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Spirits & Tales, Pittsburgh, PA

Spirits & Tales

4.5
4.5
609 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
A bold new brasserie sits atop The Oaklander Hotel and overlooks one of Pittsburgh’s most iconic neighborhoods, Spirits & Tales is designed for those with the desire gather around the table. Rooted in the spirit of the original brasserie, it reimagines classic French all-day plates and beloved dishes with inspired veg, locally sourced meats, and expertly prepared seafood. Classic and contemporary converge on the plate and in S&T’s unique interior design. Sweeping panoramic views and modern design are made complete by local details made of hand forged metal. Cocktailers will find a perfect martini service or unique perspectives and preparationsofa vast array of spirits in addition to regularly updated and menu-driven wine and craft beer offerings.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French / American, French American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (412) 297-4074
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Oakland
  • Cross street
    Bigelow and Fifth Avenue
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking is available for Restaurant Guests.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 609 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Great for brunch

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Great for scenic views

  • Pittsburgh

    Great for brunch

  • Pittsburgh

    Great for scenic views

609 Reviews
  1. DougW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was excellent. Loved the view from the patio
    Spirits & TalesResponded 6 days ago
    Dear DougW, That is what we love to hear! I'm thrilled that you were pleased with our hospitality and views. We strive to provide an incredible overall experience, and it is marvelous that you feel like we succeeded. Thank you for your business and encouraging words. It was our pleasure to host you, and we would love to serve you again soon! Best, S&T Restaurant Management

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  2. mallory739

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful service and drinks! Love the bar but the meals were quite bland and underwhelming for the price
    Spirits & TalesResponded on May 19, 2024
    Dear mallory739, I'm sorry to hear that despite the positive aspects of your dining experience, we didn't exceed your expectations. Your detailed feedback is valuable to us as it helps us identify areas for improvement. We hope you will consider returning so that we can provide you with a better experience. Sincerely, S & T Management

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Victorian was amazing! She was attentive fun and thorough.
    Spirits & TalesResponded on May 17, 2024
    Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your kind review. It is always nice to hear our staff is doing an excellent job, so I will be sure to let her know! Come see us again soon. Best, S&T Restaurant Management

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  4. CraigL

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Don't call yourself a "French brasserie" if your waiters and bartenders don't know how to make a kir.
    Spirits & TalesResponded on May 15, 2024
    Dear Craig, I apologize that we did not meet your expectations and have taken note of your feedback regarding the Kir Cocktail. We appreciate your patronage and sincerely hope you will reconsider visiting us in the future. Sincerely, S&T Restaurant Management

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  5. KrisC

    Pittsburgh

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience with exceptional food. The labneh appetizer was fantastic and everyone enjoyed it! Three of us had the salmon. Delicious! My son loved the strip steak and my husband loved the scallops. We got side orders of papas bravas to share and they were delicious!Considering it was Mother’s Day and CMU’s graduation the service and noise level was amazing. No one felt rushed and the atmosphere was relaxing and beautiful. Our server was excellent and thoughtful. He paced our meals out nicely too! We are always wary of dining out on Mother’s Day but this was a fantastic experience for all of us!
    Spirits & TalesResponded on May 13, 2024
    Dear KrisC, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and for recommending us to others. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us, and we always strive to exceed our customers' expectations. Your five-star review means a lot to us, and we truly appreciate you taking the time to share such kind feedback online. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon! Best, S & T Management

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience. Multiple spelling mistakes on the menu but gave us a great laugh!
    Spirits & TalesResponded on May 13, 2024
    Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to share a five-star review of your experience with us. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again. Best, S & T Management

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  7. AnthonyC

    Pittsburgh

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service. Drinks from bar were great!
    Spirits & TalesResponded on May 9, 2024
    Dear AnthonyC, Thank you so much for your business and for taking the time to leave us a great review! We are delighted to have exceeded your expectations and look forward to serving you again in the future. Best, S & T Management

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, Service, Views... all worth a trip to this place.
    Spirits & TalesResponded on May 1, 2024
    Dear Anonymous, Your feedback is welcomed and appreciated. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed our friendly service and views. Thank you for your time in reviewing your experience, and we hope to serve you again soon. Best, S&T Management

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  9. Johnyrocko

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Addie was great!! The scallops were perfection!! So glad to have this place in our neighborhood!
    Spirits & TalesResponded on April 29, 2024
    Dear Johnyrocko, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at Spirits and Tales. Thank you for your five-star review and kind words. We look forward to having you back soon to enjoy our exceptional service and perfectly cooked scallops. Best, S & T Management

