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City Works - Pittsburgh

4.5
4.5
761 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri 11:00 am–1:00 am Sat 10:00 am–1:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (412) 448-2900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Art Shelton

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you’re looking to host a corporate party or social event, City Works is a perfect restaurant for private and semi-private parties. Our downtown Pittsburgh location makes us a great party venue for large group bookings for a variety of occasions.

  • Private party contact

    Brandon Thompson : (877) 852-3356

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Market Square and Forbes Ave

  • Parking details

    Public parking garages available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 761 people are saying

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MC

    MarilynC

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    It was a little loud because we were trying to have a meeting. It was a Thursday and therefore a game night. Service was just ok but the food was very good.
  2. ND

    NadineD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Service excellent Food good Very loud and same game on every tv
  3. RS

    RegensburgerStrasse7

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were so lucky to have the same person take car of us on Saturday! My daughter’s best friend and her parents joined us for a special day.
  4. M

    Maya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always great, and I’ve personally never had a bad server.
  5. LJ

    LJPitt

    Pittsburgh

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lively place for dinner. Lots of TV viewing to go with the large bar. Food was high quality and reasonably priced.
  6. SF

    SteelersFan

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great service. Competent menu and plating. Really LOUD.
  7. AB

    AmandaB

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food is always great. Love the atmosphere
  8. LR

    LexyRomo

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fun atmosphere in a great area. The service was outstanding! The Tex-mex Mac n cheese was slightly dry but overall great experience.
  9. CP

    CarolinaPanther

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great venue to watch college football..Food is on point..
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    City works is probably good for drinks and watch a game but the food very average I ordered the smoked bbq platter smoked chicken wings wasn’t smoked and the skin was rubbery means not good and the ribs was very bad definitely two thumbs down👎🏽👎🏽
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    144 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. Graciously served, allowing the 3 of us to chat. Libations arrived quickly, and food was quite good. Glad to see you were busy on a Monday evening!
  12. D

    Downtowner

    Pittsburgh

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lunch for 3 at Noon. Even though a party of 30 was seated shortly after our arrival, our waiter was attentive to our table and food was delivered without an inordinant amounrt of time. Good service & good lunch fair.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food was average at best. Server had no personality. Did not greet us nor ask if we needed anything during our dining.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    met up with girlfriends for brunch, our server was phenomenal! We all loved our meals, great time all around!
  15. B

    Brooke

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has become our go to spot for brunch with out of town guests. The fact that they take reservations for larger parties is awesome!! Food and service is always on point. I can’t remember our servers name but she did an excellent job. Although not our server, a gentleman named Chandler stopped by our table to check on us. Just wonderful all around!
  16. VM

    VictoriaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Came for my boyfriends birthday and we were running late and accommodated us right away, food was great and The service was Too
  17. D

    Downtowner

    Pittsburgh

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    7:30 dinner reservations for 5. Food delivery was very slow, but the salmon & Cajun linguine entrees were excellent. Surprised when asked for salsa with the chicken tinga tacos that salsa was not available. Least favorite dish was the BBque chicken salad, Chicken was dry & much too much dressing on the salad. But overall, it was a very nice evening out with long time friends from out of town.
  18. JL

    JimL

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic, as was our service. City Works provides a bright, open atmosphere to which I can bring my team. I just wish we had been "off duty" so that I could have enjoyed the magnificent beer list!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Nice drink and food selections. The burgers were very good and made correctly. The fries seemed crispy but was more likely due to the time it took to get to our table. Everything that impacted our opinion relates to service. Almost 8 min before we met our server. They weren't busy, empty tables available, plenty of other staff on hand. I know because I had to keep flagging one of them down since I never could see ours. Don't know that I will be back.
  20. AB

    AngeliqueB

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was pretty good and ambience was nice for a Sunday morning brunch
  21. LM

    LisaM

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food was good. The noise levels were too high
  22. L

    Lauren

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here over lunchtime with staff and we had a great time! Everyone's food was delicious, the staff were all attentive and kind, and we enjoyed the natural lighting and round tables made for a pleasant dining environment.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was great, had the Cajun linguini. Good value. Only issue was that the waitress was not very attentive. We were in at 4:15, not many tables, and yet we had to find her to order more drinks.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed happy hour on Friday. The food and beer were an excellent value.
  25. MM

    MooseMania

    Pittsburgh

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and good food
  26. NB

    NatalieB

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time a server actively saw that my company was tax exempt and took care of the tax. He was so friendly and amazing!
  27. B

