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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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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best server ever!

Steak was cooked to perfection. Bolognese was fantastic. Server, Diane, was great. With a good sense of humor, she was careful not to disturb our dinner conversation when she checked if everything was to our satisfaction. Once she, found out we were delighted with our meal, she did not return... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The good: best steak I have ever had. The best coconut cream pie I ever tasted. We are still thinking about it. We are from Pittsburgh (moved away 4 years ago) and visit regularly. Have not been here in decades. Had no idea of the quality of the food. Atmosphere is that of "business deals being had", but in a... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We have dined at the Carlton about 2 times a year for the last 20 years. The last 2 times we have been disappointed in the taste of the food and the service. On our most recent visit, their "original" salad was average at best (i don't think the ingredients have changed over those years). The bread tasted stale. One... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Steak was cooked to perfection. Bolognese was fantastic. Server, Diane, was great. With a good sense of humor, she was careful not to disturb our dinner conversation when she checked if everything was to our satisfaction. Once she, found out we were delighted with our meal, she did not return to constantly ask if "we were still working or that"... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Just finished dinner. Can't say enough how we love this place. For the last 5 years we have eaten here at least once a month.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I first visited this restaurant 5 years ago and was very impressed with the food and service both. Now on my second trip to town I decided to go here again and was equally impressed. Food and service remain outstanding. Don't miss the lobster and crab gnocchi appetizer. I would just order it for my main dish given how good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I had the pleasure to eat at the Carlton with others for a business dinner. The filet Oscar was wonderful. Great service and atmosphere.

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South Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

For as long as I can remember, the Carlton has been one of the classiest and best restaurants in Pittsburgh. It has more competition now than in the past but is still one of the best. Food and service is always top notch. Excellent drink options and friendly bartenders (plus snacks) make it a great place for a drink after... More 

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Beaver, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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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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, Steakhouse, Seafood

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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: Romantic

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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