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“Great food with a nice garden!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe du Jour

Cafe du Jour
Ranked #167 of 2,141 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Southside Flats
Pittsburgh, PA
Level Contributor
73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great food with a nice garden!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

I read about this place in the PG and followed up with trip advisor reviews. The restaurant is exactly as described. We requested a table in the garden and it IS the place to sit. Do not go here if you are just stopping for a quick meal as the total meal for the 4 of us took almost 3 hrs. The time was not an issue as we had soup/salad, appetizers, entrees and dessert and everything is made to order and just wonderful!! As stated in previous reviews it is cash only and BYOB. The indoor portion of the restaurant is very small with maybe 6 tables which is a shame because it severely limits the ability to enjoy this place once the weather turns cold. I can't wait to go back!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Memis25
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  • English first
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English first
Crystal Lake, IL
Level Contributor
102 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Small & Unique”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

My wife and I had a very enjoyable dinner here on a recent trip to Pittsburgh. We dined in the small garden out back. The menu is limited, but we had no problem finding entrees to our liking. Kitchen is very visible and the chef even took a minute to talk with us as my wife really enjoyed his eggplant offering. Service was outstanding and while it appeared that parking might be a problem, we were able to find a convenient spot on a near-by side street. Only wish they took credit cards as it would make it a lot easier for travelers, like us. From reading other reviews we knew to bring cash, but a cash only policy doesn't seem appropriate for a restaurant of this type and reputation.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank GrandpaTuba
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Youngstown, Ohio
Level Contributor
81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Quaint with good food and excellent service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

Loved the limited menu! The service was great, attentive but not intrusive. Everything was fresh and menu items have a different twist. Our salmon entrees were excellent as was the soup and appetizer we shared. We also shared dessert (flourless chocolate cake). Portions are more than adequate. remember: CASH ONLY. We enjoyed a leisure meal in this quaint little cafe. Highly recommend!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ellentd
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Pittsburgh Pa
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

this place is tiny, right on Carson between 11th and 12th... I'm amazed how many of my foodie friends had never heard of it. It is my absolutely favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh. The food is amazing. very small menu but the mixture of subtle flavors is as good as anything I've ever eaten. when the patio is open, if the weather is good, enjoy it. It's cozy but sweet.
The roasted eggplant is my favorite and I almost never get a veggie dish anywhere else but it is rolled with mozzarella cheese and a pesto sauce. out of this world. The steak is good too as are the scallops, very artfully served. It's fun to watch the chefs in action too.
you need reservations unless you eat at 4pm, then may not.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank bevbemama
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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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317 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“SOUTH SIDE KEEPER”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

Our party of 4 tried this quaint small restaurant after reading all the favorable comments. This is a BYOB cafe which is nice to be able to bring your favorite wine to enjoy with fine food. Menu had a nice selection of appetizers, small plates to share and entree's. Very small kitchen but food was excellent. Inside seating is limited, so you will need a reservation, as by the time we finished an early dinner all tables were taken. There is a outside seating area in the back which will be nice during seasonal outside dining. Staff friendly and good service. Will definitely be back!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Harpo208
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