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  10. AmeLMRC

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always enjoy bringing my friends and family from out of town to Spirits and Tales: lovely view, reliably delicious food and beautiful, inventive and great cocktails. And the service is impeccable and always friendly.
    Spirits & TalesResponded on April 8, 2024
    Dear AmeLMRC, Our favorite compliment, by far, is when our loyal customers continue to return. I am thrilled to receive your feedback about your dining experience and generous compliments about our wonderful service. On behalf of the entire staff here at Spirit & Tales, thank you for your continued business, and please come back soon. Best, S & T Management

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  11. JacqueM

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance in a beautiful and classy hotel and restaurant. Everyone that works there is very nice and friendly. Food and drink service was a little slow, but the delicious cocktails and food easily made up for it. They were pretty busy because there was a wedding. Great views of the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning. We'll be back for sure!
    Spirits & TalesResponded on April 8, 2024
    Dear JacqueM, Thank you for providing us with your valuable feedback regarding your recent dining experience. We appreciate your time and effort in sharing your thoughts with us. While we acknowledge that there were a few areas that needed improvement, we are delighted to hear that your overall experience was pleasant. Your kind words mean a lot to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, S & T Management

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  12. satin6

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my first time at Spirits and Tales. It is definitely upscale. Nice views, courteous staff, very good soft drinks (no charge). It was a little loud, but not too bad. This was a business dinner and the waiter was very kind about my food allergies. Anyone can eat here if you explain your allergies correctly.
    Spirits & TalesResponded on March 30, 2024
    Dear satin6, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your first meal with us. We are pleased that our hospitality and accommodating service contributed to a pleasant dining experience. Thank you for choosing to dine with us, and we hope this is just the beginning of many more visits to come. Best, S&T Restaurant Management

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  13. MikeE

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Spirit and Tales. Consistently good. The staff is awesome and the food is always delicious. Can’t beat the ambience.
    Spirits & TalesResponded on March 28, 2024
    Dear MikeE, We are thrilled to receive your outstanding review and grateful that you chose to dine with us. Your loyalty means a lot to us and we eagerly anticipate your return in the near future. Best, S & T Management

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  14. LaurieI

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous views with lots of windows and light. Food is better than average. The bar is nice too.
    Spirits & TalesResponded on March 19, 2024
    Dear Lauriel, Thank you for dining with us and leaving a review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant's ambiance and food. We appreciate your patronage and hope to earn your complete satisfaction on your next visit. Best, S&T Restaurant Management

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view and great food. I had the waffles and chicken and it was very good.
    Spirits & TalesResponded on March 19, 2024
    Dear Anonymous, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our chicken and waffles and the stunning views. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again. Best, S&T Restaurant Management

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  16. gcm0621

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was well prepared. Somewhat overpriced. Service friendly but a little ambivalent
    Spirits & TalesResponded on March 8, 2024
    Dear gcm0621, We strive to exceed every expectation so I regret we did not provide an exceptional dining experience. Your feedback, which points out our strengths and areas where we can improve, is highly appreciated as it helps us to make positive changes. We thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. Best, S & T Management

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  17. sandyb

    Pittsburgh

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were here for brunch. The view was spectacular but the service was even better. Our server was Janel, and she could not have been nicer. We were greeted with a smile and friendly conversation. The meal was very good. Janel made our drinks, espresso martinis. It is the best espresso martini in the city! We have been going to the restaurants that claim they have the best, but none have come close to this. We had a great experience here mostly because of the impeccable service!
    Spirits & TalesResponded on March 3, 2024
    Dear sandyb, We appreciate all compliments, but it's particularly heartening to receive praise for our staff member, Janel. She brings a hospitality touch to every aspect of our restaurant, which makes it a delightful place to dine. We are grateful for your review and look forward to your next visit. Best, S & T Management

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  18. TTL1

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We so enjoyed our experience at this restaurant. Would recommend to all.
    Spirits & TalesResponded on February 20, 2024
    Dear TTL1, We appreciate your review and high recommendation. I'm delighted to know you found your experience to be top-notch. Please find a reason to visit us again soon. Best, S & T Management

