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The Wooden Nickel Restaurant & Lounge - Monroeville

4.4
4.4
693 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Monroeville's Hidden gem sparkles with a touch of style and sophistication. Upscale cuisine including: hand rolled pasta, fresh seafood, and the finest steaks and chops paired with an elegant wine list and delicious dessert menu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm -11:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm The Kitchen closes 1 hour prior the times listed above.

  • Phone number

    (412) 372-9750

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Radomir Klipa

  • Catering

    Offering a wide range of catering services from personalized cakes to food and appetizers.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private dining for up to 150 guests. Plated banquet menus are available.

  • Private party contact

    Deenie Ross: (412) 508-1378

  • Neighborhood

    Monroeville

  • Cross street

    Stroschein

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment falls every other Friday from 7:00pm until 10pm. Please call restaurant for further details.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 693 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. b

    betsyboo

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    You might call the noise level energetic, I call it terrible. Couldn't hear the conversation at our own table. Food was good, but a little too expensive.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. That steak was so easy to chew and it was sooo flavorful!!
  3. BT

    BrianT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service food was excellent highly recommend
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Maddie, was wonderful! She made our Thanksgiving even nicer! Thank you for the wonderful evening!
  5. BF

    BevF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice experience for Thanksgiving! I would love to go again next year too, which says a lot. Ambiance was cozy and classy. Service was stellar. Dinner was delicious! And they took the extra step to serve the dinner on a heated plate! Very nice.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Very disappointed in food quality.
  7. M

    Maria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The restaurant was very nice and clean. The waiter was very prompt and helpful.
  8. AS

    AmandaS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made a reservation for our 10 year anniversary. They put us at a 2 person table at the bar when I chose a standard reservation. Brought it up to the hostess and she could’ve cared less. Would not recommend.
  9. BE

    BobE

    Pittsburgh

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Always. Good and consistent
  10. P

    Poofy

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    We had to eat in the bar area so missed the quieter and more comfortable and nicely decorated dining room. There was a funeral meal in the dining room. We would have gone elsewhere had we known.
  11. j

    jamesf

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter, Colin I believe, was extraordinary. The food was exceptional. I had not been to the Wooden Nickel for many years. A dear friend had her birthday dinner there and I was reminded how good this restaurant is. I returned the next weekend with some of my family to reintroduce them to the place. I’ll be returning on a regular basis and hope our excellent waiter is on duty.
  12. GI

    GregI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We have lived in Monroeville for over 35 years. We finally decided to try the Wooden Nickel for the first time. The food was very good, nice quiet atmosphere where my wife and I could actually talk over dinner. We should have tried this place years ago. We will be going back again.
  13. EB

    EmilyB

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We made reservations at the Wooden Nickel to celebrate our wedding anniversary on a Friday night. We arrived, and it was clearly busy as the parking lot was full. We were told upon arriving that they were really busy and that they had to open the banquet room to accommodate the guests and we were going to "be surprised at the size of the table". We were seated in the banquet room at a round-top table for 8 to 10 people. Most of the extraneous plates/glassware were cleared, but not all. Several other groups of various sizes were in the room at the large tables. It wasn't quite the romantic dinner vibe we were looking for, but we rolled with it. Our server was fantastic. She was friendly, helpful, and attentive. My husband's NY strip was prepared well, and my scallops were perfectly seared. However, the portions were a bit disappointing. For the price of my entree, I would have expected more than 3 scallops. It was almost as if I ordered risotto with scallops on the side. Overall we enjoyed the meal and the service. The ambiance left something to be desired. We plan to go back and hope to be seated in the dining area.
  14. JR

    JeffreyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great lunch meal with quality food and great service.
  15. F

    Fritz

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    My experience here has usually been excellent. This time, however, it was not. We walked in and the first thing I noticed for some reason was that the carpet seemed old and dirty at the entry way. We were taken to our table by the hostess, but she didn't give us a wine list. We had to wait about 5 minutes for that. Then we ordered wine, and I think it was a minimum of 15 minutes before we received it. Our waitress kept disappearing and we felt forgotten. Occasionally, a trainee came to our table, but she seemed lost and confused. The food was quite good as always (maybe a bit overpriced), thankfully. When we finally asked for our check, it took at east 10 minutes to arrive, during which time we observed the trainee standing 10 feet from us looking into space. I will give this place another chance, though; I'm hoping it was just an off night for the waitstaff. I appreciate the fact that's it's not just another modern restaurant devoid of character as so many are.
  16. DD

