PITTSBURGH POINT MAGAZINE - DINING
When it comes to good food and spirits, Pittsburgh offers a wide array of fine dining spots. Whether a business lunch or a romantic dinner for two, you’ll find the right place by consulting Point Dining. Restaurant suggestions are listed alphabetically.
BIKKI - ABRUZZI’S RESTAURANT — 20 South 10th St. at Holiday Inn Express (South Side), Pittsburgh. 412-431- 4511. Brand spanking new location for long-time favorite. Beautiful surroundings with views to match, with inside or patio seating. Traditional Italian dishes with the red sauces a specialty. Lunch Mon.-Sat. and dinner 7 nights a week.
BRUSCHETTA’S — 1831 E. Carson St. (South Side), Pittsburgh. 412-431-3535. This outstanding restaurant offers build your own pastas at lunchtime, and of course, bruschettas. For dinner you’ll find pastas, salads, chicken, veal, seafood, and daily specials. The kitchen uses only fresh ingredients and meals are prepared to order. Mon.-Wed. 11:30 AM-10:00 PM, Thu.-Sat. till 11:00 PM.
THE CHURCH BREW WORKS — 3525 Liberty Ave. (Lawrenceville), Pittsburgh. 412-688-8200. Award-winning food and brewed beer produced in front of your eyes. Located in a converted turn-of-the-century church. Outdoor patio dining available in courtyard. Full service. Varietal wines and full service bar available. Mon.- Thu. 11:30 AM-midnight, Fri. & Sat. till 1:00 AM, Sun. noon-10:00 PM. Resv. only for large groups. AmEx, VISA, MC, DISCOVER, DC. www.churchbrew.com
CITY GRILL — 2019 E. Carson St. (South Side), Pittsburgh. 412-431-1770. Serving grilled gourmet Black Angus burgers along with a variety of milk-fed veal dishes and homemade pasta. Mon.-Thu. 11:30 AM-11:00 PM; Fri. & Sat. 11:30 AM-Midnight, Sun. 4:00 PM-10:00 PM.
THE CLUBHOUSE RESTAURANT — Clarion Hotel, 300 Tarentum Bridge Rd., New Kensington, PA. 724- 335-9171. Open daily for breakfast 6:30 AM-10:30 AM with a Sunday Brunch 10:30 AM-2:00 PM, dinner daily 4:30 PM-10:00 PM. Closed for lunch. Dinner menu featuring pasta, seafood, chicken, steaks, and savory salads. Beverages include wine and beer. Private banquet facilities available for meetings and special occasions.
COZUMEL RESTAURANTE MEXICANO — 5505 Walnut Street (Shadyside), Pittsburgh. 412-621-5100. Award Winning Authentic Mexican Cuisine. Speedy Gonzales Lunches under $5.00. LIVE LATIN MUSIC AND DANCING Friday and Saturday nights at 10:30 PM. Open daily. Major credit cards accepted.
DOWE’S ON 9TH — 121 Ninth St. (Downtown- Cultural District), Pittsburgh. 412-281-9225. Pittsburgh’s Premiere Jazz Club. Live entertainment nightly. International Acts. American menu with the best Sweet Potatoe Pie in town. Lunch 11:00 AM-2:00 PM & dinner 5:00 PM-11:00 PM. Mon.-Sat. Open till 2:00 AM. Major credit cards.
FAT HEAD’S SOUTH SHORE SALOON — 1805 E. Carson St. (South Side), Pittsburgh. 412-431-7433. www.fatheads.com Newly expanded with outdoor patio dining. Open 7 days for oversized sandwiches, burgers, wings, steaks, ribs, salads, and more. Outstanding selection of beers on tap. Major credit cards.
GRAND CONCOURSE — 100 West Station Square Dr., Pittsburgh. 412-261-1717. Stunning views of the Monongahela River, eclectic gourmet dishes, and impressive stained glass windows all contribute to the aesthetic appeal of the Grand Concourse. The Grand Concourse specializes in innovative cuisine featuring fresh seafood, delicious steaks, and enticing desserts. Join us for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11:30 AM-4:00 PM, or dinner Monday through Friday from 4:00 PM-10:00 PM, Saturday from 4:00 PM-11:00 PM, and Sunday from 4:00 PM-9:00 PM. Our notable Sunday Brunch is available from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM.
