The food was wonderful. The service was painfully slow and nonexistent at times.
We go every year for our anniversary and have never been disappointed. Can’t wait to go again!
We do a lot of dinning downtown and have never been to Ten Penny. I made a quick reservation and we were quite surprised at the number of openings for a Friday night. However, we decided to give it a try anyway.
The atmosphere is good and the servers are friendly, but it seemed like something was missing. It was almost as though the entire staff were new or at least with little experience. The food was just ok. There were four of us for dinner and we all had a different dish. We all sampled each others meal and none of the four dishes were above average.
I don't think we will be back, unless something changes significantly.
We love Ten Penny! Great food, great atmosphere, very "upscale Pittsburgh." My only suggestion is to reconsider the coffee. The coffee is way too strong; I think this is intentional but I don't get it.
We chose Yen Penny for a group of 4 of us. Our drinks sat for long periods of time at the bar before being brought to our table and were no longer cold by the time we got them. Our waiter had more tables than he could manage spread all over the place. A $40 steak came over cooked and the truffle Mac n cheese was too small and so oily it left a film in your mouth and seriously lacked cheese. The bottle of wine we chose off the wine list wasn't available and they were out of the draft beer we then chose off the menu. 1 check came back wrong after waiting a very long time for them and they did nothing to try to correct the complaints we had. It was an overall bad experience and we won't be returning.
It was a wonderful dining experience. The food was excellent, the waiter was delightful. I would definitely return
The server was very good to us but the service was slow. Checking on us was too infrequent and time for the entire meal from drinks to the check was a bit too long to be able to give 5 stars. I'm sure other staff areas played a part in that. I had a NY strip which was a perfect medium but was tough and dry. The marrow butter had more whipped butter flavor than hints of marrow and I distinctly tasted A-1 somewhere in the flavor profile. Others in my group who also had the steak tasted it as well. The side of sweet potatoes came covered in something caramelized to the point of it becoming soft tack candy and needing to be pried off my teeth. It tasted almost exclusively of burnt cloves. The food gets an extra star in this review because of the appetizers which were all very good. We had the meatball flatbread, brussel sprouts, and deviled eggs. The people who had Salmon in my group enjoyed their meals and the Salmon was in fact pretty great. The rest of the meals were two star quality so it evens out. There was nothing special about the drinks here. I've had a whiskey sours which was light on flavor and thin in consistency. This time I stuck with wine which offered a fairly great selection. From my experience I think simple works best here: wine, spirits by themselves or in basic mixed drinks, as well as beer. The decor is put together well and the layout is easy to navigate. It was busy but not packed and the noise level was still too loud to converse with anyone not sitting next to you. There are a lot of hard surfaces for the sound to reflect on so it's a necessary evil to maintain the style of the decor. Overall it's a fair value place I thought. This place hasn't reached its potential yet, but it could be a great place in a great location.
The food was amazing, the staff super friendly, well worth the trip.
Excellent atmosphere, great food. No one came to wait on us for a while, which was annoying, but they got our food our very quickly, so it was ultimately not a problem. Also, somehow we were never checked in for our reservation, so Open Table thought we didn’t attend.
We had a thoroughly mediocre meal here before grabbing an 8pm show at the Benedum. The ambience of Ten Penny is great- super fun bar with decently mixed drinks (with downtown prices)- but the food is definitely nothing to write home about, and I expected a lot more for the price. Friends tried the burger of the month (greasy and bland), and I had the catfish (again, somehow both greasy and lacking in flavor). We also shared the brussels sprouts, which were actually delicious. Come for a drink but maybe skip dinner...
AWEFUL EXPERIENCE. Sat for over an hour waiting for our food in the not-too-busy dining room. When we finally decided to leave, the waiter apologized and presented me with a $38 check for nothing. I almost shoved it down his throat. I paid for my $10 glass of wine and left. Never again. There are many options around and this place is not worth the risk.
I had the Bourbon Salmon and it and the sides - Rice and Asparagus were all very good. Price was about normal. My husbands steak was pretty fatty, but otherwise fine. His fries were good. Our server was very good until time for the check and then it took a few minutes to find him. Noise Level was very loud. I've been to quite a few cold restaurants this winter as door openings are such that cold air easily cools down the restaurant, but Ten Penny was comfortable throughout the meal.
I LOVED this place!!! We were visiting Pittsburgh and looking for a place close to the Westin for lunch. At 12:15 on a Thursday, we were seated quickly. Our server Eric was great, for d was fantastic, and reasonably priced. Recommend highly!!!!
Much better than the previous lunch I had (and left a review on). Ordered the same Traditional Salad and was served in 15 mins or less. And it was fantastic. Last time I visited in Dec or Jan, it took almost an hour to get same salad. Vastly improved and more suitable for an hour lunch meeting. Oh, Drew, our server, was fantastic.
Server was great and charming.
