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40 North at Alphabet City, Pittsburgh, PA

40 North at Alphabet City

4.8
4.8
648 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Chef-run establishment helmed by Bethany Zozula. Beverage program directed by Kara Selberis. Located in the Alphabet City building in Central Northside Pittsburgh. Lamb specials daily. Happy hour 4:30p-6:30p

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 4:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (412) 435-1111
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Bethany Zozula
  • Neighborhood
    Northside
  • Cross street
    Reddour Street
  • Parking details
    Some permit parking on side streets. Parking on W North Avenue.
  • Public transit
    13, 15, 16, 17, 54 Bus Lines
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 648 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Innovative

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Contemporary American

  • Pittsburgh

    Best Ambiance

  • Pittsburgh

    Innovative

  • Pittsburgh

    Contemporary American

648 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, service was excellent. Overall, an amazing experience.

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  2. SusanZ

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu has approachable things, as well as some really special options that you won’t find many —or even any other —places. So many gluten-free choices if that’s a concern. Also very accommodating about putting this or that on the side.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it. One of the few places in town with a decent Brunch or Breakfast.

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  4. BobK

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hard to decide on which items to order, everything looked delish. Decided on the trout entree. Very good. Nice cocktail menu too. Everything was primo

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  5. Hilaryz123

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food full of freshness and flavor. My favorite place for Brunch!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely brunch. Atmosphere was great. The food and cocktails were perfect. The bookstore is such a unique added bonus.

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  7. Hbiscuit

    Pittsburgh

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful and fresh menu with something for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. The staff is friendly and helpful. Food was fantastic and the drinks we splendid.

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  8. Dourily

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were here for a show as well as dinner and everything was outstanding! The show at City of Asylum was great, too! 40 North has a wonderful, ever changing menu with items that are very well thought out and well prepared. Each member of our party was extremely happy with their food. We also split an appetizer and shared three selections from the dessert menu. The desserts were so impressive! The servers are wonderful as well. They are attentive and thoughtful without being obtrusive while being very cognizant of the show -- just perfect! I honestly can't wait to come back! 1

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good healthy food,great atmosphere and great time!

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  10. Foodie

    Pittsburgh

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal. It was the first time I have ever had Saddle of Lamb. it was delicious. Everything else was great.

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  11. JohnA

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    40 North is always wonderful -- the food, the staff, the fellow diners. Last night was especially lovely -- a busy night with jazz/poetry event underway and lots of good hubbub. Everything worked like a charm, with a gracious and engaging staff, and the food and drinks did not miss a beat.

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  12. WilliamS

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The spring risotto was wonderful. If it’s on the menu, I order it. Our waiter, Cassandra, was excellent. Great time at 40 North as usual.

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  13. JamesB

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great place. love their breakfast menu. I got the spatzle with poached eggs which is delicious. only complaint is I think the place should get an espresso machine.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Service also was good. We ordered the trout entree and the cake for dessert. I would come back.

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  15. Lina

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was just ok. The lamb sandwich was dry. Fish skin wasn’t crispy. Ramps just not good. Apps were good.

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  16. VicBlack

    Pittsburgh

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stopped by for appetizers/light lunch after seeing Randyland. Waiter Nate was well informed on the wine list and the Roasted Leg of Lamb sandwich was delicious.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Griddled carrot bread. Beet and yogurt spread with super fresh veggies. Spaetzle and eggs, pastrami and eggs, lamb smash burger. Best chef in Pittsburgh.

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  18. TracyJ

    Columbus

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and a lovely ambiance. It was the perfect experience for our mini roadtrip to Pittsburgh. We will be back!

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  19. Molly

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a fantastic choice for creative, but often familiar, food that is re-envisioned in lovely ways through the chef. 40 North is a quieter, comfortable, inviting smaller restaurant that I will absolutely return to!

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  20. HHayes

    New York City

    159 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    A very nice room, with great amenities including a stage for music and poetry and wonderful collection of books. The menu was interesting, but every dish we tried was heavily overspiced with things that often did not enhance the natural flavor of the food. Service was very amateur.

