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The Cafe an American Bistro

1120 Hwy 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705
570-821-5900
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Ranked #13 of 240 Restaurants in Wilkes-Barre
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Italian, Contemporary
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I stumbled across The Café traveling on business. When I entered my expectation was a humble little grill, but found an upscale dining menu. On two subsequent visits over 6 months I have found the food to be excellent, the service generally good. Although one night our server failed to meet my expectations. Menu substitutions were not a problem. Dinner... More

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Harveys Lake Pa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I have been coming here for years. Even before Jeff was in this building. They have a beautiful restaurant. The food has always been 5+. I often went there with friends and would praise Jeff and the food that my husband wanted to have my 50th birthday there. Everything was perfect. My friends and family from out of town raved... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I have been eating at the Cafe since it first opened many years ago. It is without a doubt, the best place to eat lunch or dinner. The people are friendly. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the food is out of this world. I recommend the Cafe with 5 Stars. If there was such a thing as a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Great place for lunch or dinner! They also have a full bar to get your drink on! They carry boars head too!

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My friend and I were looking for someplace "different" to eat lunch, as we have tried almost everything nearby! I ordered a sandwich that was on their "specials" board--it had chicken, mozzarella, and spinach on it and was served with spicy potato slices that were cooked--they resembled homemade potato chips but were soft. Both were pretty tasty. My friend liked... More

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

Thank you for your kind review! We hope to see you again soon! More

Lakeland, Florida
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Doesn't look like much from the road but The Cafe is a little hidden gem in Wilkes Barre, they had a super busy night and the bartender still smiling at the end of the night took great care of me, the food was good and extremely nicely plated and presented.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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JohnDawe, Manager at The Cafe an American Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We cannot apologize enough for the challenges you experienced during your recent visit to our restaurant. I am not sure who your server was. We recently have changed out a few of our staff to ensure our level of customer care is superior. We hope you will come back and try us again, and please feel free to... More

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
2 reviews
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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