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Willow

4.3
1574 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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.
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(412) 847-1007
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What 1574 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
2.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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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Catt (Pittsburgh)
2.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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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BrianM (Pittsburgh)
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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timmytom (Pittsburgh)
5.0
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.

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PellJ024 
3.0
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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vipLarsM (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on December 31, 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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mgmg47 
2.0
Dined on December 31, 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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vipjdan (Pittsburgh)
2.0
Dined on December 31, 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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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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.
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(412) 847-1007
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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!
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Executive chef
Jacob S. Kuhn
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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.
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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