Spoon Pittsburgh

4.4
1771 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Spoon "eat. drink. lounge" is an Modern American Restaurant and Lounge. Although the cuisine and wine will be in a casual-fine dining setting, the product we deliver both in service and food will remain refined and detail oriented.
We will constantly strive to source seasonal, local and sustainable products whenever possible.
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Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spoon never disappoints! I would go for the bread basket alone!

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TZ
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

There were mixed reviews of the food at my table but overall the menu was adventurous and there were some items that were spectacular eg. The innovative cocktails and appetizers. Our server spoken too softly and quickly and wasn’t very attentive. I would try it again, though since there were a number of aspects of the dinner the we enjoyed.

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FP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

over all experience was great. Service was efficient and very pleasant. Food and cocktails were delicious.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Good wasn’t as good as the first time.. slow getting our main course

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Thoroughly mediocre. With a plethora of brunch options available around pittsburgh, this is an easy skip. Went for Mother’s Day brunch. Seated on time for a reservation, but took 15 minutes for coffee to arrive, half of it sediment and sludge. In the height of irony, there were no spoons for coffee or brunch. Ordered a Bloody Mary immediately that arrived after about 30 minutes with the meal. Undrinkable with about half a glass of horseradish. Server never asked if there was an issue or offered to replace or even to refund at the end of the meal; was utterly inattentive throughout. Food was overpriced for its quality and banality. Some form of scone or bread would be expected gratis for such a brunch environment. No. $9 if you desired it as an appetizer. So, to recap: so many better options around even just Shadyside. An easy pass. Thoroughly mediocre.

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BF
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The appetizers were so appealing that made a meal of three of them. The octopus was the best version of octopus that I have had outside of Barcelona.

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T
Pittsburgh
73 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Two of us had the chicken and dear spouse had the pasta. Our chicken was VERY spicy. More so than I expected. The waiter should have cautioned us as to how spicy it was. I eat at Indian restaurants on a fairly regular basis and order at a minimum of 5, however, I would say my dinner was about a 7 or 8. The service was well timed and I love that they have valet parking. DS was very happy with his creamy lamb and pasta, he would order again. We had the goat cheese soufflé appetizer and were so happy that we did. Light and fluffy, but flavorful. We will be back, just not for the spicy chicken.

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MG
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The prices are too expensive for mediocre food and wine.

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OT
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was very good. And patient with our choices. The spring salad wasn’t very good, but that’s probably just personal choice. The chicken was great as was the spoon burger, according to my companions.

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PP
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

I think this place is a gem—the food is consistently excellent—but I wish they would train their waitstaff better. The greeting hosts are fine, but on three occasions now I felt that the waitperson didn’t have the sophistication to match the cuisine. From the way they talk about the food, to placing the silverware, and even how they discuss substitutions—somewhat amenably, But when they say Chef doesn’t like asparagus as a substitution, I bristle. I was skipping the fancy clam sauce with other accoutrement, so I can’t imagine adding asparagus was a net negative to the bottom line. Lastly, the far room was empty but they sat another party of 4 right next to us, and they were loud. Yes, I think these things would make a difference.

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p
Philadelphia
744 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Business meeting over a meal. Great atmosphere to conduct meeting. Menu changes and great selection! The Dan Dan has amazing flavors! Also enjoyed the prime filet which was cooked to perfection! Service was fantastic! A must when in Shadyside!

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MM
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Unique food, great service, accommodating of dietary needs.

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GD
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spoon is absolutely fabulous! This was my third dining experience at Spoon here in Pittsburgh. Delicious and delightful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was awesome!

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IB
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

It was very underwhelming. I had better impression from a previous visit, but was disappointed this time. will not go back again.

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R
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we enjoyed our brunch and had the best waiter......way to go Logan!

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BL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We love Spoon but this visit was a bit off. It was Easter so I understand if staffing ratios were off but we waited a long time for things. I cringed when a few people in our party ordered dessert because I knew how slow it would be.
They might want to do a deep clean sometime. There were places in the bathroom that looked like they hadn’t been cleaned in months. A few places just kind of looked careworn.
We’ll definitely go back because I’m sure this was a one off. Food was delicious!

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SM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Pittsburgh visiting Carnegie Mellon with tour son and couldn’t be more delighted with the outstanding meal we had at spoon. We literally couldn’t decide which of our dishes was the most delicious kudos

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JR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was outstanding!!! The food bordered on spectacular. A terrific night all around.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was over salted. Cocktails great, appetizers good, entees (sea bass & octopus) not so good. Sea bass is an exceptionally delicious fish that was poorly prepared, couldnt taste the sweetness of the fish. Octopus was tender, but flavor was overblown. Similarly, the salad presentation was appealing, but both entrees were sloppily presented, neither was visually appealing. Greens with the seabass were Gloppy and common. Large portion sizes for entrees.