Good experience and although it was extremely busy - our service and food was phenomenal! I highly recommend the truffle fries! The only thing that I would say I did not like was that there was a group that came in and stood at the side of the bar because there was not any seats for them there. Which our table was near. They were so close to our table while we were eating. It was just annoying and rude. A manager or maybe even the waitstaff should of had them move.
We got sat ahead of our reservation which was great, but then sat for over 30 minutes before a server even brought us water. They were understaffed, which if someone would have addressed the issue we would have been fine. Thank Goodness we ordered drinks and apps from the bartender, and she eventually just came from behind the bar and served us! She was amazing and saved the night. Another server rudely in front of us told the bartender she was taking over and we didn't want that to happen. And if it was necessary a manager should have addressed the table. Food was subpar, we used to love coming to Ten Penny. For a over $200 bill everything should have been much better!!
We previously enjoyed going to Ten Penny..........however, after this last experience we will not be back again...........services was poor (server was bothered that she was too busy), took over one hour to get appetizer and cocktails, the meals (5)were luke warm, and overall dinning experience was poor.
Service was slow, unable to buy a bottle of wine, food mediocre, will not be back.
Service was great. The drinks were awesome. Our crab hush puppies were dry and hard and it was taken off of the bill without a problem. The expresso machine was down so I couldn’t get an expresso martini or after dinner drinks but overall it was a good experience and I would go back.
Made reservations and they seated us by the entrance and it was cold. The server ignored us, maybe because we were women, and when she finally took our order, I mentioned the discount for the broadway theater series (showed her the tickets) she didn’t know what I was talking about. I had to ask if there were any specials and they were. I had the bourbon salmon and my daughter had the crab cake salad. It was more mixed greens than anything else and the salmon dinner was bland. Not flavorful at all. I couldn’t finished the meal. My daughter ate my salmon since the crab cake portion was small. The server didn’t return to ask how was the meal, because I would’ve said something. She finally returned and stated there was a discount . We paid and left still hungry. Will not returning every again.
Nice but a little noisy
Service was excellent. Also had Galliano liqueur which is not always available at other restaurants. Wait staff very pleasant and accommodating.
We arrived at for our 6:00 reservation and they told us we would have to wait 5 minutes or so until they cleaned off a table, which was not a problem except a couple came in behind us for a 6:15 reservation and they were seated immediately. We were also told we didn’t make our open table reservation when we got home that evening because they said we were a no show. The food and our server were excellent though. She redeemed the night because we were frustrated at the beginning by the way the host/hostess took care of the situation with reservation times. They were not communicating with one another.
Great service. Good food. There was an occasion at the bar. It was packed and quite lively.
Meh. Ok Meal. Ok Service. Definitely overpriced.
Awesome food, service and atmosphere! Definitely recommend this place for dinner!
Food was lousy. Waiter was way overboard. No one else seemed to interested. Bloody Mary bar was in stocked for most of out time there. Wouldn't come back again. This is the 2nd or 3rd chance we have given them.
An excellent dining experience all the way around. Make reservations especially on weekend nights when there are local sporting and cultural events.
I went to dinner for Valentine’s Day and then went to the car show after.
Ambience was excellent, as well as the service. Food was tasty! Would definitely recommend and dine again for a special occasion.
We arrived early for our reservations. We were seated immediately, staff was courteous but not super friendly. Food was decent, but I considered it on the upper end of our price range and didn't really match the price range. The overall feel of the restaurant was cozy and even though it was crowded, it didn't feel like it. Good experience, but one time is enough.
The service was great. We just stopped by to get a dessert. We picked the candy bar dessert. It wasn’t my favorite - super hard and somewhat difficult to eat. The scoop of ice cream was tiny, which was a little sad. I’ve come here in the past though and had better things. Would come again.
The FOH staff was on point-- friendly, timely and attentive. My father and I both had the bourbon glazed salmon dish. The food was awful, bland and overcooked. As a chef myself, if my kitchen staff put that food out I would be very disappointed. Our salmon was ordered temped to medium and was received well done. Nothing was seasoned and the rice was so overcooked it was a giant ball of mush on the plate. It's a shame. What did the food do to you to deserve to be cooked so poorly? Ha!
This is a decent restaurant that, if everything on the menu was half the price, I'd recommend to others. There's really no reason their food should be priced the way that it is.
Had caramelized Brussels Sprouts and deviled egg appetizers- both delicious
Catfish and salmon main dishes well prepared and very good
Service prompt and attentive
Overall good experience ; laid back atmosphere
Will definitely be back
Food was decent. Service was less than you would expect when paying higher prices and compared to other similar restaurants.
I made a reservation a week ahead of time . When I got there I asked if we could sit at a table away from the bar and the hostess tells me they are reserved . I knew that wasn’t true since there were people being seated in them randomly throughout our visit . I had my elderly Mother with me and it’s hard for her at times to sit at those high bar stools plus we really didn’t want to sit that close to the bar . I didn’t think that was a big request being the place wasn’t busy at that time and I made my reservation in advance . Just wish we were given some other options but was just blatantly told NO !
Could have better service. Very slow and less attentive