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Grille 3501

4.6
2228 reviews
$31 to $50
American
Grille 3501 literally stands alone with its “sophisticated yet unpretentious” atmosphere and menu. Our unique blend of New American cuisine, combined with our personal and attentive service will make your visit to Grille 3501 an event to remember.

We opened our doors on November 13, 2001 and since that time, our ever-widening circle of loyal customers consistently tell us we are among the most sophisticated and welcoming establishments in the Lehigh Valley.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Please join us to celebrate all of the mothers in your life. We will be offering our dinner menu all day.

What 2228 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFaith
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Used to be one of my favorites but the dishes aren’t as good as they used to be there. Short ribs were smaller than usual with hardly any sauce (had to ask for more on the side) , fish was not seasoned as advertised and the side that came with it was not edible (my husband didn’t even eat it) salad was very small and drink wasn’t good. They used to do temperature checks (Covid) but didn’t this time? I been hesitant about going back the past few times but this time I’m deciding not to at this point. Just not worth it anymore.

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PhillipH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived ahead of schedule and they explained there would be a short wait til our table was ready .. They allowed us room to sit or stand near the bar and we had pre dinner cocktails .. Delicious !!! The remainder of the evening was superb .. We intend to return in a few weeks as always .. Can't wait !!!!

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TammyB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3501 never disappoints. Great food & drinks. Thank you!

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viphawrlty
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was very accommodating. We liked the balcony area where they sat us. Great cocktails & appetizers.

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vipDennisr
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurant in the Lehigh Valley. We love the place.

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vipjillf
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always.
Waitress Annie was wonderful!

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MGD873
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio but somewhat closed in so we felt COVID-safe but not too chilly for an early-Spring, evening meal. Our server was also the bartender and so we had fabulous service, drinks, and food as a result of his experience and recommendations. We chose Grille 3501 as a place to treat guests who came to town and the restaurant did not disappoint! Thank you!

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Tommyg
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great atmosphere and service. Food was delicious.

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vipWillclar
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything great! Kitchen a little slow.

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KaRoCo
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Quiet restaurant and delicious food!

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viprobrc
New England
39 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had a really good dinner at 3501. Was in from out of town for work with my wife. We had nice cocktails, and a very good dinner. I had the pork chop entree, my wife had the chicken. Both were quite good. Our server, Gina, was great. We will definitely return the next time we’re in Allentown.

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KristenC
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grille 3501 is always a delicious and wonderful dining experience!

Grille 3501
Responded on 26 March 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review, Kristen!

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RickP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and atmosphere were great. Exceeded expectations.
Service could have been a little better with attention to what was needed and when.
Lastly we were asked to leave after 1hr. 20mins. of dining. We were told they had a time limit to how long a table could stay for. With all due respect, we had three appetizers, soups, four entrees, four desserts, and ordered craft drinks and beer.
We all have not been out due to Covid-19 and this was a first gathering in over a year as couples, we spent over $200.00 at the table, not including the tip, so to be told our "time was up" was very unfortunate and quite honestly rude. Our table was still drinking and was interested in having espresso's/coffee. Within minutes of finishing our dessert we were approached to leave which seemed very odd considering the were open tables in both direction of our table.

Grille 3501
Responded on 26 March 2021

Hi Rick, Thank you for taking the time to write to us. While we have had signs posted during Covid asking guests to observe a 90minute timeframe, we have very rarely had to enforce it and would never do so unless absolutely necessary. In this case, your table was seated at 5:33pm and finished at 8:22pm and there were tables waiting to be seated on that Saturday so regrettably, this was one of those times.

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MitchellD
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This place was fantastic. The food was phenomenal. Service could have been a little better, but we were seated in the outside tent. I’m sure inside the building it is up to par with the rest of the restaurant. Will certainly return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for a friend.

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AmberS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great cocktails. Tables socially distanced and all servers appeared to consistently wear masks properly. Sat in the outside tent. Not sure the configuration of the inside.

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yennyp
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing, good food and atmosphere.

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vipSandraH
Tahoe
27 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Was disappointed that we were first seated in a tent when I made a reservation for standard seating. They found a place for us in the bar area which was better but not what we were expecting for our anniversary dinner.

