Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Porch at Schenley (Oakland)

Last week a friend who works at CMU invited me out for lunch.  She suggested either the campus cafeteria or The Porch at Schenley at Schenley Plaza in Oakland.  Um, tough choice there. ;)  Of course it was going to be The Porch at Schenley!  I had been meaning to try this place out anyway.

My first thought as I arrived at Schenley Plaza was that this modern piece of architecture is absolutely gorgeous!  The glass exterior allows for an abundance of natural lighting and a beautiful view of the plaza as you enjoy your meal.

The Porch at Schenley
The beautiful Porch at Schenley

The interior is spacious with plenty of seating available.

The Porch at Schenley
Inside The Porch at Schenley

The Porch at Schenley
Inside The Porch at Schenley

I chose a booth by the corner with a view of the Cathedral of Learning.  The lunch menu consists of mainly salads, sandwiches, and pizza, and I decided to go with the Salmon Pastrami Salad, with mixed greens, leeks, preserved lemons, scallions, and radishes, and caper creme fraiche.  I was pretty happy with it.

Salmon Pastrami Salad at The Porch at Schenley
Salmon Pastrami Salad ($12)

My friend and her husband had been to The Porch a few times and love it.  The Porch is a classy addition to Oakland and I'd definitely be interested in coming back some time to try their dinner menu.

Restaurant info:
The Porch at Schenley
221 Schenley Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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