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Avenue B - Permanently Closed

4.6
4.6
271 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Avenue B is a cozy neighborhood bistro known for its approachable, seasonal, evolving menu with outstanding service. We are a BYOB establishment, so come prepared & hungry and let us do the rest. Cheers!

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    DINNER Tuesday - Thursday 5PM - 10PM Friday & Saturday 5PM - 11PM Sunday 5PM -11PM

  • Phone number

    (412) 683-3663

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Chris Bonfili

What 271 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. C

    Clin

    Pittsburgh

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Its closed. Not in business! Why is this restaurant still on open table??
  2. PC

    PghCityGirl

    Pittsburgh

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a neighborhood gem that will be truly missed. Thank you for years of quality food, the friendliest service, and an overall outstanding dining experience. We hope to be hearing of your next endeavors soon
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful food.
  4. BT

    BeckyT

    Pittsburgh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Avenue B's concept, execution, and ambiance are excellent. I will miss them and hope they reopen sooner than later in a location more deserving of them.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Sorry to hear you are closing!
  6. f

    foodlover28

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always a great experience at Avenue B. Sad they are closing!
  7. N

    Netters

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Please don’t close
  8. h

    hstotsky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was the best meal we've had start to finish! Every dish was fun, creative, and of course delicious. We received a gift card for Christmas and were waiting for a special occasion, but then found out they were closing so we booked the reservation ASAP. I am so sad we had only just found this place and wish all the chefs and staff the best of luck - and crossing my fingers for a re-opening somewhere!
  9. T

    Tedco

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were fortunate enough to get a table for the final saturday seating at Avenue B. Unfortunately they are closing permanently and will be missed by many diners. I am so glad that I finally was able to try their signature dish, Waygu meatloaf. Sooo good. Lets hope the family returns to open another restaurant in the future.
  10. GT

    GourmetTraveller

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    So sorry they are closing. Excellent food, and creative!
  11. RR

    RachelR

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional, as always. Very sad this restaurant is closing!
  12. JL

    JanetL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place and going to really miss it! Please think about opening something in Hampton township!
  13. M

    Mimi

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I just recently discovered this restaurant and I have been there twice, but I love it. One of the best restaurants in Pittsburgh. Do not miss it.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I will really miss having Avenue B nearby. Hopefully when they make their comeback they are still walking distance. The food as ever was excellent! Best of luck Ave B!
  15. MP

    MaxPower

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super awesomely delicious.
  16. TJ

    TJK1

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was exceptional. It was my first time dining here. I am very sad to here they are closing in march. If you haven’t been there I suggest you go before they close.
  18. B

    Balthos

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pretty fantastic meal. I highly recommend looking up the menu, since it is BYOB and you will want some wine to go with it!
  19. BR

    BarbaraR

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was creative and the execution was outstanding. The waitress was informative and helpful. Just remember this is a BYOB place, a fact that did not appear on any materials that I saw on OT, so if you want alcohol you need to bring your own.
  20. p

    pmrthird

    Philadelphia

    808 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    808 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy BYOB very close to UPMC-Shadyside. The rooms nicely lit and service was very good. Ordered the Wagyu Meatloaf based on reviews and it didn't disappoint. Server was kind to substitute potatoes for a vegetable! Complementary bread with wonderful chive butter provided before meal while waiting. I look forward to coming back again and brining nice bottle of wine (flew into town and didn't have time to purchase, although server mentioned Giant Eagle close by now has liquor store in it).
  21. S

    Smiledoc

    Pittsburgh

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2018

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    This was our fourth time here, had awesome experiences before. Last visit apps were very good but the entrees were not up to our expectations. Maybe kitchen was just a bit off this night. We'll be back but we were slightly disappointed.
  22. NL

    NinaLuna

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Celebrated two birthdays this past Friday evening with friends. We were seated promptly with our reservation and the service was great. Our food was not up to their usual "great". Two people had their famous meatloaf and both felt it was a bit overcooked this time. I had chicken, which was good, but wouldn't order again. We left feeling like we had a nice meal with good friends, but not up to our usual Avenue B. expectations.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would say that Avenue B is the best restaurant I have been at in awhile. They are very accommodating with food allergies and very friendly staff.
  24. SG

    SteelerGal

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recommend the meatloaf, service was exceptional!
  25. MD

