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Sep 21, 2011 07:33 PM

Looking for Pittsburgh restaurant recs for this weekend

My husband and his dad will be in Pittsburgh for the Notre Dame game. Looking for a good place for dinner. Not too pricey, but doesn't have to be cheap, either. His dad is a salt of the earth I'm going to a Notre Dame game because I'm a Notre Dame family kind of guy, so something regional or lowbrow steakhouse like would be ideal. The north side of the strip is perfect.


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  1. It's not the cheapest, but there is Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse on the North Side. I've eaten there and really enjoyed it.

    Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse
    225 N Shore Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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    1. re: burghgal

      This is off topic somewhat. Has anyone eaten at Naked Grape in Sewickley? It's an italian place. How did you like it? Any good?

      Naked Grape
      515 Broad St, Sewickley, PA 15143

    2. I agree with Hyde Park, but if you want a place that's a little more reasonable, I really like the Bettis Grille, which is near Hyde Park, and very close to the stadium. The food is very good, and you can order anything from steaks to sandwiches. It has kind of an up-scale sports bar feel.

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      1. re: Burghfeeder

        If you go to Bettis Grille make sure you check out the restroom! (Isn't that your line, Burghfeeder?).

        Anyway, I enjoy both Hyde Park and Bettis Grille, both of which are chains. Hyde Park is an upscale steakhouse, and the steaks are very good. Bettis Grille is a sports bar. They are also both very convenient to Heinz Field. I can almost guarantee that Bettis' will be packed on Saturday. Hyde Park very well may be too.

        Also on the North Side, is Atria's, a regional chain, located in PNC Park. The food isn't bad. I like the Pot Roast Nachos.

        If you venture a little further into the North Side, you'll find my two favorite places up there: Legends of the North Shore and Max's Allegheny Tavern. Both are local, independent joints.

        Legends serves Italian food, but it is BYOB. It's a quaint space, but the food is exceptional. I can't remember having anything on the menu I haven't enjoyed.

        Max's serves, probably, my favorite German food in the area. Thier schnitzels and wursts are awesome, and I also really like the rueben, fries, soft pretzels and spaetzle. The salad with bacon-viniagrette dressing is very good, as well.

        Enjoy the game!

        Max's Allegheny Tavern
        537 Suismon St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

        1. re: MonMauler

          Great recs! I also really like Max's. It just might be a little far to walk, and hard to find for someone from out of town. A few weeks ago, we went to Hyde Park before a Steeler pre-season game, and it was packed but we were able to get a table. The bar was packed though...don't ask me how I know