We’re summarizing the best of the best lists from Pittsburgh Magazine, Thrillist, and more to give you the top restaurants in Pittsburgh PA
This Spanish restaurant earned many accolades from Pittsburgh Magazine’s independent Restaurant Review Panel in 2016, including Best New Restaurant, Outstanding in Their Field Chef (Justin Severino), and Rising Star Chef (Chef de Cuisine Nate Hobart). This duo of award-winning chefs serve an entire menu “of extraordinary Spanish dishes in their taverna with a boisterous atmosphere in Lower Lawrenceville,” according to Pittsburgh Magazine. Guests who need a late-night snack can now sit at the bar and enjoy charcuterie, conservas, and other snacks with a glass of sherry, cider, or vermouth.
This casual, comfortable restaurant in Bloomfield focuses on central and eastern European cuisine, including Pittsburgh’s beloved pierogi. The restaurant grew from a monthly pop-up dedicated to the pillowy dumpling to a brick-and-mortar shop that’s known for its all- summer vegetable, seasonal menu. That’s right, no meat dishes here.
This Squirrel Hill restaurant offers tons of spice and flair to its traditional Sichuan dishes. The “Traditional Chinese” portion of the family-style menu includes notable favorites like shredded duck with baby ginger, pork blood tofu, and baby bok choy with black mushrooms. If you can’t join them for dinner, order takeout instead.
Under the lead of new Executive Chef Jamilka Borges and a fresh interior design, Spoon was revitalized and became “one of the foundation restaurants of Pittsburgh’s recent dining resurgence,” according to Pittsburgh Magazine.“Borges brings her nuanced touch to dishes such as smoked bluefish, in which a vivid display of flavor, texture, and color enhance the meaty fish. Main courses such as farrotto — a farro-based play on risotto served with sunchokes and pickled apples — are a delight.”Thanks to “perfectly balanced cocktails and outstanding wine service”, Wine Spectator gave Spoon the Best of Award of Excellence in 2017.
Pictured below is a 34-oz. ribeye steak. While this dish is reason enough to visit Meat & Potatoes, this gastropub offers more than what meets the eye. Fans cite the freshest mussels, Buffalo Mac & Cheese, Lamb Meatballs, Salty Pig flatbread, and Hudson Valley Duck Breast as other benefits to visiting this Downtown Pittsburgh eatery. What are you waiting for?
After years of subpar dishes and a lackadaisical atmosphere, Bar Marco was on the brink until Executive Chef/Co-Owner Justin Steel found his culinary voice in 2016, preparing some of the most craveworthy dishes in Steel City. His regional Italian specialties in the Strip District include pork tonnato, seasonal salads, extraordinary pasta dishes, and large plates, such as osso bucco with saffron risotto and a classic chicken parmigiana special.