Ruth Corcoran in the Kitchen on PA Live with a spicy Shrimp Dip

Cork Restaurant will be hosting a fundraiser for Blue Chip Animal Refuge on Tuesday, March 28th. 20% of the proceeds from the entire night will be donated to Blue Chip.

Cork Bar & Restaurant will be hosting a fundraiser for Ballet Northeast on Tuesday, March 7 from 6pm to 8pm. For info click here.

Looking for a delicious holiday appetizer recipe, check out our fall recipes on PA Live.

We were proud to serve more than 200 people at our Veteran’s Dinner on Nov 10. Thank you to those who helped with our annual dinner – Feesers Food, Maines, Dempsey Uniform & Linen, Rowlands, Corcoran Printing, and our good friends John & Janet Cavanaugh. Thank you also to a great staff!

Cork Bar & Restaurant Announces Free Dinners for Veterans on Thursday, November 10…..To honor local veterans and active military personnel, Cork will be providing free dinners for veterans and active military on the eve of Veteran’s Day, Thursday, November 10th from 3pm to 10pm. Those eligible for the free meal include active military personnel with military Ids and veterans with any type of veterans Ids. The free meal will include and entree (up to $21 value), dessert, and non-alcoholic beverage. If you have a spouse, sibling, parent, grandparent or friend who has served our country, be sure to bring them in, so we can treat them to dinner! Reservations are required and can be made by calling 570-270-3818 or emailing

Cork announces a Hunger Action Month Fundraiser to benefit CEO/Weinberg Food Bank. See our specials/events page for different events. On Friday, September 30th, 20% of our sales from the entire night will be donated to help end hunger in our region, in addition to part of the proceeds from nightly drink features all week and a basket raffle.

Thank you to everyone who came in during our Dog Days of Summer event and helped us raise $3,000 to benefit the SPCA of Luzerne County!

Want a tasty Shrimp Salad for your labor day picnic, try our recipe from PA Live. Marinated Grilled Shrimp Salad

Check out this link from for 10 great restaurant patios in Pennsylvania, which includes the outdoor patio at Cork Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre.

Looking for a delicious summer pie recipe? Try Ruth Corcoran’s Banana Cream Pie recipe as seen on PA Live.

Catch our Recipe for Jerk Chicken with Mango Salsa as seen on PA Live.

Announcing our Dog Days of Summer fundraiser 2016….August 16 thru 19. 20% of our sales will be donated to the SPCA of Luzerne County.

Thank you to everyone who brought in supplies for Blue Chip Animal Refuge during our supply drive in April!

Try some easy appetizer recipes from Ruth Corcoran at Cork Bar & Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre as seen on Appetizer Recipes from Cork Restaurant.

Join us in a fundraiser to support Ballet Northeast at Cork on Wednesday, March 30 from 6pm to 8pm. See more information by clicking this link: BALLETNEFUNDRAISER

Celebrating Mardi Gras in the Pa Live Kitchen and cooking Chicken & Shrimp Jambalaya. Try our  Mardi Gras Jambalaya recipe as seen on PA Live.

Thank you to all who came out to support our Medium’s Gallery to raise funds for the Children’s Advocacy Center! A wonderful cause and we appreciate all who came out.

See our recipe for Pork Rollantini on PA Live.

Try our recipe for Clams Fra Diavolo as seen in The Times Leader.

Announcing our Annual Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser to Benefit the SPCA…This year in memory of Snickers, who we adopted from the SPCA in 2001. We miss you Snick!

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Here are 2 great salad recipes from Cork Bar & Restaurant, as prepared on PA Live. Shrimp Panzanella and Southwest Chicken Salad.

If you’re a fan of basil, you will love our recipe for Seafood Linguini with Basil Pesto that appeared in the Times Leader.

Looking for a great dessert recipe? Try Ruth’s Tiramisu recipe as shown on PA Live.

Graduating from one of our local colleges or high schools this year? Cork Bar & Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre will be open for dinners or graduation parties on Sunday, including the King’s College Graduation on Sunday, May 17 and the University of Scranton Graduation on Sunday, May 31. We are only minutes from the Mohegan Sun Arena, so make your reservations early by calling 570-270-3818. We do book up quickly.

Cork Bar & Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre will be open Sundays in May for Mother’s Day and local college graduations, including King’s College and the University of Scranton. Reserve early, we book up on those dates.

Looking for some comfort? Try one of our gourmet grilled cheese recipes as seen on PA Live.

Try our Crab Dip recipe on PA Live. It’s great for holiday entertaining.

Try our recipe for Pumpkin Mouse Parfaits with Caramelized Apples in the Times Leader.

