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Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar

Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rustickitchen.biz/
  • Phone: (570) 824-6600
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Tom Holloway
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: We have the ability to service a wide variety of private party needs. Please contact us for more details about our private dining options.
    The Wine Cellar Room is perfect for any occasion from a birthday gathering to a business dinner.
    The Grande Dining Room can be reserved for larger groups & our Television Studio can be booked for private shows of "In The Kitchen".
  • Private Party Contact: Bridget Heck (570) 824-6600

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Patrons can park with the casino valet or self park in the casino parking lot.
A word from Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar
Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar provides a unique award winning Italian, Mediterranean culinary experience. We offer seasonally inspired rustic cuisine, from artisan breads to hand crafted pastas, all prepared fresh daily in a warm, friendly & comfortable bistro style setting. Rustic Kitchen's extensive wine list has been the winner of 4 consecutive Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence. We also have a "State of the Art" Television Broadcast Kitchen Studio where we conduct live cooking shows, including "In The Kitchen".Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "On Systems Administrators Day we took the team to RK for lunch. It was great. Food was awesome, server was good, and we had an excellent time."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We met another couple there for dinner. We were there first and already seated when the second couple arrived. It took a few minutes for the hostess to find the reservation because they had already crossed it off since we were already there. That was slightly annoying. Other than that, it was a great experience. The portions are incredible! There was no way we could eat all of what they gave us."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The waitress knocked over the water glass and my friend's clothes got wet. I ordered two sides of fries and she asked me regular or truffle fries (I did not know there were two different types), and I said regular. When I rec'd the check, I was charged for 2 truffle fries which cost more. When I asked here about it, she said there were only one fries button on her check monitor. This is not true, because I ordered the fries in the past and never had this problem. I asked her to correct it, and she said she would have to get the manager. I did not want to wait for the manager, therefore, I paid for it left. I was always happy with the service, but this time I was disappointed."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Everything was excellent, never had a bad or for that matter, a mediocre meal here. Our food was top-notch and service was impeccable. I had the bolognese (melt in your mouth) and my wife had the pork flat iron steak w/apple chutney which after tasting, I wish I would have ordered too. What a combination of flavors!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Very good selection for dinner for 2. Dinner could add up with drinks but very reasonable."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This was our first time at Rustic Kitchen. The reviews made it seem like an exceptional restaurant, but the price combined with the quality of our dinners would not inspire us to go again. The service was excellent, but the food was average. For me the salad was a bit overdressed, but I do not like a lot of dressing on my salads. Otherwise the salad was good. My mother and I ordered the pasta with clams and we were both very disappointed. There were very few clams with the pasta and it was somewhat bland. My husband ordered pork and it came with broccolini and heirloom potatoes and he thought it was good. Overall, it was too expensive for the quality of food and we will not return!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This bistro is semi-local to us, so we go pretty often. Usually with vouchers we get from the casino in which this restaurant is located. Buy a voucher for $25 and get free slot play of the same amount, that's how we do it. We play the slots and usually get the money back, that means, we eat free or cheap. That's the main reason, but also because the food is pretty good. Not outstanding anymore (they have changed the menu a few months ago!), but still good. Mostly Italian cuisine, foccaccia, pasta, also burgers and steaks and fish. Not many vegetarian dishes left on the new menu, but still a few. They serve a good bread with hummus as an amuse bouche, and on your birthday you'll get a free appetizer with the purchase of an entree."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We had a really great experience. A real winner. Food is excellent."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Traveling for work and I wanted to find some good food. Did a little research and the reviewed sent me here. Amazing, I would certainly recommend if you are reading this to go. Staff and Management were all friendly. Checking to make sure the food was to standard and if I or my co-worker required anything further. I love it and hope to get the opportunity to come back again."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed our experience at Rustic Kitchen. The appetizer special was wonderful. I wasn't thrilled with my entrée when it arrived and the hostess was quick to take it back and bring me a new meal. I would definitely return."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoy going to the Rustic Kitchen. The food is fantastic! We ordered a burger and chicken parm sandwich. We split both meals so we could each taste the other's food. Delicious! Would recommend to anyone!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Great and unique dishes. Great drinks and service is the best around."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Always enjoy Dinner at RK. Bread & dip a great start. Italian spring rolls a favorite. Great crab cakes! Caesar salad fresh crisp and tasty with the fried cheese. Best Green beans ever. and coffee & biscotti a great ending. Service is great!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We were celebrating my parents 50th wedding anniversary food was good staff was friendly and amazing manager was walking around ready to help"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Food was mediocre at best and overpriced. I had the seafood scampi which was not scampi at all. Not even a splash of oil. Mostly seafood in broth over pasta that had the texture of rubber."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "If you are looking for a lovely evening out and great food, Rustic Kitchen is the place for you. My husband and I have been to this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. My son recently graduated from college and we gave him his choice of where to eat dinner on his graduation day. Rustic Kitchen was his choice and we really enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and service. A great place especially if you like to gamble a little in the casino afterward."