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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (47)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Good for Birthdays (35)
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Special Occasion (34)
Casual (24)
Good for Groups (22)
Romantic (22)
Fun (19)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Authentic (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Cozy (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Business Meals (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
People Watching (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Disabled Access (5)
Seasonal (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Great Beer (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Keep going back. Great food and service. A bit on the pricey side. Love the meatballs. Every time at the Mohegan Sun go there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Bar Seating
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·Dined 4 days ago

We had a reservation for 9pm when we arrived they said our table wasn’t ready they would text me when it was available after a hour of waiting we went back and they said there was a change of shift and they didn’t know about our reservation the manager on duty was standing there and just walked away.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We ordered the scallops. Although cooked perfectly they were salty beyond belief. So much so that it was nearly impossible to eat. Definitely did not enjoy and do not recommend.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We have been to the Rustic Kitchen many times and always enjoy it. 2 of us had crab stuffed shrimp and rated it very highly. Another diner enjoyed the crab cakes. My husband was disappointed in the seafood fra diavolo because it was not spicy at all. However there was plenty of lobster meat. Our server, Sara, was great--not too pushy or too quick with the food. She always appeared at just the right time!

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Poconos)·Dined 5 days ago

Chicken parmesan

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Went on weekday night.Very comfortable and low key! The entree special that I had was incredible!Seared ahi tuna in putenesca sauce (capers and black olives,chopped red cherry tomatoes) accompanied by spinach parmesan risotto.I thought I was dining in New York City for a moment! This was a substantial portion and I would definitely go back.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Very good atmosphere was super empty feeling lack of crowd but I never feel that way at dinner

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 (Poconos)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our server John catered to our every need. He was excellent and assured we enjoyed our dining experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have been spending New Year’s Eve at Mohegan Sun for several years and it includes dinner at Rustic Kitchen. Our meals were exceptional as always. Our server, Leah, wonderful. We do appreciate having the manager stop at every table to assure that all meals are served to the customers satisfaction.

Rustic Kitchen continues to be at the top of our dining list in the Wilkes Barre area.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Poconos)·Dined on December 31, 2017

In the past, we've had very good meals here. This time, not very good. Veal parm was average, at best. Tasted like frozen patties. My wife said her chicken was hard. Service slow. Probably going to try somewhere else next time. Don't like to be negative, but....on the positive side, the ambiance is excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Poconos)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Took a while to get our food, the waitress was forgetful! Very pricey, for the amount of food you get, 4 scallops with rice $32.00, thankful I ordered appetizer and salad in addition to the meal.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We actually went on New Year’s Eve, in the afternoon. Restaurant was not paCked as of yet. The waitress was very attentive, not overbearing whatsoever. The food was excellent, it came in a timely fashion. I had the crab cakes and for dessert I had the champagne cake which was scrumptious. They did not rush us out, which was a plus especially on a holiday. Would definitely go again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Waiter was extremely bland, almost bothered to be there. He was prompt however refilling the water glasses and slow with everything else...

Food was OK...special was extremely over-priced for the portion size.

We have been here before and everything was good (food, prices, and service). This visit left alot to be desired, unfortunately.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was a Birthday dinner and it was disappointing .
Valet parking took an hour and a half.
We had the scallops and they weren’t great. Food wasn’t worth the wait or the price.

Drinks were delicious, had a tiramisu martini and a manhattan. The only positives of the occasion

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We always choose the Rustic Kitchen when visiting Mohegan Sun. I have an allergy and they are always very accommodating! Love the Filet with Garlic Butter.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The service was wonderful, everyone was very friendly and attentive. We started with the meatball appetizer and the calamari. Both were delicious and cooked perfectly. The night we were there was all can eat pasta night. It was great. We had three marinara sauce and the vodka sauce with grilled chicken..both were good and the portions were so large that we couldn't have seconds!! My Caesar salad was awesome, cold and crisp.
Because we weren't full enough we then shared the brownie bottom cheesecake, loved it!
But $10 for a glass of wine was ridiculous. Since we weren't asked what brand we wanted and didn't see a wine list one would think it was the house wine. It was good but certainly not worth that

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The service and food were great it was my daughter's birthday and they gave her a choice of a complimentary dessert which was so worth it thank you for everything

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Poconos)·Dined on December 26, 2017