Announcing our Annual Thank You to Veterans…Cork will be offering veterans and active military personnel a complimentary entree on Veteran’s Day, Tuesday, November 11. Bring your veteran in for dinner at Cork that night and let us say Thank You. We will be open from 3pm to 10pm. Reserve a table by calling 570-270-3818 or emailing

Thank you for helping us to raise $800 for CEO/Weinberg Food Bank on September 26 in honor of Hunger Awareness Month. It’s a great cause and we appreciate everyone who came in to support it.

Thank you Jasmine and PA Live for your coverage of our Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser. View Jasmine’s Coverage.

Try our recipe for Cuban-Style Grilled Pork Chops as seen on PA Live.

Looking for a great summer cookout recipe, try our Grilled Vegetable Panzanella Salad as seen on PA Live.

Love the taste of orange? See our recipe for Shrimp Tempura in The Times Leader.

See Ruth’s recipe for Braised Beef Shortribs in The Times Leader.

A Heart Healthy Recipe from Cork Bar & Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre as seen on PA Live.

Check out our French Onion Chicken Recipe in The Weekender

More recipes from Cork in The Times Leader

Looking for a tasty recipe for dinner tonight, see Cork Bar & Restaurant’s Veal Osso Buco on PA Live

Try Ruth Corcoran’s  easy recipe for a delicious dinner – Mediterranean Chicken and Orzo as shown on PA Live

Looking for a healthy recipe for your family, try the Seafood Stew recipe that Ruth Corcoran made on PA Live

Cork Bar & Restaurant’s Beef Bourguignon recipe will warm you up on even the coldest night!

Looking for a great slow cooker recipe this winter? Ruth Corcoran of Cork Bar & Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre prepares slow cooker Coq au Vin on PA Live

Try this sweet and simple recipe that is perfect for any special occasion. Ruth Corcoran of Cork Bar & Restaurant in Wilke-Barre prepares Raspberry Tiramisu

Your family will enjoy the recipe for this cheesy Pumpkin Baked Mac & Cheese prepared by Ruth Corcoran of Cork Bar & Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre

Try these tasty burger recipes on PA Live from Ruth Corcoran of Cork Bar & Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre

Sangria upside down cake recipe from Ruth Corcoran of Cork Bar & Restaurant as she prepared on PA Live

Your kids will love this recipe for Pretzel Crusted Chicken tenders from Cork Bar & Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre

Lenten recipes prepared by Ruth Corcoran, Cork Bar & Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre on PA Live

Summer Salad Recipes – Grilled Watermelon Salad, Chipolte Grilled Chicken Salad and Seared Ahi Tuna Salad, all prepared by Cork Bar & Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre, PA on PA Live.

Try these brunch recipes – Bananas Foster French Toast Casserole and a delicious Egg Casserole – prepared by Cork Bar & Restaurant on PA Live.

Interested in a Part Time Server position, call us at 570-270-3818 or email

Thank you to everyone who helped us raise $1000 for CEO & the Weinberg Food Bank on September 27 for “Hunger Action Month.”

$2,300 was donated to the SPCA of Luzerne County from our  annual Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser to benefit the SPCA of Luzerne County that was held, July 30 through Saturday, August 3. Thank you to all who attended and helped us to support the SPCA.

We were so happy to have been able to serve over 100 for our Veteran’s Dinner on Tuesday, Nov 13. We honor these wonderful individuals for service to our country!

Thank you to all of our wait staff who generously donated all of their tips, our kitchen staff, and everyone who donated prizes and attended the fundraiser to benefit the Tyler Winstead Memorial Fund on April 19th – I am thrilled to report that we raised over $3500 at the fundraiser!

Cork Hosts Fundraising Happy Hours for many organizations. For information, call Ruth at 570-270-3818


Cork Restaurant and Corcoran Communications, owned by Ruth Corcoran, will receive the Small Business of the Year Award at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce’s 127th Annual Dinner Meeting on November 15, 2011.  Commenting on the award, Chamber of Commerce Chairman David Payne of PNC Capital Markets, states, “Ruth is one of those rare people that not only runs one successful small business – but two!  Not only is Cork a wonderful restaurant, but it serves  as host facility for many special events that benefit nonprofits throughout the area.  Ruth’s creative approaches to these events, and to all of the clients she serves through Corcoran Communications, are outstanding.  She has that combination of professional excellence and commitment to community that we look for in this award.”

Cork Hosts Free Lunch for Flood Victims

Flood Victims in the Brookside section of Wilkes-Barre were treated to a complimentary Saturday afternoon lunch on September 17 at Cork. We were happy to serve a hot lunch to more than 100 guests!

