In my first review of Pies and Pints I complained of a gnat problem. That's been eliminated. This is a great place to eat but it may be a bit overrated. The food and service are always top notch but there are some problems that are inherent to nearly all the downtown eateries and nightspots. (1) Downtown parking is a very bad joke. There is only one parking lot (Spyro's, $7 a spot, ouch!) that's convenient to Pies and Pints but it's owned by the family that also owns Adelphia restaurant and they will take the parking fee off your restaurant tab but only if you eat at Adelphia. On street parking is hit or miss with many viable spaces being reserved for service vehicles that don't service the businesses at the times those spots are most needed. This isn't Pies and Pints fault so call the mayor. (2) Crime. Never had a problem at P&P but there have been problems with rowdiness at closeby nightclubs spilling out into the street. Please note that this isn't a continuous problem, in fact it's pretty rare but if you ever are witness or a victim of a beating, stabbing or shooting you'll be shy about visiting that location again. Again, not P&P's fault. There needs to be more of a police presence at busy times in downtown. (3) Be prepared to wait a spell, especially during the 6 to 9 PM time slot. P&P may be a victim of it's own success on this one. (4) This one may seem minor but being a gorgonzola dressing fan, it's not to me or my fiance'. Please put two containers of this in with your large, to go, salads. One just doesn't get it done. Other than that, enjoy. It's a fine restaurant with reasonable prices, great food and huge portions. Oh, and the $5 to $10 dollar range stated on the cost is grossly wrong. That'll get you a specialty beer. Expect to ante up at least $30 to $50 for an appetizer, a few brewskis and a nice, large, delicious pie.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.