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“Average Food That Costs Too Much”

Hanoverville Road House
Ranked #81 of 360 Restaurants in Bethlehem
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed July 10, 2013

My husband and I took a friend to dinner at the Hanoverville Road House. We were encouraged by a half full parking lot on a Tuesday, early evening, must be a good restaurant to have so many guests mid-week. We were promptly seated and our waitress immediately came to our table to take our drink order. We felt neither rushed or delayed. The wait staff gets high ratings, the problem was the food. Our drinks arrived with a loaf of bread-average, french bread, not warmed. We all choose a salad which had a nice variety of vegetables, but the lettuce was soggy. I had the house dressing which was excellent, too bad it was served on limp, wimpy lettuce. Our guest and I ordered the Chicken Marsala, my husband the Rum Chicken. We were served ample portions, but the mixed veggies served were overcooked and mushy. The rice pilaf was acceptable, but nothing outstanding. The marsala sauce was very thick and heavy. There was a good amount of mushrooms in the sauce, but the flavor was, again, average. All this to say the price of $18.95 seems much too high for average food of diner quality. This is too bad because this restaurant could be outstanding with better quality food.

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2  Thank Cindy K
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

The staff were very accomodating, making sure the environment was comfortable for us, including adjusting the heat. The food has good flavor, nice presentation, and there is plenty for leftovers.

1  Thank Heather Z
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

My partner and I went to the Hanoverville Road House on a Tuesday night about 730-745pm. There were several cars in the lot, and we entered the door near the bar. There was a bar tender and a couple tables we could see with guests eating in the dining room, so we know they where open. (Being able to enter was our first clue.)
We waited by what appeared to be a hostess stand, and waited and waited. We had a conversation about the events of the day and not in whispered tones, So, what Im saying is that someone should have know we were there, waiting, the bartender at least!
After several minutes of waiting we turned and walked out. Dont think we'll be back based on that first, uhm, impression.
Can't say anything about the food as we never had the chance to try it.
Sorry guys, you need to pay attention.

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2  Thank Scott G
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

We went to this restaurant as a group of five couples. Four of the five couples were from New Jersey and we are from Nazareth PA. All night, everyone was raving about their appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. The wait staff paced our meal so that we did not feel rushed or overwhelmed with food. The mixed drinks were large in size and they were made very well. They could have gone a little easier on the ice in each drink but all restaurants and bars overload on the ice. Even though the restaurant closes at 10pm, we did not leave until almost 11:30pm. Not once did someone even hint to us that we should leave! They added on an 18% tip, since we were a large group however the server certainly deserved that amount. They calculated the tip on the Sub-Total only, which is the correct way it should be done. We have found many a restaurant that tips on the Total Amount, which includes the Tax. A tip should never be calculated on the amount that includes tax! We all had a great evening, a great meal, great drinks, delicious desserts and wonderful fellowship! We will certainly return to this restaurant in the very near future!

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2  Thank PA_Girl9
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

The Hanoverville Road House has been around for many, many, many years and it shows. Even though you can no longer smoke in PA restaurants, the smell still lingers around the bar area. The food is utterly dull and uninspired. I used to take my grand mother there before she passed away because she said that it wasn't too "zesty" for her, meaning she liked it because it was all pretty bland. The only decent thing I have ever had there is the tuna melt. Once in a while I get a craving for a tuna melt, and although theirs has way too much mayo in it, it's pretty good. But everything else, generic. Burgers are made from frozen patties, steak fries are deep fried from frozen, soups are thick, starchy and overly salty, salads are limp. And there is the ever-present "vegetable medely", from frozen, of course. And it's such a shame too because the buliding itself has a great history and could be charming. But as it stands it looks like something out of my grandmother's living room in the 80's. And some of the servers actually address guests as "yous". Poor old Hanoverville Road House.

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2  Thank bogle821
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