Brunch at Whitfield

If you’re in the Pittsburgh area, I’d highly recommend taking a drive over to Whitfield restaurant in East Liberty. I had brunch here last weekend for my friends 30th birthday. We had such a nice time that I just had to share!

Last week’s brunch was my second time at Whitfield. Located inside the historic Ace Hotel, this unique spot serves scratch-made food, creative coffees and fresh cocktails.

I love this restaurant for a few reasons. For one, the decor and ambiance are beautiful – it feels like a rustic-farmhouse-turned-chic-city spot. There are plants everywhere, plenty of natural lighting, high ceilings and wood accents. Basically, it’s a photographer’s dream. There are a ton of great photo opportunities, and if you’re looking to get a few pictures, I’d recommend visiting when lunch is ending (around 2-3pm). The crowds clear out around then.

I had the farmhouse breakfast with seasoned potatoes and house-made sausage.

The second thing I like about this restaurant are the severs and guests. I’ve noticed that the people who frequent this restaurant are friendly and unique – it feels like you’re in the middle of a buzzing Manhattan cafe. The servers are attentive but not intrusive, and the crowd is relaxed. Overall, it’s a calming space.

The inside of the restaurant is bright and airy.

Last, but certainly not least, is the food. Whitfield is true made-from-scratch cooking, imagined by Chef Bethany Zozula. The menu is Pennsylvania-inspired and honors the culinary heritage of the region. They use local meats and seasonal ingredients, and the menu changes frequently, so there’s always something new to try.

Also worth a mention is the easy parking situation. There’s a free public parking lot on the next block over from the Ace Hotel. If you’re like me and hate parallel parking, this is a lifesaver.

For more info, hours, and to check their seasonal menu, check out the Whitfield Pittsburgh website.

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