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Commoner at the Biergarten

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1538 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
On Friday July 10th, The Commoner at the Biergarten is opening up again for socially distant dining and drinks (3 drink maximum per government regulations)

The Commoner is anything but common and our American classics with a touch of the unexpected will be brought to our Downtown Pittsburgh restaurant for our guests to enjoy a socially distant dining experience.

Rooftop Biergarten: Due to limited capacities each reservation will be for two hours. Reservations will be bookable via a reservations www.thecommonerpgh.com. Tables are available for parties up to 6.
We do request that you cancel all reservations within 24 hours.

YOU MUST WEAR A MASK UNTIL YOU ARE SEATED AT YOUR TABLE. The Commoner is complying with all PA state rules pertaining to restaurant health & safety as we re-open. Please visit https://www.thecommonerpgh.com/clean/ to learn more about our approach to keeping all guests & colleagues s

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1538 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor drinking and dining and very socially distant

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Unfortunately, the Biergarten only had one item on the menu, a burger. It was tasty, but greasy and the whole rooftop smelled of burger grease. I know it has to very difficult with the pandemic to properly plan, but I wish the days menu could have been posted online. I was hoping for a chicken pot pie which the online menu said was available.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome and super nice!

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KelseyS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great views. Greats drinks. Great food.

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KelliB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately we couldn’t have dinner on the rooftop so we had dinner in the Commoner inside. Our smash burger was EXCELLENT! Unfortunately, our only option as a side was a bag of chips. Not worth the $16 per entree we paid. The limited menu was not the same as what was listed online and that was very frustrating.

Honestly, the good burger and good service saved the night.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The staff upon entry was very rude. He would not help assist us with ordering from the online menu. Will not be returning.

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SaraR
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has the best drinks and I love the giant pretzel!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good time! Beautiful views

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viplovefood
Toronto
60 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

1 burger was cold, had to be redone while everyone else finished. Another burger was warm, not hot. Rest of meals were okay. Server kept taking partial orders then leaving, rather than taking everyone’s orders.

Overall food was barely okay. Considering experience, very overpriced. Would never eat there again

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vipdriver
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was outstanding. Vegan menu limited

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vipHiseG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a great find. Fantastic service and solid Bar! I highly recommend if you are in Pittsburgh for business.

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JeanneW
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good. The decriptions in the menu didn't do the meal justice. A little pricey, but it's a hotel restaurant. Service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I was very disappointed in my meal. The potatoes were amazing, but the chicken was bland. Quite costly. Our waiter was amazing though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Pittsburgh for a casual meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Bring back the commoner burger for lunch. The 2nd best burger is not the answer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Will certainly be back for brunch.

JP
JillyeatsPhilly
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Went for the amazing bloody mary bar but they shut it down permanently 2 weeks ago. We were disappointed, although the bloody mary’s on the regular menu were good. Food was good not great. Server was good.

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vipRick
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cocktail and wine selection is impressive and innovative. The space is beautiful and comfortable. Nice crowd and overall good experience. I’ll be back.

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FlorenceS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner on 2/28/2020 was good but portions small for the price. We advised the server we have tickets to a show and needed to be out but 7:15pm, so he did serve us quickly. Cocktails and wine are pricey.

Had brunch there on 2/29/2020 and it was good, Plain Bloody Mary was too spicy. Husband loved their burger.

Had brunch there on 3/1/2020 with our couple from Friday night- the Eggs Benedict were over cooked, both men's waffles were cold- the butter would not melt on them but my Yinz breakfast was pretty- good but the potatoes were a tad cold. Staff did not check back after serving to see if there was any problems. When we left the hotel, the bellman did tell us they have a new chef. the chef needs to learn how to do poached eggs.

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RussellW
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Food choices were slim and what was there was only ok

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Katie
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love The Commoner, but this was not my favorite experience. My guests said their dishes were good, but I got the Mac n Cheese, which I have had before, and it was not nearly as rich or creamy as my first time having it. It was amazing the first time, so I was pretty disappointed when it was not the same. We also got the bread pudding for dessert, which again we have had before but were slightly disaspointed this time. It was not as warm and gooey as I remembered it. It was more cake-y. Also, the wait is always somewhat long for food but it's not a big deal when you have goof company.

