Ten Penny

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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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4.2
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4.0
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4.2
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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Nicki was simply the best! She made our party of 8 feel comfortable and made sure we had what we needed to make our dinner an enjoyable experience. She knew details about everything on the menu and was able to make recommendations based on what we liked. Everything that was brought to our table was amazing! I recommend Ten Penny and Nicki for any special occasion with a larger group as well as great dining experience in Pittsburgh with just a few friends.

LS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was MJ! She was very friendly and checked in on us consistently. She helped us end our anniversary celebration on sweet note :)
The food was delicious and the crab dip was absolutely spectacular. Drinks were well priced and delicious as well. The ambiance is really relaxing a great for a date night- we went during off hours so not on a busy Fri/Saturday evening.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ten Penny is the absolute best restaurant on the planet! Everyone that has went there with me loves it! We all get different entrees and they are delicious! They have the best happy hour ever, no restaurant can even compare! Delicious drinks and half-off appetizers (that are incredibly delicious and filling). I just love it!

MH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Nikki was excellent and very attentive! Food was delicious. One of the best meatballs I've ever eaten.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food in a loud, but intimate setting. Very impressed by the speed we received our meals. It seemed like a very busy evening, but we saw no dip in service, quality or speed. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a good meal.

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience4

The orders that were correct were very good. Unfortunately, most of them were incorrect or seemed forgotten about until we specifically asked where they were. The waitress seemed overwhelmed, and half of our group had to get up from the table to get drinks from the bar, even though drinks were ordered from the waitress. Items we never ordered were added to the bill, but the waitress did take the items off when this was brought to her attention.

AL
Pittsburgh
181 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great pre dinner snacks and drinks

MM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and atmosphere. Nicki was awesome and we had a great evening!

CM
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nicky gave us great service. Good location for dinner before the theater. Very good food and a lot of it. Excellent value.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Nicki was such an amazing and attentive server. Wayne was also great, he delivered our food and even though he wasn’t our sever, he got us ketchup and salt! 😁 Will totally eat here again!

PH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Penny Wise Fries were amazing! Food was great. Nicki was a great server!

J
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time here and it definitely won't be my last. We had a reservation and got seated at a nice cozy table. The server made sure our drinks were always full and our food came out at a reasonable time. The Pennywise fries were so good! The cheese sauce and candied bacon were a great touch to the fries. My husband got the Shrimp Alfredo and I got the Pierogies. Both dishes were outstanding and would definitely recommend.

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice relaxed atmosphere, great service and delicious meals with large portions!

Ten Penny
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you. We appreciate the positive feedback!

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TG
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was out of this world!! I will be back!

Ten Penny
Responded on November 29, 2019

TG, Thank you! We are looking forward to your next visit!

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S
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first time at Ten Penny and we were quite impressed. We arrived on time and were promptly escorted to our table by Deena, who checked from time to time to be certain everything was to our liking. Our server, Nicki, is clearly an experienced server and was outstanding. Her description of the wines and foods we found to be helpful and accurate. She checked on us at appropriate times and was cheerful throughout. In short, we were in and out on a time line we had planned, had delicious food and drink, and cheerful attentive service. It is on our list to return in the near future.

Ten Penny
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words! Geena and Nicki will be happy to hear they played a part in your delightful experience. Looking forward to seeing you again!

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BW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Ten Penny several times, always a good experience. This visit was no exception - ambience was good, food was great and our server, MJ was exceptional.

Ten Penny
Responded on November 29, 2019

Beth, Thank you for being a loyal customer, and for the positive feedback! MJ will be happy to hear your kind words! Hope to see you again soon!

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LB
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed dinner at Ten Penny on Friday. We were sitting among the Happy Hour crowd so it was a little loud, but that was to be expected. Dinner was excellent though - we ate WAY too much but it was too good! Wayne, our server, was delightful - friendly and helpful! Thanks for a great girls’ night out!

Ten Penny
Responded on November 29, 2019

Lindsay, Thank you for the positive feedback. We are happy to hear Wayne provided such great service throughout your GNO!

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EA
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food & excellent service. The TP meatloaf was sooo good.

SY
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was fine. But we were rushed out the door because an employee said they had a reservation for our table. WTF? Not very welcoming

BH
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t believe I waited so long to visit Ten Penny! Great place to eat and hang out! Your charred brussel sprouts are amazing!

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress Nicki was very helpful. She made a great suggestion with the Cornbread. I will definitely come back when I am in town.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicki was helpful with the menu and was very attentive. The corn bread, sirloin and salad were all very good. We enjoyed the atmosphere and would definitely recommend this place.

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was great, especially since we had a bigger group (6 people). I think her name was Nikki. Thank you so much.

Ten Penny
Responded on November 29, 2019

You're Welcome! And thank you for the feedback! Happy to hear you had such a great experience!

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VS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I would recommend visiting Ten Penny for a drink or two. The ambiance was a cross between, rustic, industrial and farmhouse, which worked perfectly together. However, I wouldn't make dinner reservations at Ten Penny again. The food wasn't bad but it was nothing to write home about. I expected to be impressed with the food given the prices but all appetizers and dishes were just okay throughout our group of 5 adults.

