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The Terrace Room
The Terrace Room

The Terrace Room Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/PittsburghWilliamPenn/Dining.aspx
  • Phone: (412) 553-5235
  • Hours of Operation: Monday
    Breakfast 6:30AM to 11:00AM Monday through Friday
    6:30AM to 12:00 Noon on Saturday
    Lunch 11:00Am to 2:00PM Monday through Saturday
    Dinner 5:00PM to 10:00PM Monday through Sunday
    Sunday Brunch 11:00AM-2:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Jacky Francois
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Professional Catering Staff to coordinate events of any size.
  • Private Party Facilities: See above
  • Private Party Contact: Dawn Hooks (412) 553-5022
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment every Friday evening from 5:00PM - 8:00PM in the Palm Court Lounge located on the Terrace Room Loggia. Solo Piano performance during Sunday Brunch from 11:00 AM - 2:00PM.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Various promotional and Holiday events throughout the year include Holiday brunches during Easter and Mother's day, Thanksgiving & Christmas dinner, and a NewYear's Eve special dinner celebration.

    Every Tuesday night "Half Price Bottle of Wine".

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th Avenue
  • Public Transit: The "T" Light Rail system located on Grant Street across from the Restaurant @ Steel Plaza Station. Port Authority Transit Bus Stop located on Oliver Avenue and 6th Avenue next to hotel.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Dinner and Sunday Brunch customers receive complimentary valet parking. Public Parking available adjacent to the Terrace Room in the Mellon Square Garage, Monday-Friday before 4:00 PM, rates are hourly. Weekend rates are $5.00.
A word from The Terrace Room
The Terrace Room offers fine cuisine in an atmosphere of classic elegance and historical ambience. Conveniently located in the renowned Omni William Penn Hotel in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, the Terrace Room is close to all that Pittsburgh offers. Regarded for decades as one of Pittsburgh's most historic dining rooms, this traditional restaurant is perfect for a casual luncheon with friends or business associates, a family celebration, or an intimate dinner. The menu is diverse, and offers pelntiful selections prepared with fresh local ingredients that speak to our Chef's personality and creativity. Enjoy a variety of fine sustainable seafood, steaks, and other daily features served with an extra helping of warm hospitality! Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "We've dined at the Terrace Room many times & consider it perfect for special occasion meals. Maybe because it was a Saturday & not very busy but we found our service inattentive. Also we didn't appreciate it when a staff member began a light vacuum of the rug next to our table while we were sitting there. This should be done before the restaurant opens or after it closes. We also recommend that when we wish to take food home the server remove the food from the table to the kitchen & box it rather than handing us containers to fill ourselves at the table. That's OK at a pub but not a restaurant offering fine dining."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Scheduled a business lunch at The Terrace Room. It was a perfect location, centrally located and easy by bus. The food was very good (we all had salads) and the wait staff was very attentive. I would highly recommend this location for business lunches."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Brunch was not set up on time. The restaurant was generally disorganized. Very hard to get to the brunch line, and only one side available to get to hot food. Plates on one table only at far back of restaurant. Made it hard to get food from cold station. Lots of breakfast meat but not Chicken or Pork as an alternative. Mostly glorified breakfast not a brunch."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "In the venerable Omni William Penn Hotel the Terrace Room is a great choice for special occasion dining."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I always enjoying coming here for lunch. The ambience is only OK as you can tell you are in a hotel lobby. But the food choices & the great wait staff make up for it."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Food mediocre. Steak overdone, walleye was fishy. Sides overcooked/mushy over seasoned. I only chose scenic view because the form requires a choice."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My wife and I came here for a mini-vacation. The decorating inside was wonderful, the valet service was great. The waitstaff were friendly and informative as they would make recommendations and tell us what was okay to eat (my wife is pregnant.) Would Highly recommend for any one who wants to take their significant other out on a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "A Ways enjoy both the ambiance and the food quality and prep. Service can be less than one should expect for this level of hotel."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Not one to complain, but this was the worst service experience ever. Took 30 mind after being seated to take drink orders, did not see our waiter for another 40 mins, ordered drinks at the bar,& took an hour to get food after ordering. Steaks were not cooked as ordered. Other food was good, not great. The staff seemed to not care at all. From start to finish, it was a 3.75 hour long meal. Cool place to see, but will not go back to eat."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I brought my son here on Mother's Day. My goal was to teach him the art of fine dining. The staff was fantastic. They were friendly and very patient. It was a great experience."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We took our mom here for Mother's Day. What a lovely experience. The food and service were outstanding ."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went there for my wife bday, very nice and elegant restaurant. The menu was short but the food was nicely cooked and prepared. The kids was ordinary. It took awhile for food to come out but that is what is expected if you want a fancy dinner. Our waiter was polite and resourceful with a smile. At the end, we we enjoy our dining."