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“Thoroughly Enjoyable” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Carlton

The Carlton
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Ranked #64 of 2,141 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: 5th
Transit: T-Stop & bus stop
Description: 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.
Tampa, Florida
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114 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Thoroughly Enjoyable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

I had a quick one-day turn around in Pittsburgh and my client took me to The Carlton for lunch.

I thoroughly enjoyed this place. The service was excellent and the menu was far from ordinary.

The Lobster Grilled Cheese caught my eye and now having 'been there-done that' I recommend it highly.

I am looking forward to a return trip and intend to explore their menu and wine list in more detail.

If you're in the CBD try this place, you'll be glad you did.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful Dinner Out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

This is the place you take someone special for fine dining, classic atmosphere, wonderful service and a memorable experience. I couldn't afford to eat here weekly, but it is our special place when we want to taste the finer things.

Visited September 2013
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Rockville, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A Nice and Quiet Place to Dine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

Outstanding wine list, varied menu and quiet enough for conversation. Excellent and friendly service and very good food. Seafood is the strength of the place but the menu is diverse to fit almost any preference. Prices are on the high side but proportionate to the quality of the entire experience.

  • Visited October 2013
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Coraopolis
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Quality from start to finish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

This restaurant is class from the greeting upon entering to the deserts.

The staff was very professional and did everything to make our evening an event to remember. We had two different entrees and both were outstanding. The wine selection is superb and selections suggested by our server satisfied our tastes.

They offer parking and free transportation from the restaurant to events in Pittsburgh.

We will return!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank papdan
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

There are many choice on the menu and they also have many specials. You can make reservations on Opentable which is a plus. Also if you go to play or a event at Consol Center they have a limo to take you there.

Visited October 2013
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