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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BR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

While the food here is very good, and reasonably priced I can not recommend this restaurant based on the service. I have never experienced such rude service in all my travels. Every request was met with an attitude (ie, can I have some extra napkins, I would like to order another drink). Nothing unreasonable. When our waitress finally brought the check, there was no comment from her - no thank you, nothing. There was no manager on duty??? to mention this to. No one that works here cares which is a shame because the food is good, and the location across from the Westin is ideal. Oh well, they don’t care anyway!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

They need to wash their dishrags. The whole time it smelled like dirty dishwater.

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Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Would not pick this again with all the other options in Pittsburgh. They were out of a lot of items... sour cream, jalapeños, brussel sprouts. We were there for a birthday and they were aware, we were paying our bill and the waitress brought the birthday guy a gin and tonic. He already had 2 and we were about to leave... why not just comp one of the two or bring him something other than a drink? Extremely disappointed

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j
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

It wasn't very crowded yet the service was very slow and inattentive and the food was horrible. We all left large amounts on the plates as it was not worth eating or taking home for later.

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1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When in town for a show or event on weekend make it an effort to stop and eat here. Service is quick and friendly. Foid is always good. Highly recommend the Calamari.

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Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic overall. Food is outstanding. Atmosphere and casual and comfortable.

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AM
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good for lunch or dinner before a show at one of the nearby theaters. Spouse had the kielbasa and pirogi dinner which was excellent and filling , although the pirogis were a little too crispy for his taste. I tried the mac n' cheese and added the fried chicken. Mac n' cheese was rich and creamy with crunchy topping but the fried chicken bites were almost non-existent. Had to search for them mixed in with the macaroni. A lot of hard surfaces that bounce sound around rather than absorbing it and there was a large party (10-12) that made the noise level uncomfortably high at times. Would go again if in the area for a show but it's not a destination kind of restaurant.

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Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

We waited over an hour for our food and once it came it was cold, overdone and not good. Very disappointed bc the menu looked great. Server did all she could. Not her fault at all.

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ES
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Service has continued to worsen with each visit, but the food and menu selection never disappoints!

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

Ryan was a great server! He handled 2 tables with ease we really enjoyed it!

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J
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food an service. It is just a very noisy place.

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KV
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

We were seated quickly.
We waited a long time to be served. Went to hostess to make sure we weren’t forgotten. Then still had to wait for service!
The restaurant was only half full at most at the time.
After we were served we really did enjoy the food.

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Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outside eating. The calamari was scrumptious , definitely a hit. We ordered the pierogi and philly cheese steak. We shared the fries which is an all time Pittsburgh favorite as to how they made them.

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AZ
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is really good, and our server Nate was spot on. However, there was a group of folks celebrating happy hour at the bar that was SO LOUD so consistently (as in shouting loud) that it truly negatively affected our dining experience.

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B
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, good service, great venue. Maybe just a little bit pricey, but you’re in the city so you can’t really expect less.

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K
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the crab dip. It was amazing! Very calm atmosphere

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B
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service and great food for the price!!!

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GS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We arrived early for our reservation. We did not expect to be seated until our reservation time. However, we weren’t seated until much after our reservation time. They claimed to only have 1 table and they couldn’t get the prior party to leave?! We repeatedly had to ask for things that we ordered. An appetizer was forgotten, chicken for a salad was forgotten, a drink was wrong, and another drink was forgotten. The food was great though. Especially the cornbread and the Brussel sprouts. Since I go to restaurants for food, I’ll be willing to try again. But not on a Friday or weekend.

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BC
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was great. Service (though we had a polite and kind server) was SLOW. It was a Sunday night, not crowded -- not sure why everything took so long. Otherwise, all was good!

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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall, it was an ok experience. This was my first time eating here and after being told about this place, I decided to try it. The food was ok, nothing special. The server was attentive so for having “ok” food, she did a nice job with keeping me and my fiancé engaged during dinner. I doubt we would return for dinner in the future.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great!!

