The Dime

4.3
464 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
For the protection of our Guests and Ambassadors, The Dime, The Renaissance Allentown will close to the public effective 5:00pm Friday, March 20, 2020. We are in unchartered waters in an ever evolving story, therefore our re-opening date is undetermined at this point. The Renaissance Allentown will continue to closely monitor and assess these events. We thank our valued guests, business and vendor partners, and look forward to resuming a normal daily routine. Be safe.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.6
ambience
3.9
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTimO
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went to the Dime before a hockey game. It was very pleasant, with good food and reasonably priced. Would recommend it and will certainly return again soon.

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VitaF
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate Birthdays with friends. The entire evening was wonderful. Everyone we encountered from the hostess, servers were very helpful. Had a late dinner then stayed for the entertainment in the bar - Ginger and the Schnapps - love them! We will be back.

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vipTeamNeske
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place and good food. We’d go again!

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DouglasB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I enjoyed our date night at The Dime. The food is very good as was the service. The atmosphere was terrific and aided by eclectic diners. We will definitely go back as a couple or with a group of friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went to see Emmitt Harris and band member play. Super great!

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JordanC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Sam was fantastic! She made our date night so wonderful!

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JenP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had plans to go to the Phantoms game and wanted to eat before the game so we discovered The Dime, somewhere new for us. The atmosphere was wonderful, with live music and the decor was beautiful! We went for the Sunday brunch and it was AMAZING!!!!!! Food was quickly delivered, delicious, the build your own bloody mary bar was fabulous! We loved it there and will surely return!

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vipJoeB
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All good, wrong order came out, quickly fixed, no harm done

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Beautiful restaurant, great location. Relaxing atmosphere. Good staff. Problem is the food. Severely overdressed salad under done vegetables and overpriced. The proteins were cooked well but everything else was note noteworthy in any respect. Would not recommend as you can get a much better meal at a better price nearby.

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Dqnut
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great bartender—excellent cocktails and delicious food!

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DawnS
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. Held a morning meeting as well. No concerns at all!

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vipLVdiner
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had the brunch buffet. Everything was great! I have never had such delicious breakfast potatoes. Great selection with tasty berries, oatmeal (which even my mom loved!) Omelettes made to order were great too!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Went for New Year’s Eve dinner prefix menu not worth the $85 per person. Need a better selection of food forget the presentation concentrate more on quality of food left feeling still hungry.

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Monical
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the XMAS Buffet - it was a perfect blend of hot and cold dishes - we enjoyed the experience - we will definitely go back for dinner - Nice ambiance

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vipsleeshark
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The Dime has excellent ginger beer which makes for great Moscow Mules. The rest of the food was not on par for a fine dining restaurant. And the service was extremely slow. Took 45 min from the time we arrived to get our apps and then we wait 10 min after finishing our apps for our entrees. The restaurant was not busy. We had planned 2-1/2 for dinner before Christmas eve service and ended up having the desserts packed in order to get to the service on time. With so many find dining options in the Lehigh Valley, we probably won't be going to The Dime again.

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Nona
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The view from our table was amazing- the service was impeccable- the food was delicious-but even tho you had high chairs - so you must expect babies or toddlers at some point - you do not have a changing table in the restroom - even though the restroom is very large and could easily accommodate one installed that flips down from the wall - give it some thought!

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LucyG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was overcooked and menu was limited. Service took really long considering his few people were in the restaurant. First time here. Probably won’t return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Atmosphere....... Exceptional services

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vipHeather
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to The Dime for the first time. Great food! I had lamb shank and he had strip steak. I also had a great cocktail, the strawberry shuffle. Will definitely go back.

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Dabomiel
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dime has a chic atmosphere, friendly staff, and well prepared food. Went there for a special occasion , and the manager sent us complementary desserts for the table. Very thoughtful, and completely unexpected. When I’m next in Allentown, The Dime will be my go-to spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was pitiful. It was a buffet but the server never came to refill our water. We had to seek her out after almost an hour and then had to wait an additional 20 minutes for her to pick up our check.

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vipTBPPL
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service from Brandy. We have never been disappointed.

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Dee2018
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a limited event menu. Check on this before you go.

