Kaufman Tavern

4.6
353 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
A landmark experience. A dining and drinking destination. A historic tradition. Since its inception, the Kaufman House has been a gathering place for travelers, neighbors and friends. Today, Kaufman Tavern continues and updates the tradition, providing a warm welcome, restorative libations and a fun, comfortable, exquisite dining experience. The food is the real star here: a top-notch, scratch-made, local, eco-friendly and--most importantly--delicious dining experience. Our menu reflects the best of the US and the bounty of our region. Cajun and creole. Northern and Southern. The East and West coasts and beyond. This is hand made, lovingly crafted, just plain good food. Kaufman Tavern is new American cuisine at its finest.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 353 people are saying
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JanB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and experience. Will definitely be back!

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DanaM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!
Food was delicious and watermelon basil mule was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! The food was delicious and the service excellent. The food is cooked perfectly!

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Anne
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Parking was a nightmare on a Friday evening. Beautiful venue, excellent service and delicious food. Very noisy with screaming children.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience5

My family has always enjoyed going to the Kaufman Tavern however after this last time I doubt we will be returning. We waited nearly 40 minutes for our server to bring us waters to our table. We immediately put in our food order which consisted of 3 kids meals, 3 sandwiches and the poutine steak. An hour and a half later with no silverware and water refills we went to find our server and asked for the manager. They came running out with cold food and filled up our waters but didn't refill any other drinks. When the manager (Heather) came over and we told her what had happened she didn't seem to care to make things right. She said it was a Thursday night and we had a large party and it wasn't her problem. We recieved no discount and had to further wait for drink refills. Our food was cold as though it had been sitting under heat lamps for a period of time.

Not worth the price we paid.

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RonandKim
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate in the bar. It was noisy but full. Food was great!

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FlorenceM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most pleasant evening, service excellent, food scrumptious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I took my father out for an early Father’s Day dinner. The service was good and the food was also good. We ordered the bison burger, the whaler, and the black bean burger all were very good and we also got the bruschetta which was delicious. There was a moderate noise level per the other tables around us but at least I could hear the people who was at my table talk and it was an enjoyable evening.

KT
vipKevinT
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together for brunch. Food and service was excellent. We live so close to here, thinking Sunday brunch is going to become more regular.

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AdamH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kaufman Tavern never disappoints! Great Food+Great Service+Great Atmosphere. A++!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was not very good. My plate had oil on the bottom and my salmon, rice and vegetables were swimming in it. Couldn’t eat it. My husband had crab cakes that were dry and mostly filler with very little crab. For $85 dollars, I would have expected better. Will not return there.

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MaryR
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Recently heard that Kaufman Tavern was open so we decided to give it a try. We are 40 mins away. I was so glad we did. The food was very good and parking in the back was convenient. We hope to go again soon.

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vipDianaM
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new look! Food and service were outstanding!

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JennyK
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was perfect. Will definitely be back!

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CathyR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cakes were delicious! HD the soup of day - also very good - soup was hit when arrived at table.

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vipHoward
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good and we like the decor and atmosphere in the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were delicious and we had a wonderful evening.

KD
KathyD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were very impressed by the interior, the food, and our waiter...except that there was a large and loud party in the same room where we were seated. (Loud noise doesn't necessarily equal "energetic" as listed in your questionnaire). When we asked to be moved to a different room (because we really couldn't hear one another speak at our table) our request was denied, despite having placed our reservation the day before AND there were available tables in the other room. We were told that there were reservations that would be coming in....and that we couldn't switch. Eventually it worked out, but we were disappointed at our initial treatment. Otherwise a very nice evening.

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ToddD
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Parking was the only issue. They had a street carnival going on. Parking was limited . Wasn't any fault of the restaurant. Food was excellent. Service wasn't bad for how busy they were. I would recommend it.

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vipSaddlebredgirl
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! Great service and food was wonderful. Atmosphere was lovely. I see the speak easy in the basement as something fun and entertaining with a little jazz band. We have zero desire to hit the city and this place can easily become the hot spot for all of those in the area that don’t want to go down town. Love this place. Thank You!

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MikeC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Made a reservation online the day prior. Arrived 10 minutes early and was seated right away. Staff was friendly and service was good. Tried a new beer and a dish I normally wouldn't order. Both were pretty good. Food presentation was pretty good as well. I liked that the manager introduced herself and asked how everything was. Overall a good dining experience. Price maybe a smidge high, but you get what you pay for I guess. Would recommend and return.

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BVVB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Portions were small for the money, including the Charred Cauliflower that was supposed to be enough for two, but wasn't. It was the best tasting item, however. The New York strip was tasteless and undercooked, and the Scallop entree was so small, it was eaten in about 2 minutes.

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JosephB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb chops & scallops were delicious and the service was excellent. We can’t wait to return!

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KristenKelley
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 2nd time to this restaurant and I just cant get enough. There is no wrong choice on this menu! I had Jordan as my waiter both times and he was wonderful and attentive. I had such a great experience that I asked to talk to a manager to compliment them. It's a bit of an upscale place with a very unique vibe. Get there! I had the new York strip with string beans and fingerling potatoes and added a crab cake with the mustard aiolie...bruschetta..baked brie...and my husband had the shrimp and grits and my best friend had the black bean burger. And for dessert we had coconut cream pie. Everything down to the sweet tea was excellent!

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JeffL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food was great. A little noisy with 2 large party tables but didn't take away from the great evening. Was my first visit and will be back to enjoy both the restaurant and the bar.

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MarisM
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Only complaint is some food was not hot when it arrived. Overall excellent appetizers and entrees.

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JimF
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blackened Scallops were delicious over the Wild Mushroom Risotto. Service was outstanding, Table ready on our arrival.

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Jane
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! Service terrific and the restaurant was gorgeous. It was my first visit for brunch and we will be back!

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Beth
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch potatoes had a great seasoning, coffee was excellent, and steak cooked perfectly...clean environment, friendly waitress, enjoyed the music

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

When we arrived we had to wait for someone to greet us. They seemed overwhelmed but taking in to account the environmental climate with COVID and nobody wanting to work I believe they were short staffed. Our servicer was attentive but unfortunately we waited very long to get our food. Waiter kept telling us the kitchen was backed up.. once we received the food it was hot and tasted good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jordan is an awesome server. Our favorite place for dinner

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VictoriaC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve eaten here 4 times in the the last 3 months & the food is always delicious. I especially enjoyed the lamb chops!

WB
WhitneyB
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food is usually amazing. Drinks are a bit too sweet and full of juice.
Service is a bit slow.

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Upwardcalling
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, reasonable pricing and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful. The food was delicious and the service was great. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! We love sitting in the bar area.

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Gigi
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fabulous Food!! Server was very nice and kept our glasses filled. The only thing to improve would be getting food served faster (we happened to be short on time due to an event) but totally understand the issue of needing to hire people in this post-COVID environment

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DavidS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the restaurant for mothers day the portions aren't overly large, thedrinks were great and the dessert awesome. The charcuterie board was a bit sad too much of the same cheeses and why honey, it needs more variety.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was very good but service was not. Didn’t get refills on soft drinks or coffee and there were long periods of time between the waitress visiting our table. From getting seated to finishing desert it was a little over 2 hours.

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DVan
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very enjoyable experience. Our waitress Heather was pleasant and efficient. Being it was Mother's Day, I was uncertain as to what to expect. Very pleased, no wait, seated as soon as we arrived. We all enjoyed our food, very, very good! Have already recommend to co-workers and family. Will definitely go back again.

FAQs

Kaufman Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (724) 452-8900.

Kaufman Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 353 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.