Post # 1
Me and my fiance are celebrating our three year anniversary in a couple weeks and are looking for a great place to go out to dinner in/near Pittsburgh. We are looking for something that is an all around great experience (We loooovvvveee the melting pot!) We would prefer to spend less than $40 per person.
Any advice?? Thanks!
Post # 3
What kind of dinner are you in the mood for? I absolutely LOVE Girasole’s in the shadyside. It’s a family owned Italian restaurant. The food is delicious! The only thing about it is that there is no “lobby” to wait. It’s a really small place and you have to stand outside to wait (that is if it is all full). But the nice thing is that it is right off of walnut. You and FI can walk around and window shop while you wait.
I also love anything in Bloomfield: Alexanders, The Pleasure Bar, Dell’s.
hope this helps! Have a good time!
Post # 4
I went to my Aunt and Uncle’s 50th wedding anniversary at La Mont on Grandview – the view was unbelievable! Food was good, too.
Post # 5
The best “experience” you can get in Pitt is the views while dining up Mt. Washington. I’ve heard great things about LeMont and Cliffside, but I think it will be more in line with melting pot prices.
A great “post dinner” spot is the Beehive Coffeehouse, off E. Carson St.
The Pittsburgh Steak Company is also REALLY really delicious. You should be able to do it under $40/pp with wine/drinks.
Pitt Steak and the Beehive are pretty close as well. Carson is a great place to stroll at night and then you can head up to Mt. Washington or take the incline up after for a little romantic view of the city. 🙂
The typical pitt experience for a lunch or something less romantic is def. a Primanti Bros. sandwich (but you probably know that 😉
Post # 6
The LeMont is actually doing a deal right now… 2 dine for $50 in honor of their 50th anniversary. You choose from a fixed menu, and I think it’s only on certain days, you’ll want to check their website.
Monterey Bay on Mt. Washington has beautiful views and the food is really good, if you’re a seafood fan! It can get pricey though, especially if you’re ordering drinks.
Post # 7
Thank you everyone!! That is really helpful!
@Blueshoes2: Thank you for the heads up on the deal, I will be checking that out!
Post # 8
KAYA!!!!! Man, I love that place. There’s also a really great Thai place on the North Side called Nicky’s- unbelievable.
Post # 9
Cafe Sam in Shadyside on baum is such a wonderful little restaurant for special occasions. It’s in an old fancy house and set up with antique furniture for their waiters stations. You can easily do $40 per person or far less if you get their specials of the day. Our dinners were usually under $70 for the 2 of us unless we got the $35 bottle of wine we loved there.
Post # 10
ps, this thread is making me miss Pittsburgh…
Post # 11
Are you looking for $40 per person with or without alcohol? If it’s the latter, I can come up with a few, but if it’s the former, I’m at a loss … unless you want to do a BYOB sort of place.