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My fiancee and I ate here on a Sunday night. We had pizza as an app and it was amazing. It had great flavor and a good mix of crispness and chewy that makes a great pizza in my eyes. I had the chicken marsala which was amazing. It was cooked to perfection. My fiancee had the seafood scampi. Which had terrific sized clams, scallops, mussels, and shrimp. Overall out experience was great. We would return."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I had a great Cobb salad....the only thing I have to complain about is the fact that I wanted to substitute the Grilled Chicken (which was the protein) for Shrimp....I got 4 shrimp, and the bill did not reflect the removal of the chicken, and added $5.00 for four shrimp....so I believe that I was overcharged..since I did not get the chicken....The add on price for shrimp was $5.00 on the menu, but since I did not get the chicken, I think I was overcharged...My opinion, anyway..."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Overall our dinner experience at the Rustic Kitchen was good. We had 4 people for dinner on Saturday, July 5th. We had requested a quiet table and they did the best they could to accommodate us. It was very crowded and still a little noisy. Our Waitress was very nice . She was very busy and when we requested butter for our bread rather than the bean dip, she forgot to bring it We were not impressed with the bread or the bean dip. We were looking forward to some crusty bread and do not like bean dip.. We got a pitcher of Sangria that was large and very tasty and cold with a lot of fruit. Our Entrees were delicious and big portions. We had Chicken Marsala, Chicken Parmesan and Pasta with clam sauce. Everyone"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Wonderful meal, great service, seated right on time! We will be back very soon."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have been to the Rustic Kitchen quite a few times and the food is always very good. The wait staff is friendly and knowledgable and the service is great. We are never kept waiting for a drink or the check when we are ready to leave."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food was served piping hot, and was delicious. Servers knowledgeable about wine list and entries. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves with this meal."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Once again, another fabulous meal. The need braised short rib raviolis were a wonderful new addition to the menu."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "It is quite an accomplishment when a restaurant can welcome their guests like they were family!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Our reservation was for 8:00pm, we weren't seated til at least 8:30pm. They need a little help with the front desk staff. Otherwise everything else was amazing as usual!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My wife and I came here for our anniversary. A great first time experience. Highly recommend and will be returning."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Food was superb as usual, service was great and food was served at the right temperature. Love coming to this restaurant. Have a great variety on the menu and offer daily food and drink specials as well. Dine here weekly."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Staff was terrible - food all wrong- had to ask for various things. Could not hear myself think."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food was excellent as always. One of our favorite places to dine."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "A party of 8, and we wanted for nothing. Incredibly attentive service. Delicious food. Soooo reasonably priced! And....honored our graduates who were celebrating."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Staff were attentive. My husband and I ordered Filet with ($12 additional) grilled scallops. Side of truffle-oil parmesan fries were delicious. Ordered a medium cook on our filets. My steak was perfectly cooked, but my husband's was medium-well. The two scallops sliced in half to appear four were present on each plate--skimpy for the price. Stretching the product required in a seafood dish like this is unacceptable at a dining establishment such as Rustic Kitchen. My biggest complaint--my dish was terribly over-salted. I should have sent it back, but we were eating late and celebrating, so did not complain. The late-night return (same night) for dessert of flour-less chocolate cake was superb!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "So happy we took a risk and tried Rustic Kitchen for the first time to celebrate my son's graduation from Wilkes Univ. It was a very enjoyable experience for our family of 4. We had wonderful servers (2!!) and the food and drink was excellent! Sorry we found this after his 4 years at Wilkes as we probably won't be in the area again much in the future. Also appreciated the fact that I could make my reservation on line."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Server was new and couldn't answer many of our questions concerning the menu. I would, however, recommend the restaurant to others."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "It was like going to a friend's for dinner. Such a welcoming crew! And, the food was a bonus!! Thanks to Kay for making us feel like family once again!!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Open table is so easy to use. Great way to make reservations. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Nice decor & liked the fact that the manager came over & made a personal connection"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Graduation Dinner Party for my daughter- 2 of us Ordered Baked Macaroni & Cheese upon a recommendation - Yuk! - Was dry - overcooked and did not taste the cheese - Politely asked for a box - dumped it in the trash on the way out of the Casino. Portion size was very small and meal was too pricey. Others said their food was good. Never have I paid so much for so little. Will not recommend this place and will not return. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Mother's Day is not generally a day I would select for dining out because the high volume of diners is challenging. This is the second year we chose Rustic Kitchen for our Mother's Day celebration and we could not be more pleased. We were seated promptly, the service was excellent, special dietary accomodations were cheerfully fulfilled, the food was delicious and we were allowed to dine in a leisurely fashion. We will surely visit again before next Mother's Day; however, we are also certain that this will be our venue to celebrate mom for years to come!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The service and the food are excellent! The crab cakes are outstanding. The sauce they serve with the crab cakes is fabulous! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014