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Toast kitchen & wine bar
Toast kitchen & wine bar

Toast kitchen & wine bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.toastpittsburgh.com/
  • Phone: (412) 224-2579
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday11:30am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Chet Garland with chef de cuisine Mark Samson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Toast! kitchen & wine bar offers full service catering for parties large or small. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Paul Tebbets (412) 224-2579

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Morewood
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: On street parking is available at meters on Baum Blvd in front of the restaurant Monday thru Friday begining at 6:00pm and at any time on Saturday. If you are arriving before 6:00pm please park at meter spots on Morewood Avenue or Cypress Street.
A word from Toast kitchen & wine bar
Toast! is welcoming and has an understated look. Open for Lunch and dinner, the bar is a great spot for conversation. Appetizers include the very popular shrimp and grits; entrées span from roasted chicken to braised tofu to antelope. The menu also features a selection of pizzas and sandwiches and is diverse enough to please every diner, and it includes a wine-pairing suggestion for each dish. In addition, all Champagnes and wines are available in 2-ounce, 4-ounce and 8-ounce pours, allowing you to taste as many as you wish.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I often select Toast! as a casual place for a nice glass of wine and meal. We like that it is unpretentious but the food is good and the wine list is interesting."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "This was my second time dining here. The menu selections vary frequently and are always creative and delicious. Service is very attentive, perfectly paced. I think our server had a number of tables, yet we never felt neglected or hovered upon. Wine selection great, and 1/2 price bottle night a great draw!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I went there with a groupon. The ad made it seem as if there were multiple selections of burgers, which is what the groupon was for. However this was not the case. We were able to get an small plate and cheeseburgers. We chose the duck which was ok, the sourdough bread was good. The wine the waitress suggested was very good, it was a Riesling and my boyfriends mojo risin' was good. Our burgers were just burgers, nothing special. Except that they were way too greasy for such a nice looking restaurant. It was disappointing."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My husband and I planned on having a nice dinner. We like to order our small plates first, the waiter took our order and never brought us plates for those, then asked if we were going to order entrees in a non pleasing tone. He never reviewed the menu or offered the chef tasting. He never collected the menus or checked on our entrees, which like the appetizers were awful."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The spinach salad was excellent, as was the shrimp and grits. Service was very good and we appreciate that they have stairs to negotiate."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The dinner menu was very good when I ate here a month ago. When we arrived for lunch we were the only people in the restaurant and the lunch menu was greatly reduced in variety and quality. While the waiter tried hard, the placed seemed to have lost its way. Someone was mopping the floor in the empty restaurant while we were trying to eat. Not enjoyable."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Tried Toast for the first time the other night for date night. I've never been, but heard good things. Started w/ the beef brisket appetizer. The beef was great (moist & tender) and the green beans & corn (off of the cob) paired well. It was just on the small side - tough to share b/t 2 people. We ordered the Copper River Sockeye Salmon & Pork Tenderloin for dinner. Salmon was cooked fine, although nothing stood out flavor-wise. The cheddar risotto that came w/ the salmon was fantastic. The pork tenderloin was the star - cooked a perfect medium with phenomenal flavor. If it only included the risotto! Overall, I was very impressed w/ Toast. Only reason not 5 stars is that a 5 star place, for me, has to be out of this world!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "My experience at Toast Kitchen and Wine Bar was enjoyable. I really liked the Mystery Wine promotion on Monday night. This is a great place if you are looking to try new wines and flavor combinations. Very romantic, quiet setting around dinner hour especially on a weeknight."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Excellent. I will be coming to Toast more frequently"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We found an excellent wine to enjoy with our dinner and found the menu to be extremely diverse. Everything was well prepared and delicious. Service was outstanding. A great find in Shadyside !"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Service was not good this past Friday. My girlfriend and I had been to Toast before and had a wonderful experience. This past visit not so much. I believe that sitting downstairs would have led to a better experience. Our server was not particularly friendly. It almost appeared that we inconvenienced him by dining."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Unique menu with many tasty options. Everything we tried was delicious!