Cork Bar & Restaurant

4.5
63 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Cork Restaurant opened in Wilkes-Barre in 2007, bringing an innovative, hospitality-focused concept with a unique array of dining, cocktail and wine menus. Cork is located in a quaint neighborhood in the north end of Wilkes-Barre and is a place where customers become friends. Our spacious, multi-level floor plan features a classy, yet contemporary decor and a relaxed cosmopolitan ambiance perfect for dining or entertaining. Cork’s second floor dining area provides the ideal setting for a romantic dinner for two or a larger dinner group of friends or family. Visit Cork Bar & Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre today for hospitality at its finest!
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MarilynA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were one of the last tables seated on the night we went. Did not see a server for 15 minutes and we heard the servers discussing which one was going to take our table. Awkward. Not sure what happened in the kitchen but our dinner did not get to our table until an hour and a half after we ordered. Great place but a disappointing experience.

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vipMichaelM
Poconos
21 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service and value. We keep coming back. Reservations are a must, the igloos and tent were full by 7:00 pm. Although we ate inside, I noticed that the heaters under the tent made it surprisingly warmer than I would have expected. Do not be put off by being seated under the Big Top. The servers seem to enjoy their work and are very personable. We never feel rushed and our dishes are served at an excellent pace.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Hostess sitting tables very rude. Only table left was outdoor and tried to convince it wasn’t cold but everyone wearing jackets. Probably won’t go back because of the snobby attitude when I said to cancel the reservation.

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SuzK
Poconos
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I've had dinner here a few times and it was always great, last night was absolutely horrible, there were only 6 tables,2 were leaving, the service wasn't good at all,(I think he was new),not attentive,didnt offer 2nd bottle of water,I finished my husband's, I only had half my dinner because I was saving room for dessert but didnt come check back until I was fed up and just ready to leave, I had to ask someone else for box and check,didnt come back for check, we just left money on table,I wanted to pay with card but after 5 minutes of waiting...also, up charged $7 for small salad added on to dinner, ..our last time dining here...do better cork

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Cork for my birthday dinner. We discovered this place in the summer and really enjoyed everything! It didn’t disappoint. The meal is always so amazing from the crap dip to the bread and butter! I had the chicken Franchise with a side of steamed broccoli. Delicious and even had some for my dinner the next day!

I would recommend this place for anyone who wants a great meal but make sure you go there hungry!

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vipKimbo
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We ate inside and the restaurant was very, very dark. The service was great, our waitress was very sweet! The portions were huge; however the pasta dishes come with a side salad - if you choose to switch it to a Caesar it is a $7 up-charge , yes, so basically the actual cost of an additional salad. Our waitress notified us it would be an up-charge but we assumed $1-3, not the cost of an additional salad. So beware the up charge costs I felt that was a robbery! Aside from that everything was delicious and went well.

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vipPauls
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food at Cork Bar and Restaurant! They have great seafood, italian, and steaks. I had braised shprt ribs with marsala sauce over gorganzol rissoto. So good!

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Kathy
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was good. The atmosphere was quaint. The wine was good. The food was not very good at all. The Nashville bites were overcooked and dry. The eggplant appetizer was not very good either, the risotto was mushy and lacked flavor.

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SuzK
Poconos
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice dinner, outside seating.

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vipMichaelM
Poconos
22 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

As returning diners post reopening due to COVID, we were not sure what to expect. Our server, Phil, was extremely good natured and to our delight tolerated my lighthearted sarcasm. Our meal was prepared to near perfection and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.
The ONLY drawback was being seated in the parking lot. The passing traffic and occasional slight breeze made the experience "unique". We will certainly return and perhaps opt for patio seating. We can't wait to get back inside! If you have not been to Cork, go. If you have been before, return.

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StantheFireman
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!
Excellent service.

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witty
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Salmon was slighty over cooked, pricy, and unfortunately I find the place loud- voices always carry in there.

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RobertC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great good first time on patio was very nice. Will definitely be back soon

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JasonB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The outside patio area was beautiful and quiet. The food was above average with large portions. The cocktails were a little too sweet for my taste. Price was above average, however not too expensive that I wouldn’t return. Overall I had a great meal in a beautiful environment. I would recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Seemed to be chaotic and took long time for entrees

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vipGregF
Poconos
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal and good service. Highly recommend!!

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DanielB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

It seemed to take forever to get drinks or even food. Some tables we’re giving bread to munch on while others received nothing. I believe it took an hour and twenty minutes to receive main course.

