Kaufman Tavern

4.6
213 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 213 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LindaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful atmosphere. Fantastic drink selection. Very friendly and attentive staff. Bar area is great to hang out with friends, did not feel rushed by staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went out to dinner with another couple who are friends of ours. The service was very good our waiter did an amazing job and was very attentive. The food was amazing the only downfall of the evening was the noise level. There was a large group of people beside us and just made it hard to hear when we were chatting with the waiter and even our friends.

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vipJXS1
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food/menu, great service, great atmosphere!

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DonaldB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time back and it was just as amazing as the first time!!! We really enjoyed the new part of the restaurant that was downstairs. They did such a beautiful job restoring the lower level. The restorations that have been done to the whole building have been impeccable. We where also so happy to be out supporting the small business restaurant😊

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PeterF
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience and food. We will be back for sure

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DebraD
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had shrimp bisque and was disappointed. Spicy and little other flavor. My greens salad with steak and fries was delicious though.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service

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SherrySJ
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with 2 Old Fashioneds which were excellent. Next were appetizers. We shared the crab cake and scallops. Best we've had in western PA. I had flat bread and my husband had the mussel and lobster linguine which was on special for the evening. Everything was well prepared. Our waitress was sweet and knowledgable. We'll definitely be back.

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RichB
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our new favorites up North. Menu has nice options without having that chain restaurant look. Go as soon as wolfe gets real.

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TerenceT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good quality food, great service. Too bad they cannot make a hot espresso.

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Ittocsk
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun, well priced and delicious food! Beautiful renovations to the building. Well done!

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RiverDoc
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall4food1service3ambience5

We have been here before, and the food was great. However, something was off this last time. Instead of falling off of the bone, the short rib was tough and still frozen inside. They "took it back to fix it", but all they did was overcook it and make it more tough to eat. A major disappointment, because this place is a 35 minute drive for us, and the food was fantastic every other time.

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PlatesandPints
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and staff. Great date location.

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JaniceH
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the tapenade that they serve with their bread. We’ve been there twice in the past two weeks and have enjoyed the lovely surrounding and the great choices on their menu. It is our new favorite.

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DeeK
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the ‘new’ Kaufman Tavern. We had enjoyed several dinners when it was the old Kaufman House and loved the new one just as much.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another awesome experience! Thanks Kelly for doing such a great job waiting oon us ... very pleasant

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Anne
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch special was excellent and Anna was very friendly.

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CrystalD
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinners were fabulous!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite local restaurants. Always outstanding food and service. Will be returning very soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
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
21 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
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.

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 213 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.