CP REVIEW: The Brew Works setting -- the meticulously rehabbed interior of St. John the Baptist Church with its altar of beer -- remains incomparable, and there are always several hand-crafted brews on tap to enjoy. For dining, the venue offers a flexible menu, suitable for all ages, ranging from pub nibblers and wood-fired pizza to nouvelle American entrees. [July 2007]
5801 is the go-to gay bar for both men and women in the city. A newly expanded and updated deck brings the outside in and three bars on three levels keep the drinks flowing freely. And if you're hungry, the menu features classic Pittsburgh bar food.
CP REVIEW: This multi-leveled venue (with balcony) perched on the edge of The Strip is noted for its innovative, contemporary American cuisine. Dishes are prepared in with fresh, local ingredients, and served in a classy modern space, to be complemented with an amazing wine selection. [July 2007]
BEST OF WINNER: Best Restaurant Atmosphere (2010), Best Fine Dining (2009)
CP REVIEW: Using Mediterranean flavors as inspiration, this casually upscale restaurant offers inventive cuisine, including pastas, meat and vegetarian entrees that emphasize seasonal and local ingredients, in a warmly decorated dining room. Also popular: chef tastings, wine flights from an extensive menu, and a charming outdoor patio. [July 2007]
CP REVIEW: This casual eatery at Bakery Square offers upscale pub grub: Pizzas, sandwiches and salads have ingredients that wouldn’t be out of place at the trendiest restaurants, but preparations are un-fussy. Or be your own chef, with the checklist-style, build-your-own-salad option. For dessert, try a custom ice-cream sandwiches. [Sept. 25, 2013]
CP REVIEW: Decidedly adventurous and quirky pan-Asian cuisine takes center stage in this minimalist yet elegant Oriental-themed restaurant and lounge. Small plates can be ordered in lieu of full entrees; both span several countries' cuisines, and there are plenty of inventive dishes for vegetarians. [July 2007]
CP REVIEW: The Strip District now has a swanky spot for brunch and dinner. The artfully prepared cuisine suggests a cross between current fine-dining culture (locally sourced foods, sous vide meats), lounge favorites (sliders and fish tacos) and Southern comfort (chicken with black-eyed peas and greens, watermelon salad). [Nov. 2, 2011]