Wallace's Whiskey Room + Kitchen

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Since its earliest days,
ambition and innovation
have nurtured the cultural
heartbeat in East Liberty.

Industry's biggest names
—Carnegie, Heinz, Mellon—
moved into our valley along
the Allegheny River,
looking for a break from
the overcrowded city.

After settling in, these men
invested in the borough's
automobile, theater,
entertainment & nightlife scenes.

However, during this time
Prohibition Laws demanded
that the show go "underground,"
leading to innovative
secret drinking clubs
coined as speakeasy's.

Today, our neighborhood
is redefining itself infused
with dance, music
and neighborhood entertainment,
boutiques, unique dining and
re-ermerging historic buildings.
--
Mix and mingle at Wallace’s Whiskey Room + Kitchen, an American tavern with a nod to the prohibition era. Offering an array of seasonally inspired + locally sourced food: breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner, weekend brunch. ~ Patrick Laird; Executive Chef
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Philadelphia
779 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Place is not overly busy and the service greatly improved from the last time . Had a Caesar salad with chicken which the meat was extremely moist and over all I enjoyed. The server appropriately kept checking in but at the same time give me my privacy. Overall good experience!

S
Pittsburgh
26 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Stopped here for brunch and was able to get a table on the patio. Very comfortable. Food was delicious and we had ample portions. Waitress was attentive and helpful.

CF
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The music was loud, but great and we were seated in a quieter area so it was perfect.

AG
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

What made the experience worth it overall was the live music, as my girlfriend and I went on a Thursday night. The service was super slow, the server didn't communicate or apologize for the extensive delays, and it literally cost us because he took 15 minutes to collect our special drink and bar food orders (ready at 6:50, happy hour ended at 7, guy didn't show up until 7:05). Was surprised by the lack of understanding and action on management's part with not helping us acquire the happy hour prices Food was decent overall, truffle fries were good, but all of their IPA beer selections were out (6+). Had plenty of decent whiskey options though, so that makes up for it.

p
Philadelphia
779 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Restaurant located in Hotel Indigo and nice atmosphere. Not busy for lunch but I'm sure much busier for breakfast and dinner with hotel quests. Disappointed in menu as it was not what I saw online. Current menu pretty basic and did not have the fried Brussels Sprouts or Wings that I was looking forward to. Ordered the shrimp tacos which were okay. Server very pleasant and attentive! Probably would not come back for lunch based on current menu though!

AB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Although I made reservations we waited 5-10 mins to be seated. After we were seated we waited another 10 mins for the waitress to come over and introduce herself and bring us water. Then we had to wait 45 mins for our food. My husbands pulled pork was dry and over cooked and my crab cake was dry and room temp.

WB
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were looking forward to trying this place based on the online menu, but were extremely disappointed. The waitress explained that the menu we saw was at least 6 months outdated, and the dishes we wanted were now unavailable. The place was not crowded, but the live music was turned up so high that we could not converse at all. The service and food were also subpar to say the least; in fact, the waitress discouraged our menu selection, explaining that four previous orders of that dish had been sent back in the past week. Will not return.

SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was mediocre at best. Description did not mention this restaurant is in a hotel off the lobby. It may be convenient for people staying in the hotel but I would never choose to eat there for any other reason. We were seated in the back room which felt like a cafeteria.

JS
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 4

A reliable, comfortable place. Good food, reasonable prices. Just don't expect prompt or attentive service.

Often has very good live music.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall good but the restaurant is understaffed and service slow.

BP
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We were so surprised on how good the food was - a little twist on some classic food. We were there for part of live jazz music. Loud but nice.
Our server was nice but it was slow. It look almost 2 hours for everything.
We will go again!

AL
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was good. Service was ok
The music was outstanding. I went on a weekend. I'm going to go back on a Thursday.

AH
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Joe Colombo was excellent. So excellent I had to ask his name to give a recommendation! He was very polite took care of our large party and very accommodating. Love it will definitely return. The live jazz band was very nice also. Great show

LT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great time here with friends and family for my birthday. We were a party of about 20. John, our waiter was Great! Everyone from my party loved him. He made everything run smoothly with food orders and drinks.

