Valentine’s Day Dining in PittsburghJanuary 30, 2018
Attractions of PittsburghFebruary 6, 2018
My wife and I found ourselves at the North Park Lounge—located at 8701 Babcock Blvd., in McCandless—for dinner one Thursday night. The food is usually really good, and the staff is always friendly.
As I looked around the interior, I imagined that this establishment started as a business with a large oval bar and a small section with tables for diners. Additions seem to have been made to take care of increasing demand. I believe the interior can be best described as rustic with an abundance of televisions. The diners ranged from seniors to couples in their twenties, and lots of families. I noticed that about a third of the patrons were talkers, a third TV watcher, and of course, a third were locked into their smart phones.
With menus opened and our server to assist us, we placed our order in less than two minutes. The most time-consuming part was selecting our beer. A decent number of drafts and a large variety of bottled beers made the decision difficult.
I only had a taste of the wedding soup my wife ordered, but it was delicious. She informed me that her meat loaf, mashed potatoes, and steamed broccoli were very good as well. The salmon I ordered was baked with a crust of seasoned breadcrumbs and served on a bed of cooked spinach. My baked potato tasted like it was pulled out of the microwave oven before it was quite done, but that might be a personal preference. I don’t often finish all my vegetables, but I thought the broccoli was perfect.
I glanced around the restaurant and observed the variety of dishes folks were enjoying. Everyone looked pleased with their experience.