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Dining Room - Christian James at The Joinery, Curio Hotel by Hilton, Pittsburgh, PA

Christian James at The Joinery, Curio Hotel by Hilton

4.3
4.3
25 Reviews
$31 to $50
International
The first ever experiential restaurant concept has officially entered the Pittsburgh Market, Christian
James. Inspired by a fictional character, Christian James brings the flavors of his travels to The Joinery
Hotel. This concept is a new venture brought to you from the creative minds of Kimberley Ashlee and Joshua
Haugh, of Kimberley Ashlee Catering.
 
Throughout his travels, Christian James is inspired by food and some of his favorite dishes. With each
and every homecoming, those favorites will inspire a rotating menu for Pittsburghers and visitors alike.
These dishes will celebrate all cultures and the unique differences in taste many experience throughout
their trips abroad. Guests will see techniques of the elements through a hardwood-fired grill, sous-vide,
and slow cooking. The wine and cocktail program both also contribute to a highly curated experience,
drawing from boutique-international producers and flavors.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International, Tapas / Small Plates, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (412) 443-1618

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women

  • Catering

    As a company that has it's roots in upscale catering and is a premier caterer in the Pittsburgh region and beyond, we can truly make your next event above and beyond your expectations with our years of experience and creativity.

  • Private party facilities

    We have multiple areas on property for special events from our roof top patio which seats 30 to our glass-enclosed private dining room which seats up to 40 guests and our wine cellar, seating an intimate dinner for up to 8 guests. Kindly contact Joshua, Director of Operations, at josh@kimberleyashleecatering.com or 757-438-3036 to discuss needs.

What 25 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Good for business meals

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Great for fine wines

  • Pittsburgh

    Good for business meals

  • Pittsburgh

    Great for fine wines

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow,Wonderful experience!!! Had a group for my wife’s birthday dinner and it was amazing. Great staff, wonderful food and a wine list that’s perfect with a price point that beats anyone in the city right now. Ambiance was perfect for our group and celebration. Would highly recommend for a night out for 2 or a small group. Will be back!
  2. RW

    RichardW

    Pittsburgh

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was outstanding!!! Alex is literally the best and everything else was a bonus! :)
  3. DD

    DiningDiva

    Pittsburgh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time there and it was an amazing experience. I will definitely be back!
  4. R

    Rocky

    Pittsburgh

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great new restaurant taking over the space of the previous 2 story restaurant. Beautiful inside and the staff were very attentive and friendly. We tried 2 craft cocktails, which were delicious. Dinner was superb. The only knock was the wine list was a little pricey but the wine was excellent. We'll be back!
  5. JP

    JPittsburgh

    Pittsburgh

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    We ordered the vegetable lasagna ( an entree - $28 ) as a shareable appetizer. Looked very good online. Totally disappointed because there were more puff pastry than vegetables with 2:1 ratio. There was a couple slices of zucchini, a slice of carrots and a slice of eggplant. We were very surprised. Pesto on the side was a good accompaniment. Bread was slightly stale , although the tapenade served as a spread was good. Chicken mole was well seasoned and delicious. Southern fried chicken was boneless and average. Served with pickled vegetables and biscuit. Biscuit was stale and dry. Service was good but slow. Each glass of wine took at least 15 minutes. Staff was friendly and engaging. The ambiance was very inviting.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything I could have wanted and more!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The restaurant was nice as was our waiter. The food was very over priced for the quality and a different cocktail menu than online - and they could not make a cocktail that was on the online menu. We will be back if there’s a new menu in the spring and maybe after they work out the kinks. A little pricey for the portions compared to upscale restaurants in the area.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A couple friends and I wanted to try this new place. We left super full and happy. The owners made it a point to introduce themselves and shared their story and plenty of delicious wine. We are so excited to come back and try more of the menu. The apps were delicious and came out promptly (peppers & charcuterie) and the meals were all fantastic. I had scallops and my friend had the pasta. Service was great and for a brand new restaurant they seemed to be up and running well.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was incredible, they really make you feel special here! The food was equally delicious as it was beautiful. Can’t recommend enough!
  10. CM

