Sewickley Tavern will be opening in late fall. We are purveyors of modern American fare and spirits.
409 Beaver St.
Sewickley, PA 15143
OWNER OF COCOTHÉ TO OPEN SEWICKLEY TAVERN AT SITE OF FORMER BRUNEAUX
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