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The LAB at Armen’s Barrels

4.4
4.4
52 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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Booked 3 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

Menu

Starters

  • Charcuterie Plate*$21.00

    chef's selection / rotates often / traditional garnish

    • Smoked Pork Belly*$19.00

      Espresso BBQ / jalapeño muffin

      • Chicken Fried Maitake Mushroom$18.00

        Hot honey / pickled spring veggies

        • Creamy Onion Soup$12.00

          Spanish onions / leeks / red onion jam / fontina toast

          • Salmon Belly Tartare*$21.00

            Ora King Salmon / 6-minute egg / lavender salt / fingerling potato crisps

            • Parmesan Churros$13.00

              Local honey / thyme / diced pears

              Salads

              • House - Made Burrata$17.00

                Koji roasted asparagus / prosciutto / citrus zest

                • Heirloom Tomato Salad$18.00

                  Arugula / feta / charred bread / oregano vinaigrette

                  Mains

                  all steaks finished with lab's umami butter

                  • Ora King Salmon*$42.00

                    spicy cucumbers / forbidden rice / truffle creme fraiche / ossetra caviar

                    • Crispy Duck Breast*$38.00

                      Scallion waffle / caramelized in-house made kimchi / ginger syrup

                      • Joyce Farms Roasted Chicken Breast$29.00

                        Parmesan and truffle potato puree / caramelized carrots

                        • Lab Burger*$18.00

                          Certified Piedmontese beef / shallot jam / candied bacon / tillamook cheddar / truffle mayo

                          • Morgan Ranch Wagyu Beef*

                            • 12oz N.Y. Strip$59.00
                            • 16oz Ribeye$65.00
                            • 8oz Filet$74.00
                          • Pacifico Striped Bass$43.00

                            Brussels fried rice / peanut ginger pesto / scallion oil / sweet soy sauce

                            • Roasted Pennsylvania Lamb Loin$43.00

                              Baba ganoush / pickled red onion / spicy mint jam

                              • Kurobuta Pork$54.00

                                Tomahawk chop / bourbon apples / confit cabbage

                                • Brazilian Flank Steak$29.00

                                  Cowboy seasoned / chimichurri finished

                                  • Surf on Turf$33.00

                                    Grilled hanger steak / crab and spinach topped

                                    Steak Additions

                                    • Truffled Onions$7.00

                                      • Roasted Mushroom$8.00

                                        • Pointe Reyes Bleu Cheese$8.00

                                          • 2oz Seared Foie Gras$16.00

                                            Shareables

                                            • Crispy Kung Pao Brussels$12.00

                                              Honey soy glaze / roasted peanuts / charred chilis

                                              • Parmesan and Truffle Potato Puree$14.00

                                                Yukon Gold / Amish butter / fresh shaved black truffle

                                                • Crab Mac*$17.00

                                                  cavatappi / four cheese fondue / lump crab

                                                  • Creamed Spinach$13.00

                                                    Parmesan / nutmeg / cognac

                                                    Sweet Dreams

                                                    • Grandpa Norman$12.00

                                                      neapolitan gelato / smoked peanut / merlot "magic shell" / brandy soaked cherries

                                                      • Campfire Pie$12.00

                                                        Chocolate filled pie / home-made charred fluff / graham cracker ice cream

                                                        • Ice Cream Flight$9.00

                                                          Sample of three unique home-made ice cream flavors / rotates often

                                                          • Berry Shortcake$12.00

                                                            Grand Marnier macerated berries / rosemary biscuit / minted whipped cream

                                                            Last updated: April 26, 2022

                                                            What 52 people are saying

                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                            4.4
                                                            4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                            • 4.3Food
                                                            • 4.6Service
                                                            • 4.5Ambience
                                                            • 3.8Value

                                                            NoiseModerate

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                                                            • Pittsburgh / Western PA

                                                              Notable Wine List

                                                            • Pittsburgh / Western PA

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                                                            • Pittsburgh

                                                              Notable Wine List

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                                                              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.

                                                            2. 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.

                                                            3. CD

                                                              ChiDoug47

                                                              Pittsburgh

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              3.0

                                                              6 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.

                                                            4. t

                                                              tark1952

                                                              Pittsburgh

                                                              46 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              46 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                              overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                              went for brunch will go back for full menu was ok it should be better

                                                            5. 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!

                                                            6. L

                                                              Leah

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                              The food was delicious and our server was fantastic.

                                                            7. 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.

                                                            8. 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 !

                                                            9. 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.

                                                            10. 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!

                                                            11. MM

                                                              MichaelM

                                                              Pittsburgh

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              3.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                              overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                              I thought the food was very good…way over priced though

                                                            12. H

                                                              Happybday

                                                              Pittsburgh

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Perfect! Definitely go back!!

                                                            13. 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.

                                                            14. 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.

                                                            15. 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.

                                                            16. GD

                                                              GregD

                                                              Pittsburgh

                                                              42 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              42 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.

                                                            17. 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.

                                                            18. 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.

                                                            19. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Pittsburgh

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              13 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.

                                                            20. Y

                                                              Yenta

                                                              Pittsburgh

                                                              29 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              29 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                              Great restaurant. Very cool Place. Cocktails were superb. Just a tad expensive

                                                            21. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Pittsburgh

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              3.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                              overall3food4service3ambience5

                                                              We ordered the crispy pork as an appetizer. It was tasty but dry and the temperature was not as hot as I expected. My husband and I both ordered steaks. Don’t get me wrong, they were good but I expected to be “wowed” for the price. Very cool atmosphere but overall the value didn’t meet the expectations I had for the food. Service was also kind of slow.

