City Works - Pittsburgh

4.2
235 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Coming soon.
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Phone number
(412) 448-2900
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Market Square and Forbes Ave
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 235 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.1
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere- service was excellent! Good happy hour specials.

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BG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really liked the flatbread, and my wife liked the pouting and pretzel bites.

The beer selection was good.

We'd definitely come back.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was fine, waiter could have been more attentive to the table however.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server, Nicole, provide us excellent service and made our night.

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BM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We met with former coworker and had lunch. service was friendly and fast. We enjoyed our meals and would recommend it to coworkers for lunch. A little pricy but the freshness of the items is worth the cost. everything was tasted and the presentation was very nice. Want to come back and enjoy it again.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and the food was excellent. Fun atmosphere.

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JL
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Service was very good. Food is ok, but a little pricey. I ordered the pork chop $21. Ordered medium rare. I did send it back, and asked for it to be cooked more (sometimes the chef’s interpretation of medium rare doesn’t match the diner’s). But the second time, it was even more rare. I appreciate that they used a new chop, but less cooked than the first? I sent it away. The server removed it from our bill (I didn’t ask her.). But, that was nice. Kind of noisy. More of a sports bar atmosphere, which is ok if that is your preference.

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MM
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was pretty good but nothing spectacular. Beer and service amazing!

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SS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Good food and excellent beer selection. Service wasnt all that great. Seemed very busy

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MD
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my husband and my first time at City Works Pittsburgh. It's a really chill atmosphere and great for watching sports. My husband and I are already discussing our next visit, likely during college football games. They have great happy hour specials and monthly food recommendations. Our service was fast and friendly!

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OT
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I heard good things about City Works, so we're we're excited to give it a try before a show. We sat on the patio because it seemed very loud inside. I ordered the City Works Chopped salad. I was disappointed. There was a lot of chicken but it was super dry. There was so much dressing the lettuce was soggy.

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EN
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our first visit and everything was GREAT - from being sat immediately (we had 6:00 reservations) to the food, service AND atmosphere! We are already planning on returning during the NCAA Basketball season - can't wait!!!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for date night. Food was awesome, atmosphere is nice, waitress was solid. Will return.

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LP
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and great service. Made a reservation, and had to change it a few times and very accommodating .

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A
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great server, super engaging and genuine, the food was delicious and beautifully presented. Wine prices are a little steep, so I did not get a drink.

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OT
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Serve Nike was sweet, out of drink ingredients .

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M
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

We went on a Sunday night, after an away Steelers game, and the restaurant was not crowded at all. The music was so loud that after dinner, we left to go to another bar where we could talk.

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BK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

If all u want is football it's great. 80 TV's and all the same 2 games. No us open tennis?!? No baseball?? Not when I was there. Server was great. Food was fine. However, forgot to put the sauce on my chicken sandwich so it seemed dry. Overall it was above average food for a sports bar but in general nothing special.

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c
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great place to meet our daughter and her husband after theater...Market Square was bustling and the restaurant and area was energized. Food was good, beer selection terrific and drink specials were varied...a good time!!!

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S
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Met a friend for dinner on a weeknight.
We had a great table on the patio and service was very good. There was a Steelers preseason game that day, so bad was crowded with pregamers. We both ordered dinner salads. They were large and fresh and in both cases made modifications without question. We lingered for a while to catch up on conversation and did not feel rushed or pressured to give up the table.

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OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We didn’t get our appetizers until right before our entrees arrived. Kind of defeats the purpose of an appetizer I guess.

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SA
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wanted something casual before a show downtown on a Saturday night. Was able to reserve a table via OpenTable. We were seated immediately and the service was awesome. As expected the Beer List was top notch and the food was good. It was not as loud as it looked, so you could be in the "action" but still carry on a conversation at our table without yelling. I will definitely be back...

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CW
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really delicious food and vibrant atmosphere.

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F
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good - service was not. Took forever for food and server disappeared. No refills without asking on drinks.

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RK
Pinehurst
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I had high hopes for this place based on its website and reviews. Sadly, beyond the aesthetics and extensive tap list, City Works was a big disappointment.

