Best Restaurants 2014

Presenting 33 top-notch eateries that are revolutionizing Pittsburgh's food scene.



(page 3 of 8)


 

STRIP DISTRICT: 1150 Smallman St.  |  
412/201-5656, BIGBURRITO.com/ELEVEN
AMERICAN  |  $$-$$$  |  
Executive Chef DEREK STEVENS

 

Eleven remains one of Pittsburgh’s finest dining destinations. The restaurant contains several well-designed environments, including the open main dining room, the upstairs balcony and the sleek bar. The menu lists excellent seafood choices, including raw oysters and grilled fish. Meat eaters can enjoy prime beef ribeye, lamb and roasted chicken. The vibrant bar has its own tavern menu, featuring favorites that include the crabcake sandwich. Eleven offers lunch, brunch, dinner and a chef’s tasting menu; choose your fare and reserve a private dining room for your special event.



 

SQUIRREL HILL: 5875 Forbes Ave.  |  
412/421-6668, EVERYDAYNOODLES.NET
TAIWANESE  |  $
  |  Executive Chef STEVE CHOW

 

Veteran restaurateur Mike Chen provides the brains behind this noodle haven, which now offers delivery service. At the restaurant’s opening,
he brought chefs from Taiwan to train staffers, ensuring authenticity. Diners can watch chefs through a glass window, looking on as the pros make fresh noodles and dumplings. Top menu choices include the authentic soup dumplings — thin-skinned and filled with hot soup and small amounts of pork and/or crab — and the “dry” noodles with ground pork. New-to-Pittsburgh items include braised beef tendon, pickled jellyfish salad and the shrimp and loofah soup dumplings. Get one of the milk bubble teas, with optional additions such as lychee jelly.



 

DOWNTOWN: 535 Liberty Ave.
  |  412/281-4748, GRITANDGRACEPGH.com
WORLD CUISINE  |  $-$$  |  
Executive Chef/Co-owner BRIAN PEKARCIK

 

Grit & Grace, one of the hottest tickets in town, took honors this year in our Best New Restaurant and Delicious Design categories. Brought to us by the S + P Group, which owns Spoon and the BRGR burger joints, Grit & Grace makes shareable global cuisine. Dim sum on trays, small plates and large plates all borrow flavors from various styles, including American, Korean, Indian and Chinese. The cocktails match the food, and the sleek, narrow interior helps to make this stylish downtown spot a go-to.



 

MOON TOWNSHIP
: 1516 Coraopolis Heights Road  |  
412/264-3116
, HYEHOLDE.com
AMERICAN  |  $$-$$$  |  
Executive Chef JIM BRINKMAN

 

Local stalwart Hyeholde Restaurant has been family-owned for more than 75 years. The restaurant, housed in a “castle” amid acres of gardens, features large wooden beams, tapestries and roaring fires. Hyeholde also has been the training ground for some of Pittsburgh’s finest chefs. The cuisine for the most part is old-fashioned, with options including sherry bisque, Caesar salad, pine-nut Cervena elk, pan-seared trout and grilled filet. During warmer periods, the restaurant serves casual food on its lovely outdoor patio. Hyeholde is a perfect location for a wedding, picnic (baskets can be reserved) or other special occasion.

Edit Module

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Hot Reads

The Best Bars in Pittsburgh Right Now

The Best Bars in Pittsburgh Right Now

Many Pittsburgh bars have solid beer lists, well-mixed cocktails or a bartender who's handy with a shot and a story. We need more than that. What makes these bars the best?
View Pittsburgh & Its People From The 1850s Through Today

View Pittsburgh & Its People From The 1850s Through Today

#pixburgh: A Photographic Experience features images from the Sen. John Heinz History Center vault, which contains close to one million images. The show features a sampling of 400 images from the 1850s through today — including landmarks, fun, folly and floods.
In Concert: What's Next for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra?

In Concert: What's Next for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra?

Melia Tourangeau, CEO and president of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, looks to lead the ensemble forward after a discordant strike.
Restaurant Review: Umami in Lawrenceville

Restaurant Review: Umami in Lawrenceville

Umami sets the bar for izakaya openings in Pittsburgh. But its owners still have steps to take to keep raising the standard.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

The 412

See How Chess Made Le’Veon Bell a Better Running Back

Watch the video that reveals Bell’s talents that go beyond the football field.

Viral: Steelers' Most Famous Fight Song Synced to Lights

See how a Leechburg man has transformed his home into the ultimate Pittsburgh Steelers shrine, but we must warn you, the song will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day.

