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Bay Leaf Restaurant

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935 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101-1138
+1 610-433-4211
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would describe this as an European style restaurant, in terms of decor, service and food. I had the seafood bisque soup and the small plate of the seared tuna, and greatly enjoyed both of them. There was only one couple eating there when I went at about 8:30 on a Thursday evening - when I asked about this the... More 

Thank BostonSculpt
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bay Leaf can be easily overlooked as they don't run ads and seem to blend in discretely along Hamilton St. But the food and service are consistently FABULOUS. The menu is large and diverse; I would describe it as continental with an Asian flare. Every dish is unique versus the ordinary. They have been in business for many years... More 

Thank JoeyNMN
Allentown PA
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

My husband and I have been to the Bay Leaf four times in the past few months and have thoroughly enjoyed it every time. Our guests did as well. We have had many of the new special offerings such as the Osso Bucco lamb shank and the John Dory fish. The cashew encrusted John Dory was served with a coconut,... More 

Thank Lovetotravel2034
Easton, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent. That is the 1st thing to be said about a restaurant. Yes people want to know prices and they were high but I think worth it since almost everything we got was seafood based. Phyllo dough goat cheese appetizer was rich but tasty. Crabcake, I could've eaten 14! We eat had a martini. I enjoyed the french... More 

Thank MrsK8Ball
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

It's hard to accurately describe the food at this restaurant because it is such a mixture of cuisines and tastes. My partner and I were delighted with everything we ate! I opted for a more Thai style main course, the salmon served over curry which included hunks of perfectly cooked shrimp. Very tasty indeed! My partner had duck two ways... More 

1 Thank Fran A
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

A nice place to go if you want a upscale place to go for a birthday, anniversary or whatever. Good is good and would highly r commend the brick chicken.

Thank Ngmilitarypolice
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

If you are in Allentown this is a great place to eat. The service was wonderful, as was the food. Our appetizers were delicious--especially the salmon tartare. My husband had the "duck two ways," and I had the "filet tips with diced shrimp with Thai panang curry sauce. Both were terrific. Martinis were great, too. I'd definitely recommend this restaurant.

1 Thank 11nancy11
Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We have been here many times over the past 6 years. The food is amazing, the service perfect, always enjoyable. WE celebrate birthdays, graduations, Christmas here. I have a few favorites, Crab meat mango Napoleon! Thai chicken orange peanut salad, Cream of Mushroom soup, Seafood Bisque, there are so many items, sometimes we just order appetizers.

Thank jvgilder
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

It's far from being a Thai restaurant so if you're looking for authentic thai cuisine, you'll be disappointed. However, despite this, the food is delicious & the cocktails are very good. The service is always great & atmosphere is inviting.

Thank thecoolmomma
Easton, Pa.
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Ive been visiting the Bay Leaf for over fifteen years now. With the recent resurgence of Allentown, many new and probably quite good restaurants have popped up downtown. Notwithstanding the new places, the Bay Leaf has been and continues to be one of the best restaurants I've ever eaten in. Tonight my and I are everything from a beet salad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, French, American, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?