Wine and Dine Me, S’il vous plait! If You’re Visiting Pittsburgh…
We all thrive on a little romance, and there’s no better place to kindle it than in that particular local restaurant with just the right ambiance and your favorite kind of food and drinks. And what better cuisine than French to add that special touch to your evening?
Since we can’t all go to Paris this summer, here are three local Pittsburgh restaurants that bring Paris to you. Next time you’re in the city, give one of these restaurants a try!
Isabela on Grandview
1318 Grandview Avenue | Mount Washington | Pgh, PA 15211Phone: 412.431.5882 | Monday – Saturday 5 pm – 10 pm
Voted “Best Overall and Most Romantic Restaurant in Pittsburgh” for two years running, Isabela on Grandview boasts a stunning view of Pittsburgh from high atop Mount Washington, a warm and classy decor, and a knowledgeable staff dedicated to making your experience memorable.
The restaurant offers a seasonally changing wine list and an extensive line of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The experience can be pricey (their ‘prix fix’ is $70) but natives who rave about Isabela deem it worth the price.
Online reservations available through opentable.comParis 66 Bistro
6018 Penn Circle South | Pgh, PA 15206Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm | 412-404-8166
Voted Best French Restaurant in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Magazine, Paris66 is deserving of its French title. Daily specials include crépes, fresh soups and quiches, salads and croques, housemade pastries and desserts, and a variety of French wine, beer, and cocktails.
The inside is friendly and feels European in style and decor. Locals comment most frequently on the wonderful service, delicious crépes and soups (a house specialty), healthy dining options, and reasonable prices. With a menu that changes constantly, and an ambiance that invites you to sit and enjoy your evening, it’s no wonder Paris66 is a favorite among Pittsburgh natives and visitors!
Nine On Nine
900 penn avenue : Pgh pADinner hours: Tuesday – Saturday 5:00pm – 10:00pm | 412.338.6463
Though not strictly French, Nine on Nine Nine retains the atmosphere of a European restaurant, and locals recommend it as an excellent option for a refined dining experience for the romantic-minded. Located in the heart of the Cultural District, close to music and performance venues, this restaurant offers a variety of old and new world wines and a scrumptious selection of regionally inspired cuisine, with a modern American theme in mind.
The decor is a match for the restaurant’s description of its cuisine: it focuses on simplicity and flavor. Warm floors, unique wall patterns, and white table cloths complete an elegant ambiance, and those who eat at Nine on Nine generally agree that prices are moderate, and appreciate the wait staff and Chef Richard DeShantz’s unique creations.