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Went here after my brother's college graduation. My whole family loved their meals, and the inside of the William Penn hotel was gorgeous. Definitely a great experience."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Very nice atmosphere as the room had that brought back into time feeling. Appetizers were good but very small proportions even for an appetizer. Salads were good but nothing out of the ordinary that anyone could make in their own kitchen. Now here is where they hit a home run... Dinner. My wife and I both had the salmon dish that was on the menu and it was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! It made the whole meal a delightful experience. I am now forced to consider going back again upon my next visit to Pittsburgh."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had a group dinner. The kitchen was accommodating to some special dietary needs. Overall very nice setting and good food."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We went to the Terrace Room to celebrate my fiancé's birthday this past weekend. Everyone but him ordered the prime rib special, which was delicious, but he ordered a fish dish. He asked for it well, the waiter literally told him no, you can't do that, you will ruin the dish. Then the waiter told his father that he couldn't order two appetizers as he wouldn't be able to finish his dinner. What waiter refuses to let a guest order what he wants? When my fiancé's dinner came out and it was too raw for him, it then took the kitchen 20 minutes to bring it back out. Needless to say, it was not a very good dining experience. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Service was horrible. Took forever to get our food. Very disappointing. Regular business lunch spot which is always spot on. Not sure what was going on for the Easter Brunch but it was a disaster!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We have come for brunch here before, the food is very good but the delay between courses was very long, especially considering a limited brunch menu and it wasn't that busy. Beautiful environment ."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My husband and I had the prime rib special at the Terrace Room. After being assured that ordering it "medium" would give us a nice pink center, my husband and I both ordered it medium. The selections we received were very thin, not juicy at all and well done. The shrimp that topped the prime rib was very nice. Our two friends each ordered different selections of seafood and both were pleased with their selections. Our waiter went missing until until our friends were done eating. When he finally noticed that we had not eaten our prime rib, he asked if we wanted a different selection. By then, we were just ready to get out of there. We won't be back, and that is unfortunate, because the last time I was there, I loved it!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "OUR FOOD WAS AVERAGE TO GOOD. PRICES WERE HIGHER THAN FOOD QUALITY. AMBIANCE GREAT. SERVICE VERY GOOD. THE SALMON ON A SANDWICH WAS BURNT, SMALL AND OVER COOKED. WE REPORTED THIS TO WAITER. SOUP WAS DELICIOUS...GUMBO SALADS LACKED CHARACTER BUT WERE ADEQUATE. SCALLOPS NOT SEARED THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL SPOT WITH AVERAGE FOOD FOR THE COST."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The beauty of the William Penn Hotel remains intact, but not at all stodgy, elegant, yet relaxed. Service was friendly, well-timed and attentive to the varied ages of the party, 8-85. Excellent venue for a special occasion. The gumbo was a hit with the two diners who ordered it. Salads were unique and extremely fresh. 5/8 adults ordered fish entrees (salmon, snapper or walleye) which were fresh with unique flavors that did not overwhelm. All ordered sides were excellent except Chestnut stuffing (the only disappointment of the evening). William Penn cheesecake remained a favorite. Jazz playing in the lobby was a nice addition to our 6:30pm meal."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Took my family and friends to The Terrace Room for her birthday. The food selection and quality were excellent, service was very attentive without hovering, and the setting was fancy but not expensive. Great time. Would definitely return when in Pittsburgh, PA."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was as I expected--tasteful and in abundance. The pleasant surprise was our waiter ( Josh I think); he was personable, funny and set the mood for the entire day! We would come back to the Omni simply because of that morning and his attitude!!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had Sunday brunch two times prior to this visit and were totally impressed. We were in town for a show over the weekend and made it a point to include the Sunday brunch at the William Penn. We had reservations at 11:00 (when the brunch was scheduled to begin). We had to wait for a table to be cleared for us (so not sure what the point of a reservation was). Once we seated, about 11:15 - we were told they were still setting up the brunch. Nothing was labeled - so we had to guess what the items were. Serving utensils were not brought out for some dishes until 11:30 or so. Some never had any. The selections were so disappointing. No waffles, no pancakes, no fresh fruit. Go somewhere else for this $$$. We won't be back."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The food was good. The made to order omelette was good, albeit one of the smaller omelette's I ever had. My only displeasure was the fact that they advertise for a 11am brunch, we got there and were seated at 11am, but it wasn't until 11:15 or so until they finished setting up for the brunch. We were there before a Penguins game and had a little bit of a time crunch. But it all worked out, brunch was ok for the money. The restaurant has a very nice ambiance, service was very good."