Nine on Nine

4.4
1007 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Since Opening in 2006 in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, Nine on Nine has an impeccable reputation as a popular dining venue known for serving some of the finest culinary dishes in the city. We are proud to serve ingredients from local farms and to also partner with Sustainable Pittsburgh. For a special occasion or a spontaneous night on the town, before or after on event in the Cultural District, Nine on Nine’s exceptional cuisine, elegant ambience, and attentive staff are ready to make your visit a special experience.

Nine on Nine also offers a variety of options for your next private event, whether it be in our private dining room, our main dining room or in our lounge.

Or if you're looking to stay in...let us bring the celebration to you! We cater straight to your home or your office so you can relax and enjoy.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation


Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm



Bar Nine: Monday - Saturday: Opens at 4:30 p.m.
Food Served Starting at 5 p.m.



Bar Nine Happy Hour: Monday - Saturday 5 - 7 p.m.
Food and Drink Specials
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Phone number
(412) 338-6463
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Lee Corbett
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Catering
Working in concert with our Chef, we will design a menu of hot and cold offerings specific to your needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
9th Street
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Parking details
Parking is available Phil"s Parking across from Nine on Nine on 9th Street. There is also garage parking available on Penn Avenue and Liberty Avenue.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Nine on Nine also offers a variety of options for your next private event, whether it be in our plush private dining room, our main dining room or in our lounge.

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What 1007 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Food is good but somewhat overpriced. Menu set up by land, meat and fish so hard to tell how big the portion is except by price but that is not always a reliable indicator.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Outstanding service and the food prep was excellent. Highly recommend the Tomahawk Brined Berkshire Pork Chop. Most restaurants have terrible cutlery. The type that “saws” through the selected meats. Nine on Nine has the French “Bee” style serrated knives that sliced cleanly through the chop. NO tearing whatsoever. Finally a culinary team that understands the importance of the cutlery!

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3.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Welcomed and promptly seated. Were offered water but help wanted to serve 3 small bottles sparkling water rather than offer large bottle for table. Server was slow taking drink orders and more absent than present during meal. Had to ask someone else for bottle of wine". Food was hit or miss. Menu is not organized as appetizers, entrees, sides but as "garden, land, and sea." Within each you have to figure out what's an appetizer or entree. Some menu items are misleading. Duck Confit Ravioli is a single, massive raviolo. Not very appealing and certainly not ravioli. Lamb Lollipops were not Frenched so not lollipops. Also, gristly and fatty. Seared Octopus Martini was delicious but too oily in the martini. Filet Mignon Tournedos were very good. Plating is bizarre with plates that are too large for the portions, which are lost.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

This was my first time dining and I was very pleased! The food was excellent and our servers were very knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

The food and service were fantastic! Shorty was great - good recommendations. I loved the ambiance! Will definitely go back!!!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The fish tacos were excellent. They were generous with the fish and reasonably priced. The waitstaff was very accommodating and provided excellent service. The location is very convenient if you have plans to see a show at the Benedum.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great drinks... everything was amazing from the bread on!!! We shared the Fois Gras, Bone Marrow, Scallops and Duck Ravioli... everything was cooked wonderfully and the flavor combinations were perfect!!! An excellent restaurant and a must try when in Pitt...

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Had a great first time experience with Nine on Nine as a pre-concert destination. Booked on line via Open Table for a 6:30 pm table, then worried that it would be too close to the concert. When I called and spoke with the woman who confirmed my reservation, she felt that it would be possible to get in by 6 or 6:15 pm if we arrived early. Everything worked perfectly. The service was great and food excellent. We were also able to hold a conversation without shouting so really appreciated the ambiance and noise level. Would definitely recommend and will be returning!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Celebrating daughters new job at upmc and relocation to Pittsburgh.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

I had never been to 9 on 9. It was recommended by a friend. I texted the friend while I was there to thank him. I loved it at 9 on 9. The food was exceptional . Our waiter, Ziggy, was a delight. It was perfect for our pre-theater dinner. I will be returning and would highly recommend that restaurant to everyone.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

