Best Restaurants 2009 Readers' Poll

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Best Restaurant Nakama Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar Eat’n Park Restaurants Sonoma Grille
American Eat’n Park Restaurants Atria’s Restaurant & Tavern T.G.I. Friday’s
Bakery Oakmont Bakery Bethel Bakery Prantl’s Bakery
Bargain Eat’n Park Restaurants Denny’s Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers
Best View LeMont Monterey Bay Fish Grotto Georgetowne Inn
Breakfast Eat’n Park Restaurants Pamela’s P & G Diner Square Cafe, De Luca’s Restaurant
BYOB Restaurant La Tavola Italiana Restaurant & Pizzaria Legume Bistro, Bona Terra, Iovino’s Cafe No winner
Catering Services big Catering Erin’s Fine Foods Jaden’s Catering
Child-Friendly Eat’n Park Restaurants McDonald’s Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
Chinese Sesame Inn P.F. Chang’s China Bistro China Palace
Continental Eleven Bistro 19, Point Brugge Café No winner
Deli Smallman Street Deli Panera Bread Carson Street Deli
Dessert Gullifty’s The Cheesecake Factory Sonoma Grille
Downtown Lunch Spot Franktuary August Henry’s City Saloon Primanti Bros.
For Visitors Primanti Bros. Grand Concourse Monterey Bay Fish Grotto
French Le Pommier Ma Provence Palate Bistro
German Max’s Allegheny Tavern Penn Brewery Kleiner Deutschmann
Hamburger Tessaro’s Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Holiday Restaurant Grand Concourse The Pines Tavern Atria’s Restaurant & Tavern
Hotel Dining Omni William Penn Hotel / The Terrace Room Sheraton Station Square Hotel / Pittsburgh Rare Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel / Opus
Indian Tamarind: Flavor of India India Garden Taj Mahal
Irish Claddagh Irish Pub Piper’s Pub Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle
Italian Chain Olive Garden Bravo! Cucina Italiana Buca di Beppo
Italian Non-Chain F. Tambellini Ristorante Pasta Too Joseph Tambellini Restaurant
Japanese Nakama Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar Chaya Japanese Cuisine Ichiban Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Korean Sushi Kim Korea Garden Jimmy Tsang’s Chinese Restaurant
Late-Night Student Fare The Original Hot Dog Shop Primanti Bros. Eat’n Park Restaurants
Mediterranean Casbah Aladdin’s Eatery Amel’s Restaurant
Mexican Mad Mex El Campesino Franklin Inn Mexican Restaurant
Microbrewery The Church Brew Works Penn Brewery Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Middle Eastern Aladdin’s Eatery Ali Baba Amel’s Restaurant
Most Authentic Pittsburgh Primanti Bros. Eat’n Park Restaurants Fat Head’s Saloon
Most Romantic LeMont The Ivy Café Monterey Bay Fish Grotto
Outdoor Dining The Pines Tavern Andora Restaurant Atria’s Restaurant & Tavern, Sonoma Grille
Pan Asian / Fusion Soba Lu Lu’s Noodles Richard Chen Pittsburgh
Pizza Chain Pizza Hut Vocelli Pizza Papa John’s
Pizza Non-Chain Mineo’s Pizza House Donte’s Pizzeria Fiori’s Pizzaria
Polish Bloomfield Bridge Tavern Gooski’s Pierogies Plus
Post-Theater Dining Six Penn Kitchen Seviche Bravo Franco Ristorante
Pre-Theater Dining Six Penn Kitchen F. Tambellini Ristorante August Henry’s City Saloon
Seafood Red Lobster Monterey Bay Fish Grotto Mitchell’s Fish Market
Soup Panera Bread Eat’n Park Restaurants Olive Garden
Special Event LeMont Grand Concourse Atria’s Restaurant & Tavern
Sports Bar Jerome Bettis’ Grille 36 Damon’s Grill Rick’s Sports Bar & Pub
Steak Ruth’s Chris Steak House Outback Steakhouse Morton’s The Steakhouse
Sunday Brunch Grand Concourse Eat’n Park Restaurants Lidia’s Pittsburgh
Sushi Nakama Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar Chaya Japanese Cuisine Little Tokyo
Tapas Ibiza Tapas & Wine Bar Silk Elephant Thai Tapas and Wine Bar Seviche
Thai Bangkok Balcony Thai Place Restaurant Thai Me Up
Trendy Seviche Nakama Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar Eleven
Vegetarian The Quiet Storm Coffeehouse & Restaurant The Zenith Aladdin’s Eatery
Vietnamese Tram’s Kitchen Pho Kim 88 Pho Minh
Wine List Sonoma Grille Wooden Angel The Carlton
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