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  19. NBazzi

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    What a perfect brunch no complaints only we wish the time was extended. Food and drink were delicious and our waitress was very nice.
    Spirits & TalesResponded on February 20, 2024
    Dear NBazzi, When our customers use the word "perfect" to describe their brunch experience, we're all ears! We appreciate your business and thank you for taking the time to let the staff know how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit us again soon. Best, S & T Management

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  20. JonathanC

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Flourless chocolate cake taste like a stale muffin top top. Charcuterie board was just a few dollars worth of grocery store quality cheese cocktails were very good though.
    Spirits & TalesResponded on February 11, 2024
    Dear JonathanC, I am sorry to hear that your recent visit did not meet our high standards and that we failed to exceed your expectations. Your feedback is important to us as it will help us identify areas that require improvement. We value your business and hope that you will consider visiting us again. We are confident that we can provide you with an experience that aligns with our reputation. Sincerely, S & T Management

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  21. GreatFood

    Pittsburgh

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice lunch experience. Good views, tasty food and very speedy service.
    Spirits & TalesResponded on February 7, 2024
    Dear GoodFood, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive feedback with us. We are delighted to learn that you had a pleasant dining experience with us. Our aim is to offer delicious cuisine and exceptional service to all our customers, and your valuable feedback helps us keep track of our progress. We truly appreciate your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, S & T Management

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  22. ErinR

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent breakfast during our stay. Food was good, service was very good.
    Spirits & TalesResponded on February 5, 2024
    Dear ErinR, Thank you for taking the time to review Spirits and Tales. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and we appreciate your kind words. It is our goal to receive positive reviews like yours and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon. Best, S & T Management

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  23. TonyN

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come here every time that we bring our student back to Pitt! We love it. Great food and consistent service!
    Spirits & TalesResponded on January 8, 2024
    Dear TonyN, Our favorite compliment, by far, is when our loyal customers continue to return. I am thrilled to receive your feedback about your dining experience and generous compliments about our wonderful service. On behalf of the entire staff here at Spirits & Tales, thank you for your continued business, and please come back soon. Best, S & T Management

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Iritated server when we arrived for our reservation and stated they were closing in 5 minutes. She saw we had 2 toddlers and decided to seat us but was very cold and rushed us
    Spirits & TalesResponded on January 2, 2024
    Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your review. Please accept my sincere apologies for the level of service that you received. I have addressed your observations with our staff, and hope that you will join us again and experience an improved level of customer service. Sincerely, S & T Management

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  25. Brianl

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service. Of 3 meals at our table, two were very good. One was unremarkable, bland, undersized portion for the price.
    Spirits & TalesResponded on December 22, 2023
    Dear Brianl, We sincerely thank you for dining with us! I'm glad you enjoyed our service and most of your dishes. Your feedback means the world to us. We look forward to hosting you again soon for an unforgettable and flawless experience. Best, S&T Restaurant Management

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  26. ChristinM

    Pittsburgh

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Spirits and tales was such a go to that I had a 20 person birthday party here so my friends and family could enjoy this gem as well! I don’t know what happened but the last several times we’re ate here the menu is too crafty and food is mediocre at best! My short ribs were all fat and ravioli were not cooked and cold. I’ll keep trying tho!
    Spirits & TalesResponded on December 4, 2023
    Dear ChristinM, Thank you for sharing your kind and informative feedback regarding your experience with us and we are honored that you chose to host your birthday with us! We're pleased to know you were primarily satisfied with your time with us; however, we apologize that your meal this visit did not meet your expectations. We appreciate your continued patronage and will use your feedback so we may WOW on your next visit. Sincerely, S & T Management

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  27. iFoody

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent as usual but it took 30 minutes to be serviced. We were informed that one of our choices was not available after 20 minutes. Also, our reservation was not honored.
    Spirits & TalesResponded on December 6, 2023
    Dear iFoody, We are honored to have your continued support and appreciate your feedback. We are sorry that you experienced a longer-than-normal wait time and that we did not inform you promptly that one of your choices was not available for this visit. Thank you for helping us understand what we can do better to maximize customer satisfaction. It has been a pleasure serving you and we hope to host you again soon. Sincerely, S & T Management

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  28. KathleenK

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was uneven, at best. The burgers were good but the ravioli were a big $36.00 disappointment. Cocktails and wine were great.
    Spirits & TalesResponded on November 26, 2023
    Dear KathleenK, Thank you for the kind review. We are glad our burgers and cocktails as well as our wine added to the enjoyment of your visit, but we apologize for not meeting every expectation. We hope to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, S & T Management