Cork Bar & Restaurant Donates $2,300 to SPCA of Luzerne County
WILKES-BARRE, PA – August 30, 2011 –Cork Bar & Restaurant, located at 463 Madison Street in Wilkes-Barre, presented a check for $2,300.00 to the SPCA of Luzerne County this week. The check represented a percentage of the restaurant sales for the week-long “Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser” held at the restaurant earlier this month. As part of the annual fundraiser, customers were encouraged to bring their pooches to dinner on the outdoor patio. Pet-themed drinks and other specials were available, as well as a special menu just for pets!


Spring 2011: Cork helped raise funds for the Pittston Care & Concern Ministries at the Annual Junior League Wine & Dine.

Spring 2011: The Cork team raised the most money by a team in the Annual Do it For the Kids Walk-A-Thon to benefit the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association.

Winter 2010-2011: Cork collected food for the Pittston Food Bank throughout the holiday season.

In Fall 2010, Cork supported an array of local organizations, including Leadership Wilkes-Barre and Junior Achievement.

Cork helped to raise more than $5,000 for the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association at the Cork/WVCA Summer Luau in August 2010!

Cork Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser Raised $1,800 for the SPCA of Luzerne County in July 2010!

Cork helped to raise more than $2,000 at our happy hour to benefit C & Y.

Cork joined 12 other area restaurants in support of three local non profit organizations – the CYC, WVCA and MFHS – at the annual Junior League Spring Wine & Dine Event. Over 300 people attended the event, which helped to raise funds for these 3 important organizations.

AWARD WINNER: Weekender 2010 Reader’s Poll…Best Restaurant, Best Fine Dining & Best Wine List!

We were proud to be a sponsor of a recent Leadership Wilkes-Barre event which honored 3 community minded individuals in our area – Ann Marie McCawley of the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen, Lynn Evans Biga of Luzerne County Head Start and Karen Evans Kaufer of Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity. We applaud these ladies on their service to our community.

In 2009, Cork Bar & Restaurant helped raise approximately $10,000 to benefit area charities, including the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association, Children & Youth Services, The Junior League of Wilkes-Barre and the SPCA of Luzerne County among others. We are so pleased to be able to help organizations in the community in which we operate!


BEST OVERALL RESTAURANT and BEST WINE LIST in 2009 Weekender Reader’s Poll. Also receives runner up for BEST COCKTAILS & MARTINIS.

BEST WINE LIST and BEST FIRST DATE RESTAURANT in 2009 Diamond City/Electric City Reader’s Poll.

The Weekender Restaurant Review
Uncorking a Masterpiece

Times Leader Restaurant Reviews:
Good things under Cork

Electric City/Diamond City:
Fine Wining. Cork a new fixture in Wilkes-Barre’s ‘Trendy North End’…

Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal:
New business ‘uncorked’ in Wilkes-Barre

Electric City/Diamond City: Up Close & Personal
Ruth Corcoran brings good food, wine to Wilkes-Barre…

Electric City/Diamond City: Memorable quotes from 2008

“You have to find some sort of competitive edge because there are restaurants all over the place, opening, closing.” — Ruth Corcoran on standing out in the restaurant biz.

Cork to Sponsor WVCA “Do it for the Kids” Walk-A-Thon

Cork Bar & Restaurant will be a sponsor of the WVCA Walk on April 25, 2009. In addition to sponsorship, the restaurant will be having a happy hour to benefit the WVCA leading up to the walk on Wednesday, April 22 and will also be encouraging customers and staff members to join the Cork team in the walk that day. Watch this website for more information on how you can join us at the walk.

Cork Donates to Ruth’s Place Homeless Shelter

The Junior League of Wilkes-Barre gave each resident at Ruth’s Place, a homeless women’s shelter, a backpack filled with toiletries, hats, scarves and gift cards, and everyday essentials. A holiday party, complete with tree-trimming materials, dessert and soda, was also provided. The dinner was donated by Junior League member Ruth Corcoran’s restaurant Cork.

Cork & Power! Partner to Raise Funds for SPCA

A benefit Happy Hour was held at Cork Bar & Restaurant on Thursday, December 11. The event featured drink specials, complimentary food and a large raffle to benefit the SPCA of Luzerne County.


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Cork Recognized for Wine List..

December 2008…Cork is honored with a People’s Choice Award Diamond City/Electric City for the area’s Best Wine List.

April 2008…Cork is honored with a Weekender People’s Choice Award as the runner up for the area’s Best Wine List.