Pittsburgh Restaurants

Point Brugge Cafe

  • 401 Hastings St. Map It
  • Pittsburgh
  • Belgian

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

This friendly Belgian-style bistro is tucked in cozy Point Breeze. The menu features mussels with white wine or curry, steak frites, seafood waterzooi (a Belgian bouillabaisse), and carbonnade flamande (a beef stew made with Belgian brown ale). Grab a cheese plate and some Belgian beer at the bar while you're waiting for your table. Point Brugge doesn't accept reservations and diners there know to expect a wait, especially on the weekends.

Restaurant Information

Address:

401 Hastings St., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15206, USA

Map It

Phone:

412-441–3334

Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Mon.

Published 01/10/2017

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Feb 5, 2017

Neighborhood Bistro in Point Breeze

My spouse and I ate lunch at the Point Brugge Café on a Friday afternoon in late November 2016. We planned to visit the nearby Frick Art and Historical Center, so we looked for a nearby restaurant where we could eat lunch prior to our visit. The restaurant does not accept reservations, and because it is compact (seating just 60+ people), you may need to wait for a table during busy times. The Café is open Tuesdays through Sundays for lunch/brunch

and dinner (closed on Mondays). The Point Brugge Café (previously named The Point) opened in 2005 in the Point Breeze neighborhood of Pittsburgh; sister restaurant Park Bruges (which opened in 2011) is located in Highland Park. The Café offers a European feel with its residential setting and varied patronage. The restaurant occupies an end row-home on the corner of a side street. Only street parking is available. The Café offers a few seats at its small bar located toward the front of the narrow space. Tables, booths, and half-booths offer additional seating on two levels; the rear dining area is located several steps up from the main level, which in turn is located several steps up from the street. (Note that this restaurant is not handicap-accessible.) Tables in the upper/rear dining area are located close together. The décor is neutral, with dark-wood floors, light-wood tables, exposed brick, and some stained-glass elements. When the weather is favorable, movable front windows join the indoor dining area with outdoor sidewalk seating. Point Brugge Café offers Belgian-inspired cuisine using fresh ingredients at reasonable prices. As a starter, we shared the generous Mediterranean platter (with hummus, muhammara, pita, cucumber salad, olives). For our main courses, we ordered the grilled cheese sandwich with bacon and the braised beef sandwich (both served with a side of cole slaw). For dessert, we shared the tiramisu bread pudding. The Café holds a full liquor license (wine, and cocktails, and beer – particularly Belgian and Flemish beers). We enjoyed our lunch at the Point Brugge Café, one of the few dining options in Point Breeze.

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