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Spoon Pittsburgh
  • Address:
    134 South Highland Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    Neighborhood:
    Shadyside
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Spoon Pittsburgh Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.spoonpgh.com
  • Phone: (412) 362-6001
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brian Pekarcik
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Penn Circle
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available as well as valet services on the weekends for a rate of $3.00 per vehicle.
A word from Spoon Pittsburgh
Spoon "eat. drink. lounge" is an Modern American Restaurant and Lounge. Although the cuisine and wine will be in a casual-fine dining setting, the product we deliver both in service and food will remain refined and detail oriented. We will constantly strive to source seasonal, local and sustainable products whenever possible.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "For the price, I expected better. The bread was good, but the dish combinations didn't make a lot of sense and flavors didn't complement each other well. For the NY price, I would expect NY quality, but it was lacking. Not that the food was bad, it was just confusing."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Based on reviews, we elected to dine at Spoon during a long weekend in Pittsburgh (our first visit to that city). Everyone in our party enjoyed their meals, particularly the duck dish (the rabbit pappardelle was a bit under seasoned). We would certainly recommend Spoon to others in turn."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I had never been to Spoon until two weeks ago. My husband and I had dinner on two consecutive Saturdays. The food was so great the first time that we decided to bring out-of-town friends Sat. night. We love not only the food, but the atmosphere. The only complaint I have is that the staff needs to have a warmer and more welcoming disposition. On the first visit the server was a bit odd, but efficient. This past visit, the server was indifferent and even somewhat argumentative when questioned about a wine, and never once checked on us to see how our food was throughout our three course meal. For a place that obviously wants to present the total package, they need to ensure that their servers are up to par with the caliber of the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great meal - everything was wonderfully prepared, presented and served. It was obvious that all the staff we encountered were trying hard to do an outstanding job. It was amazingly fast as well. We had a terrific grilled asparagus appetizer, simply lovely fresh green salads, and delicious duck and chicken entrees. Too full for dessert, but even an after-dinner cup of decaf was amazingly good. We can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My fiancé and I went there to celebrate and absolutely loved it. Service was great and the food even better"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The menu tries too hard, listing as many bold ingredients as possible for each dish. Yet somehow, the dishes come out very bland, with a just a few *odd* flavors thrown in. The Amberjack crudo was so tasteless it was simply a waste of fish. The scallops seemed to be seasoned with Old Bay, garnished with a foam that tasted like the chicken noodle powder in the cheap ramen you ate in college. The blue cheese souflé was just sort of a dull sludge pastry. Ew. The wines by the glass were all overpowering and sweet (in spite of being described otherwise by our server.) The service wasn't awful, but had a few fumbles. The decor is unappealing both inside and out. The only part of the meal we enjoyed was the bread basket, which is truly great."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Spoon is a favorite. Food is always excellent. I always look forward to the cream cheese filled biscuits. Duo of beef was wonderful."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was simply outstanding! The combination of the various flavors and the presentation of the food were delightful. We were seated promptly and the restaurant called the day before to confirm our appointment. This was my second time at Spoon and I will definitely be going there again and recommending it to my friends."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "There was four of us for dinner at Spoon. Our table was waiting for us and the waiter was very attentive. We ordered a bottle of wine and the waiter went over the whole menu for us. Fodd was delicious and I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The menu and website made me worry that this place might be a little pretentious. Our experience was quite the opposite. The staff was helpful and friendly. The food was fantastic. The atmosphere was nice but not overbearing. Our group had 4 different appetizers, 4 different entrees, and 3 different desserts and all were winners. As far as I can tell, every dish might be fantastic - I guess I'll need to return to know for sure."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Living very near, I have on occasion walked to this gem. The ambiance is very comfortable and relaxed. The menu is a comfortable size of a variety of appetizers and main entrees which are beautifully(and appetizingly)presented ----not a plate overloaded with food! The wait staff is attentive and efficient. The salmon was cooked to perfection(not overdone) and simply delicious as were the quinoa, fruit and arugula accompanying it."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "As always, Spoon does not disappoint! I brought some friends visiting from out of town and they absolutely loved it."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Our party of three enjoyed conversation as we dined early and the restaurant was quiet. Tables are far enough apart to keep noise level to a moderate level. Started with the blue cheese soufflé with a small salad and then had the duck breast as an entrée. Both were delicious and an appropriate sized serving. The lime tart dessert was okay. The sorbet and meringue that came with it were terrific. The tart tasted of the condensed milk recipe and became to gelatinous."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The service was outstanding. Food was very good - Ive been wanting to come here for awhile after hearing good things, they definitely delivered. Will come back for sure. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Menu difficult to choose from,,choices a bit too esoteric for some..hard to find something to order. Muffins are scrumptious!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The ambiance & service was fantastic, but the food itself was very small portions. Desserts were good, but not great! Delicious bread!!!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Breadbasket-many have noted-w/ mini cornbread, cream cheese biscuits & house baked baguette-really sets stage for what's to come. Had steak tartare, rabbit confit--ramps on the side--yum. I like how they feature one ingredient-English peas for now-across a variety of dishes, and how many of the dishes have two preparations of the same item (duck breast and sausage, e.g.). Cheese plate post dinner-delicious. Use of small, local farm goods show appreciation for sustainable agriculture. Very quiet, unassuming yet elegant ambiance; friendly, knowledgeable service. I am guessing the menu has some staple items but may be replete in changing based on seasonal availability of produce and other ingredients. I'll be back for sure."