Meat & Potatoes is a high end gastropub in downtown Pittsburgh. Its kitchen takes as its inspiration the idea of elevating comfort food to a gourmet level. Its chefs are inspired by fresh, seasonal ingredients and its bar staff creates innovative cocktails and serves a range of wines by the glass and draught beers, as well.
The menu at Meat & Potatoes is a new take on basic. There are classic appetizers like fried pickles, grilled bread and fried Brussels sprouts, as well as more innovative fare like fried pigs ear and buttermilk fried chicken liver. Meat & Potatoes mains include pot roast, salmon and lamb neck cassoulet.
Excellent restaurant. Been going to Meat & Potatoes since it opened in 2011 (several times for dinner, dozens of times over the years for lunch) and I can't say I've had a single bad meal. Sadly, they ended their lunch service this year so it'll be Dinner & Sunday Brunch from here on out.
Very unique menu items and starters. The grilled bread with goat butter, devils on horseback, and bone marrow are all must-haves. Often have barreled age cocktails. I'd never had a "Last Word" but it's now one of my go-to cocktails after trying it here. Good selection of beer, absinthe and whisky as well-- M&P was one of the first places in this town where I found Japanese whisky.
Reservations are highly recommended (seen walk-ins told 2h+ wait times on a Friday & Saturday)
Great service and food. I was pleasantly surprised that they took note we were going to see show so that we got our food as soon as possible.
My husband and I had dinner at Meat and Potatoes following a theater show at the nearby Benedum Theater. I ordered the roasted chicken and my husband had the dinner special, skirt steak. While we agreed that both our entrees were delicious, his portions were decidedly smaller than mine. I ended up giving him about 1/3 of my chicken, which was fine, since the chicken was a very large portion. We had talked about getting the "Steak for Two," which was a 30+ oz steak, but decided against that. The couple seated next to us did get it, and the cutting board upon which the meal arrived barely fit on the very small, round table. They said it was very good, and took a good deal of it home with them.
It was strange, at first, being seated inches apart from the tables on either side of us, but we found that it was easy to carry on a conversation without being overwhelmed by the conversations of other diners. They don't have a lot of seating, which explains why numerous patrons were turned away if they didn't have reservations. It is possible to sit at the bar and order from the full menu, but those seats were full while we were there.
We had a gift card, and will return to use the rest of the card. I would definitely recommend making reservations, especially on the weekend. I used the "Open Table" reservation option here on Tripadvisor for our recent reservation. I liked the online reservation method since after trying to call the restaurant several times, I couldn't get anyone to answer the phone! But, do keep trying since the food is delicious and well worth making the effort to get there.
Always an interesting place to eat. The restaurant is not roomy, but you don't feel crowded. Anchored by a large bar, the gastropub always offers interesting fare. Service is typically fair to good. Overall, you have to eat here at least once (or twice). Make reservations well in advance.
Good food..small tables..patient waiter. Excellent Brisket Mac n cheese. Bone marrow toppings important--the 'pickled' things are subtle, even a non-pickle eater liked them!
The Wagyu Flat Iron was the best tasting, tenderest piece of beef I've ever had, and I don't normally get very excited about steak. Worth it!
Still one of my favorite places to eat anywhere! The food is outstanding and always delicious! Everyone should try it at least once!
Great special for lunch... Wing sandwich. Was awesome! Always good service.
Went after a show. The service was great and the food was even better. They know what the duck they are doing! Get the duck.
Great recommendations. Superb specials. Fabulous food.
This was my first visit to Meat and Potatoes. My husband and sons are big meat eaters so this restaurant was their choice. The service was excellent and for the most part, the food delicious. We had the mussels and fried pickles for starters. Both were excellent. My sons shared the dinner for two with a 34 oz. ribeye steak, confit roasted potates and mushrooms. Quite impressive! My husband had the double pork chop that was smoked and brined. Very flavorful and moist. Didn't like the cabbage side though. I opted for the Pasta Bolognese. The pasta was homemade and had good texture served al dente. The sauce had chunks of braised short rib. I could only eat half of it but I enjoyed it very much. Wish there were more vegetable choices/side dishes though. The only disappointing thing were the desserts. We ordered the malted chocolate pot au crème and the butterscotch apple pie. Both were very average. I particularly did not like the apple pie. It was deconstructed and served in a mason jar. I know this is a current trend but not successful. They should hire a pastry chef!