We've been to Spoon twice. The first time, the food and the service were both excellent. This time, the food was still quite good, but the service was really lacking. Perhaps they were short staffed, but it seemed like the bartender for the entire restaurant was also our waiter. Not very friendly, seemed hurried... and Pittsburgh's food scene is too competitive to deal with sub-par service. Will probably go elsewhere in the future for special occasions.
Overall the food was very tasty and the cocktails were outstanding! We tried the fennel leek soup and carrot pierogies which were flavorful. My husband had the lamb shanks which were done perfectly...not too gamey. I got the spoon burger which kind of fell flat for me, but the frites were so yummy. The best part was the service was great and it wasn't loud. I would go again.
Great ambiance, nice service and good food. The octopus was very good!
Chefs dinner was worth the money tons of food for 45. App 2 entree and dessert. Entrees are big portions easily feeding 2
Nice ambient, good service but too expensive
The lights were too bright so they lowered them but still very bright for this type of restaurant.
Had a very good meal and thank you
The food was delicious and the wine excellent! Would definitely recommend this place.
Nothing special about the food, it was average
Blue cheese soufflé appetizer was very dry
Carrot pirogue appetizer just didn't have enough sauce
Soup appetizer was good
Octopus entree was good
Pork entree had pork belly with very little meat, mostly fat, pork was good
Other better options in Pittsburgh
Spoon is the "go to" restaurant when you want an excellent meal with great service. We live close by and go there often. It is one of the top restaurants in the East End of the City.
Great food and dining experience!
Tables are too close for the noise level. Music needs to be louder maybe? Very annoying hearing every conversation near us.
Food was okay but the selection wasn’t good for us
First trip to Spoon and it was worth the visit. My first impression was the servers where very attentive and did a fantastic job throughout our meal.
We each got an app and an entree. The Blue Cheese soufflé was very good, I was expecting more blue cheese presence in the dish but the flavors worked well together in the dish. My wife got the Korean Beef app which we both enjoyed greatly.
Our entrees we both very good. I would recommend the pork dish, the duo of pork shoulder and crispy pork belly is a favorite of mine.
The drink menu has several interesting house cocktails and the wine list is strong. They do a nice job of featuring unique wines by the glass you won’t see at other establishments in the area.
Had a wonderful birthday celebration with 8 people. Server was fantastic and added to the experience. Food was great. Loved it all.
My fiance and I try to make it to a new restaurant every month. This month we tried Spoon. We started out with the Carrot Pierogi and Korean BBQ appetizer. Both were great, but we seem to favor the Pierogi the most. My fiance had the swordfish and I the filet. Both were cooked perfectly, delicious, and were more than enough, as far as portion size goes. We were told that we had to try the Spoon Burger, so we got that as well. It was good, but not as great as the other two entrees. We ended up with two appetizers and three entrees and it just put us over the $100 mark. I would recommend to anybody looking to try a new restaurant!
Everything was delicious! Carrot pierogies were awesome and delightfully different the hanger steak was one of the best steaks I have ever had.
came here on a date. incredible food, but it was very slow and our waiter disappeared at times. a nice, quiet place with great food.
Visiting daughter in Pittsburgh. Love the shadyside area. This is a great restaurant food and ambiance. Warm and inviting on a very very cold day in the Burgh. Food was very good. My daughter and I had the swordfish and the guys enjoyed the chicken and Pork Loin. Also has valet parking. Can’t wait to come visit in the summer and try it again.
Our experience at spoon was fun , service was great , yummy creative food & beautiful combination of retro modern design.