Revival on Lincoln

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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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TM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!!! Delicious food, great cocktails, great service!

A
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Service is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The restaurant is beautiful.

Revival on Lincoln
Responded on December 1, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your dining experience at Revival on Lincoln. We are thrilled you enjoyed both your meal and the ambiance. We look forward to serving you again.

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M
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great discovery close to home! The atmosphere was warm and cozy and the service was prompt and efficient. The food was terrific - I had a shrimp and pasta special. The drinks were good too. I will definitely return for another dinner.

Revival on Lincoln
Responded on December 1, 2019

Thank you, Michelle, for taking the time to write. We appreciate your kind remarks and are so glad you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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SH
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like Revival and are repeat customers- the food and service are consistently excellent

Revival on Lincoln
Responded on December 1, 2019

Thank you for the kind review, Stuart. And thank you for being repeat customers! Excellence is our goal, and we are so happy to have delivered on that.

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BP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Nice ambiance in an old mansion. Good wine list. Easy access to street parking. Seated exactly at reservation time. They do not try to rush you out the door and allow enough time between courses. I will go back.

Revival on Lincoln
Responded on December 1, 2019

So glad you had a great experience, Bob! Thank you for taking the time to share that with us. Please join us again soon.

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MP
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Interesting menu and excellent food. Only downside was that it was noisy at times during dinner.

Revival on Lincoln
Responded on December 1, 2019

Hello Mary! Thank you for taking the time to write. We are so happy you enjoyed your meal. I see that you visited on the weekend--usually our busiest time, and you are right--some of the conversations can become quite spirited. We are happy you joined us and we hope to serve you again soon!

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OT
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was luke warm and drinks never made it to the table. For the prices, service standards need to increase

K
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience5

Service got worst as the night went on. Ended up with 2 complimentary cups of coffee that were ice cold. Would not recommend this place. Certainly not worth the money you need to spend to eat. Might want to offer a sweet wine by the glass. Lost 2 liquor sales

IM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I don't know if there is a better retaurant in all of Pittsburgh than Revival on Lincoln. Food and service is wonderful.

M
Pittsburgh
31 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The dining room noise was horrible. It was difficult to have a conversation in a normal voice. The food was good but there were long waits between courses. It was a little out of our way and I doubt if we would go back. Oh, they do not have a parking lot. So you must hope to find something along the street and they caution you not to park on North Fremont.

AS
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

We were there on a cold night and sat upstairs. The heat wasn't turned on upstairs until after we sat down, and it took a long time for the room to warm up - it never did get comfortably warm, and we just wore our coats while eating. Possibly because we were upstairs, the service was very slow - we were there for over two hours and 15minutes, although I must say that the servers were very pleasant and engaging. the one plus for being upstairs is that the first floor was incredibly l,oud.

K
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful meal. We were in a bit of a hurry and they served us beautifully!!! I will drive the 35 minutes to go again!!!!

J
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One year anniversary dinner plates were to die for!!!! I dined with two friends and am logging back in to make another reservation to take another friend tonight as he will love the food on this special menu. The whisky apple cobbler with ice cream and caramel...... wow!

SC
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great meal! Only problem was the table of 6 drunk women next to us were extremely loud.

CC
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. The only complaint would be that the dining area is very noisy. It was hard to have a conversation. Something is needed to absorb the sound. If noise doesn’t bother you I would’ve highly recommend.

m
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Friendly but slow service. Drinks food and check took long time to come out. Food was just OK. Good beer and wine selection and good craft cocktails. Average prices. Great ambiance

MS
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I enjoyed my meal of yellowfin tuna which was one of the many specials offered that night. The grilled Caesar salad was very nice. I find that fewer and fewer restaurants are offering bread with meals any more and appreciated the bread with humus that was brought to our table without us needing to ask. Service was prompt but we were not rushed. The room where we were seated was very noisy and every table was filled while an adjacent room was near empty. Perhaps spreading the customers out throughout the several rooms would reduce the noise level. We didn't spend any time in the cozy bar this visit but I loved the ambiance there on a previous visit.

j
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Revival is a neighborhood gem in Bellevue. Great ambiance in a beautifully restored historic home. Our table of six ordered a variety of salads, soup & entrees. Everyone enjoyed the food, but special mentions go out for caramelized onion gratine soup, grilled Caesar salad, shrimp & grits, and pork chop. Service was great. (Hostess even offered to store my wet umbrella!) We will be back.

JK
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

We went to Revival for our 40th wedding anniversary on a Saturday evening. We found the noise level to be exceptionally high, the food choices limited and the pricing higher than was warranted given the location. Parking was an issue as well. Our waiter (Fred) was outstanding. The venue was crowded (our reservation was for 6 PM) even at the early hour and several people were turned away throughout the course of the evening.

