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1741 on the Terrace

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Hotel Bethlehem, 437 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (Church Street)
+1 610-625-2226
17:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Coming to the 1742 on the Terrace is a delightful experience. When I walk in the door and Francoise is working, I immediately feel at home. Francoise welcomes me like a friend or family member into a home. She always has a smile on her face and always looks stylushly beautiful. My favorite waitress that I always try to request... More 

Thank Robert L
New Jersey
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606 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

The 1741, located in the Historic Bethlehem Hotel on Main street, is not to be missed. Huge main room with Moravian tile floors (which apparently were discovered only recently during their renovations and after they removed the carpeting) and floor to ceiling windows. The menu is short but very well prepared and presented. Try both the Filet Mignon and the... More 

2 Thank TonyK300
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The interior of this restaurant is beautiful and speaks to the historic attractiveness of the hotel. It has about 20 tables(not all filled) and, the night we went, 3 wait staff (and 2 managers?) They seemed frazzled (which I really don't get) super friendly but slow and bringing people the wrong food. The menu is very limited- 6 entree offerings... More 

1 Thank PrincessFang
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

My sister took me out for my birthday on Monday and I really wanted to eat at hotel bethlehem and enjoy the food and the beautiful decorations. I knew it was a long shot because I had seen on the news that the hotel was full. But we gave it a shot. The hostess couldn't have been nicer but explain... More 

Thank Amy W
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This was our 3rd Christmas Eve dinner in the 1741 room. The hotel and the dinning room were decorated exquisitely. The food was just average. Our food was mediocre and a bit on the cold side and we were disappointed in the service. It was not what we had come to expect from past years. We have decided to take... More 

1 Thank dparenti
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Both service and food were excellent....the atmosphere was warm and inviting....like being in Victorian times. The hotel also has a lovely gift shop with fabulous items.

Thank jroethlein65
New Hope, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We celebrated our Holiday Family Day at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem yesterday. It was outstanding on every single level. Simply put, the food, service and ambiance were all magnificent. A special treat for the youngest member of our family (aged 6) who enjoyed being the center of attention once Mr. & Mrs. Claus found her. ;-) A truly memorable experience... More 

Thank Sam9294
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

The room and location are wonderful. We dined on a Saturday during the heart of Bethlehem's Christmas season, and were glad we had reserved weeks in advance. It's a famed hotel with many private events going on, and I feared it would suffer the "hotel food" syndrome, but "1741 Terrace" was superb. They do it with a limited menu (wisely)... More 

Thank Stephen Y
Parsippany, New Jersey
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Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Can't say enough... Wonderful and magical. Christmas decorations were great and the hotel itself is beautifully restored. The food was excellent. We went for brunch. The staff was very accommodating as it was our 25 th wedding anniversary. There is a lovely shop inside where we made some purchases. Santa and Mrs Clause were there as well as live music.... More 

Thank Familyfun4Parsippany
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Our very first brunch visit happened to be the most phenomenal and we have kept coming back for years! Our friend Francoise is so lovely she always remembers us and makes a point to come over and make sure the food and service are manifique! My husband and I have been back again and again and even our teenage twins... More 

Thank Kipp S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 50
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?