1212 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA | Directions 1521140.438123 -80.018552
Neighborhoods: Duquesne Heights
It Rocked! – A colleague and I wanted to go someplace nice after a rough day. We made the right choice. The service and food were impeccable. The Martini's were enormous! The view was breathtaking.
I asked the server for suggestions and chose the Parmesan encrusted cod - great choice.
Plan to return soon.
Bait and Switch – My party of 6 left after only one round of drinks because you had to tear the bartenders and the wait staff away from socializing with their friends sitting at the bar . They obviuosly didn't mind that they serve Vodka tonics with flat tonic and no lime. We didn't bother ordering food at that point. We took the Incline back down to the Grand Concourse.
Overpriced bad food – I'm not sure what restaurant the other reviewers ate at, but EVERY time I've been to this place I hope it's going to be better but it's just not. The food is bad, the restaurant is filthy and kind of icky at times, and you will pay out of the nose. Have a drink and enjoy the view, but do yourself a favor and dine elsewhere.
Great all around evening – The outdoor decks made this such a great experience. There is no better way to enjoy the nice weather and great view of Pittsburgh. The food was greta. I got the espresso rubbed filet and think it is the most mouth watering, delicious dinner I have ever had. It is my new favorite dish. Kudos to the chef :). The server was nice and attentive but not over powering. I hate that. It was a greta evening. I encourage people to go and sit outside (bring a light jacket though).
Good experience – Loved the food! Loved our waitress! Loved the view! Only complaint was we had a bit of a wait when we arrived and there is no lobby to sit down in. Hostess arranged a round of drinks on the house though to get us through the wait. Overall, one of our favorite places and recommend to friends and family to go and get a steak. The steaks are the best!
Setting the record straight! – I was enjoying a very pleasant evening at The Coal Hill Steakhouse until it was disturbed abruptly by a table next to us. I could not help but to over hear another table in the dining room discussing their displeasure with their steak. The server was called over and I saw her take the steak away. During what I assumed to be the process of the kitchen preparing another steak for this disturbed person, I overheard the unpleasant (to say the least) disposition of these people. They were out for a free meal and it was obvious. The nerve of some people! It is embarrassing and extremely annoying that individuals who are obviously miserable to begin with even go out to eat with the sole purpose of disturbing and taking advantage of nice establishments. When the new steak was returned (very promptly I may add) this lady had the nerve to eat the entire thing and further complain that it was overcooked. I personally witnessed an entire waitstaff and management team be distracted from all others in order to please this woman and she was not having it, so she proceeded to the kitchen to distract the cooks as well. Seriously lady, STAY HOME! That was our first time at this restaurant and we went on the wonderful reviews and recommendations from good friends. Our service was relaxed and detail oriented. Our steaks were beyond amazing and the view was equally impressive. Only complaint is that this belligerent woman's tirade was tolerated to long. I would not ever own a restaurant for the fear of being forced to interact with people like this. Please do yourselves a favor and go try this place out and while you are there apologize for people like this! I hate writing these reviews online. I believe that 99% of them are biased in some shape or form, but I couldn't help but to over hear the intention to post a review about there "experience" online. Keep up the good work Coal Hill see you again soon!
Who taught Peter Clark how to prepare a steak? – My family and I ate at the Coal Hill Steakhouse for the first time last night and had a terrible experience. I ordered the 8oz Filet, medium rare (every place I have ordered "medium-rare," the steak is mostly pink and juicy). My steak came out mostly brown. I was nice about it and just asked for a much more rare steak. It came back again, even more well-done. Who taught this chef, Peter Clark, to prepare a steak? So, we asked to talk to management to let them know that we were never informed that medium rare at this restaurant is more like medium-well to well-done. Peter is the manager as well, and he told our server, "If they want to talk to me, tell them to come down and talk through the kitchen window." Great management skills Peter! I went down and calmly explained that both steaks were incorrectly prepared. He did not even look at me..looked down at the floor the entire time...and kept repeating, "That steak was medium rare! The menu explains it. You should have known." First of all, the way a steak is prepared does not fluctuate that much from restaurant to restaurant. And what a COWARD?! You are the manager of an expensive restaurant, LOOK at your customers! To top it off, the menu does not explain that he cooks medium rare steaks more like well done. Peter INSISTED that he was correct right to the customers face! When I showed him that it was not on the menu, he simply said, "It used to be." How would that help me, my first time there?! I would assume the manager would know this! All in all, TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE! Food is not that great for what you pay. Miserable servers. The head cook and manager all-in-one, Peter Clark, does NOT know how to prepare a steak...and he needs to learn management skills before anyone puts him in charge of their restaurant. Moral of the story...At Coal Hill Steakhouse, the customer is NEVER right and you eat what you get...a well-done, burnt steak!
All Around Nice Evening – I don't usually do this but we had such nice evening here. Everything from the moment we walked in was pleasant. They really seem to value customer service. The Chef came out and talked to our table and shared some stories. Our sevrer was unintrusive but good. The dinner was suberb... I reccommend the esprsesso rubbed filet with vidalia onions and mashed potatoes. I get the same thing everytime and it never disappoints me.
Best steak ever!! – I recently had dinner here with family friends and I have to say everything was so good! We were greeted quickly and with a smile which is so refreshing these days. The menu is wonderful....it took me forever to pick out what I wanted because everything sounded so good. I ended up going with the filet and crab cakes which I might add were cooked perfectly (another pet peeve of mine). The steak sauce was the perfect touch. I told the chef when he visited our table (something he does a lot of from what I heard) that he should bottle it. It is so delicious!!! The prices were normal for a steakhouse, especially one on Mt. Washington. Our server was great...my water glass never went empty (the best sign of a great server to me). Overall I strongly recommend going there and taking friends :).
We loved it! – Best crabcake in the burgh! We enjoyed the lobster bisque also. The portions are huge and the prices are fair. The view of the city is best seen at night. I would definitely suggest going up at night time. My husband really appreciated the New York Srip with the sauce they serve it with. I would suggest this to any body but escpecially anyone trying to impress out of town guests. The service was good but parking can be a small issue. Worth checking out!
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