I had the grilled Caesar and yellow fin tuna special; my husband had the seasonal cheese platter (pricey for just 2 cheeses) and the pork chop. We enjoyed the food but until I was offered the tuna special, I was struggling to find something I wanted to eat from the regular menu.

We might give it another try.

RL
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was a busy Friday night and it took 90 minutes to get our entrees. For the price they were okay but mine was actually not very hot. It was loud and it appeared that they might have been understaffed in the kitchen. The service was good overall, but since they were busy and maybe shorthanded it was slow.

PL
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience here. Had dinner here prior to heading into the city for a show. Everything about this restaurant is amazing. From the warm welcome, to the great service, to the great ambiance, to the fantastic food, this place gets all stars! This place is a little out the way for us but definitely worth it. I think will be regulars here I am sure.

NC
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

J
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is and continues to be a favorite dining experience. I don’t know where they find such amazing, friendly staff, but it really make the dinner an occasion. The food is stellar. We love watching for the unique price fix menus that are offered for the occasional season or holiday. Kudos to the staff and owner of this gem. Love it every time we go!

P
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Second time at Revival. Was very impressed the first time, especially with the ambiance -- this time, less so. In particular, I thought the service was poor -- typical under-trained "old" Pittsburgh style service-- trying to be friendly but just not very competent or knowledgeable. The menu seemed not to have changed much from several months ago, and my meal (shrimp and grits) was fairly ordinary-- certainly nothing special. I think this place has a lot of potential, but they need to up their game if they really want to be a top tier restaurant. In summary, other than the ambiance (which is quite nice), the food is very expensive "ordinary" and the service is reminiscent of "fancy" Pittsburgh restaurants a decade ago or so (ie, not great...).

FP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for my friend's birthday. I intend to return with my husband. It is such a lovely romantic restaurant.

DK
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting with old friends

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Food was good. It was very busy by the end of our meal but our waiter just disappeared. I’m assuming he was waiting on other tables but he completely ditched us. Food was overall pretty good. I didn’t care for the hummus with the bread..tasted store bought instead of fresh. Short ribs were very tender. Would definitely return.

KS
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A little pricey. Especially drinks. Food good. Waiter kept coming over felt like he was rushing us.

DW
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service was very good my second time at the Revival.
The only thing was seated in the dark green room (dinner in the evening) I feel the room is
a little too dark it was hard to see your food and the person I was with. Just light the room a little bit more. With that being said I will come back even if the lighting doesn't change. I enjoy the Revival very much.

RG
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

EXCELLENT and interesting menu/food! NOISY NOISY - Can you do something about this?

VS
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall, we enjoyed our two dinners, salads, soup and beverage. The service provided by Fred was excellent. We were originally drawn to Revival on Lincoln by the menu. We enjoy well-prepared vegetables and your menu offered many excellent options. The sauvignon blanc wine from New Zealand was also excellent. Even the complementary bread and hummus were outstanding.

The only negatives. It was very loud, seemingly too loud as it actually impeded conversation. The atmosphere, in terms of wall decorations, was very bland (minimalistic in a way) and did NOT add to our experience. The items were slightly too expensive, given the location and setting. We may still come back, however, because of the food, menu, and service!

BF
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff made the experience. Everyone was friendly, courteous, observant. Never hovering, ready when you were. The food was delicious.

OT
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The outside is imposing and welcoming at the same time. We were eager to go in and have a look around. Unfortunately, though, the interior we saw was institutional, not unlike a corporate lunchroom. What a terrific opportunity the owner had to create something memorable, but it was sadly squandered. The food was fine -- maybe not what you'd call innovative, but that's fine with me; it's tasty enough (the chicken I had was perfectly seasoned) -- and the service was excellent. If only they had devoted as much time and thought to restoring the inside as they did the outside, they would have a popular "destination" restaurant.

FR
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful venue! Food was delicious!

PB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Way too noisy. Waiter was too busy to bother with a table of just two people. We had to keep flagging done the hostess for drink refills. Dessert took 25minutes come

N
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Revival was a great eating out experience. We went with friends, 3 couples title. The girls liked the cosmopolitans and the wine selections, the cocktails and beer selections were great.

The menu selections were original and outstanding, the serving sizes were perfect. Al in all a great evening out we were there for three hours and shared two great deserts.

A night out to be remembered.

FA
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

First time here, and it wasn't great. The house was nice, good location but the food just wasn't great. Dry chicken, overcooked vegetables, overly sweet sauce. It just wasn't great, tons of great restaurants in Pittsburgh and nearby, this just didn't cut it.

KA
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow..this place was fantastic. I had the beets and greens salad and the bucatini. My husband had the soup and short ribs. Both were so tasty and perfectly prepared. We will be back soon!

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was quite good, nice menu, attentive staff, and an overall quality experience. I will return.

S
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The kitchen was backed up due to a private party but the service and food made up for the wait.