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“Had a lovely and memorable meal here!”

Adair Country Inn Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 12 Restaurants in Bethlehem
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We are routinely in Bethlehem and have been meaning to stop at Adair; finally on Saturday night, we made it. Boy are we glad we did! First off, the Inn is truly lovely! The interior is gorgeous and all decorations are in keeping with the time period the home was built (1920s). The grounds are by the Olmsted Brothers and seem to be maintained quite nicely (we enjoyed a lovely stroll around after dinner).

We were worried having read some recent reviews that were not that positive. However, we have been driving by and talking about checking it out for so long that we decided to just try it anyway- SO glad we did! We started with appetizers, soups, grilled veggies and some corn and sausage fritters that we shared - all really yummy. For our main courses, I had the filet Oscar my husband had a halibut special; both dishes were cooked and seasoned perfectly. It was a lot of food, but having hiked all day, we ate every bite (every crumb ;) of all the dishes!

It's definitely a small menu, but each item was really well executed. I, personally, would MUCH rather go to a place with a few wonderful things to choose from then an enormous assortment of generic offerings.

We also enjoyed their wine selection. Others have commented on the prices being high, but given we regularly drink some of the bottles on the menu, we know they are offering great wines that are not cheap anywhere, so I think you're definitely getting what you pay for.

The waitstaff was attentive and accommodating... definitely felt like they cared about pleasing us.

My husband wanted to go back the very next night!!! While we didn't do that, we will certainly be back sometime soon.

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Thank katwz
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

We arrived by 7pm for our 7pm reservation. We were greeted by a curt woman who said we would have to wait five minutes. We could sit in the bar if we wanted. There was no bartender in the small but cozy bar. Twenty minutes later, we were still waiting. We were never spoken to again. We left.

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Thank Priscilla B
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Went to Adair Inn for dinner with friends. We remember the Adair from our visit to the area several years back. The Inns' decor is still classic New England, beautifully furnished with a nice "country Inn" feeling. The dinning room looked the same as before, tables beautifully set with tablecloth and candles. Our menu was limited but looked interesting.. Wine list was good. The waitress was great. The first soup course was very good. A fresh salad followed, but when the main course arrived we didn't know how to react. Our large dinner plates were presented to us offering a rather small slice of the meat we had ordered - chicken or lamb. Mashed summer squash was then passed around by the waitress along with gravy to accompany the piece of meat
I've given this restaurant a low rating more for the lack of aesthetics/presentation than the food itself.. A serving of food needs something more than a small slice of meat and a small blob of yellow squash on a large dinner plate to look appetizing. Perhaps a baked potato with a sprinkling of fresh green parsley on the top would have helped in the presentation but was not included.
In the home or a fine dinning restaurant, presentation is as important as the meal served. Perhaps if our plate had included some gravy on the single piece of brown meat it would have look more appealing. Though not like we had so favorably remembered, we decided to cleaned our plates, move on to our custard pudding, and called it a very disappointing evening.
I do hope the present owners of Adair will consider a different approach to their dinning experience offered to patrons. It's a beautiful place, the service was great and the food was good. But the kitchen needs to put as much emphasis on how each plate is presented aesthetically.
The food and how it is presented is just as important to those who still love the ambiance of the Country Inns that have traditionally served a delicious, enjoyable and beautifully presented plate of food to their welcomed customers.

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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

The Adair Inn's Sunday dinner special was just wonderful. The $25 per person three course special was a terrific value for a great meal.

The Adair offered the choice of two of the three main courses served family style amount the four of us after soup and salad all served in their tasteful dining room by a very attentive staff.

Thank DonP08861
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

My wife and I recently enjoyed our wedding aniversary with a wonderful dinner at the Adair Country Inn resturant. We were seated at a cozy table next to the fireplace on wonderful snowy evening. The service was impeccable, and the food was excellent. It was our first visit, but surely, will not be our last.

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Thank Capecodpete
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