We tried the special French wine dinner & had a lovely meal! Service & food was delightful!! We also bought some yummy wine to take home :)
The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. I had the halibut special, per the recommendation of our waitress, and it was outstanding. Cooked to perfection and full of so many wonderful flavors!! I had the chocolate mousse cake for dessert and it was also very good. I highly recommend this restaurant! I am always concerned about the noise level during lunch/dinner meetings but The Carlton was nice and quiet, so the noise was not an issue at all.
Long term Pittsburgh icon. Always high quality food and best service. I use for business and for family functions. Never disappointing. Always reasonable prices, wine prices are at low end of restaurant pricing with a solid list.
We went for a wedding anniversary luncheon after having checked the menu on line. We were delighted with the variety of fish and seafood dishes available midday. Only criticism concerns the wine-list. What is presented on the table relies too heavily on American wineries, with few European selections.
My Halibut and my wife's Chilean Sea bass were delicious. Wines are modestly priced with a fantastic selection. Service was great. It's been awhile since I've been there but will definitely be back sooner. Our friends were there and commented on their food being great.
As always, our dining experience was truly wonderful. The food was excellent and Doug, our waiter was exceptional. It’s our favorite Pittsburgh restaurant for celebrating special occasions.
The meal was very good as was the service inside the restaurant. We were there to have dinner before going the concert at PPG. When we finished eating and were told that we could get a limo ride to PPG, the driver would not take us because there were people also going to a different location. Very disappointing and poor service from driver and we had to walk
Everyone was friendly from the greeter to the waiter and other staff.
Our meals were excellent.
We met Kevin Joyce who was exceptionally friendly.
We have eaten at the Carlton several times and we have always enjoyed our meals and always comment on how welcoming and friendly the employees are.
We usually eat there before hockey games and appreciate the limo ride to PP&G.
All in all, it was a very enjoyable dining experience.
Usually this is a "go to" dinner place for me and I have never been disappointed BUT that changed on Saturday night. The service was excellent as always but the food was lacking...The bread served prior to dinner had several dried out pieces, the salad was drenched in dressing and the main course I had had no flavor to speak of...Very Disappointed!!! I assume it was due to the fact it was after a Pen's home game...I will try again and I hope this was just an isolated night...
Consistently provides very good drinks, food and service. The limo to and from the theater is a special touch.
We were celebrating our anniversary and our first time at the Carlton. We were surprised by a bottle of champagne pre paid by a family member. Our server was phenomenal! Doug was very informative regarding the menu and very patient with our questions. He made our experience very memorable. We will return on our next visit to Pittsburgh.
Other than being tucked away and a little hard to find, the restaurant was very nice, excellent food and great service. Would recommend to anyone looking for an alternative a few blocks from cultural district. Worth the walk, especially on a show day when anything near theaters is jammed
Faye was amazing.
Our waiter, Chris was factastic. He was helpful with drink recommendations and was very personable. Food and service was great.
Hard to get in/out in an hour, service can be a bit slow
Always have a great experience at The Carlton
Outstanding meal and service. One of our favorite restaurants in Pittsburgh.
We were celebrating our 40 year anniversary and we absolutely were treated like royalty. The hostess wished us a happy anniversary and our waiter gave us a free double scoop ice cream with brownie dessert. I had the sea bass and it melted in your mouth. We dine at the Carlton often and have never had a bad meal. I love their wine lists!!
Ballet performance at the Benedum. Service was a little slow after initially being very good. Food arrived a little slow and could have been a little warmer. The food quality was good overall but just could have been a little hotter.
The Carlton continues to be an outstanding restaurant. We haven't lived in Pittsburgh for 18 years, and returned for dinner and a performance of Swan Lake with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. It was as wonderful as we had remembered it to be. Outstanding food, outstanding waiter, and overall a rare gem. Thanks for a great evening!!
Just great....service, food, everything. The best waiter in town and the food was memorable.