    ConniM

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Jonathon was our waiter and was new. He did a great job!! He has lots to learn but was comfortable with trying very hard. I look forward to additional items on the menu.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Decided to try this new restaurant during Winter Restaurant Week and was not disappointed. Ambiance, food and special attention extended from hostess to chef.
  12. K

    Katharine

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The service was great. The wine selection is extensive, but they didn't have some of what we wanted by the glass. The food was unique and good. The dessert was disappointing. Additionally, the bathrooms were out of order so we had to go up to the lobby of the hotel, but the elevators were also out of order. I would go back and give them another chance once they've been up & running for longer and have worked some of the kinks of the menu out.
  13. w

    willow08

    Pittsburgh

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    we attended a restaurant week /soft opening so I can't really give an accurate evaluation until we try it again. they need to fine tune things and we get that.
  14. MH

    MonicaH

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is wonderful. The service is impeccable. Would definitely recommend the place.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    We visited during restaurant week. The food for the most part was excellent. But make sure you have a lot of time to spend there. 3 course meal took 3.5 hours. First course soup was luke warm at best. Second and third course were delicious but each was about an hour in between. They are a new restaurant and still have many kinks to work out like how to split a bill 3 ways, which they couldn’t figure out and that too took about 30 minutes before they told us. I would have expected the staff to be apologetic, offer us drinks or more bread but instead they didn’t even make eye contact in between the servings, which again was about an hour in between each.
  16. MH

    MattH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Service was great and detail orientated. I would recommend if you are in the city!
  17. AQ

    AndyQ

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricey but the food was very, very good. A new restaurant, but the service was great. Very welcoming in general. Worth a trip.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Rare to find a really nice restaurant who considers children. 10 and under eat free including a complimentary desert! Wonderful service and meal. 12 yo got the Country Fried Chicken and it was delicious. Had many other amenities that you wouldn’t expect from a top end restaurant. Well done.
  19. J

    Joshua

    Pittsburgh

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great space and love the smells of freshly burning wood when you walk in from their grill. Approachable menu and reasonably priced for sure. Wine list was excellent and our server was a sommelier as well which helped us decide which direction to go in! We will be back!
  20. CM

    CotyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and staff. Will plan on returning in the future.
  21. CT

    ChatonT

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can't go wrong here. The atmosphere is perfect and the food is inspired!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic concept, the food was excellent and service outstanding.. a new gem in Pittsburgh a must go!
  23. H

    Hubs

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Really enjoyed the place, the steaks were a highlight and there was great service.
  24. M

    Mainegirl

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was very good. Still in the soft-opening stage and need to get a few kinks worked out. Wait staff was polite, but still in need of training. Decor was sophisticated, but not stuffy. Will visit again and hopefully they will have things smoothed out.
  25. RN

    RachelN

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service…great food

FAQs

Christian James at The Joinery, Curio Hotel by Hilton is rated 4.3 stars by 25 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 8 times today
Google Map for Christian James at The Joinery, Curio Hotel by Hilton

453 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Blvd of the Allies & Cherry Street. Public Parking Garage on Cherry St

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    International, Tapas / Small Plates, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women

  • Phone number

    (412) 443-1618

  • Catering

    As a company that has it's roots in upscale catering and is a premier caterer in the Pittsburgh region and beyond, we can truly make your next event above and beyond your expectations with our years of experience and creativity.

  • Private party facilities

    We have multiple areas on property for special events from our roof top patio which seats 30 to our glass-enclosed private dining room which seats up to 40 guests and our wine cellar, seating an intimate dinner for up to 8 guests. Kindly contact Joshua, Director of Operations, at josh@kimberleyashleecatering.com or 757-438-3036 to discuss needs.

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