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Butterjoint, Pittsburgh, PA

Butterjoint

4.5
4.5
2456 Reviews
$30 and under
French American
Butterjoint is a comfy bar and restaurant located in North Oakland. Our welcoming and eclectic atmosphere is appropriate for almost any occasion - whether it be meeting a friend for a drink, celebrating an important event, or relaxing after work.

Our menu is a mixture of familiar Pittsburgh foods (think pierogies, hamburgers, French fries) and French bistro classics (beef tartare, raclette, mussels), and seasonal classics that come and go throughout the year. We put care into our vegetarian dishes too, including making our own tempeh, falafel, and veggie patties from scratch. Menu items change frequently--usually every day--and reflect many long-standing relationships we have with farms and breweries in our region.

In addition to reservations, we also have a thirty seat bar that is first come, first serve. We don’t know exactly how old the bar is, but it’s at least seventy years old (probably older) and very cozy. Our friendly bartenders are here to make something you like.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French American, Cocktail Bar, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (412) 621-2700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Trevett Hooper

  • Private party contact

    Alex Osgood: (412) 621-2700

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Cross street

    Bayard

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the garage across the street from Butterjoint in the Sterling Plaza parking lot. Bicycle parking is available free of charge directly in front of Legume.

  • Public transit

    The 71C, 71A, 54 and 93 all stop at the intersection of N. Craig and Bayard. Additional buses stop at N. Craig and Fifth Ave., approximately 1 and 1/2 blocks south of Butterjoint.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,456 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. ST

    ScottT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Best food I've had in a minute. Not super pricey for the quality.
  2. RS

    RuthS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was treating my friend to lunch. We each had the salmon which was excellent. Our waitress was informative, friendly, and efficient. We both had a fun Holiday lunch.
  3. I

    Iw412

    Pittsburgh

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was disappointing. The menu options are pretty limited- it has become just a burger place. Pretty loud so difficult to talk/converse. Waitstaff stretched thin. Doubt will return. I miss Legume!!
  4. LL

    LoganL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    The lighting level was excessively low, making it extremely hard to read the menu. The food was sub par, no exceptional flavor, limited perogi options. The pulled goat had so much garlic aoli that I could not taste the Jamaican seasoning. The fries were so small you had to eat them with a spoon. The lager was so blonde it was like a pale ale. We had 4 different servers and still had poor service, example, they served highly chlorinated tap water and my table had no drink refills as the servers presence was too scarce to notice empty glasses. Finally as a supposed high end restaurant, they had not invested in a chip reader. Overwhelmingly unimpressed with this location.
  5. C

    Curlyeats

    Philadelphia

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Our hamburgers were excellent and cooked perfectly. The French fries were also excellent. Our server was lovely. I found the atmosphere to be a bit rough and strip down. I was used to going to this location when it was Nino’s many years ago. Then it was an upscale, formal restaurant with white tablecloths and excellent food and service. I hadn’t been back there since and it was quite a transformation and a shock to see the change.
  6. m

    mslum

    Pittsburgh

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place for lunch. So happy they are open again during the day. Try it!
  7. P

    Pleasant

    Pittsburgh

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Butterjoint is a fun spot, but it's always uneven. Our first round of drinks were great, our second round (of the same drinks) were not. The atmosphere was nice when we came in, but halfway through the meal they turned the lights down too far to really be able to see the food. We thought it was a mistake that would be corrected, but it never was. The food is tasty, if a bit pricey for what it is, and they should really be making better fries. For a place that sells burgers and steak frites, they're an important item, and not very good.
  8. CC

    ChristyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Sweet little spot if you or your loves ones are checking out any Carnegie Museum, Phipps, or living the college life and want to go on a date. Delicious, local, and healthy portions and for a sweet treat a cocktail and vinegar pie were spot!
  9. PB

    PeterB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and atmosphere and service was meticulous!
  10. M

    Mimi

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We used to love this restaurant, but now the menu is too basic. Please bring back the good French inspired menues. We know that you have the potential, please do not give up on the real good cuisine.
  11. E

    Everpower

    Pittsburgh

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really relaxed atmosphere and great food as always.
  12. MW

    MollieW

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So delicious! As a vegetarian they were so accommodating, even made the fries separately in canola oil vs the regular tallow. My veggie burger was a-mazing. Had a delicious mocktail as well and wished I’d saved room for dessert. Our server couldn’t have been any nicer, so sweet and gave great recommendations. Overall loved our experience and will definitely be returning!
  13. SC

    SaraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice evening & dinner. The staff was very welcoming & knew the menu well & made good recommendations,
  14. S

    Seekinggoodfood

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff from hostess to servers were great. Unique appetizers and delicious sandwiches. Large beer and wine menu. All in all a beautiful night out.
  15. C

    Caroline

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing. Tried the pierogi, Ajvar, sauerkraut balls, and falafel salad. Some of the best falafel I've even tasted. We can't wait to come back and try more items. Bonus: plenty of options for vegetarians. Great cocktail list.
  16. DG

