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536 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101-1510
+1 484-221-9465
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“banana pudding” (19 reviews)
“croquettes” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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536 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101-1510
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

We took my in-laws here for an early dinner. The decor is fun and funky. Our service was attentive without hovering. And our dinners were superb! We thoroughly enjoyed the General Tso’s cauliflower and my fried tofu noodle stir fry (although a bit more tofu...More

Thank doreenjemisonj
Mo T, General Manager at grain., responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Thank you for the excellent review, Doreen! We're delighted to hear that you had such an amazing dining experience with us! It's wonderful that our team provided you with excellent service and that your meal was flavorful and delicious! We'd love to host you again...More

Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

We were driving through Allentown on the way back to Philadelphia from a state park visit and stopped by for an early Saturday dinner. The building is roomy and cozy with a sort of industrial rustic decor (check out the bathroom floor which is pennies!)....More

Thank alostyankee
Mo T, General Manager at grain., responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Thank you for sharing, alostyankee! We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful meal with us at Grain. We're so glad that you loved your meals and service. We aim to please our guests with our warm hospitality and delicious food, so this...More

Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

2 floors..... 1st I noticed the music, I like it all and I was bopping away in my seat. Tables are close together but it didn't matter to much. We got three appetizers. The biscuits and gravy, it was super chunky. The gravy was like...More

Thank ciz2676
Mo T, General Manager at grain., responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Thank you for the stellar review, ciz2676! We're delighted you had such a wonderful experience with us! We strive to ensure our dishes are perfect before serving them. It's outstanding you enjoyed our fresh and delicious food so much. That's what we like to see!...More

Reviewed June 20, 2018

the chicken waffles here exceeded all my expectations. I have not had chicken and waffles that good since I lived in N.Carolina. The beer and ale menu is very detailed and wquite diverse.More

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Mo T, General Manager at grain., responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

Thank you for the great review, kathyrK4605ZT! We're happy your time with us was so wonderful! We endeavor to offer fresh, unique and delicious dishes for all of our guests. It's excellent you enjoyed our take on chicken and waffles so much, especially considering that...More

Reviewed June 18, 2018

My son and his wife treated both sets of parents for Fathers/Mothers day. When I first walked in I thought it was small and interesting. We were greeted very pleasantly by the manager and whisked upstairs without mentioning we were 15 minutes late. Next problem...More

1  Thank Dooedd714
Mo T, General Manager at grain., responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2018

Thank you for the excellent review, Dooedd! It's outstanding you had such an amazing experience with us for Fathers/Mothers day! We're delighted you enjoyed our fresh and delicious dishes so much and that our team made you feel so welcome and assisted you in any...More

Reviewed June 2, 2018

Garden road trip with 2 girlfriends and we needed a restaurant that was gluten friendly for my friend who has Celiacs. Grain had a special menu with a wide variety of options. The presentation was delightful as was the service. We all enjoyed the interior...More

1  Thank lillious
Mo T, General Manager at grain., responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2018

Thank you for the great review, lillious! We're delighted you had such a fantastic experience with us. We care deeply about our guests so it's wonderful our team could accommodate your needs and ensured that your dishes met your expectations. We aim to please and...More

Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

We came here to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. The atmosphere was so nice, very rustic. We ordered the general tso's cauliflower and it was amazing! For our main entrees, we ordered the NY strip and the chicken and waffles. I was intrigued when the dish...More

1  Thank snifflesmcg
Mo T, General Manager at grain., responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Thanks for the stellar review! It's fantastic you had such a wonderful experience with us! We're delighted you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes so much. The Chicken and Waffles were a great choice, a real fan favorite. We strive to ensure our guests have a memorable...More

Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

I got to visit this rather unique venue with a group of friends. We were in the private room in the back called the Redroom. Service was wonderful, food was good. I had the 'burger' which one includes a fried egg on top. Almost by...More

1  Thank Steve Z
Mo T, General Manager at grain., responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Thank you for the excellent review, Steve! It's outstanding you had such an amazing experience with us! We're delighted you enjoyed our fresh and delicious dishes so much and that our team made you feel so welcome and assisted you in any way. We aim...More

Reviewed March 29, 2018

We've been to Grain in the past. The food is amazing. But this time, we weren't lucky enough to have dinner or even appetizers on Wednesday the 28th. Before the show we planned to order appetizers, but were only able to order 2 drinks as...More

Thank Bluecrabchorizo
Mo T, General Manager at grain., responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to submit this feedback. We are always working as hard as we can to provide the best experiences for our guests. We regret to hear about your experience and we will be sure to share your concerns...More

Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

My sister and I met here spur of the moment on a Thursday around 4:15pm. We were the only people in the entire upstairs during our whole meal. It was a really nice atmosphere and we loved the decor. Our server was also very nice...More

1  Thank KimberH0422
Mo T, General Manager at grain., responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2018

Thank you for sharing, Kimber! We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful meal with us at Grain. We're so glad that you loved your meals and service and were able to take advantage of our delicious vegan options. We aim to please...More

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Terri K
June 16, 2017|
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Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
$22-$40 per person without alcohol
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Adrenna
July 23, 2016|
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Response from Lisa T | Reviewed this property |
They offered gluten free pizza & pasta. That said, many of the entrees could easily accommodate.
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Marissa S
February 11, 2016|
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Response from Kristen L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they just won't serve you alcohol. They have nonalcoholic beverages too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $12
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 536 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101-1510
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: +1 484-221-9465
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