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Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby TheHammer24 on Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:38 am

Looking for a new restaurant...any one have that gem that they swear is the best?

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South Hills, Southside, Downtown, anywhere around the city.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby PenguinSteve-o on Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:42 am

Doc's place in Shadyside. Bar/restaurant. Best club sandwhich i ever had. and people say their pizza is awesome. thats all, dont live downtown.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:46 am

southside i really like tusca in the southside works. pretty tasty. if you like middle eastern, kassabs on carson is AMAZING. i really enjoy seviche and sonoma grille on liberty downtown. if price isn't an issue, eleven on smallman is very good (big burrito restaurant. if you dont mind shadyside, casbah on highland is very very good too) also capital grill has a good steak if you are looking for that. lidias on smallman in the strip is also very good italian and there tasting menu with the three different types of pasta is always a safe bet. but probably one of my fave restaurants is a place on the southside, on s 17th street is Dish. it is a small little restaurant great if you are going on a date and they have amazing italian food.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:47 am

PenguinSteve-o wrote:Doc's place in Shadyside. Bar/restaurant. Best club sandwhich i ever had. and people say their pizza is awesome. thats all, dont live downtown.


:thumb: i love docs. also elbow room on ellsworth has a roast turkey, melted brie, grilled apples, and spicy dijon sandwich. heavenly
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations

Postby pittsoccer33 on Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:50 am

this is a pretty interesting place, they make everything in a wood oven that used to be used for coke processing:

http://www.azzeria.com/

it is on Banksville Road. the pizza and wings were both very good

i also like Redfin Blues down under the 31st street bridge. very very good pizza there too along with a nice atmosphere

http://www.redfinblues.com

the union grille in oakland is typical "american" food and right across the street is lulus noodles, a great chinese place.

i swear by the Hofbrauhaus, the food is ok and pretty well priced but I just love sitting outside drinking liters of beer.

for take out type places i like south side steaks, mike and tonys gyros, pita pit :)
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby demondg1 on Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:50 am

Fat Heads. Carson Street on the South Side. My favorite place in the entire city.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:02 am

pittsoccer33 wrote:the union grille in oakland is typical "american" food and right across the street is lulus noodles, a great chinese place.



The union grille has an ideal buffalo salad
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations

Postby pittsoccer33 on Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:04 am

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:
pittsoccer33 wrote:the union grille in oakland is typical "american" food and right across the street is lulus noodles, a great chinese place.



The union grille has an ideal buffalo salad


i always got the buffalo sandwich there but they took it off the menu! but they made one special for me 8-)
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:04 am

a good call with lulus, i really like them. and the spatzle sandwich at haufbrauhaus with a liter of dunkel sitting outside is probably the best day ever
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:07 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:and the spatzle sandwich at haufbrauhaus with a liter of dunkel sitting outside is probably the best day ever


i had some last night :lol:

infact, im beginning to consider going there for lunch today.

i also like the speghetti warehouse. i think their food and prices are at least comparable to the olive garden, and their warm bread might have an edge.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby TheHammer24 on Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:17 am

Drinking outside at Hofbra is unbeatable. That place is legit whether it's 2 pm at lunch, 7 pm on a Wednesday, or 1 am on Saturday.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby llipgh2 on Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:19 am

Tessaro's in Bloomfield is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. They do what is called "American Hardwood" grilling. The food is awesome. And actually moderately priced.

The Thai restaurant up the street from Tessaro's is also quite good. I don't think it has an actual name...LOL

There is Pointe Brugge in Point Breeze. Belgian food and beer. Very good.

Umi, if you are into sushi and sashimi, is the best in the city for it. Soba Lounge, the restaurant under Umi, is very good as well. Both are on Ellsworth Avenue, Shadyside.

If you are in the mood for sandwiches and wings and a excellent beer selection, you can't beat Fatheads on the South Side. If you want wings, ribs, sandwiches and a decent beer selection, Buffalo Blues in Shadyside/E. Liberty is good.

