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, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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The Carlton Ratings and Reviews
It is always a pleasure to dine at The C ...
It is always a pleasure to dine at The Carlton. This dinner was no exception. Was Restaurant Week and we had the 3 course menu including wine. All was superb. When I told our waitress how much I loved my dessert she even brought me one to take home. We always celebrate special occasions at the Carlton.
We went to dinner during Restaurant Week ...
We went to dinner during Restaurant Week . This is our favorite restaurant and the food was excellent. But the service was not as good. We were rushed through the meal even though the restaurant was not full.
We have been to the Carlton many times and this is the first time I did not give it 5 star rating in every category.
The food was fabulous as well as the win ...
The food was fabulous as well as the wine. the only problem was our server. He took forever to even greet us and then when did he didn't even day hello he just rushed past us and said ill bring bread. We didn't even realize he was the server and not just a buss boy until he awkwardly pulled out his pen and said "ok" and stare at us. We did no see him again until the check. The manager and the rest of the staff brought our food and subsequent wine. Great exerperience all around except for the gentleman who was supposed to take care of us.
It is restaurant week in Pittsburgh. Th ...
It is restaurant week in Pittsburgh. The Carlton had a Prix fixe menu with wine pairings that my wife and I chose to try. 1st course - Lobster Pierogies, very tasty, Strawberry Salad, also enjoyable we split these, each were paired with a white wine a Chardonnay. Our 2nd courses - I had the Veal Cacciatore and my wife had the Grouper. Both were excellent. Only minor comment was that the veal sauce which was atop the pasta was slightly salty. Wine pairings we a Cabernet with the Veal and Sauvignon Blanc with the Grouper. The Cabernet was my favorite. We finished the meal with sharing the dessert courses and coffee. Banana Bread Pudding served with Vanilla Ice Cream and a Chocolate Mousse Torte. Both were enjoyed. Afterward, we took a nice walk through town to the Allegheny River to put a cap on the evening.
Never a bad meal at this traditional old ...
Never a bad meal at this traditional old-school restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh. We each had the Prime Rib on Saturday night which was absolutely wonderful. Flavorful, perfectly cooked and tender as can be. At $30 which includes potatoes and vegetable, this is worth every penny. The rest of menu is also reasonably priced and well executed. One of the best wine lists in Pittsburgh with very fair pricing. Be warned, this is not the spot to do tequila shots and get goofy. It's comfortable and refined with professional service.
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!!!
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