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Andys Wine Bar
510 Market St., downtown; 412/773-8884, andyswinebar.com
Inspired by Andy Warhol and Andrew Carnegie. Art
and wine lovers never forget to try sandwiches or
sweets before sampling the wine.
Bar Marco $$
2216 Penn Ave., Strip District; 412/554-6037, barmarcopgh.com
Patatas bravas and charcuterie grace the menu. No-Menu Mondays and brunch. Nominated by Bon
Appetit as one of this year’s 50 Best New Restaurants.
Braddock’s American Brasserie
107 Sixth St., downtown; 412/992-2005, braddocksrestaurant.com
Pasta served by the half and full plates, soups, salads,
small dinner plates and seafood. Sister spot Braddock’s
Street Side serves small plates, among other dishes.
Butcher and the Rye
212 Sixth St., downtown; 412/391-2752, butcherandtherye.com
Sister spot of Meat & Potatoes. Small plates and craft
cocktails. Closed Sun and Mon. Reservations suggested.
120 Fifth Ave., downtown; 412/391-1226, thepipagroup.com/amante
American-Italian dishes, including bucatini amatri-ciana with plum tomatoes, garlic, pork pancetta and
white wine. Closed Sun.
The Carlton Restaurant $$$
500 Grant St., downtown; 412/391-4152, thecarltonrestaurant.com
Steak, chops, fish and pastas, an annotated wine list
and popular wine dinners. Free parking in One Mellon
Center garage. Offers vegan options.
Diamond Market Bar & Grill $
430 Market St., downtown; 412/325-2000, diamondmarketgrill.com
Offers anything from barbecue and burgers to seafood
and pasta, plus shakes and desserts. Vegetarian, wine,
cocktails and brew options. Weekend valet.
1150 Smallman St., Strip District; 412/201-5656, bigburrito.com
Elegantly presented seasonal flavors. Try Fisher’s Island
oysters, smoked lamb tacos, beet salad and black-truffle gnocchi. Extensive wine selection.
510 Market St., downtown; 412/773-8848, habitatrestaurant.com
Local ingredients blended into wide-ranging, global
menu. Offers weekend brunch, vegan options and valet
parking. Corkage fees apply. Valet before 4 p.m.
2000 Smallman St., Strip District; 412/261-6565, bigburrito.com
Caribbean/Latin-themed fare, such as seared rare tuna
with avocado aji sauce and conch fritters. Vegetarian
prix-fixe dinners every third Wed.
Meat & Potatoes $$
649 Penn Ave., downtown; 412/325-7007, meatandpotatoespgh.com
Featuring a variety of meaty dishes and seafood, plus
several vegetarian options and desserts. Brunch, lunch,
dinner and killer cocktails.
Nine on Nine
900 Penn Ave., downtown; 412/338-6463, nineonninepgh.com
Euro-American cuisine, such as black cod and prime
strip with Kobe beef-cheek pierogies. Adjacent Bar
Nine serves specialty drinks and small bites.
NOLA on the Square $$
24 Market Square, downtown; 412/471-9100, nolaonthesquare.com
If you’ve never been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, no
worries. You can get a taste of the culture downtown
during NOLA’s lunch, brunch and dinner.
Olive or Twist $
140 Sixth St., downtown; 412/255-0525, olive-twist.com
American cuisine and martinis. Serves lunch and
dinner Mon-Fri. Live music. Happy hour 4-6 p.m.
Mon-Fri. Upstairs lounge.
The Original Fish Market
1001 Liberty Ave., downtown; 412/227-3657, theoriginalfishmarket.
Serving lunch and dinner with an array of fish and
seafood dishes from a seasonal menu, plus extensive
sushi and wine selections. Offers valet parking and
Original Oyster House
20 Market Square, downtown; 412/566-7925, originaloysterhousepitts-burgh.com
Home to the jumbo fish sandwich. Also known for
freshly made soups, award-winning crab cakes and
25 Market Square, downtown; 412/471-2058, perlepgh.com
It’s designed as a “sophisticated European Champagne
and tapas bar,” but this spot also serves galettes bretonne
(Brittany buckwheat crepes) and traditional crepes.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Six PPG Place, downtown; 412/391-4800, ruthschris.com
This high-end steak chain originating in New Orleans
boasts aged prime beef served with butter. Want something a little different? Try the barbecued shrimp.