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Pittsburgh
26 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Plenty of parking nearby. The ambiance is casual and the decor has quirky, industrial elements. The staff is friendly and welcoming. We had the spicy calamari appetizer. My wife went with the seafood stew with halibut special and I selected the pan roasted salmon. Both entrees were flavorful and perfectly cooked. The dessert selection was pretty generic and we opted not to have any. They have a nice selection of cocktails, beers and wine. Overall a very positive experience. We will be back again.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Although we had a reservation, our table was by the bathroom hallway entrance and where food is being brought up. Kitchen is downstairs. In addition, we were seated by a loud and drunk table, at times we thought the young man was going to fall back into our table.
Starters and our main course took too long. We were at the restaurant for over 75 minutes solely because our food took so long. The server I assume tried his best.
The food is over flavored, sometimes less is more.
The noise level is unbearable.
I would not go back nor would I recommend.

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Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

This has usually been a great stop near the convention centre. However this year the food was absolutely terrible! The Rueben was one of the worst. Stringy, cold corned beef on a greasy and dry rye bread served with cold fries. Oh well plenty of choices in the area.
Positive note was the Servers were excellent and aimed to please.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We were in town for an Convention and were able to get a reservation quickly and easily thank to the Open Table App.

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New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

It was so hot in the restaurant it was unbearable. Can't believe they wouldn't open the giant windows they have to cool it down. Made the experience (which was excruciatingly slow anyway) terrible. Server was nice, though.

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C
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I had a great event experience in Jan 2019 so recommended this restaurant for Sunday brunch for approx 9ppl in May 2019. Unfortunately, the kitchen messed up our entire order and when the food came out, the runners didnt know who had each entree and all the burgers were overcooked. They even ran out of hamburger buns and served one w sliced bread instead of coming back to the table to inform us before it came out. Im embarrassed that I referred this restaurant to friends from out of town. The waitress apologized, however, a manager never came by or took anything off the bill. Restrooms were also dirty and had no toilet paper. I would recommend this restaurant for happy hour but not to eat.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went as a group of 12 and it was the best. Food was great, service was amazing!

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CG
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall this was a good visit. Food was okay...could have been better. They ran out of the Candied Bacon for the Penny Wise Fries...disappointing that they didn't plan better. The Smashed Chicken Piccata Style was over salted.

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Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food and ambiance were great. Had better service at local pizza shop. Waiter couldn't ha e been less attentive.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Burger overdone. 430 dinner. Service a little slow. Kid menu, no kids cups

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Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was good. Very loud. 2 out of 3 dinners were tasty. The cheese steak grossly over cooked. Meat hard to eat. Glad I added a salad

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Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food tasted fine but options were very limited

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Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Brunch was not very good. Food was just not executed well and there is not a simple egg meal. I have had dinner previously that was fine.

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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Worst service I have ever had there. Extremely disappointed highly doubtful I will return. There were very few tables with guests as well on a Saturday night. Which tells me things are not going well there

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Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable place for family, friends gathering and/or date night. Excellent service and friendly staff.

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L
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a delicious and relaxing dinner before seeing a show at the August Wilson Center right around the corner. We were lucky enough to be there on a beautiful, warm, sunny Pittsburgh afternoon, so the restaurant was opened up on two sides creating a lovely, warm and breezy environment. Menu was not extensive, but the variety was nice and everyone in the group found something they loved. I had a grilled Reuben, one of my favorites, and it did not disappoint. Easily one of the best Reuben sandwiches I've had. Fresh cut fries can be a gamble, but these were spot on. Not heavy, not greasy, just crispy and salty enough. Other dishes were a hit, as well. One diner had the smashed chicken piccata and the other had the burger: both were very happy with their choices. Our server was fantastic and friendly. We never had to ask for drink refills, and she was so quick and efficient you barely realized she was there. We will definitely be back!

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SF
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting and tasty menu items. However, the menu online was not exactly the same as at the restaurant. Two of the items we wanted to order were not being offered. The food we ordered was delicious though!

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B
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time there and I was nervous because I picked the restaurant and was with 6 other women before Cher concert. The food was awesome, our waiter, Kevin, was really good and our food was wonderful. The menu has a wide enough selection to fit any appetite and price range. Thank you for a great experience. We will be back.

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

The server was awesome, the food done well, and the entire experience was perfect.

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