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.
The Best New Bar and Restaurant Openings in Pittsburgh
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1. Chaz & Odette5102 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh
2. Fire Side Public House6290 Broad St, Pittsburgh
3. Mixtape4907 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh
4. Pallantia Tapas de España810 Ivy Street, Pittsburgh
5. Poros Aegean EstiatorioPPG2 Market Square Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
6. Wallace's TapRoom123 N Highland Ave, Pittsburgh
7. The Yard736 Bellefonte St, Pittsburgh
8. The Goldmark4517 Butler St, Pittsburgh
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.
This restaurant features a full bar and centrally located kitchen that serves up conversation and gourmet wood fire-grilled burgers.
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.
This Shadyside spot offers traditional Spanish tapas with homemade sangria.
This Market Square spot specializes in fish and lamb dishes with sandwich and salad options for lunch, and comes with a streetside patio.
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.
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).
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.