Hartwood Restaurant & Whispers Pub

4.7
49 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Hartwood Restaurant enjoys a rich history. The originally the headquarters of the Harmar Coal Company. Purchased in 1988, the building was transformed into retail space, including antiques and a bookstore. Café tables were soon added amongst the book shelves, Over the years, The Hartwood Restaurant has evolved into a charming and unique place for meals, drinks, and events. The elegant dining rooms and a pub featuring hand-tooled woodwork and stained glass artwork.
The Hartwood also features outdoor dining in a garden-like atmosphere, complete with a wood burning fireplace. Whisper’s Pub features an eclectic wine list from around the world with more than a dozen different wines by the glass, as well as seasonal cocktails, craft beers, and wine flights.
Enjoy the many different spaces our restaurant has to offer, including the intimate tables in our dining rooms, Whisper's Pub, dining al fresco, and private rooms for parties. It's the perfect location for your next meal or event.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 49 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful meal, our server Josh was very knowledgeable and helpful with the menu. He and the o her serving staff made our experience an enjoyable one that we appreciated as getting out for dinner during this current time is less frequent. The food was fantastic and we will certainly be back again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Beautiful place! Food portions were very small, but good.

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Tablereview2
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed everything! Seafood trio was delicious! Our server, Emily was very pleasant and knowledgeable!

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JeanK
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Wonderful atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been back to dine-in since COVID, but did so for our wedding anniversary. We were sat by the fireplace which provided a great ambiance. The food is always great (we’ve continued ordering takeout through COVID) and the service was wonderful. We’ll be back. :)

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Heather
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. This was our first time visit and will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My boyfriend and I went here for our first Valentine’s Day and the restaurant made us feel so special and luxe. The service was impeccable, the ambiance was very romantic and intimate, and the four course prefixe meal was exquisite. We were even treated to complementary champagne to top off our wonderful dining experience. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and would take family from out of town here. 10/10!

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party of 4 was extremely pleased with our dinner. We generally go out to a steakhouse like Hyde Park or Capital Grille a few times a year, but decided to try something different. So glad we did. We enjoyed the overall experience at Hartwood even more so than the steakhouses we usually go to. The steaks were amazing and we even got complimentary glasses of champagne for Valentine's Day. Definitely a hidden gem!

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BettyB
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is consistently excellent. Fresh fish, amazing salads, great steaks

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MattL
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the atmosphere set the mood for an intimate dinner. Great for lunch with kids and date nights for adults.

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Bobk
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out for Valentine’s Day dinner. The meal and drinks were very good and the service was good as well. My only complaint, and it wasn’t with the restaurant, was a couple seated near us who kept getting text message alerts on their phone. The volume was up so high, and the alerts were coming in fast and furious. It was just so disruptive, and frankly disrespectful to those of us sitting around them. The couple was also very loud and everyone was just staring at them hoping they would be quiet. Thankfully once they departed we could all enjoy our dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Dinner and it was great. Super pairing of courses were offered.

Thanks for a great night

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TerriB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Valentine's Day meal was incredible. From the appetizer to the desert, the food did not disappoint. The staff was nice and were knowledgeable with regards to the wine selections. My husband and I frequent this restaurant a few times a year and always for our anniversary every year (even during the lockdown, we got takeout). We are never disappointed and will be continued patrons of this establishment.

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vipdoris
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, really nice atmosphere

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DonnaC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A charming spot for our Valentine's dinner! The service was great & the food delicious....we will be back!

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vipAmyM
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to dine for the food, service and atmosphere. Our server, Emily, was fantastic. This is one of our few, repeat favorite places to dine or get carry out. It can be relaxing/casual or more formal if needed. Fabulous staff, kitchen and service.

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BrianB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly wonderful experience! Amazing food and exceptional service. Quaint restaurant with lots of charm.

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vipOffmydiet
Pittsburgh
34 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything from our cocktails through dessert. Atmosphere was warm and relaxing. Service was excellent!

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LeslieC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, waitress was very nice, ambience was perfect!!

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DouglasH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter Josh was great! Very attentive and great suggestions. The food was great. A little expensive but overall great.

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Bentlee
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Great waiter. Love they are on Open Table for reservations.

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service! Love the ambiance and changing menu selection...keeps things fresh!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and reasonable cost, wonderful first time at this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved that we were the only patrons most of the time we were there.
Waiter was excellent.
Food always excellent.

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vipDonnie
Pittsburgh
304 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Waitress a bit standoffish.

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marianneA
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a nice experience. Great atmosphere especially in weather that allows outdoor seating. Indoors is historic building. Had a lamb burger for the first time. Delicious!

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vipBernieK
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is fantastic and a very reasonable price. Kudos to the chef.

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AmandaM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Glad they still have an open air option and loved the setup with the fireplace and heat lamps.

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Tablereview2
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent!

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vipAmyM
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I could personally afford to keep all of the good restaurants in business, but since I need to choose one, Hartwood Restaurant/Whispers Pub, is my pick. Wonderful at everything, cozy and unique. I cannot say enough to do it justice. Serious about adhering to safety guidelines too. Excellent for take out as well.

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RachelK
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous from start to finish! Can’t wait to dine here again.

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MattL
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great and the ambiance is one of a kind. Great service, great food and fun for all

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Treble5
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my Birthday and had the best experience. The dinner was superb!! The ambience is beautiful and cozy but very classy. Looking forward to dining here again.

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RichZ
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding, my only issue while there was that there were no straws.

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carlpm
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

42nd anniversary. Everything was excellent.

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vipOffmydiet
Pittsburgh
35 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Never disappointed here. Great food.

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RenaeB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite family place for us. Wonderful food and atmosphere. See you again soon.

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CharlieC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group of 4 had a wonderful time. We requested and received the loft room. We enjoyed it immensely. Our waiter was exceptional. The food was really, really good. My group (increased to 5) determined to make this a monthly treat.

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Patty
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to the Hartwood for years & just found it on open table & thought we would give it a try- it was great, can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Celebrating my wife’s belated birthday dinner from Halloween 10/31.
We love going to Hartwood. We have gone to Hartwood for other special occasions inside & have eaten out on the patio pre COVID.

FAQs

Hartwood Restaurant & Whispers Pub offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 767-3500.

Hartwood Restaurant & Whispers Pub is rated 4.7 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.