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Grit & Grace

Grit & Grace Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://gritandgracepgh.com
  • Phone: (412) 281-4748
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Dim Sum
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: 8 person mezzanine private dining
  • Private Party Contact: Marissa Gulas (724) 255-8970

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fifth Avenue
  • Public Transit: PAT bus stop directly in front of the restaurant
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: street parking, garage parking on block
A word from Grit & Grace
Grit & Grace, globally inspired small plates and American Dim Sum, served in an upbeat, social atmosphere. Full bar menu, communal and traditional dining options. Open for lunch, dinner and late night dining.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Good noodle bowls. Interesting Dim Sum. Nice setting includes some sidewalk seating."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "This was my first time eating at this location. One of the best parts about the menu is the fact that you can try so many different items in one visit. The dim sum items are ready to go to pick off the tray and were the highlight as you can easily choose from five or six dishes to try. The main menu has a mix of small plates and more hearty portioned meals. If you are looking for a fast lunch reasonably priced then this is a no-brainer. The food is fast and quality is superb. You can find light lunch items and more hearty items depending what you are in the mood for. I recommend the pig face sandwich, and the smoked brisket sandwich which were some of the best bites of the evening. Great and knowledgeable bartenders/servers."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "I have now eaten at Grit and Grace twice and it's an excellent experience. The food is very creative, the staff is very helpful and knowledgeable, and the menu is fun. It's great to go with a group of people and order a bunch of dishes and share them. You've got to be a little adventurous here but it's worth it. I highly recommend this place for an all around awesome dining experience."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "Dining at Grit and Grace was the most amazing experience. I was reluctant to visit the restaurant since the menu was very different from any place I have dined. After canceling my reservation once, I decided to take the leap and give Grit and Grace a try. WOW...the food was an explosion of flavor from the Dim Sum appetizer right on through the dessert! There are large plates or smaller plates...something to address every appetite. The scallops were done perfectly. The plate is dressed with a mustard bread pudding that is absolutely delicious. The bar is extensive with lots of drink choices. The bar tender's creations are unique in the presentations. I sampled several and was not disappointed. Grit and Grace.. a perfect dining balance."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "The wait staff was amazing! The food was superb! This everything I love about great food!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "The food and service were outstanding. The noise level is unacceptable. They should seriously consider installing material to deal with the poor acoustics of the space."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Food was inventive and interesting, besides tasting delicious! Only issue was the small plates that you had to eat off of. Too small, food slipped off the sides, made a mess."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Excellent food with good service. Nicole is an awesome hostess!"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Each dish had a distinctive taste-delicious! We will definitely return."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Ambiance is relaxed with a new dining style. Enjoyed the dim sum serving style with delicious dinner plates. For anyone who likes pub style food with a twist."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Went here with friends and really enjoyed it. We had dim sum so we got to try many different things and then shared our dinners also. everything was great! I'd go back."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I attended Grit & Grace during Pittsburgh Restaurant Week. The waitstaff was pleasant, polite, and happily offered their suggestions when I asked for opinions on dishes. The drinks were delicious and came out in a timely manner. The dim sum was very good - we ordered the pork belly bites, salmon with creme fraiche, and chicken liver mousse. I will say that the mousse was fairly salty, so I only had a taste. We also ate the pork face roulade, short rib buns and scallop entree. Overall, we had a very good time, and I can see myself returning to the restaurant."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I think the food is wonderful! However when my party of three was walked by two open booths and brought to the back right next to entrance to the kitchen I knew we were in trouble. We had reservations through Opentable. The hostesses and waitress were so rude and we were overcharged. The food is great but the staff almost made the food taste bad."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "unique food prepared perfectly in a modern restaurant. I recommend this eatery without reservation."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Enjoyed Grit & Grace - first time at the restaurant so we shared dimsum, then a salad and the scallops - all were excellent. Wine list was ok - not stellar"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "This was our first time eating at Grit & Grace, and dinner was fantastic! I was so intrigued by the different wines that I had to order two different ones -Verdejo and Vinho Verde - both were GREAT! We started out with the headcheese, smoked salmon and soba noodles/tofu (can't remember actual name) dim sum plates - all we both loved. Then, we ordered the short rib small plates. The ribs were incredibly tender and flavorful served on the best biscuits I've eaten! Then, we both ordered our dinner plates of braised goat - goat was tender and potatoes were seasoned well! All in all, the entire experience was one we will definitely repeat. I loved it from the time I entered to the time I left."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Had a wonderful dinner date there with my husband. The dishes were inventive & delicious. Love the vibe and we will definitely return"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We tried all five dim sum the night we dined, and liked 4/5. I wouldn't order the steak tartare again - it was rather bland, and an uncomfortable temperature; it seemed to be weirdly warm for a raw dish, which I didn't like. Definitely try the pork belly bites. We shared the steam buns and short rib on biscuits which were both outstanding. The chicken meatball ramen was fine, but the noodles were slightly mealy like they'd been soaking in the broth a bit too long; I would stick to a noodle house for my ramen cravings for sure. Dessert was the "dirt", a salted caramel pudding with beet jelle' which added a needed tartness- delicious. Overall, things were above average and we would return to try a few more menu items. Decor is gorgeous."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We had dinner here for restaurant week. The "offer" was not in keeping with the spirit of the week- it saved us about $6-8 for a table of three. On the other hand, the food was delicious and the service was very good. There may be more very unusual options that don't appeal to the less adventurous than is necessary ...."