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The Terrace Room, Pittsburgh, PA
The Terrace Room, Pittsburgh, PA
The Terrace Room, Pittsburgh, PA
The Terrace Room, Pittsburgh, PA
The Terrace Room, Pittsburgh, PA

The Terrace Room

4.3
4.3
884 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Terrace Room offers fine cuisine in an atmosphere of classic elegance and historical ambiance. Conveniently located in the renowned Omni William Penn Hotel in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, the Terrace Room is close to all that Pittsburgh offers. Regarded for decades as one of Pittsburgh's most historic dining rooms, this traditional restaurant is perfect for a casual luncheon with friends or business associates.. The menu is diverse, and offers plentiful selections prepared with fresh local ingredients that speak to our Chef's personality and creativity. Enjoy a variety of fine sustainable seafood, steaks, and other daily features served with an extra helping of warm hospitality.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–1:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 pm Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 2:30 pm–4:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (412) 553-5235
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Steven Rechtorik
  • Catering
    Professional Catering Staff to coordinate events of any size.
  • Private party facilities
    From the moment you step foot inside, you are captivated by the beauty of the Terrace Room, with its original molded plaster ceiling, mahogany arches and the striking wall mural titled “The Taking of Fort Pitt.” Let the culinary team create the perfect menu and become part of our history.
  • Private party contact
    Ron Gilbert: (412) 281-7100
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    6th Avenue
  • Parking details
    Public Parking available adjacent to the Terrace Room in the Mellon Square Garage, Monday-Friday before 4:00 PM, rates are hourly. Weekend rates are $6.00.
  • Public transit
    The "T" Light Rail system located on Grant Street across from the Restaurant @ Steel Plaza Station. Port Authority Transit Bus Stop located on Oliver Avenue and 6th Avenue next to hotel.
  • Entertainment
    Live entertainment every Friday evening from 5:00PM - 8:00PM in the Palm Court Lounge located on the Terrace Room Loggia.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    $55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    At the Omni William Penn, we embrace the elegance of the 19th Century, while enhancing our Afternoon Tea offerings to provide the opportunity to enjoy the grandeur of this time honored tradition, yet elevate your experience by partaking in our tea redefined for the 21st Century!
    Afternoon Tea Photo

What 884 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Great for brunch

  • Pittsburgh

    Great for brunch

884 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The high tea was wonderful! Not only was the food delicious and the service exceptional, but also the setting and ambiance is beautiful!

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  2. Patrick

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I really enjoyed the throwback to the early 1900's. It was the best afternoon tea we have had at the Terrace Room and we have been coming for 18 years. The servers were excellent. The food was outstanding. An the way they were serving the tea was the best yet. We also went down to the Speakeasy afterwards and had a drink which was also excellent.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I noted it was a special occasion- my niece who I don’t get to see a lot is expecting twin boys and asked for some extra touch to commemorate . I noted I would pay any difference that it might cost. Absolutely nothing was done not even a flower or a little cake or pastry acknowledging. I was extremely disappointed and wondered why they request the information when nothing is done .

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  4. EmilyF

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Sooo outdated. Menu is old school, dull and ingredients were not fresh or good quality at all. It’s really too bad as the space is lovely and the service was outstanding - really lovely caring and attentive staff. But this place needs a refresh STAT!

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  5. RachelZ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There was a snowstorm the day of our reservation. The Terrace Room confirmed with me a number of times to verify if we were still planning on coming. Once we got there, the valet took very good care of us even though we weren't guests. The maitre d took care extremely good care of us and showed us some historical photos of the table we were at. It was perfect, from the snow to the ambiance, to the tea sandwhiches. 10/10 recommend to a friend.

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  6. rubyr

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service is amazing, food is just okay. For the price it should be great.

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  7. robinlee

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The dining room was lovely, the service was remarkable slow, limited menu was plain and uninteresting

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  8. TBTR

    Pittsburgh

    65 reviews

    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a pleasure dining there and the service was excellent and the food delicious and generous portions!

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  9. MLF2

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The brunch was perfect with a nice assortment of food selections.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful ambiance and service. Good buffet brunch and a la carte selections. Delicious hollandaise on the eggs benedict.

