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The LAB at Armen’s Barrels, Washington, PA

The LAB at Armen’s Barrels

4.5
4.5
73 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
An exquisite dinner menu along with classic martini's, craft cocktails, a wide variety of beer and of course, our handpicked selection of wine from all over the world.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Winery, Distillery

  • Phone number

    (724) 503-4286

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Phillip Milton

  • Neighborhood

    Washington

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 73 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Fit for Foodies

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Contemporary American

  • Pittsburgh

    Fit for Foodies

  • Pittsburgh

    Contemporary American

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  1. WP

    WPAGolferguy

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A bit dark but a really great space. Food was excellent and the pacing of each course was very good.
  2. DC

    DrewC

    Pittsburgh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was a solid experience. our waiter took care of us very well. Had a decent crowd, ambience was fine, they do a good job for it being in an old skating rink. Food was very tasty and good, that’s all that matters. Definitely recommend for a date night in Washington PA
  3. C

    Cbrh

    Pittsburgh

    105 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Interesting decor. Great service and hospitality. Food portions small and high priced.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Overall very disappointing for the prices. Filet was $71 and extremely salty. Calamari was overall threaded and actually came out before our drinks were even served. it is in an old skating rink and just overly odd. So many great restaurants in Pittsburgh that are priced this way (or lower).
  5. ML

    MichelleL

    Pittsburgh

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don't let the exterior fool you… inside is moody, sophisticated, and elegantly comfortable. After our delightful 1st visit a few weeks ago, we decided to celebrate our anniversary there - and we were not disappointed. Proper service is hard to find these days, but not at The Lab. Cody at the bar is very knowledgeable and incredibly attentive. Chef's new menu items are wonderful - great flavor combinations, textures, and skillful  preparations. The light background music from the local musician was an added bonus. Can't wait to introduce our friends to this hidden gem!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, cocktails, and service! We will be going back.
  7. GC

    GregC

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Feels like you are headed in the wrong direction but don’t give up as this place was off the beaten track but sooooooo worth it. From the perfectly cooked sea scallops to the charcuterie and wine. Don’t care how far of a drive I’ll be back!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Good food. 6pm reservation, we were out of there by 6:50. Three course meal done in 50 minutes. Ordered charcuterie and it was literally at our table within 25 seconds. The food is very good. But they throw food at you at an alarming rate. Next time I’d ask to have it spread out. Just extremely fast. Made for a very shortened dinner date. Also, it had to of been 80 degrees in the restaurant and reminded me of a strip club.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 4 year anniversary of being married and the best meal we have EVER had. We travel a lot and hit different restaurants often and The Lab is BY FAR the best we have had, the service, the food, everything was 5 Star ! Brandon Rumbaugh Retired USMC
  10. C

    Chefmike

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I had been recommended here by a friend. I thought the service was excellent and the knowledge of the menu very good. I would have given 5 stars for the food, but the waygu had a lot of stringy fat that I’m not accustomed too maybe I got a weird piece but I’ve had waygu well over 20 times. The steak was cooked perfectly temperature wise and I like the little bit of charred flavor. We will certainly be back!
  11. S

    Spankysrt

    Pittsburgh

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We had excellent service and good food. the decor was well done, but the menu was over the top
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there to celebrate a friends birthday. The food was delicious! A nice variety, great cocktails and the atmosphere was great.
  13. EC

    EdC1

    Naples

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to The Lab. Beautiful restaurant with an innovative menu. Appetizer, salad and main courses were paced out nicely. Food was delicious. Three of us had steaks and one ordered duck. All were cooked beautifully. Heather provided great service and knowledge of the menu. We will definitely be back!
  14. C

    Cyndi

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere, high end menu. Great for a special occasion. Excellent service.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    We went to The LAB for my birthday. We first noticed that the atmosphere was not like the typical upscale restaurant. Honestly, it reminded me of a gentleman‘s club (both outside and inside). The air was stale, and it was so quiet it was almost uncomfortable. We had a reservation so we sat down right away. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. I’d give her a five out of five. However, that’s about where it ended for my positive experience. Our drinks took so long that they ended up comping the first round for us. We got the crabcake appetizer which was not bad. If I ever had to go back, that is probably what I would get for my meal. For my main course, I got the sea scallops which were basically not edible. They were so salty they were burning my mouth and they small. The risotto that came with the scallops was not great either. By the time we were done with our meal, I was so hot and uncomfortable that I did not even want to try the desserts I just wanted to leave. After paying our bill, which was over $200 for two drinks, one appetizer, and two main courses, I was happy to get out of there! I’m always happy to pay for a good quality atmosphere and meal.. But this was not worth it for me.
  16. JF

    JFrank

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The bartending is fantastic; cocktail menu is diverse and always has new features! The shareables were fantastic; especially the Brussels and the ribeye was seasoned to sheer perfection. Things to improve on could be the appetizer selection but overall, it was a bit pricy but well worth comparing to inner city fine dining. We will be back!
  17. LP

    LindaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a wonderful little gem in Washington, PA! Food was excellent and the service superb! This was our second time there and I was a little worried it wasn’t going to be as great as the first time but it was! Four of us all had something different and every dish was delicious! Our server was attentive and had some excellent recommendations. Can’t wait to go back!
  18. J

    Joeyooh

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for a lovely meal and attentive service.
  19. LF