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  21. RobB

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Excellent service. Wonderful ambiance. Good for couples, friendly gatherings.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Things changed a bit since the last time we were there. Appetizers were fine, but not outstanding. My husband had the risotto, which he said was good. I had the falafel, which were hard and seemed overdone. Edible, but not as good as the last time. Overall, the meal was pleasant but left us feeling somewhat let down. This was our 4th time at 40 North and it has always been a favorite, so it could have just been an off night. We were headed to a concert and didn't have the luxury of time to order something else. Will go again just to be fair.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. N13013

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful and delicious meal! (Oh and a couple of lovely cocktails too). Everyone was so kind and helpful. Service was perfect!

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  24. ZigRules

    Pittsburgh

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    All the dishes were excellent. Good and interesting wines available by the glass.

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  25. BillF

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very interesting place. Had a small jazz concert in the restaurant. Food was excellent, especially the lamb. Service excellent.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I took my parents here when they were in town visiting. The food was incredible. Everything is locally sourced. We started with the Khachapuri for an appetizer and it was absolutely delicious. For entrees I ordered the steak and my husband ordered the trout. Both were delicious and the accompaniments were paired flawlessly I ordered a glass of Merlot and paired great with the strip steak. For the finale (dessert) the table all ordered 4 different ones. I had the carrot cake and it was exceptional. Hands down the best carrot cake I’ve ever had. I also tried the lemon tart my mom got and it was incredible as well. My husband ordered the Affogato and that was yummy, too! A huge shout out to our hostess who made sure our daughter who is in a car seat was seated comfortably at our table! We can’t get over how overall delicious our meal was and will be thinking about our experience fondly for days and weeks to come! Thank you!

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  27. Alice

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Appetizers were delicious. Fun atmosphere with lots of energy.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our meal here. This has been our best meal out in Pittsburgh in a LOOOOONG time!

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  29. Raman

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been for dinner many times - it is always an outstanding experience. Went with friends for brunch for the first time. It was a good experience. Pumpkin bread and beet yoghurt dip were delicious, rest of the dishes were ordinary. The service was a bit sporadic

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  30. JodiK

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Late d back brunch with fast and friendly service. Plus books!!

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  31. GFGirl

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always so fresh and flavorful. This is the best spot in Pittsburgh for brunch!

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  32. Norwood1

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place for brunch with a unique menu and amazing cocktails!

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  33. CollinT

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. Really enjoyed the classic style of foods paired and flavors.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best experience here on Saturday night. Wonderful food, atmosphere and service. We are excited to come back soon!

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  35. Angelinenyc

    Pittsburgh

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always so good. The combination of pickled vegetables and cheese bread is a winner.

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  36. MLZ1

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience. Waiter was spot on! Friendly, incredibly helpful. The Paloma is a must try. Such a smooth tasty cocktail. So many gluten friendly choices. Hubby had the Khachapuri and roast chicken which were so flavorful. And the barbecue mushrooms was a wonderful vegetarian dish that came with celery root schnitzel-yum!

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  37. AlexM

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service and ambiance was outstanding! We will definitely be back!

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  38. Foodie

    Pittsburgh

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and service. The larges Lamb Shank I ever ate. It was tremendous! We always get the Beets and Yogurt Appetizer, hope it never goes off the menu.

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  39. MatthewW

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always wonderful. It’s a bit higher priced for the Pittsburgh market, but it always feels (and tastes) worth it. The food is fantastic, the cocktails are delicious and creative.

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  40. RichM

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and fantastic service. Im very picky about my steaks and theyve prepared it perfectly both times we eaten here. I highly recommend.

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FAQs

40 North at Alphabet City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 435-1111.

40 North at Alphabet City is rated 4.8 stars by 648 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for 40 North at Alphabet City

40 W North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Reddour Street
  • Neighborhood
    Northside
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 4:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Some permit parking on side streets. Parking on W North Avenue.
  • Public transit
    13, 15, 16, 17, 54 Bus Lines
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Bethany Zozula
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (412) 435-1111
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