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Upper Bucks County Restaurants (Doylestown/Quakertown) and Bethlehem Recs

sommrluv Jun 3, 2010 04:38 PM

Party of 4, trying to stay in the $100-$150 range. One of the party dislikes seafood, everyone likes mexican & american. Was thinking about something modern like Honey but I doubt I'd be able to do that price range.

Any thoughts? One of the inns?



  1. JanR Jun 4, 2010 07:44 AM

    I have seen restaurant.com coupons for Honey for midweek. These coupons ($25) are often 80% off.

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    1. re: JanR
      sommrluv Jun 4, 2010 09:48 AM

      Thanks for the recomendations!

      I will surely look out for those coupons, I have a gift credit at restaurant.com.

      We're going out tonight though, so I probably won't be able to use it.

      1. re: sommrluv
        sommrluv Jun 4, 2010 08:35 PM

        We ended up eating at the Washington house. We went a little "over budget" but everyone was faultless. Really very nice.

        1. re: sommrluv
          JohnnyKBar Jun 5, 2010 04:01 AM

          For future reference, Arielle's Country Cafe on Allentown Rd. is good. Might push the budget, but not much.
          Maize is probably closer to the Modern you're looking for and has had good reviews. I really want to get there one of these days.

          1. re: JohnnyKBar
            sommrluv Jun 5, 2010 06:36 AM

            I've heard good things about Arielle's.

            I just bought a "fun" car and took the money out of my entertainment budget, and I'm a little weird about all my little budgets. We ended up doing $180 I think, so it wasn't horrible.

            They had a beer tasting flight...lagunitas. So three of us did that as well. It was pretty interesting.

            We had lollipop lampchops as a starter. It came with a spinach & beet salad that was really very good. One in our party had potato leek soup. For salads we did the wedge salad, tomato & mozzarella, and asparagus & strawberries.

            I had the Kobe Burger & sweet potato fries, and a side of brussel sprouts. Hubby had the long bone ginger-honey pork chop, our guests had the fillet and baked salmon. The fillet & chop came with sweet potato gratin and I believe another vegetable. The Salmon came with garlic mashed & b.sprouts.

            We all agreed these were the best b. sprouts we had ever eaten. They had a nice char on them and tasted meaty & smoky. My burger was nice & rare and had a big hunk of brie on it. It was awesome, but I wished they would have taken the rind off the brie. It must be a personal preference, because my husband adores the rind, but I thought it gave the burger an odd after taste. Mustn't have been too odd...I took half of it home, and found myself finishing it at 10:30 at night. :)

            I honestly didn't expect anything but mediocre plain food, and I was really really pleased.

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      cwdonald Jun 4, 2010 07:37 AM

      You might be able to get away with that at honey as they are a small plates restaurant. Look at their website and the prices.

      Other places to consider are Maize on Walnut in Perkasie, Slate Bleu in Doylestown, and the reopened Black Bass. The best restaurant in Bethlehem is Bolete but it might be out of your price range.


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      1. re: cwdonald
        Mominator5107 Jun 8, 2010 08:18 AM

        Thanks for the suggestion, we tried Maize this past weekend, and were very happy with our meal. It was nice to escape the Doylestown scene to get to this small, quiet BYOB in Perkasie -- it felt like a mini vacation. The service was great. Kitchen a little slow, but the food is all hand-crafted and worth the wait. While we waited we feasted on a complimentary bowl of delicious seasoned popcorn and homemade biscuits which were quite dangerous :) There were some interesting items on the menu. We chose two of the more traditional entrees, but the preparation and the taste were defnitely not boring. We will surely go back again and highly recommend this restaurant.

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