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About Poros

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.

Two PPG Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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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

Cross Street:
Market Square

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(412) 904-2051

Website:
http://www.porospgh.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Chris OBrien

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

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Poros Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

3.7

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Quiet

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (29)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Authentic (15)
Romantic (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
People Watching (9)
Cozy (8)
Tapas (8)
Fun (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Seasonal (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Scenic View (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Casual (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Happy New Year 2018! Was it worth the price? Probably.
Bread w Baba Ghanoush $5 good.
Calamari $12 Bland, didn’t even finish it. Didn’t want to fill up on something that was so so. If it tasted like something we would have devoured it!
Seafood Platter for two $85! We built our own for $10 more but still not worth it. Portion was good. I’m not a big eater so we had more than enough. It consisted of..
2 Scallops - husband said they were delicious. $12
2 Crabcakes - were just ok not a lot of flavor. $24
1 lamb chop - paid extra for it $18. Was delicious but...
Ahi Tuna - my favorite dish. But at $80 a lb.?? 1/2 lb $46!
It was a great way to try a little of everything.
Asparagus side - $7 good.
So NOT including our $40 carafe of “draft” wine ...
our FOOD bill was $134. Which wouldn’t have been bad if the scenery was anything other than the Five Guys burger joint! Lol. Ambiance was average. It was quiet. Low noise level. Our server Steve was great! Very knowledgeable. Explained the menu and made suggestions.
We were anxious to give it a try. And will probably stop for lunch some time. Dinner again? Not so sure. $186! For average food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Poros is second to none when it comes to fresh seafood. The fish was cooked to perfection with great sides to compliment but not compete with the fish. A nice Mediterranean twist on seafood. Highly recommended!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service and amazing food. We had the seafood dinner for two as advertised. Everything was cooked to perfection, was spiced individually and creatively, and was presented in spectacular fashion. Top 5 of all time for sure!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised at the service and the menu for being a New Year's weekend. Both my cousin and I ordered the steak which was delicious, and the beet salad which was one of the best I ever hard.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I've been to Poros four times since it opened and after the first really awesome experience, its been less awesome each succeeding time. I'm not sure what's going on. Went on a Wednesday night between Christmas and New Year's. Despite the dining room being a third full, it took ten minutes for a server to show up. I know that doesn't sound like alot, but when the restaurant isn't busy feels like forever. Nothing kills the mood for a dining experience like having the server begin by telling you about four dishes that are sold out (on a menu with about 12 entrees). We just never recovered. The food was OK. My fish sat at the kitchen (which I could see) for too long and wasn't really hot when it arrived. I was just in capitulation mode by then and didn't want to send it back. I've always liked this place and keep going back because I'm hoping the previous experience was just a blip. The bill was $300 before tip, so you are paying for a premium dining experience. Unfortunately something is wrong here and by the thin crowd on a holiday night combined with a spotty menu, it feels like a turnaround is needed.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a delicious meal and drinks. We had Salmon cooked a la plancha and the Swordfish entree. My son loves the octopus <3

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Overall I liked this place- they have a big fresh fish display, which is always a good thing. However, for being a greek/mediterranean restaurant it is not owned by greek people and that does make a difference.
Cons: Even though the waiter said the tomatoes were good we ordered the greek salads and the tomatoes were mealy, so those were sent back. We both had the dorade (sea bream) fish and my partner's portion was half the size of mine for some odd reason.
Pros: The dips were pretty good and the fish (albeit inconsistent portion sizes) was delicious.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our waitress, Heather, was outstanding. We ordered the seafood dinner for 2 which was just perfect. Also had a nice Italian wine that Heather recommended.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I surprised my husband with dinner before our night out. We were pretty disappointed by the food and will not return unless it is at the bar for The Refresher!!

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Awesome atmosphere and great food. Craft cocktails are off the charts. Loved it all around.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food was good, server pleasant and attentive. It. Took WAY too long for our entrees to arrive. Over 1 hour and the place was only half full of customers. Perhaps that was why.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Our food was very good and I will return. The staff was very friendly. Not sure what happened but we were one of the first tables seated and everyone around us and in site came in, ordered, ate, paid and left before we received our food. I ordered a fixed price lunch with a tomato cucumber salad, pan-seared salmon with no sauce (with mixed greens) and a mixed fruit with greek yogurt on the side. The other person ordered less. Nothing time consuming here.

I assume our check was misplaced in the kitchen.

Also, we were seated next to a window and although someone came to close the blinds because of direct sunlight in our eyes, the blind really did very little to help.

I would recommend Poros, though, and will be back. I suspect our experience today is not the norm.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Food was good, but they were out of everything-steak, certain fish, broccoli. We looked forward to certain items and they were out of it all.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our server was almost non existent. The food and wine made up for it. No recognition for a birthday celebration.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were very dissatified with portion of our meals, never left a 5 star hungry. The waiter spent very little time at our table, making our overall experience unsatisfctory.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Service was very good. Reservations are highly recommended. I had the ravioli. Instead of being filled with lobster, it was filled with crabmeat. It was really good. My wife had the Chilean Sea Bass and a crabcake. Not used to an ala cart menu. Be ready for an expensive meal but the quality is there. My wife and I both enjoyed our meal before we went to the show.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The place was great, heather our waitress was very friendly but the food was just ok for the price.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Food was over cooked and dry. Not a lot of flavor

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Absolutely amazing... superb service ... whole fish cooked to perfection ... highly recommend tandoori clay pot preparation for the fish ... generous portions of asparagus and roasted potatoes ... $$$$ BUT worth every penny!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great atmosphere with outstanding food and service!