My order, a baon cheeseburger (which was overcooked) and fries, took a full hour to materialize. My waiter, Damon, apologized multiple times and had the entree removed from my bill, but that shouldn't have been necessary for such a simple order. To top off the sad experience, the kitchen ran out of bread pudding; one of only three desserts on the list.

Even if I lived in Pittsburgh, I don't think City Works would get a second chance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Pirate game

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AN
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We paid $80.00 for hamburger's and fries and 3 drinks. The food sucked the price was outrages!!!
NOT RECCOMMENDED!! We were from Ohio drove to Pittsburg because the Steelers are our team, we were celebrating my Birthday and 5 years wedding anniversary. We had better food at MICROS diner which highly reccommended...

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JS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Service was a little slow.

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o
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The burger was good and the atmosphere was even better!

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LB
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Waiter was great and very polite
Love decor and location!!! Great vibe for Market Square. Appreciate the gluten free menu

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DS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Bleh. Like a better dressed/designed Buffalo Wild Wings, but so darned loud and in your face. Loud, HUGE tv's everywhere you look, and a server who complains that she needs to cross the restaurant to grab your ho-hum glass of rose from the other end of the bar. Filet sliders were a tasty choice, but salad and fries bland, and the fried pickles were clumps of fried batter with a pickle here and there. Save yourself and your $ - go someplace else that's worth it and a pleasant evening. Won't go again in Pittsburgh or any other location.

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BM
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine here often. The entire dining experience was a train wreck from the beginning due to no ones fault. Someone went home sick and our server tried her best to pick up our table along with her own. she was FANTASTIC! Our food order came out sporadically and some not at all! The manager Bobby came to our table apologized profusely and comped everything even the drinks! A well run Establishment which is why we recommend it to all our friends and anyone asking for a recommendation to dine in town!!

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RF
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had terrible service and I made reservations a month in advance and the hostess sat us at a high top table in the bar area. We asked to be moved. What is the point of making a reservation if you are going to sit in a lousy and noisy high top table. And our waitress was awful, never asked if we wanted refills and forgot to bring a teabag for my mom's tea and by the time she came around, the water was cold. I will never come back.

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OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to celebrate!

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KR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious, the waiter was knowledgeable of the menu and made great recommendations, overall the experience was great.

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AC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great Beer selection. Server was great. He was very attentive and the food arrived promptly. I had the shrimp tacos which were very good. My wife had the filet mignon sliders. She ordered them medium. In an order of two, one was medium the other was medium well. There was also suppose to be horseradish cream on them but there was barely any. The waiter did bring some more when my wife requested it. The one that was cooked correctly was good. Overall, not a bad experience.

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J
Cancun
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit. 6 of us made 6:30 reservations. We were seated promptly and drinks arrived so very quickly and were very good. Our server was attentive and friendly. Atmosphere was vibrant and fun with a great view of market square. The downside was the food. It just wasn't good. Fish tacos were tasteless (pieces of fish were oddly too big). Sandwich buns were hard, my husband's fries look like the remnants of another order. Not sure what would draw us to return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good service, good drinks, and a good time. If I ever have visitors coming into town this is one of the places we end up going so I can showcase the higher end of Pittsburgh's food and bar scene. It's a little pricey but it's at a convenient location for downtown and the quality of the beer you can get during happy hour makes up for it. My only real complaint with it is that the place is always full and the floor layout does absolutely nothing to mitigate how noisy it gets, so you find yourself yelling to be heard by the person sitting across from you. Because it's so crowded it can also be hard to navigate, but it doesn't ever feel like you're back in your favorite dive bar from when you just hit 21 and started going out. The decor and the type of clientele who you usually find there make City Works a great place to come with friends, family, or on a date, after factoring in how packed the place gets. Overall I recommend going, but for special occasions. You'll probably need a reservation if you're going during weekend dinner hours, and you won't be having any long, quiet, involved conversations. It's too expensive to make it a regular destination, unless you just go for happy hour and get their half-off drinks and appetizers. Come here for a relaxed night of being happy and loud where your goal is to just have fun with your time (essentially, to celebrate).

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AF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Needed a spot with later hours, 10pm reservation. The restaurant had been very busy that night and was out of several items. But our server didn’t tell us until we tried ordering them. She was pleasant but distracted, until she brought the check. Then she was more personable. The food ranged from good to very good and the bar selection was great. Very nice ambiance.

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