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5533 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 (Shadyside)
412-441-5222
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Ranked #472 of 1,899 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Price range: $1 - $25
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Californian
Neighborhood: Shadyside
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

We had a reservation for 8 pm. We arrived and were told our seats wouldn't be ready for 20 minutes...we weren't seated until 8:45. I asked the host of I could speak to the manager and he told me the manager was too busy to talk to me. Our food was delicious and our waitress was wonderful, however, I asked... More 

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Cornwall, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

An evening out for a fine meal means visiting The Elbow Room. An elevator ride to the 2nd floor and you're there. We had made a reservation for two, greeted as soon as we entered and lead to our table. The lighting was bright enough to read menus but not too bright. Great ambiance. There were groups of customers as... More 

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Williamsburg, VA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Ate here on a Saturday night, tired after a long drive. We didn’t have reservations and had a short wait, but the staff kept us informed and gave us the option to eat in the bar (we opted to wait). The food was just what I wanted: hearty grilled cheese, fries and a beer – good comfort food! Nice atmosphere.... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Greeted warmly and didn't realize it was just before closing. Fried egg topped burger and chicken sandwich specialty were both done to perfection. Came to realize just how a cold lager is enhanced by a shot of ginger beer. And don't forget the half priced martinizers served to perfection by master bar mistress, RENEE, who added to the legitimacy of... More 

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Charlemont, Massachusetts
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100 reviews 100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Pleasant bar. After trying to find a wine from the menu, the bartender offered a very nice Chardonnay which we lapped up. We ordered three appetizers - wings, fries and a wedge salad, which were nicely prepared, hot and generous. Good service, good food!

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Woodbridge, VA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

I had a salmon wrap with baked sweet potato it was so good. The salmon was nice & fresh. The sweet potato looked picture perfect and tasted as good as it looked. The atmosphere was lively and would dine there again.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Went for late lunch with friends and ordered the chopped salad which is described as romaine lettuce with egg, bacon, avocado, peppers chopped with dressing. What arrived was a few chunks of iceberg with a few cucumbers and a few pieces of bacon. The balsamic vinaigrette was thick and creamy. The grilled chicken was so tough I was unable to... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

this place has an older crowd, but it's a great weeknight escape. the reverse happy hour is nice, and the food is always good, if not a little over priced. Took my parents here for brunch when they were visiting and they loved it!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Dropped in around 8pmfor a late bite. Waited over 30 minutes for a table and then another twenty before we saw a waitress. Food took an inordinate amount of time to come. Fries would have been delicious, except they were room temp. Burger was ok. Wedge salad was very good. Humous plate was good. Chicken sandwich was also good. Waitress... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I love this place. The food, wine, atmosphere, and staff are all wonderful! It is reasonably price and a definite must try if you are in the area. I come here every time I am in Pittsburgh!

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Additional Information about Elbow Room

Address: 5533 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone Number: 412-441-5222
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Shadyside
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 1 - 25
Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Californian

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