Union Standard

4.5
595 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
Union Standard offers local, seasonal foods; the ever-changing menu specializes in the cuisine of the American Northeast, Mid Atlantic, & Appalachian regions and is enhanced by the addition of a Raw Bar featuring shellfish and seafood of the Northeast. An open kitchen with a wood-fired rotisserie and grill creates a warm and inviting space, designed to combine the comfort of a home cooked meal with the elegance of a special occasion. Choose a casual meal at the bar, or a more refined experience in the dining room.
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for restaurant week and the preset menu was delicious!

T
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. Shared plates were a nice combo. Swordfish was cooked perfectly. Roasted chicken was very good. Noise level was pretty bad. Service was very good.

s
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

restaurent week food was excellent.. the salmon cooked to perfection and the desert was awesome.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The portion was veryyyyyy small!

DW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The next question unless I am missing doesn’t give a dinner option. That is all I can recommend since I have only been there once.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for Pittsburgh Restaurant Week, Summer 2019. The food was great and the ambiance was nice. Reasonable portions and had a great time. We really enjoyed the tearaway bread.

TM
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I felt like we were sort of crammed in the lower level - was hoping to dine upstairs and I probably could've asked but didn't. Just seemed like they were clumping people together for convenience of servers or something. Also, I'm happy to pay a high price for a quality meal but $46 for a strip steak and $36 for pork is very high in my opinion, compared to similar restaurants that we patronize.

MD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food with seasonal choices and non-standard offerings. Absolutely loved every course I had!

BA
Pittsburgh
72 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service, whether at bar or in dining unfortunately not consistently up to par with the excellent food. Go for the food!

S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a well-conceived restaurant with plenty of menu choice, excellent service, and wonderful value. Right next to the William Penn Hotel, it will be a regular stop for us when we are in Pittsburgh.

K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our salads and mains were all very well prepared and everyone enjoyed their meals, all three of us.
The only reason I did no give the food 5 stars is my dinner, the halibut, had way too much salt on it. It was a great piece of fish well prepared and the salt over powered the entire dish.

RI
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey creative menu. Food was very enjoyable. Laid back ambiance. Advertised "Smart casual" dress but seemed to be just simply "casual." Great location if you like Dahntahn

MG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome waitstaff were very friendly and helpful. I will definitely be back.

HM
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool new place definitely worth checking out! We enjoyed everything we tried!

MM
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had never been to Pittsburgh before. The restaurant menu sounded appetizing. It was walking distance from our hotel. We had been to Detroit recently and our waiter was from Michigan so we had a lovely chat with him. The food was very good. We would recommend the place to others and will return the next time we come to Pittsburgh for a visit.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Our reservation was at 530. We did not revive our entrees until 7:10. Wait time was unacceptable.

BS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food outstanding, higher end cost, server was great until he got busier, hard time clearing when we were finished, to desert menu we had to decline, and then check too, a lot longer than it should’ve, we had concert tickets and needed to leave.

L
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was perfect for a Sunday brunch catching up with out-of-town friends. It was quiet enough that we could easily hear each other. The food was reasonably priced as well. We did feel a little rushed to leave even though there wasn't anyone waiting to occupy our table.

I
Pittsburgh
43 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second visit - seated downstairs which is more casual than the upstairs dining room. Very good food, service.

DD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Great flavors and generous portion size. Very nice looking space. Will definitely go back.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Long black hair on top of burger bun. No one returned to the table to check on meal for 5+ min. Provided another meal but no financial compensation. The group has dined before and we will not be returning.

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding cuisine..original menu..

P
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was my second visit. I left a bit underwhelmed after my first visit. The ambience of the restaurant left me wanting. It's rather stark and dark. I left wondering if the space was once upon a time a bank. I did very much enjoy my salad, but the other courses were forgettable and the service was slow. Flash forward to this evening's visit and meal. Everything was excellent, from front of house to check. My first visit may have been one of those "off" nights. However, tonight's meal more than made up for it. My only suggestions are they need to expand their wine list. The offerings were good, but not surprising or intriguing. For a restaurant with food at this level, they should have a sommelier consult on the wine list. Also, their desserts don't live up to the other food offerings. They are a bit of a letdown. I skipped dessert on the second visit. That said, the rest of the food is 4 stars and I enjoyed it immensely.

p
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

maybe it was the super hot summer night and the downtown location that limited the crowd, but Union Standard was on point and DELICIOUS. unclear why it was so quiet!

OT
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience here from the professional staff to the delicious food. The smoked chicken is some of the best that we have ever eaten and we will definitely be returning!

G
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Would get the trout dish again in a heartbeat. I need to know how those fingerling potatoes were made because they were delicious!

MS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Overall food was great, service was excellent, location relatively easy to get to, only real complaint would be the noise, it was exceptionally loud. One thing that surprised me was, for the price point, the casualness of the customers there.

I definitely go again

OT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The chicken salad sandwich was a little dry and it just seemed a little overpriced. Everyone else agreed it was just ok. Our server was helpful and had a good personality.

TZ
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual. This place did not disappoint. We had not visited in a while; but this is one of our favorite spots in PGH. We had hoped that it had not changed from what we expected. We were not disappointed. A few new changes to the menu; however, all of our favorites were there. The atmosphere is perfect and we sat and enjoyed dinner with friends for several hours.

OT
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

The food was edible. Mussels were so small, it was barely worth the effort. Potato bread was excellent as were the grilled shisito peppers. Roasted chicken, lamb sirloin, and trout were all just fine. Nothing exciting. Everything has a heavy smoke scent or flavor; just too much. Will not be going back. Our service was quite good, but everything was extremely overpriced for what was received.

BK
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice bar & service. Pork chop was ver good! Would definitely go again

L
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

Food & Service very good but LOUD hard rock music was a terrible choice for Sunday brunch. We sat at a booth but very dark and blocked views which would be okay for evening but not during the day.

KK
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The menu was different(which I like). I enjoyed my food and the restaurant was pretty cool. I think the waiter could have enjoyed being there a little more, but I don't need him to have fun. LOL

TH
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was terrific. The drinks were excellent. Service was professional and friendly. I don't know why this place isn't more popular.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in for a special dinner this weekend. Food was good, service was great, and the ambiance was welcoming.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Have to try the French toast for brunch. Fantastic overall.

O
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Both the bar & dining experience were exceptional as we enjoyed cocktails & the soccer games at the bar & then a superb meal in the dining room. The Baked Blue Crab appetizer was truly standout while my wife's scallops & my trout both exceeded our expectations. Pittsburgh offers many fine dining venues & Union Standard was FAR above "standard!"

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were in Pittsburgh for an overnight visit. Went on Sunday evening. The service was attentive and friendly. We shared a few plates from the sharing menu. Great way to experience a variety. We highly recommend Union Standard.

I
Pittsburgh
44 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food; terrific service. Lots of fish options, which were great but could be limiting for people who are not prepared for this. They were out of one of the appetizers, and we were there early, so that was disappointing. But overall, a great new place we enjoyed.

BH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Clean, friendly, attentive, very good service, good food

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