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  29. Clark

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was definitely not 5 star, arrived luke warm, presentationwas ok. beautiful restaurant and nice server, but not very attentive. TBH I was very disappointed with it since it was 75.00 per plate. Mac and cheese was wonderful though...
    Spirits & TalesResponded on November 26, 2023
    Dear Clark, Thank you for your review. We strive to meet every facet of the customer experience, so I regret that we let you down and that your experience left you disappointed. We appreciate you choosing our restaurant and we hope to welcome you again. Sincerely, S & T Management

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I made reservations at Spirit and Tales for Thanksgiving. Someone left me a message about a week before Thanksgiving concerning the menu. I’d called about the menu in late October because, as I explained, my husband is vegetarian. When I called back, I was told that they would not have the regular menu. I again explained that my husband is vegetarian and I was told that this was not an issue. The restaurant is very attractive and, being on the top floor of the hotel, it has expansive views of Oakland. The decor is modern; lots of glass. Our reservation was at 1pm; when the restaurant was opening. Another group came in when we’d already had our first course. It was not crowded. Our server was adequate, at best. When the only vegetarian entrée offered was a curry; which my husband does not like, he said that he could have salad. This was a 3 course pre-fixe menu and he stated that regardless of whether you ordered one, two or all three of the courses that the price was $75. I told him that we were not paying that price for a salad and a dessert. The kitchen did make a pasta, but not until I insisted that he ask. My brother did not want all 3 courses and he was told that the price was still $75. While we were looking at the menu, I requested bread for my 99 year old mother, who is diabetic. Her sugar was low. He brought 3 pieces of cold bread in a cup. When we placed our order, I asked for bread. We were given toast!! The menu was not brunch. To add insult to injury, we were charged for the toast!!! The food was very good. However, the service and inflexibility of the server, as well as the lack of communication about what would be available for Thanksgiving and being charged for toast were unacceptable. I did call and spoke to a manager who apologized. Too little too late.
    Spirits & TalesResponded on November 26, 2023
    Dear Anonymous, It is disheartening to read that your visit didn't live up to the reputation we hold, and I am very sorry for your disappointment and that we did not exceed your expectations. Your feedback is essential as it will help us improve in the areas that could have been more satisfactory. We value your business and hope that you will consider a return visit. I know that we are better than what you experienced. Sincerely, S & T Management

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  31. Msjp

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Had reservation but table was not even available for us, had to wait before we were seated; also the server looked overwhelmed and was late in getting our order plus the food was not that good, everybody looked like they were not in the mood to work that day(Thanksgiving Day) even the manager looked like she did not want to work. Quite disappointing considering we booked this for breakfast on Thanksgiving day!
    Spirits & TalesResponded on November 26, 2023
    Dear Msjp, I'm very sorry that we let you down on Thanksgiving Day. I sincerely regret your breakfast experience did not meet your expectations. Your time in sharing candid feedback is appreciated and reviewed by us to foster improvements. For this reason, we hope that you might consider a return visit. We'd love another opportunity to show you that we care about you and your dining experience. Sincerely, S & T Management

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  32. gdmsmom

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service is consistent. Always not good unfortunately.
    Spirits & TalesResponded on November 22, 2023
    Dear gdmsmom, Thank you for the review and your continued support. I apologize that you found our service lacking. We strive to earn the recommendation of all our guests, and we regret we fell short of your expectations. We hope to serve you again for a more improved level of service. Sincerely, S & T Management

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Met old friends for cocktails and dinner. The cocktails were masterpieces and dinner was delicious. We had grilled octopus starter and salmon, roasted chicken and braised short ribs as main course with sides of Brussels sprouts, broccoli and truffle fries. All were amazing! Service was great and the Views from 10th floor set a nice mood. Very enjoyable evening.
    Spirits & TalesResponded on November 19, 2023
    Dear Anonymous, Reviews just don't get any better than this one. Thank you so much for your support of Spirits & Takes and your recognition of our spectacular staff. We loved having you as our customers, and we can't wait to welcome you back! Best, S & T Management

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  34. gooddininglover

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I would have given a 5 star as i loved the restaurant and the food but the service was horrible. Our server took forever to bring our check (or even let us ask for it) and then forever to come get the payment. We hardly seen her at all during the meal.
    Spirits & TalesResponded on November 19, 2023
    Dear gooddininglover, While it is great that you enjoyed your meals and our restaurant, I am sorry that you received slow service while dining with us. We appreciate you choosing our restaurant and hope that you will join us again for a WOW experience. Best, S & T Management

