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Best Restaurants in Pittsburgh in 2019

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Cuisine: Japanese
It’s Best Because: It’s the spot for late night fun with good eats. 

Pittsburgh’s late-night options are scant. At Umami, the culinary party lasts deeper into the night than most establishments, and what they’re serving satisfies a craving better than just about anything else.

Hungry revelers can indulge in Umami’s tasty bites from the robatayaki and sushi menus, as well as succulent diversions such as pork gyoza and yaki udon until midnight on weeknights and 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The sake list is good, and there often is a D.J. keeping the vibes just right. Look for an omakase-only sushi counter from owners Roger Li and Derek Brunell later this year. 

Executive Chef/Co-Owner Roger Li

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What we've said in the past: Restaurant Review: Umami in Lawrenceville




Cuisine: American
It’s Best Because: Derek Stevens and company know how to make Downtown a dining destination. 

The second-floor kitchen at Union Standard is dominated by a J & R Manufacturing wood-fired grill and rotisserie. From it, Executive Chef/Owner Derek Stevens offers smoky delights such as wood-grilled strip steak, tasty rotisserie chicken and roasted whole branzino.

That enough is worth a visit, but don’t overlook the restaurant’s vegetarian and vegetable-forward options, which shine just as brightly as the meat dishes. Dig into a cauliflower schnitzel, braised collard greens and whatever seasonal soup is offered; Stevens and company pay attention to the agricultural clock as well as any restaurant in Pittsburgh. 

Executive Chef/Owner Derek Stevens
DOWNTOWN: 524 William Penn Place

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What we've said in the past: Restaurant Review: Union Standard




Cuisine: Mediterranean
It’s Best Because: It’s a suburban restaurant worth driving to from the city. 

Vivo Executive Chef/Co-Owner Sam DiBattista has the old-school, new-school hybrid energy that many of us aim to age into. He’s been at it longer than nearly any other chef on this list, yet his menu and his swagger translates as contemporary. What this means are dishes such as stinging nettle risotto with roasted fiddlehead ferns and ramps.

DiBattista also offers my favorite chicken deal in the region — his crispy whole chicken with garlic is a must get at $19.

Executive Chef/Co-Owner
Sabatino “Sam” DiBattista
SEWICKLEY: 432 Beaver St.

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What we've said in the past: Tearing into a Whole Chicken at Vivo

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