About Bigelow Grille

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 boutique cocktails, and an extensive wine list with something for every budget and palette.

Doubletree Pittsburgh
1 Bigelow Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Hours:
Monday - Friday (Buffet): 6am-10am (Menu): 6am-11am
Saturday - Sunday (Buffet): 7am-12pm (Menu): 7am-11am

Lunch Hours:
Monday - Friday: 11am-4pm
Saturday - Sunday: noon-4pm

Dinner Hours:
Monday - Sunday: 4pm-11pm

Bar Hours:
Sunday - Thursday: Closes at midnight
Friday - Saturday: Closes at 1am

Happy Hour:
Monday - Friday: 5pm-7pm

Cross Street:
Bigelow and 6th Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(412) 281-5013

Website:
http://www.bigelowgrille.com/

Parking Details:
Free three hours Valet parking is available with the exception of event nights.

Executive Chef:
Anthony Zallo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bigelow Grille Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

3.7

ambience

3.7

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

67% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Server was really good. I'm sorry that I forget her name.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 14, 2017

As usual, the food was great. It is frustrating when requests are not honored. My wife told the waitress to put my order in, I would be there in 15 minutes. I made it there in 12 minutes. As I sat down, my wife's dinner was being served. I still had to wait another 10 minutes to get my dinner. That required me to eat fast so I woul not be late for the Pittsburgh Penguins game. Nothing comes between me and my Penguins. The waitress was nice enough. Her tip would have been bigger had my request been honored.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Always a smart menu with plenty of healthy options and friendly help.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Recently renovated with a modern sleek feel. The menu is eclectic and should have something for the true foodie to a basic meat and potatoes type. They have improved the lunch service so you can be in and out more quickly. Food is very good. Wait staff is experienced.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

I was at the restaurant on 10/26/17 with a special request for gluten free menu/options. The menu had plenty of items marked GF. However the food was NOT gluten free! I ordered the lamb burger and asked for it to be prepared gluten free, the plate was delivered to the table with a regular wheat bun. I asked the waitress if this was gluten free, she responded YES! then she said she would confirm with the kitchen, it in fact was NOT gluten free. THEY DID NOT EVEN OFFER TO REPLACE THE FOOD, NEVER TOOK IT BACK TO THE KITCHEN AND EXPECTED ME TO PREPARE MY OWN BURGER. she brought out two slices of GF bread and hovered over top of me until i took the burger off of the wheat bun and placed it on the GF bread. the burger had melted cheese which pulled much of the wheat bread with it. UNACCEPTABLE BY ALL STANDARDS. this was a business dinner with a prospective client and i was not in a position to argue with the waitress regarding how poor the service of the establishment was. there was no offer to replace the food (didnt even take it back to the kitchen to replace the bun), reduce costs or even an apology for the major inconvenience. I sent a letter via the restaurant website and have heard no response, i asked for a manager to call to discuss elevating this complaint, i have not gotten a reply.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We went with another couple before the Penguins Florida game. The ambiance was great, when we got there at 5:45 it was almost empty and did not get crowded at all during our meal. Our waitress was charming and attentive and took care of us. However, the service was very slow, it took almost 45 minutes for us to get our meals and the place was not crowded at all. I have been there before and this is a chronic issue with the Bigelow Grille but their location close to PPG Paints arena makes it the best option for meal other than the Carlton.

Scott C.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

The only thing I did not like was that the dinner menu we had was much shorter than what I saw online, fewer choices. Still, we liked the hanger steak and duck breast, as well as the drinks.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The first thing I noticed was how much it smelled like a parking garage. When we arrived there was 1 person working the floor. It took forever to get drinks. Food was decent, minus the hair we found in multiple meals. When more people showed up it became unbearable in the restaurant. You could even hold a conversation it was so loud.