GREEN FOREST CHURRASCARIA — 655 Rodi Road (Monroeville area), Penn Hills. 412-371-5560. A unique style of serving barbequed meat, carved at your table. Featuring Chicken, Pork Loin, Sausage, Skirt Steak, Tenderloin, Top Sirloin, Duck, Turkey with Bacon, and Shiskabob. Resv. sugg. but not required. Major credit cards.
HARD ROCK CAFE — 5 Station Square Dr. (Station Square), Pittsburgh. 412-481-7625. This worldwide favorite now in the Bessemer Court at Station Square. Good food and surroundings with legendary music memorabilia. SAVE with your Point coupon. Live music weekly.
THE HARVEST BAR — The Westin Convention Center - Pittsburgh (2nd level), 1000 Penn Ave. (Downtown), Pittsburgh. 412-281-3700. Enjoy soups, salads, and sand-wiches in elegant surroundings. Lunch daily from 11:30 AM- 4:00 PM. Happy hour 5:00 PM-7:00 PM. An excellent selection of single malt scotches. Major credit cards.
HOOTERS — Two Station Square Dr. E.(Station Square), Pittsburgh. 412-261-WING (9464). 3498 Wm. Penn Highway, Monroeville. 412-829-WING (9464). A lively Florida themed restaurant featuring Nearly World Famous Chicken Wings, More Than A Mouthful Sandwiches, Great Seafood, Salads & Soups, all served by the World Famous Hooter Girls to 50s & 60s tunes on the jukebox. Kids Menu. Resv. for groups of 10 or more. Lunch & dinner. AmEx, VISA, MC, DISCOVER.
HOSS’S FAMILY STEAK & SEA HOUSE — Eight Pittsburgh area locations. Allison Park, 412-486-9291. Moon Township, 412-262-8857. Penn Hills, 412-241- 7522. Murrysville, 724-733-2090. Pleasant Hills, 412- 653-7378. Greensburg, 724-834-1515. Belle Vernon, 724-929-9249. Canonsburg, 724-746-4677. Fresh-Cut Steaks, Savory Seafood, Tender Chicken, Hoss’pitality Salad Bar, Senior Citizen Discounts, and Kids Meals. Major credit cards.
IBIZA TAPAS & WINE BAR — 2228 E. Carson St. (South Side), Pittsburgh. 412-325-2227. The creators of Mallorca present the first and the only authentic Tapas & Wine Restaurant in Pittsburgh. Outside dining available. Private rooms. www.ibizatapasrestaurant.com
INDIA GARDEN — 328 Atwood St. (Oakland), Pittsburgh. 412-682-3000. Voted #1 Indian Restaurant 10 years in a row. Critically acclaimed North Indian food served in a relaxed atmosphere. Lunch Buffet served daily that offers vegetarian dishes. Half-off dinner 3:00 PM-5:00 PM, 11:00 PM-1:00 AM. Major credit cards.
INDIA GARDEN — 3813 William Penn Highway, Monroeville. 412-372-0400. Voted #1 Indian Restaurant 10 years in a row. Banquet facilities available. Seating up to 150 people. Sunday Dinner Buffet 5:30 PM-9:30 PM. Lunch Buffet daily 11:30 AM-3:00 PM, dinner till 10:00 PM, Fri. & Sat. till 11:00 PM. Major credit cards.
ISABELA ON GRANDVIEW — 1318 Grandview Ave. (Mt. Washington), Pittsburgh. 412-431-5882. Outstanding dining with an outstanding view of the Golden Triangle. Recipient of the prestigious DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America) Award. Voted One of the Ten Best Romantic Views for Restaurants by the Wall Street Journal. Seven Course Prix Fixe Tasting Menu. Serving dinner Mon.-Sat. 5:00 PM-10:00 PM Award winning cuisine and wines. Private dining room available 7 days (7:00 AM-midnight). www.isabelaongrandview.com
JIMMY JOHN’S — 506 Liberty Ave. (Downtown), Pittsburgh. 412-697-0999. World’s Greatest Gourmet Sandwiches. Free delivery to hotels. Mon.-Sat. 10:30 AM-7:30 PM. Closed Sundays. Major credit cards.
