The Best Bars for Foodies in Pittsburgh

The OpenTable Team

The city of Pittsburgh sits right at the point where the Alleghany and Monongahela Rivers join to form the Ohio River. Formerly a center of industry in the state of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh is no longer just a coal and steel town of yesteryear. The city has a very unique layout and character and has grown into a scenic metropolis with plenty of things to see and do. The Golden Triangle forms the city center, named for the point where the three rivers meet. Here, you’ll find the historic Point State Park and the lively Strip District with its many markets, boutiques and eateries. Pittsburgh has a bustling downtown and Cultural District with spots like the Carnegie Museums, the Museum of Natural History and more. And when it comes to nightlife, Pittsburgh has you covered. If you’re wondering where the locals go in the evening hours, check out our Tastemaker List of the best bars in Pittsburgh!

Restaurants:The Harmony Inn, Olive or Twist, City Works - Pittsburgh
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:German, American
Neighborhoods:Cranberry, Downtown

The Harmony Inn

$$$$·German·
Cranberry
164 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
The Harmony Inn, located about 30 minutes north of Pittsburgh in the small town of Harmony, is a German Style Restaurant and Craft Beer destination. Locals swear it’s worth the driRead more
90% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Pittsburgh / Western PA

Olive or Twist

$$$$·American·
Downtown
102 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Happy Hour
  • Casual
Olive or Twist is the city’s premier Martini bar and lounge. Offering elegant American cuisine and award-winning cocktails, locals think it’s one of the best bars in Pittsburgh! StRead more
91% recommended
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City Works - Pittsburgh

$$$$·American·
Downtown
516 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
City Works is a massive gastropub in Pittsburgh, perfectly situated in PPG Place for after-work happy hours and watching sports games on one of the 15 TVs. Usually bustling with grRead more
94% recommended
Good for Groups in Pittsburgh / Western PA

Siempre Algo

$$$$·American·
Downtown
235 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Good for Birthdays
Siempre Algo, located on the North Side of Pittsburgh, is a fantastic neighborhood retreat for dining and drinking. The setting features a bustling dining room, low lighting and anRead more
100% recommended
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Cioppino Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
1,386 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
Cioppino Restaurant and Cigar Bar offers a seasonal dinner menu featuring fresh seafood, hand-cut steaks and chops. They also have a wide selection of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-Read more
91% recommended
Steakhouse in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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Carmella's Plates and Pints

$$$$·American·
Downtown
349 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Neighborhood Gem
Carmella’s Plates and Pints is a lovely place to dine and drink in the heart of the Historic Southside. The first restaurant for co-owners Carmella Salem and Michael Alberter, it’sRead more
95% recommended
Late Night Find in Pittsburgh / Western PA

Whitfield

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,064 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Local Ingredients
Whitfield is the neighborhood tavern at the Ace hotel and is a great choice for a date or having drinks with friends. The menu has roots in local and regional ingredients and staysRead more
100% recommended
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Steel Cactus - Southpointe

$$$$·Mexican·
Canonsburg
26 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Steel Cactus, located on Main Street, is a Pittsburgh-based restaurant with a new location in Southpointe! This Mexican Restaurante and Cantina offers a fun, tasty and edgy destinaRead more
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The Foundry Table & Tap

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Downtown
346 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
The Foundry Table & Tap is one of the best bars in Pittsburgh dor amazing food. It’s an award-winning gastropub on Pittsburgh’s booming North Shore and is perfect for a date night,Read more
96% recommended
Great for Brunch in Pittsburgh / Western PA

Atria's - Pleasant Hills

$$$$·American·
Pleasant Hills
1,109 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
Atria’s, located on Clairton Road in the Pleasant Hills neighborhood, is a true staple in the Pittsburgh community. For over half a century, people have made Atria’s their very ownRead more
98% recommended
Good for Groups in Pittsburgh / Western PA

Merchant Oyster Co.

$$$$·Seafood·
Lawrenceville
98 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
Merchant Oyster Co. is Philadelphia’s neighborhood Oyster Bar and Chowder House. They serve up the very best East and West coast oysters on the half shell, raw clams, Peel N eat shRead more
89% recommended
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Napa Prime Chophouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Warrendale
639 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Locally owned and operated, Napa Prime offers chef-inspired gourmet burgers, fresh seafood, small plates, and more. It’s a traditional steakhouse setting with innovative cuisine adRead more
98% recommended
Best Service in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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Jacksons Restaurant + Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Canonsburg
368 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Jacksons is the classy but casual restaurant and bar on Southpointe Drive next to the Hilton Garden Inn. Established in 2001, it is a longtime favorite gathering spot for locals anRead more
94% recommended
Great for Lunch in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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Off The Hook

$$$$·Seafood·
Warrendale
2,472 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Off The Hook, located on Warrendale Village Drive in Pittsburgh, is the town’s seafood authority! They feature the bounty of American fishermen with fresh fish offerings flown in dRead more
97% recommended
Notable Wine List in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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Nola on the Square

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
Downtown
2,134 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
Nola on the Square in Downtown Pittsburgh is a beautiful restaurant with a New Orleans theme. It’s jazz brasserie located on Market Square that offers an amazing transformation of Read more
83% recommended
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North Country Brewing Co

$$$$·Pub·
Cranberry
252 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
North Country Brewing Co. is one of the most popular bars in Pittsburgh. Located on Main Street in the Cranberry neighborhood, it’s a rustic English-style family pub and restaurantRead more
97% recommended
Kid Friendly in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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Kaya

$$$$·Caribbean·
Downtown
1,845 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Strip District, Kaya is a casually elegant place for drinks and delicious, exotic food. The cuisine melds fresh, ingredients with bold flavor aRead more
93% recommended

The Commoner

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,660 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
The Commoner, a stylish gastropub located inside Kimpton Hotel Monaco, is anything but common. This downtown Pittsburgh restaurant features American classics with a touch of the unRead more
85% recommended

Ten Penny

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
1,511 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Comfort Food
With a super handsome bar and dining room, Ten Penny is the place to go for cocktails and basic dishes before a show or game. They focus on fresh ingredients and comfortable diningRead more
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Bonfire Food and Drink

$$$$·American·
Downtown
137 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Romantic
Bonfire Food and Drink is a welcome addition to the south side of Pittsburgh! The Upstairs offers a curated, contemporary American dining experience for locals and visitors. LocateRead more
95% recommended
American in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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