Located in Moon Township, about 10 minutes away from Downtown Pittsburgh, Hyeholde is a charming old place that started way back in the 1930s. Established by the Kryskill family, a younger generation of which still runs the place, the restaurant offers fantastic American cuisine with French accents. Using fresh, local products, some of which are produced on the 4 acre (1.6 hectare) property itself, it serves favorites like braised lamb shank, seared sea bass and of course, crab cakes. Hyeholde will transport you to another world with its tapestries, stucco walls, stained glass artwork and winding stone paths.
Eleven is by far one of Pittsburgh's most innovative and trendy restaurants. Step into this stylish restaurant with curved lounge sofas and cozy round tables for a fine evening. The menu offers options such as grilled veal paillard, gnocchi, salmon and the house specialty, the Eleven Burger with applewood-smoked bacon, beef and veal. There's also a chef's tasting menu, which is a convenient way to explore the restaurant's offerings. Eleven bakes its own bread and even makes its own chocolate, so pick up some treats on your way out.
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.
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 Pittsburgh's Strip District, Gaucho Parrilla Argentina is a family friendly establishment offering tasty Argentinian cuisine. Their carefully crafted menu offers hungry patrons authentic meals prepared over a wood fire grill. With the focus on steaks, Gaucho is one of the best places in the city offering quality cuts of not just meat but also mouthwatering chicken and seafood creations. From sharing plates to vegetarian options, guests can enjoy their meals at any of their comfortable seating options including their outdoor patio.
One of the few places in Pittsburgh to offer authentic Belgian cuisine, Point Brugge is located on Hastings Street in Shadyside. Everything on the menu here is quite exceptional. Go for the mussels or try the amazing beer-batter fried Hop Devil Shrimp; you won't be disappointed. And for those who aren't that into seafood, there is a range of meats and steaks on the menu, such as carbonnade flamande or braised lamb ragout, to name a few.
Ruth's Chris' Steak House is part of a chain that originated in New Orleans. It seems to have taken the country's steak-lovers by storm and has become Pittsburgh's favorite place for steak. Who can resist the aged prime beef served with sizzling butter? The menu also features chicken, lamb and seafood selections. There is a full-service bar and a 14-page wine list. After 4 pm, free parking is available in the PPG garage.
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.
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.
Pittsburgh's oldest restaurant and bar, this storied institution has been slinging out its patented mixture of fresh seafood and cold refreshing beer since 1870. Although the oysters no longer cost a penny and the beer no longer costs a dime, the low-cost fare and nostalgic interiors at Original Oyster House keeps locals coming back for a reliable bite during sunny days. Among the favorites here are the fried fish platters served with your choice of two sides, as well as the jumbo fish sandwich which uses the original breading recipe developed in 1916. A good selection of local and domestic brews are there to help wash down your meal and a selection of fried sides make for perfect pub grub if you're not in the mood for a full plate. Make sure to visit this Pittsburgh landmark today, if only to be part of the long legacy of this historic spot.
Far from your run of the mill Americanized Mexican restaurant, Las Velas offers authentic south of the border cuisine. Restaurant owner and chef, David Montanez was influenced by his native Mexico City culture and brought with him the flavors and cooking style of the region. The traditional Mexican portion of the menu features five different marinading techniques. The marinades range from sweet and tangy to spicy hot flavors for your choice of meat or seafood.
The Capital Grille located on Fifth Avenue is a perfect location for having some aged steaks with some good old wine. Worth trying out is the spinach salad with bacon, asparagus and lobster macaroni and cheese, steak tartare and the various fish fillets. The award winning wine list and personalized event planning are added attractions. With an excellent ambiance and world-class service, this place is a definite winner.