Acorn - Pittsburgh

4.8
422 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.

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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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Sun 10:00AM - 10:00AM
Thu 6:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 8:30PM
Sat 10:00AM - 10:00AM

What 422 people are saying
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VikramM
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Flavors were pronounced, dishes were well seasoned. Portions were reasonable. I feel like Acorn keeps getting better every time I come.

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vipEllyW
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and delicious food for brunch or dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was great! Food and service are something that is elevated and cute! Perfect for me and my friend from NYC and LA

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MaryV
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good vegetarian dishes and cocktails. Server very good and felt safe since tables separated well. Recommend highly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Hands down the best Brussel sprouts ever!! The service even better than the food. We had the most amazing waitress, Ashley...she was fantastic super knowledgeable about the menu. Fabulous

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vipMainegirl
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are new to the area and have been exploring restaurants in different neighborhoods. We’ve been underwhelmed a number of times, but Acorn more than exceeded our expectations. We went for brunch and all of us had a wonderful experience. Cocktails were delicious, pancakes were delicious and beautiful, chicken sandwich yummy and served with the best fries I’ve had in ages. Anxious to go back for dinner!

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PGHKEP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Acorn is a truly superlative dining experience from excellent drinks, pretending service, exquisite presentation and taste, and a creative and unique menu. I have never been anything but completely pleased with my visits. Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. Beautiful and delicious with service to match.

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Cole
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing ! Drinks are meh, for 12 dollars you'd expect a mimosa to maybe not have pulp in it ?

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious (although the everything bagel for the bagel and lox was a bit garlicky). Prices were reasonable for the food but the mimosa was tiny for the 12 dollar price tag so perhaps consider one of their cocktails instead.

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richie
Atlantic City
120 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very creative and excellent. Complex flavors most kitchens cant achieve. Portions actually larger than they should have been . Excellent craft cocktails and well chosen wine list that seemed reasonable. Our server was very helpful and the industrial type ambience was fine. Overall it was like a 4 and a half star experience if I could split stars.

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PatrickM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Meal! Great People! Great Ambiance! They have adapted well to Covid. Please support these great people who provide a great experience!

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vipdamaster
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Burnt pizza, overcooked risotto, unbeatable salmon. Hard to forget!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch was super yummy and much more filling than I anticipated! Will definitely be back to try dinner.

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Emily
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, knowledgeable of the menu and welcomed questions. I had a bourbon cocktail, fresh coffee, and the smoked salmon + on an everything bagel. I also shared the lebnah. Everything was delicious, I would note that the salmon bagel dish was on the salty side, but not in a bad way! Thanks for a delicious brunch!

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Susan
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While our meals we all very good we definately missed the Bread butter starter.

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PatrickP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful time celebrating our son’s birthday at Acorn. All dishes (a small plate, entree sans deserts) were very unique, well prepared and well presented.

Having alerted them of the birthday, the team went out of their way to make it fun and memorable. I won’t share what they did to avoid spoiling for anyone else. I will say that what they did was as special & unique as their recipes - something we’d never seen a restaurant due for their patrons. Thanks to everyone for making this such a great evening for our family.

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Sarah
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in Pittsburgh overnight and made dinner reservations. Seafood and service was excellent. I would come here again

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Randall
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Great location. This is definitely a neighborhood gem.

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vipWindy
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guy is doing great work - creative and flavorful dishes. Love the place.

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CKMD
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

We enjoyed our visit to Acorn. The small plates were much more interesting than the entrees. We ordered the Peekytoe Crab Fried Rice and the Turkish Bread with the Lamb Sausage to share for the table. Both were substantial and flavorful. I ordered the Charred Cauliflower for my main meal and thoroughly enjoyed it. My tablemates each ordered a seafood/fish entree and were a bit underwhelmed. The cocktails and wine selection were great!

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vipAmyM
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal with great service. Will definitely go back

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EarlW
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Needed a night out after two months of takeout. Plus, it was our anniversary (39 days late). Acorn was the perfect place to celebrate both. Good distancing, masks all around, front window open.

Oh, yeah, the food. There was food, too. Outstanding! From the cocktails, to the charcuterie board, to dinner, everything was interesting (in a good way!). Can't wait to go there and experience it in a proper way.

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Erin
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Excellent bagel!! I highly recommend going here for brunch or dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, wonderful atmosphere, and literally the best bagel I’ve ever had in my life!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Acorn for a long due brunch. The food was amazing - love their soft and tasteful pancakes! Service was great as well. Will definitely go again soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary brunch. Great service. Delicous options

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RachelG
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was excellent and our waiter was incredibly knowledgeable on the menu. Very great experience, we are looking forward to our next visit.

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Reno
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Most of the food was good But, we were served the tomato pizza pie and the whole entire outer Crust was Burnt solid Black to a crisp... I can't believe they even served it like that !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had brunch here. Albeit good, food and drinks seemed way over priced. The service was just okay.

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AnthonyG
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small menu, excellent choices. Ribeye was better than most I've ever had. Crab rice and salmon appetizers full of flavor and textures. Tasty house brew from tap! Server very knowledgeable of menu and a five star dining experience.

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vipMaria
Cleveland
77 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all the small plates/appetizers we ordered. Food was creative and fun to try - a culinary trip for our mouths - and very tasty! Drinks were great and so was service. Will definitely come back

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kimberlyp
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the Turkish flatbread and the carrot cake- amazing! What a gem in Shadyside!

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DianeB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and wonderful waiter... had a great evening.

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KatrinaH
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Excellent Service Properly spaced. Would highly recommend

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vipSilverfoxette
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was friendly and attentive. We had the ribeye and halibut - both were delicious.

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vipJuliaP
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderfully crafted meals and excellent service

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Brandon
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food & drinks were really good. I'll def be back again.

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vipPLR15
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

FAQs

Acorn - Pittsburgh offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 530-5950.

Acorn - Pittsburgh is rated 4.8 stars by 422 OpenTable diners.

Acorn - Pittsburgh does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/3PYN2RXM61HH1/order.

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.