Roost

4.2
551 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

About

Roost is downtown Pittsburgh’s premier event space, now open exclusively for private dining and events. Overlooking Market Square, this second floor venue offers 6,000#43; square feet of inspired design, a refined atmosphere, flexible floor plan and a seasonal menu of elevated American cuisine. From intimate chef-driven dining experiences to inspired social and corporate events, Roost is the perfect location to elevate any occasion. To curate your next event, call 412-281-1616.

Parking is available on-site in the attached Market Square garage.
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJenniferG
Pittsburgh
29 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Roost is not even open anymore except for private events. So, well done on sending me a survey when I didn’t even get to go. I had a reservation and was not informed by Open Table nor by the restaurant itself. I called Roost myself to reconfirm a few days prior and was told they only do private events now. When I asked why I was not informed, the person I was speaking too was not all apologetic and was dismissive. They said, “Um, well, I mean we thought that Open Table was reaching out about reservations but...umm... I guess not, so..”
Roost was a great restaurant and we loved going there. I do not like Revel, it’s not the same ambiance for a nice dinner, it’s a bar with TVs on. Very disappointing.
Roost: Horrible job on your employees phone/communication skills.
Open Table: Maybe not your fault as it seems Roost isn’t doing their part but disappointing that I thought I had a reservation when I didn’t.

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vipAlbert
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at Roost far exceeded our expectations! Although it was a Monday evening and the restaurant (as most in Pittsburgh) had few diners, we were treated to an almost private setting with perfect attentive service provided by Ryan. The menu and wine list is perfectly focused for great pairings and my wife and I both went for the Double Chop which was unbelievable... perfectly cooked and delivered with a Heitz Cellars 2014 Cab pairing. My appetizer was the Burrata Board which was a perfect prelude to the entree. The mellow jazz background music and window seating made it an excellent evening out with my wife. Note: be prepared-the double chop is a lot of food, but oh so good. We look forward to dining here again and eating our way through the menu!

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Elizabeth
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A friend and I had an excellent dinner at Roost. Our server Bob was very attentive and answered any questions we had about any menu items offered. We will definitely be back.

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vipSharonC
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary. The restaurant was not busy so service was great! The food was very delicious!

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vipNan231
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks and food were great! We had a martini and margarita. We tried the scallop appetizer, octopus and tuna. All were good. A bit pricey. Server was helpful with suggestions

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vipJamesR
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roost has become my favorite restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh.
The cuisine is excellent. The service is very professional. Our waiter, Bob, is always a true gentleman. The decor is unique, and there's an excellent view of Forbes Avenue below.
While more patrons head to Revel on the ground floor, Roost is very pleasant and much quieter. Roost really is a true Pittsburgh gem. Highly recommended!

- Jim, Cranberry Township

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dinner last night before a show. The atmosphere is beautiful and Bob our server was very friendly and attentive. The food and service were outstanding. Highly recommend Roost!

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Burt
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Roost offers a great view if you're lucky enough to get a table by the window. The food and service are always excellent, as well. I would caution anyone that is pinched for time, though. The food does not come quickly here. If you have plenty of time, relax and enjoy this gem. It's worth the wait!

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VBC19
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Bob helped make the experience second to none, but even without that added benefit we would have recommended Roost to anyone with tastebuds. The food was outstanding, perfectly prepared and presented. Loved the scallops so much we went back the next evening for apps and drinks, just to have the scallops again! Definitely going back again.

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vipEric
Pittsburgh
25 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here before a Liberty Magic show due to the location. Apparently we were early because the bar/restaurant downstairs was packed but we were the only ones on the upper level. Service was excellent (we were the only table), we both got the steak option. Really excellent experience, we will definitely be back.

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MarcyN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fabulous. The noise level is high but enjoyed our meals enough not to let that deter us from going back

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vipSuzanneM
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasure dining here. The food was superb!! Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were the only ones in the restaurant. The host took a while to see us and sit us. The server, Bob, was really good. Very honest and helped us choose our meals. The food was very good, but not outstanding. I had the pork chop, which was very well prepared and well
seasoned however the side dishes were just Ok. The ambiance was great, very pretty modern look.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a new job with family- quiet atmosphere, rustic yet upscale, great presentation, interesting signature cocktails

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Pittsburghgirl
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my second outing at Roost and it was another enjoyable experience. I had the steak and shrimp combo. It was very tasty and the appropriate size. We went before the theater and received our meals in a timely fashion.

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KatV
Pittsburgh
33 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Revel & Roost joint website is odd. It seemed like Revel is ONLY open for breakfast and brunch, but when we got to the restaurant, both parts were open. (Looking at their website more closely, I found their dinner, but the way they advertise it on the main page is odd.) We hope to try Revel at some point.

Roost had very good food and a bunch of things I wanted to try, though their menu was pretty limited. Roost has no happy hour drink specials, so if you want one of those, stop in Revel downstairs first. Roost was also fairly empty, so we didn't really need a reservation, but I like to make them to be safe if they take reservations.

