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Ten Penny Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ampdgroup.com
  • Phone: (412) 318-8000
  • 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: Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • 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 (412) 318-8000

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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "We arrived at Ten Penny on an evening when it was packed. We were having dinner with a friend we hadn't seen in a long while. As soon as we entered the restaurant, we were overwhelmed by the noise level. We literally couldn't hear what the hostess was saying to us, so catching up with a friend was out of the question. We were seated in the front of the restaurant, and after our second inquiry about the noise, we were moved to the back, where it was significantly less noisy. Once we were able to hear ourselves think, our dining experience was great. We were all blown away by the quality of the food. We'll definitely return, but we'll know to request a table in the back when we make our Open Table reservation."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I love the food at Ten Penny, and the decor is fresh and interesting, but it is also not sound absorbing. It's hard to carry on a dinner conversation without shouting or leaning way into the table--especially when the bar is busy."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Our food at Ten Penny wasn't bad, but nor was it particularly memorable. For the relatively high prices we paid, I certainly wouldn't consider eating there again as opposed to several other nearby restaurants which are similarly priced, and, in my experience, offer more interesting flavours. Extensive wine list, however the wines are also expensively priced."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We went to Ten Penny with a work group of 5. They were very accomodating. The ambiance is really neat -- very industrial and modern. The food was great too. The lunch menu seemed to offer a little of everything, which was nice. I would like to go for dinner sometime, as well."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Had heard some mixed things and wanted to check out for myself. I loved the decor and atmosphere. We had a great waiter and we tried a bunch of smaller plates - everything was tasty. Will definitely be back and encourage others to try"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I love the location and decor but the service was terrible. Everything moves very slowly and the waitress admitted that she had never tried anything on the menu. Food was okay but not worth the wait."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was our first visit to this restaurant and we enjoyed every minute of it. We only ordered appetizers but they were delicious and our waiter was attentive and friendly. The bar is large and the high top seating area around it had a great crowd. The exterior is constructed entirely of glass windows and doors that open completely so you are "outside" without sitting on the sidewalk as so many other downtown restaurants do. We cannot wait to go back for lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I have had dinner at TenPenny three times and each time the quality of the food was very good. This visit I started with a wedge salad, which I will say was excellent with the added accompaniments. The grilled Brussels are fantastic. I have had the Article char a couple of times and I highly recommend. The side of lentils are not what I would choose but do quite nicely with the fish. I wish they would offer some daily special as an option to the menu."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Ten Penny is an excellent restaurant! The food, service and atmosphere was wonderful! Plan on going back again very soon and also want to try their brunch."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Very loud and staff seemed unorganized. Much more of a bar atmosphere than a resturant."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This is definitely a current hot spot!! However, if you're looking to have a nice dinner with conversation ... forget it!! We could hardly hear ourselves talking. As for the food ... we order a bunch of appetizers to share. The gnocchi & risotto were delicious!! The crab cake was fishy and it was the shredded crab, not jumbo lump. The BBQ chicken flatbread was good and the cheese plate was horribly disappointing!! The truffle cheese was almost in edible!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I enjoyed my lunch meeting at Ten Penny. The menu has a great selection and the food was superb."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Super noisy, very hot (who doesn't turn on the airconditioning when it's 80 degrees out and humid? Food was good, waiter was so-so."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We went on a Tuesday night. Between us we had tomato bisque, clam bake and crispy brussels sprouts. All were very good. The wine list and beer selections were good too. They offer three sizes of wine which was nice. Our server Jennifer overheard that we were going to a show and promptly asked us what time we wanted to leave. She also brought the bill out early which was nice. The only negatives were the noise level and the booths in the back. When you sit in the seat you sink down so that the table is very high. You kind of feel like you are a kid seated at the adult table! I would return to Ten Penny. Oh and the valet was very nice."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The truffle fries are to die for! Also the Brussel sprouts with the blue cheese are fabulous. Don't sit in the back where the raised booths are if there are more than 2 in your party - it's not conducive to communicating at all because you're all lined up."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Good food, a little slow to come out but not really a problem since the evening was fun"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "With the windows closed it was extremely noisy. Server fogot our salads/didn't refill our wine glasses/didn't check back with our table/dessert was to take 10minutes to prep we didn't get it for 20"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I really liked the ambiance -- bright and lively enough for a group, but also dark and intimate enough in the back for a date. I was here on a date with my boyfriend, and we got the hot rocks as an appetizer with kobe beef, tuna, and shrimp. All the meat was excellent and came with a tasty teriyaki (I think) dipping sauce. I got the pork chop, medium well, which was juicy and cooked perfectly. The asparagus were also perfectly cooked. The mashed potatoes were a tiny bit dry and underseasoned, but I didn't mind because they were obviously REAL mashed potatoes so I enjoyed the flavor nonetheless. My boyfriend got the Ten P burger, which he really enjoyed. There is a decent selection of local cider & beer offered."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food and service were great. The only real down side was the noise. Our table was as far from the bar as it could be, but the noise was so loud that it was difficult to carry on a conversation. That would not deter us from eating here again tough."