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rockpile Mar 8, 2011 09:16 AM

I have to be in Pittsburgh on Thursday, March 10th and am staying at the Courtyard on Penn Avenue. Can you suggest any restaurants within walking distance that are moderately priced. Or, I would be willing to drive a short distance as long as there is reasonable parking (preferably a private parking lot). Any cuisine is fine - love it all!. Thanks.

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    MonMauler RE: rockpile Mar 8, 2011 09:26 AM

    Sonoma Grille, in your hotel, is actually pretty good. They serve Californian cuisine and have a nice wine list.

    Almost directly across the street is Sharp Edge Bistro, a Belgian-style restaurant. They have great happy hour specials on Belgian beer, and the food is pretty good. I like the burgers and mussels, particularly. The Belgian waffles are a nice treat, too.

    August Henry's, also right across the street from your hotel has some solid sandwiches and typical bar food.

    The Original Fish Market in the Westin, about a block down the street from your hotel, has some decent seafood and sushi options, if you're interested in that.

    Nine-on-Nine is higher-priced fine dining, but if you are dining alone it won't be terribly expensive, and it is one of the best restaurants in the city. It too, is right down the street from your hotel.

    All of these restaurants are within a football field of your hotel, all serve pretty good food, and one of them ought to be able to meet your interest that night.

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    August Henry's
    946 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

    Original Fish Market
    1000 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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      Augie6 RE: MonMauler Mar 8, 2011 12:27 PM

      Like always I agree with Mon. You are also close to the Strip District wich is home to ELEVEN (you could walk maybe like 8-10 blocks max) I bet hotel could even take you... Eleven should not dissapoint you., even though it is a little on the costly side.. (depending on where you are from )

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        Effort RE: Augie6 Mar 8, 2011 07:28 PM

        Eleven is good and only a few blocks away but on the expensive side.
        Six Penn is good and has a fun bar.

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        six dower RE: MonMauler Mar 9, 2011 03:55 PM

        Nine on Nine. They have a great bar menu that is affordable. The bartender, Ryan, is one of the best in the city. I would not try any of the other places mentioned if you are only in town for one night. You can walk to Nine on Nine and save on cab fare...more to spend on a great drink.

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        Nine on Nine
        900 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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