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Bethlehem Restaurant Week Starts Sunday

Enjoy special menus and prices at participating restaurants through Saturday, July 2.

You can take Musikfest. I can miss Christkindlmarkt. But restaurant week? Don’t be messin’ with my restaurant week. This glorious Bethlehem tradition comes around twice a year, and everytime I feel like a kid at Christmas.

It’s a fantastic excuse to splurge and drop $30 on a decadent, three-course dinner at a posh restaurant, because really, “When else would that happen?,” you say to your friend/husband/mom/puppy.

This year’s list is bigger and better than ever, and a few new eateries have jumped on board. Welcome, Tapas on Main! Hello, Emeril’s Italian Table!

Below you’ll find a full list of participating venues as well as some scintillating menu items.

Note: Only some of the following menu item highlights will appear on the special prix fixe “restaurant week” menus. Many chefs say they have not yet chosen what will they will feature, as it depends on what fresh ingredients are available at that time. But you get the gist.

Bon appetit!

 

1741 on the Terrace

 437 Main St., Bethlehem

610-625-2226

Dinner: $30    

Menu highlights: Mussels and potatoes with saffron cream and a crusty baguette, crab salad and chive timbale, with cucumber gazpacho and melon syrup

 

Alando's Kitchen

520 Main St., Bethlehem

610-317-2009

Lunch: $10; Dinner: $30

Menu highlights: African peanut soup, and beef short ribs, seared, then sauteed with onions, tomatos and cilantro, topped with carmelized seasoned onions and served with collard greens and basmati rice.

 

Apollo Grill           

85 W. Broad Street, Bethlehem

610-865-9600

Lunch: $15; Dinner: $30 

Menu highlights: Sweet potato and horseradish crusted scallops in a lemon beurre blanc sauce and peppercorn crusted veal chop, stuffed with spinach and boursin cheese, au jus.

 

Bethlehem Brew Works

569 Main Street Commons, Bethlehem

610-882-1300

Lunch: $15; Dinner: $25

Menu highlights: Boardwalk pretzel, and chicken brewschetta, grilled and topped with beer marinated tomatoes and fresh mozzarella, served with grilled asparagus and red bliss mashed potatoes.

 

Blue Grillhouse & Winebar

4431 Easton Avenue, Bethlehem

610-691-8400

Dinner: $30

Menu highlights: Crab and mascarpone cheese and macaroni, and 12 oz. filet mignon with bordelaise sauce.

 

Burgers and More by Emeril

77 Sands Boulevard, Bethlehem

877-726-3777

Lunch and Dinner: $20 

Menu highlights: The Creole, grass-fed beef with andouille sausage, pepper jack cheese and house made spicy mustard, followed by a chocolate-chocolate malted milk shake.

 

Cactus Blue Mexican Restaurant

2915 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem

610-814-3000

Lunch: $10; Dinner: $20 

Menu highlights: Enchiladas de mole, three soft corn tortillas, stuffed with your choice of shredded chicken or beef, topped with Cactus Blue mole sauce, cheese and toasted sesame seeds, and carne asada, served with rajas, pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole and a warm tortilla.

 

Carnegie Deli           

77 Sands Boulevard, Bethlehem

877-726-3777

All-day: $20

Menu highlights: Giant potato knishes with apple sauce and sour cream, and the Li’l Abner, hot brisket with gravy, served with French fries, mashed potatoes or baked beans.

 

Confetti Cafe            

462 Main St., Bethlehem

610-861-7484

Lunch: $10

Menu highlights: Grilled ham, apple and brie sandwich with dijon mayo on marble rye and a hot, open-face turkey sandwich, topped with stuffing, cranberry sauce and brown gravy.

 

Edge

74 W. Broad St., Bethlehem

610-814-0100

Dinner: $30

Menu highlights: Long Island duck breast, with butternut squash hash, fingerling potatoes, cipollini, zucchini, broccolini and ginger gastrique, and New Zealand rack of lamb, with celery root gratin, roasted beets, artichokes and mint basil pesto.

 

Emeril's Chop House           

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

877-726-3777

Dinner: $30

Menu highlights: Filet mignon and twice-baked potatoes.

 

Emeril's Italian Table

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

877-726-3777

All-day: $25

Menu highlights: Lasagna Bolognese, with house-made fresh pasta, layered with ground veal and béchamel sauce, and Eberly Farms chicken, roasted under a brick, with parmesan risotto and pancetta braised Brussels sprouts.

