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The Terrace Room

4.2
4.2
845 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.

Please join us for our 2022 Thanksgiving Holiday Buffet $65 plus tax on November 24th from 12pm-4pm.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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–2:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (412) 553-5235

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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: (844) 374-2972

  • 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, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 845 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Great for brunch

  • Pittsburgh

    Great for brunch

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  1. JL

    JennaL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Paid $141 plus tip for 6 people to eat a holiday inn free continental breakfast. Complete with waffles being cut into quarters. Disappointed
  2. KG

    KGSN

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely, as always. It is our holiday tradition to have lunch here, and we keep coming back, I would have preferred to be farther from the door, but I didn’t express my preference, and our waiter was very good, so that was fine.
  3. LL

    LuLu

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    High tea at Palm Court at Christmastime used to be lovely. The price skyrocketed and the quality of food and service nosedived! We've been coming for 20 years! What a disappointment!
  4. L

    Lesley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our lunch was delicious! Service was great. Such a beautiful room. More people need to come and enjoy the food.
  5. B

    Barbara

    Pittsburgh

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely setting for a holiday brunch. Buffet could have been a little more extensive. Service was great - Ernesto was very personable and friendly.
  6. g

    girlsatwork

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was very good, appetizer through dessert. The room is beautiful and was a great place for a holiday lunch. Our server Ernesto was especially great.
  7. DT

    DanielleT

    Pittsburgh

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The menu has changed and they have the same menu that is offered at the tap room.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food could have been hotter but everything else was wonderful!
  9. JT

    JTmiller

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love everything about the William Penn, including the Terrace Room. It was closed for dining for a while, so we were delighted to see it opened again. The ambience and food are special, but the service is outstanding.
  10. E

    Eliza

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I had a reservation but was not treated like I did. Was not handed a menu. Service was poor. Breakfast buffet was fair. Hot chocolate was cold. Staff didn’t know how to cash out a gift card. Was not given a receipt. Was very disappointed by this iconic hotel. Lobby decor was the highlight.
  11. M

    Marscup2

    Pittsburgh

    60 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    Was so happy to hear the high service was back…and so disappointed in what it turned out to be. Went with girlfriends to celebrate the holidays. $85 for tea plus a glass of champagne. Sandwiches were tiny & very dry, sweets were all chocolate (no fruit nor variety), and the scones seemed to be made at Giant Eagle. Plus, the dining room was empty. Just 4 of us sitting in the vast Terrace Room. It all felt pitiful…and hugely over-priced.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Waited one hour for a very mediocre salad. Lunch used to be special at the Terrace Room. Waitstaff did the best he could but the wait combined with a below average meal - that was nearing $100 for soft drinks and salad(for two) means I won’t be returning.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Food serving area not clean and refilled
  14. DK

    DoloresK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    The service as always was excellent! Our table was ready when we arrived . The hostess and waiter were very pleasant and efficient. My friend and I ordered the chopped salad with chicken. They were lackluster! Tiny pieces of grilled chicken, bits of avocado and bits of blue cheese. It seemed as if every item was a leftover. Very disappointing. We ate them but wondered what was going on in the kitchen. We’ve never had a poor salad there before-I hope this was a one time thing.
  15. AH

    AnneH

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Service was great and we love the Terrace Room. The food was really mediocre, especially for $22.
  16. L

    Lorr

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The selection on the breakfast buffet was limited and temp. of food at best room temperature. Very disappointed.
  17. KW

    KittyW

    Caribbean

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant dining with fabulous food and service! Beautifully decorated for the holidays too.
  18. MG

    MaryG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    service slow when it was empty, food cold but good, wrong drink. beautifully decorated
  19. SG

    SandraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Our waiter was excellent. Wasn't over crowded, decorations gorgeous. Will be back!
  20. RL

    RobertL

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of the food was excellent with a variety that catered to both the traditional Thanksgiving taste(s) and a more modern version. The choices, especially the sides, were varied and well prepared. Our only suggestion would have been to have more traditional desserts beside just the pumpkin pie (which was excellent). maybe something like a cranberry crumble or an apple pie or an apple/cranberry combination. We thoroughly enjoyed our Thanksgiving experience!
  21. LE

    LovetoEatOut

    Detroit

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful Old restaurant with exceptional service and great food.
  22. ES

