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Avenue B

5501 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1221
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Ranked #124 of 1,880 restaurants in Pittsburgh
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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82% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

All I want to say about this place is that it is exceptional! We were staying in Shadyside for a week for a golf tournament and stumbled upon Avenue B. They were full but accommodated us at an earlier time. Staff were really good- friendly and knowledgeable. The food was so delicious- tried the chicken and seabass and my plate... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This restaurant offers delicious food, good service and good value. They have a $5 corkage fee. Parking is on the street nearby. It is so popular for a weekend reservation it is best to call 3 weeks ahead. It is rather noisy if a large group is near you. It is a small restaurant. We have eaten there several times... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I was attending a convention and staying at a hotel in Shadyside. One early evening I was strolling through the neighborhood looking for a place to eat and just because Avenue B looked interesting, I walked in. Since it was early on a week night I was seated immediately. My only transient disappointment was that it was BYOB (a real... More

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New Kensington, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A group of five of use travel to western Pa. eateries for good food and fun. We totally enjoyed our experience at Avenue B. With a regular menu and a chalkboard menu, we had a nice variety of dishes to choose from "beginnings" to desserts. One diner chose a chilled asparagus soup that she really loved. Our entrees included praiseworthy... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Pittsburgh is developing really great restaurants and this is a gem. A small place so be prepared to wait if you don't have a reservation, but any wait will be worth the time. The food is wonderful and the service is attentive and friendly.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I ate there tonight with my family. We had a $100 gift certificate from a friend who said this was his favorite restaurant, period. The food was unlike anything he had ever eaten. His feelings are shared by many other diners who have reviewed this restaurant. You can only eat here with reservations which are hard to get. Well......maybe I... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I have been to this restaurant many times and have yet to be disappointed. It is one of the best restaurants Pittsburgh has to offer. Just remember that it's "BYOB." Plan in advance because this tiny restaurant fills up quickly. You won't be disappointed!

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new jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

For the price of the food, I expected a bit more, but it was just ok. Service was good and atmosphere was kind of blah. I don't think I'll be back.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I've eaten at Ave B several times and each time has been excellent. You must have a reservation. The meatloaf is always a great fallback but the specials are amazing. You can bring your own wine which makes the meal quite affordable. The atmosphere is fun and cozy, the service has always been flawless.

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East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best Meatloaf and Chef in the city. The soups are always out of this world. The Mussels are very good.

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