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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Scranton / Poconos

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Scranton / Poconos? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Grico's Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (56)
$30 and under
American
Wilkes-Barre
About the restaurant
You’ll feel at home at the Original Grico’s in Exeter. We offer classic cuisine served to make you feel as if you were one of the family. Our menu features selections of succulent steaks, seafood, and traditional favorites, served in a warm and cozy atmosphere. Dine with friends, loved ones or business associates or enjoy cocktails at the 1930s vintage bar.

Please note if you cannot find a reservation time that you desire please call 570-654-9120
Top review
MaureenE
Dined 6 days ago
We were in a booth near the bar. The people were talking so loud that I could not hear the server tell us what the specials were. I wished we had asked to be moved. It took me weeks to finally get into this restaurant. If we come back we will definitely ask to be far away from the bar.
A photo of The Farmhouse at Turkey Hill (NOT Turkey Hill Brewing Co.) restaurant
5.0
5 (915)
$31 to $50
Continental
Bloomsburg
About the restaurant
This reservation is NOT accepted at the Turkey Hill Brewing Co. Your reservation will be made at The Farmhouse Fine Dining Restaurant located inside the main house/lobby of the Inn at Turkey Hill. The Farmhouse is a small, upscale restaurant in NEPA featuring seasonal American fare, classic cocktails, and attentive service just seconds off I-80 (Exit 236). Enjoy hand-crafted dishes and award-winning wine in one of our three distinct dining rooms or stop in for a drink in our cozy tavern.

**Please note our Brewery does not accept reservations and is a separate building/restaurant.**

Outside seating is limited and is not available online. Please call if interested in booking outdoor dining.

Please call to confirm availability of any special requests and/or dietary needs.

PA guidelines require masks in common, indoor areas for guests NOT fully vaccinated. This requirement is scheduled to be lifted on June 28th.
Top review
atowens67
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
Always a favorite stop on our drive to Ohio for dinner and the Inn!
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4.5
4.5 (513)
$50 and over
Contemporary French
South Sterling
About the restaurant
One of Pennsylvania's finest Pocono's Restaurants... The elegant dining room at The French Manor features a 40 foot vaulted ceiling & two massive fireplaces. Request a table on the terrace for a wonderful view of the Pocono Mountains, or a table by the fireplace for later dining (please note that table requests are subject to availability). Breakfast in nice weather can be accommodated on the stone veranda. Our gourmet dinner menu features both Classical & Nouvelle French Cuisine. Candlelight dining, culinary expertise, & our pampering staff make each meal a memorable dining experience.


Attire in the Main Dining Room is Dressy Casual (jackets for gentlemen are suggested, not required). No sneakers, sweatshirts, or shorts (outdoor terrace with a view offers casual dining during warmer months). The restaurant is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years.

AAA four-diamond rated restaurant and lodging since 2003.
Top review
FreyN
Dined 2 days ago
We had a great birthday dinner here! The ambience was so perfect and having the piano played in the background made the whole dining experience even more elevated. Food was delicious!
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4.7
4.7 (342)
$31 to $50
Italian
Scranton
About the restaurant
Our Newest addition Roof 53 can be now reserved online. Please review the menu, it is different then the main floor menu...

Come in and let your senses be tantalized by the coastal vibes of Italian shores. From shrimp cocktail to escargot, from the music to the mood, at Rikasa every day is a special occasion, whether it be a romantic date night or celebratory family gathering. Unwind after work in our chic bar for casual drinks or a smooth bottle of wine with friends. Our delectable menu offerings, from our finest chops and steaks, succulent seafood, house-made pastas and handcrafted cocktails are sourced locally and responsibly. We are also home to The Joint, our speakeasy bar, featuring live entertainment and incredible drinks every Friday and Saturday evening.

Highly skilled and welcoming staff are proud to elevate your experience like no other. At Rikasa, we promise that our relaxed elegance will transport you to a unique and unforgettable experience.
Top review
StephanieM
Dined 2 days ago
Service and food was great. I brought a baby and the staff was patient and understanding. We were very happy with everything except for one incident. Towards the end of our time my baby fell off a chair and multiple staff members saw it happen and not one of them asked if she was ok, if we needed an ice pack or needed help. No one offered anything. Thankfully she was fine but was a little taken back no one acknowledged it.
A photo of The Water's Edge at Memorytown restaurant
4.7
4.7 (549)
$31 to $50
Continental
Mount Pocono / Pocono Manor
About the restaurant
All our meals are prepared to order with the freshest ingredients.

Here at The Water's Edge Restaurant at Memorytown, we take pride in providing you a special and memorable dining experience. Sit lakeside, fireside or outside on the patio.

We are open Wednesday through Sunday from 5pm to 9pm. Reservations are strongly suggested but walk ins are accepted based on availability.

Our menu changes, as we are constantly sourcing the best and freshest ingredients available each season.

