Relaxing in the countryside is a treat you need to give yourself every once in a while. But, a day trip to the city is just as good for the soul! While staying in the Laurel Highlands of PA, take a break from hiking and head somewhere more urban. Pittsburgh is only an hour away from Oak Lodge and has all the advantages of a big city, including delicious restaurants. Leave early enough so that you arrive right on time for brunch! In this blog, we’ll provide you with four amazing spots for brunch in Pittsburgh. Don’t forget to download our free Vacation Guide for additional recommendations. It lists all the best restaurants, events, shops, museums, and outdoor adventures you can enjoy in the Laurel Highland area!
4 Places That Serves Some of the Best Brunch in Pittsburgh
Federal Galley is fairly new, but it’s affiliated with a handful of well-known places in Pittsburgh, including Smallman Galley, its sister restaurant. This full-service bar and garden has one of the best brunch menus in the Northshore area, and for good reason; there are four distinct restaurants within its walls. El Lugar, Michigan and Trumbull, Provision PGH, and Supper are all excellent choices for brunch. We recommend the duck fat fries and maple sausages at Supper. This restaurant also has vegetarian and gluten-free options.
Are you looking for a popular brunch spot that focuses on American cuisine? Head over to Union Standard. Here, you’ll find staple dishes like omelets, scrambled eggs, and burgers, as well as more eclectic creations like the bourbon and vanilla French toast. Pair your food with a Bloody Mary or a cup of coffee Negroni. It really adds to the flavors!
If you are mindful about eating sustainability, then Whitfield is the spot for you. This airy restaurant is in the Ace Hotel and features fresh, locally-sourced products on their brunch menu. As soon as you step through the door, you are welcomed by white walls, wooden tables, and lots of greenery! Try the oats with warm cream and raisins, zucchini bread, pastrami ham, blueberry pancakes, or the duck leg confit. There are many salads and burgers to choose from, too. We highly recommend the house mimosa; it’s a must-try!
The Cafe Carnegie
Elegance and mouthwatering cuisine can be found at Cafe Carnegie. This cafe space is inside the Carnegie Museum and offers some of the best “cafe and wine” bar in the city. Sit down for a stylish brunch with your loved ones and discover all the amazing dishes on the menu. Treat yourself to a warm cinnamon bun, watercress gazpacho, baked chicken crepes, or traditional French toast with triple cream brie and blueberry compote.
Dine in Pittsburgh, Sleep in the Laurel Highlands!
Once you’ve enjoyed all that the city has to offer, it’s time to head back to your comfy room in the countryside! Oak Lodge is the perfect escape for couples, offering everything both modern amenities and country charm. Relax in an elegant setting and wake up every morning to views of rolling hills!
Browse our accommodations today and pick your favorite. The main lodge, for example, offers guest rooms with hardwood floors, eclectic decor, and lots of natural light. Whether you relax in the cozy bedroom or on your private balcony, you’re sure to feel as refreshed as ever. Do you prefer something a little more rustic? Choose one of our cabins! You can experience nature like never before in a peaceful retreat in the woods.