The Abbey on Butler Street

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Gastro Pub
We’ve blended boundaries through the collaboration of baristas, cooks and bartenders, each offering the best of their respective crafts to create dishes and drinks that are both dependably inventive and comfortingly familiar.
We’ve exposed brick walls and wooden ceiling beams, centered one of the largest outdoor seating spaces in the city around a swan fountain, and crowned the coffeehouse with a reclaimed church rose window restored as a chandelier.
We’ve created the Abbey to give a sense of place, the feeling that you’ve discovered something novel, yet close to home. We’ve brought together a coffeehouse, two bars, and a bistro all under a single roof. We're exploring the world of craft - come explore it with us.

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KF
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool building, nice menu, interesting drinks. Try the Hot Mess for a weirdly wonderful cocktail. Best service we have had in a long time (Roman!). Loved the hay straws. Hit the coffeehouse on the way out for pastries to take home. Good value for the price. We’ll be back soon.

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OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We chose this restaurant because of the outside dining, which was quite lovely complete with fountain and strung Edison lights. However, the food was lacking. My wife ordered the meatloaf which had a strange bland flavor. The dish was accompanied by blanched carrots which were for all intents and purpose raw. The mashed potatoes were ok but served with a balsamic reduction which was cloyingly sweet and would have paired better with a standard meat gravy. I had the paella which was good. We did see others ordering burgers that looked good. If we decide to give this place a second chance perhaps the burgers would be the better choice.

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Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’re always completely pleased with our experience at The Abbey! The staff is always so friendly and personable. Great food. Mixed drinks are always on point. And the atmosphere is chill. Can’t go wrong at this spot!

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GG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Outside restaurant was delightful - great place for a summer lunch with friends

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JP
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great- they need to have more vegan options

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BI
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good Sunday brunch menu, enjoyed all the food and drink. We definitely go again.

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m
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Horrible food...Scallops tasted like ammonia and paella was awful...Staff's response to our complaints was indifferent without any hint of any concern.

Nice outdoor patio though.. just stick to coffee and tea.

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

We had trouble navigating unexpected traffic. The restaurant took our call graciously and extended the reservation until we arrived. We had a wonderful outdoor dining experience. The only drawback was three menu features were not available due to a high traffic weekend that preceded our visit.

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Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We arrived early for our reservation and was seated without waiting. Service was friendly, prompt and attentive. It was a delightful evening!

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AG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice time nice atmosphere but definitely overpriced

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Allow guests to amend food as needed. You will waste less not forcing people to have what they don’t want.

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JK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent Gluten Free Shrimp and Grits! Sadly, our seating was in the back corner bar area and it was much louder than I’d have preferred and a favorite cocktail was removed from the menu. My next visit will help determine if it was just an “off” day.

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Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here and enjoyed the beer selection and the food. Had the flight of 4 different beers and the loaded bagel on the brunch menu. Delicious! Wish the weather would've been better to be able to sit outside though. Will definitely be back!

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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Service was a little slow, but to be fair they were very busy and seemed to be short staffed. Food is somewhat overpriced, but decent. Great drinks and great atmosphere. Large menu with lots of options. Our waitress was also super sweet and helpful.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

From the moment we walked in...the host ignored us,the table was very tight for six people,the waiter was not attentive or knowledgeable and the food was unremarkable.

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

The salad I had was very fresh and the dressing was delicious. My friend got the ravioli and she didn't really care for them. Great beer selection.

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MI
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Ate on the patio in the afternoon of the Biden rally. Server was "Millenial-friendly". Cocktails were "OK" Food was good. Portions large. Order-to-table time a bit long, considering there were less than 10 patrons on the patio. In the end, I had the entire patio to myself while I basked in a warm spring sun - priceless!

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OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Graduation brunch

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j
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Abbey is a great Pittsburgh restaurant. Great experience. Great service. Thanks Dave!

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the atmosphere here. We will surely be back for Sunday Brunch which is an extensive menu! Also liked that there were 3 vegan options.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All three of our meals were excellent! One person got the meatloaf and the others got the pork schnitzel dinner and sandwich. We highly recommend.

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

Came here for my husband’s 35th birthday and it was excellent. Food, drinks, and service were all great. Can’t wait to come back, there were several other things on the menu that I want to try!

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CB
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Always comfortable, surroundings & food. Never disappoints!

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall I was very impressed by The Abbey. The space itself is fascinating with the bar, patio, and coffee house. Not to mention the diverse food and cocktail menu. I am already planning my next visit whether it be to have a study session in the café or dine on the patio. I would highly recommend The Abbey!

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

The breakfast was ok. Not impressed. The service was ok. Not good, not bad.
It’s not the place for Easter breakfast.
Lunch or dinner is better

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CZ
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about this place. The food and drinks were delicious and the bill was only $53 for two drinks, an appetizer and two entrees. We will definitely be back.

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JG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch and had an excellent meal. Service was great, food was great. I would definitely go again.

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

The food was excellent! It was pretty quiet there, maybe bc of us being there early and the rain shutting down their patio. Prices were appropriate for the quality.

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S
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food very good but menu somewhat limited. Huge selection of beers.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was sub par at best. I was very disappointed!

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BW
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Our table was as we requested. Our meals came quickly and were mostly enjoyable. Maple scallops were exceptional. The atmosphere and decor was lovely. Our waiter was less than stellar.

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S
Pittsburgh
25 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We have been to The Abbey before and we really like the atmosphere. But it was so disappointing this time. Many of the items on the menu were not available. Our server told us it was because they always run out of items on Sunday. That is not my problem and they should do a better job of planning if this happens frequently which our server seemed to indicate. And it was across the board - drinks, entrees, desserts, etc. Our server also seemed to lose track of us after our entrees were delivered. Even when we tried to fly him down. Not sure when we will return.

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KP
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The Abbey is a very special venue with great food. I was not able to give my experience a full five stars for each rating category because the mashed potatoes that came with my filet mignon were barely lukewarm, and the venue was very tightly (perhaps a bit too tightly) packed with effervescent diners, but I really enjoyed my meal, and I will be going back. I would recommend attempting to go to The Abbey during off-hours so as to avoid the crush and loud volume of other diners.

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k
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great to meet up with old froends

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DA
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Early lunch is a quiet time
Service was very good
I was a little disappointed with the lobster salad as the dressing seemed to have too much vinegar and less lobster for the $16 price

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D
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was incredibly good and very large portions. The beer selection was impressive. Quite frankly, the only bad thing about the entire experience was the lighting. The lights were so low I needed to use my cell phone to read the menu. Larger tables had lights directly overhead. The smaller tables were in the dark.
All in all, great experience and we will be back.

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R
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time to The Abbey and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Our server was so nice and attentive. The food was good. Loved the old building. We will certainly go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were late for our reservation, but the Hostess was very friendly and accommodating. Our sever was patient (we had a table full of crazy requests due to allergies, GF, vegan and diets). The food was AMAZING.

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KP
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was excellent........................Highly recommended

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating there. Wonderful atmosphere. Fish sandwich was fantastic and husband loved the lamb burger. They even lit a candle on my cheesecake for my birthday. We will definitely be back, hopefully for the outside dining.

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