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The Terrace Room

4.5
4.5
832 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Terrace Room offers fine cuisine in an atmosphere of classic elegance and historical ambiance. Conveniently located in the renowned Omni William Penn Hotel in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, the Terrace Room is close to all that Pittsburgh offers. Regarded for decades as one of Pittsburgh's most historic dining rooms, this traditional restaurant is perfect for a casual luncheon with friends or business associates.. The menu is diverse, and offers plentiful selections prepared with fresh local ingredients that speak to our Chef's personality and creativity. Enjoy a variety of fine sustainable seafood, steaks, and other daily features served with an extra helping of warm hospitality.

Please join us for our 2022 Thanksgiving Holiday Buffet $65 plus tax on November 24th from 12pm-4pm.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (412) 553-5235

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Professional Catering Staff to coordinate events of any size.

  • Private party facilities

    From the moment you step foot inside, you are captivated by the beauty of the Terrace Room, with its original molded plaster ceiling, mahogany arches and the striking wall mural titled “The Taking of Fort Pitt.” Let the culinary team create the perfect menu and become part of our history.

  • Private party contact

    Ron Gilbert: (844) 374-2972

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    6th Avenue

  • Parking details

    Public Parking available adjacent to the Terrace Room in the Mellon Square Garage, Monday-Friday before 4:00 PM, rates are hourly. Weekend rates are $6.00.

  • Public transit

    The "T" Light Rail system located on Grant Street across from the Restaurant @ Steel Plaza Station. Port Authority Transit Bus Stop located on Oliver Avenue and 6th Avenue next to hotel.

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment every Friday evening from 5:00PM - 8:00PM in the Palm Court Lounge located on the Terrace Room Loggia.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    $69.00 per person

    Dec 7, 2022 - Feb 28, 2023
    Luxuriate in the hotel’s grand lobby room for one of our most cherished afternoon traditions. Enjoy the finest selection of teas, tea sandwiches, delicious sweets, and homemade scones. Feel free to lavish your experience with our selective optional Champagne pairings. Starting at $69 per person, excluding tax & gratuity Available Wednesday - Thursday (December) from 2p.m. to 4pm. For reservations, please visit OpenTable or call (412) 281-7100.

What 832 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Great for brunch

  • Pittsburgh

    Great for brunch

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  1. AH

    AnneH

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Service was great and we love the Terrace Room. The food was really mediocre, especially for $22.
  2. L

    Lorr

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The selection on the breakfast buffet was limited and temp. of food at best room temperature. Very disappointed.
  3. KW

    KittyW

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant dining with fabulous food and service! Beautifully decorated for the holidays too.
  4. MG

    MaryG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    service slow when it was empty, food cold but good, wrong drink. beautifully decorated
  5. SG

    SandraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Our waiter was excellent. Wasn't over crowded, decorations gorgeous. Will be back!
  6. RL

    RobertL

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of the food was excellent with a variety that catered to both the traditional Thanksgiving taste(s) and a more modern version. The choices, especially the sides, were varied and well prepared. Our only suggestion would have been to have more traditional desserts beside just the pumpkin pie (which was excellent). maybe something like a cranberry crumble or an apple pie or an apple/cranberry combination. We thoroughly enjoyed our Thanksgiving experience!
  7. LE

    LovetoEatOut

    Detroit

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful Old restaurant with exceptional service and great food.
  8. ES

    EasternShoreDiner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is the first time we've been to the Terrace Room for the Sunday brunch since before COVID. There are a few changes that didn't appeal -- the main one being the elimination of the omelet station. Also, the made-to-order pancakes are no longer offered. For the price charged, we feel that these options should continue to be offered as part of the brunch buffet experience. The service was fine and the ambience, as always, wonderful.
  9. K

    Kathi

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My granddaughter and I had a fantastic time at brunch before Frozen. It was her second time at the Terrace Room and she can’t wait to go back
  10. M

    Maddie

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only issue I had was the seating. When I made the reservation, I specifically requested a booth. We ended up at a table.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience4
    Wax paper in food. Took over 30 minutes to receive meals
  12. K

    Kate

    New York Area

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I missed the Terrace room so much since i have not been working downtown. The food was absolutely terrific and server was great!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    When we arrived the restaurant was closed for renovations. No one told us and they are still accepting reservations. Very disappointing
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exactly Right
  15. MB

    MaureenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simple lunch menu, but tasty. Quiet atmosphere in a beautiful hotel. Thanks for being open for lunch - one of few!
  16. AA

    AliA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Overall, we were pleased with our experience, especially the service at the Terrace Room. We were disappointed that the buffet provided on Father’s Day was not as extensive as the buffet that is served there on Mother’s Day.
  17. MS

    MelissaS

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Service was very slow in spite of it being a brunch buffet. It took a long time to get a coke and we had to ask several times for ketchup. Our waiter told us if we wanted custom omelets or eggs cooked to order (included with the buffet) to let him know and he would put in an order. My husband and father were able to order omelets but then our waiter was off to the races before even looking my way to place an order. The buffet itself was standard breakfast fair, scrambled eggs, potatoes, Belgian sugar waffles (the true star of the experience!), bacon (also really good for buffet bacon), sausage, oatmeal, fruit, yogurt, and bread items with a regular kitchen toaster. The pastries were a joke, there was one small tray, I’ve had better pastries at the Hampton Inn. If you are a guest in the hotel and the buffet is part of your room rate, then it’s perfectly serviceable. If you’re coming in off the street, it’s definitely not worth the price at $27/person. The hotel lobby and terrace room are beautiful, but the buffet didn’t compare.
  18. TJ

    TravelerJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The Terrace Room has a stunning atmosphere. But the food and service do not quite match it - not yet. The best hotel breakfast in Pennsylvania is the Hotel Hershey's Circular. I would challenge the Omni William Penn management to eat there, then improve accordingly. They have the right space with the Terrace Room. The food and service just need to level up.
  19. PB

    PattyB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Extremely long wait for food!!! Our waitress was nice but forgetful. I asked for my salad dressing on the side, salad arrived with dressing dumped on it😞 we waited so long for our lunch I didn’t have time to send it back to be remade. Overall not the best experience 😞
  20. BW

    BillyW

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting in a hotel that takes you back in time in a good way. Service and meals were top notch. My go to place for lunch with customers in Pittsburgh.
  21. S

    Sunny

    Pittsburgh

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely Mother's Day brunch. The room is very beautiful and elegant. The service is wonderful. They definitely make you feel like a valued guest. The food was very good and varied (it was a buffet). There was definitely something for everyone. That said, it was a bit pricey.
  22. k

    kaline6

    Washington DC

    75 reviews

    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful Mother’s Day brunch
  23. BT

    BillT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Terrace Room was the right choice. The food , service, atmosphere were excellent. We will definitely go back.
  24. DK

    DeniseK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to the Terrace Room. Beautiful, delicious food and wonderful staff. I was particularly impressed with the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    Compared to past years, very disappointing. It used to be unique farm to table items. Local cheeses , unique jams-nothing this year. The desert selection was good. The quality was as expected at a hotel restaurant. Just not worth the trip if you are not staying over night
  26. AL

    AL13

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    We went for brunch at 1130 when Breakfast/brunch supposedly offered until noon. Instead we were only lunch which consisted of about 3 sandwiches and that was about it. Waiter seemed off and acted put upon to do the bare minimum of his job, as if we just showed up to his living room in the middle of the night demanding service. Lastly, I get that it's breakfast (or should I say lunch, apparently) but it is a bummer to see such a beautiful stately setting filled with people in pajamas, hats, and tee shirts. Sad to see overall.
  27. HD

    HappyDiner

    Pittsburgh

    107 reviews

    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, food and service were outstanding - and the perfect place for a business lunch!
  28. MP

    MarkyP

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere to talk to a coworker. Total enjoyment.
  29. TB

    TeresaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The William Penn is a great tradition in every way, my lunch was delicious, service was terrific! It was so nice to reconnect with Albert after many years!
  30. HD

    HappyDiner

    Pittsburgh

    107 reviews

    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, the service, food and ambiance were excellent - perfect place for a business lunch!
  31. MD

    MarkD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service was very good Only problem it was valentines day. Was unable to order off menu. Had 4 or 5 dinner choices. Good ,but not worth 69.00 each. Wine choices were priced too high..
  32. CS

