The 10 Best Fancy Restaurants In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Champion sports franchises like the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates plus the world-class steel that has built the Brooklyn Bridge–these are things that are 100% Pittsburgh. But sports or steel aren’t the only gems of the city. Pittsburgh also offers a lot of interesting treasures when it comes to the food scene. To start off, we have the Primanti Brother’s sandwich which is one of the foods that Pittsburgh is known for. This iconic sandwich is made up of rich servings of meat, cheese, and tomatoes with helpings of french fries and coleslaw. It is also worth noting that the world famous ketchup, Heinz, and the honeycomb peanut butter crisp chocolate bar, Clark bar, both originated from Pittsburgh. The city may be famous for their french fries-stuffed sandwiches, but it has come a long way over the years when it comes to the culinary scene. See so for yourself and check out our recommendations on the best fancy restaurants in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:

1. The Terrace Room

The Terrace Room is one of the fine dining options available at the Omni William Penn Hotel. Once inside the restaurant, you’ll be greeted with remarkable interior that is the combination of classy and historical–the original molded plaster ceiling, the expansive mahogany arches, the elegant chandeliers, and the magnificent back wall mural titled “The Taking of Fort Pitt.” A unique experience at The Terrace Room doesn’t end with the pleasant atmosphere, their chefs will also take you on a culinary journey with the variety of dishes that they serve, from breakfast to dinner, all created out of the freshest local ingredients. The dress code to follow is smart casual.

The Terrace Room

Address: 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Website: The Terrace Room

Opening hours: Mon: 6:30am - 2pm; Tue - Thu: 6:30am - 9pm; Fri: 6:30am - 10pm; Sat: 7am - 10pm; Sun: 7am - 2pm

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2. Bigelow Grille

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The Bigelow Grille is Pittsburgh’s “clean and green” local kitchen and bar. The restaurant has a simple but refined interior - with wood flooring, brick walls on one side, and pristine white walls on another - the design choices really complement each other. The menu includes items like Gnocchi, Confit Duck, Short Rib, and Smoked Rib eye with gluten-free or vegetarian options available for most of the menu items. To top up the fine dining experience, guests are served by the restaurant’s dedicated team–from hostess and servers to the chefs.

Bigelow Grille

Address: 1 Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219-3030

Website: Bigelow Grille

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6am - 11pm; Sat & Sun: 7am - 11pm

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3. Altius

Altius takes your fine dining experience to the next level–literally–because the restaurant is in an elevated space and provides guests with a stunning view of Pittsburgh. The restaurant’s interior is decorated in select modern materials and the walls are all made up of glass for unobstructed views, exuding that theme of openness and uninterrupted vistas. The panoramic views wouldn’t be the only thing that is unforgettable in your experience with Altius, as seasonal dishes inspired by various countries are served in the restaurant. Menu items include: Amish chicken breast, Australian lamb rack, Chilean sea bass, Hokkaido scallops, and Ora King salmon, to name a few. Business casual dress attire, or better, is required.


Address: 1230 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211

Website: Altius

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5pm - 10pm; Fri & Sat: 5pm - 11pm; Sun: 5pm - 9pm

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4. Whitfield

Whitfield is a restaurant and tavern at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh. The hotel is housed in a century-old former YMCA building at the heart of East Liberty while the restaurant inside it portrays a bright industrial space with large vintage windows, potted plants, and chic furniture. For the menu, Whitfield takes pride in their steaks that are grass-fed, grass-finished, butchered in-house, and dry-aged for 21 days. Try out menu items like Confit Duck Leg with Hash Brown and Grilled Escarole, Rabbit Porchetta, Capicola Served with Focaccia and Whole Grain Mustard, and of course, steaks served family-size with choice of two sides and one sauce. The dress code is smart casual.