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ArnaudR
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food, lots of flavors, and great choice.
The service was very good, unobtrusive, pleasant and efficient.
We sat in the tent, very roomy, and the requisite distancing for all to enjoy their meal.
I highly recommend the restaurant.

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Goodfoodie62
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

3501 is one of my favorite spots. Something just seemed off on Saturday night when we were there. Really loud in the loft. Food and service were just ok. I was annoyed that my sister had called in earlier in the day to surprise us with a round of drinks and nothing was ever mentioned to us We were billed for all our drinks although they took her credit card info.

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JoanB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and love the tent that allows for more ventilation to keep people safe while dining!!

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curts
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice menu. Varied. Good drinks great size portions, quality not quantity. Would highly recommend, excellent staff. COVID guidelines followed.

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JackieB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Followed indoor covid protocol. Had Winter salad and lobster. Was delicious. Highly recommended.

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JohnM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good service was excellent. The only thing I can say I was not crazy about were the olives in our martinis. Funky taste. You might want to get them on the side. Could have been a fluke but no need to compromise an excellent martini. Otherwise excellent dinner and will go back again

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friends Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The short rib croquettes & tuna tartar were delicious as appetizers. For entree we had the pork chops, sea bass, short rib risotto and filet mignon were all delicious and tender. We will definitely go back.

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NickY
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, never disappoints. Food, drinks and service all above average.

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CarleenA
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish they were open for lunch! Food is always exceptional as well as service. One of my fav spots for years

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MattyStarr
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Great food, drinks and service!

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JMSRLS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

We have been to 3501 numerous times in the past and love the food and the atmosphere.
I thought there was currently indoor dining, but we ended up in the tent. not the ambiance we wanted for 'date night'. It was COLD in the tent. The service was not what we have had in the past, and the meat and cheese appetizer was NOT worth the $19 we paid for it.

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vipTBPPL
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The outdoor heated tent was very comfortable and cozy.

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GraceD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a little earlier than our reservation but were seated right away at a table next to the bar. It was exactly where we wanted to be. The bartender was great and served lovely drinks. On a busy Saturday night, it was so nice to feel attended to and not feel rushed. We will certainly return soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrating birthday

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JohnR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Solid restaurant. Always a good meal and great drinks

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CarolO
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent about our experience. Food was delicious and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

It was my wife’s birthday and we haven’t gone out much since the pandemic started last year. We were seated in an area they called the main dining room, but it wasn’t the main dining room we ate at in this restaurant in the past... it was a small round table for 2 that was placed in a hallway/corridor near an abandoned bar counter with a drafty window; no other tables were within sight. The area was bustling with workers and had cardboard boxes and other packaging materials for takeout. I ordered a $9 winter salad and started eating it then realized it was missing the advertised pecans; the wait staff took it back... they returned with one that had nuts but a diminutive amount of cheese compared to the first, the taste wasn’t good. The entree we had was braised short ribs. They were brought to us about 1 hour after we ordered them; and a half hour plus after we finished salad; it felt as if timing wasn’t appropriate. The short ribs were tender inside, but had been braised a little too hard and had a hard crunchy smoky and burnt tasting layer; the accompanying sauce left me with an insatiable thirst because it was so salty. The service was okay, but impersonal. We felt there were too many different people that visited our table during our time. There were 6-8 different people that visited our table to take order, check on us, run food, clear plates, etc. ultimately we didn’t feel we had specific attention of any person that had a vested interest in addressing our experience. While we recognize the pandemic has been hard on restaurants and “safety” measures exist... I cannot see myself wanting to return and pay premium price for ambience that makes me feel like I’m eating in my basement, and food quality I can get at any diner.

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CaroleF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I understand why the main dining room is closed, but the Loft area is too noisy for me. Although the dinner entrees are limited, they are excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Waitress disrupted flow of drinks

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AliciaOScottfield
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Valentine’s Day

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vipJeff
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

They did their best with what they have but it was a disappointing experience.

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You can order delivery directly from Grille 3501 using the Order Online button. Grille 3501 also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 706-0100.

Grille 3501 is rated 4.6 stars by 2228 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.