BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Allentown
We had a great time dining with friends!
Was so happy to see them disinfecting seats in between customers and wiping down the menus!
We showed up for our 6:00 reservation, but they could not find it. The host asked us if we could show them our confirmation on open table. We did, and they got us seated.
Our service was very slow. Our party of 4 ordered our dinner, and it was taking forever. A manager came over and told us she told the cook to fire up our order. We only ordered a burger, two orders of tacos, and a pizza. The bison burger was tasty but as thin as a fast food burger. The tacos were good. The pizza was barely warm. Our drinks came out late too.
We were not expecting anything, but it would have been nice if they comped our chips and salsa appetizer or offered a dessert or drink. Not a deal breaker but will not be in a hurry to go back.
Our waiter was very disinterested, unenergetic, and seemed pre-occupied with something other than his customers. The food was ok but not memorable. The place was so loud it was hard to talk to each other at our table. The one positive was that we had made a reservation and they had us seated on time. The downside was even to get a drink order in, it took quite awhile.
Food was great, server was great. Reservations set for 6pm, took 45 minutes for a table to open. I understand it’s busy, but don’t offer a reservation option if you’re not going to make sure to accommodate them in a timely manner. Even if it’s busy, you shouldn’t have to wait more than 15 minutes for a table to open if you have a set reservation.
We enjoy coming here for a quick bite at a reasonable price. It is a bit noisy for our taste, but not overwhelming so.
Decent place, tons of choices. Make a reservation there were people waiting the entire time we were there on a Wednesday night!
Great for family with excellent service and delicious comfort food
Love that place! Hardly a wait with Open Table, only 5 minutes or so. Love the Fish Tacos and the best chips, salsa and queso. The Pizzeto is the best! Our waiter was so friendly and helpful..........Also great cosomos.
Food was good, it was very busy the night we were there. Even though we had a reservation, we waited over 20 minutes beyond our reservation time to get seated. Menu is very extensive. . Service was very good considering how busy it was. Will go back again
The time was spent catching up w/ and old friend that I haven’t seen in awhile. We had a wonderful time and Logan our server was awesome! It can’t get a little loud at times but all in all good experience.
Food was good, I never have an issue with that. The service was great, an outstanding job on the part of the wait staff.
We were seated an hour after our reservation time, unacceptable! When we did get served, food was not hot, most was at room temperature. Pretty disappointed, will try again to see if it was just an off night.
It was a late lunch during the holiday season and BJ's is located in a large shopping area, so we were expecting crowds and we certainly got them. With Open Table, our table was ready and we bypassed the other hoards of folks waiting for tables. Our server was outstanding and her recommendations were excellent. We each had pizza and one of BJ's brews to wash it down. We would call the atmosphere "energetic" -- a little bit noisy for conversation during this working lunch. We'll have to stop in again when it isn't so close to holiday shopping season and try some of the other items on the expansive menu.
Daughter’s kids meal came out cold and we had finished our meal by the time the new one came out.
Logan was the greatest...we all came for Veterans day and had my 84 year old dad with me and Logan was very patient with him...and respectful. Great VETERAN discounts.
Asparagus were little undercooked but overall it was great meal and outstanding servixe.
THANK YOU 🇺🇲👍
Reservations were made for 7pm. We were not seated until 7:10pm. There were a couple of other diners with the same reservation, and they too waited. We were treated more like we did a call ahead, and not reservations. Not an great start.
We were seated and had a short wait before our waiter, Michael appeared. Not too bad, as the menu is quite extensive and it gave us a chance to look at it, as this was our first time here. Michael, when asked if you had Stella Artios, replied he wasn't sure and went to check. You did, and I feel that maybe he is new to waiting tables, as he also didn't know what an old fashioned was for another table, and wasn't sure the bartender would be able to make the iconic beverage.
We gave Michael our order. My salad looked great, sadly I had to sit and wait for utensils, as there was none for either of us. We did notice that others being seated by your hosts, were having place settings put down when the customers were seated, so another faux pas, this time due to the hosts lack of attention to details. Michael did get us the utensils, and apologized.