KIKU — The Shops at Station Square, Pittsburgh. 412- 765-3200. REAL Japanese food. Featuring Sushi bar, tempura-teriyaki, & sukiyaki. Lunch Mon.-Fri. 11:30 AM-2:00 PM; dinner Mon.-Thu. 5:00 PM-10:30 PM, Fri. & Sat. 5:00 PM-11:30 PM. Sun. noon-10:00 PM. AmEx, MC, VISA.
THE 1902 LANDMARK TAVERN — 24 Market Square (Downtown), Pittsburgh. 412-471-1902. Pittsburgh’s premiere chop house menu highlighted by an authentically restored turn-of-the-century tavern. A true chop house selection of beef, veal, lamb, and pork. Enjoy pasta, seafood, and raw bar specialties. Sip at the Vodka Bar. Mon.-Sat. 11:30 AM-2:00 AM. Open Sundays of Steelers Home Games. AmEx, VISA, MC, DC.
LE POMMIER BISTRO FRANÇAIS — 2104 E. Carson St. (South Side), Pittsburgh. 412-431-1901. www.lepommier. com. A contemporary French-American Bistro featuring seasonal dishes highlighting the simplicity of fine ingredients. The traditions of French cuisine blend with the flavors of the Pittsburgh market to create a casual but elegant dining experience. Le Pommier Bistro Francais— French cuisine, sans attitude. Dinner only Mon.-Sat. 5:30 PM-Close, Closed Sunday. Reservations recommended. Major credit cards accepted.
MAHARAJA RESTAURANT — 1150 Banksville Rd., Pittsburgh. 412-563-2444. North Indian Cuisine. All you can eat, Daily Lunch & Dinner Buffets. Minutes from Downtown and Greentree. Catering for all occasions. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11:00 AM-2:30 PM, Sat. & Sun. noon-3:00 PM., daily 5:00 PM-10:00 PM. Closed Mondays. Major credit cards.
MALLORCA — 2228 E. Carson St. (South Side), Pittsburgh. 412-488-1818. Visit Spain and Portugal for dinner. Authentic Spanish and Portuguese style cuisine. Specializing in seafood, fantastic paella, and the city’s best sangria. Mon.-Thu. 11:30 AM-10:30 PM, Fri. & Sat. 11:30 AM-11:30 PM, Sun. noon-10:00 PM. Major credit cards.
MAX & ERMA’S — 630 Stanwix St. (Downtown), Pittsburgh, 412-471-1140; 5533 Walnut St. (Shadyside) Pittsburgh, 412-681-5775; 1910 Cochran Rd. (Green Tree), Pittsburgh, 412-344-4449; 936 Sheraton Dr. (Cranberry) Mars, 724-772-3233; 130 Andrew Dr. (Airport Area), 412-787-7000; 2740 Mosside Blvd., Monroeville, 412- 372-3262; 900 Gamma Dr. (Rt. 28, Exit 10 R.I.D.C. Park), Fox Chapel, 412-968-5768; 4093 Washington Rd. (Peters Twp.), McMurray, 724-941- 1223; and 5150 William Flinn Hwy., Gibsonia, 724- 443-6690. A Restaurant, Bar, & Gathering Place. Food for any mood...from gourmet burgers and specialty sandwiches to steaks, salads, homemade pasta, fresh fish to a build it yourself Sundae Bar. Hours vary. Major credit cards.
NAKAMA JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE AND SUSHI BAR—1611 E. Carson St. (South Side), Pittsburgh. 412-381- 6000. Specially trained chefs show off their skills and showmanship at “smokeless” hibachi grills. Also, enjoy intimate dining around the sushi bar. Huge cocktail lounge. Visit www.eatatnakama.com for specials. Mon.- Sat. 11:00 AM-1:00 AM, Sun. 4:00 PM-10:00 PM. Valet Parking Thu.-Sat. from 6:00 PM. Major credit cards.
