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The Carlton

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500 Grant St, BNY Mellon Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (5th)
T-Stop & bus stop
(412) 391-4152
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Conveniently located in downtown Pittsburgh, within walking distance of...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Consistency

Been there many times over the last 20 years, always very good with excellent service. From the appetizer to the entree we enjoyed this visit even better than the last one.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Frank W
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Beaver, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Reservations
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Beaver, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Been there many times over the last 20 years, always very good with excellent service. From the appetizer to the entree we enjoyed this visit even better than the last one.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

As a frequent traveler, I have not visited this place 3 times and each time has been awesome, much better than Mortons, Mccormicks, or CapitalGrill that i have also visited. This place has value as well as top notch service, food and deserts. My favorite has been the duck pasta, its amazing, one of my favorite meals of all time... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Service - top notch, food - delicious, drinks - fantastic, atmosphere - classy. This place has it all. There are so many great places to eat in the Burgh, but don't pass this one by. It has been around a long time and there's good reason for that. Believe me, you won't be disappointed.

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

From the moment we opened the door to enter to the moment we walked out the staff was very attentive (but not over bearing). The food selections included duck, norwegien cod and steak to name a few items. I had the norwegien cod and can't wait to have the opportunity to have it again the next time I visit Pittsburgh.... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My wife and I dined at the Carlton the evening before Valentine's Day during a getaway weekend in Pittsburgh. It was fair but certainly nothing to write home about, in our opinion. The pricing and overall Yelp rating had our hopes higher, so we were moderately disappointed. I enjoyed the throwback feel of the place, and we did not tap... More 

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pittsburgh, pa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Although known as a landmark restaurant in Pittsburgh, this restaurant failed to live up to its prices and reputation. We had reservations, in advance, for this restaurant and ended up waiting for 25 minutes until a table was available. Once seated, and throughout the entire meal, the waiter could not have been less attentive. He may have spoken a total... More 

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Mars, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A better rating would probably have been a 3-1/2. Our food was just good (too much sauce on everything for our liking), our drinks and service were both just good. The place was not that busy and they sat us in the middle of the room. It was old, but ambiance was nice. I think maybe need to update their... More 

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youngstown, ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Upon first entering, I really liked how cozy it felt. Then we met our waiter Domininc, who was excellent and had a great sense of humor. There were many selections of wine, vodkas, etc. As far as the menu I was impresses by the vast selection and specials. My husband got the filet and I ordered the scallops. Our food... More 

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Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

If you have ever been here you know what I am saying. Rock solid food and great service, great drinks. It is very nice to eat here. Trust me it was very enjoyable.

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Pittsburgh
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We had not been to the Carlton in 7 or 8 years but decided to give it a try before a Pens game. First impression was that not much had changed as far as the layout, atmosphere, etc. Our waitresses appeared promptly and was very knowledgeable about how items were prepared and had some suggestions for us. One of us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Grant St, BNY Mellon Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    (5th)
  • Public Transportation: T-Stop & bus stop
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (412) 391-4152

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?