Coal Hill Steakhouse

(412) 431-1400 | View Website

1212 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA | Directions   15211

40.438123 -80.018552

 
Restaurants, Catering, Traditional American  more

More Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse

Price: $$$

Tags: Bar Scene, Date Spot, Dine At The Bar, Lunch Spot, Outdoor Dining, People Watching, View Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Duquesne Heights

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Reviews for Coal Hill Steakhouse

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Refreshing change – Recently my boyfriend and i tried out this restaurant and were impressed. The food was beautiful and very tasty. The steak sauce is delicious and definitely signature. The service is very friendly and you get the feeling that the whole staff is really trying to make you comfortable. I love the casual atmosphere of the place and can't wait to go back. The prices are a little higher than we usually like, but it is easily made up for with quantity and quality.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Who is the Post-Gazette hiring!!?? – I recently read a review in the Post-Gazette by some Millman person about The Coal Hill Steakhouse. The review was horribly written and from my experience was completely unfounded. I took friends up to this establishment for Light-up Night and was totally charmed by the whole experience. At our table we ordered the Crab Cakes, Prime Rib, Lamb Chops and the Filet Mignon. I could not coax a complaint from anyone at the table. The food was perfectly cooked and each sauce served complimented each respective dish. The service was attentive as well as knowledgable. There was a couple getting engaged in the dining room and everyone congratulated them. It was so cozy and friendly. The view is unbeatable of course. The only part of the review that I could agree with is that the dining room is attractive but needs a few minor updates. I really can not understand why the rude and poorly written review was even published. Outstanding place!!!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

best crabcakes in Pgh- awesome view- perfect date night – My husband and I went to Coalhill Steakhouse on a Friday night and had a delicious, relaxing evening. Our window seat had a beautiful view of the city. Dinners include 2 choices of sides which I was impressed with since other Steakhouses have sides as a la carte. My hubby ordered Filet which I would rate at the same level as Ruth Chris. The chief's steak sauce was very good. I had the crab cakes which I believe are the best I have had in Pgh. Bold statement I know but the lump crab meat and little filler was the perfect combination. As a side note, I especially loved the homemade corn bread that was served before the meal.

I was very surprised reading some of the other reviews that stated problems with the service. Our waitress was extremely attentive and very personable and from what I remember, the wait staff was frequently checking on the tables around us.

We had a great date that night and we were full and relaxed when we left.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Food has gotten better. Service still stinks. – The Coal Hill Steakhouse has improved the food over the old Grandview Saloon, although the prices have gone up. The bacon bleu burger was awesome. Jalepeno crab dip was great too. The sausage kraut hoagie was so so. The service still stinks. Same bad service you got at the Grandview Saloon. Waitstaff can best be described as aloof and put out on doing their job. If you don't like restaurant work maybe you should find another profession! View from the deck is unbeatable. If you can deal with the poor service the food and view are worth a look.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

THE WORST STAFF EVER! – We recently went to Coal Hill Steakhouse and it was awful from the moment we went in! The very first thing we heard walking in, was the Chef yelling at the severs in a very distasteful manner. So we decided to go down and eat at the bar, what a mistake that was! The two bartenders didn?t pay one bit of attention to us. We sat waited as they tried to decide what color mint lifesaver tasted the best. NO JOKE! So as one of the bartenders begins to talk to (what I assume to be a ?regular? the other finally gave us a menu. We ordered are drinks and received them a good 15 to 20 minutes later, after we had to ask for them, (because the two bartenders couldn?t decide on which bag of candy to open next, instead of making are drinks) The one bartender just rolled her eyes and walked to the corner of the bar to again (talk to someone she most likely knew). So by this time we are very hungry and annoyed but don?t want to leave because we don?t want to wait anyway else, so we ordered. After realizing they were out of most every appetizer which neither of the bartenders realized, I decided a $15 dollar steak wrap should be amazing right? $15!? Unbelievably unimpressed!!!! I have had better wraps at bars in South Side for a quarter of the price! And my husband never even got his food because by the time they brought mine out they realized they never put his order in! SO if you?re looking to go some place with a great view that overlooks the city I would stop in, but don?t eat or drink unless you have TON of time and don?t mind Waiting while your bartenders ignore you! I would never go back!!!!!!!!!!!!

p.s. There were only 3 other people sitting at the bar!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst service in the city – So my girlfriend and I are in from out of town and have an extra night to have a romantic dinner. We asked around about where would be a good place near the mountain, we decided on the Grandview. We walked in, and had to just sit down since we could not find anyone to seat us. After about 5-10 Minutes a waiter came up and gave us menus and then left. Another guy came up and asked if we wanted a few drinks, that took about 20 minutes to get. We then had to request some water as well, 10 minutes after that (total of about 40 minutes so far) he dropped off the water and bread. The bread was good. I then got a second glass of wine, he brought the wrong kind of wine, I order Riesling and he brought Chardonnay. The waiter also brought out our calamari- cold and nasty - we did not eat any of it. I ordered the Soft Shell Crab sandwich, which he replied we are out of the soft-shell crab- but wait it is on the menu as the chef special..... so he asks the kitchen. He comes back to tell me that they have the special- and if I wanted to order that I could and they could make my sandwich, for $33 since that was the price of the special. REALLY?? a $33 dollar sandwich? get real.

Then he pours more water into my glass, which had a large insect in it. So I approached the manager who did nothing but take the wrong wine off the menu and the calamari. If I was the manager I would have been livid that they told a customer they could order the $33 special and have it made into a sandwich. This place is a joke- do not waste your time or money here. Now after this, from what I understand is the owner tells people that only out of towners eat here, so service and quality does not matter. If service and quality don't matter I wonder how clean the place is??? I would not recommend this place to anyone....and if you think you will have a better experience I dare you to waste 2 hours and a fair amount of money. I bet we would have had better service and food at Red Lobster or the Sizzler.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Wow! An AMAZING EXPERIENCE! – My husband and I came up for our 25th wedding anniversary and wow were we impressed! They really rolled out the red carpet for us. The crabcakes were AMAZING!!!!! If a special visit to our table from the chef wasn't enough, his complimentary white chocolate creme brulee sealed the deal for us! Our server was so wonderful and kind and helped my husband set up a wonderful, wonderful surprise for me. The entire staff went above and beyond. As I sit here and type this i get absolute goose bumps remembering the night. What a spectacular memory! Oh yeah and by the way the view is breathtaking! Thanks to all and we will be back.....SOON!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

GREAT FOOD!!! GREAT VIEW!! GREAT SERVICE!!! WHAT MORE CAN YOU WANT?? – Best food on the mountain. Really nice inside too. Not sure what the review below is talking about....if you want to go and get bar food I would try Damons or Applebee's, not a steakhouse on Mt. Washington. The bar is nice and it has a deck but this place is more of a restaurant, not a bar. I didn't expect to see a big menu of bar food. Menu had a wide variety of steaks, seafood and lamb. Everyone was really nice to us and the chef came out and talked to our table which was a nice treat since we had family in. It was pretty busy when we went in there but we were seated relatively promptly. Our server was very polite and timely. Steaks are fesh cut our server told us and mine was cooked perfectly. I have no complaints and my dad who never says anything about anything raved about the place. Will be back soon!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Place Is Awful since Menu/Bar Changed! Don't Waste Your Time! – As you will notice from most of the reviews below they are positive. That is because most of them were while the place was still called the Grandview Saloon, not Coal Hill at Grandview...

Use to be if you wanted a nice, moderately expensive dinner you could go upstairs (probably still can, not my bag though). If you wanted a cheaper sandwich/salad menu, more of a nice bar food atmosphere you could go downstairs and get great service and food for cheap. Since the new chefs (if they are new, I dont know) changed the menu where now it is the most expensive bar food in pittsburgh, and its moderate food, hi-tops serves better bar food for half the price. And the service is awful. Last time I was there, they said there was a big party upstairs so we had to wait 20 minutes to order, 2 guys walk in about 10 minutes after us, she totally forgets about us and then lets the guys order that walked in 10 minutes after us so then we had to order second and of course our food came out about 15 minutes later than theirs. We arrived there at 8 and got our food at 9:30 if that tells you what the service is like and has been the last 3 out of 4 times i was there. I keep going back to show people that have never been there. But it ends up being a bad experience the majority of the time. Pick Isabellas, Le mont, or I would highly suggest Monterey Bay, you arent going to spend that much more money at those places than you would at Coal Hill. Places is awful since they switched it up (why mess with a good thing??????)

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Located on Mount Washington, locals flock for seafood and steaks while enjoying a view of the city at this family-friendly restaurant. – In Short
The casual restaurant serves American meals and offers two dining levels, two outdoor decks and a full bar. Lunch is served before 5pm and guests can dine at the bar and chose from a selection of sandwiches and appetizers. Dinner entrees feature a variety of USDA prime beef, lamb, veal and pork dishes. Signature Porterhouse steaks for $38 and 16 ounce prime rib plates for $33 keep locals coming back for more.

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