Pittsburgh has been remade and reimagined. Think 24 miles of riverfront trails, beautiful parks and historic attractions. Home to 90 neighborhoods, the ‘Burgh feels authentic and unpretentious. No visit is complete without a trip to the Strip District or PNC Park, a ride up the Duquesne Incline or a stop at The Andy Warhol Museum. Architecture buffs love Pittsburgh for the amazing downtown buildings. Hollywood producers, do, too—the city has even been called the “Hollywood of the East."
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4.5 based on 717 reviews
Istanbul Sofra has a casual, fresh environment with paprika and cerulean walls, colorful menus and sparkly hanging Turkish mosaic light fixtures. Outdoor seating on busy Braddock Avenue also is available, weather permitting.
Eastern Mediterranean cuisine has been a favorite of mine for over forty years and Istanbul Sofra does not disappoint. First off, the moment that you walk in the door, you are treated politely and respectfully. It is impossible to not respond in kind. The menu, which is affordably priced, has typical mouthwatering fare from falafel, humus and babaganouse as appetizers to kabobs (either lamb or chicken), stuffed eggplant, or expertly prepared sea bass for an entre. While trying the delicious looking rice pudding is on my "to do" list, I haven't been able to resist their baklava (spoiler alert: plan to share it with your dinner companion because the portion is enormous). So if you, too, love Turkish cuisine or want a fantastic first time experience, what are you waiting for? You didn't want to cook at home tonight anyway!
4.5 based on 578 reviews
Went to Gaucho for my mother's birthday. The food was excellent. I especially recommend the pork empanadas. Everyone really enjoyed their meals in our group of 4 and were stuffed. The staff was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. We went at around 3:30 pm so the wait was not bad. The dining area was just a bit loud, making conversation difficult. A couple of pieces of my rib eye were slightly overdone beyond the medium I requested. Everything was still delicious though! Definitely worth going.
4.5 based on 611 reviews
As Executive Chef & Partner of Altius, Jessica Gibson’s approach to contemporary American cuisine is refined and modern with a respect for the integrity and quality of her ingredient driven menu. Your first visit may be for the view, but you will return again and again to enjoy one of Pittsburgh’s premiere fine dining experiences.
Although the atmosphere is somewhat upscale, there is a very comfortable feel here. The staff is very attentive and knowledgeable, but not at all intrusive. The view is spectacular from any table. AND THE FOOD!! I've been here 3 times with groups of four people, and every meal has been incredible, from the bread/butter selection, to the wonderful desserts. Appetizers and entrees are unique and imaginative, and cooked to perfection.
4.5 based on 724 reviews
I've come to know Pamela's in the Strip as being a great and consistent breakfast spot before tackling the shopping for the day. Always busy and often a wait, it is definitely worth waiting for the usual 20 to 30 minutes. Known for their pancakes which are thin and almost crepe like, there are a number of other great offerings. From traditional and some not-so-traditional egg dishes and some nice lunch offerings. The service is fast and efficient and the servers always have outgoing personalities (they need to as there is such a high energy level in the place)! The hash browns are really good and the coffee always plentiful. This has become my family tradition when in town!
Please note, cash only but, the prices are reasonable and you get a great value!
4.5 based on 626 reviews
You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you’ll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their “Achievement of Excellence Award.” Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our event planning staff has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service.
My buddy and I stopped here after the game we sat at the bar because we didn’t have a reservation the staff at the bar were excellent took very good care of us we both had the New York strip the lobster Mac n cheese and the Brussel sprouts simply out of this world this is a must stop if your in the city.
4.5 based on 291 reviews
Point Brugge cafe is the perfect place for a quick late night get together with friends. Located in a tree lined quiet neighborhood with street parking within walking distance. Every item on the menu is perfectly prepared and can be easily shared by 2 or 3 people. The cheese plate with a mediterranean inspired choice of variety of spreads, marinated olives and crusty bread. Start with a sublime whimsical cocktail "walk in the rain", citrusy, light and refreshing not too sweet. Nice selection of wines pair well with the menu. We ordered the moules with the garlic and white wine, so delicious with the warm crusty to dip in the broth. Followed by the braised spare rib poutine, was thoroughly enjoyed by both adults and teens. Can't wait to come back and try dessert.
A place that you can have interesting drinks and a delicious bite with friends served by a friendly attentive staff.
4.5 based on 173 reviews
Richard DeShantz is the Chef/Owner of Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group in Pittsburgh, PA. The group includes Meat & Potatoes, a seasonally-inspired gastropub; Butcher and the Rye, an acclaimed rustic Americana restaurant with an extensive whiskey program; täkō, a farm-to-street fusion taqueria focusing on fresh ingredients and chef-driven tacos; Pork & Beans, a Texas-inspired BBQ and smokehouse; and Poulet Bleu, an American Bistro in Lawrenceville.
This restaurant was recommended to us. It is a smaller space and reservations are needed unless you go when they open at 5pm. This is the best Mexican food i have ever had!!!! The homemade tortillas are fantastic!!! Cheese fundido great. Go early and next time i will try the guacamole menu! Cant wait to visit another day.
4.5 based on 172 reviews
Had a very enjoyable meal here. Thai/Asian cuisine. Most dishes involve noodles -- obviously. Mine came in a very flavorful curry with clams. My niece had the pad thai which included chicken. We also tried a few appetizers -- dumplings and I thing she had steamed buns with pork. Both were tasty. No reservation. Cash only. No phone. Gets very busy. But once you eat there you'll understand why.
4.5 based on 505 reviews
Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room is a beautiful dining and drinking establishment located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh's bustling Cultural District. We serve hand-crafted pizzas from our wood-burning oven, fresh pastas, house-made desserts, 30 craft beers on tap, wines by the glass and bottle, and signature cocktails. We are independently owned, Pittsburgh-proud, and supportive of other local purveyors, farms, breweries and suppliers. Join us for the freshest food, best drink list, and warmest ambiance in town!
I don't understand the few previous posters who disparaged the pizza. We ordered the Forest and it was so good. Delicate mushrooms, excellent cheese, amazing crust garnished with a balsamIc glaze. It was yummy. Nice service with an excellent selection of brews and wines. What is not to like? So happy we found this spot. Amazing Pizza.
4.5 based on 157 reviews
I found the food to be OK. The homemade noodles were obviously the stars of the dish, but the flavors of most dishes were not significantly better than many lo mein and dim sum dishes that I have had at other Asian restaurants. One of the dishes was so spicy that it was practically inedible. I will return and give it another chance if in the area, but in no hurry to do so.
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