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Pittsburgh Blue - Rochester, Rochester, MN

Pittsburgh Blue - Rochester

4.5
4.5
927 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Hand-cut, perfectly aged Midwestern beef, trimmed to our specifications and cooked to yours. Deep booths and a deeper wine list. A bar that makes everything better. And the kind of service everyone deserves but hardly ever receives.
Welcome to Pittsburgh Blue. You’re about to eat very, very well.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (507) 361-2560
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Adam Bangert
  • Private party facilities
    Every Detail Matters! Plan your event in Rochester's premier steakhouse, in the heart of downtown. From business to personal - we have the right space and the right staff to help make any occasion unforgettable!
  • Private party contact
    Beth Coons: (507) 361-2560
  • Neighborhood
    Rochester
  • Cross street
    Broadway and East Center St
  • Parking details
    Valet offered at the Hilton Hotel attached to the restaurant located on East Center St.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 927 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rochester

    Best Overall

  • Rochester

    Best Food

  • Rochester

    Best Service

  • Rochester

    Best Ambiance

  • Rochester

    Good for business meals

  • Rochester

    Healthy

  • Rochester

    Neighborhood gem

  • Rochester

    Good for special occasions

  • Rochester

    Lively

  • Rochester

    Most Booked

927 Reviews
  1. SharynM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started with a bottle of a special red - Brunello de Malticino. Very nice wine. Ian was an OUTSTANDING server. Our filets were perfectly cooked- mine encrusted with blue cheese. The 1# baked potato is absolutely large enough to split. The Buffalo Brussels sprouts( single serving) is huge and again, large enough to split and delicious with just a hint of buffalo sauce and onions. Great dining experience- as always!

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  2. Mitch

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food at best and excellent service, but the pricing does not align with the menu choices. Excessively priced!

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  3. grammyp

    New York City

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great bar Happy hour. Excellent steaks. Big city prices

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  4. CoryK

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service. A bit pricey but a good place for a celebration dinner.

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  5. Elvis

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and wine. Steak was unbelievable. Ambiance was perfect

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  6. AngelaC

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time visiting this restaurant and, again, it was very good. Service was great and the wait staff is very friendly and accommodating.

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  7. SteveK

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great steaks…big portions! Great atmosphere in the heart of Rochester. Date nite hit.

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  8. BenE

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Ian was excellent! The food and drinks were outstanding. The atmosphere was great. Overall, a terrific dining experience for my wife and I.

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  9. RobQ

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The hostess was extremely pleasant and complimented my wife's attire. They conversed all the wat to our table. Much appreciated! A very nice woman "dressed all in black" apologized for our designated server and obtained our drink orders. That same nice woman "dressed all in black" followed up bringing our table bread. Our designated server spent more time away from our table then at it. We watched other servers engage with their table, making multiple visits, acquiring that all was well. Perhaps our server, Noella, should look into another line of work. Our visit to Pittsburgh Blue cannot be negated by poor service by one employee. We would recommend and plan to visit again in the future.

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  10. RCHeater

    Minneapolis

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Buffalo Brussel sprouts are the best. The prices are a little steep but well worth it for a special occasion. Our server Lakken was very helpful and her service was excellent!

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  11. AnnaB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food, good portions, amazing sides. AMAZING staff!!

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  12. Martin

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was supper. Very personal. Steaks, great, as you would expect. Look forward to our next visit.

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  13. Kilometers

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the drinks were too. It is a pricy place to eat but it was very well done I'm the dining area and a really great experience. My stomach hurt in the morning so it lost a star but that was probably because of the major amounts of starch and food. So far the best restaurant in Rochester to me and I've tried most places!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Our server was exceptional. Incredibly prompt and got every minute detail perfectly how we asked.

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  15. Jeff

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I've been to Pittsburgh Blue many times in Edina and have been very satisfied, however, this visit to the Rochester location was a disappointment. Caesar salad had brown pieces of romaine lettuce and the broccoli that was ordered with the meal was inedible. Filet was just okay and the overall meal did not meet expectations for the cost.

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  16. Picky

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Both steaks were cooked wrong. Nothing special for my birthday. The pecan pie was good. Too expensive for Rochester .

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  17. James

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great wine list, unbelievable food cooked to perfection

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  18. Foodieinthehood

    Minneapolis

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The steak here just isn’t that good. Two petite filets that were charred on the outside and dry on the inside. Spinach salad was good as were the French fries and carrots but the bread left much to be desired and a steakhouse could and should do much better!

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  19. FoodyTom

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Place for a $"high-end" gathering. Impress Your Family/Friends/SO.

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  20. DeanP

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The best ribeye I have had in 10 years. The cooked it perfectly and the service was fantastic. Definitely will return

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  21. JoellynE

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again a phenomenal dinner. Great steaks, sides and cocktails

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  22. Majah

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a great spot for a nice dinner, just make sure you are willing to drop some money here.

