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The Carlton

500 Grant St, BNY Mellon Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2502
+1 412-391-4152
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (10 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
500 Grant St, BNY Mellon Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2502
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visit Pittsburgh on a quarterly basis, and wanted to share my review across all four seasons. This is written from the perspective of someone that does not live in Pittsburgh. (1) The staff. It all starts with Amber and the staff. Whether you arrive...More

Thank Familystationwagon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had high expectations being that The Carlton is widely regarded as one of the best restaurants in the city. I found the food to be mediocre and highly overpriced. I'm not a stickler for atmosphere and the food is my top priority, but the...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Since it’s a 2 hour drive we only get to the Carlton about 4 Times a year...but each time is so enjoyable and definitely worth the drive. Our most recent trip was for the Morgan Winery dinner and I was once again impressed! 1. We...More

Thank 2dine43
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

We were in town to see Wicked at the benedom and had heard great things about the s Carlton from a friend. The food was amazing I had the veal chop and my girlfriend had the filet both were perfectly cooked along side vegetables and...More

Thank bryonr866
Reviewed January 22, 2018

We went to The Carlton for Restaurant Week. It was the first time we've been at this restaurant during the Restaurant Week specials so we were interested in seeing how it compared to a normal Saturday night. The place was busy - not sure if...More

Thank Suesker
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Sorry to say this was a disappointing dinner. The food was ok, but for the prices we expected more than ok. The service was scattered. We had trouble finding our waiter to get the check. The ambiance was Frank Sinatra, but in his later years.

Thank Eatsbonbons
Reviewed January 8, 2018

Restaurant staff were very friendly. Quiet restaurant. Food service was quick. We were able to get in and out quickly and get back to our hotel room to rest. Too bad it wasn't the weekend where they will serve prime rib. :-)

Thank Eugene C
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

I haven't visited The Carlton in a few years after many great dinners here. I'm not sure why. This place continues to impress. I made reservations here to celebrate my mother's 92nd birthday and I wanted her to have a special meal, and they didn't...More

Thank philr807
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Visited at the Recommendation of the hotel nearby... Glad we made it. We had a reservation and had to wait a little bit... but it was worth it! Prime Rib was good, and the Bread and Deserts were fantastic!

Thank Art S
Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful cozy atmosphere and the food was excellent. All of our meals were cooked to perfection and full of flavor. The bread pudding with whiskey sauce was to die for.

Thank Michelle M
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June 23, 2017|
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Response from Andrew S | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry; we had lunch there and never asked about their transportation
Steve A
September 6, 2016|
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Response from pgood2 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I saw... All kinds from business to casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Grant St, BNY Mellon Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2502
  • Public Transportation: T-Stop & bus stop
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 412-391-4152
  • E-mail
Conveniently located in downtown Pittsburgh, within walking distance of the Convention Center & four major downtown hotels. A Pittsburgh favorite for over 20 years. Recipient of the Wine Spectator of Excellence 1995-2006 and The Dirona Award 2000 - 2006 (Distinguished Restaurants of North American). The Carlton has a spectacular cuisine, complimented with an extensive wine list served by polished waiters in a beautiful atmosphere. Pittsburghers know the value of the Carlton making it the spot for business meetings to celebrations.
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