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The Carlton

4.5
1254 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for Anniversaries (45)
  • Good for a Date (40)
  • Pre/post Theatre (37)
Conveniently located in downtown Pittsburgh, within walking distance of the Convention Center & four major downtown hotels.
A Pittsburgh favorite for over 20 years. Recipient of the Wine Spectator of Excellence 1995-2006 and The Dirona Award 2000 - 2006 (Distinguished Restaurants of North American).
The Carlton has a spectacular cuisine, complimented with an extensive wine list served by polished waiters in a beautiful atmosphere. Pittsburghers know the value of the Carlton making it the spot for business meetings to celebrations.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(412) 391-4099
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Simon DeJohn
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th
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Parking details
Parking is validated with Dinner if parked after 5:00pm in the One Mellon Center Garage (Ross Street entrance).
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Public transit
T-Stop & bus stop
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 1254 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
Dined 5 days ago

My brother, friend, and I visited for Pittsburgh Restaurant Week. It was an exceptional value for a 3 course meal. My brother and friend chose to get the wine pairing and it was a total cluster. They gave them both the wrong wine with the first course, they brought my brother the correct one but my friend got the wrong one again and by the time she got the correct one she was finished with her first course. My brother got the correct wine with the second course but my friend got the wrong one AGAIN. How are you going to mess that up 3 times for the same person?! It also seemed to take a long time in general to get our meal and our server seemed totally overwhelmed even though we were there fairly early evening and there were very few other diners. My brother and friend enjoyed their meals but mine was just ok. They had hake and the pork chop, I had the short rib pot pie. They did give us an additional dessert for the inconveniences we experienced. I would come back for another discount thing like restaurant week but I would never pay the full price for that kind of service and food.

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JoeandKathy (Pittsburgh)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Always a favorite before an event in the Cultural District

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DowntownDiner (Pittsburgh)
1.0
Dined 7 days ago

Reservation was made for Restaurant Week - lunch. No fault of the restaurant, the event website listed that they would have lunch, but they were only beginning RW for dinner early (Friday, instead of starting everything on Monday). Sadly, the restaurant let a table of 6 walk out without attempting to make accommodations. Also, the restaurant is rundown in appearance and has an old/stale/musty smell that would have made eating a challenge. Since we didn't get to eat, can't review the food. Just the "service."

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KingStreetStar (Pittsburgh)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

My wife and I had dinner recently at The Carlton. This was our first visit there. It was a Saturday night, early (5:30PM). The hostess and the server both asked up front if this was a pre-theater dinner (it wasn't in our case), which I appreciated. It showed that pre-theater dining was a realistic option (i.e. dinner at The Carlton is not a mandatory drawn-out multi-hour affair) and that they were sensitive to that issue. Our food actually came very quickly and efficiently. We were finished with an appetizer, main course, and dessert before 7:00PM. We could have easily made an 8:00PM theater engagement if/as needed. The food itself was excellent. Everything was good. I also loved the fact that the menu was relatively basic and straightforward. There are a lot of basic, classic menu choices. Ours was executed really well. The restaurant environment is quiet, good for conversation over dinner. And, it actually is quite a good value. The menu prices are quite reasonable for a downtown high quality restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Our waitress Erica was wonderful . She brought us a free dessert for our anniversary and was very helpful with our menu questions. A very enjoyable experience - my filet was cooked perfectly. We will return, hopefully for one of their special event dinners as there was a whiskey event happening while we were there

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Robert (Pittsburgh)
5.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

Absolutely the BEST restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh with exceptional wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

Great food, great service and great treat for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Better waiter next time. He was slow moving and forgot a lot of things.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Wonderful New Year’s Eve dining.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

We go here regularly. The staff, food, drinks and ambience is amazing. Can't wait until our next visit.

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