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About Carmen's 2.0 Restaurant & World Tour Menu

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

Carmen's 2.0 Restaurant and World Tour Menu offers Fresh Steaks, Seafood and Pastas along with an ever changing monthly World Tour Menu pairing food and wines from a different region of the world! As a proud recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, a wide selection of wines by the bottle or glass is available to accent your meal. Vegetarian and Healthful dining options available.

700 Lackawanna Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary American, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Jefferson Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(570) 558-3929

Website:
http://www.radisson.com/scranton-hotel-pa-18503/pascrant/hotel/dining/carmens

Entertainment:

Parking Details:
We have a private parking lot

Executive Chef:
Chris Chludzinski

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Carmen's 2.0 Restaurant & World Tour Menu Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (7)
Good for Birthdays (3)
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Romantic (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Cozy (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My husband and I were in Scranton for a weekend event and had our Valentine's dinner at Carmen's 2.0 while we were in town. The restaurant area is incredibly beautiful and the food was delicious. Great service as well. Everything was just perfect.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We went for the 4 course wine paired menu. The portions were extra small and 3 of the four dishes were un imaginative and reminiscent of 3 star restaurant food. However, the service was excellent, being both appreciate in frequency timing, and servitude. But the killer reason to go is the environment, marble, wood, huge domed ceilings and stained glass. Don't kid anybody, we go because it is in the historic beautiful train station. I just wished the food measured up. It could really be special there.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been going to Carmen's on for New year Eve Dinner for 4 years. This was the most disappointing. Comparing to previous years, The menu selections were not special (basically regular menu), the food that was served was not up to the standards of a regular meal at Carmen's. The service was great, as always. We dine here often during the year, but this time is was very disappointing. It makes us ponder if the quality is degrading and if we want to continue to frequent this site during the year. Too Bad. I is a beautiful place that used to serve good food.

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 (Poconos)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Although our server was excellent, she was stations at two areas on opposite ends of the restaurant and had to run back and forth, so was unable to give us her fullest attention. We had to wait at least 25 minutes to be seated even with a reservation. The food at the buffet was just so so. We may look for another location for next years Christmas dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We truly love Carmens but the buffet items could have been better--buffalo penne pasta was awful as was the beef tips--very dry and it should have been beef in a an au jus would have been much better--desserts were not good at all.........

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Poconos)·Dined on December 5, 2017

the place was empty. no one to seat you. the place was beautiful, service was ok, and food was pretty good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful staff, great service and excellent pasta entrees. The staff was very apologetic for not notifying us that a wedding reception was holding a cocktail hour adjacent to us during the first half-hour of our meal, but ultimately the experience at Carmen's made up for that minor mistake. Love the historic building and our wait staff was fantastic.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (Poconos)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Limited menu. If nope for the specials, it would have been difficult to find a satisfying meal. Do not go by the menu on the web site. It is ugh more limited.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

food was cold, small portions and dry... wine was awful for a "wine pairing" dinner... $5 jug wine that was old and musty.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Wait staff was wonderful and totally enjoyed brunch selection.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Poconos)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The food, service, and presentation were excellent. The staff was friendly and were diligent in making sure the table was clean and we had what we wanted.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Poconos)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Elegant ambience in a beautifully restored historic building. Food and service were superb. Room acoustics were very live, due to hard marble surfaces, so people with hearing deficits may be somewhat hampered in hearing conversation. It was not busy when we were there, so this was not an issue.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. I felt like I was in a top notch restaurant in New York city.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Very much enjoyed the wine tasting dinner, the wine was amazing and the four course dinner was outstanding! Our reservations were at 8 and we were seated promptly, only one star lost for ambiance due to the screaming child seated right behind us (curious as to why you'd bring a child that young out so late to an upscale venue). All in all, a great place to have a quiet romantic evening (sans children) 😊

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Excellent service. Willing to accommodate special requests. Very tasty food of highest quality.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Poconos)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We went for the First Friday Wine Tasting Dinner. Chefs Chludzinski and Jordan put together a creative menu that was paired with two lovely California wines. We will definitely plan to go again in the future.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Excellent food, service & portions - especially the half portions. Love the artisan bread.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

As always the experience was outstanding. We both had the Beef Filet. They were done perfectly, were delicious, and very tender. Sides were great and also done perfectly. Service, as always is the best in town. Frank, Judy & Ed work as a fine tuned team so you are never in want of anything, but without being a bother. This is our favorite local restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great place. We love it here and the staff is outstanding. We go here about once a month.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Fabulously fabulous