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "If I want to take an out-of-towner to a place that will show off the Oittsburgh restaurant scene, this is where I will go. Reliably terrific."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I was disappointed. I got the walleye for an app which wasnt bad, and the burger for dinner and it was overdone and very dry. My girlfriend got fluke and it was so salty she couldnt eat it. The best part was the cream cheese biscut. My waiter never smiled and wasn't welcoming. The ambiance and overall set up was cool looking though. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Service and attention and considerate care were tops. Food presentation was excellent and tasteful. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We have dined at Spoon several times, and each time has been delightful. We find the ambiance sophisticated, yet comfortable. The food has been exceptional each time we have dined there, and the service perfect. This is a great place for a special occasion, or just a pleasant evening out with friends. Very enjoyable!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I have been coming to Spoon at least 3 times a year since it's opened and it definitely seems to be not as good as it first was. On a Friday night at 7 pm it was no where near packed and the bar wasn't close to full as the place used to be when it first opened. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Our first visit to Spoon was with my mother for Mother's Day Brunch. The menu offered unique twists on some classic brunch dishes. The homemade breads were delicious and our entrees were outstanding. I have added Spoon to my list of favorites!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Wonderful experience! Presentation superb, food delicious!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We were first here two years ago when visiting Pittsburgh, and we were amazed. So when we were back this week, there was no question about where we wanted to have dinner. The food was wonderful from the delicious bread basket to the presentation, portion size, and wonderful flavors of the food. And the cocktails were more than impressive, particularly the bartender's tasting menu. But what makes this spot most enjoyable is the staff. We (again) sat at the bar, and the bartender elevated the experience even further. She was enthusiastic about the food and drink, was attentive but not intrusive, and was clearly enjoying her job. This great place is not to be missed if you are in Pittsburgh!!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "had the brased pork belly app and the bacon wrapped salmon for the main. both were amazing, as is the bread basket selection."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was for Mother's Day brunch. Fruit plate & shrimp & grits were wonderful starters. My parents ordered crab omelettes with avocado salad; both were very pleased. Plenty of sweet crab, and avocado was a nice contrast.Torn between the ancho crusted pork tenderloin and short rib hash, I chose the latter, and regretted it. The beef was tender, and the eggs were perfectly runny. However, the potatoes were undercooked, it was all a bit underseasoned, and there was entirely too much of the tomato hollandaise. With the eggs, it became a big gloppy mess. We finished with the lime + coconut dessert, which had a lot going on, and all of it fantastic. Service was outstanding. Robbie was friendly and attentive, but never obtrusive. Well done."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Had Mother's Day brunch, everything we ordered was outstanding. Fantastic service as well. The desert was excellent as well, better than most in terms of flavor, creativity and complexity."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Not so great for brunch, drinks were not very good "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food was amazing and the wine description we provided to our waiter that requested to accompany our meal was spot on. Staff was extremely professional, on the ball, and well versed on the cuisine choices and provided excellent recommendations. Definitely a must do again and will be a recommendation to friends and foodies!!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Your menu and chef truly catered to our veggie, no dairy, and gluten free friends. Presentation was breathtaking only surpassed by the layers of flavor in each bite of the entrees esp. the duck and the lamb. Your wait staff was friendly, informative and patient with the variety of dietary needs and beverage requests. Thank you for making our group's night out a wonderful experience. Double thumbs up for Spoon!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "My favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh. Food and service are consistently outstanding. John won't steer you wrong on the wine selection."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Spoon is one of our Pittsburgh favorites. Food and service are always first class. Our daughters recently there for our 35th wedding anniversary. They knew exxactly where we'd want to go."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Everything was very good, from tasting menu to the pairings, but it is a bit costly. If a special occasion, this could be the place!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Picked this spot as a date unsure what I would get, turned out to be really awesome. Good service, more pricey than I was used to, but I am a college student. Definitely a great place for a quiet date."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Great night out for a romantic dinner. We enjoyed the five course chef tasting menu with wine pairings. Great choice! We will be back to try other items on the menu as well. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food was very unique, fresh and healthy. Waiter was knowledgable, friendly but not intrusive. A very enjoyable experience! "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We decided to try the tasting menu with wine pairings. The waiter asked if we wanted to know what was included so we said yes but it was more of a guide than specification! The sommelier was very informative about wines and why he likes them. We had an amuse bouche of carrot ginger soup - spectacular with the house vermouth which was just great. That was followed by a trout with trout roe which was okay, but I don't like trout so it would be hard for me to get excited....but it was paired with a Spanish sparkling wine that was fantastic. We had the vegetable sampler, an amberjack dish, and a beef dish that was really really great. But the dessert - SpoonBar...when I took my first bite, I gasped with delight. Truly a great experience!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Went here on a Tuesday night for our first wedding anniversary. We used the valet and found the $3 well worth it. The ambience was simple and classy. The wait staff was prompt and professional. The food was great. Would go again. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "I love Spoon for a variety of reasons, including the magnificent food! My husband has a difficult time walking and the staff at Spoon accommodate us very well. I appreciate that immensely -- it makes a difference -- because if it were difficult, we wouldn't be able to go there. I especially want to commend Taylor and Robbie. Robbie has been our waiter twice and we LOVE him! Taylor is great -- she takes good care of us, making sure we get the table we need and get in the door easily (which my husband greatly appreciates). We love the food! We've always had great meals and will keep Spoon on our list of faves -- we'll be back!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014