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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 WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "I want to start out by saying that there couldn't be more a more friendly service staff or a cooler vibe, in terms of music, decor, tableware, etc. My husband & I are both adventurous eaters and heard good things about Grit & Grace's offerings. That said, we ventured there for lunch and I honestly wonder what those people had to eat. The food came out quickly and the presentation was outstanding! However, I have not had more tasteless, bland food in my life. I have never been so disappointed, especially for the cost. I would recommend Grit & Grace for drinks before or after a theatre show or some other downtown event, possibly hors d'oeuvres. But as far as counting on your whole meal, don't get yourself hyped up for it."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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
  • "All three times have been excellent experiences; innovative yet great for all tastes at the table."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "What an awesome place! Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in the city."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My only complaint is that both times that I have gone to G&G, they immediately take us to the worst table in the entire place....a tiny two top tucked around a corner when there were many other tables available. Not sure if this is what restaurants do to people who book on open table or what, but both times asked for a booth or something better and the hostess was accommodating, so thanks."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "First time visit for party of 3 before theater on a Sunday evening. Menu not available on OpenTable but reviews indicated a tapas style restaurant. Shared all choices & consensus was that nothing was better than "good." Dim Sum is advertised, but had to "flag down" waitress to see offerings. Chose 2 dishes at $5 each. Very small portions - pork bellies fatty but tasty, pork meatballs just OK. Other menu choices tried - Short ribs & chicken thighs ok but seafood sausage nasty. Flank Steak noodles was best dish tried. Bottom line, this place tries too hard to be different to attract a "younger crowd" but doesn't warrant a return visit."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Winner of Best New Resturant in the Pittsburgh magazine June 2014 issue, Grit & Grace lived up to its hype. Delicious, especially American Dim Sum and small plates. Skip the bland desserts."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The place was very interesting and very delicious. They have some different cocktails, we had G and T made with their homemade tonic, really great flavors. The Carpaccio was one of the best I have ever had. My wife liked her home made kimchee and the pork bellies were FAB. The buttermilk onion rings with my skirt steak were out of this world! We had a reservation, but by the time we left they were lined out the door. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The delicious and unique food and drink selections perfectly complimented the hip and trendy atmosphere. The Dim Sums were filling and full of distinct flavor combinations and definitely fun to share with your table partners. The drinks were yummy and made with the right amount of kick (we had the Duck Sauce (worth the try), MaiTai, and White Lady). The pork belly appetizers were particulary delicious!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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
  • "This is still one of our favorite restaurants in the Burgh but the pork belly bites were not quite as crispy as in the past and we had to order the dim sum from our server because the tray only came to the table once. But overall, still wonderful food and plenty of options for our non-meat eater guest. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014