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Oyster Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.oysterrestaurant.com
  • Email: grecothom@aol.com
  • Phone: (570) 820-0990
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 10:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: In house and take out catering available. Contact the sales office for further information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room available with appropriate audio and visual when booked in advance. Please contact Elise for further information. 570-208-8508
  • Private Party Contact: Elise (570) 208-8508

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pennsylvania & N. Washington
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking is available at the Best Western Genetti Hotel lot and Pennsylvania Avenue lot. Street parking on South Washington & Public Square are available at metered spots.
A word from Oyster
Fresh Seafood & Hand Cut Steaks along with Italian Classics in Downtown Wilkes-Barre, PA. Oyster is the restaurant that began the revitalization of Downtown Wilkes-Barre. Our skilled culinary team along with our Romantic setting, and out of this world service makes for a memorable evening. The blending of bold rococo architectural design & the flavors make an upscale yet affordable experience. Portions are generous & meant to be shared "family style". With the mostly white space, candle-lit atmosphere, open kitchen & striking exotic mahogany floors the restaurant brims with a hip eclectic crowd of celebrities, families & business leaders. Certainly, Oyster is a place to see & be seen for the elegant as well as the casual diners.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My family was vacationing in the Poconos when my wife and I had an opportunity to go out to dinner without our daughter. We found Oyster online and based upon its reviews, we decided to give it a shot for "date night". We were a little concerned to discover that it was inside of the Best Western but once inside the restaurant those concerns were allayed. The décor was nice, the service was very good, and the food was excellent. If we find ourselves out by Wilkes-Barre again, we will most likely be stopping by for another very nice dinner."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Beautiful dining room but food was not worth the price. Lobster bisque was very thin Cioppino, menu description was in a white wine sauce, was cold and in a red sauce. Waiter tried to tell us that they add tomatoes to the white sauce??? What??? Waiter talked to much about himself intruding on our conversation"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We found this place and the food delicious. The waitress suggested a South Beach Martini and it was a great complement to the Sea Bass."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Found this amazing place by chance online. Made reservations for 7:00. I arrived on time and was greeted by the staff working that evening. Forgive me I'm terrible with names but our hostess/waitress was absolutely wonderful. My friend was running late. She directed me to my table and promptly offered a drink while i waited. The dining room was stunning, just beautifully decorated.It was a slow night. I'm not too versed on the area. We had a wonderful chat about the history of the restaurant and surrounding areas. The food arrived promptly. It was very good as well as the presentation. Honestly what made the night completely worth it was the hostess and her hospitality. I feel terrible i can't remember her name. Definitely will be back."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Only draw back is the entrance were you have to walk through the cigar bar. Other than that a great experience!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We were a party of four celebrating a Birthday. Our food was delicious. The fillets were excellent, as were the Lobsters. The coconut pie is a delicious desert. Our waitress was very capable and friendly. The atmosphere is quite pleasant. Our big complaint was the fact that we had to walk through a smoke filled bar area to get to the restaurant and every time the door opened, we smelled the smoke."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Donna our server was wonderful. I wish they had a better appetizer menu! Dinner was great. Steak was cooked perfectly and the presentation was lovely."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "When in the Wilkes Barre area we love going to the Oyster Bar and Restaurant at Genetti's Best Western. Excellent food and wonderful staff as well as a beautiful quiet romantic dinner site."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My husband and I went for our anniversary and were, literally, the only people in the restaurant. It was very pretty and romantic. Our waitress was outstanding and really took care of us. It was a great place to go for our special occasion."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The 5 Star ratings say it all. No complaints about anything. Loved everything, from the cocktails & salad to the desserts & cordials, with a great main course in the middle. Great staff too!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was a business dinner with an out-of town guest, so the location was convenient. Oyster is located inside an older hotel--Genetti's, and perhaps for that reason, the layout and ambiance of the restaurant is quite odd. It seems to have been created by building walls in a larger space, and it felt like we were eating in a large, gauze-draped box. Our server was quite nice and the food was okay, but I would not choose this place again."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "This restaurant has delicious food and excellent service and atmosphere. However a major drawback is the smoke filled bar. We were not able to enjoy a drink in the bar and unfortunately would probably choose other restaurants to dine with friends as we are all non smokers who usually spend time in the bar before dining."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was very good. Service was good. Valentine's Dinner, was not very crowded at all. Not sure why..Everywhere else seemed booked to capacity that night. A little pricey, but not horrible.....Wanted to try the appetizers, but the waiter forgot to put them in. By the time we realized it, our main course came. Understandable if the restaurant was crowded, but it was not. He did take them off the bill. Was very apologetic......We would eat there again for a special occasion, but not on a regular basis....."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went skiing in PA over the weekend with my son-in law and 5 year old grandson. Wanted to pick place close to our hotel. Well did we get lucky. Restaurant is located in a Best Western, which I must admit gave me reason to pause. With the exception of the wedge salad which was heavy on the vinegar for me the entire meal was excellent. Our server Donna did a fantastic job. Crab cake appetizer was first class. Grandson had the chicken tenders, the best chicken tenders I have had next to my wife's. Surf & turf at $39 was off the chart good. SIL went for the black & blue strip which beside the hunk of grizzle was excellent. Shared a chocolate decadence for dessert, great! House Pinot Noir and all is was spot on. Oyster was a real winner."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This was our first time dining here and it certainly won't be the last. Great food, large portions, meticulous service."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We visited Oyster for our New Years night out. The experience was very good and my date was quite pleased."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Appetizers were amazing, entrees were even better! Service was great, and I love the bar! Brought two Oyster virgins with me and they absolutely loved it as well. I highly recommend the oysters rockefeller. Thanks again, I shall return!"
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "This is a totally awesome restaurant ! First time here and couldn't believe how great everything was. Great ambience plus fantastic food."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "my husband and I just had a wonderful dinner at oyster. first of all, the martini list is quite extensive. the only problem is trying to pick the best one out. we settled on the lemon drop martini and the chocolate raspberry martini. we couldn't resist the raspberry mojito so we ordered one of those also.....all drinks were quite yummy. one of the best entrees at oyster is their cooked to order steaks. our steaks were cooked perfectly. if you are not a steak lover, their menu is quite extensive so there is enough to pick from. just remember to save room for dessert because they have quite a nice selection. we settled on the chocolate but I also had the coconut crème pie on my last visit. both received high marks. high marks to oyster......."
    Dined on 10/18/2013