my husband and i were in carmen's a couple of evenings ago for our anniversary. we had a private table and it was very romantic. the food was wonderful. we both had the misto salad, crab cakes and steak. being from maryland, we admit we are very picky about our seafood and most of the time very disappointed at the attempt to make "maryland crabcakes". we really enjoyed ours at carmens. we had been to functions before at the radisson, but we can't speak for the hot spot, vibrant bar scene, etc. we did notice the tables and chairs on the outside of the building, and even though we haven't had the pleasure of dining at the particular spot, i have a love for the outdoor dining for lunch or dinner. the service was good, waitresses friedl
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a pleasure!
We have dined many times at Carmen's and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent (and generously portioned ), the waitstaff was attentive and the winelist very good.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
From the time we entered the facility (gorgeous), the entire staff was courteous, helpful and friendly. We did not have to ask for anything, it just seemed that someone was always there to ask us what was needed. The fool was delicious and the choices many. The children have a lot to look at with the history of the building and the outdoor scenery. You will love it.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A nice venue for a special
A nice venue for a special occasion dinner. However, there was a large wedding party having a cocktail hour in the area adjacent to the dining area which was extremely noisy. Service was very slow considering there were only four tables of patrons. Our waiter mixed up the orders as he was taking them down and had to have each diner repeat their order. He never reappeared to ask if we wanted another round of drinks (we did) or wanted more bread (we did). He seemed very harried. However, the meal was spectacular. Presentation was lovely and the food was delicious.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Carmen's is one of our favorite restaurants for a relaxing dinner. The food is always fantastic. Frank our waiter went above and beyond with service. Beautiful interior.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Father's Day Favorite
This is a great place to go for Father's Day. It has been a family tradition for years. Love the food and the service is great
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family and I were really
My family and I were really blown away by the beautiful Sunday brunch Carmen's had for Father's Day. This place is BY FAR the BEST brunch in the area. The food is delicious and they offered everything you can imagine. They even had a soup station, smoked salmon station, imported mixed cheese and fruit station, etc. We enjoyed the steak station with toppings, the spicy mashed potatoes, etc. The chefs at the buffet were such professionals and so friendly. It was also nice that the larger groups were in a separate section of the restaurant. (Sometimes it's too hard to hear if you're a small table sandwiched in between huge parties). Overall, everything was wonderful and we will def be back! Thanks!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to celebrate our anniversary and found the atmosphere elegant and the service outstanding. The food was very good. The only issue I may have is with the portion of the main course. My steak was filling, but my wife's plate could have had a few more scallops and shrimp. (4 & 2) were on the plate.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The dining room is located in the main lobby the historic Lackawanna Train Station. It used to be better before recent modifications, but is still beautiful. Service was very good. The food was very good, but not outstanding. It is $$$. We will return but it won't be a weekly event.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday Brunch @Carmen's
I took my husband to Sunday Brunch @Carmens for his birthday. Overall, it was a good experience. They presented a nice variety of different breakfast/lunch options and the quality was good. The omelet station was great and the chocolate fountain was nice ending to our meal. He enjoyed the pork loin and french toast was good. One disappointment was the service. We arrived at 10:00am when the brunch opened, before the crowds arrived, and we had to wait for ten minutes and finally had to flag down someone to get our coffee/tea/juice order. For the price we paid, it would have been nice to have received more attentive and friendly service. But, like I said, overall it was worth the price for a special occasion..$27 per person + tax!.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
specials of the day
GroupService Was Outstanding,, Specials Of The Day , Excellent. Homemade Pasta That Rivals Little Italy.Nice Surprise That The Executive Chef ,"Chef Chris", Did A walkthrough And Stopped At Our Table As Well As Others, We Complimented Him On The "Specials". Our Group Of Four Looks Forward To Our Next Visit!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Setting and Food
The setting is really lovely in the former Scranton train station. Tables are not too close and you can dine at a relaxed pace. The service was attentive and friendly, and we could get coffee while we waited for our brunch reservation.
The food offered was good and the omelets were well prepared. The selection was nice, heavier on lunch fare, but somewhat limited. All the fixings for bagels were beautiful, but we had to request a bagel.
We'll surely return for brunch here.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've dined here several times
I've dined here several times with both small and large groups. The food and service has always been very good.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM