Lautrec

4.7
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Contemporary European
The dramatic backdrop of the Moulin Rouge paired with six original Toulouse Lautrec lithographs sets the stage for the most extraordinary dining experience at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. Lautrec’s Executive Chef Kristin Butterworth leads a passionate team of culinary artistes to create bespoke guest experiences at the resort’s Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Restaurant. Butterworth and her team of chefs, master gardeners, bakers, cheese makers, sommeliers and mixologists deliver an innovative and ever-changing menu that brings the very best local and seasonal ingredients from farms and growers to the table masterfully redefining European-American cuisine. As one of only 30 restaurants in the world to hold both the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond designation for 10 years, Lautrec and Chef Butterworth have been pioneers of the farm-to-table food philosophy that is the cornerstone of remarkable cuisine. Complementing the memorable cuisine is a 1,200-bottle wine list
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JC
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food tasted fine, but it wasn’t fabulous. I expected to be more impressed. The restaurant itself is beautiful, but was way overpriced.

J
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the pairings were excellent. The cuisine is very well done and imaginative. My wife and I enjoyed it very much and plan to be back. It was wonderful experience.

OT
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An extraordinary experience with friends! We chose the 4 course Pre Fixe menu which included many surprises along the way. We brought our own wine, was enamored by the attention of our veteran server. Not your every day dining experience, special from start to finish.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had. Incredible. Wine pairings were also spot on!

b
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We did the 7 course menu when the chef chooses exactly what to make based on loose food preferences. The truffle risotto was sublime, the best of the 7 courses. The beet salad was also fantastic. There was a crazy “cigar” dish served in an ashtray which was very disappointing. The venison was delicious but extremely small. The dessert was lovely but twice as big as two of the other courses. At the end we decided that having surprises was fun but that we may have been happier ordering the four course meal. The wine pairings were exquisite.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a wonderful dining experience..... a definite treat:)
Enjoyed our evening very much

B
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 course tasting with wine pairing was impeccable! Simply amazing!!!

PK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Red Envelope tasting was not worth the money!
Food and Atmosphere was lacking.
Table settings left much to be desired
Why are they playing Rock music in a “5 Star” restaurant?

D
Pittsburgh
257 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional experience every time

IL
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we’ve had.

ML
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and presentation are better than anything you will get in Pennsylvania. This is the perfect place for a special date or celebration. Get the Leap of Faith dinner. You'll never forget the meal!

B
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While the meal was quite expensive, the food was amazing and the service was outstanding making it worth the cost. We felt so well taken care of by 2 wait staff and a sommelier! The presentation of the food was exquisite and each course was a work of art. The sweets and candy cart at the end was truly the icing on the cake.

IA
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Anniversary celebration. The red envelop experience is something everyone should experience at least once. It’s a must return for us for the spring preview.

DF
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable dining experience. Wonderful choice to celebrate

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terry and Derek were outstanding servers who made our evening extra special!

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinning experience! Always the perfect way to celebrate our Anniversary ❤️

BB
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lautrec is one of the most elegant and refined restaurants I have ever been in. The setting is beautiful. Romantically lit with beautiful French art on the walls. The atmosphere is one of luxury. The service is utterly impeccable and your ever desire is quickly responded to.

The four course prix fixe dinner, in my opinion, is an excellent bargain. The artistic presentation and careful attention to preparation is without peer.

We had a table of four. We all enjoyed the corn gazpacho....sweet with a bounty of large pieces of crab meat. The salads were gloriously fresh. I had Waygu beef...beautifully cooked and presented. I was not crazy about the dessert with granita and vanilla creme, but the chocolate truffles were rich and magnificently flavored! My mouth waters just remembering them.

An outstanding place to dine. If you ever get the opportunity, take it!

OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible

F
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a wonderland dinner at Lautrec during our stay at Nemacolin. First and foremost, Lautrec is an experience. The menu is fixed with choices in each category. You cannot order a la carte. The prices are either $115 or $$175 (without drinks) per person depending on the menu type you choose. The food was largely excellent. We especially were impressed with the main courses. Portions are small for each course-and I mean small. The wagyu beef main course is two slices about 2 inches long. Delicious, but tiny. The scallops and chicken were amazing. There were a couple “misses”. The panzella bread pudding was not enjoyable. It was tablet of very dense “bread pudding” embedded in cottage cheese inside a whole tomato . The tomato was a bit mealy. Also the chèvre and honey dessert was a bit tasteless. The chocolate dessert was wonderful. Candy and sweets cart at the end of the meal was a lovely touch. I wish I could remember the name of our waiter as he was very entertaining! If you are looking for a dining experience-this is a great place. If you are looking for a meal-you might be disappointed.

SL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is a destination restaurant that unfolds like an adventure with delightful, delicious and whimsical surprises. We came to celebrate our 5th yr wedding anniversary and it was a stylish and attentive way to do it. We loved the heirloom tomato salad the best. The wine pairing was thoughtful and sommelier explained well without us feeling intimidated. My husband normally doesn’t like wine but he loved this meal with the pairing! Thank u chef and all the excellent service! Well deserved accolades.

K
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unique dining experience where you are treated like royalty from start to finish. The creative menu and culinary presentations of each dish were amazing.

