“…it focuses on the fundamentals: top-flight food, reasonably priced, prepared with fresh ingredients and served by a knowledgeable staff.” – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
“This is a restaurant that delivers all the hallmarks of fine dining in an atmosphere refreshingly free of attitude or affectation.” – Pittsburgh City Paper
“…count on fine dining and sophisticated service along with one of the most diverse wine cellars in the area.” – Pittsburgh Magazine
“Last Friday evening my wife and I had dinner at your restaurant. The Carlton is very special to us, having had our first date there 14 years ago this month. We have always looked forward to the unique menu, great food and exquisite service. With three kids at home, an evening at The Carlton is always a welcome reminder of our love for each other and how much we enjoy time together. While we have returned to The Carlton over a dozen times since our first date in 1995, we’ve never had such excellent and attentive service as we had from our waiter Doug last week. From the moment he met us at the hostess station, we knew this was going to be a special evening. We wanted you to know what a wonderful waiter Doug is and what a great impression he made on us. We hope there will always be a Carlton restaurant and we thank you for so many special memories that are part of our marriage. ” – Andy & Tricia Blenko
Awards of Excellence
- Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner for 21 years since 1995.
Pittsburgh’s only “Best of” winner in 2015!
- Distinguished Restaurant of North America Award (DiRoNA) winner for 15 years since 2001
- We are regular “Best Service/Wait Staff” and “Best Lunch” winners of
Pittsburgh Magazine’s annual Best Restaurants Readers’ Poll!
- Proprietor Kevin Joyce – Restaurateur of the Year by Pittsburgh Magazine,
Pennsylvania Restaurant Association and International Geneva Association
- Best Restaurants, Pittsburgh – AOL Travel
- 2009 Best Contemporary Pittsburgh Restaurant by WhereTheLocalsEat.com
- 2009 Top Ten Best Legendary Pittsburgh Restaurants by Pittsburgh Magazine
- 10 Best – #4 Best Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Pittsburgh’s Best Martini 2007, Citysearch
- Best Wine List 2005-2006, Citysearch
Newsworthy Media Coverage
06/23/2007 – Pittsburgh Power Tables, Wall Street Journal