Carmen's 2.0 Restaurant & World Tour Menu

4.7
294 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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 Wednesday Lunch Buffet and the award winning Grand Sunday Brunch.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary American, Steak
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Hours of operation
Breakfast (Full Menu and Buffet available daily)
Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am
Sunday Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Wednesday Lunch Buffet
Wed 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner Menu
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(570) 558-3929
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Chludzinski
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Catering
In House Catering available as well as Cater Out pick up.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jefferson Avenue
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Parking details
We have a private parking lot. Free Parking on site when Dining.
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Entertainment

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Special events & promotions
Weekly Sunday Brunch
Wednesday Lunch Buffet
First Friday Wine Tasting Dinners
Valentines Day
Easter Brunch
Mothers Day Brunch
Thanksgiving Grand Buffet
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day Buffet
New Year's Eve Menu
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 294 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We have been dining here once or twice a year for several years. While it was good, it seemed that the quality and selection had slipped slightly. Very friendly staff!

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CS
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5.0Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I enjoyed the excellent service and food. The waiter was awesome. Everything was perfect for our meeting. Although I am not a resident of PA, I would recommend Carmen's to any of my friends who were visiting the Scranton area. Excellent night out. Thank you.

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M
1 review
5.0Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wanted a special place to take my wife of 25 years ,it did not disappoint .We had a great time and the food was very well done ,staff was very friendly and thoughtful.Will go again.

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NF
Poconos
3 reviews
4.0Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice. Jazz brunch.

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MM
1 review
4.0Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lot of personal attention by our server Laura, as well as the other servers who brought our drinks and refilled our water glasses. It was a Monday so it wasn't overly crowded, but we did appreciate the service. We had the Signature Misto Salad (dressing was excellent), Pappardelle Bolognese and Panzanella Chicken. All delicious. The ambiance was great - I'm so glad they repurposed the old train station with it's beautiful decor and marble walls. They don't make train stations like that any more!

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MR
Atlantic City
1 review
5.0Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was really good. The service was okay,

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the staff was pleasant

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SL
New York Area
1 review
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Servers were very nice and attentive. Our meals were good.

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I
Philadelphia
9 reviews
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, impeccable service

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BS
Poconos
3 reviews
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Food was beautifully served and delicious.

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EH
Philadelphia
17 reviews
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the caesar Salad which was delicious I followed it with a bone in veal chop with tomatoes over polenta
It was outstanding. The service was great and attentive
Will be back

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K
1 review
1.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Went for mothers day. Extremely poor service. Not enough help. Felt bad for server who was running around trying to get to everyone. Very scattered service.
Overcharged on Bill. Had to speak to manager. And double charged on my credit card. Won't go back to buffet again

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FM
New York Area
48 reviews
2.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

The pricing for Mother's Day was not obviously advertised, so I was shocked when receiving the bill (which took approx 15 minutes). I understand that holidays are busy, but they why not staff two more servers?
The hostess tried to seat us right next to the door, which was being held open the whole day by inconsiderate humans (it was 50 degrees out). We were able to get a better table, but the service was quite slow.
The food was just ok. Maybe it is good for NEPA, but it was underwhelming for someone from NYC.
I wish Scranton had more options for Mother's Day Brunch. Maybe next year we will stay in and cook.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for Mother's Day brunch 2018. Food was delicious. Huge variety of options: omelette station/healthy grain station/French toast/Belgian waffles with toppings/seafood/salads/dessert bar. . Pastries were fresh. We have been there many times in past, including special occasion brunch, and have been satisfied (but not overly impressed). In last year, we have been there for brunch 3 times and it has been wonderful each time. The grand ballroom is beautiful, the staff was very kind (they went out of their way to make a fresh Belgian waffle for our family since they were out at time) and helpful. Definitely a great place for Sunday brunch! Will definitely return!

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SO
1 review
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mother's day brunch was much better than the disaster that was last year (horrible wait times, exasperated customers, poor service). It's expensive, but the ambiance is nice and the food is good. I miss the old days of flowers for moms, valet parking, and live music.

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j
1 review
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Mother’s Day brunch, friendly and open to grandchildren ages 2 to 8. Outstanding food, great service, a little pricey.

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OT
Baltimore
10 reviews
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing, great food, outstanding service and just gorgeous. Its a great call for a group or just if you want to dine in a unique ambiance. Last nite we had a family dinner of 15 and they couldn’t have been more accommodating . Its going to be my new go to soot!!

