Ambiance elevates even the most delicious of dinners to an epic dining experience. Mount Washington, most Pittsburghers would likely agree, generally has some of the best views of the Pittsburgh landscape and so do the restaurants that sit atop it. But, look a little closer and you’ll also find restaurants beyond Mount Washington with equally amazing views. Here are the nine best restaurants with views in Pittsburgh.
1. Altius - 1230 Grandview Avenue
Dine on the varied entrees – from ricotta gnocchi to herbed shrimp – prepared fresh at Altius while enjoying a pretty amazing view of the Pittsburgh skyline from high atop Mount Washington. The fine dining restaurant, led by Chef Jessica Bauer, features an eclectic menu of appetizers, entrees, and desserts.
2. Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - 1411 Grandview Avenue
Stunning panoramic views await at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto in Mount Washington. Diners can choose from a menu of fresh dishes – made from seafood flown into Pittsburgh each day – while soaking in the 360 views from their table. The seafood restaurant offers a rich menu with such dishes as sushi, rainbow trout, halibut, and swordfish. Gluten-free starters, entrees, and sides are also available.
3. Sienna Marcato - 942 Penn Avenue
Diners at Sienna Marcato can indulge in fresh, homemade Italian food while being treated to a beautiful view of the Cultural District. The unique restaurant features three different eateries: One for meatball lovers, a spot for fans of gourmet Italian food, and the rooftop beer garden.
4. Grand Concourse - 100 West Station Square Drive
Embrace both the elegance of the interior of an intricately decorated former railroad station and the spellbinding beauty of the Pittsburgh landscape while dining on some of the city's best food at the Grand Concourse in Station Square. The Grand Concourse draws repeat customers for their popular Sunday brunch every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
5. The Porch at Schenley - 221 Schenley Drive
Sit below the towering Cathedral of Learning at the Porch at Schenley where you're guaranteed both a memorable view and a delicious meal. The neighborhood bistro, which features a kids menu, offers an eclectic menu of hearty salads, freshly made pizza, traditional lunch sandwiches, and sides.
6. Le Mont - 1114 Grandview Avenue
Peer out of the window of Le Mont for a picture perfect view of the sprawling Pittsburgh skyline below. The Mount Washington restaurant appeals to both carnivores and vegetarians with its generous menu of appetizers, salads, pastas, poultry, pork, seafood, and vegetarian dishes.
7. Habitat Restaurant - 510 Market Street
Grab a seat at Habitat Restaurant where you're guaranteed fresh food (no gimmicks is their motto) and a unique view of Market Square. Habitat Restaurant's menu rotates according to season and serves breakfast, brunch, and dinner.
8. Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh - 2705 South Water Street
You may just feel as though you've been transported to Munich when you visit the interior of Hofbrauahus Pittsburgh. But, snag a seat outdoors and you'll know you're right at home with a spectacular view of the South Side. Hofbrauahus Pittsburgh's menu caters to all tastes, including children and those who require gluten-free, and includes both Bavarian favorites and traditional American entrees.
9. Jerome Bettis' Grille 36 - 393 North Shore Drive
Steelers fans flock to Jerome Bettis' Grille 36 for the camaraderie with fellow football fans, for the traditional American food, and for the view of downtown and Heinz Field. The generous football-themed menu promises something for everyone with its many appetizers, entrees, and sides. Both a kids' menu and a gluten-free menu are available.
Mmm…mmm…Pittsburgh’s many restaurants promise both mouthwatering meals and breathtaking views. But, maybe you’re in the mood for an old-fashioned home cooked meal like mom used to make. You’ll find plenty of mom & pop restaurants in Pittsburgh too.
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