The food and service were incredible! I told my bf that I wanted to go out and eat upscale and dress up fancy and he delivered with the Carlton! The building has its own parking garage, and they reimburse you for parking. The servers keep up with your needs but aren’t overbearing, the noise and ambiance was romantic, nice silverware and tables and chairs and booths and carpet and lights and everything. The servers and managers and staff were cheerful and polite, and very helpful. I had an absolutely wonderful time and would definitely go back next time I go out fancy!
The only complaints I have are:
1) we sat next to the kitchen, so there was a little more noise than the other areas. Not too much and it didn’t take away from the experience ever, so it wasn’t that bad.
2) a couple ended up sitting in the table next to us (we had an open table that had a long booth on one side) and they had their phones out and were playing videos and being distracting. That kind of disappointed me, being attached to my phone myself even I knew this place was too good to for that. I shut my phone off minus to take one picture, and I never shut off my phone. Not even for church! They were loud enough to bother me but I didn’t complain about them. This was my first time at a fancy restaurant and I wasn’t sure what was appropriate. I know it’s not the restaurants fault for it’s customers so I still rate 5/5.
Overall the customers were dressed all fancy and were polite and not loud and did not have their phones out. So it was just my luck they came and ended up sitting next to us.
WOW! The Carlton was such a great experience. The staff was so welcoming and kind. I ordered the surf and turf and it was by far the best meal I have ever eaten! To top it all off I had the banana cream pie for dessert. I cannot wait to go back to the Carlton for another great night out with even better food.
food was great, server was slow and almost missed our time to leave for the play. Had to rush to pay the bill.
The food was okay, but the environment was better. The waitress was young and professional. Getting back to the food, it was not bad but I feel as though it could have been better.
We have been patronizing the Carlton for several decades. But I must say the most recent visit (2-15-18) was disappointing. For one thing, the service was painfully slow. Our reservations were for 7 p.m. Our entrees finally arrived at 8:15 -- and the place was practically empty. So it wasn't because they were busy.
The first plate of bread that arrived was substandard -- a pitifully small amount for four people, certainly not enough to include a variety especially if we're going to be waiting more than an hour for our entrees to show up.
Secondly, the food just doesn't taste very good any more. There seems to be a need to put an Asian twist into too many dishes. The Chilean sea bass used to be wonderful, but the most recent treatment just isn't very good. Far better the Chilean Sea Bass of yore with Asian Slaw and Basmati Rice. (Yes, I realize it has an Asian twist.)
All in all, it was a disappointing experience and one that we wont be soon repeating, which is a shame after all these years. The Carlton is an attractive restaurant, although not the easiest to access. There are too many excellent new restaurants to make the effort to get to the Carlton worthwhile.
This place is consistently awesome. If you haven’t been there; go. If you already go..... then you already know! Lol
Great space for larger groups
Bobby was a great host and server
One of our favorite places! Food is excellent and the service and presentation is exceptional. We recommend it highly and will continue to be one of many boosters!
Great food and great service. Parking is challenging.
I visit The Carlton often with friends and business associates. The food is always wonderful and the service exceptional! Highly recommend you stop in for lunch!
Excellent evening; wonderful food; waiter very attentive.
Excellent food and service. Extensive, reasonably priced wine list.
The chef took my off menu request and didn't hesitate. It was the best version of entree that I have ever had! Our waiter was outstanding and went above and beyond for us.
Russell was our waiter. He did a great job. I had lamb chops and they were cooked perfect. My wife had the Bronzino which is a Mediterranean fish. Very tasty. Went to Heinz Hall after dinner to see the PSO. The Carlton supplies the limo which allows you to not worry about parking. Very nice evening.
Fantastic place, don't know why I haven't been there before, will be back!
Perfect business lunch for a very picky client and we both were happy
Staff was terrific! Food was delicious!!! Will recommend to friends!
The food, service, ambiance, desserts and limo service to WICKED was beyond perfect. I will be back! I will refer you to my friends and colleagues.Never felt rushed at all.