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Bay Leaf Restaurant

935 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101-1138
+1 610-433-4211
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“orange salad” (4 reviews)
“chicken” (11 reviews)
“crab” (6 reviews)
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Asian, French, American, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
935 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101-1138
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the Lehigh Valley for many years. We always get great service and delicious food. We usually have the Thai influenced dishes because we also love Thai food. Fresh dishes, satay, and the veal chops are some of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 1976George
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We were here 5 years ago and glad to see how busy it was on a Saturday night. The waitstaff are very friendly and efficient. The menu is extensive and quite varied. There were also daily specials. We had the veal with crab and white...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Food should be served hotter. Swordfish tasted fishy and texture was grainy. Parking lot curb is hard to navigate. I feel There are better choices in this price range.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 973josephm
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Ok I had not been to this restaurant in 20 + years. And I will not let 20 years lapse before my next visit. Mentioned this to the waiter and he said this restaurant has been in operation for 35 years There is something to...More

Date of visit: February 2018
2  Thank TravelTripster17
Reviewed January 30, 2018

Dined here a couple times, very good, little pricy but not bad. Very good food and atmosphere , good service (pro servers) !

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank Tom H
Reviewed January 13, 2018

The Bay Leaf has been a gem of a restaurant in the Lehigh Valley for many years. They were there before the arena came to downtown. The quality of the food and the selection are outstanding. Everything was cooked just perfectly. They play on the...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank Dr Mark S
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

This is the third time in the last few months we have visited the Bay Leaf The food is fabulous, always consistent and the service is great ! The menu for New Year's Eve was actually large with approx. 12 dishes to choose from. I...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank manny196
Reviewed November 25, 2017

excellent, gracious service. pleasant, subdued atmosphere. delightfully interesting menu. food met all expectations.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Elaine E
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Bay Leaf is a very short walk from the Holiday Inn downtown. We were blown away by the great food and the wonderful service from our waiter, Chris. Décor was nice. I had the Thai orange salad, which just sooooo good. The presentation was beautiful...More

Date of visit: October 2017
2  Thank Patty S
Reviewed October 2, 2017

This restaurant has a great reputation. The ambiance is nice and the food is quite good. It is a nicer more expensive place. Maybe a place we would go for a celebration or anniversary. Reservations are recommended.

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank Krista H
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July 21, 2018|
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Response from Tom H | Reviewed this property |
The place, in my opinion, is casual. Like the other comment, I've seen a wide variety of attire. It nice, the food is great, the service is friendly so I'd say dress like you're going to a nice place.
July 26, 2016|
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Response from Latteda2 | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure they do
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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