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Point Brugge Cafe

401 Hastings St. (Reynolds St.) Send to Phone
412-441-3334 | Menu
This Point Breeze eatery dispenses neighborhood charm along with Belgian beers.

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Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sun.
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Point Brugge Cafe Restaurant Review

: 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 seats---plus a few outside in good weather---expect to queue and amiably mingle. The small menu highlights Belgian classics such as carbonnade flamande, waterzooi, steak frites and moules frites, as well as a lineup of Belgian beers. You can get your mussels in one of three versions, and basil mayo accompanies the twice-cooked french fried potatoes. But the kitchen also ventures to other locales, including Cuba and Asia, and explores the realm of trendy small plates. Desserts, by pastry chef Susie Treon, are special comforts. Why resist the flourless Belgian chocolate mousse cake or the French vanilla coupe with warm Belgian chocolate sauce? In addition to beers, an edited wine list offers 15 to 20 American, European and Australian labels.



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