1230 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA | Directions 1521140.438556 -80.019300
Neighborhoods: Duquesne Heights
This is easy. You may or may not have good service, better for lunch and really early dinner and worsening as the day goes on.
The food is average, the menu awfully traditional, the wine list short, and the servers not very knowledgeable about their selections.
Excellent view, great service, terrible food – Went on on Valentine's day, a road was closed and we called and arrived thirty minutes late. They had saved our table for us and we were sitted right away. They view of Pittsburgh at night is absolutely breath taking. Our servers were excellent, the apppetizer was very good. My wife and I ordered the Georgetown inn combination which is prime rib and stuffed shrimp. Sadly this was the worst Prime rib I have ever had, it was tough, unflavored, felt I was eating some old cow. I have never rated anything before and I have read all the reviews for this restaurant and should have listened, but I always want to give the benefit of doubt. For $35.95 each for this dinner I would have preferred to just get the bread and butter and stare at the unbelievable view, but I would not go back. Great view with lousy food was a terrible disappointment.
Great View lousy food – The View was great but the food was lousy.
French onion soup was cold,fish entree was cold, swimming in butter and lacked any flavor. They need to hire someone who can cook. Boring and overpriced for the quality of the food
Great View and good company – I flew in from LA to visit friends I haven't seen in 30 yrs. A buddy and I rode the incline and stopped in for a drink and made reservations for another night. The place was more casual than the others on the Mount. The prices were steep but the view was grand. Our food was so-so, some things good and some not so good. The service was so-so also as I had to ask for our salad and the spinach soup (I didn't get it) was like pudding but my overall time there was beyond words. Just being with friends and that view and a drink for 2 made my experience one to remember always. I would go back again.
WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE – MY EXPERIENCE AT GEORGETOWNE INN WAS MEMORABLE. THE VIEW, FOOD, SERVICE, AND NO RUSH ATTITUDE HAS MADE THIS A MUST RETURN EXPERIENCE. I AM PLANNING TO VISIT AGAIN THIS UPCOMING WEEKEND AND HOPE MY EXPERIENCE TO EQUAL THE LAST. SO MANY TIMES YOU GO BACK TO AN ESTABLISHMENT WITH HIGHER THAN NORMAL EXPECTATIONS AND THEY FALL SHORT. I WILL KEEP YOU POSTED OF MY FINDINGS.
"McDonalds with a nice View" – The rating is not even worthy of ONE star, but one has
to place some sort of rating..We went here for a good
dinner for my fathers' birthday, but should have gone
to the "Morton" steakhouse in downtown...Our service
was horrid, waitress beyond inexperienced, rude&crude
and the $80. worth of steak dinner which was no more
than a cheap cut to be had at the Giant Eagle meat
department, and then not cooked even close to what
had ordered....BOTH of ours...The salad was nothing
but a skimpy plate of "Picks" and pieces and nibbles
of nothing, the onion soup with hardly any onions? and
then the "Birthday" cake surprise which the waitress
boasted before we ordered, but never seemed to happen...A VERY sorry display of total non-commitment
and lack of professionalism..We will never go back, I
live halfway across country, but father is there...He will
tell all of his friends and others to "Keep Away"
Go to Mortons, if you need a steak...Georgetown is
overpriced nothing....However, IS a view involved here!!!
THAT is all you are paying for..! (You can do that for free, at the incline next door ! )
A Pleasant Dining Experience – We visited the Georgetown for our 25th anniversary and it was a pleasant experience. After reading some reviews I had my doubts. When we arrived, we were seated promptly by a window with a great view of the city. I will say that the service was excellent. The wait staff was attentive yet not irritating, anticipating our needs. The Georgetown has a nice atmosphere but it is a bit out dated. The view of Pittsburgh is superb. We received a nice surprise when the waitress informed us that with dinner, there would be soup AND salad plus veggie, although the menu states soup OR salad. The French onion soup was very nice. Not overly salty with a generous amount of onions. We had a nice mixed green salad with a pleasant peppercorn ranch. The NY Strip Steak was cooked perfectly and was flavorful and tender. The Prime rib OK. It was cooked properly but rather tasted bland. I added a lot of black pepper. In a small dipping cup was an odd tasting au jus. I passed on it after the first dip. The biggest disappointment was the Yorkshire pudding. It had an awful, burnt taste. The broccoli was crisp and flavorful. We also had a nice loaf of fresh baked bread with whipped butter. This was very nice. We passed on dessert, despite their delicious looking appearances, as we had plenty to eat and were full. Overall we had a pleasant dining experience although it was way over priced. Even with a $25 gift certificate, we still paid 5-star restaurant prices. We enjoyed ourselves but probably will not return due to the overall cost. I suppose you pay for the scenery. By the way, use the valet parking. It is half the price of the lot across the street.
VERY HAPPY WE WENT! – Our recent, and first, experience here was this past Friday evening. We had reservations at 7pm and were seated promptly. The service was excellent throughout the evening....very attentive without being clingy. The food was DELICIOUS, and the prices are reasonable considering all that you get! Each table receives a board of cheese and crackers, plus a mini bread loaf. Each entree includes soup of choice, AND salad of choice, AND side dish of choice, each of which is generous in portion. Our entrees were full of great flavor, generous in size, with the seafood being very fresh and succulent! And then dessert....yummy! The ambience and atmosphere is very pleasing and relaxing. The style of decor may be outdated, but then i don't choose a restaurant for its looks. We are glad we didn't let the negative reviews left on this website by other diners keep us from trying this place for ourselves. We had such a wonderful experience! It is a great place to celebrate your special days. We highly recommend it!
Not worthy of the bricks and mortar used to construct – I've never written a review for a restaurant, whether the restaurant was fantastic or average. Usually, I just communicate my sentiments via word-of-mouth. However, this restaurant deserves time expended for a review. The food was detestable and has no connection to a fine dining or even the most moderate fine dining experience. The seafood was all previously frozen and much to my chagrin, the crab used for the crab cakes had a brown hue, the shrimp were overcooked and the oyster was spoiled. The ambiance of the restaurant is rather drab and I would imagine there's mold hiding beneath the 30-year-old wallpaper. The food lacked thought, lacked creativity and ingenuity and what it lacked in everything fine dining, it naively made up for it with salt and butter. This restaurant should no longer exist, the market should not allow for such poor food and service. The restaurant doesn't deserve it's Mt. Washington view. I've committed to adding this review to every website cataloging reviews because it's abhorrent to know this restaurant serves such poor quality food. In fact, a bologna sandwich has more relation to fine dining than this restaurant. They should hang a sign from the restaurant that reads, "Buyer Beware." And, of all days, we chose this place for Valentine's Day.
Disappointing - Terrible steak – My main complaint is that my steak was awful. I ordered the strip steak, and hardly any of it was edible. There was a tendon or artery than ran through the entire steak, making it extremely difficult to cut and chew.
Our service, was also less than spectacular, as our server acted put off by taking our orders.
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