Point Brugge Cafe | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Point Brugge Cafe
Good based on 13 ratings
Type: Restaurant

401 Hastings Street (Point Breeze)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States 15206 [ print map ]
412 441 3334


Hours: Tu-Sa: 11a-10p; Su: 12p-9p

Taps: 4 | Bottles: 70

Point Brugge Cafe

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13 reviews for Point Brugge Cafe
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  78%
 Selection  66%
 Food  83%
 Value  65%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  76%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Art  (122) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | February 7, 2013
They have some unique beers from time to time but not a place you go to sample all the latest in craft beers. Definitely a place you go for good food though.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Kollie  (12) , | March 25, 2012
Small and often crowded. Attractive clientele. Good food and beer. A little pricey.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
AARomanov  (3) Massachusetts | September 14, 2010
This place is very nice and has an open European cafe arrangement (which makes sitting at a bar all day drinking beer a little more excusable as you can still see the sun and get fresh air) In what appears to be a quite neighborhood, this place seems to get a fair amount of traffic on weekends so there may be a wait but you can always get beers at the bar and sit outside. The food definitely seems good and what you would expect from a Belgian restaurant. If youíre there to drink, get a cheese plate. If youíve been drinking too much, get a hamburger with frittes. If you want some tasty moules, get the moules. I was surprised to not see Belgian Waffles on the desert menu. The only downfall is the relatively limited beer selection. Only 4 on draught (which really shouldnít matter if youíve got enough bottles) and not an overwhelming amount of beers in the bottle. However, there are many very much worth trying and even beers like Bud Light and Sierra Nevada. Also, they have a full bar so even grandpa can come!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Acetobacter  (46) Pennsylvania | November 8, 2009
My rating is based on this restaurantís merits as a beer place. As a restaurant, it is excellent, serving continental fare, with an espcially prevalent nod to Belgian cuisine; which is extremely well done. The building is the first floor of what appears to have once been a house. Seating is outside and a small dining room inside. Though Iíve never been to Europe, the crowded seating seems to be designed to mimic the cozy and slightly cramped feel of bars and bistros across the pond. If you donít like crowds, this may not be your bag. The restaurant has a pretty good selection of Belgian beers, ranging from standards like the Chimay series, to some sour stuff, to La Chouffe Belgian IPAs. Beers are more expensive than other places, coming in at about $8 per bottle, and about $20 for a 750ml. Point Brugge also carried some American craft beers during my latest visit. Overall, a great place to go for dinner, but not to sit and dirnk in any sort of large quantity.
cheap  (186) Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania | October 4, 2008| Updated July 8, 2011
I was on my way to East End Brewing when I come across this place. Smaller than I like but clean and very friendly. Off the beaten path of Penn Ave. Very personal inside. The owners and their employees are right on you trying to meet yer every need. Prices are a little high, but normal for this part of upscale Pgh. Did I say friendly? Even tho I didnít have food, it looked delicious and made my mouth water. A nice bottle selection but only four taps of good beer. Well hidden, even tho its on a backstreet corner. If you like personal space with a small crowd, check it out. I was able to score some Koninghowven Quad there for $8 per 11 oz bottle.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
MikeF  (204) Cleveland, Ohio | June 4, 2008
Small, but clean. Prompt service. Small food menu with Belgian standards. Reasonable food prices. Small but decent Belgian draft list. No the best belgian frites I have had.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
monax  (1) | February 26, 2008
My girlfriend and I went for brunch at Point Brugge on Feb the 17th. It was packed (ppl standing at the door and around the bar waiting for a table said the wait would be an hour), however we were lucky and got a seat for two right away. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was comfortable, had a subdued lively-feel to the place. Hereís my grief though. They charged us 15 dollars for two Leffe Browns. These relatively inexpessive Belgian beers were priced over 50 percent higher than what the notoriously expensive Sharp Edge charges for its Leffes. They gouged us! Small beer selection. Good food. Nice experience otherwise.
mabel  (230) Toronto, Ontario | July 6, 2007
Visited last November right when they opened Saturday morning, so it was pretty quiet and the service was barely awake or taking notice of me. The four taps were Gouden Carolus, Corsendonk Agnus, Dales Pale and Anchor Steam and the bartender nicely let me sample them all after I bought a pint. The main room has a cramped feeling to it despite being rather clean, with few tables and a half-level up some stairs in the back (maybe Iím thinking of the restroom, an odd-shaped nook behind the bar). Would check out the menu again if I were around but nothing really caught my eye at the time. Very nice residential location, and conveniently around the corner from where I was staying.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
maast48  (5) Pennsylvania | April 22, 2007
superior establishment... i live a couple blocks away, which makes my friends jealous... excellent food complements the well-chosen beer selection.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
f351c4v  (77) Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania | January 13, 2007
Nice little cafe located near 5th Avenue just outside of Shadyside/Penn Circle area. Bar area is smallish, seats about 8 or so. Very modern motif, could have been furnished by IKEA, but I liked it. Everything was very clean and well lit. Great service from the barstaff, as well. Tried the beer cheese soup, was very good. Beer selection was limited, but featured some good Belgians (Fantome, Chimay, Maredsous) and a healty choice of micros. Would visit again!

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