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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Pittsburgh

"The Steel City" of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania once reigned as an industrial hub, attracting millions of workers from all corners of the world. Although its steel industry collapsed in the 70s, the influence of the immigrant populations carries through in the local cuisine. The city even has a food tour that teaches local history while enjoying the best fare in each neighborhood. In recent years, the affordability of Pittsburgh has attracted younger residents, who bring a fresh take to the city's culinary traditions. Today, the city consistently lands on "best of" foodie lists, leaving hungry diners full of options when it comes to the best breakfast in Pittsburgh. So where do the savviest and smartest diners book a table? Welcome to our Tastemakers List. We've gathered data from thousands of restaurants that OpenTable's expert diners have visited -- all to learn which establishments rank as for the best breakfast in Pittsburgh. Feast your eyes on these breakfast options. Then hurry to book a reservation!

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14 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Walnut Grill - Wexford, Carmella's Plates and Pints, Paris 66
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, American, French
Neighborhoods:Wexford, Downtown, Shadyside
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Walnut Grill - Wexford

$$$$
Contemporary American
Wexford
4.4
1158 reviews
Focusing on American cuisine and seafood, The Walnut Grill Wexford location speaks highly of its dinner entrees, craft beers and television-packed bar. Of course, this doesn’t mean it can’t offer some of the best breakfast in Pittsburgh. Whether it’s the DubG Big Plate — featuring eggs, pancakes, potatoes, toast and a meat — or something simpler like the Egg N’ Spinach Flatbread, there’s plenty to keep patrons coming back during the morning hours. All of this is enjoyed surrounded by contemporary lighting, fixtures and décor.

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Carmella's Plates and Pints

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.7
592 reviews
Anyone who wants to enjoy an eatery that screams “vintage bistro” would stop dead in their tracks upon walking by Carmella’s Plates and Pints. The outdoor seating area appears to have been teleported from a '20s era high-end neighborhood. The interior, on the other hand, looks like it came directly from a lodge thanks to the fireplace and taxidermy. Local meats are delivered daily — including wild game such as bison — but those seeking out breakfast might prefer the Crab Cake Benedict, Omelette du Jour or Carmella's Breakfast. No worries, though, as the bison burger is also available for brunch.

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Paris 66

$$$$
French
Shadyside
4.6
1922 reviews
How could a restaurant named after the “City of Lights” and voted the “Best French Restaurant” in the city not offer the best breakfast in Pittsburgh? Paris 66 looks like it was pulled right out of its namesake city and dropped in Southwest Pennsylvania. It has signature cocktails and a superb wine list, and the décor is luxurious even though it’s also appropriate for casual dining. The Sunday brunch menu features everything from onion soup and La Trois Fromages (three market cheeses) to the Omelette du Jour and filet mignon. It’s a varied selection, so there’s something for everyone!

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Atria's - Mt. Lebanon

$$$$
American
Mt. Lebanon
4.4
1062 reviews
The Mt. Lebanon location of Atria’s is one of several in the Pittsburgh area, but like its counterparts, there’s still something unique about the eatery. Images of celebrity visitors and heroes from the past line the walls, but it’s the vintage architecture and décor that really grabs people’s attention. Of course, the restaurant is also known for offering some of the best breakfast in Pittsburgh. These include awesome selections like pot roast hash, bananas foster French toast and the Atria's Omelet. The all-day menu is also available — well … all day.

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Juniper Grill - Murrysville

$$$$
American
Murrysville
4.7
722 reviews
Anyone who likes their food made from scratch — along with American cuisine featuring a Southwest flair and, excitingly enough, Cowboy cuisine — should make a point of visiting Juniper Grill’s Murrysville location. It serves popular items such as street tacos, bison burgers and beef brisket throughout the day, but those who show up early enough can enjoy farm fresh frittatas, eggs Benedict, French toast and breakfast burritos. Even if this all sounds very “cowboyish,” the décor and ambiance exude nothing but class.

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The Abbey on Butler Street

$$$$
American
Lawrenceville
4.6
815 reviews
It’s a coffeehouse, a pub and a bistro, but The Abbey on Butler Street is also so much more. Just take in the occasional art show and live entertainment that includes music and street performers for proof! For those who are more interested in finding the best breakfast in Pittsburgh, though, it’s the Sunday brunch that really stands out. The restaurant carries many of the regular staples like Belgian waffles and pork omelets, but it's the unique offerings that keep people coming back. These include lamb burgers, vegan pancakes and Irish porridge.

