Point Brugge Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 401 Hastings St

    Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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  • 412-441-3334

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Mon. CLOSED;Tue. - Sat. 11am - 10pm;Sun. 11am - 9pm

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What a pleasant surprise. The food was outstanding. The wait staff great. We all got different entrees and shared because everything sounded so good. The piave and spinach dip is to DIE for. I'm very hard to please, and everything was wonderful. From salads to entrees. The grouper was perfectly cooked, the bolognese sauce was spectacular. Can't wait to go back.

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★★★★★

What a pleasant surprise. The food was outstanding. The wait staff great. We all got different entrees and shared because everything sounded so good. The piave and spinach dip is to DIE for. I'm very hard to please, and everything was wonderful. From salads to entrees. The grouper was perfectly cooked, the bolognese sauce was spectacular. Can't wait to go back.

Pros: Small, neighborhood restaurant

Cons: A bit of a wait if you don't have reservations

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The mussels and fries combo is the best! The wait time can go up to 2 hrs on the weekends, but once you get a table, the delicious food makes the wait worthwhile.

2
★★★★☆

The mussels and fries combo is the best! The wait time can go up to 2 hrs on the weekends, but once you get a table, the delicious food makes the wait worthwhile.

Pros: tasty food

Cons: long wait times and street parking

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Big fan of this neighborhood place. Great Mussels and fries. A nice selection of Belgium beer as well. Be prepared to wait at the bar for up to an hour.

2
★★★★☆

Big fan of this neighborhood place. Great Mussels and fries. A nice selection of Belgium beer as well. Be prepared to wait at the bar for up to an hour.

Pros: Nice neigberhood spot, inexpensive

Cons: No reservations, waiting time

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Point Brugge is an ok neighborhood establishment with good beer and ok mussels, but otherwise the food is really inferior. Unfortunately it seems to be getting worse over the years. For example, even in the height of summer with tons of great lettuce choices at the farmers market, they appear to be using prewashed bagged greens that are not particularly fresh. The entrees range from ok to bad. Furthermore, the staff are often really rushed and a few of the folks functioning at the hosts are completely clueless. To sum up, Point Brugge is overrated.

1
★★☆☆☆

Point Brugge is an ok neighborhood establishment with good beer and ok mussels, but otherwise the food is really inferior. Unfortunately it seems to be getting worse over the years. For example, even in the height of summer with tons of great lettuce choices at the farmers market, they appear to be using prewashed bagged greens that are not particularly fresh. The entrees range from ok to bad. Furthermore, the staff are often really rushed and a few of the folks functioning at the hosts are completely clueless. To sum up, Point Brugge is overrated.

Pros: mussels are fine; beer selection is good

Cons: service is below average; entrees are disappointing

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I had been eagerly looking foward to experiencing Pointe Brugge. Shame the evening was such a disaster.

We pulled up to people waiting on the sidewalk and was told 35-45 minute wait. So we went to the bar to find an overwork and harried bartender. We did get our fabulous drinks but took several tries to get her to hear us so we could cash out and wait out in the nice weather. The place was very loud, the bar was jammed and tables were right next to the bar.

At 50 minutes we asked about our table and was told they were busy trying to seat large parties and would get to our party of 2 when they could. Issue is they use all the tables for 2 to build up larger tables.

We were seated after 55 mins. Took another 5 for the waiter to get our drink order and another 10 to get the drinks. 35 minutes before we recieved our meals. We received no bread prior and no check to see if we wanted more drinks.

Once our meals arrived they were slammed on the table and the waiter took off. Since the order was missing an order of fries we assumed that was why he ran off. Well neither he, nor a manager, ever came by to check on our meals or satisfaction. Once we were completely done, he came by and asked if I wanted a piece of bread. (understand both of our plates were empty at this point). I said no, but really wanted my order of fries. He said my meal didnt come with fries, and I said I knew that which is why I ordered the extra order. He said 'well I guess I didnt hear you' and left. He came back with the bill and tossed it on the table.

There were only 3 wait staff and they have tables all over the restuarant and thus cant check on their patrons. They also dont write orders down, which is obviously a problem when its noisy and they are rushed. There is a serious management issue with this place which is a shame since the food is good. With such poor service though they cant expect to compete with good resturants in this city

1
★★☆☆☆

I had been eagerly looking foward to experiencing Pointe Brugge. Shame the evening was such a disaster.

