The 276-year-old Pineville Tavern in Bucks County in heading into the city with The Pineville and the father-and-son owners are planning to bring the original’s “greatest hits” into town. The Pineville is going into 2448 E. Huntington Street, between Port Richmond and Fishtown, in what was Yesterday’s Tavern. This project has been in the works for a while and is now shooting for a mid-April opening.
Pineville Tavern went up in 1742 along a stagecoach route. Andrew and Drew Abruzzese took it over almost 30 years ago. For their Philly location, they plan to serve the most popular menu items from the original, including the Million Dollar Bacon Burger with onion jam and Cooper Sharp cheese, barbecue ribs, fried chicken, ravioli with marinara, and crab cakes. The food will be available for dining in, delivery, or takeout at a designated carry-out window.
The new Pineville spans two floors. A 25-seat bar and 30-seat dining room are downstairs and will have a neighborhood tavern feel. The lounge, located upstairs with seats for around 30, is going for a different vibe. The Abruzzeses are putting in banquets, bronzed mirrors, velour walls, and a Steinway grand piano, plus a raw bar. Architect and restaurateur Jim Hamilton of Hamilton’s Grill Room in Lambertville, who died earlier this month, designed the space, which will host live music.
Take a look at some of the food heading to The Pineville:
And here are some sunny shots of the building, which is still under construction: