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Bill Sell's Bold

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1413 11th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601
(814) 946-0301
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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 - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 31
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Foodie Place in Altoona

Going to Bill Sell's BOLD is a special experience. It's menu is exquisite (we have been there dozens of times and never had something we didn't love), and the wine list is excellent. Quiet setting with occasional large groups that make it a little more lively. If you want a special evening that is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
wiley510
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Pennsylvania
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Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Dinner at Bold is a very cold event.The lady at the bar is very preoccupied and is not very helpful.We had some issues with food ingredients and were told they would not make any changes.We also had a problem with one dish that did not resemble the description on the menu. "That's the way we make it".Well for my time... More 

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Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Going to Bill Sell's BOLD is a special experience. It's menu is exquisite (we have been there dozens of times and never had something we didn't love), and the wine list is excellent. Quiet setting with occasional large groups that make it a little more lively. If you want a special evening that is more upscale, it's the best in... More 

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Millerton, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews 101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Good food but the service is not. Food is different. Fresh. Very happy. The service for a Friday night was not properly equipped. Thin. Waitress doesn't check back in very often...then poor communication caused an incorrect order. Up the service and they could get a 5/5

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Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I was a regular customer at Bold the staff are very nice and food is good. But when they made a mistake on my dinner and I pointed it out to the owner she was very rude to me.I will not return to this restaurant for the way we were treated.I think when something is incorrect at least address the... More 

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Front Royal, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Bold flavor ! I had the hanger steak special: 4 tender marinated strips over roasted well-seasoned potatoes and brussel sprouts. Chef knows his flavors! My daughter had marinated salmon with pear chutney and potato cake. We both had Crème brûlée...excellent! Atmosphere was dark and cozy. Very attentive wait staff.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Although a local, last night was my first visit to Bold and it was fabulous. Loved the atmosphere. Excellent tasting food and the presentation was perfect. It was busy - all tables were full - the noise didn't detract - it almost added to experience. Very attentive staff. Will definitely return and happy to have it locally.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Amazing dinner wonderful service. My steak was cooked perfectly. Being in food service my whole life I know the struggle of perfecting things and this guy has it down in every way! The only trouble I had was reading my menu I could've used a little more light. Over all great experience and would recommend it to anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Always dine at Bold when in Altoona. Chef Bill Sell is always willing to bring fresh, creative dishes to the menu & changes seasonally. Whether you prefer tapas or a full entree he does not disappoint. Beer, wine or cocktails compliment your choices. Excellent dining in Altoona....

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Casual retro setting invites you to sit for a cocktail as you are enticed by the array of beautifully presented dishes. The staff is friendly, the fish tacos are to die for! Has never disappointed.

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Port Matilda, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My fiancé and I were looking for a new place, not a chain, and away from the madness of Penn State Homecoming Crowds. Having seen reviews on Trip Advisor, we decided on Bold. Oh my gosh - what a wonderful evening! Because I was on crutches we requested a specific table that was not set up at the time we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1413 11th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: (814) 946-0301

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
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 - 10:00 pm

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