November 8, 2016 / I am one happy camper this week, and you want to know why? It’s because Allentown Restaurant Week is back, and the selection of restaurants and menu items is absolutely amazing. Lunch, dinner, brunch…take your pick! Reports from my friends, colleagues and social media connections tell me I’m not the only one enjoying this gastronomic extravaganza either. It’s a really great time to dine out downtown.
This delicious event is run by the Hamilton District Main Street Program in partnership with the City of Allentown and the 7th Street Development Corporation. During the seven-day culinary extravaganza (which began on November 6 and runs through November 12), downtown restaurants task their top chefs with creating incredible menus at affordable prices. The dishes these talented teams have come up with are nothing short of mouthwatering delights.
The gourmet prix-fixe menus range from $15 to $40 for brunch, lunch and/or dinner options. Prices are per person and exclude alcohol, tax and gratuity. Sixteen different restaurants are taking part in this week, including seven City Center eateries (listed below). Because of the popularity of this event, reservations are strongly recommended. For more information about the event, click here.
Participating City Center Restaurants:
530 Hamilton Street
Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday: 11 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 4:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
12 North Seventh Street
Monday – Saturday: 6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m. – 12 a.m.
536 Hamilton Street
Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; bar open until midnight
Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; bar open until 2 a.m.
645 Hamilton St
Monday-Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
$20 Lunch or Dinner
27 N 7th Street
Monday-Sunday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 4 p.m. – Midnight
Sunday: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
806 Hamilton Street
Monday-Saturday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Beyond the rave reviews and loyal followings that Downtown Allentown’s many eateries have earned, there is another enticement for you to come out during Restaurant Week: PARK FREE! City Center Lehigh Valley and several Downtown Allentown restaurants and merchants provide free parking in the PPL Center deck to customers who make purchases at their participating businesses. To find out more, click here.