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Emerson’s, Pittsburgh, PA

Emerson’s

4.6
4.6
275 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. Grocery.

If you are unable to find a reservation for your party please email info@marketstreetgrocery.com or call (724) 249-7657. For reservations of 8 or more persons please call (724) 249-7657 to reserve. For further inquiry about private events email info@marketstreetgrocery.com.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 275 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

275 Reviews
  1. ErinM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very focused on alcohol sales though our table had a lot of food sales, we just weren't attended to the same way. Unfortunate, as the food was decent. I suspect this was because I had my 11 year old with me for a special occasion. Will not return.
    Emerson’sResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for joining us at Emerson’s last night. I just read your review and it seems like we missed the mark. Would you be willing to share a bit more about your experience via email so we can do our best to make it right? As a parent myself I hate to hear you had a negative experience in our restaurant with your kid, especially for a special occasion. Thank you!

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  2. BethH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The only thin “wrong,” if I have to be picky, is that the atmosphere wasn’t “.high end,” but the delicious food was.

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  3. Nearleft

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The place is a bit too loud--something that could be remedied by the addition of curtains or other soft materials. The food was generally good, but one member of our party had to send a dish back because the raw fish was not fresh. People enjoyed the cocktails and wine. The service was friendly and competent.

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  4. JessicaT

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! Appreciated the gluten free options, excellent service as well. We can’t wait to go back!

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  5. Stacy

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Emersons! The vibe, the drinks, the specials and everything is great!

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  6. Lexxx

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Sophie was FANTASTIC! This restaurant is a must visit. Beautiful location with amazing views. We will definitely be back

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it! We loved the cozy atmosphere and the service and food was excellent.

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  8. DeannaS

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful scenery and wonderful food! Makes for a perfect date night or night with the gals!

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  9. VasudevaP

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance, great food and great service. My wife and I enjoyed a lot.

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  10. Anonymous

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is absolutely delicious!! Great service and chill/cozy ambience. The only issue is the lighting at night needs to be a bit brighter, so dinner guests can easily read the menu and see the yummy food they are eating without straining their eyes or pulling out a cell phone flashlight.

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  11. RosaliaP

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything about this place and can’t recommend it enough!

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  12. Vickitravels

    Munich

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mussels, truffle fries, fried chicken, all excellent.

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  13. BillyM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! The service was excellent, only complaint was having a hard time finding the place initially, but totally worth it!

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  14. JamesZ

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service were very good. Just so you know, the menu is somewhat limited in options but since I like everything it is not an issue with me. Just that if you are a picky eater, check the menu before you go.

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  15. Sldragon

    Pittsburgh

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great dinner and were asked by the hostess if we had a show to attend after dinner. We informed her that we did and she was sure to pass it on to our server. But despite that, we had to wait over an hour for our food to arrive. We barely made it to the show on time. The food was delicious but we had no time for dessert. If you don't mind waiting for your dinner and want a relaxing evening, this is the place for you. But be aware that if you have theatre tickets, you may not make it on time.

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  16. MichaelL

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden gem in Market Square. MC was a fantastic server and the atmosphere is phenomenal. Highly recommend. Great food at a fair price. The Pork Chop was A+++. We will definitely be going back!

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  17. Jmg32

    New Mexico

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best experience at emerson's!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. jazmineg

    Pittsburgh

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite spots! The food, the service and the drinks are amazing.

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  19. GiannaF

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our dinner at Emerson’s. The drinks were very good, the food was also good. The restaurant is intimate and cozy but can get a little loud. Would recommend!

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  20. AmyW

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We showed up with 3 more people than we had made a reservation for and they were SO accommodating, despite it being one of the busiest nights of the year, I suspect. We were so appreciative of the service. Emerson's is so cozy, great food, lovely drinks.

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  21. Iheartsteelers

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Be overall atmosphere, I’ll be honest, food, and staff were amazing. Wonderful restaurant located in market Square. It was hard to find, kind of made you feel like you were stepping into a restaurant in a big city!

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  22. BandE

    Pittsburgh

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were excellent. It’s a very cute and cozy atmosphere. Waitress and chef were quite accommodating to dietary restrictions. We will definitely be back! 

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  23. MeghaB

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a formal cocktail dinner. I would go there for the crowd and the ambience ….

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  24. EricaM

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Emerson’s was delicious! Their staff is great, the atmosphere and decor is perfect for an intimate date night.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chad is the best chef in Pittsburgh always delicious! This is a must try for anyone local or visiting if i could give it 10 stars i would absolutely highly recommend!

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  26. ANDREWS

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun night out! Definitely recommend. The unique drinks were fun to try.

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  27. ConnorT

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience, friendly staff, awesome seasonal drinks

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  28. MadiM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, sophisticated atmosphere, wine pairings

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  29. MegganH

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice atmosphere, good food Great location in market square

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  30. TaylorA

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The burger was fantastic. Every drink is wonderful.

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  31. jessicaleigh312

    Pittsburgh

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time dining here and it was just as amazing as the first. They were a little late with our reservation but comped us the first round of drinks for it (and there were 10 of us!). Also comped a dessert. The food was high quality and priced perfectly.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Cool place that’s good for cocktails & appetizers. Our Mezze platter was yummy as well as the featured cocktail & French wine. Our entrees ranged from good to ok; my sister loved her salmon that she ordered with her salad but my hand cut flat iron steak was just ok…it is a cut of meat that if it isn’t cut correctly (by the customer not the restaurant) you’ll never be able to chew. We had some trouble with my niece’s dinner but management handled it well & remade her food. Service was just ok; some things took a little longer to get to the table we figured it was forgotten. One of the two desserts was gone by the time we finished our food. Overall, probably wouldn’t have dinner here again but would definitely stop for a few cocktails & apps.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a wonderful place for a couple. We enjoyed the evening and left with a smile.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Nice location. Very clean and nice atmosphere.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Emerson’s was amazing as always. The food and service are always incredible!

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  36. CB1234

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were never offered dessert even though the table behind us was and were there celebrating. Kind of felt like we were rushed out the door. It’s a cool place inside and our service was good until the very end.

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  37. Anna

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my third visit to Emerson's and I've been happy all three times. Great service, food, and ambience.

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  38. JessicaN

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic recommendations from our server and the atmosphere was great for our anniversary on Light Up Night. We were able to get right in with our reservation ahead of time with no wait. Excellent service and excellent menu!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Just ok. Would not go there again. Food is mid, as my daughter would say.

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  40. happy

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent. Cozy vibe. Great food. Knowledgeable wait staff

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FAQs

Emerson’s is rated 4.6 stars by 275 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 19 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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