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Carmen's Restaurant

700 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503-1705
(570) 342-8300
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Ranked #48 of 284 restaurants in Scranton
Price range: $1 - $45
Cuisines: Italian, Continental
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
Kansas City, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Every time I am in town I eat here. Breakfas and lunch is very very good, but I am reviewing dinner. Their World Tour menu every month is the reason I keepo returning to this restaurant and hotel. It never disappoints. Amazings fresh and creative, well priced and absolutely delicious. Perfect dining and right in the gran train station lobby.

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Scranton, PA
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I know I shouldn't begin a dining review talking about the atmosphere, but in this case, I can't help it. Carmen's is located in the historic Lackawanna Station and boasts a beautiful fountain, marble and ceramic decor, and stained glass. Before you have even looked at the menu you are entranced by the historic train station and the elegance with... More

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Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Food was excellent, service was fine, atmosphere was great, wine lis is good. Only complaint is that the wine glasses they use do not compliment the fine wines served. Too bad, next time I go it will be wine by the glass or no wine instead of a fine bottle.

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The old-world train station atmosphere was elegant, the service impeccable, and the food sublime! We had dinner on a Saturday evening, and everything our party of four ordered was first-rate, from drinks beforehand to soup, entrees and desserts. The entire waitstaff -- from our excellent waiter to the food runners and water-fillers -- were so good, I felt like I... More

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Scranton, PA
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I'll start by saying the atmosphere is exceptional. The Lackawanna Station is such a beautiful historic building. There's such detail in the stained glass, marble and fountains. The buffet is setup in the center and the tables are spaced nicely, so there are no issues getting around with a plate. Sunday brunch had so many selections anyone could find something... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Found a bug in my Thanksgiving buffett food and the Manager was a complete jerk about it. I walked out without paying because it ruined my whole familys dinner!!!!

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Tampa, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Just entering the Lackawanna Station Hotel is dramatic. There are a few buildings in Scranton that are so recognizable from old pictures, this one because of it's size, beauty, and stature. It represents such an important time in Scranton's history, that of the steam railroads when Scranton was in it's heyday. Walking in and looking around at the super-high ceilings,... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

The location is amazing and that is the best thing about Sunday brunch. There was a good selection of food, but a lot of it was cold when it should be warm. The eggs benedict had been sitting for awhile and that is one thing I like very fresh. I could not cut the English muffin and gave up. The... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Wound up here on a Sunday morning. Decided to have the brunch even though it was a bit more than I wanted to spend. Had other colleagues talk the place up, so I gave it a go. Nothing I had was bad, but not good enough to justify the nearly $30 cost at this writing. Eggs Benedict just shouldn't be... More

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PA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

After waiting an eternity to go here for the Sunday brunch I was disappointed. The eggs benedicts had been sitting for sometime. For the price they should have a better grade of meat than sirloin.Also, the meat was cold.Also, a small thing but they should warm there plates. The coffee was very strong. The soup was the best of all... More

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