We pulled up to people waiting on the sidewalk and was told 35-45 minute wait. So we went to the bar to find an overwork and harried bartender. We did get our fabulous drinks but took several tries to get her to hear us so we could cash out and wait out in the nice weather. The place was very loud, the bar was jammed and tables were right next to the bar.

At 50 minutes we asked about our table and was told they were busy trying to seat large parties and would get to our party of 2 when they could. Issue is they use all the tables for 2 to build up larger tables.

We were seated after 55 mins. Took another 5 for the waiter to get our drink order and another 10 to get the drinks. 35 minutes before we recieved our meals. We received no bread prior and no check to see if we wanted more drinks.

Once our meals arrived they were slammed on the table and the waiter took off. Since the order was missing an order of fries we assumed that was why he ran off. Well neither he, nor a manager, ever came by to check on our meals or satisfaction. Once we were completely done, he came by and asked if I wanted a piece of bread. (understand both of our plates were empty at this point). I said no, but really wanted my order of fries. He said my meal didnt come with fries, and I said I knew that which is why I ordered the extra order. He said 'well I guess I didnt hear you' and left. He came back with the bill and tossed it on the table.

There were only 3 wait staff and they have tables all over the restuarant and thus cant check on their patrons. They also dont write orders down, which is obviously a problem when its noisy and they are rushed. There is a serious management issue with this place which is a shame since the food is good. With such poor service though they cant expect to compete with good resturants in this city

Pros: Excellent Mussles

Cons: No reservations, poor service, wait staff over worked

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A lively bar scene, but we haven't had a good meal there yet (and we've tried). If you're interested in food, try Pino's down the street.

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★☆☆☆☆

A lively bar scene, but we haven't had a good meal there yet (and we've tried). If you're interested in food, try Pino's down the street.

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Point Brugge has it all--great food, ambience, and friendly service! It's especially nice to sit outside on the sidewalk in the summer. Burgers are Pittsburgh's best...good Belgian beer to boot! It's generally very busy but well worth the wait! Highly recommended.

2
★★★★★

Point Brugge has it all--great food, ambience, and friendly service! It's especially nice to sit outside on the sidewalk in the summer. Burgers are Pittsburgh's best...good Belgian beer to boot! It's generally very busy but well worth the wait! Highly recommended.

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i've visited several times. it never fails to please. The brunch is delightful, the lunch salads are delicious and the steak well cooked. You'll do well to order one of their Belgium Beers or local brew, too. The service is always prompt.

2
★★★★★

i've visited several times. it never fails to please. The brunch is delightful, the lunch salads are delicious and the steak well cooked. You'll do well to order one of their Belgium Beers or local brew, too. The service is always prompt.

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Point Brugge is a wonderful find. Delicious Belgian food is complemented with a wide range of, largely Belgian, beers and wines. The staff are friendly and accomodating. My personal favorites on the menu are the mussels in classic sauce (I have not had better in Pittsburgh) and the salmon entree.

It does get busy at peak times and during the Sunday brunch - but you can always enjoy a beer or two while you wait

2
★★★★★

Point Brugge is a wonderful find. Delicious Belgian food is complemented with a wide range of, largely Belgian, beers and wines. The staff are friendly and accomodating. My personal favorites on the menu are the mussels in classic sauce (I have not had better in Pittsburgh) and the salmon entree.

It does get busy at peak times and during the Sunday brunch - but you can always enjoy a beer or two while you wait

Pros: Great food, Great beer

Cons: May have to wait for a table

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Go early or expect to wait for a table. Good food and service. Clean! A nice atmosphere and varied customer base.

2
★★★★☆

Go early or expect to wait for a table. Good food and service. Clean! A nice atmosphere and varied customer base.

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We've been to the Point Brugge Cafe 4 or 5 times and have enjoyed it each time. The food and atmosphere remind us of a European bistro and it's conveniently located right here in Pittsburgh. So whenever we need a fix of Europe we immediately think of the Point Brugge.

