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Best American Restaurants in Downtown


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A photo of Ritual House restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 71 times today
Ritual House is an excellent choice for contemporary American cuisine, as acclaimed by numerous patrons. Many diners heap praise on the unique and eclectic atmosphere, with special attention to the attentive service, impressive décor, and appetizing food. It offers an array of delectable dishes including a commendable Pastrami hash, croque madame, and a dessert offering of Crème Brûlée Cheesecake and Lemon Dream. Their Brunch has been described as "fantastic," one of the best in the city, and standout dishes include the chicken wing appetizer and beet salad with tuna. Notably, guests appreciated that the chef would stop by tables to discuss the food and the restaurant, reflecting dedication to a great dining experience. Ritual House is highly recommended for its brilliant atmosphere, top-tier service, and most importantly, its stellar contemporary American cuisine.
A photo of The Commoner restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 25 times today
The Commoner is a highly recommended restaurant with roots firmly established in American cuisine. Nestled in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh inside the Hotel Monaco, it boasts an industrial-chic decor house and offers an elevated dining experience. Patrons rave about the restaurant's unique "common" tables suited for large groups, the delicious American Omelet served at brunch, and the Bloody Mary bar. Furthermore, its burgers are rated as some of the best in town, and their specialty dishes like the homemade German Chocolate Cake and the breakfast potatoes are unforgettable. Amidst the myriad of praise, it is evident that The Commoner has established itself as a central figure in Pittsburgh's food scene.
A photo of The Capital Grille - Pittsburgh restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 43 times today
The Capital Grille in Pittsburgh, often referred to as the city's best steakhouse, is praised for its exceptional service and high-quality meals. Many customer reviews emphasize the restaurant's attentive, knowledgeable waitstaff and the upscale ambience that enhances every dining experience. Patrons often leave feeling delighted and satisfied by the establishment's well-prepared steaks and broad selection of wines. The restaurant is also known for its generosity in celebrations, preparing small surprise treats for special occasions. Whether it's a casual lunch or a special celebration, The Capital Grille offers an unforgettable steakhouse experience, maintaining its standing as a beloved local dining destination.
A photo of The Eagle - Pittsburgh restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 21 times today
The Eagle, located in Pittsburgh, has been acclaimed for its excellent Southern cuisine. Among the praise from customers, the restaurant's Southern fried chicken consistently stands out as the pinnacle of their offering, described as "tender", "flavorful" and "crispy". Other menu highlights include the Mac n’ cheese, spoon bread and collared greens, all of which have been described as "fantastic" and "scrumptious". The atmosphere within The Eagle is regarded as modern pub with a Southern flare, creating a comfortable and energetic vibe for its patrons. In addition to its ambience and quality dishes, The Eagle also wins plaudits for its outstanding service, making it a favorite spot in the theater district.
A photo of McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 7 times today
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown consistently impresses with their sumptuous seafood cuisine. Many reviewers highlight the delicious seafood, including memorable dishes like the Poke Bowl, Ultimate Seafood Trio, and Salmon Rigatoni. Reviewers credit the "knowledgeable staff" and "attentive service" for their enjoyably relaxing dining experience. The restaurant's atmosphere is warmly commended for being quiet, accommodating, and upscale, ideal for after-work happy hours or special occasions. Repeated praise for the restaurant’s consistent excellence is the ultimate testimony, with one guest declaring, "McCormick & Schmick's has the best seafood in town - period." The overall experience at this downtown Pittsburgh hotspot is widely considered nothing short of "flawless."
A photo of Morton's The Steakhouse - Pittsburgh restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 21 times today
Morton's The Steakhouse - Pittsburgh is recognized for its outstanding Steakhouse cuisine, top-notch service, and delightful ambiance. It consistently receives excellent reviews from the customers, with many highlighting the perfectly cooked and seasoned filets, decadent chocolate lava cake, and outstanding lobster bisque as standout menu items. More than just a restaurant, Morton's provides a full dining experience, with customers lauding the knowledgeable staff and the individualized attention, especially during special occasions such as anniversaries or celebrations. With these glowing commendations from its patrons, Morton's The Steakhouse - Pittsburgh proves to be a must-visit dining destination for steak lovers.
A photo of fl.2 Fairmont Hotel Pittsburgh restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 6 times today
Floor 2 is a hidden gem in the heart of Pittsburgh noted for its exceptional service and truly thrilling experience of American cuisine. Praised for its freshly-sourced local ingredients, uniquely American menu, and creative comfort food with a twist, the restaurant offers a delightful dining experience. The restaurant also caters for a variety of dietary needs with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. The critics' rave about their bourbon pecan pie and chocolate tart, while the sea bass served with saffron potatoes is a standout dish. The "modern American with an old-school twist" ambiance perfectly complements Floor 2's menu, while the service is consistently noted as impeccable. The restaurant has been particularly recommended for pre-show dining, meetings, or a night out.
A photo of Revel restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 8 times today
Revel, located in Pittsburgh, stands out for its top-notch Contemporary American cuisine, with its brunch widely praised by customers. The restaurant offers unique and delicious selections, with notable dishes featuring flavorful brisket eggs benedict with a smoky brown butter hollandaise sauce, and light, mouthwatering Belgian waffles with candied pistachios. Drinks are also a hit, particularly mimosas and the Cherry Manhattan. The professional staff provide excellent service while maintaining a relaxed ambiance. The restaurant also offers a range of gluten-free and vegetarian options, appealing to diverse dietary needs. It's an excellent brunch spot and a culinary gem in downtown Pittsburgh, making it a must-visit.
A photo of Emerson’s restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 9 times today
Emerson's is a gem, delighting patrons with an exquisite take on American cuisine. It's renowned for its excellent service, with many reviews praising the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, including bartenders and hostesses. The unique cocktail offerings, extensive wine selection, and irresistible appetizers like the critically acclaimed fried olives enhance the dining experience. Recommended dishes include burgers, salmon entrees, truffle fries and crab cakes, each prepared perfectly with a delightful presentation. The restaurant's atmosphere has been complimented as warm and cozy, with chic, stylish decor, contributing to the overall enjoyment. With a stream of glowing reviews, Emerson's is a must-try for lovers of quality American cuisine.
A photo of The Terrace Room restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 7 times today
The Terrace Room is highly lauded for its superior American cuisine, boasting a proud collection of positive reviews that emphasize its excellent food quality, service, and ambiance. Patrons applaud the variety of dishes offered, catering to traditional tastes as well as those craving a modern twist. Celebrated for their dedication to perfection, the staff consistently delivers a delightful dining experience. Many guests are particularly fond of the special occasions spent here, like Thanksgiving and high tea, evidencing the restaurant's versatility. Despite being a vintage establishment, The Terrace Room is replete with modern charm, making it an all-time favorite among guests.
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