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City Works - Pittsburgh

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American, Bar, Grill, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Restaurant and Bar featuring modern American classics with brilliant twists and 90 craft beers on draft. Open for Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner and Late Night.
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Grill, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Table Service, Reservations
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The beer was a Hefeweizen made locally. They have a good selection of drafts. The food is not much to write home about. I had a flatbread and frankly there was nothing special about it. The food took forever to get to the table. I...was not asked if I wanted another beer until I was ready to go back to the hotel. I was with nine people and they said their food was good, but nothing special.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 28 February 2022

I was in town for business and I wanted a late Sunday breakfast. After finding out about 35-45 minute waits at other places, I walked into this place and was seated immediately. There has to be seating for 150+ people inside. I was hoping for...a full breakfast menu but, rather, they have a more limited brunch menu. Ok. I get it. It's not a breakfast place. I ordered the "America" (I think) breakfast biscuit and potatoes. I really had no idea what to expect. Looking around the restaurant, it is obvious that they put effort into plating their food. The biscuit was good, the eggs were done well, and the sausage patty was the thickest patty that I have ever seen at a restaurant. The potato casserole was great. Overall, I was very satisfied with the meal, and it came out within 10 minutes. On a personal note, I like to pay in cash a lot, and I do not like waitstaff asking me if I want my change. Tell me that you will be back with my change, and I'll say "thank you" or tell you to "keep it."More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 21 February 2022 via mobile

We had a great experience. Shandor was great! Great beer selection. Great service. We will be back and hopefully Shandor takes care of us again.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Tom H, Marketing at City Works - Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2022

Douglas, come back anytime! We're happy to pour you a brew whenever you're in the mood for some craft beer. Cheers 🍻 – Tom

Reviewed 17 February 2022

i told Shawn (manager) i would give a good review as the food service and ambiance was very fitting for the price. awesome beer selection. Not so for wine. and worse yet they do not allow BYOB. that's OK with us, but they will not...see a lot of our business, as we like our wine.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 13 February 2022

Terrible food. Chicken sandwich was dry like the Sahara dessert and the french fries tasted like cardboard. Never coming backMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Tom H, Marketing at City Works - Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2022

I'm sorry to hear that you felt your chicken sandwich tasted off and didn't come prepared in the way it was intended. Had our team known that you felt this way, we surely would have gone out of our way to make sure you had...More

Reviewed 13 January 2022

Our group of six young adults needed somewhere to eat before the Steelers game. We decided to eat downtown since the North Shore was already crowded. Great selection of beers and ciders on tap, as well as mimosas. Overall, our group thought the food was...solid for the price point and the atmosphere but would not come here for dinner. Winners were the chicken tings tacos which had a good spice level and the grilled chicken sandwich. We sat at the bar so service was good. I did observe staff eating at the corner of the bar, but it was not our server so it did not bother me as much.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 23 December 2021 via mobile

This is a great place for an after work or pre-Dinner pit stop! We hit it while passing through the PPG, ice rink area, old world, market square, and little huts/ cabin shopping area! Neat area. Plenty of beer and drinks to choose from as...well as solid appetizers, etc. Fair price. Clean bathrooms. Perfect location if you're in the previously mentioned area.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 18 December 2021 via mobile

Ok, so service was a bit slow, it took a while for ou⁸r waitress to notice we were there. But it's a busy Saturday so no big deal. Fish and chips were good, wife's chicken sandwich looked good. Kids Mac n cheese and fruit was...decent. Beer was good but in mid December no seasonal beers? WTF? But most importantly the biggest downfall is the kids meal. $9.50 !!!!!!! Are you out of your damn mind? $9.50 for Kraft Mac and some fruit? That's like a 1,000% up charge. You guys need to reevaluate this because I would come here more as I like the food but I will not be back with my family, which typically means I won't be back. What a shame .More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 4 October 2021 via mobile

We ordered fish and chips and fish tacos. The fish was tasteless. The fries seemed stale. All in all, we left much of it. The waitress was good. Proof good place to go for burgers and beer but stay away from the fish.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Tom H, Marketing at City Works - Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2021

Thank you for taking the time to make us aware of the experience you had dining at our restaurant. We're sorry to hear that you fish and chips was less than desirable. Would you mind reaching out to me at themerka@bottleneckmgmt.com with more details of...More

Reviewed 3 October 2021 via mobile

We arrived at the start of the Ohio State game. They set up a table of 8 and put the big screen on the Buckeyes game. They were so nice. The food was great! Our servers were also great

Date of visit: October 2021
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There's parking. My friends and I were within walking distance from our hotel, which was great!
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Frequently Asked Questions about City Works - Pittsburgh

Yes, City Works - Pittsburgh offers takeaway services.

Yes, City Works - Pittsburgh is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

City Works - Pittsburgh is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5