RMU President Named to College Football Playoff Committee

Chris Howard will help decide which four teams will vie each year for college football’s national championship.

Watch: Preview of Fascinating Rachel Carson Documentary

Carson, a native of Springdale, is credited with launching the modern environmental movement. She is the subject of a new “American Experience” documentary airing Jan. 24 on PBS.

Joe Manganiello Knocks off Superman, Batman is Next

The Mt. Lebanon native and insanely loyal Pittsburgh Steelers fan is engaging in superhero trash talk with one of his movie co-stars.

Pipe Dream? Get From Pittsburgh to Chicago in 30 Minutes

Developers say such a trip, at speeds faster than a passenger jet, could be possible in five years.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Become the smartest person in Pittsburgh with our (free) Burgh.ly App 

The always lively list of things to eat, drink and do in the 'Burgh from the editors of Pittsburgh Magazine. 

      

*Winner of City and Regional Magazine Association's 2015 Digital Innovation Award

Edit ModuleShow Tags

2014 Best Restaurants

Chefs of the Year 2014

Chefs of the Year 2014

We tip our hats to the city's 13 premier chefs, who consistently create good food and help to position Pittsburgh's dining scene on a national scale.
Best Restaurants 2014: Readers' Poll Winners

Best Restaurants 2014: Readers' Poll Winners

See the results in our annual poll dedicated to the region's best food, from hot dogs to pierogies and everything in between.
Best Restaurants 2014

Best Restaurants 2014

Presenting 33 top-notch eateries that are revolutionizing Pittsburgh's food scene.
Best New Restaurant 2014: Grit & Grace

Best New Restaurant 2014: Grit & Grace

It’s a double win for the downtown restaurant, which also takes home our Delicious Design award.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

On the Blogs


See How Chess Made Le’Veon Bell a Better Running Back

See How Chess Made Le’Veon Bell a Better Running Back

Watch the video that reveals Bell’s talents that go beyond the football field.

Comments


All the foodie news that's fit to blog
Restaurant Industry Fundraiser to Aid Injured Chef

Restaurant Industry Fundraiser to Aid Injured Chef

Zach Behm was chef de cuisine at Cure in Upper Lawrenceville at the time of a July car wreck.

Comments


Not just good stuff. Great stuff.
The Best 6 Places to Get a Cup of Tea in Pittsburgh

The Best 6 Places to Get a Cup of Tea in Pittsburgh

The quiet rise of Pittsburgh's tea scene gives us a few favorite gems.

Comments


The Trendy New East Liberty Hangout ... Primanti's?

The Trendy New East Liberty Hangout ... Primanti's?

The latest outpost of the popular local chain is housed in the former Verde space in Garfield.

Comments


Mike Prisuta's Sports Section

A weekly look at the games people are playing and the people who are playing them.
Tomlin Needs to Be Tomlin Against Brady, Belichick

Tomlin Needs to Be Tomlin Against Brady, Belichick

The Steelers are going to have to attack the game to survive it, to grab it by the throat and choke it to the desired conclusion.

Comments


Style. Design. Goods. Hide your credit card.
Tantalizing Textiles for the Table

Tantalizing Textiles for the Table

Check out the chic decor from Pittsburgh-based artist and designer Janice Nelson.

Comments


The movies that are playing in Pittsburgh –– and, more importantly, whether or not they're worth your time.
Scorsese's Silence Proves Worth the Wait (and the Weight)

Scorsese's Silence Proves Worth the Wait (and the Weight)

Reviews of "Silence," "Live by Night" and "Patriot's Day."

Comments


Everything you need to know about getting married in Pittsburgh today.
Pittsburgh Romance: How Their Love Survived Long-Distance

Pittsburgh Romance: How Their Love Survived Long-Distance

From coast to coast and continent to continent, these couples showed that absence really does make the heart grow fonder.

Comments


Weekly inspiration for your home from the editors of Pittsburgh Magazine
Urban Fit Co. Opening Flagship Shop in Sewickley

Urban Fit Co. Opening Flagship Shop in Sewickley

The locally owned active wear boutique is slated to open in March. Plus, get all the details on Pittsburgh’s new luxury residential real estate firm, Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty.

Comments


The hottest topics in higher education
Pittsburgh Artist’s Work to be Featured at Thiel College

Pittsburgh Artist’s Work to be Featured at Thiel College

Benedict Oddi’s collection “Scouts and Nomads” will be on display in a campus gallery.

Comments

Edit Module