About ELEVEN

ELEVEN, where Downtown meets the Strip, is the eleventh & most innovative restaurant from the big Burrito Restaurant Group. CONTEMPORARY American flavors are combined with invention to create a fresh & truly original menu. The KITCHEN, the center of Eleven’s high-energy urban atmosphere, is where indigenous & seasonal ingredients provide inspiration for Chef Eli Wahl & his team. ELEVEN CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN - Complex flavors, simply prepared.
Price: Lunch $10-25; Dinner $30-50

1150 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Brunch:
Sunday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
12th St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(412) 201-5656

Website:
http://www.bigburrito.com/

Catering:
Off-site catering is available through "Big Catering", part of the big Burrito Restaurant Group. For information please call (412) 361-3272 ex 210.

Parking Details:
Lunch - public lot; Dinner - Valet

Executive Chef:
Derek Stevens

Private Party Facilities:
ELEVEN can accommodate private parties of up to 36 guests (options available for larger groups.) Additional amenities for private parties include: TV/DVD, conference phone, wireless access, and laptop/projector hook ups. Food and beverage minimums apply; deposit required.

Private Party Contact:
Ron Ausnehmer: (412) 201-5656

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for Sunday Brunch!
Visit www.bigburrito.com/eleven for more information.

ELEVEN Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

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Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (83)
Special Occasion (78)
Fit for Foodies (70)
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Creative Cuisine (62)
Romantic (61)
Good for Anniversaries (57)
Good for Birthdays (54)
Local Ingredients (41)
Business Meals (37)
Notable Wine List (35)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Bar Seating (32)
Worth the Drive (32)
Good for Groups (30)
Pre/post Theatre (30)
Cozy (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Great for Brunch (18)
Fun (17)
Happy Hour (15)
Healthy (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Authentic (14)
Seasonal (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Casual (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Organic (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
People Watching (4)
Tapas (4)
Great Beer (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
Live Sports (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

This is my second time at Eleven. This time, I got the Breakfast Burger, and I greatly enjoyed the parmesan-infused hash browns. I'm always confused why it's so empty; it serves great food. Nonetheless, I will be returning to try other options.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

We enjoyed our lunch. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and efficient. One of our favorite restaurants

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food. Some tables have too much noise for good conversation

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food, amazing wine choices, superb service, awesome music, wonderful atmosphere. A real Pittsburgh gem, always better than I remember!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent all-around experience! The brunch is a great deal - nice portions, and everything was delicious. Service was excellent, from hosts to runners to server. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Romantic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The service was below par but the food was good. Our server didn't introduce himself as such so I was beginning to wonder if he was our busboy because he poured our water but didn't say much else at the beginning. We went with the server's suggestions and we were happy with the selections except for the kale/Brussels sprout salad. The salad was very airy, light, and pretty bland. We had to ask for bread twice. We felt we were sitting in the "dark zone" because of the very inattentive service. Unfortunately, the lag in service ruined the dining experience. I observed other tables getting much better service. The server was nice but not attentive. Overall I would suggest the restaurant with hesitation.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love Eleven! Always a good place to celebrate a special occasion! The food is delicious and the staff is amazing ♥️

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious food - nice setting - worthy restaurant for a nice occasion

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Everything was prepared perfectly.
The steak tartare was meaty and well seasoned.
The swordfish was perfectly seared.
There was no crumb left behind. That's the best kind of meal!

My only criticism is the lighting in the restaurant is too dark. I want to be able to see the artistry of the plated food without using my iPhone. My husband used his phone to light he plate up so I could see and take pics of the food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Disappointing. Have dined at Eleven numerous times. Food was bland (tuna tartar was fantastic!). Many other options in Pittsburgh. I recommend other establishments.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 8, 2017

As long as you do not need a view, this is the best high end restaurant in Pittsburgh.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Organic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great staff and dining experience, can be intimate or after work/before a show setting. New menu every day - everything was delicious! Extensive and top shelf bar/wine menu as well.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We appreciated our server Christian and our salads and champagne. What a nice lunch!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The Sunday brunch Grand Prix is always amazing. My favorite is the smoked salmon appetizer and the ELEVEN burger with goat cheese. My family loves going here for special occasions like birthdays.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