    ChrisS

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Overall it was an ok dinner for our Valentine's Day celebration. This was mainly due to the ambience. Overall service was average, food was descent but definitely NOT worth the price tag of $69 per person and dessert was absolutely terrible. Bringing a single wilted rose at the end of dinner was pretty dismal too. Next time we'll just go back to Monterey Bay or the Lamont and get phenomenally better food for even a little less.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We went to the Terrace Room for Valentine’s Day dinner. We booked at the last minute through open table, and there were very few places left that had the time slot that we preferred to go. We’ve been to the Terrace Room before and enjoyed our experience. To start things off we did not know it was a preset menu which consisted of a three-course meal with a starting palate cleanser, and slightly overpriced. At first we were disappointed but decided that the items on the menu would be acceptable noting that we had had two of the items on the menu before. On this particular Occasion, we were both pleased and disappointed. As far as being pleased we were happy with our service our table the palate cleanser, and our first two courses. Our first course after the palate cleanser was lobster bisque which was executed properly, The consistency was perfect and it was silky smooth, Although it was a little on the salty side it was still a very good dish. For the next course I had the filet mignon and my wife had the Seabass. Both meals were fantastic we couldn’t of been happier with how they turned out both the Seabass and the fillet we’re like butter they melted in your mouth and the flavor was on point. The disappointment came with the desert. Now I understand that not every restaurant has great desserts and not every resteraunt is a pastry shop. But if you’re going to serve a dessert it should at least reflect the dinner that you serve. I got the Panna Cotta and my wife got the Pomegranate tart. My wife enjoyed her pomegranate tart, although it was just average. I on the other hand did not like the Panna Cotta at all it was not prepared properly and did not have good flavor, as a matter fact it soured my stomach and pretty much ruined my meal. Aside from the desert we had an enjoyable evening and an enjoyable meal. Not every meal coming out of the kitchen can be perfect every time! We still recommend that you try out the Terrace room for a classic upscale meal.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    It wasn't terrible... But it wasn't worth it... If I spend $200 on dinner for two people and there is a only one drink on the tab, and we didn't have appetizer, the food should be amazing.... Seemed cookie cutter and was just ok... Prob won't go back...
  35. JY

    JohnY99

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A great Valentines dinner. Beautiful classic hotel. Service was top notch. Food great particularly considering that the house was full for a holiday.
  36. RT

    RossT

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It's not bad, but it does not live up to fine dining. Pittsburgh has many great restaurants. The Terrace Room is tired, the food is modest and the service is overly home town.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The eggs Benedict is to die for. Thanks, Ernesto!
  38. DM

    DebbieMack

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a business lunch. Can hear people talking around you but not what they are saying. So, they can't hear you. Food and service is superb.
  39. HD

    HappyDiner

    Pittsburgh

    107 reviews

    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were EXCELLENT as usual. Great place to have a business lunch meeting.
  40. PK

    PeterK

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Terrace Room at the William Penn Hotel is elegant. Whether it is Sunday brunch, weekday lunch or dinner, it is the perfect place. The quality of the food and excellent service are in sync with the ambiance of the Room. Ask for a table serviced by Harry or Marty.

FAQs

The Terrace Room is rated 4.5 stars by 832 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 14 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Terrace Room

530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Additional information

  • Cross street

    6th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Parking available adjacent to the Terrace Room in the Mellon Square Garage, Monday-Friday before 4:00 PM, rates are hourly. Weekend rates are $6.00.

  • Public transit

    The "T" Light Rail system located on Grant Street across from the Restaurant @ Steel Plaza Station. Port Authority Transit Bus Stop located on Oliver Avenue and 6th Avenue next to hotel.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment every Friday evening from 5:00PM - 8:00PM in the Palm Court Lounge located on the Terrace Room Loggia.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (412) 553-5235

  • Catering

    Professional Catering Staff to coordinate events of any size.

  • Private party facilities

    From the moment you step foot inside, you are captivated by the beauty of the Terrace Room, with its original molded plaster ceiling, mahogany arches and the striking wall mural titled “The Taking of Fort Pitt.” Let the culinary team create the perfect menu and become part of our history.

  • Private party contact

    Ron Gilbert: (844) 374-2972

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