About The Wooden Nickel Restaurant & Lounge - Monroeville

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.

4006 Berger Lane
Monroeville, PA 15146
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Italian

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm -12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Stroschein

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(412) 372-9750

Website:
http://www.thewoodennickelrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Entertainment falls every other Friday from 7:30pm until 11pm. Please call restaurant for further details.

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

Executive Chef:
Radomir Klipa

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Wooden Nickel Restaurant & Lounge - Monroeville Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

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Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (15)
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Neighborhood Gem (10)
Casual (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Cozy (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Authentic (7)
Romantic (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Great for Lunch (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Healthy (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great place. Wonderful atmosphere and amazing food

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was great! The server was very attentive to our needs.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Very nice place if you are looking for a quiet cozy spot to enjoy great conversation over an extremely delicious meal. The filet mignon was spot on and the veal with a pan sauce was mouth watering. Our waitress was very attentive as well as the rest of the staff as they all worked together to give us an exceptional experience. Well worth it you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Very good food and service but our server
charged us for the thing she says it was not
going to be charged.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was great, did not know this restaurant was still around. My husband I had one of our dates here more than 30 years ago. Beautiful and romantic, love the fireplaces!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We always love the food and it's a great place to celebrate New Years eve.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We dined here on New Year's Eve. There was a special menu for the evening, but there were still a good many selections. The food was prepared to our liking, and there was obvious attention made to making sure the guests were taken care of.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent as always, friendly staff, comfortable ambiance.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for an early New Year's Eve dinner and weren't disappointed. The atmosphere was cosy and elegant, with soft christmas lights and a fire in the fireplace. The service was excellent and attentive. We enjoyed the vanilla shrimp appetizer and the steak, lobster and lamb entrees were delicious. The only area where food fell short was the risotto which came in a very large portion with both of our meals and was very heavy and pasty... neither of us ate much of it. The brussels sprouts were ok, but a little bland. Other than that, we enjoyed the meal! The prices were on the high side with most of the entrees starting around $30 and going up to about $60.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 27, 2017

this is the second time I went for dinner - enjoyed the food immensely both times - very elegant upscale dining experiences. Raved about the food

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 23, 2017

In my opinion, it would be hard to find any steaks in the Pittsburgh area that are better prepared than those at the Wooden Nickel. In addition, the service was very knowledgeable and friendly. (Katlyn) Look forward to going again soon.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We had my wife’s birthday dinner her again. We had the scotch eggs for the appetizer . For dinner the lamb chops and crab cakes both excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very comfortable , atmosphere was great had a very good experience.

Tags: Healthy, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This restaurant is quite the find, drove by it many times, first time here. The food was very good, I ordered the salmon oscar, the salmon was not dry with plenty of crab flakes and delicious asparagus. The sirloin was just as good, well cooked, with the potatoes that were seasoned well. The waitress was very friendly, and the restaurant was very clean and just well decorated. Definitely will go here again!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Casual, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Was pleasantly surprised... drove by this restaurant for YEARS but had never been there. It was excellent. Pricey but worth the $$. Excellent service. We appreciated the spacing between tables, it was nice to not be on top of your "neighbor." A great special occasion restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I took a friend there for lunch. The food was good. We both had the Pittsburgh salad. We had hot tea. My only complaint was the water was only lukewarm. They did bring me a new pot of water which was hot when I requested it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The three of us each got something different...Meatloaf, Filet Oscar and scallops.
Everything was so good...wonderful restaurant and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Live Music, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 18, 2017

A true culinary delight in the suburbs. Excellent food and service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 8, 2017

One of the few non-chain restaurants left in Monroeville

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 19, 2017

This was the first time I was at this restaurant and went at the recommendation of a friend. The food was excellent - fine dining at its best. The wait staff was knowledgeable and friendly. I also liked the atmosphere of the restaurant. My friend and I are already making plans to return perhaps around the holidays. Great overall experience

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Ambience was nice waitress was pleasant but took too long to get a second drink

Tags: Cozy
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We ate there last Wednesday and had a 7pm reso. When we walked in you can hear a baby screaming and crying in the dining room so the host asked if the bar area was ok since the baby had been crying for awhile...we said yes. We got sat in the bar area and it took 15 minutes for a server to come over. We ordered a beer and a wine along with a calamari app which was great!! Our server brought us our app and took our dinner order. We weren't finished with our appetizer and our meals came. We got crabcakes and the scallops...both were very good. After we were done with our meals it took her a long time to check on us and give us our bill. It seemed like she was more interested in going outside to smoke and talk to the bar crowd then give us good service. We will be back for the food and hopefully the service is more attentive.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Ok food - wine by the glass special on Wednesdays

