Pittsburgh Restaurants - Downtown Pittsburgh Dining
10 Great Pittsburgh Restaurants to Try Downtown
From fusion to French, downtown Pittsburgh boasts a wide array of culinary attractions to please even the most discriminating of palates. Check out these favorite downtown Pittsburgh restaurants for something new!
August Henry's City Saloon
946 Penn Avenue
Located within a block of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh, August Henry's City Saloon serves up American comfort food in a turn-of-the-century, casual atmosphere.
Doubletree Hotel, One Bigelow Square
The award winning Bigelow Grille serves up contemporary American cuisine with a bit of Pittsburgh flair. One of 2007 Pittsburgh Magazine's 25 Best Restaurants.
613 Penn Avenue
Enjoy Italian cuisine in the heart of Pittsburgh's downtown cultural district, just steps from Heinz Hall and the Benedum. Bravo Franco specializes in veal osso buco, filet and strip steaks. They also have a mouthwatering selection of desserts.
120 5th Place
Enjoy delicious Italian cuisine in downtown's Fifth Avenue Place, with a view of the golden triangle. The menue offers a little of everything - pastas, fresh seafood, steak, lamb, chicken, home made soups and salads.
The Capital Grille
301 Fifth Avenue
One of the newest steak houses in downtown Pittsburgh, The Capital Grille features dry, aged steaks, fresh seafood, and a huge wine list in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. This is an upscale chain, with dozens of restaurants nationwide. Open for dinner seven days a week, and lunch Monday - Friday.
Christos Mediterranean Grill
130 Sixth Street
Authentic greek cuisine is on the menu at this popular Cultural District eatery. Restaurant owner Christos Melacrinos, once personal chef to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, has decorated the place with personal mementos and family photos.
The Carlton Restaurant
500 Grant St.
Located just around the corner from the Mellon Arena, the Carlton is known for its entrance decor featuring caricatures of Pittsburgh personalities and it's good food and wine list. Limo service is available to downtown Pittsburgh cultural events. Dress is business casual. Named among Pittsburgh Magazine's 2007 Restaurant Legends.
Common Plea Restaurant
310 Ross St.
The Common Plea has long been known as one of the city's top restaurants. It attracts judges, and city and county government bigwigs at lunch due to its location across from the county courthouse, and a more general clientele at dinner. A rich, formal decor and fine Italian continental cuisine. Reservations suggested.
310 Forbes Avenue
Offers a lunch menu for Downtown office workers, as well as Happy Hours.
Elements Contemporary Cuisine
444 Liberty Avenue
Drawing inspiration primarily from France, Italy and the Mediterranean with bold flavor and beautiful presentations, the contemporary menu at Elements features local, fresh, seasonal ingredients, including locally sourced meats and cheeses for their extraordinary charcuterie list. Elements' Executive Chef Justin Severino has been nominated by Food & Wine Magazine as one of the Best New Chefs in America.
F. Tambellini Ristorante
139 Seventh St
A Pittsburgh tradition for over 50 years, F. Tambellini serves up Italian cuisine in the downtown theater district. Tambellini's Legendary Zucchini appetizer is a Pittsburgh favorite.
325 Oliver Avenue
What a combination - hot dogs, fruit shakes and kettle-cooked potato chips in the historic Trinity Cathedral in downtown Pittsburgh. They also serve wraps, salads, breakfast, and a few veggie items.
510 Market Street
Nestled in the LEED-certified Fairmont Pittsburgh hotel, Habitat offers an internationally-inspired eclectic menu brimming with locally-sourced ingredients in a modern, but elegant setting.
625 Liberty Avenue, CNG Tower
The downtown Pittsburgh location of Morton's Chicago Steakhouse is famous for its signature tableside menu presentation: steaks, whole Maine lobsters and other selections are presented on a cart rolled to your table. If you aren't hungry, one look at their menu will change things!
Nine on Nine Restaurant & Bistro
900 Penn Avenue
This upscale restaurant in the downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District serves up a sophisticated menu and a first-class dining experience.
NOLA on the Square
24 Market Square
A nouveau Creole menu in the beautifully transformed former 1902 Landmark Tavern, plus live jazz and blues music several times a week fill a much-needed hole in Pittsburgh's dining landscape. Executive chef and owner Yves Carreau also owns two other downtown Pittsburgh restaurants, Seviche and Sonoma Grille.
The Original Fish Market
1001 Liberty Avenue
Located in the downtown Westin Convention Center Hotel, the Original Fish Market is a popular Pittsburgh seafood restaurant and sushi bar. Food is always beautifully presented, but its quality varies just as much as the menu. Be sure to save room for dessert!
Penn Avenue Fish Company
308 Forbes Avenue
A spinoff of the original Penn Avenue Fish Company in the Strip District, the downtown location (no retail fish counter) offers a small, 35-seat dining area with a fresh, upscale menu focused on what else - fish and seafood.
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Six PPG Place
The Pittsburgh location of this chain of gourmet restaurants, is best known for its steak but also offers a host of other entrees. You can check out the menu online as well as find hours, directions and more. Dress is casual to dressy.
930 Penn Avenue
This casual downtown hot spot is filled with color and energy, especially on show nights. Enjoy an inventive cocktail, the seviche bar and tapas/small plates while sitting with friends at your choice of casual seating areas (first come first served).
146 Sixth Street
This neighborhood American bistro focuses on relaxed but attentive service, and good food at down-to-earth prices. The food is a nice mix of unfussy comfort foods such as mac'n cheese and cornbread and more interesting fare such as polenta goat cheese "fries" and grilled watermelon salad. Open late. The Wall Street Journal called Six Penn "where to eat in Pittsburgh."
1241 Penn Avenue
Located between downtown Pittsburgh and the Strip District, in easy walking distance of most downtown hotels, Sushi Kim serves up a wide variety of Korean sushi and sashimi dishes. The menu even includes pictures so you can see what you'll be getting.
Winghart's Burger & Whiskey Bar
5 Market Square
Newly remodeled Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh is home to Winghart's burger bar, loved for its Shipwrecked Burger with Brie cheese, caramelized onions, bacon, arugula and white truffle aioli. They have plenty of other gourmet burger options as well, plus a Beretta Veggie burger and wood-fired pizzas for those who prefer an alternative to red meat.