Thaiphoon, the Thai restaurant by Buffalo Blues is good, too.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby HomerPenguin on Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:28 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:but probably one of my fave restaurants is a place on the southside, on s 17th street is Dish. it is a small little restaurant great if you are going on a date and they have amazing italian food.


Dish is awesome. They were still fairly new when I left the city; nice to know they're still in business.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:28 am

If we are talking about bloomfield and belgian beers, sharp edge beer emporium on friendship ave in east lib is pretty great and their on the edge ale or whatever its called is amazing

and point brugge brunch is delicious
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:31 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:If we are talking about bloomfield and belgian beers, sharp edge beer emporium on friendship ave in east lib is pretty great and their on the edge ale or whatever its called is amazing

and point brugge brunch is delicious


The food is pretty bunk there though.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:33 am

llipgh2 wrote:Tessaro's in Bloomfield is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. They do what is called "American Hardwood" grilling. The food is awesome. And actually moderately priced.


I believe the City Grill on the southside is owned by the same family.

llipgh2 wrote:There is Pointe Brugge in Point Breeze. Belgian food and beer. Very good.


I have never been there but I read they are looking to open another location in Highland Park.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:34 am

PenguinSteve-o wrote:Doc's place in Shadyside. Bar/restaurant. Best club sandwhich i ever had. and people say their pizza is awesome. thats all, dont live downtown.


I was there with this girl one night for dinner and drinks, and she got the moldiest bun i've ever seen a restaurant serve...and not only that they were complete jerks to her when she sent it back....I havent really had much food from there, but the pizza does smell real good.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:34 am

another place a little further out that i like is the rivertowne pourhouse in monroeville. there are two other rivertownes (verona and n huntingdon) but they arent as nice and do not brew their own beer like the pour house. if you ever go to one order their soft pretzels.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:36 am

Troy Loney wrote:
PenguinSteve-o wrote:Doc's place in Shadyside. Bar/restaurant. Best club sandwhich i ever had. and people say their pizza is awesome. thats all, dont live downtown.


I was there with this girl one night for dinner and drinks, and she got the moldiest bun i've ever seen a restaurant serve...and not only that they were complete jerks to her when she sent it back....I havent really had much food from there, but the pizza does smell real good.


I was just there saturday night before the gin blossoms concert. The upstairs deck was very nice, but you saw the open kitchen when you walked by and it looked like a bomb went off in there.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:36 am

pittsoccer33 wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:There is Pointe Brugge in Point Breeze. Belgian food and beer. Very good.


I have never been there but I read they are looking to open another location in Highland Park.


I go by there a lot....it always looks packed.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby jaysmiter on Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:38 am

Bean Curd in McMurray is the best Chinese food in the area, hands down. Don't believe anyone that touts Sesame Inn or PF [Sucks]. It just tastes the absolute freshest. I think the sushi is better than Nakama (though, not quite as good as Kiku in Station Square), as well.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:40 am

pittsoccer33 wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:
PenguinSteve-o wrote:Doc's place in Shadyside. Bar/restaurant. Best club sandwhich i ever had. and people say their pizza is awesome. thats all, dont live downtown.


I was there with this girl one night for dinner and drinks, and she got the moldiest bun i've ever seen a restaurant serve...and not only that they were complete jerks to her when she sent it back....I havent really had much food from there, but the pizza does smell real good.


I was just there saturday night before the gin blossoms concert. The upstairs deck was very nice, but you saw the open kitchen when you walked by and it looked like a bomb went off in there.



I was upstairs last saturday too....it got so obnoxiously crowded...i just left my card at the bar because i refused to wait in that line to close out my tab...
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby eddysnake on Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:40 am

Roland's Seafood Grill in the strip - Hot Lobster Roll, good stuff!
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:45 am

Wendy's downtown.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby The Garbageman on Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:48 am

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