Are you planning a vacation to Pittsburgh? For a city rich in history, it is also rich in delicious foods as well. There are hundreds of restaurants unique to the area, all with different cuisines and offering a fresh look to some of the most classic dishes. Get started eating your way through downtown Pittsburgh restaurants and fill your plate with the best foods from all across the city.

Avenue B

This quiet restaurant along Centre Avenue in Pittsburgh’s lively Shadyside neighborhood is a very popular option among locals and tourists alike. The motto “Eat. Relax. Enjoy.” is exactly what this restaurant is about. There are unique fish dishes that are always cooked to perfection and five-course meals for every picky eater in your group. While it may be quiet, the secret is out on this classic bistro, so make sure to grab a seat before they run out.

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

If you want a white tablecloth dinner with perfect seafood, the Monterey Bay Fish Grotto is your restaurant. Serving delicious freshly caught seafood and overlooking panoramic riverside views, this elegant restaurant provides everything you need for a romantic evening. The dessert menu is superb and to die for with mouth-watering White Chocolate Mousse and Opera Cake! Don’t miss out on this one when you are visiting downtown Pittsburgh.

Bar Marco

If you’re into a casual environment, this is the right restaurant for you. Every Monday, a guest chef comes into this Strip District restaurant prepared to take over the menu with their latest culinary creations. The bartenders will even create new drinks in-house, which allows you to find a drink that suits your taste buds.


This modern, stylish restaurant is perfect for anyone that loves a great cocktail and refined American food. Lunch and Sunday Brunch fill fast, as do dinner reservations, so book ahead to make sure you can sample all that Eleven has to offer.

The menu is filled with all sorts of contemporary twists on American classics full of unique flavors that will have even the most stubborn of taste buds dancing with delight.


Are you a fan of beer? How about burgers? If so, BRGR is the place for you. Home to one of the largest variety of beers in the city and more handcrafted burger options that your stomach could handle, BRGR is extremely popular among Pittsburgh natives. So much so that they recently opened up shop in PNC Park as well!

Butcher and the Rye

This is one of the hottest places in town for good food and a fun atmosphere. The main floor has a bar with a lot of hustle and bustle, while the upstairs is set for a more quiet and reserved atmosphere. With over 350 bottles of the finest bourbons and ryes around, Butcher and the Rye is certain to impress. Best of all, this one is just a short walk from your Pittsburgh Cultural District Suites!


If fine-dining is your favorite, book a table at Casbah. Here you will enjoy food with a Mediterranean influence and a large menu suited for all tastes. The crab salad is a popular lunch choice while the cioppino is a favorite amongst the dinner guests. At Casbah, the food isn’t the only thing that is certain to impress, as many visitors rave about the beautiful architecture, the mosaic-accented bar and outdoor patio.

Salt of the Earth

A hot spot for tourists and locals alike, this modern restaurant serves delicious American fare and has a large menu of veggie items for the omnivores in your group. With a specific focus on providing the freshest foods around, the rotating seasonal menu provides a fresh new taste with each new visit.

Café Zinho

Do you want a restaurant that is tucked away from the noise of downtown Pittsburgh? Café Zinho has a comfortable, intimate feeling to it with Bohemian décor and European-bistro fare. There is a Portuguese emphasis to the menu and the seafood is top-notch and always as fresh as can be.

Planning ahead for your visit to Pittsburgh will prevent you from missing out on some of the best food in the area. Start planning your trip today by booking your downtown Pittsburgh accommodations at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown. Our Pittsburgh Cultural District Suites place you merely minutes away from the area’s top eateries, allowing you to wine and dine your way through the city tasting every dish it has to offer. Take a trip that is sure to leave your taste buds tingling and book your stay at the DoubleTree Downtown Pittsburgh today!