Hunger, unlike ambulance sirens, meningitis, and restraining orders, is not something you can safely ignore. Answer the mighty call of a bellowing belly with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of contemporary American fare and drinks at Walnut Grill in Shadyside.
Walnut Grill offers refined menus loaded with eclectic comestibles for dinner, lunch, and Sunday brunch. The house specialty is the walnut-crusted salmon ($19), a divine delectable resting atop steamed rice, drizzled in tomato oil, and complemented by a lemon-honey sauce. Crusaders of the carnivore tribe will enjoy the bone-in Kansas City strip steak ($22) with brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes, or the short ribs ($18) with fresh vegetables and mashed potatoes. Beat the red-meat kick with a salad of mixed greenery dressed in a sexy little number of roasted beets, candied walnuts, and parmesan with an appetite-whetting tarragon vinaigrette ($9). The entire menu extends longer than the shelf life of a diamond-plated pickle, offering a generous selection of sandwiches, salads, burgers, pasta, and more.
Executive chef Rob Leach and his master staff of seven kitchenaires have been churning out fresh, inventive dishes for six years at Walnut Grill. Cheer on these fastidious foodies as they prepare upward of 200 dinners a night in the 95-seat open-kitchen dining room, or relax in a curved booth among soothing blue hues and debate the relative crotchetiness of Samuel Johnson and Harold Bloom.
Walnut Grill's executive chef was recently featured in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Three Menuism reviewers give the eatery a four-star average, and both TripAdvisors and Yelpers give it a three-star average.
- …I chose to try the Grilled Portobello with Roasted Red Peppers and Feta Cheese, on Ciabatta. It was seasoned perfectly, and the bread was the perfect choice to go with the meatiness of the mushrooms. – momar930, Menuism
- Besides having really good food, this place has a very hip vibe. – A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook