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Bay Leaf Restaurant

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935 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101-1138
+1 610-433-4211
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“orange salad” (4 reviews)
“shrimp” (14 reviews)
“curry” (4 reviews)
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Asian, French, American, Thai, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
935 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101-1138
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is the best restaurant in the Lehigh Valley. It has an extensive menu. The best salads ever. Reasonably priced. Exceptional quality and preparation. Always served piping hot. Timing is right on. I have never had to send a meal back to the kitchen. The...More

Thank TastyBake
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Had the spring roll appetizer and the pita sandwich. Spring rolls were hot and crisp, but a little salty. The pita sandwich also had good texture but was not otherwise particularly appetizing. Ambiance was comfortable, pleasant and service was generally good. But if this is...More

Thank dan m
Reviewed July 5, 2013

This has been a friends favorite local favorite "go to" restaurant for some time. I loved the appetizer special of oranges, coconut and shrimp- light and flavorful. The other app I chose off the regular menu was less tasty, it was crab ravoli. The martini...More

Thank gerrimom
Reviewed June 24, 2013

I love the mushroom soup for starters and the chef's specials keep me guessing but are always pleasing to my palate. My wife can't stop talking about the salmon and she gets there as often as she can for lunch to get her favorite dish....More

Thank John D
Reviewed June 14, 2013

The Bay Leaf is aptly described in other reviews as a 'hidden gem' and 'a thirty year favorite'. While my family wants to keep the Bay Leaf as clandestine as possible, I must publicly appreciate the value of this restaurant. The appetizer section offers a...More

Thank Walkowiczd
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Sorry, but I'm just not seeing it. The food is a lot of fried items, none if it is really all that interesting and many of the dishes taste the same to me. Some are a little spicier than others. Prices are reasonable, but if...More

1  Thank Megan B
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Been here on several occasions and always had delectable dinners. The decor fits the food and creates great ambiance.

Thank Jenny616
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Went here to celebrate our 6 month anniversary. The food was good - american/asian fushion. The appetizer came out quickly, but our entrees seemed to take quite awhile. Pricey.

2  Thank darlenejay
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Yes, Allentown is making strides, but the Bay Leaf remained one of those places that gave you a reason to go downtown. Some of my best food and drink memories were made here. So park in back, make your way inside and enjoy delicousness!

2  Thank Ellen N
Reviewed January 28, 2013

I have been eating at this restaurant since 1981. The food has been consistently delicious every time I have eaten there. I absolutely can not say that about anyplace else I have visited over the years. If you are visiting the Allentown area and want...More

3  Thank mekkd
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July 26, 2016|
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Response from Latteda2 | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure they do
February 2, 2016|
Response from BooBoo18069 | Reviewed this property |
Full bar
November 29, 2015|
Response from beach_bum_3733 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a separate lunch menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 935 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101-1138
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: +1 610-433-4211
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