Bigelow Grille

3.6
414 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Bigelow Grille features New American cuisine distinguished by seasonal ingredients and bold Mediterranean flavors. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Bigelow Grille serves prime farm raised meats and seafood along with the freshest locally-harvested produce. The lively cocktails, wines, and local beers have something for every budget and palette.
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4.0
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3.2
ambience
3.6
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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good sevice.

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BrentF
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Waitress that was not waiting on anyone leaning on a table next to us complaining. Menu is very reduced and embarrassing. Hamburger looked like a burnt up McDonald's Hamburger. No flavor to salmon and placed on top of a cold salad mix that looked like it came out of a plastic container. There were plenty of staff standing around. Been here in the past and will probably never go back.

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Sydney
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I got the pierogis and they were amazing. I was obsessed.

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TimA
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We selected this restaurant because it was available and very close to the location of our concert after dinner. Apparently many other people had the same idea but our service and quality of food did not disappoint. The staff was efficient and timely. Although the menu was not extensive, our selections were satisfying and delicious. Our bill was reasonable for the value we received. We will return.

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James
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Limited menu. Not much for ambiance

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MarkP
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

For a restaurant in the location it’s in, we thought it to have a very poor food selection. They literally only have something called a Smash Burger…. Very unappetizing…. I had a small salad and left. Not impressed at all….

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vipkathy
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The menu was extremely limited. We reviewed online before making the reservation and the menu had many options but when we arrived it was basically burgers and a chicken sandwich. They said the online menus were not accurate and we had no choice but to stay since we had a show we were going to. The burgers were okay at best, not much better than fast food. Very disappointing.

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vipDavidR
Pittsburgh
53 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a very busy evening when we arrived and had to wait 10 minutes to be helped to be seated and another 1-15 to be waited upon. That was due to short staffing with only 2 wait people and a bus person. Besides that everything was very fine.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience ! The menu is not huge but enough of a variety to keep everyone happy. Great portions! Delicious!

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LindaR
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the burger, my dad had the scallops and thoroughly enjoyed them. The service was great

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Service top notch. Traffic put us a bit behind our reservation and they were completely accommodating.

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KellyH
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It seemed like they were short on staff, but our waitress was very pleasant. Food was excellent.

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JohnM
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good. Not very crowded, but service was still slow. Ambiance is awful. It’s brightly lit, sparsely decorated, and feels more like a college cafeteria than a fine restaurant.

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vipSherry
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Bigelow salad with chicken , very fresh. Service was great!

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Shari
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

There were pieces of hard plastic in our mac & cheese. They did comp the meal for us but still a little depressing to find pieces of plastic in your mac & cheese

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Always come here before a game or concert for pre-show dinner and I always get the salmon salad-one of my favorites in the city. But they have changed the salad completely. It was a piece of salmon on a bed of shaved Brussels with lemon juice and a light dressing. So good and plenty filling. Now it’s salmon on about four big lettuce leaves with slivers of onion and a couple cherry tomatoes. Basic and boring, like something you would get as a side at an Italian place that knows you’re not there for salad. But bigelow is still charging $16 for it!!! So very disappointing.
Waitress was great-not her fault.

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WayS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were attending the Cirque du soliel Ovo event PPG Arena and had a cozy corner seat. We were mildy surprised at the lack of diners. However, it was great to be able to enjoy a wonderful, peaceful meal enhanced by our personable server, Maggie. Our meals were cooked to perfection and despite the rain it was an enjoyable experience.

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BeZee
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Bad service and food was just okay

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SpencerH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Staff took a long time for everything and they weren't even that busy. Food was expensive for the lack of service. I was a bit disappointed I must say as it the restaurant got rather good reviews.

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SusanL
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dean was great! We were given the private room...really appreciated that, only problem was the hostess stand phone ringing right outside the open doorway to our private room.

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vipDavidR
Pittsburgh
53 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was very good quality and enjoyable. The service was fine. Not very much of a menu selection.

