The Terrace Room

4.4
662 reviews
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$30 and under
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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, a family celebration, or an intimate dinner. 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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday
Breakfast 6:30AM to 11:00AM Monday through Friday
7:00AM to 12:00 Noon on Saturday
Lunch 11:00Am to 2:00PM Monday through Saturday
Dinner 5:00PM to 10:00PM Monday through Saturday
Sunday Brunch 11:00AM-2:00PM
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Phone number
(412) 553-5235
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Fishchetti
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Catering
Professional Catering Staff to coordinate events of any size.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
6th Avenue
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Parking details
Dinner and Sunday Brunch customers receive complimentary valet parking. 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 $5.00.
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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.
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Entertainment
Live entertainment every Friday evening from 5:00PM - 8:00PM in the Palm Court Lounge located on the Terrace Room Loggia.
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Special events & promotions
Various promotional and Holiday events throughout the year include Holiday brunches during Easter and Mother's day, Thanksgiving & Christmas dinner, and a NewYear's Eve special dinner celebration.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Let our creative culinarians take care of you this Thanksgiving Day with a bountiful menu in the Terrace Room. Seatings every half hour from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Reservations required.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 662 People Are Saying
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BH
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My friends and I wanted to have dinner somewhere nice. We had come into town for the Steelers game the previous Thursday. For the price, this was not considered fine dining. Although my filet Mignon was great, service was delayed or uninterested the whole entire time. Both me and my friend had been served cold mashed potatoes with our entrees. Hot plates, room temperature food. They forgot to bring out my other friend’s gumbo preceding her meal. She was pretty disappointed. We were looking for an upscale dining experience that was unique to Pittsburgh, but this place was not it!

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TE
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Great atmosphere but very slow service on a Sat. evening. Evidently a walk-in group of 14 showed up just before our reservation time and affected the kitchen's ability to deal with the customers with reservations. Therefore we had to wait over an hour to get our food but the manager was very understanding and gave us a 25% discount.

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

Very good service at table ! Love the surroundings ! Good food !

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f
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a quiet table by a window, great for conversation. Nice selection of wine by the glass. The Caesar salad was ample to share and very tasty. Entres were equally good.

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LW
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the brunch buffet, and it was delicious. Plenty of options and everything was fresh. You could order pancakes or waffles or omelettes made to order. I loved the selection of jams and jellies in flavors I’ve never heard of. The creole shrimp and grits was to die for. The blueberry maple sausage was unlike anything I’ve ever put in my mouth. The Belgian waffle was light and fluffy. Can’t wait to go back. Just wish the buffet hours lasted a little longer, because it is over at 12.

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DR
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We adored our visit. There are so few places left that represent fine dining: this restaurant is one of them! Our service was spot on, our meals were excellent and the setting was superb. We would have gone back if we had another night in Pittsburgh on this trip.

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DN
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My husband and I came here for dinner before a theater show. The room is grand and gorgeous, and we had a lovely time. I had the cauliflower "steak" with smashed redskin potatoes and spinach. Thank you so much for offering a vegetarian option. My husband had a Caesar salad and the shrimp/sausage gumbo. Both of our meals were excellent. The dessert (grilled peaches and panne cotta) was a huge disappointment. The plating was lovely, but the peaches seemed to be canned and they were burnt. Did not have a good flavor at all. It was a disappointing end to a beautiful and tasty meal, but we didn't let it bother us. We felt that our meal was a good value for the money. My husband remarked that his vodka martini was prepared perfectly. Our server was kind and friendly without being overbearing. The pace of the meal was spot on, but it took a little while to get our check at the end of the evening. We had to ask for us. The Terrace Room is a historic, classic Pittsburgh gem. Try it out

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TF
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ernesto was a great server! He showed us around and gave us a history of the hotel. We loved it!

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E
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent from the concierge of the restaurant and the waitstaff. The place is jaw dropping in its beauty. I had a special lunch for my sister for her birthday and she was thrilled. She had the ravioli with peas and I had the farm to table buffet...very fine food! Nice wine and splendid dessert.

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L
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This restaurant is typically one of our favorites. We chose it for pre-Elton John concert dining. I understand the restaurant was overwhelmed, but they knew what and who was coming. One hour after ordering, our entrees were not served and we had to leave without eating. I cannot fault our server. The Restaurant Manager handled the issue poorly.

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HD
Pittsburgh
53 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, wait staff was extremely friendly and responsive. Food was excellent - and a very good place for a business lunch!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were over the top attentive. Meals were well
Prepared and presented. A great place in the heart of Pittsburgh for a nice dinner.

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GS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant and formal, but dress code is casual, no T-shirts, ball caps or shorts. Food is excellent and modestly priced. Service is top notch.

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r
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

While the buffet was very good, the service was poor. After being seated by the hostess, it took over 10 minutes for our waiter to welcome us. Did not meet our expectations.

