Outdoor Dining in Downtown Pittsburgh

See what restaurants offer outdoor dining, and explore the areas around the neighborhood where we’re extending sidewalks and outdoor patios.

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Updated for spring 2021! This directory has been updated as of April 26, 2021 with the latest outdoor dining options around Downtown.

Outdoor Dining Directory

The restaurants listed below offer a mix of full-service outdoor dining to outdoor seating, rooftop patios, and more. Is your business missing from the list? Send us an email.

Please note: some outdoor dining options are weather-dependent. Call to verify current offerings.

For a full listing of what’s open in Downtown, including for delivery and takeout, click here.

Alihan’s Mediterranean Cuisine | 124 6th Street | (412) 888-0630

This family-owned restaurant brings a piece of Turkey to Downtown Pittsburgh with a beautiful patio in the Cultural District.

August Henry’s Burger Bar | 946 Penn Avenue | (412) 765-3270

Located on vibrant Penn Avenue, enjoy classic American dishes from this neighborhood staple.

Bakersfield | 940 Penn Avenue | (412) 586-5024

Bakersfield is a spot where the food is simple, the service is warm and the atmosphere is alive.

Biergarten | 620 William Penn Place | (412) 230-4800

Perched 9 stories above William Penn Place, this open-air, rooftop Biergarten is the perfect post-work and weekend place to cheers good friends and good times an exhaustive and tantalizing menu of European beer as well as German-influenced bar bites.

Bridges & Bourbon | 930 Penn Avenue | (412) 586-4287

Find modernistic cocktails that are visually stunning and engage your senses, along with a fantastic food menu at this impressive destination.

City Works | 2 PPG Place | (412) 448-2900

There’s something for everyone at City Works, featuring a sprawling craft beer list with over 90 local and global varieties, classic American food with brilliant chef-driven twists, and an upbeat, energetic atmosphere.

Chipotle | 211 Forbes Avenue | (412) 224-5586

Chipotle offers fresh, real ingredients and specializes in custom burrito bowls, burritos, tacos, and salads.

Christos Mediterranean Grille | 130 6th Street | (412) 261-6442

Enjoy an atmospheric environment with retro charm highlighting classic Mediterranean dishes like hummus & spanakopita.

Giovanni’s Pizza & Pasta | 123 6th Street | (412) 281-7060

A classic city pizza joint offering quality ingredients, wings, hoagies, and more.

Harris Grill | 245 Fourth Avenue | (412) 288-5273

Enjoy rooftop dining on their patio on nicer evenings, with a menu of unpretentious homemade grub, good drinks, and their iconic Bacon Nights.

Hello Bistro | 292 Forbes Avenue | (412) 434-0100

Soak up the sun and sit outdoors while enjoying everything from custom salads to delicious burgers and more.

Las Velas | 21 Market Square | (412) 251-0031

Find dishes and drinks inspired by Mexico City & the Riviera Maya, in a 2nd-story space overlooking Market Square. Find outdoor seating along the plaza.

Market Street Grocery | 435 Market Street | (724) 249-7657

It’s not just a grocery store – gourmet breakfast, lunch, and dinners to grab and go or enjoy right outside. Plus, look for frequent themed pop-ups from Creatives Drink.

McCormick and Schmick’s | 301 Fifth Avenue | (412) 201-6992

From fresh seafood and shellfish to aged steaks and garden fresh salads, enjoy a heightened culinary experience that’s sure to impress.

Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream | 246 Forbes Avenue | (412) 709-6579

Enjoy the perfect scoop (or two) this summer with outdoor seating right outside their Market Square Scoop Shop.

Moe’s Southwest Grill | 210 Forbes Avenue | (412) 224-4422

A Mexican restaurant with a Southwest twist. And, kids eat free on Sundays.

Nicky’s Thai Kitchen | 903 Penn Avenue | (412) 471-8424

Enjoy traditional Thai fare with a beautifully designed outdoor space on Penn Avenue.

The Original Oyster House | 20 Market Square | (412) 566-7925

At 149 years old, The Original Oyster House is Pittsburgh’s oldest bar and restaurant. Enjoy some of the best tavern seafood in the city on the patio in Market Square.

