Hip American Cuisine on the Northside

Serendipity Bistro on Urbanspoon

Serendipity Bistro is one of the newer additions to Pittsburgh’s Northside.  This restaurant uses the tagline “Hip American Cuisine.”  I think the Urbanspoon voters much judge them on their tagline and not on their food.  The food was great, but I didn’t see the hip-ness about it.

The best part of the meal, to me, was the appetizer.  The “house made chips with horseradish cream” for $3.00 off their Spring Menu.  This is the thinnest house made chip that I’ve ever experienced and it was good.  Although I can’t tell exactly, it tasted like there was a mix of white and sweet potatoes.  The horseradish dip was the perfect compliment.  When the server came to clear the table, I even kept the dip because I wanted to continue to enjoy the dip with my french fries.

I believe TasteBud A shares my feelings about the appetizer.  My main course was “smokey mountain burger bacon, smoked gouda with chipotle aioli on a toasted Kaiser.”  I couldn’t taste the gouda or the aioli.  It was well cooked (as ordered).  I felt like it was a regular ol’ burger.

TasteBud A had a pork chop with sweet potato mash and grilled asparagus.  He thought the meal was wonderful!  Having had a taste of the sweet potato mash, it was very good.  They had a whipped smoothness to them.

As far as service goes, the service was good.  Which we expected it would be, because when we walked in we were the only people in the place sitting on the restaurant side of the room.

I don’t exactly think the word is out on this restaurant.  The only real reason we came across them, was they participated in Chili With The Works and they handed out coupons.


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