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About Grand Concourse
Thank you for choosing Grand Concourse, Pittsburgh's premier waterfront seafood restaurant. Our fresh seafood, impeccable service & breathtaking view will make your experience one to remember.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Grand Concourse:
Monday - Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Lunch Gandy Dancer Saloon:
Monday - Saturday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner Grand Concourse:
Monday - Friday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Brunch Grand Concourse:
Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
East Carson Street
$31 to $50
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Enjoy our live piano entertainment in the main dining room 7 nights a week. Please call for up to date details.
Grand Concourse can accommodate any catering need. 3 private catering facilities available.
Valet parking is available for dinner. Public lot is also available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Grand Concourse Ratings and Reviews
This was our first time at the Grand Concourse for brunch. The food was delicious and well prepared. The food stations were spaced out so that there were few lines. The omelet was superb, the bananas foster were delightful, the freshly made donuts were more delicious than I had expected. The one feature of this brunch that I was not happy with is syrup. When the food is this delicious, pancake syrup is not good enough. If real maple syrup had been available, I would have rated this with 5 stars. Also, valet parking was much more difficult than it should have been (we were told that the busy nature of the holidays causes this to be a problem).
The Restaurant had a private event happening in the adjacent waterfront room. We had asked for a nice table for our out of town guests and we were in a crowded location near the servers area. Items were left off one guest’s salads, vegetables missing from plate, some entrees were not hot in temperature. I was disappointed with the Carribean shrimp and crab cakes, served with only rice and mixed peppers. A second cocktail was ordered and not delivered. I will likely not return for dinner. Visit the adjacent bar instead.
I was overall very disappointed with my dining experience at the Grand Concourse. On the night of a formal dance, that also happened to fall on my bestfriend’s birthday, the meal was a great letdown. For $100 a couple, we did not thoroughly enjoy our meals. I ordered my strip steak medium, it came out rare and was still very tough. Due to time constraints and being very hungry, we did not wish to send our meals back to be redone. The overall quality of the meat was extremely subpar and poorly cut. It was very fatty and had a very tough texture despite being undercooked. At an establishment as such, I would expect a meal prepared exactly as specified, not the complete opposite of the specifications put fourth by the customer. We came nearly 1.5 hours to enjoy a high class and high quality meal, and amongst the 4 of us, we were utterly disappointed and will not attend the Grand Concourse again.
The food was fairly good but the shrimp cocktail was a bit on the tough texture side, the other appetizer was too runny and it would have been better if served on a slightly harder bread and not a flatbread also it should have been pesto based not tomato based. The NE Clam Chowder is excellent as always though they should offer a larger size option for it. The Cesar salad did n ot have enough dressing and or cheese on it and they could try having bacon bits mixed into the dressing as well as that often works well at other restaurants and should also have options for smaller and or more flavorful croutons that are not quite as hard so they can be eaten much easier. As fo the main dish the meet was very dry and should have been a bigger and more flavorful serving, there should have been more shrimp with the meal and with the appetizer also the side dish of mashed potatoes would taste better if it had some garlic mixed into it. The ice cream for desert was excellent but they should offer more flavors to choose from and should consider having brownie ala mode as a dessert option, and finally they should change from serving coke products to serving Pepsi products.
Very crowded, hard to maneuver around all the people. Omelet bar was great as well as the waffles. The salads were awful and some of the buffet items tasted like they had been there a while. Herb, who took care of our table was excellent!! Probably will try somewhere else next time.
We enjoyed the Sunday brunch. It was all very delicious and there were plenty of options. One thing would be helpful - please post the names of the various foods on a little sign or notecard. There were times when I had no idea what food was in the bowl/on the platter!
I would recommend this with hesitation, it would greatly depend on you checking in with them. On July 31 of this year, I made reservations for 12 people to celebrate a surprise 40th Anniversary for my parents in December. I sent invitations to our group and we were set to go. Imagine MY surprise when we were getting seated and they sat us at two different tables. I was not informed nor asked if that would be acceptable. I didn't want to cause a fuss in front of the guests, but it was certainly embarrassing after making reservations well in advance and taking the group to brunch. We had five out of town guests attending, two as far away as Virginia Beach, one came in from Maryland, and two others from about an hour drive that we do not see often. To make it even more awkward, there were tables with twelve or more around us. I would have hoped it would have been handled more guest friendly, but it wasn't. I wasn't asked if it was okay in advance, nor at the restaurant. It certainly was not what we had hoped.
The food was delicious, I would highly recommend the salmon. We ate between going in back and forth of the different tables to talk with one another.
