About Nine on Nine

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.

900 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

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

Cross Street:
9th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(412) 338-6463

Website:
http://www.nineonninepgh.com/

Catering:
Working in concert with our Chef, we will design a menu of hot and cold offerings specific to your needs.

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.

Executive Chef:
Lee Corbett

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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Come celebrate New Years Eve at Nine on Nine! We will be offering an exclusive 4-course prix fixe menu from 5 - 1 1 p.m. Reserve your table today!

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.

Nine on Nine Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (27)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Good for a Date (21)
See All
Special Occasion (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Romantic (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
People Watching (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Cozy (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Business Meals (5)
Casual (5)
Fun (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Authentic (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Sort by
S
884 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
·Dined 2 days ago

Came in for dinner and drinks before a show. Had a reservation but spots open at the bar, and the folks had no problem with us sitting at the bar. The bartender, Joseph, was attentive, funny and provided great service. There were two large parties whose orders were in ahead of us, and they gave us a heads up that it might be 30 minutes until our food was ready. We were unconcerned because we had plenty of time. When our food wasn't out 31 minutes from then, a free round of drinks were placed in front of us with a sincere apology. I consider that fantastic service.

The food was very tasty. I had the fish tacos, best I have ever had. My wife had wagyu sliders which she liked. Sweet potatoe side was sweet and delicious, no need for dessert!

I would recommend and would gladly go there again.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 2 days ago

Great stop before the theatre ! Everything was great!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 2 days ago

Fisrt time visiting Nine on Nine. Creative and interesting cuisine. It was ll very good. Will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

This place was Delicious. I have been to lots of the hot spots around town, and this was by far at the top of my list of favorites- creative dishes, just enough food to satisfy but not leave you feeling STUFFED.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 6 days ago

Great recommendation from friend, will definitely return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 5, 2017

It's always a great pre-theater dinner experience at Nine On Nine.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5

 
·Dined on December 5, 2017

Food, presentation and service we're all excellent.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We hadn't been there in a while. A group of us went before theater and found ourselves wondering why we hadn't been coming to the restaurant more often. The food was uniformly excellent--foie gras, cauliflower soup, hummus trio, whole fish special, whole chicken, massive lamb ravioli. With that kind of across-the-board excellence, we will be back

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 25, 2017

Enjoyed our dinning experience................I have one complaint.
Paid $12.00 for a quart of spring water!!!
Wouldn't stop me from going there. Just would not order spring water.
Actually gave us a good laugh. Next time would take the free stuff.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value3

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This restaurant was very nice.
The service was excellent and our waitress Carmella was wonderful
A very nice place for dinner before the theater
Great location in the downtown culture district!

Tags: People Watching
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Did not care for the menu. Go back to basics as there are not too many upscale restaurants close to the theatres that are not pretentious with their menues.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service4
value2

vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We visited Nine on Nine before Theater. What a great meal. The cauliflower bisque was superb! The shrimp, scallops and mahi meatballs were very different and exceptional good. We will return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Interesting menu options. Cauliflower soup was excellent and the salmon entree was well presented and cooked.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Everything we ordered was superb and would highly recommend (food and drinks). The environment allowed us to people watch, enjoy our food, and have great conversation. We also loved the fact that local ingredients were included in dishes and everything was freshly prepared. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vegan, People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We enjoyed it

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Enjoyed the cuisine and the service. Great dining spot before the theater.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Returned after some time. Started with hummus trio - good. Entrees were Lamb lollipops and Branzino. Lamb done exactly as requested (rare) and Branzino was delicious. Be careful with fish about where you separate the head from the body - I got some gill structure (my fault) by cutting too close to the head. Desserts were delicious as well. Good selection of wines by the glass. Like the "small plate" options scattered throughout the menu and the knowledgeable staff who will tell you if you are getting too many "big plate" items. Pre-theater dinner was handled well so that we got to Benedum on time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Asked if we were going to theater and time of performance to plan appropriately. Staff was excellent, explained the menu well. These were all small plates that could be shared which suited us fine. Excellent fresh food.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I’ve been to Nine on Nine many, many times but the service has never been this bad. Took a half hour to get drinks and they were wrong when they came (and still charged me). The server brought out the appetizer and meal at the same time and constantly telling dinner guests it was her first night and bear with her. Too many excuses.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service1
value2

