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Acorn - Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Acorn - Pittsburgh

4.5
4.5
757 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located on historic Walnut Street in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside Neighborhood, Acorn is a Modern American restaurant with meticulous sourcing and straightforward preparation. Clean flavor profiles, regional sourcing, and fresh perspectives form the core values of the regularly changing menu. Acorn combines different global preparations, techniques, and ingredients in a way that is exciting and new, yet comfortable and familiar. The dishes are a mix of simple, beautiful plates with local ingredients cooked to season. Guests can expect to find a menu of Modern American cuisine that is refined without pretense in an environment that puts the care and comfort of the guest experience at the forefront of everything we do.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (412) 530-5950

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Steve Paul

  • Neighborhood

    Shadyside

  • Cross street

    Ivy St

  • Parking details

    Parking Available in Public Lots and Garages along with Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 757 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Innovative

  • Pittsburgh

    Innovative

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  1. WM

    WilliamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Choices we’re good, unique variations for every taste, reasonably priced, excellent service (our server was Ava). A slight channge in reservation made directly with the restaurant was easy. Great value. We have already recommended it
  2. LR

    LeeR

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience1
    Food is average and it is very difficult to have a conversation due to the decibel level. Drinks were tasty.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delish. Especially appreciated the beignets
  4. NK

    NathanielK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pure delight from start to finish! Greeted warmly at the door by a gentleman who we soon learned would be our waiter. He kindly answered all my wife's questions regarding the menu and how items could be modified to accommodate her celiac restrictions. The signature cocktails were amazing! For an appetizer we shared the brussel sprouts, modified to be fully gluten-free, then I enjoyed the best ribeye I have ever had while my wife fought the urge to lick the bowl of her salmon entrée to ensure not a drop of curry was wasted. While you can get a good meal at a number of restaurants in Pittsburgh, few pair this with the sheer hospitality the staff of Acorn so effortlessly exude. We will definitely be back! Thank you to Jareth and Ashley for a phenomenal experience!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service started out great, we walked in and were immediately greeted by the staff. We were sat promptly, where our server quickly came to take our drink orders and was able to give us excellent drink recommendations. We ordered two appetizers to share(mussels and cauliflower), both were seasoned to perfection. The sauce with the steak was delicious and the pork chop was juicy. Couldn’t recommend the beignets enough. Overall great service and great food, we will come again!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my husband for our anniversary celebration. Dinner was fantastic. One of the best Ribeyes I’ve ever had. He had the salmon which he raved about. We started with the mussels and they were absolutely delicious, and such a generous portion. It took everything not to drink the broth! Our server Ashley, who was also the bartender, was so kind and just wonderful. She is really creative with her cocktail menu and even made us each a special off the menu drink. 10/10! We will be back!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Got food poising. Subbed food due to shortages without notice.

    Acorn - PittsburghResponded on February 1, 2023I'm sorry to hear about your symptoms, but I appreciate you letting us know. At your convenience I would appreciate it if you would reach out to discuss what you ordered so Chef may inspect our product, and so that we can potentially explore recovery efforts for your recent negative experience at Acorn. I may be reached at hello@acornpgh

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    My bagel sandwich would’ve been better if the bagel wasn’t stale. We waiting a long time to order after being seated. But everyone else said their food was good.
  9. f

    foodieaa

    Detroit

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Acorn never disappoints!
  10. T

    Trishy

    Pittsburgh

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful and consistently good menu!
  11. J

    Justin

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was okay. I don’t want to insult the chef or owner and say the food was unimaginative, but Pittsburgh is becoming saturated on name-your-inspiration American fare. The prices are a bit high for an average “nice” menu. The cocktail menu wasn’t very competitive either, more fruity than complex. I’d probably not go back, since there are other spots where I’d either want to revisit or take the chance. If you live within walking distance, this is probably an option to mix things up once in a while.
  12. n

    neuroyates

    Pittsburgh

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy meals at Acorn; it is a neighborhood gem
  13. SS

    SandieS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went to Acorn for brunch. The chorizo hash, fried chicken sandwich, chilaquiles, and vegetable frittata were all amazingly delicious! 5/6 of us ordered coffee which none of us liked. It tasted old and was bitter. The beignets weren’t horrible, but if you’ve been to New Orleans, take a pass on them here. They weren’t very fluffy and the one I had wasn’t cooked enough as there was raw batter in the middle. Otherwise it’s a really cozy place with what we all thought was a phenomenal playlist of music. Waitstaff was fantastic. Definitely going to go there to try their dinners.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! Great food with some unexpected, yet delicious flavor profiles.
  15. KT

    KatieT

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    I have been here before and enjoyed it however this time the waiter was much less attentive. My husband and I both got the steaks - medium rare - which we both have gotten before. Although mine was cooked appropriately, my husbands was way too rare. We didn’t send it back before the waiter never came back - until the end of the meal when i was completely done. He Didn’t even ask how we liked it - although he could prob tell since my husbands steak was hardly eaten. I am unfortunately not sure we will be back since my husband had such a terrible meal. The calamari on the other hand was delicious.
  16. JA