    LoveFood

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don’t miss out on this place. Everything was awesome. It is a hidden gem. We will be back to do one of the tours and dinner. Can’t wait!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The Charcuterie and Pork bellyAppetizers were very underwelming but the Main courses were very good.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Wow! Came to the Lab a couple weeks ago based on the recommendation of our friends. We are known as the foodies of our group and we’re told this is a must try! I am so glad we did! As a couple that travels mainly just for food, let me tell you that this is without a doubt the most impressive food within hundreds of miles! I’m not kidding when I say this matched/surpassed many meals that we have had in Chicago, NYC, and DC. Extremely creative menu that is executed perfectly! Also, hands down the best steak I’ve ever had! That umami butter is heaven! The only drawback I can mention would be our server. We love food, and always ask way too many questions. When serving food at this level we expect server to be knowledgeable. Not the case here. Too many questions answered with “I’m not sure”. More training is needed in my opinion. However, that meal outshined any issues we had and deserves five stars! We were told the summer menu is coming soon and we won’t miss it!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Poor food quality. Overpriced for quality. Did not meet expectations based on website.
  23. e

    erbology

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    We went for Mother's Day Brunch. I had super high expectations because of all of the fabulous reviews. However, I ordered the Ora King Salmon that was supposed to come with Forbidden Rice (which is a very tasty black rice and one of the main reasons I ordered the dish) and ostretta caviar and truffle creme fraiche, which was a $45 dish. My Salmon was about 3.5 ounces (but nicely cooked), the rice was regular white rice, and there was no caviar to be found anywhere on the plate. I also didn't taste (or smell) any truffle in the creme fraiche, so if it was there it was extremely understated. Additionally, it was all incredibly underseasoned. To be fair, my mom enjoyed her omelet and her bloody mary, and my daughter liked her lobster grilled cheese (though she said it needed more seasoning as well). The service was pretty good, but the ambiance is very dark. I don't think that the food is worth the price. I was truly hoping for more, as I will pay good money for good food and service.
  24. CD

    ChiDoug47

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very limited menu, especially for white meat poultry eaters (or vegetarians) - there were options but surprisingly few. No sides included so ended up being fairly pricey for the amount of food. It was just OK - something different, and the food was fine. A bit noisy. Given the distance from where we lived, probably not worth the trip but if I lived closer I'd consider it again.
  25. t

    tark1952

    Pittsburgh

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    went for brunch will go back for full menu was ok it should be better
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Got the specials, the scallops and the pistachio crusted walleye and loved them, will definitely be back!
  27. L

    Leah

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and our server was fantastic.
  28. t

    tsyrek

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was really good as it was before when we came.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration for my wife and one of our friends. Everything was excellent !
  30. RF

    RosieF

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The food was good, but really no viable selections are offered for vegetarians. The lighting is just a bit too dark, such that I could not tell if I was eating forbidden rice or perhaps salmon skin. Staff is excellent. The wine is grossly overpriced, but all restaurants are. Enjoy going to The Lab, but I vow not to return until Foie Gras is removed from the menu. The restaurant industry needs to start the movement for accountability of cruelty & advance changes in global warming.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing date night! My wife and I split the 16oz ribeye, it was probably the best steak we have ever had! We also shared 2 sides, the kun pao Brussels, which were also the best brussels we have ever had! Watch out for the small peppers! They have a kick! Our 2nd side was the garlic potato’s. Both sides were very big and shareable. We left stuffed! I also highly recommend the barreled manhattans, it was phenomenal! Overall an amazing meal & environment! Very expensive but you get an expensive like no other around this area!
  32. MM

    MichaelM

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I thought the food was very good…way over priced though
  33. H

    Happybday

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect! Definitely go back!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. We sat at the bar since we were early for our reservation and the bartender was great. He informed us of the specials (both dinner and drink). Then the service at dinner was fantastic and the food was amazing. Highly recommend! We will be going back for sure.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed my first visit to The Lab. Our service was great, and the food and drinks were even better. We tried the ribeye special for dinner and enjoyed it. Definitely a great choice for a nice meal in Washington.
  36. AJ

    AJM8

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The Lab at Armen's Barrels was a fantastic place to have my wife's birthdate dinner. The food is incredible and the steak sizes are very generous. The 16oz Ribeye cooked medium-well had to have been one of the best steaks I have ever eaten. My wife got fish and the portion size was underwhelming. She loved the taste, but the portion size was not enough for the $50 price tag. Overall, the atmosphere, drinks, and food are wonderful.
  37. GD

    GregD

    Pittsburgh

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very pleasant surprise here in Washington. One of the best steaks I have ever had. I wish they had choices of lesser priced steaks, but maybe they are trying to keep standards high with Morgan Farms beef. Many desirable menu options so we will need to return to try them.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We spent our anniversary at the Lab and it was truly amazing. The food, drinks and atmosphere was beyond impressive. We are and always will be repeat customers.
  39. RK

    RudolphK

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    April 1st was my first time visiting. A friend and I had wanted to try it, from all of the reviews we had seen. We were NOT disappointed by any means! The food was amazing and the atmosphere is very good. I had the Filet Mignon and she had the Ribeye... SO good!! If you're thinking about going... GO!! P.S. You will need reservations for sure.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Truly lucky to have a place like this in Washington. The food is unreal. Matthias gave us great service! See you soon.

FAQs

The LAB at Armen’s Barrels is rated 4.5 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for The LAB at Armen’s Barrels

10 McCoy Ln, Washington, PA 15301-3176

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Washington

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Winery, Distillery

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Executive chef

    Phillip Milton

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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