Ten Penny

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1371 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
TEN PENNY focuses on fresh ingredients and comfortable dining where traditional becomes modern. Ten Penny is the newest venture of the AMPD Group, a dynamic entertainment and hospitality development and management company located in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. With a commitment to excellence, Ten Penny works closely with area purveyors to ensure immediate access to fresh, high-quality produce, meat, and fish. The dining experience is consistent with the AMPD Group’s goal of providing Pittsburgh’s Premier Dining and Entertainment Destinations. Ten Penny is located in Convention Tower at 960 Penn Avenue.
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OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The food was good, but the service is slow and it takes forever to even get your drinks.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Waiter was odd. Food was alright more of a dinner place than lunch

KH
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and staff. Wish they had free parking.

EB
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

While the location and interior of the place are good, the food is severely lacking in taste. My friend and I had the crab dip and the TP Meatball. Both came hot and served in large portions but the dip tasted like pure salt and the meatball had no flavor. The drinks were great but beyond that I don't know if I'll come back.

RD
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Neat interiors do not make up for not so good food. My friend ordered the Cajun shrimp Alfredo. There was nothing Cajun about it - absolutely no spice; no flavor. Likewise, there was nothing Alfredo about it. The dish was more akin to Mac n cheese.

I ordered Brussels sprouts, supposedly cooked in jack daniels and espresso. They tasted more like they’d been cooked in pure sugar. They were super sweet, and the so called smoked bacon did little to counter balance the sickly sweetness.

PG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good food and friendly staff. Only complaint is the timing of the food...our appetizer came out 2 minutes before our entree.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

One out of four dinners were overcooked to the point of carbon. Soup, however, was outstanding. Manager made the problem right, with grace and aplomb. Not sure why they would send out a bad meal....wasn't that busy

HM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in a hurry to get to a show and we told our server and she said not to worry. And sure enough we were out in plenty of time and even made to our show early. Food was excellent! Service excellent! Atmosphere excellent! Highly recommend!

JL
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant. Our server Brian was excellent, the manager came by to check on us and was very friendly. No complaints. Appetizers were a touch on the expensive side, but was delicious so it was alright, we got the Pretzel Sliders and Calamari. Food was great for the most part (I'll explain), we got the Filet and Chicken and waffles. The Filet was cooked perfectly, good portion, wished it had like mashed / roasted potatoes but no worries, it was good. The chicken and waffles however needed help, it was served with 2 smaller chicken thighs. Cooked well, but very bony. You had to dismantle the chicken thighs to get through to the waffle below, which was (an ok. waffle. Not Belgian style) Lots of bones. The flavors were excellent, but that chicken was poorly executed. So I docked a couple points for that. I will go back though and probably just order a different entree.

CE
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The calamari and cornbread appetizer were excellent! The salmon was very good, cooked perfectly. The meatloaf would have been very good, however the sides were cold. We enjoyed the brownie cheesecake and the tiramisu, nothing spectacular but enjoyable.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Used to be a favorite spot of ours. Lay experience for lunch on a weekend was marginal, at best. Brought out of town guests today and it was a repeat of the last lunch. Overlooked it once but this was definitely the last time we will eat there. It is a shame because the interior is so appealing. But service and food has definitely gone downhill.

GD
Pittsburgh
41 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Came for lunch one month after having dinner here. The Reuben at dinner was great so decided to have it again for lunch. Disappointed. The grease/oil the lunch Reuben was fried in was obviously old because it had a unsavory taste affecting the taste of the sandwich. But what was even worse was when I pulled out of the sandwich a large, rubbery thick slab of gristle when I tried to take the first bite of the Reuben. I had never had corned beef that had such a wad of gristle and couldn't believe that any "chef" would make a sandwich with that left in the meat, let alone have it delivered to a table. And the French fries were likewise old, cold and unflavorful. But the boys enjoyed their burgers and my wife said the Jacked Up Grilled Cheese was good and tasty. If this were my only time at Ten Penny, I most likely wouldn't return.

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

Enjoyed the food. Very good service. Reasonably priced. We will return.

k
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good location, on an open corner near the convention center. Lively crowd and the food was very good and seemed like the prices were in line.

OT
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

On line and actual Menus not aligned and a number of options not available. What we had was very good and staff excellent. Quick and efficient

JV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Cool vibe and overall very good, attentive service. Most dishes are ‘reimagined’ versions of classic comfort foods. The major flaw affecting the food score was a consensus from our group of five people that all dishes were over-salted from the kitchen.

