Acorn - Pittsburgh

4.8
444 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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved everything, food, presentation, and service.
Loved the oj, pancakes, and chicken sandwich.

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EjaDexNic
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starting with the delicious and creative cuisine created by Chef Paul, delivered to the table by kind and competent servers...down to the very chic ambiance in which we enjoyed our experience, Acorn remains one of our absolute favorite eateries in Pittsburgh...or in ANY city, for that matter.

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PDM1
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed that there were some delicious vegetarian (if not vegan) options; the cauliflower and brussel sprouts were delicious. Shrimp masa had a lot going for it, but the shrimp were overdone, sadly. Chocolate bread pudding was good but not amazing. We will go again, though.

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EdwardP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service and an all around excellent experience!

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RayL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great options for vegetarians. The wait staff was very attentive, detailed and pleasant.

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DanielK
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, excellent cocktails, our servers were very attentive, and they all did social distancing correctly, so I felt safe dining in!

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janny
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Felt tables were too close together

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vipTman24
Pittsburgh
52 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Vegan option was made for my wife. Cocktails were good. Food was delicious. Service was fair. Server was nice but no check backs. Bottom line they are understaffed on the floor because of the Covid, so the server had to cover a lot of ground during a Saturday night dinner.
Place was nice, we parked in a lot and walked a short distance to our car.

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Cole
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect every time. The food and atmosphere is just beyond perfect.

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AngieW
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Galentine’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got the trout and my partner picked the salmon. Both dishes were phenomenal and our waitress offered to explain them for us, much appreciated. The food was great, and they didn’t have the drink he wanted but was able to substitute.
The staff was really kind.

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ElizabethV
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for Valentine's Day brunch. We decided to order the blueberry pancakes and the fried chicken sandwich, and then share both. One of the best meals I have ever eaten. Service, drinks, everything was top notch and made for a great start to vday.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My boyfriend and I went to acorn for Valentine’s Day this year. The short rib appetizer was delicious. My boyfriend ordered the steak, it was just ok-not worth the $48 price tag. His side was very undercooked. I ordered the pappardelle and it was really not good. Hard for me to finish the already super small bowl of pasta. That being said, the service was great! Overall, wouldn’t recommend to a friend due to the quality of food for the price.

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JessieC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at a resteraunt since the start of the pandemic. From start to finish, the entire experience was wonderful. The food was excellent, the service was superior, and the the overall ambience made the evening that much more enjoyable. The entire staff is a well oiled machine, and it put you right at ease from the moment you stepped inside.

I couldn’t recommend this place more!

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Lisa
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second trip to Acorn. My husband was looking forward to the crab rice appetizer that he had on the first visit. As the menu changes, the crab rice was not available on this visit. Almost with a pout, he settled on the short rib appetizer. He enjoyed the short ribs so much that I will not be surprised if he sneaks back for them again without me. Fantastic experience. Also, I had the clam chowder that I have ever had and we go to Maine every year. I may just have to sneak back for chowder without him sometime too.

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vipAshleyS
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy Acorn has reopened! Cocktails were thoughtful and flavorful, appetizer of toasted cauliflower was super yummy as remembered. Trout was delicious and yes... the carrot cake is the best in Pittsburgh. Additionally, the waitstaff and management are diligent and conscientious about COVID safety protocols.
Great night, could not have been better. Yum x 100!

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vipRobinG
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and craft cocktails were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and quality. Highly recommend the beignets for dessert! Took a while to get our first round of drinks but service was great after that.

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ChrisE
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter gave outstanding service and was very kind

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and incredible food!!

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vipJeniferB
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in Pittsburgh!

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Brunchlover
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Acorn was amazing. The food was exceptional! Will be going back very soon.

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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
3 reviews
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
3 reviews
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
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 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
23 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.

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 444 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.