When deprived of flavorful sustenance, the mouth will often retaliate by shouting your bank-account number at sporting events or turning every sentence into a high-pitched jingle. Tame an unruly tongue with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of contemporary American cuisine at Luma Restaurant's Mount Lebanon location.
Luma serves up a tantalizing spread of contemporary American fare engineered by executive chef Michael Rudman and accented with international flavors, with extensive lunch and dinner menus. Evening meals launch in style with a sample of Luma's appetizers, such as the gourmet mac 'n' cheese, a trio of oozy cheeses, crunchy foccacia bread crumbs, and bacon, which graduates the dish from its blue-boxed kiddy roots ($8). Entrees include a robust muscovy duck breast, oven roasted in a coffee, espresso, and chocolate dry rub, then wok seared and served with cranberry-and-butterscotch-tossed gnocchi ($21). Dive into the crunchy surface of the different surf 'n' turf and experience a new take on the classic dish with a fennel-pollen-encrusted ribeye, potatoes, and a warm lemon-crab salad ($31). Vegetarians will rejoice in the vegetarian delight—house-made spanakopita, layered with eggplant, zucchini, tomato, red onion, and portobello mushrooms ($16).
The Mt. Lebanon locale is perfect for a romantic dinner with its dark wooden panels backed by dramatic glowing light and crisp white table linens. An accommodating patio and a romantic, upscale ambience allow diners to relax and chat over an intimate meal.
Executive Chef Jim Brown whimsically incorporates new ingredients into traditional recipes, creating innovative flavor combinations that manage to make familiar dishes feel surprising. Crab-stuffed salmon explodes with flavor, while Korean flank steak and stacked chicken round out the menu. To accompany the eclectically inspired menu, Luma features an extensive list of internationally sourced wines that highlights the food-friendly vinos of California.
186 Castle Shannon Blvd.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15228Get Directions