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“Food is excellent...atmosphere, not so much...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Steelhead Brasserie and Wine Bar

Steelhead Brasserie and Wine Bar
112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (Downtown)
412-394-3474
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Ranked #212 of 1,899 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Our downtown Pittsburgh restaurant's American fusion menu is designed by award-winning Executive Chef Steve Rechtorik. With exciting signature dishes and a superb wine list, the Steelhead restaurant in Downtown Pittsburgh, PA, is sure to delight!
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Food is excellent...atmosphere, not so much...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We ate an anniversary meal here. The food was excellent. In fact, the cut of beef I was served was one of the best I've ever had! The presentation of the food is also very unique. The strange thing about this place is the atmosphere and decor. The restaurant has the ambience of a hotel coffee shop, albeit one with really good food! I give it an "average" rating, but that is solely based on the ambiance. The food would rate "very good".

Would I recommend it? Sure...just don't expect the ambiance to be on par with the food.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Hotel Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

We had a breakfast and a dinner here during our stay at the Marriott City Center, and room service from much the same menu. Our food included chicken quesadillas, a gourmet-style cheesburger (the Pittsburgher), and a filet mignon with sides of sweet potato fries, all well-prepared and presented. The restaurant featured historical photographs of Pittsburgh in a modern setting, with a spacious feel--not cramped or crowded. The only problem noted was a tear in the seating bench of our booth, but this did not detract from our enjoyable meal.

Our breakfast here was also delicious, pancakes, an omelet, eggs and bacon with coffee, tea and juice--a very satisfying morning meal.

The restaurant also has a wine and cocktail bar, which we did not visit during our stay. In all, it was a very pleasant surprise, very upscale for in-hotel dining

Visited May 2012
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State College, Pennsylvania
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44 restaurant reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Need a quick meal at the Marriott City Center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Quick service, enjoyed the menu selection. Watch out if you are there during NHL playoffs.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh
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“Missed Opportunity”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I wanted to like the Steelhead Bar and Grill, but was hugely disappointed.

The atmosphere energy was great due to many guests/visitors in the area for two sporting events. However, the number of sports attired patrons caused both bar areas to be overcrowded with limited areas to wait or sit while waiting for a drink or to be seated for dinner.

The greeter took our phone number for us to be seated, but never called us. We were seated less than 10 feet away from the entrance. Only after recognizing other patrons arriving after us were seated we approached the greeter and she replied "we called you and you did not reply". Oh well.

We considered a full menu dinner and drinks but after seeing the choices were limited, we decided upon the buffet because it was less expensive and we thought the service would be quicker. The server was quick to pour water, but disappeared for 10 minutes after asking her for a wine list. (Isn't this bar supposed to be a Wine Bar???). After delivering the Wine list, she disappeared for another 8 minutes only to see what we wanted to order from the menu.
28 minutes after being seated we finally had our first drink.
The buffet cost was $18.00 each and that bought you 2 types of lettuce based salad, potato salad with stringy tough beef in it, bean salad sitting in an opaque liquid, 2 types of dried out pasta based dishes and mussels. The buffet was not stocked during our visit as there were plenty empty mussel shells and that's it. So $18.00 bought us salad and dried rigatoni and no dessert items.

45 minutes into our dinner we need to seek out our server for another drink. We understand when you come into an establishment just before an event, the staff is extra busy, but we were not dressed in sporting attire and one would think that the server could recognize this and maybe give us more than 2 quick visits to the table. The bill was $68.28 for 2 buffet dinners, 2 draft beers along with 2 glasses of wine.

The location was convenient and that is it's only pro.
Cons were many.

This place has so much potential.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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“reliable good food when convenience is important”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

There was a limited dinner menu the evening of the concert at Consol. I had salmon and asparagus. It was very good.

Visited March 2012
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