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Bolete Restaurant and Inn

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1740 Seidersville Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18015-4226 (E Emmaus Ave)
610-868-6505
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 134
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent!

Bolete is our favorite restaurant in the Lehigh Valley. Excellent food and the menu varies often. Good service and friendly owners. It is expensive but worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
GotRidge
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Bolete is our favorite restaurant in the Lehigh Valley. Excellent food and the menu varies often. Good service and friendly owners. It is expensive but worth it.

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Orefield, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Wow, Bolete is just great. The chef is so creative combining items you may question if they all go together, then you taste the dish and wow. I understand this chef at this location is up for a James Beard Award, it would not surprise me at all if he didn't win it. Bolete is great for dinner and the... More 

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Bethlehem
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96 reviews 96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Bolete takes a dinning out experience to a whole new level. The food is prepared fresh and presentation is spot on ! Every meal comes to your table worthy of being photographed. The decor is old and rustic and has old country charm. Having trouble deciding what to order my wife and I shared the beef Carpaccio. My wife never... More 

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Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

One of the best meals and dining experiences we've EVER had! Relaxing, beautiful, rustic & genuinely historic atmosphere. Wonderful genuine service - very detail oriented & helpful without being over bearing - Goldy Locks 'just right'! The food- so personal- exquisitely thought out & presented. Next time I'm going to get the seven course chef choice meal so everything can... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great experience. The service is spot in and the food is farm to table delicious! Very romantic little spot with lots of additions to both the drink and food menus to keep you coming back

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

1st time visit. What a great experience. Chestnut soup was on the menu which I haven't seen or had in years. All three of us decided to try it. After about three spoonfuls of silence, we all agreed that it was the best soup we have ever had! This was followed with stellar entries. I had Sea Bass. My friends... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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507 reviews 507 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I'm kind of baffled with the amazing reviews for Bolete. We tried this place out for a birthday brunch this past Sunday. This was noted on our reservation. There was no mention of the celebration and the wait staff took a long time to even acknowledge that we were standing in the "lobby." I quote "lobby" because it's a tiny,... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Most attentive service; although I was let down by the 10 minute wait by the crowded bar even when we had reservations. However, it all got better from there. The bread was amazing, perfectly seasoned and warm straight out of the oven. The waitress helpfully answered all of our questions regarding the menu. The food was simply amazing; I was... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I went here for brunch for my birthday. It was phenomenal. I had the duck confit and it was really good. They also had fresh homemade breads a chocolate cinnamon muffin and biscotti and bacon and scallion things that were amazing. I also had the butterscotch pudding also amazing very very rich my partner and I couldn't... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Spent Mothers Day at Bolete for brunch. Started with a blueberry Bellini, ok had 2 of them they were so good. First course was a bright light sald ,next eggs Benedict was out of this world, Andes the meal with some sweet treats and coffee. I have heard from our youngest son that their dinner tasting menu for dinner is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1740 Seidersville Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18015-4226
    (E Emmaus Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethlehem
  • Phone Number: 610-868-6505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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