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Pittsburgh French/Steakhouse Recommendation

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jumbolaw Nov 29, 2012 11:16 AM

Hi all,
Headed down to Pittsburgh next week and I'm hoping for some good recommendations for a good French restaurant or steakhouse in the downtown area. Budget isn't really a consideration, just a tasty meal. Thanks!

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    Panini Guy RE: jumbolaw Nov 29, 2012 12:55 PM

    Alas, French fine dining has left the city with the closing of Le Pommier. However, I'd recommend Cafe du Jour on the Southside. Be aware that while prices are reasonable, portions are small - a lot of Pittsburghers hate that, but I don't mind. Tiny kitchen so sometimes there's a wait between dishes, but it's good. Alternatively you can go with The Carlton, which is more classic white tablecloth, excellent (and fairly priced) wine list. I suppose the niche is less French than 'contemporary Continental' if I had to categorize it. Nothing really innovative, but the kitchen is top notch and service impeccable.

    1. sal_acid RE: jumbolaw Nov 29, 2012 02:06 PM

      I'd point you away from Paris 66.

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        Panini Guy RE: sal_acid Nov 29, 2012 04:38 PM

        Yeah, I haven't heard a ton of positive on Paris 66 for dinner, but I do think it's a nice spot for breakfast/brunch and the macarons are terrific.

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          Effort RE: Panini Guy Nov 30, 2012 06:59 AM

          Have heard that Bridge Ten is pretty good but heard the chef just left.

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