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About Willow

Proud member of the S+P Restaurant Group with sister restaurants Spoon, Grit & Grace 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:
Business 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:
John Mottinger

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Willow will be open 11:30AM-8:00PM on Christmas Eve. Come celebrate an early Christmas Dinner with Willow.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Willow will be open from 11:30AM-11:00PM on New Year's Eve. Dinner will be served from 4:00PM-11:00PM featuring a 3 course prix-fixe menu created by Executive Chef Jacob S. Kuhn.

Private Dining

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.

Willow Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (15)
Good for a Date (15)
Creative Cuisine (13)
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Good for Anniversaries (12)
Romantic (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Cozy (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Seasonal (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Fun (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Authentic (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tapas (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was absolutely delicious and prices were reasonable, with very good service. The outside of the restaurant should be fixed up with some landscaping or lights, because it is not "inviting" and confusing with several entrances.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great Food, Personable staff, Great Service. Omelet perfectly made to order. My friends raved about their meals, from the crab cake eggs benedict to the steak and eggs. And they cannot stop talking about the pumpkin cannoli they had for dessert.

My spouse and I enjoy WIllow on date nights, a quick bite after work or with a group of friends and they NEVER disappoint!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Tapas
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

A bit pricey. Everything was great until the bill. Lowering your prices will really increase your business.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always an amazing meal with top rate service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

What a find! I was in town to visit win my best friend, and Willow did not disappoint. The drinks were strong, the atmosphere was casual enough, the service was a perfect, and the food was some of the best I’ve had in some time. We had the roasted vegetable salad, mushroom bread pudding, mussels, and pork tacos. Everything had a refreshing take on it, nothing I’ve ever tasted before. I know my best friend will return, and I have no doubt I will request to as well.

Tags: Vegan, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Willow is a very comfortable place to eat and drink. The food is good, even though entres are somewhat limited. Good selection of small plates and appetizers. The service was quite good and we were able to have a conversation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good brunch menu, seasonal drinks, and great service.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food, amazing staff.
Honored special requests and were extremely mindful about alert to food allergy.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We’ve been to willow many times and as always everything was great!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Apologies to server but he was excellent. Wish I remembered his first name.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Truly a hidden gem of Pittsburgh! The fairly recently remodeled, revamped restaurant with newly upgraded menu is definitely worth the drive to the north hills and conveniently close to the exit off of 79 without the feel of 'a restaurant right off the exit'. The menu has the classics with an upgrade of modern twists to plates that will make you feel adventurous. The best part about this new look of the menu is the addition of small plates that allows you to taste different plates that the chef has been working on without the commitment to a whole meal. They're great for appetizers or you can make a meal out of some. If they have the bread pudding with duck confit definitely try it! You will not be disappointed with this restaurant. Good for special occasions to every day dining, definitely put this one on your list of MUST TRYs.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The new chef has added a wonderful new menu for unique small plates that are THE BEST for trying out the food here. We really love the new cocktails as well

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Service was excellent! Food was great! They do not rush you.

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Food was delicious but waiter was a little less than desirable. It is a little gross when your waiter is sweating profusely and serving you food. Also he seemed to be in some sort of rush towards the end of our dinner and eager to be done with serving us. Overall, it was a good dining experience and I would eat here again although I would love to try dinner on the patio.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great burgers. Fries were crispy as requested. Love the outside on sunny days.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Always excellent food and service. The grilled vegetable salad was excellent. Nice wine list as well.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

I really enjoyed my peach salad and mussels, my friends enjoyed theirs also. I loved the Riesling

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Strongly recommend for innovative food. Lots of dishes have an Asian flavor in it. Really liked the yellowfin crudo, red snapper(seems only available for restaurant week?), crab cake, mussels with green curry, the scallop and pork belly was pretty awesome too. Loved how they mixed peaches with the spicy sauce(curry?) for the red snapper dish, a very interesting combination.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Went for restaurant week, the menu provided was well thought out and a great value. Portions were large and well presented, and the wine paring offered with the tasting menu was a very good compliment to the food. My wife and I hadn't been to Willow in years, but it won't be long before we go back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Casual, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Would have given 3 1/2 stars if possible. Went here on a date, our server was Mark, he did a great job with our service, was friendly and helpful throughout the evening. The best course we had was our order of mussels, puttanesca style-- very flavorful, and the side of house made garlic bread was fantastic. I had heard a lot about the lobster bites from Yelp and OpenTable but was not impressed, they were fine but did not have much flavor. The deviled egg were great. We finished with the semifreddo which was excellent but would've been better had it not been so frozen, it made it a bit difficult to eat. The peach brown butter cake was also excellent. Overall a good experience aside from the hype being less than expected, and it being generally overpriced from the quality of food. Great ambiance and location. Thanks Mark for the great service!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 8, 2017

