Roost

4.3
538 reviews
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Elevated American cuisine with Market Square views. Located on the second floor above Revel, Roost offers a refined atmosphere for breakfast, dinner and private events. Relax in our wine lounge and discover inspiration from all corners of America.

Our menu changes with the seasons, with light and fresh house-made specialties and handmade desserts are created daily by our in-house pastry chef.

Libations include a carefully selected wine list, and handcrafted cocktails.

With 3,000+ sq ft of private event space, Roost can accommodate weddings and corporate gatherings up to 120 guests in four flexible private dining rooms.

Roost is located in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh near Market Square on the 2nd floor at 242 Forbes Avenue. Park in our connected garage and PARKING IS FREE WITH THE PURCHASE OF 2 DINNER ENTREES.
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Mon - Sat 5:00PM - 5:45PM 7:30PM - 9:00PM

What 538 People Are Saying
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OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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P
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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KV
Pittsburgh
32 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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SL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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SS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

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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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

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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Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

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

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JS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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MS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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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DT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch

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RS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

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

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SH
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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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RK
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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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CP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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W
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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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OT
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

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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AM
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service wonderful experience

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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J
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Better than expected! Their monthly special menu is great.

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GS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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J
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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CP
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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GB
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

Mila, our server, was fantastic and made it a great birthday dinner for my friend. The Key West menu was top notch and delicious!

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service and menu sections. Knowledgeable and helpful server. Delicious food and wine.

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KS
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food overall was very good. My husband’s pork chops were the best I’ve ever tasted. Our waitress was also very good. She gave knowledgeable feedback to questions. The only reason I gave four stars for service was that there was quite a lengthy wait between our appetizer and our dinner.

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E
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service for our party of 8, which was able to get a reservation via Open Table, that may not have been available to us otherwise. Our out of town guests loved the meal, but, especially our waiter who was great and as one guest said, "spot on with every suggestion".

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L
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pleased with our server, Amy. Cocktails were creative and yummy. Loved the charcuterie tray. Food (I had the tender and flavorful petite filet) was delicious, prepared very well and the sides complemented the steak perfectly. Pleasantly surprised with our first visit!

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D
Pittsburgh
51 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent dinner at Roost. New menu is fantastic and Bob did a great job as usual. Chef offered a tasting of the spring menu and we were blown away!

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PN
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not our first visit. Bob has been our waiter on other occasions and is pleasant and efficient and friendly and knowledgeable! He was both bartender and waiter on Wednesday! We had theater tickets, and he made sure that we were on time! Food is always outstanding! Love the cheese biscuits and also the burratta appetizer, to mention only a few.

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A
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was both enjoyable and comfortable and the food was delicious. The service was outstanding and the added bonus was that the Executive Chef came out to ask about our experience and food. It was a nice personal touch and Chef Michael was very engaging. We will absolutely be revisiting ROOST and telling all of our friends and professional colleagues about this great place!

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DF
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here a few times, but this night was my sister’s birthday. It was quiet and the server took very good care of us; they even gave my sister a birthday cheesecake and were very kind in letting us linger after our meals to enjoy wine and open presents. I love Revel and Roost and we will most definitely continue to dine here.

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G
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We live downtown and eat out a lot, so I am surprised that we haven't discovered Roost sooner. It's a little off our beaten path (Penn Ave, Market Square), but it's really only a few dozen feet off Market Square so it's not very far. We've now eaten there twice in the past 2 weeks, and both times were wonderful. The space (on the 2nd floor) is beautiful, tables are big, food was excellent, and the service was attentive and professional. Why it was not more crowded, even on a Friday night, is a mystery - except maybe others are like us who think of it as being "off the beaten path" if you're going to a show in the Cultural District. Roost will be one of our go-to places from now on.

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MP
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good as well as the service. This is a nice second floor restaurant near Market Square.

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D
Pittsburgh
51 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual we loved our Roost experience. The food and service is noticeably better than ever. Their new chef delivered some of the best dishes we had for some time there. We are also excited to see his new menu from what we were told is coming the last week in March! Thanks for the warm service Bob!

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