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About Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar

Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar provides a unique award winning Italian, Mediterranean culinary experience. We offer seasonally inspired rustic cuisine, from artisan breads to hand crafted pastas, all prepared fresh daily in a warm, friendly & comfortable bistro style setting.

We also have a "State of the Art" Television Broadcast Kitchen Studio where we conduct live cooking shows, including "In The Kitchen". Cooking shows are every Friday & Saturday evenings at 7:00 pm.

1280 Highway 315
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18720
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:Monday-Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner:
Sunday 11:30 am- 9:00 pm
Monday & Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday - Saturday 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(570) 824-6600

Website:
http://www.rustickitchen.biz/

Parking Details:
Patrons can park with the casino valet or self park in the casino parking lot.

Executive Chef:
Brian McDermott

Private Party Facilities:
We have the ability to service a wide variety of private party needs. Please contact us for more details about our private dining options.
The Wine Cellar Room is perfect for any occasion from a birthday gathering to a business dinner for up to 16 guests.
The Grande Dining Room can be reserved for larger groups & our Television Studio can be booked for private shows of "In The Kitchen".

Private Party Contact:
Bridget Heck: (570) 824-6600

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (56)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
Special Occasion (40)
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Good for Birthdays (39)
Casual (28)
Good for Groups (27)
Romantic (26)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Authentic (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Fun (21)
Cozy (19)
Great for Lunch (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Business Meals (13)
People Watching (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Hot Spot (8)
Great Beer (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Healthy (2)
Spicy (2)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Poconos)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service. Right in the casino, so if you're a gambler it's perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Had many great meals here and this was no exception. Great food and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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·Dined 4 days ago

Fast friendly service food was amazing there were 8 of us and no one had any co plants about our food

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent everytime

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 (Poconos)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The name Rustic Kitchen is odd... there isn't anything rustic about the place...

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This has to be one of the best restaurants around always great food and service just an all round excellent dining experience. I would give more stars if you had them.

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The ambiance was nice. I liked the way the place was decorated. The pasta said “homemade” the main reason I decided to book the place and I’m told it’s not. So I was disappointed. The Caesar salad came out in a bowl made of crouton. It was tasty and the pizza was good.
Wasn’t thrilled with my pasta dish of macaroni and cheese and my bf got the rigatoni which looked tasty but I could make it at home with jar sauce.
The drink choices were fun and tasty.
They offer cooking classes which was going on at the time. Looked fun.
I don’t think I would go back. I would try somewhere else.

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food3
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Very tasty food. Excellent appetizer selection
Very pleasant experience

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fantastic, never felt rushed as in party one member was late.....

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Everything was terrific with one exception. The hostess insisted on seating my girlfriend as I waited in a ridiculous valet parking line.
Otherwise, it was delicious food and great service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was delicious. Service was exceptional. We were celebrating dad's88th birthday and our sever made it very special.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

We love Rustic Kitchen for our birthday get togethers because the restaurant is cozy, the food is great, and the service is e ceptional. We also enjoy playing in the casino for a bit after our meal!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Fun, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Poconos)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent food, but needs to expand menu. Need restroom within the restaurant.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great fun concept... the food was amazing and well prepared, the filet was amazing. We were there for dinner for a birthday, and yes, they have very taste cake made in house you can order. The only downside, it is extremely loud. We had to basically scream over everyone, including our party of (7), just to hold a conversation.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fabulous restaurant! The food is incredible, the decor is beautiful, and the staff from manager to servers is top notch. Highly recommend! 😊

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

This past Friday was my third time dining there and it was great as always! I have had large sized business events and birthday dinners at Rustic Kitchen and my guests love it every time. I had the same waiter and he is great. I can't remember his name (shame on me!). I will always recommend this place! I love the menu!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Organic, Seasonal, Authentic, People Watching, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Was a wonderful Anniversary dinner, making plans to do it with friends next time!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, People Watching, Spicy, Seasonal, Authentic, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The arancini is a MUST HAVE! I ordered 2 extra just to bring back home with me. Absolutely amazing cuisine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

the food has no taste. Steak was hard to chew and sinewy. Potatoes had no taste.
This was my first time at your restaurant and I unfortunately don't have a good review.
Each of us that had steak had the same opinion, also i had was told the other meals were not very good either.
Service wasn't so great, we waited a long time for drinks.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great dinner and vibe within The Mohegan Sun Casino. Was in the area for the wknd and made reservations for this place ahead of time. Glad we did because I noticed a few people waiting for tables for at least 20 minutes. The food was quite delicious w/ freshly prepared ingredients. The boo had the clam chowder and the Tuscan salmon and was thoroughly enjoying it by the way her eyes rolled back in her head with each bite. I had the meatballs (beef) al forno and a special for the evening, Chilean Sea Bass w/a ponzu corn glaze. One word...Damn!!! All in all a great time and a great meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Cozy
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We have dined here numerous times (like 50+). This time was not great, it was bearly good. Very disappointed.
I ordered a salad and eggplant rolitini. The eggplant has decreased from three rolls to two ( this has been for awhile now) with no change in price. Ordinarily they are worth it however, that was not the case. Lacked cheese and taste .
Yes, I would give it another try.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Casual
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food3
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 (Poconos)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Although we noted it was to celebrate a Birthday not even a piece of cake was provided. We had a good time anyway!

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Good food we will go again waitress was very nice and knowledgeable about the food and drink menu

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Always enjoy eating at this restaurant. It is always consistent!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Birthday celebration for our daughter! Service was excellent. Very attentive staff. I forgot candles and they supplied them on the cake without me even asking. Took lots of pictures for us as well!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had the pan fried scallops/risotta, and the fried calamari. Both were excellent. The drinks were very good value. The service was great. This was out first time at Rustic Kitchen and we will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent Italian food in a lovely Restaurant inside the Mohegan Sun casino. Service was quick and attentive. Food was very good, eggplant rollatini and spaghetti Bologna’s. Will come back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We have dined here quite a number of times. Rustic Kitchen always provides wonderful food and great service. It's the best restaurant in Mohegan Sun Pocono as far as our group is concerned. The scallops were amazing and plentiful, as are the Home made pastas and signature drinks!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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food5
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We went here for dinner the food was wonderful. I will come here again

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food and service. All of our food choices were very tasty and served in satisfying portions. We recommend eating here!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Always perfect setting and delicious food with great service

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fun, Happy Hour, Casual, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Outstanding from start to finish. I’d highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Poconos)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Wife & I were there to celebrate our 23 years together. The booth they sat us at gave us privacy, the food was delicious (as always), & our waiter - Max - was the friendliest guy you could meet, he really added to our night by being on top of everything.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great service from John our server. Very knowledgeable of the menu. Great food. Appetizers were also great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Poconos)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The menu was great. They had a Wednesday "all you can eat pasta" special. That is what I had (Creamy Pesto with Penne) and it was delicious. No need for seconds. The appetizer of risotto balls was especially tasty. The waitress was very cordial and professional.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Never disappointed

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 (Poconos)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Rustic Kitchen always comes through with great food, great service and great prices. It is an all around wonderful restaurant that always gives 100% to the patrons

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Fun
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was great. Server was very knowledgeable about the menu and was willing to substitute when asked.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Our waitress Leah was exceptional. She was knowledgeable and helpful with menu items and very attentive.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Always have a great experience here! Staff is attentive and knowledgeable, food is excellent and the Sangria is amazing! Only complaint is that the hostesses walk through the dining area and stare at your plate while you're eating. I understand this is to determine wait time but it was a little obnoxious. Otherwise 5 stars every time!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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