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Dinner near Mill Run/Ohiopyle Area

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Two New Yorkers visiting Fallingwater with our parents the day after Christmas. We'd like to find a good place to have an early dinner (5pm) after our tour. Anyone know of any good eats? Any local treasures?

Last time I was in the area with my parents, we ate at a ski resort. We were willing to pay NYC-prices to have a nice meal. I won't even describe what the meal was like. So, we're a little timid about exploring Mae's or other lodge restaurants without strong recs. Don't mind paying, but it needs to be worth it.

Thanks!

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  1. Well there are a few places in the area. Not sure how far you would wish to travel away from Ohiopyle but there is Lesley's Restaurant in Donegal.
    http://www.shol.com/mtview/MtRest.htm
    Caileigh's in Uniontown.
    http://www.caileighs.com/
    Italian Oven in Connellsville.
    http://www.angelfire.com/pa3/oven5/
    I do wonder where you ate at a Ski Resort as we have two in the area and there is a fine dining restaurant at one that I know of.

    1. Not too experienced with the area, but there is the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort right nearby. They have several places to eat there. I have been to most, and they're "okay" but they do have a place called "Seasons" which serves surprisingly good Asian-Fusion cuisine. It's located in the Spa building and is a total contrast to the other dining spots at Nemacolin. Have a fun trip. Falling Water is very cool and it's funny. I was there about 4 years ago..RIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS!!!

      1. I'm not sure how far it would be from Fallingwater, but there is an awesome little French place called Chez Gerard in Hopwood, PA. A French couple owns the place; he cooks and she serves. They are friendly, the food is wonderful, and the price is great. The last time I was there, the lunch was something like $28 for three courses (one is their extensive cheese plate).

        1. That's great! Actually my husband and I are doing the same thing. We are in SF, but staying at Nemacolin with my parents for Christmas. And we plan to go to Falling Water/Ohio Pyle on Saturday. How ironic! =)

          Anyway, the restaurants at Nemacolin are supposed to be very good. There is one, Lautrec I think is the name. It is the only AAA five diamond between Chicago and Philadelphia. I think the prices are between $100 and $135 per person.
          http://www.nemacolin.com/LAUTREC

          Also, if you make it into Pittsburgh, there is a new restaurant called Nine on Nine (I think). It got rave reviews from fellow SF'ers. So I think it is a good bet. Finally some other good ideas in Pittsburgh include Mio, Toast and Umi. Good luck.

          1. I highly recommend

            Out of the Fire Cafe
            3784 State Route 31
            Donegal PA. 15628
            724-593-4200
            It is very close to the Donegal I-76 turnpike exit

            excellent food, great atmosphere

            Check out someone's Flickr site about the restaurant
            http://www.flickr.com/photos/objectre...

            specialty is smoked salmon, in a variety of forms. Vegetarian options available

            Another review - http://www.insiderpages.com/b/1524425...

            (Do not go to Italian Oven in Connellsville - As a local tired of dumb restaurants, I can only ask that visitors not support mediocrity)