With so many fantastic locally-owned restaurants here in Lehigh Valley, it’s sometimes hard to decide where to go or what to eat. Throughout the seasons, restaurant groups of Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and beyond come together to highlight Restaurant Week. And, here in the Valley with so many towns and boroughs, we tend to have Restaurant Weeks popping up often! Thanks to COVID-19, restaurants have modified operations in order to adhere to new health and safety regulations.

Whether chefs want to try a new dish or pull together popular selects for a pre-fixe menu offering, you’ll be treated to special selections over lunch or dinner during that period. Mark your calendars as you don’t want to miss this great experience to sample local flavors!

Save the date for these upcoming restaurant weeks in the Lehigh Valley area:

Hellertown-Lower Saucon Winter Restaurant Week
January 17–23, 2021

Join the Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber as food lovers from across Lehigh Valley can get a taste of everything that the Hellertown-Lower Saucon food and beverage scene has to offer. Similar to their Summer Restaurant Week initiative, the Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber is not requiring businesses to have a traditional three-course menu. Instead, they have instructed participants to pick a special that best suits their business during these times. This can be, but is not limited to, specials such as a “set-price” or “prix fixe” menu, takeout menu, gift card deal, or discount opportunity for their customers. Visit 17+ restaurants and see what’s on their menu. Reservations are required to secure your chance to experience extraordinary food at a great rate. 

Participating restaurants include: Beer Mussels Bar & Grille, Black River Farms, Braveheart Highland Pub, DiMaio's Family Ristorante & Pizzeria, Drip-The Flavor Lab, Ella's Ristorante & Pizzeria, Hellertown Bakery, Hellertown Chef Meals LLC (CHEFstreet kitchen), Hellertown Crossroads Hotel, Local Mama Catering, Lost Tavern Brewing, McDonald's of Hellertown, Roma Pizza, The Springtown Inn, Vassi's Drive-In, Wings on Main, and Yianni's Taverna. View the menus here.

An arugula pizza and bruschetta at Molinari's in Bethlehem
Southside Bethlehem Winter Restaurant Week
January 18–24, 2021

A culinary experience across the world, right in your own neighborhood with SouthSide Arts District’s Winter Restaurant Week. Featuring 20 restaurants and bars, showcasing specialty menus, discounts, and more. No matter your craving, the SouthSide can deliver. Featuring restaurants showcasing cuisines from the far east of Asia, the deep heart of Italy, to the southern borders of Mexico. Take your taste buds on an adventure....at home! 

Participating restaurants include: Bonn Place Brewing Company, Café the Lodge, Christmas City Cluckery, The Colony Meadery, Deja Brew Coffeehouse & Deli, Dinky’s Ice Cream Parlor & Grille, El Jefe’s Taqueria, The Flying V Poutinerie, General Zapata, Hi Pot Bethlehem, Jenny’s Kuali, Molinari’s, Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub, Playa Bowls, Randy’s Pizzeria, Roasted, Social Still, Sotto Santi, Tulum, and ZEST Bar & Grille. View the menus here, and enter for a chance to win $100 in gift card to the Restaurant Week restaurant of their choice.

Mac and Cheese from The Bayou

Easton Restaurant Week
January 24–30, 2021

Head to Easton to experience its diverse dining scene. Make a reservation to dine inside or outside, or take advantage of these deals via curbside pickup!

Participating restaurants include: 3rd & Ferry Fish Market, Ocean, Sette Luna Tuscan Trattoria, River Grille, The Bayou Easton, Maxim’s 22Mesa Modern Mexican, Porters’ Pub, Marblehead Chowder House, Two Rivers BrewingBlack & Blue, Stoke Coal Fire Pizza, The Iron Mule, Colonial Pizza & Spaghetti House, Ciao Sandwich Shoppe, Antonio’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, Billy’s Downtown Diner, and Green Vida. View the menus here.

Tavern at the Sun Inn, Bethlehem, PA

Historic Bethlehem Winter Restaurant Week
January 31–February 6, 2021

The Downtown Bethlehem Association (DBA) presents Bethlehem's most delicious weeks of the year – Historic Bethlehem Winter Restaurant Week! Participating Downtown Bethlehem restaurants will offer fixed menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. New this year, some restaurants will be offering a curbside menu as well. No passes, tickets, or coupons required. Instead, diners may simply visit their favorite participating restaurants throughout the week; advanced reservations are strongly recommended. 

If you are dining in Historic Bethlehem, there is public parking available in two garages: Walnut Street (33 W. Walnut Street, Bethlehem, PA, 18018) or North Street (75 W. North Street, Bethlehem, PA, 18018). On-street parking may also be available – download PARKMobile parking app for more information.

#POSTYOURPLATE – Don’t forget to “post your plate” when dining downtown during Winter Restaurant Week. Take a picture of your plate, tag the restaurant, and upload to social media using the hashtag #postyourplate, for a chance to win a gift card to every restaurant participating in Winter Restaurant Week. Two winners will be selected at random. 

Participating restaurants include Apollo GrillBilly’s Downtown Diner, Edge Restaurant, Historic Hotel BethlehemMcCarthy’s Red Stag PubTapas on Main / Cachette Bistro, Tavern at the Sun Inn, The Flying Egg, The Melting Pot, Twisted Olive, and Urbano Mexican Kitchen & Bar.

East Penn Restaurant Week
February 28 - March 6, 2021

Each year the East Penn Chamber and the Emmaus Main Street Partners organize the East Penn Restaurant Week for eateries in Emmaus, Alburtis, Macungie, Lower Macungie, and Upper Milford to help them gain awareness and increase business during a traditionally slow time of year. Support local businesses throughout the East Penn community. View participating restaurants here.

Want to keep the great eats going? Save the date for these other upcoming restaurant weeks in the area:

  • Western Lehigh Area Restaurant Week (check back for 2021 dates)
  • Nazareth Area Restaurant Week (check back for 2021 dates)
  • Greater Bath Area Restaurant Week (check back for 2021 dates)
  • Downtown Allentown Restaurant Week (check back for 2021 dates)

Check back for more details on upcoming Restaurant Week opportunities in Allentown, Easton, Bethlehem, the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, and beyond. Or check out the restaurant scene in Lehigh Valley.