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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Rosecliff Tavern

I've been spending some late afternoons in the Monroeville area and of course, one of the first things that I do is search for a local place that looks like a good place to eat. Now I've been to Monroeville dozens of times...Maybe hundreds, but usually to go to a destination and then leave. I have no clue how I stumbled across the Rosecliff, but I'm glad I did!

First of all, this is not "fine dining". Anyone that reads this blog knows that's fine with me. What it is, is a nice, comfortable, local restaurant/bar where the staff is friendly, the locals all talk to you, and the food is very reliable. The menu includes a nice variety of salads, burgers, sandwiches, and entries. I don't think anything is priced over $10.00, with most items $7.99 or under. The Antipasti salad and a huge fish sandwich both caught my eye coming out of the kitchen. They also seem to sell a lot of pizza.

Happy hour is daily from 4 to 6 with $1.50 domestic drafts and $2.00 bottles, and they always have something set out to nibble on. Most days a couple of different pizzas are available for happy hour, but I've also seen wings (cooked the right way, crispy!), pasta, and sandwiches. That's really a nice touch when you want something to snack on with your drink but don't really want to order a meal.

One thing to note is that this is a smoking establishment, so that may be a turn-off to some of you. Other than that, it's a place where everyone wants to know your name in a nice comfortable atmosphere, with great prices and pretty good food.


Annie said...

I live in Pittsburgh and have never even heard of the Rosecliff Tavern. After your review I will have to look into this further. It is unfortunate though that Monroeville doesn't seem to have any fine dining establishments. They do have a Monterrey Fish Grotto but I have always been put off by the fact that it is at the mall.

Windy Vannimwegen said...

Great to see a beautiful pic of the Pittsburgh. I lived there when it was still coal and steel mills masking the beauty of the Golden Triangle. Makes me a little home sick. Would love a visit to from you to my blog, "where green begins"

I look forward to your future postings.

foodies at home said...

Sometimes it's the small family places that are the best finds!

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

My husband and I both grew up in Washington, PA. After we got married we moved to Moon Twp., then Ross Twp. After a stint in Cranberry we're now in Gibsonia. We joke that we're slowly circumnavigating the city. Still haven't make it to Monroeville and we're hoping we get to stay put her in the North suburbs for a while.

I'm glad I found your blog. We don't eat out often so when we do we want it to be good!