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Bay Leaf Restaurant


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Asian, French, American, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly

Location and contact


Seafood Bisque
Mushroom Chablis
Lemongrass (
With​ shrimp)
Petite Salad House Garden Salad
With swiss cheese and vinaigrette
Greek Salad Garden Vegetables
Feta cheese, olives, pepperoni and lemon dressing
Nicoise Salad Tuna
Potatoes,​ olives cheese and vinaigrette
Blue Cheese Salad Spinach
Walnuts, raisins and bacon
Seafood Salad Shrimp
Scallops, crabmeat and light mustard dressing
Yum Chicken Salad Grilled Chicken
Thai spiced dressing and vegetables
Thai Herb Salad Shrimp
Fresh herbs and thai miang sauce
Pita Sandwich Ham
Chicken, vegetables, cheese and vinaigrette
Tuna Sandwich
Open faced on toasted rye, cheese and small salad
Ham and Chicken
With puff pastry light mayonnaise, cheese and small salad
Crepe Monte Carlo Chicken
Béchamel​ sauce, mushrooms and cheese
Crepe Royale Seafood
Béchamel sauce, mushrooms and cheese
Shrimp and Crabmeat
With puff pastry, white wine cream sauce and small salad
Grilled Chicken
With puff pastry, tomato, mayonnaise, cheese and small salad
Chicken Curry Marinated
With thai curry served with cucumber salad
Chicken Coco Loco Apples
Vegetables, peanut sauce and small salad
Thai Spring Roll Chicken
Shrimp and crabmeat with sweet and sour sauce and a small salad
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Asian, French, American, Thai
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday

Let me start with the food was good but the service ruined the meal. Service underwhelming, not enough servers and they were flustered and kept blaming the kitchen for the backlog. Clearly, they can't handle a large crowd all coming in at the same time...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Davidk8214
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Let me state that my rating is about the experience and price, not the food. Food was quite good, portions are decent. Experience... It was obvious that the Bay Leaf was overwhelmed for a New Year’s Eve event. Our table was seated, 45 mins later...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Ckline95
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
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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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