Walnut Grill - Mt Lebanon

Walnut Grill - Mt Lebanon

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.walnutgroverestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4126680951
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday - 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Matt Helon
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Find our catering menu at www.walnutgroverestaurant.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Two private dining options. Banquet room seats up to 36 people with built-in projection screen and easy plug-and-play with laptop. Boardroom seats up to 24 people with 55" LDC TV and operable windows to open to the street on nice days.
  • Private Party Contact: Yvonne Short 4126680951
  • Entertainment: We have TouchTunes so you can play whatever music you like! Our bar also has a MegaTouch Aurora game center that is sure to entertain for hours! HAPPY HOUR: Currently we offer two times for Happy Hour! From 5-7 Happy Hour includes a $5. appetizer menu, $3 draft beer, $5 house wines, and $4 Pinnacle Vodka Drinks! From 9-11 Happy Hour consists of 1/2 price pizza"s, 1/2 price boneless wings!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rt 19
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking available. Two public lots available within one block in either direction of the restaurant.
A word from Walnut Grill - Mt Lebanon
Come experience Walnut Grill - Mt. Lebanon! Here at Walnut Grill we offer delicious American cuisine with exceptional fresh seafood prepared by our Corporate Executive Chef Randy Simpson. The modern atmosphere of our bar and lounge area makes us the perfect destination to bring a date and enjoy one of our specialty martinis or distinct craft beers. Our full bar is equipped with multiple large screen TV"s and can accommodate you and your friends when you are watching your favorite sports team! Or you can come to celebrate your next special occasion in our dining room! If you would like, we also offer dining on our outdoor patio that is sure to make your dining experience with us exceptional! Delicious food, gracious energetic service and our upscale ambiance is designed to please every diner! We accept reservations for our dining room and banquet dining room, our patio and lounge area's are seated on a first come first serve basis.
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Walnut Grill - Mt Lebanon reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (21)good for groups (13)vibrant bar scene (11)special occasion (10)great for lunch (9)romantic (7)fit for foodies (6)great for brunch (5)late-night find (5)hot spot (4)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • das18dls23kas11
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I am a regular at Walnut Grill...but was really disappointed at my recent visit on Saturday, October 18th. Let me say that the dinners were good...but the amount of time receiving our entrees was unacceptable. The wait time for our entrees was 1.5 hours... And, I ordered an apple martini which the bartender couldn't make due to lack of mixer...this is the second time this has happened...at an recent visit the bar couldn't make this drink due to the same problem. I would think the bar would be fully stocked on a Saturday. The waiter was attentive even though the dinners were not coming out at a reasonable time. I'm hoping it was just an off day.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service from waitstaff
    outwithagroup
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Our group of seven had dinner at this restaurant. Several in the group had not been there before. We had to be in and out in an hour. Even with appetizers the staff had us out in plenty of time. The food was very good and offered a good variety for everyone. Perfect spot for everyone
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly environment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My wife and I frequent the Walnut Grill in Mt. Lebanon several times per month in the early evening. We are always greeted in a gracious manner and the other guests in the restaurant are friendly as well. I attribute the positive and relaxing environment to the manager and waitstaff. It is always a friendly environment and a nice place to meet and enjoy each others company.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at the Walnut Grill
    Pittsburghdiner
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We are return diners supporting a local restaurant. I enjoy the mushroom chicken. Good meal, good service. There is on the street parking or a parking garage nearby.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Surprised!