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Came in pretty late for dinner, about 8:45 on a Wednesday, so it was pretty quiet already. It was our first time there, and the server was very attentive and answered our questions.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 13, 2017

The atmosphere was really nice but only 3 people truly enjoyed the food out of 15, they are a lil too light on the sauce and seasoning. Our server seemed to be annoyed until my husband asked her if we were bothering her with our request, then she was fine afterwards! We spent a little under $500 and I myself was not happy with the experience. It was my son's 21st birthday and he was disappointed in his meal.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Everything was fine except we were not informed that tip was automatically added for a party our size. However, when I called the manager to discuss she graciously said she would refund the overpayment.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went on Mother's day. Only a limited menu was available. Ordered prime rib medium but came medium well. Rolls seem to be store bought.

Tags: Casual
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Granted we went on Mother's Day with a fixed menu, but we were not overall pleased. Once seated, we were told by the waitress that they were already out of a few things from the already limited amount of selections. She said it was because we were dining so late. This was a 4:30pm dinner, so I would hate to see what was left if we would have come at 6pm. The service was slow in our opinion. We were asked if we wanted desert which we replied no, so the waitress left we assumed to go get our checks. She came back several minutes later with no checks and only to ask if we wanted desert again. We told her that she had already asked us that, so then she had to leave again to go get the checks which caused us to wait longer. For the price paid, I felt the portions were too small. A small salad, 4 oz. filet(seemed even smaller), and a scoop of mashed potatoes for $24 is not good value. My brother had the same meal and was not pleased with the portions nor taste of his entire meal. The brussel sprouts were undercooked and not edible. We definitely will be dining elsewhere for Mothers Day next year.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The menu selection was very sparse due to it being Mother's Day. The service was VERY SLOW! The food was not good....you needed a steak knife to cut the chicken. And the chicken was dry! Will not make reservations for any future Mother's Day. I have been here on other occasions and have had a much better experience. Now I know not to come here on special occasions/holidays.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went with a group of 7 for Mother's Day. Food wasn't as good as I've had previously, and my mother in law had to send back her steak 3 times for it not being cooked to her liking. However the manager took her meal off our bill and gave her some lobster Mac to take home.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We had reservations for 3 people at 2 o'clock. When we got there and checked in the hostess said it would be a few minutes. Twenty minutes had passed and we asked her how much longer she said 5 more minutes. When she came to get us she says your with the party of 10? We said no? We checked in with her from the start and said we were the party of three. She Walked us to the dining area and then left us standing in the middle of everyone eating and didn't show us our table. Finally as two more
Minutes passed she came back and our table was still not ready. We asked to be able to sit down because we felt awkward standing in the middle of the room as everyone was eating. We never received bread plates. We asked the server for them and they never came. The coffee was cold. For the second cup she said she would brew a new pot and that took 15 minutes. Overall the service was poor, we looked around and felt like our table was the only one getting bad service. My water cup was empty and when I asked for more I felt like the server was annoyed. Overall we do not plan to return.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Great food, great service. However the service was slow, however I believe it's meant to be that way to add to the experience. If you are in a hurry think twice about going here. But if you enjoy the long dining experience then this place is amazing.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 5, 2017

There were three of us having dinner that evening, two were celebrating birthdays. I ordered Scallops with vegetables, DH had Parmesean encrusted chicken, and friend had Salmon over a bed of spinach. We were all pleased with our meals, the service could not have been better and the Birthday desserts were delightful (comped). I liked that the chef came to our table to inquire how we liked our meals. The meals included a soup or salad, both of which were perfect. I would definitely return here.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Made 8:15pm reservation (accepted by restaurant). Kitchen closed at 8pm. No call to let us know. Oh well.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Everything was good, food price too high to go often.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We went for Easter and had an enjoyable experience. The fried risotto was absolutely amazing and if it isn't on the regular menu, it should be! The prime rib was ordered medium rare and came out a little more done than that, but the salmon was good.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Eaten there several times and food was always good. Fries were cold and hard. portions were smaller than usual and was over charged. Prices were less on the website than on menu. Waitress left a lot to be desired. Will probably not be back.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Great Food! Great atmosphere! Wonderful BIG desserts! Great for a nice date!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on March 15, 2017

I thought for how slow the restaurant was, the service was very slow and not very friendly.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Our appetizer of Calamari was very tough and sauce very bland. Our French Onion soups were also very bland. My salmon was excellent but asparagus was quite undercooked and hard. My husbands steak was very bland and not cooked properly. Definietly not worth the price.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic
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