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Avenue B

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5501 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1221
+1 412-683-3663
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3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good atmosphere, tasty food. The pork belly lettuce wraps (as an appetizer) raised expectations: it was cooked to perfection and seasoned with ginger, peanuts, and understated pickles on top, crisp lettuce rounding out the experience. Both chicken and braised pork shank entrees followed suit - both with a creamy polenta base and the latter with a diced apple chutney(?) and... More 

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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I do a monthly dinner date night with another couple. One of the rules is that we must select a place none of us have ever been before. This month we chose Avenue B. The waitress talked me into ordering the meatloaf dinner, something I have never ordered at a restaurant before. It was scrumptious! I also... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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314 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was highly recommended by someone at our hotel and it was close by. We were alerted that it was a BYOB establishment, but since we had just driven many hours, didn't see the need to find a bottle, opting for the water. The restaurant was crowded, but we were shown to a table. I must say that it... More 

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Fresno, California
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

My wife and I wanted a restaurant in walking distance from our hotel in Shadyside (Pittsburgh), and came across Avenue B. This restaurant delivered well beyond my expectations for the neighborhood. The staff was helpful, friendly, and knowledgable without pretense. The food was creative and tasty. We especially enjoyed the parsnip and pear bisque and the Chilean Sea Bass with... More 

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Estados Unidos
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101 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

I don't know about you, but I think that an $8 "corking fee" (the fee to open your bottle of wine) is a little outrageous for a BYOB restaurant. [I wonder how much they would have charged to open beer bottles.] I don't live in Pittsburgh, and I've heard that lots of the smaller, good-food restaurants are BYOB. I'm not... More 

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suburb of Indianapolis
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I didn't realize that many PA restaurants expect you to bring own own bottle, so we dashed in to this place last minute, without libation. A nice chard would have been excellent. The food is great, the service was terrific. We had a pork special, brussel sprouts, and wagyu beef meatloaf. The two amazing dishes, however, were the book ends.... More 

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Akron, Ohio, United States
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164 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

They want to be fancy and thy are in the most part. The staff is upstanding in front of you, looking in eyes and talking without stops, demonstrating a knowledge about everything they offer.The food is fancy, too. Nice arrangement, superior look, needs more taste. The Wagyu meatloaf in my plate had no structure and spices at all, but they... More 

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Thank Mariy V
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Nothing left on our plates!! I enjoyed the Pork Chop with spaghetti squash, broccoli and bacon jam!! Delicious!! Everyone ordered something different and enjoyed theirs just as much!! Love that it's BYOB!

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Thank Bernie125
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

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 

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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 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 412-683-3663

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