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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
  • Email: info@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
  • "Food presentation and quality was outstanding. Great cocktails"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food was quite good. The ambience best described as " shabby chic"". "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This was a somewhat random pick for business guests- very happy with the way it turned out. Food and service were very good."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Spoon is, dependably, very good. Always a pleasure to dine there."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great experience start to finish...attentive service, seasonal and locally sourced menu, delightful meal"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We're from out of town but visit our son at CMU enough to have tried a wide variety of restaurants. This was our first experience with Spoon and it is now in our top two (along with Girasole). Everything was wonderful and will definitely go back next time we're in Pittsburgh."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Very good food with many unique dishes, but what really separates Spoon from similar restaurants is that the food is very light and relatively simple (in a good way!) ... meaning that you can taste everything, have room for dessert, and don't leave feeling like a bloated whale and paying for your culinary cravings ... A very refreshing change!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed a lovely dinner at Spoon. We started with salads that were delightfully fresh greens with dressings that complemented. Our entrees were the salmon and the lamb. Equally enjoyable, delicious and beautifully presented. Finished with a grilled pineapple dessert that was an exciting combination of tasty spices. Not overwhelming and served with coffee was just the perfect way to end dinner. Chose a nice glass of wine suggested by our server from the ample wine list. Terrific service by the pleasant and knowledgeable wait staff. Convenient & courteous valet park. Couldn't ask for more! This was our second dining experience at Spoon and we thoroughly enjoyed both times. Will return."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We have been twice now and this has become a favorite of ours in Pittsburgh. Every dish we ordered was fantastic and presented so nicely. We will be back sooner rather than later and will highly recommend to friends!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Spoon is a great restaurant and a great value - hard to find anything comparable that is truly at this level of cuisine in Pittsburgh. We've been a number of times, and are never disappointed. My only nit this time is that the food seems to be getting fussier and not necessarily better. Everything was delicious however, and we always enjoy their interesting cocktail menu as well. If you haven't been, it is a must."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Surprised with an outstanding delicious vegetable entree ,worth returning for! All four dinners were excellent. Staff was attentive."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "It seems as if their cocktails have gotten skimpy. A martini glass that is slightly over half full looks more like half empty. The drinks with the large ice cube contained only a few sips of what was a rather good drink. The salads, as usual were great, however the chicken meatballs were bland with little flavor despite their interesting presentation. Three in our group had the chicken with the same reaction, it was just OK and was over salted. The duck duo was good but was a bit salty too. The ice cream trio was supposed to be fudge ripple, salted caramel and white chocolate. The fudge ripple was easy to identify but the other two scoops tasted like vanilla. There may have been a very faint chocolate taste but definitely no salted caramel."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Spoon has yet to disappoint me. They have a decent wine list, their cocktails are well made and they even have some respectable craft beers from which discerning drinkers may choose. The food has always been delicious. I have, on occasion, had dishes here where the execution of a concept won out over refining flavor, but I cannot fault them for taking creative risks. I have been here twice with my vegan girlfriend, who throws herself at the mercy of the chef to cook something special in keeping with her dietary strictures. Each time, the kitchen has adroitly risen to the occasion, much to her delight. I also like other Pittsburgh fine dining options, some perhaps even better, but Spoon is worth keeping in the regular rotation."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "For all who love great food and innovative cuisin Spoon is the place to be. Every single dish is a discovery, but the pineapple dessert has been A fantastic experience. A suggestion for the wine? Try the Pecorino"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I've been to Spoon a number of times--its one of my favorites. This time it was with young adult relatives--they thought it was great as well. We had a bay scallop appetizer that was outstanding and a blue cheese soufflé, also good. I had duck two ways--didn't like the sausage part, but the breast was excellent. Other entrees of beef and cod were great. The chocolate dessert was terrific according to 3 out of 3 who had it. My pine able dessert was way too sweet."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner with great food - sauces were a little rich and overpowering which is why we gave 4 instead of 5 stars. Would definitely return. Super nice bartender."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I found Spoon to be a very nice restaurant. One of the few places it is acceptable to eat at the bar with a date. Dim lighting helps set the mood, and some nice music playing in the background. The prices are a little high, but that's what you get for a nice, quality dinner."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had a lovely meal at Spoon, in part to do the excellent and friendly service we received from our waiter, who was very well-informed. My soup was particularly good. Attention to local and seasonal ingredients is practiced. Cocktails were well-mixed. They had recently added a sommelier to the staff and that was apparent in the wine selection. One area that needs work is dessert. The surroundings are a bit staid: clean, modern, pleasant, but what I would describe as "suburban vanilla.""
