The Belmont Inne reopened last month after sitting dormant for many years. The history of the space has been tumultuous, going through many openings and many closings. At one point the bar was a neighborhood bar, and was then transformed by Steve Kershner, currently proprietor of the Twisted Olive, and two partners into a fine dining restaurant. The fine dining aspect was one that grew the restaurant’s reputation for some of the best cuisine in the area. The restaurant was last open around 2010.
The new operator, Gino Russo, has gone back to the public house motif. Gone are French-inspired dishes and in are specials including meatloaf, $2 Busch bottles, wings, and cheesesteaks. The bar offers $1 drafts from 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday and has $.50 wings on Thursdays. Other menu items include burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries, pierogies, onion rings, and mozzarella sticks.
The Inne is open from 10am to 12am Monday though Thursday, 10am to 2am Friday and Saturday, and 1pm to 9pm on Sundays.
Photo from the Belmont Inne’s Facebook page.
WOW, we knew they would make it!! It was a little culture shock for me, after redoing the Belmont when we bought it years ago, but thanks to alot of hard work, and with enormous help from our Chef and Sous Chef, Steve Kershner of the Twisted Olive and his right hand man Chris Dollak, it was a fantastic fine dining place to “dine”. After 911 and Steve’s departure there was little hope after bad chef after bad chef, the Belmont was vacant for 3 years after Paul Stetz of Spring Valley Inne put new life into it but sadly passed away. Enter Gino and Kim Russo, not to mention June Schoenenberger.MMMMM MMMM what a cook. Gino, is fun, energetic and innovative. He felt people want something simpler than The Melt, Blue, etc. and just want a casual place to drop in for a few drinks and lo and behold they are running in and he is doing super. The drinks, the food, and the people are right out of “Cheers” Jeans and Flannel shirts are welcome. Like Gino said “Hey it’s just a bar” and a great one it is
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