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  11. JanS

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Wow....very surprised that a chicken salad and iced tea was $30!

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  12. CyndeeG

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Went for Sunday brunch buffet. Good food, but nothing special. Service was very slow.

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  13. ElizabethW

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Terrace Room is a great place for a quiet dinner or an intimate celebration. Great serviced and wonderful food. The Sunday buffet is one of the best!

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  14. LcPgh

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The tea sandwiches were very good but the hotel needs to update the menu posted to its website so that it reflects what is actually available. We were not offered a choice of tea and there is no champagne flight with additional tea sandwiches. It was a nice Christmas activity for my family but less than we hoped or expected.

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  15. SamanthaS

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great way to see this beautiful hotel. Absolutely gorgeous and the food was delicious. Brunch was worth every penny. The sausage and biscuits were amazing. My daughter didn’t like much so the waitress just charged us for a regular scrambled egg meal and didn’t force the full buffet on her. High recommend.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The holiday decorations and ambience at the Terrace Room made for a nice place to celebrate a friend's birthday over brunch. There was a nice assortment of very tasty options on the brunch menu. The staff were all very friendly and attentive, but we certainly did not feel rushed through our meal or visit at all.

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  17. Sue823

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate here on Thanksgiving and it was a wonderful experience. Compared to other places with a buffet, there were no hoards at the buffet line, the food quality was excellent and we were not rushed out of there. The noise level was nice and we were able to have a real conversation without yelling at each other across the table. The food choices were limited, but they had everything you could want: garlic mashed potatoes, stuffing, etc. Sometimes more choices is just too much. And everything was just delicious. The ambience was classy and elegant, but not stuffy. The lobby was decorated for Christmas and that helped put us all in a holiday mood. We liked it so well, we plan to come back for a birthday celebration in January.

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  18. KyleKasson

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Myself and my Wife's family came for Thanksgiving. They were offering a Buffet and let me tell you - WOW. The food was excellent. We will be back next year.

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  19. Cynthia

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of the best places we have ever eaten. And we eat out a lot. The hotel was magnificent. The Terrace Room was superb. The food and the staff were amazing. We will definitely book next Thanksgiving dinner here.

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  20. PLR15

    Pittsburgh

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambience in a landmark building. Beautiful dining room. Food and service were excellent.

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  21. tml0

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for brunch because of the the space, which impresive. Food was average, coffee was awful (and $5). The milk we got for it was curdled. There were more staff than diners but it was still always hard to flag someone down often. So it’s hard to recommend.

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  22. StevenW

    Denver

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We arrived at our reserved time (2:30 PM) only to be told that the Terrace room closes at 1:00 PM ! Seems to be a disconnect between Open Table and the Terrace Room.

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  23. JBBJT

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Met a business contact at the Terrace Room for lunch. The setting is beautiful but the overall experience was poor. Immediately after sitting down (within one minute), the waiter came over and abruptly said that he was "on his own today" so we'd have to order all at once. We told him we just sat down and needed a few minutes. He came back maybe 2 minutes later and asked for our order, I told him to please come back in 5-10 minutes. He rudely told us that the kitchen is also taking a long time, so we should order now and talk later. We both ordered a cobb salad, which was good and came quickly but came out with no dressing. There were also fruit flies around our table. No one came back to check on us until they brought the check and I needed more water. Quite disappointing and I was embarrassed to have chosen this location for a business meeting.

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  24. Patrick

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The Buffet is excellent and well worth the price. We will be back.

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  25. AnnS

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff at The Terrace Room are always wonderful! They are very attentive and strive to make sure everything is perfect.

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  26. JenniferH

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was great food was good and came quickly the only issue was we had 9 people at a tiny table 75% of the dining area was empty so was disappointed we had to sit on top of each other for lunch.everything else was great!

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  27. GwendolynB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Please note - because I did not know - that the restaurant prepares the tea 48 hours in advance. So you must decide on which tea you would like when you place the reservation. Because it is difficult to speak to anyone at the hotel (they will send you to Open Table for the reservation), this can be tricky. The tea itself was good, but we were surprised when we arrived that the decision about the tea had been made for us.

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  28. SarahR

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was wonderful, the buffet was just standard greasy spoon items and my hollandaise for my benedict was not good at all. The eggs however, were cooked perfectly.