Although I will admit that the food was very good as well as the service, I wish someone would have let us know ahead of time that the main restaurant as well as the Gandy Dancer Bar and Saloon had been rented out for the evening. We would have picked a different night to come to dinner. One of the attractions and main reasons we came at this particular time was because of the Christmas feel in the main dining room and the beautiful decorations. We also arrived early so we could have a drink at the Gandy Dancer only to find out that it was closed. Though I understand that the restaurant and saloon are rented out for special occasions it would have been nice to know this ahead of time. In the future if we ever do return we will be sure and ask that question.
We love this place, we have enjoyed many special occasions there. We brought friends and were celebrating an anniversary and birthday. We did get a window seat as requested. We wanted prime rib and for some reason they were out of it at 715.
The main course and after dinner drinks were another story. I order pepper medallions that had way to much pepper on them, that i had to scrap it off to even eat any of it. We had a fish dish that was over cooked. We were very disappointed in our dinners. Usually they are wonderful and perfect.
The other couple orders a after dinner drink and an espresso drink. The drink was the wrong and espresso wasn't what the expected. Our waitress dropped off the check and then never brought the entire check back to see what gift certificate was taken off or exactly what we paid for.
Overall all we were disappointed with our experience. As I said before it is usually perfect.
Setting is grand. Food is mediocre. The seafood was poor except for the mussels. The steak dishes were pretty good, but small. The drinks were weak. Wine list is pedestrian.
Because the restaurant is so lovely -- a former grand railroad station with beautiful stained glass and architectural details, the mediocre food could be overlooked to some degree, but on the day we went the service was very slow and unresponsive and needlessly quirky that it cast a pall over the entire dinner.
The waiter was slow with drinks that were weak. Slow to bring appetizers and forgot one until the diner requested his salad. It was brought after the others were cleared. Receiving dessert and coffee took about 20 minutes after all entree dishes were cleared.
The appetizers were forgettable, except for the mussels. We ordered calamari, bruschetta and an appetizer with goat cheese -- none were special. The risotto that came with some dinners was just rice with some seasoning. The snapper dishes tasted frozen. The scallops were rubbery and the sea bass was fishy. Steaks were small.
Visiting Pittsburgh for a couple days over the Thanksgiving holiday, we made reservations for Thanksgiving dinner. Had to wait about 45 minutes for our seats, but it was not a big issue for us. First off, it is a beautiful location and was a very busy/lively place for the holiday. Unfortunately the website did not indicate that there was only a buffet offered. No menu ordering. The food was plentiful and good and it was obvious that this was a local tradition for many families. Definitely old school dining and not inexpensive. But again, it was a holiday and there were lots of happy people there, so the environment was a plus. Would like to try the regular menu.
We are from Martha's Vineyare Island and wanted Thanksgiving Dinner at the Grand Concourse. Thanksgiving: You had a very busy day and there was no confusion - Our waiter was very courteous and friendly and the food was the Best. We have been to the Grand Concourse before for a dinner and a previous Thanksgiving and still enjoy.
We will return. Cindy and Ernie Barrett
Thanksgiving dinner I wasn't thankful for. Bar understaffed & staff that was there was rude and grumpy. Seated 1 hour after reservation time. Seated at table set up for more than our party & they didn't take away all the extra chairs, silverware, etc. Brought ordered beverage only after 2 trips to the buffet. Never brought another beverage. Didn't clear dirty plates after each visit to the buffet. Served coffee cups (not mugs) without saucers. Way too much time in between visits by server to our table.
Grand Concourse is a beautiful facility and we have enjoyed going there in the past. For Thanksgiving though they were very slow in replenishing the Turkey. In fact the white meat I found was very dried out from as long as it had been sitting there. Service was OK but will NOT go back next year for the buffet
BEST THANKSGIVING DINNER IN THE BURG!!! The only negative things I can say are ... 1) didn't like the corn bread stuffing. Would recommend they make w/o nuts (ppl have nut/food allergies) and make it less wet/mushy. Stuffing should be more firm/dry. 1) Waiter charged us for iced teas and coffees but, it was to be included with the buffet ($42/person) so, he removed from our bill and lastly 3) $10 for a glass of wine (half filled) is just RIDICULIOUS!!!
The Grand concourse is usually very good for a Holiday celebration. This time the service was bad. I had to ask for coffee 3 times before it came. They raised the price a little this year. Just the wife and I with tip and parking was over a hundred just for Thanksgiving dinner and we don't drink. I can't eat a hundred dollars worth of turkey no mater how hard I try. LOL. Maybe the waitress was having a bad day or something. We were disapointed this time but will probably try it again.
Family celebrated Thanksgiving. The setting is wonderful, very special feeling. I was rather disappointed in the thanksgiving buffet. I didn't think the food was very good, just ordinary. Would not spend Thanksgiving there again. Hope their regular dining hasn't become sub par.
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