Four of us will be celebrating my husband's 50th birthday in Pittsburgh (1st time there as adults) on July 4th weekend. On his actual birthday we will be at the ball park, but we'd like to take him somewhere the next night that's unique to Pittsburgh (i.e. no chains) and with great food.
The only type of food he doesn't like is seafood. All types of ethnic restaurants are on the possibility list - we eat Italian, Greek, Indian, Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese, etc. Standard American fare or eclectic menus are fine too! He doesn't like super-formal atmospheres where he'd have to wear a tie. Budget is completely flexible. A little atmosphere would be great but even that is not essential. He is a foodie, so the food quality is most important! Tho' we do want a place where we will be comfortable to linger, talking.
That being said, it will be a Saturday night so a place that's not too noisy, where we can hear each other talk, is also required. But we also know, from living in Philly area, that there are places that would be noisy later on a Sat. night, that are fine if we go early, like 6 - so we are open to that too.
We will be staying across from the ball park and are not sure yet if we're going to rent a car for the weekend, so we need to be able to either walk, take a a cab, or take public transportation.
So, if it were you, where would you go?!
Thanks in advance for any help.