We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
500 Grant St, BNY Mellon Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (Downtown)
(412) 391-4152
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #167 of 1,895 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Price range: $15 - $40
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Neighborhood: Downtown
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 5th
Transit: T-Stop & bus stop
Description: Conveniently located in downtown Pittsburgh, within walking distance of the Convention Center & four major downtown hotels. A Pittsburgh favorite for over 20 years. Recipient of the Wine Spectator of Excellence 1995-2006 and The Dirona Award 2000 - 2006 (Distinguished Restaurants of North American). The Carlton has a spectacular cuisine, complimented with an extensive wine list served by polished waiters in a beautiful atmosphere. Pittsburghers know the value of the Carlton making it the spot for business meetings to celebrations.
Write a Review

100 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    53
    27
    10
    6
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you're heading to a show in the Cultural District, the Carlton is a must, if you've never tried it. Great food, friendly service and a polished approach to their pre-theater crowd. They validate parking, whisk you to the theater in a complimentary limo or private car (make sure you tip!) that gets you in your seat before the show... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We had not been to the Carlton for over 6 months so we decided to give it a try. In the past, I always ordered their beef Wellington but I saw it was no longer on the menu. I was disappointed as it was always such a great selection however they now have seafood Wellington. I do a lot of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
PA
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I note a very poor review recently. I often read the bad reviews first. but folks, I really discount those who really bash a great place, and it is their only review, or they review very little and all are negative. My wife and I eat here very often as we live close. we love it, as do many of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My wife and I made reservations and were seated right away which was the only good thing about the evening. We were excited because this was one of the best reveiwed restaurants in Pittsburgh but we were greatly disappointed. Once we sat down we were given bread and water right away. 30 minutes go by, we were actually timing them,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We enjoyed a beautiful evening at The Carlton with friends for dinner. We had excellent service provided by Fay our waitress, the food was delicious and beautifully prepared, including an off the menu dinner to accommodate a vegan meal. The complimentary parking and limousine service to the Benedum Theater after dinner makes The Carlton a perfect choice for a lovely... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Had dinner at the Carlton last night before a concert at consol energy center always a great meal,wonderful atmosphere and extensive wine list. Enzo is our favorite waiter. He goes above and beyond and makes every dinner we have ever had there a pleasure.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Being formerly in management of a property that has both four and five diamond restaurants, I have always found The Carlton, as the most impressive restaurant. From their staff, the atmosphere and of course the food, it is as fine a restaurant should be. Recently, some colleagues were in from the west coast and I sent them there for dinner.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lehighton, Pa
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

We were visiting our son since he moved to Pittsburgh for a job. We wanted something nice with good food. The Carllton has a great atmosphere, but the service was nothing special except for the water staff who kept filing our glasses. I ordered soup and my son an appetizer. It was tepid. The table next to us sent their... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Upstate NY
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I went with a large party of my colleagues from work and got to sit in the back dining room and it was a great experience. I had the crab and shrimp pasta and it was delicious! Go for dessert as well!

Was this review helpful? Yes
PA
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Without a doubt our favorite here in downtown Pittsburgh, perhaps anywheres the world. Last nights wine dinner was superb. The presentation, the flavors, and the pairings were great.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Carlton also viewed

 

Been to The Carlton? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Carlton

Address: 500 Grant St, BNY Mellon Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone Number: (412) 391-4152
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Carlton staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?