November 18, 2021

Our Favorite Restaurants Near Chatham University

Image courtesy of Chatham University

Chatham University’s campus is right inside of Shadyside, a neighborhood filled with different shops and restaurants. The campus is in a comfortable green area that’s surrounded by tall trees, but once you make it just a few blocks away, you’ll be surrounded by restaurants. These restaurants are among some of the best in Pittsburgh. You’ll find foods from various cultures, price points, and styles. Some places are more upscale and some places are far more casual. You can find American, Mediterranean, and European food among others with just a short walk. Here are some of the best restaurants near Chatham University!

Five Points Bakery

This bakery offers many kinds of fresh baked goods. 

Cookies, breads, and other pastries behind a glass.
Any of these treats would make a great mid-day snack. Image courtesy of CBS Pittsburgh

6520 Wilkins Ave | Squirrel Hill | fivepointsartisanbakeshop.com

Five Points Bakery is a family owned artisan shop. Their goal is to provide the neighborhood with the highest quality European style breads and pastries. They sell baguettes, croissants, cookies, and wheat loaves. All their breads are made at least 20 hours in advance. It gives the bread more flavor and keeps the bakery stocked with dough so they can serve you fresh baked bread all day!

They sell several delectable pastries. You can find cinnamon buns, apple tarts, and scones among other things. They even have a few vegan options. This bakery serves sandwiches as well, but only during certain days of the week. 

“Amazing bread and pastries! I love their baguette and sourdough so much, especially the sunflower seed and flax sourdough, worth a morning run to their shop! Don't forget to grab the chocolate rye cookie as well!” -- Yelp Review

Acorn

This American restaurant serves food straight from local farms. 

Three different plates of food, including red meat next to a cup of gravy.
This looks like a very decadent dinner. Image courtesy of TripAdvisor

5528 Walnut St | Shadyside | acornpgh.com

Acorn is known for their upscale American style food. It is located on Shadyside’s historic Walnut Street. This restaurant sources its food meticulously. They make sure to buy fresh, locally sourced food that they use different methods to prepare. They combine local ingredients and prep styles to create their signature style of exciting yet familiar foods. 

Acorn is known for its amazing brunch menu. You can order pancakes, sandwiches, eggs, and homemade bagels among other options. The dinner menu is also appealing with its choices for trout, ramen, and pappardelle. 

“Cannot speak highly enough about this place. Terrific cocktails, incredible apps, and delicious dinner. One of my favorite items for dinner was the brussels sprouts we ordered. It was so delicious. I ordered one of the fish dishes for dinner and found it to be excellent.” Yelp Review

Yoshino 

This restaurant serves your food with a fantastic presentation. 

A very large platter of sushi spread across a table.
This platter makes you wanna dig into it with a hungry group of friends. Image courtesy of Yelp.

5440 Walnut St | Shadyside | yoshinopgh.com

Yoshino is an Asian fusion restaurant that sells amazing sushi. One great feature of theirs is how nicely they present their food. You can look forward to seeing nicely laid out sushi rolls surrounded by decorative sauces. When you come with a large party, you can get a large sushi platter that takes up your whole table! 

This restaurant combines many different flavors to make its fusion foods. Some of those foods include tuna salmon ceviche, mango lobster salad, and “monster” rolls. 

“Very solid Asian fusion place!! The Szechuan beef is surprisingly authentic and the sashimi fish was very fresh. They have an extensive menu and great lunch specials! The owner was very nice. It's great to stop by during your lunch break.” -- Yelp Review

Shady Grove 

This restaurant serves American foods along with several different cuisines.

A burger topped with a sunny side up egg nest to crispy fries.
This looks like an amazing lunch. Image courtesy of Eat Shady

5500 Walnut St | Shadyside | eatshady.com

This restaurant serves traditional American foods along with their version of other types of cuisines. For appetizers, you’ll find bruschetta, buffalo chicken dip, jerk grilled chicken, and platanos fritos. You can get poke bowls, pork dumplings, and guacamole deviled eggs. You can get tacos, salads, and soups along with pizzas and burgers. The menu is so long, you’ll have a lot to choose from!

This restaurant offers delivery, so you can enjoy this food right at home! They also hold events from time to time. They showcase these event details on their website.  

“Cool place on Walnut St. Large appetizers and a great place for groups. It's a large location and in a prime spot. I got the fried green tomato salad and I could barely finish it all. The mozzarella was massive and they didn't overdo the balsamic. For a group I'd recommend the Buffalo chicken dip!” -- Yelp Review

Point Brugge Café

This restaurant serves amazing European food!

A plate full of mussels next to crispy fries next to white dipping sauce.
This is an amazing food pairing that you don’t see at many restaurants. Image courtesy of Yelp

401 Hastings St | Point Breeze | pointbrugge.com/point-brugge

Point Brugge Café has been a part of the neighborhood since 2005. They serve amazing Belgian inspired cuisine that is a hit in the area. Their fresh ingredients and reasonable prices are a few things that make it a local favorite. It is consistently rated as one of the top restaurants in the area by different publications. 

This restaurant offers brunch, lunch, and dinner. On the menu you’ll find shrimp and grits, poutine, and pork belly hash. You can get entrees like chicken Milanese, salmon, and squash ravioli. They also have plenty of soups and salads. 

“Another great neighborhood spot in Point Breeze!  Moule frites in white wine sauce are life changing. I can say they're the best mussels in the city with confidence. They also have Park Brugge in Highland Park that is usually a little less crowded. Worth a trip 100%.” -- Yelp Review

Chatham University is near some of the best restaurants in Shadyside. It doesn’t take much to get to them as they are each only a few blocks away. Don’t let yourself miss out on these amazing places. Check them out whenever you get the chance!