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“Good choice on a Sunday”
Review of blue grillhouse

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Ranked #11 of 399 Restaurants in Bethlehem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 31 - USD 50
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Wine Bar
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Route 33
Description: Welcome to the "new" blue. You will be pleased to know that we continue to offer the premier cuts of steak and fresh seafood that you have come to expect as well as an eclectic blend of internationally inspired specialty dishes. Our new wine list features many classic favorites and artisan varieties. Gracious, expert service and our newly appointed dining room help create a truly memorable experience for dinner or lunch. Enjoy unique martinis, cocktails and cognacs in the relaxing bar. We are proud to introduce our new fire side dining room. You can look forward to our new alfresco high energy bar opening in April. Join us for happy hour from 5pm to 7pm Monday through Friday! blue is convenient to major highways leading from the Lehigh Valley, metro New Jersey, Philadelphia and the Poconos.
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Nice atmosphere, friendly service, good food, and one of the few quality restaurants in Bethlehem open on a Sunday. However the food preparation is not always consistent as we were here twice, once in August and then again in October and the duck was a bit overdone the second time.

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Thank maurny
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jbevacqua, Guest Relations Manager at blue grillhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Hi maurny, thanks for sharing your experience with us, we are so glad to hear that you enjoy Sundays at blue! I do apologize that you found your duck to be a bit overdone on your second visit. Please never hesitate to let our staff know if a dish is not prepared to your liking - we always appreciate the opportunity to offer a corrected dish for you to enjoy. We will be sure to share your feedback with our culinary team. We are always looking to learn from guests like yourself and to improve the quality blue experience in any way we can! Thank you.

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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

This is an exceptional restaurant with high prices. That’s what makes it special, food is delicious, staff is well prepared, and drinks are perfect. We’ve been here a few times and have not been disappointed. Very few restaurants around here can keep this level of quality going.

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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Very relaxing and comfortable setting, beautifully designed. We had dinner for 7, so I saw multiple apps, entrees, and desserts. Everything was well prepared and plated. Prices tend towards high- a $45 steak becomes a $60 steak, if you add a potato and veggie. But the quality is also high, on a par with a Mortons's or Ruth Chris.

I would appreciate the wine list being available online, so I could have reviewed it in advance, but that's a minor consideration. My one complaint is with the delivery of the entrees. Restaurants in this price range should utilize the pivot point methodology of recording and delivering meals. It's fine dining 101. Under no circumstance should the server (or runner) say "Who has the filet"? Our entire dinner was called out, one plate at a time. There is no excuse for that crass, diner-like presentation. And that is why I am giving a VG and not an excellent rating. But I would return for the quality and ambience.

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jbevacqua, Guest Relations Manager at blue grillhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Hello JRN - thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience at blue! I do want to apologize that the meal delivery on this occasion did not meet our typical standard. We agree completely and our staff have all been trained to record seat locations for dishes as ordered so that there is no need to "auction off" a dish. I truly regret that you experienced this on your visit, as it is far from our standard of quality service. Please know that I will speak with our management team immediately to ensure that this policy is revisited with all of our staff. We would love the opportunity to serve you in the future and to ensure that the entirety of your service is on par with our enjoyable meals and atmosphere! Thank you.

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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

This is definitely on the pricey side so be prepared. Food is excellent and service too. Nice atmosphere and clean facilities.

Thank Jason C
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

To be fair, we were there for lunch and it might be a lot better at dinner. But the menu was unimaginative and the prices were on the order of Manhattan. Really.

Thank Ellen B
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jbevacqua, Guest Relations Manager at blue grillhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Hello Ellen, we are so sorry to hear that your recent lunch visit was worthy of a one-star rating! Please never hesitate to let our servers or managers know if you are not enjoying your meal - we never want our guests to walk away feeling the their experience did not meet expectations. We are always grateful for the opportunity to make improvements to your visit by offering a replacement dish for you to enjoy, if you feel that anything is below par. Please know that I will share your feedback with our management team. We appreciate the opportunity to learn from feedback from guests like yourself. We would love the opportunity to serve you during Dinner on another occasion, as we would also hope to show you a much better experience!

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