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SK
Poconos
8 reviews
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Best ribeye steak I’ve ever had.

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W
1 review
3.0Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

$30 per person brunch. Lots of selections but mostly local foods. Selections do not justify cost. Been to other places that offer the same for half the price.

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Philadelphia
14 reviews
5.0Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful! Frank was amazing as always and the food and bloody Mary’s were on point! Always a great choice

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carmen’s is a true hidden gem of Scranton. We came in for the First Friday Wine Tasting menu. From start to finish, the experience was top-notch and it was a great spot to have dinner with friends. Very extensive drink selection. Our servers, Frank and Judy, were very attentive and anticipated our needs throughout the meal. I really appreciated the manager Adam coming to check on us a few times as well- it showed the excellent level of service. The restaurant was very busy, but you never would have noticed because each course was served with perfect timing. I can’t say enough how amazing the food was. It was contemporary and well-executed, each course was better and better! The menu is very creative and made it hard to pick what to have. Hats off to the Chef de Cuisine Chris J and his team for a wonderful meal and experience, I can’t wait to go back!

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JC
Poconos
4 reviews
1.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

I have dined several times at Carmens but this time was an absolute disaster. We had confirmed reservations for my family for an Easter brunch at 3:30 p.m.. We arrived at 3:15 p.m. to find a line of close to forty people waiting to be seated, some of them with reservations for 2:30 p.m. There was no one at the maitre'd station to answer questions. One person in line said that a staff member had informed them that the restaurant had over-booked and that combined with too few staff had led to the delay.

When the maitre'd was able to return to the station (he was out on the floor busing tables) he was unable to give me any estimate of how long it would be before we could be seated. I informed him that I and another membr of my party were not able to stand for great lengths of time and his only suggestion was that I go and see if there were any seats in the adjacent bar.

Needless to say, this was quite unacceptable and we left. Our Easter celebration was ruined.

I have written a complaint to the restaurant directly but as yet have had no response.

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OT
1 review
3.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Easter Sunday with famil

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MF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Easter Brunch.

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P
Poconos
40 reviews
3.0Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Every one was nice, but SundayBrunch was not well executed. Chafing dishes with sternos too small keep the food warm. Salad dressings without signage. Salty gravy. Saving grace - the staff and the dining room. But the food needs to be elevated to make this place great.

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JF
1 review
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out for our anniversary and wanted to try something close to home yet different from what we’ve done before. Food was delicious, service was outstanding! Would definitely go back again for any occasion!

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KC
Poconos
2 reviews
4.0Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely place for a dinner prior to show. Really enjoyed the evening and the shuttle to and from our show was fantastic!

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MP
New York Area
5 reviews
4.0Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Its been a long time since we've been to the Radisson and we forgot how beautiful the architecture is. The restaurant was very good, the service was great and the ambiance was nice and quiet so we could talk and enjoy the evening.
The only thing that could have increased my experience was perhaps a piano player or other entertainment. I definitely recommend it and will be going back as soon as we can.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
5.0Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was noisy when we first arrived. There was a wedding cocktail hour. The manager assured us it would be quiet soon . He was right. We felt very welcome and were told there was a special menu for the theatre that night. Worked for us!
Excellent waitstaff. The lobby is the old train station and has the original marble . There was music playing but we could still have a conversation. The tables are not too close together so we did not feel crowded.
We had a limited menu but everything on it is also on the regular menu. Very original and delicious.

We plan to go back.

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Philadelphia
1 review
3.0Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Reservations were not really needed as there were very few people in the restaurant. Our waiter was nice and attentive. However, the over all service was slow. It had taken quite a bit of time for our meal to come out. The food was good, but nothing really special. The reason we had dinner here was because it was in the Scranton Lackawanna Station. And I really like trains and the history behind them.

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Poconos
1 review
3.0Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We went on Valentines day. Our meal was great, the issue was with the service. We have been there in the past and never had any issues but this night was different. I don't know if our server has never waited tables before or accustom to a different place. She was not that good. She was slow and had difficulty with the limited menu that the offered for Valentines day.

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SB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
5.0Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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s
Philadelphia
3 reviews
4.0Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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.

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J
Philadelphia
73 reviews
2.0Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

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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OT
Poconos
1 review
3.0Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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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RB
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

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.........

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OT
Poconos
1 review
4.0Dined on December 5, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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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W
Philadelphia
7 reviews
4.0Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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WD
Poconos
5 reviews
3.0Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

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Philadelphia
1 review
2.0Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

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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