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“Celtic Classic Weekend”
Review of The Wooden Match

The Wooden Match
Ranked #113 of 354 Restaurants in Bethlehem
Price range: $7 - $14
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 22, 2013

The food here is very good, the atmosphere was great, we sat at the outside patio so the smoke from the Cigars was no bother at all, even with a large festival across the street and a large crowd at the restaurant we had no trouble getting a table, and the staff was extremely friendly, I will be there again, and will recommend it to all of my friends, also they provided great live entertainment all weekend long with no cover charge.

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1  Thank Jimmy F
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Great Atmosphere and consistently great live music! The artisan wine bar that just opened completes the package! Start off with a nice glass of wine and cheese plate appetizer (at a great price), and then move over to the wooden match to enjoy dinner and a cigar. Top Notch! New Ownership invested money is some great features (like the spiffy bathrooms) and has more great improvements planned!

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1  Thank JK_Allentown
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

So here's the scoop. Kids couldn't go inside so we sat on the concrete slab under one of the tents. Very noisy with traffic (motorcycles, loud bridge noises as cars passed, etc.). Very annoying insects. Cigar smoke... Pretty view though of the re-purposed train depots (love that) and great beer list. The food is meat-centric. Very very few choices for a vegetarian- hummus ho hum. The server was perfect. The price was a bit high - 90 for four - for burgers and hummus... Won't be back, but very glad we tried it. PS don't try the burger on a donut. it was found to be a "yuck".

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Thank BBBBTravel
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

A great Belgian White beer and a generous glass of Pinot Grigio were spoilt by very average food. Just had snacks but they were very disappointing. Interesting venue and because of the drinks may give it a second chance.

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Thank lafineart
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

This facility has a beautiful approach as you drive up. It has several tents along the ridge near the railroad tracks showing outdoor dining under Awnings. But once you get to the facility you'll be surprised at how they Operate. As three well-dressed ladies stood waiting for a table,( I reserved one that was called ahead,). we were escorted to a wooden prickly picnic table and told to sit there. After a little bit of discussion, they finally offered an opportunity to sit in a good chair, under the outdoor tents. Come to find out on that Saturday evening the owner, and four his friends wwere occupying one of these coveted tables and watched as we looked in dismay at where we were being seated.

Once we finally got a table we realized that this facility is a cigar bar. Regardless of the outdoor environment, cigar and cigarette smoke wafted from every direction. Of course there was no relief in the renovated indoor train station, a small and quaint facility, because that's where the rest of the cigar smokers were hunkered down.

We continued to stay through our drinks and dinner since we did drive over and struggled to find a table. The food took 48 minutes to receive was not of the right temperature ...drinks were warm dinners were cold. It was a lackluster experience to say the least and unfortunately the only one really on the ball was a busboy. Go to this place if you love cigars only!
And even then you'll take your chances.

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Thank MESAllentownPA
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