HOME > Chowhound > Pennsylvania >
What's your latest food quest? Get great advice

Coming to Pittsburgh for first time.......looking for foodie recommendations!!!

mtx Dec 4, 2012 08:50 PM

Hi guys,

Hope you are all doing well. Coming to Pitts from Fri-Sun. Just wondering if you guys could list some restaurant recommendations for dinner near the Wyndham, Downtown, Mariott, Shadyside, and Heinz Field areas. I want to fine dine for one night (Around $25, no alcohol) and check out a DDD another night (cheap, good, massive portions). No specific criteria (we eat everything) but if we were to choose it would be Italian or Japanese. Thanks!

Meal Schedule thus far:


Lunch: 50 McNuggets for $9.99 (we don't have this in Canada)
Dinner: Cheesecake Factory @ Ross Park (we don't have this in Canada)
Check-In to Wyndham


Lunch: Wholey's Fish Market for lobster roll sandwich and sushi
Dinner: _______________
Check-In to Mariott, Shadyside


Lunch: Primanti Brothers
***NFL GAME***

Go Home :(

Haven't decided on breakfast either, will have to see if it's free from the Wyndham or Marriott...

  1. m
    mookleknuck Dec 10, 2012 07:38 AM

    So where did you eat? Dying to know...

    1 Reply
    1. re: mookleknuck
      palmtree38 Dec 14, 2012 09:47 AM

      So which DDD did you go to?

      We too are looking for a DDD feature and looking into a sunday football game

    2. Jay F Dec 5, 2012 08:59 PM

      If you're willing to do one thing different than the yumfest you have planned, instead of Wholey's, try the Penn Avenue Fish Market, just a few blocks east on Penn Ave. I don't know if they have lobster roll, but their sushi is ninety nine magnitudes of wonderfulness better than the crap Wholey's calls sushi. There's really no comparison.


      5 Replies
      1. re: Jay F
        mtx Dec 6, 2012 06:25 PM

        What about Andy's Sushi or whatever u call it @ Wholey's??

        1. re: mtx
          Jay F Dec 6, 2012 07:43 PM

          I hate it. I couldn't even swallow some of it. A complete waste of money, time, and tastebuds.

          1. re: mtx
            Chowrin Dec 6, 2012 08:25 PM

            also consider the banh mi in the strip (which is where wholey's is at).

            1. re: mtx
              Rodzilla Dec 8, 2012 11:45 PM

              no good.

              I think you're going to end up spending a bit more than $25 if you even want to "Casual" dine.

            2. re: Jay F
              palmtree38 Dec 14, 2012 09:48 AM

              Pennave fish looks great!

            3. e
              Effort Dec 5, 2012 05:49 PM

              Some good dinner options:
              Dish - on the southside is Italian
              Meat n Potatoes - downtown
              Eleven in strip near downtown
              Toast in Shadyside
              Spoon in east liberty
              Tamari in Lawrenceville - asian latin fusion sushi

              Check if open on Sunday. Some may be closed.

              Will U have a car. Some U will need transportation

              3 Replies
              1. re: Effort
                mtx Dec 5, 2012 08:53 PM

                Yes we have a car

                1. re: Effort
                  mtx Dec 5, 2012 09:35 PM

                  I booked a place called Tamari for Sunday @ 5:30PM for their Happy Hour special. Normally hate fusion food but I'm willing to try this place out.

                  1. re: mtx
                    Rodzilla Dec 6, 2012 06:05 AM

                    good choice

                2. s
                  sal_acid Dec 5, 2012 03:17 PM

                  Free breakfast is a lovely thing. I think that Marriott's is free at this hotel.

                  But you might want to look into other options for lunch and dinner. Try Soba or Uni for dinner at least.

                  1. p
                    Panini Guy Dec 5, 2012 03:03 PM

                    I want to cry.

                    2 Replies
                    1. re: Panini Guy
                      burghgal Dec 6, 2012 05:38 AM


                      1. re: Panini Guy
                        Rodzilla Dec 6, 2012 06:03 AM

                        lol my feelings as well

                      Show Hidden Posts