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Nine On Nine in Downtown Pgh

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mhoffman Aug 18, 2006 10:41 PM

Is it a good restaurant? I'm interested in splurging once while my mom comes to visit, and this place at least *looks* serious. I've had trouble finding good fine dining in this city, but I just moved hear a week ago.

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    grapevine RE: mhoffman Aug 18, 2006 11:13 PM

    I am afraid I am not aware of Nine on Nine, where is it located? What type of good fine dining are you looking for?

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      42duffy RE: mhoffman Aug 18, 2006 11:56 PM

      it is decent quality and is the upscale sibling of Eat N Park. many of the dishes are almost over-the-top with creativity, not simple. if you like fish and seafood try Monterrey Bay on
      Mt. Washington. if you haven't already, grab a Pittsburgh magazine.

      1. yayadave RE: mhoffman Aug 19, 2006 02:22 AM

        Yes to Montery Bay on Mt Washington for visitors (or newcomers). Also on Mt Washington is Tin Angel.

        People coming from New York love OUR Lidia's 'cause the price is not New York prices. A block or two from Lidia's is Eleven. They are on Smallman Street past the Convention Center.

        The South Side on Carson and side streets has many good places, high and low. Cafe Allegro, LePommier, and Abruzzi are three of the good ones there.

        Pittsburgh is not so big that it takes a long time to look around.

        I think 42duffy has the wrong place in mind. Sixth Penn is Eat'n'Park. Here's a recent blurb from the paper about Nine on Nine. It is downtown on Penn Avenue.
        http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06194/...

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          42duffy RE: mhoffman Aug 19, 2006 03:19 AM

          you are right sir, my apologies!!! Nine on Nine has connection to Cafe Richard and good reviews.

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            Rick RE: mhoffman Aug 20, 2006 03:20 AM

            If you need a good breakfast/pastrie spot or a great lunch spot, you have to try Cafe Richard in the Strip! It's at the end of the strip down where Prima Espresso and Mon Ami Chocolates are located, actually it right next door to Mon Ami.

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              mhoffman RE: mhoffman Aug 20, 2006 02:38 PM

              Yes, I've been to Cafe Richard. But has no one actually eaten at Nine on Nine?? Does anyone know someone who has?

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                jimmy vee RE: mhoffman Nov 1, 2006 10:24 AM

                We had reservations last month and went to dinner , we found that not only was the atmosphere excellent, the service great, the food was done with perfection... this is a small upscale restaurant that i would recommend to anyone that wants to enjoy chef style perfection with a touch of class in the heart of downtown pittsburgh... we were impressed and mainly surprised that this was actually as described to us.. no less than a perfect dining evening for the 2 of us... we have been to many higher class restaurants and she agrees with me that this ranks in the top 10 of pittsburgh in our books. you can get to their own web site also if you choose to.

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                  jimmy vee RE: mhoffman Nov 1, 2006 10:25 AM

                  We had reservations last month and went to dinner , we found that not only was the atmosphere excellent, the service great, the food was done with perfection... this is a small upscale restaurant that i would recommend to anyone that wants to enjoy chef style perfection with a touch of class in the heart of downtown pittsburgh... we were impressed and mainly surprised that this was actually as described to us.. no less than a perfect dining evening for the 2 of us... we have been to many higher class restaurants and she agrees with me that this ranks in the top 10 of pittsburgh in our books. you can get to their own web site also if you choose to.

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                    jimmy vee RE: mhoffman Nov 1, 2006 10:26 AM

                    We had reservations last month and went to dinner , we found that not only was the atmosphere excellent, the service great, the food was done with perfection... this is a small upscale restaurant that i would recommend to anyone that wants to enjoy chef style perfection with a touch of class in the heart of downtown pittsburgh... we were impressed and mainly surprised that this was actually as described to us.. no less than a perfect dining evening for the 2 of us... we have been to many higher class restaurants and she agrees with me that this ranks in the top 10 of pittsburgh in our books. you can get to their own web site also if you choose to.

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                      mhoffman RE: mhoffman Nov 2, 2006 06:07 AM

                      (You can say that again!)

                      Thanks for the report, jimmy vee.

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                        mhoffman RE: mhoffman Dec 27, 2006 09:58 PM

                        I'm finally taking the plunge. For my birthday, my gf and I will take some of our holday loot to Nine on Nine. We will have a tasting menu. I will report back.

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                          AimeeP RE: mhoffman Dec 28, 2006 03:59 PM

                          FYI - Nine on Nine was listed as one of Pghs best new restaurants by PG

                          http://www.postgazette.com/pg/06362/7...

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                            mhoffman RE: mhoffman Jan 15, 2007 04:59 PM

                            Our experience was quite plesant. Easily the best executed food we've encountered in Pittsburgh so far (just moved here in August). The 8-course tasting included:

                            "Tuna Niçoise" Amuse
                            Kobe Beef Carpaccio
                            Wild Mushroom Risotto with Truffles
                            Butternut and Spaghetti Squash Soup with Seared Squab
                            Salad with Blue Cheese and Poached Pear
                            Provençal Barramundi
                            Beef Fillet with Braised Veal Shank
                            Cheese Plate
                            Chocolate Tasting

                            I'll give details when I have some more time later.

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                              CrazyOne RE: mhoffman Sep 22, 2008 07:17 PM

                              Here's a much better reason to bump up this old thread: Sousa is going to be cooking a bit at Nine On Nine while getting the new place ready.

                              http://www.kevinsousapgh.com/2008/09/...

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                                EricaSez RE: CrazyOne Sep 22, 2008 07:46 PM

                                thanks for the great news.
                                i will go where kevin sousa is!

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