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  35. SqHillGourmet

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Divine view. Good service. Average food. Worth it for lunch when you can see all of Oakland spread out in front of you.
    Spirits & TalesResponded on November 14, 2023
    Dear SqHillGourmet, I’m happy to learn that you enjoyed our divines views and good service. Your review, which highlights strengths and areas for improvement, allows us to monitor and enhance our customer experience. We hope to serve you again soon for a five-star experience. Best, S & T Management

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  36. vhinpgh

    Pittsburgh

    166 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    166 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is very pleasant and the service was excellent. There were almost no vegetarian main items on the menu. The veggie burger was not available and the only other veggie main dish is fried arancini (not a big fan of fried food). I ordered appetizers for dinner and they were good. The four of us liked some of the dishes, but it is expensive for what it is. I would come back, but I would not rush to.
    Spirits & TalesResponded on November 13, 2023
    Dear vhinpgh, Thank you for sharing this review. Our goal is to provide the finest dining experience and your feedback, inclusive of areas for improvement, helps us achieve it. Your review is very much appreciated. We will be looking forward to serving you in the future. Best, S & T Management

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  37. GreatFood

    Pittsburgh

    37 reviews

    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I had a reservation at 11:30. Nobody was there till a few minutes after that. The food was very good, but the restaurant was not clean--it looked like nobody had swept in a while--perhaps someone didn't show up that day? I've never eaten in the restaurant before. But I've been there before for conference events. This time the bathroom also had a floor cleanliness issue that had never been the case before. Service was slow though the waitstaff were very nice. overall, its proximity to Pitt's campus makes it a good destination, and the food was great, so I'll likely try it again, but it wasn't overwhelmingly good.
    Spirits & TalesResponded on November 9, 2023
    Dear GoodFood, I’m sorry the cleanliness of our restaurant was not up to our high standards; I have taken note. I appreciate you sharing your sincere review with us and other customers; this will allow us to improve future visits. Our team hopes to have the opportunity to serve you again for a more favorable dining experience. Sincerely, S & T Management

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  38. DeborahL

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful venue, always my go to when bringing my employees.
    Spirits & TalesResponded on November 5, 2023
    Dear DeborahL, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and for championing our restaurant! We are so appreciative of your generous review and your continued choice to dine with us. We hope to welcome you again soon. Best, S & T Management

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  39. KimberlyK

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambiance and table for two was lovely and the restaurant wasn't crowded. These were the best attributes of the evening. We like to take our time, but service seemed rather slow. We ordered a gin gimlet and gin martini with Nolet's. Pretty straightforward, you'd think, but both tasted like someone had left a glass of watered down syrupy lime/lemon concentrate on the bar overnight. D- for the quality, price and 15-20 minute prep window. Once we were prepared to order our dinners, the server stopped us mid-sentenced to inform us that the kitchen was backed up and he had to wait to take our order. The Langostino Mac & Cheese appetizer was nice - light and flavorful, the langostinos were tender and sweet. Beef Bourguignon was a bit over-seasoned, but okay. Chickpea and lentil burger was the consistency of paste, dried and shaped into a disc; the oversized bun and toppings were okay. French fries were apparently frozen/reheated, dry, hard and tasteless. I ate less than half of the dish. We'd think twice about going back for dinner or cocktails. The location, atmosphere and view are very nice - maybe just beer and appetizers.
    Spirits & TalesResponded on October 30, 2023
    Dear KimberlyK, While I am glad that your dining experience was okay overall, I regret that we didn't provide a WOW experience. Our goal is to exceed our customers' expectations, and I am sorry we fell short. Thank you for sharing your detailed review. We thrive on feedback and count on our customers to help us focus our efforts on areas that need improvement. We hope to see you back for an even better experience in the future. Sincerely, S & T Management

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  40. ScottH

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was superb and the food was excellent. Perfect location for a quiet breakfast meeting
    Spirits & TalesResponded on October 30, 2023
    Dear ScottH, Whenever guests use the word "perfect" regarding their breakfast experience at Spirits & Tales, we are all ears! Thank you so much for your business and for taking time out of your day to let the team know how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please come back soon. Best, S & T Management

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5130 Bigelow BLVD, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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  • Cross street
    Bigelow and Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Oakland
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French / American, French American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking is available for Restaurant Guests.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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