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Food + Drink Readers' Poll Results

Best new restaurant
Tamari, Lawrenceville
2nd Hofbrauhaus, South Side
3rd Yo Rita, South Side

Best family restaurant
Eat'n Park, various locations
2nd King's Family Restaurant, various locations
3rd Olive Garden, various locations

Best fine dining
Eleven, Strip District
2nd Monterey Bay, Mount Washington
3rd LeMont, Mount Washington

Best BYOB dining
Piccolo Forno, Lawrenceville
2nd (tie): Abay, East Liberty / Legume Bistro, Regent Square
3rd Café du Jour, South Side

Best Organic Restaurant
Legume Bistro, Regent Square
2nd Quiet Storm, Friendship
3rd East End Food Co-op, Point Breeze

Best outdoor dining
Harris Grill, Shadyside
2nd Doublewide Grill, South Side
3rd Tamari, Lawrenceville

Best romantic restaurant
Monterey Bay, Mount Washington
2nd LeMont, Mount Washington
3rd Dish, South Side

Best pub-style restaurant
Piper's Pub, South Side
2nd Monterey Pub, North Side
3rd Claddagh Irish Pub, South Side

Best Chinese restaurant
Sesame Inn, various locations 
2nd China Palace, various locations
3rd P.F. Chang's, Homestead and Robinson Township

Best French restaurant
Le Pommier, South Side
2nd Paris 66 Bistro, East Liberty
3rd Legume Bistro, Regent Square

Best German restaurant
Hofbrauhaus, South Side
2nd Max's Allegheny Tavern, North Side
3rd Kleiner Deutschmann, Springdale

Best Indian restaurant
India Garden, Monroeville and Oakland
2nd Taj Mahal, North Hills
3rd People's Indian Restaurant, Garfield

Best Italian restaurant
Piccolo Forno, Lawrenceville
2nd Del's, Bloomfield
3rd Girasole, Shadyside

Best Japanese restaurant
Nakama Japanese Steakhouse, South Side
2nd Umi, Shadyside
3rd Little Tokyo Bistro, South Side

Best Mexican restaurant
Mad Mex, various locations
2nd El Campesino, various locations
3rd Mexico City, Downtown

Best Middle-eastern/Mediterranean restaurant
Aladdin's Eatery, various locations
2nd Kassab's, South Side
3rd Ali Baba, Oakland

Best Southeast Asian restaurant
Tram's Kitchen, Bloomfield
2nd Bangkok Balcony, Squirrel Hill
3rd Nicky's Thai Kitchen, North Side and Verona

Best fusion restaurant
Tamari, Lawrenceville
2nd Soba Lounge, Shadyside
3rd Kaya, Strip District

Best local pizza shop
Mineo's Pizza House, Squirrel Hill
2nd Pizza Sola, South Side and East Liberty
3rd Fiori's, Dormont

Best seafood restaurant
Monterey Bay, Mount Washington
2nd Mitchell's Fish Market, Homestead and Mount Lebanon
3rd McCormick & Schmick's, South Side and Downtown

Best steakhouse
Morton's The Steakhouse, Downtown
2nd Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Downtown
3rd The Capitol Grille, Downtown

Best tapas selection
Ibiza Tapas & Wine Bar, South Side
2nd Tusca Global Tapas, South Side
3rd La Casa Wine Bar, Shadyside

Best Sunday brunch
Grand Concourse, South Side
2nd Coca Café, Lawrenceville
3rd Zenith Tea Room, South Side

Best Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurant
Quiet Storm, Friendship
2nd Zenith Tea Room, South Side
3rd Hoi Polloi, North Side

Best appetizers
Tamari, Lawrenceville
2nd Kaya, Strip District
3rd Harris Grill, Shadyside

Best breakfast
Pamela's Diner, various locations
2nd Coca Café, Lawrenceville
3rd (tie): Eat'n Park, various locations / DeLuca's, Strip District

Best coffeehouse
Crazy Mocha, various locations
2nd The Beehive, South Side
3rd (tie): Espresso A Mano, Lawrenceville / Big Dog Coffee, South Side

Best place for deli-style sandwich
Smallman Street Deli, Strip District
2nd Carson Street Deli, South Side
3rd Primanti Brothers, various locations

Best hamburger
Tessaro's, Bloomfield
2nd Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Oakland
3rd Fat Head's Saloon, South Side

Best hot dog
D's Six Pax & Dogz, Regent Square
2nd The Original Hot Dog Shop, Oakland
3rd Franktuary, Downtown

Best wings
Quaker Steak & Lube, various locations
2nd Fat Head's Saloon, South Side
3rd Buffalo Blues, Shadyside

Best desserts
Gullifty's Restaurant, Squirrel Hill
2nd Dozen Cupcakes and Bakeshop, various locations
3rd The Cheesecake Factory, South Side and North Hills

Best bakery
Dozen Cupcakes and Bake Shop, various locations
2nd Oakmont Bakery, Oakmont
3rd Prantl's, Shadyside

Best beer selection
Sharp Edge, various locations
2nd D's Six Pax & Dogz, Regent Square
3rd Fat Head's Saloon, South Side

Best late-night menu
Primanti Brothers, various locations
2nd Tom's Diner, South Side and Dormont
3rd Eat'n Park, various locations

Best cheap eats
Eat'n Park, various locations
2nd The Original Hot Dog Shop, Oakland
3rd Ritter's Diner, Bloomfield

Best wine list
Sonoma Grille, Downtown
2nd Eleven, Strip District
3rd (tie): Casbah, Shadyside / Ibiza, South Side

Best cocktail list
Harris Grill, Shadyside
2nd Kelly's Bar & Lounge, East Liberty
3rd Embury, Strip District


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