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KOL Steakhouse, Carbondale, PA

KOL Steakhouse

4.1
4.1
154 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
KoL is open Wednesday through Sunday for dinner. We also have a private dining room available for parties of up to 24 people.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (570) 536-6020

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Bodner

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining Room Available For Parties Up To 24.

  • Neighborhood

    Scranton

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 154 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Kid Friendly

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Fit for Foodies

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Healthy

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Great for Lunch

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Kid Friendly

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Fit for Foodies

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Healthy

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Great for Lunch

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  1. PH

    PaulH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic. They were dealing with a wedding party while I was dining. Even though service was a little slow it was understandable with the large party going on. It maybe added only about 10 minutes to my dinner. Our waitress was running around like crazy and still took good care of us. Thank you. Food was delicious and hot when presented. Steaks were cooked to our liking. Small restaurant good ambiance and pleasant people working there.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was superb!
  3. FD

    FrequentDiner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The first hint should have been being the only people in the restaurant until we were almost finished when another couple arrived. The waitress obviously was very attentive and friendly. I ordered "an extremely, extremely dry Grey Goose martini, with only a drop or two of vermouth with a twist of lemon." it came back a yellow color and tasted of heavy vermouth. The waitress said it could be because of the lemon twist, but took it back and the manager made another one. This one came back a slightly more pale shade of yellow and still tasted of too much vermouth. The manager said it was the brand of vermouth that discolored it, but I've been drinking vodka martinis with a twist for 40 years and between those I've made myself or had in other restaurants have never had one that was made the way I asked and wasn't clear as water (even a drop or two of even yellow vermouth mixed with clear vodka shouldn't make the entire martini yellow like a chardonnay) The appetizer of scallion hush puppies was good. My wife had the salmon and said it was almost like the salmon and mashed potatoes had been microwaved as there were spots that were warm and others that were cold. I had the Chicken Scarpariello and it looked nothing like the dish I've had elsewhere. The chicken was under seasoned(one piece even had tendons running through it), the banana peppers tasted straight out of the jar, the sausage was bland, and the penne pasta was sticking together. The sauce was thin and tasteless. We didn't even care to try dessert. We've dined at KOL many other times including my birthday with 20 friends, but not recently. And while the waitress and manager were friendly, I don't know that we'll be going back soon...
  4. JK

    JeffreyK

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice night. Server was very kind and accommodating. Dinner was amazing! I would definitely eat here again!
  5. TH

    TereseH

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The food was very good, but our server was slow and inattentive. We waited a bit for our first cocktail. We were never asked again if we wanted another drink or more water. Immediately following our dinner, the waitress handed us our bill. Did not ask us if we wanted a second cocktail or dessert.
  6. RR

    RaymondR

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, you all were so accommodating to our Special needs son. The food and desserts were great, the service even though they were extremely busy had time to come to our table and ask if we needed anything!
  7. LC

    LindaC

    Poconos

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Steaks were delicious…chicken was ok
  8. BG

    BrendaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our visit here! Service was warm and accomadating- Food was top notch! We has filet and a strip steak, both were seasoned and cooked perfectly. So glad we decided to try Kol!
  9. CD

    CliffordD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome restaurant! The food and drinks were delicious, and the service was excellent! Cannot wait to visit again!
  10. P

    Phil

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    From the bartender being the only person there working the tables and the bar to my freezer burn steak this dining experience was poor. We were there 2 years ago for our anniversary and decided to return for this one. This place has gone downhill in 2 years. May have only been our second time there but definitely will be our last
  11. TB

    TomB

    Jacksonville

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    KOI Steakhouse was a really pleasant surprise. The menu is fairly limited for mains, three steak choices, two chicken and one seafood BUT everything was very well prepared and delicious. Their apps and sides are probably their stars. The Cesar salad was superb and the "bacon steak" was delicious. All of the food served was, in addition to being tasty, visually appealing. Service was wonderful, our server was knowledgeable and helpful while we were making choices, and checked back to make certain everything was to our liking. Since we did not really have sufficient appetite for a steak each she was more than happy to split a steak and it was served already split and plated. Prices were also very reasonable for a steakhouse, with them most expensive main being under $50. If there was one minor criticism it would be the wine list which might have benefitted from some bolder cabs or Bordeaux mixes. However, we found a wine that was perfect for our meal so it is hard to criticize based only on number of selections if one can find a suitable pairing for the meal. I would, and will, go back.
  12. JK

    JessicaK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    My first time trying this restaurant. I have to say extremely disappointed. Although food was good I was told over 5 times your foods coming. And our water glasses were consistently empty although the waitress continuedto pass us saying ill be right back with some water. We didn't get any bread til we were there for half an hour. After an hour of waiting for our food we were about to leave when it finally arrived. Although waitress was polite and apologized for the delay we were extremely unhappy with the service. There were other people working there walking around doing nothing. After this experience we would not go back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I made a reservation at the steakhouse. I drove 3 hours from Long Island and my daughter and her roommate drove 3 hours from Geneseo to meet on Easter Sunday. When we arrived we were told the steakhouse was closed. We were forced to eat at a low quality Buffett that had no food left and which cost me 270 dollars. Why was a reservation taken if the restaurant was closed??? Someone please has to contact me to answer this 917-561-3356 James Lamendola
  14. RE

    RichardE

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We attended for Easter brunch. Food was very good, service as well. Easter bunny was cute circulating room. Set up in Ballroom was a huge space lacking elegance but fine for this event
  15. K

    Kristy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere! Our server was so nice, we came late and she made special accommodations for us!
  16. WR

    WilliamR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience; great food; great servcie; try the bacon steak appetizer
  17. L

