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“Unique place” 5 of 5 stars
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Bar Marco
2216 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
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Ranked #434 of 1,924 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Savannah, Georgia
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Unique place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This is a unique dining experience. The restaurant is in an old firehouse in the strip district. There are a couple of outside tables on Penn Avenue and only a little bit of seating inside (maybe 50 including the bar). It is sort of a tapas restaurant with a very small menu. There were perhaps a dozen starters (ranging from $5-12) three entrees (which the server describes) and two desserts. We (there were five of us) had a meat and cheese plate, stuffed dates, pork bites and lamb tartar. All were excellent. The entrees were scallops over creamed corn, flat iron steak and fettuccine. Small portions but very good although we all agreed that the scallops were over cooked. The wine list is equally abbreviated but quite unique and reasonably priced. The fun part is the cocktail menu which has a wonderful collection of drinks you've never heard of made with brands of liquor you can't get anywhere else. The clientele is equally unique. Wide range of ages and dress (ranged from a woman in a cocktail dress to a couple,in tee shirts, shorts and bare footed). Attentive waiters, lots of free parking; a nice place to hang out at with friends for drinks and a light meal.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Madeira, Ohio
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183 reviews 183 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Unique experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I was visiting our Pittsburgh office and they took me here for some drinks before our dinner elsewhere. I wish we would have stayed here for dinner, the menu looked great! This restaurant is very unique, small and quaint but it was a really neat experience. They prepared delicious cocktails and it was fun watching them practice their art using fresh, unique ingredients! This would be a great place to go for a special occasion!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

small restaurant with a great bar in an old brick firehouse, seats less than 50 but worth the wait with a fresh, updated menu and cool cocktails made with fresh, hand squeezed ingredients. sit at the bar for non-stop entertainment watching the bartenders mix it up with drinks and customers...

Visited April 2013
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