Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Best Restaurants 2014

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



(page 4 of 8)


 

HIGHLAND PARK: 5701 Bryant St.
  |  412/665-9000, JOSEPHTAMBELLINI.com
ITALIAN  |  $$-$$$  |  
Executive Chef/Co-owner JOSEPH TAMBELLINI

 

Joseph Tambellini and his wife, Melissa, run one of the city’s few white-tablecloth restaurants; it’s quiet, elegant and known for more than just the popular meatballs. Flavorful dishes contain classic Italian elements such as tomato, garlic, lemon and Parmesan. Seafood always is well-prepared, and veal dishes are abundant — marsala, Parmesan, Romano, piccatta and scallopini are a few choices. Chef Tambellini makes a habit of chatting with diners at their tables. The restaurant houses a traditional first floor, a slightly more contemporary second floor and private party room on the top level.



 

STRIP DISTRICT: 
2000 Smallman St.  |  412/261-6565, 
BIGBURRITO.com/KAYA
LATIN/CARIBBEAN  |  $-$$  |  
Executive Chef BENJAMIN SLOAN

 

Kaya’s cuisine melds tastes from the Caribbean Islands, South America and the Pacific. The long, colorful bar always is buzzing; there’s a special focus on rums and other Mexican and Caribbean drinks. Festive, fun food options include Jamaican jerk chicken wings with chipotle cream sauce and conch fritters. The popular signature house salad is garnished with pepitas and tossed in a lime-cilantro vinaigrette. Jerked pulled-pork quesadillas go over well with many diners. Kaya is a great destination for vegetarians, offering many meatless entrées as well as prix-fixe vegetarian dinners. The fried chicken offered Thursday evenings is well-known.



 

OAKLAND
: 214 N. Craig St.  |  412/621-2700, 
LEGUMEBISTRO.com
AMERICAN  |  $$-$$$  |  
Executive Chef/Co-owner TREVETT HOOPER

 

As stated on its website, Legume’s “continually evolving menu is the result of a seven-year-long conversation between customers, growers, cooks, servers and bartenders.” The eatery’s commitment to high-quality ingredients is evident; each ingredient reflects its natural flavor, and each dish features a nice variety of vegetables, grains and meats, many of which are locally sourced. The restaurant this year added weekday lunch service and continues to serve acclaimed burgers, pierogies and more at Butterjoint, the adjacent bar/eatery that shares a kitchen with Legume.



 

DOWNTOWN: 649 Penn Ave.
  |  412/325-7007, MEATANDPOTATOESPGH.com
AMERICAN  |  $-$$  |  
Executive Chef/Co-owner RICHARD DeShantz

 

Meat & Potatoes, a dynamic gastropub, doesn’t need much of an introduction: Richard DeShantz and Tolga Sevdik opened this spot, their first restaurant together, in 2011 to immediate acclaim. Since then it’s received attention locally and nationally and has proved its staying power with approachable but refined food, such as pork-belly tacos, fish and chips, and flat-iron steak. Appetizers, including ahi taquitos, perfectly match the bar menu of barrel-aged Manhattans and Sloe Gin Fizzes, along with many other cocktails, wines and beers. Brunch has become legendary; in order to try the brisket and eggs or French toast with bananas and bacon-almond brittle, you’ll want to make a reservation weeks in advance.

Edit Module

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Hot Reads

6 Things You Need for a Successful Fundraiser

6 Things You Need for a Successful Fundraiser

We asked local nonprofits to give us their best tricks and tips.
Sweet Spot: The Bakery that Serves Dessert with a Purpose

Sweet Spot: The Bakery that Serves Dessert with a Purpose

Wes Lyons and Amber Greene's Cakery Square serves its cupcakes with a side of youth empowerment.
The Top 10 Things to Do in Pittsburgh in October

The Top 10 Things to Do in Pittsburgh in October

This month's best bets in the 'Burgh.
Perspectives: The Big Pittsburgh Lie

Perspectives: The Big Pittsburgh Lie

Writer Damon Young says the Steel City is masquerading as a paragon of inclusion.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

The 412

See Crosby Delight Kenyan Hockey Team in Surprise Appearance

When you see the look on the Kenyan players' faces –– you can't help but smile.

Watch: Remembering Roberto in the 1971 World Series

Clemente was the series M.V.P. Enjoy highlights from Game 7 –– played on Oct. 17, 1971 –– complete with comments from Bob Prince in the broadcast booth.

Last to Buy a Ticket and She Gets Best Seat in the House

A lifelong fan buys a last minute, front-row seat to see Elton John in Pittsburgh, no scalpers needed.

Find the Devil in Gallery D at the Carnegie International

The 57th Carnegie International is now open, and with it the premiere of Alex Da Corte's "Rubber Pencil Devil."