4 of us visiting Pittsburgh dined at Eleven on a friend’s recommendation. We were very pleased with the food and service. We had a broad range of dishes from the menu and were happy with each. Meat and Seafood alike were beautifully prepared and presented. More salad options would be appreciated. The waiter was attentive, helpful and professional. I will gladly return. A special shout out to their take on banana cream pie!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My wife ordered clams for an app. Too much sausage and 3 did not open! should never have been put on plate. Told server, she remark oh well..... Order vodka on the rocks, short pour.
Food always very good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was fantastic... always a good meal here. The did lose our reservation even though they called the day before to confirm and I had a confirmation number...but they had a table for us so they totally "redeemed themselves" lol

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Lovely ambiance. Friendly staff. Excellent food with a variety of selections. Different atmospheres in three different dining areas. Excellent wine choices by the glass

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We were there for lunch and the salmon and steak were very good. Service was outstanding!
definitely plan on returning for a dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very nice place. Hostess had tremendous seating and timing issues, but waiter eventually made it right. Salad was extremely salty so we returned it without question or charge to us. The entrees (Amish chicken) were fantastic. Dessert was comp'd because of the salad; they stand behind their product. We would return because the entrees and dessert were absolutely delicious. They also have the best cold water in the city at no charge. BrianDDS

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The food, atmosphere and sever assistants were amazing! Our server was just rude. He continuously said “whatever” if my boyfriend didn’t order something. For instance I ordered a cocktail and my boyfriend ordered water. My boyfriend does not drink alcohol. Instead of the server offering another soft drink, etc. he said whatever and rolled his eyes. This happened about 4 times throughout the dinner. Another time when I ordered a salad and my boyfriend did not. The server replied “what are you going to do? Just watch her eat.” Then again, I ordered a glass of wine and the server looked at my boyfriend and say “you still aren’t drinking? Whatever.” Lastly, we did not order dessert because we had two appetizers, a salad, and two entrees. We were just full. The server says to us “No drinks and no desserts? Whatever.” All with this annoying eye roll. Honestly the only reason we tipped very well was so the server assistants got paid.

I hate to complain but he was just rude. Some people just don’t drink alcohol.

Overall, we would go back hoping for a different server because everything else was great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Dinner was outstanding, atmosphere very conducive to relaxing and enjoying the drinks and wine. Our server, Jamaica, was excellent, she gave us great advice on dessert!!! Highly recommend!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very much enjoyed the Salmon and the complimentary chocolates for my birthday. The 3 green salad was OK and overpriced - would not get again and you couldn't substitute the dressing. My husband's filet was very good also, but a little pricey. Bonus was free parking in the lot across the street on Sunday evening. Used my birthday coupon, but would only go back for special occasion, or when I have a coupon as was on the pricey side and food was not quite as good as other like-priced restaurants.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We were celebrating a lot of missed birthdays, anniversaries, etc. When I made the reservation on Open Table, I forgot to mention that my grandma was on a walker and we couldn't be seated upstairs. The staff made some quick changes and we were seated at the chef's table. Our waiter was super and the food was delicious. My grandma, who is 94 and pretty picky, said it's her favorite restaurant. The portions were great and I would come back for brunch. I have also had dinner here in the past for a special occasion and it was outstanding as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I took my Husband to Eleven to celebrate his birthday, and the food was delicious!! We had the crab cake appetizer that we devoured, and my husband had a few oysters that he also enjoyed. I had the lamb parpadelle that I loved, and husband had the beef tenderloin that he also loved, but thought there should have been more potato gnocchi or side dish to go with the meat. as near the end of the meal he had run out of sides to go with the beef. Drinks were good, although a little pricey. Service was good, but had to ask for bread, and didn't get it served to us until after our main course came out. Also seating was awkward...they have many large booths which are great for groups, but to have one booth divided up into two tables felt like we were on a group date! From the corner spot you are looking directly across to the table/couple sitting next to you...might not be all that bad except for the fact they were making out. Not really what I want to see when sitting down for dinner...so i'd suggest better arrangements for two person tables or something with more privacy. Otherwise a great night!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

