Station

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Station is a modern American eatery located in Pittsburgh's historic Bloomfield neighborhood. Our menu features familiar dishes and ingredients in unique and inventive ways, prepared in New American style with a Mediterranean influence, and sourced locally from our partner farms when possible. Our bar features a thoughtfully-curated wine list, classic and craft cocktails, and 12 rotating drafts of primarily local craft beers.

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Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM

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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I feel like Station is trying to be upscale but is really just a hot mess. Husband & I went for a Saturday night at peak dining time, so we knew restaurants were going to be crowded. Luckily, our reservation put us into the bar area which was much quieter than the main dining area. It was so noisy, that there was another group of four that got moved into the bar. Other than the outstanding cocktails, everything else was sub-par. The service was stretched way too thin. All the staff was running around like crazy. I had the Hanger Steak, which was above average. Cooked medium rare, good flavor to it. For what was on the plate though, I don’t feel like $32 was a good price. My husband ordered the NY Strip Steak. It was the worst $40 ever. The steak was so tough most of it was barely chewed, but just swallowed whole. It was cold, so the sauce that was served on top was congealed. He only made it though about a third of the steak before giving up. We made sure to notify them of the issue. Which they blamed us for since he ordered it rare (he actually ordered it medium rare, but ok), and therefore makes it tougher (not really how that works). They assured us we wouldn’t be charged for it since “it’s their policy”, but they did anyway since we said, “don’t care, here’s our credit card, just get us out of here”. At that point, we were tired of all the noise & hungry. We left & grabbed a slice of pizza. Two stars for the cocktails.

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space, excellent service, interesting and delicious menu. Will be back!

LD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food and service were great. Beer list was terrible. Website advertises 12 draft beers - there were 5 on the menu and one was kicked. Remaining 4? A 8+% IPA, a gose, IC Light Mango and Genesee. Bad mark on an otherwise really nice dinner.

BR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve returned to station after a great first dinner. Great spot for a casual date night dinner.

Recommendation: the wings...

IC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very accomadating and moved us to a table closer to the window wben we asked to move to an area with more light and away from a heavy curtain which was close to our table. Loved the reusable metal straws!

G
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at Station. Overall, not bad. I have to admit, I had the largest NY strip steak that I ever had --- anywhere. You usually pay the same price ($40) for half the size at any fine dining restaurant. The wife loved her octopus.

I have to ding them because they ran-out of regular coffee. We settled for decaf with our dessert. Who runs out of regular coffee??? Also, my wife was disappointed because they only had 2 dessert offerings; although, she seldom has dessert, anyway.

It was a nice dinner experience, but just lacking some pizzazz to entice you to return. Nonetheless, I would still recommend a try.

H
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff knew the menu and wine list more than just reading a card. He made sincere recommendations that we enjoyed very much. The salad and main course were both an outstanding combination of textures and flavors without being overpowering. We especially appreciated the use of local produce and meat as well.

We chose this restaurant last minute without knowing what to expect other than good rating. What a great find! We will be back.

PF
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner at Station. Truly a neighborhood gem. Order the hangar steak you will not be disappointed!

EK
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved everything about the experience of eating at Station except the noise level. The space is very acoustically “live”, so it’s very loud and can be difficult to hear.

D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had great service and faced no issues with my order. My food was cooked perfectly, especially the scallops which can be difficult. Really enjoyed the atmosphere in the room. I cannot wait to go try some of the other items on the menu.

j
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing amazing food!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellant food and service. Loved the atmosphere!

S
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely brunch at Station. Food was very tasty and inventive. Wonderful atmosphere and ambiance. Can’t wait to come back!

JV
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Modern comfort food without that "I'm-hipper-than-thou" jive. Excellent way to start off Pittsburgh Restaurant Week a little early. This place will cure those veggie-phobes who turn up their noses at a turnip or feign gas at asparagus.

