Whitfield Restaurant at Ace Hotel Stays Local
Whitfield at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh is officially open and, more than that, thriving. The clean, modern, and bright atmosphere welcomes you to have a seat and order, per culinary partner Brent Young’s suggestion, a steak. “All of our beef is butchered in house and comes from Jubilee Hilltop Ranch in Bedford County,” he says of the “phenomenal” steak selection. The beef is only one on a long list of locally sourced products that make Whitfield such an amazing location for Pittsburgh’s diners and farmers alike. Young and his culinary team of Pittsburgh natives make a serious commitment, not just to supporting local farms, but also to the superior taste and quality that their support implies. “The best tasting products come from skilled farmers who take care to produce the best product. If you were building your dream house, you wouldn’t just happen upon the best possible construction materials by stopping by Home Depot. The same rules apply to any craft,” Young continues. “If you hope to achieve a superior product, it takes care and support.”
Whitfield is making an effort to become an all-occassion destination, “whether for a simple Tuesday night out, or a special anniversary,” and implores diners to try the best of the best that’s offered. Expect to see new menu additions, building on its existing menu of choices like Roasted Rabbit, served with red wine jus, pea shoots, roasted potatoes, butternut squash, and rosemary; Smoked Chicken with dumplings, gravy, Brussels sprout salad, and roasted carrots; and, of course, The Steak. They’re also ready to host events in The Gym, the hotel’s large event space, as well as outdoor events in the spring and summer. “So, yeah,” Young concludes. “We’re just getting started.”
Whitfield Restaurant, 120 S. Whitfield St., East Liberty. 412.626.3090. whitfieldpgh.com.