Carmen's 2.0 Restaurant & World Tour Menu

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Located in the historic Grand Station Lobby of the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in downtown Scranton, Carmen's 2.0 Restaurant is locally known for it's atmosphere, service and cuisine.

Carmens 2.0 Restaurant offers Fresh Steaks, Seafood and Pastas hand made and locally sourced as available. Special dining events every month. As a proud recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, a wide selection of wines by the bottle or glass are available to accent your meal. Vegetarian and Healthful dining options always available.

First Friday Wine Tasting dinners the first friday of every month showcases a very special menu from Executive Chef Chris Chlurdzinski.

Private Dining available. Open Mondays!

Other highlights are the Tuesday / Wednesday Lunch Buffet and the award winning Grand Sunday Brunch.
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Umbriaco
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything

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KymmiMarieAmor
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with Hubby for Valentine's Day. Everything was excellent. The staff was super nice, the music was great (the musician even took me and Hubby's picture), and the fixed menu was more than worth the 60 bucks. We would definitely dine here again!

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KVPE
Poconos
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The shared plate for 2 should have 4 shrimp...how are you suppose to share 3 shrimp? Oysters were flat and swimming in BBQ sauce. Cocktails were made well, soup & salad good even though soup was not hot and dessert was excellent. Entrees were just alright. Service was good until they got busy. We had to stop staff to get coffee and ask hostess for our check. Atmosphere with live performer was very enjoyable.

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vipAgodava
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is the only game in town on Christmas Day. We end up here because my elderly mother-in-law doesn't have a functioning kitchen to make a large holiday meal. In past years, the food and service has been just adequate. This year, however, everything was much improved. They cut down on the number of offerings and everything on offer was quite tasty. I especially enjoyed the risotto bar and the lobster bisque. The beef and turkey were cooked well, but lacked seasoning. The raw bar components and the salmon appetizer were fresh and delicious. Desserts were excellent. Service was very much improved as well.

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RonaldD
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal. Service was prompt and friendly. The atmosphere was quiet enough to have great conversation with family and friends.

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BrianS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived on time for a 5:30 dinner reservation and were seated immediately. Actually we were the only diners there at the time. There was a wedding reception at Tracks, the casual bar in the same elegant waiting room of the former DL&W station, which was rather energetic. Our waiter assured us the reception would be over by 6:00 which it was. Then there was peace and quiet. The staff was very attentive with at least one staff member watching the dining area at all times in case service was required. The food was excellent as was the service. While our meals were not inexpensive, I considered them to be inline with a fine dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations for a business breakfast meeting. Was greeted promptly upon arrival. Menu and buffet descriptions were provided by pleasant wait staff. Coffee was flowing 😀
Lovely gem of a restaurant. Would recommend.

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vipJanuary49
Philadelphia
95 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fine dining and beautiful surroundings

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kenneths
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was great, very nice atmosphere. Service was terrible though.

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DavidI
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

For the Sunday brunch, the only option is the $30 buffet. We were here one or two years ago, back then it was possible to order lower-price items from a menu. From the on-line menu, we couldn't learn that the buffet is the only option. The food quality and range of offerings are very good, the service is excellent. If you want to spend $30 for brunch buffet this is a very good place to go.

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vipNOLAMAM
London
19 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service

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RTK1
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful atmosphere that takes you back to another time. Excellent food on the Sunday buffet. Great service. Will go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always lovely

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TimL
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you sit in Carmens restaurant you can tell the building was built when coal was king - and Scranton was the Houston of the world. The marble columns and the high ceilings give a feeling of grandure. The buffet was very generous - shrimp, smoked salmon, halibut -omlet station, beef and turkey - scallop potatoes to kill for - many salad opportunities and great desert. - Service great $5 dollar bloody mary and mimosa's. Only problem was soup was hidden with the deserts which were great with a chocolate fountain and various pastries. It was our anniversary and we had a great afternoon. Carmen buffet is a great Sunday afternoon treat.

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JohnB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was a bit too noisy in the dining area Sunday morning.

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VictoriaS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have eaten many times over the last 11 years. It was our first meal after becoming an engaged couple and we have eaten several meals here for anniversaries and birthdays. The food is absolutely delicious and the service is great. The only downside is that if there is a wedding happening, you might have to contend with the cocktail hour noise since the restaurant shares space with the hotel lobby.

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ScottL
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is first rate and is second only to the service. My wife and I have dined here a few times and it's always a wonderful experience. Treat yourself. You won't regret it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found it on Groupon and our waiters were awesome and the food was delicious we aren’t from around there and it was fantastic would recommend it to anyone

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vipJanuary49
Philadelphia
95 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation for 7:30pm. We arrived at the designated time to find the entire dining room occupied by a wedding reception with NO tables available for restaurant patrons. There was no one at the reservation stand, so we left. I tried to cancel on Open Table but said I needed to call. I tried calling 3 times, but no one answered. I tried to make another Open Table reservation, but it wouldn’t let me because the Carmen’s reservation was not cleared. Dear Carmen’s if you have reserved the entire dining room for a private event - update Open Table.

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Chloe
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The marble lobby was beautifully set with buffet style burnch, great selection and plentyful. Coffee was excellant with lots of refills. Staff were very attentive and ready to accommodate any request. Only thing, I would have preferred the guests waiting in line for food were directed in the open lobby rather than behind our seats through the dining room where they were holding onto our chairs while waiting. Otherwise all my guests were very pleased and satisfied with the event.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. The food was great. Frank made us feel very comfortable. It was a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice staff. Food good for the price.

