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Avenue B

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5501 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1221
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While it has been a few years since our last visit nothing much had changed except the expansion into the next building. We were able to find street parking, free after 6 PM, just up from the restaurant. The greeting warm and we were shown to our table even if we were a half hour early. Since this a BYOB... More 

Thank Norbert K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal at Avenue B. Unusual menu, unique combinations, presented in creative ways. Comfortable dining room, and good service. It's a BYOB, so plan ahead. If you forget you can buy beer at the Giant Eagle across the street.

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1 Thank LBDKSK
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cure is the best restaurant in Pittsburgh by far, but this is the next best we've found so far. The food at Avenue B was truly creative and subtle. Other restaurants getting high ratings from others-- Casbah, Eleven, Legume, Salt, Soba--are much less creative and fall far short of Avenue B and Cure. Outside of town, Lautrec at Nemacolin is... More 

Thank dwsnoke
Waverly, PA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are in Pittsburgh, (me for the first time) dropping our son to school. Decided to grab dinner with him. My husband found this place in trip advisor. Which failed to mentioned that is BYOB. The place it's way too loud. Could not hear the waitress and specials. Aside from that the grilled peach salad was delicious. The raw deal... More 

Thank JenWaverly
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first visited this restaurant shortly after it opened about 7 years ago. What I could vaguely recall from my first visit was that the food and service were very good, that the restaurant was very quaint and had a "hip" vibe about it, and that the menu was very innovative (back when the "farm to table" concept was in... More 

Thank jcav08
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

We heard a lot of good things about this place from friends and were expecting it to be a nice place for a fancy-ish dinner, especially as the menu made it look like an upmarket place. However, most of the food was fairly bland and not impressive (the steak was burned). Furthermore, this is a BYOB place and no alcohol... More 

1 Thank Tadas B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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138 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

After reading the menu, perhaps, our expectations were too high. Rarely, have I spent as much for a lunch and left hungry. No bread was provided or offered, even with a salad. The iced tea was not refilled. The food was fairly good but not exceptional. This place was a disappointment.

2 Thank Charlene R
Pittsburgh, PA
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We have loved this place since they first opened and have never been disappointed. The chef chooses locally sourced foods and prepares them with great skill. He offers some great twists with his dishes-violet mustard people! This is one of very few places where I always trust the fish. They offer outdoor seating weather permitting and just expanded their dining... More 

Thank jdecarlo
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Went for a light dinner, frankly not expecting much from other reviews... Boy were we surprised - gazpacho was first class, taglialini equally good, wagyu meatloaf was amazing ...desserts delicious what a find!!

Thank David S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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356 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Avenue B has a fairly unique and eclectic menu every night. The food is very, very good. Interesting mixes of flavors. Always good food, and very good service.

Thank bbwex

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5501 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1221
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: 412-683-3663

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