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Emerson’s, Pittsburgh, PA

Emerson’s

4.6
4.6
139 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A lounge with a focus on quality ingredients, well-made cocktails, as well as natural & small production wines. Located off of Market Square in Downtown Pittsburgh. Our front door is to the left of the entrance to Market St Food & Wine.

If you are unable to find a reservation please email info@marketstreetgrocery.com or call 724-249-7657. For further inquiry about private events and large party reservations please email info@marketstreetgrocery.com.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, French, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (724) 249-7657

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Chad Rapp

  • Private party facilities

    For more information email info@marketstreetgrocery.com

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 139 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Pittsburgh

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. LC

    LCM527

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Delicious food and excellent service. Fried olives were a highlight, and half price bottles of wine on Wednesdays was a nice surprise. Would love to go back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks are delicious. Great atmosphere and a top tier playlist. Friendly and helpful waitstaff. Overall wonderful experience. Can’t wait to go back!
  3. p

    pulltooth

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good meal! The cornbread was great and the dessert was too good.
  4. AB

    AngelaB

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service and ambiance. I highly recommend the roasted Brussels sprouts!
  5. JM

    JoeM

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Emerson's. Located in Market Square. My wife and I walked by the entrance. So I called for help in locating. The person I spoke with actually came out to where we were to lead us to the restaurant. Because of the Christmas Village being set up, it was a little confusing. I was impressed. Everyone was friendly and the noise level was just right. Too many times we can't hear ourselves talk when we have been to other restaurants. Enjoyed my old fashioned cocktail and my wife had a nice selection of wines to pick from. The food was excellent. From the Burrata to the main course through to dessert. I had the salmon and my wife the crab cakes. Will definitely be back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and dining venue and experience were extraordinary. One of the best meals and dining experiences we’ve had in recent years.
  7. E

    Eric

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Creative and tasty cocktails. Not a huge menu but the food was quite good. Service by Caleb was wonderful!
  8. RB

    RobertB

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    30 or so stairs to a most delicious meal. And what great service. Highly recommended.
  9. SS

    SarahS

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We had a great experience and will definitely be back! The food and cocktails were excellent, and we were surprised how generous the portions were especially on the small plates. They were able to accommodate our larger group of diners easily. I'll definitely be back for a more intimate meal in the future.
  10. g

    gailn

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small area but nice ambiance. Very accommodating. Variable menu. Everyone enjoyed their meal! Excellent service!
  11. MZ

    MeganZ

    West Virginia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress had noticed the note on the reservation about one guest requiring gluten free food. She was very knowledgeable including food fried in the same oil as gluten containing food. My only (minor) complaint is that the restaurant is difficult to locate due to poor signage.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    We like to go to this place for drinks but this time we tried the food and is not good at all. We had a reservation but we never got our table so we sit at the bar to wait but we end up having dinner at the bar which make very difficult the conversation in the group because we weren’t close enough to each other.
  13. EW

    EdenWhiteman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SO GOOD! The staff were attentive and helpful but not overbearing. Food was delicious
  14. AP

    AllenP

    Naples

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    All was reasonably good but our entree took longer to be served than would be expected. Noise level was high from the bar area.
  15. BL

    BillyandLyl

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool vibe. Great service. Yummy apps & drinks.
  16. PO

    PatO

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Charcuterie board was very ordinary to plain and with uninspiring selections; two entrees - steak and pork chop - very middle of the road at best; no differentiating taste in any of the vegetables. Bathroom was out of paper towels early in the evening.
  17. r

    rodders

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner here. Great atmosphere. Great meeting some of the owners. Enjoyed the appetizers and entrees
  18. M

    Mimi

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Live jazz was amazing Food a service outstanding!!!
  19. HN

    HayN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    It was yummy, but not amazing. I would go again but would prefer other places.
  20. D

    Danielle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food & cocktails were delicious, and the staff was friendly and helpful!
  21. MF

    MikeF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Small upstairs space with an industrial kind of vibe. Experienced and friendly staff, moderately priced appetizers and entrees. Italian pork on focaccia was delicious. A little loud but there was a large party in the corner.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious!
  23. PN

    PghNative

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the venue and food. Nestled on the 2nd floor so you are above the hustle and bustle of market square.
  24. LM

    LukeM

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very nice experience. The temperature of the space was cool for the weather outside and the staff gladly adjusted to make it more comfortable.
  25. MD

    MorganD

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were top notch. The decor is outstanding
  26. M

    Michael

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was very accommodating and friendly. The food and drinks were all great. I was able to take out my parents and some friends of theirs to experience something new and different from where they would normally go when visiting town.
  27. LA

    LaurenA

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Cool vibe.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had the waiter Kaleb and he was arguably the BEST waiter I’ve ever had. Phenomenal service top to bottom. If this could make its way back to him I hope his boss would give him a bonus or raise. Completely made our experience better and we will definitely come back down the line
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Emerson’s was outstanding. Our waiter had the perfect amount of waiting to privacy ratio, which allowed my date and I to really enjoy the experience. The food was outstanding, some of the best pasta we’ve both had in Pittsburgh. The wine was fantastic. The overall aesthetic of the decor and design was very relaxing. I highly recommend this restaurant. 10/10
  30. SD

    SaraDH

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A group of six of us enjoyed dinner at Emerson’s to celebrate a birthday. The food was delicious! The Brussel sprout appetizer was a crowd favorite and the crab cakes were wonderful. I’ll be back for more cocktails and dinner soon.
  31. B

    Barb7

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun, industrial type place in Market Square. We had truffle fries, penne with salmon, Tuna and a salad with chicken. No waiting before a show. Marcus our server was great.
  32. PW

    PeggyW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner. Awesome bartender and service. Prices were reasonable. Looking forward to a return visit!
  33. EC

    ECH409

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great aesthetics and warm vibe. Menu and wine list are free something for everyone. Love it and can’t wait to return!
  34. T

    Tman24

    Pittsburgh

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff. Very good food. The room is loud because of the acoustics and high ceilings. The service was excellent. Really had a nice time at Emersons. It was our first time there. The cocktails were very tasty. Parking is on your own, street or close lot. The place is a bit hard to find and up a flight of stairs, but it was worth the find.
  35. C

    Crowe

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food and atmosphere. Terrific cocktails. Everyone loved what they got. The roasted pork sandwich on focaccia was sooo good. Service was a bit slow at times, but not a big deal.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a friend’s birthday, the sage aioli with the truffle fries was incredible, and the Brussels sprouts were the best I’ve had. Kaleb was wonderful, the environment was so cool. Very laid back but still upscale.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant’s space was very open and eclectic. It was refreshing. Our server paid careful attention to our schedule, and the recommended food was very good. Interesting cocktails too.
  38. JC

    JCNY

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Emerson's! They have a great cocktail and wine list, and the food is always on point. It would be a great place to go for after-work drinks as well. The staff is always friendly and helpful.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful aesthetic, calm dining environment, immaculate service, delicious food and tasty wine. Would highly recommend!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for my birthday dinner with the girls. I just absolutely love the vibe! Food and drinks were incredible. We tried all the appetizers and then I got the Grilled Ceasar Chicken Salad, and share mussels with my friend. Great meal! And then on top of it all, our server was AMAZING! My friend brought cupcakes for me, no one had candles...he ran to the CVS to get candles 😭 So above and beyond! Thank you for a wonderful experience and birthday dinner!

FAQs

Emerson’s is rated 4.6 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Emerson’s

435 Market St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, French, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Chad Rapp

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (724) 249-7657

  • Private party facilities

    For more information email info@marketstreetgrocery.com

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