AT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We came to see The Flow Band on 2/15/19 and have a light dinner. We were seated, given a glass of water and apparently forgotten. The dining area was not full, there were plenty of empty tables, one to the left, right and across from us. Also the dining area is not large, I would be surprised if 30-40 could dine at once. After we sat there for 45 minutes (ready to order), we went and stood in front of the bar to listen to the band (the only saving grace), then left. The dining area was not full, plenty of empty seats, but........... Get it together Wallace's Whiskey Room + Kitchen.

LF
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Understaffed, slow kitchen and indifferent service. So many better choices in Pittsburgh. We left after appetizers and had an excellent meal at Luca’s

KC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The live music, vibe and food were great! The service of the waitress Vanessa was terrible. The waitress never asked if we wanted more drinks. She also never cleared our table until I asked her at the time we were receiving our checks.

PJ
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Sigh. Our food took WAY too long, especially since we were one of only two or three occupied tables. We waited 40 minutes after ordering to see any food, and then the appetizer came out with our entrees (it was a pimento cheese spread, so no prep--just scoop it out). A side order never appeared at all. The food was all right, not spectacular. I did like the pimento cheese appetizer, and the server obligingly brought out the actual recipe when I inquired about the ingredients.

We chose the restaurant because of the high-backed booths (good for conversation), so we got what we came for, I guess.

E
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place makes a mean old fashioned. We enjoyed the ambiance & the cheesy fries. Will return.

EY
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food friendly service bright clean stylish

D
Pittsburgh
222 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Here for jazz.

R
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service is very slow but food was good when it finally came. Never enough people to staff the restaurant

OT
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

First time visit for brunch. The restaurant was empty-must have just cleared out as there were lots of tables that required cleanup. Server was friendly when she came to the table but after she delivered our food, she never checked back until we were completely finished with our meal. When she cleared our plates it took even more time to deliver our check. If they were busy I could be forgiving but she was rarely visible in the dining room. Thankfully our meals were very good but service was clearly lacking.

Wallace's Whiskey Room + Kitchen
Responded on November 13, 2018

Hi There, Thank you for your feedback we greatly appreciate it. We are always learning and growing and your feedback will help us achieve that goal. We are elated to hear that for the most part you have enjoyed our food and will work on our service. Please visit us soon. Thank You Again, Wallace's Whiskey Room + Kitchen

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LF
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flow Band was playing. Cool vibes.

Wallace's Whiskey Room + Kitchen
Responded on November 13, 2018

Hi There, Thank you for you feedback. It is greatly appreciated. We are elated to hear your experience here was pleasant. Please Join Us Again Soon, Wallace's Whiskey Room + Kitchen

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DM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu with something for everyone. Been there muktiple times and am always pleased with service.

Wallace's Whiskey Room + Kitchen
Responded on November 13, 2018

Hi There, Thank you for you feedback. It is greatly appreciated. We are glad to hear your overall experience was pleasant. Please Join Us Again Soon, Wallace's Whiskey Room + Kitchen

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k
Pittsburgh
33 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We had a reservation but the server who seated us couldn’t find it. We were seated in a deserted area and only managed to get drink in 50 minutes. Someone kept trying to bring food that wasn’t ours. We have up and left.

Wallace's Whiskey Room + Kitchen
Responded on November 13, 2018

Hi There, Thank you for you feedback. It is greatly appreciated. We are sorry to hear that your experience here wasn't so pleasant. We are always looking to learn and grow and your feedback will help us to achieve that goal. Please Join Us Again Soon, Wallace's Whiskey Room + Kitchen

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AB
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Live entertainment on Saturday nights - outstanding! Excellent service from Nathan and others on staff.