SZ
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After abandoning the Strip District for brunch due to overcrowding and wait times, we happened upon Station in Bloomfield. What an excellent gem we found—lovely menu, delicious food, and great prices. We were just visiting family from out of town, but we will back as soon as we can!

MB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

I really enjoyed the food, but it was noisy and quite expensive for brunch.

t
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, service, price...all awesome!

B
Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down most creative menu. The service is amazing.

G
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Unique menu and the food was delicious. We did the tasting menus and the portions were very substantial.

F
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My wife and I had a great meal sharing an appetizer, a half pasta and an entree. The waiter was very accommodating asking if we wanted to each have small plates to put our own portions of food on or if we wanted to both eat off the main plate. We preferred having our own plates. Silverware was exchanged with each course. The local grain salad was excitingly tasty, the chicken thigh agnolotti had an Asian flair which was surprising and very good and the Hanger steak entre was as tasty and well composed as always. Our waiter was very attentive without being too chatty. My only issue is one I have always had at Station; the chairs are attractive, but not terribly comfortable. We solve half of this problem by sitting in the bar so my wife can sit on the padded banquette. We have been to Station many times so this quibble has not impacted our enjoyment of this very good restaurant.

CL
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a lovely last-minute Sunday brunch with friends on the way to drop them at the airport & all of our meals at station were sublime! The hanger steak was delicious, and we could tell our friends were enjoying their sous vide burgers & frittatas. The only thing we were disappointed in was the volume of the music. I’m in my 30’s & had difficulty hearing the waitress & we all had a hard time hearing eachother, so we asked for the volume to be reduced. We will definitely be back though. The knowledgeable and friendly waitress was wonderful, and she offered help with menu recommendations. She clearly knows her stuff! Everything was delicious!!!

DZ
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I’m not sure what’s happening at the Station. Used to be very hip with much better quality food. It missed the mark in many ways and I won’t be going back for a while, until I hear differently.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food, agnolotti was absolutely great as was the liver mousse. Our table favorite was the octopus, the green onion nage was delicious. Desserts weren’t bad, just not noteworthy. Would love to go back!!!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and food. This is one of our “go-to’s” for a night out with friends

SM
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was slow for how empty the place was on a Thursday night.

D
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I had heard nothing but hype for this place, and was excited to finally have time for a meal there. All I can say is: try less, kitchen!

Decent space, wonderful service. Those two things needs to be put up front. Food was also received in a reasonable time and the plating was excellent. Unfortunately the issue was kind of major, that of taste. Across the board, the kitchen seemed like it was trying so hard to put an immense variety of flavors into every dish, utterly at the expense of balance. The shame is they obviously use EXCELLENT product, but the base items for absolutely buried under other flavors.

The pork rib was good, but absolutely blew out my taste buds without using every available drop of the yogurt sauce. The hangar steak was a fantastic cut cooked expertly, but the jus and other accouterments were so damn overpowering you would find yourself avoiding them to actually taste the beef. The station burger, which had been hyped by every publication for a year and which I came here too seek out, was about the only burger in recent memory I physically couldn't finish. Another perfect cut of meat served at a perfect temperature, but the Asiago fondue, onion rings, and onion jam were absolutely overpowering and so heavy-handed as to completely hide any flavor of the beef and frankly make the burger too rich to finish.

There is obviously excellent sourcing and a talented staff in the back of the house here. Just stop trying to add that next ingredient to every dish and let the base items come through!

d
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Coujdnt find anything to eat on menu.

HM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Had to put reservation on a credit card or they would charge 20.00 a person. Chairs were super uncomfortable. When we went to order 4 of us wanted a burger. Low and behold, you were all out of them on a Saturday night at 8:30. The rest of the entrees were around 40.00. Waitress was nice but extremely quiet and soft spoken. Just not great all around. And very expensive.

Station
Responded on May 26, 2019

We'd love the opportunity to clear some things up for you! Our policy is that to reserve a table larger than six or more guests we require a credit card on file. You will not be charged if you cancel your reservation of course, only charged if you just simply did not show up for your reservation. If you give us notice that you would like to cancel, you will not be charged. We also offer entrees that are less than $40. We regret that you had a bad experience, and hope to make it up to you.

