City Works - Pittsburgh

4.3
497 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Restaurant and Bar featuring modern American classics with a twist and 90+ craft beers on draft. Open for Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner and Late Night.
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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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 497 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
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4.4
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4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Steelers game!! Great atmosphere

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JohnL
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the beer selection. The service was outstanding. I will definitely be returning. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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vipMattR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great review for lunch meetings in downtown Pittsburgh. Great ambiance and menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner was very good and the service at the bar high top was top notch.

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JeffreyS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great combination of upscale and casual. You would be comfortable in casual or full business attire. Food and service were fantastic!

JM
vipJacquelinaM
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steelers Sunday!

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MOMOD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We have recently been spending time in Pittsburgh and City Works has become our go to. It has something for all of us. We order something different each time and everything has always been delicious. Service always good and I feel very comfortable in this covid environment eating at this restaurant. It delivers good value! My daughter is a student at a college near by and she often orders City Works from grub hub, the bacon cheeseburger is one of her favorite burgers.

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DennisW
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My family goes to City Works- Pittsburgh every time we go to visit our daughter who attends a local University. There are over 60 tap beers, great wine selection, plenty of tv’s to check out the games and the food is fairly priced. Menu includes something for the whole family. Our server was Naya who was phenomenal. Staff is pleasant and accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! 10/10 would reccomend

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AmberJ
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great and the drinks were good. We would definitely come again.

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vipylrjkt
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place for reasonable prices for a business team meeting

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Kailey
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

My last experience at City Works was not what it usually is. I made reservations for a high top table a week prior to showing yet we were not seated immediately and it was not at a high top. We arrived prior to happy hour ending but by the time the table was cleaned, we were seated, and after the long wait for our server, we missed it. The service was slow and drinks were brought out at the same time as our food. I've been here many times before but this was a big turn off from returning.

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DanielA
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

That Nashville hot chicken wrap was hotter than hell

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KathyA
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

City Works is very convenient to my workplace and glad to make a reservation. We had a great burger and side salad. I was disappointed soup/chili and salad is no longer on the menu. Will definitely go back again.

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BigFan
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating in a restaurant since the pandemic started and it was great! I wasn’t thinking and walked into the restaurant before putting my mask on and the hostess kindly reminded me I needed a face covering before I entered any further. All tables were spread apart at suggested lengths and we were given single serve items to combat germs (salt and pepper packets, hot sauce in a small cup). Our server was friendly and wore a mask. Overall very satisfied and would feel comfortable coming back here soon!

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jweil810
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Although the ribs were cooked perfectly. They were so salty I could only eat a few of them. The corn and the beans were outstanding. Service was fantastic as was the cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

it was an overall an outstanding experience but the menu was a little small and not a lot of variety

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

The service was “ok” at best. It’s wasn’t personal, but our food was out before our drinks.... waters were out don’t get me wrong but come on it’s COVID.... the place wasn’t poppin.

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KatieN
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Waiter was excellent, the food was really good, could use a few more gluten free and vegetarian options, but what we had was good. Patio furniture needs replaced, I was sitting pretty low on the "sofa". It was also a little loud, maybe more plants for next year. Overall very happy with the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

We had our first experience at City Works on 9/26/20 and I was immediately impressed with the atmosphere. There was a unique beer list and I can personally recommend the long Island ice tea which was made to perfection. The food was delicious other than with the wait, I didn't want to send mine back. I had ordered the bacon cheeseburger which should have been bloody or extremely pink and was well done. The bacon isn't really bacon..it is fried ham. It was good though, just would have been better if prepared the way I asked. Our server, Abdul, was terrible! He continued to walk by us after we were seated, I had to ask him if we could place a drink order, I stopped him to place an order of appetizers and our meal and refills..he never once checked on us or asked if we needed anything. At one point he cleared a table, dropped silverware and proceeded to kick it across the floor. I will say he was kind when we forced him to communicate with us, but he isn't meant to be in the service industry (I am a former server myself). Unfortunately for him we tip based on service and he didn't deserve the 20% that a good server would have earned. In conclusion, I recommend this establishment, but make sure Abdul is not your waitstaff for the evening.

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CharlesB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The service was a little slower than what I expected. It even took 10 minutes to receive our beers once we ordered them.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall was pretty good with good atmosphere.. Was just disappointed with the uncooked beignet..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great experience. Nice restaurant and I loved the location. It was nice to visit the city and go somewhere a little different. Will definitely go there again

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vipDebbie
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was very, very good. He was attentive and helpful!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent experience, wait staff were efficient, drinks were good and the food was delicious.

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TiaC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overpriced bar food. The ambiance is almost contradictory... The furnishings and decor inside are pretty, yet there are TVs everywhere like it’s buffalo wild wings. Got seated and tried combing through the shotty menu, tried ordering the nicest thing I saw (the salmon) only to be told they were out. I go through the menu for another 5 minutes and try ordering the pork chop... only to be told they are out of that as well. Isn’t that something to be mentioned when we first are seated ?? And if not then, then maybe when I already order one item that is out of stock ??? I ended up getting sliders and my boyfriend a chicken wrap and a beer. Check was $60 something... completely not worth it in my opinion.

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amyd
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was good, but my first choice and my friend's was not available. So we both settled for the fried chicken sandwich which was okay.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

I did not enjoy the food & the waitress was very slow

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved that they have so many gluten free options on the brunch menu! Portions were huge and we definitely took advantage of the brunch drink menu. The outdoor patio was comfortable and service was quick and friendly!

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TOmF
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, felt confident in the cleaning. Good separation of people.
Courteous, not rushed.

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vipJuanS
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of beers. The Shakshuka is so good. The grits were perfect. Plus the patio I'd dog friendly!!

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vipSandra
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A great server made the experience very nice!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was good but the service was extremely slow. It took forever to get drinks and appetizers.

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Zlo3d2
West Virginia
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Cheese Curds are INSANELY DELICIOUS! They are so soft and buttery, they melt in your mouth! We also got the wings which had a nice smokey flavor to them. The fish tacos were the only things that weren't perfect - as the fish was dry and grainy, which makes it seem like they were a bit overcooked? There was also an unexpected heat that caused my husband not to be able to finish them. Good overall flavor, just missed a couple of targets. We will definitely return and appreciated the easy of use of OpenTable to get a reservation, as dining in Pittsburgh with the 25% capacity rule in effect has proven to be quite a challenge during Covid times.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Our server was great. Everything was unorganized, though. There seemed to be a lack of communication as well. The happy hour specials are not clear at all. There needs to be an ACTUAL happy hour menu for each table that gives the names and prices of EACH beer and food item that is included in the special. They also need to let customers know upon arrival into the building about the new rules regarding drinking and ordering an entree. ? That part did not make sense. We were told it was the county that requires guests to order an “entree” in order to have an alcoholic beverage. That same evening we hopped around after City Works and not a single restaurant or bar said it had to be an entree. An app, side dish are allowed.

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Redmenace
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Sean did a great job providing great service throughout my lunch. Excellent beer offerings and prices were reasonable for where they are located. Probably one of the larger beer menus in the city. Would recommend and go back.

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PatrickS
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great night out in the heart of Pittsburgh. Food selection was limited due to the pandemic, but the salmon and pork chops were creative and excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to sit outside and people watch!

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vipElliott
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good communication, nice selection

EG
EmilyG
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and atmosphere at City Works! A great little spot in the city!

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City Works - Pittsburgh does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. City Works - Pittsburgh also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 448-2900.

City Works - Pittsburgh is rated 4.3 stars by 497 OpenTable diners.

City Works - Pittsburgh does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/bottleneck-management-group/.

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.

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