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“A Favorite”

Bay Leaf Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 461 Restaurants in Allentown
Cuisines: American, French, Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Allentown
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Favorite”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

The Bay Leaf has been open for many years and owned by the same family.The food quality is excellent as well as the service.It is located in downtown Allentown but does have a well lit parking lot in the back of the resraurant with a rear entrance.
I've been eating there for many tears and am never disappointed.Ironically many locals aren't even aware of it.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
2 reviews
“First Time @ Bayleaf”
Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

Excellent food!! Great service! Definitely a must go to restaurant! I would not hesitate recommending this restaurant to anyone. We will definitely be back!!

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Very good but pricey for what you get”
Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

We had some high expectations for this restaurant based on the rave reviews. While it was very good, I wouldn't say it is one of my favorite restaurants in the Valley. Service was good, but nothing extraordinary. The food was good and the seafood was fresh; my wife had the scallops and shrimp in cream sauce, and I had steak tips in curry. Both had great sauce but needed more sauce.
The salad appetizer was huge... Had we known it was so big we would have split it and saved $ on a second appetizer. Which brings me to my overall comment... For the portion size and what you get with it, I thought it was pretty expensive.

Visited March 2014
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Thank BrianE1972
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Great Restaurant - Been around a long time”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

This is a great restaurant in downtown Allentown. I have never had a bad meal there. It is remarkable that they have been at the same location serving great food for such a long time. The food is excellent, excellently presented by a friendly helpful staff.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank David C
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Whitehall PA
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Special Occasion Every Time”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

The Bay Leaf is always the go-to place when celebrating special times or treating out of town guests to a great meal. Service is spectacular and the food is sublime. One of the true gems in the City of Allentown. Very eclectic menu with generous portions so beautifully presented.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Kath915
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