The Abbey on Butler Street

4.7
614 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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OpenTable Diner
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fantastic as usual!

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KathyM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outside and enjoyed a lovely evening, service was excellent, we all enjoyed our meals…especially the chicken dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and vibe the food was good and service was good. Maybe a little more on the menu would be nice and specials for each day

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girlsatwork
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience3

The menu is very short right now, but the food was fabulous as always. Our server was friendly and very nice, but didn't come to our table for VERY extended periods of time.

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MelanieB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding brunch atmosphere. My husband and I enjoyed our anniversary brunch in the outdoor dining section, complete with cocktails, coffee and good food.

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EkayT
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No outdoor seating for our visit since the weather was threatening to rain (and rained shortly after we left). Very noisy inside, difficult to hear staff and our tablemates but the food was delicious and the drinks were well-made. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, great food, and great service!

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vipMicheleM
Pittsburgh
25 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch and it was excellent. Try the french toast...yum.

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vipAlexisB
Pittsburgh
35 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the vegetarian lasagna. It's really one of my favorite dishes at the Abbey.
Their outside dining area is beautiful and soothing. The service is always great.

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MimiB
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Abbey has one of the best outdoor seating areas in Pittsburgh. They have a fountain and adequate umbrella coverage to provide a bit of sanctuary on a temperate day.

That said, they seem to use the comfort of their space to manipulate prices for their mediocre offerings. When my boyfriend and I dined there last night, we ordered the Malibu Chipper and the Beet and Mushroom Salad to share. When the waiter brought the fish to the table, I had to check that he had understood we ordered an entrée size because it was a medium basket of starchy fries with five 1-inch cubes of fried fish on top, priced at $22. Unfortunately, the order was correct. The salad, while delicious, was medium-sized with mostly greens covered in vinaigrette and a small sampling of thinly shaved beets and mushrooms (and about three rings of red onion). For $16, I had expected to receive either a large portion or more substantial toppings, but neither was the case. We left hungry (after accruing a $98 bill for an appetizer, two entrees, and 4 beers) so we picked up a pizza from Piccolo Forno on the way home.

The wait time for food was brief—probably about 10 minutes, possibly due to the fact that we arrived at 5:15—and the waiter was attentive, but seemingly unfamiliar (and unconcerned) with the menu, at least their beverages. When asked about beverage prices, he said he wasn't sure but figured about $7-8 for beer and didn't check to verify this claim. When asked to describe a beer, he simply re-read the title and simply stated that it was “a Pale Ale, not an IPA”.

Overall, I would recommend this place only for the enjoyment of the outdoor seating, and only for a beverage and appetizer due to the unreasonable overpricing.

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Steph
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful staff with lots of energy and great food. I’ve been meaning to check this place out for years and regret not trying it sooner

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Kimmy51
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, setting and food! I highly recommend The Abbey on Butler Street!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were in a little strip of 2 tops against glass and the patio- there were several house flies buzzing around. Understandable as we were right by a door, but I almost asked to move bc they were distracting/ gross. So heads up to staff- lots of flies right there, keep an eye on it!

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debra
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Some of the dinners were good. Some were awful. Waiter was very good and accommodating. Noice level was through the roof. Difficult to communicate.

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Kelly
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went early on a Sunday night. We got a seat outside by the fountain and it was beautiful! Limited vegan options and it was very busy, but everyone was lovely and the food was delicious!

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MackenzieD
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We were a Bachelorette party but when greated by the host, he was quite rude and made comments that were disrespectful. We honestly thought about eating somewhere else

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Lebodiner
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Abbey is one our favorites in a Lawrenceville. The food is always good and the service top notch. We live in the neighborhood and are happy to have the Abbey as our neighbor. I always recommend it to anyone who wants a nice meal. The patio rocks!

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RubyV
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and great atmosphere!

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DebbieT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was meeting with out of town guests who were interested in patio seating and this was the perfect place.

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vipkabb
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere on the patio.Waiter was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food took forever and the coffee was horrible along with the salad. Only oil

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a good place but very loud and crowded. Sitting outside would have been nice. Food was very good though but took a while to come out.

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Suzy
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very nice establishment, the drinks are a little pricey but overall the experience was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu and everything we had was amazing! The server had recently been able to try everything, so he had great suggestions.

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KathyS
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delectable food, great coffee, innovative cocktails and fabulous atmosphere. We enjoy sitting about the fountain outside or sitting in the cozy inside. Roman, our waiter, was super attentive.

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Ibizenco
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience in a picturesque setting, with good service (at a time when everyone is short staffed.)

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MikeH
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating by the fountain!

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Weekendsoff
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Had a reservation for 2 outside. Asked for shade and was told we could not have the table in the shade because it was for 4 people. We were seated at a table for 2 with little shade. Within 15 minutes 2 people were seated at the table for 4 in the shade. Infuriating and very uncomfortable lunch in the blazing sun.

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vipSharebears
Pittsburgh
58 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff, knowledgeable waitstaff, food very good, and the restaurant history very intersecting. Will definitely return.

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Pghrestaurantweek
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The new look of the back area is very cute. Keep up the amazing updates.

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KGSN
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Abbey is one of my favorite restaurants in Pgh, and last night, seated inside for the first time in well over a year, was as good as ever!

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Court
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance were great. We thought the salads we got needed a little more dressing, but it was no problem to get more when we asked. The Maple and Beet salad with chicken and burger were amazing. I got the Nashville Hot Sauce on the side for my chicken and it was delicious. Definitely will be going back and highly recommend.

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Theo
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Love the look and feel of the space, but unfortunately between the music and the crowd talk its shockingly noisy. Found myself shouting and leaning forward to be heard by my table. This was indoors for Sunday brunch.

The staff was great, but I was kind of disappointed with the breakfast itself - it was like the most basic eggs with bacon, toast and hash browns... Two of the latter for some reason. Even with that, a shocking amount of empty plate showing. Felt a little ripped off.

I'd love to see some options there, different breads for toast, an English or Irish style breakfast, a protein option...

That said, I'm not negative on the place and intend to return, just think for the price on my first experience, the Abbey fell a little short from a culinary perspective.

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Ibizenco
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience, good food, good service.

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Michele
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with Sean, great drinks, accommodated a of our requests, excellent service recovery and resolution softer a small issue.

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SandraO
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All in all a lovey experience on the shaded porch on a hot day to celebrate an 86th birthday. Roman was a terrific waiter.

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BurghInez
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The noise level was good, service was good, ambiance was lovely. We ate on the covered porch. Great location and nice to have a dedicated parking lot across the street. The food was good. The only disappointment was the very limited entrée menu.

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Visitor
Sacramento
27 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor patio dining venue! We observed several walk up diners being declined in site of open tables and concluded that this restaurant is doing a great job of matching demand with its service capacity. Kudos! It made for great service and a lovely evening. The spicy chicken sandwich and Mac n cheese were excellent and the beet salad was very tasty.

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vipneuroyates
Pittsburgh
40 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place has degenerated horribly during the pandemic. It used to be very good, with a very innovative menu. Now, it is snacks and sandwiches, and relatively lousy service. Hopefully it returns to its former splendor.

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JillianB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Amazing drinks and food, great service!

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The Abbey on Butler Street is rated 4.7 stars by 614 OpenTable diners.

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