Opening Early Fall


Sewickley Tavern will be opening in late fall. We are purveyors of modern American fare and spirits.



409 Beaver St.
Sewickley, PA 15143

Press Release


Owner-Chef team turn their talents to friendlier fare

PITTSBURGH, PA – April 2, 2019 – Fans of the recently closed fine-dining destination Cocothé

needn’t worry: they will be able to indulge again soon when the restaurant’s owner-chef team

open a new spot just down the street. The new restaurant will be called Sewickley Tavern and

will feature a tavern-style menu. It will be situated at 409 Beaver Street in the space of the

former Bruneaux restaurant.

After collecting accolades at Cocothé including Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best Restaurant in 2018,

owner Courtney Yates and Executive Chef Dave DeVoss were ready to try something new. “We

had a great time challenging ourselves to do something special at Cocothé and we did it,” said

Yates, “Now, we want to have some fun with a menu that’s really friendly and accessible.””

The new restaurant will take traditional tavern food to a higher level, including standards like

potato skins and wings but adding options such as burrata salad, housemade soups, beer

battered crab cakes, and jambalaya. Fresh ingredients will be featured with an emphasis on

quality and taste. Diners may well expect good things from Chef Dave DeVoss, whose carefully-

plated creations at Cocothé were highly-praised by local critics, and “recommended for

foodies” by Open Table users. DeVoss is passionate that every dish he serves must eat well,

saying, “The menu might look familiar, but this is not going to be your average dining

experience. We care so much about every plate of food we serve, and we want to blow people

away with how good tavern food can be.”

Yates and DeVoss have tapped Sewickley-based architecture firm Studio St.Germain to

undertake a full renovation of the former Bruneaux space to meet their needs. Yates’s interior

design work at Cocothé garnered the 2017 Delicious Design award from Pittsburgh Magazine.

Says Yates, “I’m looking forward to creating an environment where people feel at ease,

welcome, and excited to spend time here when they step in the door.”

The new restaurant is expected to open in early fall.

About Sewickley Tavern

Sewickley Tavern offers friendly, accessible tavern-style dining where the freshest ingredients

and handcrafted cuisine elevates the experience of tavern dining to eating well. With

housemade soups and a selection of local microbrews on tap, Sewickley Tavern’s high

standards, dedicated staff, and friendly ambiance will make it Pittsburgh’s favorite tavern

restaurant. Sewickley Tavern is located in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, 20 minutes from downtown


More information is available at: @sewickleytavern


Courtney Yates, Owner


Nathan St.Germain, Architect