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City Works - Pittsburgh

4.5
4.5
739 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Restaurant and Bar featuring modern American classics with a twist and 90+ craft beers on draft. Open for Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner and Late Night.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (412) 448-2900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Art Shelton

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you’re looking to host a corporate party or social event, City Works is a perfect restaurant for private and semi-private parties. Our downtown Pittsburgh location makes us a great party venue for large group bookings for a variety of occasions.

  • Private party contact

    Brandon Thompson : (877) 852-3356

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Market Square and Forbes Ave

  • Parking details

    Public parking garages available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 739 people are saying

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Great for Lunch

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Pittsburgh

    Great for Lunch

  • Pittsburgh

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was great, had the Cajun linguini. Good value. Only issue was that the waitress was not very attentive. We were in at 4:15, not many tables, and yet we had to find her to order more drinks.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed happy hour on Friday. The food and beer were an excellent value.
  3. MM

    MooseMania

    Pittsburgh

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and good food
  4. NB

    NatalieB

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time a server actively saw that my company was tax exempt and took care of the tax. He was so friendly and amazing!
  5. B

    Bingo

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Would highly recommend had a wonderful experience. Food was fantastic - had the pork chop. Service was very friendly but a bit slow likely due to staff shortages.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a great time at City Works! Our kids really enjoyed their food and especially the dessert.
  7. SZ

    ShelleyZ

    Pittsburgh

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service!!
  8. M

    Myrtle

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you're in Market Square, check it out. Great food and service. Best old-fashioned I've ever had.
  9. MC

    MadieC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for dinner and it was excellent!! It was so good we went back the next morning for brunch. Best French toast! Mimosa flight was delish as well. For dinner I had the sirloin which was cooked sooo well! I’m convinced they accidentally gave me a filet because it was so tender!
  10. MR

    MoniqueR

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had a fantastic night! We ended up being put in a little private seating area, which made it that much better! Cons: service can be a little slow. We waited a while for water and to place our order, but the food didn’t take super longer long. It is a little pricey for some items. My friend’s pork chop was dry and even after it was ordered again, it still wasn’t cooked as she desired. Pros: literally everything else!! The food was amazing!!! Duck nachos were beyond delicious and the fries are addictive. Hot and fresh and nice portions. The vibe was vibrant and fun and felt like a real “night out”. The manager came over to apologize for the overcooked pork chop, which was nice. Waitress was very nice also. Overall I loved it and will definitely be back.
  11. KL

    KatinaL

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    I was disappointed this experience
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server and food were amazing! Love that we had a private room.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great service. Big selection of beer and cocktails. Food was good. Lots of choices. Enough TV’s to watch any sport, but yet didn’t have the feel of the average sports bar.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing!

    City Works - PittsburghResponded on July 15, 2022Thank you for supporting us and leaving the glowing review. We're so glad you had a great time! We're looking forward to your next visit and cooking for you again soon. – Tom

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great! He was very funny and made it a great atmosphere.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy this restaurant, especially in warmer weather when outdoor seating is available looking out on Market Square. Food is consistent, service good and location especially convenient for downtown residents!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    The service was great but the food was quite disappointing, especially for the price. My husband and I both only finished half of our meal.

    City Works - PittsburghResponded on July 6, 2022Hi there, We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your food! Were you able to let a manager know? They will do everything they can in the moment to ensure your happiness. If you feel like sharing more feedback, we'd love the opportunity to improve. Please email us at marketing@bottleneckmgmt. Thank you!

  18. SS

    SecretSquirrel

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Not crowded on a Sat late morning. 4 tables of patrons. Found out why. Staff stood around bro-Ing out, watching the tvs, and and ignored customers. We saw our server 3 times-ordering, delivering the one drink we were able to order-mine, coffee w grounds visibly floating on top, and to bring the check-where we were finally able to ask for a second drink. When I asked for more cream for that second coffee (I used more than half of the shotglass-sized cream vessel with the first cup), the server responded, “You need more cream than that?” The food was ok. Nothing better than we could make at home. I give it an eh. It may have been better if it was brought out warm or hot. We were unable to find our server to mention it. Vanished from the floor. It was loud. Mostly from the servers loud convos and bro-out. It was seriously like some of them were hanging out at the bar instead of working. This is the first time I have had a less than great experience somewhere I have booked on Open Table. I guess I could have found a manager to complain. Why bother? The manager would have to be blind to notice the lack of work and people standing around like they were waiting for a bus. The manager would also have to be less than good at the job not to realize that all of the standing and conversation would result in cold food being brought out and lack of attention to customers.