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vipJR66
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The challenge here is service. The food is good, actually quite good. The problem is that the service just isn’t there. We saw a waiter to take our order and then again to bring the check. Food runnersBrought the food before we could even get drinks. We saw the manager more than we saw our waiter. For these kinds of prices in this popular restaurant, that’s just not acceptable.

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KarenE95
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

What a terrible experience. We had reservations at 7:15. We ordered 2 cheeseburgers and a Mac and cheese for our son. Our beet appetizer(which we did receive) was okay. But after an additional hour our server said our meals were coming up soon. 30 minutes later and no burgers or Mac and cheese we had to leave to get to our concert. The manager “Diane” offered to pack it up or come in for a free meal but it was obvious they lost our ticket and our server. Never again. Get it together guys!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

We had to sit very close to the table next to us and the food came out cold. We both got the chicken dinner.

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I was really disappointed in the menu. Apparently they changed chefs. Really over priced for what you get. Food was pretty salty. Ambiance and service were good.

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AngelaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Very good food, nice atmosphere, great beer selection!

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JeffreyS
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Burger was fantastic... Service not impressed.

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Anthony
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Commoner is our favorite restaurant, no questions, in Pittsburgh. Overall dining experience is outstanding and has been with each reservation.

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Local
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place downtown for group lunch if the weather is bad, everything taste great but on the higher side for lunch.

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vipMelissaS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We love going to The Commoner whenever we are in Pittsburgh. They have fantastic cocktails and a good wine selection, and GREAT desserts! We had dinner, which is always yummy but I do have one complaint. I really wanted to order the The Commoner Burger, however the server told me it is only served one temp, medium rare/medium. I declined and order something else but the other 3 people at my table got the The Commoner Burger and all of them were severed medium well/well. I'm not sure if that's common or if it was just busy that night but it was disappointing because it was cooked exactly as I would have wanted it! Anyway, it's a fantastic place to eat, however if you're thinking about the special burger - get it!

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Hamiltonl
West Virginia
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Limited menu. Burgers were good

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vipDana
Pittsburgh
32 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We will not be going back. We were there in the fall and enjoyed the staff, the menu and the food. Sadly, the menu and food quality has decreased significantly. Maybe it was an off night, but I had a difficult time finding a meal choice as a GFDF costumer. I ended up with a salad and chicken breast - the food was fine, but certainly not worth the money.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good was excellent and drinks were tasty! Love coming here for brunch.... would 10/10 recommend

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CandiceG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We usually like their “regular menus” for dinner and brunch.
My husband and I tried their Valentine’s Day special course menu and it was very disappointing. The steak was cold and smelled. The fondue came with only couple pieces of apples and grapes, biscuits and very tiny pieces of meat. Overall, It was definitely not worth $55 course menu. I wish we had their regular dinner menu instead.

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NickK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great, the service was good, and I liked I could take my young kids there.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good food beautiful restaurant fairly priced. Nice to finally have a upscale restaurant in the city for breakfast.

KT
vipKatieT
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. We had been there previously and the food was good but this was much better. The steak was perfect and very flavorful. It also came with a side of creamy mashed potatoes which were excellent. This chief has only been there approximately 3 months. My husband got a plain burger which he said was the second best that he has ever had. The fries were also delicious. We definitely will be back and i hope the steak is still on the menu. We also got the marshmallow ice cream sundae which was marshmallow ice cream with a salt dark chocolate sauce which was very good but very rich - we shared it. I wouldn’t have been able to eat the whole thing by myself bc it’s sooooo rich.

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LaurenA
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary, and were pleasantly surprised and pleased with how fantastic our experience was. Highly likely to come back!

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vipProfessor
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Adjectives to describe this visit include underwhelming, mediocre, and forgettable. Nothing on the menu stood out, so I went with the chicken pot pie. It looked very good, but when I tried to puncture the pastry, expecting it to be swallowed up in the pot pie goop underneath, it didn’t budge. After some prodding and poking, the whole thing lifted up like a manhole cover, and what lurked down under was none too impressive. No comparison to the pot pies that have come out of my mother’s kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was great. Food was solid just a tad pricey for brunch but still good

FAQs

Commoner at the Biergarten does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Commoner at the Biergarten also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 230-4800.

Commoner at the Biergarten is rated 4.4 stars by 1538 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.