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Bay Leaf Restaurant

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935 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101-1138
+1 610-433-4211
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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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Fran A
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank jvgilder
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank thecoolmomma
Easton, Pa.
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank angeloperrucci
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

This was my first time to this restaurant and I know it won't be my last! This place is great, a little dark but still great ambiance. Was a little unsure about ordering as I have not had a lot of Thai food but the waiter made great suggestions. The flavors are fresh and can be spicy (I asked them... More 

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Thank Donna M
Allentown, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

A surprising and bizarre experience at Bay Leaf. After the waiter informed me that the kitchen was out of the item I had ordered he huffed noisily when I was not ready with another order and stomped away from the table, leaving our dinner party perplexed as to the source of his irritation. He ignored my attempt to reorder, and... More 

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Thank laurenhenry06
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Great dinner. Wonderful selection of dinner entrees. Filet tips so tender. Wife had veal with crab and artichoke. She loved it. Veggies a slight bit underdone (crunchy) but delicious. Wait staff was great. Reasonable prices.

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Thank DiggerDan14
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Had a nice meal here last night, this was my first time here and I hope to be back. Everyone in my party raved about their meals, mine was ok. I had the tequila salmon appetizer and a duck salad appetizer which was plenty for me. The salmon was unusual and fishy - especially for salmon- but I thought it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, French, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?