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Upscale-ish lunch in Shadyside, Pittsburgh?

AllesandroSprezzatura Feb 11, 2010 11:24 AM

We periodically like to spend an afternoon shopping around Shadyside, Walnut and then Highland. The lunch standby for some time has been Girasole.

We lean towards bourgie, ladies-who-lunch type places. Meaning: lingering, wine, Gucci driving shoes vibe. Any suggestions in this vein?

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    mcharles RE: AllesandroSprezzatura Feb 11, 2010 11:27 AM

    I think Casbah on Highland would fit your requirements.

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      AllesandroSprezzatura RE: mcharles Feb 11, 2010 11:33 AM

      I know, the patio and atmos is great, but the food has been horrid so many times to the point of not returning. Shame, really.

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        rotini RE: AllesandroSprezzatura Feb 12, 2010 04:37 AM

        Wow, sorry you've had such a bad experience at Cashbah, I find that very surprising, I've always had a good meal there. Try Pangea on on Bellefonte St ( near the parking garage)....Plum on Centre ( at the corner of Highland) has a beautiful dining room (asian/sushi). I beleive Typhoon is open for lunch also (thai)

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      shadysider023 RE: AllesandroSprezzatura Feb 12, 2010 06:12 AM

      Typhoon is very nice for lunch. I have not been to Plum for lunch but have been for dinner, and it is a great space.

      I would double check hours at all these places. Some have been cutting back lunch hours.


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        olivertwist RE: AllesandroSprezzatura Feb 12, 2010 06:38 AM

        It's not in Shadyside, but nearby is the Cafe at the Frick. Lovely.

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          yammers RE: olivertwist Feb 14, 2010 02:18 PM

          I second Typhoon and Plum for lunch. Also, you could try paris66. I have been there for lunch when the patio was open and that was nice. While not "upscale decor", Point Brugge is always a delicious lunch spot that uses high quality ingredients and they mix delicious bloody marys and drinks.

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            rotini RE: yammers Feb 14, 2010 03:54 PM

            FYI, Paris 66 is wonderful...but BYOB, might not work for this lunch...check there hours

        2. RetiredChef RE: AllesandroSprezzatura Feb 18, 2010 06:53 AM

          I'm with you on Casbah, although I don't find the food horrid, just below par for the prices they are charging. I would second Cafe at the Frick and would also suggest, Toast, just outside of Shadyside.

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            MrKotter RE: RetiredChef Feb 18, 2010 12:52 PM

            I also am looking for a new late lunch/very early dinner place in this area (non-BYOB), and I have found that neither Toast nor Typhoon are open until 5pm. I agree with the general comments on Casbah. Plum is really good and open for lunch and Point Brugge is one of my favorites. Pangea and Girasole are also great places to dine. Any other suggestions? I am not opposed to Bloomfield or Lawrenceville (already been to Tamari). Thanks!

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