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“A Wonderful Surprise!”

Cork Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 284 Restaurants in Wilkes-Barre
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 6 November 2013

We were in Wilkes Barre for a reunion weekend, and searched Tripadvisor for a place to eat. High, high on the list was the Cork Bar and Restaurant. Risotto perfectly cooked and seasoned, both as an appetizer (with veggies) and as a main dish (with seafood). One of the speciasl was pumpkin ravioli, and they only had one order left so we had to fight for it. WORTH the fight! A flight of wine (reds) was a nice addition. Servers were helpful and attentive, and the atmosphere unhurried and friendly, despite our lack of reservations on a busy Saturday night. Would definitely return!

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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Cork hasn't disappointed us yet. This evening, we both had their Tilapia entrée special, along with a cup of butternut squash soup-both were delicious. The staff are very pleasant and the upstairs environment is relaxing, especially the small, enclosed porch. They also offer outside dining, too. Become a 'fan' of their Facebook site to keep updated on special events, Facebook discounts and specials.

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1  Thank wbclwie
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

Those of us who travel end up dining out a great deal. Cork is in a small neighborhood in Wilkes-Barre PA (Northeastern Pennsylvania) but it’s one of those places that the discerning “locals” seem to know well which is why you’ll find a constant flow of repeat diners. I know that because I’ve become one of them. What’s particularly interesting about this gem of a place is that it has a great energy and character. The owner, Ruth Corcoran, is always around and pays close attention to what’s going on and she’s complimented by a great team. Be sure and get to know Carolyn who’s often behind the bar, she’s witty and adds to the atmosphere and entertainment. Remember CHEERS? Oh, and ask for the Hollywood Burger… It’s a special order but worth it!

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Thank LTR2
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

I went here with a small group for a business dinner. Cork was a pleasure in every way. Food was wonderfully prepared,delicious and tasty. Not one item on we chose was a miss.

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Thank Ianthonym
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

This place was a surprise. We found online during a stay in Wilkes Barre. We wanted to visit local places rather than chains, and this place fit the bill. It's a cute little corner neighborhood restaurant in the city with a really nice menu. We visited on a Tuesday night and were impressed with the crowd on a weeknight, and we learned they have wine classes twice a month on a Tuesday, so many people were there for that. We really enjoyed our meal here. The Italian Spring roll appetizer was packed with flavor and the shrimp and crab bolognese was rich and delicious. They also have a nice wine selection with wine flights, were you can sample several wines. Prices were pretty reasonable for the amount of food you got. If we get back to Wilkes Barre, we will return to Cork.

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1  Thank Lola C
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