 

Hello Burrito

38 W. Broad St, Bethlehem

610-882-2124

Lunch: $10; Dinner: $10

Menu highlights: Mango wrap, with your choice of meat, mango salsa, black beans, melted jack cheese, rice and sour cream on a white tortilla, and the fresh mozzarella wrap, with spinach, homemade bruschetta, topped with pesto on a spinach wrap.

 

Jumbars

1342 Chelsea Ave., Bethlehem

610-866-1660 

Breakfast: $10; Lunch: $15

Menu highlights: Pulled pork sandwich, with chili chipotle barbecue sauce, served on house-made challah bread, and quiche Lorraine, with smoked bacon, caramelized onions and seasonal fruit.

 

Loopers Grille & Bar

313 E. 3rd St., Bethlehem

610-882-2424

Lunch: $15; Dinner: $30 

Menu highlights: The LOOPER sandwich, shaved, warm roast beef on a garlic-butter toasted roll, topped with melted cheddar jack cheese, tomato, lettuce and horseradish cream, and the blue monster salad, mixed greens with buffalo crispy chicken chunks, blue cheese crumbles, spicy pecans, tomatoes and red onions.

 

Mama Nina's Foccacheria           

546 Main St., Bethlehem

610-867-9802 

Lunch: $15; Dinner: $30 

Menu highlights: Chicken Marsala and shrimp scampi.

 

Molly's Irish Grille & Sports Pub           

6 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem

610-868-1313

Lunch: $10; Dinner: $20

Menu highlights: Portabello cheesesteak with beefy mushrooms, onions and cheese, and grilled, sweet-chili shrimp over rice.

 

Olio Ristorante           

555 Main St., Bethlehem

610-625-4949

Lunch: $15; Dinner: $30

Menu highlights: Margherita pizza and calamari fritti.

 

Petra Mediterranean

81 W. Broad St., Bethlehem

610-866-3901

Lunch: $15; Dinner: $20

Menu highlights: Baba ghannooi and baklava.

 

Prime Steak House           

325 Stoke Park Road, Bethlehem

610-882-4070

Lunch: $10; Dinner: $30

Menu highlights: Pork ribeze, pork shanks smothered in Prime’s signature barbecue sauce, and cedar plank salmon, grilled on a cedar plank, drizzled with lobster butter sauce.

 

Starfish Brasserie

51 W. Broad St.,  Bethlehem, PA

610-332-8888

Dinner: $30

Menu highlights: Alaskan cod and Rhode Island calamari, with potatoes, olives, garlic and onions, and House-smoked pork loin with mashed sweet potatoes and sautéed spinach.

 

Starters Riverport 

17 W. 2nd St., Bethlehem

610-625-2300

Dinner: $20 

Menu highlights: Black and blue kobe beef sliders and Jack Daniel’s BBQ wings

St. James Gate Irish Pub & Carvery

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

877-726-3777

Dinner: $20

Menu highlights: Traditional Irish beef and Guinness stew and beer-battered fish and chips.

 

Tally Ho Tavern

205 West 4th St., Bethlehem

610-865-2591

Dinner: $20 

Menu highlights: Broccoli cheddar bites and cheesecake on a stick.

 

Tapas on Main           

500 Main St., Bethlehem 

610-868-8903

Lunch: $15; Dinner: $30

 

The Melting Pot           

1 E. Broad St., Suite 100, Bethlehem

484-241-4939

Dinner: $30  

Menu highlights: Spinach artichoke cheese fondue with vegetables, breads and apples for dipping, and The Main Street Special, marinated chicken, piri piri shrimp, teriyaki marinated sirloin and artichoke ravioli, cooked in your choice of broth.

 

The Tap Room           

437 Main St., Bethlehem

610-625-2226

Breakfast: $10; Lunch: $10; Dinner: $20

Menu highlights: Grapefruit brulee with segmented grapefruit, caramelized sugar, seasonal berries and fruit yogurt, and sirloin steak, with leek pappardelle with summer garlic cream and tomato concasse.

 

Thai Kitchen           

347 Broadway, Bethlehem

610-814-2670

Lunch: $10; Dinner: $20

Menu highlights: Papaya  salad with sliced tomatoes, fresh lime juice, chili peppers and crushed roasted peanuts, and panang curry, with coconut milk and sweet basil leaves and your choice of beef, chicken, shrimp or fish.

 

Tulum

17 W. Morton St., Bethlehem

610-691-8300

Lunch: $10; Dinner: $10

Menu highlights: Midnight sun breakfast burrito and the toasted almond veggie taco, featuring grilled veggies, roasted poblano strips, toasted almonds and crema.

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