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Cork Bar & Restaurant, Wilkes Barre, PA

Cork Bar & Restaurant

4.4
4.4
142 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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Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (570) 270-3818

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Wilkes-Barre

  • Cross street

    Elm Street

  • Parking details

    We have two parking lots in the rear of the restaurant as well as street parking.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 142 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Food

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Fit for Foodies

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Romantic

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Special Occasion

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    We were surprised with the location and the actual bar/restaurant setting. Especially since this is ranked above Ruth Chris steakhouse. Not really a restaurant per say. Patio area is on a slight slope which certain tables are on a tilt. Service was good. Food was great.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience3

    If was a very nice time! Food was good, prices have raised but that’s expected!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pre Graduation dinner

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    There was quite a rowdy private event going on in the tent. The peach bourbon pork loin was surprisingly bland. Asked for a cocktail with peach bourbon and said they didn't have any...

  5. KF

    KathyF

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and the food/drinks were superb.

  7. A

    Amazing

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Poor experience. Waitress didn’t want to be there so dishes never cleared- drinks slow. Kitchen extremely slow- when food finally arrived it was cold and fair at best.

  8. M

    Marr

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Reservation was 12:00. We looked at menu and ordered. We had appetizers, salad, soup, entrees and dessert. We asked waitress to slow down the food but they kept bringing it. Our table was small, up against a wall. We didn’t have time to digest our food. It was not crowded at that time and they had a large tent in the parking lot with tables. We were outside by 1:15.

  9. RU

    RobertU

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Extremely long wait time for food. Appeared staffing was appropriate. Drinks were excellent, and food was good once served. But from start to finish over 2 hrs for dinning experience.

  10. J

    Jeff

    Poconos

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    It was a very nice neighborhood restaurant and bar. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was priced as upscale but hit closer to home cooking. There was nothing to complain about it just wasn’t wow. We will likely go back just with adjusted expectations.

  11. P

    Primetime

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is great and service was top notch. My family dinners with some frequency and we are never been disappointed.

  12. CM

    CharlesM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb service, large portions. Excellent food and cocktails

  13. GB

    GaryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Drinks, food and service were all great. We’ll be back!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Awesome! Great food both quality and quantity. It’s worth the price. Sometimes you go to a nicer restaurant and pay high prices and get small portions. Not here! Worth every penny.

  15. m

    michou

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fresh food and amazing crab cakes. Solid selection of wines by the glass. Service attentive despite a full restaurant with lots of ambiance. Neighborhood find. Enjoyed the whole experience

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Kitchen was very slow, then overcooked (very dry) the salmon. Appetizers, salads, and tuna entree were great.

  17. J

    Jason

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, drinks, and service was fantastic...as always. Love it here, our favorite place to go!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service!

  19. PN

    PN31

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Visiting Wilkes-Barre for concert at Mohegan Sun Arena. Saw Cork reviewed on TripAdvisor. We were so pleased! Will recommend and will certainly return!!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Seafood fra diavolo

  21. K

    Kanne

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    Food was great, Drinks were great, service was something to be desired. Our food took way to long, orders were placed at 6:30pm entrees didn't arrive until after 8:00pm, our server was not very friendly, caught the eyerolls from her a few times, never came back over to let us know food was delayed, which my party was understanding because we all have worked in the food/beverage industry, so we know how it goes, BUT just communicating the delay's would have been appreciated. One entrée and our 2 rounds of drinks were taken off the bill which we were not expecting but it was appreciated. We will be back because the food was great!

  22. CT

    CarlT

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Was in town for the weekend, found this place on Open Table, a very nice hostess attended to our reservation, and had a table ready within a few minutes of our reservation. Service seems to get confused as they forgot our appetizer or served it to an adjacent table. The sirloin steak I ordered was incredibly tough to cut through so I sent it back. Service was slow and a bit confusing during a busy night, my wife's meal was very good so we shared. The waitress was apologetic and very helpful, In the end, they comped our meal and gave us a $50 gift card, so it seems they are very concerned with a great experience, unfortunately not us our first time but I would certainly go there again.

  23. RF

    RoseF

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food and cocktails were fabulous. We definitely will return!

  24. C

    Cathy

    Poconos

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Cork never disappoints. The food was excellent and the service was good for a very busy night.

  25. TH

    THECOS

    Poconos

    130 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience2

    The Tuna and Salmon are consistently awesome. Wonderful desserts. Great drink menu and wine list. Portions are large to great to share.

