Root 174 brings a fresh take to upscale American cooking. Their cuisine is contemporary with a focus on creative meat dishes, and their cocktails are an experience like you’ve never had before. in addition to their dinner and cocktail menus, Root 174 is open for lunch Wednesday through Saturday. Root 174 also takes pride in their presentation. It’s almost a requirement to take a picture of the art on your plate before you indulge in your first perfect bite. Good news for non-meat eaters: they’re vegan friendly! They also take reservations.
Address & Telephone number: Root 174, 1113 S Braddock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218, +1 (412) 243-4348
Map Room is a local, community joint in Regent Square. The outside is a bright yellow, the inside is a fresh, clean white, and all of the walls are decorated with maps. The Map Room also is a venue for folk artists and a great hangout for watching the Pirates, Penguins, or Steelers. Plus, the bartenders are very friendly and make you feel as if you’re a regular on your first visit. The Map Room also offers great drink specials and even tasty vegetarian options.
Address & Telephone number: Map Room, 1126 S Braddock Ave, Swissvale, PA 15218, +1 (412) 371-1955
Thai Cottage is authentic, cute, offers takeout, and has BYOB with no corkage fee, plus, the food is amazingly delicious and fresh. Not to mention that the food is on a lower price range for Thai food in the Pittsburgh area. Honestly, we don’t think Thai Cottage could be any better. The atmosphere is casual and the lighting is provided by lanterns hanging from the ceiling. Thai Cottage is the perfect place for any occasion.
Address & Telephone number: Thai Cottage, 1109 S Braddock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218 +1 (412) 241-8424
Rounding out our list is a pastry studio, Vanilla Pastry Studio, because who said a cupcake can’t be a meal? All pastries here are homemade with real and fresh ingredients. Some favorites include the Mango/Passionfruit, Chocolate/Espresso, and the classic Vanilla/Vanilla. Vanilla Pastry Studio doesn’t just stop at cupcakes – they make cookies, cakes, lollies, and other pastries, too. Sometimes, you can even find fresh-baked treats for your favorite pup.
Address & Telephone number: Vanilla Pastry Studio, 1130 S Braddock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218, +1 (412) 242-9820