Best meal I had in a long timeI have been to the Carlton many times and have always had good food & service. My visit last week was the best meal I've had in a long time and the best I ever had at The Carlton. The Chilean Sea Bass melted in my mount and the blue cheese risotto was delicious. We had a delightful evening because of it.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMour # 1The Carlton has become our top pick. we live downtown and have a lot of choices, but we like this the best.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food!I took my wife to The Carlton the night before I ran the Pittsburgh Half Marathon. My wife had the filet and it was out of this world. The waiter helped me pick out a seafood dish that wouldn't weigh me down for the run the next day. He was spot on. Everything was perfect. There are many reasons why this is our favorite restaurant in Pgh.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, fine service.Excellent food, fine service. Among the very very best in Pittsburgh. Not over-priced.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe dined at the Carlton onWe dined at the Carlton on 4/15 and had a great experience. As always, the restaurant provided a very nice dining ambiance allowing for easy conversation. Diane, our server was knowledgeable, friendly and appropriately attentive. The John Dory that I had was prepared expertly, and although generally not a fan of couscous, is was very good. I would always recommend this restaurant for a great downtown Pittsburgh dining experience.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was very good butEverything was very good but the dinner portions are small.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinning experience asGreat dinning experience as usual. It's our go to place for special occasions.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDowntown Dining- an elegant valueWait a tad long between courses, food was excellent. The Carlton is a great value considering the food quality, presentation, professional wait staff and free parking and the limo to and from the theatre.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always the Carlton is topAs always the Carlton is top notch !! Our waiter Enzo is the best...and always has recommendations for us on the menu. Taking the limo to the theater adds a special touch too-a service of the Carlton to patrons of the theater district!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, the food, serviceAs always, the food, service and atmosphere were excellent.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Carlton is a solid choiceBest wine list in the city. Not only the selction, but also the prices. Food is always good and the staff is very professional and knowledgeable.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were greeted very warmlyWe were greeted very warmly when we arrived. After being seated, we were given an iPad that showed all their wines by region and vintage. Nice touch. The other cool aspect of their wine is that you can go up to their wine rack and actually pick your wine and bring it back to the table. It's highlighted by the price. Very unique. I chose a 2006 Dunn Howell Mountain Cab. It was expertly decanted by our waitress.
The food was very good. I had lobster bisque which was creamy and well seasoned. I then had a sea bass special that came with rice and a really tasty light red sauce. It was accompanied by mixed vegetables. It was cooked perfectly and the sauce made the meal. I highly recommend The Carlton for it's meals and wine list3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good hwoeverThe food was very good hwoever the portions were very small.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've always enjoyed the Carlton.We've always enjoyed the Carlton. The food is consistent and the staff is friendly and knowledgable.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently one of my favoriteConsistently one of my favorite restaurants in Pittsburgh. Ever since I was a little girl, we've been dining at the Carlton and I haven't been disappointed yet. Impeccable service and always great food make it hard not to go back again and again. This trip the seasame encrusted scallops were delicious with red cabbage and bok choy.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food. ExcellentVery good food. Excellent wine list. Service was top notch. Dinning area was nicely furnished and appointed. Will be back12/18/2012 12:00:00 AM