Brick Shop | TRYP Hotel

4.4
25 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Set on the site of a former trade school in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood, the school's former brick shop emerges with a new craft. Brick Shop is a wine bar set off the hotel lobby, specializing in organic, sustainable and bio-dynamic wines from around the world. We also offer local craft beers, ciders and meads. The liquor program is focused on locally produced and small batch spirits. The food is primarily small plates inspired by street foods around the globe. Pittsburgh's legendary warm hospitality welcomes you.
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.0
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4.6
ambience
4.0
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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy the atmosphere and live music. They need to have live music at Over Eden this summer

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review!

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JohannaW
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

jazz night was so fun! the food was incredible - not to mention the wonderful service we got from Scott and his crew!

Brick Shop | TRYP Hotel
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Johanna! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at Brick Shop.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We sat down around 9pm on a Saturday. Ordered drinks which took about 20 minutes to show up. Then nobody came by our table for almost an hour. We finally flagged somebody down to put in our food order and they told us the kitchen closed at 10. We explained nobody was servicing our table and the waiter didn't really seem to care. We asked for our check which took another 15 minutes to be brought out and we could see the waiter socializing with his coworkers and not preparing our check. Long story short we never got any food here and the service was by far the worst I've ever experienced in Pittsburgh.

Brick Shop | TRYP Hotel
Responded on February 16, 2021

Hi there! I am so sorry to hear about your negative experience at Brick Shop. This was one of our busiest night due to Valentine's Day. We strive to make every customer experience amazing and we are so sorry to hear that we did not meet those expectations during your visit. I do appologize that you did not get to try our food. We would love to make this situation better for you please contact us at info@tryppittsburgh.co

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Very loud with a band playing. To loud for the space. Host was not attentive. Waited 15 minutes for a waiter to come help. He apologized when finally at table. Would not recommend!

Brick Shop | TRYP Hotel
Responded on February 16, 2021

Hi there! We are so sorry to hear your experience at Brick Shop did not live up to your expectations. We appologize for the service issue and the music being too loud, we will figure out a solution to this to make sure this does not happen again. We strive to make each customer experience in our restaurant spectacular. With your visit on Valentine's Weekend please understand this was one of our busiest nights of the year and with the amount of reservations our servers may have been overwelmed.

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vipJohn
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This was our second meal here. We ate here when they first opened and while the food was good, the service was not. Figured we would give them a coupe months to work things out. Service during our recent meal wasn't any better though. Long waits, inattentive, and server either forgot to put in part of our order or the kitchen forgot to make some things. Either way, we had to ask about these when they never arrived. Which is also when we were told that they were out of one item. Food was ok, but served lukewarm. We did send one item back because it was pretty bad. Although not terribly busy, they seemed a bit understaffed which probably didn't help. Our server did acknowledge the missteps and comped our sides and desserts, which was much appreciated. Hopefully they get it together.

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DavidM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

They were so short staffed that the service was poor. The food was okay but not worth the price.

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vipGuestess
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was different from what you’ll find in most restaurants with their Eastern European/ Jewish and modern take on the cuisine.
We enjoyed our drinks and dinner very much but the noise level made it quite challenging to hold a conversation.

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DorcasA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was very helpful with suggestions for food and wine, and we loved everything!

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AnnT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met friends for dinner- was quiet at 7 pm but got louder as more people arrived- that’s my only negative. Staff was very helpful to us in making our selections and provided great service. Highly recommend the Khachapuri- yummy and unusual. Brick chicken , cod and steak entrees were excellent. We enjoyed everything and look forward to nice weather when we can finish the evening with a drink at Over Eden on the rooftop deck!

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vipJaneR
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a pleasant dinner at Brick Shop ... attentive service, flexible with the menu ....

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super yummy food served at the right portion size. I appreciated the careful attention to vegetarian options and the overall uniqueness of the menu construction. Not cheap but certainly not overly prices either. Our server explained how the restaurants aesthetic aligns with the history of the building as a trade school for laying brick, with certainly added to the overall experience. We will definitely be back.

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DS57
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The noise level in both the Brick Shop and Overeden were overwhelming. The atmosphere was nice, but it was too loud to talk. The ceilings need sound baffles.

