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Butterjoint, Pittsburgh, PA

Butterjoint

4.7
4.7
2386 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 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French American, Cocktail Bar, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (412) 621-2700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Trevett Hooper

  • 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, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,386 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. TL

    TracyL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome hamburger, salad, and blue fish spread
  2. A

    Alomba

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I had pierogis with kielbasa and they were totally legit! Great flavor across the board. I also took home some vinegar pie for dessert and it was delicious. Definitely a welcome surprise.
  3. ML

    MollyL

    Naples

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Best salad ever!! My husband was sick the next day from his burger.
  4. P

    Plays

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always exceptional! Favorite!
  5. DD

    DaveD

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The cocktail selection was fun, and Austin the bartender is very engaging and knowledgeable. The food is tasty and well priced. We appreciated the complimentary flutes pf prosecco when we mentioned that we were celebrating our anniversary. Overall a good experience, and we look forward to returning!
  6. D

    Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food was subpar. Could tell that the falafel balls were frozen. Staff very inattentive.

    ButterjointResponded on August 10, 2022Hello, We're so sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations for quality and service. I can't excuse food that you didn't think was tasty but I can assure you that our falafel is never frozen. In fact, we make it daily. I am happy to address inattentiveness with our staff as customer focus and well being is the core of what we do. Criticism such as yours is always difficult to hear but it is necessary for us to grow so I thank you.

  7. J

    Jamie2426

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Quite disappointing! We were at Butterjoint earlier this year on another visit here to Pittsburgh and the experience was outstanding. Our server and the food made it a real gem of a place. It prompted me to go back again with my family to share the experience. The dinner menu didn’t seem adequate and the food was so salty… simple salad that I requested instead of fries with my burger was inedible. Our bottle of wine we ordered was put on the table and not opened or poured for us. When I received the check, the waiter informed me of the automatic 20% gratuity policy that is added for a table of 5 or more and I thought in this instance, it was cheeky. Nobody came by to ask if everything was satisfactory. I didn’t want to make a fuss with my daughters and nieces there, so paid the bill and left. All in all, I will not be returning. The dinner was a bust!
  8. DM

    DanielM

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Felt disappointed. Had gone to legume before and was impressed. Thought the same owners would keep up with the quality of their cuisine. They changed it to a burger and bar joint of fair quality. Unfortunately understaffed so the food took a while to come. The servers did their best but thay had several tables to take care of.
  9. PL

    PeterL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was great, best fries in Pittsburgh, service was very good. However, on Friday night the bar was backup up with orders and we got our drinks AFTER we got our food. That is/was a problem.
  10. j

    jsunli

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got the Butterjoint Burger & the Pork Belly Chasu sandwich - both were amazing. We also loved the fries and the aioli-type sauce that came with them. The place is super cute as well, and I will definitely be back again.

    ButterjointResponded on August 10, 2022Thank you!

  11. JT

    JohnT

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always enjoy our time at butter joint. Service was outstanding And Sam was wonderful
  12. M

    Makaela

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved having dinner in Oakland and wonderful wait staff.
  13. P

    Pastrlvr

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    For both apps and entrees, the food came out before we had any plates or silverware-we had to ask for those,but the food was very good.
  14. P

    Philliam

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The burgers here are absolutely addictive. I’ve been thinking about nothing else since finishing Last night’s meal.
  15. KK

    KathyK

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We frequent the restaurant often. My daughter wanted to celebrate her birthday there. She/We weren’t disappointed. The food, tres bien and service exceptional. We definitely will return. One of our favorite places to dine.
  16. PD

    PeterD

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was a very casual atmosphere with great small plates and amazing cocktails. We enjoyed ourselves quite a bit! We did not have any of the larger meals, but the smaller plates were pretty great. The pirogies were delicious and the Bramble drink was awesome.
  17. W

