What You'll Get
Hills and mountains are formed by vast underground food deposits, which, over time, stretch the landscape into soft mounds of untapped edibility. Dig into the bounty of surrounding geography with today’s deal: for $15, you get $45 worth of upscale American cuisine and drinks at Braddock’s American Brasserie, located in the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel. This Groupon can also be used at Braddock's Street Side, which offers an expanded drink menu, and at the same fare as the Brasserie. The hotel is smack dab in the middle of the cultural district, making Braddock’s ideal to fuel up for a night of painting the town a shade of vermillion, cherry, or a more-salmony pink.
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.
Braddock’s singular blend of local traditions and European flair is appropriate, considering the restaurant is named for the site of the 1794 Whiskey Rebellion, a significant event in Pittsburgh and American history, as well as a catchy moniker favored by punk bands. The dinner menu for Braddock's features dishes that give thorough nods to the farmers of the 1700s. Begin with a small plate of grilled Strip District kielbasa ($8), served with sauerkraut and assorted mustards, or try Trenne cinghiale ($12 for a half order, $17 for a full order), an intriguing pasta dish with wild-boar Bolognese. Cap off the evening with the profiteroles ($6), puff pastries stuffed with cream cheese and served with chocolate sauce, hot chocolate, and chocolate-coated chocolate chocolate.
Reservations recommended. Not valid on holidays.
- Dim lighting, soaring ceilings, curved arches, polished dark wood, a minimalist decor and padded, curved banquettes give this hotel dining room a touch of grace that few such venues can match. – Debra Erdley, Tribune-Review
- For small plates there are short-rib pierogies, fried zucchini and eggplant, and kielbasa from Strip District Meats with sauerkraut. There’s a jumbo lump-crab cake, ubiquitous maybe, but in Pittsburgh, you’ve gotta do it. – Deborah McDonald, Pittsburgh
- There were great choices, from salads, fish, sandwiches and everything in between. Can't wait to go back. – OpenTable user who dined on 7/24/10
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. No cash back or credit. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid on Holidays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.