Local Bar & Kitchen

3.3
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11 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Since establishing itself in Pittsburgh’s vibrant South Side, Local has become a favorite destination for those seeking excellent food in a relaxed setting. While many take advantage of the restaurant’s convenient pickup service, most stay and enjoy Local’s comfortable, rustic vibe. You can unwind while enjoying lunch, dinner or weekend brunch on the city’s largest heated, enclosed roof-top deck or in the main dining area inspired by vintage Pittsburgh scenes. Whether you’re looking to grab a quick bite, enjoy a drink at the bar while watching your favorite sports team, or even throw a party with your friends.. Local Bar + Kitchen is the place to be. With an awesome menu featuring custom burgers, wood fired pizzas and handmade pierogies, Local has something to satisfy everyone’s appetite. Have a large group to feed? No problem. Graduations, happy hours, birthdays and fundraisers.. Local can do it all!
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3.3based on all time ratings
3.2
food
3.2
service
3.3
ambience
3.3
value
Noise · Moderate
50% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAllisonA
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The open table app allowed for us to choose a reservation time so we had no reason to believe there would be problems. Upon arriving the place was set up for major St. Patrick’s day bar crawl (mind you - 2 weeks before the holiday). There was no one working in the front except contracted security checking IDs and there were signs saying “just find somewhere to sit” or “seat yourself” but it was packed and loud and clearly not taking reservations. We left because there was no one in sight to even speak to and we weren’t looking to eat there anyway considering the overcrowded space and sloppy drunks everywhere. It was disappointing to say the least.

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AngelR
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience1

This is a typical, Southside college/sports bar. Since they had open table reservations, I expected a little more. When we arrived, there was no table taken - only the bar. Our waitress was not very enthused and when we were making up our mind on drinks she walked away rather than waited. She got friendlier as our stay came to an end (for a better tip?). The food was fine - nothing special. We were there because of a concert at Club Café. We will not be back and will find another place (like Dish) the next time.

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Brig
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Mimosas were made with sweet champagne and there was no option for anything else. We sat on the deck where they had heaters blasting with smelly chemicals when it was a gorgeous, sunny, fall day. They would not lower the heat levels so it became excessively warm and uncomfortable. The food was just okay, nothing special at all... Likely would not recommend to a friend, at least for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I've been here before and it's been fine. This time, however, was horrible. Reservation was for 1pm. Finally at 1:30, I had to wave at someone to ask if we even had a waitress. We ordered brunch food, eggs. All told we were there 2 and half hours. Food didn't arrive until an hour and a half after ordering. Food was already cold, bill was wrong, just an all around fiasco.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Over cooked and under cooked cold food. Poor service. The bloody Mary was good though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This was my first time dining here for lunch. Food was average, good but nothing noteworthy. Waitress was pleasant but not very helpful or well informed about the menu. I would visit again however it wouldn't be my first choice.

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NatashaN
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time there it was really great. We were lucky and got a chance to sit upstairs and enjoy the nice weather.

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Rachel
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Local Bar & Kitchen was very trendy and fun. It was recommended to us by a friend and I would definitely go back! We went for brunch and while my sandwich was good, the presentation was messy and I was given significantly less breakfast potatoes than the other people in my party. Other than that, it was good food for a good price and the upstairs deck was fun and cute!

JB
JenniferB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everyone was kind, loved the atmosphere but waited almost an hour for our food and the appetizer was delivered at the same time as our meals. The waitress was attentive and did apologize.

JM
JodyM
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Not a great place for brunch. Food was expensive and not very good! Great place for drinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were seated in the front table of the restaurant located next to the large windows, it was a 45 degree day and they were wide open. We requested our waitress to close the windows and she did. However, the bartender (who was very rude) came over and told the waitress the heat was on and it was too hot on the other end of the restaurant so they needed to remain open. We were back to freezing and the table next to us was also complaining and had to put their coats back on.

We ordered 2 dips and meals, which took 55 minutes to come out. The dip appetizers were served with the food, only one of which came out. The food was cold, specifically the eggs for brunch were so cold that the cheese didn’t even melt. A steak knife was not provided with the steak and eggs which made it difficult to eat. The second dip was never brought so we requested them to take it off the bill and forget about it (as they clearly did.)

We asked to speak with a manager as this was just the experience from hell. Our waitress tried to get him to come over, however he apparently told her that he didn’t want to deal with it and sent over another manager on duty. We complained about the above regarding the service, food, and the overall attitude of the bartender regarding the windows. The manager listened and discounted our meals, however we will definitely not be back and to top it off the waitress was so frustrated she quit!!

FAQs

Local Bar & Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Local Bar & Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 904-3993.

Local Bar & Kitchen is rated 3.3 stars by 11 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.