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Saturday brunch in downtown Pittsburgh

jilll May 7, 2008 08:22 AM

Hi there,

I am visiting from the Boston board, and looking for recommendations for a venue for our wedding rehearsal brunch. It will be on a Saturday in the fall, and we need to stay in downtown Pittsburgh. I am looking for a clean, casual brunch/lunch place that serves quality food and has a pleasant ambience, and that can handle a table of about 20-25.

Thanks in advance,

  1. r
    Rick May 7, 2008 08:43 AM

    From my experience brunch in Pittsburgh seems to be a Sunday only affair. I'm not sure you'll find a lot of options during the lunch hour on a weekend in downtown Pittsburgh. I'd recommend Lidia's in the Strip District which is 5-8 minutes from downtown. They can certainly accommodate your table. Please note that I've always had excellent meals there as have plenty of others, but there are a few posters that didn't like Lidia's.

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      yayadave May 8, 2008 09:51 AM

      Agree with all of this. I just want to mention that Lidia's has a nice balcony that may be available to you. I don't know what they require to use that space, but it won't hurt to ask.

      1. re: yayadave
        jilll May 12, 2008 07:55 AM


        1. re: jilll
          meatmaster May 13, 2008 02:49 PM

          Six Penn opens on 3pm on Saturdays but they are really flexible for large parties. You may want to give them a call and see if they would accomodate your party anyway. They rent out the upstairs and make terrific bloody mary's.

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