Welcome to the Green Phase.
Starting today, restaurants and retail food service businesses in Allegheny County (along with Westmoreland, Armstrong, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Somerset, Washington, and eight other western Pennsylvania counties) are able to open for dine-in service, with restrictions.
Guidelines from Governor Wolf and the PLCB allow indoor seating in green counties, limited to less than 50% of the stated fire capacity, or 12 people per 1,000 square feet. Outdoor seating is also permitted, with the same restrictions.
Alcohol sales are permitted for on-site consumption, as long as food is also provided on-premises. Other restrictions include no standing at a bar, though sitting at a bar is permitted, with social-distancing guidelines (of six feet or more per person, or a barrier) in place.
The full list of dining restrictions can be found online.
It’s important to remember that in-person dining is not required for any restaurant – and there are a lot of great places that are taking things slow, and figuring out the best path forward for them. Find our list of restaurants open for takeout here.
If you know of any other restaurants that are now open for in-person dining, leave a comment or email [email protected]
Restaurants Open for In-Person Dining in Pittsburgh
Apericena Wine Bar
Upper St. Clair
Apericena Wine Bar will be open Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Indoor seating will be limited, and they’ll be increasing their outdoor seating capacity. Apericena Wine Bar (100 Sienna Drive #135)
Bigham Tavern opens Friday, June 5 at 11:00 a.m. Bigham Tavern (321 Bigham Street)
Black Forge Coffeehouse
Allentown & McKees Rocks
Both locations will be open with indoor and outdoor seating, with tables and chairs six feet apart. Black Forge Coffeehouse (multiple locations)
Bonfire will be open Friday, June 5 for dine-in services starting at 4:00 p.m. Bonfire (2100 East Carson Street)
The Beer Hive
On Friday, June 5, the Beer Hive will open for dine-in service with limited seating. They’ll be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Beer Hive (2117 Penn Avenue)
Bridges & Bourbon
On Friday, June 5, Bridges & Bourbon is re-opening for inside and patio dining, complete with one-time use menus. Bridges & Bourbon (930 Penn Avenue)
Burgatory Bar will be opening on Friday, June 5 from noon to 9:00 p.m. for dine-in services. Safety guidelines are outlined here. Burgatory Bar (multiple locations)
Zelienople and Lawrenceville
Burgh’ers is starting dine-in service on Friday, June 5 from noon to 9:00 p.m., operating at 50% capacity. Groups larger than four will not be permitted, and reservations are not accepted. Burgh’ers (multiple locations)
Butcher & the Rye
Butcher & the Rye is open on Friday, June 5 and taking reservations now. Butcher & the Rye (212 Sixth Street)
Starting Friday, June 5, the restaurant will offer dine-in services for breakfast and lunch from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with the cafe’s full menu available. Cafe 412 (400 South Main Street)
Caliente Pizza & Draft House
Caliente Pizza & Draft House locations will open its Aspinwall location on Monday, June 8, followed by their Bloomfield, Mt. Lebanon, Hampton and Monroeville locations on Monday, June 15. Caliente Pizza & Draft House (multiple locations)
Carson Street Deli & Craft Beer Bar
On Friday, June 5, Carson Street Deli will be opening their courtyard for all-weather dining. Guests are encouraged to call ahead with their orders, so the restaurant can have orders waiting to enjoy outside. Carson Street Deli & Craft Beer Bar (1507 East Carson Street)
Casbah will be open on Friday, June 5 for dine-in service. Casbah is taking reservations both online and by phone by calling 412-661-5656. Casbah (229
Coughlin’s Law will open on Friday, June 5 at 4:00 p.m. They’ll have limited indoor seating, along with outdoor patio space. Coughlin’s Law (10 Virginia Avenue)
Fat Heads will be open on Friday, June 5 at 50% capacity for dine-in service with new hours of operation from Sundays through Thursday at 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Fat Head’s (1805 East Carson Street)
Restaurant incubator Federal Galley will be opening their patio on Saturday, June 6 for limited seating. Guidelines include no more than four to a group, no standing, and social distancing practices in place. Federal Galley (200 Children’s Way)
Hofbrauhaus is open both inside and in the Biergarten. Hofbrauhaus (2705 S. Water Street)
Il Pizzaiolo in Mt. Lebanon will be open with limited dine-in service starting Friday, June 5. They’ll also still be selling bottles of their house-made limoncello to go. Il Pizzaiolo (703 Washington Road)
Lawrenceville’s Ki Ramen will be open on Friday, June 5 for takeout only from noon to 5:00 p.m., then dine-in service from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Guests must call for reservations to be seated at 412-586-4796. Ki Ramen (4401 Butler Street)
Starting Friday, June 5, La Palapa will be operating at regular hours with 50% capacity for dine-in service. They’ll also continue to have takeout and delivery services available, along with catering. La Palapa (2224 East Carson Street)
Leaning Cask Brewery
Leaning Cask is open on Friday, June 5 from 2:00 to 10:00 p.m., Saturday from noon to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. They’re operating at 50% capacity, with four people max at each table. Curbside pickup is still available for cans to go. Leaning Cask Brewery (850 Pittsburgh Street, Springdale)
Legends Eatery is opening its doors on Friday, June 5 at 11:00 a.m. Reservations are recommended by calling 412-321-8000. Takeout will still be available. Legends Eatery (500 East North Avenue)
LeoGreta in Carnegie will be open for dine-in starting Friday, June 5 with adjusted hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m., with parties limited to six and under. Reservations can be made at 412-489-6382. 412) 489-6382 LeoGreta (301 West Main Street, Carnegie)
