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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Pittsburgh

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Pittsburgh? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Eddie V's - Pittsburgh restaurant
4.9 (3541)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
Eddie V's Prime Seafood is a luxury dining destination known for the seafood flown in from pristine waters around the world, as well as its premium hand-carved steaks. Dishes are artistically prepared and feature an ever-changing array of seasonal seafood, along with critically acclaimed prime center-cut steaks broiled to perfection. The restaurant's award-wining wine list, which has been recognized by Wine Spectator, has more than 300 wines curated by Eddie V's very own Advanced Sommelier. In the V Lounge, guests can sip classic and creative cocktails, and enjoy signature appetizers against a backdrop of live music trios.
Top review
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent service by Amy, fantastic music by Grace, Dan and Alex!
A photo of Gi-Jin restaurant
4.8 (773)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
Gi-Jin is a gin and raw bar that re-imagines the sushi experience where we marry global ingredients with traditional Japanese flavors to create inspired combinations of color, technique, and style.

Our intimate space operates on a reservation-only basis for parties of
no more than FOUR (4) people per table and ONE/TWO per seating at our counter.
Online reservations are always open with real-time availability.
Each reservation seating is designated 2 hours per booking.

We do not allow any outside alcohol. if you have a request for a specific beverage please email info@gijinpgh.com prior to your visit and we will try our best to bring it in!

Top review
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious food but dishes come out haphazardly and space was very noisy
A photo of The PA Market restaurant
4.8 (161)
$30 and under
Latin / Spanish
About the restaurant
**NO OUTDOOR RESERVATIONS** Outdoor dining is first come first serve. For groups larger than 10, please call us directly at 412-904-1332.

The PA Market is a two story European style market located in Pittsburgh's historic Strip District. Enjoy a full selection of cocktails and beers at our two cocktail bars, over 150 boutique wines from our Wine Library and five different cuisines to choose from! Whether you are on our cozy second floor, or enjoying the summer days outside in our courtyard or patio overlooking Penn Ave and Smallman, you are sure to have a great time surrounded by even better company!

Top review
Dined 5 days ago
The wine and food were delicious. I will definitely be back.
A photo of Ritual House restaurant
4.7 (975)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
About the restaurant
Spirited food and drink in an atmosphere designed for the senses. Ritual House was inspired by the world travels of friends who also have a passion for Pittsburgh. Inspired art, devilish details, and comfortable, luxurious surroundings, are just the start of the experience. Located in the iconic Union Trust Building in Downtown Pittsburgh, Ritual House features innovative modern American food with global flavors and artfully crafted cocktails imagined by Lisa & Herky Pollock. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Saturday and Sunday brunch.
Top review
Dined 1 day ago
This was THE best dinner we experienced during a trip through Ohio and Pennsylvania. Our server Natalie was fantastic and the restaurant manager Patrick was equally wonderful. Both were so welcoming, informative, and attentive. The decor is very artistic and modern, the food an interesting fusion of east and west. It’s definitely our top spot to go in downtown Pittsburg.
A photo of The Wine Cave at Bella Terra Vineyards restaurant
4.7 (16)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Allison Park
About the restaurant
Bella Terra Vineyards re-opened the Wine Cave in fall of 2023to be a full service restaurant. Whether you are dining inside the cave or outside in our beautiful landscape and patio this is a very unique location. Enjoy fresh prepared dishes like our jumbo lump crab cakes, charcuterie board and several seasonal items with our award winning wines made from our several vineyards or a local beer and coctail. Our wine cave and landscape atmosphere is the perfect spot for a date nite or gathering with some friends. Dont miss out on half price glasses of wine and appetizers during our W-F Happy Hour and Ladys Night every wednesday night.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 5, 2024
First time here and it was great! Michelle, our server was the best. She went above and beyond for me and my friends. Answered all of our questions. Chicken quesadilla was delicious. Loved the white cake with strawberries! Enjoyed the wine. We will definitely be back!
A photo of Bahama Breeze - Pittsburgh - Robinson Township restaurant
4.6 (611)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Bahama Breeze Island Grille offers a To Go menu with easy online ordering. Take home a taste of the islands today. Bahama Breeze offers all your favorites: burgers, salads, seafood, chicken-all with our island flair. From jicama or plantains to jerk chicken pasta, you can enjoy the islands one taste at a time, discovering new flavors along the way. If our Latin and Caribbean-inspired recipes sound delicious but you're not sure you're ready to explore, ask us about the ingredients or preparation. We're always happy to share our knowledge of Latin American and Caribbean cuisine.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Apr 10, 2024
Excellent food, exceptional service by April! It was amazing food! And she was amazing giving suggestions….
A photo of Blue Sky restaurant
4.5 (107)
$30 and under
East Liberty
About the restaurant
NOW OPEN!! Blue Sky is an elevated casual restaurant and bar with a scratch menu, based on local ingredients.
~ Large outdoor space
~ Twist on American classics
~ Craft cocktails and pitchers
~ Relaxed + warm hospitality
~ Brunch served on Saturday + Sundays
~ Happy Hour offered everyday from 5-7pm

Across the street from the Hotel Indigo.
Outdoor games on the patio like Corn Hole.

Top review
Dined 4 days ago
A very nice casual place for brunch, dinner with good food & service. We had brunch on 4/14 & food included a breakfast hamburger with American cheese & egg; ham & Swiss omelette; & spinach omelette. Special price brunch drinks. Our server was ever so patient & went above & beyond.
A photo of Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh restaurant
4.4 (457)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Hard Rock Cafe is a global phenomenon with 185 cafes that are visited by nearly 80 million guests each year. The first Hard Rock Cafe opened on June 14, 1971, in London, England, and from there the brand has expanded to major cities and exotic locations around the world.
Top review
Dined 2 days ago
From the moment we walked in and were greeted by the very friendly host we felt like treasured guests not customers. Our waiter was one of the best we have ever had anywhere. He provided great table service but also was very enthusiastic about the bands and memorabilia in the establishment. The same host who greeted us was working the store and his same friendlinus carried on to our shopping experience. Could not say enough nice things about Hard Rock Pittsburgh. And, almost forgot, the food was delicious!
A photo of Bill's Bar & Burger - Westin restaurant
4.2 (331)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Bill’s Bar & Burger brings award winning burgers, delectable entrees and over 120 craft beers and spirits to downtown Pittsburgh. With a seasonal outdoor garden and lounge area, along with happy hour and weekend brunch, Bill’s is the perfect destination to enjoy good company, your favorite sporting events and great food.

Validated Self Parking at The Westin Hotel when dining.

Top review
Dined on Apr 3, 2024
Great service. Decent food! Burgers were really good.
A photo of Social House 7 restaurant
4 (1016)
$30 and under
Contemporary Asian
About the restaurant
Social House 7; Serving a creatively crafted izakaya style menu, featuring a sushi bar and robata grill options. Join us to taste our Asian-fusion cuisine and cocktails in a sophisticated, authentic space.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
We had a lovely time at SocialHouse7! The service was excellent and the food was delicious!
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