Wallace's Whiskey Room + Kitchen
Responded on November 13, 2018

Hi Annamarie, Thank you for you feedback. It is greatly appreciated. We are elated to hear that your overall experience at our establishment was pleasant. Please Join Us Again Soon, Wallace's Whiskey Room + Kitchen

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CS
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Our server “disappeared” more than multiple times during the evening and never came back once to ask how our meals were. It took her over 20 minutes to finally “find” me at the bar trying to pay my bill. I’ll never sit in her section again. I ordered the “Pittsburgher salad” that was missing olives and hard boiled egg. Never had my server come back before I finished to ask how the food was or to check to make sure the order was right.

Wallace's Whiskey Room + Kitchen
Responded on November 13, 2018

Hi Cindi, Thank you for you feedback. It is greatly appreciated. We are saddened to hear that your overall experience here was not so pleasant. We are always looking to learn and grow and your feedback will help us to achieve that goal. Please Join Us Again Soon, Wallace's Whiskey Room + Kitchen

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H
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

I was celebrating my birthday with friends, thought whiskey and jazz would be a great way to do that.
First of all, the dining room (s) looked like Denny’s...wall of windows looking out on sidewalks, sunset beating in...no window coverings.
Bar area was a little more intimate, but impossible to have a conversation when live music is playing.
Music was very good though...
We ordered 2 appetizers and 4 entrees..
Drinks came and right after, a man came around with a box, asking for donations for the “guy who gets the bands here”...! Really?
Felt like we were being pan-handled...
Then our entrees and appetizers were served, at the same time...except for 1 entree...
It took 20 minutes for that entree to come out. Making a long story longer...we complained, they comped the meal...
Not going back

Wallace's Whiskey Room + Kitchen
Responded on November 13, 2018

Hi There, Hi There, Thank you for you feedback. It is greatly appreciated. We are sorry to respond back to you so late and even more saddened to hear that your experience at our restaurant was not a pleasant one. We are always looking to learn and grow and your feedback will help us to achieve that goal. Please Join Us Again Soon, Wallace's Whiskey Room + Kitchen

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JJ
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Food and drinks were very good. Happy hour specials are nice bargain. Waitress seemed to forget about us but was very attentive when we waved her down.

Wallace's Whiskey Room + Kitchen
Responded on November 13, 2018

Hi JJ, Thank you for you feedback. It is greatly appreciated. We are glad to hear that your overall experience at our restaurant was a pleasant one. Please Join Us Again Soon, Wallace's Whiskey Room + Kitchen

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LD
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Service was a little slow. Seemed there were not enough servers for the size of the crowd. Disappointed that reserving tables was done as of July 1. Overall though I had a good time.

s
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed a delicious breakfast with my daugher. Our waitress was very polite & professional. I will return for dinner service soon. Thanks. G. Guckett

JB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch! Super friendly staff.
Pet friendly outside patio.
The made to order omelette's are delicious!

PD
Pittsburgh
26 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The service was great! The ambiance was typical of a hotel restaurant. The food was warm-- and my review is luke-warm. It just fell short of my expectations.

JP
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We were celebrating my husband's birthday and we had a great time with great friends! The atmosphere was pleasant. The service could've been better, it was a little too slow! Our waitress was very nice and friendly. We had a great time and I would recommend Wallace's Kitchen to others.

L
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I had trouble getting a reservation for Mother’s Day so I decided to try Wallace’s. It was great. The decor was contemporary but cozy. The food was very good. My husband had the shrimp and grits which he really liked. I had the beef short ribs which were tasty. The salads were excellent. Spinach and strawberry for me and a house salad for him. We both had drinks. The bill including tip was under a $100. The waitress was welcoming and attentive. We will definitely go back there.

KC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was very good. Service was a mess but the staff that was there went above and beyond. And kept it fun.

HD
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

A little expensive for the brunch buffet but overall passable.

n
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food. Super loud w great jazz band

LH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

My husband and I went there for breakfast on a Saturday. The door on the outside of the building has no indication that it’s not the main door. Once we found the sign telling us to wait to be seated next to the bar it took about 5 min to be seated. The restaurant was half full at most but after 15 min of waiting with no service of any sort we left. I didn’t get a chance to tell anyone I had a reservation through OpenTable either.

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