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About Spoon Pittsburgh

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.

134 South Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Centre Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(412) 362-6001

Website:
http://www.spoonpgh.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking is available as well as valet services on the weekends for a rate of $3.00 per vehicle.

Executive Chef:
Brian Pekarcik

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We will be serving a special three course prix fixe New Year's Eve menu for $65 per person. Our normal a la carte menu will not be offered.

Spoon Pittsburgh Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (31)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Good for a Date (27)
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Special Occasion (26)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Romantic (17)
Local Ingredients (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Seasonal (11)
Cozy (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Business Meals (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Authentic (7)
Healthy (7)
Casual (6)
Good for Groups (6)
People Watching (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Fun (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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Spicy (1)
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 5 days ago

Loved the food. Waitress was very friendly in a genuine way.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was delicious, and very artfully presented. All ingredients were very fresh. Excellent, attentive service in a nice atmosphere. Would definitely recommend Spoon to friends and family, and look forward to returning.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Terrific gin cocktails and service. Menu is small-ish but good choices nonetheless. Very solid choice for the area.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

All the staff were very accommodating and friendly. Food exceeded expectations. We chose the restaurant because it was near our hotel, and were so glad we did! We ate early and recommended it to friends who were looking for a late supper.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Very pleasant evening with no complaints. It's one of our regular haunts.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Seasonal
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The waiter wasn’t very nice, but the food was good and not too expensive. Overall a decent place.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This highly rated Pittsburgh restaurant lived entirely up to its reputation. This is foody food plus just very good high quality dining. The new pork dish was fantastic as was the appetizer souffle. We did not try the four dish dining for the table but it looked excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

First time there and loved it. We were visiting from Ohio. Definitely worth going to if you get a chance!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Dined here with a friend who had previously enjoyed this restauranteur's/chef's creative French cuisine at his previous restaurant, as had I; so we were anxious to try this new incarnation. We chose the Bar Frenchman site as opposed to the fancier Twisted Frenchman upstairs and were very pleased with the delicious food and knowledgable, attentive, and friendly server who championed the restaurant's use of local/regional farm sources. We both ordered the onion soup to start and for mains one ordered the half roasted chicken, the other ordered the smoked duck. All was excellent. We were too full for dessert. The décor is simple and unadorned, with perhaps too many hard surfaces, which tend to amplify noise. But the music was not too loud. A the few people at the bar were not too noisy on a quiet Wednesday evening. Parking looked like it might be a problem but a car pulled out of a spot right in front as we arrived, so we lucked out. All in all, a very pleasant experience.

Tags: Authentic, Organic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. The food was delicious and the wait staff was attentive. We mentioned it was our anniversary dinner and they went out of their way by writing Happy Anniversary on our dessert plate in chocolate and gorgeous handwriting. It was a very special touch that we really appreciated.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Another great meal in Pittsburgh!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Last visit several years ago. Wanted to check out the remodel and new menu. The place reminded me of upscale cafe rather than a fine dining establishment. Strangely it seemed a little worn already. Had a great seat by the window but the frame needed painting or mold removed. I couldn’t tell which. The evening we were there it seemed to be overflow for the burgher place next door. Most people near us were ordering the burgher. Not a great sign.
Valet is a nice service and is reasonable.
The food was good. The blue cheese soufflé was incredible. The scallops were enjoyed by my wife and my hangar steak was good but served luke warm. There are many better options in Pittsburgh. Acacia for one.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food & service in a beautiful setting. It doesn’t get any better than this.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 17, 2017

This was a random pick based of off Open Table reviews. And my expectations were met. Food was outstanding, service seemed a bit off despite not being very busy, ambiance was a bit to much light which was also a bit odd. BUT the food was amazing! I will be back.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great, excellent food!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Server had an “attitude”, food overpriced and very heavy. Disappointing since we were visiting from out of town and were celebrating a birthday with friends.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent meal, outstanding wine list.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Service was friendly but not overbearing. Food was wonderful - surprising yet subtle flavor combinations. Everything was very well prepared. We ordered one of each - snapper, steak, chicken and pork so that we could try as much as possible. Nothing disappointed. The only thing off the mark was the macaron dessert (melting sorbet drowned the macarons), but the flourless chocolate cake was the best any of us had ever had. Highly recommend Spoon, especially for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We went to Spoon for brunch. There was a wide variety of menu options. Four of us each ordered something different and all were pleased with their selections

