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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:04 pm

Going to Clifford's in a couple weeks. Anyone been there? Has a devoted following that says its the best food in SWPA. 2-3 week reservation backlog.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:35 am

Point Brugge brunch yesterday....top notch.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:41 am

i find point/park brugge brunch to be stale at this point. same thing every day
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:43 am

waffles were so good. i've never had it...worth it to me. the special was butternut squash gnocchi, i had that at frick cafe once. I think the frick did that dish better.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby llipgh2 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:07 pm

mac5155 wrote:I've never been to the strip either lol. But my coworker went and said he had a bacon cheeseburger and it was good just very greasy.


I only get breakfast at DeLuca's. I know they do that well.

And I think the P&G Pamela's in the Strip is the best of all the Pamela's.

I mourn the loss of Jojo's, and loathe the fact Kelly O's (As seen on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives!) is in its' place.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Kraftster on Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:13 pm

Ate at Noodlehead on Saturday. I ordered the See Yew (#4 spicy) as my entree. It was so excellent. The heat was absolutely perfect, spot on. Also had the pig wings appetizer and sliced beef appetizer. Pig wings excellent, sliced beef very good. My wife ordered the pad thai (#2). It was very good. BYOB, $0.50 corkage. Easily the best $33 meal I've had in quite some time.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby mac5155 on Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:41 am

So I went to the Blue Line Grill last night after the Skate with the Greats event. It was nice, but I thought overpriced. Had I known everyone in my group wanted pizza, we would have just went to pizza milano. $14 for a 10" pepperoni pizza that had paper-thin, mushy crust, $10 for a dozen wings, and $5 a beer isn't really that great of a deal.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:44 am

Went to Hyde Park for our office holiday lunch a few weeks back. Terrible food and service. Would go to Ruth's, Morton's, or Capital Grille over there in a heartbeat.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:06 pm

Kraftster wrote:Ate at Noodlehead on Saturday. I ordered the See Yew (#4 spicy) as my entree. It was so excellent. The heat was absolutely perfect, spot on. Also had the pig wings appetizer and sliced beef appetizer. Pig wings excellent, sliced beef very good. My wife ordered the pad thai (#2). It was very good. BYOB, $0.50 corkage. Easily the best $33 meal I've had in quite some time.


i had takeout from there on saturday for lunch. I've had the pad thai an the see yew now from them. I still think Pussadee garden is my favorite Thai place. The girlfriend got the street noodle with the fried chicken...that was good. That might be my staple from there going forward.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby meecrofilm on Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:31 pm

slappybrown wrote:Going to Clifford's in a couple weeks. Anyone been there? Has a devoted following that says its the best food in SWPA. 2-3 week reservation backlog.


I know this is a dated post, but Clifford's is :thumb: :thumb:

The BYOB definitely saves you a pretty penny as well. Sometimes you can call ahead (like a week-ish, maybe) regarding the menu in terms of requesting certain items to be available for your reservation.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:55 am

I was browsing Restaurant Week specials and thought we'd try Tender on Butler Street. Their deal was comparitively less expensive (sandwhich and cocktail for $14) so I figured it was kind of a low key place. And I wanted to see what a $15 mixed drink tastes like.

Given that it was early (5:30ish) and that it seemed like a bar that served food (Mad Mex comes to mind) getting a reservation never crossed my mind.

Well, its a pretty formal place. My date was wearing dark pants and I had dark jeans on. I immediately felt underdressed. Then the hostess said "the only tables we have open tonight are in the lounge, is that ok?" so I figured sure - thats probably like pub seats or something less comfortable...

Nope. It was like two leather armchairs in a corner with a lamp table between them. I guess that could be cool if you're just hanging out, but there was no way I could eat dinner like that and not make a huge mess. Do they actually expect people to do that? The hostess said "oh, you can sit [awkwardly] at this coffee table if you like?" which was not my idea of a date night.

So we jetted. Just an fyi if you want to try the place - wear a jacket and make a reservation.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:59 am

isnt that place just a bar?
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:59 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:isnt that place just a bar?


I kind of thought so, but I never needed reservations to go to the bar.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:04 am

hrm. ive never been. wonder how the grub is
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:52 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:hrm. ive never been. wonder how the grub is

Place was awful when I went a couple weeks after it opened. Poor service and the stuff we got to snack on was bad to mediocre. They have supposedly improved, but I've heard very hit or miss.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:54 am

Grit & Grace in downtown is legit. Same people who own Spoon. American dim sum with a variety of small plates and sandwiches. We spent about 80 for a drink each and enough small plates that we were both full.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:58 am

Where is grit and grace specifically?
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:00 pm

Where Taste of Dahntahn was on Liberty. A block past Mortons towards the Point.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:11 pm

wow i cant believe that taste of dahntahn didnt last...
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Eismann on Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:20 pm

Wife and I went to Cala Lily Cafe on Route 8 in Gibsonia. Really liked it. Small place, pretty unadorned decor, but nice. Food was great. Cajun pork chop with stuffed hot peppers for me; Cabernet filet for the wife. Huge portions, got the temps and seasonings right. Nice banana split cheesecake for dessert. Mid-priced; about $25-$30 for entrees.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:37 pm

I've always wanted to check that place out. Good to hear you liked it.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:36 pm

Cala Lilly is legit. Is it still BYOB?
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Eismann on Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:32 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:Cala Lilly is legit. Is it still BYOB?


I don't know, and couldn't find anything on their site. I've been on a jag lately of Johnny Walker Black and ginger ale, which is what I had with dinner. I did not bring my own bottle, though.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby mac5155 on Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:00 am

Need a good seafood restaurant recommendation in the Greensburg/Monroeville/Mon Valley areas. Must be kid friendly and preferably have seating for 8. $20-30 plate would be awesome.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Grunthy on Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:52 am

mac5155 wrote:Need a good seafood restaurant recommendation in the Greensburg/Monroeville/Mon Valley areas. Must be kid friendly and preferably have seating for 8. $20-30 plate would be awesome.



ummm... red lobster. You won't really find anything that great in seafood there that I know of.
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