Address: 120 S Whitfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Website: Whitfield

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 7am - 10pm; Fri & Sat: 7am - 12am

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5. or, The Whale

or, The Whale is a seafood and chop house attached to the Distrikt Hotel in the historical Salvation Army building. The space has ceilings decorated with nautical ropes and is creatively lit by suspended light bulbs. The main dining area showcases an open kitchen and a wine cellar while the upstairs features a bar. The overall theme of the place is nautical and brings out a very intimate ambiance. At or, The Whale, food is served from farm and fisher to table; the menu includes specialty items such as Grilled Porterhouse, Scallops, Braised Lamb Neck, and Mussels.

or, The Whale

Address: 463 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15219

Website: or, The Whale

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 10am - 2pm, 5pm - 10pm; Fri & Sat: 10am - 2pm, 5pm to 11pm

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6. Trackside Restaurant

Dine with a view of Downtown at the Trackside Restaurant in Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. The space is composed of a main dining area and a bar. It is spacious, has floors decorated in nice geometric patterns, and has large wide windows, allowing guests to have an uninterrupted view of the beautiful Pittsburgh. Make sure to try out their unique offerings like Bourbon & Cane Sugar Pork Chop, Steak Frites, Braised Short Rib Pappardelle, and Signature Crab Cakes. The dress code to follow is casual.

Trackside Restaurant

Address: 300 W Station Square Dr., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

Website: Trackside Restaurant

Opening hours: 6:30am - 10:30pm (daily)

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7. Wallace's Whiskey Room and Kitchen

Wallace’s Whiskey Room and Kitchen is Hotel Indigo’s stylish, laid-back, in-house bar and restaurant. The restaurant is inspired by the Prohibition Era and takes pride on having more than 75 whiskeys to offer plus the regular showcase of live music. Apart from the inspired interior and the rich drink offerings, menu items to satisfy one’s palate are also served in the restaurant. Try out grilled specialties like Angus Reserve Sirloin and Gluten-Free Smoked Pork Shank, or from the coast specialties like Cracker Crusted Boston Cod and Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes.

Wallace's Whiskey Room and Kitchen

Address: 123 North Highland Ave. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206

Website: Wallace’s Whiskey Room & Kitchen

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6am - 11pm; Sat & Sun: 6:30am - 11pm

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8. Penn City Grill

Penn City Grill is The Westin Pittsburgh’s signature breakfast restaurant where guests can try out a SuperFoods-focused menu. The main dining area is very intimate and can accommodate only a few small groups so if you’d like to eat somewhere fancy and not crowded, the place would be perfect. The interior gives out a classic vibe, with a glass mural installed in the back. For the specialized menu, items like Organic Pastel Egg White All-Natural Turkey Omelet, Deluxe Continental, and Market-Picked Fruits and Berries are available to satisfy your palate and get you going for the rest of the day.

Penn City Grill

Address: 1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

Website: Penn City Grill

Opening hours: 6:30am - 11am (daily)

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9. LeMont Restaurant

LeMont may be the epitome of fine dining as it takes pride in being a five-star diamond restaurant offering continental cuisine with an amazing view of Pittsburgh. The space features a large ballroom that is carpeted and is decorated with grand chandeliers. The area is so spacious that the restaurant can cater to banquets and large private celebrations. Live entertainment is also regularly showcased in the Lounge. LeMont’s dress code is business casual.

LeMont Restaurant

Address: 1114 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15211

Website: LeMont Restaurant

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 5pm - 9pm; Fri & Sat: 5pm - 11pm; Sun: 4pm - 8pm (closed on Mon)

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10. Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

Hyde Park is a chain of restaurants in various locations that specializes in serving fine aged steaks and chops, and fresh seafood. Their restaurant at Pittsburgh houses four private and semi-private dining areas with two very cozy fireplaces. A sample dinner menu at The Hyde Park includes 100% Japanese Wagyu, 40-Day Dry Aged Reserve Prime Steaks, and Australian Wagyu.

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

Address: 247 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Website: Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5pm - 9:30pm; Fri & Sat: 5pm - 10:30pm; Sun: 4pm - 9pm

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The Steel City has a lot of things to boast about and part of this is the way the food scene has flourished over the years. It started with pioneers like the Primanti Bros. Now, Pittsburgh has a long list of rich and fancy restaurants to choose from. We hope you liked our suggestions for the best fancy restaurants in Pittsburgh and have a happy food hunting!

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