Acorn - Pittsburgh

4.6
119 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Acorn is the latest installment from Chef Scott Walton featuring Simple.Honest.Soulful Cuisine. Acorn offers something for everyone where each dish is served with an attention to detail in a beautifully designed space with a casual neighborhood environment. Located in the Historic Walnut Street District of Shadyside, Pittsburgh.
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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Clever and interesting approach to the menu offerings.

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Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my son for his birthday. We both love trying new restaurants and Acorn did not disappoint. Everything from the beets and the cauliflower starters to our entrees of the trout and the lasagna were fantastic.

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e
Pittsburgh
42 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love it at Acorn. Food is always creative, fresh and delicious. Service team is always friendly and helpful!

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RK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent cooking by Chef Walton ... this is a special place

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JS
Pittsburgh
55 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Being open on January 1 was a plus for Acorn. The brunch choices are innteresting. The food is well prepared and comes from the kitchen being hot rather than simply warm. The soup was outstanding. I especially enjoyed the crisp vegetables. I would give Acorn an A+ for serving creative mocktails. As a person who no longer drinks alcohol, I appreciate having a nice selction of beverages. It beats drinking ice tea all the time. Sevice is friendly and prompt. I always enjoy Acorn.

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KB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great New Year's Eve!! The special menu delivered great food in every course. The wine pairings were great. The live music made for a great atmosphere, and the staff was helpful and knowledgeable about everything. Thanks for making the holiday special Acorn!

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B
Pittsburgh
29 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Acorn presents a local opportunity to tease your palate with excellent offerings from Chef and Owner Scott.

We have been regulars there since opening and enjoy the lunch as well as the dinner experience.

Don’t miss out!

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MA
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal with friends.

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TG
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Acorn, and we were just as delighted the second time as the first. The combination of flavors is incredible and most unusual. We had no idea what some of the ingredients were, but trust me - everything is extraordinary! Acorn is a neighborhood gem!

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

My family wanted to eat here after touring the Frick House for Christmas. We enjoyed our waiter, but did not like the menu very much. Food was a bit salty, but I enjoyed that they tried to be creative with some of the dishes. Overall, ok but not sure if I would go again.

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JV
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

While food and service are good, can’t escape that a lunch with a couple of wines came in as $120 for two people. WTH ... truly not worth it. Eat at shady grove for as good and half the cost!

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B
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Drinks are ridiculously priced. There needs to be some kind of cheaper beer or brunch cheaper drink, or $6 house wine to enjoy the great food. Food is good, but not worth the drink price issue. Should be an easy fix, but I can’t recommend it to others without that fix.

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JL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best brunch my wife and I have had, maybe ever! The taste of everything from the main meals of pancakes, and perch to side of bacon and sausage was good. The presentation was also great, with the most unique looking pancakes we had seen yet. Great place to a get top quality meal.

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GD
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food choices are very elaborate and aimed at foodies. This is not a good choice for someone who is not adventurous. Our meals were very good.

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SC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Acorn was wonderful. Fun cocktails, amazing food, and some of the best service I’ve had in Pittsburgh. It was a delightful dinner.

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C
Pittsburgh
42 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative cuisine, waiter was knowledgeable and helpful

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S
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I had been there before and really enjoyed the duck.
The trout was good, but disappointed my high expectations.
The bread and butter appetizer was small and way overpriced.
The noise was a lot higher than last time I had been there.

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OT
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything we ordered was really great. Service was precise nothing rushed. Very nice evening

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BT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very creative menu. The chef, Scott Walton, was extremely flexible in working with one of us who is lactose intolerant. He is quite friendly and spent some time afterward talking with us about his cooking and his background. The mahi and rainbow trout were both delicious, as were the unusual appetizers. Dessert was beignets with 3 sauces and carrot cake for the dairy-free diner. It was a lovely, comfortable setting with engaging artwork and excellent, personalized service. Looking forward to a return visit soon.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful flavor and great atmosphere

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MM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, creative menu, great service. Highly recommend for either dinner or brunch.

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FS
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb menu, beautifully cooked, unique to Pittsburgh

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DE
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a wonderful evening, started with the charcuterie board, very well done. From there enjoy the duck pho, unique and delicious. Ambiance was very warm, service excellent.

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Portland
22 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have eaten at Acorn twice, one lunch and one dinner. Food and service were excellent. Menu is creative and preparation is unique.

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t
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed brunch on Sunday. I had the Shrimp & Grits -- spicing was amazing. She raved about the Everything Crust with cured trout. We will be back to try lunch and dinner!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Live guitar was great he got a big tip.
Walked in table waiting great service owner chef was warm and Welcoming. Fresh fresh unique and delicious brunch. Scallion pancake best dish at table.

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AC
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time we have been here and are blown away every time at the creativity and quality of the experience. I recommend this restaurant often.

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OT
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was live music so that was a nice touch. The food was a little pricey but had a nice presentation and was very filling. Great place for brunch.

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CM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic singer Ruff I think his last name was. I would specifically go back to hear him.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food did not taste as good as we expected. There are a lot more better places with the same price level.

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RM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

1st time. Were interested to go. Great cocktails and appetizer which saved experience. Pasta disappointing- way over
garliced and little cheese flavor. We’ll probably return once more for drinks and
to try the small plates and fish offerings.

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JL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in for Sunday brunch. Interior was sleek and service was quick. There was live music at the front of the house, and the overall atmosphere was nice. Ordered the Eggs Your Way and Pancakes, and the servings were large and delicious! Will definitely be coming back, and highly recommend Acorn to anyone who wants good food for an affordable price.

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AS
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Very noisy especially with the live music. Food is always great! Wish they had more gluten free options.

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L
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had four appetizers mainly because they all sounded so good. We left full. The salt cod was so scrumptious. The cod came in ramekin and had the consistency of a dip. The charred cauliflower dish had nuggets of croutons and walnuts, the crab "rice" was unique and addictive and the gnocchi was meltingly tender. The drinks were good and seemed to have a nice pour -- they weren't all flourish and no alcohol! The service and atmosphere are quite pleasant. We've been for brunch and for dinner and really enjoyed the food and ambience on both occasions.

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HF
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch is amazing- wonderful cocktails the dishes are creative and delicious. Great service

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GO
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a nice Sunday brunch here. The menu was creative, presentations were interesting, and there was a solo guitar player/singer dong popular covers. It was a very nice brunch spot. we'll have to try it for dinner.

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OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing best food in Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Acorn on a rainy Saturday night after Pittsburgh was attacked by an anti Semitic gunman. We found comfort in good food and friendly service. Thank you for giving us refuge on that very sad day.

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p
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Ok. Nothing exciting, we would possibly try it again if friends wanted to but don't plan to go back just because.

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RB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I had white bass. It was a little overdone- no longer moist. Appetizer was very good.

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