My Favorite Local Restaurants In The Lehigh Valley
Having only relocated to the Lehigh Valley less than three years ago, I wouldn't exactly call myself a local. But that didn't stop my husband, John, and I, from compiling a list of our favorite restaurants. Especially since my parents actually just moved to Bethlehem, too, so we wanted to pass along some great recommendations!
Each of us has our own criteria by which we judge restaurants. And as I get settled into my new "hometown", not to mention, middle age, too, I have become pretty particular about where I enjoy a nice steak, cocktails with friends, or celebrate a special occasion. It's not only about the food - but the ambiance, decor and the acoustics, too!
And although John and I still don't agree on where to get the best slice of pizza, (don't judge me, but I am a sucker for Papa John's thin crust) we do agree on the following favorites:
Favorite Special Occasion
Melt - Saucon Valley
Favorite Overall Food and Atmosphere
Centro - Allentown
Favorite Fresh Ideas & Unique Combinations
Grain - Allentown
Favorite Unique Breakfast
Mitzi's Table - Bethlehem
Bethlehem Star Cafe - Bethlehem
Fiamma - Bethlehem
Favorite Music Restaurant
(Hangout for one of our favorite local bands; RED - and my most favorite Wedge Salad ever....)
Stephanos - Bethlehem
- Twisted Olive - Love their soup sampler!
- Apollo Grill - Something for EVERYONE!
- Bookstore Speakeasy - Amazing cocktails!