Rivers Club Dining Room

Pittsburgh 2013
Restaurant Information

There are many fine places to eat in Pittsburgh. Local Arrangements Chair Matt Baumer (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) with helpful suggestions from the local arrangements committee, kindly compiled this list. A site for more information is All Menus Pittsburgh. This guide will highlight a few options. Reservations must be made at better restaurants right away. — Matt Baumer, AMS Local Arrangements Chair

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Some notes about the listings:

  • Area code 412 applies for all telephone numbers.
  • Price range for lunch entrée $= under $15, $$= under $25, $$$= under $50, $$$$= over $50

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Dining at the Conference Hotels

Three Rivers Restaurant
Three Rivers Restaurant, American contemporary fare. BLD $$$ Lunch menu. Dinner menu.

Caffè Amante
Caffè Amante, Fifth Avenue Place, 2nd fl., 391.1226. Italian and contenental specialities. LD (Sat D only) $$$ Menu

The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille, 301 Fifth Ave., 338-9100. Upscale chain stakehouse. LD $$$$ Menu

Fifth Avenue Place Food Court
Fifth Avenue Place Food Court, 120 Liberty Ave, Fifth Avenue Place, 2nd fl., Au Bon Pain, Sbarro, Wok & Grill, Fresh Corner, Charley’s Subs, Flamers Burgers. 10a-5pm. $

Habitat, 510 Market St., 412-773-8848. Contemporary fine dining in the Fairmont hotel. BLD $$$$ Menu

McCormick & Schmick's
McCormick & Schmick's, 301 Fifth Ave. (entrance at 518 Wood St.) 201-6992, Upscale seafood and steak chain. LD (Sat D only) $$$ Menus

Stone Neapolitan Pizzeria Stone Neapolitan Pizza, 300 Liberty Ave. Suite 100, 904-4531. Casual Neapolitan Pizzeria with authentic Neapolitan style pizza cooked in an Italian imported wood-burning oven. LD $ Menu


Market Square (5 minute walk)

Bluebird Kitchen
Bluebird Kitchen, 221 Forbes Ave., 642-4414 Local, seasonal. BL $ Menus

Bruegger's Bagels
Bruegger's Bagels, 25 Market Sq., 281-2515. Breakfast, Lunch. $

Cherries Diner
Cherries Diner, 212 Forbes Ave., 281-8182. BL $

Diamond Market Bar & Grill
Diamond Market Bar & Grill, 430 Market St., 325-2000, Classic American tavern. LD $-$$ Menus

La Cucina Flegrea
La Cucina Flegrea, 100 Fifth Ave. #204 (enter around the corner on Graeme St.), 521-2082 Traditional Neapolitan. $$$ Menus

Las Velas
Las Velas, 21 Market Sq., 251-0031 Traditional Mexican. LD $$ Menus

Nicholas Coffee Co.
Nicholas Coffee Co., 23 Market Sq. 261-4225 Roasting coffee in Pittsburgh since 1919. $ Menus

NOLA on the Square
NOLA on the Square, 24 Market Sq., 471-9100 New Orleans cuisine. LD $$$ Menu

Original Oyster House
Original Oyster House, 20 Market Sq., 566-7925 Oldest restaurant in Pittsburgh. LD $ Menu

Primanti Brothers
Primanti Brothers, 2 South Market Pl., 261-1599, Unique sandwiches and a Pittsburgh tradition. LD $ Menu

Ruth's Chris Steak House
Ruth's Chris Steak House, Six PPG Place, 391.4800, Upscale chain steakhouse. LD $$$ Menu

Sienna sulla Piazza
Sienna sulla Piazza, 22 Market Sq. 281-6363 Italian (2013 'Best New Restaurant' winner). LD $$-$$$ Menu

Winghart's Burgers
Winghart's Burgers, 5 Market Sq., 434-5600, Burger whiskey bar. LD $-$$ Menu


Cultural District, near Heinz Hall (5-15 min. walk up Penn Ave.)

Bossa Nova
Bossa Nova, 123 Seventh St., 232-3030, Nightclub with tapas, desserts, drinks, dancing. D $$ Menu

Braddock's American Brasserie at the Renaissance Hotel
Braddock's American Brasserie at the Renaissance Hotel, 107 Sixth Ave., 992-2005, American fine dining. BLD $$$ Menu

Bravo Franco
Bravo Franco, 613 Penn Ave., 642-6677, Italian fine dining, specialties include veal and steaks. LD $$$ Menu

Christo's Mediterranean Grille
Christo's Mediterranean Grille, 130 6th St., 261-6442, Traditional Greek restaurant. BLD $$$ Menu

India Palace
India Palace, 137 6th St., 471-0660, Fine Indian cuisine. LD $$ Menu