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "First time at Ten Penny and overall I was happy with it. Three friends went for dinner, were seated quickly and had a very attentive server. The atmosphere is great - love the open door/windows surrounding the restaurant. Each of us felt that the food was okay. There was nothing to complain about but nothing that blew us away. While we didn't order a full bottle of wine, we were very impressed by how long the wine list was. The bar and restaurant both seemed full but not overcrowded the entire time we were there. I would come back to try their brunch or for happy hour (not sure if they have good deals or not). It wouldn't be my first choice to come back to for dinner."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great food, wonderful server. Very slow service but they were trying. It was very loud and the dinning room was very dark. Good experience but skip if you'd like to chat."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Food was very good but the service has to be improved. We dined there Wednesday night and the service was poor. I talked to cosultants on Thursday about our experience and they communicated the same issues. Space is beautiful ad location is ideal, food at least what we had was very good, but in order to sustain your business you really need to give priority to the service aspect."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Overall I thought Ten Penny was a very good restaurant. The food was fresh and very tasty. The service was outstanding and our waiter was very attentive, but not too much - just the right amount. We went out with a group from work for lunch, so I didn't have anything to drink from the bar, but I did see that they had a very nice bar. The atmosphere and decor was rustic yet hip, but it was kind of hot in the restaurant. It was very hot outside the day went and the place was packed for lunch (on a weekday), so that's probably why, but it was a little too warm for my taste. Other than that I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Very good!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Brunch. The design of the very large central bar didn't obstruct any comfortable access to the restroom. Had to pass by two work stations en route. Dirty pickle was flavorful but not overpoweringly briny. Rumble with rum and blackberries was underwhelming and watery. Bloody Mary was balanced once stirred. Carrot pancakes were moist, not too sweet, and cream cheese topping was tangy. Pork belly hash was tasty, a bit too salty, a bit greasy, and pork not as tender as it could have been. Cuban Reuben was okay, the meat a bit dry but not without flavor. Brown sugar grits! Highlight of the meal, served with berries and lavender. Server was inattentive: ten minutes to get a spoon for grits, and another ten to replace it when I dropped it."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My husband and I had lunch for Father's Day. The waitress was fantastic. The food was very good."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I had heard good things and it's all true! I had a simple brunch of brown sugar grits and sangria and it was amazing. My vegetarian friend also found great options. I wanted to eat more truffle mac n cheese! I can't wait to go back and try more,"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We love going to Ten Penny, in fact this was our third time there. The atmosphere is awesome. They have a beautiful bar area. The food is excellent. It is definitely our go to place now."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Fantastic menu for drinks and dinner. Everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Service was excellent too!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great location, excellent refit of the space, good food & service. Will consider booking private room for board meetings."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We love going to this place to have dinner before a show! The service and food are great!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Entree filet was very good. Appetizer gnocchi excellent. Service was very good. We were there on a Friday, 7:00. The entire time was extremely loud. No separation of diners from bar area. Had to shout order to server. Try a different night of the week and you may be able to speak to your dinner partners."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had reservations, and the hostess was accommodating when we asked to be moved to a table by the window. The waiter was very friendly and helpful, and he gave great menu suggestions. Overall a great experience - I will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The atmosphere is great - fun and comfortable. Service is inconsistent -- I've been there 6 or 7 times and it's always a different experience. The serive on this visit was especially slow and the server was unpleasant."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "My wife really wanted to try this place out, so we stopped in for drinks and subsequent dinner. The drinks were good, the bartender friendly for the most part, but when we got to our table it was all downhill. Our server took about twenty minutes to finally come to the table, luckily we still had our drinks from the bar. I get it, people are busy, but she was very rude to top it off and clearly didn't even take our order right. My dish was supposed to come with forbidden rice, instead I got black quinoa and when I mentioned it she shrugged and said "oh we're out of forbidden rice". My wife ordered a poultry dish and got lamb instead. Neither were any good and both were overall disappointing."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We enjoyed a beautiful spring day with windows open and a wonderful view to the outside, without the sun in someone's eyes. The wait staff was attentive and food was very good. It is sometimes hard to find a nice place for group lunches but this one is wonderful. Will definitely go back again!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I'm going to this place again simply for the french fries. I got a Pittsburgh Salad with no meat (vegetarian) and the dressing was delicious! "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The restaurant is in a great location on Penn Avenue. It has awesome decor and ambiance, and tons of large open window seats to the street. Our service was great and overall the food was wonderful. I had the mega meatball and ceasar salad and they were both delicious and unique. The only negative food item at our table were the Brussels sprouts which were very overcooked and burnt. The waiter kindly sent them back but the second dish was still too burnt. Overall it was a great experience and I will definitely go back! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This place is great, the weather was good so the windows were open. Food was very good."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I've been a patron of Ten Penny for lunch on many occasions since their opening in late 2013, and enjoyed happy hour on occasion. I had my first dinner experience there recently. I've never had a bad experience...food is always good, hot, and presented well, the service is always good...attentive but not too intrusive (I can have a conversation without being interrupted every five minutes), drinks are interesting. One of my favorite places downtown."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The food was excellent, the service was very slow. Our waiter was new and was not able to speak to the menu or the wine list. He had not tasted many of the food items we inquired about. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014