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About The Terrace Room

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, a family celebration, or an intimate dinner. 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.

530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday
Breakfast 6:30AM to 11:00AM Monday through Friday
7:00AM to 12:00 Noon on Saturday
Lunch 11:00Am to 2:00PM Monday through Saturday
Dinner 5:00PM to 10:00PM Monday through Saturday
Sunday Brunch 11:00AM-2:00PM

Cross Street:
6th Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(412) 553-5235

Website:
http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/PittsburghWilliamPenn/Dining.aspx

Entertainment:
Live entertainment every Friday evening from 5:00PM - 8:00PM in the Palm Court Lounge located on the Terrace Room Loggia.

Catering:
Professional Catering Staff to coordinate events of any size.

Parking Details:
Dinner and Sunday Brunch customers receive complimentary valet parking. 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 $5.00.

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.

Executive Chef:
Michael Fishchetti

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Various promotional and Holiday events throughout the year include Holiday brunches during Easter and Mother's day, Thanksgiving & Christmas dinner, and a NewYear's Eve special dinner celebration.

Private Dining

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.

The Terrace Room Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (18)
Business Meals (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
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Romantic (15)
Great for Brunch (15)
Afternoon Tea (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Cozy (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Authentic (7)
People Watching (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Seasonal (6)
Casual (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Healthy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The breakfast was filled with amazing tastes and varieties. All fresh and inviting, not only in flavor, but presentation. We'd make the trip JUST for your breakfast!! Enjoyed very much.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful variety of flavors to suit any appetite. Service was very friendly and helpful.
Dining room décor; outstanding! A very special place.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

What the terrace room offers in space, ambiance, and service, does not translate to the menu. Our waiter was good at his role, speaking to the food and coming to check on us. Management did a good job, collecting items when he was occupied and things ran well. That is where the good ends. It was Valentine’s Day, and they elected to go with a pre-defined menu, with limited options, and food that was prepared earlier in the day. I would understand if the place was a zoo, but it was Valentine’s Day and they did not bring the dining area to capacity as my wife and I left around 8:00PM. They served a puff pastry of sorts to start. It ended up being a dry piece of dough, drizzled with lemon, and topped with 2 slices of red pepper. After, we proceeded with an order of the mushroom ravioli and blue crab soup. The soup was the tastiest thing we would eat all night. Had we known, we would of asked for double soup, and less sadness. The raviolis were dry on the edges and not flavorful or appetizing. They resembled a dish that had spent most of its time underneath McDonalds fry heat lamps. After that was a shot of berries and champagne. The berries became stuck and it tasted like a muddled champagne, it cleansed nothing. We then moved on to the entree which for her was linguini, scallops, and shrimp covered with a cream sauce. The sauce was bland and flavorless, but since you order everything to start we did not know this so we ran the gauntlet of 2 pasta dishes and got ran over. I had the lamb with vegetables and a potato cake. The potato cake was not bad. The lamb was ordered med-rare and came out like it had been left over the fire all night long. Grey the entire way through. It was a sad. Dessert was then served and I don’t remember much of that. We were already disappointed with everything. We didn’t finish the wine. Paid our 200+ dollar bill and went home. I would not recommend this place unless you are a guest at the hotel and prefer not to leave your room.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined 5 days ago

Very bad experience.. It took forever to get the food ready .. The food was not good at all .. they had some kind of event which was so noisy .. Snd at the end the credit card system was broke so we had to wait about 20 minuets to use the old paying system .. Overall I won’t recommend it for anybody

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

We went here for brunch to celebrate our anniversary but decided to get the breakfast buffet instead. They had scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, bacon, shrimp and grits, biscuits and gravy and an omelette station. They also had fruit, cheese, cereal, yogurt, deviled eggs, different breads with an array of butters and jams. The omelette was good but small. They ran out of shrimp and grits, cheese, bagels, and pastries and did not replenish which was disappointing. The server was very nice and attentive. The mimosa was good, the mojito was too sweet. The ambiance is great! They gave us our first two drinks on the house for our anniversary which was so nice!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was excellent and the food was fantastic. Everyone had the filet, which was tender and delicious.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

They were great in accommodating us even though the online reservation was not in their system! The staff is lovely!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was amazing! Great selection for food and drinks. The service was also wonderful! The breakfast buffet was out of this world! We will be back and I highly recommend!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Casual, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Sunday brunch at the Terrace Room is one of our favorites. The choices range from unique to standard brunch fare. The service is always top-notch and it isn't too loud!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our reservation was for 4:30 but we were made to wait an extra 25 minutes. There didn't appear to be the organization & control of previous years. The food was exceptional as always. Again they changed up the menu but everything was exceptional.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The restaurant is very elegant, the hotel is incredible but the ambiance was not a “young” environment. The meal courses were good and bad. We ordered two main entrees that we had to returned because pasta was not well prepared that day. After we received the new entree we noticed a difference, we preferred the tenderloin with smashed potatoes, the meat was amazing and incredible tender as it should be but the potatoes were instant and not real.
Overall we enjoy the experience but it isn’t a place I will return, besides the food there is some other factors in our decision.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 23, 2017

My daughter and I have dined here before, and it's always enjoyable. It's convenient to the theater and other downtown attractions, which makes it a great place to eat when we are out for the evening. This time, though, I felt as if the menu was a little less impressive than it has been in the past, a little more standard "hotel restaurant" food with nothing that really stood out. Our meals were good, but I was looking for something a little less "meh." I had the prime rib, since I rarely have that when dining out, and it was very good (huge portion!). Our waiter provided us with impeccable service.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 22, 2017

As always, The Terrace Room did not disappoint. Annual Holiday lunch with my mom.....if I lived in Pgh., I'd go there more often!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This was our first time dining in the Terrace Room. We were very pleased with our experience. The salmon, sides, and salad were all delicious. They have a great selection of wines. Our server helped us make our choices. I'm sorry I can't remember our server's name but he did a wonderful job. Dinner was served at a nice pace. The room itself is beautiful and there is plenty of room between the tables. I would highly recommend the Terrace Room and look forward to eating there again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Quiet, pleasant atmosphere where you can do business without distraction.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great food, great staff, great service!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Lovely restaurant in a downtown hotel. The atmosphere is quiet and peaceful. Great for conversation. Food is good but could be more creative.

