Bank + Vine

4.9
60 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Bank+Vine is serving up a fresh and seasonal menu curated by Executive Chef Chad Gelso, focusing on a farm to table concept and showcasing produce at the peak of its season. Chef Chad has experience from all around the world and was a previous contestant on Hell's Kitchen!

Located in one of downtown Wilkes-Barre’s historic buildings, Bank+Vine provides both an indoor and outdoor casual dining experience with plates meant to be shared around the table. Take a trip back to 1912 and visit the old South Side Bank while dining in 'The Lobby' with it's 30 foot vaulted ceilings and a private dining room overlooking the entire restaurant, perfect for gatherings of 10 people with a private restroom. Or join us out in 'The Garden' for an evening dining under dripping greenery and market lights.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 60 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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vipMurielF
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter is a student at Wilkes University, so I decided to take her to dinner here to celebrate her birthday. Everything was delicious! The service was exceptional. We ordered the white asparagus and watermelon radicchio. The chef sent us two additional complimentary small plates of olives and “beans right from Italy”; so good! For entrees we had swordfish, pasta, and Brussels sprouts. Again, everything thing delish and and done perfectly.

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JasonW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Menu was unique and contained a great variety of items. The food was delivered to the table quickly and was delicious. Some items were salty, but still very tasty. Ham and Orzo Mac and Cheese was perfect. The crispy potatoes with long hot aioli was simply phenomenal. Our party also ordered veal, lamb, and duck which were all well received. The service was impeccable. Cocktails were top notch and innovative, wine selection was mediocre. Price of items was on par with quality and portion size. Overall, delightful experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in the vault so it was very private. Food and service were excellent. We will be returning.

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vipMattyP
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered a bunch a small plates to share, creating a tapas style meal. All the dishes were delicious as were the cocktails. The kitchen treated us very well with a couple of extra yummy treats.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stopped by for Easter brunch w friends on the way back from a birthday celebration in the Susquehanna Valley. Food was delicious; servers were attentive and gracious; drinks were slammin. Best brunch this choosy Brooklyn crew has had in a hot minute!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very competitive with the other fine dining establishments in Scranton/WB. We had multiple cocktails, ‘small plates’, and entrees - everything was excellent.

The ambiance is something special. They’ve done an excellent job with the space. Anyone who puts forth this kind of effort, has the balls to open a fine dining restaurant in August 2020, and delivers such a high quality experience, deserves the support of the community.

Next time you are thinking about reservations at one of the other, more established restaurants at a similar price point, try Bank + Vine instead. Get the lamb entree.

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AshleyF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here 4 times now and every time has been better than the last. Every member of the staff have been attentive without feeling intruded upon. Each time we have gone we have had a different menu and each time it was fantastic. I've eaten a total of 16 courses and can't complain about 1. Due yourself a favor and stop in here for dinner!

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susank
Poconos
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent fine dining. Quality of both cuisine and experience unrivaled , outside of NYC

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AshleyF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. Everything is always top quality and the staff is amazing.

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vipLorraineN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

1. great menu choices but such small portions for the price, it's hard to justify spending that kind of money
2. service was mediocre: had to ask for water refills x3, waitress really had no working knowledge of the menu and had to "go check" with any question I had, left empty dirty glasses on the table after bringing second drink, never checked back to see if meals were ok, appetizer was cold

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vipalbesure
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent selection of spirits, including Rabbit Hole, a small but noteworthy distillery near Louisville. Duck confit and beef short rib special were excellent. A welcome respite from the Covid confinement. Tables were well spaced but still cozy.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible! First time at Bank + Vine and it won’t be the last!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding!

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LoriM
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was our first time there, we were looking for somewhere different to go. This was definitely different. The menu was mostly seafood, we aren't seafood eaters. So we had the steak.
But desert was absolutely delicious!!!

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mmurphy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Food was delicious and the atmosphere is great! One of the best places in NEPA.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal!! Best in NEPA I’ve been to.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best! No one beats them in food or service

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vipSasgolf
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary celebration

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MarloK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had brunch at B&V the past 3 Sundays. I look forward to doing it as often as I’m able to. The food is absolutely delicious, staff is wonderful, and atmosphere is amazing. Each time I brought someone different with me and everyone was impressed as well.

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EricW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and the atmosphere. Drink mixologist on staff too!

