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Poros

4.3
4.3
750 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Poros is a sophisticated seafood restaurant modelled after an Aegean Estiatorio. An Estiatorio is a more formal Greek eatery than the more casual taverna. A large assortment of fresh fish is flown in daily from the Mediterranean and North Atlantic, as well as exotic shellfish and crustaceans. Estiatorio Poros also features lamb from three domestic lamb farms, two of which are critically acclaimed local farms (Jamison and Elysian Fields). An assortment of seafood, vegetarian and meat meze by Executive Chef Chris O’Brien and his experienced staff complete this fun and varied menu, which is executed in full view of the dining room from our state-of-the-art open kitchen.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Greek, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am to 10:00pm Lunch: 11:00am-3:00pm Bar: 3:00pm-5:00pm Dinner: 5:00pm-10:00pm Friday: 11:00am to 11:00pm Lunch: 11:00am-3:00pm Bar: 3:00pm-5:00pm Dinner: 5:00pm-11:00pm Saturday: 4:00pm to 11:00pm Bar: 4:00pm-5:00pm Dinner: 5:00pm-11:00pm Sunday: Closed

  • Phone number

    (412) 904-2051

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chris OBrien

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Poros can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    a Private Event Coordinator: (888) 982-5209

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Market Square

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Entertainment

    Join us Friday 5-8 for live entertainment featuring Saxophonist Yoko Suzuki.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 750 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Celebrating a job promotion
  2. RS

    RonS

    Pittsburgh

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Made a reservation for 6pm. Traffic that night was horrible and we were going to be late. We called ahead. Staff (Krista) could not have been nicer about holding the table for us. Pre-concert meal. Service was prompt and everyone incredibly friendly
  3. RB

    RodBob

    Pittsburgh

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Not sure why I’m doing this review since Poros closed for good last evening, but in brief. We’ll miss it. Only negative was the price which I viewed as a bit high even considering the quality service, good food, fairly priced wines, and great ambiance. Too bad!
  4. JL

    JLC55

    Pittsburgh

    77 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Had I known they were closing the business permanently in a few days I would have never made the reservation for my family. The bar staff was great as usual. The wait staff also good... This was all about the food! For the money a total bust! I guess I need to do a little research next time I book with Open Table....
  5. CM

    CMS811

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very nice. Sat outside and enjoyed it. However, multiple people walking by the restaurant were yelling profanities at us and other patrons. I know that is know at the fault of the restaurant though. I am not a fan of fish but found plenty of other delicious options. Only complaint is that it started to rain and instead of reseating ya they asked us to wait to shut the patio roof which took about ten minutes. Both us and our food was pretty wet by then.
  6. C

    Carla

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great for a small birthday dinner with a knowledgeable wait staff and accommodating chiefs....very friendly hostess..the decor matched the theme of the restaurant...
  7. F

    Fans

    Pittsburgh

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Poros. The food is all so fresh and perfectly prepared and the service is always excellent. We had whole yellow snapper and 6 oz filet Branzino, both with nice crispy skin and just wonderful.
  8. S

    Steve

    Columbus

    16 reviews

    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    This restaurant is closing! We were told by our server they ran out of lamb last week, the tuna in the case wasn’t available to order, they are using a black marker to cross out wine and menu items on their menu, and basically they’re just trying to sell out their inventory. Our salad course came out before our appetizers, and our entree sides came out before our other appetizer was served (we sent them back). We were told they’re closing at the end of the month so our advice is stay clear. Supposedly an Italian restaurant moving in. We saw two other tables walk out after they were told menu items were not available. Too bad - great location and previously good reviews.
  9. F

    Finn

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Tapas and great bottle of wine... sat at the bar and thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
  10. j

    johnf

    Pittsburgh

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2018

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    With regard to food- they serve this cold rice salad which I intensely disliked. Also, they serve pita instead of real bread-ugh. However, the fish was awesome. Might go back, but pretty expensive.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent waitress & Mgr!!! They were very knowledgeable about the menu & made the evening special! First time there, & extremely sad to hear it will b changing ownership soon & the restaurant will not have the same food. The eggplant appetizer was unique and delicious! The fish was done to perfection! Had no room for dessert, but wish we did because it looked so good! Pittsburgh is losing a gem with this restaurant’s departure!
  12. MS

