Acorn - Pittsburgh
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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Acorn is always a memorable meal. Great flavors
Everything about a Acorn was wonderful, but the carrot cake was spectacular and I don’t even like carrot cake. It was a work of art that I now crave. Natalie was the best.
The food - appetizers, entrees, side dishes and cocktails were EXCELLENT! While I have been to Acorn a couple other times, this was the first time that I had a whole meal.
Our waiter was a bit “stiff” yet the servers were not.
We were disappointed, however, that the restaurant was not very busy in a Saturday night.
Please spread the word that Acorn is definitely worth a very good dining destination!
First visit to Acorn. We had a great experience! This is one of Pittsburgh’s best restaurants.
This was our first visit and we can't wait to return. Everything about our recent dinner was fun and memorable - the cozy ambiance, our very knowledgeable and professional server, and the food. Oh the food! With advice and guidance from our server we chose several of the small plates to share. Each dish was so far beyond our expectations and the rather modest menu descriptions. This is extremely creative and fresh food and every bite of each dish was like an individual flavor explosion. I am still thinking about the gnocchi with trumpet mushrooms and the "tomatoes" which was a dish that almost had us licking the plate. Oh, and the carrot cake is a must. We were effusive in our praise to our server and he in turn was thrilled that we were so pleased. This was a delightful meal full of surprises created by a very talented and skilled chef. Enjoy!
The food was creative and delicious. The service was professional and friendly; paced our courses perfectly.
Fantastic dinner with generous portions.
The gnocchi appetizer was great. However the other items were had too much salt. Was disappointed in those dishes. But The waitstaff asad phenomenal and the ambiance was great.
Great location with many interesting shops. I assume the rent is off the charts and thus the necessity for pricing at the high end. I ordered a simple cocktail that was served not in the glass that is typical. Was not chilled and, while the place advertises its specialty drinks, this certainly missed the mark. The menu was limited, offering limited choices. The pork loin entrée was good while the salmon entrée was small and not very appealing. The server was joking and jovial, perhaps more of an act that would appeal to some. Bottom line, better experiences can be found elsewhere. Sorry for the negativity, but the place fell far short of previous diners' ratings.
FANTASTIC food!!! Def a bit pricey but 1000% worth it it is so good. The linguine is one of the best dishes I have ever eaten. Period. End of story.
Everything was really good, no complaints. The only thing that is not the first time happen to me is that they always pick the worst table for us. The one close to the bathroom, kitchen or stairs. We reserved a high chair seating and we didn’t get it. I asked the hostesses if we could have another table and she says that this was the only table available for two. So what is the deal? Do we have to be more than two?
Fabulous food, including the eggplant appetizer, which was full of savory flavors, the tuna, which out of this world, and beignets, which were the best I have tasted since New Orleans. Wonderful and knowledgeable service from Natalie.
We were very pleased with Acorn. The food is fresh, unique and very tasty. We ate 2 small plates, shared and entree and dessert. This allowed to experience more variety and everything was delicious. Highly recommended.
Acorn is one of our absolute favorite restaurants...and it fortunately is located in Pittsburgh. Everything about it- food quality, creativity, service, ambiance- is all first rate. We look forward to our next visit in the very near future. Highly recommend this top notch eatery.
The food was outstanding! I’d recommend it to anyone. The service was also top-notch!
This restaurant is wonderful - the food is extraordinary
Although the food was good, the service was unacceptably poor. After a slight delay in delivery of the appetizers, it took more than one hour for the main courses to arrive. When we asked what was happening, the waiter said "the items are being plated" -- but it still took another 10-15 minutes. The waiter attempted to compensate by providing a free dessert (which we did not really want, nor were we offered a choice of items); it took a while for these desserts to come. The evening started by three different waiters introducing themselves as our waiter. Ultimately, none of these did a good job.
Great brunch as always at Acorn. Fresh beignets with smoked chocolate and butterscotch made dessert perfect. Glad Acorn is part of Shadyside Walnut St.
One of my favorite restaurants in Pittsburgh! Fourth time there and it is consistently so impressive. The food is delicious with great portion sizes and lovely staff.