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Casual
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

The blue cheese soufflé is to die for! The rest of the food was a bit overpriced and pretty average. I had the pork as a main entree and it was a bit tough and definitely overpriced for what it was. Overall, the dining room is a bit blah but it's a decent spot. I wasn't floored, especially for the price point, but it was a nice dinner overall.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Friday night dinner for 3 on the patio was delightful. Professional and personable service. Good wine by the glass selection. Gluten free selections including house made chips instead of bread basket. Beef tartare and Don Don noodles, mussels and pork belly loin chop and flourless chocolate torte were all excellent.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 6, 2017

My 1st time dining at this restaurant with my partner and the experience was great. Timothy was our server and he was fantastic. Very attentive and also knowledge of the menu and recommendations. I will definitely return.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 6, 2017

One of the top chefs in Pittsburgh. Food is amazing and service is top notch. I especially appreciate the vegetarian options.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Portion of my main course was ridiculous. The piece of monk fish was about two inches long and two inches wide. It also was tough to boot.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. Each of the six of us ordered different things, as well as appetizers and desserts, and absolutely everything was delicious. We will definitely be returning!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The wine list and cocktails are well chosen and creative

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Group of 4 arrived very early on a Sunday evening so the restaurant was very quiet. Pleasantly attentive service and helpful answers to our questions. Each suitably enjoyed their food. I did feel the burger could have used something more, perhaps a more evident sauce/salsa, to round out that dish. To my taste it was a little dry. Would certainly return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

My boyfriend and I went to Spoon to celebrate his birthday. We had always wanted to try it but could never find a reservation that worked with our schedules. We went on a Saturday for an early dinner and the place was empty (which meant the service was great and we had lots of time to chat and weren't trying to talk over any noise.) The decor is very modern and the menu is pretty intricate as well. We weren't super hungry, so we skipped the whole 3-course-meal thing and went right to the mains. Overall a great experience and a great ambiance. Would go back for a special occasion again! Perhaps not an everyday sort of restaurant, however. It can get pretty pricey.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

My boyfriend and I went here for the first time for our anniversary this past weekend. All four courses were amazingly delicious, and the service was excellent. They even wrote "Happy Anniversary" on our dessert. Nice atmosphere and overall great value and experience. Highly recommend!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food was amazing! Desert was even better ❤️

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Despite the super noisy infant behind us, which honestly felt out of place, the service was impeccable and the food amazing. The wait staff was very attentive to water, drinks, and food needs while also not being over bearing. The food was amazing. Definitely worth the trip!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Simply. Delicious.
Had some mussels with kimchee. Creatively delightful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Spoon has, in the past, been fabulous! On this visit, service was really disappointing. Food was good but not outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had very high expectations for this restaurant however they definitely were not met. We had the chefs selection menu as we figured whatever the chef chose to showcase would be the best to get. The tuna tartare started the meal off well, however it went downhill from there. From the mussels to the peanut fried chicken, it was lackluster at best. It may have been what we selected to get and the rest of the menu could be better, though we won’t be returning any time soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was overly salty. I had their empanadas for an appetizer and it was spicy and crispy. However my scallop entree was overly salty and they used baby scallops instead of king scallops. The pavlova was big enough to share between two people and I wish the peach was more cooked/charred.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 15, 2017

My scallops were seriously undercooked - the rest of the dish was so tasteful and interesting - but the scallops were almost raw and almost cold - a real disappointment as it is scallop season and I was really looking forward to the meal

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

It was good,

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The restaurant is beautiful and the service was great, but the food just was just OK. I will go back for drinks only to try selections from the Gin cocktail menu. That was really the highlight of the evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

This was amazing!! The food was spectacular and the service fabulous. We did a four course chef's choice dinner. It was adventuresome on our part but so worth it. Everything was delicious and the presentation was great. I am a foody and I highly recommend this restaurant. Go out of your way if needed to go here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Failed re-vamp of menu and ambiance. When first opened this was the best restaurant in Pittsburgh. The attempt to reinvent theirselves failed. The Asian-Latin fusion was poorly executed and did not deliver. Spoon should go back to their roots of excellent traditional food. Great cheeses, amazing steaks, soups...We noticed other customers also unhappy with their food. The service was ok but not the same as it used to be. Overall disappointing. I've already referred friends thinking of going here to other better restaurants in the area.

Tags: Business Meals
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