm hospitality and attentive service will make your every visit to Grille 3501 an event to remember. The Loft at 3501, a new addition to the Valley's favorite restaurant, provides guests with a unique dining experience in the West End by offering patio and open-air dining along with the same great award-winning menu favorites. Owners John Trapani and Chef John "J.P." Pukanecz invite you to join them for your next truly remarkable meal or private party.
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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This is one of those restaurants that tries to be upscale in price but lacks the service to match. Don't get me wrong... I liked my meal ( at $150/couple I had better). But the service was slow.. 2 and half hours is lengthy especially without dessert. The entrees were appealing and imaginative... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2014
Deeandalexorf
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The villages, florida
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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The villages, florida
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

This is one of those restaurants that tries to be upscale in price but lacks the service to match. Don't get me wrong... I liked my meal ( at $150/couple I had better). But the service was slow.. 2 and half hours is lengthy especially without dessert. The entrees were appealing and imaginative though so I would go back... Just... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We looked at reviews and decided to go here while on holiday from CA. We are used to high end dining, this place certainly isn't that. Steaks were ok, but didn't justify the premium price, and desserts were rather sparse. Taken together with a dull atmosphere, we won't be recommending to friends and colleagues. Disappointing.

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Central New York State
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We decided it was time for a special dinner, and the hotel clerk directed us to Grille 3501. The TA reviews were a little mixed, but we decided to give it a try. We were glad we did. Our server, Jen, was friendly and cordial but not at all intrusive. She was a definite plus. My husband had the boneless... More 

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Whitehall, PA
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110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Grille at 3501 is a decent place, but not my favorite. The food is good- but not awesome. My husband and I went during June 2014. I ordered the lobster tails ($34) it comes with a fried potato cake (tasted as if it was a fair food ) and bok choy. I replaced the boc choy with asparagus (got... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Rude staff, food was OK but nothing special, price was not relative to the quality. The decor didn't flow and is aged. Wouldn't return

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

No atmosphere in what is a pretentious restaurant attempting to be much more upmarket than it really is. Grumpy and poor service, much better options available locally. Certainly won't be back.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Nothing special, menu was limited and lacked imagination. Servers were clearly under pressure and had a 'take it or leave it' atitude. Was there for a business meeting, clients were not impressed. Wont be going there again, give it a miss.

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Fogelsville, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful seafood feast with my Wife at this fine establishment. Everything is always consistently good from the service to the entrée. Not the least expensive meal but well worth the cost!

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I've been here several times for lunch... Excellent service... great menu offerings... The food is beautifully presented and has always been delicious. The décor/ambience is "simple elegance," the way a first class restaurant shows itself to me. 3501 is a perfect spot for business lunches and for impressing good friends. It's a 45-minute drive for me, but it's well worth... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Excellent food; consistently interesting, perhaps a bit trendy, but always tasty. Tom, the bartender, is never at a loss for something new to drink. While the dining room can get noisy if crowded, they make a concerted effort to separate diners so you are not all sitting in one area. We've celebrated graduations, 21st birthdays, and ladies nights out here;... 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: 16107060100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions

Description

Grille 3501 literally stands alone with its "sophisticated yet unpretentious" atmosphere and menu. Our unique blend of Asian, French and Mediterranean cuisine, combined with our warm hospitality and attentive service will make your every visit to Grille 3501 an event to remember. The Loft at 3501, a new addition to the Valley's favorite restaurant, provides guests with a unique dining experience in the West End by offering patio and open-air dining along with the same great award-winning menu favorites. Owners John Trapani and Chef John "J.P." Pukanecz invite you to join them for your next truly remarkable meal or private party.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?