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Roost, Pittsburgh, PA

Roost

4.2
4.2
551 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Roost is downtown Pittsburgh’s premier event space, now open exclusively for private dining and events. Overlooking Market Square, this second floor venue offers 6,000#43; square feet of inspired design, a refined atmosphere, flexible floor plan and a seasonal menu of elevated American cuisine. From intimate chef-driven dining experiences to inspired social and corporate events, Roost is the perfect location to elevate any occasion. To curate your next event, call 412-281-1616.

Parking is available on-site in the attached Market Square garage.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (412) 281-1616

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Zawojski

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Market Square and Forbes Ave. 2nd Floor, enter through Revel

  • Parking details

    On-site parking is available at the Market Square Garage. Take elevator to Hilton Garden Inn, enter through lobby, then take Hilton Garden Inn elevator to second floor.

  • Public transit

    Gateway T station is one block away.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 551 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. JG

    JenniferG

    Pittsburgh

    35 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Roost is not even open anymore except for private events. So, well done on sending me a survey when I didn’t even get to go. I had a reservation and was not informed by Open Table nor by the restaurant itself. I called Roost myself to reconfirm a few days prior and was told they only do private events now. When I asked why I was not informed, the person I was speaking too was not all apologetic and was dismissive. They said, “Um, well, I mean we thought that Open Table was reaching out about reservations but...umm... I guess not, so..” Roost was a great restaurant and we loved going there. I do not like Revel, it’s not the same ambiance for a nice dinner, it’s a bar with TVs on. Very disappointing. Roost: Horrible job on your employees phone/communication skills. Open Table: Maybe not your fault as it seems Roost isn’t doing their part but disappointing that I thought I had a reservation when I didn’t.
  2. A

    Albert

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience at Roost far exceeded our expectations! Although it was a Monday evening and the restaurant (as most in Pittsburgh) had few diners, we were treated to an almost private setting with perfect attentive service provided by Ryan. The menu and wine list is perfectly focused for great pairings and my wife and I both went for the Double Chop which was unbelievable... perfectly cooked and delivered with a Heitz Cellars 2014 Cab pairing. My appetizer was the Burrata Board which was a perfect prelude to the entree. The mellow jazz background music and window seating made it an excellent evening out with my wife. Note: be prepared-the double chop is a lot of food, but oh so good. We look forward to dining here again and eating our way through the menu!
  3. E

    Elizabeth

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A friend and I had an excellent dinner at Roost. Our server Bob was very attentive and answered any questions we had about any menu items offered. We will definitely be back.
  4. SC

    SharonC

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our anniversary. The restaurant was not busy so service was great! The food was very delicious!
  5. N

    Nan231

    Pittsburgh

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks and food were great! We had a martini and margarita. We tried the scallop appetizer, octopus and tuna. All were good. A bit pricey. Server was helpful with suggestions
  6. JR

    JamesR

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roost has become my favorite restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh. The cuisine is excellent. The service is very professional. Our waiter, Bob, is always a true gentleman. The decor is unique, and there's an excellent view of Forbes Avenue below. While more patrons head to Revel on the ground floor, Roost is very pleasant and much quieter. Roost really is a true Pittsburgh gem. Highly recommended! - Jim, Cranberry Township
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for dinner last night before a show. The atmosphere is beautiful and Bob our server was very friendly and attentive. The food and service were outstanding. Highly recommend Roost!
  8. B

    Burt

    Pittsburgh

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Roost offers a great view if you're lucky enough to get a table by the window. The food and service are always excellent, as well. I would caution anyone that is pinched for time, though. The food does not come quickly here. If you have plenty of time, relax and enjoy this gem. It's worth the wait!
  9. VB

    VBC19

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Bob helped make the experience second to none, but even without that added benefit we would have recommended Roost to anyone with tastebuds. The food was outstanding, perfectly prepared and presented. Loved the scallops so much we went back the next evening for apps and drinks, just to have the scallops again! Definitely going back again.
  10. E

    Eric

    Pittsburgh

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here before a Liberty Magic show due to the location. Apparently we were early because the bar/restaurant downstairs was packed but we were the only ones on the upper level. Service was excellent (we were the only table), we both got the steak option. Really excellent experience, we will definitely be back.
  11. MN

    MarcyN

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was fabulous. The noise level is high but enjoyed our meals enough not to let that deter us from going back
  12. SM

    SuzanneM

    Pittsburgh

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a pleasure dining here. The food was superb!! Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were the only ones in the restaurant. The host took a while to see us and sit us. The server, Bob, was really good. Very honest and helped us choose our meals. The food was very good, but not outstanding. I had the pork chop, which was very well prepared and well seasoned however the side dishes were just Ok. The ambiance was great, very pretty modern look.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a new job with family- quiet atmosphere, rustic yet upscale, great presentation, interesting signature cocktails
  15. P

    Pittsburghgirl

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was my second outing at Roost and it was another enjoyable experience. I had the steak and shrimp combo. It was very tasty and the appropriate size. We went before the theater and received our meals in a timely fashion.
  16. KV

