Revival on Lincoln

4.5
359 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Revival on Lincoln is an American restaurant that opened in late 2018 in Bellevue, 5 miles from downtown Pittsburgh. Housed in a restored historic mansion on the National Register of Historic Places, Revival serves up a seasonally fresh rotating menu with a wide range of wine, mixed drink and beer options. Dining spaces include an intimate bar, multiple dining spaces, including private rooms and a large outdoor patio. The restaurant was recognized as a Standout Restaurant for 2018 by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and a Diner’s Choice Restaurant for 2018 and 2019 by Open Table. Revival is also available for private parties up to 100 guests. Walk-ins welcome, reservations recommended.
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate here for restaurant week and it was awesome! Braised short ribs and shrimp and grits were delicious! The vanilla bean cheesecake and cocktails were amazing 😍

s
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Fred, the owner and the bartender were all terrific! Will definitely go again.

M
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Made reservations for restaurant week...food was very good. Enjoyed the venue very much. Will definitely be back.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

I was expecting great and it was just OK. Nothing was bad, but also nothing I was excited about eating. The menu did an unusually poor job of describing the dishes.

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food here was delicious, but the service was a bit slow. The acoustics are a bit off, probably because it used to be a house, so it does tend to be a bit loud. But the food is worth it!

OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Good but a little underwhelming again. I really enjoyed the entree except the giant piece of fat I had in my bowl. We'll give it another chance.

MS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The ambiance was beautiful, set in an old vintage building with faint live music from the porch. However, the restaurant was so hot that my entire party had physical sweat on them. The food was fair, but every appetizer and entree was set on a huge bed of spring mix.. so the actual food aspect was small. Our server was kind and personable, but halfway through our meal, she brought the desserts. She apologized and said the kitchen forced them out on her, since they’d be closing soon, but to not feel rushed. As a server, I felt bad that she had to do that. The kitchen should not have forcefully made the guests feel rushed. Our reservation was only for 9:15 and we were eating at a normal pace.

OT
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Restored historic house is beautiful. Very loud because the place was packed. Food was good but slightly small portions, especially for the price. I guess that just means we will reserve this place for fancy, special occasions.

S
Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful night on the patio, great food, nice music, lovely evening

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I got together with a friend for restaurant week. We originally were seated indoors. The tables were too close for comfort and I’m not sure if there was no air conditioning or if it wasn’t working but it was so hot and stuffy we asked to be seated outdoors instead. The staff were polite and made sure we were ok. They were pretty busy this day! The food was ok

SC
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband & I dined here during restaurant week. Everything was very fresh & tasty. Each course came out at a relaxed pace. They were quite busy but the server was outstanding. He kept us informed about each course & made sure we had plenty of water to drink. The drink prices are reasonable. I had a glass of their Cabernet Sauvignon which was awesome. For our main entrees my husband had shrimp & grits and I had the beef short ribs. Each dish was very awesome and full of flavor.

DJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and the server was excellent. Fred did a super job not rushing us, was very attentive and not annoying.

I'd definitely go back.

RR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. The decor is just right. And the service was top notch. The owners came over and some with us. The wait staff too extra lengths to work with a child in our party who is a picky eater. All in all, A+

Raymond R.

OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Celebrated my mom’s bday with brunch. Food was great. We sat on the patio. It was a beautiful day and the atmosphere was perfect. The service was a bit slow. But the servers were very nice.

RG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Really enjoyed the experience at Revival. The owners have done a nice job on providing a variety of different seating options (outdoor, high top, standard, etc) as well as creatively decorating the place for an enjoyable dining experience. The service was solid, though as things got busier, seemed like they were still ironing out some kinks in busing, etc. Not a big deal. Food was excellent from the salad to the daily special which was tuna and scallops with unbelievable green beans and a creative salad. Outstanding. The lamb bolognese came in second, but was still tasty. Quaint and welcoming, should hold its own as the revitalization of Lincoln continues.

ES
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very flavorful. Service was excellent. Server knew menu well and offered good explanations and suggestions. Kitchen staff accommodated need of one in our party to have meat cut into bite sized pieces. Table and floor space were ample to allow guest with mobility issues to dine without cramping space of nearby diners.

NR
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

From the first night they opened as a local resident have been going here food is and has been outstanding. Up until Friday service was very good, we had to eat onion soup with a fork, forgot our flat bread, brought the wrong drink. So was not a great night. Seems to be a complete turn over of staff. A bit sad to see this as it helps to have staff that know the place and the regular customers. Sadly the owner seems to not have the approach that the customer is always correct or even the most important. But the food is impeccable if the rest can be over looked. Hope it can make it, really enjoyed the first few months of great food good service and friendly faces.

