Kaufman Tavern

4.6
194 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 194 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch with family. Possibly the best and most original Bloody Mary (soft-shelled crab) I’ve ever tasted.

The soft-shelled crab Eggs Benedict was amazing too. We’re also fans of Breakneck Tavern (same owners), but Kaufman House is possibly even better.

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vipKevinT
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu, service, food and drinks. So nice to have a top notch restaurant so close to home

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Denise
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Music was way too loud and bad selection of it ☹️

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SandraZ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Staff was very careful and made us feel safe!

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DaveB
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good. We had the Scallops and Crabcakes dinner entrees - and both were very good. Also had the calimari as an appetizer along with side salads - all were good! Service was good too - no complaints!!

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Boosmom122
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive server. The food was excellent. I haven't been here for many years. The new owners have done a nice job with this restaurant. Highly recommended.

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luv2dine
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice upscale remodel of a landmark location.

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ReneeB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Open table app worked great. Seated on time. Friendly pleasant staff. Food was good. Only issue was we waited quite a long time (at least 45 minutes) for our food to arrive and the restaurant was basically empty as we were there at 2:30 on a Tuesday.
Great beer list.

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RichM
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My date ordered the shrimp and grits, and I had the filet mignon. Both of our entrees were delicious and top quality. The renovated hotel is an interesting venue. Our waitress was super attentive. When COVID is over the bar will be a great place to gather with friends. We’ll definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Beautiful place!

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MichaelM
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Recently renovated. Victorian themed restaurant with various rooms to eat. Quality of food was very good. Nice alcohol selection with many options. Clean and new inside. Will definitely go back!

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Barb
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Kaufman Tavern is great. Service was good and food arrived in timely manner. My entree was the nightly special strip steak with crab cake on top. Way too much for me to finish. Tables were well socially distanced and very clean. Nice that we could get reservations on a Saturday night.

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MindyB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner without the kids, food was fantastic! House Bbq wings and pulled pork flatbread were delicious. (Wet wipes for our hands would have been a nice touch) Bison
Burger and Sea Scallops were outstanding. Service was quick and non intrusive! Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The kitchen was off the mark this night! First time we ever had issues. The steak was ordered medium and came out very over done and dry! The lamb rack was ordered medium plus and came out rate bloody! Very disappointing given it was 2 Birthday celebrations! We will try again!

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fijichio
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this was our first time there and it was great, will definitely be back!

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kharahlyn
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter, Mark, was fantastic. Also, it’s not often that my taste buds are surprised, but surprised they were at the Kaufman Tavern. The spices of the vegetables and a top the lobster tail were different and delightful. Steak was amazing. Our only complaint for the evening was that the lobster was very overdone. For the price of the dishes, I would expect the lobster to be cooked correctly. Overall, though, we will definitely return.

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TonyaH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch, food was fabulous as always. Salmon was cooked to perfection. Highly recommend this classy establishment.

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cakes were awesome. Scallop dinner was great. NY Strip Steak was excellent along with the Bison Burger. Seared Brussels Sprouts were delicious. Our server Bailey was fantastic!

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DavidH
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful early dinner! The blue crab and crawfish dip is just one reason to stop in! Great food and service while restrictions were maintained. Large portions for all! Thank you!

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hlg123
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Loved the decor of the former Kaufman house. Found the food to be bland as the shrimp bisque and calamari both could have used more flavor. Grilled cheese sandwich with bacon and cauliflower was tasty. We'll give them another try but in doing so will have low expectations.

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southhillsdiner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Great atmosphere. Service was slow - soup/salad took 25minutes to come out at lunch. Food was fine. Interesting updates to a traditional lunch menu but nothing that anyone in our party raved about. Would try again to see if this was a one-off experience and if the dinner menu was stronger.

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DonaldB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an amazing experience and the food was absolutely fabulous! It’s nice to see small businesses like this thrive and doing well. The murals painted on the walls where stunning Jason is a true artist!

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BubbaG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always some inventive cocktails. The Apple Cider Manhattan is worth a spin.

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StacyW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! I would highly recommend the crab cakes....so much lump crab and little filler. Very nice seasonal cocktail menu, as well as desserts.

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Razor
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything good, food was great and hot and the service was excellent

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TiffanyB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautifully decorated. A wonderful restaurant with a loved one or group of friends

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and displayed in a wonderful manner

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LaurenS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience at Kaufman tavern was amazing. The food was excellent and our server Jordan made the experience memorable. The manager Chris was very attentive and a pleasure to speak with. We will definitely be returning soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
53 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Rib rav is delicious! Melissa was personable & made great cucumber martini! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipGQ127
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a beautiful night so we ate outside. Didn't get to see the interior. The food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service

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NikkiS
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We sat outside and it was a beautiful night and ambiance. They were out of a few of our menu choices but we all were able to find something. The philly short rib flatbread was excellent as was the shrimp appetizer. The shrimp and grits had alot of flavor (on the verge of too seasoned) and the brussel sprouts were not as charred as expected but overall a good meal.

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JohnH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After seeing Kaufman was open again on the Nextdoor app we were eager to try it as we had many family get togethers there in the past. The new Kaufman is fantastic, better parking to start and a fresh start for the old building which looks great. Service was good but slightly confused but in a good way as we had double coverage and great service. The food was much better than I remember from old - kudos! Thanks for a great dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service. Pork chop was fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there. Really enjoyed the cauliflower shareable, salad, burger and pork chop. Definitely going back and taking our parents!

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ShayB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there and everything was great. We’ll be going back again.

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vipJXS1
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable experience, great menu, great service, great ambiance Easy parking directly behind the Tavern.

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ChadG
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great experience. We got brussel sprouts. Wish they were more crispy. They were pan fried and soft. Other than that everything was great.

I also suggested a marketing piece for table. The building has such great history, it would be nice for patrons to read about it. Maybe on the back of a menu or a small table tent that matches the new renovations and decor. We will be back.

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GeraldS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great time during our first visit to Kaufman Tavern. Atmosphere, staff, food and drinks were wonderful. We left there very happy and would highly recommend. Prices were moderate and the dinners were excellent. If you seek a more quiet area to dine ask for non-bar seating. They will be seeing us 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 194 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.