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very expensive for a Turkey dinner.
Food was mediocre. Ambiance was good, with the exception of being seated too close to other patrons.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our Thanksgiving was made perfect by the dinner and service at the Terrace Room! Half of our table chose the traditional turkey entree but others chose steak and seafood. We will be back! It’s gorgeous, too!

Tags: Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, People Watching
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The setting for Thanksgiving Dinner is lovely; however, the food is a disappointment at best. Cols side dishes, sald drowning in dressing and entrees close to tasteless.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at The Terrace Room and the menu was quite nice, including the autumn inspired cocktails. The food was good and we enjoyed the traditional sides and dessert being served "family style". The atmosphere was both fancy and comfortable. Our servers were pleasant and attentive, but we did wait a little longer than expected in between courses. Overall, a nice experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Visiting Pittsburgh for the first time, we wanted a special venue for Thanksgiving, and this was it. Lovely dining room, impeccable service and wonderful food! As special as it could have been!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I’ve been going to the Terrace Room for many years, especially on Thanksgiving. The Palm Court is beautifully decorated for Christmas, the food is always innovative and excellent, and the staff is a delightful mix of longstanding and experienced servers from around the world.
There is nothing about it that I don’t like.

I started going with my father, then my husband. Since they’ve both passed away, I now go with my son, who drives up from D.C. just for the occasion. We wouldn’t miss it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The occasion was Thanksgiving dinner. We have been going to the Terrace Room regularly for several years. Our server was Dawn and she was terrific. Great food and great presentation!. The Terrace Room is always a treat. Wonderful meal!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Old school done well. Farmers table buffet great food and very reasonable.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Live Music, People Watching, Quiet Conversation
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The best old style charm set in the middle of a gorgeous hotel that strikes you with its beauty just after one step in. I will be back with Family and friends! Food was excellent, service was excellent.... view amazing!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful experience at the Terrace Room. Beautiful, historic hotel with wonderful architecture. The Sunday Brunch menu was wonderful, with an optional buffet. My wife and daughter ordered off the menu, I went for the buffet. The food was excellent. Our server, John, was polite and attentive. Great experience. Will certainly go back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I was taking a coworker out to lunch and she suggested The Terrace Room. I was a little surprised she wanted to go there with all the trendy places downtown, but I was pleasantly surprised. Of course, it's gorgeous but the food was equally as lovely. Our server was down-to-earth and took good care of us. I got the chicken soup and the brussel sprouts app for my entree and both were delicious. The chicken soup was pure comfort food and the brussels were addicting. My coworker got the chicken caesar salad which she enjoyed, and we shared a molten chocolate cake for dessert. It was very cocoa-y and not too sweet. I'd go back in a heartbeat!

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent food and service. Beautiful dining room. Easy for conversation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Wait staff and Host were excellent as usual - food was great - and the restaurant is very accommodating to deviations from the preparation of the specific menu items.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our waiter was very informative and provided excellent recommendations. we enjoyed the Sunday bunch which had a nice selection. The service was quick and efficient. We have already recommend to friends.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 24, 2017

It was our anniversary dinner and we couldn’t have been happier, the waiter recommended a perfect wine for the evening and we had a perfect dessert to finish things off.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 17, 2017

As always, service was excellent (both waiter (Josh) and host (William) were extremely pleasant) and food was very good as usual.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Was not sure what to expect since I had never stopped by the hotel or the seen the restaurant before. I was a little concerned in that it was a smaller crowd for such a spacious location. The restaurant has a casual elegance about it with comfortable seating throughout. The menu offered a short but interesting list of options and the special for the evening complimented the rest of the menu and gained support from two at our table. The service was what set this place apart from other restaurants I have visited during my Pittsburgh business trips. Our server was both knowledgeable as well as entertaining with a great sense of humor that kept us bantering throughout the meal.... without taking away from a great dining experience. If there is a negative it would be the distance to the restrooms from the dining room... in no way a deal-killer...but you've got to plan ahead.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food at the Terrace Room is always very good - the atmosphere is very nice - and not quite as loud as some other restaurants - and the service was excellent!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Must say that we were expecting a more varied luncheon menu, but it was adequate.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great food. Great service. A bit warm room temperature.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Birthday dinner with my wife and the food didn't fail my expectations. The ambience also was very romantic and historic. Beautiful and memorable evening at the Terrace Room.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 26, 2017

May dinner was good but not great for the price I paid. My wifes dinner was not very good. Did not have much taste. However the service was very good.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had dinner on Sat night and brunch on Sun morn and both were wonderful. The service was awesome, the food was perfect including portion sizes that are sure to fill you up. I had prime rib that was just killer, as well as a crab & arugula omelet at brunch that was filled with fresh ingredients. Pricing is not as steep as you'd expect downtown, I'd say no more expensive than a nicer chain restaurant, so don't let that be a concern when deciding to visit. I'll come back even if I don't stay at the hotel.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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