Please visit our website https://www.memorytownusa.com/lakeside-menu for our current menu and to view what our Chef's are creating each week as features, check them out here! https://www.memorytownusa.com/weekly-features


Please call 570-839-1680 ext. 3 for more information or to make a reservation.

We offer different features every weekend.
Check them out here! https://www.memorytownusa.com/weekly-features

-Follow us on Instagram for more.
https://www.instagram.com/memorytown_thewatersedge/


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Amazing from start to finish and the staff was so friendly! We will be back!
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4.9
4.9 (724)
$30 and under
American
Clarks Summit
About the restaurant
Alter House Restaurant and Bar is a family owned Farm-to-Table Restaurant and Event Venue dedicated to seasonal, sustainable cuisine. It is our culinary mission to source the finest ingredients from regional farmers, artisan purveyors and local farms whenever possible. Here at Alter House Restaurant and Bar, sustainability is the forefront of our identity. The seasons will define our menu. Our goal at Alter House is to be the restaurant of choice in Northeast Pennsylvania. Our aim is to provide our guests with unique culinary offerings paired with incredible service, in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. We hold ourselves to the highest possible standard of excellence for food and service, dedicating ourselves to these core values and principles. By doing so, we focus on what we do best – Altering your dining experience.
Top review
JohnSvip
Dined 2 days ago
Two filets and sea bass Appetizers and deserts throw in a couple cocktails The Perfect Experience
A photo of The Beaumont Inn restaurant
4.9
4.9 (181)
$31 to $50
American
Wilkes-Barre
About the restaurant
Igloo dining is not available to be reserved through open table. Please visit our website igloo booking page. The restaurant service at the Beaumont Inn is all made to order through the garden herbs, fruits, and vegetables on site by our Executive Chef, Jeff Huntzinger, and his team of experienced chefs that have been trained at one of the most esteemed culinary institutes in the country. Our menus contain a variety of unique dishes you will only find at the Beaumont Inn. From the meal preparation and presentation to the entire dining experience, we strive to create an experience unlike any other.

Our exquisite meals can be viewed on our Menu page. Fine dining options are available both indoor and outdoor during the Spring through Fall seasons, weather permitting. However, you are still able to dine indoors at our stylish, relaxed bar and lounge as well as in our historic dining room.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
I highly recommend this place always top notch food and service
A photo of Fire and Ice on Toby Creek restaurant
4.8
4.8 (134)
$30 and under
American
Wilkes-Barre
About the restaurant
We are a casual-fine dining restaurant. Executive Chef Jack Higgins continually updates our menu to reflect changing seasons and current food trends. Our extensive menu has something for every taste and every budget. Best of all, we proudly feature many locally sourced farm-to-table ingredients and dishes. Fire and Ice isn't just our name; its how every meal begins in our restaurant: We also offer 9 beers on draft, a larger bottled beer selection, an exciting cocktail and martini list and a complete wine list.
Top review
EileenN
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
Everything about the place was exceptional. Will be back again!
A photo of Momento restaurant
4.8
4.8 (448)
$31 to $50
Italian
Stroudsburg
About the restaurant
Momento offers upscale Franco Italian Cuisine. Specializing in fresh made pasta, quality ingredients including; fresh fish, TRUFFLES , Organic meats, Italian specialties and both American and JAPANESE WAGYU. A feature of the restaurant is the tasting menu with wine pairing and molecular gastronomy. WINE SPECTATOR WINNER with over 200 wines on the menu and over 25 by the glass. Wine tastings events. Design your own bourbon flight from our extensive collection. Want classic cocktails made the old fashion way? We have that covered too. Outdoor patio and bar, weather permitting. CHEF NICOLA MERSINI brings experience from Italy, Spain, Germany and New York City for an excellent culinary experience in the Poconos. No kids menu but we have a plenty of pleasing pasta dishes.
Top review
TwoVisits
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
Our third dinner at Momento and certainly won’t be our last. The food is wonderful. The staff is kind, friendly, and attentive. The facility is lovely. Some items are a touch pricy but worth every cent. Love it!
A photo of Butter restaurant
4.9
4.9 (66)
$31 to $50
American
Cresco
About the restaurant
Chef Mark Arnao's restaurant Butter named as the Culinary Reason to visit the Poconos by 5ReasonstoVisit.com serves unparalleled creations. From his Sushi Flatbread to Truffle Miso Salmon and the Foie Gras Slider. Don't forget to try the nightly Butcher Block Specials while you sit by the fireplace and enjoy a wonderful glass of wine or one of our specialty Cocktails. Visit after a great day at the outlets or sliding off of the slopes at Camelback. No matter the season Butter always has something going on. Remember everything is better with Butter.
Top review
Baxtervip
Dined 4 days ago
Butter never disappoints! A gem of a restaurant hidden in the Poconos. Inviting atmosphere, friendly and professional staff and food that exceeds all expectations. A must try for people who appreciate fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere.
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