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Permanently Closed - Tavern 245

80 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great for Lunch (94)
  • Good for Groups (73)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (31)

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Tavern 245 is a lounge-style restaurant and bar that serves New American cuisine with some internationally-inspired dishes. The restaurant's modern interior features table seating, couches and chairs, large windows and a central full-service bar. There's also a rooftop deck where guests can be seated when the weather is nice. Tavern 245 is a great place to get together with friends or enjoy a casual date.

Start off with an appetizer like provolone sticks, feta truffle fries, Italian egg rolls or hummus with fresh pita bread. Large plates include options like blackened taco salad, salmon salad, the fried chicken sandwich and hearty burgers served with French fries. End the meal with a sweet dessert like the chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich. Tavern 245 also offers a wide variety of special house cocktails and margaritas.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm -10:00pm (Bar open until 2am)
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Phone number
(412) 281-4345
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
We can rent out any of our floors for you private event. We have a rooftop deck, a full dining room with full bar, as well as our first floor lounge. All of which can be rented for private parties.
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Private party contact
Joe Cristofaro: (412) 281-4345
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We offer full catering to all of Downtown Pittsburgh.
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Cross street
Wood St.
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Parking details
There is a public parking lot right across the street from Tavern 245. There is also street parking available.
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Public transit
Tavern 245 is easily accessible with public transportation.
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We have 8 big screen TV's and a roof top deck.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on August 25, 2016

Was sad to see this place close, loved happy hour and the rooftop bar!

vipOpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on July 28, 2016

I was hesitant to try this restaurant because of the reviews about poor service. We went here on a Thursday night around 7 PM and there was practically no one in the restaurant. I wasn't sure if that was going to be good or bad. However, our server was incredibly attentive. She refilled our drinks and water multiple times without our asking and checked in several times. We loved our sandwiches. I don't know about the service and crowd on other nights but everything worked out great for us .

YourMomEatsMayo (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

The service was great, the bartender was amazing. Fresh island mojitos!

vipMotorfoodie (Cleveland)
2.0  Dined on May 31, 2016

Unfortunately we didn't have a great experience, probably due to the fact they only had 1 person working the bar and restaurant.

RedMartinez (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on April 30, 2016

We had a group on 9 for a 5 PM reservation. We were seated right away. Food was ordinary. Service was uneven, although the waiter was new. Correct food not delivered. Plates cleared prior to folks finishing their food. Gratuity was included because of the size of the group. Waiter approached me to inquire if there was a problem with the service because he saw no additional gratuity added. I said that the gratuity had been included in the meal. Waiter was not aware. It was an awkward moment. Will not return because it was just ordinary.

Becky (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on April 7, 2016

T-245 is a great hot spot on Friday - but it is our favorite place on a Wednesday or Thursday night for Girls Dinner!! We want to talk for hours, and the atmosphere is perfect during the week. Plus they offer the great happy hour starting at 4pm every night. Sandwiches and French fries are delicious.

OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on March 30, 2016

It's hard to find a quiet place downtown to have a quiet, romantic lunch date. I think we have found our new go to place! The food was delicious, the staff was attentive and courteous and we were able to talk and actually hear each other! Thanks!

vipGojo (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on February 26, 2016

Burger was very good. Good prices and decent happy hr. Nothing notable tho.

ElljayPgh (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 23, 2016

I often meet others here for a quick lunch meeting. Speedy service, good food and convenient location for most people working downtown.

OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2016

The Gobbler sandwich is delicious!

vipK2escott (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 16, 2016

Couldn't have found a better venue before Springsteen concert! Bruce music streaming, majority of guests doing same thing. Food is fun, rich, fatty and good. Drinks were great as was service. Food kept us satisfied well into the night. Great time.

OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2016

Burger and sandwich joint, great beer selection, fantastic service (shout out to John, a fellow Dead Head!) and the host kept up when he wasn't seating guests-tidying tables and offering water. Menu is interesting, had a bacon egg veggie burger and the garlic fries. Spouse went with the Reuben sandwich. Both were delicious, will definitely go again. Only downside for us was that it is off the beaten path.

MamaVW (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2016

We went to Tavern 245 before a concert, the atmosphere was an upbeat eclectic bar setting with a "fun" service style. The menu was limited, but had some unique dishes. It's a great place to go for a quick simple, but unique meal. The wait staff does need a little encouragement at time to attend to the of the customers (we flagged our waiter over 3 times, and other tables had to do the same).

Service (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2016

We had a great time at Tavern 245. Everyone loved their food and the portions were very plentiful. We had a large group and they easily accommodated us. I would recommend the steak sandwich...excellent.

OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
2.0  Dined on December 19, 2015

Food was great but the service was awful. We booked a large party (6 ppl). Forgot to bring correct drinks multiple times! No one ever came over to check on us- I had to waive someone down for every thing! There was a food runner that did an excellent job, but over all I felt ignored because the couldn't handle a full house.