The restaurant was not really crowded and brunch is self serve. Plates were not cleared in a timely fashion. Beverages were not replenished (the bartender started to bring coffee and water!). Most proteins were overcooked, and so were rather dry. Vegetables were almost raw. I hope that The Priory will make improvements!
the food was good and uninspired. The service was not existent. The waiter had to be tracked done. He never approached the table. For the price the food was very ordinary . I will actually encourage my friends to avoid it. One of the worst meals I have had in PGH.I felt it was a waste of money
We had dinner in the bar on Friday night. Not at all crowded. Quiet place to talk. Excellent Salmon and mushroom manicotti mains. Friendly and informative service. It's an extraordinary house beautifully restored.
Yummy and attentive servers
Wonderful Elegant Brunch - we were surprised that the price was lowered for "Restaurant Week" in Pittsburgh, the food/value would have made us happy at their regular price. Omelet station / carving station and lobby tables full of standard brunch pastries, nice lox with mini bagels, but the star of the show were the lamb chops - perfectly cooked rare and delicious. They hooked up a player piano unit to the grand piano in the lobby, it was perfect background music. They encouraged us to wander the hotel after brunch to see the renovations in the chapel, the billiards room, etc - everything has been beautifully done. Did not see the rooms but would suggest this place to future out-of-town guests. Will be back for Sunday Brunch soon!
My boyfriend and I went to dinner at Manisons on Fifth during Pittsburgh's Summer Restaurant Week. I was excited to try this place because I used to live a few blocks away and I have driven by it at least 100 times. It looks GORGEOUS from the street.
Unfortunately, we were very disappointed with our experience. We were off to a good start when we were greeted by the valet right out front and seated at a table for two in one of the rooms off the lobby right next to the bar. However, things quickly went downhill. Our server was nice, but not very knowledgeable about the menus (or the B&B in general). He filled our water glasses once in the beginning and then disappeared for long periods of time. When he finally came back and my boyfriend said we needed water, he gestured towards a large glass drink dispenser sitting on the bar behind us that appeared to have fruit and liquid in it, but we were never told that it was water or that we should help ourselves to refills.
Our first 2 courses were fine. For entrees I ordered the crab cakes and my boyfriend ordered the lamb. My crab cakes were good, but the potatoes that came with them were uncooked. Some of my boyfriend's lamb was okay while other pieces were rubbery and not edible. Granted we were getting Restaurant Week rates, but still.
My boyfriend became upset and told the server when he finally came over to check on us. The server just stared at us and without so much as a word walked away. He didn't offer to return my potatoes or my boyfriend's lamb to the kitchen or anything. A little later, a manager came over and apologized. She said that everyone was new. She offered to comp my boyfriend a drink. By that point he was so upset he just wanted to leave. She then came back and said "the meal would be on them." When we got the bill, they had removed my boyfriend's meal, but not mine or my wine.
Beautiful mansion, but poor service and okay food. We will not be returning and would not recommend.
Great menu for restaurant week. Very busy and service a bit slow. We will try it again.
The food was wonderful! The service, not as amazing.
The service is very slow. We orderred three course meal and each one takes more than half hour to wait. We did not get enough attention through the dinner and they need more server at the site.
Dining at the mansions on 5th is enchanting. I love sitting in the library dining room imagining what it would have been like to live in this mansion back in the day. The food selection for restaurant week was very tasteful I enjoyed every bite. Mansions on 5th will always be my first choice when selecting restaurants for restaurant week in Pittsburgh.
We had an absolute blast. The food was great and plentiful (we tried everything on the Restaurant Week menu) and the building is so cool. Our drinks were really really slow coming out (our dessert drinks arrived well after we'd finished dessert), but that is a nitpick on an otherwise great evening.
Good food, poor service with very little attention. I would Not take out of town guests there due to service issues.
Service was lacking because of being short staffed. Food was ok, nothing bad, just nothing that was great, just average.
We went with friends during Pittsburgh resturant week. For dinner 2 of us had the farm cheese and toast, a salad, lamb, and lemon pound cake. The farm cheese and toast was not great. We were expecting more of a gourmet cheese. The cheese was tasteless and I would not recomend it to anyone. The salad was amazing. Every part of it. The lamb, again amazing and highly recommended. The lemon pound cake was dri, over cooked, and nothing I would choose again. The other two diners had smoked salmon, vegitable soup, crab cakes, and flourless chocolate cake. The Salmon was wondeful (it made me really regret the cheese that I had chosen and I dont even like salmon regularly.) The vegitable soup was a chlled soup that reminded us of a tasteless watery salsa. Not a great choice. The crab cakes were cooked perfectly and had great taste. The flourless chocolate cake was moist, delicious, and clealry the choice the whole table should have made. The service was amazing, our server had personality, knowledge, and was great the whole night. Turn time between coure and for our check was very slow, but hey, I guess ot just gave us more time to be with friends. I would go back, but I would be more selective about the menu. There were key items that made the night and key items that broke the night. The place was beautiful, the staff was great, and I would re omend this to anyine looking for a good dinner at a special place.
Long wait for everything. Food was served cold and unappetizing. Had to request toast and when it came it was hard. We live within walking distance but we will not be returning.,
None of the above could be recommended.
Thanks for repairing the sidewalk on Amberson Ave.