    Warren

    Palm Springs

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. Service was amazing. Can’t remember her name. Amazing tattoos and the best server I’ve had in a long time.
  18. A

    Allie32

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fabulous, service, food, ambiance. Will definitely dine here again!
  19. S

    Stevo

    Pittsburgh

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal, reasonable price, nice atmosphere, and good service!
  20. C

    Christina

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Maine Shore Dinner was delicious! Fun experience. We’ve been to two and hope you continue it next year. Mussels were huge, lobster was delicious, corn, slaw and nibs were great sides.
  21. CM

    ChelaMarie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love going into a restaurant where you can tell the owners appreciate their staff. Butterjoint is certainly one of these places. Staff is knowledgeable, attentive and quick with suggestions when you can’t decide on an entree, drink or a dessert. Great for a casual date night, or even when you’re celebrating something big. Highly recommend.
  22. T

    Toni

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The Hearty Salad was amazing me. Unfortunately that’s about it. The burgers had no taste and the dessert (rhubarb crisp) was like eating cold oatmeal. The restaurant staff was wonderful. Just wish the food was better. We will try it again another time.
  23. d

    dpj731

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great restaurant with fantastic mussels. The hostess and server were very nice. The food was very good. We will be back again!
  24. P

    Pete

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delight at Butterjoint! Their original thick-style burger is back and better than ever! Go check it out.
  25. ME

    MiaE

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Sam, our server, was amazing and so was the quality of the food/drinks and the speed of service. This was our first time and we are glad that we finally were able to get down to Oakland to give them a try. Definitely worth the drive and an overall great dining experience.
  26. RA

    RACHAEL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food and the service was outstanding. Thank you
  27. B

    Barb

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious burgers & pleasant staff, definitely recommend
  28. MA

    MaryA

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful bar and dining experience. Menu has something for everyone to choose from. Would recommend to anyone looking for a low key evening out.
  29. MS

    MarilynnS

    Pittsburgh

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always exceptional food and service.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Can't wait to go back
  31. AS

    AmyS

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food and service were outstanding as always. I miss Legume but this is a great reminder.
  32. JA

    JASS

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience! The array of appetizers to choose from to share was fabulous. The hearty salads some of us ordered as entrees were delicious and the desserts were really special. Don't miss the cheesecake and the pavlova!
  33. NG

    NormG

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well curated menu with something for everyone. Friendly and gracious service. Everything tasted great.
  34. A

    Arem

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very limited menu if you're not into burgers and salads. Delicious perogies. Cordial staff.
  35. BG

    BurritoGurl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Loved it! They had a great mix of options for all types of eaters. Outside seating was nice.
  36. JA

    JASS

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Participated in the Summer Solstice dinner tonight. Inspired 4 course vegetarian menu. Just amazing! Dessert course was sublime!
  37. BF

    BeantownFoodie

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    So disappointed in the food. The place has great ambience. Very hipster, fun music playing. Good fries, but the sandwiches were super greasy, the lettuce was wilted. My burger was drowning in aioli. Not what it used to be.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with my best friend & had a great time. This restaurant is unique, kind of eclectic, and cool with different colors and wallpapers. The ambiance was laid back with a mostly older crowd when we ate around 7 pm. My “Pink’s Not Dead” cocktail was beautiful & delicious. Really loved it! Had the mussels to start & they weren’t my favorite, but weren’t bad. The broth & the focaccia with them was good. The Fancy Burger has a delicious sauce & lots of tasty little pickles! Also loved the aioli served with the fries. All of the team members here were super nice & made us feel very welcomed. Wish I’d given another cocktail or 2 a try because they all sounded good. Will have to come back another time!
  39. NS

    NormanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lot of surprising and delicious dishes. Super staff.
  40. P

    Pete

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious and lovely and treated kindly as usual:)

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • 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 2386 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 13 times today
Google Map for Butterjoint

208 North Craig St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bayard

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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

    Trevett Hooper

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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