About Ten Penny

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.

960 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm.

Cross Street:
10th

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(412) 318-8000

Website:
http://tenpennypgh.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking available for dinner service, Wednesday - Saturday

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Stop in to our Southern inspired restaurant! Ten Penny features an expansive menu in a comfortable setting. Rustic whitewashed brick, handsome wrought iron, sturdy Acacia wood, and pops of color throughout add to the overall classic, yet modern atmosphere. The perfect place for lunch/dinner.

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Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Ten Penny can accommodate all of your special event needs.

Ten Penny Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

3.5

ambience

3.9

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

70% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (21)
Good for Groups (13)
Good for a Date (12)
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Fun (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Hot Spot (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Great Beer (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Authentic (4)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Romantic (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Scenic View (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 2 days ago

Overall great experience. Shrimp and Grits were fabulous!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious steak salads and fried chicken salads! Nice size portions too. Service was great and the price was reasonable. We used a coupon and that really made the meal a deal! We will definitely add Ten Penny to our list of "go to" restaurants.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 6 days ago

I was seated at the table next to the kitchen and rest rooms so I felt like I was sitting in the hallway. Molly tried her best but the kitchen must have been a mess. The soup and wedge salad was fine but the crab risotto ( Which was the reason we walked there in the cold) first had no crab and had no taste. And it took forever which explains the fact that we could get a seat at 7:30 on a Saturday Used to love the place don't know what happened

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was great. I subtracted a star on the service because it was a bit of a wait to get our food (40 minutes). The waitress even came by after a half hour to tell us our food would be out soon. It was another 10 or so minutes after that. However, it was a busy Saturday night, but keep the time in mind if you are attending a show.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Cocktails are different and delectable! Food not as good. Best item was the Brussel sprouts appetizer. Worst was hush puppy. Waiter didn't realize we had theater tix and our fault for not telling him sooner. He had waited a while before placing our dinner order tickets so it took longer than we had hoped. We had been to a private party there a few years ago, where the food and cocktails were excellentl.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Most of the food was terrible. My sister got served cold soup twice. I got burnt chicken and waffles. Overall disappointing meal. The only good thing was the skillet cornbread!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This was my second time visiting Ten Penny. The food, servers and atmosphere is really nice. I had the brisket sandwich the first time. It was tender and flavorful. The second time, I had the crab cake sandwich. It was cooked just right and seasoned well. I don't think it should be a "sandwich.". The toppings detract from the flavor of the crab cake.

The only problem I had with my second visit was that our food took excessively long and there was no explanation. Our server apologized, but it didn't appear to be her fault. I have no idea what they were doing in the kitchen. The restaurant was not crowded at the time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

My boyfriend and I had the best date night here on Friday! Beautiful ambiance, friend staff, and pretty quick service. My boyfriend even mentioned to me that we have to come back for another date night in the city! Highly recommend the Ten Penny burger and shrimp and grits (I will forewarn you it is spicy) and definitely try the potato soup! :)

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Pleasant and welcoming hostess, capable and friendly wait staff, good food and energized ambiance: nothing not to like about Ten Penny.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Really loved the Southern Fried Chicken Salad. I was surprised when what looked like croutons turned out to be cornbread croutons. What looked liked onions were pickled beets. Everything about this salad was excellent. Our waiter provided us with great service.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our waiter was nice. However as soon as we sat he told us he just was sat 2 large parties and that he would do his best. That set the stage for our experience. Not good.

The food took 1 hour and 20 minutes to arrive. It was ok. One plate of salmon was charred black all over. Salad came at the same time as dinner. The shrimp and grits are ok. I would not go back or recommend this restaurant.

Multiple times kitchen staff came to our table to deliver food that was not ours. Strange. Unorganized.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had been to Ten Penny several times before with a generally good experience. This experience was terrible. We waited 15 minutes for our waitress to greet us. She later explained that she was washing glasses as they were in short supply. She did her best but the management didn't seem prepared to be busy on a Friday night. 2 of the meals were served lukewarm and it was a constant challenge to get the drinks refilled. Terribly disappointed; instead of talking to our friend who we hadn't seen in years the poor service and preparation distracted our conversation.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I would recommend Ten Penny. It was a bit noisy for a business meeting at lunchtime, but for a social meal, it would be fine. We decided to get the cornbread skillet as an appetizer. I think this would have been fine but it was served after our entrees came. Some of us expected salads to come first, but they were brought with the entrees, too. It was like there was a backup in the kitchen that cleared and everything came rushing out all at once. The server knew there was a problem and kept apologizing, but he couldn't control the pace of the kitchen.
The food was good when it came, we ordered the tomato soup/grilled cheese combo which was a winner. The salads were quite large, and one of us got the catfish Poboy which was good. All in all, I would say give it a chance.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

In my mind the quality of the meal and the service are equally important. Unfortunately we must have had a trainee attending to our party of four. From lip stains on the water glasses to overdone asparagus. This young woman actually said the kitchen freaked out on her when she asked about getting a replacement serving of asparagus... which she never produced. I feel she was not trained properly to handle both the requests of the guests or internal staff that she has to work with. We probably will not rush to come back soon. Quality of experience (3)...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food was good...drinks were great and the bill was a pleasant surprise...it was so much less than I expected. Definitely will return!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 17, 2017

My wife and I had tickets to the theater around the corner. We were able to get a reservation at 6pm and the waitstaff was attentive to our table. Friendly staff, great food and great atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Our group thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience prior to attending the theatre. Our waitress was very attentive and our food was served quicker than we expected.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had reservation for 6 but table was given to another party so had to switch to a different area. 20 mins for drinks - an hour for apps - entrees were quick after apps.
Did not have the specialty cocktail of the day. Waiter brought the wrong # of drinks.
Calamari was chewy. Egg trio, cornbread, and brussels were good.
Meatloaf was good. Crab risotto was alright - no salt and MASSIVE portion. Chicken and waffles was good but a small portion. PGH salad was fine - nothing special. Potato soup was good.

