1947 Tavern

My quest for the best burger in the City of Pittsburgh took me to the 1947 Tavern…


As you enter 1947 Tavern, you can’t help but notice the welcoming atmosphere. This is a casual pub, although I think they prefer to be identified as a ‘Bourbon Bar,’ that has a great beer, wine, and spirit selections. Not only is the verity great, but the staff is wicked friendly, and the food is delicious. If your looking for a place to sit down for the evening have some great food and drink, and have a great time with friends, you would do well to stop by 1947 Tavern. Don’t forget your pocketbook though, because although this place is priced for its Shadyside address.


1947’s burger experience is comprised with a several very strong flavors. I ordered the Bourbon Glaze Burger, which came topped with a maple bourbon reduction & aged cheddar. The cheddar was delicious, very strong, but overpowered the overall flavor of the burger. The Bourbon glaze was also very strong, but inconsistent from bite to bite. I wonder if they wouldn’t be better served working the Bourbon directly into the ground beef, as opposed to topping the finished product, as this might create more consistency and stability. The burger was served slightly under cooked, which I didn’t mind at all, because it really brought out some delicious flavors from the beef itself. All in all, this was a delicious burger with great unique flavors, and I wouldn’t hesitate to order it again next time I am at 1947. I do think that this burger recipe is still maturing, and I anticipated once it has the opportunity to be refined, we are in for a real treat.



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