Best Restaurants in Lehigh Valley

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When hunger strikes, you’ll find no shortage of eateries in Lehigh Valley. From small cafés to large-scale operations by celebrity chefs, you’re sure to find something that will satisfy your every craving— no matter the mealtime.

There’s more than a dash of BAM! served up at Wind Creek Bethlehem (formerly Sands® Bethlehem) where celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse raises the steaks at Emeril’s Chop House, bringing his “New New Orleans”-style cooking to Emeril’s Fish House, and flips perfect patties at Burgers and More by Emeril

No matter how you slice it, Cake Boss Buddy Valastro’s Buddy V’s Ristorante at Wind Creek Bethlehem is more than just pretty fondant and buttercream. Try a bowl of Valastro Family Gravy, rigatoni with meatballs, sausage, lamb and pork. And, it would be a mistake not to end the meal with Buddy V’s lobster tail dessert, a flaky crustacean-shaped pastry filled with custard cream. 

Who knows – the students cooking your $40 prix-fixe seasonal dinner menu at Hampton Winds Restaurant, the BYOB restaurant school part of Northampton Community College’s Culinary Arts Program, could be the chefs or owners of Lehigh Valley’s top restaurants when you come back for another visit. 

Check out our dining recommendations for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and happy hour throughout the 2020 Guide to Lehigh Valley.