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
175 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (77)good for groups (73)vibrant bar scene (65)hot spot (64)special occasion (45)great for lunch (41)neighborhood gem (37)notable wine list (32)late-night find (18)romantic (16)great for brunch (14)scenic view (11)great for outdoor dining (8)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    5 of us went for lunch. Very good food. Excellent service. I'd like to stop back for after-work cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasantly surprised
    Pittsenior
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Went with out of town friends for brunch on Sunday. After I made the reservation, I read the reviews about how bad the sevice was. So I was a bit apprehensive to try it with my friends, but the reviews could not be further from the truth. The service was great snd so was the food. Will try going for dinner next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • V. Nice Place
    ABS64
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I enjoyed it. The food was pricy, but good and worth the high price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK not great
    kaiaVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Food was ok but wish they had more light fare at dinner time. Heard lunch entree salads are good but not available at dinner
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Energetic & Yummy
    Uncreativenickname
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I recently went to Ten Penny with my girlfriend for a romantic dinner out and was very pleased with the fun and chic atmosphere, but will definitely come back for the food and service. Must get dish: balsamic brussel sprout appetizer.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would Return
    LVRobVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Ten Penny has a great menu with many plates fit for sharing. Service was a bit slow but it was prime time Friday night. But the servers were very nice and helpful. I recommend and would return. Valet parking is a real plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bar over-ruled the seated guests
    BigZuc
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Went for my girlfriend's birthday dinner at 5:30. They had the wrong reservations listed in their book and told us ours wasn't until 7:30. I spoke to whom I believe was the manager about calling twice previously setting up the correct time and he immediately took us to a table. We were sat in one of the booths next to the bar. Being next to the bar meant that we had peoples rear ends directly in our immediate view. There wasn't even an overwhelming overflow of the happy hour business crowd, however it proved to be quite annoying trying to have a nice sit down meal and have loud patrons and their rear ends nearly touching our table. The food was good, however not worth the price in my opinion. Absolutely not a romantic place! Average!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    Mike
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Never have a bad experience here! Love the food and great drinks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • downtowndiner60
    downtowndiner60
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Ten Penny is a popular place, but its food does not match its ambience. Mussels are a favorite with my husband and I- the mussels were small and plump but were served with a slice of Texas toast and, because we were not given a bowl for shells, they soon overflowed the table. Rolls in the breadbasket were cold and hard... a little warming would have improved their taste.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice!
    AmyLVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This was a very nice restaurant with great ambiance. It sat very close to the hotel where we were staying. We ordered the cheese plate appetizer (group of six) and I had pumpkin soup (delicious!). They brought out bread consisting of little muffins and pretzel bread - all excellent. I had for an entree scallops with butternut squash risotto. While the scallops were a little salty, they paired well with the risotto, which melted in your mouth. My husband had a New York strip steak and said it was the best steak he's ever had! Everyone else had steaks or burgers and loved them. Service was a little slow at times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ten Penny 2014
    PeteVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We've now been there 3 times. Each time has gotten markedly better over the past year. There were 4 of us. The salmon, filet mignon and seared ahi tuna were very good. None of the dishes were disguised with sauces but tasted very fresh. The portions were normal not typically Pittsburgh huge. Very good salad. Great bar. It was warm enough to have the walls open to Penn Avenue which, while a little noisy, is always good considering our impending winter. Wonderful wait staff. We've now made this one of our 'go to' places.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and services!
    Bubd63VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Totally enjoyed our experience. Looking forward to our next dining experience at this great Restrauant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good
    Pittharvest32
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The food was good but priced for the location downtown not the quality of the food. Service is a little slow but I think that was just our server. It is a quality place, with a good location and nice atmosphere.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfactory
    Lurvefood
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My boyfriend and I went for brunch on Sunday and the food was okay but nothing noteworthy. I had the smoked salmon plate and a salad. The smoked salmon was good, the pumpernickel toast was a bit too dry. My boyfriend had the steak and fries. We both looked at the steak and felt defeated when it came out-it was so small and he said the glaze wasn't very good. It was also more well-done than medium. He was just very disappointed. It's a cool place but I wouldn't recommend the food. Our server was pretty great, though.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best Mac & Cheese
    KTuck
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The truffle mac & cheese is the best mac & cheese that I have ever had. It is consistently delicious and decadent. No matter what else I order when I go to Ten Penny (and everything else is always fantastic), I get an order of the mac & cheese. It's so worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This was the first date night for my husband and me since the birth of our daughter. The restaurant is at the far end of the cultural district, but we enjoyed the walk. The ambiance of the restaurant was great - rustic decor. There were groups with children that appeared to be well catered to. The food was delicious - I had the blackened ahi tuna, and my husband had the lamb shank. It was a nice amount of food that didn't sit heavy. The service was good too. I would go back for another date night, family get together, or even just meeting up with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't go back
    Carrie
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Love the decor, the staff was rude, and the food mediocre
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    Pittsocial
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The food was delicious and service was wonderful. The waiter made sure to get us the bill in order to make it to our play on time and was very prompt delivering all food and beverages. I loved the atmosphere and the decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jimbo
    Jimbo
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Been to Ten Penny a few times. Nice location and very attractive restaurant. The food is very good but the menu is very unique. There is not much on there for the less adventurous eater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We like to try new resturants each time we go to a show - this place was recommended in the packet with our Broadway series! They honored our 15% discount with our theater tickets, the food was DELICIOUS! The service was terrific - very polite and sweet! The atmosphere was cute, quiet and a very easy walk to Heinz hall. We will definetely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I prob ordered the wrong thing
    PghRy
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    i got the chicken curry. Was not at all what I was expecting. Also, it's a bit pricey considering that the lunch entree came with no bread or a side. Overall I'd give the place a B. The service was average as well. (The waitress did not know how to describe the entree)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Salt people
    PaulPVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    They tried to have an upscale menu but it's over their ability. Nothing was seasoned appropriately and the food was just off. A little salt would go a long way.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Good Place
    Jamelle
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My only issue with the evening was the service. The server never introduce themselves to us and seemed rushed at times. The server was very nice but nearly left without asking me for my choice of dessert after asking my wife. I think the restaurant is a great place but the our service was a little bit of a miss for the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kp2kb
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Decent meal but small portions. Server was not the greatest- not very attentive and was a little rude. Atmosphere was nice but I would not go out of my way to go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was Poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Decor is amazing, menu looks great, service was as bad as I had been told, food was average.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We enjoyed the service and the food before our visit to the Broadway Series.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ChrisT
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great lunch spot and not too busy. A little pricey, but the food is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I've tried Ten Penny twice now, and I wish I wouldn't have given them another chance. Their service is absolutely terrible and there is no attention to detail. Both times I was there it took at least two hours from sitting down to get our food. When the food finally did come out there was always something wrong and it was impossible to have it corrected. The staff makes a lot of apologies but doesn't correct the situations.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    Lisa
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was delicious! Excellent pours on drinks. The booth was too low for the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ZippyVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I will come back to Ten Penny but probably a Saturday afternoon. Very loud so hard to have a conversation. Food and service is good not great, but the place is darling and maybe a different night than a Friday would help. Nice to have the valet!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    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.
  • nice dinner
    concertgoer
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had made a reservation for Ten Penny prior to our concert that night. The food was very delicious, however, I would say they have somewhat of a limited menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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!!!
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    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic