The Cafe: An American Bistro

4.2
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17 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Located on the Highway 315 strip in Wilkes-Barre, The Cafe is less than a mile from the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Casino, the Wyoming Valley Mall shopping area, the Arena Hub Plaza, and the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Known for its signature entrees and its bridging the gap between casual and fine dining, The Cafe is the an ideal location to host groups of all sizes (including a two banquet rooms) to the perfect place for a romantic date in our elegant dining room. We offer a full range of beverages from gourmet coffees to delicious cocktails.
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.4
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4.2
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4.2
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4.3
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vipMichaelM
Poconos
17 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent food and very good service. We’ll keep returning.

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vipRich
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cafe is a great place to have an enjoyable dinner. Missy, the hostess is very attentive and oversees the smooth running of the entire operation. The crab bisque is outa this world and the clams are always very tasty. We love returning for a delectable meal. Never disappointed.

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CraigY
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We where a group of 4 and all agreed that we enjoyed of time, food and service. Salads where very good with most have the Ceaser Salad and Spinach Bacon. Only concern was they where very small portion, for $9.
The main courses where Salmon, Crabcakes, and Swordfish. The fish portions where tasty and cooked to order. Crabcakes where mostly crab. Tasty. Portion size about 4 - 6 ounces total.
Overall we will return to enjoy the food and service. One last note: tables are covered with glass tops. We all agreed it was ok for lunch, but not for dinner service.

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Paul
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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vipMichaelM
Poconos
18 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations and were seated promptly. Food, service and value was excellent. That’s why we return.

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vipMichaelM
Poconos
18 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All in all a very good experience. Food was outstanding as usual. Service was a bit spotty. While we don’t like to be hovered over; an occasional check to fill a wine glass or to see if everything is satisfactory is always appreciated. Not the case this visit. Will we return? Absolutely. Great value and sufficient wine list. Food is always prepared excellently.

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AnnE
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and I couldn't decide which of my 2 most fav places to go. Knowing I can never go wrong at the Café, we decided to go there. I am not joking when I say it was one of the most memorable birthday dinners we can recall. Everything and everyone was perfect! Thank you for the most wonderful night!

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Geegeebz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It want open so not sure why I was able to book through this site

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JoleneR
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has amazing food that is something I would find in a city. It's current and delicious. I was surprised how quiet it was for a Friday night with the menu options and prices. I will definitely return!

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vipdisappointed
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice menu with selections! Good specials.

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vipMichaelM
Poconos
18 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, fabulous food, excellent value.

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SandraL
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Quite for a Friday night. Food was very good and I found the prices to be very reasonable. Will be back.

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ReeseT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Great food, great service and great atmosphere. Excellent menu option as well as daily specials. Super friendly and attentive staff. Highly recommend.

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vipReeseT
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all the way around. Great service, food, selections, atmosphere and not at all jammed in. Plenty of space and relatively quiet.

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Mitch
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised! The service was top notch, the menu was varied and everything we ordered was delicious.

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FussyPat
New England
18 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was a nice find in Wilkes-Barre, as we were traveling through and didn't want any of the chain restaurants. We had the daily special pork ("San Pedro," I think it was called) -- pork cutlets with salsa verde and tomatoes. Very tasty combination, carefully cooked and presented. A very nice salad came with it. Service was outstanding.

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ChrisK
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Conveniently located, decent ambience, good service, unfortunately the food was poor, especially when considering the price range. The menu led me to choose this over another nearby restaurant, it featured a nice balance of classic dishes but with some contemporary flair. I applaud the idea, but you have to be able to deliver on the food, and they did not. Both entrees were extremely disappointing - bland, poorly prepared and/or not as described on the menu.

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The Cafe: An American Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

The Cafe: An American Bistro is rated 4.2 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.

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