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Diners' Choice: Best Ambience restaurants in Pittsburgh / Western PA

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambience in Pittsburgh / Western PA? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of TreeTops Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1804)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Acme
About the restaurant
Award Winning Destination Dining Experiences. Discover the Height of Exceptional Cuisine in the Laurel Highlands. Dining enriched with Nature in a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired setting. Deck Dining, Acoustic Entertainment, Remarkable Entree's.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Dining at Tree Tops was an exceptional experience. We selected a pod. The background music was so relaxing and the weather was perfect. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary and it was an experience I will be talking about for years. The food the chef prepared was delicious . Thank you for an amazing dining experience.
A photo of Mary's Vine restaurant
4.7
4.7 (650)
$30 and under
Wine Bar
Homestead
About the restaurant
Our wine lounge is a perfect meeting place to celebrate a special occasion, meet up with friends, date night, or out with another couple. Come enjoy a glass of wine or a classic cocktail, partake of some amazing food that is fun to share. We are a 21 and over establishment.
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Charvip
Dined on May 8, 2024
Amazing. Food, atmosphere, service could not have been better.
A photo of Carmella's Plates and Pints restaurant
4.6
4.6 (663)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Carmella’s Plates & Pints is the first restaurant for co-owners, Carmella Salem and Michael Alberter. Our kitchen creates upscale comfort cuisine.
Our dining room has a warm and cozy feel due to the wood- beamed cathedral ceiling, open fireplace, taxidermy and stained glass windows that adorn the dining room. Our guests feel as though they are tucked away at some destination lodge that exists in the heart of the Historic Southside. Local meats are delivered daily with Wild Game plates on the menu such as our staple plates like the Bison Burger and Smoked Wild Boar Meatballs. We do have an intimate 60 seat dining room and ask that guests please call us for parties of 6 or more to make a reservation. Our expansive Whiskey Bar boasts over 500 Selections. Enjoy 11 Wines on Tap / 27 Craft beers on Tap / 11 Cocktails on Tap.

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Grace
Dined 1 day ago
This place was such a gem! The quaint and eccentric ambiance were enough to grab ahold of our attention, but the drinks were absolutely incredible! I have never had cocktails so impeccably done! The food was absolutely fabulous as well! We normally don’t stay for dessert, but we decided to try the tiramisu and the cookie skillet, and we were not disappointed! This place is a unique experience with exceptional service. We will definitely be back!
A photo of Latitude 48 restaurant
4.9
4.9 (83)
$50 and over
American
Finleyville
About the restaurant
With a name inspired by our restaurant's coordinates, Latitude 48 is your destination for a truly elevated dining experience. Our ever-changing menu features the finest local, international, and seasonal ingredients. Come and enjoy crafted cocktails and fine spirits with first-class service in our inviting atmosphere.
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LaaLaaLaa
Dined 6 days ago
Fabulous dining experience, again! The special Mother’s Day brunch menu was truly wonderful. Caviar appetizer …soooo lovely! Crab cakes …. Pure crab! Salmon….fabulous! Wagu Steak …marvelous! Drinks …. Luscious! Desserts…decadent! Service … excellent! Flavors, textures, presentation …5 star!
A photo of Altius restaurant
4.8
4.8 (6031)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Mt. Washington
About the restaurant
As Executive Chef & Partner of Altius, Jessica Bauer's approach to contemporary American cuisine is refined and modern with a respect for the integrity and quality of her ingredient driven menu. Your first visit may be for the view, but you will return again and again to enjoy one of Pittsburgh’s best premiere fine dining experiences. With modern surroundings, higher hospitality and an organic and sustainable wine menu, every part of your experience has been thought of and designed with care.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
From the moment we were seated to paying the check it was a great experience. The food was fantastic and the service was tremendous. The timing of the courses was spot on and everyone working there that we had contact with were friendly. courteous and informative.
A photo of The Forge restaurant
4.8
4.8 (547)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Lawrenceville
About the restaurant
The Forge is a 21+ craft-cocktail and Mediterranean small-plates lounge. We invite our guests to spend their time with us imbibing custom-forged cocktails or locally sourced spirits, beer, and wine while enjoying our expertise in Mediterranean cuisine that we are committed to deriving from regional producers.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
We Always have great food and a great experience.
A photo of Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington restaurant
4.8
4.8 (8242)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Mt. Washington
About the restaurant
Thank you for considering Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. This award-winning restaurant has always taken pride in its level of standards and excellence. These exceptional standards are reflected in the mouth-watering fresh fish and impeccable service. Guests have come to expect this level of quality in every aspect of the main dining room as well as the private dining room.

