A visit to Point Brugge Cafe in Point Breeze is like being transported to Europe.
Settled in an unsuspecting neighborhood, you'll find yourself surrounded by quaint houses, a small selection of local businesses, and this corner restaurant that resides in the first floor of a house.
After stepping through the doors you'll feel like you're in your favorite corner restaurant in Europe, about to order a meal you traveled thousands of miles to enjoy.
At Point Brugge it is Mussels and…
The star menu item at Point Brugge Cafe is, without a doubt, the moules- or mussels, delivered from Prince Edward Island.
The cafe offers four unique sauces for its mussels including a classic white wine, shallots, garlic, and cream sauce as well as our personal favorite, a red curry sauce that would put most Thai restaurants in the city to shame.
The mussels come either as a small order, roughly one pound, or a larger order of one-and-a-half pounds along with a side of crispy, double-fried Belgian frites with house-made basil mayonnaise. Both sizes come with crispy baguette bread that is the perfect vehicle to soak up the extra sauce that you're sure to have once the mussels are gone.
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Ordering at Point Brugge Cafe is easy- you have to get the mussels.
But for couples or those visiting in a group, the restaurant has you covered with other delicious options including small plates like roasted tomato spinach dip (pictured) or housemade duck confit, and entrees like lamb ragout or spice rubbed local pork chops.
To complete the experience, Point Brugge Cafe is also home to one of the largest collections of Belgian beer in the region.
This collection is so large that we often have more trouble deciding what to drink than we do what to eat, and when that is the biggest problem you have in visiting a restaurant, we cannot complain.
Point Brugge Cafe has a sister-restaurant, Park Bruges, located near the Pittsburgh zoo as well as Brugge on North located in the North Side which serves a comparable-but-different European influenced menu.
Looking for more restaurants near Point Breeze? Check out Noodlehead in Shadyside, Everyday Noodle in Squirrel Hill, or D's Six Pack and Dogs in Regent Square! Or, for more reviews of Pittsburgh restaurants, click the previous link to be taken to our directory of every review on Discover the Burgh!