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SaranyaP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went to see TSO and stopped over for dinner. I believe they had a special menu- “an event menu”. It’s a very small menu with limited selection but it is understandable as it is geared for quicker service. I had a crab cake burger. It was okay. Nothing special. My husband had a hamburger with $2 cheese add-on. Did not try any appetizer or desert.

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vipRobert
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there food was good service was great

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AndrewS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food but limited menu and a bit expensive. Service is great and facility is clean and modern.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The drinks were good, the food was good but not worth the price.

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Abele
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We were seated quickly upon arrival. The restaurant did not appear busy at all. There were 4-5 servers working the floor. We waited 15 minutes and no one approached our table to take a drink order. At that point we left and told the hostess about the issue.

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GrenardoA
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Small portions but outstanding food and atmosphere!

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vipJudi
Detroit
47 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

While the happy hour was moderately attended, the 1/2 off apps were delicious. I had the crispy brussel sprouts and the turkish beef skewers. The sauce on the sprouts was killer and positively addictive. They could have been a bit more crispy but i would absolutely order them again. The beef skewers had a nice spice and dipping sauce with a small marinated veg salad containing, split cherry tomatoes, diced cuke, red onion and green pepper on a bed of bib lettuce. They were very filling and I was happy for both as my entree. I wasn't a fan of the Sycamore Lane chard as their house wine on 1/2 off, however, I'm sure it will appeal to many. I would return to try a the chicken sliders and the house-made hummus.

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foodmakesmesmile
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very good and the service was excellent. The meals were high priced because you’re paying for presentation. The drinks were pretty good. The bar area had a DJ and a nightclub atmosphere which was cool. It was separate from the restaurant but easily accessible if you wanted to go there after your meal.

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vipCarsonK
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Lovely greeting from the hostess and warm table service. Food was simple , fresh, Delicious and perfectly prepared and seasoned. The only call out would be that the atmosphere felt a bit corporate (think Marriott hotel restaurant) and warm
And inviting ....

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KenP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Generally ok meal, except my tuna (which I asked for medium rare per my own preference as well as the server’s indication that the chef recommended same) came out with barely a hint of pink inside, completely over cooked. Also the offered mocktails were very sweet: those of us who choose not to drink would like something more interesting to whet our appetites than a club soda or, in this case, a martini glass of dissolved sugar. Other than that, soups, pasta and burgers were good; ambiance very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The food was great, the service very good and the restaurant was beautiful.

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Sisbistris
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had stopped going to the DIME b/c I felt it's food & service were lacking. We thought we'd give it a try again and were so glad we did. Obviously someone turned it around and it was a really great dinner! We'll for sure go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Stopped in for quick appetizers. The location is perfect. Drinks were the best we’ve had in Allentown.

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MartaP
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I actually was a little worried because even though the food reviews were great some people complained about the service they received during their dinner. I have to be honest food is great and quality. Our server was great, attentive, nice and accommodating. I have nothing bad to say about her. It was my husband’s birthday and she was so nice to us and made sure he got a special treatment for his birthday even though we really did not ask for anything special. The decor of the place is beautiful and the view is great!!!! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service
Sat in Bar Area by window overlooking downtown
Food was great

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vipToniK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp cocktail and filet were out of this world delicious!

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Bkw1962
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food was very good. Ambience incredible...view was beautiful, decor very swanky and tasteful. Service? Not so much. We repeatedly waited for the server to check in on us throughout our meal - AND WE WERE LITERALLY THE ONLY OCCUPIED TABLE IN THE RESTAURANT! I also had provided a heads-up note to them through OT that it was my wife’s birthday...a week ago when I made the reservation. Upon our arrival, I pulled the hostess aside privately and mentioned the note in the reservation and got “Oh, well, I don’t even read the notes” What?! Anyway, she assured me that now that they were aware, they’d handle it. I was good with it. Dinner happens. Dinner ends. Server brings the check and announces “A little bird told us it was your birthday today and, well, we were gonna get you a cake and stuff but, ummm, we gave you your first drink on the house instead.” And walked away. That is not how a $175 birthday dinner ends well. It was our first time there and, sadly, likely our last unless they get a more polished and prepared floor staff. They did not represent the elegance of the establishment at all. Give me The Shelby instead ANYTIME.

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The Dime offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (484) 273-4010.

The Dime is rated 4.3 stars by 464 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.

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