    DavidD

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We didn't know it, but every Saturday night there's a big discount on wine by the bottle. Good food, good atmosphere and an excellent server. The six of our had a great time.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Meatloaf was quite dry, and a bit flavorless. In addition, the stuffed shrimp was also lacking flavor, and o my 3 very small shrimp. Appetizer and service was very good
  18. GS

    GinaS

    Pittsburgh

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious & our waitress was awesome. She made both of our birthdays special
  19. ED

    EjaDexNic

    Pittsburgh

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, excellent service in a cozy environment at a great value-particularly in this economic environment. Outside of that, the place has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. 😉
  20. DZ

    DeniseZ

    Pittsburgh

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Wooden Nickel is a neighborhood gem with excellent food and great service. Perfect for a special occasion or just for a well-deserved dinner out.
  21. CK

    CharlesK

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. I would have never ordered meatloaf in a restaurant, but I am glad I did. It was the best I ever had. Service was perfect and well timed. Everyone added to what was a special celebration of our 58th wedding anniversary.
  22. BH

    BillH

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place, good food and service. The inside dining room has a great setup but a little noisy. Just people enjoying a great meal.
  23. JG

    JoshG

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had to wait for our table since party before us was lingering, but was able to wait at the bar which was nice. Got seated and service and food were good. There was a birthday party in the corner that made it a little loud, but not unreasonable. Everything was very good and glad we went.
  24. J

    Jkdiner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good. Wait staff excellent
  25. SO

    SOBA

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was great and the service very nice. There was a large party near us that was very loud, but otherwise we had a great anniversary dinner.
  26. FD

    FrankD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Definitely a special occasion place to go to. We were able to carry on a conversation easily. Very relaxing atmosphere. Would eat there again.
  27. PH

    PaulH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience all around. Service and food were on point!
  28. UL

    UpstateLauraP

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    4 of us went on a Monday night. The food was delicious, with generous portions. Our server was prompt throughout the meal, and was able to answer our question about one of the entrees. I will definitely return.
  29. MS

    MindyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I have not been there for many many years and the Italian sauce was not as good. The veal cutlet was outstanding.
  30. JM

    JosephM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service was wonderful and very excellent food with a wonderful atmosphere
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server Lisa was excellent! Food was delicious.
  32. MH

    MelanieH

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good calamari. Great idea to offer wine flights. Hope to return.
  33. GA

    GregA

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sandy was very attentive for being very busy. Great job
  34. LD

    LuciD

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great place for lunch or dinner, business or pleasure. I've eaten there 4 times over the past year and have enjoyed every meal. Friends that I have eaten with have gone back on their own.
  35. m

    mary

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Dinner, wine and dessert was very good. Filets done perfectly. Room was a bit chilly but later they opened terrace doors and it was much better. Service was very good and I will definitely be back. Its a very nice place to celebrate at!
  36. CL

    CarolL

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had not been there for many years and was concerned that it had changed due to covid. But it had not. The menu was extensive and the food was delicious. Our waiter could not have been more helpful.
  37. LL

    LadyL

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience1
    We usually like tge Woiden Nickel but we were greatly disappointed. The main dining area wascoccupied by a Bridal party so we were seated in the VERY NOISY, VERY COLD bar area. No ambiance at all. They were OUT OF MY FAVORITE DISHES. NO SCALLOPS which toolk about 3 menu item out of the running. Hot tea was cold, wedding soup was delicious but barely room temp. Server was delightful!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and so was our drinks. And the price was also great.
  39. BM

    BayleeM

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always amazing. We were served with care and always checked on.
  40. DS

    DanS

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My dining experiences @The Wooden Nickel restaurant are consistently enjoyable! The service is always attentive, friendly and gets a 5-Star rating from me! The meals are always prepared perfectly and they're a delicious culinary delight!

FAQs

The Wooden Nickel Restaurant & Lounge - Monroeville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 372-9750.

The Wooden Nickel Restaurant & Lounge - Monroeville is rated 4.4 stars by 693 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for The Wooden Nickel Restaurant & Lounge - Monroeville

4006 Berger Lane, Monroeville, PA 15146

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Stroschein

  • Neighborhood

    Monroeville

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm -11:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm The Kitchen closes 1 hour prior the times listed above.

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Radomir Klipa

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment falls every other Friday from 7:00pm until 10pm. Please call restaurant for further details.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (412) 372-9750

  • Catering

    Offering a wide range of catering services from personalized cakes to food and appetizers.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private dining for up to 150 guests. Plated banquet menus are available.

  • Private party contact

    Deenie Ross: (412) 508-1378

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