    FoodExplorer13
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I've heard many things about this restaurant so I decided to check it out for myself. It's a little pricey but you get fantastic food for the price. I've eaten in many places in Pittsburgh and this ranks up there at the top of my list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice easy walk to dinner
    Narkose
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Dropped our children off at church program and it was a nice easy walk to dinner.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, a little pricy
    Jeffs
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The overall experience was great. The food was really good. If I had to complain about something it would be the prices. Just a few dollars too much on the entrees. The sandwiches looked more reasonable but I didn't eat one.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasently surprised
    MCeater
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My husband and I took our family here to celebrate some good news. We had excellent service from start to finish. The bread was freshly baked and warm. In addition to buyer, it came with hummus and chocolate chip butter. Or food came quickly. You can add a side salad for $1.50. It was a generous size. The p dinner portions were very large, even the salad. Others raved about the French fries. Brownie dessert was over the top good! Pricy, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Time, good food
    localfoodlover
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My wife and I went on a Friday evening to get dinner and a few drinks. The food was great as well as service. We went to the bar after dinner to have a few more drinks and the staff was very quick as well as friendly. We will be going back soon as it was a nice and relaxing Friday night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place to meet
    Deacon10
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This is a nice place to meet friends. The menu is very nice and the drink menu is fun. I think they could be a little more flexible to requests as my friend wanted a small chopped salad and wanted to add salmon but they only offered the large shopped salad so she chose something else. This should be a no brainer as I had already added salmon to a small roasted beet salad which was not listed as a choice. Flexibility with a menu should never be a question. In the end we both enjoyed what we ordered and would return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, beer, & dessert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Thr restaurant is clean, great atmosphere, large menu selection, food was fabulous, dfaft beer was great, coffee was good, dessert was great, service was excellent! I would highly recommend this restaurant
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 238 reviews are from the Walnut Grill - Mt Lebanon reviews archive.
  • very good
    Veggiegirl
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The Walnut salad is delicious (my companion said he wished the beets in the beet salad were not so minced). My entree arrived VERY hot, a lovely change from the usual lamp-heated sorta warm. All was pleasant and I would go there again. My only suggestion and wish would be for more vegetarian entree options. I had the only one on the menu, and while it was good, I don't want to have to eat the same thing every time I go to a restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mtlebanite
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our waitress was so kind, Ashley. The service and food were excellent. My boyfriend and I had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Made to perfection
    Restaurantlover
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Fantastic made-to-order chef on duty was intuitive and accommodating
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JLeigh2182
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I was a little disappointed to discover that they jacked up the brunch price on Father's Day without prior notice on their website. I wasn't suprised they price gouged on a holiday but it would have been nice to not be surprised upon arrival. $128 for brunch for 5 people with no drinks was a little crazy considering it was average buffet food at best. I pay the same price for the buffet at the Rivers Casino and it has way more choices and includes unlimited drinks. I probably won't be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • our first visit
    4MeAndMyGal
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    we had never been there before and were very impressed. Excellent food, nice atmosphere, quiet setting. Really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    mark
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Their menu was very ambitious, so I was skeptical- usually when the menu is so long it stretches the kitchen beyond what they can pull off- but they proved me wrong. Everything was very well prepared and delicious. Ordered the mixed grill and they got each individual item perfectly- tuna was seared on the outside and and raw in the middle, salmon was cooked through, and filet was perfect medium rare. I would imagine it is hard to get all three perfect on the same plate when all three are cooked differently- the fact that they did tells me the kitchen is in control. All other dishes in our party were very well prepared and raves were earned from everyone. Service was impeccable. We will be coming back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing service
    pittdiner
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Even though the place was bustling, our server was extremely attentive and helpful. The food was selectable and the atmosphere delightful. Our drinks were prompt and delicious, and of course, dessert was perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday treat
    Dinergal
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    My husband and I went to Walnut Grill to celebrate my birthday. The service was very good - our waiter was attentive and friendly, and the manager stopped by to ask how our dinner was. The food was excellent - well-prepared and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Especially disappointing....
    Sparky
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Had had drinks in the bar area once before. But to take my mother and family there for Mother's Day and have an inefficient, unconcerned, aloof server and service where my mother's food (pasta) was watery, lacking flavor and bread was never brought to the table (even though promised twice), was a disappointment I don't care to relive or recommend. The desserts we tried - probably in an attempt to recapture some flavor in our meals - were small, subpar and overpriced. I should have spoken to the manager, but it would've made my mother uncomfortable, more than she already was (apologetically so).
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Mother's Day experience!
