Braddock's American Brasserie reviews


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Overall Rating

82% would recommend it to a friend
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by DianeA on October 13, 2018
This was our downtown go-to dinner place for several years on evenings that we attended shows and concerts, probably 9 or 10 times per season. At our first visit since June, we were disappointed by the changes that have been made by the Marriott chain that bought the Renaissance Hotel. Menu has gotten pretty pricey ($26 for a handful of pasta and four medium shrimp) while portions have gotten smaller and the food is not well prepared. (My fettuccine was vinegary--so bizarre.) Staff seemed really rushed even though there were a number of empty tables, so the relaxed and friendly atmosphere we were used to is also gone.
by JocelynS on October 13, 2018
We enjoy Braddock's menu and we especially appreciate their excellent service -- it is friendly and yet always correct. They are extremely good at adapting to the particular occasion -- birthday, anniversary, out-of-town relatives, etc.
by PaBiker on October 12, 2018
This the second time that we visited Braddocks. Both times we have had excellent meals, great service, and great selection of entrees to choose from. Like many restaurants today, Braddocks can be a little on the loud side depending on where you are seated. I would eat here again when we are back in Pittsburgh.
by OpenTable Diner on October 8, 2018
Mike the bartender was amazing. His service and cocktails were second to none! The food was excellent.. One of the best steaks I have ever had and it was cooked to perfection.
by LindaP on October 6, 2018
Very good food, service a little slow but not too bad. Attentive service otherwise.
by AdamJ on October 6, 2018
The food was amazing. Drinks were fabulous. Ambience was nice. Great for dates or nice outing. Excellent service and plates.
by JessicaG on October 4, 2018
Not sure why they changed their menu. The ramen bowls don't fit with the rest of the sandwich style menu. Got steak over beet salad and it was mediocre. Side of fries were underseasoned and mushy. Disappointed because I absolutely loved the first time I went there - the second visit was underwhelming. Will maybe give it one more try before giving up on them.
by SherriT on October 3, 2018
Overall our experience here was very good. Only downsides: I felt the wine by the glass was overpriced and definitely not “a generous pour”, and we were seated at a two-person table at which my direct view was the Out kitchen door. Wish I would have requested a change in seating because it is a lovely restaurant elsewhere.
by HelenL on October 3, 2018
We enjoyed good service, good food, and good conversation in a lovely, comfortable setting.
by DavidJ on October 2, 2018
The restaurant presented good service good food quiet atmosphere for me and my date. I would definitely come back the salmon was excellent
by AlisonB on October 1, 2018
Thanks to Matt !! You made our day ! Great drinks and service !
by JoanR on September 30, 2018
A beautiful old building, but not an intimate atmosphere as I expected. Music too loud and not the mellow kind that makes better background music.
by PMH75 on September 29, 2018
Service was not prepared to handle a crowd. Food tasted wonderful. I did need gluten free due to allergies and was told it was; my body says, not the case. If not in a rush or no allergies would have been great!
by LauraO on September 29, 2018
I'm rarely disappointed at a restaurant with these price points. Our server was fine, but the kitchen was very slow in getting our appetizer, salads, and especially our main courses out. It took over 45 minutes after our salads to get our entrees. We were asked after we ordered if we were trying to make a theater show--we were not, and I wonder if we were de-prioritized in the kitchen because of this. My husband ordered the fish and chips, a house specialty, and they were soggy, bland, and oily. The manager comped our entrees and apologized. Our pork belly quesadilla, salads, and my ravioli entree were delicious. Unfortunately, because of the very slow service, we will likely not return.
by OpenTable Diner on September 29, 2018
Pre concert
by MaryB on September 29, 2018
Had dinner here before a concert at PNC Park. The food was prepared well and was visually pleasing. The waitstaff were very professional and nice to talk to. The restaurant was clean, comfortable and visually pleasing. I would eat here again.
by RichardP on September 28, 2018
The wait staff was exceptional from our hostess to our server. The chef stopped by to talk about the catch of the day and obviously loved his work. I would recommend Braddock's to anyone wanting a nice meal in downtown Pittsburgh.
by EatsOutOften on September 28, 2018
Excellent restaurant with outstanding wait staff. The menu has changed a little, and it offers a little bit of everything. All the food was excellent. I love their new choices, along with some old favorites. Bring back the cauliflower casserole! We love Braddock's.
by LaurenM on September 22, 2018
We expected the food to be exceptional given the prices. The chicken was dry, and the fish came with a Greek rice that didn’t go with the meal at all. They were very short staffed; the waitress was very good but always rushing and out of breath. If Braddock’s wants to be a hotel restaurant, it has achieved that. But if it wants to be a destination eatery for downtown Pittsburgh and the Cultural District, it has a lot of work to do.
by JenniferC on September 22, 2018
Menu not the same as what was on website. Food was average. Initial server was slow until another waitress took our table. Overall disappointing meal
by snappycat on September 22, 2018
Enjoyed the food on our first visit 6 months ago, but this time, not so much. Service was slow and waiter was confused - seemed to be new to the job, though he didn’t say as much. A waitress swooped in several times to cheerfully correct his errors. Such a shame because I love the idea of spending time in such an historic building and the location is super convenient. But the food simply was not good.
