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About Willow

Proud member of the S+P Restaurant Group with sister restaurants Spoon and BRGR

Voted by Pittsburgh Magazine's 2005 Readers' Poll as one of the Best
New Restaurants and by Pittsburgh Post Gazette as one of 2004's Best Dining Hot New Spots, Willow is recognized for its superb ambiance, simply prepared Contemporary American cuisine and professional tableside service. Willow's name and ambiance reflect the inspiration of its wooded setting, located minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. The unique use of sensual lighting, natural design elements and three fireplaces provide guests with a sophisticated and cozy atmosphere. For business or pleasure, visit their comfortable lounge - the perfect place to entertain.

634 Camp Horne Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm
Sunday Dinner: 4:00pm-9:00pm

If you or anyone in your party cannot navigate stairs, please let us know. We will do our very best to seat you on the first floor.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(412) 847-1007

Website:
http://www.willowpgh.com/

Catering:
Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions, Holiday Parties, Business Dinners, Baby & Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Wake Luncheons, Baptisms, Communions/Confirmations. Call our Sales & Special Events Manager, Amanda Kefal to personalize your special event at Willow!

Executive Chef:
Jacob S. Kuhn

Private Party Facilities:
There’s always a reason to celebrate! Our newly renovated spaces offer the perfect solution for groups as small as 10 to as large as 150.

Private Party Contact:
Chelsea Muntz: (412) 847-1007

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Willow Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (20)
Good for a Date (18)
Special Occasion (17)
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Good for Anniversaries (16)
Casual (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Business Meals (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Romantic (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Seasonal (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Healthy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Authentic (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fun (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Scenic View (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, the shrimp and grits in particular, crummy service this time.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

Party of 4 -- All very much enjoyed the food and atmosphere at our table.
After dinner drinks at bar were minorly marred by a bartender who was noticeably unpleasant and little chilliness (sitting by the door). The chilliness was rectified by a small space heater.
No big worries... We will be back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 6 days ago

First time visit - for business dinner left us very pleased. I had high expectations ( since the place is run by the same group who owns "Spoon" in East End), and Willow totally met them. We arrived earlier and were able to take advantage of the Happy Hour menu. Everything was very reasonably priced and absolutely delicious. For dinner - we opted for variety of small plates instead of entrees: flat bread, mussels, mac and cheese, and crabcakes were outstanding.
If you have not yet tried this place, plan your visit soon!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 7 days ago

The Willow is a very nice restaurant that excelled in customer service. We went on Valentine's Day which they had a special limited menu that we were unaware of and was not given the opportunity to order from the regular menu. So, my fiance and I are dieting and did not eat the dessert that was included in the $65 price of the meal. The food was really tasty and the presentation was appealing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 7 days ago

My fiance and I went on Valentine's Day. The food was excellent, however, I wasn't please with Willow jacking up their prices in excess of $15 per person because it's Valentine's Day, all with a limited menu. I was never told there was a limited menu, nor was I told that limited menu was $65/person. If I'd have known that, I'd have stayed home and made my fiance dinner instead. A crab cake, a pork chop and a panna cotta dessert should NEVER cost anyone $65. $50, sure. They did have the nerve to tell me that they were offering free Valet Parking, though. It'd have rather parked myself and ordered off of the dinner menu. Just insane.

I will say, the food was excellent, but I would never go back here for any special occasion.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Victoria is an amazing personable server. We've had her multiple times and she is great, very attentive but not overbearing.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We typically go to Willow about once a year. Since the last time we were there, the menu has been quite restricted. I felt like I didn’t have as many options. It could just be my perception but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I have in the past. It was not bad; in fact it was quite good. But it wasn’t exceptional as I previously thought it to be.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Crab cakes we're just like you would get in Maryland.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Every thing was excellent

