Acorn - Pittsburgh

4.7
576 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 576 people are saying
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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
3 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
13 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.

JC
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
20 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Fantastic service with fresh delicious entrees

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vipAliciaS
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Service and very good food.
Definitely coming back and will recommend.

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RobC
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, with attentive service.

The cocktails were interesting variations on classics.

The dinner was fantastic-each dish was an interesting mix of flavors that worked great together.

I had eaten at this restaurant prior to COVID, and the chef used his time to refine earlier dishes and invente a few new ones, better than his earlier creations. Amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food. Nice ambiance. Pricey.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and extremely nice experience even for our 18-month-old granddaughter who got special attention.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner! We were taken care of so nicely and it was a great evening! Been here a handful of times and will continue to go!

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ScottI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent and so was the service. My partner and I shared the brussels sprouts and the mussels with a glass of wine each and that was more than enough for a meal. I'm sure all of the entrees would have been to the same quality had we had room for them. We couldn't not finish the meal off with the beignets though, which were also excellent.

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vipLorellaC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Ordered fish tacos, chilaquiles, pancakes and arugula salas.

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Andy
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

beautiful neighborhood restaurant with great food and bar menu

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Amazing service. Beautiful cocktails! Ashley is wonderful!

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Alex
Austin
31 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is incredible. Have already recommended to a slew of people. Amazing brunch! Get the pancakes!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for brunch and was impressed as always. The burger is amazing and my wife couldn’t stop raving about the turkey sandwich. We have never had a bad meal at Acorn. Chef Steve and his staff no what they are doing and they do it well.

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ELESC
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Perfect for brunch. We had pancakes and quiche and enjoyed both! Our waitress was lovely and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow, but considering the bartender was doing his job, plus waiting on us and 6 other customers he did wonderful.
Food was delicious and fresh, and I would book a reservation back here again in a heartbeat.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in Pittsburgh. The service is wonderful, the food is spectacular and the cocktails are delicious! Ashley was amazing and is so sweet. Highly recommend!

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Ycookeatout
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. The food, atmosphere, service was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipAshleyS
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Acorn delivered great great food, lovely service. The in house bagels are bomb - with anything on them. Terrific brunch! Would recommend to all.

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Emma
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was great but the restaurant is so loud you cannot hear anything. It was a mixed experience.

RA
vipRinaA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and our server was also wonderful!

FAQs

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 576 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.