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.
Adding to the dining scene of the city, Meat & Potatoes wins over the diner with its casual demeanor and comfort food. Highlights of the menu include the mac and cheese, fish and chips and the hanger steak. A rich selection of drinks accompanies the meal and includes absinthe, wine and beers along with a bevy of cocktails. The gastropub features a hearty weekend brunch that must be sampled. To drive away Monday blues, come here for a nightcap session featuring a live DJ and a late-night bar menu.
Piccolo Forno is a modest Italian eatery located at Butler Street along the 38th Street intersection. A simple set of toppings are available, but despite the small number of options, few complaints can be heard about the food. Along with the pizzas, the salads, sandwiches and paninis are also highly recommended. End your meal with with some nice tiramisu.
Bar Marco is one of the hip highlights of Pittsburgh's Strip District, offering fresh local cuisine, craft cocktails and an exquisite wine list. A menu of small bites, larger plates and delicious cocktails changes regularly, but guests can always expect incredibly tasty selections of tapas sourced from nearby providers. In fact, all of Bar Marco's charcuterie items come from Crested Duck Charcuterie, located in the nearby suburb of Beechview. The majority of the cocktail list consists of in-house creations, inventive alterations of classic cocktails, or straightforward renditions of already-perfected classics such as the sazerac and negroni. Perfect for a taste of Pittsburgh, Bar Marco is an upcoming hot spot in this already-trendy district. Their famous weekend brunch is hosted on every Saturday and Sunday from 10a to 3p.
The Spice Island Tea House features the cuisine of several Asian countries - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Myanmar. The menu features a number of noodle dishes, specialty salads, and plenty of choices for vegetarians. The quantity and variety they offer is simply amazing for the price they charge. So if you are on a budget and looking to have a wholesome Asian meal, then you should definitely try this place. Thai basil fried rice, Singaporean rice noodles, tea leaf salad and Thai grilled beef are some of the delectable dishes on their extensive menu.
Opened in June 2010, La Gourmandine is a charming bakery owned by French native Fabien Moreau. Enjoy delectable treats suitable for any hour of the day, ranging from hearty breakfasts such as pillowy croissants, buttery bricoches, chouquettes, pain au chocolat and lunettes, the lighter-than-air cookies filled with raspberry jam. There are also splendid lunch specials such as French baguettes with ham and Swiss cheese, quiches, tarts and focaccia with parmesan, basila and tomato sauce.
Gi-Jin is a gin bar that also serves a unique variety of sashimi and sushi to guests. The sushi offered here is not just a treat to the palate but also to the eye. It features a myriad range of colors and attractive textures, tempting you to grab more and more! The eatery is adorned with wooden accents and showcases a huge dragon mural that is sure to grab your attention. Reservations are essential.
Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar is one of those places where you walk in expecting an enjoyable mean, and it never lets you down. Set in a chic space, the atmosphere is here is perfect for a laid-back meal with friends and family. Featuring a host of traditional and modern Japanese delicacies, the food served here reflects the rich culinary culture of the East Asian nation. From the sushi and nigiri rolls, to the scintillating traditional platters, each item on the menu is certain to leave you with a desire to return to this restaurant.