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JenniferN
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly. It was slightly noisy because there was a wedding at the same time but we still felt like we were having an intimate dinner to celebrate our anniversary. We really enjoyed ourselves and will definitely return.

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nancym
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

There was a wonderful choice of things to choose from. The seafood cakes were so good ! The seafood was good and fresh. I did not want breakfast but it also looked very good and fresh . I was not crazy for the nocchi's I would have preferred tortellini. The hot foods and meats and stuffing were very tasty. I topped it off with the delicious boston cream pie and cannoli's !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Could not have asked for more. Had a wonderful day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Always do !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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AngelaM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and drinks ! Device was friendly and on time!

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duffygirl71
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent! We had beef tenderloin, really fresh shrimp and oysters. We went on Mother's Day which is always a busy day, but the staff was very attentive and met our needs. The facility is beautiful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server was wonderful. Had 4 of the lobster specials and 1 peach chicken. They seemed to take a very long time to come out but were delicious once they arrived. Server was nice enough to offer to bring the dessert tray over for the kids in the group before the apps were served, which was much appreciated. Will definitely be back

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vipWilliamC
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant in a beautiful building. I would recommend anyone visiting Scranton to stop in to see interior of this place ever if for just a drink. They also have a very cool old bar-restaurant in same building.
Our dinner would have been much better but food was way too salty. I would tell the Chef no salt next time

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vipAgodava
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The holiday brunch is usually the only game in town in Scranton for Christmas and Easter. When visiting family on those holidays, we end up here. The brunch can be uneven, but this year the Easter Brunch was a few steps above the usual. The food selections seemed fresher. The carving station meats (turkey and beef tenderloin) were cooked perfectly. Moist and tender. The salads and dressings were excellent. Good selection on desserts. Skip the oysters.

This year, a service charge was added to the bill. I think that made the staff more cheerful and efficient. I didn't mind the added charge. They should do it at every brunch.

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SteveDon
Poconos
11 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Attended the Easter Sunday buffet. Had a great table away from the buffet lines, which made our meal more enjoyable. Our server, Amy, did an incredible job of insuring we were comfortable and that our beverages were always topped off. We have had lunch in the pub on previous occasions, however our first time at Carmen’s. I am not a buffet fan, but the quality and variety of the food was very good. We will be back to try the restaurant for a regular dinner in the next few months. The entire staff was very pleasant and seemed well trained. The manager thanked us as we departed.

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SusanC
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The history of this place and the historical decor is gorgeous. The staff is very polite and accommodating and the food is excellent. My one suggestion would be to always have a broiled fish/seafood option on the menu for those during Easter and other holidays or those on diets. We love this place.

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DebS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Although the food was good, the bread good, I found the menu to be very minimal, but I was offended at our original waiter. He took our order and no one ever asked us how our food wax after it was delivered . Except drinks. He passed our table, saw our coupon and kept walking. We don’t eat a lot, we don’t drink, or do we eat sugary desserts. I had the duck and loved it. My husband liked his meal. As a former waitress I was offended that he never came over again as I saw him do with other tables.

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RosanneH
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is top-notch delicious. Such an elegant place to have a beautiful evening. Our server, Frank, was outstanding. He was extremely cordial and informative. Actually, all of the staff there are so professional. Thank you .

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DianeH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We made reservations to meet friends for brunch here - it’s a good midway point between both our homes. Last year my husband and I had enjoyed this brunch so much when the food offerings included oysters, shrimp and many excellent dishes. We even found ourselves comparing it quite favorably with the rather famous brunch at the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec. This time I found myself having to apologize to our friends for cold “hot” dishes, mediocre choices and mediocre food preparation. The venue is lovely; I also have quite a fondness for downtown Scranton and the service was excellent. However, food is, of course, the main event and it was not at all at the level it was. I should also note that we went to the brunch twice last year. I hope the restaurant gets back on track, but at the moment I cannot recommend it - I really wish I could!

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TamaraL
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Unfortunately, the food is very mediocre at the Sunday brunch. Expensive and felt like it was no better than a cafeteria.

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PatrickC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Requested an acknowledgement of my wife's birthday in the online reservation, which did not happen, ie just a birthday candle in a piece of cake. Food was good, not great. Chicken or Pork at the carving table to me was a cheap version of a carving table. Deserts were very good. Service at the table was excellent, very quick and pleasant.

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vipFrequentFlier
Cleveland
93 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The salad, the pork chop and the gnocchi were all delicious and the service was excellent. We enjoyed the molten chocolate cake for dessert.

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vipRobertP
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Just ok for breakfast

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AlphaDula
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Not worth the $30 per person. For fair to poor. Again, not worth $30. Big disappointment from what I recall during my last visit two years ago. Selection - limited. Eggs benedict - poor/dry. Meat selection - dry and server didn't know how to carve. Salmon - only pieces in the middle of a salad tray. After 1pm selection was worst.

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MarshallM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was good, but we were a little disappointed not knowing there would still be a limited Valentines Day menu the weekend following. Service was subpar: not very attentive and forgot my wine, sugar for coffee, pepper. Also, because of the setting in essentially the lobby of the hotel there is not much quiet/privacy especially when people are coming into the building and walking to and from the bar.

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Carmen's 2.0 Restaurant & World Tour Menu is rated 4.4 stars by 363 OpenTable diners.

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