    MDB1

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Avenue B has never disappointed me (or those who are with me)! The presentation and tastes are unique, delicious, exciting and comforting all at the same time. The atmosphere (whether few or crowded) has always been perfect whether 2 of us or a group. And whether I have had early or late reservations, I have never experienced a difference in either the food or service with attention to detail for both. I love that Avenue B is in my neighborhood, but would encourage those from around and outside of the City to enjoy this gem as well.
  26. J

    Jonathan

    Philadelphia

    119 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Always good. Appetizers are the stars. After many visits, we think a few appetizers instead of main courses are more enjoyable due to chef's continued desire to try and put too many flavors on the same plate, especially for the entrees. Sometimes less is more as there is a tendency for flavors to get a bit muddled. That being said, Chef is creative and talented. The BYOB policy is great. Service is generally good and attentive.
  27. JT

    JTRIII

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I like that they are BYOB with very reasonable corkage. I can bring the good stuff from my cellar. The unique brussel sprouts concoction is a hit. BYW, my "date" was my wife of 48 years. It was a special night out.
  28. DB

    DavidB

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made a special trip to Avenue B for Restaurant Week. The 3 course menu was a great way to experience the restaurant, and good value. They have some good options for vegetarians, which we appreciated.
  29. CJ

    CindyJ

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We tried Avenue B for restaurant week. I would definitely go back. The service was great and the food was terrific. I had the fish and chips, which I often order when I eat out. It was really terrific. It came with two pieces The Napa coleslaw was also fantastic. It didn't contain a lot of mayonnaise, but had peppers and other veggies as well as thinly sliced wide, short fries (chips). The cauliflower soup was very good. It had raisins in it among other things, which gave it a unique flavor, but wasn't weird or overpowering. Dessert was a very rich salted caramel chocolate cake/bar with olive oil ice cream and lemon marmalade. The chocolate cake was very dense and a cross between a brownie and cake. The ice cream wasn't my favorite, but the olive oil made it extremely smooth. The lemon marmalade was a great taste to add to the brownie and the ice cream and gave it a bit of zing. All in all, I enjoyed Avenue B very much.
  30. c

    concertgoer

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and creative cuisine with fine service. We were there on a stormy night so there were few other guests which made it especially quiet and charming. It's byob, so cost of wine was not an issue. Often in the the past this has been a noisy venue, so we were delighted with the elegant and calm ambiance. Perhaps carpeted floors in both the new and old sections helped in this regard. Absolutely delicious (1 lamb dish and 1 meat loaf, the latter being a justifiably prized menu item for this restaurant). Too full for dessert. Next time...
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were phenomenal. Great ambiance as well.
  32. J

    Jerry

    Pittsburgh

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, and a very nice venue. Quiet enough to carry on a very reasonable conversation with my dining companion. Prices slightly on moderate - high side, but not bad considering quality of the food. Would certainly recommend this restaurant, and I will be back.
  33. B

    Baldo

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Energetic yet conversational atmosphere; service was prompt and staff was knowledgeable on the menu. Menu was diverse and food was well prepared and creative in design. Love this place, will go back again.
  34. C

    Coop

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We like BYOB places and used to try to get get to Avenue B a couple of times a year. We hadn't been recently (since the expansion) and were a slightly disappointed. The menu hadn't changed much and we had tried most of the entrees over the years. Both our meals were good but just. Same with the service. We will go back, but with less anticipation than usual.
  35. AG

    AmandaG

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Not a bad thing to say; everything was excellent.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The service was excellent and food spectacular. We were able to bring our own wine, which made the dinner even more enjoyable. Excellent dinner..
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love this place, second time we took friends for a night out. Great food and great service. Try it, you'll love it
  38. DH

    DavidH

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not bad. Not great. Worth going once. Not the best high end American rstrnt in pittsburgh
  39. F

    Fab4

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to your restaurant several times so when my boss said pick a place for our Christmas dinner I chose Avenue B. They absolutely loved it. Every single time I have been here the experience has been flawless. Jen and Jackson provided outstanding customer service, the food was everything I raved about and both bosses said they absolutely want to come back. Can't ask for more than that. Merry Christmas guys! See you in 2018!
  40. F

    Foodie2

    Pittsburgh

    132 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was credible. Flavor profiles are spot on. Server was very knowledgeable about menu.

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Avenue B - Permanently Closed is rated 4.6 stars by 271 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Shadyside

  • Hours of operation

    DINNER Tuesday - Thursday 5PM - 10PM Friday & Saturday 5PM - 11PM Sunday 5PM -11PM

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Chris Bonfili

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine

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