My girlfriend and I ordered a variety of plates before seeing a show. we were short on time and the restaurant and waiter (Ziggy) accommodated us. I highly recommend the foie gras.

we will certainly be back when we have more time.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Great meal at a great restaurant. I highly recommend starting off with cocktails and a cheeseboard. You cannot go wrong with any entrée. You should have the crème brûlée for dessert!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

WOW! This is a wonderful gem! We made an error, and arrived early for our reservation. The hostess could not have been more lovely! She reassured us that it was ok, that she would find us a table as soon as possible. We went over to the bar, and the bar tenders were wonderfully friendly, AND, made excellent cocktails. My gin cucumber cocktail even had mint ice!

We were seated relatively quickly, and in a lovely table in the back that was private and quiet. Our server was informative and friendly.

The menu is truly a treat for foodies, but less adventerous diners can enjoy selections as well. The ceviche with talapia was fresh and seasoned well. The octopus appetizer was the best we have had ever, it was falvourful and sooo tender.

The menu is starred, to let you know the size of what you order. One star small, 2 stars entree like, 3 stars shareable. The duck confit ravioli was tender, beautiful and so flavorful, it was amazing and shared by both of us. The lobster mac and cheese was wonderful, not glutenous and with actual generous pieces of lobster!

The entire meal was a wonderful treat for our palates, and a wonderful ecperience.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

First time we ever tried the restaurant. The food was amazing. The service was above and beyond! We will definitely be going back soon

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

This was my second visit, the first being five years ago when I was very impressed. This time not so much. We were seated 40 minutes before a waitress stopped by, apologizing for the tardy service, explaining that she was "busy." Busy at what remains the question. All the tables were taken in the small dining room were taken, but no one was waiting and the bar crowd was sparse.

The waitress comped both our drinks, which was nice, but hardly compensated for the wait. The appetizers were superb. We had a risotto dish and a cold fruit soup. The main courses were okay, my pork "tomahawk" was over-cooked, but my date said her duck ravioli was adequate.

We split a desert which was excellent.

I see the main problem here as having too many servers and waitstaff for one table. We had separate servers for the appetizer, main course and the dessert. Each didn't seem to know what the previous person had brought us.

The room is small and intimate with good people-watching of the passing parade up Penn Avenue. The prices are moderate, but they need to get their act together.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Food very yummy and my boyfriend picked a beautiful bottle of red. Cocktails were delicious and loved our dinner. Tiramisu was alright, I've had better. Overall a very good experience.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Food was awesome, and the portions were pretty reasonable. The service could have been better, but I think they were shorthanded, so it was understandable. They were working very hard and the meal was very satisfying.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Excellent food, very accommodating, wonderful service

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My meal at Nine on Nine was excellent. I had a beautiful creative gazpacho, a a charred pork chop with smoked succoatash and bernaise sauce, and a hazelnut mousse. All were first-rate. I also had a glass of Portuguese Vino Verde. My wife was not quite as pleased with her duck confit ravioli, but overall she enjoyed her meal.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Have been here many times. Last few things have gone downhill. Restaurant was not that busy (half of the tables were occupied) and our server rarely came to check on things or replenish beverages. Had the filet mignon. Came cold.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great food!! Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The evening was perfect.
Great atmosphere. Great food choices and each dish delicious.
Waitress was wonderful.
One tip to restaurant management:
Experience would be top notch IF you trained your staff to clear plates prior to next course being served.
Subtle but important detail if you want to be viewed as fine dining

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Service was superb as the waitress was engaging and knowledgeable. Food was tasty and the menu was creative and innovative. The presentation of the food was very nicely done and most attractive. A good place for different occasions. Get reservations, as this is a popular spot for theater goers.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Exceptional service!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Nine on Nine is always "sure bet" for pre-show dinner. Service is quick and efficient; waiters even ask you if you are headed to show to ensure ample time to enjoy meal. Cocktails are strong and generously portioned, the menu is contemporary, and food - is consistently delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Dinner date before seeing a show at the Benedum. Food and service was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We try a different restaurant every time we are down town. This is one of our favorites now. We started with the pomme fritts with 3 different sauces (really good). I had the scallops & my grand daughter had the salmon -- both were done perfect. The presentation was beautiful. For dessert, my granddaughter had a white chocolate mousse with a pear inside. I had a chocolate mousse cake with ganache. Both had a gold leaf on it & eadible flowers. There is nothing better than having a great dinner with beautiful presentation. Will definitely try again.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Pre ballet dinner. Everything perfect. Thx