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Focused menu with each having some gourmet flair. Each dish selected by our party was rated delicious. Great wine. Pricey, but worth it for that important meeting or special occasion. Attentive service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fantastic service, food and cocktails! Victoria, our waitress, was a delight!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Had not been for brunch before and it turned out to be just as good as dinner. Toward the end of the meal, it got louder as it became more crowded but that is to be expected. Food was amazing, especially as a southern transplant always looking for good grits around here—awesome. Definitely will return!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We have been to Willow many times. We are never disappointed. Love the small plates and interesting drinks.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good food great service and our server Victoria really knows her stuff.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our server Fred was great. Knowledgeable and friendly. Potato soup was more of a puree, and somewhat tasteless. The beet salad was very good tasting, but small portioned for the price. I had the small plate Mac and cheese with chicken as my meal, it was perfect. My husband had the ravioli, which he said was good, but after tasting my meal he said mine was better. Overall the food was average.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 19, 2018

They got off to a bad start; I arrived early, checked in and said I'd be at the bar. Did not see my guest come in, he checked in and was seated but not told that I was there. We both sat in different spots thinking the other was late for 15 minutes - finally called his cell to find him -- staff never figured it out, despite the fact that I had a reservation for two. Sloppy.

For the meal each of us had two of the small plates -- excellent. Service was good, although not outstanding. Price was very fair for the quality.

Would go again, but wouldn't try to meet someone there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Lovely place. Went for brunch and were seated next to the fireplace. Very cozy and the food was excellent.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My wife and I went out for New Year’s Eve. This was our first time trying Willow. My wife ordered a filet mignon and I had a pork chop. The pork chop was enormous. It had to be a 4” thick chop. Anyway, the “filet” was not a filet. It looked like a cheap piece of meat. My wife said it tasted alright, but she wasn’t impressed. My pork chop was ridiculously dry. Also, it was bland. I couldn’t eat too much more than 1/4 of it.

The crab cake and lobster bisque that we had for an appetizer were very good, as was the chocolate cake we had for dessert.

Overall, we’re glad we tried it since we’ve driven by so many times and vowed we would. However, I don’t think we’ll be back.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to willow for NYE and had a reservation. We have been there many times but this time was not the best experience. We sat upstairs in a banquet room and it was not at all like sitting downstairs. It was cold and not nearly as nice as the rest of the restaurant. The food was pretty good but for the prefixed menu price of $170 for 2 people it wasn’t that good. The service was very disappointing. It’s normally great but our waitress was not friendly and you could tell she was super overwhelmed. It took forever to just get a water refill. Never again do I want to sit upstairs, seems like a totally different restaurant. Just overall not happy with our experience for the price.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Willow was either over scheduled or understaffed for NYE dinner. Our reservation was for 7:30pm and we weren’t finished until 10pm, and that was because we asked for our dessert and checks at the same time. The food quality and service was tremendously better last NYE (2016). We were very disappointed in the quality of the food, the value (I get it NYE is an expensive meal) they definitely didn’t match. And to top it off our meal took almost 3 hours. Willow has traditionally been great and we have been there numerous times and enjoyed it, but they struck out this time and I will be rethinking going back for any special occasion. :(

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food and service were excellent as always. The prix-fixe menu selection had enough choices but small enough to not be overwhelming. All of the selections that we had in our party were very good and our waitress was very attentive and friendly.

The only detractor was the layout of the tables. They had one or two too many tables where we were sitting so we were often bumping into other people while we were seated and people had to squeeze past to get to their tables, bumping into ours. We eventually moved to another table that was properly spaced from others and had an excellent time for the remainder of our visit.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New year's Eve crowd was handled very smoothly. Mark our waiter was very conscientious with our needs. Went there last year and will go back. Making it a tradition NYE event.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went to Willow on NYE. We've been there 4 times in the past and have always enjoyed it. This time the food was dry, overcooked, and overpriced. The service was great.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Restaurant was chilly. Focus seems like it was on preparing for New Years Eve instead of the people in the restaurant.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My boyfriend and I went to Willow because we had a gift card but would definitely not be returning again (especially with our own money involved!). With the high prices and luxurious vibe, we expected a delicious and quality meal. However, we were severed disappointed and underwhelmed. To start we ordered the chicken and brie flatbread as an appetizer and within minutes it was delivered to our table. The flatbread was cold and lacked flavor. I ordered the pork chop for dinner, which was extremely overcooked and very very tough. Downtown Pittsburgh is close in proximity and offers dining experiences at comparable prices but significantly higher quality. Don't waste your money or time at Willow!

