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The Cafe an American Bistro

1120 Hwy 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705
570-821-5900
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Ranked #16 of 238 restaurants in Wilkes-Barre
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Italian, Contemporary
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English first
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

First impression was that we were in a Sports Bar -- you need to walk through the bar to get to the hostess stand. Several rooms so they can handle private parties; main room was noisy with only 1 table of 6 when we arrived, but it appears they've tried to do some soundproofing. There's a communication problem -- when... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Situated in a Strip Mall area, an unlike spot for such a fine restaurant, you will find a menu that surpasses most all of the other dining establishments in this area. Don't be misled by the location, it is so convenient to get to, you need not look far. Higher rated restaurants in Wilkes Barre / Scranton area all seem... More

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Kingston, Pa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Once a week my wife and I are able to get out of our shop and meet for Lunch. The Café is always our first choice. The food is consistently good and the staff is very welcoming and accommodating. I have never had a bad meal. Keep up the good work – See you next Monday!! PS. We have also... More

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Dallas, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I'm a Filet Milan guy, but after venturing out and trying other dishes at The Café, the filet is an every other dinner choice. We love the fact that they keep their employees so long and they are a tight fit group that works well together. Jeff the owner makes sure everything is perfect.

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Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

One of my favorite spots in Wilkes-Barre... I've been there for dinners with friends, business meetings in their private room, and date night with my husband - it's always perfection!

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Kingston, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere, friendly and fast service with a smile and the food was absolutely delicious! Will definitely be back!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We have eaten here several times as well as hosted private events utilizing their catering services. The food is always good. They are very easy to work with when planning a private event. We used the room adjacent to the bar that holds 75-80 people. There is also a smaller room available. The catering menu has a nice array of... More

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

My family has been eating here since this location opened. Lunch, Dinner, Private Functions, and Catered Meals, we have done it all here. Over the last several years many menu items were added, removed or tweaked for improvements. The portions are adequate and I find that there is something for everybody. The restaurant has a warm ambience at night and... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

After a long day of travel, my colleagues and I stumbled across this terrific restaurant! Right off route 315, this place has excellent food (ask for the filet with the gorgonzola on top!) and many homemade desserts. It was great to be able to have a conversation across the table without loud music or a noisy atmosphere. Quite a nice... More

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JohnDawe, Guest Relations Manager at The Cafe an American Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Betty, Thank you very much for your positive review of our restaurant. Please come back soon! More

Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Our visit on 12/7 proved very disappointing, and we never had an opportunity to even order. We arrived to find a very curt attendant who made it very clear to us that she was too busy to be bothered with new customers who did not know the "routine" of the house. We were in the area to do some business,... More

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JohnDawe, Guest Relations Manager at The Cafe an American Bistro, responded to this review

I was saddened to read your review. Know that we are not known for bad service, and will be sure to look into this. Would you please contact us at 570-821-5900 and ask to speak with Jeff or e-mail us at info@thecafe315.com with the name (if you recall) of the person who you had the negative interaction with? More

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