    MichelleS

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Not as I expected from my first visit, which was so much better.
  13. CM

    CMoney

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hurry up and try it. Perfect seafood, but they are closing the place. Too bad.
  14. SR

    SamR

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A few items were a bit overcooked, but the manager came over, apologized, and replaced them immediately. Excellent service, attentive wait staff, and we'll be back.
  15. DL

    DLRB

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre theatre dinner date with my daughter. Freshness and preparation of seafood was awesome. Service was top notch. We will go back again.
  16. DM

    DonnaM

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was exceptional! Wonderful combination of Greek food and seafood.
  17. HW

    HartonW

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The seafood was fresh, well prepared and options were excellent in choices and preparation. Although my sword fish was slightly over cooked, the meal was still above what you would find at many other restaurants. The service was excellent and the noise level allowed us to carry on conversation without any difficulty. I would definitely go back.
  18. GD

    GDixson

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Very slow service. Food was nothing special for the price. I don't mind paying high prices for dinner. There was no "pop" nothing extraordinary. My wife's salad was very good. I ordered the Octopus. Very disappointed. Very tiny pieces of meat. Not very good serving portion. Ordered the seafood for 2. They ran out of the Chilean Sea Bass. Replaced with swordfish. Nothing great about it or the salmon. Could have got salmon that tasted the same or better at Applebees for a lot less. Wines were very good. I had to wait a very long time to get my second glass. Asparagus was good. We were really looking forward to this place and was very disappointed.
  19. k

    kosuth

    Pittsburgh

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2018

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Disappointing meal. We have had nice experiences before. Three of seven entrees arrived with cold food. Wait staff disappeared for 10-20 minute blocks of time. Substituted side dishes arrived with consultation.
  20. T

    Tulip31

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Our friends from Ohio had been to Poros before and highly recommended it. Unfortunately this time the food was just average and the service was nothing special. They were out of several items at 6:30 on a Saturday. Very limited drink selection and the bar couldn’t make basic drinks like a chocolate martini.
  21. MM

    MarMar

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2018

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    I dont' think I ever had such a bad restaurant experience! Laughable actually. Don't go.
  22. FC

    FrequentCust

    Pittsburgh

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We have become regulars here, but had a disappointing experience with the service. The side dish that came with my whole fish was not gluten free, but the server only offered to replace it with cold fruit side or cold quinoa side. I’m very surprised (and discounted) she refused to check with the chef about alternatives. Especially when I let her know they had offered a side from one of the other dishes last time (side of squash (she said that was “based on availability”?). Hoping this experience was a one off. Will try again.
  23. MH

    MoonHaze

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there in a group of 8 friends; 6 had never been there before. Becca was our server and I think she is one of the best servers in the City. The food and service was all top notch. The fish is exceptionally fresh and perfectly prepared. We shared a whole bunch of small plates before hand and it just reminded us of sitting around a table with friends in a home. I’ve just always liked Poros. Here is my one thing that I feel folks should know; Poros is great, but it’s pricey. The fish goes for $6 -$8 per oz. So, a small filet of Sea Bass is going to cost you $36. There are a number of great sides available, but one scallop will cost you $7; it’s a Mediterranean restaurant so you might want to add a lamb chop on the side of your fish. ONE lamb chop will cost you $18. Here’s the deal; it’s a beautiful spot; the servers are great; the food is delicious... but, you need to plan to spend much more for all of it, than you probably would at another restaurant of similar quality. That said, I am a fan of Poros and, to me, it’s worth it.
  24. SA

    StushAhLa

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delish option in Market Square! Always a good experience, good drinks, good food, very pretty restaurant. Busy on weekends. Pricey, but very good.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I tried this place when it opened and was unimpressed with the food and with the high prices for small servings. I was willing to give it another shot two years later and was still disappointed. We waited 45 min for our main entree only to receive overcooked, dry, crunchy like warm eggplant pie and super fishy and dry dorade fish. The tuna app was fine. Hard to mess up. The manager felt bad and comped the wine and my eggplant. No interest to return. Sad because it’s a prime location.
  26. P

