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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 WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was delicious. Service was impeccable. 'd recommend it to all."
    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
  • "Enjoyed our dinner, especially the dim sum. Not a large menu, but well thought out and varied enough for most. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Personally, I would try another Pittsburgh "hot spot" before Grit and Grace. The group agreed across the board that dim sum was very tasty, and I would probably make a meal of that, if I were to return to this restaurant. The service of the food was staggered, so we all were eating at different times. My meal (seafood sausage) was extremely salty-almost inedible. My friends were also left underwhelmed with their meals, specifically the goat and the wings."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "A neighbor of Butcher and the Rye and it blows it out of the water!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Once again the Pittsburgh Restaurant scene has rose above my lofty expectations and Grit & Grace flew into the stratosphere. I have heard great things about Grit & Grace but the food is beyond compare. I love a seasonal menu and what they offered us was pleasing to the palate without being bland. We started off with a tasty salmon dim sum on top of a cracker type base that was yummy with a little kick. I had the shaved flank steak over flat rice noodles. The mixture of sauces, spices paired with the entree in a delightful excitement for my taste buds. Mom had the salmon over green garlic hash browns. She really didn't want to share any of her meal. The dessert was a flourless brownie with smoked cherries. Ahhh heaven."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I brought my coworkers to Grit & Grace, we all had a great time. Our drinks were perfectly prepared, we were offered a delicious selection of dim sum, and we each enjoyed our dinners (ramens and seafood sausage pasta). Our server was courteous and prompt and recommended a delicious after-dinner wine."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We felt a little bit as if we were going on a culinary adventure. We were glad that we kept one of the menus because we had to refer back to it several times to figure out what we were eating (and even then we had to flag down a waiter to ask a question). Over all, I'm really glad we went. It was a great experience. The food was good, although not too many options for vegetarians, and it was different than anything I've had in PGH before."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Everything was beyond delicious. The Pork Belly bites were especially delectable and a perfect start to our meal. The Iceberg salad with pickled fennel + cucumber was fabulous, as was the short ribs with cream cheese biscuits (wow!) and the steam bun with housemade mortadella..which we weren't even interested in ordering, but did so at the recommendation of our server..was AMAZING!! We ended our meal with the Chicken Meatball Ramen, which was really tasty..the noodles were perfect. Sadly no room for dessert! The BEST gin and tonic I have ever had! We had a really great server! I can't remember her name, but she knew the menu very well and we wanted for nothing! It's been two days and we can't stop gushing over how great our experience was!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We love everything about this place, friendly staff, wonderful atmosphere, interesting and different menu was tapas style which is great for sharing. I loved the pork belly. World class food."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food was very good and unusual combinations made for a unique experience. The portions were smaller than expected. I would recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "All three times have been excellent experiences; innovative yet great for all tastes at the table."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We had a charming experience starting with the dim sum and our waiter Marcus. We all had dim sum and enjoyed the different selections. They had so many things we wanted to try on the menu that I am sure we will be back. Each of us had a wonderful experience and there was so much food with the 3 courses."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I went for lunch and was underwhelmed. My friend had ramen which he said was good. I had the scallops which were accompanied by a sort of rounded and fried potato and green garlic log, and some greens. I found the portion to be really quite small and while good, not great or noteworthy. For $16 at lunch, I expected more. Also, it was summer time and I expected the dim sum to be more seasonal. Fried pork belly on a hot summer day really didn't call to me."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We visited Grit & Grace a second time, only a week after our first. On Sundays, free on street parking is available within short walking distance. A variety of tasty foods are served at reasonable prices. Kim chi assortment is a nice touch when you are expecting it. We would like to try outdoor seating but it was not available either time. Desserts are worth trying - tasting is the only way we could figure out what to expect from them."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "excellent dishes, excellent cocktails and drink menu. focus is fusion-y but without necessarily acting like fusion [they call it the reconciliation of opposites]. dishes are very full of taste. we had the pork belly, miso eggplant salad, seafood sausage, goal curry. all were excellent. highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Wonderful menu with very creative, tasty items. Excellent wine, beer, cocktails and desserts. Very cool, hip interior. Great staff. Terrific experience."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Choose this spot for a special night out, and it was perfect from the food, atmosphere, service, my date loved it!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "If you enjoy imaginative tastes and presentation with a contemporary atmosphere, Grit and Grace is the place! Great food quality and service make it memorable."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "What an awesome place! Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in the city."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I personally like the complex flavors in every dish - you do not need to eat as much and you are still satisfied. Staff very friendly and urban cool - great décor. Reminds me of restaurants in Barcelona Spain with the interesting plates to share and the cool vibe."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We booked at open table and could only get a 4:30 reservation--but had family in town and wanted to try the hot new spot. We were served quickly with dim sum and drinks, which were great! Loved the pork belly! We were asked by our server if she could bring food as it was ready, but I don't think we fully understood that main dish might appear before the salad, or that everything would come at once. We ordered salads and a main dish, and at times, there wasn't enough room on the table for the plates. We felt very rushed, and as we looked around, there were lots of tables until about 6 pm. So, if you go, order one course at a time because they do come quickly--at least at a 4:30 seating."