Acorn - Pittsburgh

4.7
595 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located on historic Walnut Street in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside Neighborhood, Acorn is a Modern American restaurant with meticulous sourcing and straightforward preparation. Clean flavor profiles, regional sourcing, and fresh perspectives form the core values of the regularly changing menu. Acorn combines different global preparations, techniques, and ingredients in a way that is exciting and new, yet comfortable and familiar. Executive Chef Steve Paul creates simple, beautiful plates with local ingredients cooked to season. Guests can expect to find a menu of Modern American cuisine that is refined without pretense in an environment that puts the care and comfort of the guest experience at the forefront of everything we do.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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JessicaJ
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 4 of us for dinner. We had been wanting to eat there for the longest time & we could not have been happier!!!
We had almost all of the small plates & 2 entrees that we shared between us.
Each item was more delicious then the next. Cocktails were delicious & the Pinot noir on the menu is one of the best I’ve ever had.
The staff were attentive, friendly & accommodating.
If you get a chance to eat there…do it! You won’t be disappointed.

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RicV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn't get to eat my food until I got home because my date was the worst of my life, but when I did finally eat it at home, much much earlier than I anticipated, the food was better than most places are hot.

I wouls definitely go back if it wasnt for the horrifying memory that's now associated with the place.

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Rachel
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place. Simple menu, great atmosphere and perfect location. The beignets!!!!!!! Skip the chocolate and apple cinnamon (eh to both) and go all in with the butterscotch. A little short staffed, but that's to be expected when dining these days. Friendly staff. A great pick!

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vipPittsburghgal
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at Acorn. Delicious food and drinks and exceptional service by Courtney. We enjoyed cauliflower app, ramen and trout.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was fantastic but the food wasn’t very good. Very salty and lots of seasoning on everything. Mussels didn’t taste right.

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AbbyG
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Succulent meal from start to finish!

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MarcyJ
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food in a casual but decorative dining room.

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Courtney
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! From the moment we walked in, there was a welcoming feeling, which set the stage for a fantastic experience. We really enjoyed the recommendations and the amount of care we got when discussing meals, ingredients, and preparation of the food. There is definitely a quality of service, cuisine, and overall pride in the food and ambience, which is such a gem to find.

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KevinB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is off the map good. I lived in Alaska for two years; that was the only place that I’ve had better salmon.

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vipHeidiSue
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Locally-owned and uses seasonal ingredients for their inspiration. We loved it! Reservations are definitely recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

appetizers outstanding main meals not great poor value

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EMSP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Server/waitstaff was nice but not present. Our drink glasses cocktail and water were empty for almost 20 min. My wife's ramen was served with pasta not ramen noodles that became mushy/breaking apart preventing her from finishing her meal. We waited a long time to dine here because the reservations are usually booked and we're very disappointed. Our take home bag was placed on the floor which we thought was odd, and then we forgot the bag when we left. Overall our experience was overpriced, underserved and overly pretentious.

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AshT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great ambience and creative food. Good for special occasion .

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start til the last moment, it was perfect. Our server was a total professional- fun, funny, made great recommendations and good conversationalist. The brussels were amazing..what did they do to that tofu??? And the mussels, I wanted to drink the broth. We had the rib-eye, salmon, pork and ramen abs would recommend each one…totally fabulous. Finished it off with the beignets. Those sauces???? I wanted to take a vat home of each one. The Slovenian cab was so unusual but sooo tasty. Would recommend Acorn to anyone!

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EliS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The beignets were incredible. The food was delicious but the appetizers were a little disappointing. The trout was delicious and the pappardelle was also so rich and the noodles were fresh.

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goldisfine
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality and classic dishes with small unique touches which were extremely well made. A bit pricey but you get undeniable quality food. Enjoyed the pork tenderloin a lot

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vipFoodjunkie
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. We really like the ambiance and the venue. The menu has a great selection of dishes that are innovative and combine different culinary elements. We absolutely loved the Brussels spout appetizer - the best we have ever had. One of our favorite restaurants in Pittsburgh!!! This is a great dining experience!!! Well done

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vipAliciaS
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess needs a bit more training.2 person stands in front to greet and seat guest but we stand there while one person is taking reservations and the other just stand there.not sure why or maybe she was on train.but beyond that our waitress was great! And our food was delicious! Cocktails was also very good.over all we will come back again and will recommend..

