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PGH Birthday Dinner Question

Thanks for everyone's input. Next time we're in the burgh, we would really like to eat at Cure and we'll probably try to figure out a way to get back to Legume, even if it's just to eat the $10 one bowl supper at Butterjoint (http://legumebistro.com/inside/wp-con...).

Jay - you definitely need to get to Legume. Can't say enough good things about the place.

Rodzilla - Now a lot more bummed Spoon's bread basket never showed up at our table (service was a bit disjointed when we first arrived and through the first portion of the meal; it wasn't their best night). Guess you can't have everything (or eat all of it in one sitting).

Cheers,

Adam

Dec 29, 2012
crashr93 in Pennsylvania

PGH Birthday Dinner Question

Ended up going to Spoon and Legume back to back (we're not locals and the diet doesn't start until Jan 1, so why not).

Spoon was extremely good. Enjoyed our pre-dinner cocktails and was impressed with the wine list's variety (which ran from solid frugal selections to high end luxury splurges) as well as its ample amount of quality by the glass options. No complaints about the food either. A solid cassoulet was followed by an great scallop and a marvelous venison two ways entree (the venison was best dish we ate) and two excellent desserts.

Legume was superlative. Excellent cocktails, amazing vegetarian/non-vegetarian tasting menu with 2 wonderful (and remarkably affordable) wine pairings, and a kick-ass caramel pot du creme capped off the evening. Definitely one of the best price to quality meals we have had in a long while and we are both looking forward to coming back when we return to PGH.

Dec 29, 2012
crashr93 in Pennsylvania

PGH Birthday Dinner Question

PS Have eaten at Eleven, Casbah, and Soba. Thought all were excellent restaurants, but would want to try a different high(er) end restaurant this time around.

Dec 16, 2012
crashr93 in Pennsylvania

PGH Birthday Dinner Question

Not locals, so don't get a lot of opportunity to eat out in PGH. Looking for a high quality, non-casual meal. OK with a fairly formal (even a little uppity) setting and price as long as it's worth paying for. From the DC area, so are used to high prices, but don't think high prices guarantee (or equate to) high quality/memorable meals.

If you had to choose one of the following, which would you pick (and why)?

Root 174
Legume Bistro
Spoon
Salt of the Earth
(write in candidate)

PS Had a very favorable first impression of Cure, but thought it might be a bit too casual. Is this correct, or should I re-consider?

Dec 16, 2012
crashr93 in Pennsylvania