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K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, inventive, friendly, nice environment. Good vegetarian options.

MM
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice environment with excellent service. I had the scallops which were a little pricey but mostly good. The sauce wasn't great and the little squared broccoli cubes didn't do the plate any favors. The romaine salad was good. My husband had the burger and fries which were pretty perfect.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really love the service at Station. Everyone was attentive and responsive. My server on this particular visit was outstanding. I'll be back soon!

B
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a party of 10 so not an easy task to serve a group that size. Our server did a great job and was very attentive. The noise level was pretty high and, unfortunately, all of our food was luke warm, at best. Would l have rated the food higher if had been served while it was still hot.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We have just finished our meal and are very disappointed with our experience. We spent $150 dollars and we were asked to leave because there was a reservation waiting. The waitress took a plate away without asking if we were finished(which we were not), did not offer us the opportunity to order desert and then had the nerve to ask us to leave as soon as the check was signed and her tip secured. This is horrible customer service and really ruined my friends birthday dinner.

j
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Good food, small portions, even the large plate was very small. So for me it's a bit pricey for what we got, although the quality was good, don't go there hungry!

TP
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch menu was very unique . Food was interesting fresh and beautifully presented. I thought the portions were very generous.

m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server, Nick I believe, was fantastic. Knowledgeable and friendly. The food was exquisite and it is clear from the bar to the kitchen everyone cares about the products they are putting out there. We will be back.

J
Pittsburgh
110 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Station seems to fly under the radar, but you should know that Chef Curtis Gamble and his team put out some really good, creative food. Active bar with hi-tops on the right side of the house with dining room on the left. The local grains salad was delicious. Crispy chicken wings really well done. Excellent beef tartare. Unique chilled charred green tomato and cucumber soup. The tagliatelle with smoked pork shank can compete with any hi-end Italian joint. A new addition to the menu, roasted veal breast & crisp sweet breads, was a hit. Lavender pound cake with coconut and pineapple was a nice ending to a delicious meal.
The price point provides great value for local ingredients and quality preparation. Service is efficient and friendly.

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

Dinner was super good and our server was friendly and helpful.

2
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I selected Station for a graduation dinner because it had a reputation for providing strong vegetarian options in addition to steaks, burgers, seafood. The drinks were inventive and tasty, the server did an excellent job, and the entire meal from appetizer, through main course and dessert was fabulous. The James Barkhurst and a drink called the Penicillin stand out from the several that I sampled. The Roasted Carrot appetizer was truly amazing, a hearty blend of flavors and textures, and the best of the first courses tried. They also had a seasonal chilled cucumber soup (smoked trout roe, charred cucumber skins, pressure cooked ancho and a yogurt panna cotta). Interestingly the baby romaine salad with its buttermilk dressing reminded people of a great burger, without having any meat in it. Two people had the station burger, served with onion rings and ideal crispy, seasoned french fries bearing bits of real potato skin. They were great dipped in the asiago fondue that came with the burger. Two people had the carrot bolognese, which they enjoyed. One had the spare rib appetizer for his meal, which ended up being a huge portion with four large ribs. Both the hanger steak and the scallops on the prix fixe menu were excellent. The hanger steak was perfectly cooked and delicious, with its cauliflower, roasted mushroom, shallot and roasted garlic custard. But the scallops were unbelievably good, served over rhubarb jus with pickled ramp relish, white asparagus and green garlic fritter. Even though there were only three scallops, the entire dish was deeply satisfying, particularly the asparagus in the sweet-tart sauce: the amounts of each element were perfectly satisfying. I appreciated that they did not just pay lip service to offering tiny bits of (tasty) vegetables, but gave enough to satisfy and stimulate the palate. My prix fixe meal (roasted carrots, scallops, panna cotta) was the best meal that I have had in a very long time, and at $45 was a real bargain.

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