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

The food was great. I really enjoyed the scallops. My sister enjoyed the chicken with succotash. It was great to eat good food in our hotel prior to the Ed Sheeran concert and being so close to the venue. Our waiter was great but only thing I dislike was overhearing another waitress badmouthing the potential influx of customers due to the concert. It was really disheartening to hear that not only as a concert goer or as a patron of the restaurant, but as someone who's job is caring for others. It was a great experience other than her!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 22, 2017

I was very disappointed with this trip to the Bigelow Grille. We had visited about 8 months ago and it was wonderful. This time it was awful, and I was so embarrassed because I told my friends how good it was. The hostess took our drink order -- 45 minutes later our drinks hadn't come. I asked the hostess who was mortified that they hadn't come yet and said "they will be on us." Our food finally came and the food runners had no idea of who was to get what. And the food was mediocre. I had meatballs and two others had mac and cheese. When the bills came, we had been charged for the drinks that the hostess said would be comped. So I had to flag down a manager to get that straightened out. Drinks where put on the wrong bills. It was a disaster. Our server was very nice but very inattentive. Other than being with friends, the meal was a disaster, and I won't go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 22, 2017

I made a reservation for six friends at the Bigelow Grill prior to a concert at PPG Arena. The reservation was for 6 pm. The concert started at 8 pm. We were greeted when we arrived, on time, and seated in a separate room. It was as if we were put in a separate restaurant. We were neglected. It took the waitress 10-15 minutes to even acknowledge us. She took both our drink and food orders together. We waited. Finally five dinners arrived. She forgot the sixth dinner. It arrived much later, after everyone else was done eating. To the Grille's credit, they comped that meal. We asked for more water; it never came. We waited for our checks then waited for them to be collected. Finally we chased her down to pay. On top of all this the food was just okay.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great time with outstanding service. The vegetarian options were delicious and the dessert was amazing.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Meet here monthly with coworkers, food is good and able to get in/out timely during lunch

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food is amazing!!!!!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Great dinner with friends before enjoying an awesome hockey game.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Stopped here before the Pens game and the food and service were outstanding! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Casual
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 29, 2017

We ordered three dinners before a Penguins playoff game. One meal was very good, one average and one won't be repeated. We were served after a very long wait which has never happened before. The restaurant was not crowded. We assumed there was a staffing problem for the evening. Our waitress was very nice and professional.

I have had several meals here with very good results. This dinning experience was not consistent with my other visits.

Tags: Casual
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 25, 2017

The food was amazing as usual. Lauren our server was exceptional! Would recommend for any occasion!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 24, 2017

The restaurant is a bit open and loud, but it's a nice place for a special lunch or happy hour. Everyone loved the food, especially the notable grilled cheese and soup. Service was friendly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Good food at good prices for a downtown hotel. Be sure to try the Tater Tots.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Our food was good but definitely over priced considering the menu options. Service could have been much better which was disappointing due to the fact that we identified 3 servers with only up 6 tables during our dine. Obviously one server could have handled that

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 3, 2017

A great pregame culinary experience to a Penguins playoff game.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 30, 2017

We waited 10 minutes for a server to greet us. She was very sweet but had no menu knowledge. She asked how I would like my eggs cooked with the frittata. When I pointed out the frittata is an egg dish similar to an omelet she went back to the computer and let me know I was correct. 15 minutes after we ordered she let us know it would be another 5 minutes. It was 10 minutes before our food came. My frittata was runny on top with pools of egg white and burned on the bottom. I told her I could not eat it like that and I would go for the breakfast bar since I'd had to wait so long for this as it was. The food from the breakfast bar was delicious, but I really was looking forward to the lower calorie and fat option. We were very surprised that there was no management intervention with us sitting for more than 30 minutes without food and then I sent mine back. A very poor experience.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Service was horrible. After being seated we waited 10 min. When waitress finally came to our table she immediately asked for our food order w/o getting us a drink or appetizer. I ordered a filet mignon medium rare and it came out nearly raw. I will never go this restaurant again. I read a review similar to the I am giving and should have listened. This restaurant needs a complete overhaul.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Bigelow Grille should be in every conversation about best restaurants in Pittsburgh. The food is extraordinary, fresh and always prepared in an innovative but subtle fashion. The freshness is evident and the focus on local sourced is wonderful. The menu leans on local food culture in heady fashion. The cocktail menu is a high mark. The wait staff is attentive and caring. I took the family for a Easter and every aspect was a joy.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Healthy
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Great food. Always a pleasure to stop at Bigelow Grille before​a Pittsburgh Penguins game. GO PENS!!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Going again tonight before the hockey game!! great food interesting menu, nice ambience and the only negative is you have to walk a long way to the bathroom

