The Best Brunch Restaurants in Pittsburgh

The OpenTable Team

While a melting pot of business professionals, hipsters, and travel enthusiasts now sit down for the best brunches in Pittsburgh, the city got its culinary diversity from the steel industry. The burgeoning field brought workers from the world over – everywhere from the Deep South to Italy – whose unique tastes indelibly shaped the area’s food scene. But when it comes to finding the best brunch in the area, which establishments do the savviest diners enjoy becoming regulars? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We’ve gathered droves of data from thousands of restaurants across the country to discover where OpenTable’s most discerning users like to sit down for a meal. While culinary options like the charred-but-nearly-raw Pittsburgh rare steak and salads covered in French fries might grab most people’s attention, it’s the variety of choices available that keep them coming back. Check out these irresistible eateries and book a table for a relaxing brunch today!

Restaurants:Grand Concourse, Revival on Lincoln, The Cafe Carnegie
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Seafood, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Downtown, Oakland

Grand Concourse

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
6,061 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
It’s rare to find some of the best brunch in Pittsburgh available throughout the day, but that’s just what Grand Concourse offers. This waterfront seafood restaurant serves the earRead more
88% recommended
Scenic View in Pittsburgh / Western PA

Revival on Lincoln

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
612 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
The historic building that houses Revival on Lincoln was constructed in 1902. That was back when fine dining really was fine dining, and this is evidenced by the antique décor, staRead more
100% recommended
Healthy in Pittsburgh / Western PA

The Cafe Carnegie

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Oakland
222 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
After a fun visit to the most popular museums in the area, guests head into The Café Carnegie to enjoy one of the most impressive brunches in Pittsburgh. Visitors can only get thisRead more
83% recommended
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Paris 66

$$$$·French·
Shadyside
1,650 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Those who visit Paris 66 will get to taste of why it was voted Best French Restaurant in the city, but they might just be surprised to also have access to some of the best brunch iRead more
86% recommended

Carmella's Plates and Pints

$$$$·American·
Downtown
328 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Those who visit Carmella’s Plates and Pints are treated to some of the best brunch in Pittsburgh. The grilled cheese du jour consistently puts a new twist on the classic favorite, Read more
91% recommended
Great for Brunch in Pittsburgh / Western PA

Cenacolo

$$$$·Italian·
North Huntingdon
205 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Worth the Drive
  • Good for a Date
The contemporary exterior of Cenacolo is enough to grab anyone's attention in the city. Simple black lettering against a pale backdrop – not to mention the fountain out front – makRead more
100% recommended
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Whitfield

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,064 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Those who want an authentic taste of Western Pennsylvania must try the Whitfield Restaurant. It brings together the many culinary traditions of the melting pot of cultures that makRead more
100% recommended
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Eighty Acres Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Plum
391 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
It’s hard to deny that Eighty Acres has some of the most eclectic brunch in Pittsburgh. There are things that guests would expect nearly anywhere - such as the omelette of the day,Read more
99% recommended
Best Value in Pittsburgh / Western PA

Casbah

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Shadyside
3,582 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Warm bread begins the meal at Casbah, but it's everything that comes after that makes it one of the best spots for brunch in Pittsburgh. Guests cannot get enough of the braised lamRead more
98% recommended
Great for Brunch in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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Walnut Grill - Wexford

$$$$·American·
Wexford
968 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
Some of the best brunch in Pittsburgh is just a few minutes away at the Walnut Grill in Wexford. The whimsical fork and spoon designs on the front of the building are easy to noticRead more
Great for Lunch in Pittsburgh / Western PA

The Abbey on Butler Street

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Lawrenceville
548 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
Unlike many other options for the best breakfast in Pittsburgh, The Abbey on Butler Street offers an a la carte menu. This means guests can pick and choose what’s included in theirRead more
93% recommended
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Walnut Grill - Fox Chapel

$$$$·American·
Fox Chapel
804 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
On the outskirts of the city rests the Walnut Grill in Fox Chapel. This brand lands on the best brunch in Pittsburgh list twice because guests really enjoy what they offer. Purple Read more
98% recommended

The Terrace Room

$$$$·American·
Downtown
859 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Business Meals
  • Great for Lunch
Visitors of the Omni William Penn Hotel have undoubtedly encountered The Terrace Room. Those who haven’t need to make a special trip to see what happens when high-end combines withRead more
100% recommended
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Acorn - Pittsburgh

$$$$·American·
Shadyside
422 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
The dinner offerings at Acorn are simply too good to miss, but those looking for some of the greatest brunch in Pittsburgh should come in a bit earlier. Unique offerings include scRead more
100% recommended
Great for Brunch in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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The Vandal

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Lawrenceville
223 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
This neighborhood wine bar has some of the most impressive cocktails found in the city, but it's also home to some of the most eclectic brunch in Pittsburgh. Cinnamon rolls, FrenchRead more
100% recommended
Best Overall in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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The Harmony Inn

$$$$·German·
Cranberry
147 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Worth the Drive
The Harmony Inn has so much history behind it that many believe the home is haunted. Even with this being the case, guests are brave enough to risk ghostly encounters juts to try sRead more
92% recommended
Great for Lunch in Pittsburgh / Western PA

Bonfire Food and Drink

$$$$·American·
Downtown
123 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
The round sign out front featuring a flame and purple neon lighting immediately grabs the attention of passersby. Once they're coaxed inside, guests are treated to elegant hanging Read more
96% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Pittsburgh / Western PA

ELEVEN

$$$$·American·
Downtown
4,842 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Contemporary American flavors are combined with unique twists at ELEVEN, and this easily makes for some of the best brunch in Pittsburgh. Visitors can start out with an order of FiRead more
97% recommended
Great for Brunch in Pittsburgh / Western PA

Barattolo

$$$$·Italian·
Greensburg
43 reviews
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
  • Good for a Date
Farmington again offers some of the best brunches in Pittsburgh – even with a short drive necessary – thanks to Barattolo Restaurant. Located at Nemacolin Woodland Resort at the foRead more
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The Commoner

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,630 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Special Occasion
Guests who visit The Commoner are promised 'American classics with a touch of the unexpected.' This is exactly why people keep coming back. The menu is locally focused, and there aRead more
86% recommended
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