Sometimes trying to find a restaurant open on a Monday can be frustrating. The one you want to go to is probably closed, or you always end up going to the same spot and get bored. But it doesn’t have to be that way! We’ve pulled together a list of 11 new-er Pittsburgh restaurants open on Mondays for you to expand your culinary horizons. Because, let’s be honest, we’ve all been looking at the same lists of restaurants open on Mondays for way too long.
Bar Botanico‘s website says they’re “a bright and inviting home for folks who enjoy fresh food and respect good booze” and hi, hello, are we soul mates? The whole experience is focused on you, the diner, and your palate. We’re totally in for a Monday date if you are!
Bridges and Bourbon
Just scrolling through Bridges and Bourbon‘s Instagram is enough to lure us in. The menu might be smaller, but we want to try basically everything. Add in Monday service AND happy hour specials? Done.
Con Alma is Shadyside’s restaurant and jazz bar, a combination we love. Con Alma means “with soul”, and it’s clear they’re putting their soul into everything they do. From the live music to the inventive menu to the classy cocktails…we’re sold.
If you couldn’t guess, Garbarino’s is an Italian restaurant serving up dishes made from family recipes. We’re drooling just thinking about it! Plus they have happy hours every weekday – including Mondays – that you don’t want to miss. We’ll save you a seat!
A Mediterranean small-plates lounge with craft cocktails? We’re in love. Plus one of those craft cocktails benefits a local charity each month, which makes us even more excited to head to The Forge. Who else is coming?
Kiin Lao & Thai Eatery
We are super excited to visit Kiin because it’s Pittsburgh’s first Lao restaurant. Laos dishes are similar to Thai cuisine, which make the two a natural pairing. They want the food to taste like it would in Laos, and we’re in for pretending we’re on vacation if you are!
Lola’s Eatery has another Instagram grid that has us drooling. They’re only open from 8am-2pm (or 9am-2pm on weekends), and they have us totally ready to get our brunch on this Monday. Bonus – they have parking available in a shared lot, so you don’t need to worry about street parking.
The vision for Mola was fueled by childhood memories of family cooking, and we think that always makes for the best meals. They’re serving up the freshest ingredients they can get for their Asian dishes, from rolls to bao, rice bowls to bubble tea. Add in some cocktails, and we’ll eat here every Monday.
Night Market Gourmet
Night Market Gourmet seemed to open in Oakland overnight, and we’re here for it. It’s focused on Taiwanese street food, although you can still get your General Tso’s fix there, too. Prices are very reasonable, and it’s BYOB. So who’s bringing the wine on Monday?
The Speckled Egg
We can’t decide what to order first at The Speckled Egg, so we’re probably going to have to go as a big group and share everything. Although we might not share their pies, or the grits and greens, or…well, maybe we should just make it a habit on more than just Mondays.
Supper on Penn
Supper on Penn is basically #restaurantgoals. They’re smoking their own bacon, cutting their own fries, making their own seitan, even baking their own sourdoughs. We aren’t sure how they fit in all that prep work when they’re only closed Sundays, but we aren’t asking questions…just eating!This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.