Braddock's American Brasserie
Braddock’s American Brasserie is a classy affair, with high ceilings, warm wood trimmings, and intimate booths draped in black leather. The fare combines classic Pittsburgh cuisine with European undertones, spread over plentiful breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. For midday hunger pangs, calm a protesting torso purse with onion-soup gratinee ($7), savory bourbon broth coated in gruyere and crostini. The Pittsburgh Reuben ($13), nicknamed “The Big Ugly” for its haphazard appearance and formidable portion, comes heaped with a startling amount of shaved pastrami, pierogies, sauerkraut, and kielbasa, and is crowned with Russian dressing and gruyere.