Pittsburgh Food & Drink

Posted on October 10, 2016

Inside the Omni William Penn
Food and drink options inside the hotel include the Terrace Room, Tap Room, Speakeasy, and Starbucks.

*Bakersfield (bakersfieldtacos.com)
Mexican Street Fare. Tacos. Whiskey. Tequila.
940 Penn Avenue
(412) 586-5024
*Host of the AMIA Student Mixer

Bluebird Kitchen (http://www.bluebirdkitchen.com)
Artisan sandwiches, salads and pastries to go, $$
221 Forbes Ave.
(412) 642-4414
.4 miles

Bea Taco Town (http://beataqueria.com)
Mexican, $
633 Smithfield St.
(412) 471-8361
.2 miles

The Umbrella Cafe (http://www.theumbrellacafepgh.com)
Cafe and Bakery, with vegetarian and vegan option, $
951 Liberty Ave.
(412) 391-8500
.3 miles

Täkō (http://takopgh.com)
Inventive Mexican street food & margaritas, $$
214 6th St.
(412) 471-8256
.4 miles

Il Pizzaiolo (http://ilpizzaiolom2.com/)
Neapolitan style Wood fired pizza and other entrees. Great cocktails and a good selection of beer and wine. $$
8 Market Square
0.4 miles

Sharp Edge Bistro (http://sharpedgebeer.com/bistro-on-penn)
Burgers and pub food, featuring 36 taps and over 200 bottles of Belgian and Craft beers, $$
922 Penn Ave.
(412) 338-2437
.4 miles

Grit & Grace (http://gritandgracepgh.com/)
“Global dishes with an Asian flair & craft cocktails offered in a modern venue with communal tables”(Google), $$
535 Liberty Ave
(412) 281-4748
.4 miles

Butcher and the Rye (http://butcherandtherye.com/)
Features an “extensive whiskey collection and creative menu, which offers contemporary riffs on rustic American dishes” (restaurant’s website), $$$
212 6th St.
(412) 391-2752
.4 miles

Meat & Potatoes (http://meatandpotatoespgh.com/)
“Modern gastropub making elevated comfort food, eclectic brunch items & inventive mixed drinks.” (Google), $$$
649 Penn Ave.
(412) 325-7007
.4 miles

The Commoner (http://www.thecommonerpgh.com)
“American classics with a touch of the unexpected.”(Restaurant’s website), $$$
458 Strawberry Way
(412) 230-4800
.3 miles

Gaucho Parrilla Argentina (http://eatgaucho.com)
Argentinian Restaurant that specializes in wood-fired meats.   Among the highest-rated U.S. restaurants according to Yelp! $
1601 Penn Ave
.8 miles

Sienna Mercato (http://www.siennapgh.com/mercato/)
Three restaurants under one roof:  Emporio (gourmet meatballs, veggie balls, poutine),  Mezzo (house made charcuterie, wood-fired pizzas, creative pastas), and Il Tetto (rooftop beer garden).  $$
942 Penn Ave.
(412) 281.2810
.4 miles
Smallman Galley (http://www.smallmangalley.org/)
Restaurant incubator hailed by the New York Times, Smallman Galley allows diners to choose from four restaurants (and one bar) while enjoying a group-friendly, industrial loft-like setting, $$
2016 Smallman St.
(412) 315-5950
1.1 miles
Nicky’s Thai Kitchen (http://www.nickysthaikitchen.com/)
Voted the Best Thai restaurant by the City Paper, Nicky’s cuisine is fresh, flavorful and delightful, $$
903 Penn Ave.
(412) 471-8424
.4 miles


Other suggestions from the Local Committee

NOLA on the Square (http://www.nolaonthesquare.com/)
$$$  Creole-inspired dishes like jambalaya and a lively atmosphere straight out of New Orleans. Gluten-free and Vegan/Vegetarian options available.
24 Market Square (Downtown)
Reservations recommended. Open Table provides the most up-to-date availability.


The Original Oyster House
$ [CASH ONLY]  Opened in 1870, this Pittsburgh institution is best known for its fried-fish sandwich and its tenured staff. Vegetarians will have to sit this one out.
20 Market Square (Downtown)


Primanti Brothers
$   Original home of the legendary Pittsburgh sandwich shop where fries always come ON your sandwich since 1933.  Menu may vary slightly by location.
46 18th St. (Strip District-the original restaurant and local institution)
(412) 263-2142
2 South Market Square (Downtown-closer option)

Proper Brick Oven and Tap Room
$$$   Upscale Pizza and pasta joint with a great beer list. Also serves brunch and lunch.
139 7th Street (Downtown)
(412) 281-5700

Emporio: A Meatball Joint
$$  Meatball sandwiches abound with an excellent vegetarian meatless ball option. Don’t forget the tater tots! Gluten-free and Vegetarian options available.
942 Penn Avenue (Downtown)
(412) 281-2810

Church Brew Works (http://www.churchbrew.com/)
$$$  Great food and beer brewed in the former altar space of the church. Gluten-free and vegetarian options available.
3525 Liberty Ave (Lawrenceville)
(412) 688-8200
Reservations recommended. (Not easily accessible by public transit)

Dormont – Hollywood Theater Area

Thai Spoon (http://www.thaispoonrestaurant.com/)
Cost:$- $$
1409 Potomac Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
(412) 563-1409
Right near the trolley line.  Gluten-free and vegetarian options available.

Fredo’s Deli & Market (http://www.fredosdeli.com/)
Cost: $-$$
1451 Potomac Avenue (right beside the theater)
Only open until 7:00 PM
Traditional deli fate.

Molly’s Pizza (www.mollyspizza.com)
Cost: $-$$
1525 Potomac Avenue
(412) 341-3111
You have to try the Pierogi Pizza!

Tom’s Diner
Cost: $
2937 W Liberty Ave
Traditional diner fare with a Greek twist (they serve Gyros!)

RBar (rbardormont.com)
2883 West Liberty Avenue
(412) 942-0882
Blues bar that gets some great local bands. No food, but interesting place for a drink.