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Oct 19, 2012 08:20 AM

Bolete a bit incomplete!

Close enough to stop by for an early dinner Wednesday. A popular place for sure as it was busy quite early both at the bar and at tables in the tavern. A very welcoming Autumn venue is this old stone structure dressed with the oranges and yellows of pumpkins, gourds and mums. As we love the place and the people thus we are always willing to go again and pay the price. However on this visit and our last we found very common items seem to challenge whom ever was in the kitchen. My $16 burger was way over cook and look sadly small and burnt on the bun. After waiting 1hr. 20 minutes for simple dinner I was not about to ask for another or complain. My wife's selection of autumn veggies minus the pork belly was just ok and quite overpriced at $22. My $11 butternut squash soup was excellent, all 5 spoonfuls of it. We will stop again because we have had lovely meals there and it is on a route traveled , although infrequently. And it is the only game in town that we know of with this potential for an outstanding meal however elusive.

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  1. That is sad to hear because it was great the couple times we have been there in the past. Although, lately we have been going to Cosmopolitan in Allentown. Not quite as inventive cuisine or as casual and cozy as Bolete but we have had some great meals. We also like the Glasbern Inn and the Savory Grille which are great farm to table and a little more reasonably priced. There is also a new French Bistro, Maxim's 22, in Easton we are looking to try.

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    1. re: ithimis

      As you can tell we also are vexed by our recent visit to Bolete. Thanks for the others mentioned as I do think next time we will skip Bolete and try one of those you have suggested.

      1. re: ithimis

        I really hope you give Savory Grille a try - it is my favorite restaurant in the area. I don't get there as often as I like, but every time I am amazed with the food. The portions are also a nice size - especially for the entrees.