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“Awesome food, great service, got to check this place out”

Sweeney's Steakhouse
Ranked #46 of 63 Restaurants in Belle Vernon
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Bar, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Sweeny's Steakhouse began as a small roadside eating place with a policy of "good service and good food". The restaurant has grown, but the Hardy family is committed to carrying on the tradition that has made it a local landmark. The Sweeney's Club Sandwich which has been famous for over 45 years is still on the menu until this day. The large sports bar and lounge that features weekly entertainment including live bands, karaoke, DJ's and more! The friendly atmosphere makes it a great place to watch your local Pittsburgh teams as well as any other sporting interests! Sweeney's was voted #1 Happy Hour around for two years running and has received the gold award from the Mon Valley Independent. With two full size pool tables, a dart board, and a variety of entertainment, there is non stop fun and excitement! The lower level of the steakhouse features two beautiful newly renovated banquet rooms with accommodations for any of your event needs. Before the team of chef's opened the doors of Sweeney's Steakhouse in the spring of 2011. Before even creating the first dish, they vowed to only use the finest ingredients, and prepare each dish with an infusion of passion and creativity. Critics and locals have been raving ever since. Diners agree. Sweeney's Steakhouse is the best kept secret around. Sweeney's Steakhouse is committed to serving only the finest foods, made with the freshest ingredients. All of our dishes are made from top quality selections. Our newly renovated unique décor and friendly servers create a memorable dining experience. We invite you to come and experience the best kept secret in the Pittsburgh Area. We have listed the Bar hours, the full kitchen hours can be found on our website Thank You
West Newton, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Awesome food, great service, got to check this place out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

We have been there twice in the last month and have had 2 incredible meals. There is a new chef in town, Chef D and to say he is an awesome chef is an understatement. The 2 meals we had were prime rib, excellent and baby back ribs that were so moist tender and delicious, they fell right off the bone. The service was incredible both times and the atomsphere is great. One of the staff told me that "Chef D has turned this place around" and I for one believe it. Give it a try, u won't be disappointed. Cudos to Chef D. I can't wait to go back and try something else.

  • Visited February 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“After a rebirth, it's going down hill again”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2012

My wife and I have been to the restaurant a few times more recently and it seemed as if they have finally gotten their act together after years of poor service and lousy food.

We just went there for a Friday night meal and, once again, the service and food is bad. The place was not crowded, but it took forever to get a drink order. The chef spends too much time talking to the few patrons who visit and not enough time making the food better.

Do not order steak there - even though the place has been rebranded as a steakhouse. The quality is bad and the meat has a funny propane taste. Sandwiches or pizza are your safest choice, but even these are not consistent.

The decor is beautiful - with the exception of the overdone tribute to the owner's ex-husband and 84Lumber owner Joe Hardy. It's a shame they can't get the food nor service right, as the place has very much potential.

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3 Thank Bornintheburg
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great for a sandwich and a drink with your spouse.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2012

Sandwiches are very good. Despite being called a steakhouse, the steaks are mediocre at best. It really is a nice, relaxing atmosphere to enjoy a sandwich and a couple of drinks with your spouse, friends and family.

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1 Thank Bornintheburg
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Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Large party, didn't get it right...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2011

We stopped here to celebrate with a large group of about 20. We did call a few days in advance and made a reservation but for some reason we were placed in the middle of the dining room. Seating was awkward since the put together seating where the unique dining tables are uneven and didn't snug together leaving uneven serving areas.
Orders were taken promptly and the service was very good. However, when the food was delivered, somehow the kitchen made too many items and the servers were confused as food was brought to the tables and some were eating the food they ordered only to have an additional plate presented. Not sure what happened, but about half of our orders were presented twice and we wondered where all that extra food went since there was only one other party in the restaurant.
All in all, the food was good, the wait staff worked hard to please and the tab wasn't all that bad for a group of our size. Many changes were made since 84 Lumber owner Joe Hardy purchased and renovated the restaurant, but we expected a more polished presentation. The kitchen here is clearly disorganized considering the limited menu items. Steaks here (this is a steak house) were not what you would expect from a steak house. The cut were thin, lacking flavor. I recommend staying away from the steak items and order from the sandwich menu, although the "smashed potatoes" were very good.

  • Visited October 2011
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“terrible service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2011

We were ignored by the bartender for a half hour at the bar as she took a smoke break with friends. Then when we finally got menus, we waited another half hour for her to return to take our order. All the while we tried to get her attention and she would walk right past us like she had blinders on. The food is not bad, and the restaurant is newly remodeled, but smoking is allowed and it's awful (and I am not sure how they qualify as having less than 20% of their sales in food, as to allow for having smoking). Also for the twice we have gone for advertised draft specials only to be told that the bar taps are not working. And there is a large sign above the bar that states "hoagies available all day at the bar," but upon trying to order a hoagie for dinner, we were told that hoagies were only served as a late night bar special. We will not be returning.

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