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Butterjoint, Pittsburgh, PA

Butterjoint

4.7
4.7
2784 Reviews
$30 and under
French American
Butterjoint is a comfy bar and restaurant located in North Oakland. Our welcoming and eclectic atmosphere is appropriate for almost any occasion - whether it be meeting a friend for a drink, celebrating an important event, or relaxing after work.

Our menu is a mixture of familiar Pittsburgh foods (think pierogies, hamburgers, French fries) and French bistro classics (beef tartare, raclette, mussels), and seasonal classics that come and go throughout the year. We put care into our vegetarian dishes too, including making our own tempeh, falafel, and veggie patties from scratch. Menu items change frequently--usually every day--and reflect many long-standing relationships we have with farms and breweries in our region.

In addition to reservations, we also have a thirty seat bar that is first come, first serve. We don’t know exactly how old the bar is, but it’s at least seventy years old (probably older) and very cozy. Our friendly bartenders are here to make something you like.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French American, Cocktail Bar, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (412) 621-2700
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    George Austin
  • Private party contact
    Alex Osgood: (412) 621-2700
  • Neighborhood
    Oakland
  • Cross street
    Bayard
  • Parking details
    Parking is available in the garage across the street from Butterjoint in the Sterling Plaza parking lot. Bicycle parking is available free of charge directly in front of Legume.
  • Public transit
    The 71C, 71A, 54 and 93 all stop at the intersection of N. Craig and Bayard. Additional buses stop at N. Craig and Fifth Ave., approximately 1 and 1/2 blocks south of Butterjoint.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,784 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

2,784 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely good! Decent vegetarian options. Good drinks. Good vibes. Would recommend!

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  2. RhondaH

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely loved the atmosphere here. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. On his recommendation I ordered the mussels appetizer and fries as my meal. The portions were extremely generous and I took home enough for a second meal the next day. My friends ordered the hummus plate appetizer, pierogies, and a burger and said it was all delicious. We will definitely be back.

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  3. ErinC

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, fun music. We will definitely be back

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  4. AngelaV

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent ! Most of the food is homemade in house. Waitress was well versed in their menu. We greatly enjoyed the food

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  5. RachelG

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious!! The pierogies were superb. Had a wonderful cocktail recommended by our server. Our server was great and made perfect recommendations for shared dishes. The squash soup and french onion soup were fantastic. The prize dish was the steamed mussels which were really large and plump and the broth they were in was so flavorful. Will absolutely be back!

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  6. DarrenG

    Pittsburgh

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great overall experience, the food was excellent, and service was very efficient and friendly. Would recommend anything on the menu - everything was tasty. Will be recommending to all our friends.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for Valentine's day, they service was excellent. I ordered the Kvroy Salmon, which was very tasty, and I really enjoyed the pickled beet salad. My girlfriend and I ordered the periogi app. I definitely recommend them. She had the fancy Veggie Burger she loved it, just enough spice but not overwhelming.. Overall, the food was very good. We will be back, and I'm looking forward to trying the burgers.

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  8. GaryF

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our 2nd time here in the last 8 months. We really like the innovative food and drink menu - lots of options for things and combinations you are unlikely to see elsewhere. One of the cocktail choices was something totally new and was fantastic! Food is carefully prepared, presentation is excellent and the staff are friendly and accommodating. The restaurant itself has a home-y and down-to-earth feel that suits our personality just fine. If you are looking for avant-garde ambiance, this might not be the place for you.

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  9. NathalieM

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Many appetizers to choose from. Excellent sandwiches and pierogies. The burger was fantastic! Perfectly cooked and tasty. The fries were so good they did not require ketchup or aioli.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was superb! Service was fantastic. Was a little dark at our table and the table was uneven as were other tables around us. Would definitely go back though!

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  11. Dano

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The host was very genuine and welcoming. Andi our server was very pleasant and helpful. Very enjoyable experience.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always. Food, drinks, service and vibe always on point 💯

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  13. KellieP

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The rolls are absolutely wonderful as were the desserts. The staff was awesome as well.

