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Emerson’s, Pittsburgh, PA
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Emerson’s

4.5
4.5
159 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A lounge with a focus on quality ingredients, well-made cocktails, as well as natural & small production wines. Located off of Market Square in Downtown Pittsburgh. Our front door is to the left of the entrance to Market St Food & Wine.

If you are unable to find a reservation please email info@marketstreetgrocery.com or call 724-249-7657. For further inquiry about private events and large party reservations please email info@marketstreetgrocery.com.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, French, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (724) 249-7657

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Chad Rapp

  • Private party facilities

    For more information email info@marketstreetgrocery.com

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 159 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Poor food (frozen hamburger patties) and I uninteresting salad. Quality of ingredients seemed like low-grad Cisco.

    Emerson’sResponded 2 days agoHello, I'm terribly sorry that you did not enjoy your meal. The beef for our patties is hand ground in house, and sourced from a local family farm in Irwin, and we do not have an account with Cisco. Please reach out to me at info@marketstreetgrocery so that I might be of assistance to you.

  2. S

    Soph

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot! Super cute, good food and good drinks. Great for a girls night out or a date night. Highly reccomend, can’t wait to be back!
  3. E

    Eileen

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out celebrating with my BFF and the dinner at Emerson’s was fantastic! Great ambiance, wonderful service and delicious food. Our server, Marcus, was friendly and outgoing, explained the beverage and dinner menu, made some excellent recommendations and was just overall fabulous! We never felt rushed or neglected. We ordered a couple starters - the charcuterie board (yummy), the burrata, and corn bread (excellent - a must order). My friend had the sirloin for her entree and immediately texted her fiancé to let him know they were coming back so he could try it. I had the salmon & it was cooked perfectly! I will definitely be going back!
  4. BM

    BMan

    Pittsburgh

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Charcuterie and Mezze platters are fantastic! Ceceila our server was great! Always love Emerson's
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food; excellent vibes! Loved the menu and drinks were great. Can’t wait to go back!
  6. S

    Stacy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was terrific. The food was delicious and the prtions were generous. We had a wonderful experience and we will definitely be back again.
  7. N

    Nicole

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    It took 30 minutes for our drinks (1 beer, 1 glass of wine, 1 cocktail), 1 hour for the food, and they brought out one wrong entrée which took an additional 15 minutes to replace.
  8. NH

    NHLaura

    New England

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had drinks at the bar first before we sat at the table for our reservation. The 3 of us enjoyed our cocktails. We decided to order only appetizers since it was our first time being at the place. We really liked all of them! We got the burata, mussels, crispy Brussels sprouts, truffle fries and tuna poke. We will likely visit again when in town!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience from beginning until end. Great service and food. Loved the ambience.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In all honesty I don’t have a complaint about my experience at Emerson’s, it was top notch but not snobby, food was delicious but not pretentious, wait staff was absolutely charming, ambiance was delightful but not disarming. We loved our dinner and we loved our drinks and we had a great time.
  11. SR

    SamanthaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the truffle fries - you will not regret it. Promise. I would pay delivery fees for them.
  12. NG

    NatalieG

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, awesome happy hour/wine Wednesday special, very attentive wait staff. Would definitely go back
  13. P

    Pghdiner

    Pittsburgh

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    I think they really need to invest in some sound absorbing panels. If you walk in and see tables setup of 8+, ask to be seated at the bar. You can eat there and it’s a lot easier to have a conversation without others yelling in your ear.
  14. KS

    KaylaS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    My husband and I made reservations for this restaurant for our anniversary. We were not even acknowledged by a server for almost 20 minutes after we sat down for this reservation. They were not busy, only about 3 other tables were seated when we were there. The drinks were not very good. I was very disappointed. The restaurant itself was cute but I would not recommend.
  15. EG

    EllieG

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Emerson’s! It’s a perfect location in town. It was cozy and welcoming. The staff was particularly warm and friendly. Looking forward to a return visit!
  16. A

    Anonymous

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great…really enjoyed our dinner
  17. DE

    DEB1

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Rated promptly and had great service. The op was delicious and th servings were generous.
  18. SW

    ShawneeW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone in my party of 5 raved about their drinks and dinners. The cornbread with strawberry jam could have been a dessert. The beat salad was excellent. My friends enjoyed the charcuterie and roasted brussel sprouts. One had the butternut squash penne and said it was the best meal she's ever had. We will definitely go again! Wait staff fantastic in helping us choose drinks. Kentucky apple cider with BOURBON was so good.
  19. FB

