Top 10 Places to Eat In Downtown Pittsburgh

Discover the best restaurants in Downtown Pittsburgh!

Downtown Pittsburgh is the heart of the city, with bustling sidewalks, urban parks, and a newly flourishing dining scene. From ethnic eats to gastropubs, you will find a diverse selection of cuisine in this booming area.

Are restaurants currently open in Downtown Pittsburgh?

As of July 17th, Pittsburgh restaurants are able to operate with both indoor and outdoor seating, as long as they follow the COVID-19 restrictions. Learn more about dining restrictions here.

1. Harris Grill

With two locations in the city, Harris Grill is your friendly neighborhood restaurant for any occasion. Parents in town for the weekend? Harris Grill. Looking for a stiff drink? Harris Grill. Craving bacon? Harris Grill. (Make sure you go on a Tuesday for Bacon Night, though.)

2. The Speckled Egg

Sometimes, the best way to spend a Sunday morning is treating yourself to a delicious pile of French toast. When that craving hits, The Speckled Egg (a new contender in the downtown area) is there for you. The upscale diner has menu items such as brown butter French toast, the goat omelette, and a full cocktail menu.

3. Bae Bae's Kitchen

Currently serving takeout & delivery only.

Bae Bae's Kitchen is the place to go for quick, but delicious Korean-inspired food. Not only is the restaurant interior cheerful and inviting, but their ingredients are organic and locally-sourced.

4. Gaucho Parrilla Argentina

New to downtown, but not new to Pittsburgh is the popular Gaucho Parrilla Argentina. The restaurant, which specializes in sandwiches and wood-fired meat, recently moved locations to accommodate their growing foodie fan base.

5. Nicky's Thai Kitchen

Look no further than Nicky's Thai Kitchen for the best Thai food in town. They have a lengthy menu to fit all tastes, and you can typically find dinner specials on their website. Plus, customers can choose between the bar or BYOB.

6. täkō

No "best restaurant" list is complete without informing the masses where to get superb tacos and tequila. In Downtown Pittsburgh, täkō is that place. With a variety of tacos on the menu and even a taco board, this restaurant is sure to satisfy that ever-returning craving.

7. Butcher & the Rye

Self-proclaimed as a "local watering hole", Butcher & the Rye has a whiskey list that will  surely impress any beverage connoisseur. Don't overlook their contemporary American cuisine either, with delectable dishes such as braised rabbit and steak Diane.

8. The Original Oyster House

For a tried-and-true Pittsburgh tradition, head to The Original Oyster House - the oldest bar and restaurant in the city. There you'll enjoy some tasty fried seafood and tavern drinks, right inside a historic landmark.

9. CobblerWorld

Sweet tooth? No problem. The Black-owned CobblerWorld has nostalgic confections to temporarily cure you of your ailment, with treats such as cobblers, cheesecakes, cookies, and pies that one can only dream about.

10. Millie's Homemade Ice Cream

Come to Millie's Homemade Ice Cream for a deliciously fresh treat. With hand-crafted, in-season ingredients, it's some of the best ice cream you can get in Pittsburgh. Pick up a post-dinner cone and enjoy a stroll around Downtown Pittsburgh.

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