The entrees. Since my mother was a chef, I can honestly say that I was completely disappointed in a few things. 1. Never ever serve asparagus that obviously is old, too thin, and of such poor quality. 2. Never microwave veggies, and these were microwaved. 3. Green beans microwaved, and poor quality, inedible. 4. Chicken was a bit dry. 5. Was not asked how I wanted my steak cooked. It came out how I like it, thankfully. Absolutely the poorest quality veggies I have ever seen served in any restaurant. Also, I never received one of my side dishes. I had ordered fries, and they never showed. Michael felt horrible and apologized for both issues. I don't blame him, as these were kitchen errors. My meal was comped, but needlessly, as they could have just removed the extra side that I had ordered, but I thank management for their generosity.
We will try again another time.
B J's was a great experience! I went there with friends to celebrate a birthday. Everyone had a good time and the food was delicious!
I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The tomato and mozzarella salad was amazing and the spare ribs were to die for. Everyone loved the Pizza. Service was well-timed and friendly.
Great every aspect of dining & service, using open table reservations is perfect. Only issue is noise level
Fun place to gather with friends, service was great super friendly, food was not as good/fresh tasting as the last time I was there. There was a slight mix up with a friends order which was quickly corrected perhaps too quickly salmon was very small and dry. Will be back again to try something different as the menu offers many selections.
Past meals have been quite good but this time we struck out. Dishes had minimum quality and a lot of filler. I feel certain menu items are less of a value than in the past. I had jambalaya and seasoning was overpowering, only one bite of chicken in it and a few small shrimp. My husbands Sante Fe salad was bland and mostly iceberg lettuce. We left most of it. Service was good but appetizer came out after main course-- however they did take it off the bill and apologized. It was a packed Saturday night so we understand. That wasnt the issue. It was the food that was disappointing.
We will wait awhile before returning and will choose dishes like steak or other single protein that offer better value than mixed ingredient items.
Love their sangrias and my boyfriend and I have our regular meals and we used a coupon too which helped the costs.
Exceptional quality food, great ambiance and helpful staff. Came for dinner at 5pm and felt like we were being rushed out of the table during our 75 minute meal. Only reason for 4 stars, otherwise excellent.
Took 20 minutes to get our first drinks ordered another 15-20 after that to get our appetizer and the drinks we ordered our food was horrible my salmon was dry typical of frozen fish my wife’s parmigiana crusted chicken was more like dusted chicken. Then there was the waiter Nick absentee to say the least. It was an absolute disaster of a dinner . Will not be heading back
Good food and beverages. Friendly server.
Ordered calamari for a appetizer and it tasted like it was heated up in microwave. I ordered a ribeye medium which was good and cooked correctly. My wife ordered a prime rib medium, which came out well done. Manager offered to refund calamari and prime rib. He stated they both look not to our standards. Neat atmosphere but 1/3 on food, not worth trying again.
Made a reservation and was seated early. Food was fresh and very tasty. I had the ribs, smokey flavor came thru the sauce. Tanya was our server, she was very nice and friendly. A great night out!
Absolutely wonderful server!! She made us very welcome and engaged in conversation with my wife and I. Not sure if her name, but please find out and give her much thanks!!
We had a reservation but got there early and were seated immediately. Waitress was friendly and very efficient. Food was delicious.
Our service was fantastic! $3 pizookies were fabulous! Great menu selection
Overall, we had a good experience. Food was good as was the beer.
Slow food preparation
Food is tasty, good value. Restaurant has a tendency to be extremely cold.
First time visitor. Glad I made a reservation! Waitress was wonderful and sweet. Food came fast. I would come again to try other things!
Large menu with a variety of choices. Although the restaurant was packed our service was still excellent.
The best part of our visit was our waitress. She was very attentive and accommodating. That is about where the good ends.
Our meals came before our appetizer. Our waitress was very quick on her feet and offered to remove the appetizer from our bill.
We both ordered burgers. Mine was cooked as requested. My husband's was very overcooked. We didn't complain and just stuck it out.
The bathroom was not attended to. No toilet paper, trash cans overflowing, actual trash on the floor.
This was our 2nd visit. The 1st wasn't bad. I don't know what was going on but I'm not sure I'd return again.
Service was excellent, as was the food. We’ll be back!
Every time we eat here, I find a new favorite. Looks like we'll need to keep working our way through their delicious menu!