Ten Penny

Ten Penny

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ampdgroup.com/
  • Phone: 4123188000x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
    Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Scott DeLuca
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: TEN PENNY can accommodate private parties up to 14 guests (options available for larger groups.) Additional amenities for private parties include: TV/DVD, wireless access, and laptop/projector hook ups. Food and beverage minimums apply; deposit required.
  • Private Party Contact: Michelle LaValle-Denk 4123188000x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 10th
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available for dinner service.
A word from Ten Penny
TEN PENNY focuses on fresh ingredients and comfortable dining where traditional becomes modern. Ten Penny is the newest venture of the AMPD Group, a dynamic entertainment and hospitality development and management company located in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. With a commitment to excellence, Ten Penny works closely with area purveyors to ensure immediate access to fresh, high-quality produce, meat, and fish. The dining experience is consistent with the AMPD Group’s goal of providing Pittsburgh’s Premier Dining and Entertainment Destinations. Ten Penny is located in Convention Tower at 960 Penn Avenue.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Ten Penny reviews from OpenTable diners
196 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (83)fit for foodies (77)hot spot (75)good for groups (74)great for lunch (50)special occasion (45)neighborhood gem (44)notable wine list (35)late-night find (22)great for brunch (18)great for outdoor dining (16)scenic view (14)romantic (13)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • Better than expected
    run2eat
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had read a couple of reviews stating the service was less than desirable but we had an excellent experience. Our server was knowledgeable and efficient and personable. The appetizer (lamb flatbread) was delicious. The only criticism is my fish was slightly more well done than I like, but I was forewarned by the server. However, the flavors were wonderful and asparagus was PERFECT. Kudos for a great night out!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful! Don't hesitate.
    KatieLou
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is last visit was my third and each time I love it more. Great shareable dishes, love the different wine glass pour choices and all dishes I've tried have been de-lish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was second to none
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Service, the food, the look. All excellent! We will be back for sure
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ten Penny Disappoints
    DanG
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I had had a nice meal at Ten Penny with a group in June, so returned with a colleague for dinner. From the opening surly hostess (who wanted to place us by the kitchen ad was not pleased when we asked for a nicer table) to the overly sweet salad and much too salty duck breast I was very disappointed this time around and will likely not go back. My colleagues Brussels sprouts dish was also overly heavy... The one bright spot was an excellent server!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Ten Penny
    EclecticAmbiance
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    It was incredibly noisy - hard to chat with my husband for his bday dinner, or talk to the waiter. The place was very dark - couldn't see menu without using light on cell phone. Waiter was too new and had struggles... Food and drink DID NOT Disappoint! It was fabulous! We will go there again! Great place for groups and bar was rockin!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable
    Pghevenings
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had an enjoyable dinner with friends. The service was outstanding. Beer and wine list very good. We will certainly go back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty Good
    DaisyVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We arrived for lunch on a weekday and there were plenty of tables available. Service was good - the server was very helpful in recommending drinks and lunch dishes. We both got the tomato soup and grilled cheese which was good, but not remarkable. Overall a good experience - it was quiet so we were able to chat. Enjoyed the cocktails as well.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ten Penny - Great Experience
    Burghophile
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Have been to Ten Penny several times now and have been pleased each time. The food does not disappoint and the venue great with exposed brick and open space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd Try ...... No Good
    leenieVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I want this place to work but the food and service are hit or miss........ They need to work the kinks out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place.
    TenPennyVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Nice atmosphere. Our server was excellent. Food was good. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what we expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I went for dinner after having drinks at Sienna Mercato. We had a reservation. The hostess took us to the furthest table in back next to service area. We asked to be moved up front next to the open windows as it was a nice nite and we had passed open tables. She said they were reserved and I stated that we also had a reservation. She did accomodate after saying that she "guesses she could give us one since other guests had not shown up". Our waitress was nice, but very slow. From arrival at the table to getting a drink was 20 mins. The pitcher of water placed at our table was not cold. At that point, we decided just to order some flatbreads to share. Might have a drink and app at bar but would not go back for dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ten Penny near Convention center
    Pghfood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The service was attentive and friendly. The food was good especially the Brussel sprouts and calamari. The couch seating is too low for many diners and should be addressed.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maybe I'm spoiled.......
    twicebakedVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Showed up 5 minutes before reservation time. Seated, near the kitchen, 15-20 after said time. Asked for a different table - told "unable", even though we could see other available tables. Took another 10 minutes before the waiter finally showed up. Prickly Pear Marg was too tart and sent back. The only reason I didn't rate the food as poor was due the the brussel sprout and truffle fry appetizers. Brussel sprouts came out relatively quickly. Fries TOOK FOREVER, but were pretty good. One of us ordered the scallops dish - she said it was very good. 3 of us ordered the blackened Ahi Tuna. One was cooked to order and he said it was average. One was undercooked and one was over cooked. Overall not impressed.
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  • Fair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Went for lunch on a week day. Bread was not good pretzel roll and twist roll were dull and commercial looking and tasting. The butter was stale. Tomato soup was very good; would have been nice with a side of croutons or a bread twist of some sort. Green salad was very lackluster, boring,skimpy, and not super fresh. The restaurant is really great looking. Except for the horrible booth tables that came up to our chins! Really uncomfortable and awkward. Hope the restaurant can add some zing and touches of detail needed; the potential is there.
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  • Terrific Atmosphere and service.
    Chrism
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our family had dinner at Ten Penny on a gorgeous Friday evening. Our waiter Bart suggested the prix fix special "cherry stuffed pork chop" which I tried and was very good, an appetizer of gazpacho accompanied with calamari pate dish that was very good. The restaurant felt very warm and inviting even though the space is open and airy. I would definitely go back there. Its an excellent choice to pre game before a sporting event in the Burgh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was ok. The waitress couldn't explain the items on the menu. The drinks were great.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oh my!
    BeemerGirl
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    What a great new spot! Delicious food, wonderful service, valet parking.....a divine brussel sprout salad ( would have been happy with just a big plate of it for dinner!) decor is refreshing but all the hard surfaces ( wood celling and floors) make it a bit on the loud side. Still Ten Penny says "come back" and I will...soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I ordered the crabcake sandwich and fries. Both were delicious. The service was pretty slow, which is not ideal when you go in for lunch and have a limited amount of time. While the service was a bit slow the staff was friendly personable. I'll definitely be back, but probably not with time constraints.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Resturant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I was most recently here during restaurant and was Cucumber Gazpacho was amazing and by far my favorite course. The desserts are wonder and the drink list is new and different.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AM1234VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    First time at Ten Penny for lunch. Enjoyed the food and the service was great!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience Start to Finish
    likestoeat
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Overall the restaurant has an upbeat vibe and is great for large groups or a fun date night. The menu was fantastic with tons of great appetizers, small plates, and delicious entrees. All in all, the food, service and atmosphere will have me coming back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising...
    BELinMA
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Finding a restaurant with this quality of food immediately adjacent to the Lawrence convention center in downtown Pittsburgh was a pleasant surprise. We enjoyed our dinner there. The Brussels sprouts with bacon jam from the "Shareables" part of the menu is highly recommended. Wine list was good and mostly fairly priced. If we're in the Pittsburgh downtown area again we would certainly return.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Pittsburgh
    retiredtraveler
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Living near the Culinary Institute in Hyde Park NY I am not often impressed with restaurants outside the Hudson Valley. Ten Penny was tops in every category right from my greeting at the door. I was dining alone and was given a 'prime' seat without asking. My mango mojito was fantastic so kudos to the bartender. My waiter was friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. The food was fantastic and prepared to perfection. I heard he was fairly new (a couple of months there). The decor is very nice. My congratulations to the manager of the restaurant. You are a true professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ten Penny Brunch
    Sam1
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My family of eight enjoyed a delicious brunch on Sunday. The menu is unique and the food is delicious. The server was extremely slow that day as we were there over two hours. It took ten minutes to get our drinks from the bar, and then another fifteen minutes to order, and forty minutes to receive our selections. We were glad that we planned on a leisurely brunch, but it was a bit of a long wait. This was our second visit, and we had no issues with the first brunch experience. We do plan to dine at Ten Penny again and hope this atypical of their usual service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice experience!
