Pittsburgh Blue - Rochester

4.5
365 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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4.5
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4.6
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4.5
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JoelP
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. A bit spendy but the steaks were butter knife. Everything was so delicious! Excellent overall experience on the last night of dining in this year. Going back when things get better

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SarahL
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for our anniversary we had a wonderful evening. The food was amazing.

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Gr8Food
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual.

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TammyF
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone should try Pittsburg Blue . You will be so satisfied you will want to go back as soon as you can! I know we can’t wait to go back for another wonderful meal!! It was top notch from beginning to end!!

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Vicky
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, service wonderful. Very nice environment. We had an enjoyable evening. The desert was amazing chocolate brownie cake 👍

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TeriF
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food. Temp of restaurant was very cold. Server was attentive.

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vipLeanneF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrating two birthdays!

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vipkacey
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food1service2ambience3

Crab was cold and not very good. Especially for $80.00 a plate. The shrimp cocktail was also terrible. Server was ok, not super friendly. Never had this experience here before and we have dined often. I am blaming CoVid. We won't return until things are back to normal. Bread was awesome and the busboy was hardworking and attentive.

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JakeS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Table we got sat at had food crumbs and sticky soda spills. Service was decent food was good bit over priced for what you get.

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must stop in Rochester! Excellent food and service!

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SamJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Prime Rib and Filet were amazing! Best Meat in Town. It took a little while for the server to get to our table right away, but once he arrived there he did a fantastic job.

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PatW
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate my husband’s Birthday! We thoroughly enjoyed the Prime Rib Sandwich with all the trimmings. Our waiter was very attentive, made sure we had everything we needed. He stopped by our table an appropriate number of times to meet our needs! Highly recommended!

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AmyF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first visit, and it was amazing! It was our anniversary. The waiter was outstanding and attentive. We know Beth personally and she complimented us with dessert after. It was all so good. Thank you!

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PatriciaS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops appetizer was amazing! We also had steak and the loaded mashed potatoes, it was all delicious. Would definitely go there again!

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KWMN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Service was exceptional! Food was good but overpriced.

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vipNancyB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

If you are looking for a good steakhouse in Rochester, Pittsburgh Blue is definitely the best. However, if you're hoping for something that compares to the best of the best that could be found in large cities (e.g., Ruth's Chris or any Chicago style steakhouse), well.....better go to one of those establishments. I got the prime rib, which was excellent, comparing favorably to Lawry's. My husband got the porterhouse, which was good, but he said he wished he had gone with prime rib as the porterhouse does not compare to Ruth's Chris. Many of the appetizers and desserts are designed to be shared, which is fine if you want to share, but if everyone in your party wants something different, then you end up with a serving that is way bigger than you need or want. Side dishes can be ordered as either a "to be shared" portion or individual. It would be nice if they did the same on appetizers & desserts. The service was great, as was the ambiance. They also offer some truly amazing handcrafted cocktails.

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PatF
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Mushroom-Capped Filet had a nice serving of sliced and sautéed mushrooms and filet was capped by a nice large mushroom. But the sizable blend of mushrooms and herbs was excessive. The filet was done nicely.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Dry steak and pasta dish terrible. Terrible value for the price.
The key lime pie was good

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Celebrate60
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonder service from beginning to end.
Drinks and food outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The horseradish parmesan encrusted salmon is always amazing!

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KyleH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants! You will not regret dining here!

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vipTravellady2
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Birthday dinner . For a Saturday night I was disappointed in that supposedly they had run out of their two top Gins.

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RebeccaB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

There were 6 of us in our party. The steak, prime rib and walleye were all excellent and were prepared as ordered. We all enjoyed the sides which were loaded mashed potatoes, asparagus and the mushrooms. Portions of these are large so it was plenty for everyone with a little potatoes and mushrooms left over. We had enough asparagus for each of us to have two. For dessert we had the brownie and cheesecake. There was a little of each left over. Delicious!

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable flavor in food. From the steaks to the desert and everything in between.

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ConnieK
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is magnificent! The sides that say "single", are more than plenty for two people. Really wish the wine list was more affordable. I'm familiar with many of the wines they offer, and they are very over-priced. Go with an appetite, so you can enjoy a variety of foods.

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GregS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service was very poor, drinks that were ordered before the meal arrived after the meal

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JonathanH
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome, the waiter was very nice and knowledgeable, the lighting was low and romantic for our rare dinner date.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and food.

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vipDawn469
Fargo
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were in Rochester MN for Mayo Clinic appointments and were excited to try Pittsburgh Blue. The service and food were exceptional, but we were seated at a booth that was tight enough to be a children’s table. My husband and I joked that there was no way 4 adults could dine together in the booth. There was no leg room and so we asked for a table. We were told by the hostess that they were only seating booths due to the social distancing situation of Covid. The center tables were ample distance from the booths and there were many of them, all open. Although the food was outstanding and the service great, being cramped to the point my husband had to sit sideways in the booth, made our visit uncomfortable. We couldn’t wait to finish and take our dessert with us to our room. I would recommend dining here only if you are able to get a table or possibly a larger booth. I’m not sure if they are all the same size throughout the restaurant.

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JimH
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice, nice server, very helpful. the food was as perfect as you could imagine.

Steak perfect. Salmon was fabulous. Everyone should try Pittsburgh Blue.

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant and really good food! The staff was very professional and extremely knowledgeable about the foods, specials and beverages. I would highly recommend this establishment!!

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Faith
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was very delicious the food was amazing and cooked to perfection. It was my first time going and the waiter told us everything we needed to know. Our waiter did mess up on the bill and charged both mine and boyfriends cards other then that it was amazing.

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SeanP
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is awesome especially the mashed potatoes and of course the steaks were perfect.

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jenniferm
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner for our anniversary. Kelsey was an excellent server.

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Hrabinka
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food quality is very good , maple glazed bacon a must to try. However the menu requires more character.

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vipKimm
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a bit of trouble ordering the sea bass. It arrived very burnt on both sides. Not sure why the chef attempted to cook the sea bass as a steak but it was done twice. It was my good fortune that my husband had ordered the kings cut of prime rib... which was spectacular. I believe this was just a fluke, perhaps someone hadn’t been correctly shown how to pan sear the sea bass. Everything else was wonderful. The hash browns were as spectacular as ever and the prime rib simply superb. I really enjoy the bread course too.
Wonderful addition to the Rochester dining scene. Can’t wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great evening for our 54th anniversary. We enjoyed it very much.

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bluerabbit
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We celebrated our anniversary at Pittsburgh Blue and we are always satisfied!
Great food and great service.

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Liketoeat
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Just didn’t live up to our expectations. My entree cobb salad was lackluster. Just mediocre overall

FAQs

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 365 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.