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Wexford Public Is the Place to Be

By Janice Lane Palko

If you’re looking for a restaurant that combines quality cuisine with fresh ingredients, a friendly staff, one that has a cozy atmosphere, that is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner for two or a fun night out with friends, then look no further than Wexford Public.

Located at 12087 Perry Hwy., in Wexford, the restaurant is owned by Wexford residents John and Melanie Dober. In opening Wexford Public, John and Melanie bring to the table what they do best. John has been a part of Pittsburgh’s dining scene for over 20 years, opening and operating some of the most well-respected restaurants in the area as the Executive Chef, General Manager, and he has experience running large dining operations in Tampa, Florida. Melanie has a talent for connecting with people, and in her many roles interacting with folks she’s found her true passion: delivering a sense of genuine hospitality to the community. She’s worked in financial management for multiple places around the city and has been in and out of the restaurant business since her college days.

When you dine at Wexford Public, you can expect quality and excellence in every aspect of your experience. From the moment you walk through the door, their team is dedicated to ensuring your visit is nothing short of incredible. The menu boasts items to fill anyone’s appetite from sandwiches to Black Angus steaks, to a selection of the freshest seafood available. There are daily chef-inspired features to ensure you’ll never get bored when you dine at Wexford Public. The wine program is just as well-thought-out as the food, with selections carefully chosen to fit anyone’s desires. The main focus is on California wines, with selections from France, Italy, and elsewhere to round out your selections. The bar has an incredible selection of Bourbons, and Tequilas, and crafted signature cocktails. This is a must try Happy Hour location, with so many food and drink discounts, you may have a hard time deciding what you want!  

The restaurant also has a kids’ menu, and pups are welcome on the patio on Wednesdays and the last Sunday of every month. Wexford Public is the place to be whether you are having a lucky night out alone or feeding the family. Visit the website at There you can salivate over the menu and make reservations.



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