    Lola22

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Filet Mignon was magnificent and cooked perfectly . Sautéed mushrooms and crispy potatoes were delicious. I would definitely eat there again.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    A good but not great, unremarkable experience. Dessert coffee served in styrofoam cup with handful of diner half+half single serves dropped on the table was an opportunity for experience improvement.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Our experience was extremely bad. Service was very slow due to the fact that only two waitresses were working. We sat at the table for 30 mins before even getting menus After ordering we waited even longer and the food was well below what you would expect for the price. We never even got 3 of the items we ordered but at that point we just wanted to finish and go. Everything tasted like it was frozen and not at all fresh. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had a Valentines Weekend dinner and it was great. The place was full and the food was awesome. Service was really good for a full house. Wife had the sirloin and I had the filet and we both enjoyed our meals equally well. Good drink selection too!
  21. B

    Bluepint

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Mixed feelings on this place. First impressions - nothing special. Felt like a hotel breakfast room. The servers and host almost seemed uncertain of things. Decent wine offerings by the glass. Decent selection of quality liquors at bar. The steakhouse wedge was just ok. The filet was excellent as was the 10 ounce pork chop. Sauces were good but not really needed. Potatoes and carrots were fine. Prices were high for the overall atmosphere and service. But, the steak and pork chop were so good it kind of overshadowed the gaps. Would we go back? Probably not.
  22. SL

    SarahL

    Poconos

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Menu was extremely disappointing for New Years Eve. It’s a steakhouse and there was zero options for steak aside from a small ravioli dish. Appetizers were also very boring. If it wasn’t for our excellent and phenomenal server, we probably would have gotten up and left to go elsewhere. She made up for the disappointing menu, but the food we did order was good.
  23. NC

    NicholeC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall2food5service5ambience4
    There were some very rambunctious patrons, who took away from the enjoyment of our dinner. I feel the manager should have asked them to settle down instead of having us endure their endless barrage of fbombs and wild children running all over the restaurant. But our waitress was polite and attentive. And the food was average.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a nice meal
  25. GS

    GinoS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience again! Excellent quality of food and presentation is spot on. The menu is dynamite, a ton of thought went into the actual ingredients and selection of food. The staff are extremely pleasant and friendly. Attention to detail is a breath of fresh air. If KOL was in a big city, the prices would easily be tripled or quadrupled. You cannot beat this place for price and quality of food! Nice, safe and enjoyable bar area. We just stay in the Anthracite Hotel ( also great price, staff etc.) it is an absolute gem in the heart of Carbondale. it brings class to this old working class town… can’t wait to go back!
  26. L

    Lori

    Poconos

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A work Christmas dinner, the food was delicious. The server (do not remember her name) was so sweet and very personable. The wine pour was generous and price was on point. The filet was done perfectly (Med rare) and the crispy potatoes, excellent! I will Definitely go back with my husband and friends.
  27. MI

    MICHELLEG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was are first time there for a Birthday dinner. We loved it! The food was excellent and we will definitely be back
  28. LC

    LindaC

    Poconos

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pasta & Wine night was fabulous! We had 3 different pastas and they were all delicious. Wine was 1/2 price and we will be back for this on Wednesdays.
  29. DR

    DeborahR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Very good food. The only thing we were disappointed in was that we wanted to surprise our friend with a dessert with a candle in it but it was never delivered
  30. M

    Melissa

    Atlantic City

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice small intimate restaurant when considering it's located with a small hotel. Clean, very friendly, and good service and atmosphere.
  31. PC

    PatrickC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were delicious! They brought out a special dessert in celebration for our anniversary. We loved it!
  32. AW

    AngelaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Service was friendly and quick. It was a perfect dinner! Definitely would recommend and will go back!
  33. T

    Tanya

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Friendly staff, and decent food. A little overpriced. We appreciated being sat in front of the fireplace!
  34. SF

    SamF

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have another FABULOUS night at Kol. Met friends who had never been there and had a great evening The food was delicious. The service was EXTRAORDINARY!!!! Some kind of issue arose earlier and our waitress was the only person servicing tables. She was wonderful. Don't know how she did it all all by herself! We lingered over coffee and dessert and we not rushed to leave even though it was the end of the night. What an asset to our city.
  35. CL

    ChristopherL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great we got a free bottle of champagne and I love the dessert I can't wait to go there again fantastic service and wonderful interior decorating
  36. M

    Mark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress, Ilene, provided excellent service, interacted with our dinner party and contributed to the overall dining experience. My guests and I had a great time and will be back again.
  37. 1

    1234

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was wonderful. What made it even better was the chef came out to check to see how well the food was prepared to our liking. Definitely a place to come back to.
  38. B

    Bobette

    Philadelphia

    56 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We were here the week prior and things were all satisfactory. Meghan was the waitstaff and she got things right. The I did not use Open Table for that reservation. The food was good and we got what we expected. Now to this reservation, This time everything was off. The service was very poor. The shrimp was not totally cooked and the mashed potatoes were not either. The food was cold. I think the granite table tops have something to do with the food getting cold. We didn’t complain about anything and did eat most of it because we were hungry and didn’t want to wait for it to be done over. I rarely write a negative review for anyplace but this was really not a good night.
  39. SM

    StephenM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    kOL awesomeness.steak cooked right.Sauces excel with good variety. Excellent dessert Worthy restaurant.Go here.Megan was a great host.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    It took over 30 minutes to get my cocktail. The food was mediocre. The drinks were TERRIBLE (I ordered 2 different ones off their cocktail menu).

FAQs

KOL Steakhouse is rated 4.1 stars by 154 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


Google Map for KOL Steakhouse

25 S. Main Street, Carbondale, PA 18407

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Scranton

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Bodner

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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