Whitfield

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$30 and under
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American
Whitfield, led by Pittsburgher, Executive Chef, and James Beard award nominee Bethany Zozula, serves fare from Western Pennsylvania. With influences culled from the rich and varied culinary traditions of the region's Polish, German, Eastern European, Italian and Jewish settlers, Whitfield's menu honors Pennsylvania's cultural heritage, bountiful agriculture and distinct way of life.

The menu changes with the seasons, but always features hearty, farm-driven food sourced from local ranches, purveyors and artisans. Our steaks are our forte; grass-fed, grass-finished, butchered in-house, dry-aged for 21 days and meant to be shared.

We are open daily for breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner, along with weekend brunch.

Whitfield was named to Bon Appetit's 2016 "Best New Restaurants" and Thrillist's "24 Best Brunch Spots in America" lists

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Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:45PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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JL
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I dine out a lot A. Lot. Have been here many times. Our service on Saturday was excellent.Server was friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Person who ran the food was also very good. And the food and drinks were wonderful. Love coming here and looking forward to a return visit. Thanks!

AM
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent, the service was excellent, the ambiance is a tiny bit lacking

R
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Only issue was steak was way too rare. Took long time to get apple pie. Otherwise we love the place!

P
Pittsburgh
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Another solid and consistent meal for four. Appetizer fried green tomatoes with tzatziki sauce were superb. Assorted entrees from gnocchi, sea bass, chicken all very good. Bar menu steak nicely medium rare but tough and not much taste. Fries were superb. Good service. A bit noisy but that's the way US restaurants are.

JM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whitfield has a really pleasant mix of bright and buzzy ambiance, quality food options, and interesting people-watching that make this a great brunch spot. We loved the donut holes, which featured an almond creme filling, the super crispy bacon, the delicious coffee, and the well-seasoned breakfast potatoes.

JS
Pittsburgh
61 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I thought the brunch was outstanding. Maybe, the best eggs that I've had in a really long time. Service was exceptional. The only issue...Noise level was annoying..almost impossible to talk over. Accessibility is an issue for those of us over 70. Adding a post at the first flight of steps would be a bonus.

c
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Went for brunch. Service was good. Very noisy. Most of the dishes were very salty.

PG
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really wonderful food, attentive service and cool atmosphere.

C
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really good! We ordered tomato basil salad and the beef tartare as our appetizers, they were well done! And I ordered the duck breast as my entree and the combination of the sauce and the meat is terrific. My boyfriend ordered the smoked chicken and the chicken was beautifully cooked. The dessert was also wonderful.

IM
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance, great food & over-the-top service. Our server, Jack, was extremely attentive & really made our experience memorable. Looking forward to returning to Whitfield in the near future

GS
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Very, very noisy (loud!)... unfortunate.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

There was a wedding being hosted at the same time as our meal, which was extremely loud and impacted our meal, but after a certain point they either quieted down or closed the doors. The food wasn't as good as I was expecting given the reviews I read, however that may also have been impacted by the wedding as well. I'd be willing to give it another try but overall was okay

JP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent. I had the smoked trout and my husband had the lamb special. Both were so good! Also really loved the coffee but the desserts were so so. Looked pretty but cheesecake was lackluster and olive oil choc cake didn’t have good flavor.

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Whitfield is a very unique location, situated in the ACE hotel in Pittsburgh. The building is a converted YMCA and the restaurant is located in the lobby. Our server was very knowledgeable and helped us to make a decision about what to order. My wife and I ordered the bone marrow for an appetizer (pictured). We then split the 32oz Ribeye, which was cooked to perfection medium-rare. We had french fries and sauteed mushrooms/onions as our side. The food was fantastic. I can't recommend this place enough!

JP
Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The steaks are awesome! Also love the shishito peppers

DK
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

Waitstaff was inattentive - my soup was served before our cocktail! Waiter said "I can't control what the kitchen does" - bad answer. Don't dis your colleagues to your customers.
Noise level was too high to have conversation without straining or shouting.
Just go there for a drink...

J
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Overpriced and just average or below food quality.

AM
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Need more bone marrow please.

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

The service, food and dining experience was top rate.

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

I thought Whitfield was great - the ambience is classy but not snobby and the food and service were great. Would recommend to anyone.

MD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was here several times and it is, as always, the Best in town!

DD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Whitfield food and service and ambiance is tremendous. The only negative is the noise level--noise from the lobby can be intrusive.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently wonderful. Love

M
Pittsburgh
25 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Drinks were delicious. They do kind of seat close to other tables so you can hear other conversations very clearly. The food is worth it.

IM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable and relaxing. The service was laid back, but first class

M
Pittsburgh
45 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First time. A bit noisy but service was very good and food was delicious.

W
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I like the Ace. Good solid restaurant offering good and surprising new dishes and drinks

RD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative will mix flavors great menu definitely be back

h
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Our waitress in the restaurant was very sweet and attentive. We really liked her and she provided excellent service. The two men at the host stand were beyond nice as well. However, when we were starting with drinks in the bar, our bartender was straight out RUDE. I couldn't figure out why, just in an absolute poor mood. He treated us like an inconvenience and a total bother and refused to look us in the eye. I thought maybe I was being sensitive until my guy friend mentioned it to me when we got up. Very low class service. I wouldn't judge the entire place off of him..I have been to the Ace for night time events and drinks and always had friendly service. I'd love to check out brunch as well as I've heard it's excellent. I would recommend to management to reprimand him though..wish I caught his name but he was African American and had his nails painted black. Very off putting.

EP
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A modern place in a boutique hotel built in an old YMCA building, the food is interesting, they have a good variety of options and novelty in flavors.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was good. As the building was converted from the old YMCA building there are remnants of the old building visible in the flooring and walls.

AK
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner at The Whitfield was a resounding success. Delightful semi-private table, informative and enthusiastic staff, excellent food quality. Note: it's a noisy place, so be aware of that if sensitive to louder dining environments.

GD
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Should try and keep the menus "on line" up to date. We looked forward to the pork chop and the wedge salad but then they were not on the menu. PS: I know I am old fashion but would prefer not to have to look at all the piercings on the waiters.

NO
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Whitfield restaurant is inside the Ace Hotel, which is a YMCA converted into a hotel. I loved that we could make a reservation and did not have to wait for a table. The restaurant looks small, but the tables were still spaced far enough apart from other breakfast goers. I ordered the fluffy Russian blueberry pancakes. Fluffy...yes! But flavor-wise, they just tasted like a greasy griddle. However, the warm donut holes were the real MVPs! Warm yeasted donuts freshly fried, rolled in sugar and filled with a vanilla bean pastry creme. Absolutely delicious!

RW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Server had a little attitude. Server had a little attitude.

t
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was average and the service was okay. You felt as though you were sitting in a cafeteria. I’d make this a second choice, or a plan B, for dinner.

M
London
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The steak and the vegan dessert were beyond excellent.

AR
Tampa
77 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and savory food, very nice menu, casual and unassuming room, great service.

JP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and service was great. I love the ambience, but my only complaint is that it was a little too loud.

F
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We have been to the Whitfield four or five times in the last two months and it keeps drawing us back. It has become our favorite place for meat. We have had the ribeye for two several times and various cuts of lamb for the lamb dinner series. It all tastes fresh, is cooked perfectly and is properly seasoned. Vegetable sides and sauces are excellent. The wines are very good and reasonable priced. The service has been excellent, friendly but not overbearing. My only complaint, and this is not restricted to the Whitfield, is that sometimes the air conditioning is intensely cold.

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