Good food and good surroundings combine in ways that are greater than the sum of their parts. TABLE staff shares some local spots with delicious-beautiful characteristics.
524 William Penn Place
New to the Pittsburgh restaurant scene, no detail was overlooked when planning the Downtown space. A ceiling of flowers and greenery greets guests upon entering, while modern chandeliers provide soft mood lighting for a two-story dining area filled with lush leather and velvet seating. Ritual House calls the restaurant “an atmosphere designed for the senses.”
1516 Coraopolis Heights Road, Coraopolis
Hyeholde is located in a unique home where Old-World touches of stained glass, huge fireplaces, and massive wooden beams create a backdrop for the excellent food of Chef Chris O’Brien. Note: For parties of 12 to 20, the old garages have been transformed into a lovely private dining room.
1150 Smallman Street
An old warehouse space in the Strip District was transformed into an attractive multilevel restaurant. Comfortable circular banquettes nestle with a few roundtops, giving off an Old Hollywood glamour vibe. Other tables are handcrafted with intricate inlaid patterns. Nice second-floor terrace in good weather.
1411 Grandview Avenue
Perched atop Mt. Washington, Monterey Bay Fish Grotto features a commanding view of the city’s skyline, unobstructed by the clean modern lines of the space.
510 Market Street
On the second floor of Fairmont Pittsburgh, you’ll find fl.2, which utilizes woodwork and burnished brass to pay homage to Pittsburgh’s history while providing a luxurious dining experience. Renowned Barcelona-based designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán took the lead on the restaurant’s execution.
Story by Jordan Snowden