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2016 Best Restaurant
$ Less than $15/entrée
DOWNTOWN & STRIP DISTRICT
Andys Wine Bar
510 Market St., Downtown; 412/773-8884, andyswinebar.com
Located inside Fairmont Pittsburgh. Inspired by Andy
Warhol and Andrew Carnegie. Art and wine lovers
enjoy the sandwiches, sweets and wine.
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 $$
2216 Penn Ave., Strip District; 412/471-1900, barmarcopgh.com
American cuisine. Sat and Sun brunch. The reser-vation-only Wine Room, located downstairs, offers
tasting menus and wine pairings.
Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie
107 Sixth St., Downtown; 412/992-2005, braddocksrestaurant.com
Pasta served by the half and full plates, soups, salads,
small dinner plates and seafood. Sister spot Braddock’s
Street Side serves small plates, among other dishes.
Butcher and the Rye 212 Sixth St., Downtown; 412/391-2752, butcherandtherye.com
Sister spot of Meat & Potatoes serving small and large
plates as well as craft cocktails.
120 Fifth Ave., Downtown; 412/391-1226, thepipagroup.com/amante
American-Italian dishes, including bucatini amatri-ciana with plum tomatoes, garlic, pork pancetta and
white wine. Closed Sun.
The Capital Grille
301 Fifth Ave., Downtown; 412/338-9100, thecapitalgrille.com
Known for its dry-aged, hand-cut beef selections and
extensive, award-winning wine list.
The Carlton Restaurant $$$
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.
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.
458 Strawberry Way, Downtown; 412/230-4800, thecommonerpgh.com
Located inside Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh. Breakfast,
lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Sister spot The
Commoner Corner offers sandwiches and more.
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 of brew options. Weekend valet.
Earth Inspired Salads
218 Fifth Ave., Downtown; 412/281-1113, earthinspiredsalads.com
Chef-inspired salad choices as well as a create-your-own option. Dine in or takeout. Closed weekends.
444 Liberty Ave., Downtown; 412/235-7676, eddiemerlots.com
Steak, charcuterie and artisan cheeses, small plates,
flatbreads, burgers and sandwiches.
Eleven Contemporary Kitchen
1150 Smallman St., Strip District; 412/201-5656, elevenck.com
Elegantly presented seasonal flavors. Try Fisher’s Island
oysters, smoked lamb tacos, beet salad and black-truffle gnocchi. Extensive wine selection.
PPG 2 Market Sqare, Downtown; 412/904-2051, porospgh.com
The newest offering from the Big Y Group, Poros serves
a diverse array of Greek-inspired small plates, with an
emphasis on lamb and fresh fish.
Gaucho Parrilla Argentina Wood-Fired Grill
1607 Penn Ave., Strip District; 412/709-6622, eatgaucho.com
Line up for steaks grilled over hardwood. Soups, salads,
sandwiches. Expanded space to include seating and
G&G Noodle Bar
535 Liberty Ave., Downtown; 412/281-4748, gritpgh.com
Asian-inspired menu featuring noodles, sushi and
small plates, plus excellent craft cocktails. Lunch weekdays; dinner daily. Sun brunch.
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.
100 Wood St., Downtown; 412/471-5851, hundredwood.com
Keep it simple with regular specials on happy hour and
The Iron Gate Inn
119 First Ave., Downtown; 412/471-4766, irongateinnpgh.com
Enjoy lunch, dinner and appetizers in a polished
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.
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. Offering lunch and
dinner, plus weekend brunch.
Meat & Potatoes $$
649 Penn Ave., Downtown; 412/325-7007,
Featuring a variety of meaty dishes and seafood, plus
several vegetarian options and desserts. Brunch, lunch,
dinner and killer cocktails.
Mezzo at Sienna Mercato
942 Penn Ave., Downtown; 412/281-2810, siennapgh.com
Offering charcuterie and pizza, among other options.
On the second level of Sienna Mercato.
Morton’s The Steakhouse
625 Liberty Ave., Downtown; 412/261-7141, mortons.com
Red meat, seafood and poultry. Offers “soy-sensitive,”
“gluten-sensitive” and “Prime To Go” menus.
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle Irish Pub
2329 Penn Ave., Strip District; 412/642-6622, harpandfiddle.com
Pub food, small and big plates, salads, soups and
sandwiches with Irish flair will surely have you
singing a merry tune by night’s end. Closed Sun
Nine on Nine
900 Penn Ave., Downtown; 412/338-6463, nineonninepgh.com
Euro-American cuisine, such as black cod and prime
strip with Kobe beef-cheek pierogies. Adjacent Bar
Nine serves specialty drinks and small bites.
NOLA on the Square $$
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
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.
Original Oyster House
20 Market Square, Downtown; 412/566-7925,
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 in addition to wines and Belgian beers.
If those are not to your liking, try the antipasti with a
25 Market Square, Downtown; 412/471-2058, perlepgh.com
Designed as a “sophisticated European Champagne
and tapas bar.” Also serves food from NOLA’s kitchen.
Revel + Roost
242 Forbes Ave., Downtown; 412/281-1134, revelandroost.com
Occupying a split-level space in Market Square, Revel
and Roost represent two separate kitchens that both serve
rustic American comfort food.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Six PPG Place, Downtown; 412/391-4800, ruthschris.com
High-end steak house that originated in New Orleans.
They’re well-known for their array of sizzling steaks.
2623 Penn Ave., Strip District; 412/281-0660, savoypgh.com
Serves a soulful menu, catering to parties of all sizes.
Weekly salsa dancing and live music. Sun brunch.