2731 Mosside Blvd.
Monroeville, PA 15146
Phone: (412) 373-0911
Fax: (412) 373-0411
Bars & Cafes
Rosecliff Tavern offers a friendly pub experience with great sandwiches, hoagies, and pizza to whet your appetite.
Nardi's is an elegant addition to the fine dining scene in Monroeville. The ambiance is quaint with blue and white decor and complement seating. The menu is dynamic with a lot of options. The pricing is not too high. Nardi's Fine Dining has a menu that has some delicious dishes on offer. Try the house salad, godfather's chicken, pasta and many more flavorful and tasty dishes. Call ahead to make a reservation.
Patrons don't mind making the trip to Blawnox if the evening ends at Moondog's. Live music is the heart and soul of the place. The music ranges from jazz and blues to rock and pop. The bar is famous for bringing national acts to the stage on weekends. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are open stage nights where anything goes. The menu features American dishes. See the website for the events calendar and more.
The Café transforms food into an art form, with unique soups and salads, delectable specialties, and divine desserts. The menu varies according to the season, as it uses herbs and vegetables grown on-site. This charming eatery has twice won the 'best lunch' honor, awarded by the Pittsburgh Magazine. This joint is quite possibly Pittsburgh's best kept secret.
Dave and Buster's huge complex contains a restaurant, two bars, pool tables, Skeeball, shuffleboard, video games and Virtual World, which is something like a virtual-reality ride. The complex is the size of a warehouse and the perfect playground for adults, although you will find a lot of children running around as well. The food is American cuisine and served until "it quiets down." The bars are well stocked with beer, wines and mixed drinks. The place is always packed and noisy. On most nights there is an hour wait for dinner.
Squirrel Hill Cafe is a small neighborhood bar that attracts locals as well as people from the music scene. The bar, usually filled with cigarette smoke, is better known as the Squirrel Cage. The drinks are slightly pricey and the place isn't very big, but the regulars refuse to go anywhere else. Happy hour is 4pm-6pm Monday through Friday.
This unassuming Squirrel Hill eatery serves low-priced comfort food in a subtly modern environment. Salads here are robust, topped with anything from salmon to chicken or even steak. The sandwich menu is extensive (featuring everything from a veggie wrap to a barbecued beef brisket hoagie). When you order one of their gourmet burgers, you get to spice it up with items from a long list of toppings (including smoked gouda, portabella mushrooms, and hot banana peppers). Other belly-warming comfort foods on offer include crab cakes, a penne sausage bake, and home-style pot roast. Steaks here are aged and hickory grilled. Sunday Brunch sees the menu augmented with omelettes, "Hobo Hash," and even a breakfast Reuben. It may be unassuming, but anyone who says there's nothing fancy about this place is off their rocker. See website for menu and calendar.
Tazza D'oro, meaning cup of gold in Italian, is a premier coffee house located in the Highland Park neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Owner Amy Enrico wanted a place that reflects her love of European cuisine and ambiance. The highly trained baristas will expertly mix together the perfect cup of coffee using various brewing techniques. The cafe offers specialty coffees, breads, pastries, soups, salads and imported meats and cheeses. All ingredients are locally sourced and certified organic.
Located in Shadyside, Buffalo Blues was recently voted as having the best wings in Pittsburgh. You'll understand the vote after tasting some of the 13 special sauces, ranging from sweet to "Hotter 'n Hell." In addition, the menu features a variety of sandwiches, ribs and salads. Swordfish and catfish are also favorites. On the weekends, either a DJ or a band performs. Music ranges from blues to reggae to classic rock and roll. There are also some pool tables for those who need more than wings and a beer to occupy their night.
The AVA bar and lounge is famous for its dance parties and lesbian themed events. On the last Saturday of the month, various DJs gather here and spin some awesome tunes to keep the crowds grooving. AVA is owned and managed by Justin Lounge who is the co-owner of the adjacent performance venue Shadow Lounge. Together, Shadow and AVA form a great party duo! The club also hosts national photo and video shoots.
Entering Spoon will surely have you transition from the busy city life to this warm and welcoming lounge. The restaurant has a simple decor with dim lights and a soothing ambiance. The menu features modern American cuisine, the chef has created a culinary marvel with his excellence in blending the right flavors. Apart from being flavorful and tasty, all dishes are beautifully presented, take the help of your server to choose wine to be paired with your meal. If you are not a wine person, try some of their specialty cocktails like Pennsylvania Raisin and Winter on Highland. Call ahead for reservations.
Park Bruges is the perfect neighborhood bistro in the charming Highland Park district. This restaurant serves delicious bistro cuisine along with French dishes. Try the cheese board and make sure you add the marinated olives. The Tarte Flambée with smoked prosciutto is equally delicious. They also have a great locally inspired drink menu with a fantastic Belgian beer selection.