    KatV

    Pittsburgh

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Revel & Roost joint website is odd. It seemed like Revel is ONLY open for breakfast and brunch, but when we got to the restaurant, both parts were open. (Looking at their website more closely, I found their dinner, but the way they advertise it on the main page is odd.) We hope to try Revel at some point. Roost had very good food and a bunch of things I wanted to try, though their menu was pretty limited. Roost has no happy hour drink specials, so if you want one of those, stop in Revel downstairs first. Roost was also fairly empty, so we didn't really need a reservation, but I like to make them to be safe if they take reservations. The dish I was most interested in (scallops) had a lot I didn't like (I tried it, since my friend got it and I'm glad I skipped it, since I'm not a fan of peppers), but they have a scallop appetizer I'd like to get next time. The dinner also came with some delicious bread and dipping sauces/spreads. There was a LOT of food, so an appetizer wasn't necessary. I ate all the best stuff from my meal, but couldn't have possibly finished my meal after sharing the appetizer. Very good service and food. I'd definitely recommend it & look forward to trying Revel.
  17. SL

    SandraL

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I celebrated our 36th anniversary on Saturday night at Roost. We were delighted by the friendly and excellent service. Our dinners were superb and it was a wonderful start to a beautiful evening with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Our waiter was very kind and attentive and he made our evening very special. We were very pleased to have our very special anniversary dinner at Roost and we look forward to returning for dinner soon. Thank you Roost! All of your employees are very kind and welcoming! We also love the ambiance of Roost!
  18. SS

    SarahS

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was top-notch. The food was good, but not quite 5 star. Our favorite was our appetizer (the burrata). The atmosphere is nice, and they validate parking.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    This was hands down one of the worst meals I’ve ever had. Filet with crab meat came out and the crab was from a can and smelled like cat food. The mashed potatoes were cold and grainy. The pork chops tasted good but everything else on the plate really was not edible, same with the sides with the filet. The server was nice and truthful about the crab coming from a can, which was nice. I’d say skip it.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We stopped in for drinks and appetizers. Food was a little on the colder side (ordered hot apps), nothing to complain about, but not as hot as we would expect directly from the kitchen. Drinks were great. Server was attentive and polite. Cheddar biscuits were delicious! Expected it to be more busy on a Saturday night, but it wasn’t even half full.
  21. P

    Perfect

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there mid-week for dinner and it was very quiet, but the food and the service were excellent. Scallops were outstanding and cooked perfectly. Appetizers were great too--burnt ends especially.
  22. JR

    JoeR

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The apps were great. The main dishes were disappointing. We will not be in a rush to return.
  23. JS

    JaneS

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent server who made sure to accomodate a dietary restriction. The chef did an excellent job adjusting the food we ordered. It was delicious.
  24. MS

    MikeS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Waitress was awesome! Food was good! Enjoyed the time with my mother. Had chicken and waffles ...being from ALABAMA had to give it a shot! Not too bad!!
  25. DT

    DonaldT

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day brunch
  26. RS

    ReggieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    food was good and the service was great , my wife had a nice time at the mothers day brunch.
  27. SH

    SquirrelHill

    Pittsburgh

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Nice place, good service, but the food was mediocre at best. Brie infused polenta was dry, cold, and so tasteless we had to request salt and pepper.
  28. RK

    RickK

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I had fairly high expectations for this restaurant, having read the reviews on OpenTable, but was in the end disappointed. The appetizers were very tasty but all of the main courses that we ordered were disappointing: the lamb was overcooked, the chicken was too salty, the salmon was a bit dry, and so forth. I don't think I'll be back.
  29. CP

    CristineP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time to Revel. My friend and I both ordered burgers and fries...outstanding! Our sever was also fantastic. This place is definitely a must try.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. Steak cooked exactly how I like it. The scallops appetizer also great and the waitress was very helpful and nice and made the experience as well. Nice view of the area through the windows. Also stopped at revel before our reservations were up and that atmosphere was also great.
  31. PN

    PghNative

    Pittsburgh

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scallops appetizer was perfect with a touch of honey. Everything we ordered was great and service was excellent.
  32. RG

    RobertG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Waitress could not tell the difference between Chardonnay and piano noir. Menu was limited expensive and food was sub-par Dissatisfy disappointing and avoid
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    It took forever to get a drink when we sat down. Appetizers and our meals took even longer. I felt like we were forgotten. The food was ok. I’ve been here a few times because it’s close for work and had a lunch or dinner but I wouldn’t recommend bc the food and service isn’t usually great
  34. AM

    AmandaM

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service wonderful experience
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great celebratory meal there. Everything we had was delicious and cooked perfectly. Service was great as well.
  36. J

    Jeshaka

    Pittsburgh

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Better than expected! Their monthly special menu is great.
  37. GS

    GailS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an early dinner to get the 1000 points. Restaurant was very quiet and the food was great!
  38. J

    Jenjer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere! Creative entrees. Double cut pork chop fantastic. Vegan mushroom dish and catfish were just ok. Salads were tasty but too big as a side. All 3 desserts were ordered were excellent. Our waiter was very pleasant and helpful. Overall a good choice.
  39. CP

    ChadP

    Caribbean

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner. Was very nice. Ordered filet medium rare. Wife’s was slightly under cooked. Mine was perfect. Waitress was very nice and knowledgeable. Atmosphere was what you would expect for a downtown fine dining restaurant. Nice bathrooms. Nice staff.
  40. GB

    GailB

    Pittsburgh

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was our second trip to Roost. I think it was even better this time. They definitely improved their salads. My salmon was delicious. The only downside was that there was a limited selection of side dishes. Service was excellent. We look forward to returning for dinner again soon.

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Roost is rated 4.2 stars by 551 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Market Square and Forbes Ave. 2nd Floor, enter through Revel

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    On-site parking is available at the Market Square Garage. Take elevator to Hilton Garden Inn, enter through lobby, then take Hilton Garden Inn elevator to second floor.

  • Public transit

    Gateway T station is one block away.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Zawojski

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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