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The June 2014 issue of "Pittsburgh Magazine" designated them as the best new restaurant. I knew that back in January. Wonder what took them so long? It's not just the best new restaurant but the best restaurant and would compete for that title no matter where they were located."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Waited 20 minutes for our reserved table. Food was mediocre and such small portions...extremely overpriced. Also offered dim sum while standing at the bar waiting for our table and told, after we started eating, that we had to pay for this sample...very deceiving. Left hungry."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The ambience is INCREDIBLE and the food is VERY good! There was a little bit of confusion with my bill at the end of the night, but otherwise, good service! The Pork Belly dim sum is always wonderful! :D"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "A nice and quiet place where it was easy to have a conversation. We shared the roulade, dim sum and ramen. All three were delicious! The noodles and broth were flavorful!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I haven't been to a restaurant that served such delicious, unique food in a long time. All three of our meals were fabulous."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food, service, atmosphere all great! $17 for a drink, steep....Bookers Old Fashioned....$8 for drink plus an additional $9 for the Bookers...Unfortunately, there was a mixup with our entree and as a result, we had a long wait, but this could happen anywhere is is not a factor in our return. Yes! We would go back and not order Bookers!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The dining experience was mediocre at best. The service was slow and disinterested in supplying you with a quality experience. The food had a couple highlights (scallops were good), but nothing really caught my attention. Lastly, the cocktails that were made to pair with the dinner were flavorless and added nothing to the depth of the meal."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This restaurant is decent, but overpriced and a bit of a let-down after having high hopes. I got a few of the dim sum options, which were $5 for about 3 bites of food. My main dish was the braised goat, which tasted fine, but wasn't anything special. I expected a lot more after hearing a lot of hype about the restaurant and not being able to get reservations for weeks. I was a bit disappointed after having high expectations that weren't met, but it wasn't a terrible experience. The workers were all very friendly and helpful, but overall the food wasn't that great. I probably won't be back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "A group of four decided to try G&G the other evening. The food was simply delicious. I have to tell you our service was exemplary! The wine list was serviceable, the goat dish was our favorite!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Loved the decor. The service was good. The food was good but not great and the portions were on the small side. The combinations were interesting but didn't thrill the tastebuds. I'd go back if a friend wanted to check it out but I don't need to."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Discovered this place online. I am always looking for new places to eat in pittsburgh. This place did not disappoint. The only thing I would say is that, for the money, you don't really get a good and satisfying quantity of food. I had an appetizer, dim sum (delicious), and an entre (as well as the remaining amount of my girlfriend's entre). But I was still hungry when I left. In order to leave satisfied, one would have to order around approx. $45 per person - racking up the bill but not satiating hunger. However, the food is amazing and unique and worth every penny..."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants that Pittsburgh has to offer. The dim sum tray is very clever and contains some of the best food of the menu. I could have ordered from that all night long. The surprise flavor of the smoked tofu left me speechless. The beef tartar has to be one of the best bites of food I've ever had, amazing. The pork ramen had a perfectly soft boiled egg, which I felt really help make the dish, along with some amazing mushrooms hidden at the bottom of the bowl. The hanger steak dramatically improved with the addition of some of the salsas on the table, otherwise, it would have been easily forgotten. However, some of the best onion rings ever made come with the dish, which brought the whole thing home."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Wonderful dinner at Grit and Grace was made AMAZING by the fantastic service we recieved. I am not one to write reviews but I found the welcoming gentelman at the door to be especially courteous and helpful as well as our server. Upon arriving we were quickly seated outside, a little noisy because it is near a bus stop but great if you enjoy people watching. Our server, Marcus, was very helpful explaining the menu and was very knowledgeable regarding the wine list. He sold us on an Argentinian malbec, and my husband ordered the hanger steak while I had the asparagus. The food was very good, we will consider this restaurant when we are back in Pittsburgh. Come for the service and enjoy the food!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The menu was eclectic but easy to understand. Food was delicious, but portions small. Once the restaurant filled up, it got very noisy."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "My wife chose G&G for my birthday as I enjoy innovative food and creative cocktails. I was not disappointed. Our server explained that most patrons order several appetizers and take dishes from the "dim sum" tray. My wife was reluctant to try the smoked brisket because of the corned beef tongue on it but quickly agreed it took us right back to our NYC youth. Grabbing for the remaining short ribs on cream cheese biscuits almost broke up our marriage. Each of the appetizer plates is enough for two and four or five make a satisfying amount of food. I only tried one cocktail which was well balanced and delicious. All our dishes came out together, so on our next visit I plan to order only two dishes at a time so we can enjoy them more slowly."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I really enjoyed my food...once it finally arrived. I went with coworkers for lunch and all of their dishes came out quickly but mine took another 20 minutes before it was brought to me. My server and the manager both apologized for the mess up which I appreciated and the dish was excellent when it finally came out. Very good flavors and tasted very fresh! I got the flank steak with flat noodles, mushrooms, broccolini and onions."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "A beautifully designed restaurant where the service almost outshined the INCREDIBLE food! The moment we walked in we were greeted by the most attractive and welcoming young couple. The host and hostess were both very helpful - we called ahead in need of directions, and parking alternatives - They were very knowledgeable! Once seated our server was attentive and efficient. My partner and I were especially in love with the pork belly bites and found all of the food to be very photogenic, evidenced by our recent instagram posts. 10/10 WILL come again! "
    Dined on 6/8/2014