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Cranberry

$$$$
American
Cranberry
4.6
3606 reviews
Anyone who loves steakhouses, American cuisine and scratch kitchens has hopefully visited the Firebirds Wood Fired Grill in Cranberry. If not, they’re missing out on a dining experience that includes eating adjacent to a gorgeous pond and fountain. Even those who prefer to stay indoors, however, will be in awe of the contemporary décor in this hip establishment. The restaurant doesn’t have traditional breakfast options, but the jalepeño deviled eggs, pineapple chicken, chef’s daily soup and fresh fruit are all great ways to get the day started.

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Breakneck Tavern

$$$$
American
Wexford
4.6
1406 reviews
The Breakneck Tavern prides itself on being what they call a “vintage industrial restaurant.” It holds true to this with railroad décor inside and simple yet classic architecture type outside. The restaurant is open daily, but those who want some of the best breakfast in Pittsburgh will need to show up on Sunday. The brunch menu includes pastrami and hash, quinoa and kale breakfast bowls, blueberry pancakes and — of course — the steak breakfast burger. Guests who find sustainability important will also love that the restaurant's demolition process recycled all materials before rebuilding with reclaimed lumber.

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Casbah

$$$$
Mediterranean
Shadyside
4.8
4421 reviews
Although its wine selection received an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, Casbah has much more than just a sophisticated alcohol selection. It focuses on cuisine from the Mediterranean region, and the brunch offerings include a sea scallop fry, Casbah Benedict, buttermilk pancakes and one of the best Bloody Marys available in the city. The great food, Southern European-inspired dining room, year-round heated patio and innovative lighting come together to make this a unique experience of enjoying some of the best breakfast in Pittsburgh.

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Spirits & Tales

$$$$
Contemporary French / American
Oakland
4.5
491 reviews
When it comes to the best breakfast in Pittsburgh, Spirits & Tales is one of the few options that requires visiting a hotel. The Oaklander Hotel, to be exact. This eatery is 10 stories up — offering stunning views of the city below — and prides itself on having an atmosphere that combines modern brasserie with cocktail lounge. Oyster lovers will enjoy that their favorite food is available for brunch, but there are more breakfast-like options — including maple flax granola, avocado toast and the S & T Breakfast — available as well.

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Acorn - Pittsburgh

$$$$
American
Shadyside
4.6
720 reviews
While Modern American cuisine is the selling point at Acorn, the head chef uses preparation techniques sourced from around the globe. Guests enjoy their cuisine while surrounded by contemporary décor and art that provides a vintage feel to an otherwise chic atmosphere. Those seeking the best breakfast in Pittsburgh are treated to common favorites — such as shrimp and grits, pancakes, bagels, and biscuits and gravy — but no one should leave the city without trying the lake perch, fish tacos and "Bubbe's" matzo ball soup at least once.

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The Foundry Table & Tap

$$$$
Farm-to-table
Downtown
4.6
611 reviews
Thursday’s Rock-Paper-Scissor Happy Hour — where guests earn free drinks by emerging successfully from the grade-school game — is a huge draw for The Foundry Table & Tap. The metal-strip globes surrounding the candelabras and industrial décor go a long way in providing unique ambiance as well. When it comes to finding the best breakfast in Pittsburgh, though, it's the banana bread pudding, duck confit haluski and huevos rancheros that steal the show. There’s a variety of other options for all taste palates, but choosing between the Grounds & Hound Coffee, mimosas and Bloody Marys may prove difficult.

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The Yard Gastropub Robinson

$$$$
Gastro Pub
Robinson Township
4.5
128 reviews
Citizens in Pittsburgh’s west suburbs once had to drive miles for a taste of The Yard Gastropub. That’s a sacrifice they willingly made. When the new location in Robinson opened — equipped with industrial décor and more televisions than most restaurants dream of having — it was reason for celebration. Like the original location, it's focused on locally sourced foods and sustainability. This means eco-friendly guests can rest soundly while enjoying the breakfast flatbread, Holla Holla French Toast, chicken 'n' waffle sliders and breakfast club.

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Walnut Grill - Bridgeville

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown
4.3
882 reviews
Like its Wexford counterpart, the Walnut Grill in Bridgeville excels at seafood and American cuisine. The contemporary décor includes a black ceiling with white lighting islands clashing in a unique way. To add to the inimitable nature of the eatery, there are even televisions in the restroom for entertainment away from the table. Of course, this probably means little to those who are simply seeking the best breakfast in Pittsburgh. Fortunately, the crème brûlée French toast, chocolate chip pancakes, DubG Big Plate and Protein Bowl all succeed in this area.

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