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "This isn't my first time and won't be my last. I always enjoys the food because it never disappoints. Service is always a little odd no matter if you sit at the bar or in the dining area. I feel like it's a little slow, (5-10 min to be greeted) and they seem a bit overwhelmed. The servers are extremely knowledgable though, and I like that the food comes out as it is ready. Although we didn't have any drinks this time, the cocktails are absolutely my favorite part of this restaurant!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "The menu and the dim sum offerings were very creative. We were seeking someplace different to entertain out-of-town guests. Grit and Grace was a good choice. The food was excellent, the server was good and the atmosphere was appealing. Many of the dishes are designed to be shared. We had plenty of food and the bill was surprisingly low."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "My husband and I were very excited to try this place after hearing about it for so long, but we were a little disappointed with our meal. The short ribs with the biscuit was amazing and we'd go back for that, but the seafood sausage was too salty and left a terrible after taste in our mouthes. Service was excellent though. Probably would go back for drinks and short ribs, but that's about it."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Arrived for a pre-theater dinner, and advised our server of out time constraints and did the staff execute! Beverages arrived promptly while we pondered the menu Since it was our first visit, we ordered multiple small and large plates to share. Without exception, all the food was tasty, eclectic, warm and well conceived and prepared. The four of us raved about the food and are definitely headed back!!! Food may be a bit novel to the typical Pittsburgh market of all you can eat, but many will enjoy the wonderful combinations...."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We were impressed by the very knowledgeable and helpful server who guided us through our first visit. The menu was a little overwhelming initially but we were encouraged to try one or two things and order something else later. That worked quite well. I expected the dim sum server to return which did not happen. I was ready to try another portion once I felt more comfortable. Be adventurous with the menu, but I suggest getting a booth if you can to be comfortable. ENJOY!!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The decor in this restaurant is very sleek and sophisticated. We were seated at a booth table away from the bar but the noise level was still a bit intrusive. Otherwise the evening was delightful. We shared a couple of the dim sum dishes and then two larger plates. All were exceptional, particularly the scallops. Service was attentive but not hovering."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "G&G had been on my 'to try' list for ages. We finally went when some friends from NYC came to visit. We were all very impressed with the food, decor, and service. I highly recommend this place for groups of friends. My boyfriend and I will certainly be back for some romantic dinners. My only complaint was that we were some of the later diners and weren't informed that we wouldn't get a second chance at the dim sum. If we had known that we would have taken more on the first go-round."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "In Pittsburgh for a few days and found G&G online with good reviews. As it was only a couple blocks from our hotel, we gave it a shot and were not disappointed. Even though our server was new with G&G, he did well and will improve. The food was very good, call it twisted Asian. For starters, my SO had the carrot salad, while I did the iceberg. Figured if they could make iceberg interesting, it was. For entrees, she had the scallops and I had the flank steak noodles. We had a couple of the dim sum, which were also good, including the pork bites and smoked tofu with soba. Not quite what I would call dim sum, but no need to debate semantics. Cocktails were good. I like the communal bench seating. Staff attentive and having a good time."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The front bar section is very noisy, but the back is quieter if you want to have conversation. The wings are fantastic!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We had the heirloom tomato salad was small but delicious. There weren't a lot of tomatoes. The dim sum soba noodles with smoked tofu was also really good. We loved the braised goat & ramen noodles with meatballs. This was our second time there, & we'll definitely be back. It's the perfect place to go before a show in the cultural district, & it's definitely fit for foodies!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Sat solo at the bar though the communal tall boy tables looked tempting. Staff was friendly and explained the dishes and drinks well. Tried to make happy hour 4P - 6P which would make the hand crafted drinks more affordable. All in all it was a memorable and tasty experience."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Not what I expected. Menu was very unusual. The hanger steak was delicious. Service was good."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I went with one of my girlfriends and we ordered a variety of things to share since most items are smaller plates. We ordered 3 dim sum, which changes daily. They have someone who comes around and explains each of them to you and you can order them right from her tray. They are $5 each. Then we shared the carrot salad which had a slight resemblance to the ginger dressing salads from the hibachi restaurants, short ribs on sour cream biscuits, which were amazing!!! And finally the briskit which ended up being too much bc it was a full sized sandwhich. It was absolutely delicious tho! Only thing we didn't love were the mixed drinks. I had a rum & tonic and my friend had something with smoked pineapple and the after taste was disgusting!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed this new restaurant. The scallops were superb. A little on the nosy side, but not a problem. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The menu is always interesting with they daily american dim sum a treat! This is a great place for people who love inventive food and interesting cocktails. It has a fun vibe that works."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Great first time experience. The food was fantastic. We tried two different types of dim sum and ordered entrees. All of which was delicious. The staff is very educated and can readily answer as many questions as you may have. Definitely worth trying."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Food was delicious. Service was impeccable. 'd recommend it to all."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "One of the best meals I have EVER had in Pittsburgh. A foodie's paradise. AMAZING!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I have been to G&G three times now. Once for a business lunch, once for dinner before a show, and once for happy hour to enjoy cocktails and dim sum. I have to say they do a very nice job in all three contexts. The food is very good and varied. The service is excellent. While the menu is completely different than Sienna, I would compare it favorably as similarly scaled, flexible, and well executed. A very nice addition to the Golden Triangle."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great food! Interesting cocktails! Reasonably priced!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I was in Uniontown, PA on business and drove the extra hour to Downtown Pittsburgh to Grit & Grace and it was completely worth it. Favorite moments: choosing my American Dim Sum plate and the short rib biscuits. A must if you're in town..."
    Dined on 7/13/2014