The Abbey on Butler Street

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$30 and under
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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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Pittsburgh
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i wanted to try somewhere new on my way downtown and must say that I made a fantastic choice. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and bar area and looked to have a great outdoor area (to cold for it to be open). Waitress was very good and food was fantastic and a very reasonable price. I" will definately be back!!

CO
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience3

We've enjoyed this place other times, but Sunday brunch was a new low! Our server was overwhelmed (though extremely friendly and helpful). We waited 30 minutes for our entrees. And we were told that the chef would not accommodate any requests for substitutions--even though we only asked for scrambled eggs instead of sunny-side up on an item. That put our server in an awkward position. If this were a Michelin star restaurant I could see the chef's attitude, but it's ridiculous in a casual neighborhood cafe.

AB
Pittsburgh
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great birthday brunch. Dishes are generous and delicious. I had the lamb burger, which was so good. Service is great. Their coffees are great too. I had the amazing cardamom latte

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Great atmosphere, good food, lousy service.

OT
Pittsburgh
25 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My chicken sandwich was not cooked all the way.

S
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Everyone’s food was terrific. That was the best lamb ragu that I’ve had since eating in Rome!
Service was somewhat slow especially the drinks. But this won’t stop me from going again & again.
The addition of the dog friendly outdoor area is great.

RC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The waiter was annoyed that we asked about gluten free options, mainly because the management changed the menu and they didn't have their "matrix" yet, which I assume graphs dietary restrictions to the menu items. It would seem that this would be a convenient, if not necessary thing to have in place when a menu changes if you wish to have dietary restricted patrons from frequenting your establishment. The food was ok.

KA
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food! The bruschetta board was AMAZING! Great service, great drinks, just an overall great experience! Would recommend to anyone and can’t wait to go back and try more!

OT
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

I love the Abbey but tonight was not their night. There was a long hair in my house salad. When I politely told the lady that dropped off our food,(we hadn’t seen the server), she silently took the bowl and said nothing. The manager never came over but did comp the salad off our bill. The server came over rarely and did not check on our food or apologize for the salad.

RM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service. A great place for brunch. We sat on outside patio and would highly recommend it.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a great time! The Abbey accommodated our party of 6 easily. Great atmosphere and drinks (we liked that our fancy coffee/tea drinkers could enjoy something alongside our beer/wine drinkers), and everyone loved their food! The dining room was also quiet enough that you could hold a conversation, which was nice. The menu didn’t have a great deal of variety for people with allergies, but they were able to accommodate us and everyone left happy!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to the candle lab and then got a late lunch/early dinner and had a FABULOUS experience! Food was PHENOMENAL!

D
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went for Brunch. The menu looked great with many different types and selections. If only the food had lived up to the menu. Omelets over cooked, kitchen was unwilling to make any additions or substitutions that were simple requests. Very mediocre

N
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegan options! The fries with curry were excellent as was the seitan ravioli. And they even had a berry cobbler, but I was too full because the portions are ample! Great ambiance outside by the fountain. Our waitress was great (except she did bring us cheese for the fries when we explicitly said we were vegan and didn't want cheese). Prices were a bit high, but not bad considering portion size. I'll be back!

NN
Pittsburgh
108 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Loved the atmosphere of the outdoor seating by the fountain. The food was good. We were disappointed as we tried to order 2 different bottles of wine from the menu and, in each case, our server returned and said “sorry we don’t have that one”. We felt that he should have checked on us...instead we had to chase him down. Despite all of that, we would definitely go again!

SI
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Abbey is such a lovely place, I've come a few times. My first, I was a vegetarian and was very happy eating there and my second I enjoyed meatloaf which was delicious. But most recently I took dear friends and family members along and not only did they enjoy it which was my highlight for the evening but for the first time I got to try fresh fried pork rinds... Absolutely insane a must-try!!!! Always a pleasant atmosphere and very pleasant staff. Reservations encouraged!