Live Fresh Cold Pressed Juice + Smoothie Bar
Starting Friday, June 5, Live Fresh will reopen their doors, and offer outdoor seating. Live Fresh Cold Pressed Juice + Smoothie Bar (114 East 8th Avenue, Homestead)
Love Rocks Cafe
Love Rocks Cafe will be open for indoor dining starting Friday, June 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Love Rocks Cafe (420 Chartiers Avenue, McKees Rocks)
Doors open at LowKey Taco in Robinson at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 5 for dining on their patio. Lowkey Taco (690 Chauvet Drive)
McCormick & Schmick’s
McCormick & Schmick’s seafood restaurant is open in the South Side. There’s a limited menu available for takeout, and for dining in. McCormick & Schmick’s (2667 Sidney Street)
Merchant Oyster Company
Merchant Oyster Company will be open for outside dining on Friday, June 5. Inside dining will be available on June 10. Merchant Oyster Company (4129 Butler Street)
Modern Cafe will be opening on Friday, June 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., with the kitchen closing at 9:00 p.m. Seating is first come, first served. Takeout and delivery is still available. Modern Cafe (862 Western Avenue)
Starting Friday, June 5, Noodlehead will be open for dine-in services at 50% capacity. For the time being, takeout and delivery will still be available Mondays through Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 9:00 p.m. Noodlehead (242 South Highland Avenue)
Penn Brewery’s Northside location is now open for on-premise dining seven days a week, with reservations required (call 412-237-9400, x-120). The restaurant is also continuing to offer curbside pickup for food and beer, as well as UberEats delivery for food. Penn Brewery (800 Vinial Street)
Poulet Bleu’s dining room, patios and bars will be open for service on Friday, June 5. They’ll also be offering a takeout and delivery food and cocktail menu. Opening hours will be Tuesdays through Saturdays from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Poulet Bleu (3517 Butler Street)
Outdoor seating will be available at Oakmont BBQ starting Friday, June 5. Oakmont BBQ (549 Allegheny River Blvd.)
The beer garden will be open on Friday, June 5 starting at 11:00 a.m. The taproom will also be open for indoor dining Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday from noon to 8:00 p.m., and Monday through Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Southern Tier (316 North Shore Drive)
Stack’d locations in Oakland, Wexford, Shadyside and Hampton will all open for indoor and outdoor seating on Friday, June 5. Oakland and Wexford will open at 11:00 a.m., and Shadyside and Hampton will open at 4:00 p.m. Stack’d (multiple locations)
täkō’s dining room will open on Friday, June 5 at 11:00 a.m. Takeout will also be available. täkō (214 6th Street)
Umami will be opening on Friday, June 5 from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. for reservation only There will be about 20 open seats at the restaurants, and no open counter seating, though there will be six bar seats available for reservations. Call 412-224-2354 for reservations. Umami (202 38th Street, 3rd Floor)
Limited indoor seating will be available at the Vandal starting Friday, June 5 by reservation only. Outdoor seating on the patio will be first come, first serve. Takeout is also available. Limited hours will be Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for brunch, and 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for dinner, and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 412-251-0465. The Vandal (4306 Butler Street)
Starting Friday, June 5, Valliant’s Diner will be open at half-capacity, and will stay open during normal hours: Mondays through Saturdays from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Valliant’s Diner (3418 Babcock Boulevard)
Both the pub at patio at Voodoo Brewery in Homestead will reopen on Friday, June 5 from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Opening hours this weekend will be Saturday from noon to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 8:00 p.m. Voodoo Brewery (205 E. 9th Avenue)
Walter’s Southern Kitchen
Walter’s Southern Kitchen opens on Friday, June 5. Friday and Saturday hours are 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (and until 1:00 a.m. for the bar), and on Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (and 10:00 p.m. for the bar). Walter’s Southern Kitchen (4501 Butler Street)
Know of any other in-person dining options in Pittsburgh? Let us know in the comments!
The Vault Taproom
Streets on Carson in SouthSide is open for dine in with additional outdoor seating as well!
Nancy S says
Some Mad Mex locations are now open for in-person dining – Canonsburg, Cranberry, and Monroeville. On Tuesday June 9 more will be open – Oakland, Shadyside, North Hills, Robinson, South Hills, and Waterworks.
They’re using a call-ahead system to get in line before you get to the restaurant.
Nancy S says
And some Max & Erma’s locations are also open for in-person dining – Mars/Cranberry and Monroeville. Three locations are permanently closed (Peters Township, Robinson, and Washington).
Linda Nyman says
Penn Brewery’s Northside location is now open for on-premise dining seven days a week, with reservations required (call 412-237-9400, x-120). We are also continuing to offer curbside pickup for food and beer, as well as UberEats delivery for food.
john gever says
Hofbrauhaus is open both inside and in the biergarten
Jerry Thomas says
McCormicks and Schmicks in the Southside is OPEN!!! Limited menu for take out and dine in….
Nancy S says
Some Mad Mex locations are open, and some Max & Erma’s locations are open as well. Details on their websites. I thought I posted details in an earlier comment, but I don’t see it now.
Michelle Bugg says
The foundry Table & Tap on the North Shore! Our current kitchen hours are Mon – Thurs 4 – 9pm, Fri 4 – 10pm, Sat 11am – 10pm, Sunday 11am – 9pm. Our dining room, bar and patio are all open!