I'm a bit torn on Willow. I think the prices were strange (beer was super cheap, cocktails comparable to an expensive restaurant, reasonable flatbread & burger prices, SUPER expensive pasta for the really small portion). The burgers also had a very small selection of toppings (only 4 in addition to the cheese choices), which is even more strange since you get 2 toppings with the price of the burger (they also had ketchup that wasn't Heinz for the fries). Thankfully, the fries were good enough that they didn't need ketchup. Though the food was wonderful, for that price I'd be much more likely to go to a restaurant I really love than there. I hear the menu changes a lot, so perhaps it was just this particular menu. We also hear brunch is great and we'll be checking that out at some point. There are other restaurants I want to try or visit again before we'd go back to Willow, but the food was very good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Celebrated our Anniversary at Willow. Beautiful atmosphere and great food.
We've also had Sunday brunch there which was equally as good. I have wholeheartedly recommended this restaurant to friends.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Once I received an email regarding the new chef and menu, I want to check it out. We took some family members there and were pleasantly surprised at how wonderful everything was! The food was absolutely perfect and so were the cocktails. We had great service as well. Cannot wait to go back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Scenic View
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Willow is beautiful! From the moment we pulled up tomthe restaurant, we were impressed by the decor. The hostess was very helpful. We notified her that we were looking at the restaurant as a possible wedding venue and she allowed us to tour the upstairs and sit there too. The appetizers were fantastic and the food was unbelievably good! Great for a date!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I liked Willow and the food was really good! The menu was short, which is nice because then you don't have pages of selections. The service was great and timing of the food was good. The only thing I did not like was the music. It was too loud! We were seated right under a speaker and it was hard to have a conversation with music blaring in your ear. Otherwise, I would recommend this restaurant. Very casual.

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Spicy, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

The night was perfect, the food, the wine and the romantic spot in the corner. It was our anniversary and Willow made it very special for us, with the complimentary champagne when we arrived to the excellent special chocolate Willow desert. I don't want to forget about the exceptional waiter Chris, who was very knowledgeable about everything on the menu. Great night!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Excellent food and service. We are never disappointed

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We have been to Willow many times and are never disappointed. Great mussels and crab cakes A nice place for brunch , I had the shrimp and grits my husband had the crab Benedict Both were delish!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Delicious as always. Knowledgeable server with tasty recommendations. Always a favorite!

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Willow is consistently very good .

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Went for Sunday Brunch for a birthday, sadly seated in front of the bar possibly because an event was upstairs. No other customers in the area. Numerous staff making informal conversation among themselves at the bar. Attitude of server was flat, did not smile, seemed disinterested and felt unpleasant, as if she was more interested in chatting with staff and getting off work. Food was very good, well presented on the plate, visually lovely and flavors offered a positive experience, our compliments to the chief. Sad that the service staff conversation among themselves at the bar and frowning attitude of the server made it so unpleasant

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Willow has been trusted favorite of ours for many years, but this visit did not live up to the standard that we have come to expect. Service makes the meal with a restaurant in Willow's price range, and our service was atrocious. The waiter was beyond socially awkward, did not ask us if we wanted drinks once we sat down, would not (or could not) provide menu recommendations, forgot our appetizer, and then topped the evening off by not asking us if we wanted dessert. The food was still very good, maybe not up to past visits but still quite tasty. This was most likely our final visit, unless there is real make over of the restaurant.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Portions were small. Flavor able. Seating was terrible from the standpoint of view. Was there years ago and it was a great memory. For our 40th anniversary it wasn't impressive. I would not see myself recommending or deciding to go there again.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 24, 2017

I'd driven past Willow many times before realizing it was a restaurant...It's set-back and unassuming. I do wish I would have known about it earlier! After asking around and hearing that they have a great menu, I was not disappointed. The ambiance is lovely and is great for just every-day dining or special occasions. They have something to please everyone!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Father's Day Brunch was from menu which we liked Neither of us can eat enough to justify cost. Food was excellent. But overall organization of servers left a lot to be desired. We sat for 15+ minutes before anyone even acknowledged us and table next to us kept checking with waiters because their food had not arrived. Excuse offered: "we 70+ people upstairs". Seems management did not staff enough servers or overbooked. Also we sat in the bar area, I think, that had wood floors and was very noisy. Felt like the "rejects" who have to sit away from the "privileged" folks. Server was excellent once she "discovered" us there and was reasonably attentive. Not her fault unless she helped with managements' decision.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Excellent food and service as always! Great way to celebrate Father's Day

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Went for Father's Day brunch. Amazing food and service as always. Also very accommodating for our 1 year old who loved the sausage!

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great food! Nice atmosphere. We will definitely go back. Had a "California" feel to it.

Tags: Tapas
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