Restaurant Review: The Brickyard Bistro


Suzanne Dubbs

Most of the The Brick Yard Bistro’s décor is original to the building. The long boards with letters and numbers are original plumbing fitting bins that were in the basement. All the woodwork, was salvaged and used for tables, walls and décor. A local mill owner, Paul Wike, milled the wood into planks and milled beams for the tables. The tin on the walls and ceiling are original to the architecture of the building as well.

Alexa Schlein, Staffer

Chef: Jason Zerbe (PGAHS Class of 2001) 



Address: 61 S. Tulpehocken Street, Pine Grove, PA 17963

The Brickyard Bistro is a new local restaurant in Pine Grove that serves uncommon food in this area.  It is located on the main street of town, located next to Fulton Bank. The interior of the restaurant is a mix of both metal and woodwork with the main colors being pumpkin orange and dark grey. There is seating at the tables, booths and at the bar. 

The bistro has more upscale dining then what Pine Grove is used to, most of the ingredients tend to be foreign to this region. The menu is broken down into different categories: charcuterie boards, bruschetta boards, crudites, salads, sandwiches and desserts. When I went there, my mom and I got a customized charcuterie board to split.  I had a crab cake sandwich and we split a tiramisu and a chocolate cake for dessert. The charcuterie board was a great way to find out new meats and cheeses that you may be interested in  and it has some great options to choose from. My crab cake sandwich was delicious.  The crab meat was tasty and the sauce complimented it perfectly. The desserts, in my opinion, were the best part of the meal. They were absolutely delicious. 

Overall, the Brickyard Bistro is somewhere I would strongly recommend stopping, even though not everyone will enjoy it.  The atmosphere is one of a kind with the interior being so intricate with using old pieces of the building. The food was really good and interesting, the prices are very reasonable due to the fact that menu items seem very fancy and not from around this area. The service was fast when we went, as well.  The staff are very friendly and give good recommendations to guests. Portions sizes could improve slightly, but overall it was a very good meal.  I would give The Brickyard Bistro 4.3 stars out of 5.