Tavern at the Sun Inn

4.5
202 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Reservations only guaranteed for indoor dining. Outdoor dining will be open weather/temperature depending.

As we adjust to outdoors and staffing concerns, some areas of our restaurant may be closed off.

Taverns were a center of daily life in colonial times. They were the local, social and political hubs that spawned the thinking that led to the American Revolution. Tavern at the Sun Inn continues in this tradition offering a Colonial-inspired Seasonal food and beverage menu in a truly unique gathering spot.
Tavern’s culinary team is led by Billy Gruenewald. He offers a casual tavern-style menu that changes to match what is seasonally available and features some ingredients that would have been available to Bethlehem’s founders. Dinner is served on the Sun Inn’s second floor and light fare and drinks outdoors on the beautiful North Green when the weather permits.

Outdoor seating is first come first serve.



Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 202 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PAGA
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful historic Inn! The food was delicious and the service was excellent. This place holds many memories for us and it certainly didn't disappoint!

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julianneD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scotty our waiter was amazing. So accommodating and great personality!

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vipYngSilverFox
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect meal. Ate outdoors on the patio. Steak and duck were cooked to perfection. Never a bad experience here!

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PattyM
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant meal, blackened cod was delicious.

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PatL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We started our evening with tastings from Christmas City Distillery with no rush to be seated. Made a few purchases!
Drink orders came in a timely manner .
Appetizer of CheeseWheel was Devine.
Salads were delicious
Main course a culinary delete.
Atmosphere pleasant!

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vipNoyb
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal in a historic setting with excellent service. A simple, unpretentious menu. Duck breast was excellent. As was blueberry bread pudding desert.

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HalD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Graduation

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KimS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful historical restaurant where President George Washington dined!! Food was amazing and our server was excellent he knew all the history surrounding the restaurant and town! Highly recommend!

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JWest
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live a few blocks away and always enjoy the unique ambience in the historic Sun Inn, dating back to Revolutionary War I
Indoor and outdoor seating are great, each with its own distinct vibe.
Specialty drinks provide authentic tie-in with heritage theme and are delish and generous.
Due to Pennsylvania’s restaurant restrictions, they currently have a streamlined menu which makes service faster while maintaining high quality.
We’ve enjoyed couples nights and birthday parties, all creating special memories:)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful night at the Tavern at the Sun Inn!

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CANDICEG
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When I arrived for a 6:00 reservation I was told there was a 30 minute wait for the dining side that had tables not picnic tables. The drink and menu were very limited with the items to choose from. I didn’t stay I went to another establishment. The building is absolutely stunning and I have had wine in the past that I have enjoyed. I don’t foresee coming back for dining.

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DiningDuo
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love dining outdoors with friends at The Sun Inn courtyard. The food and service never disappoint. The night we were there, they has some delicious sangria's available. Yum. (We did not care for the "wine slushy") Only additional comment would be regarding reservations. We made reservations well in advance online though" OpenTable for our last visit. We arrived on time and was told we would have to wait an additional 20 minutes! Hoping if we make reservations again, this won't be the case. That said, everything else was very good and we'll definitely visit again!

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JanetK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Enjoyed!! ,................. .. .... . ......

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MrJonesandme
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

New waitress in training. First round of drinks were spilled causing a delay. Then our appetizers and salads came out together and dinner right behind them. Everything was good, just would have been better if it was served in a timely way. Manager apologized and offered to remake entrees. Would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!

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LVChica
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff was wonderful & very accommodating. My friend found that her drink was not to her liking and our server asked her if she could make a special concoction for her after hearing why she didn't like the first drink. When she came back with the special concoction, my friend absolutely loved it. That meant so much to both of us. Exceptional service. Thank you guys!

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vipMichaelD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and service contributed to a very enjoyable evening.

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khakisalmon
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We enjoyed it. Considering we ate dinner there, during the slow open of the pandemic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal at a historic landmark where many founders of our county including George
Washington once stayed! Highly recommend dining here especially for history buffs!

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MichaelV
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small menu so real need to be overwhelmed! Service is always stellar and food is perfect! I could go on and on.

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MorganD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved getting out for a much needed date night and chose the Sun Inn- we were not disappointed! The outdoor space is perfect and the service was attentive. We had excellent drinks and our food was great!

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JimW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tavern is our favorite place to go for a great meal. We have gotten to know the servers and people who operate the restaurant. It's more like getting together with friends who bring you great food and drinks.

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MLY22
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food is outstanding. The wait staff was attentive and the historic atmosphere is the best.

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Kyra
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date night! Their drinks are especially delicious. The menu is somewhat limited but everything on it is excellent. Would highly recommend!

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HectorV
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, Food, and ambiance excellent!

Felt so cozy, Ashley our server is Amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Seated immediately after arriving 15 minutes early. Our server was at our table immediately and we did not wait for anything the entire evening.

The experience was excellent as this is a historic inn frequented by Washington, Franklin and others when passing though this area. The old time charm is still there.

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vipDEMA
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. friendly and helpful staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was good and the Service was Excellent.

JW
JimW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful setting with amazing food and excellent service.

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vipKayMerideth9
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scottie was amazing! Food was incredible and the drinks was delicious

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KarenH
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. I had the duck which was juicy without being greasy and the sweet potatoes on the side were very tasty. The service is excellent. Prompt and efficient. COVID standards were being adhered to. I just love this place.

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CharlesL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were fortunate to have booked this classy restaurant for Valentine's Day only a few days before. I was unsure of what to expect, and I must say management has done a phenomenal job with the reorg of the place. Our meals were delicious, and the pleasant atmosphere and special history (look them up) make it a unique experience for everyone to enjoy. Kudos to the chef and the rest of the Sun Inn team!

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LynnS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a more upscale restaurant with a unique menu dining experience you want to give the Sun Inn a try. You do not have to be dressed to the nines so please do not let the word upscale scare you. Even their mixed drinks have a twist to them, but they also have a large wine and beer list. The building itself has such character and historic value that it adds to the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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JacquelineL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Historic, atmospheric, excellent service and menu!

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GARYN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner! Great for date night. Definitely will return soon.

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Erik19
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food at Sun Inn was excellent. Service was good too. The atmosphere was disappointing in that this is a very historic restaurant, yet they were playing normal rock music on their system and at a level higher than should be for dining. I love rock, however, it totally ruined the ambiance of a 1700s historic inn. Overall, a nice place though.

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AmyA
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful night. Food was amazing and Scottie was a amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We went during covid and the place was empty and weirdly quiet. I’m guessing g it’s a much better place during normal times.

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Will
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for a relaxing and delicious dinner.

FAQs

Tavern at the Sun Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 419-8600.

Tavern at the Sun Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 202 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.