    Lsj0907VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It was our first time there for a brunch, and it was very nice! It worked out going for Mother's Day and Mom was really impressed! Our reservations were after a rush, so the food was scarce and cold, but they brought new items out as soon as we asked. Very enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mothers Day Brunch
    Scott
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We've gone to WG - Mt. Lebanon for the past two years. Last year was great - good selection of food. This year wasn't so good - empty pans, not the selection of last year, and to my wife's dismay, no cheesecake. I hope that they are back on their game next year. The food was good, just not as good...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Won't be back
    Pittaok
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It is basically a bar they put average food in containers on the bar. This is probably ok as a bar and they should stick to that. It is way overpriced for a bar brunch. I would not recommend going here
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fire the dishwasher or train him.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I like this place for a regular weeknight out or a non-special weekend spot. It's not fine dining. But, the food is good enough. The dishes almost always seem to have some type of food left on them. This comes from a dish washer who does not know how to properly operate the dishwasher and a staff who is not inspecting their stations. Decent enough food. But, get it together with the dishes!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday night dinner
    Shellmarie
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Awesome spot to grab a bite to eat w/ family. Food and service was great. Very kid friendly.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great 50th Birthday for My Wife
    VanThunder
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Great appetizers (Artichoke Dip and Pulled Pork Nachos) and drinks. We had steaks. Mine was way overcooked, but I sent it back with no problem and had another quickly. The service was excellent. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner
    Carolyn
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    It was very nice, great food, great service, nice staff
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Light meal
    puppy
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    WG is a great choice for happy hour! Hors d'oeuvres are different and delicious. I enjoyed a salad while my friends feasted on several appetizers. Nice place to meet up with friends and have a light dinner.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice everyday neighborhood choice
    QueenOfAllSheSurveys
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The menu is varied enough to please any family. The roasted beet salad with goat cheese and caramelized walnuts is a winner, and the new Gin and Juice with limes and sage is delightful. The service was attentive. We'll go back.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Alex is the best! And the food was the best buffet in years! C u Mothers' Day?
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go-To Place for Sunday Brunch
    Maxsmom125
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Our services was extremely prompt and friendly and the food was out of this world. This was our first time here and we will definitely return. If I could give 6 stars on service, I would.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food, sat in the front
    YentaVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    good food, sat in the front dining room. why is the floor so sticky? that's not good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We enjoyed the varied selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We enjoyed the varied selection of the buffet and the quality of the food. The service was friendly and prompt. We have already recommended it to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Customer Service
    jschreffler
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Our server was great. Very freindly and accomedating. Our food came out way way overcooked and our server and the managment was more than gracious about remaking our food and comping some drinks and dessert. They handled the situation so nicely. Our food ended up wonderful and I will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easy!
    karen
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We've had several great dinners here, and 2/3 times fantastic service. Our most recent dinner service was adequate, waiter was attentive but rather mechanical. Overall easy to recommend. We've (50's) have gone with 20 somethings and 80 somethings- all enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Tables are a little close together, can make for some difficulty with conversations, but booths were terrific! (missed the mints at the end of the meal this last visit!)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    The atmosphere, food and service was outstanding. The crab cakes were the best we had ever had. The sides were delicious and the salad was so well presented. All of this provided us a very pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • they were out of ice tea and
    loubash
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    they were out of ice tea and the honey chicken strips which was very very out of character for that resturant!!!!!! ice tea ---please
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had high hopes but I was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    I had high hopes but I was let down. I decided to give the brunch a try. I wish I would have stuck with ordering from the menu. Not only was the line like a cattle call, as all brunches are, with kids running amok and people shoving, but I could have forgiven this if the food quality was anything better than it was. The fruit was dry, potatoes hard, bacon undercooked and sausage overcooked. It reminded me of a lunch line in a cafeteria. The pastries were hard and stale as well. Service was subpar, I felt like I was offending the server when asking about items. Maybe I'll give it another try for a lunch or dinner, but I would never try the brunch again. Restaurants like Eat N Park offer way more, better quality and at half the price.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • City Delight
    Tootsie
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We only tried because of a coupon we received in the mail. We were pleasantly surprised. The food and service was great! We really enjoyed our dinner and definitely plan on coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    ewatts524
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I loved the Walnut Grill in Shadyside, but I'm assuming they are not one in the same. I have been there twice now (the second time was me giving it a second chance). The food is always sub par (no flavor etc) or unedible (chicken, sun dried tomato pasta; I swear they used either canned chicken or boiled chicken). I had the fish tacos the second time. It appeared that they put 2/3 cabbage shreds and 1/3 fish in each taco. The bread and butter selection is acceptable. Although my cocktails were yummy, it took about 30 min for it to come out after ordering. We saw our waitress only about 3 times during the whole meal. It appeared as if she was waiting on the entire back room that we were in, which seemed like a bit much for her.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic