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Best American Restaurants in Waterfront


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A photo of Ritual House restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 57 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 Grand Concourse restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 64 times today
Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh is highly praised for its superb seafood cuisine. The restaurant, situated in a beautifully maintained old train station, offers a unique ambiance that customers frequently appreciate. Its seafood dishes such as scallops, halibut, and salmon are mentioned in several reviews as being consistently of first quality and cooked to perfection. The seafood pasta and seafood trio also received high praise. This seafood excellence is complemented by equally impressive service. The staff, including servers like Kevin, India, and Greg, were mentioned personally by customers for their outstanding service. Grand Concourse was depicted as a perfect location to celebrate special occasions, with its exceptional seafood cuisine evidently contributing to this stand-out dining experience.
A photo of ELEVEN restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 28 times today
ELEVEN is a renowned dining establishment known for its brilliantly executed American cuisine. The restaurant is prominently mentioned amongst the best in Pittsburgh, appreciated for its fantastic food and outstanding service. Its creative dishes, crafted with local ingredients, ooze quality and are celebrated for their inventive use of summer ingredients and flawless cooking techniques. Renowned for its excellent, efficient service and elegant, unassuming atmosphere, guests have found the staff to be knowledgeable and the environment to be comfortable. Whether you're savouring their flawlessly cooked pork chop, delighting in the seafood tasting, or indulging in their ground-breaking agnolotti, ELEVEN remains a stalwart of the Pittsburgh dining scene, consistently delivering appetizing meals from appetizers to dessert.
A photo of The Commoner restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 19 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 56 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 Butterjoint restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Oakland
Booked 11 times today
Butterjoint is a comfy bar and restaurant located in North Oakland. Our welcoming and eclectic atmosphere is appropriate for almost any occasion - whether it be meeting a friend for a drink, celebrating an important event, or relaxing after work. Our menu is a mixture of familiar Pittsburgh foods (think pierogies, hamburgers, French fries) and French bistro classics (beef tartare, raclette, mussels), and seasonal classics that come and go throughout the year. We put care into our vegetarian dishes too, including making our own tempeh, falafel, and veggie patties from scratch. Menu items change frequently--usually every day--and reflect many long-standing relationships we have with farms and breweries in our region. In addition to reservations, we also have a thirty seat bar that is first come, first serve. We don’t know exactly how old the bar is, but it’s at least seventy years old (probably older) and very cozy. Our friendly bartenders are here to make something you like.
A photo of Morcilla restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Lawrenceville
Booked 18 times today
Morcilla is an excellent Spanish cuisine restaurant, widely reputed for providing a unique and delightful dining experience. Numerous customers have praised Morcilla's ability to deliver authentic Spanish flavors in a comfortable, upscale environment. Described as a venue for 'small bite courses with a Spanish twist', its diverse menu consistently impresses first-time visitors and regulars alike. Dishes such as the oxtail, charcuterie, and octopus have been especially highlighted for their exceptional taste. Customers remark on the knowledgeable staff and commend how well-balanced the flavors are, making every dish a culinary adventure. Many reviews emphasize the restaurant's atmosphere and service as elements contributing to the overall outstanding experience. Despite location or awards not being specified, the reviews speak volumes about Morcilla's commitment to Spanish cuisine, making it an unmissable dining destination.
A photo of Spork restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • East Liberty
Booked 10 times today
Spork stands out as not merely one of the best restaurants in Pittsburgh, but as a premier destination for innovative Contemporary American cuisine according to numerous rave reviews. The inventive menu consistently impresses diners with dishes like crispy octopus, lamb saddle, mushroom ravioli, and a cold soup tasting. Reviewers specifically praise the restaurant's creativity, quality ingredients, and meticulous preparation. The aesthetic of the venue also enhances the experience, with one reviewer describing it as "cozy but fun". In addition to the food, Spork's service also garners high marks for being attentive, engaging, and knowledgeable. The common thread across all reviews is the eagerness of patrons to return, indicating the restaurant's success in crafting an unforgettable dining experience.
A photo of Mary's Vine restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Homestead
Booked 6 times today
Mary's Vine offers an exceptional Wine Bar cuisine experience. Set in a beautifully converted church, customers praise its extensive and premium wine list, praising it as "amazing" and of "very high quality". Reviewers also highlight the food as consistently delicious, noting, "food was great" as well as "we had four different entrees and all were delicious." Complemented by the sophisticated yet relaxing atmosphere and attentive, knowledgeable staff, it's clear that Mary's Vine goes above and beyond to ensure a memorable dining experience. Indeed, as one reviewer stated, Mary's Vine is a "beautiful way to spend an evening", while several others look forward to returning soon.
A photo of Fig & Ash restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Northside
Booked 34 times today
Fig & Ash is a leading purveyor of Contemporary American cuisine, impressing customers with its inventive and deliciously prepared dishes. Reviewers laud it as their favorite place for a "sublime experience," where the flavors, textures, and temperatures of the meals are unmatched. Noteworthy dishes include the woodfired heirloom carrots, pork chop, and the strip steak, each celebrated for their perfect execution. Diners also praise the restaurant's "flawless" service, stating their needs are anticipated and catered to with utmost precision. With its lively ambiance, Fig & Ash also offers different dining areas each with its unique character, ensuring a memorable dining experience is guaranteed on each visit. This restaurant clearly surpasses expectations in terms of food, service, and atmosphere, making it an essential destination for lovers of Contemporary American cuisine.
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