The Back Porch Restaurant
114 Speer St, Belle Vernon, PA 15012
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: No
Cuisines: American, Italian, European, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar
Bike Parking: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
What really sets The Back Porch Restaurant apart from other restaurants in the area is the quality of the food and the variety the menu has to offer. I've never had a bad meal and there are always new options on the menu that I want to try. It keeps me coming back!
04/24/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I had been to this restaurant several yrs ago and the food was fantastic bit things have changed! The building is still cute and charming but everything else seemed for lack of a better word grubby. The menus were dirty - they were copies why give guests stained torn dirty menus when you can just just print more??The cup my tea was served in was really old not very clean or appealing. The food was barely edible . I couldnt eat the escalloped potatoes, the veggies were tasteless the salad was wilted the crab cakes were all bread no crab with what tasted like frozen crab and jarred chipotle sauce .I suspect a new chef since my last visit. Dont bother with this place its run like they dont care.
01/14/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Visited during holidays with reservation...was seated in the small bar area which was full of patrons, loud and congested. No ambiance, etc. Ordered the special, strip steak, very pedestrian and not cooked to order. Friends enjoyed the ribs and a chicken pasta dish. Whoever compared this to Ruth Chris has not dined at RC. Service: waited to order, then watched our drinks while they sat on the bar and the ice cubes melted ( full 5 minutes). After my steak was delivered did not see server for 20 minutes. The strip steak was pedestrian and for $27.95 was no better than your average chain fare. Value simply no there. Was given a steak of which I consumed 1/2, potatoes were two small things on plate and ended up ordering desert only because I remained hungry. Was thoroughly disappointed!
04/29/2004Provided by Citysearch -
Venturing out to the Back Porch from Pittsburgh can be a bit of a drive but it's definitely worth it. I have been there twice, both times getting the filet mignon. The quality is comparable to Morton's and Ruth's Chris but at a slightly more affordable price. It came with yellow squash that was wonderfully prepared. My girlfriend ordered the red snapper and it was the 2nd best fish I have ever had at a restaurant (Cafe Georgio's was 1st). The wine sold by the glass (for about $6) seems to be a higher quality than the wine menus at most other restaurants. The atmosphere is warm and the service is prompt yet not evading- an excellant choice for romantic anniversaries or special occasions. Don't miss out on this secret culinary extraveganza!
09/02/2003Provided by Citysearch -
My wife and I went to the Back Porch after reading about it on CitySearch, and it was fantastic! The food is expertly prepared, the service was excellent, and the atmosphere is lovely. The patio in back is a great place to relax and eat during the summer months, surrounded by flowers and classical music. The inside is cozy and warmly decorated, no matter what month it is. I highly recommend it.
01/28/2003Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I were invited to go there for a friend's birthday. We live in Cranberry and I thought to myself ""Why do we have to go that far just to eat dinner?'. But I have to tell you - it was worth the drive! The atmosphere was cozy and warm, we sat by one of their fireplaces. The food was unbelievably tastey; and the presentation and portions were just perfect! It was not as expensive as you might think either. We left there paying $80, including tip. I would definitely make the 66 mile trip again. It's a perfect place for a special occasion! Or, really, any occasion that you want a great dinner!
01/16/2003Provided by Citysearch -
Love the restaurant, but what really makes the trip is shopping at the wonderful antique stores set up as victorian houses across the street. The whole area including the Back Porch looks as though you have stepped back in time. The drive is a bit long, but worth the effort. Leave early and allow time to look around.