Carmen's 2.0 Restaurant & World Tour Menu

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286 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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 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 286 People Are Saying
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4.4
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3.9
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Excellent meal, impeccable service

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Great experience. Food was beautifully served and delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

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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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

$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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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday with famil

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Brunch.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

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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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.........

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on October 8, 2017

Wait staff was wonderful and totally enjoyed brunch selection.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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) 😊

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5.0Dined on August 22, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

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

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