New on the menu in Pittsburgh: paella big enough to share, fire-side gourmet burgers, and Mumbai curry chicken flatbread. Make plans for dinner or drinks at these eight new spots before you start your winter hibernation.

Chaz & Odette

Chaz & Odette

Shadyside

At Shadyside’s Chaz & Odette, named for its two chefs, the motto is, "Locally sourced and globally inspired.” The eclectic menu is sparked by the chefs’ travels over the years, featuring everything from shrimp ‘n’ grits to ratatouille to Mumbai curry chicken flatbread.

The Fire Side Public House

East Liberty

At The Fire Side Public House, the kitchen isn’t in the back of house. Instead, it’s in the middle of the dining room, encouraging customers to interact with the chef and talk about their food, not just eat it. To pair with the good conversation, there are plenty of gourmet wood fire-grilled burgers.

Mixtape

Mixtape

Garfield

Part dance lounge, part music venue, part cafe, part art gallery, Garfield’s Mixtape is a fresh new spin on the bar/restaurant. A collection of nostalgia-inducing board games is even available for diners. Salads and paninis are on the menu for lunch and dinner. For breakfast, the granola dish “Granorah Jones” is a must. And then for the dance lounge: order cocktails like the “Golden Delicious” (featuring bourbon, apple nectar, and maple syrup) and shots like the “Salty Sweet” (Frangelico hazelnut liqueur and whipped vodka).

Pallantia Tapas de España

Pallantia Tapas de España

Shadyside

Traditional Spanish tapas recipes pair with homemade sangria at this new Shadyside spot. The Paella Marinera, big enough to serve two or three, combines rice, saffron, clams, mussels, calamari, shrimp, and scallops. A long bar along the wall is designed to seat diners next to each other and encourage meal sharing.

Poros Aegean Estiatorio

Poros Aegean Estiatorio

Downtown

This new Market Square hot-spot specializes in fish and lamb dishes with sandwich and salad options for lunch, then more hearty preparations for dinner. Pittsburghers will be dreaming all winter about the restaurant’s giant street-side patio and the promise of outdoor cocktails.

Wallace’s Tap Room

Wallace’s TapRoom

East Liberty

Inside the swanky new Hotel Indigo, Wallace’s TapRoom is open to more than just hotel guests. For brunch, try the buttermilk stuffed toast; for dinner, the smoked kielbasa sandwich served on a beer cheese bun. The drink menu features Pittsburgh beers and locally inspired cocktails, like the Carnegie Collins.

The Yard PGH

The Yard

Downtown

Come for a post-work happy hour beer, stay for the gourmet grilled cheese at this casual new Market Square spot. Twenty-six gourmet grilled cheese options (there’s even one with pierogies, of course) steal the show on this solid gastropub menu. Three dozen beers are on draft, plus beer cocktails, coffee-infused drinks, and mimosas at brunch.

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The Goldmark

Lawrenceville

This new Lawrenceville bar features a large DJ booth ready to host a rotating list of local DJs specializing in everything from house music to 90s hits to R&B. The bar’s name, The Goldmark, is a reference to the last name of the inventor of the vinyl record. The bar menu focuses on shot-and-a-beer combos, plus specialty cocktails, draft beers, and wine.

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1. Chaz & Odette 5102 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

At Shadyside’s Chaz & Odette, named for its two chefs, the motto is, "Locally sourced and globally inspired.” The eclectic menu doesn't stick to one culinary category and features everything from shrimp ‘n’ grits to ratatouille to Mumbai curry chicken flatbread.

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2. Fire Side Public House 6290 Broad St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

This restaurant features a full bar and centrally located kitchen that serves up conversation and gourmet wood fire-grilled burgers.

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3. Mixtape 4907 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Part dance lounge, part music venue, part cafe, part art gallery, Garfield’s Mixtape is a new take on the bar/restaurant. Salads and paninis are on the menu for lunch and dinner, while for breakfast, the granola dish “Granorah Jones” is a must.

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4. Pallantia Tapas de España 810 Ivy Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

This Shadyside spot offers traditional Spanish tapas with homemade sangria.

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5. Poros Aegean Estiatorio PPG2 Market Square Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

This Market Square spot specializes in fish and lamb dishes with sandwich and salad options for lunch, and comes with a streetside patio.

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6. Wallace's TapRoom 123 N Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Inside the swanky new Hotel Indigo, the specialties include the buttermilk stuffed toast for brunch and the smoked kielbasa sandwich for dinner. The drink menu features Pittsburgh beers and locally inspired cocktails, like the Carnegie Collins.

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7. The Yard 736 Bellefonte St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

This American gastropub boasts craft cocktails, 42 rotating taps, and 26 gourmet grilled cheese varieties to choose from, such as the Young Cheezy (spicy chorizo, potato hash, caramelized onions), Poppin' My Collar (sautéed shrimp, mushrooms, jalapeños, chipotle mayo) and the Crabby Patty (crab cake, Sriracha mayo, onion straws).

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8. The Goldmark 4517 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

This Lawrenceville bar features a large DJ booth ready to host DJs spinning everything from house music to 90s hits to R&B. The bar menu, on the other hand, focuses on shot-and-a-beer combos, plus specialty cocktails, draft beers, and wine.

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