Eliza

4.1
58 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Set on the site of former iconic iron works, Eliza Furnace, Eliza is an American Bistro exploring classic Pittsburgh flavors, beloved by those that worked the furnaces, combined with the fresh perspective and seasonal sourcing that define what we eat in our region today. Part throwback part contemporary and 100% Pittsburgh- there's no old Pittsburgh vs. new Pittsburgh at Eliza. It's just who we are, represented through straightforward preparations, local sourcing, and a dedication to telling the story of our hometown- past, present, and future- on every plate.
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vipJeshaka
Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Miss the freshly opened days with a more diverse, eclectic & fresh dinner menu. Good food, good staff.

JC
JoeC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The rooftop bar had a great atmosphere. It was nice to have a couple drinks up there before going down and eating dinner in the dining room. The food was incredible!! Highly recommended!!

JW
vipJenniferW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Restaurant is clean and modern. Service was good. Food was subpar. My daughter ordered the cheeseburger which she thought was only a step above McDonald's. The Caesar salad I had was swimming in so much dressing I could not eat it. The pork belly tacos were the ony highlight.

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AlyssaB
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Surprisingly great.
I was caught a little off-guard at first, because the restaurant hadn't appeared as I'd expected, nor was it busy -- as I had anticipated for a Friday evening. All of my apprehension, however, dissolved as I worked my way through the food. My only recommendation would be a larger, more extensive wine list, but being a hotel bar, it may not be reasonable. Great first experience!

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MaraV
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food was amazing. service was great and attentive. 10/10 would go again

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

When we first got there, we were asked if we wanted to eat inside, outside, or on the rooftop deck. We chose the rooftop deck and headed up. It wasn’t until we got up there that we learned it was a different/limited menu so we headed back downstairs and chose the outside patio.

Everyone was very nice, but i don’t think the staff had much training. When we asked what was in the potstickers (the menu didn’t specify) she told us they were vegetarian. I don’t eat pork or beef so we ordered them. Once they arrived we realized they had meat in them so we asked her to check on the ingredients and she came back to inform us they did have pork in them. Luckily the rest of our party could eat them. The food was ok - the appetizers were better than the main dishes. The drinks downstairs were good.

We went to the rooftop for more drinks after dinner and the bartender said they had “Sam Adams Summer Shandy” on draft. My boyfriend ordered that thinking it was Sam Adams Summer Ale and she just got the end of the name wrong, but it was Leinenkugel. My friend’s boyfriend ordered a blue whisky drink which was mostly blue curaçao and included a packet of sugar 🤷🏼‍♀️. Needless to say it wasn’t good.

TLDR: Staff is friendly and location and decor are nice. However, food was ok and staff (greeter, server, bartender) did not seem well-trained.

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vipMimi
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Everybody very cordial and responsive. Menu is not huge but the portions are in the food that we had was delicious we will definitely go back

JT
JoeyT
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The menu had plenty of variation in choices and the food was really good. In the end, we felt based on the experience and ambiance, it wasn't a real destination restaurant for us. Very glad we tried it and looking forward to getting back for brunch sometime.

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HeatherB
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Eliza many times. The food & service habe always been fantastic. Lkve the roof top bar too!!

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GentleMutt
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice setting next to the Tech centers. Quiet enough for conversation. Very friendly staff. All good.

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vipAxnjxn
Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We ate on a Saturday night and there was hardly a soul in the dining room. The hostess/waitress directed us to the rooftop bar to eat, but it turned out they didn’t serve dinners up there. We felt like she didn’t really want the business downstairs despite the lack of patrons. Anyhow, we headed back downstairs. However, the dinner menu consisted of only five entrees. The choice of wine was lower level, primarily, yet they still wanted $7 per glass. I assume the place is new, and it is in an interesting spot of the city, but they are not ready for prime time yet. I’d give the place a few months if I were reading this review. We probably won’t be back. There’s too may good choices in town to waste another dinner on this place in my opinion.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was amazing ! She was very friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. Thanks for a wonderful Mother’s Day brunch !

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ricksgirlz
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

I would not recommend Eliza for a brunch buffet. The eggs benedict were awful, the English muffins were rock hard. The buffet was not replenished often, no one was maintaining, cleaning it up. We stacked our used plates on our table and they remained there for most of the meal. It cost me $91 for 3 people and the gratuity was added. All that was served was one mimosa and a bloody mary we got everything else ourselves, you're welcome!
The only highlight was the lovely woman at the carving station. We tipped her, she was actually serving people, smiling and friendly. The beef and salmon were delicious.
We love Eliza, enjoy the jazz brunch but the Mother's Day buffet was a fail.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was delicious. The patty melt is incredible, the Korean chicken sandwich also incredible. This restaurant isn't what you might expect in a hotel. The food was tasty and original and the service was awesome. The environment of the place was comfortable as well. Check this place out, you won't regret it and you will have a very delicious and satisfying meal.

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LauraC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Jazz Brunch was a lovely event for our family group. The food was excellent (try the cinnamon swirl bread). Only criticism was that the kitchen could not keep up with the full house and the wait was longer than we would have liked. Beautiful space and easy parking.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very Nice venue
A bit busy due to Pitt graduation
Brandt was very kind and did go service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Everything was okay nothing bad but nothing above and beyond

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Steve
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Very easy to get to.
Unfortunately paid parking to eat since there is no free parking on site except for guests.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is delightful. Low, pleasant music, excellent service and sublime food.

