Mullaney's Harp and Fiddle Pub celebrates being Irish every day of the year, not just on St. Patrick's Day. The restaurant serves traditional Irish fare such as shepherd's pie, Irish corned beef and cabbage and fish and chips. The menu also includes American cuisine. There are at least 10 different draft beers, Irish brews and many domestic brands. Tuesdays feature Celtic dancing, while Irish bands play here on the weekends. There is a $3 cover charge after 9pm on weekends. See website for food and drink menus, specials, and calendar.
This uniquely Pittsburgh-style restaurant is popular with downtown office lunch and after-hours crowds looking for a quick bite and a cool drink. The decor is strictly Formica and stainless steel, with decorative sports memorabilia throughout. Be sure to open wide, as this eatery serves its famous grilled sandwiches with coleslaw and French fries stuffed inside the bread. This kind of fare will fill up even the hungriest patron.
7227 Reynolds Street The Frick Art and Historical Center Pittsburgh, PA 15208
The Café transforms food into an art form, with unique soups and salads, delectable specialties, and divine desserts. The menu varies according to the season, as it uses herbs and vegetables grown on-site. This charming eatery has twice won the 'best lunch' honor, awarded by the Pittsburgh Magazine. This joint is quite possibly Pittsburgh's best kept secret.
100 Lytton Avenue Holiday Inn Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Located in the sophisticated Holiday Inn Hotel at Lytton Avenue, Bridges welcomes its guests to its friendly and casual setting. The cuisine offered is traditional American, the menu features classics such as Mac and Cheese, Burgers and hearty breakfast options. Start your day with the delicious breakfast options, their lunch and dinner appetizers are tasty and filling. Try their pastas, eggplant crepes among other marvelous offerings. Call ahead to make reservations.
Fuel and Fuddle is one of the more interesting bar restaurants in Oakland. It exudes a lot of energy, and the atmosphere is very hip. On the wall, a huge chalkboard lists the available beers. The beer selection changes often and to promote experimentation, they have plaques on the walls honoring those who have consumed obscene amounts. Many of the meals are made in the open-fire brick oven and come with a side of skinny fries, a mix of potato and sweet potato fries. The menu is amusing offering entrees and appetizers with names like, Big Fat Jerk and Rosemary's Breasts. The music is not too loud to talk but too loud for romance. Go with a group of friends and enjoy the scene. -Corinne N. M. Kenna
Bootleggers is located on the corner of Bates Street and Semple Street in the southern section of The University of Pittsburgh campus. It is usually filled with college students, and is busy even on weeknights. In fact, Wednesday is an especially busy night because it is karaoke night and Thursday brings crowds in for the wings. There are two main rooms. One is made up of a huge bar with surrounding seating. The second room is outfitted for billiards and darts. They serve inexpensive bar food (fries, wings, etc), drinks, and are well-known for their specials such as the Saturday night $1 well drinks from 9p-11p. It is a great place to go for a motley mix of people. -Corinne N. M. Kenna
The Thai Place Café is the sister restaurant to Shadyside's Thai Place. The menu is smaller and offers simpler dishes. Favorites include Pho, Vietnamese noodle soup, and Tom Kha Gai, soup in a coconut milk base. Most of the dishes are meat free, so vegetarians will have a lot of choices. The café is busy at lunchtime, but is relatively slow around dinner. Diners can bring their own alcohol. The Thai Place Café is a non-smoking establishment.
The Star of India is a busy place Monday through Thursday when the lunch buffet is available. Located in Oakland, many of the patrons are either college students or employees at one of the nearby hospitals. The menu features lamb, beef or chicken. There are also a number of selections for vegetarians. Reservations suggested.
The Spice Island Tea House features the cuisine of several Asian countries - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Myanmar. The menu features a number of noodle dishes and specialty salads, and plenty of choices for vegetarians all at prices that will have you coming back. The restaurant does not serve alcohol (though you are invited to bring your own), however they do offer a variety of loose leaf teas. Reservations not accepted.
Located next to the University of Pittsburgh and several Oakland hospitals, the Prince of India Restaurant and Tavern always has a crowd for the daily lunch buffet. The restaurant facilities include genuine Indian clay ovens that turn out hot, fresh bread in ten varieties every day. The menu features curries, as well as lamb, seafood and vegetarian selections. There is a bar and wine list. Reservations are never accepted.
Penn Brewery prides itself on offering Pittsburghers authentic German brews
and cuisine. The brewery adheres to the strict German law Reinheitsgebot, which was enacted in 1516 to ensure the purity of beer. The historic building uses huge kettles that ...