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Acorn - Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Acorn - Pittsburgh

4.6
4.6
722 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


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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–2:30 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 722 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. v

    vhinpgh

    Pittsburgh

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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!
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. P

    Pittsburghgirl

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 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.
  7. EC

    EmilyC

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch menu! Service was wonderful! So glad Acorn brunch is back!!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice! cold by the front of the restaurant
  9. M

    Michigantransplant

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely Lovely. Great atmosphere, lovely waitstaff, food fantastic. We will definitely be back for those pork chops!!
  10. KD

    KelseyD

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a wonderful date night and both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The linguini and clams was spectacular and my husband loved his steak, especially the sauce! Looking forward to coming back again soon!
  11. EW

    EatWell

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Cauliflower appetizer was served warm not hot - Server did not come by at all to ask. Carrots served with steak were cold - Server did not come by. Pork chop was very good, steak was amazing.
  12. T

    Trishy

    Pittsburgh

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really love this neighborhood gem! Excellent food, great ambiance and service! Thank you!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sooo delicious, very friendly staff. Highly recommend
  14. KD

    KDW1

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy coming here, so glad they are open for brunch again. I will be back very soon.
  15. JH

    JamieH

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Food was not good. One order arrived cold. And the coffee was cold. I wouldn’t go there.
  16. JB

    JBonk

    Savannah

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The food was tasty but came out luke warm. The service was slow. We ordered a bottle of Veuve Clicquot and the waiter spilled some by overfilling the flute, and didn’t clean it up so we had to ask a food runner walking by for an extra napkin. He asked what the occasion was and we told him it was our anniversary even though we had already acknowledged that through OpenDoor when reserving as well as when we checked in and were seated by the host. They took forever to clear the table after each course. Good food, but we won’t be back.
  17. RB

    RobertB

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Focused menu with flavorful choices of red meat, white meat, and fish. Service was wonderful
  18. P

    Patty

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious & our server couldn’t be more gracious- we will definitely be back
  19. p

    patron

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time at acorn. The food was wonderful and the service was amazing. Everyone was so accommodating and made it a great experience.
  20. LT

    LizT

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Warm, courteous service and tasty brunch options, very thoughtfully prepared, with excellent ingredients.
  21. p

    paulh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service as always. Server was attentive and thorough. Food was so good we ordered twice. Great brunch with the family.
  22. CK

    ChefK

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Cocktails were sweet; food was bland. Service was terrific.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved our night out here! We will be back.
  24. VB

    ValerieB

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    First time at Acorn, the food and cocktails were tasty! Would go back
  25. S

    Sharon13

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Overall, I liked the restaurant. I even liked it a lot. But I didn’t love it. A couple of the dishes just didn’t pop. The menu was limited so I expected each dish to be wonderful. I would say half of the dishes were fine and half were very good. None of the food was hot. A couple of dishes came out lukewarm and the others were warm.For the cost and location and the way the restaurant portrays itself, maybe my expectations were too high. I might go back again if I was in the neighborhood but I would not make a special trip.
  26. VJ

    VelvetJams

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We received some delightful beignets from Yeshua as well as took his great recommendations! Jareth's service was flawless and professional. 🐿️
  27. ML

    MaryLouK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EVERYTHING was absolutely perfect from beginning to end. Fabulous food and service. Bravo Melissa and Jered!!!
  28. B

    Bobby1960

    Pittsburgh

    75 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Wasn’t impressed with the menu. Nice atmosphere great staff. I’d go back but I expected more
  29. NR

    NRNopentable

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was incredible.
  30. IM

    IngridM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely space, great service! There were a few details in our meals that weren’t perfect but more down to personal taste. A great spot!
  31. SM

    SuzanneM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and great service!! We will definitely go back.
  32. S

    Sherry

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Not enough items on the menu. No salads on menu and no bread served with meal.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Drinks were incredible. Had Brussel Sprouts twice. Dessert was incredible! Drinks were good - a bit sweet for my taste but very good.
  34. TB

    TamiahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good food, drinks and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mia was wonderful! Food to perfection. Beignets to die for!
  36. b

    bfhdines

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very nice evening. Seemed a bit expensive for portions and the kitchen is very, very slow. But, the food was delicious and the service was good.
  37. ED

    EjaDexNic

    Pittsburgh

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As Arnold S. said in the "Terminator," I'll be back!
  38. P

    Paul

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Once again acorn delivered. it was the second time that i was there and it made my expectations for the next dinner even higher. i went earlier than last time 6:00 compared to 9:15. i far prefer the later one. it gets dark and gloomy and perfect.
  39. M

    Mattgrave

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a little pricey but overall a wonderful dining experience
  40. B

    Babs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely restaurant which surpassed our expectations. I had the asparagus rotolo (pasta) and hubby had the salmon. Both were excellent. Ended the meal by splitting the carrot cake which was award worthy. Pricey place but well worth it for a special meal.

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 4.6 stars by 722 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


Booked 21 times today

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–2:30 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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