You find yourself walking down Walnut Street in Shadyside, and you’re in the mood for great, local food. It’s the kind of day where you want a meal that’s simple, but a little more refined. We have the perfect resultant spot — it’s Acorn.

I had heard of Acorn before realizing it was on Walnut Street. For some reason, it blends into the streets and shops and is somewhat of a hidden find amongst more well-known restaurants like Pamela’s or Steel Cactus. But it’s a find worth mentioning.

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Photo Credit: Acorn, Facebook

Walnut Street has a lot of great casual restaurants like The Yard and Stack’d. Acorn stands apart as a more upscale option, but still with a comfortable atmosphere. It’s in a lovely, open space with a modern design. The location and the food are both beautiful.

If there’s one word that describes Acorn’s food, it’s Instagrammable. If you’re hoping for a beautiful brunch, this is a great option. They take pancakes to the next level. (Yes, these are pancakes!) 

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Photo Credit: Emily Munk

Brunch is available on Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m. Their bagels are definitely worth trying, as are the biscuits and gravy. Sip on hand-crafted sodas and unique mocktails, or a cocktail or wine for a boozy brunch. 

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Photo Credit: Acorn, Facebook

Lunch includes a variety of sandwiches, salads, tacos, mocktails and cocktails. The dinner menu features a great variety of entrees from salads to seafood to steak, while still being simple and not overwhelming. They use locally-sourced ingredients as well! 

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Photo Credit: Acorn, Facebook

Acorn was featured on our list of the best new Pittsburgh restaurants of 2018, and the restaurant has stood the test of time. We’ll see you there for Sunday brunch!

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Emily Munk

A Pittsburgh transplant, Emily moved to the city in 2016. She loves traveling, training for races, finding new places to eat (all for you, MadeinPGH readers), doing anything in the cultural district, and volunteering with Pittsburgh Young Professionals. In addition to being a MadeinPGH contributor, she is the senior content marketer for a Fortune 500 supply chain solutions company.

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