T
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We were seated immediately, but that is where the efficiency stopped. Ordered house cab and chard.
Waited 20 minutes to be told that they were out of house cab. Ten minutes later told. that they were out of the chard. No substitute wines. Reordered drinks which were delivered about 10 minutes later. Ordered appetizer and when it was delivered, we ordered entrees. Entrees came about 5 minutes after appetizer.
Food was mediocre, service was poor.
Hopefully , this was just a bad day as we have been here before and enjoyed.

P
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

First, let me say I have been here numerous times and would give each previous experience five stars. This time, my friend and I arrived about 5 minutes before our scheduled reservations and ordered drinks

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

We were very surprised and didn't believe the selections offered on the menu. Our meals were perfectly prepared and delivered within 15 minutes of ordering. We liked it so much we are going back again next week. Would highly recommend this restaurant!

JC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They sat us at a table right near the service area and restrooms when there were plenty of bigger tables. I was sorry I made a reservation because I saw other parties of 2 and they were given bigger tables. Also their on line menu had more selection than they had when we got there. We did see the brunch/lunch menu on line and had decided in advance but neither item we chose was on the menu.

AL
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, cold beer, great ambiance! Wait staff was wonderful too. The only negative was the hostess stationed at the door — didn’t talk, didn’t smile, didn’t pick up her feet when she walked. She was NOT the person to place at the door.

H
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was horrible
Our check was incorrect
Food was okay, we waited forever

MC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Short walk about ten minutes from Cultural District. High and low tables available for seating. Bar is nice with nice selection of draft beers. Appetizers are good. Menu includes comfort foods like meatloaf and other choices including chicken and fish.
Great place for after show.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Decent food, some of the worst service I’ve ever experienced

S
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Poor experience. Apps we ok, little crab in the crab dip, corn bread was good. Entrees we not good. NU Strip was overcooked and dry, had been under heat lamp too long... served with only a few sliced Crimini mushroom and a too sweet reduction, food runner brought plates to table and no one checked in on us afterwards. Manager eventually comped some of meal but experience was already blown.

MB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Overall, I had a so so experience. However I was bringing out of town guests and I was hoping to give them a special night. Our appetizer came out after our meals, the staff apologized but it was still disappointing. I ordered the Cajun shrimp Alfredo. I ate it in about 5 minutes it was so tiny. My guests also had similar portions. Very small portions for the price you pay. I also requested normal seating, NOT the high top, however we were seated at a high top despite plenty of standard seating being open.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was great except it was too loud to have any conversation. I actually decided to cancel a business meeting since we would not be able to hear each other.

V
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner very much! The food and drink were delicious and the server was very friendly and helpful. Our visit was quite early in the evening so it was rather quiet, which is a good thing. Prices were very reasonable and we will definitely be back! Thank you for a lovely time!

MC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had early dinner after CLO. Seated early. Given opportunity to choose seating. Good drink menu as well as food menu. Prompt service and attentive. Moderately priced. Had chicken piccata which was plentiful.
Second time eating here and would return.

BW
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made reservations and was seated quickly. All the staff was friendly and professional. When asked questions they were knowledgeable and honest. I and my friends had a wonderful experience.

R
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

very nice evening with friends.good food and drinks, it a bit noisy

AB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was tasty fast and our waitress was very accommodating to our needs

DK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The meals are all excellent!! We have been there for dinner, and this time for lunch on a Sunday. Not a large selection on the menu, but the banana broule French toast was heavenly and all 6 others at my table raves about their food too! Highly recommend! Parking is a problem, so Uber is best.

OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great time and good food!

MA
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for lunch and casual dinner. Family friendly with a nice selection on the kid’s menu. Good beer selection at the bar. Friendly and courteous service. Great location and easy to walk to from most places in downtown Pittsburgh.

TJ
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We always go to Ten Penny for special occasions and it never disappoints. This time we took two of my cousins and they loved it. My daughter chose the restaurant because we were celebrating her great first year of high school. She specifically wanted the Dirty Pierogi Flatbread and it was a hit with everyone.

SH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was spicier than we thought it would be. Wish the menu would have mentioned it.

RT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was good. Service not so good. Soup brought late and main course came before able to finish

A
New England
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! The food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect for a warm
summer day!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Food was fantastic and the place is beautiful. Only complaint is the service was very slow. We ordered a couple appetizers and a table of 10 gentleman arrived after us and had their entire order and appetizers before we even had our apps!

Just make sure when you come you have ample time! The food is worth the wait!

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