Since it was a light and airy day, I opted for a light meal, which my lunch date did as well. We both ordered the Seasonal Soup ($6) and the Crab Hoelzel ($12, arugula with orange vinaigrette). I paired mine with a Straub ($3.75 per bottle) that came with a frosted glass, and CMW had a glass of Coastal Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon ($5.50 per glass).
Currently, the Seasonal Soup is a gazpacho, with a creamy tomato base and an evident infusion of pineapple and garlic. It was chilled nicely and tasted wonderfully perfect for a summer day. The Crab Hoelzel* was served atop a bed of arugula and a light douse of orange vinaigrette. It was truly delicious! The pairing of crab with arugula and citrus is brilliant, and it is a menu item that I would order again as well as recommend to others.
Needless to day, I had a perfect lunch experience, and my date was equally pleased.
Overall, I believe that Rumfish Grille is hitting its stride. Once its Rumfish Beach opens, I believe that the South Hills will have gained a significantly bright spot in a predominantly lackluster dining scene.
(3 stars, 3/4)
*Crab Meat Hoelzel is a dish with origins in Pittsburgh. Named after John Hoelzel, the dish was created at our own Duquesne Club. Here is an archived piece from the Post-Gazette with the whole scoop: "The origin of Crab Meat Hoelzel."