A new casual dining spot has popped up on the edge of downtown Bethlehem. Sibri’s Restaurant at E. Broad and High streets is serving traditional American cuisine and international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. With a menu filled with seemingly endless options, I had a hard time picking out just one thing to try for dinner.
Sibri’s has a cozy atmosphere, with around nine tables and a few seats at a counter. The decor is simple, with bright blue paint on the walls and some lovely pieces of artwork. It’s a comfortable place to enjoy a meal.
For a starter we wanted to try one of their international options, so we went with the Beef Empanadas ($4.75). These tasty turnovers are filled with a combination of beef, bell peppers, tomatoes and onion and topped with sour cream and scallions. The pastry was crispy, and even though it was fried it was not greasy. The beef mixture inside was not lacking in flavor. I only wished there was even more of it inside.
One of things Sibri’s is not lacking is a sandwich selection. The choices include paninis, melts, wraps, triple deckers, chicken sandwiches, seafood sandwiches and more! My stomach led me to choose the Western Turkey Panini ($9.95), which comes with a side of french fries and a cup of soup. I chose the creamy Chicken Orzo, which was very comforting on a cold day. The panini came out fast and hot, with grilled tomatoes, bacon, cheddar cheese and honey mustard. I could tell the turkey was house-made, and there was plenty of it. It was so much food that I had to take the other half home (which was perfect for lunch the next day).
My guest was not as tempted by the large selection of sandwiches as I was, and instead went with the 12-ounce NY Strip Steak topped with onion rings ($18.25). The entree came with a salad with dressing to start, and my guest thought it could have used a few more vegetables to balance all the lettuce.
The steak was cooked the right temperature, and was very juicy. The onion rings served on top of the steak were crispy and tastier than the fries that came with it. Overall, my guest thought it was a good steak dinner at a very reasonable price.
Sibri’s Restaurant offers a big menu filled with mouth-watering dishes, and our service was fast and friendly. I keep dreaming about what tasty meal I will have the next time I visit. They serve breakfast too, so I know I’ll be stopping in to try one of their specialty omelettes or french toast from the griddle.
Sibri’s is an excellent new spot to try out in downtown Bethlehem if you’re looking for good food at a reasonable price.
THE DETAILS ABOUT SIBRI’S
Address: 147 East Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018
Facebook Page: Sibris Restaurant
Hours: Open daily, 6:30 am to 11 pm
Payment: Credit cards accepted
Additional Information: Takeout and catering are both available.
Kristina Gonzalez is a lifelong Lehigh Valley resident who works in the publishing industry. She enjoys dining out regularly and trying new restaurants in the area. Is there a local restaurant you’d like Kristina to review? Please email your suggestion to jo**@sa**********.com.