BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Allentown
Fun place to gather with friends, service was great super friendly, food was not as good/fresh tasting as the last time I was there. There was a slight mix up with a friends order which was quickly corrected perhaps too quickly salmon was very small and dry. Will be back again to try something different as the menu offers many selections.
Past meals have been quite good but this time we struck out. Dishes had minimum quality and a lot of filler. I feel certain menu items are less of a value than in the past. I had jambalaya and seasoning was overpowering, only one bite of chicken in it and a few small shrimp. My husbands Sante Fe salad was bland and mostly iceberg lettuce. We left most of it. Service was good but appetizer came out after main course-- however they did take it off the bill and apologized. It was a packed Saturday night so we understand. That wasnt the issue. It was the food that was disappointing.
We will wait awhile before returning and will choose dishes like steak or other single protein that offer better value than mixed ingredient items.
Love their sangrias and my boyfriend and I have our regular meals and we used a coupon too which helped the costs.
Exceptional quality food, great ambiance and helpful staff. Came for dinner at 5pm and felt like we were being rushed out of the table during our 75 minute meal. Only reason for 4 stars, otherwise excellent.
Took 20 minutes to get our first drinks ordered another 15-20 after that to get our appetizer and the drinks we ordered our food was horrible my salmon was dry typical of frozen fish my wife’s parmigiana crusted chicken was more like dusted chicken. Then there was the waiter Nick absentee to say the least. It was an absolute disaster of a dinner . Will not be heading back
Good food and beverages. Friendly server.
Ordered calamari for a appetizer and it tasted like it was heated up in microwave. I ordered a ribeye medium which was good and cooked correctly. My wife ordered a prime rib medium, which came out well done. Manager offered to refund calamari and prime rib. He stated they both look not to our standards. Neat atmosphere but 1/3 on food, not worth trying again.
Made a reservation and was seated early. Food was fresh and very tasty. I had the ribs, smokey flavor came thru the sauce. Tanya was our server, she was very nice and friendly. A great night out!
Absolutely wonderful server!! She made us very welcome and engaged in conversation with my wife and I. Not sure if her name, but please find out and give her much thanks!!
We had a reservation but got there early and were seated immediately. Waitress was friendly and very efficient. Food was delicious.
Our service was fantastic! $3 pizookies were fabulous! Great menu selection
Overall, we had a good experience. Food was good as was the beer.
Slow food preparation
Food is tasty, good value. Restaurant has a tendency to be extremely cold.
First time visitor. Glad I made a reservation! Waitress was wonderful and sweet. Food came fast. I would come again to try other things!
Large menu with a variety of choices. Although the restaurant was packed our service was still excellent.
The best part of our visit was our waitress. She was very attentive and accommodating. That is about where the good ends.
Our meals came before our appetizer. Our waitress was very quick on her feet and offered to remove the appetizer from our bill.
We both ordered burgers. Mine was cooked as requested. My husband's was very overcooked. We didn't complain and just stuck it out.
The bathroom was not attended to. No toilet paper, trash cans overflowing, actual trash on the floor.
This was our 2nd visit. The 1st wasn't bad. I don't know what was going on but I'm not sure I'd return again.
Service was excellent, as was the food. We’ll be back!
Every time we eat here, I find a new favorite. Looks like we'll need to keep working our way through their delicious menu!
Food was good, ambiance good, waited a little long for the food, but not a biggie.
Great service, table was ready when we arrived. Food was delicious however a little too noisy.
Our experience was mixed. Booking and seating was handeled beautifully. Our server was attentive and very capable. She did not rush the meal , nor did she become obtrusive in constantly checking back. She was perfect. The food was good. The burgers were done well and the pizzas were tasty.
However if someone has a disability as one member in our group , the floors were extremely slippery and hard to navigate. The chairs were very slippery , whatever was on the bottom , made it hard to pull and have chairs stay in. One mother, as I was going to use the restroom, was having trouble getting her toddler out of the highchair because it would not stay still,but slid everywhere.
It was a buzy day and the noise level was very high. Additional soundproofing might have helped.
Large menu but everything we have had there was very good. Service is always good. Bar drinks are a little lacking so we will stick to water and ice tea in the future. We like this place and would recommend it. Making a reservation through Open Table is a big help especially on weekends when they are super busy!
Service was very slow otherwise food and drinks were good
Always a great place for good food varied menu and great service.
We were seated very quickly. Our server was great and the food was very good. A bit loud but okay.
Both meals were incorrect. We did get credit for one of them. Then our bill was also incorrect.
Casual NOISY family sports type bar/brewery/restaurant. Food was very greasy. Had to get paper towels to hold my burger to absorb the grease. On my way to the restroom, I noticed the floor was also greasy!! I was wearing rubber soled shoes and was sliding as I walked!. They must clean the floor with not very hot or dirty water. This kind of grossed me out. Screaming children added to the mix while my party was there. Restaurant is a large box space with poor acoustics. A tragic sign of how some of America dines out! Service was fine. The staff hustled around to provide ample assistance. Don’t think I’d go back ever again!
Great upscale bar food. Good for families. Excellent service. Noisy but tolerable. Have been here before and plan to return
My food was great but my friend ordered a cheeseburger well done. It came out pink in the center. The waitress had them make a new one and the manager apologized and the second one came back the same way. They were very apologetic and took care of the whole bill. It was our first time there. Would try it again since everyone around us enjoyed their food and they did the right thing, just couldn’t believe it was that hard to cook a burger well done 2 times, but they did right and were very customer focused about it.
I had the calamari appetizer. Horrible! Way to much breading cooked to hard and tasted burnt. Husband steak was tough and one large lump piece of meat. Waited 15 minutes past reservation time. I thought the reason for making a reservation was to have a seat at that time.
Great and varied menu with outstanding menu choices. Service is great and quick. Recommend reservations. 5 pm on a Saturday is packed. Good for families as well as couples.
The food is great and the service is some of the best I have had in Allentown.
The service was excellent, food was great with a nice variety, especially since I can't have gluten, eggs, soy or cows milk, there is a wonderful variety. I could also enjoy conversations with my family.
I really enjoy the extensive 25 page menu and beer choices. The flight of beer is great to sample a few. The only problem is the wait. Even using opentable app, it is more like call ahead seating at this place. Still expect to wait 10min or so for your table. My experience with other restaurants on open table has been very different.
Menu is huge, large variety, fresh ingredients, service excellent except for bar service, very slow for draft beers.
The food was some of the worst food I’ve ever had. The server was super nice but when my husband politely advised her about how fishy the tuna was she got the manager. The manager just responded with “wow. That’s our most popular dish” There wasn’t much of an apology, nothing removed from the bill and just terrible. The kids didn’t even touch their meals. I’ve never had a worse dining experience. I would never go back and not recommend it to anyone. The atmosphere was awesome if the food and service just matched it would be great.
Got a gift card for Christmas and so we went for an early dinner. Nice variety of beverages and quite a lot of choices for food. Service was outstanding and our meals arrived quickly. Food was tasty and since one of us got the daily special a small dessert was included as part of the meal. What a great treat!
Great place to "pull off a surprise". Thank You everyone for your help on 2/15/19 approx. 7:30pm.