HB
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The horchata latte was wonderful, and always love the breakfast options on the brunch menu!

LS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The four of us had a fantastic time. We enjoyed everything that we ordered, especially the edamame hummus! I would definitely come here again!

OT
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did a girl's brunch, food & service were awesome!

L
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was not good. Server was not knowledgeable about menu items. And he had to cover outdoor tables plus indoor, so couldn't attend to us. At one point we had to go searching for appetizer plates ourselves, before the appetizer got cold. Food was fine. It was the service that put a damper on our evening.

HD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Food was very good, service was not. Once food was delivered, waiter disappeared and we had to flag down another waiter to ask our waiter for the check. Once check was presented, no explanation or apology for lack of attention.

FB
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday brunch. Portions are generous. The fare is creative. The only frustration, which was very minor to be sure, was that you can swap out the starch, which was a pasta salad, for a regular salad. Our waiter did ask, “would you like to upgrade?” What he didn’t tell us was this “upgrade” would be $3 more dollars. (Odd to charge more for the healthier side dish). Surely tossed greens are not that much more expensive than pasta! Nevertheless, this place is popular and for a good reason, so make a reservation in advance!

KP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This restaurant is very large in capacity; it has too many tables to serve food in a timely manner. Waited for food for over an hour. Food was pretty good but wait was not worth it.

KO
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We came during busy brunch hours and received slow service with the priority being the outside patio (not where we were).

OT
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cool spot. We sat outside on the patio by the fountain. Food, drink, and service were all good. We will be back for sure!

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful place! Top notch!

K
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at The Abby today for brunch. Nothing but great things to say!! French toast & omelets delicious. Spicy bloody marys awesome 😋
Look forward to our next visit for dinner!

TJ
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time there and my husband said we had to come back before our meal was even over.

CM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of town company.Seated immediately for reservations. Very accomadating. Service good. Everyone enjoyed meal. Loved the Ambiance.

i
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience5

A bit disappointed-my salad (Pittsburgh)
Was lacking fresh Romain lettuce & the shaved steak not that great. No Zinfandel wine-really?

OT
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is phenomenal and drinks are strong!! The outside setting is perfect. I don’t even feel like I’m in Pittsburgh setting out there!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Food was decent, menu had plenty of options but our party was hit or miss on if their food was good. Service was very slow and several tables had been sat, eaten and left by the time we got our food. Outside area was nice but we weren’t allow to sit outside with a chance of bad weather even though there was a small chance of rain and plenty of space available inside.

Cool concept, would probably return for happy hour but probably not a meal.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We sat outside, nice atmosphere. The pork rinds are amazing, the rest of the meals were very good, especially the burgers. Our server was outstanding. Love this place!

t
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

don't go for Sunday brunch service real slow and eggs were hard when you ask for dippy didn't seam to care but I will try on a week day

LZ
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Highly recommend sitting outside on the gorgeous patio! Pork schnitzel is a must!

BB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We ended up being very happy with our meal on the patio, this after being a little bit taken aback first: we had made a reservation and required a table outside; but we were told that the reservation doesn’t offer that option. The atmosphere in the inside is entirely different from the outside; it could be nice for winter time but in the summer it’s a little bit stuffy and dark.
Needless to say were very disappointed like we told our waiter especially since we were celebrating a birthday. A few minutes after the waiter came back and told us that they had found us a table outside. We were very touched by the effort and kindness. We really enjoyed our evening! The food was very good, especially the Foccacia!

MW
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent outdoor dining. Very relaxing evening.

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in the North Hills but love Introducing my friends to new eateries. My 2 friends had never been to The Abbey and throughly enjoyed themselves.

K
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The patio was closed due to possible rain, but we sat under the awning.. the ambiance is really very nice with the fountain and the foliage. We will go again. The food was good. I look forward to trying other choices on the menu.

p
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Nothing special and interior is tooooo dark. No wonder it was a former funeral home -- creepy! Food was so-so. I do not believe I will return. Thank you

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