    DanielG

    Pittsburgh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Spot for a delicious Lunch. Can't wait to try it out for Dinner and Drinks. The Pickle plate was delicious as were the bith Chicken Sandwiches. Wait staff was exceptional.
  17. AS

    AuntS

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A warm and delightful place for a casual and delicious meal. The wine prices are, I think, a bit high-- but the food prices are reasonable. The service is friendly and efficient. This place used to be the more upscale Legume, with the same ownership, and they decided to reinvent themselves, bring more of their Butterjoint bar vibe (and menu) into the new overall Butterjoint. A good call. We go there often.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved hearing the stories about the vinegar pie! Such a great experience
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best hearty salad with added salmon on top EVER! So glad Butterjoint is now open for lunch!
  20. C

    Chip

    Pittsburgh

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Highly recommend.
  21. RS

    RachelS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! I had the fancy burger and my partner had the pork belly chashu. We shared the pierogies. I had the old Etonian cocktail. It was not my favorite, and I love gin. Amazing service and vibe!
  22. BN

    BN3865

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food—sandwiches, small plates, entrees, dessert—is ALWAYS first rate at Butterjoint. Cocktails are fun, fresh, and delicious. The atmosphere is warm and festive without being noisy or crowded. A favorite!!
  23. c

    cccj

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Intimate and delicious.
  24. AS

    AuntS

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food and fine service at a reasonable price and in a pleasant (not fancy) atmosphere. My only complaint is that their wines-by-the-glass are (I think) ridiculously pricey for a moderate-price, fairly casual restaurant. It wasn't always this way, and I hope they'll rethink their wine prices.
  25. NH

    NatalieH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every single time we go to Butterjoint it is a joy. We are always eager to return. The staff is so gracious; the food is excellent. I could write a veritable essay about the goodness of this place and the people that occupy it's space. We are glad to have enjoyed a birthday celebration dinner last night and eager to return as soon as possible.
  26. M

    Motorchair

    Pittsburgh

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it as always
  27. T

    Trishy

    Pittsburgh

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We were disappointed, given standard of inventiveness at Legume. We need fine dining in Pittsburgh. Thank you.
  28. KM

    KathleenM

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was wonderful. Service was great. It was a little bit dark. The prices seemed a bit high.
  29. l

    laurenm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, great beers. We went for our anniversary and the chocolate cake was delicious
  30. s

    scottg

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Need better wine descriptions. Ordered Riesling expecting normal white but received a Riesling blush with distinctive taste not to my liking. Frites we’re not up to usual standards. Service very good.
  31. B

    Bloggerdemon

    Pittsburgh

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can't believe it - Butterjoint is now open 11am to 11pm! With Sidecar (the coffeeshop/bakery that is part of Butterjoint) opening at 7am, we could conceivably have breakfast, lunch, and dinner there!
  32. p

    person7

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    One of the few good tap rooms remaining
  33. d

    dholcomb

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious mix of simple foods done very well, and some fun and unique drinks from the bar. Will happily go again.
  34. DB

    DinaB

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Butterjoint. Always great! Their food is the best.
  35. C

    Cara

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Pittsburgh! We love this spot. The food is excellent, the ambience is fabulous and the service is lovely.
  36. A

    Autumn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Avery was absolutely wonderful and made our first visit super great! The bartender made one of the best cocktails I have ever had. The food was fantastic; came out fresh and hot; presentation was great. We arrived around 6PM and the restaurant was pretty empty; by 7PM it was over half full. I recommend reservations. We can't wait to come back!
  37. TM

    ThomasM

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Butterjoint is a go to place. Always enjoy the food and appreciate the very attentive and friendly staff. We went before a show at Carnegie Music Hall.
  38. R

    Ruth

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Butterjoint is such a pleasant place to eat. I had the reclett again and it was very good. There were a few waits for service but it was generally good. I will be returning although the limited entree selection means that I can’t go there too frequently.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each space in Butterjoint is so unique and yet seamless. The food is wonderful and comforting. So nice to see people out on even a weeknight for both a neighborhood casual dinner or something more celebratory. Butterjoint is just that kind of place.! Are joined by friends who are never been – but who will certainly return!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place had great food and out waitress (Avery) was outstanding. We were celebrating our anniversary and she was great! She convinced us to get the vinegar pie and upon learning it was our anniversary she very very kindly paid for the pie slice! She was awesome, food was great, no complaints!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Butterjoint offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 621-2700.

Butterjoint is rated 4.5 stars by 2456 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 28 times today
Google Map for Butterjoint

208 North Craig St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bayard

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French American, Cocktail Bar, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the garage across the street from Butterjoint in the Sterling Plaza parking lot. Bicycle parking is available free of charge directly in front of Legume.

  • Public transit

    The 71C, 71A, 54 and 93 all stop at the intersection of N. Craig and Bayard. Additional buses stop at N. Craig and Fifth Ave., approximately 1 and 1/2 blocks south of Butterjoint.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Trevett Hooper

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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