With classy, elegant interiors embellished with rich, dark wood furniture and just the right amount of lighting, Acacia makes the right moves from the very first time you set your foot here. If that wasn't enough, friendly staff, great music and professional barmen in their elements craft enticing concoctions that are sure to raise your spirits. Carefully mixed cocktails, a fine ambiance to match and extended happy hours are bound to keep you coming back for more.
Located on the Monterey Street in the North Side, the Monterey Pub is one of the most popular night haunts in the city. The quintessential Irish pub recreates a casual, friendly magic that one expects from such an establishment. Offering excellent drinks and a fantastic menu comprised of popular pub grub, the Monterey Pub makes for a great night out with friends without lightening your wallet. There is also a Kiddie Menu, so you may bring your little one in tow.
Casbah is a Mediterranean eatery that is inspired by French, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, and North African cuisine. The menu is a la carte, and changes frequently. Patrons will enjoy the Lamb Tagine and the fresh seafood. The restaurant also has an extensive wine list, and spotlights a different wine each night of the week.
The Club Cafe has created a unique mixture of coffee shop and nightclub in one small room, and features live music every night. Music ranges from rock to jazz to blues to funk. With art deco booths and translucent bars the decor comes together to create a 1940s-50s feel. The food is a bit different than what is found in the average bar. Patrons love the roasted red potatoes with Gorgonzola dip and the prosciutto and goat cheese. All shows are 21 and up only.
Jack's likes to proclaim that it never closes. The place is open every day of the year, even on Christmas and Thanksgiving. The bar, which opened 90 years ago, earned its reputation when it stayed open during Prohibition and served bootleg beer. Today the bar serves local microbrews such as Iron City. The back room has a few pool tables and dartboards. The weekday crowd is mostly from the neighborhood, but weekends are packed with college students and young professionals.
Located on the Warrington Avenue in Allentown, Alla Famiglia is often deemed as one of the best Italian restaurants in the city. Chef and owner Johnathan Vlasic offers a fantastic, rustic Italian feast in this cozy little joint that includes a Trenta, the cocktail bar and the Emperors' Room for private events. Try the tagliatele ala ragu or filet mignon - everything on the menu is bound to please you.
Located in the heart of Downtown, Revel + Roost is a two-level restaurant that offers American cuisines and cocktails. The eatery is all about two floors, two concepts and two dining experiences. At the first level is the spacious Roost that features upscale breakfast and dinner options along with a fine selection of craft cocktails and wines. While Revel on the top level offers an all day menu for lunch and dinner along with Sunday brunch. Here one can enjoy tasty American cuisines like braised short ribs, fried quail and waffles, shrimp gumbo and their signature Revel burger. Meals can be accompanied with wine or handcrafted cocktails. The eatery is spread over a large area and is an ideal place to celebrate wedding parties and celebrations.
Not many people know about Il Pizzaiolo but it is one of the best places in Pittsburgh to savor authentic Neapolitan pizzas. The pizza crusts are crisped in a brick oven over wood fire at 1000 degree Fahrenheit (538 degree Celsius) for just one and a half minutes and impregnated with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Their Buffalo mozzarella cheese is imported from Naples while the other cheeses and meats are sourced from international food producers. The result is hand-crafted pizzas that have excellent flavors, textures and aromas. Guests can also opt for a full Italian meal with antipasto (appetizers), secondo (second course) and desserts. The restaurant interiors are charming but the garden has attractive creepers and shrubs, and affords views of the lively Market Square.
This lively and comfortable Italian restaurant is located right on Pittsburgh's Market Square. The menu is a delicious combination of classic dishes and modern twists, like the Bucatini with mozzarella stuffed veal meatballs, or any of their fantastic flatbreads. The full bar stocks a great collection of wines, and mixes up strong, tasty cocktails. Try the Agave Julep or the Rosemary Lemon Drop. They also have a great outdoor seating area right on the square.
täkō offers a breathe of fresh air to Pittsburgh's dining scene with its creative blend of Asian and Latin street food. The trendy restaurant is a popular after-work haunt and serves up a mean selection of deceptively-strong margaritas to pair with moreish eats like house-fried chips with gourmet guacamole. Their tacos are a savory sensation. The octopus "tako" and the duck confit are especially popular. Settle in at a table in the cozy space illuminated by red-hued chandeliers or opt for bar seating at their tiled bar. Head out to the patio during the summer months for a casual drink and some conversation over a signature drink or a chilled pint of Mexican beer.
This upscale eatery serves some of the best steak dishes in the city. Porterhouse, Double Porterhouse, Double Cut Filet Mignon, New York Strip - all feature on the menu. You can whet your appetite beforehand with seafood appetizers such as Lobster Bisque, Bluepoint Oysters on the Half Shell, and Smoked Pacific Salmon. Among the desserts, your best choice would be the sinfully indulgent Chocolate Velvet Cake - it will prepare you for the toll that dining here takes on your wallet!
From the moment you first walk through the doors of Butcher and The Rye your eyes are immediately drawn to the staggering selection of whiskey and bourbon displayed behind the bar on shelves go up so high that the bartenders need a ladder to reach the top shelf. While the focus of this bar is quite obviously its whiskey selection, the talented barkeeps also serve up some well-crafted cocktails, beer and wine. While the downstairs vibe is an eclectic cross between tavern and hunting lodge, the upstairs area is more elegant in design. The food served here is quite delicious as well, and with delectable and unusual options like Wagyu Flank Steak, Crispy Pig Wing and Pig Candy alongside the usual bar favorites, you certainly will not have any complaints.