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 23, 2017

The woman who brought out my food was outstanding. She was very sweet and attentive. The restaurant was empty and the hostess sat me right next to a woman who was coughing. My waiter took quite a while to get over to me. He barely came back to check on me. Not impressed with the service. Ambience is beautiful. Food was fine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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food3
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 (Poconos)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Overall the food was good. I was disappointed with the French toast it was a bit stale and the whipped cream was empty. Also the price was pretty steep. For 4 people with a generous tip it was almost $160.00.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

My husband and I took my mother here for the most important day of the year, Mother's Day. What a huge disappointment! No where did it say that our reservation time would only give us a buffet of cold cereal, oatmeal, bacon, sausage, ham and a man making omelets or eggs or a breakfast menu and not the entire buffet. Not even a pastry! Quite the contrary. Last year we went here and although they were totally unorganized and we had to wait 40 minutes past our reservation time to be seated, they had a fabulous buffet and champagne. This year - none of that and the worst service ever from someone who had to be flagged down to ask for coffee, tea and a coke and who never checked back with us until she walked by and dropped the check on the table without so much as asking if we wanted anything else. Thank goodness for the young man cleaning our dishes away because he brought us refills and had a great personality. Will I entrust this restaurant for any other occasion? Absolutely not, but looking at other reviews, it doesn't appear that they care. That's too bad because this was Mother's Day. They should care.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

No one at entrance to welcome diners.
Private, loud catered event in other half of small dining room.
Phone continuously ringing unanswered.
One entree good. Second entree unlike description. Unappetizing color. Sent back.
Service great!
Beautiful building!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Food is not fresh, not used to paying double for half the quality, food not prepared properly. Service was forced, are not properly trained for upscale restaurants.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

My husband and I went to Carmen's 2.0 right before we went to see a show at the Scranton Cultural Center. It was our first time there, and we loved it! The food was excellent. We especially appreciated the historical charm. The murals on the wall which depict the scenes from the railroad route were definitely special. I highly recommend Carmen's. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Poconos)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Good buffet selection but overpriced.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The service at Carmine's was very good. The waiter asked if we would like some time to enjoy our cocktails while we decided on our dinner, which was very nice. The Decor was very pretty , but was in the lobby of the hotel. We ordered the tuna special and the duck special. Both dishes we not very good. The duck was three pieces with thick fat on the duck and the risotto was under cooked. The gnocchi was very good as was the calamari appetizer.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Place was nice but service was terrible and food was subpar. Definitely wouldn't go back and sad because it came so highly recommended.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 18, 2017

This was a great restaurant. The atmosphere is beautiful, the food amazing and the service was outstanding! Would highly recommend.

Tags: Healthy, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Poconos)·Dined on February 12, 2017

My wife and I went for an early valentine brunch at 11:00 am on Sunday. The staff was fantastic very friendly. The food was outstanding everything fresh and hot. The selections were a good mix of breakfast and lunch but they didn't have any pancakes or blintzs. Although the service and food were very good it seemed just a little overpriced.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Poconos)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Yet another wonderful time at Carmen's 2.0. The selection of items for brunch is fairly diverse and allows for multiple tastes to be satisfied. Attentive table servers and an overall wonderful atmosphere. We'll be back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 23, 2017

Ordered dry whole wheat or multigrain toast and got rye toast with butter.

Oat meal was made from instant oats not what I was expecting for the price and the type of restaurant

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 (Poconos)·Dined on January 22, 2017

We have made it a yearly event to travel 2 1/2 hours to Scranton to have brunch at Carmen's and then see a show at the Scranton Cultural Center. We recommend it to all of our friends because it is well worth the drive. The brunch buffet is fantastic and we can't wait to do it again next winter!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Poconos)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Dinner before theatre

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 (Poconos)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Truly enjoyable evening. Gathering in the lobby was a little loud but okay. Assume it doesn't occur everyday.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2017

Beautiful building with plenty of history but that is where the positives stop. Food was below average for a brunch for two that cost $65. Omelette station was manned by an employee that made it clear she would rather be anywhere else and the rest of the presentation was poor.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Very good - atmosphere always nice- service always great- food good, but not outstanding- wine service could use an upgrade to appropriate glass for type of wine

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 (Poconos)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We went to Carmen's for New Year's dinner. We have the most amazing experience. The service was outstanding. Frank was exceptional. My only complaint was it was a wedding going on at the same time which caused a little bit of noise.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Live Music, Disabled Access, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2016

We went here for a holiday dinner and it was very good. We were more impressed with the wine list. A lot of good options, and very reasonable prices on some of the bottles. The ambiance is what you should go for. The restaurant is in the lobby of the hotel, and has beautiful architectury. We really enjoyed this and will go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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