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Once again a fine evening. Had flatbread and cheese/olives platters up front. Excellent and unusual flatbread. Wife had eggplant pie with an added lamb chop for main course and raved about the chop. I had branzino with broccoli as a side. Planca preparation was perfect and whole meal was wonderful. Appreciated availability of ice cream/sorbet for dessert as that was all we had room for after the meal. Wine list is extensive. Come with some info about Greek wines for knowledgeable adventuresome choices. Happy to recommend to downtown eaters for pre-theater/concert.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Waitstaff was very friendly and accommodating. Food was delicious and generously portioned.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We did not have a good experience. Went prior to a show at Heinz Hall. Apps were terrible: Spanakopita (spinach pie) is not what you would expect. Normal dish has crispy buttery crust, earthy spinach, and tart cheese and lemon. This was charred phyllo wrapped around unseasoned spinach. Eggplant and zucchini chips were soggy. Nothing worse than soggy flaccid chips.......NOTHING. Calamari was tender but breading was soft, not crispy. In short, apps were awful. Waited over an hour for our grilled fish. Asked the waiter several times and were told our food was coming right up....not even an “I’m sorry” which is unacceptable in my view considering we told him we had a show to get to. Finally got our food and had 15 minutes to eat. The fish was very fresh for being in a land-locked city and very well prepared. Sides were ok. For the price of this place, I’d expect a higher level of refinement for the dishes and much better service. BTW, the portions are TINY, even by “haute cuisine standards”. My advise is to go to one of the other better and less expensive seafood restaurants in the city and spend what you save at the next Greek food fair to get your Greek Food fix. Holy Cross in Mt Lebo has one you will not regret.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The wait staff was very nice and helpful for the first time dining at Poros!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Poros has become our favorite downtown restaurant. The food is always excellent and the service is great. Wait staff have a nice balance of having a little fun while not getting off track. They are good at determining how much guidance to give you in menu choices, particularly the fish portions. Always an enjoyable experience!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Healthy
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food, service is outstanding. Walking out to Market Square at Christmas time was nice.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food was very good but service was below par. The restaurant was not busy yet we continually had to ask for our waiter.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Not as good as on previous visits. I love Poros' food, so I was surprised. The quality of the ingredients was not as good as before. It is a great restaurant with a great atmosphere, so I will return and hope that this was just a bad day for them.

Tags: Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 29, 2017

A colleague and I come here to celebrate our birthdays, and we always say we want to come more often. Delicious food, and very reasonable prices for lunch.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The Chilean Sea Bass was outstanding! We also enjoyed the charred broccoli as a side dish. The food is always amazing and the service is great. The prices are higher, but well worth the cost.

Tags: Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The restaurant was nearly empty yet they jammed the 4 of us into a table for 2. Waitress struggled to explain what was included with each entree. This is billed as a Greek restaurant, but some basic foods were just not included on the menu. I ordered a salad, waited a while and then the bus boy delivered it to someone else in our party, so clearly they didn't know who ordered what. Then as I recovered my salad the dinners were served and I was trying to mix a salad and dinner together, just not well organized for a 3/4 empty restaurant. Not sure what it would be like if it was busy!?

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The staff was very friendly but not completely attentive to the needs of the table. appetizers came to the table and 10 minutes later we received plates. Drink order was extremely slow and our entrées arrived well over a half hour after our appetizer were taken away. Also two entrées were ordered and were told hat they ran out of them yet they remained on our bill. Didn’t notice that until we got home.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Awesome environment, great location and really fresh food! Always a crowd pleaser.

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We LOVE this place. We do not live in the area, but we take a special trip into Pittsburgh annually just to eat here. Fast Service, Excellent Food, Fun Atmosphere and Great Pricing! Also, Becca is AMAZING! She is professional, prompt, courteous and so much fun! Ask for Becca's section.....she is the best!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food is great service is horrible. Maybe it was just our waitress. I will give it another try and hope for the best. Recommend the sea bass. Amazing!!

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Worth every penny and then some; fantastic staff to compliment deliciously prepared fresh seafood.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Fantastic place! First time here, loved the menu. You can order fish by the ounce, shrimp, scallops, oysters by the piece and mix and match. Everything was outstanding, including service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food and service was great, as usual. Got seated immediately (on time), even on a rainy night.
Always an enjoyable meal. Salad and dessert portions are sharable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My wife and myself had a great evening of dinning at Poros. The seafood was over the top with super service. The flaming cheese was a blast.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Autumn was the best server. Very personable and bubbly. You must get a side of lamb chops with anything. Grilled octopus was freaking ridiculous. Enough said. Badass all the way around.

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