                                                            22. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              New York Area

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              It was my first time at The Lab. Great experience, amazing food and service. The atmosphere was perfect. Will definitely go back.

                                                            23. PB

                                                              PamelaB

                                                              Pittsburgh

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              The Lab at Armen’s Barrels has brought upscale dining to little Washington, PA. The menu is like nothing outside of Pittsburgh; adventurous diners will have a hard time deciding what to try. My dinner was prepared perfectly, served creatively, and tasted wonderful. They are starting a new menu, and I can’t wait to see what it contains. I just hope the location works, and they stay for a while, or forever.

                                                            24. TD

                                                              TravisD

                                                              Pittsburgh

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Everything was absolutely spectacular. The service. The staff. The ambiance. And the food!! This was the first time for all of us and we will ALL be back!

                                                            25. RH

                                                              RachelH

                                                              Pittsburgh

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              This was my first time dining at the Lab. I used to roller skate in this building as a kid and I was wondering how they could manage to transform the location into an upscale restaurant. The Lab exceeded my expectations! The restaurant was beautiful, the service was great, and the food was delicious. My table got the crispy pork belly, the kale salad, the crab mac, and the lab burger, and all of them were amazing. The chef even came by our table twice to ask how our food and drinks were. I’m really excited about this restaurant, and we will definitely be returning!

                                                            26. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Omaha

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 23, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great food, service, ambience ♥️

                                                            27. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Wonderful experience and great food!

                                                            28. C

                                                              Chap111

                                                              Philadelphia

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              My wife and I had dinner there on Valentine's Day. The food was excellent, our server was knowledgeable and attentive and the atmosphere was perfect. It's great to have this upscale dining option available in the area.

                                                            29. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Pittsburgh

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                              We were seated right by the entrance of the restaurant by the door. Everyone walking in has to walk past us, there were tons of empty tables in the dining area. The food, service and drinks were amazing. Next time we go, we will request to not be put by the entrance.

                                                            30. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Richmond

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Incredible meal! We went on Valentine’s Day and their specials were top notch. I’m hyper critical of my meals when eating out and I had zero complaints, truly a wonderful dining experience. The tomahawk ribeye steak was cooked to perfection and seasoned well. Our waiter was professional and provided great service and we appreciated the manager (owner, perhaps?) stopping by our table to check how our dinners were. Best meal I’ve had in Washington and Morgantown combined, as well as other cities I’ve visited! We will be back!

                                                            31. t

                                                              trevcon2

                                                              Pittsburgh

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Everything was perfect. Best filet, such a delicious preparation. The Salmon with forbidden rice is a must try also. Service was excellent.

                                                            32. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Pittsburgh

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              A lovely gem of a restaurant; you can tell the owner/chef truly cares. I saw him do table touches personally throughout the evening. Nice ambience, I liked the wine barrel tables. My “surf on turf” (spinach and crab on hanger steak) entree was delicious, served at the perfect temperature. Also had the Brussel sprouts and crab Mac and cheese. Both were delicious; can’t wait to try the other sides next time. My cocktail “the Bodyguard” was very tasty. Highly recommend.

                                                            33. m

                                                              missemjp

                                                              Pittsburgh

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 11, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The food, cocktails, and service were top-notch. Highly recommend a visit.

                                                            34. LA

                                                              LARC

                                                              Pittsburgh

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 11, 2022

                                                              overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                              Our meals were excellent! The pricing is more for a special occasion than a weekly dinner out. Though we had reservations, we were placed in the middle of the dining area and the noise level was not what we had hoped for. The waiter greeted us by asking if we were early for our reservation, which we were not. We will likely come back a second time to see if our overall experience improves.

                                                            35. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              2.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 9, 2022

                                                              overall2food2service5ambience4

                                                              The service was very good. We were rather disappointed with the prices paid for what we received. We have been to many other restaurants of similar price points and feel we got much more value and quality for the cost. We had the charcuterie board and pork belly for an appetizer. For our main courses we ordered the Waygu filet and Waygu ribeye with Brussel sprouts to share. None of the above was impressive. The drinks were the highlights of the evening. The cabernets wines and old fashioned were very good.

                                                            36. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Pittsburgh

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              1.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 1, 2022

                                                              overall1food2service2ambience1

                                                              Ribeye was cold Server tried to take glass away with cocktail unfinished. Hand was over mouth of the glass and upon us telling him not to take it he put it back down. Finger prints and all. Charcuterie board was very cheaply made for $20 Table was uncomfortable to sit at, had to straddle a wine barrel Cinderblock aesthetic not suitable for $130 dinner for two.

                                                            37. MF

                                                              MichaeleF

                                                              Pittsburgh

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              2.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 23, 2022

                                                              overall2food1service2ambience4

                                                              Food was served before the drinks. Cauliflower was undercooked. A little overpriced. Server was friendly.

                                                            38. t

                                                              tsyrek

                                                              Pittsburgh

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 22, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The food was fantastic. My wife had the Sea Bass and I had the Duck. Both were cooked and seasoned very well. The coffee and dessert was top notch too. I am very happy to have a great restaurant so close to home. I plan to go up and support them as much as possible.

                                                            39. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 23, 2021

                                                              overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                              Great overall experience! I was a little put off because the chef wouldn’t make me a salad with out cheese. I’m dairy free. I can understand not wanting to change the flavor of a dish in a drastic way. I’ve had chefs not willing to make certain accommodations and that’s fine, but this seemed excessive. Otherwise great overall.

                                                            40. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Pittsburgh

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Exceptional food and service We will return!

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                                                            The LAB at Armen’s Barrels is rated 4.4 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

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                                                            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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