DM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love dining at revival! The food is delicious, the service is amazing, and it’s a nice quiet place to have either a romantic dinner or to chat with your friends.

OT
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place. Good food. Great value.

DM
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first time at the restaurant. We enjoyed the evening overall. We thought there were some interesting cocktails so we tried some, and they were excellent. While the wine selection was not extensive, there was a very good selection. Again, the menu was not extensive but there was a nice selection of entrees and we all thought the preparation and taste was excellent. We will definitely return and highly recommend Revival on Lincoln.

M
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner there for my birthday and it was amazing. The ambience was great. The outside musician was very good and the food was so flavorful. We were very impressed and we will absolutely dine there again.

RS
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our food was excellent and the entire meal itself was a great value. The noise level in the dining room was a little loud, but manageable. We really enjoyed Revival on Lincoln and we recommend this restaurant.

s
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location, bustling with diners. The food was outstanding with service to match! Will definitely go back.

LT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restored mansion. Great food and good service. What more do you eant?

D
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delighted with the menu - limited but prepared wonderfully. Ambiance is excellent and outdoor seating is a bonus. Definitely makes the list as one of Pittsburgh ‘s go to destinations.

MH
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Ordered the beef special medium rare; it arrived well-done. When I pointed this out to the waiter, he agreed, and then, instead of offering to replace, said that he would "tell the chef." When I persisted the waiter brought the exact same pieces of meat back, even more well-done. I then insisted upon a replacement, which was prepared , but even though it was not well done, it was so "chewy", that I could not eat it. I took it home where I was told that it was so tough that it was being given to the raccoon. No offer of any sort of financial adjustment or free dessert was made.

RW
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

TW
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our whole party thoroughly enjoyed our food, drinks and experience at Revival. While it was my first trip there, my friends have all been there several times and recommended it. We went for brunch. I'm looking forward to going for dinner in the near future.

G
Pittsburgh
38 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Outside seating was great! We have been happy with all of our brunch and dinner experiences here

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Parking was easy for Sunday brunch. Would go again!

AB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is a very elegant place to dine. The service was top notch and the waiter was very helpful in deciding what to order. The pork chop was outstanding and so tender. It was to have sweet potatoes but since I do not care for them, he recommended the mashed potatoes and it was a great pick. The sangria was very light and refreshing. My friend had the special and she really enjoyed it. Would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys good food.

JO
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my third visit to Revival - but certainly not my last. Brunch was a delight. Nice menu selection, friendly & efficient service, and the food was great. I very much appreciate the "Revival" of this beautiful building.

AN
Wexford
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Beautiful old house however I don’t think there is AC. I was very hot while eating dinner. I was sweating and couldn’t really wait to leave to get cooled off. I ordered a meat entree and asked for medium well. I received medium rare so didn’t eat it. The waiter didn’t come back till everyone was finished with dinner pretty munch. He noticed it wasn’t cooked right and asked if I wanted to send it back. At that point no since everyone was done. So took it home and gave it to my husband who likes it that way. The potato and green beans were good and the appetizer was good as well. I would give the place a second chance maybe go back in the autumn when I won’t be so hot inside the restaurant.

Revival on Lincoln
Responded on July 27, 2019

Hi Amber, we apologize - we had an issue with our HVAC system which has since been repaired.

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EM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I wish the menu had been more varied, especially for the vegetarians among us.

DS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food all around the table, great service. Prices reasonable, all in all a great meal. Room was very warm and loud.

l
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second trip there. I have also given gift certificates. The food is always excellent. Condiments and sauces are imaginative and delicious and the menu is changed seasonally. Our server, Katrina B, was friendly and knowledgeable concerning the menu. The only slight negative was the noise level as the room filled up but all in all It was a delightful dinner.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Inside felt hot and very loud so we sat outside and had a beautiful and delicious dinner.

C
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Parking was a problem since I am handicapped. Only street parking and steps to climb up to the restaurant

CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was great. Our server was very attentive and the food was top notch. My husband is vegan so it would be great to maybe have one more vegan option. The drinks were great with the exception of the Thomas J which tasted like salt water and sand, the four liquors in the drink do not belong together, it just felt like there was too much going on.

B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Menu was refreshingly brief. Enough variety without excess. Food was good, not great. Main dining area was noisy when nearly full and could have been cooler on an early July evening.

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