  26. PM

    PeterM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    For the prices they are charging, the food, atmosphere, and especially the service are not up to par. They will not have your reservation that you made on this site, the hostess and the waitress were not very helpful or friendly. We had to ask for bread, although other tables didn't need to. The inside is just a small bar, no tablecoths decorations on the few small tables they had along the wall. The atmosphere will remind you of an Applebees. My wife and I were in a tent outside, that was decorated and heated, but next to a parking lot and the headlights bothered us all night. The chairs out there are also uncomfortable, and since it's all on asphalt, the tables and chairs weren't level, and I was sitting at an angle with a wobbly table all night. Price for 2 entrees, 1 drink and 1 dessert came to 102. Way too high a price for this food, this atmosphere, and poor service.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience1

    Parking was extremely difficult. The hostess was very abrupt and unfriendly. She sat us outside in a tent (part of the previously mentioned parking lot) next to the tent opening that was tied open. The weather was in the low 30’s. Everyone in the tent had a coat on. We asked for something inside and she was very bothered that we asked. We were moved inside without argument but with attitude. The wait staff was unorganized and marginally professional. While we understand the instigator as a whole is short staffed, the service came up short. For a fine dining restaurant, the servers were not dressed appropriately. The food was good, and this is the only saving grace. We will not return. We would prefer to spend our money at a restaurant with a better ambiance and service.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    There food was absolutely amazing!! Though on the larger portion side, so go in hungry hehe.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    Really bad service, it took forever to serve us, food was ok

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My husband and I found this restaurant on Trip Advisor while traveling. It is definitely a hidden gem. We arrived 45 minutes early and were given a small table upstairs. The drinks were wonderful and the bar tender knew what she was doing. I had the fresh sea bass which came with a nice portion of sweet potato risotto and green beans. My husband had the shrimp and crab pasta dish. Both servings were quite large and allowed us to take home leftovers. Salad was fresh and tasty. We would definitely return. Only downfall is noise level was high in the downstairs bar. Would suggest sitting upstairs

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience2

    The short version is that the service is shameful. We had a reservation, and were not greeted by anyone for 10 minutes. The female bartender ignored us, and multiple waitresses walked past us (annoyed that we were seemingly in the way). When we asked if we were in the right spot for the hostess, the bartender told us “wait your turn”. We eventually were seated in a “heated tent”, since “we don’t have enough tables inside tonight”. When making the reservation, there was no option to choose between indoor or outdoor seating (nor any mention of outdoor seating in general). Once seated, it took another 30 minutes for a waitress to come over and ask if we had been waited on yet. Then another 5 minutes for her to return to take our order. 35 minutes after that, we still did not even have our drink order, let alone a glass of water or the bread basket the hostess had said she was going to bring over when we were first seated over an hour prior. Another couple in the tent had already left the restaurant during this time, due to lack of service and the cold. The couple seated next to us at the same time had only gotten their drinks (which they had ordered themselves from the bar). A waiter from another section (who was very attentive to his own tables) came over to ask if we were being waited on. We told him that our order had been taken now 40 minutes ago, and we never saw the waitress again. He offered to check into things, but we told him we would rather cancel our order and leave, since we were also cold from sitting in the “heated” tent in 15 degree February. This waiter was very kind and apologetic, even though he had nothing to do with the situation, and even offered to have the general manager call us. It’s a shame, because the menu looks amazing! And the food being served to the other tables in his section looked equally amazing. So, if you ever do dine at Cork, I hope your waiter is that attentive gentleman!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was great and the drinks were not expensive. My only gripe was that it was a little cold upstairs but it could be because we sat next to the window and it was 15 degrees outside.

  33. BS

    BobS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    The evening started out badly due to the challenging parking situation making us 5 minutes late for our 6:15 reservations but no problem Upstairs seating was great Greeted by server immediately Appetizers were delicious as were drinks and salad We then waited till 7:45 for entrees to be served Actually had to get as takeout as we were now late for a show Great place except for that major problem

  34. C

    Chrish2006

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    First time dining at CORK. For the price, food, service, etc. was average. Great ambiance for a date or dbl date. Did not feel like an upscale dining experience.

  35. JJ

    JenniJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3

    The food was amazing! My husband ordered the Madison St Manhattan. It was so terrible it was hard to drink. Our other drinks were good. The service was pretty slow. We waited a long time to place our order.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Food was under cooked, service was okay and food was over priced.

  37. J

    Jess007

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I heard about this restaurant from my father and this was my first experience eating there, and it was NYE. Our server was friendly and very energetic. The food was delicious and the portions were huge. My sea bass was perfectly spicy and the Tandy cake is a unique modern twist. Keep in mind that the portions are large! Plan to return next time we venture to the casino to lose more money! Highly recommend.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    I felt rushed. Even though the reservation was for 8:15 I don't feel that I shouldn't be offered a coffee after dinner or dessert, neither of which were offered. We were just asked how many checks we needed. It was more than obviously the staff wanted to leave.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    We were trying to make a 7:00 show at the event center. We were a two top that arrived at 5:00. By 6:30 our entrées had not come out yet

  40. B

    Blank

    Poconos

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Salads, crab cakes and pappardelle all were fantastic. Service was quick and attentive. Overall a perfect pre-show meal and experience.

FAQs

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

Cork Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 142 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Cork Bar & Restaurant

463 Madison St Wilkes Barre, PA 18705

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Elm Street

  • Neighborhood

    Wilkes-Barre

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We have two parking lots in the rear of the restaurant as well as street parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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