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Menu is varied and more than adequate. Brussel sprouts were the best I've ever had. Bartender Dean was excellent. Waitress was ok, meal was slow coming out. The Scallops were great. I'm mixed on how to rank this place. Some things were a solid 5, others were struggling to stay a 3. I would definitely recommend going there. Sit at the bar and have the brussel sprouts!!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Convenient before a concert at PPG Paints Arena. Too noisey.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on March 30, 2017

The food was great and loved the new decor. Our waiter was a bit hyper and sorta snapped at us a couple times. But other than that the food was really good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Great tater tots app..... Can't beat the burgers! Great before a pens game for sure.....

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Informal and a little noisy. Waitress a bit overloaded. But food reasonably priced and quite good.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The service was absolutely great.....The dinner salad was tasty, fresh....but the entre items were extremely over salted.The menu items sounded great as described in the menu...eggplant ragu, baked squash, etc....however, everything was so salty that it was almost inedible. ...same with the 2nd dish we ordered...a fancy mac N cheese...bUT too much of same saltiness & in this dish an overpowering smokey flavor.... it lacked depth of flavor .... I wanted to enjoy & like the restaurant, however, if food is not good, I tend to Not return.... I could not recommend this restaurant for a dinner meal.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 25, 2017

I have dined here a few times in the past and the food was OK. This time it was excellent. I don't know if they hired a new cook or it was a fluke. I'm hoping it was the former. The seating was also different in a good way.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Really good, well prepared quality food. Off the beaten path, so it's is very quiet and not incredibly busy. Probably an underrated restaurant that is not to be missed.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 3, 2017

We stopped in for dinner before a Pems Game. Our server was friendly and quick. On the night of a game it was nice to find a good restaurant that could fulfill a meal for in less than an hour. All of the dishes were delicious and they offer a variety on their limited menu.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 31, 2017

The Venison Stew was fantastic, as were the scallops. Great beer and wine choices. Our waiter, Brian, was professional, fast, and very personable.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Don't let the fact this gem is inside the Doubletree Hotel dissuade you from trying it out - the food is OUTSTANDING. My wife, born and raised in Ireland, knows and loves fish and she said her Laurel Hill Trout - which was huge – was superb. My gourmet burger was also exceptional. Warm and responsive service from Ryan, our server, great freshly baked whole grain bread with olive oil ... everything was done with excellence.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Irina always makes dining at the Bigelow Grille a wonderful experience. She is a fantastic waitress with a terrific memory; remembering me even when not coming into dine for over a month.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 24, 2017

I'm usually skeptical of hotel restaurants, but we chose the Bigelow Grill because we could make a reservation. We were going to dinner before a Pittsburgh Penguins game and knew that nearby restaurants would be crowded. Boy -- was I surprised! The food was delicious. My husband and I both had scallops. As we left the restaurant, I said, and he agreed, that I haven't had a meal this good in a long time. The server was very attentive as well as was the other staff in the restaurant. We did talk about how loud it was in spite of an small crowd at the beginning of the evening (it got more crowded and louder as it got later). They have non-carpeted floors and there's nothing to absorb the noise. In spite of that, I would definitely go again.

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