We've had dinner there, brunch, met up with people for appetizers. And it's all good. Their mussels are expertly prepared and delicious. My favorite sauce for the mussels is the red curry sauce. Their traditional mussel sauce is wonderful and reminds me of Paris but for something spicy and exotic go for the red curry sauce. Ask for extra bread. You?ll need it for all the wonderful sauce they give you. The Carbonnade Flamande is also a favorite of ours. Slow braised beef that?s so tender you won?t need your knife. You can almost spread it on the bread. Bistros in Belgium are known for their pomme frites (French fries) and the Point Brugge does a great job. Frites are fried twice so they?re crispy on the outside and still tender on the inside. Some of the people we?ve taken there have had the Chicken Milanese, the pork, and the salmon all with positive comments. Brunch at the Point Brugge is nice and different. It?s not your run of the mill, bacon & eggs, pancakes, waffles, and omelets. They take brunch and add a nice twist and flair to it. They make authentic Belgian waffles with sugar crystals instead of granulated sugar. So the waffles are a little crunchy. A nice surprise in every bite.

They have a very extensive Belgium beer selection. And the bartenders are very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and helpful about the beers they have in stock. They don?t have a huge wine selection but that's OK. What they do have are some nice wines at very affordable prices. The owners have some wines that are reviewed at 90 or higher points available for under $40 per bottle!

On the sweeter side, their desserts are made by an award winning pastry chef. I?ve had a few of them and they are quite good.

2
★★★★★

We've been to the Point Brugge Cafe 4 or 5 times and have enjoyed it each time. The food and atmosphere remind us of a European bistro and it's conveniently located right here in Pittsburgh. So whenever we need a fix of Europe we immediately think of the Point Brugge.

We've had dinner there, brunch, met up with people for appetizers. And it's all good. Their mussels are expertly prepared and delicious. My favorite sauce for the mussels is the red curry sauce. Their traditional mussel sauce is wonderful and reminds me of Paris but for something spicy and exotic go for the red curry sauce. Ask for extra bread. You?ll need it for all the wonderful sauce they give you. The Carbonnade Flamande is also a favorite of ours. Slow braised beef that?s so tender you won?t need your knife. You can almost spread it on the bread. Bistros in Belgium are known for their pomme frites (French fries) and the Point Brugge does a great job. Frites are fried twice so they?re crispy on the outside and still tender on the inside. Some of the people we?ve taken there have had the Chicken Milanese, the pork, and the salmon all with positive comments. Brunch at the Point Brugge is nice and different. It?s not your run of the mill, bacon & eggs, pancakes, waffles, and omelets. They take brunch and add a nice twist and flair to it. They make authentic Belgian waffles with sugar crystals instead of granulated sugar. So the waffles are a little crunchy. A nice surprise in every bite.

They have a very extensive Belgium beer selection. And the bartenders are very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and helpful about the beers they have in stock. They don?t have a huge wine selection but that's OK. What they do have are some nice wines at very affordable prices. The owners have some wines that are reviewed at 90 or higher points available for under $40 per bottle!

On the sweeter side, their desserts are made by an award winning pastry chef. I?ve had a few of them and they are quite good.

Pros: The food. The wonderful staff. The atmosphere.

Cons: Limited on-street parking. Small bar. Not enough tables for all the patrons. No reservations.

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This place is a little cafe in a nice Point Breeze neighborhood. This place offers an excellent cheese plate, nice wine and beer list, and overall great atmosphere for conducting a nice dinner. Parking can be tricky and the actual size of the waiting area/bar is extremely small. Overall, I've been here twice and have had a great experience each time. Dessert is great!

2
★★★★★

This place is a little cafe in a nice Point Breeze neighborhood. This place offers an excellent cheese plate, nice wine and beer list, and overall great atmosphere for conducting a nice dinner. Parking can be tricky and the actual size of the waiting area/bar is extremely small. Overall, I've been here twice and have had a great experience each time. Dessert is great!

Pros: Good wine list, great cheese plate with sausage, and good bread with entrees

Cons: parking, small waiting area

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A corner building, in quiet Point Breeze, once housed The Point, a well-liked lounge. Today, the petite venue still magnetizes its East End community with honest food and a cozy bistro ambience. Given a no-reservation policy and only 40…

 

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