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“View and Food worth the trip!!!”

Out of the Fire Cafe
Ranked #1 of 10 Restaurants in Donegal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Kids, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Out of the Fire Cafe is a family owned and operated casual restaurant serving New American cuisine year round. We have been creating flavors amidst laughter and friends since the year 2007. The Cafe is tucked into the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, conveniently located near area ski resorts, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob, numerous state parks, and the rushing Pennsylvania Turnpike. Out of the Fire Cafe welcomes guests with an open kitchen where guests are able to peer into a mesmerizing scene of flashing flames and artistic finesse. The spacious dining area is complimented by an incredible view of the Laurel Highlands ridgeline. Deck dining is offered when the weather permits giving diners the opportunity to take in the rolling countryside. We are a Bring Your Own Beer or Wine establishment so don't forget to snag your beverage of choice. For a reservation please call the phone number listed below.
New Kensington, Pennsylvania
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190 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“View and Food worth the trip!!!”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

We are about one hour from this great restaurant that is nestled in a fabulous location, though the exterior presents itself almost like a strip plaza. Once inside the rustic atmosphere prepares diners for unexpected treasures. This is our second visit in as many months and can't wait to go back. We all insist on a cup of the rich mushroom soup. Never had better! This time we also shared the salmon appetizer and a cheese board, both with fresh fruit. We have chosen halibut with tender gnocci, smoked Scottish salmon, shrimp and scallop pasta, and filet mignon. Those were beautifully presented and delicious. One companion ordered well-done veal that wasn't. The solicitous wait staff pleasantly returned it for an appropriately portion. We were all so satisfied that we took home quarts of soup and smoked salmon.

The dining room presents a gorgeous view through a window of walls. Since it is autumn, the changing leaves were a lovely fourth wall.

We brought our own wine, a nice bonus for the diners.

  • Visited September 2012
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Delusions of Grandeur”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Somewhat snooty and very overpriced. Very little ambiance and beginning to show signs of wear & tear. Service was casual and superficial; not great. Food, regardless of skimpy portion, was great and obviously prepared by trained personnel. Place was OK but really overpriced for what it was. I would guess that it survives because it of where it is located. It's probably the best game in town, but would cave in if it were located anywhere near competition.

Visited September 2012
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South Carolina, United States
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“BEST PLACE TO EAT IN DONEGAL”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Looks like a shack although the food was spectacular. I don't know who's recipe the potato hash is although it was the best I've ever eaten!!! Highly recommend you eat there if in the Donegal area. Not used to PA laws about BYOB (yes, that means, bring your own wine or beer). They do charge a $2 corkage fee but well worth it.

Visited September 2012
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Stahlstown, PA
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15 reviews
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“Always good, best restaurant in the area”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Reliably delicious. Creative menu. Nearest good restaurant is in Pittsburgh. Locally owned. One of a kind.

Visited August 2012
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Pittsburgh, PA
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“Outstanding lunch for bus group.”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

I took a group of 30 seniors on a bus tour through the Laurel Highlands in September. I had arranged lunch at Out of the Fire in advance with manager, Mason Yates who did a fabulous job of coordinating the luncheon. It is a pleasure to work with someone so competent and professional. The weather was perfect for al fresco dining and he had tables set for us on the restaurant's deck. We were running late for the rest of our tour because I couldn't get people to leave the restaurant! All of the waitstaff were efficient, attentive, polite and thoroughly professional. Each diner was presented with an attractive printed menu listing the options for the 3-course lunch. The food presentations were beautiful: roasted mushroom soup topped with flavored croutons, butternut squash soup with a swirl of cream and pumpkin seed garnish, etc.
There was not a single complaint about any of the food and people raved about the superb flavor, quality and appearance of each item. Waitstaff circled the tables frequently to refill glasses and cups. Best of all, the cost of the lunch was only slightly higher than we would have paid for lunch at an ordinary restaurant serving average food. The lunch at Out of the Fire was definitely the highlight of our tour! The restaurant is BYOB but this was not an issue at lunch except for one woman who lamented that such fine dining deserved a fine wine.

  • Visited September 2012
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