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vipFishlover
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Restaurant seemed very noisy (hard to hear) and the main dish seemed to take a while.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We had high hopes for our dinner. We were disappointed as we were seated almost 25min after our reserved time. The service was slow but our waitress was very nice and accommodating. The food was not worth the price. My pasta was thick and dripping with butter. My husband’s salmon was salty. The drinks and desert were good! Not sure we will be returning for dinner.

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Judy
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS, creative, memorable cuisine!

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RachelD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere were fabulous! I have celiac disease and our server was very knowledgeable and assured me that the chef knows his stuff and can make most dishes GF. We shared a couple of appetizers and the ribeye. My husband who can be hard to please raved about the steak and said he looked forward to every bite.
We highly recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Was hoping for different menu options than it was 5 months ago.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service in the city!

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TheresaP
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food even better presentation a hidden gem . Signature cocktails were also delicious. We are excited to try it for dinner now as brunch was fabulous

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omgeeeg
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best brunches in Pittsburgh! We got the homemade bagels...YUM! You can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

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vipTrishy
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our “go to” local restaurant.
Always excellent food and varied menu.

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vipArleneM
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I went out for a girls dinner to catch up and had such a lovely time!! The drinks were crafted to perfection and our waitress was top notch with her suggestions and knowledge of the dishes. Loved it.

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ChristineA
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service has been poor the last two times I’ve visited. The waitress failed to check on us for 25 minutes. I would have ordered another drink but it was so slow. Despite the food being good, we won’t return again.

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vipSteveontheRoad
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, but Maya on her second night was the absolute delight. Try the shrimp masa, the pappardelle and the carrot cake - none displaying. The cocktails kicked off the meal perfectly!

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vipAlbertD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, quaint and contemporary setting for fabulous food and service in Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

We enjoyed a wonderful brunch in September 2021, featuring delicious biscuit like pancakes with an amazing blueberry compote and whipped cream. Additionally we enjoyed two skillets featuring a short rib hash and a Mexican chili tortilla.

Everything was delicious, made from scratch and beautifully presented.

Our server, Liz, was professional, friendly and delivered the entire meal with wonderful service and a great attitude.

I would highly recommend to anyone looking for brunch on the weekends.

We are looking forward to returning and trying other things on the menu and experiencing the dinner vibe next time.

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JackC
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience with great food& services. Enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Everything was delicious. Will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve had in awhile. Two of us shared 4 appetizers. Each item was delicious, and we were stuffed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional. The food was great. Very accommodating to food allergies. We had the perfect area for a gathering and the fit our party of 8.

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ErikaAshley
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was great, one of the best bloody Marys I've had. Well curated menu.

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ManyHappyReturns
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophisticated and imaginative combinations of herbs, spices and other ingredients -- all the entrees were interesting and delicious. I like to learn something new from what a chef presents and Acorn did not disappoint. Clearly everyone was having a good time; our servers were attentive but not intrusive. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Although it is on the expensive side, for high-quality local ingredients and competent artistry I don't mind paying a little more to really enjoy an evening out. Welcome back after the pandemic everyone!

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Mimi
Pittsburgh
45 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a delicious brunch. Two of us had fish tacos which were wonderful. Two had short rib hash. Tasted good but too many potatoes. The Bloody Mary’s were very good.
Service was wonderful. We’ll be back.

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TonyP
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great place, a little loud to have a conversation amongst friends.

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foodie1
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

terrific place - great menu - fab service! Truly classy place!

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You can order delivery directly from Acorn - Pittsburgh using the Order Online button. Acorn - Pittsburgh also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 530-5950.

Acorn - Pittsburgh is rated 4.7 stars by 595 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.