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“Unexpectedly good food in a strip-mall setting”

The Cafe an American Bistro
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Ranked #25 of 295 Restaurants in Wilkes-Barre
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Italian, Contemporary
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This was a good find in an area awash in chain restaurants. On a Wednesday night, it was quiet in the dining room (bar noisy), service was excellent, and the food was very skillfully prepared and nicely presented. We had a dish of pork cutlets with salsa verde, and nice salads. Very pleasant, and we will return on our next trip through this area.

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

We dined here twice in one week.Our first time was wonderful.The second time was the exact opposite.According to TripAdvisor rules I could not submit a second review for a month.The second time here I ordered the duck entree.While it was cooked medium rare the skin was like rubber.When I mentioned it to our waitress she just shrugged.
The service was opposite of our first time there too.The first time our waitress was very attentive.The second time she only came to our table twice,to take our order and to deliver the check.
If you go here you are gambling between good food and bad,good service and bad.
We will not return.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

We were anticipating an upscale restaurant and meal when we read the reviews on TripAdvisor.

Meals were ok but nothing exceptional. First of all, 'veg' was frozen peas, carrots and beans...there's nothing fresh available in W-B?? Mesquite steak was a thick sirloin that was not that tender. My wife had the stuffed pork chop. Again, nothing exciting about it especially with the frozen veg side. Very unappealing!

A bit disappointing. I would have gone to Outback or Olive Garden if I had it to do over again....

Thank VACanuck
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

We have been coming to this area for many years visiting family.,We have had many good meals at local restaurants.This time we tried The Cafe.We were very happy with the selection of delicious offerings.Our server was professional and friendly..We both enjoyed our dinners very much.,so much so that we are going back again the same week.There were so many appetizers and entrees we want to try.

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Thank puravidaTambor
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

I was here for lunch last week and it was excellent. You place your order and pay at the counter then have a seat. They bring the food out to your table. The have a nice lunch menu that includes soup, sandwiches, wraps and salads etc... The also have Vegetarian options. The prices are reasonable. The staff is very friendly and it's run by a local guy that's always at the restaurant. I like the Buffalo Chicken Wrap. The place is clean and they have off street parking.

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Thank 3ljp
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