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vipAlanW
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Absolutely terrible service. We have dined there previously as it is close to the PPG arena and had no problems. Things have changed for the worse & they no longer seem to get the crowd, probably due to poor service & so-so food.

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hplsdac
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Difficult to make a reservation. No one answers the phone. It's only a lunch or dinner reservation and the restaurant employees should make it. Why did you complicate it with computerization?

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retiredandlovinit
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love eating here before a Pens game. Best Cosmo in town! I'm always looking for organic and locally sourced food at restaurants and this one has both. Hard to find in our area, unfortunately. Menu is different and changing. Portions are large so I order appetizers. Wish there were more small plate items, but appetizers work.

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vipDavidR
Pittsburgh
53 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food quality excellent. Very noisy due to a party and the service slow due to same reason.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to the Bigelow Grille every once in a while. We really enjoy sitting at the bar when Dean is working, he really makes the visit a great time!

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znut
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was tasty, but the service was slow and the prices are high.

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SonyaB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Went to Bigelow Grille before a Penguin Game. Very good food and service. Definitely, will return.

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KerryM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Due to a concert in the area this was the only restaurant where we could get a reservation before 8pm. Ut was conveniently located at our hotel. The menu online looked promising but the menu when we arrived did not match what was online and was pretty limited. My husband was looking for a pasta dish. The only pasta dish was a chicken Mac and Cheese. We both enjoyed our food, but it was expensive and given the limited options, a bit disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was not good. We felt like we were rushed through our meal once a server finally came to greet us (15 minutes after being sat). However, the food was great.

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vipSusaneats
Pittsburgh
40 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good lunch spot tho pricey

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Lolly437
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 5 ordered a variety of meals from the scallops (which I ordered) to a burger to the filet. Everything was wonderful. The serving sizes were perfect, each option was delicious, and the price was reasonable.

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PittsburghGal
Pittsburgh
35 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant in the Double Tree Hotel was almost empty for dinner on a Sunday night, but it has an interesting menu and nice staff. It's on the higher price end for an ordinary meal, but the food was all really delicious and good quality. We tried the fried chicken sandwich, the steak, the duck, and the scallops (which are technically an appetizer but enough for a small plate). They have cocktails which we didn't try this time. I can recommend it for dining as a couple, a family, or with friends if you are in the Downtown area and want a quiet meal where you don't have to shout to talk with each other.

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CathyF
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy the seasonal menu. Great ingredients, fresh, real food. Perfect lunch spot.

Request: Consider always having a vegan/vegetarian entree option.

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MiaE
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was fantastic! Lauren provided a wonderful dining experience and was both kind and courteous. She provided helpful suggestions about the specials and recommended menu items. Our food was delivered in a timely manner and was delicious. We were having a very important business lunch meeting and our guests were very impressed with the location we pick to have lunch. Thank you for providing such a great experience.

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Christy
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely and responsive waitress attended us, and the ambiance was very nice. The food is good—just a bit high priced for what you get.

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ChristineE
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I had reservations for two. We were seated right away, but after 15 minutes of waiting, no one had even come to our table to bring water. I eventually went to the hostess to tell her we hadn't seen a server. She didn't apologize, but said someone would be right over. It was still at least 5 minutes before we got a server. She asked if we "had a chance" to look at the menu, and I said yes, we had been there 20 minutes. She also didn't apologize.

The food is overpriced, and the menu is very limited. I doubt anyone would go here if it weren't for the location.

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JaredC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and amazing food. Only weird thing was a manager came over and took the salt off of our table while we were sitting at it and gave it to another table and didn't even ask. Thought that was quite rude. At lease he could have asked but other then that it was really great! Got the pulled chicken mac and cheese. So creamy and tasty

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vipDenise
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening prior to concert. Food was good, service exceptional. Great pre concert or game stop.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Slower than usual service even though restaurant was not full. Smaller portion on my favorite salmon salad than usual-not good considering how much you pay for it. $5 house wines special is a good deal.

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Bigelow Grille is rated 3.6 stars by 414 OpenTable diners.

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