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Tried Toast for the first time for dinner with my sister. We asked about wine flights which are not pre-paired but they sell 2 oz glasses for build your own tastings. The server was great about describing/suggesting wines and I was pleased with my choices based on his descriptions. The cheese board also went nicely with a variety of the wines. I ordered the hanger steak which was cooked to perfection (medium). The grits that came with it were nothing to write home about but the asparagus and green beans were great. For dessert I ordered the chocolate pot de creme which was coffee/chocolate pudding that wasn't super special but hit the spot. My sister got the vanilla creme brûlée which was awesome! Great overall experience!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Never visited Toast before. Had a Groupon for a Benjamin Burger & a small plate; we chose the shrimp and grits. Burger was succulent and perfectly prepared, served hot and tasty. Shrimp and grits were flavorful and rapidly served. Service was efficient and cheerful. Will definitely return...."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Hamburgers were some of the best we ever had. Service was very friendly. Give this place a try."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was our third dinner at Toast and our last. Our server (attractive thin young woman with chin length brown hair) was the rudest server we have ever encountered. Her demeanor was very unpleasant and when we didn't order immediately (we were waiting for her to chill our bottle of wine; not our request, but she offered) she became hostile. Very unfortunate since our prior visits were relaxing. She also charged us $4.50 for a half teacup of coffee - literally. She wrote half cup in parenthesis on our bill."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was fantastic and the service was wonderful. Have already recommended to a number of friends and we are going to go again real soon! Eclectic cuisine! Can't rate this place high enough!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I went to Toast! for the first time a few months ago with another couple that raved about the place. It was fantastic experience, so we wanted to do a double date here with another couple, and somehow the service left a little to be desired this time. It seemed like the waiter just didn't like us for some reason. He wasn't rude but not polite either. The food was still fabulous, and I highly recommend getting the jalapeno aioli on the burger. The house chips are honestly better than spending an extra $2 on the fries. The beer selection was a little lacking this time as well, but this bar is known more for their wines and spirits than beer, so I can't really criticize that. But something about this experience felt off from last time."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Rez for 4 last Tuesday, the 27th. At 8pm a guitar/ clarinet duo performed. Fabulous. Food was very good. Evening was even better. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Tried Toast for the first time for a birthday dinner. It took 15 minutes for a server to come over to our table. I had to ask if we had a server and was told yes and that it was the bartender. It took very long throughout the meal to get anything (ordering, refills, etc). Service was not acceptable and very frustrating to deal with. Owner came to table and apologized and compensated by taking items off bill but still wouldn't go back as the food wasn't anything special and the service was awful."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Never the same menu twice. Have lightened up on the beer restriction-once only offering local brews they've expanded to offering a wider variety. Service is casual but attentive. Can ride in on your bike or come straight from the theatre."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Toast used to be a decent restaurant. No More. Dinner was pre cooked shrimp on a bed of lukewarm grits. The vegetable medley was tiny bits of pepper, hardly a side. Very disappointing experience, I will not go back."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We enjoyed having a birthday dinner at Toast. The lamb meatballs appetizer was outstanding. The artichoke aioli appetizer was good but not as special. Main courses of scallops were tasty but watch out for the green chili peppers. The menu has a wide range of offerings. Wine by the glass was good. Service was friendly and attentive. We'd go back."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We had a really nice time at Toast. Everything was good. Not great, but very good. We would definitely go back. The location, although easy to find, is not the best, but the ambiance itself was fine. The service was about average, so no worries there. The wine list, while not excessive, has some mighty fine choices. I had the fried chicken which I must say was excellent. Just enough spice, mixed with some sweet. Good stuff. My wife ordered the pasta and vegetables and it was rather blame. But she explained this to the staff and they brought her some extra Parmesan and all was right with the world. We would recommend and will return at some point."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had a great meal here with a friend from out of town. We were hoping to impress her with all the changes our beloved city has made. Unfortunately we looked second-rate when the kitchen "lost" our order between the first course and entree, leading us to have a very long wait for our dinner plates. On the "plus" side, the food was delicious."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The Hot Chicken is one of the best dishes I have had in Pittsburgh in quite awhile. The shrimp and grits wee excellent. Good evening."