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  14. CJhikes

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy, comfortable booth for 4 but we were 2! Brew Gentleman on tap. We shared a black chickpea hummus to start which had some kick. We thought the black chickpea might be pepper; the waiter didn’t know what “black” chickpea was - oops. French onion soup was spot on and popular at other tables. The grilled black bean veggie burger had umami flavor and was accompanied by smallish but tasty tallowed fries. House-made vanilla ice cream to finish was soft and creamy. Service was fast and friendly. Prices are a tad on the high side but the atmosphere, food and service combined for a worthwhile experience. Will be back.

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  15. Alex

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice, food is great! Just would mention the longer wait times than expected.

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  16. DanM

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, but nothing outstanding. This was our first time eating there. Lots of sandwich selections but not much of a dinner selection unless you want pierogies.

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  17. ElliottF

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolute best burgers in the city. Great go-to for special occasion dates. This is the place to splurge.

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  18. JordanB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really interesting ambience with a very unique yet limited menu. The vinegar pie is insanely delicious.

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  19. KimF

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Butterjoint is always our favorite for drinks and dinner.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Butterjoint is a gem.

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  21. Aparna

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of Pittsburgh's best restaurants for many, many years. Never disappoints.

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  22. HHayes

    New York City

    157 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    157 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always reliable neighborhood standby. Hoping that they will expand the menu to pre-pandemic offerings, as it is rather limited now.

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  23. NancyB

    Pittsburgh

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Butterjoint is always great. The server was delightful. The food was delicious. I really enjoyed the gluten free bun on my Fancy Burger.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reliably excellent and underrated food — particularly the Raclette, the Fancy Burger, and the pierogies.

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  25. shd222

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food, great drinks and very attentive service. Food was prompt. Would def go back.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks,Tim for another great evening and the cassoulet was excellent!

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  27. JohnK

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cassoulet and Pierogi were both amazing, cocktails were great and the Basque cheesecake was a great share at the end of the meal. We chose menu options for the first round and Mercy of the Bartender for the second round and both were great. Server and other staff were all friendly and engaging.

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  28. Incognito

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Cassoulet was superb — well worth the trip into the cold.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Lovely service. Would happily come again.

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  30. 1happydiner

    Charleston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate in bar area, cozy and quiet. Food was delicious. My son had pork belly, IPA beer, I had crispy chicken salad and Irish coffee. Shared sauerkraut balls. This is our go to place before Pitt basketball at the Pete.

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  31. AlexandraD

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu is very unique in terms of food and alcohol. The flavors in the end were a bit middling for the price.

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  32. Julie

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is delicious; service was excellent; atmosphere is cozy. One of my favorite restaurants!

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  33. Marieb

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good drinks.

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  34. john

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious and the service was excellent as well, one of my favorites.

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  35. JamesH

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the cassoulet, which paired extraordinarily well the French Malbec recommended by our server. The service was excellent — attentive and friendly. I greatly prefer the cozy tables in the bar area to the dining room.

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  36. KrisT

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were really pleased with the menu, the fun vibe, the quality of food, and the service. The menu catered to all types of diets, and everyone cleared their plates, including my children. We would definitely eat here again!

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  37. livesandeatsdowntown

    New York City

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Family favorite restaurant! So happy to have cassoulet- annual event!

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  38. GFGirl

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and friendly service. Love all the non alcoholic drink options.

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  39. AndyV

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great dinning experience, and the staff is amazing!

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  40. Motorchair

    Pittsburgh

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Since its opening, this has been my favorite place for special occasions and just for a good night out or just a visit next door for breakfast and lunch choices. Food is wonderful, selections varied, and service fun and friendly. And it is wheelchair accessible.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Butterjoint offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 621-2700.

Butterjoint is rated 4.7 stars by 2784 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Butterjoint

208 North Craig St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bayard
  • Neighborhood
    Oakland
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French American, Cocktail Bar, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking is available in the garage across the street from Butterjoint in the Sterling Plaza parking lot. Bicycle parking is available free of charge directly in front of Legume.
  • Public transit
    The 71C, 71A, 54 and 93 all stop at the intersection of N. Craig and Bayard. Additional buses stop at N. Craig and Fifth Ave., approximately 1 and 1/2 blocks south of Butterjoint.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    George Austin
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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