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ScappaticciT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Temporary outdoor dining setup was very good. Service was not good at all. Had to wait a very long time for our dinners. My dinner, Asian Garlic Shrimp, was very good. My wife’s dinner, short ribs, were a little dry and not hot when it arrived. She’s had them before and enjoyed them. Usually a better meal.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was very good. It was during covid so things were as best as they could be. We were seated next to the street so not really the restaurants fault, so smelled exhaust and people smoking. I am sure if we asked they would've moved us, so our bad. The service was very slow for a not very busy night however it was our anniversary so we were not in a rush. We would definitely recommend based on the food alone.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a fabulous dinner! Had the Cork salad (amazing) and the eggplant appetizer (was a large portion) and probably the best eggplant dish I ever had! Bill took great care of us.
We LOVED it so much we went back there for dinner the next night and had the short ribs (the Gorgonzola risotto was awesome)!
Were only in Wilkes Barre for 2 nights and had wonderful drinks (cork raspberry martini-yum) and dinners here! Sara is an excellent waitress too!

Definitely try this place out!

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RobertH
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It's Covid times so things are a little different. We sat outdoors so I cannot comment on the ambiance as it relates to inside as we were seated under a large tent. Despite that, it was relatively quiet and they did have an outdoor speaker providing background music.

The drinks were fantastic, I had a bourbon drink, a variety of a Manhattan I believe and we also had a sparkle on the beach martini which was light, summer, refreshing drink that was enjoyed. The quality of the food was great. I would recommend this restaurant and I would go back again if I'm in the area again!

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting Cork and we will be returning for sure. Everything was wonderful from the staff to the meal. They have such a nice setup outside for spacing during the virus. Highly recommend!

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vipAngelaM
Naples
41 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time here and they’re doing a magnificent job in setting up an outdoor experience amidst the pandemic. Plants, music, decor, all with an outdoor option, just lovely.

Food was absolutely OUTSTANDING. Highly recommend and we will be going back no doubt.

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CKPA
Poconos
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at this restaurant. Would definitely go back. Food was delicious!

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JohnO
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a hidden gem. It was a great find in Wilkes Barre!

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Jass
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Over priced. Food okay. Loud inside. Service was good but kitchen slow.

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RichardS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for son's birthday dinner with friends, everything was great!! From teh wait staff to teh food all was execllent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for Valentines and we couldn’t be happier. Food and service were exceptional!!! The ambiance was spot on for a romantic dinner. We really enjoyed our time and would highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines dinner, menu was fabulous, food and drinks even better. Can never go wrong here.

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Ecal
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food coupled with outstanding service in a fine atmosphere to enjoy a nice meal. For the area, it's a bit pricey but in my opinion well worth it given the quality of the meal. Will definitely go back!

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ThomasS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! I was able to have a great conversion without anyone sitting too close to us.

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vipMichaelM
Poconos
22 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never fails to impress. Great service, food and value. We continue to return for our Friday date nights.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great Service, Large portions

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RosemaryD
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good as always! Their food is always great and they always have a great selection and different specials

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vipRita
Poconos
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We have been frequent customers for several years and have seen a decline since Ruth sold the restaurant. On this particular night the restaurant was very busy. We were willing to wait for our food. No complaints there; however when the food arrived our meals were less than perfect. My salmon was a bit overdone and when I turned it over the bottom was burnt. I’m always amazed when the food leaves the kitchen in this manner. Do they honestly think I’m not going to notice? I showed it to our server who took it to the chef. That was it. Never heard another thing about it and when the bill arrived there was no adjustment, or even an apology. My husband ordered the red snapper without the blackening. The server said this was not a problem. The fish arrived dry and overdone. I ordered a club soda and was not offered a refill. Small problems perhaps but where I’m paying $28.00 for an entree I think it should be perfect. Am I wrong?

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vipenjoysgoodfood
Atlantic City
31 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Hidden gem with delicious food and generous portions. Will definitely return!

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FoodieAtHeart
Poconos
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cork is a gem when it comes to great food and service. The food is top notch and the wait staff and kitchen are very accommodating to dietary needs - just ask. Gluten free options are labeled on the menu but they can handle much more than that. We've been several times and they never disappoint. Not inexpensive though so we go less often than we'd like but definitely worth it!

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loisk
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, varied menu, I love the seasonal sangria.

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vipsheilaH
Cleveland
29 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great little find .. Innovative food

FAQs

Cork Bar & Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (570) 270-3818.

Cork Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 63 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.