About The Carlton
Conveniently located in downtown Pittsburgh, within walking distance of the Convention Center & four major downtown hotels.
A Pittsburgh favorite for over 20 years. Recipient of the Wine Spectator of Excellence 1995-2006 and The Dirona Award 2000 - 2006 (Distinguished Restaurants of North American).
The Carlton has a spectacular cuisine, complimented with an extensive wine list served by polished waiters in a beautiful atmosphere. Pittsburghers know the value of the Carlton making it the spot for business meetings to celebrations.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is validated with Dinner if parked after 5:00pm in the One Mellon Center Garage (Ross Street entrance).
T-Stop & bus stop
Private Party Facilities:
The Carlton offers private space to accommodate from 25 to 40 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Bill, Janet or Russ: 4123914099
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Wine
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The Carlton Ratings and Reviews
I hadn't been to The Carlton in years an ...
I hadn't been to The Carlton in years and won't be back for many more. The service was an abomination beginning with a 20 minute wait for a menu through an even more lengthy wait for our dinner.
We did enjoy the calamari appetizer- very nice preparation. The salad came an eternity later not made with the dressing on the side so another wait ensued...
Finally our entrée came out- a very mediocre halibut dish. The manager did remove it from the bill after informing us that 11 people had raved about the halibut- they were either raving mad or starving.
Whenever we eat at the Carleton we have ...
Whenever we eat at the Carleton we have an outstanding meal, great service and the limo to take us to the theater after dinner and to pick us up at the theater at the end of the show.
We are never disappointed, and look forward to returning to the Carleton soon.
Fantastic food, excellent service. Atten ...
Fantastic food, excellent service. Attentive, not rushed. Amazing wine selection. Best meal I have had in ages. The manager paid a visit, the waiters were proffessional. There but none intrusive. The price was very reasonable for the superb quality of the food. Ambiance was spot on. Highly recommended.
Because of traffic and our plans to atte ...
Because of traffic and our plans to attend an event, out time to dine was shorter than planned and shorter than what I like. Our server was aware of our plight and went out of his way on a very busy night to assure we not only had time for our meal, but enough time for dessert and still had time to get to the event on time.
We have been to The Carlton several time ...
We have been to The Carlton several times, both just the two of us and with friends. Never had a bad meal or bad service. The waitstaff has always been what you expect at a high end restaurant. We always fine the menu unique and appealing, making it difficult to make a decision. Somehow we never make a wrong one.
We also love the limo service to the shows and free parking.
The first time I have ever been disappoi ...
The first time I have ever been disappointed at The Carlton. I had the Copper River Salmon and regret not sending it back. It was dry, tough and flavorless. I had to cut it with a knife! I will still go back to The Carlton though. This was an exception, not the norm. Our server could not have been better. The atmosphere was fine. I sat there gabbing with 3 friends for 2 hours and did not feel like they wanted us to leave.
The restaurant decor is dated, the major ...
The restaurant decor is dated, the majority of the clientele is older and the atmosphere is subdued, but the food was excellent and the staff is friendly and professional. As an added bonus the limo service to the theater is great!
All That We Hoped For
We picked the Carlton to celebrate our 44th Wedding Anniversary. We were not disappointed. Our exceptional experience began at the greeting kiosk and it soared even higher with each encounter with the Carlton's Associates.
The food was delectable and filling. We were treated to a delicious desert by management in celebration of our anniversary.
We will return with friends. Something this good should be shared.
Everyone is so nice, starting with the w ...
Everyone is so nice, starting with the woman at the desk checking the reservation. Wait staff always pleasant and efficient, food selection is good and always comes out hot and delicious. All this with a capacity crowd of Penguin fans all season! They take care of our parking fee and provide a limo service to the game!! How can you not love this place!!!
Good food and service. We went before ...
Good food and service. We went before the Pens game. It's convenient and a good value. It's a wine friendly place. Modest cork fee and great selection.
However, the room needs to be updated. The carpet is old and worn. Not a good first impression. Otherwise, it's great.
The things they do to fish is outstandin ...
The things they do to fish is outstanding.
The menu is always changing with different ways of preparing the same fish week after week.
If I were wealthy I would eat here at least once a week.
The food is well worth the price.
Michael is a wonderful and friendly waiter who knows the menu and wine list inside out.
Excellent draft beers, one service issue
Don't remember the option of having a draft beer last time I was there but there were several options and it was hard to choose which to have.
I was disappointed that it took so long to receive the check. I asked for it when the entrees were served (we needed to leave shortly) but we sat for another 20 minutes before it was finally presented. Not sure what I could have done to get the message across, but there is no excuse for it taking more than 5 minutes - when the customer specifically requests it, they obviously don't plan to have another drink or dessert.
We are new to the Pittsburgh dining scen ...
We are new to the Pittsburgh dining scene. We were in town to celebrate our son's engagement and found The Carlton on Open Table. We had a bit of trouble finding it as we were not aware that it was on the second floor of the BYN building. The food was well prepared and beautifully presented. The staff was very cognizant of our time constraints in order that we arrived timely for the engagement party. We will definitely return.
Our server was Bobby. He was well versed in the menu and extensive wine list. Attentive and friendly. One of the best servers we have ever had. My husband and I have three children so date nights are sacred. We purposely book the latest reservation possible when we dine to avoid families. We want to enjoy the ambience and each other without hearing kids. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the hostess who seemed bored and irritated that she had to look up from her phone. The Carlton was practically empty when we got there and she seated us right next to a group with several children. The food was very good. The duck was a bit gamey but overall very good.
Dining at The Carlton on a weekday
Our experience was very pleasurable. The food was excellent and the menu had many delicious sounding choices. We were attending the theater, and the server met the need to eat in a timely manner, without seeming to hurry our meal. I would recommend this restaurant very highly to anyone,
Good, not great
The restaurant is located inside an office building so no view to speak of. Food and service were good, not great. With so many other great restaurants to choose from in Pittsburgh, I'm not sure how this one competes. I now understand how they were able to get us in on a Saturday night on very short notice. The atmosphere is interesting, I felt like I was stepping back in time a bit. It is not a bad place to dine, just not my first pick, especially for the price.
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