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  23. TannerP

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Good quiet atmosphere. Expensive but worth it.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was awesome, the service was great and the overall experience was outstanding!

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  25. GerryW

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great steak and service. Best restaurant in Rochester.

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  26. JoeM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall it’s a nice place. The prime rib was ok. I was expecting better for the price.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ian was a great server. We have been happy every time we have visited.

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  28. TonyaS

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The last 3 times I ordered medium rare prime rib, they served a very poor cut of meat. The 2 previous times, medium rare was served up medium or almost well done. Way over cooked. The meat was tough both times too, probably because it was over cooked. I've never sent a dish back before in my life, but I did on the 3rd trip. I sent it back because the right half was all gristle and sinew and the left was fat and gristle. A big portion was the part of the loin that sat in the roaster and usually not good for eating. Looking at the underside, it was obvious that it was an end cut off of a pretty poor loin. I sent it back without taking a bite. I could tell what little was edible was going to be dry and tough.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was excellent but service was not great. Took 10 minutes to be greeted by our server and he did limited check backs and didn’t make any recommendations or tell us anything about the menu. In a mostly empty restaurant we were sat in a corner, behind a pole, next to the server station. Disappointing.

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  30. JasonA

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a reservation for 6 pm. We were sat promptly however after more than 5 min before the server showed up we did place a drink order. We had a couple appetizers, salad and a soup. Our entrees arrived and my wife’s was incorrect, she ordered hers with a horseradish crust the server returned it to the kitchen and brought back out to the table. The plate presentation is probably some of the worst I’ve seen, the server stated there was a sauce that accompanied the steak(it never made it out) We were there on a Tuesday evening, 2 bar tenders, 2 hostesses, 1 server and 1 bus boy. Might need to rethink how that helps with the customer experience. The server was weeded, the hostesses were enjoying cookies, and the bartenders aren’t making great money because there are 2 of them.

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  31. DeanS

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We should have not ordered the Calamari - it was too good and spoiled our appetite for the rest of the meal. So we had a cup of chili (really spicy, too much so!) and the sweet corn lobster chowder, and split a salad. All of which were just OK. We should have stayed with what they are known for - their steaks!

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  32. Anonymous

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Medium done sirloin was tough and chewy on the outside, too red on the inside. Beef was not very good quality. Brussel sprouts and fries are fried in the same oil as their shrimp, so not for vegetarians. Really?? My friend is vegetarian and I recommended we go to Pittsburgh Blue due to the apparent veg options. Purchased gift cards should be good to go instead of an earliest redemption date. The promo portion maybe can but not the gift card itself. Overall, the restaurant’s customer satisfaction has a long way to go.

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  33. Kingfamily

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time here with family and all of us completely enjoyed everything!! We all agreed it was the best steak cooked to perfection that we ever have had . Our waiter was amazing and on top of everything we needed . Beautiful hotel Hilton and we will definitely be returning back .

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  34. RickK

    Kansas City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service by Ian! Fabulous experience and we will be back!

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  35. KenP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    steakhouse out of prime rib at 7pm on a Saturday night, manager seemed oblivious to the situation

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  36. EllieD

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Sea bass was amazing! Atmosphere felt very upscale. Will definitely be going back.

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  37. JordanT

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service! Amazing food! Amazing ambience. Would definitely recommend for a date night.

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  38. TaraM

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The prime rib was perfectly cooked right, mashed potatoes were creamy and the chocolate brownie was delicious. Our server she was awesome. We will be back in the middle of April.

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  39. DaddyJack

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic steaks and solid supporting appetizers and sides; wonderful wine list and great desserts too. Not cheap, but quality this good just costs more to bring to the table.

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  40. TomF

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant was quiet, very empty for a Saturday night in my opinion. Medium rare prime rib was tough, my wife’s medium mignon was over cooked. Broccoli with cheese, loaded mashed potatoes and bread were delicious. Meal for 2 with one drink each and tip came to $191

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Pittsburgh Blue - Rochester offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (507) 361-2560.

Pittsburgh Blue - Rochester is rated 4.5 stars by 927 OpenTable diners.

Pittsburgh Blue - Rochester does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Pittsburgh Blue - Rochester

10 E Center St, Rochester, MN 55904

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Broadway and East Center St
  • Neighborhood
    Rochester
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet offered at the Hilton Hotel attached to the restaurant located on East Center St.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Adam Bangert
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (507) 361-2560
  • Private party facilities
    Every Detail Matters! Plan your event in Rochester's premier steakhouse, in the heart of downtown. From business to personal - we have the right space and the right staff to help make any occasion unforgettable!
  • Private party contact
    Beth Coons: (507) 361-2560
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