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K
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The food lacked flavor but had very nice presentation. The portions were small for the price. The service was great and the atmosphere was great.

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l
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I usually love this place. But, we were somewhat embarrassed having brought out of town guests this time. Duck breast was over cooked (we were told chef recommended medium rare but it was much more done, to our disappointment, and the spatzl under it was cold. The soup sounded delicious but arrived barely lukewarm.

A big disappointment this time. Seemed understaffed for a busy Friday night as well, at least the wait staff.

Hey guys, let’s get with the program and get back to your normal high standards!!

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TS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a relaxing environment. Pace of service was very nice and not rushed. Though the restaurant was full, we were able to talk easily at a normal voice level. The gin cocktails and food were spectacular. It costs more than most restaurants, but this is a very nice high-end place.

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R
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Spoon is a welcoming place - warm decor and absolutely a wonderful team of people working there. We stopped by for a quick dinner on a week night but lingered in as the staff (shout out to Albert) were amazing. The food was very good with a couple of excellent dishes! It is certainly on our restaurant go-to list.

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

the food was fine, but not great. however, the problem was that our food was just warm, not hot. true for our soup, and true for the two different entrees we ordered. i mentioned it to our server, and her response was "would you like me to warm it up for you?". It was very noticeable that our food was merely warm, and this really ruined the evening for us. I would not go back to Spoon again. The food is relatively expensive, and therefore i expect it to be served at the appropriate temperature, not just warm. On the plus side, the bread basket was excellent.

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MP
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is comfortable, the staff is friendly, and the food is great.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were lovely! Definitely will be back.

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MR
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The good: The blue cheese souffle was fabulous (enough blue cheese, but not overwhelming) and the duck was very good, and cooked between medium and medium rare, which I like. (The server said it would be medium.) The service was pretty iffy, especially as it related to drinks: the server brought water right away but didn't ask whether we wanted drinks, and we ended up waiting until partway through our appetizers to get our aperatifs. There was a nice touch at the end when the server brought a scoop of fabulous ginger sorbet and an after-dinner drink, on the house for my partner's birthday.

We'd go again, but I don't feel like we need to rush back. We'll try other places at the same price point first.

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p
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It is one of our favorite places. Were disappointed in the service.
Had to wait 10-15 minutes to place our drink order.

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London
46 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were happy to find a great place so close to the Ace Hotel. Nice window table in very pleasant space. I had bleu cheese soufflé (grrrrreat!) followed by wild boar pasta. Wife had a burger - a double patty number maybe inspired by the familiar one but worlds away. It was great as was pasta too. Perfectly stirred balanced Manhattan and a very good IPA on draft. All in all a great experience with the knowledgeable and even more amiable staff.

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NB
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was exceptional. The service, the food, and the setting were all fabulous. Our server (Albert) was knowledgeable and patient. He’s passionate about his job and seems to really believe in this restaurant/chef. He answered all our questions and seemed really excited about having us try the food and cocktails. He suggested we share plates so we could all try more dishes. We had starters, mains, and a dessert. All were delicious. We will definitely return.

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OT
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant surprise on all accounts!

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OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The restaurant was not crowded and two people were seated in the table next to us. They made repeated racially offensive comments and cursed throughout their meal. This made the overall experience suck.

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VG
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very professional and elevated in food sophistication
We really enjoyed it

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere were absolutely fantastic.

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P
Pittsburgh
64 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great meals at Spoon this week. The menu is changed on a regular basis and this menu had many interesting items. We started with the Maitake mushroom appetizer with red pepper flan and eggplant on grilled sour dough bread--it was outstanding. We also had the sea bass entree and the duck breast. Both were expertly prepared.

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TW
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was fancy looking, but as for taste it was just okay.

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LK
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu was very interesting. Biscuits are divine! Five of us dined there and all were delighted with their dinner. Our server was great, too. The casual vibe of the place belies the excellence of the food. Highly recommend.

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TF
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable experience. Will definitely go back

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J
Pittsburgh
88 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dinner. Meal was excellent. Steak perfectly done, and duck breast was excellent. Service was very professional and much appreciated. Very helpful and knowledgeable wine service. Venue very nice. The restaurant is highly recommended.

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