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto's fish is fresh and flown in from a number of locations on the East Coast, West Coast and Hawaiian Islands. For this reason, we are the regions Premier Fresh Fish Restaurant offering 20 kinds of fresh fish in an array of original, delicious styles.

Top review
Stevevip
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent service. Attendant Stephanie did an exceptional job. Great food beautiful setting. One thing for sure the best views in the world
A photo of Eddie V's - Pittsburgh restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3582)
$50 and over
Seafood
Downtown
About the restaurant
Eddie V's Prime Seafood is a luxury dining destination known for the seafood flown in from pristine waters around the world, as well as its premium hand-carved steaks. Dishes are artistically prepared and feature an ever-changing array of seasonal seafood, along with critically acclaimed prime center-cut steaks broiled to perfection. The restaurant's award-wining wine list, which has been recognized by Wine Spectator, has more than 300 wines curated by Eddie V's very own Advanced Sommelier. In the V Lounge, guests can sip classic and creative cocktails, and enjoy signature appetizers against a backdrop of live music trios.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Had a great time on my date. Food was great and so was the service . Even had live music at the end of the night
A photo of Oliver's Rooftop restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2147)
$31 to $50
American
Erie
About the restaurant
Located on the 8th floor of Erie's newest hotel, Oliver’s Rooftop overlooks Erie's beautiful bayfront and indulges guests with inventive and extraordinary cuisine served alongside stunning views and captivating sunsets.

Oliver’s Rooftop offers incredible vantage points of Presque Isle Bay provided by massive floor-to-ceiling glass panels. A retractable glass wall allows for open-air dining on the rooftop balcony in favorable weather.

Oliver’s Rooftop is a one-of-a-kind culinary destination that pays homage to Erie’s rich maritime history. Oliver’s Rooftop is named in honor of Oliver Hazard Perry, an American naval commander best known for his heroic role in the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie. Visitors to Oliver’s Rooftop will have the chance to view Perry’s flagship, the US Brig Niagara, in her home port adjacent to the restaurant.

Oliver’s Rooftop is the crowning jewel of Erie’s newest hotel, the Hampton Inn & Suites.
Friday/Saturday Kitchen is open until 10:30PM, Bar open until 11:00PM

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent food! Appetizers, drinks, main course were all terrific.
A photo of Cafe Momentum - Pittsburgh restaurant
4.9
4.9 (116)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Café Momentum is not a normal restaurant. Café Momentum is a non-profit restaurant that offers a locally sourced, chef-driven menu and serves as a culinary training facility for young people impacted by the juvenile justice system.

Café Momentum’s program teaches critical skills that allow youth to re-enter society in a safe, real-world environment of nurturing accountability. By participating in our program, the youth rotate through every aspect of the restaurant, from waiting tables to washing dishes, while working side-by-side with Chef Peter Henry.

Don't miss our famous smoked fried chicken served with mashed potatoes, ham hock collard greens, buttermilk biscuit, and black pepper gravy.

We are BYOB! $5/person corkage fee.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 9, 2024
Went here for dinner with a friend. Cafe Momentum is doing great things for the Pittsburgh community and supporting local businesses while delivering amazing food. Best BYOB in the burgh for sure.
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