OLD EUROPE — 1209-1211 E. Carson St. (South Side), Pittsburgh. 412-488-1700. A menu that includes eastern European cuisine with traditional dishes such as Ukrainian borscht, spicy Hungarian paprikas, and Bulgarian moussaka. Fish your own live trout out of a tank. Open Tue.-Sat. 5:00 PM-10:00 PM, Sun. 4:00 PM- 8:00 PM. Major credit cards.
OPUS — Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, 107 Sixth St. (Downtown), Pittsburgh. 412-992-2005. Comfort cuisine with a festive American flair at one of The Cultural District’s trendiest eateries. Ideal for pre-theater rendezvous. No entrees over $24. Open daily until 10 p.m. Valet parking available. Major credit cards.
THE ORCHARD CAFE — The Westin Convention Center - Pittsburgh, 1000 Penn Ave. (Downtown), Pittsburgh. 412-281-3700. The Most Exotic Breakfast Buffet Award Winner - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Third Place/Sunday Brunch - Pittsburgh Magazine. Casual dining at reasonable prices. Also featuring lunch buffet and extensive salad bar. Sunday Brunch 11:00 AM-2:30 PM. Major credit cards.
THE ORIGINAL FISH MARKET RESTAURANT — 1001 Liberty Avenue (Downtown-at the Westin Convention Center). 412-227-3657. For the best selection of the freshest seafood in town. Raw bar, sushi, lobsters, grilled tuna, salmon, grouper, and more. We also feature outstanding steaks, chicken, pork chops, and rack of lamb. Extensive wine list with many hard to find selections. Wine bar features 22 selections by the glass. Minutes from all downtown hotels. Open 7 days. Lunch, dinner, and late nite dining. Valet parking available. Major credit cards.
THE ORIGINAL OYSTER HOUSE — 20 Market Square (Downtown), Pittsburgh. 412-566-7925. Pittsburgh’s Famous Fish Sandwich and other delicious seafood. Mon.-Sat. 9:00 AM-11:00 PM. This Pittsburgh tradition also offers award-winning Maryland style crab cakes and delicious New England Clam Chowder.
PALOMINO — Four Gateway Center (Downtown), Pittsburgh. 412-642-7711. Classy, upscale dining featuring regional American cuisine inspired by the simple and rustic dishes of Europe. Specialties include blue crab artichoke dip, braised lamb shank, and paella. Lunch Mon.-Fri. 11:00 AM-3:00 PM; dinner Sun.-Thu. 5:00 PM-10:00 PM, Fri. & Sat. till 11:00 PM. Bar open late. Reservations not required but accepted. Major Credit Cards.
PITTSBURGH RARE — 7 Station Square Drive (Located in the lobby of the Sheraton Station Square Hotel), Pittsburgh. 412-803-3824. A rare dining experience indeed where you will find great steak at the meat of the menu. A fine variety of seafood and chicken also available. All done with exceptional flare in a relaxing atmosphere. Elegant but not formal. Dine along the water’s edge with an incredible view of the city’s skyline that’s just as extraordinary as the steaks. Open 7 days. Convenient parking. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner service. Major credit cards.
PIZZA PARMA — 823 Penn Ave. (Downtown), Pittsburgh, 412-577-7300; 1790 N. Highland Ave. (South Hills), Pittsburgh, 412-833-4455; 217 S. Highland Ave. (Shadyside), Pittsburgh, 412-441-6600; 609 Washington Pike (Bridgeville/Southpointe/South Fayette), 412-914-1144. FREE DELIVERY to all hotels. Pizza (Traditional, White, Specialty), Appetizers, Wings, Hoagies, Gyros, Wedgies, Calzones, Salads, Pasta, & Cheesecake. Open Mon.-Thu. 10:00 AM-1:00 AM, Fri. & Sat. 10:00 AM-2:00 AM, Sun. 11:00 AM-1:00 AM. Major credit cards.
