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Avenue B

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5501 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1221
412-683-3663
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Sunday
Closed
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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Pittsburgh
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank dwsnoke
Waverly, PA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

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Thank JenWaverly
Pittsburgh
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank jcav08
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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1 Thank Tadas B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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137 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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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 

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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!!

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Thank David S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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345 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 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.

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Thank bbwex
Syracuse, Ny
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We order mussels at most restaurants when we see them on the menu & the PEI mussels @ Avenue B are the best we have ever had! The smoky tomato sauce was so delicious. The meatloaf was also wonderful. So moist & tasty, as well as a beautiful presentation. The helpings were good sized. Did not have room for dessert.... More 

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Thank SWLewis
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Avenue B is the kind of place that you will want to repeat! The place is very nice and cozy. The food is really tasty and the price is reasonable. The waiters are very attentive.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
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: 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?