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The Carlton

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500 Grant St, BNY Mellon Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2502 (5th)
+1 412-391-4152
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2015

Steak was cooked to perfection. Bolognese was fantastic. Server, Diane, was great. With a good sense of humor, she was careful not to disturb our dinner conversation when she checked if everything was to our satisfaction. Once she, found out we were delighted with our meal, she did not return to constantly ask if "we were still working or that"... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

I first visited this restaurant 5 years ago and was very impressed with the food and service both. Now on my second trip to town I decided to go here again and was equally impressed. Food and service remain outstanding. Don't miss the lobster and crab gnocchi appetizer. I would just order it for my main dish given how good... More 

Thank Ahpal
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

I had the pleasure to eat at the Carlton with others for a business dinner. The filet Oscar was wonderful. Great service and atmosphere.

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South Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

For as long as I can remember, the Carlton has been one of the classiest and best restaurants in Pittsburgh. It has more competition now than in the past but is still one of the best. Food and service is always top notch. Excellent drink options and friendly bartenders (plus snacks) make it a great place for a drink after... More 

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Beaver, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2015

Been there many times over the last 20 years, always very good with excellent service. From the appetizer to the entree we enjoyed this visit even better than the last one.

Thank Frank W
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2015

As a frequent traveler, I have not visited this place 3 times and each time has been awesome, much better than Mortons, Mccormicks, or CapitalGrill that i have also visited. This place has value as well as top notch service, food and deserts. My favorite has been the duck pasta, its amazing, one of my favorite meals of all time... More 

Thank friarpop
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2015

Service - top notch, food - delicious, drinks - fantastic, atmosphere - classy. This place has it all. There are so many great places to eat in the Burgh, but don't pass this one by. It has been around a long time and there's good reason for that. Believe me, you won't be disappointed.

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2015

From the moment we opened the door to enter to the moment we walked out the staff was very attentive (but not over bearing). The food selections included duck, norwegien cod and steak to name a few items. I had the norwegien cod and can't wait to have the opportunity to have it again the next time I visit Pittsburgh.... More 

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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2015

My wife and I dined at the Carlton the evening before Valentine's Day during a getaway weekend in Pittsburgh. It was fair but certainly nothing to write home about, in our opinion. The pricing and overall Yelp rating had our hopes higher, so we were moderately disappointed. I enjoyed the throwback feel of the place, and we did not tap... More 

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pittsburgh, pa
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2015

Although known as a landmark restaurant in Pittsburgh, this restaurant failed to live up to its prices and reputation. We had reservations, in advance, for this restaurant and ended up waiting for 25 minutes until a table was available. Once seated, and throughout the entire meal, the waiter could not have been less attentive. He may have spoken a total... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $40
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, 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
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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