First time dining here. Went on Christmas Day at 7:45 pm. Was seated immediately and although the place was crowded the service was great. Our server was fantastic (unfortunately his name escapes me right now). Very attentative but not overly. Food was really good and served hot and was fresh. I would go back again without hesitation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This restaurant is within the Casino, but can easily be accessed by those under 21 by going around gaming floor.
Service and food are excellent.
Prices are a bit steep, but probably worth it for the quality. I have yet to order something that was not just delicious, but exceptional

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Poconos)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Love this place for the diversity of their menu!! Great and friendly service! Had reservations, taken to table promptly!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Made 1:30pm reservations for Christmas Dinner, The restaurant was full but got seated immediately. Waitress came right over & had drinks quickly. Entrées, soup & main courses were excellent as always. Two of us had Rustic Bistro Salads that both of us though could have been fresher, Please keep in mind it was Christmas Day & there was no rush to get us out . I look forward to returning & didn't mention it waitress as maybe I should of because I have never had an issue there and I'm sure they would of rectified it.

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 (Poconos)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Day Dinner

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 (Poconos)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve, My wife orders a Caesar salad as usual and the parmesan basket was stale. This happened the last time she ordered it and there was no problem, they just replaced it and it was fine(fresh able to chew). This time i stopped the manager and we both tried to tell her it was stale and she said thats how they are made and was very abrupt and not happy about taking her salad back. When it came out the second time she said here this is fresh made today. Hmmm, so the first one wasn't? ok so i always order a baby spinach salad and it comes with lots of olives and golden beets with a nice clump of red onions on top. Not this time, four olives, six small pieces of beets and two very small rings of onion. Table of five and they agreed the manager was very rude. We make our own parmesan chips so we know that the next day they get stale, gummy and hard to chew. No apology or even just to stop back as most managers do to say sorry about that, Nothing

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I've eaten at Rustic Kitchen several times over the last few years, mostly during the holidays and its always been an enjoyable time. I now have Celiac disease and when I asked our waitress what my options were, I received what I considered to be a snarky response, almost like I was bothering her when I asked what I could order off of the menu. I will not be returning to Rustic Kitchen next Christmas.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Romantic, Happy Hour
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 (Poconos)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We eat here every time we go to the casino.The front is better for us then the rear dinning area it is led noisy

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very good food, good service...................... this review minimum is really stupid though. I do not like it at all.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Rustic Kitchen seems to be going Downhill.
Went to celebrate our Birthdays.Wife had the Scallops which she likes.
I tried the Bone-in Ribeye again(last time it was terrible),this time also Bad(Tough,Mucho Fat).
Wait time long getting Service.
Price of a glass of Wine Ridiulous($9.50) for a quarter of a glass.
Probally last time dining here

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Poconos)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food and Service was Awesome! Prices were good! Good Time!

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The staff goes above and beyond to make sure our experience was amazing!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent as always we just love this restaurant always good food and service. This time we had appetizers, Eggplant Rollitini, Meatballs and Calamari so good. They never disappoint. Also went to the cooking show, highly recommend.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was our second visit to Mohegan Sun in PA. The first time we went to Ruth Chris, so we wanted to try something different. Very conveniently located, atmosphere was fun although very wobbly table. Service was excellent. Food-eh. Wouldn’t necessarily go back. The Italian spring rolls were maybe the best bite I’ve had in awhile. The potato crab soup was also delicious, however a special. Now, main dishes. I had the special chicken ravioli and my husband had the Bolognese dish. For an Italian inspired restaurant, the pasta was poorly cooked. I love al dente but this was down right crunchy. The ravioli also lacked a little flavor and was very heavy. The arugla was needed to cut through the sauce. For the other dish, the ratio of meat sauce to pasta was also off. So much sauce on top of pasta and the sauce was mushy. The flavor of the meat sauce was delicious . I just wish that the pasta was cooked more and the meat in the sauce wasn’t so pasty. The service was great however I did feel rushed as the dishes came out without any time really in between courses. Our server was very attentive and wonderful however the manager came over 6 too many times to check in on us. A plus was it’s priced Very well. Overall eh. I kind of had a better meal at the buffet brunch the next morning in the hotel and will try probably that next time for dinner.

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

The staff forgot to smile. I ordered veal marsala and another member of my party ordered chicken marsala. They switched the order which we could only determine once we started eating since both dishes were covered in sauce. The other person in our group ordered and a tuna steak that was tough and overcooked. We did not bother to complain seeing how interested the staff seemed from the time we entered the restaurant.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Poconos)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great time with family. Love the restaurant not happy about the casino and all the smoke .

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Poconos)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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 (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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 (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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