Outdoor Dining

As we begin to reforge Downtown Pittsburgh, one of the more enjoyable (and safer) ways to enjoy your favorite restaurants and small businesses is outdoors. See what restaurants offer outdoor dining, and explore the areas around the neighborhood where we’re extending sidewalks and outdoor patios.

Spring 2021 update: stay tuned as this page is currently being updated while restaurants ramp up their outdoor dining plans for this year!

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Outdoor Dining Directory

Check back soon for the Spring 2021 Downtown outdoor dining directory!

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

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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