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The Terrace Room is such a hospitable atmosphere, very quiet and the service staff was exceptional. Dinner was excellent, best NY Strip Steak and Salmon we've had in our lives! Kudos on the dessert and wine selection also! Was a wonderful anniversary for us (3/13/14)!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "for any meal. Food is always very good and service excellent. One minor issue was our server actually would not say pardon me when he want to ask or inform us of something."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Recommend for special occasions. Lovely room in old style...think large chandeliers. We also enjoyed an after dinner drink in the Speakeasy in the basement."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "In 10 years, this restaurant has never failed us. The service is always amazing---where do they get these waiters who wait on you as if they actually love what they do? The appetizers and entrees, as usual, were noteworthy. However, this time the dessert was fairly disappointing: the bread pudding was the consistency of banana bread. None-the-less, we shall return."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Always outstanding food quality and service. Just the correct amount of entrée in a quality that is unsurpassed in any other Pittsburgh dining experience. We dine at Terrace Room every Feb. 24th to celebrate our anniversary and our original stay at the William Penn. We also dine there periodically during the remainder of the year."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Dinner was delicious and in this lovely building/room it couldn't possibly fail at being romantic, special, and simply lovely. The atmosphere and service makes everything memorable."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Terrace Room is ideal for business meetings. Quiet, elegant, and delicious. Extremely courteous and attentive waitstaff, incredible food that is served quickly, and extremely relaxed...I never feel rushed to vacate the table. I will return regularly!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We had a romantic dinner at the Terrace Room to celebrate our 40th anniversary. The service was especially good! Our servers were all very friendly and attentive to our needs. The food was vey good. We would return to the Terrace Room for a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Bread - cold and stale Asparagus - eeh Pea Soup - okay Filet - terrible, not even sure it was filet and way overcooked Veal - Again...eeh Strawberry shortcake - Not sure how you mess up dessert, but it was stale - seemingly sat out all day"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The Terrace Room at the william Penn hotel brings to life old world dining. The nearly century old dining room is very impressive with its high ceilings, wall paintings and decorations. The large space makes for a good atmosphere to visit during the meal. You don't feel crowded by adjacent diners. The service was superb. The food was familiar, yet unique in its preparation and taste. During our meal there was live music in the lobby just outside of the Terrace Room which added a nice ambience. Being Valentines Weekend the free champaigne and a rose for the ladies was a very nice touch."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "went to restaurant for a romantic evening. The meal and service was superb. Highly recommend for a getaway."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The brunch buffet included a wide assortment of foods in small enough portions that it was easy to sample a little of almost everything! Breakfast staples bacon, sausage, and scrambled eggs were there, but also roasted chick over steamed vegetables, and a carving station for ham and smoked salmon. The made-to-order omlette station moved quickly. I asked the chef for his recommendation: the Mediterranean omlette with goat cheese. He even gave me a few tips for preparing the same omlette at home! Muffins, breads (accompanied by a wide variety of cream cheeses,) and several salad options were also available, as well as individual cheese cakes, chocolate custard filled tarts, and other sweets to top off the meal."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "The hotel and dining room are grand and historic. Worth a look.The dining room was empty, but we were seated right next to another couple.I should have asked for a more private table,they had to listen to our conversation, and we theirs.The menu had a good variety of choicesThe bread they served was excellent. Food was good,but heavy on the butter and salt.The glasses on the table were cloudy. When I pay $13 for a glass wine, I want the glass to sparkle. Wait staff was super! I have had a lot of better meals downtown for the same cost or cheaper."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Felt like royalty dining here. The bread was cold and the salads had little flavor. I ordered one that was supposed to have goat cheese on it, but had about a crumb of it. So, we were expecting our dinners to be just ok. However, the main course more than made up for the disapointing start. The filet was tender, done just right and the seafood was delicious. Service was excellent (although a little TOO much at times...I had been asked if I was done at least 4 times before I actually was!) But, I am a slow eater and like to linger."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I love dining in the Terrace Room. The ambiance is perfect for a dinner for two or a an event for 10. The staff is very attentive and professional. I have eaten at the Terrace Room many times. The food is always wonderful and very creative in presentation. On this visit it was restaurant week and I had the Roasted Pumpkin and Smoked Maple Bisque and the Great Lakes Walleye. I was amazed that I was able to have pumpkin soup in January and the distinctive flavors of the soup were divine. The walleye had great texture and flavor and was very moist. The spices were complimentary without overpowering the fish. For dessert I had the Raspberry Studded Chocolate Terrine - ohhhh yummmm! It melted in my mouth. A Simply Elegant Meal."
    Dined on 1/18/2014