    EasternShoreDiner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is the first time we've been to the Terrace Room for the Sunday brunch since before COVID. There are a few changes that didn't appeal -- the main one being the elimination of the omelet station. Also, the made-to-order pancakes are no longer offered. For the price charged, we feel that these options should continue to be offered as part of the brunch buffet experience. The service was fine and the ambience, as always, wonderful.
  23. K

    Kathi

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My granddaughter and I had a fantastic time at brunch before Frozen. It was her second time at the Terrace Room and she can’t wait to go back
  24. M

    Maddie

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only issue I had was the seating. When I made the reservation, I specifically requested a booth. We ended up at a table.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience4
    Wax paper in food. Took over 30 minutes to receive meals
  26. K

    Kate

    New York Area

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I missed the Terrace room so much since i have not been working downtown. The food was absolutely terrific and server was great!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    When we arrived the restaurant was closed for renovations. No one told us and they are still accepting reservations. Very disappointing
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exactly Right
  29. MB

    MaureenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simple lunch menu, but tasty. Quiet atmosphere in a beautiful hotel. Thanks for being open for lunch - one of few!
  30. AA

    AliA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Overall, we were pleased with our experience, especially the service at the Terrace Room. We were disappointed that the buffet provided on Father’s Day was not as extensive as the buffet that is served there on Mother’s Day.
  31. MS

    MelissaS

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Service was very slow in spite of it being a brunch buffet. It took a long time to get a coke and we had to ask several times for ketchup. Our waiter told us if we wanted custom omelets or eggs cooked to order (included with the buffet) to let him know and he would put in an order. My husband and father were able to order omelets but then our waiter was off to the races before even looking my way to place an order. The buffet itself was standard breakfast fair, scrambled eggs, potatoes, Belgian sugar waffles (the true star of the experience!), bacon (also really good for buffet bacon), sausage, oatmeal, fruit, yogurt, and bread items with a regular kitchen toaster. The pastries were a joke, there was one small tray, I’ve had better pastries at the Hampton Inn. If you are a guest in the hotel and the buffet is part of your room rate, then it’s perfectly serviceable. If you’re coming in off the street, it’s definitely not worth the price at $27/person. The hotel lobby and terrace room are beautiful, but the buffet didn’t compare.
  32. TJ

    TravelerJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The Terrace Room has a stunning atmosphere. But the food and service do not quite match it - not yet. The best hotel breakfast in Pennsylvania is the Hotel Hershey's Circular. I would challenge the Omni William Penn management to eat there, then improve accordingly. They have the right space with the Terrace Room. The food and service just need to level up.
  33. PB

    PattyB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Extremely long wait for food!!! Our waitress was nice but forgetful. I asked for my salad dressing on the side, salad arrived with dressing dumped on it😞 we waited so long for our lunch I didn’t have time to send it back to be remade. Overall not the best experience 😞
  34. BW

    BillyW

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting in a hotel that takes you back in time in a good way. Service and meals were top notch. My go to place for lunch with customers in Pittsburgh.
  35. S

    Sunny

    Pittsburgh

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely Mother's Day brunch. The room is very beautiful and elegant. The service is wonderful. They definitely make you feel like a valued guest. The food was very good and varied (it was a buffet). There was definitely something for everyone. That said, it was a bit pricey.
  36. k

    kaline6

    Washington DC

    76 reviews

    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful Mother’s Day brunch
  37. BT

    BillT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Terrace Room was the right choice. The food , service, atmosphere were excellent. We will definitely go back.
  38. DK

    DeniseK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to the Terrace Room. Beautiful, delicious food and wonderful staff. I was particularly impressed with the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    Compared to past years, very disappointing. It used to be unique farm to table items. Local cheeses , unique jams-nothing this year. The desert selection was good. The quality was as expected at a hotel restaurant. Just not worth the trip if you are not staying over night
  40. AL

    AL13

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    We went for brunch at 1130 when Breakfast/brunch supposedly offered until noon. Instead we were only lunch which consisted of about 3 sandwiches and that was about it. Waiter seemed off and acted put upon to do the bare minimum of his job, as if we just showed up to his living room in the middle of the night demanding service. Lastly, I get that it's breakfast (or should I say lunch, apparently) but it is a bummer to see such a beautiful stately setting filled with people in pajamas, hats, and tee shirts. Sad to see overall.

FAQs

The Terrace Room is rated 4.2 stars by 845 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
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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–2:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 pm

  • 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

  • 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, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, 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: (844) 374-2972

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