Kaufman Tavern

4.7
312 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 312 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
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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SarahM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great and fresh! Can't wait to go back

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Chriscam
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner out with friends! Wonderful menu and our food was delicious! Service was also great. Will certainly return again and again!

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vipSusie
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints!

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TinaK
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We absolutely loved our food just our service was very poor. I think if we had a different server we would have enjoyed it better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Love how they fixed up the place. Was there for brunch but looking forward to trying out the bar.

JW
vipJohnW
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the Whaler!
Beat Fish n Chips(fries) around

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was outstanding but our server was all over the place. It appeared as though a significant other/acquaintance of hers was sitting at the bar, so she seemed distracted. But like I said.. the food was worth it!!! We’re excited to get back there

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Chris
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time I was there since the fire and restoration. The building is absolutely beautiful, and the food was excellent. Will definitely be going back.

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vipJasonS
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. We stopped in for happy hour. Great happy hour drink deals. Calamari was cooked perfectly (rare ij my experience at other restruants) and works awkwardly well with the olive tapenade. My girlfriend loved the salmon. I had the hanger, which was scorched on 3/4ths of it, however what I did eat was fantastic. Our service was great and management top notch!

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Mark
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Disappointed with lack of service, need to request bread and refills. Waitress was difficult to locate and seated in a very uncomfortable table and area. Never apprised of specials.

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AlmaU
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, atmosphere and our server Heather was the best!!

JK
JoelK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My stars speak for themselves. Nicely remodeled historic building. Go.

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AmandaZ
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We attended Brunch here. Delicious food. The amount of options for drinks are endless. Really enjoyed.

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MeganM
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot with great cocktails and food choices!! Everything was delicious and a really great atmosphere

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Pete
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first post-vaccination restaurant experience. The food was amazing, service was perfect and the renovation is beautiful. Highly recommend this restaurant. Brunch was perfect, excited to have dinner next.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch. The food and service was excellent. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice inside the food was great as well as the service. Will go back many more times. Can’t believe my first time. This is more a dinner place in my opinion. Get the lobster, crab burger or anything and you will be happy!🙌🔥

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vipLeslieP
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything! Love this place. Good food, nice people, great service. Pretty surroundings.

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BLK2012
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Completely disappointed. If you want to feel like you are eating at your great grand parents house and pay for overpriced food and drinks at a tavern in zeli - then this is your place. Would never go back and would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish sandwich was awesome!

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BruceZ
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We thought the food we had for our brunch was very good. We got a lot of food for the price. We would recommend it.

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Greg
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time diners at this restaurant. As a former restaurant owner, I was very pleased with our experience. The food and atmosphere was very pleasing. Our server Jordan was excellent. He has a great personality and knowledge in guiding us through the menu and making the evening more enjoyable. We will be back and definitely recommend this restaurant and Jordan as our server.

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rwadsky
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time here since the reopening. Will definitely be back and recommend to others.

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Matt
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! We love this place every time we go! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kaufman Tavern’s food is delicious, and the atmosphere is relaxed, but posh. We ordered a Whaler fish sandwich and a Strawberry Spinach Salad with a crab cake. The menu has many options, and we can’t wait to come back to try something else. Additionally, our server was very friendly!

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AdellG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The place is beautiful. The waiter was outstanding. The steak was cooked as requested but was not as tender as I expected. The potatoes needed something on them like butter or a sauce since they were a bit dry.

JR
JoellenR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Five stars for the scallop appetizer! Short rib tacos were delicious also

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ValerieL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, such a fun venue that you won’t be disappointed. The Sunday brunch is fantastic!!

DM
DebbyM
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful place for Sunday brunch. Such a beautiful place with delicious food! Such an enjoyable time, will be back again!

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vipLeslieP
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been before, we loved it! Beautiful place, amazing food! Great service. Recommend for sure!!!

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SueM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service were very good. Menu selections are robust both in terms of selection and pricing so there is something for everyone and every budget. Cocktails were also tasty. Atmosphere could be improved with some dimmed lighting. Brightness made it feel like meeting space. Won’t keep me from coming back though!

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Matt
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! As always, the Kaufman Tavern did not disappoint. The portion sizes were perfect, the food was delicious, and the service was fantastic. What a great restaurant.

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MikeG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner. The service was awesome. We will definitely be going back.

EG
EmilyG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overall its a nice place however I am partial to its "sister" restaurant Breakneck Tavern

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JimS
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit since the reopening. It was a great experince. Good food and drinks.

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was amazing! I had the fillet, my husband had lobster linguine. Everything was perfectly cooked. Atmosphere was wonderful! Staff are so friendly and attentive! We will be back! This is our new favorite spot!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kaufman Tavern is beautiful, and food and drinks were outstanding!
It was so nice to go for lunch there, we can’t wait to go back!!

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vipMark
Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Holly, our server, was terrific. Crab cake and Eichner farm chicken dinners were outstanding.

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RayW
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely decor. Good food. Excellent service. A very nice meal and night out.

FAQs

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

Kaufman Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 312 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.