Spring’s here! After a wild roller coaster of a winter, Pittsburgh will soon be bathed in warm sunshine, decorated with blooming flowers, and caressed by gentle breezes. Indulge in every warm moment this spring while dining on a scrumptious meal at one of these 10 restaurants with magical patio dining in Pittsburgh.
1. The Porch at Schenley – 221 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Find a seat on the quaint patio at the Porch on Schenley where you'll be treated to spectacular views of Oakland. The bistro - serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily - features an eclectic menu of such dishes as pizza, veggie and traditional burgers, salmon, and prime rib. The Porch on Schenley welcomes diners Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The breakfast window opens at 7 a.m.
2. Pusadee’s Garden Thai – 5321 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Watch the sun set from the quaint patio at Pusadee's Garden while enjoying a dish such as pad Thai, pineapple curry, and fried rice. Stop by Pusadee's Garden Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.
3. Café Du Jour – 1107 E Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Feel the warm spring sunshine on your skin when you dine on the outside patio at Cafe Du Jour. Bring your own beer and cash to this BYOB/cash only restaurant that boasts a menu with such dishes as salmon, eggplant rolls, spinach dip, and roasted chicken. Dine at Cafe Du Jour Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
4. Eleven – 1150 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Admire the bright flower baskets that adorn the patio at Eleven, which serves lunch, brunch, and dinner. Peruse the expansive menus that feature such dishes as spicy tuna tartare, sea scallops, swordfish, and strip steak. Plan your visit to Eleven Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
5. Gaucho Parilla Argentina – 1601 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Indulge in authentic wood-fired Argentinian cuisine at Gaucho Parilla Argentina. Order from the eclectic menu that features steak plates, sandwiches, salads, and family-style rice. Experience Gaucho Parilla Argentina Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
6. Nicky’s Thai Kitchen – 856 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Sit in an enchanted patio area at Nicky's Thai Kitchen as you browse the menu that boasts such entrees as basil stir fry, red curry, Thai style fried rice, pad Thai, salmon mango curry, and vegan duck curry. Enjoy an authentic Thai lunch Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
7. Mallorca Restaurant – 2228 E Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Treat yourself to authentic Spanish cuisine, while dining on the charming outdoor patio, at Mallorca Restaurant. The Spanish restaurant, which serves both lunch and dinner daily, offers such dishes as seafood stuffed mushrooms, steamed octopus, shrimp, and monkfish enchilado. Mallorca Restaurant welcomes diners Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.
8. Joseph Tambellini Restaurant – 5701 Bryant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
An authentic, homemade Italian meal, as you dine under the Pittsburgh sunshine, awaits at Joseph Tambellini. View the menu of entrees, including homemade cheese ravioli, eggplant parmesan, chicken marsala, and grilled New York strip steak. Enjoy an intimate outdoor dining experience Tuesday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
9. Shiloh Grill – 123 Shiloh Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
Head to the top of Mount Washington for an unforgettable meal at Shiloh Grill. Sit under the shade of an umbrella as you ponder what to order. Opt for a traditional burger or a hearty sandwich or go big with an entree, such as crab cakes, fish tacos, chicken quesadilla, and steak mac and cheese. Shiloh Grille welcomes diners Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to midnight, Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to midnight.
10. Square Café – 1137 South Braddock Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218
Watch the people go by from your sidewalk seat at Square Cafe, catering to both omnivores and vegetarians. The extensive breakfast and lunch menu features corned beef hash, buttermilk pancakes, Reuben pierogies, chicken crepes, veggie crepes, and portobello panini. Dine at the Square Cafe daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.