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Bolete Restaurant and Inn

1740 Seidersville Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18015-4226
610-868-6505
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Ranked #3 of 314 Restaurants in Bethlehem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
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Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: E Emmaus Ave
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  • English first
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English first
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We're from Bethlehem and have driven by a hundred times. We normally enjoy reservations but thought we would take a chance and stop in for a seat at the bar and they did not disappoint. the hostess was welcoming (opposed to the sometimes off putting "do you have a reservation" and the look of disappointment if you say "no") We... More

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Although Bolete is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, it draws diners from a wide area. It is worth the drive and even an overnight stopover in Bethlehem. Beautiful old stone former stage coach stop over 300 years old - but the food is perfect for today. A unique surf and turf appetizer was oysters and carpaccio. Another appetizer of smoked trout with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Seriously folks, this place deserves a star. Equal to the Thomas Keller's Bouchon in Yountville, California.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My wife and I went to Bolete for a pre-concert meal after reading reviews on TripAdvisor. We were thoroughly impressed. First, the restaurant's decor is quaint, and the dinner music was superb (Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, etc..). We later found out it was the owner's "mix" from their wedding, which made our romantic date even better! The wine list... More

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Bel Air, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Bolete is an experience not to be missed! It is actually the kind of place you should plan your trip around. My husband and I sat on the back patio which was quaint and reminded us of time we had spent in Italy at family run establishments. The food hands down some of the best I have ever had. We... More

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Groveland, FL, USA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I had dinner at Bolete this evening, and we could not wait to share our experience with TripAdvisor! The decor is so quaint and the wait staff is professional, informative, and attentive!! We didn't know when we'd return to the area, so we tried several entrees. Our server, Doug, was very knowledgeable about the menu and the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I will admit, as Bethlehem dining goes, you won't find much better quality than this restaurant. The location is convenient, the service good, the ingredients solid. You won't have a bad meal. Fella's...the ladies love this place. It makes them feel special. The issue I have is that it's seems like I have the same meal every time. Not because... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went to Bolete for our anniversary and it was such a pleasant surprise from the start to finish! Not one bite of food disappointed, and the chef and staff were so accomodating and welcoming! I cannot wait to return - especially for the butterscotch pudding :)

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River Vale, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The rustic setting belies the gourmet experience! This centuries old stagecoach stop houses a delightful farm to table dining with wine parings to match. The sophisticated menu consists of the freshest ingredients and you can taste each and every one. The atmosphere is comfortable and not at all stuffy. We're happy the chef/owner found his way to Bethlehem. What a... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A friend of mine Matt Cohen is a film maker and has done work for the Food Channel. He insisted that we go to Botete. I was blown away. Now it is my favorite restaurant. The ingredients and food are fresh, local and put together in a creative, outstanding way.

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