One PGH salad came without fries. Soup came 10 mins after all other food. Most food needed salt. Some food was only slightly warm, not very hot.

Atmosphere was very loud, there was some sort of bridal party meandering around the restaurant. The walkways around tables and to/from bathrooms were very thin and crowded.

Apps 8/10, food 5/10, service 3/10, atmosphere 6/10.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The server was very nice but he over sat his section.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everything we had was pretty good. Although the crab hush puppies, you could not taste the crab in them.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Family friendly, good food . Table seating a little tight. Definitely worth it. Will go again.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Brussel Sprouts and corn bread were amazing! Service was OK. They weren’t very attentive and seemed to just hide in the back. We had to flag our server over after sitting with our finished plates in front of us.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Disappointing! We’ve been here several times and always had a great meal and experience but not so on Tuesday. Host said he would see if our table was ready then walked away for 5 minutes, there were several open tables. Server asked for our drink order, we weren’t sure yet, walked away without telling us features, making any suggestions. I had catfish, risotto tasted like eating a stick of butter. Server came when we were finished, we asked for the check. She didn’t clear plates, brought check, brought Check back after paid with credit card for signature and laid it down next to dirty plates. Food runners were awesome!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Good food, good service, we will b back

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was good but the service was very slow! We had to wait 20 minutes before somebody showed up at our table. We were there for the brunch!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was the first time for the Sharp Knife to be eating at Ten Penny. We had a sizable group prior to attending a Steelers game and everyone seemed satisfied with their meal. Although the menu was somewhat limited, there was enough to select from for a good brunch. Will return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were very disappointed, when we arrived for our 8:30 RSVP and was told they had us down for 8:00. I showed my confirmation to the hostess, she hesitant and look perplexed . She stated well let me go see how we can accommodate you. Took about 10mins. They put us at a table that was by the kitchen n bathroom. The waitress seemed over work and was not very attentive. We sat for about 10mins before she came over, never gave her name, gave us water. It took almost 30 mins before she asked us for our order. Food was just okay nothing great. No one gave apologies for anything. 1st and last time there.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Travel often; not a place I would recommend in Pittsburgh with so many better places to chose from; Service mediocre; nice waiter but wasn’t even going to pour the bottle of wine we ordered; he simply left it on the table; food coming out very slow; however, food was good when it did arrive

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Will not return. It was hot inside but comfortably cool outside. There was no air conditioning or any sort of fan to cool off the room. We asked the waiter to do something about the heat and he said there was nothing to do. Our waiter was beyond slow and forgot at least one request each time he came to the table. Even though it was so hot he did not bring an ice bucket for the white wine.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Mediocre for what I was expecting. Good but did not p

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Overall, my experience was underwhelming. I enjoyed the ambience and the decor, it is a cool looking restaurant. But, that's where the fun ended. The food was mediocre at best and was on the pricey side (being downtown) when you can get a comparable meal for the same price that is much better at neighboring restaurants. The worst aspect was the service: it took at least 10 minutes to get water, and 15 to get it our cocktails. After we ordered our food, we did not see our waiter for at least 35 minutes and it was not overly busy by any means. He then reappeared gave us our check, and disappeared for 20 minutes again. If you want to spend three hours at dinner and have a mediocre meal, this is your place !

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Pricey but good food. Nice looking restaurant. Friendly staff. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Trendy place

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Arrived when they opened and were served promptly. Wife had mimosas and I had Red Sunset (cranberry Red Bull, Southern Comfort, Apple Pucker, lime).

Both started with skillet cornbread. Wife ate Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and I had Ten Penny Hash. Both were amazing.

Delicious brunch!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Place was fairly empty at 6:30, reserved table and was was right near busy doorway so had to ask to be moved. Asked for beer or ‘mocktail’ for drivers..nothing! Had worst ginger beer I’ve ever tasted. Not good enough in a bar in 2017 where most people will drive home!
Food took 40 minutes (remember place empty!) all reheated/refried and veggies old and tasteless.
Wouldn’t go back with so much choice in the neighbourhood.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Very good food, great service,very loud

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Sweet potato side dish was amazing! Could easily pass for dessert! Loved my salmon in bourbon, too! Would definitely go back!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Worse dining experience I have ever had in Pittsburgh. Service was beyond atrocious, food was terrible, waiter was awful. We waited over an hour and a half for our food after we ordered. At one point, a busboy brought out one person's food in one hand and the dirty buspan in another. No manager in sight, no apologies, simply horrendous. Won't go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Meh...If you're looking for a bar with decent food this is your place. It's convenient to the Convention Center and downtown so easy walkabout with a lively bar scene. If you're looking for a great meal, this is not the place. it's good value for what you get. The cornbread is a win! Portions are huge.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great location in theatre district, great vibe to the place. Service and food were both excellent!!! I'll be going back!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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