341 S CEDAR Crest Blvd, Allentown, PA | Directions 1810340.570481 -75.534655
Mon-Thu: 11:30am-12:00am;Fri-Sat: 11:30am-02:00am;Sun 11:30am-12:00am
This place is awful. If you want an upscale dining experience, this is not the place to go. The only good thing I have to say about the restaurant is that the atmosphere was very nice. That's it. Our waitress took forever to take our drink orders, and then our dinner orders. She never offered us bread and we saw her offer bread to other tables. Some consistency would have been nice. Our calamari appetizer showed up (30 minutes after we ordered it) and this restaurant must not know how to drain their food once it is fried because the calamari was soaked in grease. I ordered a burger medium-well and when it got to me (after waiting an hour) it was black and crispy. I sent my burger back, which I hate to do. When it came out again, my boyfriend was already done his meal because I told him to eat so his food wouldn't get cold. The burger was tasty the second time around, however the french fries were soaked in grease. I was so unhappy with this place that we told the manager to take the burger off the check because there was no way were paying for the awful service and food. We never do this at restaurants, but we were so taken back by the lack of care and attentiveness this restaurant showed to us and the tables around us that we couldn't leave without saying something. The table next to us was complaining about the service too. Shocked this place is still in business. To top it all off, the bathroom was out of toilet paper. Save your money and go to Wendy's across the street.
Cannot Understand How They Stay in Business... – After years of having one negative experience after another at this restaurant, I've kept going back because of its convenient location. But today was my last visit to an establishment where the the quality of the food is spotty at best, the service is consistently bad, the prices much too high, and attitude by management is so rude and arrogant that it's beyond anything I can describe in this review, except to say I cannot understand how they treat customers as they do and stay in business. The manager actually raised his voice to me and told me to get out his restaurant when I questioned the order I had been given. It was so bad I actually considered calling the police. There are so many lovely places to eat in the Lehigh Valley. There is not need to go near PIstachio's
Great Atmostphere and Excellent Food – I met some business associates at Pistachio's for lunch. We were impressed with the atmospere and food. The waitress and servers were very pleasant. The crowd seemed to be mostly local professionas. I highly recommend this retaurant.
Stomach turner – will never never eat there again. I ordered a hamburger and received it 15 minutes after everybody else was served. I ate about half the burger and noticed it was totally raw inside. The sauce I put on the burger hid that fact until i noticed it. The manager did not care at all and was rude about the situation. I did get the burger for free but big deal. Later I was driving up Cedar Crest and quickly pulled over. I vomited out my car door. Not a good experience
An Excellent After-work treat – I usually spend weekends with my friends to be relieved of the stress that we usually get from devoting long hours of work in the office and it is really refreshing to find a place where the servers have a pleasant smile on their faces from the time we came until the time we left, not to mention that they have the best tasting salads that I can’t seem to have enough of. It is definitely a place where one can find comfort after days of hard work.
Pros: The best customer relations and superb salads
Cons: not so affordable but i was satisfied anyway
Worst Resturant ever!! – I went to Pistachios for my first experience and it was the worst place I have ever been to. As soon as you walked in the door, I did not feel welcomed. Our first experience was we were there for a couple of minutes and we heard "good ole Sid" swearing up a storm. What a classy individual he was. Elderly people and children all around him and he acted like there was no one there. In any case, we waited for over an hour for our food which was disgusting. I could have found tastier food in McDonald's. As I hear from the employees, he makes them write good comments on city search since there are just so many bad comments about him. I still don't understand how this man can still be in business with his piss poor attitude. I guess there are just a lot of stupid people who do not appreciate good food, just abuse. If there were a negative number to rate this place I would put it in. So I rated it -10. Trust me it is not worth the one star.
Not that great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – dropped in sunday, pretty much empty ordered chicken ravioli and spicy shrimp for appetizer . came back saying we only have 2 ravioli left- the shrimp were just dipped in old bay or something very salty. ordered shrimp rigatoni for entree-- wow 4 small shrimp with pasta and a cream tomato sauce. it made our once and done list !!!!!!!!!!! waitress was friendly -- thats were the 1 star goes !!!!!
Desserts to Die for! – From the Key Lime pie to the Chocolate cake, the portions are huge! Enough to share with another person or to eat some there and take the rest home. I have been here a handful of times just to eat dessert and I end up getting something different each time because each option is better than the next!
Happy Hour – I went back to Pistachios recently and found a new watering hole. This place now has not only a happy hour everyday of the week but it now has something i have never heard of. A reverse happy hour on friday and saturday nights from 10pm till midnight. Me and my friends thought we were going out for a drink and decided to make a night out of it. These happy hours could be one of the best kept secrets in the valley.
We tried again but... – Let's just say the food is good. Nice. Ok. Husband and I ordered a few Thai entrees. Drinks were nice. . BUT...
As we waited, some tables were offered artisan bread with olive oil dipping, others (read: "ours") was not. We had our drinks, our entrees. Waitress came to ask how everything was. I asked of her, "How do you, as a server, decide which tables GET bread and which do not?" (An issue my husband and I had a few times before!) She looked a bit nervous and responded, "Oh you just have to ask for some bread. Do you want some???" To which I responded, "No, we are done with our meal now!" She next said, "Sooo many people are on low carb diets and such!" I responded, "Huh!"
Not a good practice to treat different tables differently. It sets up a very bad dynamic. Our food was good, yet given the service issues, over-priced. If everything was even, table to table, we'd have left relatively happy customers.
PISTACHIO, get your act together! This is not the first time, as Allentown residents, we've felt this crazy, indiscriminate treatment. Offer ALL TABLES bread. Treat all customers exactly the same.
You're business will prosper because of it.
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