    Pickymuch

    Pittsburgh

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time eating dinner here. Much better than prior lunch. Pre fixe theater sinner made choice easier. Food was very good and large size portions.
  27. B

    Burt

    Pittsburgh

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice, quiet place to go enjoy a meal before your show starts. They had an extensive wine list, and offered several fresh seafood selections. The bar area seemed very interesting, what with it's bright blue lighting underneath. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others, and look forward to going back myself in the future.
  28. DB

    DaleB

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent choice for seafood lovers. Recommend the the whole fish dishes.
  29. AB

    AngelaB

    Pittsburgh

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent preparation and pleasing presentation. Water glasses need to be narrower for my hand. They brought a better one on request.
  30. B

    Baileyeats

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wait person was extremely competent and very helpful
  31. FA

    FranA

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our Waiter was outstanding and made the evening enjoyable.
  32. PD

    PittDining

    Pittsburgh

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There aren’t a whole lot of stuff sides but we didn’t mind. Everything was great. The baklava ice cream is a must try. The weather isn’t better nice enough yet but this is probably one of the nicest patios in the city
  33. G

    Gomez

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice variety of food. The staff and ambiance are outstanding. Market square location makes it a great location.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We are frequent visitors and always enjoy the food - a wide variety of fresh fish and wonderful salads and starters - our favorites are the eggplant and zucchini chips with tzatziki sauce and the horiatiki salad - clean and refreshing!
  35. YF

    YourFavRegular

    Pittsburgh

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Scallops - excellent. J had the lobster ravioli which was such a treat! However, the broccoli, far too greasy!! Will not order that again but will return!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    My husband birhday before his surprise pasty
  37. BM

    BrianM

    Pittsburgh

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal at Poros! After being promptly greeted and shown to our table, our waiter came over and explained the menu and also provided a few examples for ordering since their "Fish Market" feature is different the normal ordering of entrees. They have entrees to chose from if that is what you like so there are options available. We started with a few cocktails that were delicious and the Chips Poros, which were also delicious. We ordered ala carte through the fish market. The platter we put together was: Whole Dorade Tandoor Roasted, two shrimp, and a lamb chop. We also ordered two accompaniments (family-style sides) of Braised Artichoke and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes. The fish was superb! The lamb chop was perfectly cooked, and the accompaniments were both wonderful. My wife had the shrimp and she said they were also delicious. We both ordered dessert. I had the flourless chocolate torte and my wife had their homemade baklava ice cream. Again, both were scrumptious. Our waiter checked on us accordingly throughout the night and ensured we were taken care of. Overall it was an excellent experience and the price paid was a value for the wonderful experience we had. I would highly recommend and will be sure to return soon.
  38. M

    Mike

    Pittsburgh

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome all around. Best fresh seafood in town, period. Also lamb chops are off the charts. You must check it out! Awesome power bar - feels like you are in NYC and not Pittsburgh! Well done Poros.
  39. MW

    MarionW

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was the first time I had been in Poros. I will return. I very much like the decor and dishes. The food was well prepared and served attractively. Altogether a very pleasant evening. My guests had been here before and were equally pleased with the food and service. It was noisy but is forgivable as it is a result of people having a good time.
  40. DM

    DeeM

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great selection of fish and cooked how you like it. Also, a great wine list. The service we had was great and our server knew the menu and gave us great options since it was my first time dining there. Would definitely recommend!

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Poros is rated 4.3 stars by 750 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Market Square

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am to 10:00pm Lunch: 11:00am-3:00pm Bar: 3:00pm-5:00pm Dinner: 5:00pm-10:00pm Friday: 11:00am to 11:00pm Lunch: 11:00am-3:00pm Bar: 3:00pm-5:00pm Dinner: 5:00pm-11:00pm Saturday: 4:00pm to 11:00pm Bar: 4:00pm-5:00pm Dinner: 5:00pm-11:00pm Sunday: Closed

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Greek, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris OBrien

  • Entertainment

    Join us Friday 5-8 for live entertainment featuring Saxophonist Yoko Suzuki.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (412) 904-2051

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Poros can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    a Private Event Coordinator: (888) 982-5209

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