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1741 on the Terrace

Hotel Bethlehem, 437 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
+1 610-625-2226
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Hotel Bethlehem, 437 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I had the opportunity to indulge in the Hotel Bethlehem Sunday brunch on 3-11-18 and it was superb. Everything we tried was outstanding and the musical entertainment was top notch. I highly recommend this brunch to anyone visiting the Lehigh Valley. You will not be...More

Thank acsok
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

High quality food, beautiful ambiance, attentive service -all in a wonderful historic hotel setting. Bar area is also a place to visit featuring loads of photos of famous guests. Spend some time in the hotel even if not staying there (I wasn't). A must see...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Very pleasant surroundings but oh so noisy! You can’t hold a conversation without shouting at one another. Food, although expensive, was good. Service is a little slow - even for fine dining. The room should have some sound absorbing material installed. That would be a...More

Thank KanesComments
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Dined with our friends and neighbors here and had a perfect dining experience. The decor and atmosphere is beautiful, formal, and yet relaxing. The night time view of the Moravian historic buildings through the palladium windows is simply stunning. Our server was very attentive without...More

Thank Dianne B
Reviewed 12 January 2018

If you're looking for the absolute best brunch in the Lehigh Valley, go no further than the 1741 Terrace. The decor, ambiance and food all get five star ratings. On Sunday it's best to have reservations because it gets quite crowded. Just walking around the...More

Thank 860Vetman
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

What a great place to spend a romantic, Anniversary or that special time! Food is an excellent variety with First Class taste and atmosphere. The Holiday decorations brightens the lobby to bring the beauty of this Historic Hotel. Worth the price and a memory that...More

Thank whochip
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

A visit to the Hotel Bethlehem is a must at Christmas! The decorations were beautiful, with a touch of whimsy. Stop into the shop as well. I didn’t stay at the hotel, but had a delicious dinner in the restaurant (not tap room). The setting...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We had the brunch on New Years Eve and it was quite delicious. I tried many items and everything was good. I do not eat seafood, but my husband does. He like everything except the clams casino. Our waitress was very helpful and patient with...More

Thank 655davidu
Reviewed 29 December 2017

LOVED our meal here! The décor is amazing - quintessential downtown Bethlehem! Everyone in our party loved their meals (apps and desserts too!)

Thank Liz L
Kelly R, Guest Relations Manager at 1741 on the Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Dear Liz L: Thank you very much for you kind review and sharing your dining experience in our 1741 on the Terrace. We are happy that you enjoyed your dinners and how beautiful Bethlehem is especially this time of year. Please visit us again soon!

Reviewed 29 December 2017

We went to a special dinner for my birthday with my family of 8 people. We loved the atmosphere and décor, and the food and service were exceptional. It's in the perfect location of Historic Bethlehem - we had a wonderful day walking around, shopping,...More

Thank Anne R
Kelly R, Guest Relations Manager at 1741 on the Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Dear Anne R: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and your kind review! We are happy that we could be the place that you chose to celebrate your birthday. Our staff loves special occasions! We are fortunate to be in the...More

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Questions & Answers
Jonathan K
13 December 2017|
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Response from 69susan | Reviewed this property |
As I understand it most of the items on line menu are correct but they do run out of specials at times early due to their popularity. Its happened to us a couple times. They do offer specials and other items when I'm there... More
Loretta A
9 March 2017|
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Response from Mary B | Reviewed this property |
You have the answer to your question about size. I would also add that if it is ambience you are looking for, little beats the Terrace. While it is part of the hotel, it does not feel that way. There are large windows, tile... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hotel Bethlehem, 437 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
    (Church Street)
  • Public Transportation: Public transit hub is 4 blocks from restaurant, LANTA 207 passes in front of the hotel.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethlehem
  • Phone Number: +1 610-625-2226
  • E-mail
It is the desire of 1741 on the Terrace to engage you and invite you. Try something new or revisit something familiar; but above all, enjoy. Relax in the ambiance of the room, with its beautiful Moravian tile floor and soaring Palladian windows. Admire the charm of downtown Bethlehem with buildings and history dating back to 1741 when the town itself was founded. The menu changes seasonally, with locally-inspired dishes by Executive Chef Michael Adams. The wine list is extensive -- with many exciting options from America and around the world. Our experienced servers are also available to aid in your wine selection or suggest custom pairings to the menu items upon request.
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