PRINCE OF INDIA RESTAURANT & TAVERN — 3614 Fifth Ave. (Oakland), Pittsburgh. 412-687-0888. Authentic Indian Cuisine. Imported Indian Beer. Tandoori Dishes. Exotic Curries & Vegetarian Cuisine. Hours: Tue.-Fri. 11:00 AM-2:30 PM, Sat. & Sun. noon-3:00 PM., Tue.- Sun. 5:00 PM-10:00 PM. Major credit cards.
PROMENADE CAFÉ — Hilton Pittsburgh (Downtown). 412-594-5160. The Promenade Café invites you to enjoy classic American cuisine in an exciting restaurant overlooking the Gateway Center. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Visit the THREE RIVERS PUB to watch your favorite game and enjoy a Domestic or Imported draft beer or cocktail. A great place to meet friends or business associates.
RED BULL INN — 5205 Campbells Run Road (Robinson Twp.), Pittsburgh. 412-787-2855. Red Bull Inn remembers their heritage of traditional Quality, Food, and Service. The portions, the drinks, and even the chairs are hearty in size and of superior quality. With midwestern corn-fed beef; carefully aged topshelf liquors; attentive service; and music from the Sinatra era.
SESAME INN — The Shops at Station Square, Pittsburgh. 412-281-8282; Mt. Lebanon, 715 Washington Rd. 412- 341-2555; North Hills, 711 Browns Ln. 412-366-1838; McMurray, 2975 Washington Rd. 724-942-2888. Lunch and dinner daily. Quality Asian cuisine served in becoming surroundings. Also offers a selection of light dishes with no MSG added. Major credit cards.
SHOOTZ CAFE — 2305 E. Carson St. (South Side), Pittsburgh. 412-488-3820. A most unique restaurant where one can eat, chat at the bar, play pool, and socialize. Casual and upscale. Full Bar with beers on tap and 18 pool tables. Open daily 11:00 AM. till 2:00 AM. www.shootzcafe.com
SPICE CAFE — 328 Atwood St. (Lower Level, India Garden-Oakland), Pittsburgh. 412-682-1900. Drink specials every night. Big Screen TV. 20 beers on tap. Open till 2:00 AM. Major credit cards.
THE STEELHEAD BRASSERIE & WINE BAR — 112 Washington Place (Pittsburgh Marriott City Center- Downtown), Pittsburgh. 412-FYI-FISH (394-3474). An exciting new restaurant that has steelhead salmon flown in daily from the Pacific Northwest. An extensive menu of fresh seafood and prime beef. Serving lunch and dinner daily.
SUSHI KIM — 1241 Penn Avenue (Strip District), Pittsburgh. 412-281-9956. Enjoy authentic Korean Cuisine and exquisite Sushi Bar. Newly remodeled with private dining available. Come experience the #1 Asian & Sushi restaurant as voted by Pittsburgh City Paper readers ’97-03. Lunch & dinner daily. Tue.-Thu. 11:30 AM-10:00 PM, Fri. & Sat. 11:30 AM-11:00 PM, Sun. & holidays noon-9:00 PM. Closed Mon. Major credit cards.
THE TERRACE — Omni William Penn Hotel on Mellon Sq. (Downtown), Pittsburgh. 412-553-5235. Featuring regional cuisine as well as traditional Pittsburgh favorites. Breakfast Mon.-Fri. 6:30 AM-11:00 AM, Sat. till 11:30 AM, Continental Breakfast 11:00 AM-11:30 AM; lunch Mon.-Sat. 11:30 AM-2:00 PM; dinner Mon.- Sat. 5:00 PM-10:00 PM; Plated Brunch Sunday 6:30 AM-2:00 PM.
TIN ANGEL — 1200 Grandview Ave. (Mt. Washington), Pittsburgh. 412-381-1919. Dine high above it all where President Clinton had a wonderful dining experience as well as a breathtaking view of the Golden Triangle. The perfect setting for a romantic or business dinner. Full course dinners include entrees of seafood, steaks, and chicken. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Major credit cards.
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