Primanti Bros. | 2 Market Square | (412) 261-1599

With sandwiches that are almost famous, Primanti Bros. is your go-to for delicious handcrafted sandwiches piled high with house-made coleslaw and perfectly seasoned fresh-cut fries.

Proper Brick Oven & Taproom | 139 7th Street | (412) 281-5700

Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room offers wood-fired pizzas, fresh pastas, house-made desserts, 30 craft beers on tap, 20+ wines by the glass, and cocktails.

Redbeard’s Bar and Grill | 144 6th Street | (412) 261-2324

Find great food, drinks, and fun at this Downtown sports destination.

Revel | 242 Forbes Avenue | (412) 281-1134

A sophisticated choice for contemporary American cuisine & cocktails in chic digs.

Sienna Mercato | 942 Penn Avenue | (412) 281-2810

This unique 3-story restaurant features a high-energy casual Italian eatery on the first floor, a more traditional space on the second floor that features artisanal pizzas, Italian cheeses, housemade charcuterie, and more, and a rooftop with beautiful views of Pittsburgh’s skyline.

The Simple Greek | 431 Market Street | (412) 261-4976

A counter-serve eatery dishing up Greek fare in a bright, contemporary setting with a patio.

Subway | 3 Market Square & 930 Penn Avenue

Build-your-own sandwiches & salads at these locally-operated shops, known for health-conscious options.

täkō | 214 6th Street | (412) 471-8256

täkō is a lively taqueria with sidewalk seating and outdoor domes serving inventive Mexican street food in stylish digs.

The Standard Market & Pint House | 947 Penn Avenue | (412) 224-2462

Enjoy fresh & flavorful menu options, like chopped crunchy salads, loaded flatbreads, smoked wings, power grain & protein bowls, and fresh seafood.

The Warren Bar & Burrow | 245 7th Street | (412) 201-5888

A neighborhood watering hole preparing house concoctions, creative cocktails, and more.

The Yard | 100 Fifth Avenue | (412) 291-8182

Known for their Gourmet Grilled Cheese, burgers, and craft beer, The Yard also features an inventive brunch menu in Market Square.

Wiener World | 626 Smithfield Street | (412) 471-3013

An old school, counter-service lunch spot that’s been serving Pittsburgh for more than 52 years with hot dogs, sandwiches, milkshakes, ice cream, and more.

Expanded Outdoor Dining Areas

We’ve been working with community partners, the City of Pittsburgh, business and property owners, restaurants, and more to explore opportunities to expand outdoor dining and sidewalk space throughout the neighborhood. Look for more activations to come to these areas in the coming weeks, expected to remain in place through October.

Market Square

Downtown Pittsburgh’s historic central gathering space now features outdoor dining expanded to the majority of the Square, with traffic routed away from the park. Look for reserved outdoor dining space along the expanded sidewalk, along with public seating in the center.

900 Block of Penn Avenue

This vibrant, tree-lined street in the heart of the Cultural District has been reimagined to provide more sidewalk space to pedestrians, add new outdoor seating areas, and slow through-traffic.

Strawberry Way

Strawberry Way, an alley that connects Liberty Avenue and Grant Street and has seen a variety of public art and outdoor tables, is again open for outdoor dining near Smithfield Street.

6th Street between Liberty Avenue & Ft. Duquesne Boulevard

Connecting with the Roberto Clemente Bridge, experience city sights and dining al fresco from Ft. Duquesne Boulevard to Heinz Hall.


Areas marked in blue feature expanded outdoor dining patios and sidewalk extensions.

About the Project

These outdoor dining and sidewalk extensions are generously supported by PNC Bank and the Richard King Mellon Foundation. The street modifications are a result of the collaborative efforts by the PDP, the Mayor’s Office, and the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI), Pittsburgh Public Safety, as well as local engineering firms Michael Baker, Traffic Planning and Design, the Port Authority, and Parking Authority.

The redesign required extensive conversation and collaboration with stakeholders who live, work, visit, and study in Downtown to understand and accommodate their ongoing needs while also reconfiguring the roadway.

The Commoner is serving patrons outdoors on the rooftop of the Hotel Monaco, offering unique city skyline views while you eat.

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