When we arrived they sat us at the very first booth they could find by the door which was separated from the kitchen only by a thin panel of glass. Only view was the exit. After we asked to be moved, we did get a better seat upstairs but shared a U-shaped booth with another couple (awkward). Food was overpriced and average at best. Would not recommend

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The swordfish entree was the best I have ever eaten. Full of flavors, juicy, and tender. Service was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Business Meals
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Love the Big Burrito restaurants, always consistent with food and service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

I never write reviews on restaurants because I know they are pointless but I had to in this case. I came to Eleven for the first time in 3 years this week...and I was so excited. It used to have what I believed was the best burger I had ever tasted...and worth every penny of the $17 price. Unfortunately this is no longer the case. Management, or the head chef appear to have begun cutting costs, reducing the amount of braised veal on the burger and the size of the patty. The burger still tastes good, but is nowhere near the grand experience I raved to friends about Since having my first one seven years ago. They also ruined the soft pretzel recipe, by removing the epic beer cheese it used to come with. Now they just slopped cheese slices on top and melted them like an expensive version of the Fyre Festival sandwich. I could go on about the paltry 31 dollar swordfish, or the fact that they removed their housemade sea salt caramels, and replaced them with unimpressive white chocolate balls...but I won’t waste my time like I wasted my money on my most recent, and unfortunately final trip to what I once called my favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I always enjoy the food here. Lovely presentation with unique combination of tastes. Portion size may be Considered small if you’re a big eater. The amount Of foodwas fine for me. Pork chop grilled with sauerkraut was delicious
Service excellent too. Thanks for a great dinner

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Menu seems a bit dated, not a lot of changes since our last visit, but everything we had was delicious. Sat in the bar and usually service is prompt and helpful, this time not so much. None of the issues would stop us from coming back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were excited to try out this new restaurant. The food was outstanding. We did not like the seating for 2. We were enjoying a nice, intimate dinner and then people who were waiting for their table sat on the edge of our seating and were very loud. For the prices we were paying, this was a big disappointment.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The ingredients make the dishes special. I had the white bean and potato soup and the lamb shank. Both were superb. The lamb had the best texture and flavor and any meat I’ve had recently. The mixed drinks and wine pairings were also first rate.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 22, 2017

EVERYTIME we dine here, we have never been disappointed. From the extensive wine selections, to some of the finest innovative cuisine in the City, Eleven continues to be a top dining destination.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We have been here many times before and we were disappointed. Ours server tried hard And was very pleasant but the food was thrown at us and served in disarray with no one knowing who ordered what dish plus my entree was cold And even after sending it back wasn't hot! The alcohol was extremely pricey for nothing special. And the staff were unable to meet a request we called about ahead of time saying the call was never marked. Just not up to par!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We have been to Eleven 3-4 times and the last several the servers had a bit of an attitude vs. being gracious. Food was good 2 of 4 said to salty.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Everything was fabulous! Superb breads. We tried the cherry poppyseed,and salted focaccia . Each dish was top notch, skirt steak, lamb pappardelle, pork chop and crab cakes. They brought out salted caramels on a plate with a white chocolate happy birthday for my mother in law. Nice touch and quite delicious. Looking forward to our next meal at Eleven.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

When I first arrive I sat at the bar and the bartender was delightful! Very friendly staff and delicious food. I would recommend this for a business meeting or dinner for two for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

THE FOOD OVERALL WAS GOOD . . . OUR TABLE OF FIVE ORDERED APPETIZERS, SALADS, AND ENTREES. BUT IT IS VERY PRICEY AND NOT REALLY WORTH IT.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Quiet Sunday early dinner. Food was amazing but the ambiance is a little too dark for my liking.

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