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The LAB at Armen’s Barrels, Washington, PA

The LAB at Armen’s Barrels

4.4
4.4
86 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
An exquisite dinner menu along with classic martini's, craft cocktails, a wide variety of beer and of course, our handpicked selection of wine from all over the world.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Winery, Distillery

  • Phone number

    (724) 503-4286

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Phillip Milton

  • Neighborhood

    Washington

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

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

What 86 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Fit for Foodies

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Special Occasion

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Contemporary American

  • Pittsburgh

    Fit for Foodies

  • Pittsburgh

    Special Occasion

  • Pittsburgh

    Contemporary American

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  1. j

    jills

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Server was wonderful - very efficient and kind. Went for a 6:30 PM reservation and ended up being advised about a number of "we may have run out of that". The appetizer option of rolls - for $8 is 4 tiny rolls and they had just one order left. The wine we ordered was a potential to be out of, as was the filet. Everything is ala carte so with shareable sides the bill will climb. Portions are respectful and on the smaller side.
  2. SA

    ShawnA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time visiting the Lab. The food was spot on and delicious. The service was impeccable, and our server consistently visited to ensure our dining experience was enjoyable. The General Manager stopped by to meet us and ensure we were enjoying our dinner. I cannot recommend the Lab more highly. We will be back in the near future.
  3. l

    lovetoeat

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is great. Quality steak. Need better Coffee and Tea options Need a descent cup of coffee after a great meal.
  4. AC

    AnnaC

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was delicious. My New York Strip Steak was cooked to perfection and well seasoned. The wait staff were attentive but the temperature in the restaurant was uncomfortably cold . We had to wear our coats during dinner. I would love to eat here again when the weather is warmer.
  5. B

    Bobby1960

    Pittsburgh

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new Pittsburgh favorite. Had a few drinks at the bar before dinner. House vodka and wine spot on. Dinner we had the New York Strip and the Sturgeon. EXCELLENT.
  6. AS

    AliciaS

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our second time here,By far their NY steak is the best.The Coctails don't disappoint us.our Weitress is excellent! Had the salmon it was Blah,Braccollini was ok.Calamari too much Breading. I gave it a 4 star for all of that.. There are plenty food to try so we will come back.
  7. DG

    DG99

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great steak and seafood!
  8. JD

    JimmieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Waitress was great. Amazing ambiance - reservation was at 6:30 on a Saturday night so the restaurant was not full yet.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed the menu. Service was outstanding.
  10. AS

    AliciaS

    Pittsburgh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a great time...Mason our waiter was on top of everything. Definitely coming back and recommend to our friends and family.
  11. MK

    MarkK

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great new restaurant. Off beaten path. Distillery. Bar and great menu
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time going and will definitely be back. Great food and service!
  13. DG

    DavidG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every aspect - service,atmosphere,cocktails and especially the food! Looking forward to visiting again!!
  14. WP

    WPAGolferguy

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A bit dark but a really great space. Food was excellent and the pacing of each course was very good.
  15. DC

    DrewC

    Pittsburgh

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was a solid experience. our waiter took care of us very well. Had a decent crowd, ambience was fine, they do a good job for it being in an old skating rink. Food was very tasty and good, that’s all that matters. Definitely recommend for a date night in Washington PA
  16. C

    Cbrh

    Pittsburgh

    109 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Interesting decor. Great service and hospitality. Food portions small and high priced.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Overall very disappointing for the prices. Filet was $71 and extremely salty. Calamari was overall threaded and actually came out before our drinks were even served. it is in an old skating rink and just overly odd. So many great restaurants in Pittsburgh that are priced this way (or lower).
  18. ML

    MichelleL

    Pittsburgh

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don't let the exterior fool you… inside is moody, sophisticated, and elegantly comfortable. After our delightful 1st visit a few weeks ago, we decided to celebrate our anniversary there - and we were not disappointed. Proper service is hard to find these days, but not at The Lab. Cody at the bar is very knowledgeable and incredibly attentive. Chef's new menu items are wonderful - great flavor combinations, textures, and skillful  preparations. The light background music from the local musician was an added bonus. Can't wait to introduce our friends to this hidden gem!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, cocktails, and service! We will be going back.
  20. GC

    GregC

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Feels like you are headed in the wrong direction but don’t give up as this place was off the beaten track but sooooooo worth it. From the perfectly cooked sea scallops to the charcuterie and wine. Don’t care how far of a drive I’ll be back!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Good food. 6pm reservation, we were out of there by 6:50. Three course meal done in 50 minutes. Ordered charcuterie and it was literally at our table within 25 seconds. The food is very good. But they throw food at you at an alarming rate. Next time I’d ask to have it spread out. Just extremely fast. Made for a very shortened dinner date. Also, it had to of been 80 degrees in the restaurant and reminded me of a strip club.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 4 year anniversary of being married and the best meal we have EVER had. We travel a lot and hit different restaurants often and The Lab is BY FAR the best we have had, the service, the food, everything was 5 Star ! Brandon Rumbaugh Retired USMC
  23. C

