What’s for dinner? Do you absolutely dread that question, especially when you’re in a group? It often starts a conversation that leads, well, nowhere. Just a bunch ideas but no one really agreeing to the same thing until everyone’s just exasperated and someone bravely makes a decision. The problem, of course, is compounded by the fact that there are so many places at which to dine in Pittsburgh. Next time, whittle your list down to these eight eateries, which are some of the coolest, most unusual places to dine in the Burgh.
1. Flowers In The Attic
Sit down to a delicious tea - or lunch or Sunday brunch - at Flowers in the Attic, a charming restaurant and florist. The vibrant eatery features a delectable menu with such scrumptious dishes as bruschetta, crab cake, eggs down under, and turkey apple croissant. Of course, you can also schedule a tea party, a lunch, or a dinner event at Flowers in the Attic.
Flowers in the Attic is located at 7505 Saltsburg Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15235.
Ahoy, matey! Enjoy a scrumptious meal at the Pirate-themed Pirata. Browse the menu that boasts a rich assortment of dishes infused with Caribbean, South American, Cuban, and Puerto Rican flavors. Of course, since you're dining among Pirates, you might want to order rum to pair with your entree. Choose from such eclectic dishes as Caribbean tacos, West Indian vegetable curry, and jerk chicken.
Pirata is located at 274 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
A vibrant experience awaits at Zenith, a colorful vegetarian cafe and art gallery. One of the most unusual selling points of Zenith? The menu changes weekly, so you're guaranteed a unique culinary experience very time you visit. However, expect such scrumptious dishes as vegan curry veggie burrito, vegan lentil burger, and vegan and gluten-free tofu pepper steak.
Zenith is located at 86 S. 26th St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203.
4. The Church Brew Works
Admire the stunning decor at the Church Brew Works, a former church that will make you feel as though, well, you're dining in a church. Much of the church's decor - including stained glass windows and pews - remain in the enchanting restaurant. Of course, you'll also love the menu, which boasts a plethora of delicious dishes. Choose from such popular Pittsburgh plates as pierogies and the Pittsburgh salad. Or, order pub steak, buffalo and mushroom meatloaf, or chicken breast.
The Church Brew Works is located at 3525 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15201.
5. Federal Galley
Dine indoors or out at Federal Galley, where you'll have your choice of dishes from four restaurants. In the mood for Mexican? El Lugar serves such delicious eats as tacos and tortas. Or, bite into a hot slice of pizza at Michigan & Trumbull. Provision PGH and Supper both offer a variety of sandwiches and entrees.
Federal Galley is located at 200 Children's Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
6. Wholey’s Fish Market
Visit Wholey's Fish Market, a Pittsburgh institution. Browse the market and stock up on your favorites - fresh fish, produce, eggs, and fresh meat. Then, of course, make a beeline for the kitchen where you'll have a eclectic menu of dishes from which to choose. Pierogies, lobster crab bisque, and lobster mac and cheese are great starters. Or, opt for the crab cake, shrimp or oyster po boy, or the whiting sandwich.
Wholey’s Fish Market is located at 1711 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
7. Pamela’s Diner
Any time is the right time for a meal at a traditional diner, right? Well, Pamela's Diner, with several locations throughout Pittsburgh, promises a hearty meal - either breakfast or lunch. The big challenge is: What will you order? Popular breakfast dishes include omelets, Pamela's famous crepe-style hotcakes, and French toast. Or, opt for a lunch plate, such as a burger, egg salad, or roasted turkey breast.
8. Enrico Biscotti Company
What's better than dining at a quaint cafe? How about dining at a cafe
and bakery? That's just what you'll enjoy when you visit Enrico Biscotti Company, famous for its biscotti. Visit for breakfast or for lunch. Choose from such popular breakfast items as fried egg salad, French toast, or smoked salmon. Lunch features greens and beans, the big fat salad, pizza, and pasta.
Enrico Biscotti Company is located at 2022 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.