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“fanastico!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Glasbern Inn Restaurant

Glasbern Inn Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 13 Restaurants in Fogelsville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Fine Dining
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“fanastico!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

My husband and I ventured out to this scenic restaurant nestled away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. As a couple who like to try new restaurants, this was not a disappointment. The atmosphere was breathtaking inside the restaurant with its rustic beams and stone wall. Even the landscaping was perfect on a cool early evening. The dinner was equally memorable. We were greeted right away and escorted to a spacious dining area. Service was amazing. The waitress was more than helpful and recommended many dishes and even described what each entailed. At first the appetizers may seen overwhelming and bizarre but they really should not be skipped. My husband started off with the Mornings Egg and was impressed with the popping flavors and intricate texture (rate this dish and A). I equally enjoyed the cold corn soup, which is a lot more detailed than the name leads on to be. It was top notch. All of the flavors really went well together. For our main meal, we tried the fried chicken and the Raised beef. The chicken was very enjoyable (rate the dish a B), nothing stunning about it but tasty. The beef was art perfection and really impressive visually. It was done a little more to what I had asked but it was delicious. I read some reviews about portion size and with what we ate, my husband and I left feeling full and decided to skip dessert. The cost of the dishes were comparable to the time each dish took to put together and the thought process that went into making each dish "pop" with flavor and texture. The service alone was worth the $100 bill. I recommend this to any couple as a special treat.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Boston
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

creative, tasty, fresh food and superb service, part of stay at the Inn

Visited June 2012
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Allentown, PA
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Nearly Perfect”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012

We've been there a number of times over the years, and expected another 5-star experience for the five of us.

Service was topnotch, before dinner in the lounge and during dinner. Nice extensive wine selection. Appetizers were very nice. They grow much of their own food, which is a nice touch. And, the ambiance in the restored barn is wonderful.

So, why not a "5"? While the entrees were original and tasty, the quantities left much to be desired, especially for the price paid. Caesar sald was tasty, but about half of what's usually served. Two of us ordered Gnocchi. Interesting interpretation with pickled cauliflower, rhubarb and other root vegetables, but the entire dish was about one cup, and contained six small pieces of Gnocchi. The fact that it differed so much from what I expected didn't take away from the dish, but it's small appearance and quantity certainly did. My wife ordered the lamb, one of the more expensive entrees. Nice presented, but two very small pieces of lamb.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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glasbern, Manager at Glasbern Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, 10 September 2012
We appreciate your feedback regarding your experience. At Glasbern we do pride ourselves in Farm to Table and it is important to hear what our guests think about our food. Portions can sometimes be a tough category. I will be sure to pass the information to our head chef. Hopefully we will see the five of you in the future to experience our fall featured menu.
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Joy of food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2012

One of the highest end restuarants in the Lehigh Valley. Set in a beautiful wooded pocket north of rt 78, close to the city, but you feel like you are in some pocket of a Colorado forest. The quiet property has several barns/houses. The Restuarant is in a beautiful wood/glass open beam barn. We had a Mother's day fixed menu, wonderful small gourmet combinations of mostly very local food. The chefs were very creative, and the textures and presentation were all a pleasure to experience and eat. Even my 9 year old was trying new things because they were presented so special and really "cool/clever". The staff was very professional and attentive, making the overall experience simply a quiet joy.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sachmogoat
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glasbern, Manager at Glasbern Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, 10 September 2012
Thank you for sharing your experience at Glasbern. Holidays are very important to us because they are just as important to you. It is a time of getting together with Family and sharing laughs with friends. I am happy you chose to spend Mother's day at Glasbern. Maybe we will see you for Thanksgiving or even Christmas.
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Asheville
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An excellent dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

Attended a small, private dinner party in early May. The food was excellent and very creatively prepared. Many of the ingredients were grown or raised on the restaurant/inn's farm as Glasbern is a farm-to table-establishment. Beautiful ambiance and great service as well.

Visited May 2012
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Thank PattiAsheville
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glasbern, Manager at Glasbern Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, 10 September 2012
Thank you for your positive feedback. Glasbern works hard to prepare the freshest of dishes. We do hope that you return to Glasbern and enjoy another great meal prepared by our talented chefs.
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