Pittsburgh June 06, 2016
Here Are The 10 Most Highly Rated Restaurants In Pittsburgh. They’re Amazing.
Taste is pretty subjective, especially when it comes to food. Still, many people consult with review websites, like TripAdvisor and Yelp, to find out what other patrons think of the food, the service, and the ambiance of a restaurant before deciding whether to try an eatery. Pittsburgh has some absolutely amazing restaurants, making choosing where to dine out a delicious challenge. Here are the 10 highest rated restaurants in Pittsburgh (based on reviews from patrons on TripAdvisor and Yelp):
1. Istanbul Sofra - 7600 Forbes Ave; Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Enjoy outdoor dining or opt to sit in the quaint indoors of
where you'll find some of the best Turkish food in Pittsburgh. The restaurant's extensive menu features such traditional dishes as shish kebab, chicken adana, and grilled salmon. Istanbul Sofra, which will soon be serving breakfast, also offers such vegetarian options as a veggie platter and Turkish dumplings.
2. Gaucho Parrilla Argentina - 601 Penn Ave; Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Indulge in traditional Argentinian fare at
Gaucho Parrilla Argentina
. The restaurant's menu promises to take you to Argentina with its appetizers, salads, and entrees. Start your meal with empanadas or caldo del mar, the latter of which is described as “the soup of the sea” before dining on a main entree of steak, grilled chicken, or fish. Bring Your Own Beer is optional.
3. Pamela's Diner - 5527 Walnut Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Good, old-fashioned diner food never goes out of style, which is just one reason Pittsburghers love
where breakfast and lunch are served daily. The diner's breakfast menu features such favorites as omelets, French toast, and crepe hotcakes while the lunch menu includes salads, burgers and fries, and club sandwiches. Pamela's Diner also has locations in Squirrel Hill, the Strip District, Oakland, Millvale, and Mount Lebanon.
4. Capital Grille - 301 Fifth Avenue; Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Fine dining at its best,
The Capital Grille
tantalizes patrons' taste buds with its delicious menu. Toast the evening over a glass of wine and an appetizer, such as lobster and crab cakes or shrimp cocktail before enjoying a main meal of dry aged New York strip steak, fresh Maine lobster, or pan-seared sea scallops.
5. Altius - 1230 Grandview Ave; Pittsburgh, PA 15211
Drink in the spectacular scenery from high atop Mount Washington at
. Designed by Chef Jessica Bauer, Altius's menu promises something for every taste, including Pennsylvania Amish chicken breast, ricotta gnochi, Australian lamb rack, and Chilean Sea Bass. The extensive menu features starters, salads, entrees, desserts, and dessert cocktails.
6. Eleven - 1150 Smallman Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Contemporary fare defines
Contemporary Kitchen, a popular restaurant that serves lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Dinner guests may order from the chef's menu or the tavern menu, the latter of which offers soft pretzels, Blue Bay mussels, steak and fries, and the blackened swordfish sandwich.
7. Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room - 139 7th St; Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Treat yourself to a scrumptious meal, prepared from the freshest ingredients, at
Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room
, which serves dinner and lunch daily as well as Sunday Brunch. Kick off your meal with a Proper Snack – house chips, hummus, or beer mussels – before diving in to such exciting main entrees as pizza, pasta, hot honey fried chicken, and pot pie.
8. Fat Head's South Side Saloon - 1805 E. Carson St.; Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Fat Head's South Side Saloon
hungry because you have plenty of American favorites to choose from: smokehouse wings, fried wings, ribs, salads, sandwiches, and burgers. If you crave it, you're likely to find it at Fat Head's, which also features such appetizers as giant pretzels, frickles, and pierogies.
9. Meat & Potatoes - 649 Penn Avenue; Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Traditional pub food awaits at
Meat & Potatoes
, Pittsburgh's first gastropub. Serving lunch, dinner, and brunch, Meat and Potatoes' hearty menu promises such favorites as fried pickles, hot chicken sandwiches, burgers, smoked wings, and roasted chicken.
10. Butcher and the Rye - 212 Sixth Street, PIttsburgh, PA 15222
Travel back in time to the old days of America, when food was made fresh and eaten by candlelight.
Butcher and the Rye
's rustic menu features smoked potato leek soup, brussels, Sunday gravy, mac and cheese, and dry aged tartare. Butcher and the Rye also features a full bar.
So, do you agree with your fellow Pittsburghers that these are the 10 highest rated restaurants in Pittsburgh? Or, are there other restaurants that should definitely make the list next time?