The dish I was most interested in (scallops) had a lot I didn't like (I tried it, since my friend got it and I'm glad I skipped it, since I'm not a fan of peppers), but they have a scallop appetizer I'd like to get next time. The dinner also came with some delicious bread and dipping sauces/spreads. There was a LOT of food, so an appetizer wasn't necessary. I ate all the best stuff from my meal, but couldn't have possibly finished my meal after sharing the appetizer. Very good service and food. I'd definitely recommend it & look forward to trying Revel.

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SandraL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 36th anniversary on Saturday night at Roost. We were delighted by the friendly and excellent service. Our dinners were superb and it was a wonderful start to a beautiful evening with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Our waiter was very kind and attentive and he made our evening very special. We were very pleased to have our very special anniversary dinner at Roost and we look forward to returning for dinner soon. Thank you Roost! All of your employees are very kind and welcoming! We also love the ambiance of Roost!

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SarahS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was top-notch. The food was good, but not quite 5 star. Our favorite was our appetizer (the burrata). The atmosphere is nice, and they validate parking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

This was hands down one of the worst meals I’ve ever had. Filet with crab meat came out and the crab was from a can and smelled like cat food. The mashed potatoes were cold and grainy. The pork chops tasted good but everything else on the plate really was not edible, same with the sides with the filet. The server was nice and truthful about the crab coming from a can, which was nice. I’d say skip it.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We stopped in for drinks and appetizers. Food was a little on the colder side (ordered hot apps), nothing to complain about, but not as hot as we would expect directly from the kitchen. Drinks were great. Server was attentive and polite. Cheddar biscuits were delicious! Expected it to be more busy on a Saturday night, but it wasn’t even half full.

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Perfect
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there mid-week for dinner and it was very quiet, but the food and the service were excellent. Scallops were outstanding and cooked perfectly. Appetizers were great too--burnt ends especially.

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JoeR
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The apps were great. The main dishes were disappointing. We will not be in a rush to return.

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JaneS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent server who made sure to accomodate a dietary restriction. The chef did an excellent job adjusting the food we ordered. It was delicious.

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Waitress was awesome! Food was good! Enjoyed the time with my mother. Had chicken and waffles ...being from ALABAMA had to give it a shot! Not too bad!!

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DonaldT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch

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ReggieS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

food was good and the service was great , my wife had a nice time at the mothers day brunch.

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vipSquirrelHill
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Nice place, good service, but the food was mediocre at best. Brie infused polenta was dry, cold, and so tasteless we had to request salt and pepper.

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RickK
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I had fairly high expectations for this restaurant, having read the reviews on OpenTable, but was in the end disappointed. The appetizers were very tasty but all of the main courses that we ordered were disappointing: the lamb was overcooked, the chicken was too salty, the salmon was a bit dry, and so forth.

I don't think I'll be back.

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CristineP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time to Revel. My friend and I both ordered burgers and fries...outstanding! Our sever was also fantastic. This place is definitely a must try.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Steak cooked exactly how I like it. The scallops appetizer also great and the waitress was very helpful and nice and made the experience as well. Nice view of the area through the windows.

Also stopped at revel before our reservations were up and that atmosphere was also great.

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Workorplay
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops appetizer was perfect with a touch of honey. Everything we ordered was great and service was excellent.

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RobertG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Waitress could not tell the difference between Chardonnay and piano noir. Menu was limited expensive and food was sub-par

Dissatisfy disappointing and avoid

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

It took forever to get a drink when we sat down. Appetizers and our meals took even longer. I felt like we were forgotten. The food was ok. I’ve been here a few times because it’s close for work and had a lunch or dinner but I wouldn’t recommend bc the food and service isn’t usually great

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AmandaM
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service wonderful experience

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great celebratory meal there. Everything we had was delicious and cooked perfectly. Service was great as well.

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vipJeshaka
Pittsburgh
29 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Better than expected! Their monthly special menu is great.

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vipGailS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an early dinner to get the 1000 points. Restaurant was very quiet and the food was great!

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Jenjer
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere! Creative entrees. Double cut pork chop fantastic. Vegan mushroom dish and catfish were just ok. Salads were tasty but too big as a side. All 3 desserts were ordered were excellent. Our waiter was very pleasant and helpful. Overall a good choice.

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ChadP
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Was very nice. Ordered filet medium rare. Wife’s was slightly under cooked. Mine was perfect. Waitress was very nice and knowledgeable. Atmosphere was what you would expect for a downtown fine dining restaurant. Nice bathrooms. Nice staff.

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vipGailB
Pittsburgh
37 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our second trip to Roost. I think it was even better this time. They definitely improved their salads. My salmon was delicious. The only downside was that there was a limited selection of side dishes. Service was excellent. We look forward to returning for dinner again soon.

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Roost is rated 4.2 stars by 551 OpenTable diners.