    City Works - PittsburghResponded on July 6, 2022Oh man, we hate to hear this! That is FAR from the level of service we typically deliver. We understand your frustration. As a coffee-drinker who loves extra cream, I get it! 4th of July weekend is always quieter for us - much slower than a typical weekend. Regardless of how busy it was, our staff should have been on their game! Had you let a manager know, they would have taken care of you, but we understand not wanting to mention it. Please email us at marketing@bottleneckmgmt so we can help.

  19. RM

    RobertaM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in a room to ourselves at a big round table. Our area was quiet and relaxing. Service was good and the restaurant location was perfect! We walked to the symphony afterwards.
  20. GG

    GiGi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I like the idea of making reservation ahead of time. Appetizers were the balm. We had fish and chips I thought fish was succulent however my daughter didn’t like them putting white stuff on top of fish with out asking first. Only to find out later it was dried vinegar powder. Dessert freshly made. Our waiter was very attentive, he’s quick learner on his way to being a compassionate, likable employee . I use a walker bathroom is up steps no ramp for walkers or wheel chairs . Family bathroom plus woman and men bathrooms. Bathroom clean. As well as Restuart
  21. s

    scotts

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    ur service, food and overall experience outstanding
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very attentive and quick to respond. She was very friendly and helped us have a great experience.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    i received excellent service from every staff member i encountered! our waitress, paige, was an absolute delight! she really worked with me to make sure everything i ordered was completely vegan. my friend and i will be returning
  24. o

    orlandolover

    Pittsburgh

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice and efficient waiter. Food was exactly what we were looking for. We found light and healthy. Lots of other nice and fattening choices too! Lol.. Everything clean and nice
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place
  26. JS

    JustSayJulie

    Pittsburgh

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Food - blah. Ambience nice with the outdoor seating, but the booth seats were extremely uncomfortable and low as compared to the table, making it very difficult to eat. Was tempted to ask for a cushion! Even though very close to my office, I’m unlikely to return.
  27. VB

    VivianB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    I wasn't impressed with food offerings on Sunday afternoon - menu was pretty limited.
  28. SC

    SeanCleveland

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to kickoff our weekend trip to Pittsburgh!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made a reservation at this restaurant and when we arrive it was closed…
  30. M

    Meril8

    Pittsburgh

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    First brunch there, the potatoes are bomb. It was a little slow to get food, but the servers were cranking as hard as they could, and we were in no hurry, just hungry. The only complaint I had was I only got a tiny piece of toast. But overall was fantastic, and the scrambled eggs were super tasty.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    The service I relieved was really bad - my server didn’t seem to have any people skills. I ordered “chips and queso” and when my food was delivered, I relieved chips and salsa and when I asked the server about this, she corrected me for the day I ordered and then didn’t even offer to get me the Queso I ordered
  32. K

    Kris

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    During our stay we waited a long period of time (1 hour) for the food. Waiting for the food is understandable given the volume of people coming over, our issue is how weve felt. Our server didnt show courtesy while we were waiting. We made multiple follow ups just know the status of our orders. We felt discriminated in a way. Proof also is the fact that the other table’s appetizer came so quick compared to us who arrived 30 mins earlier. How is that when your reservation is 8:30PM and it arrived 9:30PM?
  33. NK

    NicoleK

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good place to meet up with friends - varied menu to meet any dietary restriction
  34. MD

    MichaelD

    Pittsburgh

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent, eclectic menu and awesome service(thank you, David!)
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great brunch while in town for volleyball. Lots of menu options for everyone and great service. Will dine again.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    We loved the separate room for our large party, food was excellent! However, we did wait a very long time for a server to welcome us and receive drink orders.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Retirement get together
  38. a

    alwaysin

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We've been here for sandwiches and apps in the past, but this is the first time we've had dinner. Dinner was delicious and our server, Shakay was the best, she was so friendly and attentive, even while the baby at the next table was shattering glass. I had the salmon and my husband the pork chop. Very well done.
  39. MV

    MaryannV

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    My sons graduation lunch was great. Our server Beverly was very attentive and sweet. She did a great job.
  40. SG

    ShoeGalVal

    Pittsburgh

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Shakur is an amazing server! He asked us up front if we had a lunch time constraint (we did). He is a very positive, personable man. Made our lunch that much better.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

City Works - Pittsburgh does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. City Works - Pittsburgh also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 448-2900.

City Works - Pittsburgh is rated 4.5 stars by 739 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 23 times today
Google Map for City Works - Pittsburgh

2 Ppg Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Market Square and Forbes Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public parking garages available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Art Shelton

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (412) 448-2900

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you’re looking to host a corporate party or social event, City Works is a perfect restaurant for private and semi-private parties. Our downtown Pittsburgh location makes us a great party venue for large group bookings for a variety of occasions.

  • Private party contact

    Brandon Thompson : (877) 852-3356

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