Embrace Pittsburgh’s eclectic food scene in the new year by resolving to get out and try some new restaurants. Regardless of your personal preferences, you’re sure to find an entree you like at one of the 12 best restaurants in Pittsburgh in 2017.
The Grand Concourse – 100 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Enjoy delicious seafood and sweeping views of the Pittsburgh skyline when you dine at The Grand Concourse, a former railway station that has maintained its early 20th century charm. The Grand Concourse is perhaps most popular for its Sunday Brunch, each Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Zenith – 86 South 26th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Embrace the whimsy of Zenith, a vegetarian and vegan restaurant that appeals to all tastes. The quirky restaurant features a changing menu with such delightful dishes as sweet and sour seitan and savory stuffed portobello.
Altius Pittsburgh – 1230 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
Spellbinding views await at Altius Pittsburgh atop Mount Washington. The picturesque restaurant, which looks over the city, features a generous menu of both seasonal and traditional entrees, including New York strip steak, and Chilean sea bass.
Country Junction Restaurant – 81 Eileen Drive, Smicksburg, PA 16256
Treat yourself to an old-fashioned, homemade meal at Country Junction, a quaint restaurant in nearby Smicksburg. Visit for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Peruse the menu that includes mac and cheese, baked fish, fried fish, and stuffed French toast. Save room for homemade pie for dessert.
Out of the Fire Cafe – 3784 PA-31, Donegal, PA 15628
Out of the Fire Cafe, tucked away in the Laurel Highlands, promises both breathtaking views and a generous menu of such favorites as New York strip steak and Scottish salmon. Guests are welcome to watch the chef work in the open kitchen. Out of the Fire Cafe is a Bring Your Own Beer (BYOB) establishment.
Double Wide Grill – 2339 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Remember the old Texaco gas station at the corner of East Carson Street in the South Side? It's now one of the 12 best restaurants in Pittsburgh in 2017. Dine among authentic gas station memorabilia, ordering entrees that appeal to carnivores, vegetarians, and vegans.
Clifford's Restaurant – 514 Upper Harmony Road, Evans City, PA 16033
Wrap yourself in the warm, coziness at Clifford's Restaurant, a remote spot with limited seating. The family-owned restaurant invites guests to try European and American dishes, such as fresh salmon, chicken Romano, and boneless trout.
DeSalvo's Station Restaurant – 325 McKinley Avenue, Latrobe, PA 15650
DiSalvo's Station Restaurant, a former train station and rail car, promises a unique ambiance. Visit for a dinner of salmon, New York Strip Steak, and filet mignon or stop by for the restaurant's popular brunch, each Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
230 Mercer Street, Harmony, PA 16037
Just a half an hour outside of Pittsburgh, Harmony Inn draws visitors for its impressive menu and for its, well, ghost stories. The allegedly haunted restaurant, where guests attest to seeing such strange images as a man's reflection in a mirror when no one was there, boasts an eclectic menu of tomato basil portabella, and strudels.
The Original Oyster House – 20 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Generations of Pittsburghers have dined at The Original Oyster House in Market Square. The Pittsburgh institution, which dates back more than 144 years, serves such scrumptious seafood as oysters, salmon burgers, and fish sandwiches.
Conflict Kitchen – 221 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Perhaps the most unique restaurant in Pittsburgh, Conflict Kitchen is a takeout restaurant with a menu that frequently changes. Conflict Kitchen serves food from one country, with which the United States is in conflict, at a time and also encourages discussion and understanding by providing literature and hosting discussions and other events.
Church Brew Works – 3525 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Order the most popular dishes in Pittsburgh - such as pierogies - at The Church Brew Works, a former church. The unique restaurant, which features both a gluten-free menu and a kids' menu - hosts events throughout the year, such as Octoberfest each fall.