Also, the selection of drinks was disappointing. No luck looking for a nice digestif or port for after dinner.

The food was very good and service was great.

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DaveL
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting was awesome a great repurposed vocational school with menus in drafts person writing style and old spaces laid out on floor
Friendly staff in every position
Three courses were
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While this was a restaurant week especially we will be back !

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JohnP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The $10 charge for valet parking was not disclosed on the website and, as a result, was an unpleasant surprise. With all of the competition among restaurants in Pittsburgh, this puts Brick Shop at a disadvantage. That is demonstrated by the fact that, at 8:30pm on a Saturday evening, there were only six diners in the space and by 9:30, there were only two. It's difficult to keep good servers when the tip count is so low on account of no diners. That only compounds the problems, such as the lighted sign of the Rite-Aid across the street shining in through the windows to the below street level restaurant space. That doesn't add much to the atmosphere.

With all that said, the food was good. So, management should make some decisions to be able to stay in business. Thank you.

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vipBarbaraW
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our New Years Eve dinner. Did not know, however, that it was a $75 prix fixe menu, so we were disappointed that we could not order from the menu (we love the chicken), and felt that it was a little pricey. We were also disappointed that they were out of lemon sorbet.

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TrudyF
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Just the right portions! Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service

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MandieC
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We came here for brunch on a Sunday morning. I wasn't sure if we would need a reservation or not, but at 930am it was still mostly empty. We were quickly brought coffee and water, and we ordered the breakfast sandwich and the bread boat. The breakfast sandwich sounded great (kielbasa & emmentaler topped with an egg!) but left a lot to be desired and was messy to eat. The bread boat was better but still a bit underwhelming. Service was friendly and nice.

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Sabrina
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive staff, lovely atmosphere. Our dinner was a pleasure.
ps - everything was great but the honey cake is amazing, so don't miss out!

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vipwillow08
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

enjoyed the innovative take on some Pittsburgh, eastern European classics. good drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was goid

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vipNancyB
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening. A little loud but other than that, fabulous. The service was exceptional. I wish I could remember her name. She was so knowledgeable. She explained everything in detail and worked closely with someone in our group to accommodate food allergies. The food was delicious too. There were 7 of us and we were all beyond pleased. From drinks, to appetizers, to main courses, to sides, and finally desserts, we were truly all so pleased that I hesitate to mention any one particular item. Try anything and you’ll be happy you did. I hope to go back again soon.

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vipRiddler
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous and very creative Eastern European menu. Loved the potato kugel, the steak and chicken are amazing creations. The haluski with lamb and the dumplings are amazing. Love the beet salad. Basically we tried everything and loved all of it. Kudos to chef Brandon.

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vipgoodtohaveitback
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been waiting for this to open for awhile and did not disappoint. Realize this is a restaurant in the first floor of a hotel, but they did a tremendous job of creating a very unique space. Service was excellent and we were well versed on what was on the menu. Probably one of the most pleasant surprises was the wine list. Everything was unique, focused on the theme of the food Eastern European, and had a Georgian wine, Doqi (which never heard of in my life) that was outstanding and really refreshing to have something "new." Definitely recommend the Khachapuri, bread with cheese, butter and poached egg. We got lucky and Brandon sent out the Sauerkraut for us to try. Incredible. Dill, celeriac, lots of paprika. Planning on going back for Happy hour sometime and having just a bottle of the Doqi and 4 orders of Sauerkraut and would be more than content. Chicory and Beet salads were fantastic. Can guarantee nothing you've tried before...well at least I haven't. The Potato Kugel was very light, flavorful and almost an entree more than a side dish. As with everything else, the honey cake was unique, crumble with sour cream dressing and some apple butter to finish. Can't recommend it enough. Been waiting a year and high expectations but exceeded them. So glad to have Brandon's cooking available again and great for an event or just a good dinner night out.

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vipSlj63
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brick Shop was absolutely excellent. The food was perfectly seasoned and homey, but very elevated. My favorites were the beets and the kraut. The staff was always checking in to make sure we had everything we needed and all of our questions were answered - Chef Brandon came out and did the same, which is always a nice touch. Can't wait to come back!

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Brick Shop | TRYP Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 25 OpenTable diners.

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.