Denzel Washington visits Savoy Restaurant, Pittsburgh Restaurants

Denzel Washington visits Savoy Restaurant, Pittsburgh; credit Savoy

Pittsburgh Restaurants & Nightclubs

Savoy Restaurant
DESCRIPTION: An upscale restaurant that also features live jazz on the weekends. Pro athletes and celebrities often stop by. Showcase is often mentioned as having the best barbecue in Pittsburgh. You taste, you decide. But also taste other items on the menu.
CUISINE: aside from barbecue, Savoy Signatures include Blackened Veal Meatloaf, Blackened Veal Meatloaf with Melted Leek Gravy with Mashed Potatoes & Shaved Brussel Sprouts, Chicken & Waffles, Handmade Chicken Fettuccine, and Grilled Center Cut Pork Chop.
CREDIT CARDS: okay
DAYS & HOURS: Mon & Thu 5p-10p, Fri-Sat 5p-2a
ADDRESS: 2623 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 412-281-0660
WEBSITE: http://savoypgh.com

Showcase BBQ
DESCRIPTION: Showcase is often mentioned as the best barbecue in Pittsburgh.
CUISINE: Beef, Pork, Turkey and Chicken barbecue. The grill also features smaller orders of burgers and wings. Side dishes include Mac & Cheese, Potato Salad, Greens, Red Beans & Rice and Yams.
CREDIT CARDS: okay
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Thu 11:30a-8p, Fri-Sat 11:30a-9p, Sun 12p–7p
ADDRESS: 6800 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 412-361-7469
WEBSITE: http://www.showcasebbq.net

Jerome Bettis Grille 36
DESCRIPTION: Upscale sports bar & grill co-owned by Pittsburgh Steeler great Jerome Bettis. Located on the North Side waterfront between PNC Park and Heinz Field so it draws lots of sports fans. It doesn’t hurt to be voted Pittsburgh’s best sports restaurant every year since it opened. The cafe includes outdoor seating, when weather is nice.
CUISINE: Nouveau Light Fare, Burgers & Veggie. The grill also features an extensive appetizer and wine list.
CREDIT CARDS: okay
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Thu 11a-10p; Fri-Sat 11a-12a; Happy Hour: Monday–Friday 5p-7p
ADDRESS: 375 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, PA MAP
PARKING: paid lots nearby
PHONE: 412-224-6287
WEBSITE: http://www.jeromebettisgrille36.com

Little E’s Jazz Club
DESCRIPTION: Jazz & Blues Club featuring national and local talent; in case you didn’t know, Pittsburgh has a strong jazz heritage. Its nicely decorated and located downtown.
CUISINE: Creole mostly; includes a long list of seafood, salads and sandwiches; check out the carrot cake
CREDIT CARDS: okay
DAYS & HOURS: Nightly, check their website
ADDRESS: 949 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA MAP
PARKING: garages are nearby
PHONE: 412-392-2217
WEBSITE: http://www.littleesjazz.com

Kaya
DESCRIPTION: Upscale restaurant with an excitement grill atmosphere to create food that is exotic and lively. It features a varied and complex menu with festive tropical drinks.
CUISINE: Caribbean; made from the freshest herbs and spices
CREDIT CARDS: okay
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Wed 11:30a-10p, Thu-Sat 11:30a-11p, Sun Noon-9p
ADDRESS: 2000 Stallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 412-261-6565
WEBSITE: http://www.bigburrito.com/kaya

Wilson’s Bar-be-que
DESCRIPTION: Rib Joint with strong carry-out patronage.
CUISINE: Barbecue; the beef ribs and tips are popular
CREDIT CARDS: no
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat Noon-8p
ADDRESS: 700 North Taylor, Pittsburgh, PA MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 412-322-7427
WEBSITE: none

Z-Best Barbecue Chicken & Ribs
DESCRIPTION: Diner and Take-out restaurant; the aroma draws you when the master chef is in; BBQ menu items range from$3-$20 depending on volume; people often order ahead.
CUISINE: Barbecue; their specialties are beef ribs and chicken; the sweet potato pie is also slamming
CREDIT CARDS: no
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Thu 11:30a-8p, Fri-Sat 11:30a-10p, Sun Noon-6p
ADDRESS: 1315 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 412-235-7163
WEBSITE: http://www.zbestbbq.com

CJ’s in the Strip
DESCRIPTION: Nightclub and grill; Sunday live Jazz at 7p, Tuesday at 8:30p Karaoke with DJ, Thursday 8p features the Jazz Jam Session.
CUISINE: Light Fare Seafood and Wings; order party trays for $25-$60 or individual dinner items for under $15 on the menu
CREDIT CARDS: okay
DAYS & HOURS: Thu & Sun 5p-2a, Wed 5p-11p, Tue, Fri-Sat 5-2a
ADDRESS: 2901-2911 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 412-642-2377
WEBSITE: http://www.cjsinthestrip.com

Simme’s Restaurant
DESCRIPTION: Restaurant & Lounge; nicely decorated.
CUISINE: Seafood; specialties include jumbo crab cakes, fried shrimp, lobster tails, and Caribbean shrimp scampi
CREDIT CARDS: okay
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Thu 11a-10p, Fri 11a-11p, Sat 1p-11p, Sun 1p-8p
ADDRESS: 8500 Frankstown Ave, Pittsburgh, PA MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 412-731-4689
WEBSITE: http://www.simmiesrestaurant.com

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