    mrtesor
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I was very pleased with the food and environment for brunch. I look forward to coming back for dinner and cocktails!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great looking contemporary restaurant. The food was good and the service was slow. They just need to iron out the kinks!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AmandaLynn
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Really good food. For the price, the food was appropriate and worth every penny. The food is solid and tasty. Good downtown location near convention center.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really disappointed
    SundressSue
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The service was so slow and the restaurant was not crowded. Our entrees took about 45 minutes to get to the table and we had to ask about them. We arrived at 6pm and were promptly seated, but we barely made our show at 8pm.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Place to Go
    pops
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Very cool restuarant and bar with interesting menu. The Ten Penny Burger is great as is the mac & cheese. Wine by the glass is nice because they serve larger quantity and leave small carafe so you aren't always waiting for refills.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and atmosphere
    PeteyM15
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was my second experience at this restaurant. We were seated promptly at a great table. Our food was very good (LOVE the Brussels sprouts small plate) and they have a unique drink list. Overall very happy with our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Erin our server was excellent. Best server I have had in a really long time. I would go back and ask for her. Restaurant was great and food too
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ten Penny - Great Experience
    Burghophile
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Ten Penny is a visually pleasing experience and the food is exceptional. The space is gorgeous. The food tastes fresh and is not run of the mill fare you find anywhere. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good
    eatoutpgh
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Very good, great for a group, lovely during mild summers
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch
    PGHGurl
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great spot for a lunch celebration. Can accommodate a large group.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch was good, but...
    klo1284
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I've had excellent dinners (scallops) and drinks at Ten Penny, so I had high expectations for brunch. The menu had a variety of options. However, the food was mediocre. It was clear my eggs benedict and my fiance's breakfast burger sat under a heat source or just in the kitchen for a period of time. Both had an overcooked appearance and were just warm. The "dippy egg" on the breakfast burger was medium. The hollandaise sauce was a bit heavy and rather than compliment, it overwhelmed. We had brown sugar grits as an app. Tasty, but needed more fresh fruit. Last, our server was nice, but distant and slightly scattered. Because I loved this place prior to my brunch experience, I'm sure I'll be back to give a second chance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapponiting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Recommended by a friend. This was the fist time we had eaten there.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dissapointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were seated at our table and we ordered a few drinks and the Truffled Mac & Cheese as an appetizer. The drinks were ok, but the Mac & Cheese was done really well. We then split the Beet Salad which wasn't great. After the salad my wife had the seared sea scallops with risotto. The risotto was good, but the scallops were cooked unevenly and were overly salty. I had the osso bucco which was so tough I couldn't eat it. For the price point of this restaurant I would have expected service and a meal similar to those at Eleven, Spoon, Meat and Potatoes, but was let down. Additionally, when we were leaving we noticed one of the servers delivering a basket of bread to another table and describing the contents, which was never offered to us.
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  • Pre Cats dinner
    DowntowndwellerVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great meal with great server - Bart really knew the wine list Mussels are excellent Pork chops great Scallops and risotto great Good choices between small and large plates
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Experience.
    ThatMaleNurse
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Upon walking into the restaurant, I knew right away I was going to have a great experience. We were greeted with smiles and seated promptly. Our appetizer was so delicious that we would have been happy with that as our main course but the experience with the got even better as the dishes rolled out. I recommend this fine dining to anyone in the Pittsburgh area that is looking for a great modern atmosphere and excellent food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we'd hoped for ...
    Just8
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Several guests sent back their good as too salty, overdone and underdone. Though the manager comped desserts, not a place I'd try again... Bussed took my good before I was done!
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