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Need a great date restaurant, possibly with dancing?

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Raids Jun 20, 2011 09:50 AM

Hi - I'm not from the area, but visiting Pittsburgh in a couple of weeks and looking for the kind of place that you'd take the sort of person who listens to Ella Fitzgerald in their free time. It could be two separate locations, but I'd like dinner plus a little nightlife. The sort of place where you really dress up and hopefully have some live dinner music, followed by the kind of bar that whips of classic cocktails, possibly also with live music? Regarding the food, American cuisine or a steakhouse would be ideal.

Anything close? I'm from DC and I'd have a hard time filling this order in my area, but if anyone can come up with anything, I'd really appreciate it.

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  1. Jay F RE: Raids Jun 20, 2011 10:30 AM

    Where? This board covers the entire state of PA except Phila.

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      Raids RE: Jay F Jun 20, 2011 10:58 AM

      Ha, Pittsburgh. I'm an idiot, thanks.

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        dmjordan RE: Jay F Jun 20, 2011 01:28 PM

        Ah, don't give Raids a hard time. He stated Pittsburgh in the first line of his post!

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          Jay F RE: dmjordan Jun 20, 2011 01:48 PM

          Oh, I didn't see that the first time. Sorry, Raids.

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            Raids RE: Jay F Jun 21, 2011 01:07 PM

            No, I edited it in in thanks to his comment! Rest assured, I was an idiot!

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              Jay F RE: Raids Jun 21, 2011 05:12 PM

              Ohhhh. I *thought* I didn't see anything about where you were going. Thanks for letting me know.

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        Burghfeeder RE: Raids Jun 20, 2011 04:27 PM

        I would recommend two spots...My favorite, more for the tremendous jazz than the restaurant, is CJ's in the Strip District on Thursday nights. Roger Humphries (check out his bio online) conducts a jam session with some top quality musicians. The food is very good, but not elegant. A little more toward soul food, good steaks, fried catfish, etc... All tasty and in a great, friendly environment. Check out a clip from there one night:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InOtGn...

        Also, the Pittsburgh Jazz Society meets every Sunday night at the Rivers Casino. The band changes every week, but is usually tremendous. While there is not a cover charge, the casino requires that you purchase the buffett....While I understand that this might not be what you want as far as dining goes, it is pretty good, and the music is always good!

        http://burghfeeding.blogspot.com/

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          Raids RE: Burghfeeder Jun 21, 2011 01:08 PM

          Awesome suggestions, but I'm only there Friday and Saturday. :-(

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            Jay F RE: Raids Jun 21, 2011 05:13 PM

            Isn't there a boat you can go out on? Someone else will have to respond, 'cause I really don't know.

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              Augie6 RE: Raids Jun 22, 2011 05:25 AM

              What about the Grand Concourse in Station Square? I belive they use to host dinner/dance deal on weekends at times. I am sure , food is ok, bulding is very nice.

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              Station Square
              2 E Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

              Grand Concourse Restaurant
              100 W Station Square Dr Ste 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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                Burghfeeder RE: Augie6 Jun 22, 2011 07:21 AM

                That's a pretty good idea. The Grand Concourse is beautiful, and Station Square offers a number of places you can walk to that should have entertainment. You can also take the incline from Station Square up to Mt. Washington to enjoy the view.

                Also, the Gateway Clipper fleet offers dinner/dance boat cruises that are pretty fun. The food is what you would expect...ribs and rubber chicken etc. but they are fun,

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                Station Square
                2 E Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

                Grand Concourse Restaurant
                100 W Station Square Dr Ste 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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