Welcome to The Carlton Restaurant Pittsburgh’s Only DiRoNA Award Winner
and Wine Spectator “Best of” Award of Excellence Winner
Nationally recognized, our locally owned and operated DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurant of North America) Award-winning restaurant is conveniently located in One BNY Mellon Center, in the heart of the Pittsburgh’s bustling business, hotel and cultural district.
The Best Dining in Pittsburgh Since 1984
For over 30 years, we’ve been known as one of the very best restaurants in western Pennsylvania, but don’t take my word for it. Stop by for lunch or dinner and you’ll discover why The Carlton Restaurant and I have been recognized as:
- The “Overall Favorite Restaurant” by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette readers
- Pittsburgh’s only Wine Spectator “Best of” Award of Excellence Winner
- A 21 time (consecutive) recipient of the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence
- Restaurateur of the Year by Pittsburgh Magazine, the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association, and the International Geneva Association.
Chef and Staff
The Carlton offers the very best in prime meats, fresh seafood, exquisite veal and pasta. You can always depend on market fresh ingredients available for your dining pleasure. Simon DeJohn started with us back in 2002 and is now making us proud as the leader of our kitchen. Simon became our Executive Chef in 2012. He waited patiently for this opportunity and has seized it with vigor and passion.
We employ a veteran team of polished and poised professionals eager to serve you. Bill Kunkel and Janet McClelland lead our talented staff and work hard to ensure that our service creates a memorable experience for you! Our goal is “Winning One Customer at a Time,” and we are focused on providing superior service to each and every table.
Extensive Value Priced Wine List
If you believe good wine enhances a great meal, you’ll love our extraordinary wine list and pricing philosophy. With over 550 selections, we offer premium selections at the best prices in Pennsylvania. This allows you the wine lover an opportunity to sample great vintages without paying the usual restaurant mark up of 3X the cost. Unbelievable savings, and great value for you especially during these tough times!
Complimentary Limo Service to Special Events Downtown
The Carlton is well-known and revered as a fine dining restaurant that offers it’s guests superior values in food, wine and service too. Our restaurant was the first to offer complimentary limousine service (we still do) to all cultural events at Heinz Hall, Benedum Center, Byham Theater, CONSOL Energy Center and the O’Reilly Theater. Convenient, well-lit, and well attended parking is available in One Mellon Bank Center and complimentary to all evening guests after 4:30 p.m.
Please visit us soon and let me know what we can do to WOW you.
I promise you we will deliver!
P.S. Our Dress Code policy is “whatever you are comfortable with is fine with us.” Whether you’re in jeans and a jersey for the Pittsburgh Penguins game or a jacket and a tie for the Opera at the Benedum Center, you are welcome to dine at The Carlton in any attire that is comfortable for you.