One of Bellevue’s most distinguishable buildings on Lincoln Ave. (which formerly housed a funeral home for 116 years) will soon have new life, and a new name.
Just minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh, the blighted site is being transformed into the community’s first American fine dining restaurant. Appropriately named Revival, you won’t have to wait long to try out its delicious, good-for-you fare — the grand opening is set for November 2.
Spice it up
Owners Christopher Driscoll and John King are adding a little extra flavor to the Bellevue borough in the form of a thoughtfully-crafted, locally-sourced seasonal menu.
And you’ll want to book your reservation for Revival’s opening day now, because executive chef Jamie Sola, former culinary mastermind at Southern Tier (another fan favorite), has compiled a fall menu that will have your mouth watering.
For dinner, sink your fork into the likes of Ruby Trout with fingerling potato, caramelized fennel and onion ragout or a grilled portabella with parmesan risotto, grape tomato, carrot, parsnip, radish, beets, and port cherries. That’s right — they have vegetarian options! (Just make sure you start your meal with Autumn Bruschetta.)
But Revival won’t just be dishing up a drool-worthy dinner, they’ve got brunch on lock, too. Get ready to dig into options like the classic Bellevue Breakfast with two eggs, portabella, tomato, hash browns, sausage, toast, and apple jam. Oh, and don’t forget the Fried Bologna and Cheese. Come on, admit you want to try it. We know we do!
A taste of history
The idea behind Revival is to do just that — help revitalize the main drag of Bellevue into a bustling destination for locals and visitors alike.
In a nod to the building’s history and roots, Christopher and John have maintained much of the original character. The main dining room is centered around a grand green brick fireplace, and the upstairs bedrooms as well as the attached house will be used to host private events. The restaurant also features a large outdoor patio that can comfortably fit 60 people during the warmer months. And since the owners have kept many of the site’s architectural details in tact, the building is set to be listed as a Historical Landmark in 2019.
So clear your calendar on the evening of November 2 and head over to Revival to enjoy upscale cuisine with a healthy twist while you revel in your historic surroundings.