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vipEllenH
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I made the reservation I didn't realize they were having their monthly 5 course dinner. Tonight dinner was Cantonese and all I can say WOW !!!
The meal started with Dim Sum and had a accompanying drink with it.
The next course was Chinese ribs with a vodka infused drink -amazing
the third course was prawns with udon noodles with a gin drink.
The fourth course was Peking duck, pickled cucumbers and Chinese bread. DELICIOUS!! with a whiskey drink YUMMY. The last course was Chinese beignets with a mango daiquiri.
I cant wait to try the regular menu
KUDOS to the CHEF and staff for an amazing dinner

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vipBillG
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipBarandBet
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at brunch- everything was delicious and the service top rate. Hubby and I had the “bucket of bubbles” Mimosas and our friend had a “build your own” Bloody Mary mixed up for him tableside. 2 of us had omlettes, 1 had eggs Benedict - they all loved their food. I had the Chicken &Waffles and they were to die for!! We were so full when we left we did not eat anything else for the rest of the day! We also really appreciated being able to meet the chef and the general manager. We’ll be going back next week for their Cantonese dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my birthday brunch . I am so glad I found this place . There are not many brunch spots in the area and not only was this place so cute but the food was out of this world . Our waiter was also very sweet and attentive to us . I’ll definitely be coming back again

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vipJillC
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really solid meal, with excellent service. Low key vibe, and high end food coupled with a few homey dishes made for a great dinner.

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CChew1
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was great, service was fantastic an overall wonderful evening!

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vipNeilD
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food service was excellent. Presentation was beautiful. The duck confit was perfectly presented with a crisp skin and a sweet sauce that balanced the fat of the duck. The lamb shoulder was excellent and cooked to perfection. Wine list is ample with good choices and great value.
Great going for a new restaurant

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TheKevinShow
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, from start to finish. Seated immediately with a party of 5. (With reservations...) Drink orders were taken, (with a few modifications for my more "discerning" read picky friends. Our server Katie was great. Made us feel like her only table, on a Saturday. We ordered a ton of small plates and entrees. It was so good I couldn't get photos. It was gone so fast! Everyone got a different entree, from steak to salmon to chicken. The assistant servers kept our tables clean and water full. COVID restrictions and procedures were highly visible. Can't wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was fantastic in providing recommendations that where amazing. The oysters where clean and fresh. It was the best dinner experience I have had while traveling in quite some time.
Thank you all. I would highly recommend this place over any place in a 30 mile radius.

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vipTHECOS
Poconos
110 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The menu is meant to be farm to table and caters to tasting. However, it is a bit too eclectic. The appetizers and salads are great. But the entree selections are limited. Wine list and value are reasonable. Unfortunately while they get an A for effort, this is a disappointing replacement for the prior French restaurant which occupied the space.

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GeorgeB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been wanting to try this restaurant ever since I moved here a year ago (when it was Le Manhattan Bistro). I planned on coming on my birthday, but that was in May, so clearly I couldn't. It was excellent. The place, the service, everything. The chef even came out and talked to me for a while. You can tell that this is a man devoted to his craft and to this restaurant. I would recommend this place to everyone. Bravo!

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AndreaD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brand new restaurant in the area. Normally, with new places, there’s staffing issues as well as problems getting the courses out. Not one hiccup. Staff was wonderful, food was perfectly staged and every single menu item ordered was tasty and delicious. The whole bronzino was fabulous. Best fish in NEPA. A wonderful option to the normal pizza place/Italian restaurant that are so common here.

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MeganB
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience and service! My husband and I stopped in before a show at the Kirby center, the place was not that busy, we got to sit in the vault room. We had our private dining experience! Wednesday is $1 oyster night, a great deal- the oysters were huge!

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PennyD
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since they reopened. Under new ownership. Much better. Hostess. Food was excellent
Not somewhere I would weekly bit on the pricey side but nice for a change.

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CaseyB
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for Valentines Day brunch and loved everything about our experience. The service was prompt, knowledgeable, and attentive. The food was delicious and very memorable, the prices were fair. We will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Our waitress was not very attentive she would be gone for long periods of time also never came back with the food she was going to box for us. Food was very good and the manager was nice

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great. Had a waiter that was training and he did great. Drinks were tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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vipPAFoodieChick
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always a perfect experience. Manager Jesse and his entire staff go out of their way to make every visit perfect. And the food! I wish I could have their bone marrow appetizer every day. There are good restaurants around in the area but none are better than this, by far.

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vipPAFoodieChick
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience here - every time we go - is exemplary. This is not hyperbole. The food is exemplary, served with much grace and great pacing. It’s one of the few restaurants on the planet where I know I have many choices to struggle over on the menu. The bone marrow is to die for!! You will never be disappointed here.

FAQs

Bank + Vine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (570) 901-4040.

Bank + Vine is rated 4.9 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.