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our service was incredibly slow. It was a Saturday night, but NOT crowded. The four of us sat down at 7 pm, we ordered, we got our first course (salads and soup) at 7:40, we got our main course (two of the four orders were only pierogies!) at about 8:10. Very disappointed. (And our waitress NEVER acknowledged that our orders were slow in coming....is this normal??)

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I spent the afternoon there for a long leisurely lunch with family and friends. We ordered a lot of different things from the menu and there was not one bad dish served. It was all delicious. The decor is beautiful, service excellent, ambiance abounds. A gem in Harrisburg.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Cozy, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Loved everything except some really loud children seated nearby, but not sure what I could have done to avoid them except ask not to be seated by them. Xmas Eve is a hard time for children, so just a part of the experience, I guess.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Went there for a jam packed Christmas Eve. Wade, our server, seamlessly handled our party of 8 ages 3-72. Food was all exquisite. Atmosphere was pleasant and noise level was just right. Will definitely return next year for extended family. Sooner for us

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Fantastic service. The inside reminds of a calming yoga studio. The ravioli, pirogies, steak and frites were fantastic. The frites are especially good.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Always happy with the food here! the potato leek soup was awesome! Bronzino was tasty too!
Love the idea of having small plates too!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 14, 2017

I love beets, and was not disappointed. Shares a good number of small plates, and was quite impressed with the variety. Then moved onto sandwiches and shared entries. All lovely.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Food was very good. Only negative is it was really cold in restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great experience. Loud back room near fireplace. Noisy neighbors. Coffee at end of meal was not hot. Entrees were exceptional.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I made the reservation for a very special occasion, my mom’s 60th birthday. I made sure I wrote it on our reservation. We were sat on the bottom floor, which was okay, we love the upstairs but understood there were lots of groups that night.
My husband and I have both been in the restaurant business a while, and we were both very disappointed in our evening, along with most of the other members of our group. Our server Chris was one of the most miserable unattentive servers we have ever had. We had a child at the table and he never once asked if she needed a drink or a kids menu at that- so we assumed you did not have one, until the table behind walked in with multiple children and saw they received kids menus. Just asking if she would have liked something to drink would have been great.
I am also 9 months pregnant and obviously can not drink alcohol so I ordered a decafe coffee, could have been an ice coffee.
We were there to have a good time for my mothers birthday and were laughing and enjoying ourselves, and while we were ordering dinner my uncle asked a question about one of the menu items also including a joke like he often does, and Chris was extremely rude in his response, our whole table was very taken aback.
Food came, everything was fine- but after that we did not see much of Chris other then to throw dessert menus on our table.
No one even made mention of my moms birthday. I was sad that I made the reservation there because I feel like she was disappointed on her special night.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Visiting from out of town, we are going back again tonight! Tapas were great, dinner portions really large. Fresh ingredients, artistic presentation, fantastic flavors. Pricey for this area but totally worth it.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The menu items sound interesting and our server was very knowledgeable regarding preparation styles and ingredients. Everything was very good. We especially loved the short rib tacos.I am looking forward to going back to sample more menu items.

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We took my stepmother for her 70th birthday. We have had the same waiter, Fred, the last few times we have visited the restaurant. Not only is he incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, he’s impeccably professional. Even the young man who cleared our plates was friendly and humorous. The food is always outstanding! Looking forward to my next visit

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My hamburger was incredibly salty this time. The cheese plate was also not the greatest this time around.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I like The Willow as it is a very convenient location with good food. Always good for a business luncheon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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