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  29. LaneW

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The breakfast buffet was delicious and the staff was friendly and very attentive. The restaurant and hotel are beautiful. I would highly recommend!

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  30. Scout

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The avocado toast was good. The room is really cool.

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  31. girlsatwork

    Pittsburgh

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our reservation was for High Tea. The service, food, and tea were fabulous. It was fun working through three courses of savory and sweet finger foods. We enjoyed the variety and care given in the preparation. The three types of tea were equally delicious. Our server/host was friendly, professional, and attentive. This is a great thing to do for a special occasion. I suggest making a reservation for 2 pm and taking your time through 4 pm. All that said, I did not like being seated in the LOBBY. A reservation at the Terrace Room, to me, means in the restaurant. The lobby was loud and busy - not the atmosphere expected for High Tea.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully classic hotel. Lots of historic pictures. “Normal” brunch foods, but done well. Great bacon, sausage, fruits, salmon were my highlights. No omelets or made to order foods. If you want quiet dining, this is perfect because the dining room is large and the ceilings very high. Friendly service. At $22 for the buffet, it’s a great spend. Walked around downtown afterwards. You can valet park, or cheap parking across the street. Wonderful morning.

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  33. Libby

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Saturday brunch. Food was good although they no longer have the build your own omelette bar:(

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  34. AshleyC

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! So much amazing food, displayed beautifully. Great service- attentive but not overly so. All around a fabulous experience and we will definitely be back!

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  35. robinlee

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The dining experience was lovely, the food variety was very good. At Thanksgiving they ran out of turkey in 20 minutes Easter the lamb was WAY over cooked and dry. The main course should be better prepared

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  36. MissSassy

    Pittsburgh

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful brunch! One of the best in the City! Will definitely be back.

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  37. ClevelandFoodie

    Pittsburgh

    67 reviews

    2.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Tried for return visit. Restaurant was nearly empty. Servers were nice but scarce. Food was cold and lack any flavor. Disappointing experience.

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  38. ClevelandFoodie

    Pittsburgh

    67 reviews

    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. Food was mediocre. Main dining room seemed barren.

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  39. RachelB

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jaley (sp?) was such a wonderful host for our afternoon tea!! The tea and accompaniments were perfect, scones being some of the best I've ever had. The food came out in courses and was presented so nicely! We each got our own pot of tea and Jaley checked in with us to make sure it was hot enough throughout our experience. The Palm Court (situated outside the Terrace Room) overlooks the beautiful entry into the Omni. There is so much history in this prominent hotel, and Jaley was giving us all the details and answering all of our questions. My mum, gram and I so enjoyed out afternoon tea here. We will def be coming again. The only thing we would request is that you offer it on a weekend day!! (currently only available Wed/Thurs afternoons) so that some of our family/friends are available to join us!

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  40. NancyS

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambience for a special get together of friends. We enjoyed our meals, conversation and service. Thank yo for being open for lunch. So many downtown restaurants are not. Really appreciate!

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FAQs

The Terrace Room is rated 4.3 stars by 884 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Terrace Room

530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Additional information

  • Cross street
    6th Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–1:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 pm Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 2:30 pm–4:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Parking available adjacent to the Terrace Room in the Mellon Square Garage, Monday-Friday before 4:00 PM, rates are hourly. Weekend rates are $6.00.
  • Public transit
    The "T" Light Rail system located on Grant Street across from the Restaurant @ Steel Plaza Station. Port Authority Transit Bus Stop located on Oliver Avenue and 6th Avenue next to hotel.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Steven Rechtorik
  • Entertainment
    Live entertainment every Friday evening from 5:00PM - 8:00PM in the Palm Court Lounge located on the Terrace Room Loggia.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (412) 553-5235
  • Catering
    Professional Catering Staff to coordinate events of any size.
  • Private party facilities
    From the moment you step foot inside, you are captivated by the beauty of the Terrace Room, with its original molded plaster ceiling, mahogany arches and the striking wall mural titled “The Taking of Fort Pitt.” Let the culinary team create the perfect menu and become part of our history.
  • Private party contact
    Ron Gilbert: (412) 281-7100
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