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Cork Bar & Restaurant, Wilkes Barre, PA

Cork Bar & Restaurant

4.3
4.3
148 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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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 2 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 148 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Overall

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Food

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Value

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Fit for Foodies

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Romantic

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Special Occasion

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Most Booked

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  1. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great little local spot!
  2. g

    georgem

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We were celebrating a special day and approaching the restaurant which is embedded is a neighborhood of Wilkes Barre PA, a bit off the beaten track, having chosen the restaurant based upon the reviews of others, it did not look like a foodie type of place.... However, the food was very good. We shared a calimari appetizer which was bountiful and not greasy at all. Dinners came with a house salad which was nice and fresh and again ample with the 'house' roasted red pepper champaign vinaigrette - which was lovely. I could not resist ordering the intriguing peach whiskey pork loin. Roasted in a bacon wrap it was moist and flavorful. Really one of the best pork meals I have had. Mrs. had mild fra diablo seafood mélange including two small lobster tails, clams, shrimp, etc. Seafood was good and not at all fishy, not even one bite. But the Linguini over which it was served was delicious. A firm pasta cooked perfectly 'al dente' with their gravy, mild fra diablo, made the dish. We would go again. The only downside is that the inside bar part is a bit on the dark side and the outside which includes a large tent in the parking lot leaves you looking mostly at the rest of the parking lot. In good weather there is an in-between patio that would give a more attractive setting. The food way overcomes the lack of a view. Again, we will go back. Cheers
  3. D

    Dean

    Key West

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Food was very good and served hot. We love the porch area and the hostess was wonderful in accommodating our request. A definite establishment to dine out
  4. J

    Jend

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. The crab cakes are delicious. Best I've had in a very long time. My husband had the seafood paella. Always enjoy dining here. Always consistent food and service.
  5. T

    Teena

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Interesting food at good prices. Generous portions.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tabasco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We walked in to hear staff complaining about being short staffed. We had to seek out someone to seat us. Once we were seated about 10 minutes went by before anyone acknowledged us. 30 minutes later we were still waiting on drinks so we just got up and left.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    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.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    If was a very nice time! Food was good, prices have raised but that’s expected!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre Graduation dinner
  10. 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...
  11. KF

    KathyF

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and the food/drinks were superb.
  13. A

    Amazing

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. J

    Jeff

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  17. 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.
  18. CM

    CharlesM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb service, large portions. Excellent food and cocktails
  19. 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!
  20. 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.
  21. m

    michou

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!
  25. 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!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Seafood fra diavolo
  27. 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!
  28. CT

    CarlT

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 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.
  29. 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!
  30. C

    Cathy

    Poconos

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Cork never disappoints. The food was excellent and the service was good for a very busy night.
  31. TH

    THECOS

    Poconos

    133 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    133 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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!
  38. 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.
  39. 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
  40. 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.

FAQs

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

Cork Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 2 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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