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Cork Bar & Restaurant, Wilkes Barre, PA

Cork Bar & Restaurant

4.6
4.6
159 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

7:00 PM


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 159 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Overall

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Food

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Service

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Value

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Fit for Foodies

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Good for Groups

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Great for Lunch

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Romantic

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Special Occasion

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I gave the noise level low because we asked to sit in the bar to watch the baseball game. We ALWAYS have a great time. The food is ALWAYS delicious.
  2. ST

    ScappaticciT

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Poor service and no
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, nice people.. always a great night out there
  4. EI

    ErickaI

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No complaints! It made for a great anniversary dinner. Sat outside under the tent and the heaters prob the warmth needed with different scenery. We will be going back!
  5. RM

    RandyM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service was very lacking, at times non existent, and it was a Tuesday. We weren’t even offered dessert menus and it was a SPECIAL 94th birthday . It was flag the waitress down to get the check, and it was given to us through a window. Food was good, but VERY DISAPPOINTING SERVICE.
  6. JM

    JeremyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quaint little place. Cool servers. Nice ambiance. Recommend.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great server that was very conversational. The bartender had the same demeanor. The size of the dishes were pretty big in our opinion so we both thought the value was pretty good. I liked that it felt like little changes could be made to your order to fit your taste. My fiancé can’t handle really hot food so they cut the Nashville hot chicken bites with honey to tone down the heat for us. She liked that they cooked her steak medium rare and I thought my seafood gnocchi was cooked well too. We are excited to go back.
  8. FM

    FrancesM

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious, but it took forever to get drinks and food. We got there around 7:15 and left after 9 and wasn’t eating until around 8:30. It was my father in laws 90th birthday and thankfully he enjoyed his meal.
  9. KB

    KarenB

    Poconos

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Appetizer was forgotten but the salad I got was so delicious I didn’t need an appetizer!
  10. SC

    SusanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was good. Service was outstanding and staff was very friendly.
  11. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great little local spot!
  12. ML

    MichelleLyn29

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything about this meal was amazing! We got the apricot salmon with sweet potato fries which was delicious and the shrimp and crab bolognese, which was probably the best meal we have ever had! It was incredible and had so much crab meat. The homemade pappardelle was delicious. We got the Tandy Cake for dessert and it was one of the best desserts I’ve ever had!
  13. g

    georgem

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 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
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. T

    Teena

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Interesting food at good prices. Generous portions.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre Graduation dinner
  21. 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...
  22. KF

    KathyF

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

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

    Amazing

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. J

    Jeff

    Poconos

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 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.
  28. 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.
  29. CM

    CharlesM

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb service, large portions. Excellent food and cocktails
  30. 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!
  31. 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.
  32. m

    michou

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 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
  33. 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.
  34. 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!
  35. TM

    ThomasM

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!
  36. 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!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Seafood fra diavolo
  38. 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!
  39. CT

    CarlT

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 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.
  40. 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!

FAQs

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

Cork Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 159 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


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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