    Dined on 5/26/2013
  • "This was my third trip to Spoon and it was the best. I love that the menu changes periodically to keep it interesting. Many times I skip the bread to save room for dinner. Right away, forget that idea. I could dine alone on the cream cheese biscuits and the cornbread. Shear perfection and tastiness! Everyone we had was so delicious and well presented. Our server was excellent- exceeded our expectations. The bar staff was really friendly and helpful. Having said that every time we come I'm underwhelmed by their drink list. But they will make you anything you want and they have a good wine/beer selection. This place has gotten better and better. I highly recommend it. There is valet parking for $3."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Huet vouvray le lieu was marvelous! The sommelier was remarkable and informative!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Pittsburgh is lucky to have Spoon. First class food and serve in a very nice venue."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Went there with my boyfriend the Tuesday after valentines day to celebrate valentines day and can not say enough great things about the place. Every thing we had was outstanding and the service was even better"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I had the Alaskan cod with crab cakes. It was one the best prepared seafood dishes I have had. Kudos to the chefs. Everyone in our party of four had a good time and were pleased with their meals. The wine was excellent, too."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I thought that the meal was excellent and presented beautifully. The waiter was courteous and had good knowledge of the menu."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I thought the flavors were very mundane and heavy handed, the salmon tasted like lays BBQ chips, my drink tasted like orange soda and the gnocchi were bland . Nothing was egregiously wrong but I would not return for that quality when there are many comparable and better options"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We ate at Spoon during a visit to Pittsburgh after researching restaurants in Pittsburgh magazine rankings and elsewhere. The bacon-wrapped salmon and gorgonzola souffle are excellent, as is the wine list. The nouvelle cuisine-style cassoulet was a bit dry but tasty. The server was very attentive and knowledgeable. The one thing we didn't like was the restaurant's decor, which is a bit dark and a little shabby. Also the restaurant is a bit noisy."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our experience at spoon. They were very accommodating. They split a dish per our request and decanted our wine in a timely manner. The bread offering was simply delicious and portion sizes were very comfortable. They did everything right."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had the wine pairing 5 course dinner for $100 per person. Every course was delicious with the exception of the chicken wings. I'm certainly not opposed to wings but these seemed especially disjointed with this dinner. They were just wings, not an elevation of any sort. All the wines were delicious and the pairings went well for the most part. The service was exceptional as was the smoked trout course and the beef course! I felt the pricing was fair."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "A great place for special nights or just going out. Food is always top notch from beginning to the end."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The presentation of the food is always good. Your water glass will never go empty with the service always focused on your table."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We love Spoon! I celebrated my 60th birthday here several years ago, and we have returned on several occasions. The menu has interesting choices, and everything is both beautifully prepared and presented. The services is excellent, sometimes bordering on a little too much attention. The atmosphere is classy, tasteful and quiet, and yet, as diners, we get the sense of liveliness from the place usually being full and busy that we like when we dine out. Portions are a nice size with none of that "plate over-loading" we see in some restaurants. Desserts are beautiful!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It was a great valentines day spot! The food, the service and the atmosphere was amazing!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Spoon is one of my favorite spots "in the city". I go there often and prefer to sit at the bar, as they have two of the best bar tenders in town. However I was not impressed with my experience on Valentine's Day. It could be the fact that my date and I were stuck in the worst two seats they offer at Spoon (directly next to the door and crammed in against the wall with another guest sharing your fate two feet away). Or maybe it was the three course meal forced onto me (I prefer a small entrée and my weight in beverages on Friday evenings). Or perhaps the anxious staff eager to accommodate the next guest did me in. Either way I will be avoiding Spoon on popular holidays from here on. Outside of Valentine's day this place is usually money."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A very good special Valentines Menu that my wife and I both enjoyed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "good place but way over priced for the meal; best part to me was that service was outstanding..............................................................................."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It was a very nice dinner, a little on the more expensive side but worth it for the perfectly prepared food, great wine pairings and welcoming staff. My date and I had a beautiful and memorable night at spoon."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We made reservations for 2 at 10:30PM the night of Valentines Day 2014! It was my first real date on Valentine's, I googled the top restaurants in Pittsburgh and this one had good reservation times available and good location, so we booked this place. After doing some research, I realized they probably have one of the best chefs in the country, so I expected the food to be excellent, and also a little expensive. However, I was pleased that they served American contemptorary type of food, so we booked it and the service was excellence, and the scene of the restaurant was perfect dining for a date, it made us feel like we were on vacation, it was very warm and comfortable, my girlfriend complain of being a little chilled, but I was fine!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I ate at spoon a few days ago with a friend. This was my fourth time and I have never been disappointed. When the waiter mentioned that you could have seared foie gras with any entree as an indulgence I immediately asked if I could get it as an appetizer. The chef created a special appetizer with seared foie gras over beef cheek and mashed potatoes and The sommelier came up with a very interesting and delicious wine which was a perfect match. The rest of the meal was just as notable with lamb chops over cheddar cheese polenta and a fabulous sauce. We did bring our own bottle of wine but ended up drinking one from their wine list also. A superb meal with service to match. This is now my go to restaurant when in pittsburgh."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The food was very good, but everything felt very retro- like I was going to an upscale restaurant from the 60s or 70s. This is the kind of place my father would love. I think it would be a very good, neutral place to host out of town guests. The atmosphere was very nice and the menu very well thought out."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Our second time at Spoon - this time to celebrate a birthday. Service, food, and ambiance were all excellent. I can't get enough of the bread basket, though my main meal was excellent."
    Dined on 1/31/2014