M
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live entertainment was fantastic , service superb and cocktails were delightful . We took "leap of faith " and was truly one of the find experience !!

L
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was wonderful! Service was okay- water glasses got empty and waiter seemed rushed, never came by to check on us. Many other wait staff attended the table, so overall the service was good. Main entree was small but dessert was a large serving, so we left full. A good experience, but overpriced. Nice to go once.......the flavors of the prepared dishes were fabulous.

M
Sacramento
50 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most exceptional fine dining experiences I have ever had and fun too (I'll leave it at that so you can be surprised like we were). The chef here is amazing! Dishes were creative, unusual and quite delicious. Worth going well out of your way to have dinner here as long as you can stomach a $200+ per person dinner - in all a fair price for the meal we had. A real restaurant gem!

SP
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A great experience. Most courses were too salty for our taste. Great presentation and service. The markup on wine seemed high 200%

MD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Food was outstanding and service was great!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I thought the food was overrated and not worth the price. Most of the courses had too much salt The wine pairing was not worth the price because the pours were extremely small. The service and the ambiance were outstanding. I would not return to this restaurant

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the 7 course meal where you picked 10 foods you liked and the chef made us a meal based on what we liked. My friend had a food allergy and the chef did a great job making sure what she got was free from any allergens. As a bonus we got to meet the chef!

BC
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

C’est tres magnifique! My wife and I love French food and decided to make an evening of dining here, it was incredible. Should have a Michelin Star.

DF
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Outstanding meal. Didn’t appreciate the “upsell” pressure every step of the way from champagne to upgrading to the seven course meal and adding supplements. I felt like the server treated me like I was lower class when I simply ordered the four course prix-fix and wine pairings.
Other than our lead server, the rest of the staff was outstanding, with great explanations of the cuisine for each course. Sommelier was friendly and knowledgeable. The wine list was one of the most extensive I have ever seen. Try the wine pairings with your meal!
Still on the fence? I do recommend eating here, just plan on paying close to $600 including tip - much more if they convince you to upgrade. If you are more of a gourmand then gourmet, go next door to Rockwell’s. You will probably spend half as much and eat twice as much.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambiance outstanding. But our party regretted going for 7 courses, it was just too much food. For those considering this treat, I strongly recommend just 4 courses, it’s a subset of the 7 course dishes, and you can always come back a second time!

OT
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner... a treat... culinary entertainment

S
New England
17 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes, it is expensive, but it is definitely memorable and the right venue for a special occasion.
Service is outstanding.
We loved it!

k
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was wonderful. We went for my birthday and were not disappointed. The atmosphere was romantic. The service was impeccable. We decided to do the 7 course meal where the chef prepares dishes based on 10 items that you choose. I enjoyed the experience of not knowing what would be served. Everything was delicious. It's definitely the perfect restaurant for a special occasion.

BM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Lautrec. We chose to stay at Nemacolin Woodlands in part due to the reputation of Lautrec, Pennsylvania's only 5-star restaurant. We expected to be amazed, and were not disappointed! One of the things on my "bucket list" was to eat at a 5-star French restaurant. Go figure that we traveled to southwestern PA to do so. We chose the most extensive (and expensive) option for the menu, the "Leap of Faith", where the Chef makes the menu decisions on a seven course meal. Each course is paired with a different wine matched to that course's food. Chef Kristin did not disappoint! We were treated to foods we never imagined, and my wife and I are both "foodies". The dinner was paired with a different wine for each course, which matched perfectly. Each course was a surprise; we did not know what was coming next...the anticipation of each next course was really a neat part of the experience. Although the final tab was not cheap, it was worth every penny to experience of such fantastic and creative food!

Lautrec
Responded on June 14, 2019

On behalf of Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, we would like to thank you for taking your time to write this review. Your feedback is appreciated. Our staff will be pleased to know you acknowledged their efforts to go above and beyond to create extraordinary experiences that exceed all expectations. Thank you for choosing Nemacolin! We look forward to creating many more memories with you.

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M
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Just wow... from the moment we walked in Josh took me to my seat. Hubby and I sat down looking out the window to what looked like a perfectly painted picture yet it was the scenic view overlooking the venue. First Terry, he is a professional and has found exactly what he not only is amazing at but is passionate about. He is what you want in a fine dining server. Perfectly describes everything and allowed for time between courses. The sommelier, Wade, another wonderful spot in my dinner. He was passionate and was thrilled to provide us the premier wines in the cellar. Food - started with a course of Caviar (yum) and then we did the leap of faith (anything goes) chefs choice. Every course was better than the next. The wines were picked perfectly to balance the food. It was perfect. One of the best meals I have had. It ranks in the top fine dining experiences but coupled with the service it was the best. We will be back.

AM
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my husbands birthday, we were staying at the resort. Great experience, food was exceptional.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Lovely food appearance, taste and presentation! Wait staff rushed the explanation of the courses and paired wine.

R
Pittsburgh
43 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a once in a lifetime foodie experience! Chef Butterworth and her team were outstanding. World class wine list, sparking wine pair, 7 course food tasting all were beyond compare! Thanks for a wonderful evening and dining experience!

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth every single dollar. There are not enough superlatives to describe the overall experience!