September 28th, 2009 by Innkeeper
My favorite part of being an Innkeeper, hands down, is helping guests decide where to go for dinner. Not just because Paul & I are real foodies who eat out a lot, but also because we are blessed with such a diverse and fabulous group of restaurants for such a small town. Here’s a quick rundown of our top picks, in no particular order:
Sette Luna, 219 Ferry St., (610)253-8888
It’s no exaggeration to say you’ll find us there once a week and whenever our family visits from Ohio they are barely out of the car before they’re asking “When are we going to Sette Luna?” Homemade pastas and some of the best pizza this side of the Atlantic. Casual atmosphere but classy enough for a special occasion. Suffice it to say that Paul was born and raised in Italy and is a great cook himself and this is where he wants to go. Sorry, no reservations taken.
Juliana’s, 200 Cattell St., (610)330-0815
For this raised-in-the-suburbs girl walking to a great restaurant is still a novelty. Just three blocks away! I have so many favorite dishes here I can never decide – Veal al Limone, Cannelloni, Tortellini Carbonnara, Linguini Frumento… And I love the fact that it’s BYOB. We can bring a special bottle someone has given us or just our favorite every night red.
Ocean, 235 Ferry St,. (610)559-7211
This is where I ask to go on my Birthday and Anniversary but the interesting thing is that it’s also a great place for lunch midweek. I’ve had a romantic dinner with my husband, Martinis with my sisters-in-law, a midweek girlfriends night out, a party for 25 of our closest friends in the private room downstairs; and never been disappointed. The food and drinks are really unique and the service is outstanding. Don’t let the name throw you – there’s some seafood but lots of other stuff too.
Pearly Baker’s, 11 Center Square, (610)253-9949
House made yam chips anyone? Great burgers and salads as well as interesting entrees. The beautifull building and historic pub feel are such fun. Every downtown should have a place like this! I suppose I should mention the beer – about a jillion kinds available.
Vintage, 100 Club House Dr., (610)923-8480
Even if it weren’t for the stunning golf course views we would go for the food. The lunch/pub menu features an amazing burger as well as salads, sandwiches and other fun stuff. You can’t beat lunch on the outdoor patio on a clear day. The inside has a plush country club atmosphere and the dinner menu is impressive. Don’t skip dessert.
Cherubina, 10th & Northampton St., (610)258-2336
You’ve heard some chains claim “when you’re here, you’re family” but this is the real deal. A charming house with equally charming hosts and outstanding food. It’s small and intimate and you feel as though they are going to all this trouble just for you! It’s a great date or celebration spot. A bit of an Italian influence but also really good steak and seafood options. I never have room for Fran’s amazing house made desserts but I order them anyway – who can resist! Don’t forget to BYOB.
I could go on for days! When you’ve tried all these branch out to our other “Honorable Mentions”: River Grille, Sogo, Mex-Tex Trio, Porter’s Pub, Cafe Verde, Valenca - Seriously, you need to stay a couple of weeks!! Check out our Concierge Page for a complete listing of area restaurants. Buon Appetito! – Laura
June 8th, 2009 by Innkeeper
Welcome to The Lafayette Inn Blog. We are a romantic bed and breakfast in Easton, PA. We plan to use our blog to bring you information on things to do in the Lehigh Valley, tips on visiting the Lafayette College campus, and notes on our never ending facination with the restaurants in Easton, PA. We’ll also keep you up to date on pet friendly travel and the never ending antics of our Siberian Husky, Lena.
Paul & Laura Di Liello, Owners/Innkeepers