Pittsburgh has developed a reputation for world-class dining. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients and unique dishes are a signature of many restaurants in the region. We’ve highlighted a few nationally recognized restaurants and also compiled a list of staff favorites!

If you are looking for a special dining experience, grab Lyft or Uber to Mount Washington for dinner at Altius or Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, two restaurants ranked among the top 100 most scenic in the country by Open Table.

If you’re feeling adventurous, another celebrated choice is Superior Motors in Braddock (approximately 10 miles from the conference hotel).  In 2018, Superior Motors was named one of Food & Wine’s best restaurants and Time named it one of the world’s greatest places to eat and drink.

Thrillist named Brew Gentlemen,  just down the road from Superior Motors, as the state’s best craft brewery. Butcher and the Rye on Sixth Street in Downtown (just blocks from the hotel) also received honors from Thrillist last year.

Looking for the best restaurants as chosen by the locals?

Pittsburgh Magazine Best Restaurants 2018
Pittsburgh Quarterly Best Restaurants 2019
City Paper Best Food and Drink 2018


Literacy Pittsburgh Staff Picks

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