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Returned once again for pre-theater meal. started with Pomme Frites and Marinated Olives. Dishes worked well together and were tasty. Mains were scallops with pork belly and yam soufflé and quail with honey sauce. Had fried sprouts as side to share. Dessert? Decadent to an extreme and so darn good. Excellent wine by glass options made it possible to enjoy everything without overdoing it. We asked for and got the high-backed chair table, which cut down on the noise level as the restaurant got full around 6:30pm. Highly recommended for quality of food, interesting preparations, and attentive service. Bill for two with tip: $200, about $75 of which was alcohol.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We very much enjoyed the food, service and ambiance of this restaurant. That said, the time spent driving in heavy traffic looking for a place to park was a bit of a hassle. The food was also pricey for the amount that was served. The presentation was creative and the food was delicious, but it is more like small plates or tapas for the price of a full dinner elsewhere. We paid about $120 for two of us with tip. This included a shared dessert, and 4 shared plates (including a salad plate), a mixed drink and a glass of wine. I recommend the "lamb lollipops" or lamb chops (comes with 3) as they were more filling and very delicious. Not too bad of a price if a little high for the amount of food included. I would go again, but probably only for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

It had been some time since we had dined here, and when I saw the menu had changed we thought we would chance it. We were very glad we did. We both started with the octopus martini and Wow was it delicious! The grilled octopus was tender and juicy and it was served atop vegetables slightly marinated in lemon aioli. Very good and the two went together like mom and pop! Next time, I will have this order times two as the entre. For my entre I had the seared scallops served with a yam muffin and a piece pork belly and a touch of caviar. There was a tasty jam that came with it as well. It was fantastic and very satisfying. I would have again. My wife had a piece of fillet minion that had been pounded out flat and quickly cooked with very tasty sauce. Yum Yum! The service was excellent and the cocktails were inventive and so pleasing.

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Salads were great! My husband had the duck and he really liked it. Service was good.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Always good for a quiet meal with exceptional food and service. Creative entrees and sides to share, plus really fine house wine for just a glass.

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4.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Nine on Nine is one of my all-time Pittsburgh favorites. I am never disappointed when I dine here. The food is very good, the presentation is creative, and the service is flawless. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Really excellent food and service
They got us out with perfect timing for our opera tickets
I look forward to going there again

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1.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Our waiter Edward made our dining experience most enjoyable. The food was beautifully presented and very delicious. We even returned that same evening for dessert and received the same great hospitality. Thank you Edward! We certainly will return again!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My family and I came here on a Saturday and it was great! Delicious food, leisurely pace to the meal without feeling rushed, yet attentive and friendly service by Ziggy and his team! We loved the salads- beet and Caesar. The oysters were delicious too. All of the meals we got were excellent- duck ravioli, fillet toros, salmon pizza, lamb lollipops and the lobster Mac and cheese! I recommend this place and will visit again when I return to Pittsburgh! The ambiance was nice and noise level was perfect.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Service was attentive, cheerful, friendly while being appropriately brisk. Went for light fare and a drink, ended up overindulging ever so slightly but without regret! The atmosphere is such a nice blend: people were wearing everything from evening dresses to shorts and somehow it came together to make for comfortable but special surroundings. The Brussels sprouts with lemon aioli were our favorite, surprisingly! So tasty and addictive.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Simply wonderful.
Thanks for the food and the great service.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Nine on Nine was a pleasant surprise. The food was exceptional and our server, William, was very attentive to our needs and helpful. The serving sizes were perfect allowing us to finish everything and still have room for their amazing desserts.

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