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The Carlton

500 Grant St, BNY Mellon Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (Downtown)
(412) 391-4152
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Ranked #152 of 1,875 restaurants in Pittsburgh
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
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.
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English first
PA
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91 reviews 91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Pardon my late review. We had dinner at the carlton for Valentine's day, deciding to spluge for the day of love. Reading the reviews I was so excited for a nice night out. The hostess was very sweet and nice, talking to us while we waited for a seat. The restaurant had a lovely,romantic atmosphere. The service was verrrry sloow.... More

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My brothers and I were told by the hotel shuttle driver that he and his wife highly recommend The Carlton. It was given very good ratings as a steakhouse online. So, I made a reservation on Open Table without a problem. We had high expectations of eating a great steak. For being labeled a steakhouse they sure didn't have steaks... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had a very fine lunch this past week to say farewell to some friends. The food was excellent as was the service. I also must praise the waiter for his wine recommedation. I have been to The Carlton on a couple other occasions, but never for lunch. I will make it a point to visit again when I am in... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Probably one of the best restaurants in the city! One of the older restaurants, this place is fantastic and has staying power! Have been there many times and have tried most things on the menu. Have yet to have anything I haven't liked! Makes it very hard to chose a favorite. Also recently hosted a function there for approx 40... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

It is a good place where you can enjoy great dinner with colleagues or also with friends. You could find good wines and a quite atmosphere Speakeasy place

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PA
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91 reviews 91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

and they are getting most all of our dining out money. there is no place in downtown Pittsburgh that I am happier to shell out money to dine. whether lunch or dinner we "dine" here. all too often other places are just eating establishments.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

You feel like you are in a really good NY club/restaurant. The menu is exciting, the food delicious, and the atmosphere wonderful. A great place to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, vacations, or just dinner. Go. You will like it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

So many good things to say about The Carlton. Food is consistently great. Service is too. And the atmosphere can be business, romantic or family. Just let them know when you make your reservation. I've been there for all 3 reasons.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Had dinner at the Carlton for the first time Saturday night. Arrived with a group of 8. Waited at the bar for a short time and then we were seated. Waiter refreshed drinks then disappeared for quite awhile. We were with a larger group of friends and in no big hurry. The waiter came back, advised of the specials and... More

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