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Permanently Closed - Crested Duck Charcuterie

4.7
41 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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About

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Established in 2010, Crested Duck Charcuterie is a family run restaurant and meat producer, using USDA inspected facility for crafting dry aged meats. The restaurant has an intimate setting with casual and welcoming atmosphere, suitable for families with kids and a group of friends. It has a responsive and courteous waiting staff that helps customers decide the right dish according to their pallets and preference. Aside from the option to eat in the main dining room, people can opt for chef's table, as well.

Crested Duck Charcuterie has a full menu featuring charcuterie, veggies, meats, beverages and sweets. Dinner comprises of a 7-course chef's tasting menu that is changed every week. Customers can make reservations over the phone, but it is not necessary, as the restaurant entertains walk-ins equally. Crested Duck Charcuterie has free Wi-Fi and the premises is wheelchair accessible as well.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, American, Organic
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Hours of operation


Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm


Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(412) 892-9983
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kevin Costa
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Private party facilities
Our small dining room can be rented for special events or private functions. This is done on a case-by-case basis.
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Private party contact
Kevin Costa: (412) 892-9983
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Catering
We offer charcuterie plates for cocktail parties and small gatherings. Plates include a selection of house cured meats, regional cheeses, baguette, and all of the accoutrements needed.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hampshire Ave.
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Public transit
Street Car - Red Line - Fallowfield or Hampshire Stops
Additional
BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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4.7  based on all time ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
3.0
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FriendlyBurghFoodie (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2015

The food & ambiance of the Crested Duck are just out of this world! I am so sad this neighborhood gem closed. Kevin Costa is such a talented chef! I will have to visit him at Root 174!

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2015

Amazing food. Charcuterie, cheesr

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Dave (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on November 19, 2015

I would say overall we had a very nice time; the food was excellent and the service was terrific. However, the place is closing as the chef is moving on to another place downtown. Glad we were able to get there ahead of that.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on November 13, 2015

Went here with a small group and had a good time. It was busy and there was only one server so there was a little wait, but BYOB is nice to fill the time. Thought the food was good -- the cured meats, cheese and pickles are a must.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2015

Great restaurant experience.. intimate setting

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2015

Ran across this place on OpenTable, and the reviews were good. Went on a Thursday - it's a small place to begin with and there were only few other couples in the dining room. Decor is minimal but nice, music was pleasant.

The charcuterie was wonderful, very unique and bold flavor profiles. Pickles plate was a good compliment to the cured meats. Got the sourdough, which was also unique, kind of brunchy which is a win in my book. Celery salad was good... hard to make celery exciting but this did the job. Got the rabbit meatloaf and pork loin. Plating and style was very rustic, simple, but executed well. Opted not to get dessert. BYOB is a plus.

The chef and owner came out to say hello and check on us, and the other diners. Informed us the place will be closing at the end of the year, so that's disappointing. Said he's moving to Root 174 in Regent Square.

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vipDMac (Jackson Hole)
3.0  Dined on November 6, 2015

We read the ratings on Open Table about this restaurant and were excited to try it. The service was ok, but slow. Only one server for the whole place made for plenty of wait time. The charcuterie was delicious, but the sourdough was marginal. My husband had the pork and I had the flank steak. Both were so-so, but certainly not great. We won't be returning.

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DandyDon (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 24, 2015

This is a unique restaurant. The ambiance is low key, and is overall a medium sized space. The lighting made for a cozy, relaxed, could be romantic setting.

We read the reviews and came for the food. We were not disappointed. The charcuterie and cheese plates provided the palate with a pleasing range of tastes to start. The three of us shared our main courses. The Lamb was the absolute best I have had anywhere; the taste was incredible and it literally melted in your mouth. The pork was also very good, as was the rabbit meatloaf. Don't think you could go wrong with anything on the menu.

Our waitperson ( sorry, didn't catch her name) was very available the entire time, and was very patient with explanations. You almost feel more like a house guest than a patron here. This place is the antidote to chain restaurants.

Would highly recommend. Since it is BYOB, you can always have your favorite bottle to enjoy with your meal..

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vipMimi (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2015

We took the hike to the Crested Duck recently and had an outstanding experience. The charcuterie platter and cheese platter were excellent. We left not a spec of food on the board. I then had the celery salad which was the perfect counterpoint to the rich starters. I had a chance to taste the flank steak which was excellent. The service was very good, and it's BYOB. Finally, we can enjoy cured meats in a quiet atmosphere.

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Shop (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2015

The dishes are creative and delicious. The charcuterie plate and pickle plate were superb. Try the sourdough!

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on October 9, 2015

First time there and not only was the ambiance fantastic but the food lived up to its outstanding reputation. The duck liver was a revelation! And of course the charcuterie is top notch. The large portion is more than enough for two people. Definitely going to be return visitors.

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Fab7 (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on October 3, 2015

We are a group of friends who traveled together this summer to Europe; we had some very good meals and some not so very good meals. I have been talking about the Crested Duck for months! We decided to celebrate a birthday here with our group. Each one love it! The food, the ambience, quality of service all made our evening fabulous.
Thank you, Chef and Michelle. You made it look effortless and we enjoyed every bite!

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Luvgoodeats2 (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on September 26, 2015

The Crested Duck Charcuterie is small and cozy. The decor is simple and not overly done with warm tones on the walls and romantic lighting. The service was very good and the majority of the various dishes we sampled were very good, and 3 were exceptional. The exceptional plates included the 8pc. meat & cheese charcuterie, the Caprese salad and the pork belly.
The only downsides were the table of 6 (all of whom were exceptionally loud and obnoxious) the lack of rabbit confit availability and the custard on the butter tart not being set-up enough.
The crust for the tart was scrumptious.
To his credit, the waiter did apologize profusely for the loud group's behavior and provided excellent service.

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vipbourbondrinker (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on September 26, 2015

Small restaurant, so make sure to reserve. The food is delicious - we had a charcuterie plate, which is amazing, and duck breast and lamb. The desserts were fabulous - we had semi-freddo, which is basically ice cream made of butter, and hand pies. Worth going out of the way to visit.

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vipKelly (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on August 28, 2015

The chef creates such an amazing variety of flavorful charcuterie options, its the best place in town to enjoy charcuterie!

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vipKelly (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on August 8, 2015

Best meal I have had in a long time. The cured meats and local cheese board is superb.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 26, 2015

Fresh squeezed orange juice, and delectable meats all woven into an inspired menu. We had a hard time choosing. Service was excellent.

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aginpgh27 (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on July 19, 2015

Friends from out of town and I went to Crested Duck for Sunday brunch and were delighted. This was no ordinary or even pretty nice brunch; this was spectacular. Every item we ordered was well prepared, delicious, and beautifully plated. The atmosphere was quite comfortable and welcoming.

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vipShannon (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on July 17, 2015

If you haven't been here, you're sleeping on one of the best dining experiences available anywhere! Take the T or an uber, pack up your BYOwine, and get ready to be absolutely amazed by the food here! Bring friends, too, so you can order small plates and share. Well, I didn't want to share the gnudi. I wanted that whole plate for myself!

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vipShannon (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on June 28, 2015

Brunch was a great experience. There's no guesswork - the menu is prix fixe, and all of the options are remarkable. I wasn't even hungry at dinner time still! Bring your own champagne to go with their fresh squeezed orange juice!

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