The Wooden Nickel Restaurant & Lounge - Monroeville

4.5
596 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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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Mon - Thu 4:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

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bluepaladin
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for high-quality, well-prepared food in a refined setting, this is the place for you.

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LisaZ
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT PLACE
EVERYTHING WAS WONDERFUL
FOOD
ATMOSPHERE
SERVICE

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and experience.

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Chachmau
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Highly recommend for those who want a good meal. All you liberal skinny jeans foodie weirdos, go somewhere else.

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megwen826
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great, server was a bit odd and awkward.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great!

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JackE
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We have been here several times before and the food and service was very good. This time I must say I was extremely disappointed. The quality of the food was very poor and the service was not very friendly. Had reservations for 2 that night-the table that we were seated at was very small and did not leave much room for the plates of food and a few drinks. Also we were rushed with placing our order. The evening was a bit of a disappointment for us.

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MiaE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was ok and service was very but it was a little uncomfortable that none of the staff were wearing masks.

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vipCurator
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again a wonderful meal and experience . Dawna her usual attentive and professional hostess with an endearing personality.
‘01 Cindy our waitress was terrific and added so much to our evening. We look forward to seeing her again.
Thank you also to the great kitchen staff…great food.
Marianne and John

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated Christmas with a customer.

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vipKristenH
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I celebrated our first dinner out after we had our baby. Our server was wonderful and the food and wine were delicious. We're so happy we chose the Wooden Nickel to celebrate our special night.

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NinaA
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time coming here. The food was amazing we both got the filet Oscar. Service was good as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice experience. Waitress, MaryLou, was very patient with us while we waited for all of our guests, and was very helpful when ordering. She helped make our dining there amazing while we celebrated my engagement! Would recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

My party of 6 had 7:30 reservations. The old lady hostess insisted that we didn’t have reservations. I showed her the Open Table confirmation. She said, “well we didn’t get it”. I asked if she was not going to honor the reservation. She said the kitchen closed at 8. Why would you accept a 7:30 reservation if your kitchen closes at 8?
My daughter-in-law heard the commotion and peaked around the corner. I said, “my party is already seated”. She replied that I should have told her that. I told her she was rude and she replied that I was rude. After I got to my table, I asked the waiter to speak to the manager. He told me there wasn’t one.
They rushed us through our $318 meals, charged me 25 cents to cut our birthday cake, and told us that they closed 2 hours ago. That would have been 7pm. Again, why would you accept a 7:30 reservation if you close at 7? Why do you close at 7 if the kitchen closes at 8?
The quality of the food is irrelevant because the service was deplorable and we felt unwelcome and uncomfortable.
Our birthday celebration was ruined.
It was an hour and a half off my life that I’ll never get back.
Check Google reviews…many complaints about the old lady hostess and poor service. Clearly, they don’t care. Save your money. I’ll never be back.

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vipCurator
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Donna(Dawna) was wonderful along with our waitress Mary Lou. Never disappointed with this place.
Thank You Ladies.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant was very nice and food was good

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vipLetseat
Pittsburgh
312 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at this restaurant. Very nice inside. Food was very good. Service was very good. Our waiter was very friendly.
We will go back there again soon.

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RobertaB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Thanksgiving dinner. No waiting, although I did have a reservation. Everyone was friendly, employees and other diners. Service was good, food was good and even parking was good!

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vipDavidV
West Palm Beach
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

As a former Monroevillelite residing since 1973 in Fla., I was disappointed that they did not offer "all u can eat" as their on-line reservation ad said. Plus it was kind of cheap to serve pressed turkey breast instead of carved from the bone meat. No Heineken nor Rolling Rock beer. And, the phone confirmation mentioned a free piece of pumpkin pie, but, the waiter said no. Should of gone to LeMont or Eddie V's.

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vipFred
Atlantic City
39 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All members of our party were very satisfied with their meals. Our waitress was excellent and very helpful with menu choices. Crab cakes were highlighted as a speciality and there seemed to be little to no filler in them. Overall, a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a late lunch with girlfriends after attending Van Gogh Immersive. Great food and service. Enjoyed crab cakes and angel hair pasta with crab, cream brûlée and lemon cake. Good wine list with wine flights.

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vipEjaDexNic
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything about the Wooden Nickel was excellent- the food, the variety, the service, the works! And the value received made the whole experience that much more satisfying. We'll be back again soon!

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vipCurator
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Been dining here 7 times since 20!9 on our drives from Chicago area to DC. Never disappointed with the meals, service and nice atmosphere.
A classic old road house joint for 50 some years.
Thank you Paul for taking great care of us last evening.
Marianne and John

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philips
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice little hidden spot. Menu selection was good. Food was good overall it was a nice experience.

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DaleC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I would have the Wooden Nickel a higher rating, but my wife's steak was overcooked

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KevinC
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a business lunch with 8 people and had fantastic service throughout the meal. A real hidden gem.

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vipMaggie1
Pittsburgh
50 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasantly surprised. Filet was prepared exactly as requested. The service was nice and attentive. Very busy for a Wednesday evening and Mary Lou did a great job of letting us know what was going on. Will be going back soon to try yet another dish.

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CharleneB
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food very good.... the wait staff excellent .... always a very positive experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 12 oz bacon wrapped filet with carrots sweet potatoes and side salad for $28 was the best choice filet. Chocolate martini for $10 was delicious. Excellent service and fancy atmosphere was a big bargain. It’s hidden off the highway behind a Wendy’s.

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ElyseM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there definitely would go back and recommend it to friends

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TheSicilianPeasant
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good, staff were very pleasant! I consider it a gem! Not well known but worth a trip.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server, Lisa, is outstanding and made our dining experience very pleasurable!

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KATHY
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, Excellent Food, and our group of ladies appreciated the white tablecloths and the heavy plate and beautiful wine glasses -- great ambiance!

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AlonnaC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice people, wonderful prices. Our server Paul was attentive and kind. The wedding soup was divine!

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JohnP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Serving size was plentiful. This is a hidden gem so close to us I don't know why we have not gone more often. We will in the future for sure! A special thanks to Sue!

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Lisa
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience1

Not really sure what to say. We weren't expecting much and that's what we got. First of all our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. But the food and drink was just missing the mark. Husband ordered an old-fashioned and it tasted like pure alcohol. I think they forgot to add the simple syrup. Everything had way too much salt and was just average tasting. The dessert was way too sweet!

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bkay
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience1

I'm so confused about last night. I made a reservation for a date, but we arrived there and my date got really freaked out about how the place was a banquet hall and he didn't feel comfortable being there at all. It was totally dead but they served us drinks in the lounge area. There was no music playing. It was totally awkward and my data (first time I met this guy) literally could not relax. We felt pushed out and totally weird about the whole experience. Even though the server was nice.

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DanS
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm greeting from the hostess (Debbie); excellent service provided by our server (Caitlyn); delicious dinner meals prepared by the Chef....all-in-all, it was aother very satisfying dining experience @The Wooden Nickel with a 5-Star rating!

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CeciliaB
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had a wonderful time at the Wooden Nicole. The service was awesome and our dinner wasn’t rushed. I will definitely return.

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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 4.5 stars by 596 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.