Indian Spices
Indian Spices, 129 6th St., 281-1364, Indian food. LD $$ Review

Little E's Jazz
Little E's Jazz, 949 Liberty Ave., 392-2217, Local jazz artists, burgers, Cajun, drinks. D $-$$ Menu

Meat & Potatoes
Meat & Potatoes, 649 Penn Ave., 325-7007, “Gastropub”. BLD $$$ Menu

Morton's Steakhouse
Morton's Steakhouse, 625 Liberty Ave., 261-7141, Upscale chain. D $$$$ Menu

Mozart Room
Mozart Room, Heinz Hall, Penn & Sixth St., 392-4879, reservations required; owned by the PSO, great for pre-Symphony dining, D $$$-$$$$ Menu

Nicky's Thai Kitchen
Nicky's Thai Kitchen, 903 Penn Ave., 471-8424, Traditional Thai Cuisine, BYOB. LD $$ Dinner Menu

Nine on Nine
Nine on Nine, 900 Penn Ave., 338-6463, American fine dining, local ingredients. LD $$$ Dinner Menu

Olive or Twist
Olive or Twist, 140 Sixth St., 255-0525, American, known for martinis. LD $$-$$$ Menu

Original Fish Market
Original Fish Market, 1000 Penn Avenue (in Westin Conv. Ctr.), 281-3700, Seafood, Sushi. LD $$$ Menu

Proper Brick Oven & Taproom
Proper Brick Oven & Taproom, 139 Seventh St., 281-5700, Brick oven pizza & microbrews. LD $$ Menu

Salonika's, 133 6th St., 261-4770, Greek food. LD $$ Menu

Seviche, 930 Penn Ave., 697-3120, "Nuevo Latino," Seviche bar. D $$ Menu

Sharp Edge Bistro
Sharp Edge Bistro, 922 Penn Ave., 338-2437, Belgian beers on tap, bar food. LD $$ Menu

Six Penn Kitchen
Six Penn Kitchen, 146 Sixth St., 566-7366, American bistro, across from Heinz Hall. LD $$-$$$ Menu

Sonoma Grille
Sonoma Grille, 947 Penn Ave., 697-1336, Contemporary fine dining w/California theme. LD $$$-$$$$ Menu

Sree's Foods
Sree's Foods, 701 Smithfield St., 860-9181, Indian/Vegan. L $ Menu


Lawrenceville and North side of the Allegheny (short taxi ride or walk from Point St. Park)

Church Brew Works
Church Brew Works, 3523 Liberty Ave., 688-8200, Microbrewery in decommissioned Catholic church. LD $$ Menu

Carmi Family Restaurant
Carmi Family Restaurant, 917 Western Ave., 231-0100, Southern cooking. BLD $ Dinner Menu

Hyde Park Steakhouse, 247 North Shore Dr., 222-4014, Upscale steakhouse. D $$-$$$ Menu

James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy
James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy, 422 Foreland St., 904-3335, Live jazz, pub food. LD $-$$. Menu

Legends of the North Shore
Legends of the North Shore, 500 E. North Ave., 321-8000, Upscale casual Italian, BYOB. LD $$$ Dinner Menu

Mullen's Bar and Grill
Mullen's Bar and Grill, 200 Federal St., 231-1112, Bar near PNC Park, LD $$ Menu

Rivertowne North Shore
Rivertowne North Shore, 337 North Shore Dr. (directly across the river from the hotel), 322-5000 Brewpub, pizza, burgers. LD $-$$ Menu


South side of the Monongahela (short taxi ride)

Alla Famiglia
Alla Famiglia, 804 E. Warrington Ave., 488-1440, Italian fine dining. D $$$-$$$$ Menu

Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh
Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh, 2705 South Water St., 224-2328, Branch of the Munich original, huge & hugely popular, riverside Biergarten. LD $$ Menu

Ibiza, 2224 E. Carson St., 325-2227, Indian/Vegan. L $ Menu

LeMont, 1114 Grandview Ave., 431-3100, Fabulous view from Mt. Washington. Continental cuisine, Five-Star Diamond restaurant (dress code). D $$$$ Menu

Mallorca, 2228 E. Carson St., 488-1818, Spanish fine dining. LD $$$ Dinner Menu


Station Square – accessible via the T subway system; the port for the Gateway Clipper boats is also here (www.stationsquare.com)

Bar Louis
Bar Louis, Pub. LD $$ Menu

Buca di Beppo
Buca di Beppo, Italian restaurant. LD $$-$$$ Menu

Buckhead Saloon
Buckhead Saloon, Sports bar, pizza, salads, sandwiches. LD $$ Menu

Grand Concourse
Grand Concourse, LD $$$ Menu

Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe, LD $$$ Menu

Kiku Japanese Restaurant
Kiku Japanese Restaurant, Pittsburgh's authentic Japanese restaurant. LD $$$-$$$$ Menu

Sesame Inn
Sesame Inn, Chinese dining. LD $-$$ Menu

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