    Bingo

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Would highly recommend had a wonderful experience. Food was fantastic - had the pork chop. Service was very friendly but a bit slow likely due to staff shortages.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a great time at City Works! Our kids really enjoyed their food and especially the dessert.
  29. SZ

    ShelleyZ

    Pittsburgh

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service!!
  30. M

    Myrtle

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you're in Market Square, check it out. Great food and service. Best old-fashioned I've ever had.
  31. MC

    MadieC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for dinner and it was excellent!! It was so good we went back the next morning for brunch. Best French toast! Mimosa flight was delish as well. For dinner I had the sirloin which was cooked sooo well! I’m convinced they accidentally gave me a filet because it was so tender!
  32. MR

    MoniqueR

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had a fantastic night! We ended up being put in a little private seating area, which made it that much better! Cons: service can be a little slow. We waited a while for water and to place our order, but the food didn’t take super longer long. It is a little pricey for some items. My friend’s pork chop was dry and even after it was ordered again, it still wasn’t cooked as she desired. Pros: literally everything else!! The food was amazing!!! Duck nachos were beyond delicious and the fries are addictive. Hot and fresh and nice portions. The vibe was vibrant and fun and felt like a real “night out”. The manager came over to apologize for the overcooked pork chop, which was nice. Waitress was very nice also. Overall I loved it and will definitely be back.
  33. KL

    KatinaL

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    I was disappointed this experience
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server and food were amazing! Love that we had a private room.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great service. Big selection of beer and cocktails. Food was good. Lots of choices. Enough TV’s to watch any sport, but yet didn’t have the feel of the average sports bar.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing!

    City Works - PittsburghResponded on July 15, 2022Thank you for supporting us and leaving the glowing review. We're so glad you had a great time! We're looking forward to your next visit and cooking for you again soon. – Tom

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great! He was very funny and made it a great atmosphere.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy this restaurant, especially in warmer weather when outdoor seating is available looking out on Market Square. Food is consistent, service good and location especially convenient for downtown residents!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    The service was great but the food was quite disappointing, especially for the price. My husband and I both only finished half of our meal.

    City Works - PittsburghResponded on July 6, 2022Hi there, We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your food! Were you able to let a manager know? They will do everything they can in the moment to ensure your happiness. If you feel like sharing more feedback, we'd love the opportunity to improve. Please email us at marketing@bottleneckmgmt. Thank you!

  40. SS

    SecretSquirrel

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Not crowded on a Sat late morning. 4 tables of patrons. Found out why. Staff stood around bro-Ing out, watching the tvs, and and ignored customers. We saw our server 3 times-ordering, delivering the one drink we were able to order-mine, coffee w grounds visibly floating on top, and to bring the check-where we were finally able to ask for a second drink. When I asked for more cream for that second coffee (I used more than half of the shotglass-sized cream vessel with the first cup), the server responded, “You need more cream than that?” The food was ok. Nothing better than we could make at home. I give it an eh. It may have been better if it was brought out warm or hot. We were unable to find our server to mention it. Vanished from the floor. It was loud. Mostly from the servers loud convos and bro-out. It was seriously like some of them were hanging out at the bar instead of working. This is the first time I have had a less than great experience somewhere I have booked on Open Table. I guess I could have found a manager to complain. Why bother? The manager would have to be blind to notice the lack of work and people standing around like they were waiting for a bus. The manager would also have to be less than good at the job not to realize that all of the standing and conversation would result in cold food being brought out and lack of attention to customers.

    City Works - PittsburghResponded on July 6, 2022Oh man, we hate to hear this! That is FAR from the level of service we typically deliver. We understand your frustration. As a coffee-drinker who loves extra cream, I get it! 4th of July weekend is always quieter for us - much slower than a typical weekend. Regardless of how busy it was, our staff should have been on their game! Had you let a manager know, they would have taken care of you, but we understand not wanting to mention it. Please email us at marketing@bottleneckmgmt so we can help.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 4.5 stars by 761 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
Google Map for City Works - Pittsburgh

2 Ppg Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Market Square and Forbes Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri 11:00 am–1:00 am Sat 10:00 am–1:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public parking garages available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Art Shelton

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (412) 448-2900

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you’re looking to host a corporate party or social event, City Works is a perfect restaurant for private and semi-private parties. Our downtown Pittsburgh location makes us a great party venue for large group bookings for a variety of occasions.

  • Private party contact

    Brandon Thompson : (877) 852-3356

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