City Works - Pittsburgh

4.2
275 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.
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Slow service. Wasn’t that busy.

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W
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was great and waiter was great. We will be back.

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AH
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating at City Works. I had taken my team for a thank you lunch and everyone was pleased with the variety of selections on the menu. Everyone including myself enjoyed our lunch. Our waiter Keith was good and stop by just enough times to make sure we were okay.

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ST
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place downtown for beer, drinks, sports and good food.

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AH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The server was not the swiftest (did not tell us one of the appetizers was 86'd) and she was a little slow. It is very loud, and the booths were not comfortable. This is a huge sports bar.

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JS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Watched the football games there and was great. Great food and service and an atmosphere that you don’t get anywhere else.

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d
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Took the kids after skating at PPG place. It was the perfect one-two punch. It was a good, vibrant place where nobody minded that we were all decked out in wet skating clothes. But it felt "fancy" for the kids.

It was a LITTLE loud. And my fillet sandwich wasn't GREAT. But neither of those gripes pull me back from being very happy with our experience.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food and beer were great! Service however was not. No one came over to say hello and get our drinks for 15 minutes. The manager noticed and asked if anyone got our drinks and then as soon as we answered no someone appeared. Everything else was great though. Amazing beer selection!

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HP
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

City Works has a great varied menu. The mussels are absolutely delicious, so are the filet sliders and the shrimp tacos. If you love beer, they have a huge list of beers, some of which are limited availability and rotate. Overall, the service is good and the prices are fair. This place can get busy, so I definitely recommend making a reservation.

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T
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Great food. Nice staff. Very slow service. It’s a good place to hang out if you have the time. Took us, party of 3, over 2 hours from the time we sat to the time we paid our bill. We ordered apps and sandwiches.

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J
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. My favorite is that big pretzel but they only have it during happy hour!

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MG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

They handle seating really efficiently. Big open space. Lots of beers on tap. Server was a bit overwhelmed. Food was basic but good for parties with diverse tastes. A safe play for friend outing

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DC
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Hostess station was absolute chaos. Did not appreciate receiving a message that I failed to show for reservation. Everyone enjoyed their meal but $17.00 for 2 mini sliders with 10 French fries is excessive, even for Pittsburgh. Dana was an excellent Server in personality and we appreciated that. All appetizers were not put in, so we missed out, as did City Works on the tab. We would return, but with a different expectation.

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SM
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the food and the crafted cocktail selection. I enjoyed the the vast variety of local brews they have on tap. My wife and I will definitely go back.

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OT
West Virginia
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was “okay.” We did get a call a few minutes out from our seating time to ask if we were still coming - a nice surprise and held our table 15 minutes after reservation time.

Our waitress greeted fairly quick, but her attention to us continued to dwindle over time. We had to flag down another waitress for silverware and TWO different people for drink refills. Food was average. Allot plenty of time of going here prior to a show or event - at least 90 minutes.

Overall, I wouldn’t say I’d never go back, but it’s going to be quite some time if i ever do.

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OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This was the 4th time we’ve dined at City Works. The food is delicious but unfortunately the service is very slow. Don’t go if you’re headed to a show unless you give yourself plenty of time.

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J
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Great sports bar..that’s about it. As many reviewers noted...very small portion for price paid. We had to order an appetizer AFTER dinner because we were still hungry..that should tell you a lot!

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D
Pittsburgh
33 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Be sure you have a lot of time to spend here for dinner. The food is very good and the atmosphere is energetic.

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BT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Brunch was great! Service a bit slow and floors are very slippery when raining.

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JK
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The noise level makes it very hard to talk and have a conversation. Perhaps lunch is different, but dinner was a struggle. Food was average - not very hot. Service was excellent. Bathrooms were untidy and out of toilet paper.

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OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Took over an hour for salads and kids meal. Half the order was missing. Good food. Just not worth it.

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f
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to watch games, and grab a drinks. Burgers are fantastic, and desserts are good too!

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EY
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Other than it took 15 minutes to be greeted by our waitress after we sat down, everything was great. We had to ask another waitress to order our drinks and food. Even when our actual waitress acknowledged us, the original waitress, who we ordered with, took care of us throughout the night. We’re not exactly sure where the tip on our bills went to...

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Busy night. Was very fun and food was great!

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere to eat with friends and watch games.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

There were 6 of us. I had the shrimp tacos which were fine. 2 people had French fried with their fish which were so over fried they were hard and dry. One had a chicken wrap that was to be served hot but was almost frozen. One had mashed potatoes that were hardly warm. The manager did take care of the couple with the cold chicken wrap.
Service is always slow so don’t stop here if you are in a hurry or are close to a showtime.

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LH
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Glad we had a reservation, they were very busy! Food was good, nice cocktail selection and great beer list. Server was attentive and pleasant. Pretty interior, casual and relaxed. Overall a very good experience. Would definitely go again.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Lots of fun!

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DS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious, but the restaurant is more of a sports bar and can get very loud.

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JA
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Burgers are frozen so not very good tasting. Very small amount of fries with burgers. Pretzel bites were a little hard and not warm. Drinks are overpriced and not very good either. Texas mules had way too much lime juice and were hard to drink.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

In September my in-laws and I had a terrible experience. Our appetizers were cold and took way too long to come out. It was a Sunday evening and not that busy, even after a Steeler game. Then our salads never came out after a long 1 hr. Our drinks and appetizers that we never ate were comped, and we left with gift cards. Last night we gave the place a second chance and we’re going to use the gift cards. We had reservations for 7 pm. We never sat till 7:35 pm, and we had gotten there early around 6:30. I know the Tiger/Phil pay per view was on and it was Black Friday. We sat, ordered appetizers right away. They were fine. When our food came out, it was all cold. My husband’s food wasn’t what he ordered. Everyone tried to eat because they were starving. My Aunt ordered the fish tacos. The corn salad had pieces of ceramic dish in it, and it wasn’t from her plate. My husband’s food never came out till we spoke with the manager. I never speak up but since this wasn’t the first time we had issues, we had to make it know again, hoping the issues will get fixed. Unfortunately, we will not be coming back. Our server was great, and we still took care of him for his service.

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DD
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall a great place...awesome beer selection and very good food

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great atmosphere!

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SA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time. Third time there. Good food. Good drinks. Fast and very personable service

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B
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our server, Paul, did a killer job engaging with us & keeping us happy. Very good experience!

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p
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Can’t say enough. Food was outstanding. Hostess worked with us on timing. Called twice. Couldn’t be nicer. Waiter was unbelievable. Overall great place. Will be back after thanksgiving! Spreading the word!

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UN
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered mostly from the appetizer menu and the portions were large, presentation was perfect and the food was tasty. The only entree ordered was the ribs and it was a tad bit dry.

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MB
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time here. It was nice restaurant, the food was good, however too many spice or mixed ingredients, a plain or simple salads should be offered. Natalia was our server, very sweet and patient! Thank you

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SS
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place made a reservation thru open table
We were seated immediately but in a corner near wait station so table was not to our liking. All else good.

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SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visiting our daughter who is away at college and made reservations based on recommendation of parents group. Although the noise level made it a bit difficult to talk to any but the person you were sitting right next to, it was a fun place. We just ordered a bunch of appetizers and shared everything....even finished up by sharing desserts. Favorites were the Buffalo wing dip, bread pudding and snickers pie. My husband and I had the local IPA recommended by our waitress. Overall experience was great!

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