MK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server, Nicki, was incredible! Brussel sprout app was the best! Had a variety of dishes and everything was really good.

KL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were really good.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Due to the convention across the street, there were many people in the area, so it was moderately busy. However, even if it’s packed, you should expect to get your drinks delivered sooner than the 30 minutes it took our group of four. Our waitress was atrocious as we saw other tables seated and served long before us. (By other wait staff)

Food was also a problem. 1) Appetizer of calamari delivered 1/2 way through main course, Which, 2) was delivered 1/4 of the way through our main course. I say 1/4, because only one of four of us received their meal. Another 10 minute wait, and by that time we didn’t even want/enjoy it.

I hate to say this, as I rarely take the time to review, but this was the worst waitress I can ever remember. I tipped about 12%. She is going to need the money soon.

NC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was very delicious. We ordered the shrimp and grits and the Pittsburgh Biscuit. It was very quiet for a Sunday brunch, almost no one there.

DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Steaks were OUTSTANDING> Nice atmosphere. Was Sat. night and s it was busy, but service response time could have been better.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I had a table of 8 with a reservation. The restaurant was either under staffed for a Saturday or we had a disinterested server.

P
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Our server seemed very nervous, perhaps new? Ordered a wine and beer to start. Server didn't think that wine was available, as they had run out previously. Fortunately, manager had gone out that day to replenish. Unfortunately, ordered draft beer was not available. Went with second choice.

Main course arrived before appetizers. They were sent back and appetizers were brought.

Meatloaf dinner was raw inside. It was sent back and removed from bill by server, who said he was sorry but seemed more concerned to let kitchen know than apologizing. No replacement ordered.
I really thought that someone else from restaurant who come to table to express their regrets, but that didn't happen.

n
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Not quite up to par. Our low level table that we requested from the site wasn't available and we were told we would have to wait until after 8:30, so that was strike 1. The noise level was very loud an inappropriate from the table diagonal from us as the one patron kept saying the "F" word every 3 minutes. We ordered salads. Well, someone other than our waiter dropped off ONE salad, proceeded to put it in the middle of the table as if to suggest that we were to SHARE that ONE salad, without the dressing. Befuddled by this, we were unsure as to what to do. Once our waiter came by we mentioned it to him and he said that he would take care of that. I mean SERIOUSLY, WHO ORDERS ONE SALAD TO SPLIT? Not to mention one without ANY dressing. The waitstaff in our opinion seemed to be distracted, possibly from the crowd of people that come down to gawk and take "sinkhole selfies" on the blocked off areas. Don't get me wrong, the food was excellent and delicious as usual, it just seemed that refills on water and our other beverages seemed to take quite some time. Also, my partner decided to try one of the fall festival beverages and asked a few times for water to sip along with the beverage and it was never delivered until well after the drink was finished. We had leftovers that we wanted to take home and it took 3 requests for a bag and to go dish before we could leave. We will give them at least one more time before we decide to never return and try out a new place for our Broadway shows. This was also a special night as we were celebrating our 23rd anniversary to the date. I sure hope things are better for our next night out. Like I said, the food was exquisite and to die for, just the service seemed lack and it seemed that it's due to the sinkhole that yinz obviously have no control over. Here's hoping to having better service on our next date night.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was fabulous.

e
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We wanted to try the restaurant for dinner after a show at the Benedum and it was very good! A nice varied selection on the menu and food was delicious.

AC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a great meal, wonderful service. Would recommend.

TD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ten Penny was wonderful! From 4-6 was happy hour with half off appetizers which we greatly enjoyed. Would definitely recommend!

ED
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We have been to Ten Penny several times, but this visit was disappointing. The food was not as good as we remembered. My husband ordered a Ten Penny Salad, but it lacked many of the ingredients described on the menu. My choice was the Chicken Piccata, and the chicken was overcooked. The waitress struggled was the bill which required assistance from the manager. The explanation from the manager was the waitress was new and overwhelmed. However their was a limited number of patrons and several wait staff. Sorry Ten Penny your establishment will not be on my list when we come to the Cultural District.

R
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wish I could give a better review, however, the restaurant was closed and their voicemail didn't indicate they were closed. Their website still allowed me to make a reservation and walk there only to find out they were closed. Not their fault due to the sinkhole, but, as an out of town customer away on business, it would be helpful to update your voicemail and website to indicate being closed.

DS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Our entire party love the ambience of the place very much. Everyone said the place had a very cool vibe. Everyone seem to enjoy their food, although I was expecting my Cajun shrimp Alfredo to be a little bit spicier. The big downfall was the service. Our waitress admitted it was her fifth day there, so we were trying to give her as much leeway as possible.The young lady who actually brought out the food was incredibly rude and offputting. So much so that all four of us at our table made comments about how rude she was.

NO
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Really, really Long wait for only two soups and salads. No one there when we arrived, largely empty at Noon.
Got dressing on one salad... dead wrong and pre-dressed.
Have told others in my convention group to STAY AWAY!!!

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