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Apr 22, 2009 03:24 PM

Taking Mom out in Allentown

We are going out a week early for Mothers day on sunday may 3rd to the Allentown Art Museum.
Afterwards an early dinner. We are open to anything you guys think is really good. I want something does not have to be fancy, but is consistently good quality.

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  1. I live in Philly but go to Allentown a couple of times a month. A few of places I really like that may work are as follows:

    Wert's Cafe - Down home diner-like kind of place with among other things the best burger in town. They have this onion loaf thing that is so good, I want one now that you made me think about it, darn!

    Grille 3501 - I've been to this place a number of times and it is consistently good and creative.

    Bolete - I admit to never having been to this high end spot but all my folks in Allentown have. It's in Bethlehem and the chef is CIA trained and everyone I've talked to think it's a great fine dining spot in the Lehigh Valley.

    1. Since it is a Sunday you have less options. While Werts has good burgers is a diner and closed on Sunday Allentown BrewWorks is the only decent place in the downtown area that will be open. Much better than your average pub food (my favorite is the meatloaf). Grille 3501 is very good but also closed on a Sunday. King George is very nice. Bolete in Bethlehem is one of the 3 best in the Valley but on Sunday they only do brunch from 11-3. One of the other top 3 in the Valley is the Savory Grille and opens at 1 on a Sunday but will be about a 30 minute ride from the museum. If you go to the Promenade Shoppes in Center Valley you will find several very nice restaurants (Melt, Pacifico, and Shula's Steak House). Starfish in Bethlehem is one of the top seafood restaurants in the area and is open on a Sunday. At the Lehigh Valley Mall there are two restaurants (Bonefish Grill for seafood and Bravo for Italian). Consistent food and service as you would expect from restaurant groups with several restaurants