by Cheeseman on September 22, 2018
our server, Autumn, was very friendly and attentive
by piwright04 on September 20, 2018
Great service. Inside a hotel so lacking a bit in ambience but overall a great spot for a bite when downtown.
by CharlesS on September 19, 2018
The food was good but not great and we felt it was overpriced. The atmosphere was elegant and the seating was comfortable. The service seemed slow at times. We were going to a show and although we thought we were leaving plenty of time, we barely got out in time to make it. Restrooms are located on the floor above. Although there is an elevator, this seemed rather inconvenient.
by SamM on September 19, 2018
We had a wonderful dinner for six (including two children) prior to a performance at Heinz Hall.
by MichaelE on September 18, 2018
The restaurant revamped the menu. I was skeptical but it was actually very good. The Clemente sandwich was amazing.
by MichaelH on September 16, 2018
This was our first time eating here. Too expensive and small menu. I do not believe we will be returning for another dinner here. Sorry, just not our style...or price.
by JohnM on September 9, 2018
A favorite whenever I’m downtown. A little pricey for the value.
by steelernation on September 8, 2018
I selected this restuarant to celebrate my Wife's Birthday with a nice quite dinner. Our waiter Skyler was excellent and very courteous. When I return I will ask for him specifically.
by Bill on September 6, 2018
Excellent salad with salmon. Waiter was very attentive.
by SGreview on September 6, 2018
Very nice meal. Restaurant was slow that day, but the service was very good.
by KevinH on September 4, 2018
Great quiet spot for a business lunch. Good food. Good service.
by OpenTable Diner on September 1, 2018
Server was very personable and accommodating. We had three children with us and the chef was able to make them something off menu. It’s a little pricey but everything we ate was delicious and we had a great experience.
by BKeats on August 26, 2018
Enjoyed new fresh menu. Innovative cocktail menu pays homage to Pittsburgh heritage. Excellent service , give Justin and his helpers atta boys for job well done!
by JaneS on August 26, 2018
Good food. Nice atmosphere
by f00dy on August 26, 2018
The staff was very attentive and the food was amazing, especially the soup of the day!
by f00dy on August 25, 2018
Amazing tasty everything. It was worth every penny.
by DanM on August 23, 2018
Perfect place to eat if you're also going to see a show at either Heinz Hall or the Benedum. Valet parking makes it easy to park, eat and enjoy your evening. Food was delicious. I had the salmon and my husband had the scallops. Would highly recommend either entree.
by MargaretM on August 18, 2018
I was visiting from out of town and was very glad we found Braddocks! The scallops were the best I have ever had. Service was attentive without being intrusive. The menu seemed to be updated seasonally. Would return when I am back in the Pittsburgh area.
by Snooks on August 12, 2018
We booked a table for 4 pm. It was our anniversary.....when we arrived, no one was in the restaurant. We were promptly seated and our waiter came over to assist us. He started by saying that the menu is about to change so there was little he could tell us about the food...which we found odd. Anyway we ordered the fried mac and cheese balls to start...they were quite tasty. My wife ordered the pork tenderloin and I ordered the beef short rib. My rib appeared, a hefty portion for sure...sort of like beef stew, without the stew. Unfortunately, the food had virtually no flavor, so after a few dashes of salt and pepper I tucked in. Overall, it was nice, but not really worth the $80 bill (we each had a drink too). As we were the only ones in the place the ambiance was a bit empty...cold in fact.
by Sucram00 on August 11, 2018
Second time there, just fabulous food and great atmosphere and service. Highly recommend the dual pork dish, just delicious! All meals were delicious! We'll be back when come back to Pittsburgh!
by TeresaS on August 10, 2018
Excellent food in a very nice environment...varied, eclectic menu and great ambiance. We especially liked the entree salads and the pork duo - yummy!
by carolf on August 7, 2018
Great food, great service, 100% would go back again.
by OpenTable Diner on August 6, 2018
Chosen chicken and scallop entrees were very good. Variety of appetizer and dessert selections to choose from. Service was excellent.
by NancyW on July 20, 2018
This is my third visit and it was just okay. I keep wanting it to be better than it actually is. The meat charcuterie appetizer looked like it could have come from Costco; the drinks were fine but pricey. The lobster gnocchi was just okay. Service was fine, ambiance comfortable. But for the money I don't really think it's worth it.
by KathyJ on July 19, 2018
Food was delicious. Service was excellent. A little pricey for the meal. Wish it included a salad for the price. But I will definitely return!
by JohnB on July 18, 2018
All solidly good, but not great or particularly creative.
by LindseyB on July 15, 2018
The food tastes like an upscale Swanson microwave dinner, very disappointing.
by NEA1 on July 15, 2018
going to show @ heinz hall; waiter kept disappearing; other wait staff & hostess standing around doing nothing; terrible service waited 20 minutes for drinks; food was greasy & mediocre; resturant manager came by twice with same excuse ie crowd came before show @ heinz hall; didn’t offer to buy drink or food item; scratch that off the list
by OpenTable Diner on July 14, 2018
The service was slightly slow but the food was very good. The pierogi could have been cooked slightly longer as they has a bit too much tooth, but, the scallops we're absolutely perfect.
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