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We waited an hour and a half for our entrees without a word from our server or manager. We were celebrating birthdays and they did not even offer complimentary dessert. They did remove the charge for one our 3 bottles of wine from the check and a small discount. We were not going to the theater but we should have said we were as everyone was cleared from the restaurant by the time we ate.
our reservation was for 5 pm and our food arrived at 7:20.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service1
value1

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Impeccable service and excellent food--the restaurant is now organized around smaller plates. Really lovely place to spend a birthday meal!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The Shrimp-Scallop-Mahi Meatballs with the lemon linguine and Muscle Cream So was out of this world. The Apple Mousse cake was equally fantastic.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Inventive food served as large and small plates by excellent wait staff. Perfect location for the theater and worth exploring even when you are not going to a show.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was delicious and our server was fantastic! Loved the look of the room.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our first visit to Nine on Nine... I was not disappointed, but at the same time, not blown away.
I enjoyed the lobster mac n cheese and my husbands lamb raviolli's were the best choice on the menu!
Atmosphere was louder than I expected(crying baby for nearly an hour) and the place was sadly under patronized for prime dinner hours(Friday7-9).
The best part was you will not be disappointed with the quality of food for the price.
All in all, I can see myself going back...but the competition for the dinner dollar is tough...especially in the Theatre District.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

 
·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food portions were very light, for the price. I would not recommend this as a restaurant, but the dessert was fabulous. I'd recommend to eat somewhere else and stop in for dessert.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service2
value1

vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 19, 2017

At 6:15 one of rhe 3 side that are offered was not available. Our waitress knew we were going to a show, but failed to offer our discount. Our expensive cocktails came half way through our dinner and were terrible. We both ordered Old Fashions, which isn’t too complicated. The lamb was fatty and full of gristle. Very disappointing!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Servicevery attentive. Food was fast and good. Perfect pre theater dining.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Outstanding. Exceeded my expectations in all ways: service, food quality, response to requests, everything A to Z. Sorry I don't live in Pittsburgh.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Server was fantastic. Very good about service and food timing and getting us out in time for a show. Risotto was some of the best I've ever had -- creamy, earthy, nutty. Cauliflower soup was beautifully presented and delicious. Lamb ravioli was pretty good. Nice Pinot noir to accompany. Soft live jazz in the background. Hadn't been in years but will definitely put it back in the rotation

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent atmosphere, delicious food, knowledgeable server

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Reinvented menu...we all agreed we'll be back. Quite affordable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I enjoyed my meal there - very creative! I appreciated being able to split entree for no extra charge. The wait time for service was a bit long - but we got to the theatre on time. I haven't been to this restaurant for a few years - I will definitely attend again, pre-theatre event. Lovely to sit by the window.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent and unique menu. Great atmosphere. Friendly and helpful staff. Answered all our questions about menu items.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had gone to Nine on Nine about 2 yrs ago and it was great. We had symphony tickets and decided to go back and it was a great disappointment. The menu had changed to more of a tapas and we both struggled to find a menu item that we really wanted. I had the fillet tournedos and they were chewy, tough and I actually had to discard a few bites into my napkin. Even the brussel sprouts were covered with an aioli sauce that was too rich and ruined the taste. He had the tuna and did not like it either. We chose the vegan gnocchi as an appetizer and it appeared a gray color and was neither appetizing or tasty. We don't usually order dessert but since we were both still hungry because we did not eat a lot of the entrée, we had the tiramisu like choice and it was only mediocre. Sadly, we will not be returning. Worst meal I have had in a long, long time.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience5
service4
value2

vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent service with intriguing menu options and a very option for pre-concert ot pre-theater dinner. Recommend imaginative meatballs.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Loved this restaurant. Perfect service. Very accommodating. Wonderful find.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The menu contains many unusual choices. I loved the mint pasta! The presentation was beautiful, and our service was excellent. I will be back again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food was great, atmosphere and service were pleasant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on September 11, 2017

My fiancée wanted to eat here for her birthday. I made a reservation through Open Table. Marcia, from the restaurant, called me the next day confirming the reservation and offered a couple different options for a birthday surprise. Not only did she offer a complimentary candle lit dessert for my fiancée, but since we were unfamiliar with the restaurant, she offered to reserve both a window table and their special occasion "high chair" table so that my fiancée could choose whichever option she liked best. She ultimately decided on the "high chair" table since it was a little more intimate and private. All in all, this was an amazing experience and my fiancée was absolutely thrilled with her birthday dinner at Nine on Nine! And Marcia was so kind and accommodating! Great service, great atmosphere, great food. Highly recommend!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.