930 Penn Ave., downtown; 412/697-3120, seviche.com
Raw food with a twist. Featuring mojitos, salsa music
and the creative Latin American cuisine with a South
Beach Art Deco and Cuban art interior.
Sienna Sulla Piazza $$
22 Market Square; 412/281-6363, siennapgh.com
Simple, creative Italian dishes from chef Matthew
Porco. Market Square valet parking. Catering and
vegan options. Closed Sun.
Sinful Sweets Chocolate Co.
901 Penn Ave., downtown; 412/235-7865, sinfulsweetsonline.com
Indulge in an array of sweets, including chocolate-dipped bacon. Don’t forget the Breakfast of Champions
Six Penn Kitchen
146 Sixth St., downtown; 412/566-7366, sixpennkitchen.com
American bistro with regional classics and seasonal
947 Penn Ave., downtown; 412/697-1336, thesonomagrille.com
Contemporary cuisine with Californian influences.
Known for an extensive wine list. Top it all off with
dessert, such as gingerbread cheesecake.
Steelhead Brasserie and Wine Bar $$
112 Washington Place, downtown; 412/471-4000, thesteelhead.com
Fresh fish, lamb and aged beef with a modern-day flair.
Weekday breakfast and lunch; $10 corkage fee with
Stone Neapolitan Pizza
300 Liberty Ave., Suite 100, downtown; 412/904-4531, stonepizzeria.com
This Neapolitan-inspired pizza will transport you to
Italy with each bite; choices include margherita and
1241 Penn Ave., Strip District; 412/281-9956, sushikim.com
Korean specialties and sushi. Sushi bar by woodworking artist Tadao Arimoto. Sushi menu offers an
expanded selection of vegetarian and cooked sushi.
The Terrace Room
530 William Penn Place, downtown; 412/281-7100, omnihotels.com
“New traditional” fare. Chef Jacky Francois brings
you a fine-dining experience and catering. Afternoon tea and jazz lineup.
Thin Man Sandwich Shop $
50 21st St., Strip District; 412/586-7370, thinmansandwichshop.com
Dan and Sherri Leiphart, formerly of Isabela On
Grandview (and other local eateries), make fun sandwiches, including Pittsburgh-famous Thin Man.
Azan Wok $
2352A Golden Mile Highway, Plum; 724/519-2241, azanwok.com
Chinese and Japanese cuisine all in one spot, plus sushi
and more. Catering and variety lunch specials available.
Casa Del Sole Pizzeria
222 First St., Aspinwall; 412/784-8178
A neighborhood pizzeria serving delicious down-home and specialty pies since 1979. Try the Greek-style pizza.
46 Fox Chapel Road, Fox Chapel; 412/781-3700, donatosrestaurant.
Traditional American and Italian food in a tasteful
environment, with such items as porcini-dusted filet
and jumbo lump crab cakes.
Flowers in the Attic Café
7505 Saltsburg Road, Regency Park; 412/798-0701
Inside a Victorian offering lunch or Sun brunch with
sandwiches, salads and breakfast favorites, and specialty tea service. Party reservations available.
Marisqueira Mediterranean Bistro
225 Commercial Ave., Aspinwall; 412/696-1130, marisqueirabistro.com
Traditional Portuguese cuisine, including cod fish
cakes, beer-steamed cockles, chicken in piri-piri sauce,
and carne de porco alentejana.
Oakmont Bakery $
531 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont; 412/826-1606, oakmontbakery.com
Full-service retail bakery. European-style coffee and
espresso bar. Wedding and specialty cakes for all occasions.
Out of the Fire Café
3784 Route 31, Donegal; 724/259-8887, outofthefirecafe.com
Next time you’re in the Laurel Highlands, check out
this family-owned upscale-casual spot serving “New
Pallantia Tapas y Paella
6044 U. S. 30, Greensburg; 724/837-8272, pallantiatapas.com
Authentic Spanish tapas, paella and sangria.
8500 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills; 412/731-4689
Casual restaurant featuring fresh seafood specialties,
southern-style chicken and grilled entrées. Try the
127 Market St., Leechburg; 724/236-0450, twistedthistlepa.com
Specializes in farm-to-table dishes with ethnic influ-
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Dine RESTAURANTS AROUND THE REGION