    JoAnnH

    Pittsburgh

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I like that the menu is very limited. To me it means they want to put out only quality food. The Food was well prepared. Service was friendly and helpful but I think they are short staffed as everyone is these days. Our food was verging on cold when it was served to us and the clams topping my dish had started to shrivel. It seemed like it took a while for our waiter to make his rounds back to us. But he did always come back and our water glasses did not get empty It is a lovely restaurant my complaints are minor. I will definitely return.
  17. f

    footballmom

    Pittsburgh

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a birthday dinner and food was fantastic. It’s pricey but when food is fabulous it’s worth it. Limited menu but something for everyone. First time there and will be back for sure!!
  18. CB

    ChrisB

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    Seated near front door. Cold blast of air every time the door opened. Food took a long time and was lukewarm and not helped by the fact that one entree was served 5+ minutes after the first three. Manager tried to compensate with a couple of free desserts but too little too late. Stay away in cold weather.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food.
  20. JK

    JayK

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    The food here is always excellent, sometimes superb. The drinks are very well tended too. The big shortcoming for us was service. The server did not attend to us at all once the main portions were served. She did not return to get the order for a second round of drinks we wanted to make, and when we finished eating, our plates sat on the table for a good 20 minutes before she finally showed up. She did not offer any dessert menu. In these ways she lost the restaurant business (more drinks and dessert) and she lost our confidence. Despite our high fives for the quality of food, we will have to consider whether or not to return.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch at Acorn is amazing from the food, to the drinks to the service. Highly recommend going to brunch at Acorn.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the servers and host. Loved the Brussels sprouts !! Would totally go back!!
  23. DD

    DinerD

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious meal in a beautiful restaurant and a great location
  24. S

    Samirnoffice

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in town, and one of the best staff and managers! Would recommend to anyone and give 10 stars if I could!
  25. s

    sarahr

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! Food, drinks, atmosphere, music and services! 10/10 recommend! Will be returning! :)
  26. TL

    TomL

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best calimari I’ve ever had. Great meal, somewhat pricy so not an everyday meal but for a special event it is great. And don’t forget to try the beignets.
  27. AM

    AnthonyM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selections for my wife who eats gluten free. Delicious food and wonderful service.
  28. v

    vhinpgh

    Pittsburgh

    143 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    143 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Great service! It was much quieter on week night than on the weekend, which was nice.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a delicious and enjoyable meal. Our wait staff was engaging and unobtrusively attentive. They were well versed in the menu, the drinks, chef suggestions, etc. Decor and ambiance were great. All of our courses and cocktails were made absolutely perfectly.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my fiancé here for her birthday. It was my second time here. I have LOVED all the food both times. Calamari appetizer is incredible
  31. M

    Mattgrave

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was great except the cocktails we ordered seemed to be light on the liquor. Service and food quality were outstanding.
  32. BD

    BeckyD

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks!
  33. LE

    LEats

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere and tasty food. great place to grab brunch with a friend or family.
  34. T

    Trishy

    Pittsburgh

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great local restaurant!
  35. v

    vhinpgh

    Pittsburgh

    143 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    143 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The tomato soup was delicious! We also liked the calamari small plate and the cauliflower small plate. The linguini and clam sauce was very flavorful and we liked the homemade pasta, but it was much thicker than traditional linguini. The carrot cake was light and very good. Overall, the food was inventive/creative without being peculiar -- we really enjoyed everything we ate, and our server was lovely. Will definitely come back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic menu, everything we ordered was delicious. You can tell a lot of thought, creativity & planning went into each item. Staff were knowledgeable, helpful and quick. We had a food allergy plus a vegetarian and everything went smoothly. We had a great evening!
  37. VC

    VictorC

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Small but good menu. Everything we had was exceptional. Branzino, Pork Chop and Salmon entrees were excellent. The cauliflower app was the star of the show. Wow!
  38. M

    Molly

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    I've loved this restaurant but for my birthday night, things weren't up to par. There was something off in the kitchen, and for 20 minutes, our server seemed to forget we were there while our glasses were empty and our appetizers cleared. Although they were told (twice) that it was a birthday, there was no acknowledgment of it, and a server hurriedly dropped our dessert on the table. The food was great, the pork chop somewhat oversalted. Hope it's better next time.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Tasty spot with delightful cocktails. Our pasta was so delicious!
  40. P

    Pittsburghgirl

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our modified meal. A number of choices were unavailable (salad, soup, French toast) and I would like to return at another time and try again. I was very impressed with the wait staff--pleasant, engaging and people oriented.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Acorn - Pittsburgh using the Order Online button. Acorn - Pittsburgh also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 530-5950.

Acorn - Pittsburgh is rated 4.5 stars by 757 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Acorn - Pittsburgh

5528 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2312

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ivy St

  • Neighborhood

    Shadyside

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking Available in Public Lots and Garages along with Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Steve Paul

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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