Good experience. Will add this to my rotation.
Acorn is nothing short of exceptional. Unbelievably innovative and tasty dishes and a truly relaxed atmosphere. Service is impeccable. Acorn receives my very highest compliments
These guys knocked it out of the park. We started with the BBQ beets and shrimp toast. Both dishes were distinctively flavorful and fresh. The sauces/reductions here at Acorn are quite innovative and flavor-packed. We could have been satisfied with just the BBQ beets and shrimp toast, both were excellent, but we ordered the Tenderloin of Beef for Two. It was outstanding. Cooked perfectly and steaming hot when it arrived at the table. We really liked this South American/Peruvian influenced main course with short rib ragout and butter beans and squash. The food at Acorn is "Out of Bounds" delicious. Service is great also. Nice work. We'll be back soon.
We went to Acorn the first time because it was convenient and were impressed by the quality of the food. We went back with friends for a second visit and the restaurant did not disappoint! The trout, which I had, was amazing! The others were likewise impressed with their choices.
The service was very bad. Very slow. The food was
Very over priced
Acorn has become one of our favorite restaurants. Food is excellent, and service is just right—attentive without being intrusive.
Great food and in-house made soda. The personnel was very attentive without being intrusive.
Food was amazing. Our server Eric was great. Will definitely visit again.
Enjoyed Brunch on a Sunday; best to make reservations to ensure a seat. The restaurant could have used a couple more servers to keep up with the crowd.
So many good options to choose from! The Onion Bagel with Scallion and White fish was so good, we bought another to take home! The Scallion Pancake was delicious and very filling. My husband enjoyed the burger and fries.
Have to say I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food only because I didn’t have any expectations. Thought the food was tremendous. Had a trout dish that was fabulous and a nice portion. Highly recommend the place
This has always been and always will be one of my favorite restaurants.
Outstanding! We enjoyed the eggplant appetizer, with heirloom tomatoes and feta cheese, the beef I tenderloin for two, and capped it with the beignets, all of which were outstanding and unique. This restaurant is a true find, with multiple cuisines, uniquely prepared.
Tried the Orson Welles cocktail, which was very good. Especially liked the orange ice cube rather than water that dilutes as it melts.
The eggplant small plate was delicious! The gnocchi was good, too, but the eggplant was a hard act to follow.
Great food & service. Overall a really nice dining experience
Exquisite! Our first time at ACORN and we are going back tomorrow night. We are food snobs to be honest - we live in NYC and eat well but are from PGH and come for visits every year. We always try to find new restaurants while also visiting old favorites. Acorn is a new favorite - maybe the best food we've had here. That good. And we've had great meals at Eleven and Legume and Altius and Cure and Spork etc. The chef at Acorn is doing wonders with flavors, textures and presentation. We had fantastic gnocci as an appetizer and followed up with sockeye salmon and beets. Who knew beets could taste like this! We promptly canceled our rez for tomorrow night at another place and made a new one for Acorn. Also excellent wine suggestion from our very professional server who was great all evening (service has been a constant issue this week at other places, weirdly). Very nice ambience. All in all a great dinner.
I had an early dinner as I watched the action on the street. The staff were wonderful. I was not very hungry so the mussels hit the spot. The wine list is outstanding.
Presentation and food excellent. Pasta with pistachios outstanding. Always a safe choice for great food.
Nice birthday dinner. Arrived was great and dishes were creative. Bartender made a special birthday cocktail for my girlfriend.
Server was very knowledgeable around the menu and helped with gluten free options.
Sat in the back and the upper part of the restaurant was empty. Felt a little stark.
The food and service are always outstanding. Very creative dishes that are absolutely delicious. Nathan is an amazing waiter, his upbeat personality as well as his knowledge and descriptions of the food add to the whole experience.
Hidden Gem on Walnut Street. Gourmet food full of flavor and unique menu. Excellent service. Modern eclectic atmosphere. Nice option of small plates and entrees. Full bar with craft cocktails. A delightful dining experience.
Delicious! Everything that we had was amazing. Visit... you WON’T regret it!