    FiaB

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    I had the small plate Tuna Poke, I felt the balance of flavors was a little off with too much Nori. The Tuna itself was not the best and somewhat stringy. So unpleasant as it's raw, don't believe this was Sushi grade, left a lot in the bowl and was tempted to return it and order something else. Needed a better balance of ingredients , more Avocado and another crunchy ingredient would help. The macadamia nuts would be better chopped rather than whole to create a more pleasing mouthful as the whole nut detracted from everything else. Also roasting the nut first would intensify it's flavor as without roasting it's somewhat bland. My husband had the pork sandwich and truffle fries. We had the fried olives as starter. Both the Fries and Olives were over fried and I also think the oil needs to be changed as although not burnt they had an "old, dark" taste, whereas with fresh oil they would be light and crispy.
  20. JT

    JaneT

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Not bad. Not great. Waitress was super. Arrived on time. Steps to restaurant were surprising! Super high pitch. And lots of them. Ouch. Tables are somewhat close together. Mostly 2-tops. Fireplace was great addition to atmosphere. Husband’s drink needed to be remade. Only was a rum & coke. Food was good but seemed a bit pricey. Had pasta vodka & house chicken sandwich. Chicken was dark meat. Humph. Usually is white meat. Truffle fries were recommended by waitress & good. Asked for Lettuce & tomato - was xtra ( for chix sandwich ). Surprised at that. Drinks were about as much as meal. Over $70. No apps. No desert. 1/drink each. Probably not a repeat for us.
  21. LC

    LCM527

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Delicious food and excellent service. Fried olives were a highlight, and half price bottles of wine on Wednesdays was a nice surprise. Would love to go back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks are delicious. Great atmosphere and a top tier playlist. Friendly and helpful waitstaff. Overall wonderful experience. Can’t wait to go back!
  23. p

    pulltooth

    Pittsburgh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good meal! The cornbread was great and the dessert was too good.
  24. AB

    AngelaB

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service and ambiance. I highly recommend the roasted Brussels sprouts!
  25. JM

    JoeM

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Emerson's. Located in Market Square. My wife and I walked by the entrance. So I called for help in locating. The person I spoke with actually came out to where we were to lead us to the restaurant. Because of the Christmas Village being set up, it was a little confusing. I was impressed. Everyone was friendly and the noise level was just right. Too many times we can't hear ourselves talk when we have been to other restaurants. Enjoyed my old fashioned cocktail and my wife had a nice selection of wines to pick from. The food was excellent. From the Burrata to the main course through to dessert. I had the salmon and my wife the crab cakes. Will definitely be back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and dining venue and experience were extraordinary. One of the best meals and dining experiences we’ve had in recent years.
  27. E

    Eric

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Creative and tasty cocktails. Not a huge menu but the food was quite good. Service by Caleb was wonderful!
  28. RB

    RobertB

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    30 or so stairs to a most delicious meal. And what great service. Highly recommended.
  29. SS

    SarahS

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We had a great experience and will definitely be back! The food and cocktails were excellent, and we were surprised how generous the portions were especially on the small plates. They were able to accommodate our larger group of diners easily. I'll definitely be back for a more intimate meal in the future.
  30. g

    gailn

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small area but nice ambiance. Very accommodating. Variable menu. Everyone enjoyed their meal! Excellent service!
  31. MZ

    MeganZ

    West Virginia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress had noticed the note on the reservation about one guest requiring gluten free food. She was very knowledgeable including food fried in the same oil as gluten containing food. My only (minor) complaint is that the restaurant is difficult to locate due to poor signage.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    We like to go to this place for drinks but this time we tried the food and is not good at all. We had a reservation but we never got our table so we sit at the bar to wait but we end up having dinner at the bar which make very difficult the conversation in the group because we weren’t close enough to each other.
  33. EW

    EdenWhiteman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SO GOOD! The staff were attentive and helpful but not overbearing. Food was delicious
  34. AP

    AllenP

    Naples

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    All was reasonably good but our entree took longer to be served than would be expected. Noise level was high from the bar area.
  35. BL

    BillyandLyl

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool vibe. Great service. Yummy apps & drinks.
  36. PO

    PatO

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Charcuterie board was very ordinary to plain and with uninspiring selections; two entrees - steak and pork chop - very middle of the road at best; no differentiating taste in any of the vegetables. Bathroom was out of paper towels early in the evening.
  37. r

    rodders

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner here. Great atmosphere. Great meeting some of the owners. Enjoyed the appetizers and entrees
  38. M

    Mimi

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Live jazz was amazing Food a service outstanding!!!
  39. HN

    HayN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    It was yummy, but not amazing. I would go again but would prefer other places.
  40. D

    Danielle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food & cocktails were delicious, and the staff was friendly and helpful!

FAQs

Emerson’s is rated 4.5 stars by 159 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Emerson’s

435 Market St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, French, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Chad Rapp

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (724) 249-7657

  • Private party facilities

    For more information email info@marketstreetgrocery.com

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