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Less than $15 per entrée
$15 - $30
$30 - $45
More than $45
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 here.
August Henry’s City Saloon
946 Penn Ave., downtown; 412/765-3270, augusthenrys.com
Casual Old English bar and homemade comfort food,
including crab cakes, sandwiches and steak — plus
daily specials. Large beer selection. Closed Sun.
Bar Marco $$
2216 Penn Ave., Strip District; 412/471-1900, barmarcopgh.com
Menu lists charcuterie plus refined burgers and more.
No-Menu Mondays. Sat and Sun brunch.
Blue Line Grille
1014 Fifth Ave., Uptown; 412/281-2583, bluelinegrille.com
Within striking distance of Consol Energy Center.
Known for its hockey-themed cocktails, poutine, wings
and beer specials. Has plenty of TVs for viewing games.
Boulevard Deli $
309 Smithfield St., downtown; 412/281-4300, blvddeli.com
Serves a variety of sandwiches and hot dogs named
after city spots — such as The Bloomfield. Catering
and vegan options. Closed Sat and Sun.
Braddock’s American Brasserie
107 Sixth St., downtown; 412/992-2005, braddocksrestaurant.com
Pasta served by the half and full plates, soups, salads,
small dinner plates and seafood. Sister spot Braddock’s
Street Side serves small plates, among other dishes.
Butcher and the Rye
212 Sixth St., downtown; 412/391-2752, butcherandtherye.com
Sister spot of Meat & Potatoes serving small and large
plates as well as craft cocktails.
120 Fifth Ave., downtown; 412/391-1226, thepipagroup.com/amante
American-Italian dishes, including bucatini amatri-ciana with plum tomatoes, garlic, pork pancetta and
white wine. Closed Sun.
The Capital Grille
301 Fifth Ave., downtown; 412/338-9100, thecapitalgrille.com
Known for its dry-aged, hand-cut beef selections and
extensive, award-winning wine list.
The Carlton Restaurant $$$
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.
520 Third Ave., downtown; 412/261-1292, chinatowninn.net
A Chinese spot for all occasions. Dine in or take it to
go and sit in the nearby PPG Plaza.
2350 Railroad St., Strip District; 412/281-6593, cioppinoofpittsburgh.com
Tuscan-inspired fare from seafood to pasta. Start with
the lobster risotto or tuna tartare before moving on to a
heartier dish such as Elysian Fields Farm lamb.
Diamond Market Bar & Grill $
430 Market St., downtown; 412/325-2000, diamondmarketgrill.com
Offers selections ranging from barbecue and burgers
to seafood and pasta. Vegetarian, wine, cocktails and
variety brew options. Weekend valet.
444 Liberty Ave., downtown; 412/235-7676, eddiemerlots.com
Steak, charcuterie and artisan cheeses, small plates,
flatbreads, burgers and sandwiches.
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.
Gaucho Parrilla Argentina Wood-Fired Grill
1607 Penn Ave., Strip District; 412/709-6622, eatgaucho.com
Herbs grown in-house. Daily soups. Get a sandwich
and a side of potatoes. Closed Sun and Mon.
Grit & Grace
535 Liberty Ave., downtown; 412/281-4748, gritandgracepgh.com
Globally inspired menu, American dim sum, cleverly
crafted cocktails. Lunch weekdays; dinner daily.
510 Market St., downtown; 412/773-8848, habitatrestaurant.com
Local ingredients blended into 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.
Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor
2801 Penn Ave., Strip District, 412/434-0451, klavonsicecream.com
Sundaes, shakes, splits and floats, as well as a candy
counter that will take you down memory lane.
Las Velas Mexican Restaurant
21 Market Square, downtown; 412/251-0031, lasvelasmex.com
Menu features traditional Mexican favorites, such as
tacos, enchiladas and sopapillas. Offers vegetarian options as well as a children’s menu.
1400 Smallman St., Strip District; 412/552-0150, lidias-pittsburgh.com
Italian-American family dinner. Try such specialties
as zuppa di pesce. Offering lunch and dinner, plus
Meat & Potatoes $$
649 Penn Ave., downtown; 412/325-7007, meatandpotatoespgh.com
Featuring a variety of meaty dishes and seafood, plus
several vegetarian options and desserts. Brunch, lunch,
dinner and killer cocktails.
Melange Bistro Bar
136 Sixth St., downtown; 412/325-4310, melangepgh.com
Internationally inspired cuisine, such as grilled vegetable lasagna and spiced lamb chops. Late-night hours
on Sun and Sat from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Morton’s The Steakhouse
625 Liberty Ave., downtown; 412/261-7141, mortons.com
Red meat, seafood and poultry. Offers “soy-sensitive,”
“gluten-sensitive” and “Prime To Go” menus.
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle Irish Pub
2329 Penn Ave., Strip District; 412/642-6622, harpandfiddle.com
Pub food, small and big plates, salads, soups and
sandwiches with Irish flair will surely have you singing
a merry tune by night’s end. Closed Sun and Mon.
Nine on Nine
900 Penn Ave., downtown; 412/338-6463, nineonninepgh.com
Euro-American cuisine, such as black cod and prime
strip with Kobe beef-cheek pierogies. Adjacent Bar
Nine serves specialty drinks and small bites.
NOLA on the Square $$
24 Market Square, downtown; 412/471-9100, nolaonthesquare.com
Get a taste of New Orleans culture during NOLA on
the Square’s lunch, brunch and dinner services.
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.com
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 offers award-winning crab cakes and crispy shrimp.
2350 Railroad St., Strip District; 412/281-6595, osteria2350pittsburgh.com
Italian classics, such as homemade meatballs and gnocchi, in addition to wines and Belgian beers. If that’s not
to your liking, try the antipasti with a flavorful cocktail.
25 Market Square, downtown; 412/471-2058, perlepgh.com
Designed as a “sophisticated European Champagne
and tapas bar.” Also serves Brittany buckwheat and
Red Ring Bar and Grille
1015 Forbes Ave., Uptown; 412/396-3550, redringrestaurant.com
Located on Duquesne University’s campus. Offers
fresh, made-from-scratch dishes for lunch and dinner.
Weekday happy hour specials from 4-6: 30 p.m.
Roland’s Seafood Grill
1904 Penn Ave., Strip District; 412/261-3401, rolandsseafoodgrill.com
Raw bar and dining room downstairs. Pool tables
upstairs. Outdoor dining.
Dine RESTAURANTS AROUND THE REGION