    Chefmike

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I had been recommended here by a friend. I thought the service was excellent and the knowledge of the menu very good. I would have given 5 stars for the food, but the waygu had a lot of stringy fat that I’m not accustomed too maybe I got a weird piece but I’ve had waygu well over 20 times. The steak was cooked perfectly temperature wise and I like the little bit of charred flavor. We will certainly be back!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there to celebrate a friends birthday. The food was delicious! A nice variety, great cocktails and the atmosphere was great.
  25. S

    Spankysrt

    Pittsburgh

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We had excellent service and good food. the decor was well done, but the menu was over the top
  26. EC

    EdC1

    Naples

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to The Lab. Beautiful restaurant with an innovative menu. Appetizer, salad and main courses were paced out nicely. Food was delicious. Three of us had steaks and one ordered duck. All were cooked beautifully. Heather provided great service and knowledge of the menu. We will definitely be back!
  27. C

    Cyndi

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere, high end menu. Great for a special occasion. Excellent service.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    We went to The LAB for my birthday. We first noticed that the atmosphere was not like the typical upscale restaurant. Honestly, it reminded me of a gentleman‘s club (both outside and inside). The air was stale, and it was so quiet it was almost uncomfortable. We had a reservation so we sat down right away. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. I’d give her a five out of five. However, that’s about where it ended for my positive experience. Our drinks took so long that they ended up comping the first round for us. We got the crabcake appetizer which was not bad. If I ever had to go back, that is probably what I would get for my meal. For my main course, I got the sea scallops which were basically not edible. They were so salty they were burning my mouth and they small. The risotto that came with the scallops was not great either. By the time we were done with our meal, I was so hot and uncomfortable that I did not even want to try the desserts I just wanted to leave. After paying our bill, which was over $200 for two drinks, one appetizer, and two main courses, I was happy to get out of there! I’m always happy to pay for a good quality atmosphere and meal.. But this was not worth it for me.
  29. JF

    JFrank

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The bartending is fantastic; cocktail menu is diverse and always has new features! The shareables were fantastic; especially the Brussels and the ribeye was seasoned to sheer perfection. Things to improve on could be the appetizer selection but overall, it was a bit pricy but well worth comparing to inner city fine dining. We will be back!
  30. LP

    LindaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a wonderful little gem in Washington, PA! Food was excellent and the service superb! This was our second time there and I was a little worried it wasn’t going to be as great as the first time but it was! Four of us all had something different and every dish was delicious! Our server was attentive and had some excellent recommendations. Can’t wait to go back!
  31. J

    Joeyooh

    Los Angeles

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for a lovely meal and attentive service.
  32. LF

    LoveFood

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don’t miss out on this place. Everything was awesome. It is a hidden gem. We will be back to do one of the tours and dinner. Can’t wait!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The Charcuterie and Pork bellyAppetizers were very underwelming but the Main courses were very good.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Wow! Came to the Lab a couple weeks ago based on the recommendation of our friends. We are known as the foodies of our group and we’re told this is a must try! I am so glad we did! As a couple that travels mainly just for food, let me tell you that this is without a doubt the most impressive food within hundreds of miles! I’m not kidding when I say this matched/surpassed many meals that we have had in Chicago, NYC, and DC. Extremely creative menu that is executed perfectly! Also, hands down the best steak I’ve ever had! That umami butter is heaven! The only drawback I can mention would be our server. We love food, and always ask way too many questions. When serving food at this level we expect server to be knowledgeable. Not the case here. Too many questions answered with “I’m not sure”. More training is needed in my opinion. However, that meal outshined any issues we had and deserves five stars! We were told the summer menu is coming soon and we won’t miss it!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Poor food quality. Overpriced for quality. Did not meet expectations based on website.
  36. e

    erbology

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    We went for Mother's Day Brunch. I had super high expectations because of all of the fabulous reviews. However, I ordered the Ora King Salmon that was supposed to come with Forbidden Rice (which is a very tasty black rice and one of the main reasons I ordered the dish) and ostretta caviar and truffle creme fraiche, which was a $45 dish. My Salmon was about 3.5 ounces (but nicely cooked), the rice was regular white rice, and there was no caviar to be found anywhere on the plate. I also didn't taste (or smell) any truffle in the creme fraiche, so if it was there it was extremely understated. Additionally, it was all incredibly underseasoned. To be fair, my mom enjoyed her omelet and her bloody mary, and my daughter liked her lobster grilled cheese (though she said it needed more seasoning as well). The service was pretty good, but the ambiance is very dark. I don't think that the food is worth the price. I was truly hoping for more, as I will pay good money for good food and service.
  37. CD

    ChiDoug47

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very limited menu, especially for white meat poultry eaters (or vegetarians) - there were options but surprisingly few. No sides included so ended up being fairly pricey for the amount of food. It was just OK - something different, and the food was fine. A bit noisy. Given the distance from where we lived, probably not worth the trip but if I lived closer I'd consider it again.
  38. t

    tark1952

    Pittsburgh

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    went for brunch will go back for full menu was ok it should be better
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Got the specials, the scallops and the pistachio crusted walleye and loved them, will definitely be back!
  40. L

    Leah

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and our server was fantastic.

FAQs

The LAB at Armen’s Barrels is rated 4.4 stars by 86 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


Google Map for The LAB at Armen’s Barrels

10 McCoy Ln, Washington, PA 15301-3176

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Washington

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Winery, Distillery

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Executive chef

    Phillip Milton

  • Additional

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

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