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food, drink and ambiance were great, however, the service was less than desirable. I'm not sure why it's called a wine bar because there was nothing special or extensive about the wine list - all wines that you could get in the local state store. The small plates were good but kind of overpriced - the flatbreads were delicious though."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The fried chicken and waffle with molasses butter was incredible."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Absolutely loved the service and the food and the ambiance overall! We were in New Orleans for the weekend and randomly chose this place for dinner, when looking for a place to eat online. I do not regret the choice one bit! It was amazing!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I was in a party of 5 people this past Friday night who are very hard to organize together and we were served by Heather, who made all of us very uncomfortable and unwelcome from the start. Telling a guest to not order a lamb dish, pressuring to know when people will come,attitude, etc and if it wasn't for the planning to get everyone together, I would've left the restaurant then and there without paying a cent. I don't know how long Heather (left eyebrow pierced, thin figure, jaw length fine brown hair) has worked in the restaurant business or any job for that matter, but she needs serious customer service training and skills. And I have seen her name on a bad review on Google review - it's not just me. Toast lost my business for good."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The lamb meatballs are amazing and every wine pairing was perfect. We all ordered different entrees and each of us was not disappointed. Will definitely eat here again when we are in Pittsburgh."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Everything about our experience was just ok. We had a great table. The service was serviceable (no pun intended), the wine was very good, the salads were very good, the entrees were adequate. The place looked a little "down at heel", and it didn't appear that anyone was making the extra effort. There are so many other places to try, we won't be rushing back here."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Both couples love good wine and food, and when we find a place that is also comfortable and welcoming, it becomes a favorite go-to destination. We had a simple meal - salads to start, fish, scallops, steak for entrees, and homemade chocolate pudding for dessert. All good - made with excellent ingredients and served graciously. The table was ready when promised, and the bill was not bad, either!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I found that Toast was a Diner's Choice Winner and the menu on the website looked really interesting. The night we went the restaurant was pairing Burgers and Bourbon. One of our party had this and said it was wonderful. Another person who never finishes her meal had the Scottish Salmon and the plate was clean! I had the Hanger Steak which was done perfectly. The only disappointment was the Creme Brulee and it is probably because we didn't read the description carefully. It is made with Bourbon so it has a very different taste. I wasn't what we expected and we didn't finish it. Our original first instinct was Fried Dough and we probably should have gone with our first choice."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "My friends and I wanted to do a double date for the Thursday Burger/Beer/Bourbon night. For $12, you get a decent burger [or veggie burger], homemade BBQ chips, Duquesne pilsner/Brown Dog Ale (more on this later), and a shot of Rebel Yell. It's not worth upgrading the burger, as each topping is $2 extra, but the $2.50 beer upgrade is totally worth it (any draft, we did the Founders Imperial Stout). You can also upgrade the bourbon, but none of the 3 cocktail upgrades were up my alley. The service was decent, but the server forgot to bring out our complimentary bread and at times would disappear, but the restaurant was decently busy that we understood how it can be some nights. I'm glad we made a reservation. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Our party of 7 all enjoyed the atmosphere of Toast. The Lobster Mac and Cheese was wonderful as was the asparagus salad. Everyone was quite pleased with their wine choices. There is something for everyone on the menu from adventurous foodies to more conventional eaters. I look forward to returning to try other dishes."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Fried Chicken w/ Cumin Waffles and Collards was the bomb!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "First, it took nearly a half-hour to get drinks after we first arrived. Our waiter was very apologetic, it certainly was not his fault, and told us that there was a new bartender - too bad she had to start on a Saturday night. Secondly, the food tasted good, unfortunately it was just a little warm. Almost like it had been microwaved on low but not warmed the whole way through. We won't be going back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Food was very good - esp shrimp and grits. Good place to go if you actually want to have a conversation while you enjoy your meal, noise level is very low and NO TV!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The server acted as if he were being put out by having to wait on our table. It took him 5-10 minutes to even address the table, he forgot to give us a bread basket, and then did not give change on a cash payment and assumed the rest was his to keep! The food was not good enough to overcome such poor service. I do not plan on returning to this restaurant anytime soon."
    Dined on 3/1/2014