Habitat Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh has come a long way on the food scene since I moved here 20 years ago.  We now have restaurants to rival any west coast bistro or New York trend spot.  Habitat has hit the food scene with a huge flair of excitement that rivals the big duck floating its way to fame on the Allegheny River. This unique restaurant sits atop a spectacular floating staircase overlooking the bustling lobby of the Fairmont.  A distinctive residential decor with warm earth tones and wood accents gives diners the sense of being at home. A beautiful glass-etched map of Pittsburgh hangs in the main bar area and is a must-see.


This is a great place to escape the rigors of a stressful day or a winter blitz.  In fact, you might even enjoy the beauty of our wintry mix from the spectacular view this restaurant offers.  Executive Chef Jason Dalling  is a native of Vancouver and began cooking professionally at age 14.   He  focuses on world flavors and a commitment to locally sourced ingredients. Habitat features Asian-influenced dishes and updated versions of American classics created with locally-sourced seasonal ingredients.

It is located in the heart of downtown and the perfect stopping place for an night on the town.  I remember years ago attending late night events and struggling to find one decent place open to eat.  It is so nice to have a great selection of world class eating establishments at our fingertips.  However, I still mourn the loss of Top of the Triangle in the U.S. Steel Building.  So far I have found nothing that comes close to replacing it.  But Habitat is unique in it’s own way and their signature communal table is the centerpiece of the restaurant. This stunning table was produced from a single piece of wood and is completed with a natural earthy finish.  I love supporting local endeavors and all the furniture in this establishment was sourced within 100 miles of the restaurant. It comfortably seats 12 in front of the dynamic exhibition kitchen where diners can watch Chef Andrew Morrison and his team prepare internationally inspired dishes with the kitchen’s unique wok station and tandoori oven.  What better evening could you ask for?  Forget the cold, forget the wind, grab a friend or meet a new one at this friendly spot with intimate appeal.