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M
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

After we asked another waiter for refills he took upon himself to make sure we were taken care of and checked on us frequently. Our waiter that originally took our orders brought our wrong drinks and then never came back. We noticed he was busy either behind the waiter area talking or going back into kitchen and walking around talking to Staff. He returned to bring our check. So he only attended to our table twice. I felt horrible for other waiter because I didn’t want him having the tip. We had had dinner the night before in the Terrace and the service was beyond great. Overall minus this one server I’d recommend the Terrace and will be back.

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JB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

surprisingly, the coffee was not as hot as I would have expected. It took a while to get the waiter to come back so I could request a hot cup. Then it took the waiter considerable time to bring me a hot cup. I think the waiter actually forgot about my request.

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C
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We didn’t realize but it was restaurant week...the food was absolutely delicious and so well prepared!!

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent decor

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s
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another enjoyable lunch at the Terrace Room. As always, the food was delicious and service was excellent--Albert is the best.

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LK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely place to take out of town visitors and friends.

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NP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was divine and the service outstanding without being intrusive. Nicolas was our waiter and was very pleasant. We will definitely come back and recommend it

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BC
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is phenomenal and the service was on point.

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C
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

We went for our 21st Anniversary after reading a lot of good reviews on Trip Advisor and because the menu says they have slow roasted prime rib every Friday and Saturday. We had reservations for Friday, July 27 at 7:30 made through Open Table. When we ordered we were told since they were hosting a big party later, there would be no Prime Rib. We were very disappointed. Our waiter - the only good thing about this place - returned after we placed our order for two of the specials of the day (Bronzini) said he pressed the chef into making the Prime Rib. Well, the Prime Rib showed up as a grossly overdone piece of meat reminiscent of dried out roast beef. The Bonzini was so over-cooked as to be cardboard. For all of this deliciousness -NOT, we paid nearly $100. Also, we were told by our waiter that the kitchen would be closed for the restaurant at 7:00 - our reservations were made for 7:30 but we arrived early, but what it we had shown up on time? I daresay we would have been better off.I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone. The next day we went to the The Commoner, a small restaurant attached to the Hotel Monaco which is right next door to the Omni's Terrace Room.

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KT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Excellent prime rib special.

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CW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal with great service. The only negative I can comment on is we were celebrating a birthday, which I made the restaurant aware of when I made the reservation, however nothing special was done. That was disappointing.

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CR
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were in town for a concert. My sister recommended the Terrace Room for our evening in Pittsburgh. The dining room was spacious and warm. The waiters were friendly and helpful. Our dinner was absolutely delicious! My husband had the crab cakes and I had the filet. Both were prepared perfectly. We will definitely go back when we are town again.

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JA
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Thank you to our server and the staff. I had to guest from out of town and was so proud to show them the place that I live.

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P
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday lunch. Nice atmosphere for conversation

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OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is phenomenal

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food. The crab cakes were among the best I have had anywhere. Highly recommend.

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DC
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to the terrace room for over 14 years and the only reason for not rating it 5 stars is the wine price; food selection was excellent - good accommodation of vegetarians; wine prices were out of this world; over 17 dollars for a 9 ounce pour; overall bill was over 170 dollars for two, including tip; would go there again, but not as often as we used to;

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SG
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. A unique atmosphere and beautiful architecture.

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m
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food never disappoints and the waiters they're all interesting characters and good conversationalists!

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TB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service. Food top quality. Crab cakes amazing.

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A
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The servers could spend a little less time chit chatting, especially when you are waiting for your check. Before and during the meal there was no problem but when you are finished and want to leave they need to keep an eye out for that.

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MT
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stayed overnight and front desk and staff were very helpful and friendly. Historical hotel was pleasant. Room comfortable. Dinner had gumbo that was excellent and a tasty burger.

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CC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went here for Sunday Brunch to celebrate my daughter's confirmation. There were 4 people in our party and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. I think each one of us ate nearly every bite! There was only one minor frustration when the bill came and we noticed that the coffee and orange juice they immediately offered us were $5 each! We had 2 coffees and 4 juices which was a $30 increase to our bill. The way is was so casually offered as soon as we sat (one carafe in each hand of the waiter) we thought it was a part of the brunch. We certainly didn't mind having to pay for what we drank, but it wouldn't have been such a surprise if the price had been more reasonable and it had been more clearly explained.

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CG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Went with friends and we had a great time. Food was excellent, wine choices were good, and the dessert was yummy.

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Cedar Plank Faroe Island Salmon entree was fabulous. The salmon was grilled to perfection, and was --hands down -- the best I ever tasted.

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OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First of all, I found a last minute opening for Mothers Day brunch on Open Table, however, it turns out that the reservation was NOT actually for The Terrace Room, but for the breakfast buffet on the 17th floor. This was very misleading and should be clearly stated on Open Table. Luckily, they had a table available for our party in the actual restaurant and we were able to have brunch. Overall, the service was fantastic and the staff were very helpful and professional. However, the food was not up to the usual standard and was disappointing at best. Maybe because it was a preset brunch menu and a busy morning, because this was the first time we had a subpar experience.

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