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The Carlton

500 Grant St, BNY Mellon Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2502
+1 412-391-4152
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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500 Grant St, BNY Mellon Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2502
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I took a long weekend to Pittsburgh to celebrate our anniversary. We ate one evening at The Carlton. It was an elegant meal. They have a great wine list. Our server was friendly and did a fine job. Well worth the trip...More

1  Thank jdwobser
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Recently went with my son prior to a hockey game and the food was great as always. If you have an event that you are attending, they always get you out in plenty of time. Both of us had the NY strip with blue cheese...More

1  Thank Jim W
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We came here on the strength of previous posts at Tripadvisor prior to game 7 of the pens sens series. The food was good (both the lamb and the veal were perhaps too drizzled in butter), the atmosphere was fun, and the service excellent. As...More

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I just went to this restaurant over the weekend for the first time and there's something less than charming about walking through a corporate parking garage/lobby to get to your restaurant. I also thought the decor felt a little tired. Kinda of "80's old man...More

Thank Kati D
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Simon (the exec chef) has a stable rather regular menu with excellent dishes. but there are also daily specials that Simon says we should try. we have learned to do what Simon says.

Thank NLtravels
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I’ve read many reviews for this restaurant and, frankly, the mixed bag has kept me from trying this long time Burgh institution. We decided to give it a try and made reservations through open table. We entered and were quickly and pleasantly greeted by the...More

Thank Muskywin
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Week day lunch-reunion with an old college friend who recommended the Carlton. So our socializing disrupted the normal service routine. Our friend was a regular, well known to the staff who offered very personal service. The waiter offered a dazzling array of specials and once...More

Thank G C
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We arrived at 5:30pm Saturday (2/25) for our 6pm reservation to have cocktails at the bar before dinner & show at the Byham. Hubby parked in Mellon garage (hostess validated the parking) while I got seats and ordered cocktails at the bar. Ready to relax...More

Thank elf.dml
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A few of my coworkers and I like this restaurant very much. The soups and salads are always fresh and tasty. They change the specials often so it doesn't get old or boring. Fay has been our server several times and she does a fabulous...More

Thank Melissa F
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Dined at the Carlton before a Pens Hockey game.. best decision of the day! Ordered the fresh veal chop...grilled to perfection and melted in my mouth ! Lovely dining experience with first class service !

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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
6 September 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
US$15 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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