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FourPPdineoutfriends
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Cheeseburger was good, fries very dark, unlike on N. Highland Avenue. Server told us that the salads are large so we shared greens, beets, chèvre and apple salad which was very good.

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vipcathy
Pittsburgh
36 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

While the food was delicious, there were no dining patrons in the restaurant at a 6pm dinner hour....if this is the norm, Eliza wont be around long...not the best location to attract theater or sports crowd dining in town beforehand.

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LauraA
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service & ambiance. Can't wait to come back as their menu is really good

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed this gem and were disappointed it wasn’t busier on a Saturday evening (although the bar was hopping). The food and service were excellent and it has a cool, calming vibe. I had the pork tenderloin over squash ravioli, my husband had the Korean fried chicken thigh sandwich, and our guest had the gnocchi. All were quite tasty as were the 4 different cocktails we tried. We will definitely be back.

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HarisA
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. If you would like to escape the business of Southside just walk over the bridge to Eliza..
We had a fantastic service and food. Highly recommended restaurnat.

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DougO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the special Valentine's day dinner package. Outstanding! Well balanced dishes with subtle and yet complex flavors. My only complaint was there was no bread to clean up the incredible broth from the main. Pleasant server, and very relaxing atmosphere. The acoustics are very good here. We often bring my Father-in-law for the brunch, because he can enjoy the conversations as well.

Thanks,
Doug

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vipKyleJ
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a Valentine’s Day dinner, and the location was just perfect! The host in the server were more than accommodating. And the food was amazing!

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OpenTableDiner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate here during Restaurant Week in Pittsburgh. Food was great with good portion size. Service was good and we got our food in a timely fashion. Dessert was great. Will definitely go back.

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DavidN
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service. Pleasant surrounding. Tasty food. Generous portions. Good value. We had dinner and we'll be back. The sandwich menu for lunch looks tempting.

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vipLiverpool
Pittsburgh
32 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a new restaurant in a recently opened hotel. We went for restaurant week in Pittsburgh. The food was very good and the portions were substantial. Service was excellent with a very attentive waiter. Although the decor was modern the atmosphere was friendly and welcoming. We went during the week so the noise level was low. The cost was reasonable and given nearness to Oakland it was a great alternative to dining in Oakland.

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Lynngir
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Eliza is a hotel restaurant, and since the hotel wasn't busy there weren't many people in the place. So, while it was quiet, it was also a bit lonely. The food was good, we had a couple of appetizers, the brussels sprouts were delicious as was the korean fried chicken. A couple of us had burgers which were good burgers -- not too large and well cooked on a delicious bun. My sons had fries which were delicious.
The service was adequate though not very professional. A bit too chummy in an intrusive manner.
I will go back to this restaurant in the warmer months when the roof is open -- because the food was good and not too expensive.

DD
DanaD
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great service, amazing food, happy staff. Great place to go!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Thanksgiving Dinner at Eliza. It was delicious, well presented, fresh, good service. It was wonderful. We will go next year for Thanksgiving. We will go back for brunch.

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TraceyV
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We went to Eliza for Thanksgiving dinner, so while we can't comment on their regular menu, the family-style midafternoon holiday dinner was perfect. The turkey was moist and tender, and the sides were flavorful and abundant. The soup - butternut squash with pumpkin seed and sage pesto - was a standout: a nice presentation and delicious as well. The décor is clean and modern, and the only drawback was that the heat in this recently opened building was not working properly, for which everyone who came to our table apologized even though it was nothing they could help. I will definitely go back to sample their regular menu.

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vipJeshaka
Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eliza’s first Thanksgiving was a 4-Course dining experience I’ll never forget! Hands down the best holiday meal I’ve ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

First time there and enjoyed it!

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WAB3
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was generally good. Salmon was tasty. Service attentive. I was disappointed that a simple sandwich entrée was not available on a non-busy Tuesday evening. Restaurant is new and clean.

CO
CathyO
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time celebrating friends birthday. Beautiful view of Hot Metal Bridge. Staff from management to server to bartender were just great. Food was delish- we had apps- Babba Ghonoush, Sprouts and peppers.

RF
vipRisaFoody
Orlando
81 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

What a disappointment! There are not any other dining options close to this new hotel, so it is devastating than the restaurant is so bad - and it is bad in every way. The service is amateurish and negligent, as if no one has ever worked in a restaurant before. The food is disgusting (grilled shishito peppers hardly cooked; falafel dusty dry; burger “had to be cooked medium well” [so why offer it]). And plan to wait and wait - to be seated, to order, for your food, and to pay. Never again.

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vipJOyceb
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The corn beef hash is delicious. However, we waited more than 50 minutes for our brunch and there was only one other couple in the restaurant. There was no explanation, no apology, and no compensation. With so many choices of places to visit, this will make us think a second and third time before returning. Also, the sound of the air conditioning was very loud with a deep rumbling that really bothered two of our party. We mentioned that to the waitress who explained that once the music was turned on, we would not hear it, but we did not hear any music during our 2 hour meal, just the air conditioning's constant deep rumbles.

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vipPghdiner
Pittsburgh
25 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really can’t give a review since we never had any service. Was seated in a dining room with 2 waitresses working and maybe 6 tables occupied. After 15 minutes sitting there, not even water offered, and hearing one employee apologizing to the 4-top next to us about the poor service, we decided to head out. I think they need to do a soft-opening, if they hadn’t already...(or again if they had).

FAQs

Eliza offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 621-1551.

Eliza is rated 4.1 stars by 58 OpenTable diners.