Tango in the Taproom on Tuesdays

North Side pub will offer Tango Tuesdays where you can move to the music and take some dance lessons.

A Comedy about Coming Out: CMU Grad's New Film, “Lez Bomb”

Jenna Laurenzo's new film about a woman who brings her girlfriend home for Thanksgiving in an attempt to come out to her family will be featured at the Reel Q LGBT Film Festival on Saturday.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

2014 Best Restaurants

Best Restaurants 2014

Best Restaurants 2014

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


See Crosby Delight Kenyan Hockey Team in Surprise Appearance

See Crosby Delight Kenyan Hockey Team in Surprise Appearance

When you see the look on the Kenyan players' faces –– you can't help but smile.

Comments

Watch: Remembering Roberto in the 1971 World Series

Watch: Remembering Roberto in the 1971 World Series

Clemente was the series M.V.P. Enjoy highlights from Game 7 –– played on Oct. 17, 1971 –– complete with comments from Bob Prince in the broadcast booth.

Comments


All the foodie news that's fit to blog
Millie’s Is on the Move, and Kevin Sousa Will Make Ice Cream for Dinner

Millie’s Is on the Move, and Kevin Sousa Will Make Ice Cream for Dinner

Millie’s finds a new home in Homestead, and Kevin Sousa will host an ice cream dinner at Superior Motors in Braddock.

Comments

The Black Cat Market is Pittsburgh's Newest Cat Cafe

The Black Cat Market is Pittsburgh's Newest Cat Cafe

Co-owners Olivia Ciotoli and Indigo Baloch opened the Lawrenceville location to provide a venue for animal interactions for those without the ability to keep pets themselves.

Comments


Not just good stuff. Great stuff.
The 5 Best Places to Shop If You Have a Green Thumb

The 5 Best Places to Shop If You Have a Green Thumb

Hone your gardening skills at these top Pittsburgh-area nurseries, garden centers and shops.

Comments

The 5 Best Movie Theaters in Pittsburgh

The 5 Best Movie Theaters in Pittsburgh

A movie-going experience is about more than just the movie. PM Film Critic Sean Collier takes a break from movie reviews and shares the best spots for cocktails, classics and comfort.

Comments


Phantom Fright Nights is Creepy, Essential Kennywood

Phantom Fright Nights is Creepy, Essential Kennywood

The Halloween attraction turns the playful park sinister in delightful ways.

Comments

What Lurks in the ScareHouse Basement?

What Lurks in the ScareHouse Basement?

Venturing into the popular haunt's extreme, underground attraction.

Comments


Mike Prisuta's Sports Section

A weekly look at the games people are playing and the people who are playing them.
Shazier, Steelers Return to Cincinnati Still Seeking a Happy Ending

Shazier, Steelers Return to Cincinnati Still Seeking a Happy Ending

Sunday's return to Paul Brown Stadium will be the Steelers' first trip back since last December when linebacker Ryan Shazier went down and stayed down. But this time he’ll be back on the sideline with his team, and most significantly he’ll be back on his feet.

Comments

Pens Want to Send Early Message, More Will be Necessary

Pens Want to Send Early Message, More Will be Necessary

The Pens open the season against three teams that have a legitimate shot at hoisting Lord Stanley's Cup nine months from now.

Comments


The movies that are playing in Pittsburgh –– and, more importantly, whether or not they're worth your time.
The 400-Word Review: First Man

The 400-Word Review: First Man

"First Man" manages to capture the awe that landing on the moon should — and all but guarantees Ryan Gosling an Oscar nomination.

Comments

The 400-Word Review: A Star is Born

The 400-Word Review: A Star is Born

The high-profile remake is a good, old-fashioned movie musical with a lot to offer.

Comments


Everything you need to know about getting married in Pittsburgh today.
Love and the Law: This Couple's Professor Nailed It

Love and the Law: This Couple's Professor Nailed It

When Julia Conley and Scott Scheinberg's law school professor predicted two people in the class would end up married to one another, they never imagined it would be them.

Comments

A Cake So Nice It Doesn’t Need to Be Iced

A Cake So Nice It Doesn’t Need to Be Iced

The “naked cake” seems to be here to stay.

Comments


Weekly inspiration for your home from the editors of Pittsburgh Magazine
Le Creuset Gets Cooking with First Pittsburgh Store

Le Creuset Gets Cooking with First Pittsburgh Store

Located on the lower level of The Block Northway shopping mall in Ross Township, the store will host a weeklong grand opening celebration.

Comments

Return of the Ogee: Phipps Restores Historic Glass Architecture

Return of the Ogee: Phipps Restores Historic Glass Architecture

For the first time since 1937 — and just in time for its 125th birthday — Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is bringing back the curved glass peak, known as an ogee, that sits atop the heart of the conservatory.

Comments

Edit Module