The 7 Most Delicious Restaurants In Pittsburgh

Steel City is one of the best places to visit if you’re a foodie because it has some of the most tasty restaurants in Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh encompasses more than a football team and an abundance of steel. It is discretely known as one of the best cities for passionate foodies. If you’re traveling to the ‘Burgh, you will have various choices for amazing food but don’t miss the ones on this list.

Grand Concourse

100 W Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, United States

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Grand Concourse is the perfect option if you are looking for a more upscale dining experience with a menu focused on seafood. It offers a large variety of surf and turf, including: Alaskan king crab legs and crispy duck. The pasta dishes are delectable: cajun chicken tortellini and shrimp scampi. Appetizers consist of different shrimp cocktails and oysters. Grand Concourse also hosts a Sunday brunch served buffet style, as well as family and party meals to-go.

Altius

1230 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211, USA

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With a menu designed and crafted by chef Jessica Bauer, one cannot go wrong with Altius. This contemporary American restaurant boasts a perfect view of Mt. Washington. Entrees include an Australian lamb rack, Allen Brothers prime strip steak, Vegan wild mushroom, and more. It also offers for-the-table options, featuring green beans, smoked gouda purple potato puree, tomato risotto, and garlic butter carrots. To start, there are charcuterie boards, salmon, steak tartar, and salad.

Poulet Bleu

3517 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, United States

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Copper chairs, blue and white table settings, soufflé on the dessert menu. Poulet Bleu is a French-inspired restaurant located on Butler Street and belongs to the Richard DeShantz restaurant group. If you’re missing the French countryside, this restaurant highlights the casual coziness of a farmhouse in Provence. Staying true to Poulet Bleu’s French/American fusion, expect to see: corn risotto, roast duck, a bistro burger à la carte. Appetizers, labeled “petit plats” (small dishes,) consist of a cheese plate, a baguette, mussels, French onion soup, and more.

Apteka

4606 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, United States

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Natural wine is having a worldwide movement, while in Pittsburgh, stop by Apteka – an Eastern European restaurant that delivers authenticity to the max: zupa kalafiorowa (cauliflower soup,) egg plant, pierogi z ziemniakami (dumplings,) and many more. Located in Bloomfield, Apteka is vegan, and gluten-free focused. Although the natural wine movement has yet to completely flourish in Pittsburgh, stop by Apteka’s wine shop on days when the kitchen isn’t open (Wednesday and Thursday,) when the staff will take the time and educate the origins of the shop’s collections.

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211, United States

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If you’d like to spend a few hours wrapped by the city skyline along with elegant food and service, try the Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. Situated on Mount Washington, this restaurant with an epic view highlights a large array of fresh fish since they’re flown in everyday, including: arctic char, halibut, bronzini, swordfish, mahi-mahi, Chilean sea bass, big eye tuna, and salmon. It also provides a variety of gluten-free options. Don’t forget to taste its artisanal cocktails! Make sure to call in advance for a table by the windows.

Pamela’s Diner

3703 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States

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Pamela’s Diner is an absolute fan favorite in Pittsburgh, hence there are multiple locations throughout the city. Perfect for a hangover breakfast or a Sunday brunch, Pamela’s serves typical diner signatures: eggs, pancakes, waffles, sandwiches, burgers…etc. You definitely don’t want to miss: crêpe-style pancakes and Lyonnaise potatoes. This legendary brand has been up and running for over 50 years and is your classic hometown-feel hotspot. Owners Gail Klingensmith and Pam Cohen were teachers who opened the restaurant where former President Barack Obama paid a visit during his campaign in 2008.

Gaucho Parrilla Argentina

146 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, United States

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Gaucho Parrilla Argentina is another authentic restaurant in Pittsburgh, serving  barbecued meat from South America’s most romantic country. Get the steak topped with chimichurri, paella, roast pig, rosemary braised beef, an asado platter. Situated right in downtown Pittsburgh, Gaucho is Parrilla has cooking meat down to a science by containing tenderness and a slightly charred exterior. For meat lovers, this should land high on your list.

Kennedy Kollar

Content Associate

Kennedy is an entertainment junkie hailing from Pennsylvania. When she is traveling, you can find her searching for the best gluten-free foods as well as matcha and chai teas. She loves immersing herself in new cultures and wishes to visit the less-traveled hidden gems.

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