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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (Poconos)·Dined 7 days ago

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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·Dined on November 4, 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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·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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·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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·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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·Dined on September 9, 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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·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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·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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Poconos)·Dined on December 25, 2016

was our 25th wedding anniversary and also Christmas. We asked for a cake and romantic table and had reservations. We were aced I. A back room after a 40+ min wait. Buffet food was old and cold. Waited 15 min for water, glasses removed from table while serving self, no cake, not finished with dinner or serving self and check placed upon table, wait staff noisy and making lots of noise while cleaning other tables, playing guns and roses not Christmas music or holiday or romantic. My anniversary dinner was ruined and a waist of money. I went home to cook after waisting 120$. And being upset by staff, and rude customers sitting on top of us as we were squashed in between two 8 top tables. Then gratuity was included for horrible service that was lacking and we were basically forgotten. Do not go. I have been before and it was poor but this was something I will never forget. Simply horrible for a major event in my life.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Food was better this year. Seafood bar was great! Loved the shrimp, crab shooters and the whole salmon! Loved the turkey at the meat carving station! However the beef was extremely tough. Sides were ok/good with the exception of the haluski which was very bland. Need to lose the eggs Benedict potato pancake - AWFUL! Egg was rock hard and hollandaise was nasty. Do not understand why restaurants think that eggs Benedict is an acceptable item for buffet - holding time in a chafing dish destroys whatever beautiful version your chef creates in the kitchen. ThIs is a made to order item! Pasta bar was unappealing and did not waste my calories on trying it. The make to order chef was not at the station whenever I went up. Dessert bar was disappointing - not kept stocked. Of what I could sample, only the rice pudding was good. Napoleons were soggy, lobster claw filling was dull and fake - not true pastry cream filling (sorry but spoiled by Philly Italian bakeries on this delicacy). Service started out great but got worse after initial seating. Plates were not cleared in a timely fashion (we had to stack our used plates in the middle of the table). Refills on drinks had to be requested several times before brought to the table. Both of our servers were inattentive and diffIcult to find when service was needed.

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Went for Sunday brunch. Overall the food was good but many items were running low when we were there (which was at noon) and was not replaced very rapidly. Also, the champagne was very cheap champagne which could have been much better. The quantity of food was very high but again when items were running low it made the presentation less than appetizing.

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 (Poconos)·Dined on December 3, 2016

The pasta dishes were cold when delivered. My angle hair pasta with shrimp was undercooked cold and over spiced. The spaghetti was clumped Together. So much so I had to return it. The wine was served in not your typical wine glass. I guess they only had so many to give out since the next table had regular wine glasses

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Came for Thanksgiving dinner, and was very dissatisfied. The wide variety of options provided in the buffet style service looked great, but were not hot or flavorful. The only items that were passable were the turkey and the sweet potatoes. Soup was bland and lukewarm, shrimp cocktail slimy , beef over cooked, desserts dry and bland. The only passable dessert was the chocolate moose. Sorry we were taken in by the lovely decor and location.

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