Monday, November 26, 2018

Braddock's Pittsburgh Brasserie

Over the weekend we went to see Fiddler on the Roof, which was excellent. After, we went to dinner at a place we had not been in a long time: Braddock's Pittsburgh Brasserie in the Renaissance Hotel. The restaurant looks the same, but the menu is completely different from the last time we were there. Here's what we tried:
Since I'm on a bunch of medicine, I figured I should stick with iced tea and avoid alcohol. SP tried  Prohibition Pear (Grey Goose la Poire, St. Germaine, Lillet Blanc, lime, simple syrup). He liked it a lot. I tried a teeny sip and it was a little too strong for me.
Smoked Manhattan (Old Overholt Rye, hickory smoked vermouth). This was SP's second cocktail. He likes smoky flavor but he said this was just too smoky for him and he couldn't taste any other flavor other than smoke.
Bread & olive oil.
We started with House Baked Bavarian Pretzels (smoked gouda, pancetta & wine fondue, sweet apples). The cheese dip was really, really good. The pretzels filling. We each ate one and we took the other home for a snack on Sunday.
SP chose Fresh Catch of the Day. We both thought our server said trout, but this looked like salmon atop fingerling potatoes and green beans. He said it was tasty fish. (Sorry for the blurry photo.)
Daily Ravioli - Lobster Ravioli with zucchini, yellow squash, peppers in a creamy sauce. Mine are in a butter sauce since the creamy sauce had garlic in it. I don't know if these were good or not. I've been sick for 2 weeks so I'm not tasting much of my food and what I do taste always tastes a little bland. SP tried one and liked them.

We were too full for dessert, plus we still had leftover Thanksgiving pies at home plus cookies at home.

I'm not sure what to think. As we were looking at the menu, I asked SP if he wanted to share the pretzels and he looked confused and asked where I saw pretzels on the menu. It turned out he had been given a lunch menu. Our server was friendly and helpful in answering questions but as she remarked at one point, they were short staffed, so things took a bit of time. The food was fine. I can't put my finger on what exactly it was, but we left feeling a little disappointed as compared to previous dinners.

Braddock's American Brasserie Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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